Friday, December 10

I have my ghost in my head

I hear voices
It scolds me when I do wrong
It tells me when I love a song
It divides me from myself
Me and My Contradictions
When I try to make it dead
I become anonymous inside my own head

Sunday, August 29

Reblog dreamer

I had to reblog this.
And .. more interesting fact is that .. Dream did continue when I slept :P

Thursday, June 24

Poem - Naive Attempt

I tried editing, re-alligning and adding few words to the poem from "Before Sunrise".. Or in other words .. "Inspired" by Before SunRise :P
Oh Dear..
Do I know you?

You are my delusion angel
In a fantasy parade
In life's dark tunnel
In Deluding vibrant colors

I want to know what you think
I dont want to guess anymore

I know where I came from
Do you have an idea where I am going?

Oh Dear..
You are my delusion angel .. my Future..
Be as pretty as you seem to be

Saturday, June 12

Hierarchy of Employee Needs

While discussing about Employee Empowerment in one of the corporate blogs(HCL) , I realized from the comments that empowerment at work comes out of mutual trust between employee and employer. And the empowerment happens only when each person, employee or the employer,takes up ownership of their respective tasks.

How does this ownership come? When does an individual employee take up the ownership of the tasks he is entrusted to? These questions reminded me of the Maslow's theory which I came across on the net.

Maslow's hierarchy of needs talk about the basic needs of a human being. According to him, the needs of a man starts at the bottom of the pyramid and as & when they get full-filled…he moves on to the upper levels of the pyramid. I tried to bring out a similar hierarchy of needs of an
employee. Employee's basic needs are mapped in this pyramid. The performance of the employee in an organization increases as his needs are fulfilled from the bottom of the pyramid.
Self Actualization:
Maslow describes "self-actualization" as the desire for self-fulfillment, namely the tendency for the individual to become actualized in what he is potentially

The same applies for an employee. Each employee desires to become more and more of what he wants to become. To be more precise the employee wants become technically equipped with more and more of information in the technology he works on. An employer providing this opportunity, of enhancing the employee's knowledge, helps the employee to move up in the

The opportunity can either be training or projects which can bring out the best of each employee.

An Employee needs financial security for his own personal and healthy well being. The employer who takes care of these basic needs of an employee, provides psychological support, which takes the mind off the security concerns of the employee.

Physiological Needs
Good healthy physical environments, better facilities provided by employer in the work place, make it the better place to work at. And this era also looks for an eco-friendly green environment.

Each human being deserves and demands self respect. The need for recognition, attention is one of the basic necessities of any human being. An employee with low self esteem is always prone to self doubts, leading to less ownership being taken.

Belonging and ownership
1. Now employee has the environment where he can equip himself with knowledge for better performance. With this acquired knowledge he can contribute for the employer's growth. This improves the trust of the employer in his employees.

2. Now employee's security concerns are met by employers by the means of better compensation and medical benefits

3. The physiological needs are met by providing better work friendly physical environment.

4. And the esteem of the employee is kept high by providing required and deserved recognition.

With all these in place, the employee feels at home at the workplace and would efficiently start taking ownership of the tasks he has taken up, as he feels more empowered.

Friday, March 12

Vechchan Da Aapppu

Venue: Home

Time: 10:30 PM


Raghav: Why do we have two iron bars running below the train's wheels.

Me: They are called train tracks. You know na ... we travel by train when we go long distance...

         They lead the train from one station to another.

Raghav: appo Amma.. For even more longer distances we travel by aero planes.. Do we have tracks up in the sky..

Me:  (Vechchan da aapppu) Time up .. Time to Sleep


Wednesday, March 10

How I lost an arugument!

Venue: Home

Time: 9:45 PM


Raghav found two chocolates in fridge. I grabbed them before he could take them


Raghav: I want those chocolates

Me: Not Now.  You should have milk before you sleep

Raghav: I will drink milk after eating chocolates

Me: It is not good to eat chocolates before you sleep. You teeth will start decaying.

Raghav: I will brush my teeth

Me: ok.. you should drink milk and also brush your teeth?

Raghav: yes

Me: ok .. Take this .. Only one

Raghav: NOOO.. Twoly Two


Next moment .. both chocolates were in his hand.

And I knew I lost an argument


Such is Life..

Tuesday, February 16

When insults had class

Read this on


“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”

– Winston Churchill


“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with  great pleasure.”

– Clarence Darrow


“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”

– William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)


”I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”

– Groucho Marx


“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

– Mark Twain


“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”

– Oscar Wilde


”I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play, bring a friend if you have one.”

– George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second….. if there is one.”

– Winston Churchill to Shaw, in response


”I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.”

– Stephen Bishop


“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”

– John Bright


“I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial”

– Irvin S. Cobb


”He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.

– Samuel Johnson


”He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.”

– Paul Keating


“He had delusions of adequacy.”

– Walter Kerr


“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?”

– Mark Twain


“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”

– Mae West


“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”

– Oscar Wilde


Woman to Churchill. “If you were my husband, I’d give you poison.”

Churchill replied “If you were my wife, madam, I’d take it.”

Thursday, January 28

Morning Rush


Venue:  Home  


Time: 9:00 PM

Me: Raghav .. you should try now.

Raghav: No Amma.. it is not coming..


Time: 9:30 PM

Me: now.  Will you .. please Raghav now..

Raghav: Amma .. will do it after this game .. one more game .. ok?


Time: 10:00 PM

Me: Raghav.. please try now. Try for 2 mins..please

Raghav: Please Amma .. I told you .. I don’t feel like doing it now. Please no


Time: 7:00 AM

Me: Raghav..can you try now ..

Raghav:  Amma . I don’t feel like doing it now.. will do it later

Me:  Do you remember you have school today.. will you go to school without doing it

Raghav: I will go to school and then do it..


Time :  8:00 AM

Me:  Try for 2 mins Raghav.. if it still doesn’t come.. then ok.. we will do it later. But just try .. for 2 mins please

Raghav:  How many times should I tell you that I don’t feel like doing now… please ma ..



Venue: Main Road (waiting for school bus)

Time :  8:50 AM


Me: ??

Raghav: TOILET  



Hmmm… Life can be cruel at times.



Wednesday, January 6