Author: Narendra Gupta

Day2: I am not telling you it is going to be easy, I am telling you it’s going to be worth it.

Wednesday, 17th Oct 2012; 10:50 pm Electronic City, Bangalore I started the day with Sahaja Yoga for 8-10 minutes. At office couple of good things happened with one not so good experience, will share that first.  I had been observing the activities of one of the team members in project who imposed himself as the boss. Today his behavior went out of limit and I had to say STOP. Being humble is good but being submissive is a SIN. He had been calling me and others for last 4-5 days at his desk; simply pinging on the chat messenger ‘come here’ with no courtesy in words whatsoever with the only intent to show him as BOSS.  He is a simple colleague handling one of the modules like I am. His behaviors with others are equally bad and everyone is pissed off with him though they do not speak openly.  Today when he called pinging one of the other colleagues, I simply said NO. Then he called on phone and asked to come for he needed some status updates, I simply replied “I am busy, I won’t come now”. I had already updated status to my manager the previous day. He is the so called ‘chamcha’ of manager. I raised this issue in the team meeting and made everyone know that his behavior was unacceptable to me and he better...

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Day1: Nothing Works if you Don’t.

Tuesday, 16th Oct 2012; 10:45 pmElectronic City, Bangalore It was an easy going day at office. Prithvi, one of the new joinee in Project brought Prasadam, he had visited temples in Mysore last weekend. The delicious ladoos made my day, in fact,  am very fond of sweets. While there was least to work, I used the day to finish some of my unofficial and pending works. It started with calling the Karbonn Mobile Customer Care. They have a bad customer service and that I can say with the kind of response I received from the Executive on Call. She was not sure about the no. of available service centers and their whereabouts. She gave me the wrong info which I could trace after I checked their website.  Come on, when you are interacting with your customer, you are representing your organization, should be responsible enough to give the right info at the least. I had bought a low cost karbonn phone after I lost my Nokia smart phone in a BMTC Bus two months ago. Just 2 months and the Phone has issues with its audio system, that’s where Brand comes heavier. Later in the day, I called up the Guy who repaired my old laptop and had charged heavily for his services. Despite this, the laptop is not shutting down properly. Called him but he had his own...

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When I became Papa…

                    She’s a little bit of sunshine She’s a smile to light our days She will steal our hearts and keep them With her warm endearing ways… She is our precious little daughter With a sweetness from above Who will fill our years with laughter And our lives with lots of love (…unknown)   It’s been almost 2 months since I became Papa. Today, I sit to reflect on the changes I have gone through since then and what lies ahead.  Has Life really changed ever since I became Papa? I continue to struggle with my career woes, neither the daily nuances of life seem to get better, lot of gray areas remains in personal and professional spheres to be improved on. Irrespective of all these vexations of life, there is something and for sure that altered after I became Father and that for good. I however find it difficult to express in words. A mere thought of my little angel makes me feel happy. I picture her, moving her two little hands continuously, throwing her two little legs effortlessly, her often smiling and often crying face while she is asleep, or when she is hungry or when she pees, and I start smiling wherever I am, I start feeling good. I often think of my baby (or see her pics...

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