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07/07/06

i ParTiEd... i tHoUgHt...

Its strange and sad at the same time that I have not written about one of the best weekends I had last week... and today I am finally writing about it...

So Friday was a party... yes... Last Friday was a party to celebrate the one year of fantastic performance by the Central IT Helpdesk, a project that I have been associated with for a while now... time to go ahead and acknowledge the best performers… the good contributors and so on and so forth… so a group of about 40 people got together to celebrate this event in the Lizard Lounge in South Extension… the party began… the prize distribution ended… and then PARTIEEEEEEEE

Danced for a good 3.5 hours before I could not dance anymore… and left a lot of people from the office stunned… they were like we did not know you dance… and we were very sure that you do not dance well… but they were so wrong :D and I was so happy… so Prashant rocks !!!

Saturday was a lazy day except that I went to Meerut and came back… and this time the record that set a few weeks back was beaten in and out…this time I drove 8 kms more then the last time in an hour and 10 minutes flat !!! About 85 kms that means in 70 minutes… cewl huh!!!

Sunday was a lazy day… with most of the time spent in taking care of things at home...

And then the week started… Monday… the day when I want to leave everything and get the hell out of here… I have also thought of collecting about 1, 00,000 bucks and then leaving my job… this way I would have about 50K that I would want to spend on my fixed EMIs and another 50K to spend in travel for these two months… am waiting for that day to come… I will everyone know when that happens… I would be gone for good for two months then…

Looks like I have figured out a few things late in my life... hope its not too late though…

Another thought that has been running around in my mind for a few days is “should someone throw his/her knowledge on a subject around? Should one give more information then asked for just to prove that (s)he is a subject matter expert? Should someone while giving an opinion also mention in some words that he is worth an appreciation… should you hunt for compliments or let the audience, this world decide when you should get them?

i mean... if you are good... then people around you would realise by the quality of things that you do... not only in professional but personal life... but what to do when someone would keep saying things, keep giving you gyan, keep giving you information, without even realising that its not really worth it....

16 comments:

  1. its good to know new things about yourself, and if its late in life thats whats called "Growing Down".

    Everyone is free to give Gyan, But receiving it or not is entirely your personal choice. like if its more than you can digest then just vomit it.

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  2. i m sure if the other person who is giving gyan is not able to realise that listening party is not interested then he/she is quite a making fool of him/herself......

    arey 1 lakh nahi jyada padenge yaar.....thoda aur threshold limit honi chaiye..........

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  3. # abhi...
    i know what you are talking about bro...

    gyan... i usually vomit with unsolicited gyan... i give it when i really feel that someone needs it... but i know of ppl.. who will never leave an opportunity to prove that they are the mr. or miss know it alls :)

    # chitra...
    thank you ma'am... i know I dO...

    so much for modesty :P


    # deepak...
    cannot agree with you more...

    nai... 1 lac is the bare minimum that i need to survive without a job.. and travel in two months...

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  4. wat is an EMI??

    vaise unsolicited advice is wat my mom is expert in giving me :D so best is to ignore them..

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  5. # kishley...
    EMI is Equated Monthly Instalment... something that you pay when you have taken a loan !!!

    :)

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  6. u leaving job???? :-o
    two month break.. doing nothing... just travel explore n enjoy...
    sahi hain

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  7. We know u can dance and get high on the same too....

    Last two paras were vague....whenver you rite such post it makes me introspect... so i hope that unsolicited adviser is not me.... take all this with a pinch of salt after all its a free country.... rest u are grown up to handle things

    btw i m glad that u ve figured out things.... i hope that day comes soon when u are able to persue your dreams (lemme know if help is needed cash of kind)....good luck

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  8. Very true. Some people just can't stop giving gyan. At times I feel like pricking a hole down their *. But nevermind. Let the jerks keep doing what they like.

    We should go clubbing sometime...All of us. :|

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  9. probably someone out there may think of you as the same way,some of your posts are filled with a lot of gyan,unsolicited or not depends on who is reading them,which you don't know while writing as it's an unnumbered audience,so this he/she can be very well be yourself also right? But the main point is I think if the intention of the person at heart is best and sincere to you,then one should not mind,they probably thought you needed it while you think you don't,e>g kisley's mom--she surely means his/her best,doesn't she or you think she needs to proove her worth to her child--that's the second point turst me it is increasingly becoming a rare event that people recognise the goodness in you by your actions/words etc..it's a market out there and you need to sell this product called you--sad but ture--take any field looks,education,nature--u try to improve it all ,why--to 'look' good at the end.
    ooops looks like another of those unsolicited gyan session!! cheerio!

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  10. # lalit...
    soch raha hoon... karunga bhi :)

    # aqui...
    :) we nai... say I know you can dance :)

    thanks...

    # rohit...
    hmm... clubbing... yes :) jaldii...

    # anony...
    let me make one thing very very clear here before I move on... I write for myself on my page and not for anyone else... so its upto you if you want to even come to this page or not... My blog is a way of taking things out of my system for me...

    and i was never questioning the intent of the person who gives this gyan... rather i was talking about those times when you are just talking to someone and they will throw their knowledge at your when its least required...

    for example... when you ask someone about a train ticket booking, and they give you information about where all they have been in trains, and how much knowledge they have about the Indian Railways...

    i was talking about throwing knowledge at the other person you are in conversation with... if you read the post again...

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  11. woah woah woah as a blogger u must know one thing,u have to accept that people will come and comment whatever they like,irrespective of weather you like it or not--it's free territory,the right to hold this space belongs to you not allowing people here..this kinda makes me clearer on your post though--my comment was absolutely and purely friendly and nonbiased,you however started defending yourself,maybe this attitude prevents you from accepting the fact that you DO need the gyan sometimes,however much you think you don't....anyways no grudges...

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  12. would definately lime like to see u dance sometime ;)

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  13. sorry for the typo...i dont know where dat 'lime' came frm...

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  14. i miss the Lizards lounge! :( and the Devil's too.. used to party there.

    and ur "should someone..." questions r good ones.
    from what i hv observed, most of times,people just continue to speak (not paying attention to the listener's interest ,which is not necessarily a deilerate act),and their speeches/gyan sessions elongated.
    and from my own experiences,i hv learnt not to fish for compliments :)can say ,let someone compliment u genuinly and not when s/he is insisted upon.

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