Matters of the Heart

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Water or Soup

This Sunday, my parents and I went to Coconut Grove (Janpath Hotel) for lunch. The restaurant was all-empty except for a group of people who seemed to be having a meeting. Well. It was not very surprising that the restaurant was empty because it was raining that day (Delhi’s first rain of the monsoon). We ordered appam, vegetable stew, and payasam. We also asked for mineral water. The appam was good, the vegetable stew was OK, and the payasam was below average.

And the water? The water tasted like normal water.

But the price was not.

The bill showed the price of water as 40. And because there had been a case where the court had ordered that water couldn’t be overcharged; therefore, these people had showed the water in the bill as tomato soup! Heights!

Friday, June 23, 2006

One Year Wait is Over???

Congratulations! You have been appointed.
Finally, the day arrived. With a not-so good presentation, my mood had sunk. But the review was good. And the touch of the confirmation letter was even better.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Funny Matrimonials

I got this today on mail. Enjoy.

I want very simple boy. From Brahmin educated family from Orissa state
She is also know about RAMAYAN, GEETA BHAGABATA, and other homework
(Homework?)


Wants a man who knows me better and can adjust with me forever. He may
never create any difficulties in my life or his life by which the
entire life can run smoothly. thank you
(The principle of running life smoothly was never so easy!)

he should be good looking and should have a service. he Shoulsd have
one brother and one sister. he should be educated.
(ain't it unique !! 1 brother 1 sister criteria !)


I am a happy-go-lucky kind of person. Enjoys every moments of life. I
love to make friendship. Becauese friendship is a first step of love.
I am looking for my dream boy who will love me more than i. Because i
love myself a lot. If u think that is u then why to late come on
........ hold my hand forever !!!
(The dilwale dulhaniya effect)

i am simple girl. I have lot of problem in my life because of my luck
now i am looking one boy he care me and love me lot lot lot
(I don't know why but this is one of my favorites)

My husband should be as 'Shiva' as in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and as
Tanwerr as in KSBKBT......
(Ok I haven't seen these soaps but I am sure she must be demanding
too much, ain't he?)

i want a boy with no drinks if he wants he can wear jeans in house but
while steping out of house he should give recpect to our cast
(by not wearing his jeans? Wat the hell...)

HYE I AM A GOOD LOKING GIRL,WHO HAS THE CAPABILITY TO MAKE ANY BODY TO
LOUGH.I BELIEVE IN GOD AND ACCORDING TO ME FRIENDS ARE THE REAL
MESSENGER OF GOD. THE 3 THINGS I AM LOOKING FROM A BOY, THEY ARE
1.THEY MUST BELIEVE IN GOD.2. THEY HAVE TO LIKE MY PROFFESION AND THEY
SHOULD NOT GET BORED WITH ME WHEN I WILL TRY TO MAKE THEM LOUGH.
(all of us are loughing{laughing})

whatever he may be but he should feel that he is going to be someone
groom and he must think of the future life if he is too like this he
would bde called the man of the lamp
(I am clueless, I feel so lost. Can anyone tell me what this girl wants)

i love my patner i marriage the patner ok i search my patner and i
love the patner ok thik hai the patner has a graduate ok
(I am again clueless but I liked the use of "ok". The person is
suffering from "Ok-syndrome")

HI I AM VERY COOL NUATHER OK MY HOBBY IS SEE T.V AND NEWS OK I HAVE 1 CAR AND
1 BONWL OK MY MOTHER ALSO GOOD OK MY FARUET WORLD IS OK
(the "ok syndrome" again)

I am pranati my family histoy my two brother two sister and fater &
mother sister complity marred
(somebody please explain in comments section how to get married 'completely'?)

I am very simpel and hanest. i have three sister one brother and
parent. I am doing postal sarvice and tailor master my original
resdence at kalahandi diste naw iam staing at rayagada dist.
(actually what is this girl doing? Postal service or tailor.??)

my name is farhanbegum and i am unmarried. pleaes you marrige me
pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes
(height of desperation! J )

I want one boy who love me or my mother. he love me heartly or he have
a frank he's skin colour 'normal' not a black or not a whitey. I Think
the main think is heart if your heart is beautiful then you are
beautiful. But I am not a handsome girl or not a good looking. but my
Mom say that I am a good girl. My father already expired . iam
''AEKLAUTA''. THE CHOICE IS YOUR.
bye bye.
(uttama purishinin)

I am kanandevi. i do own businas.one sistar.he was marred.
(No comments)

I AM LITTLE FAIR INDIAN COLOUR. I DON'T HAVE ANY HABIT.
(maybe the poor guy meant BAD habits)

hello i am a good charactarised woman. i want to run my life happily.
i divorced my first husband. his charactor is not good'. i expect the
good minded and clean habits boy who may be in the same caste or other
caste accepted ...
(but credit cards not accepted..???)

my colour is black, but my heart is white. i like social service
(Zebra..???)

i'm looking out for who lives in bombay, boy simple who trust me lot
should be roman catholic, LOVE ME ONLY.
(Now that criterion is a must, isn't it?)

to be married on jan-2005. working man perferable
(this girl has fixed the marriage date too! But she is yet to find a
bridegroom. I wish her best of luck on behalf of all of us. I am sure
she will get one soon.)

i would like a beautyfull boy. and i do not want his any treasure.
because boy is the maharaja.
(Now he is going to be a lucky boy! Any takers?)

ssc failed three times and worked with privated ltd company which not
paying salary at present.
(Any takers again?)

.:**MeSs WItH ThE BeSt DiE LiKe ThE ReSt**:.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hacking

Hacking is infectious and addictive. The moment you step into it, you would continue to go deeper and deeper. One of the techniques of hacking is social engineering.
I came across an article over the Internet on hacking Yahoo passwords. Excited I read on. It said that to hack somebody’s Yahoo password you need to send e-mail to an address, which read something like mailserver@yahoo.com. In this mail, you need to write the e-mail address of the person whose password you want to crack as well as your yahoo id and password. The article said that your id and password are required for some authentication. After that, the required person’s password would be cracked.
Now came the interesting portion. Yahoo does not have this procedure of sending mails like this. The so-called mail server address is that of some hacker who uses the Social Engineering technique of hacking passwords. And who is the victim? The person who sends his/her e-mail address and password.

Today while exploring more hacking options with AT and DS, we came to one conclusion. Microsoft Windows security sucks big time. Now I won’t disclose what we did!!!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

One Year Uncertain Future

21st is about to come. Did a hear a dhak-dhak? Nah! I don’t care. At least till now, I don’t. 21st is the date on which my contract is coming to an end. After a year of *#%&/8@, finally I can see a light of freedom…
No, I don’t’ feel so badly about this one year. Yes, there were many occasions on which I felt that I have had enough. But at the same time, I have gained a lot.
It was completely my decision to work. My parents were apprehensive about sending me to work. My professors were disappointed that I am taking a break from academics. My friends were unhappy because they wanted me to join JNU with them. But once I decide something I do it. And I landed in the corporate sector.
These days I am getting two types of thoughts. The first is about preparing a good farewell speech. The second is about celebrating after my confirmation. Would I be getting a confirmation? God knows. Sometimes I think I will. But there are times when I feel I won’t get it.
I have worked hard over the year. Yes, there is no doubt about it. I have also earned the liking of the project managers and supervisors. However, my impression in front of the Vertical Head has gone for a toss. (At least I think so.) and the Vertical Head plays an important role in deciding who is to stay and who is to be shown the door..
So what do I want? Over the year, I have earned the recognition of being a technical person. Yes, my tech skills are strong. But my instructional designing skills? CENSORED.
If I am shown the door, I will go for development. And if I am retained, then I will them to shift to the technology domain. I hope I am able to say that.
There are many problems over switching job. I work in a very well known company. But my profile is that of a trainee. So practically, my experience is zero. With this profile, no top-rung company would recruit me. At the same time, I do not want to work in a not so well known company because of the profile of my current company. Problems and confusions galore.
Whether I am retained or thrown, one aspect of this company, which I am sure I won’t get anywhere else, is its people. The kind of love and affection that I have got from here is simply immense. Each and every person is so helpful and so caring that you would feel as if they are your family members. When I leave, I would miss the people badly.
Well, updates will follow. Till then, fingers crossed.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Why?

I don’t know why I did it, but I did it. PM wasn’t there that day. Team enjoyed with pizzas and coke. (Yes, we hate PM that much). Work pressure was visibly less. AT left early. And I agreed to …Why? I had lost the bet. And that was the ‘punishment’. But why did I agree? I could have given an excuse that I am stuck in a meeting. But I wanted to meet him. I wanted to hear from him. No man has ever complemented me as much as he does. But he does not even match up to my status. The man whom I literally hated ever since my office shifted, I agreed to have coffee with him!
I wasn’t secure throughout the meeting (or date?). I didn’t want any of my colleagues to know that I was with him. I always kept looking towards the door. But his eyes weren’t wandering…
I praised my supervisor in-between our talks. And I noticed his expression was changing. I know he likes me. Yes, I am sure of it now. He says that he has a girlfriend. Then why me? I have always fought with him. But he is attracted towards me. May be its just physical attraction. Yes I am sure it’s just that.
Love is a deeper feeling. I have never experienced it. I just love my family. But this person does not love me. If he would have, he would not have spoken about his girlfriend. I didn’t feel anything when he spoke of her. But this person sometimes behaves abnormally. There is some sort of obsession in his behavior.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Control

There have been many moments in life where I have spoken things, which I have later regretted. For instance, today in the cab, I spoke things, which are quite personal. We were playing Truth and Dare. Although everyone was saying about his/her personal life, but now I feel I should not have spoken about mine.
I do not like this cab only. Lot of things happened after the e-mail correspondence between TB and me. TB started to take things for granted. He is not even a friend of mine. But he tried to get too personal. I didn’t like this. I told my friend and colleague AT about it. He told me to avoid him completely. At the same time he told me to maintain my cool. I avoided him for a few days. But then he sent me message that he is very sorry if he has hurt me. I lost my temper. I sent him a message that I don’t give a damn to what he says. His reply: Thanks. Two days later I thought I should apologize. And I did. There are no more hard feelings between us now (at least on the face of it). But I don’t like him. He irritates me like no one else…