Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teamwork and more

I just fail to understand why some people have no teamwork ethics. When you're working in a team its imperative to recognize other people's work and give them due credit for it. Maybe its because we are a part of a class and in school some students don't bother too much. But that's no reason to behave this way. I know I'm ranting but its for a very valid reason! I haven't had a very good experience this semester with some people acting the way they do. Last month, a team member changed the layout of the presentation just 30 minutes before submission time. A very upset colleague confronted her since she spent a lot of time the previous night working on it. And she was given the reply "Oh yeah, I changed it because I dint like the template". Now, this person was angry and without losing her cool explained that this is not correct work ethics and if she had a problem with anything should have brought it to her notice. A lot of explanation later, the incident was put to rest. One would have thought that the person wouldn't do the same thing again. But she did exactly the same thing the second time around.

What do you do with such a person? Do you shout and scream which is obviously not the solution. Do you explain calmly and voice your concerns that this behavior is not right and one will not get away with it in an organization? I just don't understand why some people behave this way? Is it because they don't think? Or is it that they haven't been taught such basic etiquette and manners?

Anyway, this semester is almost over and I'm done with group work for this class. The idea of having such groups and presentations in a business setting was implemented by our professor for a reason and clearly has been lost on some people.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One would think that such a reputed website would conduct a spell check before posting!


Read the last line in the paragraph about the movie 'Bobby'.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Someone who judges you even without knowing you is not worth it..right?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kitne ajeeb rishtey hain yahan pe..
Do pal milte hain saath saath chalte hain

Jab mod aaye toh bach ke nikalte hai
Kitne ajeeb rishtey hai yaha pe

Yaha sabhi apni hi dhun main deewane hain
Kare wahi jo apna dil sahi mane hai
Kaun kisko pooche kaun kisko bole
Kaun kisko pooche kaun kisko bole
Sabke labon par apne tarane hai

Le jaye nasib kisko kahanpe
Kitne ajeeb rishtey hain yahan pe

Khwaabon ki yeh duniya hain khwaaboh main hi rehna hain
Raahen le jaye jahan sang sang chalna hain
Waqt ne hamesha yahan naye khel khele
Waqt ne hamesha yaha naye khel khele
Kuch bhi ho jaye yaha bas khush rehna hai

Manzil lage kareeb sabko yahan pe
Kitne ajeeb rishtey hain yahan pe
Do pal milte hain saath saath chalte hai

Jab mod aaye toh bach ke nikalte hai
Kitne ajeeb rishtey hai yaha pe
Kitne ajeeb rishtey hai yaha pe

These lyrics really hit you don't they? The last year has been full of ups and downs for me. Getting to know new people and whole new different perspective on life. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I don't know if I'd rather be how I am now knowing so much more but not happy about all these realizations, or how I was a few years earlier, happier but unaware.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Food cravings have been a part of my life ever since I remember. I don't eat much as such, but sometimes I feel like having some chocolate,or rice and aavakkai(Andhra mango pickle) with some ghee and pani puri. Sheesh. I'm very picky about the aavakai I like and prefer the homemade variety made with mustard oil. This drives Amma nuts since we dont have the summer aavakai making ritual at home. :) I've always loved to cook and used to hang around when my dad took over the kitchen. He makes the world's best biryani. (I'm having intense biryani cravings right now). I just don't have the motivation to cook lately. The kitchen at our student apartment is pretty small. I'm just waiting to get my own place with a nice large kitchen and big room and light scented candles all over the place. sigh. I guess first I need a real job. Waiting to get done with grad student life as much as I love school.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So we're more than half way through this semester and I have loads of work piling up. It feels like forever since I've been home even though its just a couple of months.

A good friend uploaded a whole bunch of old pictures from our undergrad days on facebook. Brought back a lot of memories. Some good, some not so good. But kinda makes those days seem a lot simpler in retrospect. Also, I seemed to have put on some weight.To think I was that thin at one point. :-(

I've been hooked on to a few silly sites lately. But they are so much fun I just can't seem to help myself! highheelconfidential, failblog,fmylife,engrishfunny and graphjam. No judgements please!

And I'm feeling super guilty for drinking chocolate milkshake before class.