Monthly Archives: December 2015

Routine – please wait ……

gettingintoaroutineYour boss calls you for an early morning meeting in the office the next day and early means well before office hours.  Well as soon as I get this instruction, I start to make a mental note that I need to wake up early and get my thoughts together of what’s to be done such that I’m not late for this early morning meeting at the office.

First off, I need to inform my wife that I will be leaving early the next day, so that’s a head start to figuring out my lunch. Next on the list is the meeting agenda  and ensure that the work which I had been assigned to me is completed and handed over to him before the start of the meeting.

Well, a small change in a day’s schedule and a lot of things needs to be taken care off. This happens when one follows a proper routine life.

Routine means a sequence of actions regularly followed. Routine is said to be good. Routine helps oneself to be disciplined in life.

A routine life means getting up everyday at a fixed time, leaving for office at that fixed time, catching that same train everyday, grabbing a fixed seat on the train, walking down the same road to your office and in between praying, reading, taking power nap and of course catching up on the usual social networking sites with friends until I reach office. That’s my daily morning schedule for weekdays.

Once I report to office my schedule goes for toss. There is no fixed time for lunch (but most of the days I try to have it at a fix time). There is no fixed time to leave from office. No fixed time to catch evening train back home. This means no fixed time to reach home and have your dinner too.

Weekends are even more random. No fixed time to get up in the morning. Weekends means finishing personal as well as household chores, spending time with family and friends, taking up my daughter’s studies and ofcourse partying out in the evening which sometime extends to wee hours of the morning. 🙂

In this “rat race” life where everyone is running to meet their daily ends, following a “routine” is very dicey. I often think that if I was really trying to follow a routine schedule for the full day then my life would have been very monotonous; same things to do everyday.

But yes I plan my things to do and either I mentally note it down or I note on my phone todo list. This atleast helps me to be disciplined and be in “routine” with my life! 🙂

What routine do you go by or do you have a routine at all? What system works for you?

Let me know in the comments below.

What if …..

I was deaf and dumb (mute)….

Yesterday morning as I was walking to my office, I noticed 5 handsome young boys (rather men) with neat shaven, dressed in blue denims with formal shirt and all carrying similar backpacks on their shoulder. They all were walking ahead of me and I was following them.
Hello, don’t get me wrong, the reason I was following them, was here were 5 well dressed men, who were so busy engrossed communicating with each other in “sign language”.

This increased my curiosity and I continued to follow them, so much so that I took a de tour to my office. In my mind I was thinking about these 5 of them – dynamic men. I was sure these guys were headed upto some mission.

I wonder how life would be if I wasn’t able to talk. How would I explain things to others, or demand things, or for that matter how would I get things done.
What about the juicy gossip? How would I rant about my frustration?
How would I talk about my joys, or my sadness, my achievements?

Well me and my never-ending thoughts 🙂

So back to those guys. I increased my speed so that I could walk besides them and as I wanted to try to understand their conversation. At one point of time, along the way, they all stopped at a small restaurant and one of them asked if they should have a cup of tea by means of hand communication. I was happy with myself, as I was able to understand their sign language, something which I was trying to figure out for a while.

In the midst of all this, I realized that these guys were deaf as well. It so happened that as they stood there talking, there was a guy on a bike who was trying to get their attention to move aside by blowing the horn but there was no reaction – they just stood there. Luckily one of them, did notice the man on the bike and they stepped aside.

This was another shock for me. Here were 5 handsome young guys and yet all of them were deaf and dumb.

Life is so uncertain. Faith plays a very important role. I cannot imagine being a deaf and dumb person. I would miss hearing the chirping of the birds, the honking of the vehicles, the thundering of the sky, the wind blowing, the bells in the temple and of course great music like those of A R Rehman and the likes.

This incident of these 5 men, took me back to my childhood days, watching Doordarshan (National channel of Indian Television) which used to telecast the news for the deaf and dumb every Sunday.I am not sure if they still continue to air this programme as I rarely watch this channel these days.

Well, my journey following these 5 men stopped as they entered a building and that’s when I realised, I was late for work.

I was lost in a small world with these 5 men and thinking “What if”

Please pay respect …..

Since yesterday there is a video which has gone viral on social media about how a family in PVR cinema did not stand up for the National Anthem which plays before the start of every movie and then later on the audience did not allow the family to watch the movie and the movie was held up till the time that “family” was sent out of the cinema hall. The video, which someone in the cinema hall has shot it was floating on all social media sites including Whatsapp messenger. Today, all the leading newspapers are carrying out the headlines of the same.

Well actually if someone ask my opinion then I feel that the steps which the audience took were absolutely correct. A National Anthem is the pride of the country and one has to give respect for it, whether you belong to that country or not. And it’s just a matter of few minutes wherein you have to stand till the National anthem is sung and if one cannot do that then that person should be thrown out of our country tiny-smileys-yesemoticons-081.

National Anthems are sung before start of many games like football and cricket and till the time both the countries National Anthems are sung no one in the spectator area sits down irrespective of which country you are supporting.

Incase you have missed my earlier post then you can read it here “Can we sing it daily” where in I had clearly expressed my views on making it sort of compulsory to sing our Nation Anthem daily in offices too, the same like we used to do and our children are doing it daily in school.

Our National Anthem is so beautifully composed that it automatically generates positive vibes and energy in our self and pride for our country. I am sure every citizen of their respective country would be getting the same feeling as I do. After hearing the national anthem the adrenaline rush in us, to do something good and better for our country shoots up to its highest level.

So it’s my humble request that please do respect any country’s National Anthem even if you don’t understand the meaning of it but paying respect is a responsibility of ours.