Monday, July 17, 2006

The ‘Jaan’ Episode... :-j

Disclaimer: This post has been written in good will. Hopefully, it must be read in the same spirit. All the characters mentioned are real… the blogger is also not spared!
Foreword: The episode is partly fact, partly fiction. What is what…shall be revealed at the end! It is basically about 4 partners – P1, P2, P3 and P4. They are supposed to do some nerd kind of activity.
Why they chose it…shouldn’t be questioned.
After reading this piece, their intelligence shouldn’t be doubted. They were sincerely dumb.
“Jaan hasn’t replied back yet”, exclaimed P4!

A bit apprehensive of the slipping deadline, the clan knew everything would soon go haywire. Still trying to keep cool and trying to find out ways to save the skin of the entire gang, P4 kept mum.

P4’s mother happened to listen the ‘reply’ thing. She got worried and decided to stay there and do what was the need of the hour – eavesdropping!

Every one from the group wasn’t too spirited to gain something meaningful from the assignment. Besides usual points, P3 and P4 wanted to gain ‘knowledge’ from the entire effort. P3 was the unofficial boss…everyone listened what was suggested from the ‘simple’, ’straight-forward’ soul :) . P3 trusted P4’s intellect and let critical decisions come from the unofficial ‘analyst’. Too many things were unofficial…that’s what made the situation cryptic!

The family of all the four doers knew almost nothing about their undertaking. They believed their offsprings and gave them extended support. Wherever the 4 met for the discussions, meals where on that house.

Coming back to P4’s reply… everyone gave blank look to that amazing expression of worriment. They mostly couldn’t tune their antennas to the wavelength P4’s brain transmitted to. P4 mostly made their psyches go racking. They loved P4 for being over-enthused, or did P4 think otherwise!

If everybody's thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking.

Sipping the cold tea… P1 and P2 suggested they all be patient. Things would improve for bad, as they were already worse! P3 and P4 never sipped tea…they swallowed it down. They could tell when the clock struck 1600 hrs… their biological clock always raised an alarm then --- it went ‘tea-tea-tea-tea’.

“But Jaan shouldn’t keep us hanging yaar! Its high time we hear from him. ”… P1 uttered. The remaining Pn’s [where n=2 to 4] turned their heads towards the ‘scholar’. Hearing ‘Jaan’ again, the lady got panicked. What’s wrong with these people…these kids… these girls! Are they making some important…dangerous decisions on their own? Do the other parents know about ‘Jaan’? And… a single ‘Jaan’ is worrying them all. Poor weaklings…how do we help them out?

The lady decided to increase the monthly telephone bill. But before that she wanted to have a word with the ‘enfeebled’ clan. She entered the room.
“So darlings…how’s the assignment going on? Thought of asking you all. It’s been months you are working on it, right? Are you seeking help from someone…someone distant, precisely! Do you want to discuss something with me…maybe I could be of some help?” The bunch was startled with the sudden entry of the adored.

“No. Nothing much. We’ll sort it out. Don’t worry. “ … P1 and P2 comforted.

“Ok…my patience isn’t going to last any more dear. Who’s ‘Jaan’? Why are you all worried for him to reply? Is it something you want us…we elders to help you out in? Feel free…let me know. I promise to bring you out of whatever peril you have accidentally landed in, ok?”

The gang laughed out loudly. The lady was seated, made comfortable and the saga told to her. She was more than relieved. Wonder what pronunciations [pro-nun-see-a-shuns] can do!
Factoid: An email was sent to BS, as part of a project to know something related to garbage collection in C++. The senders received a helpful reply. BS… thanks a lot Sir!!! The group was more than happy to see the reply and all the help it gave them remains priceless!

Where the mind is without any worries…and the hand is busy typing on the keyboard…

Into the heaven of freedom my Father… let my intellect wander!


Saturday, July 08, 2006

Will To Survive

This is from the personal archives. From the engineering days, some thoughts have been scribbled on Microsoft Word :). Don't remember when it was exactly written :-? . Just thought of putting it up here ;;)
I can't remember what made me write this... :-/

Everyone wants to live a good life despite the fact that life is not a bed of thornless roses.There are so many challenges that we have to face every day, every minute, every second. Every moment we live teaches us something new, something unique, something amazing! I guess that's why we live rather than prefer to die.

But no, I am not sure that is the only reason behind our existence.There is this unknown desire or will to survive.
It's God's gift for sure else why would people, the depressed, the downtrodden live a miserable life rather than end it up.
No one wants misery. No one wants sadness. No one wants pain.
Yet even if these demons exist people try to cope up with it.
Here the will to survive comes into picture.

From ages, man has been an optimistic species. He has always fought against harsh conditions, right from Stone Age to today’s jet-age. No one knows what and where the source of his energy to fight against hostile situations comes from. May be man’s intelligence is the reason behind it. But than intelligence is also a gift of the unseen Creator.

May be our Creator wanted us to reap the benefits of his other creations, the beautiful (?) Earth and so He blessed us with this “Will To Survive” feeling.As long as will to survive exists, we are here to stay and enjoy (?) the nature.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

More than a-muse… :">

Introduction: This is another amateur attempt at writing something romantic…so comments are most eagerly awaited. The theme is … you gotta read the poem for that :P.


Unexpectedly seeing you here and there
Unknowingly feeling your presence everywhere
God knows how one day I’ll dare
To tell you how much for you I care

You might never know me though
Coz such a thing I’ve never done before
May be its also got to do something with my ego
Still thanks for making my face glow

You resembled someone I distantly knew
And maybe that’s why subconsciously… my interest in you grew
Accidentally I got to know more about you
And surprisingly that made me glad to

Months passed by and I saw you again
You remained somewhere in my thoughts… when the memories could have waned

You always remind me of someone dear
Whom I always hope to meet someday in future

With you emerging for nowhere in the blue
I’d love to have at least one conversation with you

What I’ll speak I really don’t know
But I would be honest with you to the core
You give me more than just positive vibes, landing me almost into a state of bliss
I’ll definitely make sure… you too… know this

But then I feel we shall never meet
‘Coz I am very average though quite sweet

However, I will always wonder… don’t know how long
About this wordless conversation…that takes place between my eyes and heart when you pass by along
They are just happy to see you around
And the other one hopes to befriend you lifelong