Friday, December 29, 2006 

Green Top

Previous couple of weeks at office has been depressing to say the least. I was told that I was not showing full commitment to my work, which was fair. The work at that time was really pissing me off and I had no shame in admitting that there was lack of commitment on my part. Things have looked much better since then.

I took a trip to Goa with friends from IIT and realized on reaching Goa that we were only five people and three of us were living together. The trip was ok for a couple of days, but in the later part it felt like Sunil Gavaskar making that historic 36 n.o. against England in the 1975 world cup. But nevertheless it was a break which I wanted and helped me find some positives in my current job.

The whole process of getting out of a shity project and an almost rehabilitation in to a touch better one’s was very long. But I realized that it isn’t in my hands to get good work on a consistent basis, and as it turned out it took care of itself. I got some very interesting assignments and work felt a much better experience. People are again happy with my performance, no issues with commitment.

I wonder how much of this change was a result of my own intent, my guess is not at all. Its amazing how at one point you can be so happy and it just take moments to put you down, and again it will take another moment to put you back to happy. In life you can never understand how, when and where good or bad times are going to come from. All you know is that they will come.

I have heard of the proverbial ‘green top’ a million times on tv, but had a chance to actually bowl on one at IIT Madras. The ball actually swings due to the grass and there is added pace. I didn’t take too many wickets though, but I bowled one of my best spells there. As a bowler you never know what you will be bowling on till the match starts, its really not in your hands whether you get a flat lifeless wicket or a Green Top. Its all in the hands of the ‘curator’. All you can do is seize the opportunity when it is green and hang in there when its bare or till it becomes green.

Sunday, December 24, 2006 

Off the Field

This is my first and in all probability last blog from Goa. The place is heaven, i mean you should come here only after you die. It's the most cosmetic and superficial way of life I'll ever see. Party's, beaches, babes and alcohol can never be sustainable pleasure. Thats why just a get away is probably good. For two reasons, one that you get to do something that you always think of in the office i.e a break and secondly you realise, as I did, that this is something that will never give memories for life. It is just living in the moment.

This blog will be my smallest, I am writing it from a cyber cafe so thats obvious, but my wishes for a merry christmas to all those who venture to read my posts. and I hope everyone will have a great beginning to the new year like me :D.

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