March 19, 2012


On some days you feel like superman, full of energy and optimism. On others, you are just passing through life in a monday to friday ordeal. Why does it feel like this?

Under 30, working in a good company, shouldn't I be more hopeful about future. And have much more of superman days than the other ones? Is it just the global recession taking its toll, or I need to seriously consider a career change?

March 3, 2012

Priorities Of Life

Thanks to Facebook, now we all know the places people visit on their holidays. And sadly, it seems most people make their choices based on where others have been. I know of so many people who went to Maldives/Mauritius for their Honeymoon (myself included),or went to Bali on their long weekend trip.

There is nothing wrong with any of these places, and most of them are great holiday destinations. But what surprises me is the amount of time people spend on planning their trips. Most of them seems to book their tickets at the last minute without doing any research on their own. With information so easily available, I would have assumed people exploring new places and locales. And given most people take just one or two vacations a year, they ought to spend a little more time on the planning.

I too plan to make at least one good trip this year, for about four to five days. Lets see what place we finally decide on, but I would want to be a lesser known place. So that there is something new to be explored. Or even if its run of the mill destinations like Bangkok, would prefer planning it in a better way than most people seem to be doing.

March 2, 2012

Another Template Change

I'm back to the phase when I am cleaning up my life. There is so much junk flying around these days all over the internet, and on some days it intimidates me. Every morning when I reach my office, there are at least a hundred emails in my mailbox, most of which are irrelevant to me, but nonetheless I have to clean them up. Then there is the personal gmail where there is another 50 mails daily with most of them being marketing materials from airlines/banks/shops. And finally the 500-odd friends on the facebook who keep chatting non-stop, keep getting married, having kids and what nots. I needed a change, and I needed a break. So what do I do?

I can't make any changes to my office emails, so I let it be the way it is. On gmail, I have unsubscribed to most mass mailers, and its an ongoing process. But I am making some progress here. At the risk of losing out on the next great sale offer, when they would be selling tickets to swiss alps for 1 cent, I have risked blocking all such emails. On twitter, I have removed a lot of people I was following, including the great Big B (I really admire him, but there was nothing interesting in reading his tweets). On facebook, I have finally deleted scores of non-friends, and brought my friends count down to 400. Even there, I have created a smaller list of 'real friends and family', and its only there people whose activities I would now be seeing (and vice versa). I may be rude and things like that, but I'm not really interested in knowing about the daily life of some guy only because we did our engineering from the same college (come on, my college had some 2000 plus students at campus at any given time). 

In line with the theme, I have removed some clutter from my blog as well, and changed the template to this very simple one. A blog should be about the writer and his posts, and anything else is plain distraction. So, hopefully I would stick to this one for a little longer.