Friday, July 31, 2009

Juggling on a treadmill

Imagine starting to jog on a treadmill... a light, easy jog that allows you to carry on a conversation with your fellow jogger. That's the beginning of career for you. You may work the whole day, but you can definitely chat with others around you and not fall too far behind. You can always catch up.

Somewhere down the line, the treadmill tilts... you are now jogging on an incline - a rise in career. You jog faster, labour more to cover the same distance. Your work has become intense and takes more resources out of you. Some one hands you juggling balls... four juggling balls, your family, your friends, your own interests and hobbies and your health. You juggle these while the treadmill tilts more and more... as if that was not enough, someone yanks up the speed on the treadmill...! Not only is your work tougher, you also have deadlines (and sometimes insane ones).

As you move on in life, the pace just keeps increasing and the slope gets steeper... more juggling balls get added to your life... that's today's world for you!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Madhushala, Sartorialism & Awakening

Listening to Madhushala while working is not a good idea.... I have slipped into a philosophical mood every time I have heard it... so why do I keep listening to it, specially when i need action? Is it Manna De's velvetty voice or Harivanshrai Bachchan's magical poetry? I would never know... Music helps me keep sane on crazy work days, crazy everyday drives, cooking, chores I like, chores I dislike... basically, everything under the sun! :)

On another unrelated note, I realised that Harivanshrai Bachchan's name rhymes with his grand DIL... Aishwarya Rai Bachchan... funny, eh...

Have any of you ever had a sartorialist awakening? I seem to be having mine these days... am more conscious of what I wear than I was earlier. You know the transformation girls undergo in their teens when they suddenly discover fashion and make up and styling? That's happening to me now... a whole decade after most girls... a late bloomer if there ever was one! On my last holiday, I picked up a set of styling tongs and I am absolutely in love with them... i have curled, twisted, straightened and puffed my hair since getting the tongs and if I had my way, I'd use them everyday! My bro told me (actually commented my FB wall) on a complately unrelated topic that you are finally turning to a girl... I looked for corroborative evidence of it and discovered that I
  • read chicklit and fashion blogs (hmmm)
  • look at the charaters clothes and accessoceries on TV (errrrr)
  • give ladies on the street a once over (uh-oh)
  • can identify designer handbags at malls (gasp!)
  • screams at lizard sightings (shriek)
Oh God, I am a typical "girl"... but hang on, there is more to me... I also
  • kill roaches as soon as I spot them
  • despise too much mush
  • want to do water sports / adventure sports
  • agree that being a typical girl is nothing to be proud / ashamed about
So the last point basically makes it a non-issue...