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Friday, February 17, 2006

One night at the software firm


Never thought I'd write something like this. I mean, I knew this was inevitable, working late in a software industry but I always believed that I had it in me to be different and break this tradition. I still feel that sincerely but I am somehow scared now.

On Monday the 13th, I came into office after having a real blast over the weekend at my company's annual function. It was awesome and had a lot of fun and got to know a lot of interesting people. But On Monday, I went home as usual on time. As I reach home, suddenly my PL calls up and tell me that there's a lot of work pending and that I should take up responsibility and do it, not run away. He did sound pretty pissed. So I offered to come back to office immediately. He agreed and I went back to office at 8:00. Sat through the night till 1:30 and then I got tired and went to sleep. Next morning, left for home at 8:00 in the morning and came back to office at 11:00. Just 3 hours at home [:.-(]. Again, I worked till 1:00 in the night but this time, I told my PL that I am going home. I went home and on Wednesday, I came at 12:00 in the noon and there was absolutely no work. But in the evening, he told me I cant go home on time because I had to wait till they finished the build or something. So again, I had to wait till 9:00 pm.

I hate the feeling that its inevitable to work late. I feel it cuts out my independence. In all the year or so of experience that I had, I have almost never worked even 15 minutes after office time. I've done so only two or three times and that too because I was waiting for someone. In one case, my PM and in the other case, for the HR.

2 days of this makes me hate my job now. I feel I have been pushed down the very drain that I had been standing on the edge of all this while and not tipping over. I dont want to stay in that drain - I dont want to work late again. I want to be free and only work in office hours and have the rest of the time for me.

God, help me on this one !


Thursday, February 09, 2006

www.india.gov.in - The National Portal Of India

Check out this awesomely designed and very informative site.


Here's what it says :

This is the Official Portal of the Indian Government,
designed, developed and hosted by
National Informatics Centre (NIC), the premier ICT Organisation of the Government of
India under the aegis of
Department of Information Technology , Ministry of Communications & Information

The Portal has been developed as a Mission Mode Project under the
National E-Governance Plan of the Government. The objective behind the Portal is
to provide a single window access to the information and services being provided
by the Indian Government for the citizens and other stakeholders. An attempt has
been made through this Portal to provide comprehensive, accurate, reliable and
one stop source of information about India and its various facets. Links at
various places, too, have been provided to other Indian Government

The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of
various Indian Government Ministries and Departments, at the
Central/State/District level. It is our endeavour to continue the enhancement
and enrichment of this Portal in terms of content coverage, design and
technology on a regular basis.




Sunday, February 05, 2006

My complete profile

>> 1.What is your Full Name: T.G. One (The Great One)

>> 2.Are you American or English?? Indian but English, by the way I spell.

>> 3.What are you listening to right now? Nothing, but I'd sure like to listen to her voice.

>> 4.What are the last 2 digits of your phone number? Numbers.

>> 5.What was the last thing you ate? Don't remember. Been so long since I ate(This economic depression sux).

>> 6.If you were a crayon what colour would you be? Black

>> 7. How is the weather right now? Hot, sultry& smelly...I don't use DEO !

>> 8. Last person you talked to on the phone? My phone's down ever since I got broadband }:->]

>> 9. First thing you notice about the opposite sex? Huh...what...where ?

>> 10. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Obviously, else 90% of forwards go right to my trash folder.

>> 11. How are you today? Still Single.

>> 12. Favourite Drink? Homemade THICK 'n SLURPY mango juice.

>> 13. Favorite Alcoholic drink? Ethanol ain't interesting...My policy, "Drinking is for donkeys".

>> 14. Favorite Sport? Cricket, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis

>> 15. Hair Colour? Black

>> 16. Eye Colour? Black (Or probably dark brown, How would I know? No ones looked into them and told me....)

>> 17. Do you wear contacts? Nope, they are too messy.

>> 18. Siblings? Yup, younger sister...OWW ! There she is....

>> 20. Favourite Food? Rice and some hot spicy dal.

>> 21. Last Movie you Watched? Lucky-No Time For Love, Mumbai Express(Hindi), The Last Ride(English).

>> 22. Favourite Day of the Year? Diwali.

>> 23. Are you too shy to ask someone one? Used to be. BTW, ask WHAT?

>> 24. Summer or winter? Winter is cool.

>> 25. Hugs or Kisses? Sorry, no experience.

>> 26. Chocolate or Vanilla? Mix 'em up.

>> 27. Who is most likely to respond? To WHAT? (God, whats with these incomplete questions?)

>> 28. Who is least likely to respond? Not me, thats for sure !

>> 30. What books are you reading? Just picked up "The Black Arrow" by R.L. Stevenson. Reading after a long time !

>> 31. What's on your mouse pad? Lots of dust, some dal..tomato sauce...and I donno what's this other stuff.

>> 32. Favourite Board Game? Chess, though its ages since I played.

>> 33. Favourite Smell? The earth in the first rain, Petrol (Dyu know its addictive if you feel like smelling petrol all the time)

>> 34. Can you touch your nose with your tongue? What is this...a circus recruitment form?

>> 35. Favourite Flower? Not much knowledge about flowers. But roses look nice and the Jasmine is the only flower I can smell.

>> 36. What's the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? Huh, whats the time?

>> 37. What`s the time? Don't worry, I am not late for anything......Wait a sec...on second thoughts !!

>> 38. Nickname: [Snip]

>> 39. Ever been so drunk you blacked : Blacked (almost) only once in my life. When they took out seemingly gallons of blood for some damn medical checkup at office. If I remember, later I was drunk on some fluid drink they gave me.

>> 40. Been in a car accident: Yeah, broke half a nail. The car was bent up front though.

>> 41. Been hurt emotionally: What emotion? I am a robot.

>> 42. Kept a secret from everyone: I have a truckload of secrets. None mine.

>> 43. Wanted to hook up with a friend? I ain't gay, man !

>> 44. Cried during a Movie: No

>> 45. Had a crush on a teacher: No...can't say the other way round though.

>> 46. Ever thought an animated character was hot? The mermaid from disney. Also, Nancy's aunt in that comic strip.

>> 47. Had New Kids on The Block Tape?: Sorry, can't read Spanish...or is it French?

>> 48. Been on stage: Few times, not for acting though.

>> 49. Fave movie: Anand, Mera Nam Joker, Hera Pheri, A Patch of blue, Big, Castaway, Forrest Gump, Silence of the Lambs

>> 50. Fave Subject: English, the only subject I topped all the time.

>> 51. Fav person to talk to online: Would say [Snip].

>> 52. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend: Old story, no...

>> 53. Like anyone? Old story, yes.

>> 54. Who have u known the longest of your friends: Myself

>> 55. Who's the shyest: Myself alongwith a few other Bajrang Dal members (not the political party...this is our own group of losers who are still single).

>> 56. Who's the weirdest: This is easy, myself !

>> 57. Who do you go to for advice: Don't wanna get repititive, but myself. If you say suggestions, then there are other people too.

>> 58. Who do you cry with: Forgotten how to cry. I try to find solutions instead.

>> 59. Worst Feeling: Exams !

>> 60. Favourite Word: ..... (Count the dots)

>> Peace to all !!!

P.S. : The favourite word is not a three or a four letter word. Its not a swear word and its NOTHING explicit.