Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Silly Rhyme....

I wish I were a fish
with fins and scales
I would swim with a flourish
and all the mermaids would pale

I wish I were anything
but a nerd at MSWord
or .Net or java
or SQL or Perl

I wish I were a book
of poems galore
and stories of fairies
and other folklore

I wish I were anything
but a programmer at work
writing silly poems
and posting them here........

Friday, January 20, 2006

Leaving for good .....

It's not going to sink in.... I just know.Me leaving Mastek that is...Maybe I'll feel real bad next year ....but that's how I am,too dispassionate ...

Anyway,I have spent 3 years here, and I hardly know the people here now,those I started out with were totally different....and they are no longer here, so I guess I can't really feel sad because I'm leaving. And then these things happen,you meet people you lose people, you go away and then you go apart. What remains is memories, those too,only if you don't become pyschotic or raving mad though!!!

But I sure feel relieved that there's no more Appraisals,no more judgements and no more meetings atleast for another year.
No more travelling to Mahape in a rickety bus with suicidal drivers, no more aching battered bones and bottoms!! So that's that I guess.My current Chapter in Life is about to conclude. My countdown has already begun......

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Re-Reading 'The HitchHiker's guide to the Universe' - Laughing uncontrollably all over again!!!!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

It's been a long time since I've written stuff here.
I always think getting ideas is the easy part, writing them down is the real thing, because the first thing I have to climb is laziness. I hate putting down the first word, but as soon as I write it ,it's like a cat loose in mountains of fish and rivers of milk. All the ideas want to get printed at the same time, and the end product is normally a very haphazard paragraph,where I'm struggling with the clamour of the words and the ideas. It's like my life, I need to prioritize. But again, what's the point of prioritizing an instantaneous article? After all who would want thoughts to behave as if they are in office?Atleast I think that's the only place where we use words like 'Prioritize'..
I'm reading Frank McCourt's 'Angela's Ashes'. It's got some beautiful excerpts about the author's schooling. I realised that in those times where the world had still not learnt the word 'diplomacy' and were going at war at every opportunity; and Hitler had decided that he needed to kill anything living in sight; the level of schooling was really something that we in our jet age can never expect to reach.
Their methods might not be sound, the schools were not curiosity or children friendly, but they managed to cultivate some great authors and scientists and artists. They were not factories, the professors loved their profession, mainly because they didn't think of it as a profession. It was something they loved and cherished.
They used to cane children with a genuineness of creating someone and something great. The students still remember the poetry and the professor.
Now we have nothing but convenience. We have convenience coaching classes to get that edge. The student listens twice or thrice to the same thing which requires no great curiosity or even average intelligence. We have convenience careers called 'Alternate careers'. Most of them involve looking good and dumb.
Then come the engineers and the doctors.They all think they are the salt of this earth, ask thim who wrote Gulliver's Travels and they'll draw a blank. Ask them to recite a favourite poem, and they'll pass you by thinking that you need to be put in the looney bin.
We have turned into nothing but robots, with only one agenda.Money.That's what has killed humility, graciousness, gratitude and lot of other things. I wish we could go back to where people were important, where parents meant love and not pocket money, where schools made succesful people and not successful careers.
But thats like hoping for earth to be reborn, and like all things good degenerate, the education system is rapidly going down the abyss of money and greed........