Saturday, November 22, 2008

Random Things

Random Thing#1: I finally managed to get my request for a song played on my favorite FM radio channel in Bangalore - 91.9 FM . I have been sending song requests to them for a couple of weeks now but they never played my requests; most plausible reason - my boring straightforward messages asking them play this or that song definitely did not catch their attention. They didn't really seem to care for my requests, but somehow they did care for my views on matters of national interest like do guys look macho with or without a moustache and what was my preference - in terms of mousche, that is. Second time around it was about what was it that I disliked the most about my fellow gym-goers while working out (no brownie points for guessing - sweaty, stinky people!!). The third time they had put me on air was the most important one - why women go to public restrooms in groups and what do they do there (apart from the obvious usage of the loo) for so long. I think there was one more time but I forget (gosh, I am getting old!). So I was a happy woman yesterday when they played Floyd's Coming back to life when I was on my way home after a long day at work ...

Random Thing#2: Apparently my blog is written by a man - that too there are 70% chances of this; at least that's what thinks so. I am a disillusioned person (can't say man or woman now :( ) today. Sigh!

Random Thing#3: This is my 100th post on the blog, and I didn't realize it was going to be such a profound one! Anyway, I never thought I would be able to write as many posts so it is some sort of an achievement keeping in mind my history of short attention span, impatience and losing interest in things too soon. This blog has been rechristened thrice over its one and a half year journey - from Random Thoughts (ughhh, could I be any more generic?!!?) to Just Me (Ewww!) to its current unimaginative name Thinking Aloud. I never said I was good with titles, did I? :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Words .. words .. words

Some of the words and phrases used at work so often but hardly make any sense. Every time I hear them I cringe; sometimes even visibly so
  • Bring value to the table
  • Ideate/innovate
  • Actionize
  • Thought Leadership
  • Take bottomline responsibility
  • Paradigm
  • Operationalize/Strategize
  • Business processes
  • Key initiative
  • Competitive edge
  • Stakeholder management
  • Perception management
  • Normalize/ Rationalize
  • Profitability
  • Leverage
  • Collaborate

I am sure there is more to this list .. will add when I remember

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


"When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion" - Robert M. Pirsig

or why The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins is the next book I am going to read.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

1st November

The girls - Preethi, Nisha, Khushi & Shreya paid a short visit before we all headed to Sunil's house-warming party. Since some of us were in sarees, I didn't miss the opportunity of getting us photographed.

Later that evening we had a small dinner at home for Mom's birthday. A quiet birthday - just family, the only guest being Colin.

My unsuspecting Mom was happily posing for the photo without having the slightest idea what was going on behind her :)