"Who is this man in white cap"
"Arvind Kejriwal", replies kiddo.
"Who is the woman in saree"
"Sonia Gandhi", kiddo points out.
"And this man in the blue turban"
Kiddo thinks for a while and then replies matter of factly "A Sardar"
I don’t know if it happens to everyone but it sure does happen to me. If I cut down on my food, my hunger itself begins to contract. By the seventh day, I am quite full at half of my original intake.
Strangely, I never really realized, but it is exactly the same behavior with a lot of other things too.
Love, you miss them a lot then you miss them little.
Dreams, if you don’t taste success, the hunger slowly dwindles.
Eat more to keep eating more; win more to keep winning more; love more to keep loving more!
And if you are wondering about the title, thats what I heard from the surveyor, all of those whom I spoke to. "The car is 5 years old, we can't keep paying claims for it"
" Keep paying??? This was the first time I had gone to an insurance company for this car. I wasn't in the country to drive it.
The best thing is this telecaller tells me, that ICICI Lombard has recently been found to be the company with the highest claim paying capacity. Obviously. If you don't pay any claims, your capacity to pay them is going to be the highest.
Anyways, if I have to take it, I'll take it to consumer court and beyond. Atleast one fight, before we lose our faith in the system. We are the next generation of India, the educated, liberated intelligentia who can fight, who must fight. We can't take the easy way out, we must not.
Will keep you guys posted.
Just so that you know - new-borns, new ventures and blog entries don't go along very well. The former two take so much time and precedence that the latter, the bastion of your cherished literary ambitions, is left mal-new-writ-ioned, to say the least. Paradoxically though, the former two leave your life so eventful that, you can easily fill entries, if you find the time to do so.
To quote one, the other night, I was up most of the night (couldn't sleep so ended up doing some work in amidst a lot of surfing and slept at 6:00 AM). At around 6:30 AM, when kiddo woke up and was crying, I (allegedly, as per wife) murmured in my sleep something to the tune of "I have coded her so well, why is she crying ?" Gets you thinking doesn't it. A pilot after an exhausting flight in a similar situation would probably say "I landed her so well, why is she crying". A lawyer - "I filed her so well", P Chidambran "I GPLed the IPL so well", Sanjay Dutt "I got GPLed by SC so well", Mamta Banerjee "I screwed half of bengal so well", CPI(M) "We screwed the whole of Bengal so well", Arjun Singh "I screwed the next generation of India so well", Manmohan Singh "Sonia ji would know why she is crying, Let me go ask her"
Seriously, the election scene is so dismal and disappointing that I am worried for my country. I guess you are too, and to make matters worse, I believe that post election scenario would be a worse nightmare. I am ofcourse going to vote for I know the power of my vote very well. Every single time, without fail, the guy I voted for has lost the elections.
Coming back to apni life, our new product is coming along well. Its a SaaS based Sales Management/Accounting/CRM suite which should see the light of day in another month's time or so. The past week was left searching for a good domain name, and that was quite something in itself. Imagine, almost every single four letter word .com domain has been booked. At one time, I was typing without looking at keyboard and the site (LCFX.com, LCFK.com PIWO.com) was already registered. We are still looking and in case you've got a suggestion for a domain that's available, do let us know.
Another product currently under development is based around PDF forms based surveys and origination. That's still in development but should see pre-alpha fairly soon.
The best thing is that when you are running your own venture, you can run it as per your ideology. Its not something that you follow just because it came from headquarters 7500 miles away from you, from a set of guys you never met, never had a chance to discuss things with; even if you don't agree with it.
For example, help me understand this. Most companies have punished the hapless fresher. Offers were withdrawn, joining dates have been deferred and recruitment has been frozen for those without experience. And this is happening because the smart assess who are currently in the industry screwed up the economy. So the lame idiot, good for nothing, who got picked up during the high times, remains in the job with a hefty pay package but the new kid with significantly more talent, IQ and significantly less pay is left high and dry. I am not talking about it being unfair or fair, I am simply talking from a very practical viewpoint.
In any case, this year, we are only going to recruit freshers, fresh off the campus, no experience - mandatory.
And I shall very soon be back to showcase the amazing work these talented set of freshers would be doing, so watch out for this space.