Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The influence of Bangalore Life!!!

There were 4 close friends studying in 12th standard. One day, they decided they will discontinue their education immediately after the 12th and do some job in Bangalore. Bangalore is a fast growing city. So they thought they will definitely get job. We will make our parents also agree to this.

Now exams are over. 3 of them continued their studies as they listened to their parent's advice that they can get a very good job once they finish their graduation. But the remaining 1 thinking that other 3 will follow A came to Banagalore and joined a job in some reputed Bank. Its the job of the consultant who approach ppl asking to take loans from them. A is just 17yrs.

OK by reading the above story many of you might have had different thoughts. One might have thought A is brilliant, or A shouldn’t have done so etc etc.. The salary what A is earning is not even sufficient for her hostel rent.. How can she survive in this city where cost of living is going high day by day? She still has time to think n act or listen to her parents.. But NO. She doesn’t want to study any more.. Nor think what can be done! Just doesn’t want to loose the 4K being earned currently. The person who has been roaming around in shopping malls, buying whatever comes to mind n njoying life now doesn’t want to listen to anyone and do whatever comes to mind!!

Garden city, Silicon city, pensioner’s paradise (once upon a time)!! Many *tag names*. Is it possible for any non-bangalorean to imagine how the life style here can influence a new comer? I came to this place almost 2 yrs ago. Not that I came for the first time. I was a visitor till then. Now I'm living in Bangalore. I hear people telling how the city has changed over the years. Along with that, it has changed the lifestyle of Banagloreans as well. I agree to the point that Change should be acceptable.

When I had to leave my hometown and come to Bangalore, I had to listen to a lecture from my parents about how I should be, what I should do, what I should not. There were a list of standing instructions. Then I felt why are they so worried? Don't they have confidence on their daughter, is it soo difficult to manage alone etc etc. Now I realize the value of that when I see one of my hostel mate who came to Bangalore when I came and the changes in her lifestyle, thoughts etc etc.. :) This may not be true with all, but still…. !!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My Life in Bangalore during Weekends..

After a long long time, I had to stay back during this weekend in B'lore. Reason: Office :( 2nd May was declared holiday to make that a long weekend. So today is a working day. Who will come and work on any saturday unless someone has a deadline to finish n hectic schedule.

I seriously don't have any work today. Doing Full Time Pass (FTP). Not many ppl in office. No mails.. :P Thats the biggest boring part ;) During week days, every 10 mins there will be a pop-up from my outlook. I curse them Bcoz I cant finish my work reading those mails.. :P

I have read all my friends blog. The height of joblessness, I read all old posts from my own blog. I ate head of all my friends who were online. I never knew this would be the case. Hah n tomo! what do I do is the next question?? All my friends happily in mysore :) Few attending some coaching classes.. So should find out some crazy n creative ways to do timepass.. Coz I hate going to shopping malls which will be crowded.. :( Poor me :(


Ah, never knew life in B'lore during weekends will be soo boring!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tagged...

1. LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER

Aramane, a stupid kannada movie. Except the photography, didn't like anything :)

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?


It's a been a long time after a read a book.


3. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?


Chess

4. FAVORITE MAGAZINE?


Outlook, Balamangala :)


5. FAVORITE SMELLS?

Smell of Rain

6. FAVORITE SOUND?

Chirping of birds, rain

7. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?

Breach of trust

8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE?

Why did the sun rise so early? ;)


9. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?

A small Idli shop near market in Mysore :)


10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?

Kshitij, Smrithi,

11. FINISH THIS STATEMENT. "IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I'D...?

Start an old age home


12. DO YOU DRIVE FAST?

Nope :-P


13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?

No. It will be in my cupboard

14. STORMS-COOL OR SCARY?

Scary

15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?

Yet to buy one..

16. FAVORITE DRINK?
MintLime

17. FINISH THIS STATEMENT, "IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD .....

Do some crazy things.

18. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?

whats that?

19. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?

I want it to be Black itself..

20. NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN.

Mysore & Bangalore

21. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?

Basket Ball

22. ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU.

Very good at heart

23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?

My diary

24. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?

Yes definitely :)

25. MORNING PERSON, OR NIGHT OWL?

Both

26. OVER EASY, OR SUNNY SIDE UP?

Neither



27. FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX?

My hometown


28. FAVORITE PIE?

hmm difficult one..


29. FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

Chocolate


30. OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU TAGGED THIS TO, WHO'S MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?

Dhanya..
:)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Back stage work.. Awesome!! :)

Great Arrangements, superb stage, Performance by kids, youngsters, fireworks, dinner n then disco..


What am I talking about? Any guess? Dont think that I'm talking about some reality show I might have watched in TV..


Guess what? You can't.. :) Let me tell u. NSN celebrated its first year B'day 'Milan 08' on 4th April, 08. The preparation for this mega event had started three months earlier. I wanted to be part of the performers as last year. But how? where? No I didn't know.. Is it on stage? back stage? In-front of the stage? seriously no idea. But that enthu of participating was high enough for me to do something unusual than my routine :)


It all started like this. I didnt want to take part in dance as previous year. My hectic project schedules didnt allow me for practice.. I kept on telling my best buddy in office if I can help him out in anything.. His name will be the buzz word in office during such cultural event organizing and all other stuff.. He is such a creative creature on this earth :D The next moment I was part of the Public Relations team for the event, which manages creating posters for the event, online magazines, countdown posters, organizing run-up events for the D-day and many such activities.. It was fun working with that new team, new group of ppl and the major highlight was, entirely a different work than what I do as my routine.


The team members spent time, after office hours to design posters, stage design etc etc n had nice fun too.. Few of them did night outs also. :D There were run-up events like treasure hunt, queen of sheeba, wardrobe malfuntioning etc for the employees to participate and win some prizes! As the D-day was nearing, everyone in the team right from management became more n more serious listing down the responsibilities to be taken on D-day n assigning it to someone who can handle it well.


Here comes the D-day!! Yes it was 4th Apr, 08. Venue was sheesh Mahal, Palace grounds, Bangalore. Can you guess where I was on that day? I was in the Audio-video console right infront of the stage. That was the day when I realized how much background work is required for an event to be successful! Audience just sit at the back for about 2-3 hours and give their comments good n bad on all the events and just go. Even I myself have done that many times. But that day I realized how many ppl have to put their efforts, creativity to make an event successful.


We had a script with us which contained details about what would happen on stage right from the beginning till the end. Every moment, changing the background score, animations, some intro ppt, spot light position, automated camera movement, sound adjustment, LCD content, AV screen display, crystal set-up etc etc.. was being handled by so many people there with the co-ordination of few more at the back stage!! It was the team work and the creativity which made all these happen.


Great Minds behind Milan 08


Finally, it was my happiest moment when Mr.Hans, the DC B'lore head gave me a handshake for being part of the organizing team and said 'well done!'.It was the last part of 'Milan 08' (on stage). Whenever my friend Ms.PP told happily that she spoke to her company CEO or gave handshake, I always asked her whats so great in that? That moment I remembered her on the stage and realized how she might have felt at that moment.. It was a very good experience n learning all together. Felt like sharing it with u all..


And most important thing, Thanks to my best pal Mr. AB who motivated me to be part of this n gave me an opportunity.. !!! :)


~ Cheers,
Sady :)