Monday, January 21, 2008

Srinagar Trip

I recently the got the opportunity to visit my Srinagar. This happened to be my first visit to the land of my ancestors in over 20 years. Though I was a bit apprehensive about the insurgency, the call of my homeland was too overwhelming for such trivialities like blasts or shootouts.

December is certainly not the best of times to be in Srinagar. Its cold to say the least and those in for skiing can head upcountry to Gulmarg which boasts of perhaps the best sking conditions in this part of the world.

Well that was my plan too, atleast for the duration I was working. One day into my 'sabbatical' and I got a call from my boss quizzing about my whereabouts. Duty beckoned and I was back in Delhi with a heavy heart and a promise of coming back soon. Though I hardly got a day, I did manage to shoot some of these

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The year gone by !!

Holy frkin shit ! Almost a year gone without posting anything. I must admit I feel guilty about not being regular... out of plain laziness...what else.

The past year bears sufficient testimony to the same. Let me try and capture some instances

1) I joined the Regional Masonic Lodge and after some time stopped attending the

2) I joined Landmark Forum's Introduction Leaders Forum and stoped going there

too :)
3) I took up atleast three content development projects and finally finished in almost

4 months (a 3 day job each at the most)
4) I have not yet applied to ISB even though collegues inspired by my inclinitaion

towards it
have successfully applied and gone through the interviews as we speak( maybe

next year)
5) I have developed a unique hobby called 'buying books'. In the last 6 months I have

spent an average of 4k/month on this. I conveniently forget to read them
6) I bought a fancy priced 12 gear sports bicycle as a smarter and fun way of

shedding flab. My mom uses it more than I ever did... for drying towels and other
misc laundry

The irony of life is that towards the end of the year I developed and conducted a training program on ' Planning & Prioritization' for a huge client and got a 4.7 feedback on a scale of 5.

Last heard I am consulting a few medicos to get this silly grin surgically removed off my face.