Sunday, March 24, 2013

Todavía te extraño

I believe Poems express feelings ... just as Music...
This is for someone I knew.....although she may not even read it....
I always try to convince myself that I don't miss you
And ask myself do you miss me too?
But I know  it doesn't matter cos it was  me who was being  silly
It was never your fault really...
All the times we spent together
To hear you talk about the  beautiful weather
I miss your smile
every once in a while....

A small conversation with you would make my day
Its so difficult to realise that you are away!
Was it love or just infatuation?
Well it just defines my dismal situation...
I'm thinking back on what happened in the past
It's true that time is flying by too fast
Wished the days never passed
Those wonderful memories still last...

Missing you is insane
Cos I know it will never be the same
I thought that things like these get better with time
But why is it that you are still in my mind...
I feel helpless so hopeless
Its like a door that never closes
I tried to move on, well that's what I thought I was supposed to
Still expect that u  miss me too, but you know u really don't need to...
I know its  simple to drop a text or to make a call
But there's something that's holding me back on
May be you moved on....or may be you are trying to
That doesn't stop me from missing you...
That's about everything I would like to say...
just remember forever in my heart you will stay!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mera Pehla Kaam!

I completed my first year at job.... *elated*
Yeah I love my job (Although my boss doesn't subscribe for this blog) but still....
Looking back I have a lot of good and bad memories behind me .This is just the post to express it all!

Lets see what I have learnt in the past year....
Apart from Microsoft Excel and Word, I have learnt a few more things!
I have learnt abbreviations FYI, PFA, EOD, TGIF, FYA, RIC... I have learnt "If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0". The saying " Karam karta ja fal ki chinta mat kar " is not applicable in IT industry. No matter how long you have been resolving an issue, there's always a guy who comes at your desk every now and then, gives that weird look and asks "Status kya hai??".
Questions like "Sir Leave ke baare me baat karni hai..." "Can I Leave early today ?" are very sensitive and should only be asked depending upon the mood of your boss. You may sit idle all day and think of going early.. an issue will arise just about the time when you decide to leave for the day. Pretending to work is a skill.

Team parties are not meant for gelling with colleagues, its an unofficial way of screwing you. Filling documents like "Performance management","Goal Setting" are the most boring things in the world. I would prefer creating a fake matrimonial profile instead. Fake Laugh when your boss cracks a joke is a compulsion. Its called 'work laugh'. Handsome salary is a Myth.
My respect for weekends has increased. My excitement for weekends is the same as a newly wed groom waits for his first night. There are days when I crib about my work and there are days when I have to literally drag myself out of my bed, fake a shower and rush to office just to save that one privilege/sick leave.
Here's wishing myself happy work anniversary!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mumbai Dabbawalas - Amazing Entrepreneurs!

I based my blog on my thoughts. So when something is on my mind for a while, I type it and publish it..
This time its about people who are delivering me tiffin for quite sometime now...'MUMBAI DABBAWALAS'.    
Waking up late, getting ready, reaching office and finding an excuse every now and then for being late. That's my story. No matter how late I reach, One thing which I find always on time is my tiffin. Red lights, traffic jams, pedestrian crossings,cruel weather nothing  stops Dabbawalas.
 Majority of us have heard about them, many of us depend on them, and yes they are indeed amazing with their work. Mumbai Dabbawalas are not employees but each one of them is a self-employed entrepreneur. They are equal shareholders in the Dabbawalas Trust. Its 115 year old business operation beats any of our current businesses in simplicity, low cost pricing, efficiency and values.
How do you recognise  Dabbawalas....
A Gandhi topi(cap), white/red  coloured cotton clothing and a bunch of tiffin boxes in their hands.

Some important stats
Average literacy rate: 85% are illiterate
Total area Coverage: 60 km
Employee strength: 5000
Number of Tiffin Boxes : 200000 ie, 400000 transactions per day.
Time taken : 3 Hrs
'NUTAN MUMBAI TIFFIN BOX SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION' is an organization which is SIX SIGMA and ISO 9001:2000 certified, fans like prince Charles and Richard Branson (Of virgin Airways), Ripley’s believe it or not and Guinness book of world Records registration
Things I learnt from Dabbawalas :

Pride towards their work:
 Although they earn just enough to fill their stomach there is a sense of pride and satisfaction  in them.
Discipline and time management :
Come what may you will never find dabbawalas late. No alcohol consumption during working hours, carry ID cards.

The entire system depends on team work and meticulous timing. Tiffin boxes are collected from homes between 7 am and 9 am, and taken to the nearest railway station. At various intermediary stations, they are hauled onto platforms and sorted out for area-wise distribution, so the single Tiffin box could change hands three to four times in the course of its daily journey.

 I have heard about people sending money or important documents in lunch boxes in early days when there was no electronic transfer.

Hard work
The amount of hard work of Dabbawalas is visible.  The fact that they still manage to wear a smile on their face is commendable.
 With this I would like to conclude by  thanking the Dabbbawalas for the unnoticed things they taught which I didn't realise before.