Sunday, January 31, 2010

Office Humor

It was a long weekend ahead.

Everybody in the office was going through motions mechanically, secretly rejoicing approaching long weekend. It was after long gap that national holiday had come.

Project Manager was planning to take his family out. He wanted it to be stress free. No calls from customer or from boss. He really looked forward for the break after a long gap.

Just to make sure everything is going fine and on track, he was talking to everyone and finding out status. Status was almost alright, almost! He had to talk to one last guy, who was on critical path. His work was important piece in ensuring completeness of work and delivery.

Developer always wore his attitude on his sleeves. Manager carefully started the conversation “Well…How are things going?”

“Well, I guess!” was prompt reply from developer.

“Will you be able to complete the task by 3 PM?” asked manager think of testing, release to production and adding his own buffer to it, professionally!

Developer shot up, wanting to go for coffee break and said “I will complete the task by the end of the day”.

Little annoyed by that answer, manager asked, “At what time your day will end?”

Developer was even more prompt in his reply “Whenever I complete this task!”

Dear reader,

What happened next? Is the question bothering you?

Both manager and developer spent their happy weekend in office.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Are you a game for writing contest?

Hi Fellas,

Here is challenge to your writing skills. Contest from Karadi Tales.


A story is waiting to be completed… It’s waiting for you!Here is an opportunity to become a published author with Karadi Tales! All you have to do is finish what we’ve started!

Here’s how it works. A renowned author has written the first half of a story for us… but we don’t know how it ends! Read the story and tell us what you think should happen next. Complete the story within 800 words and send it to us. Please note, the minimum number of words to qualify as a valid entry is 700.

The entries will be judged by an eminent panel of your favourite writers.

The three best entries will be published as an audiobook by Karadi Tales. And that’s not all! We also have a celebrated Indian icon waiting in the wings to lend voice to your story in the audio track!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Live a dog's life.

A child and a puppy, gods amazing creation
To them, no worries, life is always a celebration!

Little do they know challenges lie ahead
Its survival of fittest, for weak there is no bread

As seasons fly by, puppy becomes a dog
Child becomes a man, that’s an analog

Character of a dog does not change as per breed
Characterless man develops anger, hate and greed

Dog serves his master with affection and loyalty
Senseless man develops only hate and cruelty

Mercy of god, dog dies a sooner death
Sinner man never does realize his sins till the last breath

As compared to dog, what did the man achieve?
Never did any good, but always did deceive

Be it dog or a man, death is pertinent
After all he has done, did death bring anyone content?

I say, living life like a dog is more worthwhile
Cause, nothing is gained and nothing is lost when one travels the last mile.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Good afternoon…

Good afternoon…

After a stupendous lunch served with love
Afternoon nap followed…
Awakened by a buzz in the backyard,
Excitement filled up to the brim of my heart,
Would join the buddies in golden sunshine
Playing games with no names and rules
No winner, No loser! All filled with giggles!!
That was an afternoon just filled with a joy….
What an afternoon! Oh Boy!!
So soon it would be dusk
In company of stars and moon,
Merrily planning next afternoon
With no care or a worry…
Living in the world of no hurry
Now a grown up man
Sitting in an air-conditioned office
Glancing across the window for sunshine
I yearn for those days…
Oh God! Give me some sunshine
- VidyaShankar Harapanahalli