Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts: Day 8

Day 8 Start Fresh

Yesterday it rained heavily, atmosphere cooled down, there was pleasant cool breeze mixed with primal scent of earth. But today sun is out and it's hot again!

So don’t rest on your laurels of past, yes there are important, but it is even more important that you start fresh today!

Monsoon Thoughts: Day 7

Day 7 Surroundings

During hot summer when it rains in neighboring areas your area also benefits from it as you get cool breeze, groundwater levels increase and water reservoir increase

So make sure your team, friends, family and people around you, are successful and happy for your own benefit!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts: Day 6

Day 6 Uncertainty

Just before rain, environment gets hot and humid. Sometimes it will be unbearable, but it is required and necessary step to rain.

Elephantine clouds assemble. The cloudy sky darkens, the air pressure dropping. Sky darkens; Tension builds up, can't wait for the rain to start. Feel short of breath! Gusts of wind, lightening followed by huge thunder. Windows rattle! First rain drops. More rain. Yes Oh Yes! Relief at last. After rain, everything so green; hills, parks, side walks turn to green. Birds singing everywhere. Gratitude abounds.

In your life, in most uncertain and testing time, keep yourself positive and reward yourself with great results!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts : Day 5

Day 5 paper boats

Paper Boats
Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running stream.
In big black letters I write my name on them and the name of the village where I live.
I hope that someone in some strange land will find them and know who I am.
-- By Rabindranath Tagore

Somewhere, somehow, someone may benefit from your goodwill and good work. May this thought keep you afloat in the sea of hope and against storm of criticism, pessimism and in the time of adversity.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts : Day 4

Day 4 Rainbow & Partnership

Rainbows are formed when rain and sun are out at same time and are together. Both are individually are not capable of creating a rainbow. Partnership is such a beautiful thing that it can produce rainbows. Synergy of a team can produce wonderful results.

Partnership is not limited to office work, it can happen right at home, among friends, between husband and wife, father and son…

This monsoon, May you have many meaningful partnerships and see many rainbow like results.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts : Day 3

Day 3 Cycles

In hot sun water evaporates, clouds are formed. Cool breeze brings them down. There is no miss in cycle. Still every time it rains it is beautiful. In all cyclic, apparently redundant activities there should be some meaning.

God bless me with perseverance.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts : Day 2

Day 2 Proof

I wanted to hear you, there was a thunder
I wanted to see you there was a lightening
I wanted to feel you there was a cool breeze
I wanted to touch you there was rain!

Ah! People ask for proof. God bless them all!

P.S: I hear children singing

I hear Thunder, I hear Thunder,
Oh don’t you? Oh, don’t you?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts

Monsoon Thoughts

Day 1 Wish

I can’t start the rain
I can’t stop the rain
All I can do is, Enjoy!
Rain or sunshine…

Don’t worry about things you can’t control or change. Learn to see things as they are. Accept people as they are. First and foremost accept yourself as you are. This monsoon discover, rediscover your originality. May monsoon rains wash away all the worries and bring loads of happiness in you and around you!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rahul Dravid's IPL Diary

Rahul Dravid's IPL Diary
April 26 2010
Mumbai 12:14 AM

Last night was a big day! We played IPL final with Mumbai Indians. I should write down some thoughts in diary to relieve my self from the agony and shame.

We started well with Jack Kallis and Manish opening. We lost Manish in 4th over. As ball was swinging and there was bit of moisture in the surface, Anil and Jenny decided to send me at No. 3.

13.5 Zaheer was the bowler, ball pitched middle and off, moving away, I played cover drive, to my horror I edged it. Ball went through slips. Four runs. In front of Jack I felt ashamed. I met him in middle, looked at him apologetically. He patted me and said my front foot should have been 3 cms closer to ball.

14.3 Malinga to Jack. Pitched on off stump and moving away. Jack played perfect cover drive, straight from coaching book, it was beautifully executed. Yeah straight to fielder, No runs, but what a shot! What a class! Appreciated him in the strategic time out, he politely smiled. What a class! What a man! In cover drive first there is God then Jack Kallis. What a class act!

18.4 Zaheer was bowling his fourth and last over. We need more runs. Ball pitched on middle and leg and straightened. I knew it and had lot time to play my shot. Played leg glance. Mistimed it, ball hit back of the bat and run through slip corridor. Four Runs. Oh God whats happening! Today must be very bad for me! I was not able face Jack when I met him in the middle of the pitch. Weakly smiled at him, he sympathetically smiled and said with South African accent “Sometime it happens”. But I could see disbelief in his eyes. I thought I must be completely out of form L

After the match, I asked Jenny for net at 6:00 AM. He was little hesitant. After second request he agreed. Still I could see Jenny was little puzzled. Jack readily agreed to bowl in nets.

After couple of net sessions I should be alright. Still I feel very bad when I think of 13.5 and 18.4.
Its getting late I should go to bed now as I have to get up early tomorrow.

I hear few guys partying and celebrating. I think it should be Mallya Junior, Robin and Virat.

Yeah we won IPL III edition. But still memory of 13.5 and 18.4 make me very uncomfortable. I should get some sleep before net.

Tonight I will not sleep with bat, I am angry!

Finals Score Card:
Royal Challengers Bangalore

----------------------------- Runs Balls Fours Sixes

Jack Kallis Not out ---> 85 52 12 3

Manish Pandey B Zaheer ---> 27 14 4 1

Rahul Dravid Not out ---> 115 54 16 5

Extras (lb 8, w 6) 14
Total (1 wickets; 20 overs) 241

Mumbai Indians
-----------------------------Runs Balls Fours Sixes
ST Jayasuriya lbw b Steyn ---> 2 2 0 0
SR Tendulkar* b Vinay Kumar ---> 55 25 4 3
AP Tare† c Pandey b Kallis ---> 9 10 2 0
SS Tiwary b Kumble ---> 25 21 3 0
AT Rayudu c †Boucher b Vinay Kumar ---> 3 4 0 0
DJ Bravo lbw b Vinay Kumar ---> 1 2 0 0
R Sathish c Dravid b Steyn ---> 24 22 3 0
KA Pollard c Kohli b Steyn ---> 21 19 1 1
Harbhajan Singh c Kallis b Kumar ---> 4 6 0 0
Z Khan not out ---> 23 9 3 1
Extras (lb 10, w 4) 14
Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 181

Disclaimer: Author of this bit is a big fan of Rahul Dravid and Jack Kallis. Support RCB in IPL seasons

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Well Thought!

Ram, the successful PM in reputed MNC has a good reputation of handling and managing stake holders. I had opportunity to work with him closely and was impressed by the way he handled tough or negative stake holders.

Whenever some unreasonable demands were raised or silly comments were made. Ram would calmly reply “Sure Gentlemen! That’s well thought. I will evaluate and come back to you” then he would decline or reject there requests more methodically by meeting them privately at their office.

I was amazed by his coolness. Once I asked him “Ram, you almost always use that expression ‘well thought’ for really silly and unreasonable questions/demands. Any special reason behind that phrase?”

Ram smiled at me and said “Oh! That’s little secret between me & my mentor, well in ‘well thought’ means ‘frog in the well’… “

After that I got that expression into my system.

Disclaimer : Author is PMP certified and honorable member of PMI. Does not endorse any ideas or views that contradict PMI code of professional conduct and ethics