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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A friend from school once asked me (in a 'get together' of sorts), "Why do you have to use such a dicey name in Facebook? If you haven't done anything wrong what's there to hide?"

To that Dear friend, I have nothing to hide. But I don't like surveillance engines, simple as that. Do you know what the future might bring? Some 70+ years ago, people were systematically persecuted/exterminated because they were Jews, homosexuals, or gypsies or 'HAD VIEWS'. In the same context, I could be persecuted tomorrow for ranting about Modi's riots or how the Central BJP government did nothing about graham staines killing in Orissa or how Mukesh Ambani is eating India away etc etc

There have been so many different kinds of people who have been discriminated/exterminated/killed  against for so many different reasons throughout history and it still occurs today.

When you really think about it, it becomes clear that there's actually no reason to leave anything on a social network site after a certain point in time because no one sees it or they rarely see it. It just sits there waiting for someone to see it out of context and then it can cause you a LOT of trouble.

Wish I could move to the hills, live in a cave and....just sit there!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

I'm always there in the 'so called' weekly meetings and here's how our CTO (google, nokia, MS alumni and the shabang) literally kills our software engineers - he's an awesome person BTW.

Some adjectives/sentences:
  • "I'm not going to be fired because I have incompetent engineers in my team. Do you understand that?"
  • "Brilliant"
  • "Am dissapionted"
  • "Am happy"
  • "Why do we need to restart Jboss every time? I'm there with S...and this is a hotel which hosts Brad Pitt and the like. Why the fuck isn't our STB and App still having issues?"
  • "We are not running an Aam Aap Aadmi party here. C'mon guys what the hell are we doing here?"
  • I give him the, "Well, this should be done by next week" :D and Mr CTO says: "NO! I don't want a 'Well', I want to know a Yes or NO?"
  • To someone from Hyderabad who is going for his weekly leave: "Look S, I appreciate you are going home for holidays (match making). But can you assure me that this build isn't fucked up?"
Some CTO's are just admirable...Our man here is ruthless :))

He's a Tamil BTW, perfectionists to the core! :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mahni chanchin leh ngaihtuahna "sawi chhuah vak" hi ka peih zawng ani tawh lo e.

/Not interested in 'this' blogging thing anymore, it was good while it lasted...Hohoho! I guess it was just a fad :)

So dear visitor,

Merry Christmas!!

Best

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Strange Woman

R came down with a bunch of his friends this Tuesday. As wifey isn't here, so my house is kind of a 'hang-out' place for them - well, I don't mind. After finishing the beer that R brought, we went out for a drive to play pool, all the way to Salt Lake. As the manager put it "..the only club/bar in calcutta where you can smoke and drink."
Oh well.
Once there, our friend Scott (let's call him that) got engaged with a group of ladies from Xaviers, who more than welcomed him. Being a bachelor, we just let him be. From the look of his face, I knew he was irritated with the blaring bollywood music in the background and all I could see was him shouting at her ears.

A few minutes later, they parted, and he joined us.

Scott: "Strange woman...ajeeb ladki hai, bhaav dikha rahi hai"

Me: "What happened?"

Scott: "Well, I asked her where she was from and she said 'THE US'...some NRI crap, you know. Well Jimmy., just to have my own trip, I asked her 'what part of India is that?' and she kind of looked at me funnily and said South India"

Me: Okay

/I had a good laugh nonetheless

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Turning 30...it IS special

Spent most of the night alone. Went to a club with R, played pool with his boring friend...Talked to Nepali Raja and Captain - All that 'Nepali' could tell me was about the @#$% that's happening in Kathmandu - yeah, his Dad was a Mayor in Kathmandu.
"You guys are fucked up and how come you allowed these 'so-called' elite in Kathmandu exploit those folks in the villages?"

"Jimmy, I don't want to talk about it now. Just call me in this number..ok?"
Lots of developments:

Rupen is married - LOL (Love you bro, miss your company a lot! - the authentic Mizo stuff is still on the way) :D

An announcement: As Insi put it, this would 'probably' be the last birthday that I 'might' celebrate as a non-parent. Yeah right, Ateii's pregnant.

Missed the presence of Dad and Ateii a lot on my birthday.

For Dad (from Kolkata)
...

Monday, May 04, 2009

HOME

This happens - always! I come back from a vacation/holiday, enter my apartment, and I end up asking, "Is this home? Is this where I belong?" Whenever I go for my vacations - that could be going back to saddi dilli, or going to a place called 'home' in Aizawl. Since 1999, I've been moving around - Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Chennai, now Kolkata. Yeah, Microsoft - Beijing was another call. All I end up asking myself is "Where do I belong?"

What is HOME? Where is it? Am I a Delhiite? Is my home in a place called Mizoram? Thanks to someone, I happened to hear of a THING called Third Culture Kids. Am I one? I think so. I'm just a misfit everywhere, be it Delhi, Mizoram or Pune. Gosh, I shudder at the thought of having my kid being as confused as I am.

Off topic blabber - I go home on vacation to our good ol' house in Rohini or say Aizawl. My thoughts meander at one thing - the cobbler is still there, the barber has a new 'machine', the 'General store' owner who used to sell some cheap Deo(s) now sells 'parfums', and the errant and loud Dilli neighbour is still there. Nothing, NOTHING has changed but what have I noticed is, I have changed and it is ME who has changed. I look at the place differently . I look at all of it so differently. Gypsy for life?

Friday, March 13, 2009

WTF, are we celibate???

I come home after a ****d up skype meeting with L (U.K) , P (Hungary) , H (Romania) and R (U.S) - R is the guy who's the big boss. My ******g 40 page proposal for the documentation process was rejected.

So I reach home...

Wifey: "My dear chu a hah em?"

Jimmy: *grumble* *grumble*

Jimmy: *takes off his shirt, settles down, opens the laptop and continues the skype meeting* as MomNomNom-in-law , wifey, and Becky watch "THE" Animal Planet.

Few seconds later...

Wifey: "Would you mind telling the folks at your blog that 'IT' didn't happen?"

Jimmy: "You mean, I tell them that we don't have sex?"

Love you dearness! :))