Saturday, November 27, 2010

Trying to figure out!!!!!

Most of the people who read this blog are quite aware about my profession, and those who are not might have known after reading the earlier posts that i am a recruitment consultant (hey guys!!! don't get bored by the mention of that thing again & again, the post is about something else).

During the course of my training i was suppose to interact with lots of industry people, carrying out some kinda research on companies  and all. I made many friends doing all that, some who were searching for jobs, some who were interested in knowing current trends in industry, some wanted jobs for there friends ,relatives etc.

This post is dedicated to one such person i met during that time( need to give him a pseudo name, since "X" got used up last time, lets keep it "Y", i have a maths background afterall.!!!!). So continuing the story, now u will think why to write specially about him, if there are so many of them, the reason to this is that probably he is one of the most unpredictable personalities i ve ever met in my life, and the kind of acquaintanceship that i share with him is totally different from anything i have had earlier.

"Y" helped me out in doing research on the company he was working in, and he helped me with all possible info, and that too besides the fact that he was nowhere looking for a job, had never met me, never talked to me, didn't knew me at all. The simple reason that he gave me was, that, "i know how it is when you are in your training periods and all, i have also gone through that." and i was like: hmmm!!!!!! impressive.:)

Later on we used to chat casually ,and one thing that i found different in him was that unlike the others, who keep on eulogizing stuff about gals they talk to, he used to actually critisize me( i know he is not gonna agree to this point!!!!), but it used to make me feel as if i am with some of my old school buddies, who ll  find wrong things about you so correctly, all for your good of course. "Y" as i said has always been a confusing personality for me, he was sometimes rude,sometimes helpful,sometimes came across as a thorough professional and sometimes very immature (Who says, girls are difficult to understand!!!!). But then no denying the fact that he helped me genuinely and every possible time that i had asked him to(but not expected to), and all this sitting some distant country, far from India :)

So crux of all is that there are strange people and stranger ways of meeting them.You never know who out of the blue gonna come and help you out of your problem ( Sounds as if there are shaktimaans' roaming around the world.;) )I don't know if i can call "Y" a friend, or its a bit early for that,whatever, one thing is for sure, it has been great knowing a person like him ,coz i always thought whether i understand anything else about him or not, at least i know, he is one of those "friend in deed , friend indeed" types.

Hope to meet many more such interesting personalities in my professional life ahead!!!!

PS: Hope there are less criticisms coming from "Y" this time. ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010


It is so common with most of us to make presumptions about things, events and people, based on our experiences, peer talks and info from other mediums. We tend to be judgmental about how a particular person would react in a situation , how  a thing would shape up in near future and lots of similar stuff. Being a recruitment consultant i usually chat around with people all round the day, they are all telephonic conversations that means i don't get to see the person i am interacting with. But at times i do get to see and meet some of them, and those are the times i ve seen my presumptions turning to be awfully wrong, so sometimes they come as a pleasant surprise and at times total shock.

                                      Today also i met a guy i had been interacting from last one month (will refer to him as 'X'), X was a Noida based candidate ,so the official meeting could take place only when he came down to Bangalore. From last one month while talking to him , there were these mental pictures i had made of him (Embarrassed to say this, but most of it was bad, and that too big time), but but but, i am glad he proved me wrong in all sense. Me and one of my colleague ,both of us were quite taken aback by the way he presented himself (Please don't get me wrong, this post is not about my newest crush or something!!!! ). He actually made me wonder about how poor our judgments at times can get.And its not just about people we have not met, even for people we don't care to know much about, and intentionally create a wall between, and possibly blocking the way to a potentially fruitful relationship.

Its still a long way for me before my premonitions can prove to be right, humans are at the end of the day the most complex of all species, and till that time, i guess i would love to undergo lot more pleasant surprises like today.

  P S : Special thanks to "X " for being my subject of the blog post and of course for coming across as a pleasant surprise :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Worth the wait

Was home on Diwali, after a wait of 5 months. Hmmmmmmmmm , just can't put in words the kind of feeling i had. The excitement of goin home ,meeting friends, doing masti with cousins, talking with ma & papa, simply amazing. I have never been this far from my home nytime, so the kind of experiences i had on this diwali were definitely special and deserved to be mentioned here.
Its certainly true that u realize the worth of people when u are away from them, so did i. These 5 months apart from other things actually made me realize who all are the special ppl in my life. About family ofcourse u know that u mean a lot to them, but friends, they make you realize this by doin small small stuff  specially for you.
Now i will come straight to the point to testify the above said things. I was goin home after 5 months( i guess i ve mentioned it umpteen number of times, tht shows my desperation to be back home) so decided to give all my friends a call nd see hw many i manage to meet.I was not expecting much coz everyone was busy with their jobs and stuff, and had other plans as well, but to my surprise all (believe it or not) of them whom i called actually made sure that they meet me. Some of them postponed their dates, got tatkal reservations done, some managed to ask their managers  fr leaves nd be their for as less as 2 days, some of them were sick still made a point to meet, all this and more made me feel so lucky to ve them.

But along with it comes the feeling which sometimes makes me worried , these are the people who are ready to go any length for you, it makes you so much responsible towards them, towards the relationship you share with them. You always need to make sure that the way they are always there for you, you also always lend them the hand whenever its needed, the way you don't ve to think twice before asking them for a favour they should also see you as a source of constant and unending support, the way you can be urself in their presence ,they should also find your company that comfortable.

So much to do it seems , but then actually when you talk about friendship all the things above summarize it. This all happens unknowingly, you just don't need to put in any extra conscious efforts for it.Having said that, i also believe that true and real friendship is hard to find and a thing to treasure for a lifetime. I am blessed to have friends like this and hope everyone gets as lucky as i am in friendship

Below are some lines i read somewhere, and would like to dedicate to all my dear and lovely friends, just wanted to tell you all, life would have been miserable without you ppl.


Bcoz....... they smile
Bcoz....... they understand just by luking into your eyes
Bcoz....... they finish your sentences before you cud
Bcoz....... they know you better than you know urself
 Bcoz....... u r nt afraid of being urself with them
Bcoz....... whatever u do together becomes a memory
.Bcoz....... they know your deepest secrets
Bcoz....... you dont need to explain nythin, they just know
Bcoz....... they wud do nythn to get you out of trouble
Bcoz....... they make you laugh harder than nyone else
Bcoz....... you can trust them
Bcoz....... they believe in their dreams ,no matter hw silly they may seem

Bcoz....... they luv you for who you really are....................

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