Friday, October 20, 2006

Spreading Warmth in the lights of Deepavali.

Festivities of Diwali has a special significance in life of us Indians (the original Indians, not the mistaken). These are the days when the warmth and color in Indian hearts spreads across the landscape and the joy it brings along is dotted with tasteful cuisine and sound of fire-crackers.

So on the auspicious season of colours, sweets and lights…

…Best Wishes and Greetings from me and my family to you and your family.

Let the Lights of Diwali enlighten you, the Sweetness of Diwali bring joy to your life and those Colors of Diwali bring prosperity in your life.

PS: Now if you are one of those chair person, confined within your 6x6 cube for entire work day, please go easy on those sweets and for the hyperactive folks among you, please remember to play it safe (with firecrackers).

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Understanding Marketing.

I had lost in touch with my blog and writting skills, so after some pondering, I thought I should return to my humor stream. This one is a rated A... so folks who might take it as offence for content, you can pass this blog.

There are times here or India that you are just pushed to buy products, sometimes it is fun if the products are gadget, but sometimes the sales folk just seems like PITA.

But yet we all do have friends who work in the dreaded profession. So how exactly would you distinguish which stream of Marketing your friend is, so here is a sample scenario which might help you determine, what exact stream of marketing your friend is from.

So you enter a party and your friend approaches this fabulos girl at party and tell her ... "I'm fantastic in Bed" ....and you should deduce that your friend is from Direct Marketing team.

Now if you are party and your friends asks you to go and speak with girl and request to point him and tell her that ... he is Fantastic in bed .... thats advertising industry man.

If your friend manages to get the girls number and next day happen to call her next day and say ... "Hi, I'm fantastic in bed." .... now this fellow is from Telemarketing person.

Now if your friend meets this fabulous girl, he sobers up to her, displays his finest chivalry and etiquets.. and while at parting after partying says ... "Hi, I'm fantastic in bed." .... Then this man has to be a Public Relations Person.

Finally if at this party all the girls walk to him and mutter within themselves ... "I hear he is fantastic in bed." ... then my friend he has Brand Recognition and must be A Brand Manager.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Eccentric Confessions.
On the days when your mind has a Blogger’s block and when your brain doesn’t seems to find anything to write about, getting tagged is kind of helpful.

Arch had me tagged asking me to write six weird stuff that I do. Now asking a weirdo about crazy things he does, is a simple question, but for weirdo to come-up with his best six crazy things is tough.

But this is an attempt.

#6. Procrastination @ work: I will probably explain this some other time.

#5. Playing video games: I just don’t want to grow out of comic books and video games..

#4. Looking at weighing scale: Every morning I stand on scale and wonder, when it would read below 170 lbs.

#3. Watching Antique Road show: I get solid kicks watching old junk from someone’s closet on PBS.

#2. Trying to get rid of my nose hair: I hate the growth of foliage right in my nostrils, so every morning I spend almost five minutes clearing them.

#1. Start and End my work in my Pajama: The first thing I do after I get up every morning is switch on my laptop and check my office mail and daily schedule and last thing I do before I sleep is check my office mail. Not that I am workaholic, but I have strange urge every day, even on holidays.

There are probably many other hidden talents in me, but I have to discover myself completely.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Business Travel

Now if I tell you that I had an opportunity of a business trip with a charming lady and get to spend few days in a room with another four beautiful ladies, you might doubt my character and some of you might even call me lucky. Believe me even though the ladies made plans to sabotage my reputation, I stayed true.

Organizations around world are pushing for diversity and women empowerment. In that room I felt the idea had gone a little too far, but I wasn’t complaining, why should I? However, I should admit that I was amazed at the intelligence and sense of humor possessed by these ladies, in whose company I had been in past few days.

While I am relishing on my last trip, ladies have already planned my next trip. The challenge is to explain these trips to my wife.