1 year with the new job

Today I completed 1 year with the new job and in Delhi also. I joined here on 16-Oct-2006. I remember, had attended a friend’s marriage in Chandigarh on 15th Oct, then left for Delhi at midnight and reached here by morning. Then quickly got ready for office and reached there, well within time to join πŸ™‚ At that time, I had not much idea about Delhi, one of the metro (& so complex) cities in India.

Time goes really fast. Cant even feel that 1 year is gone. I miss my old days. Chandigarh is one of the best place to live on this planet πŸ™‚

Sidhu

It has been…

It has been long time since I posted something. So thought about writing something at least. Posting requires time & concentration. My office days are just too busy and tiring. Monday to Friday is like leaving at 8:30 and coming back at 8:30 & moreover travelling in Delhi is just too much. Both the times (while going & coming back) you are stuck in heavy traffic and can’t do anything other than sweating and waiting πŸ™ Its not very good to do all this stuff in office so only saturday sundays are the days to handle all this, taking rest, going for some outing and watching some movie (if there is some good release, like this time it was Shootout at Lokhandwala). It was so good in Chandigarh where my office was 10 mins (if the only light that came my way was Red, otherwise just 8 mins) away from my home and almost same while coming back in the evening. Here it takes more than an hour to reach office (that too sweating and tired) and even more while coming back. So you are hardly left with any energy to do something productive. Just trying to adjust to this atmosphere and start doing something useful daily πŸ™‚

Sidhu

Rab khair kare…(God have mercy…)

Today when I reached office and opened my mail there was one forwarded mail having subject something like “scary don’t open it, if you have a weak heart”. Well, I opened it and had just scrolled down a little, and came to know that these were the photographs of some girl, who committed suicide in some mall in Bangalore, by jumping from 13th floor. I couldn’t scroll down, even after 2nd photo. It was so horrible, perhaps, her head bashed against the floor and you know, it ………Well, don’t know how much trouble she was in, who had to take such a drastic step. Too bad on his part who composed this mail. This is no fun.

After looking at 1 or 2 photos, I was like disturbed for whole of the day.

Sidhu

University Life…

I used to fancy becoming an Engineer, when I was in 8th standard. That `day dream` came true when in June 2000, I took admission in Computer Engineering in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. In our first year, we were not allotted hostels due to lesser number of rooms being available for first year students. So we had to look accommodation outside. In mid of first year, we got a room in the hostel and moved there. This was for the first time that I was having the experience of hostel life (one should at least once enjoy hostel life, as they say). Those were the best times. Our room was popularly known as dharamshala where in the evening there will be some things happening for sure: cards, music and tea & samosa. Everybody who wanted to enjoy all this would come to our room πŸ™‚

(I am skipping the names here, due to the fear of missing someone πŸ™‚

After completion of second year we decided to leave the hostel and go for rented accommodation. We were four people Bhagwant, Me, Pavneet & Vaibhav (in alphabetical order :). We rented a 3 room accommodation and started living there. Finally we brought our PCs from home. And then started that little technology network. We went out to computer market to buy all the technical equipment required to setup a network of 4 PCs. We got a 8 port hub, LAN cards and cables. Then started the mission to setup everything & making all PCs ready for sharing music and playing games. It took a lot as everybody was almost doing it for the first time. Finally after 2 days of fight or so everything was `on the rocks`. We used to have those never ending muliplayer sessions of NeedForSpeed (one of my favorite games when it comes to racing). After sometime we got another game from somewhere called Project IGI. Then started the real hard work to complete it. It was a FPS & strategy game having 14 levels. Now we two (me & Vaibhav) were crazy about IGI and wanted to go upto last level. I remember, we spending hours (during exams :P) and doing real hard work to complete it (the problem with this game was that there were no intermediate saves, it will save the whole level only, when you cleared it πŸ™ Finally we finished it up to 13th level but could never clear the 14th level or finish the game, in other words πŸ™

More than half of the classmates used to come to our room and have all those multiplayer games sessions (only we know, sometimes how we had to listen to those lectures from Auntie πŸ™‚

Another interesting, unforgettable thing was our breakfast. We used to take 1 hour to get ready for University and before University we used to go to have breakfast. I still remember, at least half of the days (if not more πŸ˜‰ after having 2-3 gobhi paranthas and then Roohafza milk we used to start feeling sleepy. So come back in the room, play some ghazals and sleep πŸ™‚

And I can never forget to talk about mine & Vaibhav’s technical discussions and habits of screwing up ours PCs every new day. At times we used to go so deep that people around were in trouble that what the heck they were talking about πŸ™‚ We still discuss every kinda technology, new happs on WWW and everything else. But on gtalk, not face to face.

Those days will never come back. Now we 4 are far away from each other. I am in Delhi, Bhagwant is in Bangalore, Pavneet in Hyderabad and Vaibhav in Dehradun. One good thing is that Bhagwant is coming to Noida. So once again after 3 years, we will be staying together πŸ™‚

Sidhu

Delhi Unki Jaan…

Had heard a lot about Delhi. Things like Delhi meri jaan & Delhi dil walon ki. I was well settled in the city beautiful, Chandigarh (Mohali to be exact). But as Mr Fate had drawn the map I changed my job and landed up in Delhi. Along with above things had also heard about the life style of Delhi. It is very fast, hell lot of traffic, you have to be very attentive and all. But as they say you can’t enjoy heaven until unless you die yourself and have a trip πŸ˜‰

So my experience was going to start. Sorry to say it was bad indeed. If you ask me to summarzie – people are too selfish, mannerless and self oriented. And the biggest pity is that this is the case with each and everybody not any single individual. I saw in Metro. People don’t care about anything. Nobody reads the information boards, nobody listens to the announcements & to the worst this is the case with well educated people. Same is the case with buses. Daily I see people arguing about each and everything.Till today I have been looking for those people seeing whom you could say Delhi dil walon ki.

Sidhu