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Saturday, 25 May 2013

My dream car trunk

When I drive my OWN car, these are the things which will occupy the trunk:

1. A few bags: from polythene packets to gift bags.
2. A set of casual clothing (basically jeans and tee!)
3. A dressy top (for the spontaneous party plans)
4. A CRATE of Coke cans.
5. A bottle of perfume (summers suck!)
6. A spare charger and a set of earphones (both would be the lower quality ones!)
7. An umbrella or a cool pink polka- dotted raincoat! 
8. A watch (this one's JLT!)

No, my ambition in life isn't to be a vagabond. 
And yes, it will be a car, not a caravan!

PS: If you're my friend and you ever need me to come and receive you at the airport, warn me about the luggage you're carrying😉

Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Sporting Spirit

Came back home from work today, to a Saturday evening environment at home. My father, with his head popped against the wall, was watching the IPL cricket match, my mother sat close around, fiddling with her phone and the dining table was messed up with a wide array of things: from keys to fruits, bags to bottles and trays to books. 

I came, and added to the clutter. My tiffin, novel, bag and watch were added to the wide collection! Nibbling on a chocolate to satisfy my hunger, I sat beside my father and saw the last over of the Punjab vs Mumbai match. The last wicket was taken down by Gilchrist and it was a total face palm moment for the Mumbaikars

What I felt on seeing Gilchrist's victory moves, was way beyond a single IPL match. It was my first experience of cricket viewing for this season and just this one victory had my blood gushing and I pictured myself in Gilchrist's place, feeling the sudden gush of energy and adrenalin. No matter how lazy you are, no matter how little you love sports, the one thing which is universal is: the high and the kick you feel when you win!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

3 months at Zomato!

Yesterday, I completed three months of being employed and can proudly say I have been through as many cycles of learning experiences. As my probation ends, and the calendar takes the liberty to mark a milestone in my career, I sit back and think how life has changed over the last quarter. 

I have found a second home in my extremely cosy office, with the rest of my colleagues. I eat,drink and sometimes, even sleep, there. We find our comfort zones within the many walls of our office, and just settle in. 

While leaving home at a fixed time has become a habit, the lack of such a stipulation for my return does not upset me even a little. 

Before Zomato happened to me, I'd never care much about menus. Even in fine-dining places I'd order typical dishes which one would know by common sense. Dal Makhani at a North-Indian joint and Chili Garlic Noodles at a Chinese place. You still couldn't tag me as a boring person, because I would thoroughly enjoy the delicacies which were innovative platters, and off the beaten track. But you ask me to order something new, and I'd turn to my friends or my mother, and go by their choice entirely! The difference between then and now, is that, I am obsessed with menus now! I collect them. We prize them close to our hearts and we go to such and such extremes to get them.

Most importantly, the most significant change of all has been, to find people from diverse walks of life: meeting everyday at the same place, sharing the same space endlessly day after day and working in unison towards a common goal: May the Zomato flag fly high! #respect

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Buzzing Life!

In the 23 days that have passed between my last post and this one, a lot has happened and even more has changed.

Snow White is 3 weeks old, but is still as loved, cared for and looked after.

I am well into my 3rd month of service as Content Analyst at Zomato. This part of my life has seen most vivid sunrises and sunsets everyday. I've learnt immensely in my role, taken responsibility of newer tasks and adapted quite a lot with the Zoman culture of work and communications. 

I have officially, and fortunately, appeared for all exams and completed all formalities which form a part of my Graduation course. The results are due, and until then I am not a certified Graduate, but I trust myself to do well. Nonetheless, these exams are over and with this I draw an end to studies and no academic strings will be attached to me for a long time from now, which in all honesty, makes me happy!

I have become a member at a new-found library. I 'discovered' this fantabulous place through a friend. Located in a bylane, not so far from my house, this library will now be the source of all my reading material for the years to come, and that's how I'll keep my reading practice on!

Above all these changes, the one change which was most magnanimous was, my most favourite cousin getting married. Just like any other Indian wedding, even this one didn't pass without controversies and chaos. The end result, however, was a fun-filled experience spread over 4 days. We went out almost everyday: partying, shopping and dining. 
It was as if, life had become a celebration of its own! I even went out for movies with my bhabhi, and slept by the end!

With so much happening around me, and with so many things to do, I had started hoping for more than 24 hours in a day! There always seemed to be a crunch of time, and never enough. There was little time to read books and watch TV and even lesser time to blog! Now, life seems to be coming back on track, routine is probably resuming itself and I find myself leading a far more relaxed, organised life with just the right number of things to do. 

Today being a Sunday, I will sit back and relax, laze around the house and read story books, watch a whole season of Suits and I'll even have the time to change my nail-paints!