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Never stay in one place for long

Found this in the goodbye mail of a colleague leaving Yahoo! I liked the philosophy! πŸ˜‰

Once when guru was travelling with his disciple, by the end of the day they arrived at a village, where they were treated with nice food, place to sleep, and overall hospitality. in the morning when they left the village, after coming out, the guru held his hands up to the sky and said – may they never live in one place for too long. may they wander the whole earth.

The next evening they reached another village where they were treated badly, like beggars and thieves and no one gave them any food to eat or shelter to sleep. as they left the village, guru again asked god to – may they always live happily in this village forever.

The disciples had somewhat accepted the last wish, but this one was too much, and one asked the reason for wishing prosperity to the second village.

Guru said – like a true sannyasi, good people should not stay too long in one place. how else will goodness spread in the world?


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Who rules my life

Got this email. No comments 😐

Last night my spouse was berating me for wanting to check my
email as soon as I got home from work. “You know”, she
complained, “I think that work rules your life”.

“No dear,” I replied, “_you_ rule my life. I just prefer work.”

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Yahoo logoInevitably my Goodbye post had to be followed up with another one on what I am doing presently. If you have me as your contact in any of the popular social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc., you would have already known about this. Anyway, here goes. I have joined Yahoo!.

My primary focus of work at Yahoo! would be on HiFi Prototyping. I expect it to be challenging and interesting. Let’s see what’s in store…! hmmmm….. πŸ™‚

Btw… here’s a snap that my Wife fished out of this blog… From a very old post.

This was taken when I was in Sunnyvale. It does bring back memories from those days… I had completely forgotten about this photo. But my wife remembered! πŸ˜‰

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N97 – redefining mobile experience

Proud to be part of this! πŸ˜‰

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40 Things You Wish You Could Say At Work

  1. I can see your point, but I still think you’re full of shit.
  2. I don’t know what your problem is, but I’ll bet it’s hard to pronounce.
  3. How about never? Is never good for you?
  4. I see you’ve set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
  5. I’m really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.
  6. I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter.
  7. I’m out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
  8. I don’t work here. I’m a consultant.
  9. It sounds like English, but I can’t understand a damn word you’re saying.
  10. Ahhh…I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again.
  11. I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.
  12. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
  13. I have plenty of talent and vision; I just don’t give a damn.
  14. I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
  15. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
  16. Thank you. We’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
  17. The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re an artist.
  18. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
  19. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?
  20. I’m not being rude. You’re just insignificant.
  21. It’s a thankless job, but I’ve got a lot of Karma to burn off.
  22. Yes, in fact I AM an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
  23. And your crybaby whiny-assed opinion would be….?
  24. Do I look like a people person?
  25. This isn’t an office. It’s Hell with fluorescent lighting.
  26. I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.
  27. Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.
  28. If I throw a stick, will you leave?
  29. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
  30. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.
  31. I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.
  32. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.
  33. Can I trade this job for what’s behind door #1?
  34. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
  35. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
  36. Chaos, panic, & disorder – my work here is done.
  37. How do I set a laser printer to stun?
  38. I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted a salary.
  39. Who lit the fuse on your tampon?
  40. Oh I get it…like humor…but different.
[source: email]

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Indian techies hit by recession in US

It sounds really scary out there…

New York: Less than three weeks ago, Saurabh (name changed) relocated along with his family from Edison, the Indian neighbourhood in New Jersey, to Silicon Valley in California as he switched jobs.

Before moving, he put his house, which he had bought last year, on sale and leased an apartment at his new work place.

One fine morning, two weeks after he moved with bag and baggage to Silicon Valley, he was quietly handed the pink slip by his boss in his chamber along with about two dozen of his colleagues.

Saurabh, who has two kids to support, is jobless.

"It is very difficult, these days. There are no jobs available," said Saurabh, requesting that his name and the name of the company not be disclosed. So did others interviewed for this report.

Luckily enough, he has a permanent residency visa, which is more popularly known as the Green Card, because of which he can stay in this country and search for a new job.

But many of his colleagues do not even have that luxury. They are getting ready to go back home as they can’t live in this country on an H-1B visa if they don’t have a job.

"Even retaining a job is a luxury these days," said Manish Gupta who works with another multinational company in mid-town Manhattan.

Some of his friends have already left for India after they received the pink slip last month.

While there is no official figure about the number of Indian Americans who have lost their jobs, in the US pink slips are being handed out in hundreds and thousands.

Anand Kumar, software professional, who works with a Swiss multinational in New York City, was informed by his HR department that his salary has been slashed by 10 per cent from the next pay cheque.

Still he says he is okay. "That is fine. At least I have my job so far," he said.

Stories of pink slips and losing jobs abound among the Indian American community here. In fact, this seems to be the only topic of conversation when two techies meet or at any of their social gatherings.

The reports that the economic meltdown will continue has made a large number of Indian American software professionals – who account for a majority of those holding the most sought after H-1B visa – edgy.

"People are being fired even from companies which were earlier considered safe. These are tough days," said Rakesh Tyagi, who lost his job last week. He was working with a chemical company in Buffalo, in upstate New York.

Rakesh, who came to the US just before the 2001 twin-tower attack, said the situation then was not as bad as it is now.

When contacted, officially none of these companies are willing to talk about job loss, but even a small chat with those working there indicates the grim scenario.

"Nothing is certain. We are now living on a day to day basis," said Ashutosh Sen. Several of his friends and colleagues have lost jobs in the past one month. "Hardly a day passes when I do not hear this story," he said.


[ source : IBN LIVE ]

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So much for a revolution!

From … I love these comics πŸ™‚

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