Great tool for troubleshooting..

It always happens to me!! After a meeting with some customers I was at my desk., and someone had kept a hammer on my desk. (Why dont people place back the things, where they took it from..) The moment I lifted it, there comes the customer with a question., is that the tool you use?? “Yes!!! my dear sir, I solve all my problems with hammer.” (Well, luckily I didnt have any screwdrivers on my desk)!

Another week goes by..

Yesterday night, after food., I was retiring to my bed, with my cup of Horlicks (I’ve inherited ‘Horlick’s attributes from my paati(she’s no more now)). I was listening to the song “Palkom pe chalte chalte” sung by Yesudas, from the movie Daayra(I think its “Daayra” anyway I remember that it was directed by Amol Palekar). A really beautiful song. I normally listen to some music at night, Yesterday was a special experience. I switched off the lights, pulled up the curtains, and throught the double glazed windows, I could see the moon and the starts., and was listening to the above cassette. Someone special had popped into my thoughts. I wonder, why I still stick to my old feelings, instead of ignoring them.. Anyway It was a great feeling yesterday night..

Well.., Dreams again!!! Today the dream was about my marriage., My parents had arranged a marriage for me, without any intimation to me. I am taken directly to the marriage venue., I saw the face clearly of the bride. I cannot recollect it now, but I have the memory that I see and talk to her in the dream. I tell her regarding my love for another lady and she wants me to forget it!!(Good try.. Lady!!) there are many problems before the marriage and luckily, I get out of this dream before I marry. (I am not ready for marriage yet.. Its a long way for me) Lucky that such things happen only on dreams.

Dreams, Walks.. etc etc

I had a wonderful dream yesterday.. My Death. I remember being hit by a vehicle and I fell lying on a pool of blood. I cannot see myself, but I can see people rushing around me. I am totally immobilized. Well., but there was no pain. If I remember right, it was a wide road and it was near a junction. I told the dream to Rashmi later today, who said that its good to dream about death as it means logevity of life!!(Girish also said the same thing)Who wants to live longer, anyway.

In the afternoon, had gone for a walk. This time with Ron, Rajesh & Gurjinder. Gurjinder came back midway as the path was a bit muddy. Had a good chat with Ron and Rajesh., and the walk was enlivening. I should be feeding the ducks frequently.. I did it yesterday., but I think I should buy two packets of Bread instead of one.

Jack Ass!!

Two weeks back my computer had a Virus., and I reformatted my PC, removed all the partitions and when it asked me for a name for the Computer., I gave it as “Jhakaas” (Slang in Mumbaiyya Hindi meaning “Great”). Not even in the wildest dreams had I imagined that it will be used against me.

Today, my colleague Matthew, a Pukka English guy., opened up the network neighbourhood, and read my PC as “Jack Ass”!!!! Excuse me.. But my computer is not a “Jack Ass”!!! Well, finally they settled after they decided that I am the real “Jack Ass”. God!!! Thanks for the sense of humour you have given me. I think it will take a long time before the term “Jack Ass” is no more associated with me.

I really do have a cool head!!!

After the not-so-exciting day yesterday., I went home and had a nice time..(mmm cooking). I really enjoyed the Dahi Baath I made and with the addon Aloo Dum (small potatoes boiled and roasted with spices… mmm..) Well that was the day that was..

Today was a “GREAT DAY!!!!”. I as missed my bus again (I think, I am making it a point to miss my bus..) reached Uxbridge Station by around 8.50 (missed my bus to office by 4 minutes..) well that was ok.. I went to Tesco’s and got bread for the Ducks and went to the main bus stop..(Its getting really cold down here..) I kept the bag on the seat, as my hands were really getting cold.. and guess what, when I got down from the bus at my office., I had forgotten to take my bag from the seat at the bus stop itself(there goes my lunch (Lemon Rice & Pappodoms), and a couple of Java books). Is my grey matter getting outdated??!! I should appreciate the Bus driver, upon whom I entrusted to look for that bag., when he goes back. He was to come again to that stop in one hour and if he finds it he said he will bring it. Well after around one hour, I was again out in the cold at the bus stop., only to find that he didnt find any bag there!!!!

I wonder, why I keep smiling always.. even when I am mentally ****** up(optimism??). Anyway I went to Uxbridge during the lunch time and had enquired with Lost and Found at Bus Garage.. and it was not there., from where I went to Railway station Lost and Found, where the same reply was awaiting me.. the final place was near my bus stop, a security office.. Hiaaaaaaaa… I got it there..

Another eventful day??!!.. Poor ducks., they will have to wait for one more day for the bread. Well another eventful day., Wonder whats in store for me tomorrow??!!!!


I hate today.. It was a messy day altogether upto now. Got up late, missed my regular bus, got into the next one, only to find out that my bus pass has expired.. Had to go to the next stop, where the shop was to get the bus pass., then missed the bus to office.. Got into office late.. and tried to solve some dumbo problems. I hate working on a problem with less information. As if your hands are tied and you are asked to break a coconut..(I am so irritated that I cannot think of a good example also). With what should I break the coconut.. My head??!!!.. Well.. am feeling a bit releived now.

The enjoying part of the day was the half an hour walk with Rajesh along the canalside., Swans and Signettes(they have grown up really fast) and the ever present ducks.. Long time since I fed them last.. should be getting bread for them tomorrow. The Signettes, those grew in front of us.. six months ago they were really ugly and the feather were dark (Who said children of all species looked beautiful??!!) Now they are turning white.. But still accompanied by their milk white parents.. I regretted not having a camera for the moment.. Walk was really nice, moreover I was meeting Rajesh after a long time.

Oh, Yeah.. as I got up late, I couldnt take “Dabba” with me.. and had Cheese and Onion Sandwich.. (I have started hating sandwiches.. Wonder how majority of the working british class survive on them). Amma, I miss you.

Now I will be leaving office, go home.. Cook food (Dahi bhat and pappadom) and have my regular sleep over Java book.. I will never change…