Sunday, July 14, 2013

Daughters...

Stars descend to my home in this night,
Moon envied, 
Clouds bit shocked,
Sun perplexed,
Sky bit dimmed,
It's all because,
I have the treasure,
Buried in the soil of my heart,
They must have come,
To see it around,
To look how it shines, 
To see how it glows
And yes it does glow, 
Shinier than stars, 
And brighter than sun
It is all priceless, 
And no one can pay
The love for me,
That is hidden in her eyes,
It fills up my heart, 
With all the wealth of this world,
Can all be seen, 
And never can be stolen,
So please go away, 
It's not for you,
For their cuddles are brighter than stars!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Silent World!

This ocean's quietness,
My heart's emptiness, 
That lies with me, 
Seems so subtle,
Looks at unease,
These waves all kinetic,
Makes logic mystic,
Yet, I can feel
The water’s depth
And the numbness of my eyes,
Will never go along,
These eyes will need,
Few drops of emotion,
To make me touch,
The base of this ocean,
And then I can sight,
From the ocean’s eyes,
Which find companions,
In this silent world

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Doggy Project Manager

For a Project Manager human beings do not exists on this planet, rather what they see are dogs. Every stakeholder is ready to take a bite of your flesh, until and unless they are satisfied that they have eaten enough meat and drank enough blood to their satisfaction. And since you see everyone as a dog, you always get treatment like dogs. Wait, sit, drink and go are normal instructions that they have to follow. Don't take stress if you are new project manager, you will soon be accustomed to these traditions.

Therefore as a project manager, your first priority should be PROTECTION. How to protect yourself from external and internal blows? Get things done at the right time. A project manager is always caught if he has not done his homework before the meeting. He needs to understand the audience, and then be prepared on what is going to come to him, and what should be the answers. A lazy project manager is therefore a doggy project manager. He himself is inviting people to treat him like one! Self-protection is one aspect, second is to protect your team. And the second aspect is more dangerous. Because if the customer bites your team member; than the rest of the members, technical lead, CTO and customer will get a good taste of your flesh.

Second and most important, is to understand the requirements of your boss's boss. The message that comes through hierarchy has least reach-ability. And this is common in organizations. So every time you get exposed to management, you start giving a look of a monkey trying to only grab couple of bananas, out of the bunch hanging on the tree. So be smart and play smart. Your CEO is also a monkey; it is just that he wants to see many bananas on the table. The more the bananas the bigger the dollar sign in your CEO eyes, and better you are as a project manager

And then who forgets documentation? You are right, only the doggy project manager forgets to document the commitments. So if you want to live a life of a lion, then document critical decisions during project execution. Humans; be it in business or professional services; are biggest liars. And they would never want to let go any chance to manipulate.


Lastly it is the personal life of project managers. Due to their intense experience on the field, they gradually become skilled liars. They normally put lags, and use delay tactics in their personal life. They know how to manage expectations in some way or the other, so the personal life of project manager is normally balanced, and far better than their technical counterparts. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

If only I can try: Vote for yourself


Don't let it go, don't let the hope die
Please then not blame, and then don't cry
For all that may be done in next few years
It's what we yearned, and never realized
That just one stamp, and just one vote
Could have bought fortune, may have bought luck
And this may not end, if we do not wish
As destiny is in our hands, so please don't hush
Let evil make exit from our lives and home
And let them know, this lands' not for them
Let's hope for a sunshine, without any clouds
Our soul be free, and will be untied,
From fear, from despair of all we have lost
The true essence of a word that is called Freedom
That we once celebrated with harmony and joy
With peace in sand and an affectionate sky
Will soon touch my home, if only I can try

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Taken for grrranted...


Are you one of the kinds of human species, who would always react with a thought "I am always taken for granted"? The term is commonly used when the person on your other side no longer "APPRECIATE" and rather start "EXPECTING" what is not part of your responsibilities. 

This is just one simple thing that disables the companies to excel. If the resources are not appreciated and just "taken for granted" for something that they are not even responsible for, it actually creates an element of frustration. Realization and communication are therefore key reactions if one would like to create anti-frustration environment. Imagine a CEO or department head, passing through the corridor and just stopping by one of the resources, to praise and thank for the contribution being done in the last week cut-over activity. I believe praising in public is 10 time more effective then praising in private. On the other hand a public insult is 100 time more destructive and devastating; though the person may have done a mistake, but it will create an element of hatred.

This element has an equally negative impact on relationships. Something that one of the partner may contribute in crucial time for the other, may become a life long expectation for the other. Every relation needs appreciation. Whether it is your spouse, child, parent or a friend. Make a habit of appreciating and thanking others, at times, when some one tries to go beyond the normal actions only to serve or give a helping hand to you. It is just a matter of communicating couple of good gesture sentences, a thank-you SMS or an email. 

Small thing matters, and count in a big way in long run!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The War!

The War!

I am having a war with my internal self
Its a war of status; its a fight for stand
It defines my grade; it sets my goals
Since, always for me, it matters the most

My watch should be TAG, but my life is short
It matters when I die, I am wearing such a strap
And people should beware, a great man has died
As even in his last times, he is wearing his TAG

My clothes from designers, and my boots hand made
The perfume always branded, my socks all matched
I walk with a pride, with all I have achieved
And rest all have failed, its me whom succeed

But a time will come, when you will be deprived
The time on your band will stop for you!
And you would think with so much regret
There was something important, I always forget

This war was stupid without any goals
It wasn't my watch and it was not my clothes
Its neither my glasses and nor my boots
The time was all wasted, and I am near to my end

Alas! this war, has come to an end
Its dark in here, as my deeds can only enlighten
For I have always struggled of what can be seen
But it was deeds of the others, the precious unseen!



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