The Dream Team!

I’m writing this post while the Indian Cricket team is polishing their hands for a feast of a dinner in Durban. Well, if you ask me, it is difficult to pick the chocker between India and South Africa. Both have an impression of wilting under crunch situations. I hope it is not us this time. Anyway, this post is not about the series. It is about the ‘dream team’ for 2011. ICC has picked one. So there is no reason why I shouldn’t pick one myself. So here it is, 15 players listed, the playing eleven and the 4 extras along with a line on why they are here. I have chosen them considering all formats of the game. One team for all. I’m sure you will agree. Continue reading

Winter Chills Mumbai!

Mumbai in Winter 2010

I took the picture above today morning from my apartment’s balcony… and the time was 8:30am!!! I haven’t seen such fogs in Mumbai. Is it global warming or global chilling?

The Talent Bandwagon

Me introducing Ajay Kulkarni will be a little too much. 🙂

Some one who is from Nagpur and did his SSC/HSSC between years 1997-2000 might already know him as a meritorious student. His background and illustrious career so far speaks about his talent, knowledge and intelligence. If Ajay doesn’t start his own venture, I’m sure we are talking here to some one who’s gonna go very high up the corporate ladder. Enjoy your share of vision. 🙂

Somalwar. BITS Pilani. ST Micro. SP Jain school of Management. That looks like one hell of a journey. How has it been? What next?

Yeah, it has been an exciting and eventful journey full of learning from peers, seniors and from my own mistakes. The best part of this journey was BITS Pilani. Those were the years that groomed my personality and I am happy BITS happened to me. The most important part of getting into good schools and working at brand name companies is the kind of people you meet and the network you create. It is your asset which you can leverage at any point of time in life.

What next, well I am looking forward to working at a startup company into the upcoming field of digital marketing. Lets see how that works out… Continue reading

Gaurav; The Geek!

Gaurav Bhorkar is my cousin brother. There is a significant different in our ages, which led me to believe that he is still small. But then I saw his contribution on CE, then I saw his blog, and then the programs he wrote… I guess I was a poor engineering student. Guys, here is the future! GB has all the potential to become a BG! You never know. 🙂

Being from the same family, we all know how much the technology has penetrated our households (by that I mean it has not penetrated at all). With so little information available, what made you decide on an engineering career? Continue reading

75: Acedia

This is story number 5 of the 7even series.

“Dinkar… look at that boy Sachin. He is only a couple of years older to you. But he has already made a dĂ©but in the Indian national cricket team. You too are a good batsman Dina… I think you should work towards it.”

“I am Baba… even I’m a good batsman. I need not prove it time again.”

“I know Dina… I just want you to work hard towards it. Yesterday I met your coach Achrekar. He said you are always late to practice in the morning? Some times you skip it too. What is this?”

“Ah … he calls us at 5am. I cant wake up that early. Besides, dont worry… I’m still the number one batsman at my club.” Continue reading

White Collars

Christian B

Image via Wikipedia

A senior (by age) colleague in my office wears white collar shirts. The first two days I saw him do so, I thought probably his washing machine/maid must have broken down and he did not have a fresh shirt to wear. But continued wearing such shirts almost daily. I wondered what could be the reason to do so. Probably he wanted to identify himself as a bigger idiot (read VP, Director) than the other fools (read managers) and bozos (read executives).

That prompted me to do some research on the term ‘White Collar‘. According to wikipedia, “The term white-collar worker refers to a salaried professional or an educated worker who performs semi-professional office, administrative, and sales coordination tasks, as opposed to a blue-collar worker, whose job requires manual labor.” The origin of the term is traced to 1930s and is generally credited to an American writer Upton Sinclair.

Although it is not written any where, I guess the ‘real’ white collared shirts were invented and meant to be worn so that the manual labour workers and the administrative workers could be separated. Although limited to work, later the term was also extended to corporate crimes.

Anyway, I know this is not an exceptionally intelligent post. I just did not think some one will actually implement the white collar distinguishably on his shirt. Some people are bummers, aren’t they?