Tag: Memories

Another decision

Today I have a meeting with my leadership team to understand and then decide what I am going to do next in my organization. The last year was all working on non-technology stuff for the most part. Last year, I was promised a technical role after I was done with my program management responsibilities, but…

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Coming home – part 2

It was only after 90 minutes that I met Papa, Preeti, Timmy Bhaiyya and Aabu outside. Aabhya looked so very different in person. Finally we left the Airport to reach home in not so much of traffic. Met Mom at home and after that I was just so relieved like a cork had been blown off the top and any remaining stress was gone. Dinner tasted so delicious and it was followed up with Mango - I think I was eating it after a year. But, after that it was playing time with Aabhya and showing wat I got for her and making her understand that she has to wait until tomorrow to open those up else she will miss her school.

Finally, around it was sleeping time and with Aabhya next to me and asking me to hold her hand. It was a realization that this is what heaven was for me, and I want this every single day in my life.

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Karma

God, maintains a balance scorecard for us. It all starts with a ZERO (0) at some point in time. As we live our life, we are provided with choices - some of those choices are right and other are wrong (how is another topic I will cover later; lets assume to be right an wrong for this conversation). We have to decide what we would do in such a scenario. Based on our decisions, we are awarded points or points are taken away from us. Now, when we go t God and pray for something, or want something in our life, God sees what is our Scorecard and gives is what we deserve. We either get what we asked for or we don't or we get something in between; but all that is based on what our scorecard is at that time. Once we have been awarded, our scores neutralizes back - it is like earning "Game Points" and spending those in the game for powers to do bigger things.

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Coming Home

My trip to India has been a very eventful one Saturday and now I start all over again on Sunday, hoping that everything can only go up from now on. And mid-way (in terms of # of flights) at Chicago Airport, I am happy the way things have gone and am waiting and excited to get on my next flight to Delhi. Read more to know how this one went...

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Responsibility

why does responsibility changes with the cost of the object. Thinking more deeply into the subject, I realize that it is not just the cost of the object - it is linked to the value of object for the owner. However, many a times we assume the value of the object based on how we value objects in our life. How many times have you considered an anniversary card that you received as just a card and misplaces it and not thinking that it valued so much to the person who gifted you; more so misplaced a present/card that someone else received because you dont value care of the ones you receive. Do we care enough to ask the person if it is okay to let the thing be ask them of their opinion of the object and its value (not monitory, but importance) for them and then decide how we should make amends if anything should happen to it.

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Travel experience to remember

I was supposed to travel to India today, however amongst Bizarre events that included "Thunderstorms in Minneapolis", "Thunderstorms in Chicago", "Delayed Flight", "A connection flight that I would have most certainly missed", "Lost Passport (found eventually)" and "The connection flight that I would have missed also got delayed"; I am still at Plymouth in my apartment with travel plans delayed by 25 hours. So, where I would have been with my family Sunday evening, that now would be Monday evening.

I don't know why all this happened, but have faith must have happened for a reason and a good reason.

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Road Trip – Wisconsin

It all started when Sahil started the thread to plan a trip to Mt. Rushmore during the week of July 4. After many hours of planning Sharad and Aum walked out of the trip and Sahil was not interested in doing it with just two people. So, I was left high and just wanted to go out of the home.

My time to go back to India is near and I am just feeling a little off, just want to go back home and was in no mood of staying back at my apartment and watching TV for 3 days straight. So, I did some research and came up with a road-trip into Wisconsin and maybe even upto Niagara falls all via Road. It was an interesting trip in the end and this is how it went.

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Road Trip – Trip back home

As I left I almost made it to the "Cave of the Mounds", but decided it as it would have meant that I would have reached back home only at midnight. So, I asked my tomtom to take me back home and it sure did. However, it did take me to Maustan instead of the route I took while coming in. First 90 minutes of the drive back home was middle of the Wyoming Valley with twisting and turning roads and steep inclines and declines. It was just so wonderful to drive - I could not have beloved that I was able to experience this just at my last road-trip. Along the route, I passed only 3 towns (believe me - 3 towns in 90 minutes of drive - thats was very new for me) - Paine, Loganville and Reedsburg. They were very small towns and LoganVille has population of just 276 people. The street view of the town even though it was like 300 yards was just so different and pleasing to the eyes. Once I touched the interstate (I94) it was a trip back to home with expected areas and a couple of stops for coffee. However, as I joined the interstate from Black Hills, a Green colored Acura sports car joined me and as we overtook other slow moving traffic. We were next to each other for almost 100 miles - taking turns in leading the way. It all ended up around 10pm as I drove into the parking and rested from a wonderful experience.

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