What are the politicians condemned of?
What is the Internet doing?
Babri Masjid Riots
Which should we pre-screen Mr. Sibal??
The story was the bushman’s most sacred possession. These people knew what we do not; that without a story you have not got a nation, or culture, or civilization. Without a story of your own, you haven’t got a life of your own. — Laurens Van der Post
People did not wait until there was writing before they told stories and sang songs. — Albert Bates Lord
To be a person is to have a story to tell. — Isak Dinesen
Have you ever entered an empty stadium? Try it. Stand in the middle of the field and listen. There is nothing less empty than an empty stadium. There is nothing less mute than stands bereft of people.
At Wembley, shouts from the ’66 World Cup which England won still resound, and if you listen very closely you can hear groans from 1953 when England fell to the Hungarians. Montevideo’s Centenario Stadium sighs with nostalgia for the glory days of Uruguayan football. Maracana is still crying over Brazil’s 1950 World Cup defeat.
At Bombonera in Buenos Aires, drums boom from half a century ago. From the depths of Azteca Stadium, you can hear the ceremonial chants of the ancient Mexican ball game. The concrete terraces of the Nou Camp in Barcelona speak Catalan, and the stands of San Mames in Bilbao talk in Euskera.
In Milan, the ghost of Giuseppe Meazza scores goals that shake the stadium bearing his name. The final of the ’74 World Cup, won by Germany, is played day after day and night after night at Munich’s Olympic Stadium.
The stadium of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia has marble and gold boxes and carpeted stands, but it has no memory or much of anything to say.
After slightly over a month, I will have come to the end of an amazing time at my current job, and start as a student at the Indian School of Business. Does that scare me? Yes. It’s natural. Not the best time to risk a stable job, and take on a lot of loan. But hey, I am up for it and hope it will be good. And hope, you know it’s a good thing.
As with Rahul, enthu at work has been low for me too. I had started moving out of an active role on most projects for the past couple of months, and am now just picking up small duration projects which I want to complete before I leave. It is wierd to go to the office when everyone knows I will be leaving in a month’s time and gives you the wierd look.
Most often people think you work hard because you like doing it, but that’s not entirely true. You do it because of the satisfaction a challenging project/task provides. I remember the feeling after the first good client feedback after I took up the challenge of building our Chem search team. That was something. Of course, I had some of the smartest people working with me and that made the task that much more enjoyable.
I hope I still able to motivate myself during this last 5 weeks, and keep myself going.
Some random notes from the extended weekend I am enjoying.
So there. 3 movies down. A couple more to go. Now that time well spent.
Rules of the game: Check if your name is at the end of this blog post. If so, type out a similar blog copy-pasting these rules. After that, list down 10 random things about yourself (that many do not know) and then tag 5 more people who have to do the same.
My Tags: Ojas