Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Restart :)

So finally I am there to write the first post of this year :)

In last few years, due to certain personal reasons I had to move away from my regular career track which involved project management, project delivery, sales, client management and other related stuff. This lead me explore something new and interesting at a much larger scale. The new key areas of involvement have been around  strategy, planning, operations and people management. The posts from here on will be around multiple new experiential learnings in these spaces.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Renewed synergies

Been few years that I really penned off something on a blog post.

Life has taken many twists and turns in these years. There have been forced changed priorities of life and so on.

Since one of coming new year's resolution is to restart on things that give me more eternal pleasure and blog writing is one of them, what better than penning something down before the new year actually starts :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lost Memories ....

2013 .....yet another year that gave me another huge void in life ....
God only knows till when he'll keep throwing me into such unknown crevices of soon as I think life is back in control and settling in...he sets another storm on my sails :(

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Meeting the old

Had an interesting time with IIT BHU Alumni meet yesterday (29June2013).
The function was a full packed day starting at 8 am and ending 11 pm. I was little apprehensive as I signed up a confirmation to attend thinking that this is going to be very long day and how will the organizers maintain it.
Kudos to Sumit Dey and team of his supporters who managed to do everything perfectly. The best was the upkeep on the timing control.

Meeting old friends, making new one's, listening to some interesting thoughts, reminiscing old days, reliving the days at BHU..... well memories galore!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012 : A year gone by!

2012 was one of the worst year of my life.
It uprooted me in many ways. Shook my belief in lot of things around me.
Left me emotionally broken. It has been difficult to gather one self and face the ultimate truth of life. Face the fact of death of someone very near and dear to you.

Time is the only healer for such a situation. It gives you strength to re-coop. To gather yourself. Continue on the life with a mega void that has been created.

I also realized how lonely you get in your time of grief. None other than you can relate to the situation you are in. Everyone feels it is their right to advise and it your duty to adhere to that advise. It is so easier said than done when people tell you to be strong :(
So many perspectives of my viewpoint about life have changed in this last one year!

I hope that 2013 will bring in better days, a better me and a better vision from me for multiple things around me !!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Commitment to learning : Sad state

One thing that has been worrying me for sometime and which I closely observe as a growing trend is the run-away attitude towards learning. People seek success but there is no commitment shown towards learning.
I come across people from various kind of roles in the society who seem to believe that faster track is to learn less. But somehow I have never been comfortable with the thought.
For Example I am citing a few thoughts I have heard or experienced recently from people across various roles when I talk about learning to them -

  • Students : The frequent questions are - Can I read the least and score the most? Why does it require me to learn if it will not add to my scoring at exams? Why do you wish me to read and re-read time and again? Are my paper degrees not sufficient enough?  
  • Some of them who claim to undertake courses in various things do it just for the sake of formality rather than gaining any true knowledge about the same. 
  • My worst experience on this was meeting some research scholars who are in process of doing PhD and have been registered as full time students for more than a year and who proudly say that they have not visited libraries and only read off net. They also claim innocence regarding knowledge regarding some of the great writers and authors or their works especially on their chosen topic of research. 
  • New Joinee at work : Interest predominantly is on how quickly they can be deployed overseas or can have a direct customer / client facing role. They are just not ready to read / learn / practice more to gather more experiential facts and ability to manage any technical challenge or a difficult situation.
  • Employees with experience : When I am fine doing what I am doing and if my manager is happy, why should I learn new things? Why should I put in such time and effort? Being in good books of my manager will help me rather than my skills.
  • People in little more senior roles in organizations : Why should I bother? knowing just the terminology is sufficient enough. I have a team who should know such things with hands-on. They should be able to do work whenever needed. 
These are states that really worry me at times about our future which is consistently becoming more and more technologically dependent and complicated.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Confused with Google's approach - Need solution to the issue

Have been maintaining this blog from 2006-2007 on-wards. Recently received a mail saying I need to claim my blogs so that they are not frozen. When I tried to do it as per the process explained, kept on getting error message.
Posted a query in the forum and received following response.
Little funny that Google does not have a solution to reported issue, but want to implement new maintenance rules.

Sorry Google, hope you are hearing and understand that this is an extremely bad idea.

Attached below is communication chain.


I recieved a reminder mail saying I need to claim my blogs. Tried doing so but keep getting an error "user account not found".
Though when I directly log on, I can access account and make posts too.
Pls check and help.


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8:28 AM (1 hour ago)
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I just went through this very thing, several iterations in fact. Blogger maintains that my username is one of my GMail accounts, but trying to log in to the Legacy Migration page with this username returns the same error as above: "user account not found."

I assume this is because I started with Blogger long before Google bought them, and there is something in a data table somewhere that's not linked correctly.

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Meeta Prakash
9:33 AM (2 minutes ago)
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But then how do you suggest to handle our blogs with your new rules ?
You definitely cant make mine unaccessible and I cant take my data anywhere. It is not so easily downloadable :(

Pls suggest a solution.