Tuesday, August 12, 2003

One step at a time, still

have been wondering about the roller coaster ride called life, much like wonderbug, in her post.......yesterday was another 'gaze at the stars' night, so there was lucky ali playing in the background, a pepsi in hand and star gazing, although, being a cloudy night, there were hardly any stars, but the sky served the purpose....
i am generally cautious by nature, but what i was wondering was that there were so many defining moments in my life so far, where one moment's thought or decision has effectively set my life on a particular track.....now when i think of it, there are a 101 ( in management lingo) opportunity costs.....
for example what if i had decided that i would focus on only bio and no maths during my +2, i might have lost a year, i might have been still studying medicine or i might have become a good doctor by now......what if i decided i didnt want to go for a pg, i might have been a programmer...and so, with each action/inaction i have changed all things associated with it, and thereby created or destroyed so many manu's, and i guess, so also altered the people in my life......according to one space/time theory, they are all existing in parallel universes, leading parallel lives..... my guess, they must all be blogging.... :-)
all ye budding storywriters, ram gopal varma is on the lookout, so if you wanna get famous post, read this article
have got a humour board , thanks to wonderbug.....all u bloggers, its free and quite good.....thanks for tuning in, will leave you with
manuscrypts trivia
fwdd by a guy working in tcs
One day, three consultants, one from Wipro, one from Infosys and one from TCS, went out for a walk. They were old buddies from engg college, and they were together for a college reunion..For no apparent reason, they went into this zoo and passed a monkey. Being in the same business and from the same college, there was a little bit of a peer competition going on between themselves - they couldn't resist testing themselves against each other - especially the Infosys guy. Said he to the others:"Why don't we prove who is the best among ourselves?". Why not, said the other two.The Infoscion said "Let's have a test. Whoever makes this monkey laugh, works for the best firm".By mutual agreement, the Infoscion took the first turn. Being a pure logical strategist, the Infoscion tried to make the monkey laugh by telling jokes. The monkey stayed still. As a more practical consultant, the Wipro guy tried to make funny gestures... no good, the monkey stayed put... Now, comes the TCSer... being the practical guy he was always trained to be, he whispered something into the monkey's ear, and it burst out laughing at him.The other two were astonished. How did this TCS guy manage to beat them?No way they were going to accept defeat so easily.So the Wipro guy said "OK, let's take another test. Let's make this monkey cry !!"So there they went again, applying the same methods as before. The Infosys guy narrated sad stories, the Wipro guy made sad gestures, and they failed again...Then, the TCSer again whispered something into the monkey's ear and lo! It started crying, patting the TCSer's shoulder!The other two just could not believe their eyes!So the Infoscion said "OK, you've won twice. If you can win just this one, we will bow to you. Let's make this monkey run". And he barked at the monkey and ordered him to run. Of course, it stayed where it was. The Wipro guy, true to his type, pushed and prodded the monkey - still No go. So...here comes our TCS guy, again, and whispers into the monkey's ear. The monkey just takes off! It runs and runs as fast as it can, as if it was scared to death!The other two surrendered. Said they: "OK, we give up. You're the best among us, and you work for the Best firm of the three.But please, please tell us your secret," they begged him. "Well", said the TCSer,"The first time I made it laugh, I told it I work for TCS. The next time, I told the monkey how much I get paid...so it started crying. And then I told him that I was here for recruitment!!!"

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