Category Archives: Random writing

Displaced Cosmonaut

This was a 90minute test, the least you could have done was to have come prepared. 

You won’t last. 

You underestimate the effort. 

You won’t excel. 

That’s just first timers luck. 

From here on its going to be tough. 

Not bad, but you now need to take bigger challenges. 

Here, I know its less than what you deserve, but perform and next year it will be better. 

I know you’ve performed, and I know this top rating doesn’t add. Stick around, keep performing and we  will fix it. 

But why? If I can think of anyone in the organisation, who can get another top rating even without working anymore. It has to be you. Then why quit. 

You sure about this? You have no tech experience. Its going to be quite a challenge. 

5 days is all it is, just go there and understand thier problems. 

Well, they seem to love you. Can you extend your stay for two weeks?

You shouldn’t have recommended this. Its not a lucrative solution. 

Congratulations, the Global head acknowledges this to be a economically efficient solution.  
Congratulations! I understand education is important, but you are young, this is the time to make more money. Not many get such an opportunity. Its just a matter of 6 months. 

What do you mean you quit? Your colleagues are desperate to go. Why wouldn’t you? Resume your MBA later. How does it even matter?

I understand you are a Marketing MBA, but you don’t understand this side of tech. 

The tech is stable, you need to grow your team into diverse roles. 

This is a pain area for the organisation. We need you to be working on this. 

Take over this team, get them to perform. 

We understand they are all performing, and that they have exceeded their targets. But we need to downsize. You don’t need to do this? I will not approve. 

So you are back? Your colleagues have sunk thier teeth deep in. Lay low and help them

I know we botched up big time. Anybody have any ideas?  You, I need your help. Take this. 

Yes, I am impressed. How do you know all this? 

Am sorry, But this was required. For you to grow, I have to grow further. 

Policies have changed. I know you have leaves, but I can’t approve them. 

You are going to quit for a Motorcycle ride? I cannot excuse your notice period. And yes, your settlement will be done at the end of your notice period. 

You need a job? There is this Telecom risk role, its only part tech. Will you be able to crack the interview. 

Congratulations. Congratulations. 

We are over preparing for scenarios that don’t exist even in the current systems. 

Congratulations. The foresight was commendable. 

I understand where you are coming from. Frankly, we all think about perusing our passion when we turn 50. Some of us do, and others dont. Some can, and some of us can’t, and you have this choice, right here at 30. Make a choice. 

Why would you join at 60% pay cut? 

Can you look after this too? 

You manage to scrape through, however you should rather complain about the lack of support. If you still achieve it, how would I know the price at which it comes. 

Alright, I understand. 


I don’t understand why would you pursue this so relentlessly. 

I am sorry ṭo hear, I never knew this and, I don’t get how you cope with these things so calmly. 

Is this because of the way things are in your personal life? 

Can you sell? Is One even possible this year? 

I don’t know how you do this.

You need to communicate better. 


Makes sense, this should’ve been done a long ago.

Makes sense, these too should’ve been done long ago. 

Congratulations. You underestimate the effort. 

From here on its going to be tough. 

Not bad, but you now need to take bigger challenges. 

Here, I know its less than what you deserve, but perform and next year it will be better….

Start up Stories: Team Work

Working solo, is like a gear in motion,
You will run fast on days, slow on some
No matter what speed you run, you will wear
Working as a team is like working with many interlinked gears.
One’s commotion, sets other in motion. And vice versa.
Collective speed, turning mass. Rotation after rotation.
Each fuelling, the other.
And then, working as a team is also like working with gears.
One cog in the wrong direction, and there will be grind,
Tooth shall fall, fuel, friction of the wrong kind.
Set. Reset. Set. Refuel.

I – powerful beyond thoughts

I is such a powerful word, 
One letter, An alphabet, ‎One character,
Powerful, Good, Evil, and rest‎
A story within, and more outwards
Ownership, Identity, Perceived and implied. 
The creator, and his creation and it’s credit. 
The acceptance, the acknowledgement, the prophecy too. 
I am. Therefore I. 


I used to be different,
And then I turned indifferent,
And then there was this difference,
That differently differed from my indifference,
And instantly I turned different
Different from my determined indifference
Indifferent from the deterred difference
Yet a difference, quite different

Smite me..

Resilience, begin to fade
The strength, wearing too
Demeanour, degrades
Of me, for them too…


The appetite, appals
And yet, they keep coming
At me, if not, for…

That’s what am left at
Ask, I am for more.


When you eat a potato the next time, remember this.

It was alive.

It had brothers and sisters and perhaps even emotional bond with fellow vegetables.

It had potential to blossom into a bigger being, into parenting many more potatoes.

You cooked him alive. Robbed it of any possible future.

Next time someone preaches you to turn vegetarian. Reply. Potato.
Ps: I don’t hate vegetables. I love animals too.
I just don’t preach my food choices.

Bullet drain!


Just about another day in my life, life of a fellow commuter in Mumbai. So I managed to get inside the train, and fortunately I can plant both my legs to the floor. I am quite certain one isn’t on someone’s shoe. I can’t feel my legs, but am pretty sure they are both firmly planted. How else can I stand this way with nothing to hold on to.
Ofcourse I have people around me, some too close for my comfort, but then am not seeking comfort today. Actually neither today, nor yesterday, never. My intention is to reach the place where I can land my rear to earn my livelihood. So what if I can’t land it here.
I am happy today though, a small chunk of it is for the rail budget. Yay! I can finally brag to my fellow world citizens about India having a bullet train. Just like we did when Mumbai got the leaky metro. I am happy that a huge chunk of money would be coming from the private sector, ofcourse they will recover it with atrocious pricing, but that’s ok, the public sector entity raised prices ‎too. Am expected to not mind it.
So my tax money will go in aide of a Surat businessman to be able to commute to Mumbai so that he can sell me two things I desperately need. Diamonds. Milk. In that order.
So what if I can’t travel like a respectful being to work. I can show my generosity. So what my quality of life won’t get polished, your gems would.

The Last of her

Inhale. Exhale

Inhale. Exhale

There she was, with a gentle glow..‎
Luring me, to touch her by my lips.
A flame within her, tempting me
To breathe, with. To breathe within

And I just stare, as there’s been enough
Not now, not anymore.
This is it. No more from now.
This is going to be the last.
The Last. The last cigarette.  ‎

– An intro of hopefully a long story someday

On a cold Christmas night

I saw the Sun breakthrough darkness,
And moon disappear in bright.
Wind swaying gentle,
On a cold Christmas night.
Things I try forget,
Reminded, at every attempt,
Of what time makes today,
Is of all that, that I’ve spent..
Do things for doing,
For doing that appease,
I was here as myself,
And not here to please..
On a cold Christmas night,
I forgot. I forgave

Live Life High Speed

Slowing down is not an issue, the reasons to slow down are
Every possibility is possible today, but this delay pushes it far
Slowing down is not the issue, but this abeyance has left its scar..


Must ride…


Spark Cover copy