Archive | March 2014

Whatsappingg

Yes.. whatsapping is a new term that caught up in the recept past. Just like facebooking, orkutting, myspacing..oh wait is that publicly acceptable lingo? oh well.. we use it all the time..like

When some one asks me what are you doing?

I say either facebooking or whatsapping.. *sigh*  

Ever since I installed whats app on “my smart phone” .. i’ve started whatsapping with people that I never thought would get back in touch with. I must have only spoken to few over the phone but now I see their picture and replace my imaginary picture with real one.

It is also irritating when some one looks at “Last Seen time” and complain that I did not reply back.. oh well.. with great things comes silliest problems too.

Overall.. I am addicted and this picture that has been circulating widely on whats app lately been whatsapped to me as well.. 

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I definitely need to visit this whatsapp de-addiction center..Do you think you need tooo as well?

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Office humor

As many of you know, I work in IT industry and in the current project we are bunch of female Indians who are skinny,  underweight (yes, that includes me) and may be malnutrition’ed and couple of guys. Yeah.. speak about women in tech, we stand as the best example. In our particular team, women are more than men.. Surprising but very true!

Our routine during lunch hour is usually who ever are free of meetings would gather to have lunch in our cute little area where we have a round table. I am in favor of such idea of space planning where I believe it is more productive as a team.

I definitely have habit of deviating from main topic.. but I need to give some background for all interested readers out there… isn’t? what do you think?

Yes Yes we have a round table chit-chat, pulling legs, teasing each other sessions during lunch everyday… (in fact I suggest you guys to have such area .. it is absolutely refreshing and fun to interact with your colleagues on a daily basis about non-work topics)..so this male colleague of our team suddenly switches to a healthy diet .. yeah that’s right .. he got steamed mixed vegetables as a side. Which is surprising for our team to digest.

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Lunch sessions…
Image source.. not mine, searched in google and I forget where I downloaded this from..oops!

So one of the lady from our team out of curiosity asks him..

What happened to you Mr? (Let us call him PK)

Him: my wife thinks she is over weight by 10 pounds, (refers to that one healthy lady on our round table, let’s call her Preksha) and may be little weightier than preksha..

*Audience* We all heard it as “Waiter” and were all like “What on the earth waiter is Mr PK.

him: I meant my wife weighs as much as preksha does and she is currently dieting. He goes on telling the story of her dieting regimen… That she wanted to diet and did for a week and she ate the pizza yesterday. And he adds – I do not quite get it when she says ..she is “Dieting” ..

(we all were laughing hard)

and he continues the story – that his wife ended up joining some aerobics and does dancing for the same purpose, his kid who is 3 yr old says “Mamma… no dancing, mamma .. no dancing”..

(at this point, we all burst out laughing)

As much as we all appreciate of her taking her health into account and support the idea.. but the way he expressed it was so funny that we all had a great laughing session.  We all share such some silly and funny stories that are happening in our lives at the table.. all of it taken in light humor by everyone.

We are diverse group, people from different countries as well.. so we have fun sessions imitating actions, mannerisms, pulling each other legs and all in limits…  and we all are little bit racists.

Some one said (I don’t know who) if you cannot laugh at your ownself , then you have no right to laugh at other’s.. Which I believe in and yes.. no day goes by me not making fun of myself..

How about you?

Today is the official beginning of the Spring season

I am so glad, spring is here.. but am I excited..?

Yes and No.. for the weather still seems very cold but flower buds appear everywhere. Looking forward to enjoy the bloom.

It’s east coast.. and seasons change.. that makes life more fun here! Today is considered first day of the spring season.. there will be list of celebrations over next few weeks to celebrate this eternal beauty of blooming flowers..

there goes.. tulip festival, cherry blossom festivals, orchid festivals and may be more that I am looking forward to learn and attempt to participate in them..

Here is a beautiful picture that I clicked from botanical garden..here in brooklyn, New York during Spring 2013. And if you ever get a chance, please visit it..it is one of the wonderful one out there.

Straight from Brooklyn Botanical Garden..

Happy Spring to you all?

What fun plans have you got?

“If I was born somewhere else, sometime later, in a more liberal family, in a more equal world…”

Growing up..Being an Indian, just like others I must have made fun of gay men in general until I learned about what being “Gay” means. This letter touched my heart and I hope every men and women find their stand in the society and not differentiated based on who they are.

The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker

Sharing an email.

Dear Ma’am,

I am 20 and I am absolutely petrified about my future. And this is because I am a closeted Gay man. I read your post about how LGBT movement and Feminism are related, as both of them are fighting against chauvinistic and hypocritical pigs (sorry for the language), who want to force their rules on others’ lives.

I read a poem on your blog written by Nancy Smith, Which is titled “How Feminism Benefits Men”. It struck a chord in my heart. It brought new perspective towards feminism, how it benefits both men and women. It gives women their power and rights (that they rightfully deserve) and removes pressure from men. I believe this will bring back the balance in the world.

I feel an immense urge to speak what I truly believe. To fight all the discrimination between not just queer and straight…

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