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….i was looking at anitha’s blog and her nice post on  good old things……i just kept on moving on the you tube links from here…moved on and on….. it took me to the link… of Indira’s interview  on Indira Gandhi’s Interview on Gorrilla killings ………my all time favorite……..

INDIRA…. awes me everytime…. her expressive eyes, strong nose, hair style….all adds to her ..determination…..confidence  …………when i listen to her or see her…..something makes me feel proud…proud that we had such determined women!! strong views….strong belief that we have done the right thing……

thanks, anitha!!   🙂

Social Skills

It was a “working from home” day and just got off a long telecon.   The door bell rang. It was the ever bubbly, enthusiastic Ms.VN on the door.  She had come to give her copy of yesterday’s newspaper – I have requested her if she can spare that for a day as the little toddler at home used our copy to build his paper dragon!!

She was probably going out (i cud see she had a shopping bag ).  May be, being what she is (helpful and so friendly), she would have thought of doing the additional help of dropping the newspaper at my place. 

I open the door, talk to her and thank her……she comments about the living room being so nice and bright!….I smile and then she says a bye and I say a bye  –  all these happens when I am inside the door and she was outside the door. 

It never occurred to me even once to invite her inside…infact, it never stuck me till the next day morning that i did not even bother to invite her inside.  

What is wrong with my social skills?   Am i losing them or is it just that i am being more of a taskmaster?  😦

Either way, I did not like it!  I need to call her and make it up!!

Disappearing Boundaries ? !! (a secret wish on the Int’nl Women’s Day)

Ok, it was an official international call… and we are aware that the communication costs are expected to be kept to a minimum…………so what?, when the other person is someone whom you know for the last ten years and respect for the professionalism in them…….and also whom you have looked at as your GOD MOTHER sort off…………then, u still spend another couple of minutes on the official call to check on how things are…………before you really sign off.

“Tomorrow is women’s day!! Wishes to you! Any plans?”.

Without hesitation comes the response “Buddy, honestly, it takes someone to remind me that I am a women and tomorrow is a declared day for the women of the world. Tell me one thing, do you ever see any situation in the corporate world, where women can operate differently, because I am a women?………given the fact that we are moving into the times of having metrosexual men, I am confident that the gap due to gender difference is becoming narrower everywhere……at least it is true in our corporate world and also in the upper class and the lower class of any society”.

With an expected understanding and pride of having a pragmatic (& also dreaming!) confidante, the conversation is signed off…. “You are indomitable!! As always, you make me think more about women in your own way….bye till we catch later”

Topic to dwell further……….

Is the gender boundaries disappearing ?……….
Is it is always the middle class in all society who are caught in typecasting………whereas the upper class and lower class are all going ahead with what they want to do with their life!!

“Free Hug” Day

It is virtually the last day of the academic year and apparently (!!) coincided with the free hug day – 13th February. The children (who are in their tweens and early teens) declared a ‘free hug’ day at school. Secret notes being passed, messages were sent and everyone informed…..

Of course, this is only within the student community – there is so much care that the teachers and principal should not come to know of it.

Children definitely had the understanding about the concept of free hug day – the hugs are meant to be random acts of kindness, purportedly selfless acts performed by a person for the sole reason of making other feel better –

But, the children unanimously understand that this is something which the teachers are not going to agree for, not at least within the school premises. No one dares to inform any teachers.

Is it by default that we assume that others are hypocrites – the teachers who preach us about being kind to others, but not understand the act of kindness?

Think about it and if we look for incidences in our life, we realize that most of the time we perceive (it is perception mostly) that some one else is a hypocrite………don’t u think that even the thought of considering someone a hypocrite, while not even giving a chance for them is hypocrisy?

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