Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bye bye Bangalore!

208 days! Yes, 208 days in Bangalore. Every beginning has an end! My Bangalore chapter has come to an end. Being a student it was a great opportunity and experience being here. My PS was a great place to work. Lots of up’s and down’s, But still managed to climb up the ladder. I still ask to myself. Did I intent to do the work I was supposed to do when I came here. May be Yes, or may be No. I’m not the correct adjudicator. Missing a lot in Bangalore! Esp Radiocity… Legend of the Rocks… Morning Cab… Ammu’s kitchen lunch… new friends [Haann ji]… Kim [thanks for citing me in your blog]… TT… Sunday Krishna cafĂ©… KSB… Melodies dinner… Sleepy afternoon… Conf calls… Mail threads… Long coffee talks… CSCM… My crazy team… Remo…

Final day was more memorable… Lots of flashing lights all around! Snaps were taken all around… Said bye bye to all my peers… seniors… saw everyone I wanted to see J… farewell mails… printouts… backups… then one last trip in the office Cab back home…

My Crazy Team!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

6 more working days!

Countable numbers!!! 6 more days to end my ps.

A dull spirit starts to conquer my mind... Every place in the campus has a memory to tell me! I don know if I would return here again... Great team... great white collar job.. missing them after these days.. I wanna to get back to college soon.. but don want to miss this careless life of Bangalore.. hoping that I would return back one day...

hmm.. lets have some fun..

Hoping that everything should happen as it should happen..

Monday, November 14, 2005

Zero to Hero [Lance - Man on wheels]

Q: What would you say your greatest victory? 'Winning the Tour de France' or 'Fighting Cancer'.
Lance: Fighting cancer!

Both the words 'Tour de France' and 'Cancer' are frighting for us. Last Sunday (Nov 13) I saw a biography of the greatest sports man this world has ever seen, "Lance Armstrong". It was so inspirational and made me write this blog. Sharing them with you...

Lance was young lad from the town of Texas. He started his childhood career as a triathlon athlete. Then soon he found his Superior bicycling skills and became a professional bicycler. By the time he had a few Junior tournaments under his belt. He was recognised by few teams in USA and was funded. Then he joined team Motorola which was his major boost.

'Tour de France' - Most enduring test for any athlete. Toughest ever in a cyclist career. Tour de France is a 3 weeks race to cover various plains and hills of France. Extreme athlete dare to take it. Each county is represented by a coloured Jersey. The winner of a stage is privileged to wear his country's jersey. Lance won 8th stage in 1993. 18th stage in 1995, but he was not able to celebrate since his team mate 'Fabrio' lost his life in a crash.

Then it was 2nd October 1996, Lance had his first symptoms that he was not well. Then was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed of 'testicular cancer' in his lungs. He was immediately operated the next day morning and was successfully removed from cancer. Then after sufficient rest, he was back on wheels. But things became worse, once during a practice session in France he came to his feet. It was diagnosed as cancer again, but this time in Brain. It was well grown, that the doctors said Lance chances of survival was less than 50%. But he was operated and was removed from cancer cells. Lance also under went chemotherapy thrice. He felt it was the end of his career. His sponsors with drew from
him. But he recovered and announced for a need of sponsor. No one turned back.

This motivated Lance to prove them all wrong. His turning point was 'US Postal team' that invited Lance. with the spirits running high,he came back with a bang. He won the 1999 Tour de France for every ones surprise. Then he was able to repeat it on 2000, also the bronze in 2000 Sydney Olympics was added to it. But the media tried to push him down with a doping scandal, which was proved wrong. Then he repeated again, again and again.

He was the Tour de France champion for a record 7 consecutive years. A person once thought that it was end of his life with cancer to come up and win such a demanding race both physically and mentally is miracle. Then he retired from racing. He then found the
LiveStrong for cancer victims and survivors and to raise awareness about cancer.

Use full links helped me are
[P.S: If some of the statistics provided in my post are wrong, please bear with me. Its up to my knowledge.]

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Few Good Snaps after a Long time!

My Name plate!
Get-together Lunch on Ethnic day!
This was taken on the day of Second review, from left myself, Pradeep (MCA alumini), Dk (myclass). Finally we were able to get this when the battery was running out!

Count down Begins!

Every beginning has an end. Its November and time to say Good bye! From now on 13 working days more to end my PS. :(

It was beginning of March '05. We burnt the late night fuel in preparation for the Interview. We learnt how long the rabbit hole goes. CPP was really interesting and awesome. Lots of materials and books. I was in the 8-9 group. Judgement day, March 18th. Then joined on May 2nd. New place, new people, all was new... Hence to sum up with certain words between dots.. here it is...

lazy life... morning shuttle... ksb... Sunday Krishna cafe, curry leaf... occasional cricket... conf calls... mail threads... cafe vetti manga... carom board ;)...