Thief of the damsel’s heart

Silent night,the sky lit

by the fading moon,

reflecting in the horizon,

the turbulent waves crashing,

against  the rocky walls

A lonely youth,dancing through

the shadows,agilely ascended

the fort,avoiding the guards

rushed across the chambers,

 Intent on reaching the destination,

No key can unlock the chamber,

Designed to open on its own,

for the right person,

at the right time,

the treasure lay here,

Guarded by a single lute,

inside a chest,lay the precious

one can attain it ,when they

play the soul’s music on

the lute,

Magic it was,he didnt lay a finger

on the lute , behold,the chest was open,

his breath being the music of the soul,

along with his sweet words and laughter,

flowing like a symphony,

The treasure,the damsel’s heart was stolen,

by this lovable thief , who for once got rewarded

for his theft with the soul and love of the damsel

P.S: Second poem that i penned ! i somehow forgot to blog it !

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Seven Years Already !!

Seven Years Already !!

Memories rule our life.  Every single moment or thing, that we live or do morphs into memories.Our brain maps each memory to a certain set of keywords which might be a visual image or a thought. One can try to decipher the route which our train of thoughts takes  and i am sure they would find themselves laughing or at the least smiling at what actually was the origin of the thoughts . And with an associative memory , it doesn’t take much to start a trip down the memory lane and relive them.

For the past couple of weeks , i have been attending job interviews. And i just can not seem to stop myself from reminiscing my first ever job interview with Infosys !. And what’s more special is that it happened on this day 29th June,just seven years earlier!  The campus interviews  for  my batch of  engineering students (back then , a graduate now , obviously :P) were scheduled during the initial days of our final year. And TCS  had been given the first slot like every year. I had not gone past the aptitude round  for that. But i wasn’t disappointed much , I don’t know why. That year was the first time Infosys had planned to be one of the companies in the campus recruitment and they had the second slot . I had resolved and made a decision to succeed  in the recruitment process with them. I had to somehow.

So the day dawned bright and early. I got ready and like most days , dad dropped me off and left . All the eligible candidates gathered in the college auditorium and Infy’s famous Power-Point presentation which has the awe-inspiring Mysore  campus pictures and  “This is my infy ” song was about to start. But then ,to my horror i realized , I had forgotten my college ID card !  And ID card was totally necessary to enter into the exam hall where the aptitude had been scheduled. Mobile phones were restricted back then. But some of my friends did bring it with them . So i called dad from a mobile and asked him to bring my ID. Like every concerned parent does, he admonished me for my careless attitude  ,but he said he will bring it .

The presentation had started and it was supposed to last for 25 minutes. The aptitude test was to start right after. I was not able to concentrate properly, was so damn tensed and nervous. “What a bad start ! ” was the thought in my mind and it worried me ,as to how the day will progress. The presentation ended and i was nervous wreck , by then, almost on the verge of tears. I came out of the auditorium ,thinking that i am going to have to sit this one out. But my father , just as always , had rushed(literally) to my rescue and had handed my ID card to a friend , who gave it to me . I was so happy that i couldn’t stop grinning from ear to ear.

Praising Appa (that’s how i call dad ), I almost skipped to the exam hall with a newly found confidence. The aptitude was pretty easy and i thought most of my classmates would find it the same way,as we all had prepared together for it.The duration for the aptitude got over and i had finished well before time . I came out of the hall and my dear friend , Karthik , who had already been placed in TCS , a geek by nature , asked me how i had performed. I flashed him my smile and showed him thumbs up sign. I told him it was easy. As others came out and i looked at their face reaction , i was like “huh oh , something is wrong”.As we started discussing , each of them telling how difficult they found the test to be , self-doubt creep-ed in . I thought i must have missed something , and i didn’t tell the others that i found it was a workable paper.An hour later , the names of the people who had cleared the aptitude round were announced in the auditorium .They had almost reached the end of the list and i was almost sure i hadn’t made it ! But no , my name was the second last . Whew !!

The interviews started and they were occurring in our college library , my favorite place !! 😀 . Infosys doesn’t have a technical round , only the HR interview. So my turn came and i went in. It started with the infamous “Tell me about yourself” question. So i told her about myself , then came the hobbies and how would i not mention books. So she asked me , whether i have read ramyana and mahabharata , i said yes . From then on she asked me questions related to my opinion about them, the characters , my take away from each book, characters which inspired me . Questions about books ! Who wouldn’t love to talk about books? In between she did ask me totally unrelated question stopping me in the middle of my answer for the previous question , then the next question would be the same question she had asked earlier which i had answered. But still it was fun .And the final question

HR:”Will you be flexible about your work location ?”

Me:”Of course, sure i would be willing to work anywhere , as long as it is not Kashmir,cause i am scared of terrorists”

And i walked off with a goofy grin !!

Gosh !! what a ridiculous answer !! Now when i think about it , i understand the incredulous look on the HR’s face ! I feel like i should dig up and go underground after answering like that! Damn embarrassing !! That answer should have actually nullified all the correct answers . But  no ,destiny had other thoughts ! I got in 😀 :D.When i called home , my parents and my elder brother were super happy. But till i got the offer letter , my appa used to ask me,periodically, “did you really get recruited ? Did  you really hear your name being announced ?” and i would badger my friends whether they heard my name when the results were announced. It got to a point where they told me off for worrying about it 😛

First job is always pretty close to everyone’s heart !  And so is mine . There have been many life defining moments when i was with Infosys and it has helped a great extent in my ever happening transformation.If not  for infy, i wouldn’t have met such wonderful persons and great bloggers. Nor would i have met people who are in my besties club,now. I never thought i would quit infosys! But there comes a point in life , where letting go and moving on is the best option for all the people involved.

So yeah , missing some one or some thing or some particular moment ? Dont worry ! What are memories for !

Jump in and enjoy your trip down memory lane !! 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

All about Choice

ALL ABOUT CHOICE

Just one spark of thought and a minute of contemplation is all that is needed for a change of mind ! Being spontaneous is an absolute fun.Just doing what the heart wants or what the heart feels as the right thing , without letting the brain take the fun out of it with its reasoning, has always been my way.

27 years of insane life and i haven’t completely figured out myself yet. And am not even sure whether i will be able to. An Aquarian , myself , i have always been hoping for a fairy-tale life. But the same heart also knew it was not possible and it stopped hoping for such impossible and impractical things. I learned to be practical , but sometimes emotions do get the better of me .

Maybe because i held the reins of my heart so tightly, it always fell for the most complicated choices. And it acted on its whim. I realized long back , that when things does not happen my way, its good.Realized , that for certain aspects of life, where i have no clue as to the consequences of doing what my heart desires, it is not wrong to let my brain decide upon it.

For these aspects of life, contemplation over the decision is needed. There might be deep sadness in my heart because of not doing what it wanted , but who knows the sadness could have been way deeper in case the consequences had turned bad.

Life can be either simple or complicated. It’s all based on the choices one makes. Why does it have to be that way ? Why do we always have to choose ? Yes I know . One can’t have everything . So one has got to choose.
but leave getting to have everything, in the end after making choices all life long, they would not have got anything . It’s not fair . yeah I can hear the argument. Well, you got to live with the choice made.
What i am saying is that why the hell there has to be choices in the first place . It’s not that easy.

It’s difficult to choose between the right choice and the easy choice. And the view of the choices vary with people ‘s perception. The easy choice will be the right choice for someone and vice versa.

How does one decide between what’s a right choice and a wrong one? A question which i asked to a friend recently and the reply was ” If the choice causes harm or hurts other people, then it’s wrong. Else it’s not “.Well then what if the right choice, ends up hurting the one choosing it ? Isn’t it wrong ? Shouldn’t the choice be fair. Why would anyone want to choose something that will cause pain and suffering to them?

Why is the thought of sacrificing one’s desire over the welfare of the others portrayed as if it’s a god like characteristic. ? Why is it being encouraged? Ain’t it similar to suicide ? What sort of life will it be, the one without any desires?

What else binds them to life ? What else keeps them living? What is the need for such a life which no one can understand ?which even the person living it ,can’t understand?

Hell. It’s not at all possible to understand one’s own life. With the age and life experienced , the basic makeup of one’s mind and soul undergoes many changes. At the end of journey when they look back they won’t even be able to identify themselves.

Newton got it right !! Third time lucky !

Newton got it right !! Third time lucky ! 

In my childhood, i happened to come  across many proverbial sayings , either in books or through elders’ thoughts.I didn’t understand the purpose of these proverbs. I just took satisfaction in the fact that i knew them by heart when asked. I understood their meaning but not really in the sense to apply or follow them in my life.  I didn’t need to . Thank God for that ! 😛

But now, at the age of 27 , I wish i could go back to that phase of my life , where i really didn’t understand these sayings and live my life according to my wish. Even if i decide to abide by any of these proverbs or sayings, what makes it more confusing is the inability to decide which one i should go by. For each proverbial verse that suggests an action, there is a proverb which suggests an action exactly opposite. Seriously ?  Even proverbs seems to follow Newton’s rule.

Do i persevere or let go ?  Do i have to be hasty or hesitate a lot ? Should i change for the society or be the way i am ? should i pursue my desires or be happy with what i have ?  do i judge people or not ?  should it be a team work or not ?

Confusing ,ain’t it ? if i decide based on the situation , i can never know if its the right one , until i act upon it and face the consequences. And if the results are not the ones i desired, it is going to be a big mess. I suppose there is a thin line of difference between these sayings and it would probably be better if i follow that line. Don’t know for sure .doubtful yet hopeful. 😉

Sharing some of these contradictory proverbs, in the hope of confusing you !! 😛  😉

Out of Sight,Out of Mind :: Absence makes the heart grows fonder

Try,Try,Try until you succeed :: Don’t beat your head against a stone wall

All good things comes to those who wait :: Time and Tide waits for no man

Never judge a book by its cover :: Cloth makes the man

Above all, to thine own self be true :: When in Rome, do as Romans do

In love, again

Not again, I said to myself,

This is not at all fair ,

I vowed to never fall in love again,

But here am I ,pining over someone.

I had distanced myself from the people,

who had a chance of making me fall for their features,

I thought my heart was safe, inside the stone fortress,

But alas , I never knew that a mirthful laughter

from a certain person’s lips could smash the barrier to pieces.

Life isn’t easy and so is love,

As i fell in love with him,

I felt the bliss and pain,

that  accompanies love.

Is it gonna be a happy ending or

a sad one? I have no clue,

Either way , I am enjoying

the journey with him.

Never can understand Love,

I thought i knew ,

but here it is again,

i am in love with a person,

who had broken my assumption.

My writing doesn’t follow any rules,

so does our relationship.

But one thing i know for sure,

I am in love with you ,

Am happy that its you,

who has won my heart,

the most lovable person i have met.

Dubious Zeal

Amidst a plethora of humans,
Yet cocooned in solitude,
Encompassed in unadulterated silence, 
Yet a pandemonium arises in mind,
Striding under the blazing sun,
Yet its raining in soul,
Just a day glided by,
Yet it was akin to a year,
Restless ,yet blissful,
Experiencing ,undefined
Emotions,which makes,
my life interesting.

When cupid threw his hammer

She had lost faith in LOVE,

her first encounter with it,

had left her soul marred,

imprinted on her mind that,

love is never fair,

She didnt desert love though,

happy that love prevailed,

atleast for her dear ones,

she endorsed love to her,

friends,helping them feel,

the heavenly bliss that,

was love’s companion,

Acting as a guiding star,

for the people around her,

making sure they never,

missed any step which might,

lead them to abyss,

Her firm resolve that,

love was never for her,

controlled her heart,

whenever LOVE wooed her,

But then my dear,

It frustrated Cupid,

to see his ambassador without love,

for the first time in his eternal life,

his arrows were failing him,

Not able to tolerate her anguish anymore,

Cupid sought the help of his dear friend,

When Cupid threw his hammer,

Thor sent his blessings with it ,

As the hammer impacted its destination,

the stone layer of the maiden’s heart shattered,

As love entered her heart’s chambers,

her mind was filled with apprehension,

will her love accept her blemished heart and soul?