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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 456

As the D Day approaches closer, each day seems like a year. Work, as usual, has been hectic. Ever since 2 large telecom companies down under have decided to merge, there has been a huge increase in the customer base, and sadly, the number of people to give post-sales services have not been increased substantially. With a large number of calls increasing, and the wait time being nearly 30-45 minutes at a time, it has taken the CEO of the company issue a public apology on national television down under as well as sending an apology letter to each and every account holder asking them to have a little more faith in the company and thanking everyone of them for being so understanding. This is, just, how the work has been in the last year or so.

Friday was an interesting day, when the whole office group, decided to go out for a lunch at the food court. It would have been whole lotta fun but 4 people backed out at the last moment.
But too bad for them, the 6 of us who went had a nice time.
For besides eating, all we did was talk and talk and talk. And it was good that we had a lot of healthy talking, because somewhere, we felt united and that was something that was really required.
After lunch and talking, a colleague of mine and me walked up to the office and decided to just sit and again talk. And he talked quite a bit about his life and how everyone in our company has some sort of tensions going on around his/her life.
Talking to each other, may not necessarily solve the issue, but atleast one can get the feelings out and know that there is a support group waiting. If only people could talk more, express themselves more openly, the world would be a little more comfortable place to live.
Coming back home on the bike, we saw a huge fire around Bandra(East) near the station. Turns out this fire engulfed a huge section of slums making over 5000+ people homeless.
This was the 2nd such fire in less than 2 years and there are conspiracies that there was a huge builder lobby who were behind this inferno because they wanted land to build high rise buildings. Turns out the land where the slums were present were over US Dollars $300 million.
The value of human life be damned.

Its been an interesting world cup cricket as well. England, who stunningly lost to Ireland has managed to defeat South Africa by 6 runs despite being out for 177. Similarly, Canada who stunned Pakistan for bolwing them out for around 180 odd lost to them by over 40 runs.

West Indies, who have had the most pathetic last 15 years with defeats (and even many white washes) against every country possible, managed to bowl out Bangladesh for under 60 runs.

Whether the matches are rigged or not, only time will tell. but this world cup has more upsets and its a delight to watch these matches.
I always thought, that after watching the fascinating World cup football last year, cricket would be a torture to watch but i guess, i was wrong. Its fun. As i am typing, Ireland has already  struck 4 wickets and despite defending a low total, the pressure is all over Indian Cricket team.
I also watched a few movies. Watched Man About Town - which was ok, had it not been for a cliched ending.
Watched the much hyped Black Swan today with the fat guy and avatar baba.
The movie is very interesting but its really hyped. As a close movie buff friend said, this movie has to be felt to like it.
Well to each one his own, i still preferred a movie like The Shining where psychic movies are concerned.
Ate some pizzas and now i am home watching the match which is now at a tight juncture.

I guess i have written enough for today.

I will end, with a lovely poem...


And you know its for who...



Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
I miss her in the weeping of the rain;
I want her at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year's bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide.
There are a hundred places where I fear
To go - so with his memory they brim.
And entering with relief some quiet place
Where never fell her foot or shone her face
I say, 'There is no memory of her here!'
And so stand stricken, so remembering her.

Good night !!!

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