Saturday, May 15, 2010

MOM and .....Aashna :) :)


It's been so long !!

But believe me - Delhi is a nothing but -TRAFFIC JAMS  - all around  - huh !!

I was talking to cousin of mine in the US and she told me US is all but traffic jams . Gosh !! Why can't it be the way in India !

She mentioned about a colleague of hers .

This female is Ramya . She's an engineer and a MBA .and yes - from the "II* , ones ] and a great professional.

But a slight twist.

She is no longer working . She handles her family.

Man !! I mean wow !!

But , its a long thing.

Readers ,this is something I wanted to share with you all.

Ramya had an excellent background . School , graduation , post graduation . A great company to work for. And , yes, a great designation.

Then what happened ? Why did she left ?

I love these things about Indians. They do everything passionately. And yes,the heart is involved.Always.

She left her job . For her family. For the cute little adorable - Aashna.

No.
Rajiv [ her husband ] never told her to do so. Neither her parents nor her in-laws.

She took an individual thoughtful decision . And she took it on her own.

And like always,she gave her 100% into this as well. Meet Aashna and you'll know why !

Moms world over do an amazing job.They are the best. Inequitable and unmatchable.
They work.The live.They earn.
They cry.They smile.They suffer.

All for YOU.For US.

Imagine a world without mom's. You can't.
Because rivers are not meant to be empty.

And mind you, I am not advocating the fact that females , working , should give a successful career to be full-time in the family.All I am saying is that they are free to do / choose whatever they think is right.When one gets married responsibilities increase so does the workload and pressure.It's a tough time these days and even tougher to survive and be successful.Both the partners should take an informed and a win-win decision.The child is important.In fact,precious.Don't get carried away with the fast moving life and the "charmed"designations we have.Be prepared to give up things and do "things" you never thought of.Be a helping hand and a support system to each other.

Life would be far better. And exciting.

PS - views are views. But life is tough . at times. very tough.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The TAJ and more.....

Well,it's been so long....

Believe me ,I was really tied up with my training and examinations.

And, still am. But what MBA's do is they do "all" things - smartly.

Me and my newly formed 'gang" decided to head out towards the - TAJ MAHAL.

On a Saturday night,with bomb scares all around the mercury soaring high it was an 'ok' decision we made.

So,we headed out. Started @ close to 7am and on the way reached the first halt.

Fatehpur Sikri -

At times at places like these you tend to get "provoked" by so-called "guides" [ who themselves don't even know that a Fatehpur Sikri - exists in Rajasthan as well ] and still swear that if you don't take them along with you , you'll miss a lifetime of opportunity.

BALLS !!

But,somehow we managed to get a decent guide who was further decent enough to take us to a guided tour - all in Rs50. He showed us all around, shared the story behind the world heritage site and made us understand that India is 'the place" to be . At times it pays to have a guide with you. These people know things you wouldn't even think to see for yourself.Below is the picture which we took from a "star jaal" which when clicked at a certain angle gives a full view of the place. Awesome !



The next in line was the Taj-itself. Though I had visited the Taj ,once before,it still catches me awe-struck each time.It's simply beautiful.The place,the carvings,the design,the mini-lakes - it works.We hired a guide here as well. And I was super impressed by his command on the history behind the Taj,his English speaking skills and the fact he doubled up as a good-photographer and kept clicking various pictures from various "famous"points.It was an experience.



On our way back,we spend almost one hour back-forth searching for two places - McD which we "saw" but never recalled "where"?! and Agra's famous "Paanchi Petha" shop.It took us so hard to find them out .

In case you would be willing to grab a bite - I'll help with it. McD is located in the TDI mall with the Big Cinema's in it's vicinity. A nice mall unlike ours in Delhi / NCR it's a good stop.As for the petha , UP is famous for "duplicates". You would find shops by the names -  " NEW panchi petha " , Original Panchi Petha and the likes". Of course they would always swear that they are the "original ones" which they aren't . The original shop is near Sadar Bazaar.

All in all a nice journey though tiring .

btw-have an exam tomorrow... ;)

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