Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Annual report - 2008

So here's all the gyaan the Bhai has attained this year.

  • If you dream something impossible and work towards it without telling a soul, it may just come true. (The not telling a soul bit is important.)

  • IDD calls are one of the most paisa-vasool uses of money.

  • Contrary to popular belief, when friends have a fallout, whether they will attempt to patch things up depends not on what caused the fallout, but what they had before the fallout.

  • It's human instinct for most people to dislike the boss even if they don't mean to. It's not personal. It's just the default setting.

  • There is only one way to get around office politics -- be bloody good at your job.

  • If you constantly badger your faraway friends for a year, they will eventually give up and move to the east where you live.

  • Life wouldn't be life without Bollywood.

  • It's possible to be 'home' and yet miss 'home'.

  • There is no need to be extra-emotional. Sometimes the 'bhaad mein jao' (go to hell) attitude is the most effective.

  • A Himesh Reshammiya movie doesn't kill you. It kills the desire to live.

  • What someone thinks of you is none of your business. Don't lose sleep over it.

  • Work is worship. Truly.

  • You are what you eat. And exercise.

  • On some days, the IT guy at work can be your God.

  • It is not easy to have a friend report to you at work and still remain friends. But with practice and professionalism, it's possible.

  • If you're having a bad day, everyone seems evil. It's not them. It's you.

  • Quoting something I wrote in a post long ago, something I tell myself over and over again -- Everyone has problems. The important thing is to make a bigger deal of the happy stuff.

Happy new year, bewdas! May the madness never end! :)



34 comments:

varshaac said...

I particularly liked this one "A Himesh Reshammiya movie doesn't kill you. It kills the desire to live." :D

Varsha

Sanket said...

Happy New Year Sayesha :)

Revathi said...

//If you constantly badger your friends for a year, they will eventually give up and move to the east where you live.


Sahi farmaya. after 2 years of CONSTANT badgering abhi apun ka friend log apne ghar ke paas aa gela hai!! :D

Mast post bhai!!
aapko bhi mast new year mubarak ho. Happy wala!!
Talli hoke singapore mein ghumne ka. kya? :P

docnash said...

Hi Sayesha,
I have been a regular visitor to your blog and I must say your writings have brought many a smile.....Do keep writing the way you do..

Happy new year!!!

Naiesha.....

Prithi Shetty said...

Loved your list :)
Happy New Year to you & Viv !

* Friends ... fallout
Ek baar rishte toote aur phir ghant badke jodo, toh bhi ghant toh rehti hi hain. Chahe phele kaisa bhi raha ho. It does not remain same.
I miss your posts on friendships and all. You must be really busy & short of time.

vagabond dreamer said...

nice tips, i guess if i follow these most of my problems will go away. nice insights.

Shashikant said...
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Shashikant said...

It's human instinct for most people to hate the boss even if they don't mean to.

Hmmm... I don't fall in the "most" category then.

I vehemently agree with "be bloody good at your job" -- office politics or otherwise.

Richa said...

lolz...

i toally blv in not tellin g asoul b4 carrying out a work :D

n i second u on no-life without bollywood too..

they say 'dun worry about wat others think of u, cuz they r busy thinking wat u think of them' ;)

Happy to u too :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

//If you dream something impossible and work towards it without telling a soul, it may just come true. (The not telling a soul bit is important.)//

So true,this has always worked out for me.

Happy New year to you and Viv :)

lady hope said...

hi sayesha,

Wishing u and yr family a Happy New Year.

Lady Hope, apunich hai

- asha kamath

Bhavya said...

Very well said. Especially "There is no need to be extra-emotional. Sometimes the 'bhaad mein jao' (go to hell) attitude is the most effective."

I don't quite agree with the "It's human instinct for most people to hate the boss even if they don't mean to. It's not personal. It's just the default setting." part, but I guess it holds true more often than not.

Happy New Year to you to Bhai!

Twisted Elegance.... said...

Good!

Infact very good!

The Rat... said...

work is worship nods sagely..

happy new year and enjoy the year ahead...

Urv said...

Muahahahahahahaha

*Goes on the stage*

1. Gold

2. Silver

3. Bronze

*bows gracefully*

Urv said...

//Work is worship. Truly.

Aaila!! I did not know your boss also reads your blog :P :P

Urv said...

//If you constantly badger your faraway friends for a year, they will eventually give up and move to the east where you live.

Apun ko bhi tips/training chaiye Bhai.. Chaiye chaiye

Bivas said...

A Very Happy New YEar to You Too! :)

Koi Pahailee said...

true

i liked number 3 so much i made it my facebook status...(with ur permission ofcourse!:P)

brought back some bitter memories :(

Sanchit said...

// A Himesh Reshammiya movie doesn't kill you. It kills the desire to live.

toooooooooooo good...

bhai... apun singapore mein fasela hai.. transit mein.. koi party sharty hai to bolo, apun ata hain. 1 din ka visa hain apun ke pass...
bot bore ho rahela hain..

nycbewda said...

Happy New Year Bhai.

NYC Bewda

Nandya said...

Well said!!

You continue to impress me girl!!

Manchus said...

Happy New Year Sayesha and Viv!
Here is my Aashirwaad
"Milk Bathing and Baby-Fruiting"

A well thought out GYAAN FOR LIFE.
I loved the first one, I guess I need to try this out especially the not telling anyone part.

~anu~ said...

Sayesha, this was excellent! Very nice, very true! I agree on all counts..!
Wish you a very happy new year!

shub said...

When I saw the title Annual report, I *knew* there had to be something in there about the move ;) :D

Dewdrop said...

Hey, my fiance (and now my hubby) is a loyal follower of your blog and he introduced it to me... and you earned yourself another loyal follower!! :) Love the way you put thoughts to words!

Happy New Year and may the flow of words never cease!!!

Lehmunade said...

Great writing - simple and nice!

BRAT said...

HI..

Bewadaa no 28 reportin..

Quite funny.. very much needed along with those pegs in these times of recession for an MBA!!!

u bloggered!!!

~vagabond~ said...

I absolutely loved your last point! :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

why is the not telling a soul about the dream so important? sometimes i feel more egged on if i go and tell a bunch of people that i plan to do something...

Happy New Year to you and viv. :)

Sayesha said...

#varshaac,
Thanks. :D

#Sanket,
Happy wala new year to you too! :D

#Revathi,
Hahahaha! Works, eh? :D Happy new year!

#docnash,
Hey welcome to the bar! Have a seat and go talli! Happy new year! :D

#Prithi,
Hey welcome back!

//Ek baar rishte toote aur phir ghant badke jodo, toh bhi ghant toh rehti hi hain. Chahe phele kaisa bhi raha ho. It does not remain same.

That's true. It doesn't every go back to exactly what it was. But I'm talking about the attempt to patch things up. :)

#vagabond dreamer,
Thanks. :)

#Shashikant,
Hehehe... I like my boss too. And no, she doesn't read my blog! :P

#Richa,
Happy new year! :)

#Shalini,
Happy new year! :)

#lady hope,
Arre Ashaji! Welcome back in your new avtaar, and happy new year to you and family! :)

#Bhavya,
Happy new year! :)

#Twisted Elegance,
Thanks. :)

#The Rat,
Happy new year to you too!

#Urv,
Sheesh!

//Aaila!! I did not know your boss also reads your blog :P :P

Dabbal sheesh!

#Bivas,
Thank you! :D

#Koi Pahailee,
Permission granted! :P

#Sanchit,
:D Pakad liya na tujhe MSN par! Muahaha! Agli baar notice dekar aana, phir apun tere ko Lion City ghumaayega!


#nycbewda,
Thanks and same to you! :D

#Nandya,
Aao thakur! Bahut dinon baad darshan diye! :)

#Manchus,
Hahaha! What aashirwaad man. :)

#anu,
Thanks. :)

#Shub,
Haan haan toh tum dono thode se important ho mere liye... toh? *coyly looks at nails*

#Dewdrop,
Welcome and thanks for the kind words. :)

#Lehmunade,
Thank you. :)

#BRAT,
Thanks! :)

#vagabond,
Thank you! I try to run my life by it. :)

#Ipanema Girl,
//why is the not telling a soul about the dream so important? sometimes i feel more egged on if i go and tell a bunch of people that i plan to do something...

I am not talking about new year resolutions. I am talking about near-impossible dreams... :)

Happy wala new year to you too! :)

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Agien said...

Everyone has problems. The important thing is to make a bigger deal of the happy stuff.

That is such a cool thought!
Thanks!!