Thursday, May 12, 2016


Gathering dust blown away,
Swirling trees and dancing nature,
Cobwebs shattered,

Welcome storm.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Revenge of the Tea boy

A delicious mouthwatering prospect
He offered me in a cake,
A pastry to be specific,
Of some exotic make.

It had chocolate cream,
Around the corners,
It had cherry in the mid,
Devour me it screamed,
And devour I did.

Though there were some points
in this saga,
That looked a bit sordid,
Did the pastry tasted sour,
May be a little rancid?

But it was too little,
And may be too late,
I had cleared all of it,
That he gave me on the plate.

Now as I run to and fro,
From bed to bathroom
I have ample time
to ponder
What had gone wrong.

In the morning
In front of a vendor
I had scolded the tea boy
What in the name of tea you make
You idiot!
But he didn’t reply!

So that was it,
I had zeroed it on,
It was a ploy,
The delicious looking pastry,
was just a decoy
It was a sweet revenge,
Revenge of the tea boy !

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Elephant and the Jackals

He is big,
He is strong,
He can trample us,
With his copious brawn.

We have to cut him down to size,
Without indulging in hand to hand fight,
How could this be done I pose to you,
The old sly jackal had spoken,
The onus was now on the crew.

I have a plan, quipped a young turk,
Ignoring around a dozen smirk,
Smirk you may, but am not a nut,
We will bleed this elephant,
Through a thousand cuts.

The left liberal jackals,
Scratched their head
Why bleed this elephant
To its imminent death?

Isn’t he after all a herbivore
What danger he poses
Strategic or core?

Herbivore my foot
That is just a sheath
Haven’t you seen
His massive twin teeth?

So do you have
any plan
long or short term?
To finally get rid
of this pachyderm!

We will blow him up,
yes, that will be the best.
Our brave heart Jackals,
Will wear explosive vest.

And what happens
If one feels itchy,
Or has to scratch his back,
Thundered the right winger jackal
To the applause of his pack.

We are playing with fire,
We have to be brave,
May be along the way,
We may dig a few grave.

This meeting happened
Many moons ago,
The jackals are still trying
unsuccessfully although.

Hope someday
they see the elephant
As he really is
And realize their biggest enemy
Is self deceit

Also hope that day
is never too late,
or an extinct jackal species
may be the jungle's fate !

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Corporate Ping Pong

Have you ever been involved or may be a witness to corporate ping pong?

Please don’t mistake this for the ping pong played on table with a ball and TT racket by two or four players.  Corporate ping pong is played using computer and laptop and mails and the best thing is there is no limit on the number of players.  Here are the requisites to play corporate ping pong:

1.        You must be computer literate
2.    You must know how to use e-mails and attachments (mostly MS Outlook).
      3.        You must know English (not necessary though) and basic mail etiquettes (again, not necessary).
      4 .      You need to have more than a couple of people to play this game, the more, the better.
             5.       You must be a master in the art of passing the buck.
      6.    You must be allergic to get the work done directly.

For a clearer understanding, let us go through the following case study:
Acronyms used:
QC:  Quality Controller.
CM:  Construction Manager.

1.       A new site worker needs safety shoes replacement as the size he got is too big for his feet.  He informs the Civil QC about his requirement (requested directly – I mean the old fashioned way of saying directly without e-mail).
2.      The Civil QC mails the CM about this.  The “big shoes” is sent back to the procurement department.
3.   The electrical site engineer steps in and mails the Civil QC to get the correct size of the worker.
4.   The administrator also steps in and mails the procurement guy to replace the shoes with perfect size.
5.   The procurement guys mails the administrator to give him the correct size first.
6.   The administrator mails the CM to give him the correct size.The CM mails the Civil QC to send the correct size of the worker.

Note:  The Civil QC, Site engineer and Construction manager (CM) are all stationed at site and Administrator &Procurement guys are in Head office (HO).

In a nut shell, what happened was a poor chap needed replacement for his new shoes and his request for new shoes had to wade through a layer of hierarchies to get to target department.  Conversely, the reply from the target department had also to wade through the same layers to get to him.  This is a classical example of corporate ping pong.

Hope you have got an idea about how “corporate pingpong” is played and I believe now you are raring to put your new found ping pong skills to use, wishing you all good luck, lets get the ball rolling J

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