Wednesday, March 11, 2015

13th March 2005..

Jai Guru Deva,

Not many days in  your life change the course of your life.
Not many days will ensure that you remember them.
Not many days ensure that you dont ignore them.

13th Mar, 2005 was one such day that had a lot of bearing on my life. There is no place for "Ifs" and "Buts" in life still I cant help but fail to understand several events of my life. one such thing happened on this day. I have no regrets for anything that happened or for anything that I did, because If I get another opportunity to live the same day, I will behave the same way as before. Good Bad or Worst, this is the way I am built. Blessing or curse, I receive whatever I deserve. So be it!!

On this particular day, me and Ravi presented our favorite paper Hydrogen Cell in the paper presentation competition at RGIT Nandyal. I was very eagerly looking forward for the presentation to kick start for more than one reason. One reason is that the prize amount is much higher than other colleges. I am confident of a prize there (If you have someone like Ravi on your side, you can achieve any damn thing you please!). I am not overstating us because we had spent a lot of time on this and perhaps its the best on the topic. Incidentally, both the papers we had won our prizes are used by some other friends and they got good grades using them as part of their course work. Below is one such mail:
Hi Karthikeya,
Hope every thing is fine with u and I hope u enjoyed u
r vacation in Kadapa.
I heard that u r in kadapa for u r sister's marriage.
Have gone to our college, is there any news or
progress in our department and in our college.
I have to tell my sincere thanks to u and ravishankar
bcz I got A grade in one course in that I have
submitted ur paper as one of my paper.
How is u r course work.
I wish u a happy and prosperous new year.

Coming to that particular day, We had reached Nandyal a day before so as to ensure that we are better prepared than our visit to Guntur. We are given a room in one of the popular hotels and we are glad about that. After reaching the room we realized its as good as the one we had received in Guntur. The light was not working in the room and when we had contacted the hotel assistance they said, you go ahead and bang on the switch board :)) We refused to do that as it was too weird and asked the hotel to call the electrician. They had immediately sent a self declared electrician who had banged on the switch board and to our utter shock the light came to life :)) Then there was the bathroom fixed with a far bigger light which unfortunately is not connected to any switch board :)) I have no intention of belittling the efforts of the organizing team because as a chief organizer of one such event, I have a first hand understanding of what it takes to organize such events. But for some reason, I had experienced few cases which are just hilarious. On a different note, I belong to that league of people who had witnessed events which otherwise are unthinkable :)) so be it!!

During the darkest days of my life, the question lingering in my mind was about this day. Because this day did not fit into the overall sequence of events that turned out later. But like many other things in life, I neither understood this day nor people cared to tell me about it. I am not questioning their choices but respect them as they are free to live their life as they please. Irrespective of anything else, its my birth right to live a happy life and make an effort to make the lives of the people around me happier. So be it!!

Last but not the least, let me finish this post with the note from Guruji.

Life will always move in the direction of the best. On the way you may find some rough roads, but they will lead you to a better life. Difficulties give you depth and joy gives you width. The wise see their past as destiny, the future as free will and are happy in the present. The unwise regret the past, think the future is destined and are miserable in present. The choice is yours.

Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik

Friday, March 06, 2015

Some motivational Songs

Jai Guru Deva,

It has been more than 5years since I stopped listening to movie songs. English songs had become a distant memory.But I came across this awesome jukebox in youtube which contains some 31 songs and a majority of the songs are really very good. I'm someone who likes lyric based songs not music heavy songs, sometimes I wonder how I was listening to that Linkin Park et al while the same thing sounds horrible to me now.May be that has got to do with spiritual practices.


coming back to this particular jukebox, all the songs are very much from the last decade  or so but very very good lyrics. Some of the things that I really relish listening are:

1. బ్రతుకు అంటె గెలుపు, గెలుపు కొరకె బ్రతుకు. కష్టాలు రానీ, కన్నీళ్ళు రానీ ఓడిపోవద్దు, రాజీ పడద్దు.
రాబోయే విజయాన్ని పిడికిలిలో చూడాలి, ఆ గెలుపు చప్పట్లే గుండెల్లో మోగాలి..

2. నువ్వెవరు నేనెవరు రాసినదెవరు మన కథలు 
నువు నేను చేసినవా మన పేరున జరిగే పనులు 
ఇది మంచియని అది చెడ్డదని తూకాలు వెయ్యగలవారెవరు 
అందరికి చివరాకరికి తుది తీర్పు ఒక్కడే పైవాడు 
అవుతున్న మేలు కీడూ... అనుభవాలేగా రెండూ...


3. లక్ష్యమంటు లేని జన్మే దండగ, లక్షలాది మంది లేరా మందిగా..

4. ఆశ ఉంది శ్వాస ఉంది నెత్తురుంది సత్తువుంది ఇంతకన్న సైన్యముండునా
5. Whole song of మౌనంగానే ఎదగమని..
6. రేపటి గెలుపుకు రూపమె ఓటమిరా..

cant help but appreciate the lyric writers whoever had written such a nice songs. Thank you very much!

Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Success @Jeevani

Jai Guru Deva,

On Sunday 1st Feb 2015, we had organized a fund raising musical concert by differently able people for Jeevani orphanage. The program is a super hit and there were more than 1500 people who attended the event. On the financial side also it was a super hit. We had crossed all our targets. There was extensive coverage in the print and electronic media. My name also appeared in one of the news paper. Though this is the second time that my name has come up this is perhaps more satisfying thing than the first instance. The credit for this success goes to none other than the people of Anantapur. I was there for the event two days before and had worked on ground level for some of the activities and the kind of reception that I had seen is amazing. Wherever we go people are receiving very cordially and ready to help us out. This also is a stands as a vindication for the kind of work prasad garu is doing.

From my personal view point I am very very happy to be present for this event. I cant imagine any better way to start the year 2015. I wish we would do such events every year. I thank Jeevani organization and the people of Anantapur as well as my co-bloggers who gave me this opportunity. Some times I wonder how all this bonding happened. Seenanna is from Ongole, I am from Kadapa and Rajkumar is from East Godavari. All of us are working for an organization that is present in Ananthapur. Probably we are destined to do this.

I request everybody to support Jeevani in anyway possible. Here is the link for Jeevani blog.


Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dear Sister

Jai Guru Deva,

Dear Alka,

Your tears would take the heart of mine.
oh God! Your loss would not allow you to be fine.

Your courage  would inspire a coward.
Valor in the blood is your reward.

Your salute is powerful than a bullet.
Bravo! your war cry would thunder my heart every minute.



Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Today's message from Guruji!!!

Jai Guru Deva,

here is the message from Guruji today:

Life will always move in the direction of the best. On the way you may find some rough roads, but they will lead you to a better life. Difficulties give you depth and joy gives you width. The wise see their past as destiny, the future as free will and are happy in the present. The unwise regret the past, think the future is destined and are miserable in present. The choice is yours.
Keep smiling. The past has taught us many lessons; what we should be doing and what we should not. Every pain that we went through brought us some depth, and all the joys and pleasures gave us a new vision of life and hope for the future.




Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik

Monday, January 26, 2015

2014...

Jai Guru Deva,

2014 had witnessed me getting promoted to a manager and on personal side I had become a father. My son Sathvik was born on 26th Oct 2014. This is the biggest event for 2014.

the year started with my promotion getting confirmed and the scope of my work had increased with time. I started taking newer responsibilities and as expected my work load also increased :) This did not bother me much as I was prepared for it but it does bother my wife a lot as I got averse to going out on weekends. On the other side, we had witnessed few escalations in the forecasting that I am managing and I started building a base for better managing the forecast activities.

Come March-April I had travelled to Vancouver and that was a memorable trip. I could not forget the view of Mt.Hood when I came out of my hotel room and see out side.. that was a manifestation of purity of mother nature and one of the greatest sources of joy for me in that whole tour. On  a professional note the tour was not a good one as we didnt had proper conversations during that trip. However, it was financially beneficial thing for me as I got a decent amount of money for that trip.

Once I am back from my trip we realized that our lives are heading towards a much greater change as we got a confirmation that my wife is carrying. Me and my wife were very excited about that and more concerned about how we are going to manage the delivery. This is particularly critical because my wife is apprehensive about the facilities in her native place and I am not willing to have it in Bangalore as I am doubtful of my capability to manage any crisis scenario. Also, I was not hopeful that my in laws would come and support in any emergency scenario.

From April to end of year I had worked on the most tiring project of my career. I clearly knew that I am asked to hit a moving target and make it worse, the target keep changing every other week :( I should accept that this is one of the most frustrating period of my career. Even when my son was born on 26th Oct I could not take my paternity leave because of the commitments from office. However, because of the flexibility of HP I was able to work from home and manage things during that time. 

Second half of the year was more tiring than the first half. With me shifting the house second time in six months I was exhausted to the core physically and emotionally. This is not the first time that I did so much of work but somehow i felt very tired. As of now, in any typical weekend I have no inclination to do any work. I am bringing vegetables and groceries also on one of the week days. Another thing that I am worried is the insomnia. I am not able to catch sleep till late in the night and also not able to get up early. Sometimes I am getting awake because of some bad dream or some other such thing and then not able to catch sleep again. Some times I wonder where my life is leading upto and I am little concerned about this. However, I have the confidence that once I revert back to basics and start my spiritual practices, I can definitely bounce back. If my life has taught me anything it is that dedicated effort will not fail under any circumstances. 

On the other side, I had attempted UPSC civils exams in August but miserably failed to clear the test. I had been to Coimbattore to write the exam and stayed at my cousin's house. Its probably after a decade or so that I had met my cousin's family. I felt good about that. Then I had shifted to a new house which is quite small when I compare to my own house in e-city. But the thing I liked about this house is, my house owners are very good people and they feed cows every day. Yes, everyday means everyday around 10AM atleast 5-6 cows comes to our house and my house owner's family feeds them. My belief is, life around such people will be definitely satvik. May be thats why my wife's delivered went without any glitch. Everything got arranged like some plan but we never planned it.

On a financial front, this year has been "OK". I had a good pay rise at the starting of the year and then the promotion adjustment nonetheless my expenses also increased similarly. Cloudnine had their prices and cloud nine and we were left grounded :) Also, changing house two times is really very expensive. we had spoiled somethings, we lost some. so all in all, a financially challenging year. However, for the first time in 3years I had payed back some of my home loan principal.

Last not least, I request everybody to bless my little son. I had named him as Sathvik!!

Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thank you M.A. Jinnah ;-)

Jai Guru Deva,

My politically ideology is definitely against two nation theory but after seeing this video I cant help but feel glad that Pakistan is a separate country. Cant believe such behaviour from elderly gentlemen and particularly from those who are well educated.

Here goes the video


Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik