Archive for April, 2008

Did you?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2008 by pensivelawyer

So did you make this weekend count?

I did! I made each moment count for what its worth. Ended up watching Jab we met, finally ended up going to Blue Frog, which i thought was quite a nice place….and even fit in the usual day trip up to Khandala! The surprise was a trip up to lion point (waaaay up from bushy dam, for ye illiterates). Loved the view!

Highly recommended for ye all.



Smiley time

Posted in Uncategorized on April 22, 2008 by pensivelawyer

This forward was too good not to put up.

Hilarious Leave Applications

This is a collection of leave letters and applications written by people in various places of India…

1. Infosys, Bangalore: An employee applied for leave as follows: “Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife, please sanction me one-week leave.”

2. This is from Oracle, Bangalore: From an employee who was performing the “mundan” ceremony (Shaving the head ceremony) of his 10 year old son: “As I want to shave my son’s head, please leave me for two days…”

3. Another gem from CDAC.  Leave letter from an employee who was performing his daughter’s wedding:  “As I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week’s leave…”

4. From H. A. L. Administration dept.: “As my mother-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it, please grant me 10 days leave.”

5. Another employee applied for half day leave as follows: “Since I’ve to go to the cremation ground at 10 O-clock and I may not return, please grant me half day casual leave.”

6. An incident of a leave letter: “I am suffering from fever, please declare one day holiday.”

7. A leave letter to the headmaster: “As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache.  I request you to leave me today.”

8. Another leave letter written to the headmaster: “As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day.”

9. Covering note: “I am enclosed herewith…”

10. Another one: “Dear Sir, with reference to the above, please refer to my below…”

11. Actual letter written for application of leave: “My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave.”

12. Letter writing: “I am in well here and hope you are also in the same well.”

13. A candidate’s job application: “This has reference to your advertisement calling for a “Typist and an Accountant – Male or Female” … As I am both (!!) for the past several years and I can handle both with good experience, I am applying  for the post.”



Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2008 by pensivelawyer

Something forwarded to me earlier today. Loved the ratio. Check it out.

The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, “Only a little while.”

The American then asked, “Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?”

The Mexican said, “With this I have more than enough to support my family’s needs.”

The American then asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life.”

The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York where you will run your ever- expanding enterprise.”

The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”

To which the American replied, “15 to 20 years.”

“But what then?” asked the Mexican.

The American laughed and said that’s the best part. “When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.”

“Millions?…Then what?”

The American said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.”


Posted in Uncategorized on April 19, 2008 by pensivelawyer

Do you feel the pressure? Does it burn into you, like a hot iron rod sinks into skin?

I feel it. Of course it tears me apart and open, for the world to infect once more. Wouldn’t it tear you? Why would you think of me as any different from you?

Do you think i am blind? Don’t you think i see you see me see you?

Sometimes, just sometimes, i wish i could……

Tomorrow brings a new dawn and something far more important.

“Shaniqua brings a coffee and asks “fill?”
And says “penny for your thoughts now my poor Bill””

–Girls in their summer clothes by Bruce Springsteen



Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2008 by pensivelawyer

Houston, we have a problem!

I’m bored of mmy current cellphone. Its a Sony Ericsson, one of the walkman series….you know the black ones with the orange W adorning it…..its got all the functions i need and more….except, i’m bored of it. Yeah, the camera doesn’t work anymore (button seems to be spoilt) but then, who gives a hoot. I don’t really need/use the cam anymore…..but then, that can change na?

Ok….so what are my options?

“Go for the iphone!” screams a colleague. Close your eyes and go for it. Moreso cause i can get it direct from the US and have a friend crack it (which, i think is illegal and therefore, ironical – but who cares!). I saw the phone the other night over dinner…..tried using it a bit. While i thought that the phone looked great and the touch screen was slinky n sexy, it was so weird not to have a keypad. Add to that, typing a message with my oversized fingers was no joke. Lotsa of errors leading me to think that the iphone would kill whatever little i sms.

The final nail in that coffin was undoubtedly the size and design. Looks great if you have a passive lifestyle na? Now try running with the phone in your pocket. Or even holding the damn thing. I bet you that you’ll be terrified of getting it wet (with perspiration). And its too heavy to run with! So that ended my li’l tete a tete with the iphone.

Now, i need to figure out whether there is anything worth getting or should i just stick to this dabba. Anyone has thoughts on this? Email me please. I seriously need suggestions on this. And no, i don’t want a Vertu!


The heat, the traffic and ….the smile

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2008 by pensivelawyer

The unforgiving sun shines upon us in all its glory. Yes, the heat is back. So we must swelter and swear at the non-functioning car airconditioner…..we must wonder why the dark dark tints on car windows are illegal, for it is in times like these that they make the most sense. Add to that, we have errant cabbies and piss off rickshaw drivers and cyclists who are, as it sometimes feels, there just to piss us off!

Oh well, fu%k ’em….right this moment….i got a big smile on….and then i look back and smile some more….Its been a great great day….and i am so looking forward to this weekend!

“Won’t you take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new.”

–I’m with you by Avril Lavigne

Yup, its not worth it

Posted in Uncategorized on April 11, 2008 by pensivelawyer

Yes. You are right. They make you slog and slog and then slog some more…..give you a pat on the back and say ‘next time old chap’. Exploit whatever is left of your ass and then, find some more to f%$k over!

The sad part is, you actually don’t give a rats ass about ‘next time’. I like this whisky!