Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2011 - A Recap - Part II

August – Birthday month. Was supposed to be on vacation for one complete month to take some break. But turned out to be totally opposite. Although I did not work much but still had to be on calls and did not travel anywhere without laptop. But good times spent nevertheless. Also the birthday month. Entered second half of twenties and people called from all around the globe to wish me :D loads of twitter and facebook birthday wishes too. For the record no one brought me a cake. :p and gifts.well.. I don’t believe in gift policy much so yeah no gifts are fine. Also attended my first live concert of the year. Coke studio minicert in hard rock Delhi.
September started off with quick trip to Pune for four days and one of those four days will be remembered for an unbearable shoulder pain which did not let me sleep the whole night. A lesson learnt to take care of health no matter what. Only asset that you control is your health and if you lose it, you lose so much more.  Also, September was tough time due to some other reason.
October – Well nothing spectacular/worth remembering happened in October but good time was spent at home celebrating mom’s and bhai’s birthday. Was diwali time and in Amritsar so that was also nice time to be home. :D . Also I could not make it to T’s wedding. Big miss that.
November - November brought a change in the completely set world on professional front. No details here but few things happened which made me think. Think about so many things. One opportunity coming and going. Another one which I held me back to take the next leap. November was not a very comfortable month for mind. Stress came. Lot of discussions happened. But by the month end, there were few decisions taken and windows of change were opened.
December was supposedly a travel to Bangalore but last moment plans changed and postponed to January. So for another month, the office issues continued but ended a year with cousin’s wedding, meeting cousins after long time and bringing New Year with family inside golden temple. :)
Phew, this was long write-up. I’m sure I’ve missed out something or the other...small brain...smaller memory.

Someone said you should visit a place you never visited at least once a year. I faired quite well there. Went to Shirpur, Hubli, Dharwad, Goa, and Lonavla for the first time and Mumbai/Noida/Bangalore again.  Decent na. :D 

When Reality Strikes – Second half of the year was cruel to some people in my close circle. With friends losing their near and dear ones it was a reality check for me as well. I had nothing to say to anyone of them but just be there for the support.  It’s tough for them and was equally tough for me to just get that feeling. That scary feeling and bitter reality of life that everyone has to go. I wrote a blog post about it too. Time to move on. Can’t write much on it. 

Friends– people change. And life takes a different turn every time it happens. JA stopped talking sometime last year. Still don’t know why. But I think I have stopped making friends after that. Last string of old friends was broken then. Nevertheless, this one is to thank everyone who met/came back/stayed/left for good times. Pooja, Ranjeet, Ankit, Esha, T rinjhna got married leaving me alone in Bachelor’s club. Ankit & Esha now blessed with baby girl so big hug and many congratulations to both of em..  M & M opened their joint venture which completed a year last week. So congratulations and best wishes to them too. R is studying hard and hopefully will be giving us all good news soon. Glad to have V and Hina on my advisory board :P and guiding me to right path on professional front. 
Personal life was pretty much on relaxed mode last year. So all good there as well.

Also, 2011 was year of music concerts and musical evenings. Got chance to witness Tochi Raina, Kailash Kher, Leslie Lewis, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Toumani Diabete , Imogen Heap, Shantanu Moitra/Swanand Kirkire and The Raghu Dixit Project live during musical concerts and evenings in Delhi. World Class Performers. Epic Performances. Have to see more live concerts to experience more awesomeness.

okay I am done with my post. and all i have to say now is 
 'HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2012' ENJOY & Live Life.  :D :P :) 

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