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Thanks so much Pooja!! [Mar. 1st, 2012|05:07 pm]
Amita Gajewar
The other day while I was going through some of the old files/stuff, I remembered a lovely poem composed by my dear friend Pooja for me to wish me on my birthday!!
Sharing the poem here!! Pooja, kudos to you!! Long live our friendship!!

One fine day i heard a voice,

My angel's birthday was coming from all sides...

I packed my bags, was all set to leave for my friends house..

I cried in excitement, my joy knew no bounds...

I stumbled on the way, bruised my feet..

Thought of taking a nap on the soft grass of wheat...

I got up late..was shocked to see i missed the train..

But my heart was pure..my heart still vibrated the same..

With all my mind, i found an easy way to her house..

I prayed to God and pressed the mercy bell in the church town..

Oh God i realized something great..

I missed the gift at the place i slept..

I cried till my tears found no place to go..

Walking fast, there I saw my friend on the door..

She was in a frock dressed in shades of purple and blue,

She kissed me and invited me to her venue so loving and pure..

We cut the cake and sang the bday song..

We danced till 1 at night and shared all that needed to be told..

She showed me her pics,

she looked awesome whatever she tried..

She sprinked in a magic so fragrant and dear,

I thought for a moment was that magic s a symbol of my love for her..

I knew it was time to confess,

With despair on my lips, i started pouring out my fear:

Amy Dear, i have something to say,

I had brought a gift for you, which i lost on the way..

I should have wished you 3 days back,

But i stumbled so many times on my way..

Wish i could cut my heart and show..

Forever in my heart, I cherish your love ..

You are my sweetest angel this life could ever give to me,

I adore this friendship very much like i adore God..

Please be my friend howsoever forgetful & bad i might be..

For you are one of the beautiful souls, i always wish to be connected with..

Amy cried in pain and wiped off my tears..

She embraced me with all her love and told me the truth..

"You are my rose, just like I am yours..

Our heart chords have a connection, forever strengthened by love and hope..!

This friendship started centuries back,.. gonna stay for many more years to come,

Live every moment that God gave & believe in the magic of frdship as long as you live.."

Hearing such sweet words from Amy’s mouth..

I was relieved and opened my eyes....

There I saw, it was time to leave for the office..

Amy Dear, I wished you Happy Bday in my dreams..

Hope you have moments ahead full of life..

May God bless you this year everything you have wished and worked for..!!!

Belated Happy Birthday my Amy!!

(original version -- http://pilot-pooja.blogspot.com/2008/06/happy-birthday-amita.html)

Happiness Always!
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I am back!! [Jan. 28th, 2012|01:20 am]
Amita Gajewar
Many many wishes for a Very very HappY, BleSsEd and WondeRfuL New Year!! Welcome 2012!!

I know, I know, I have not blogged anything in the year 2011 and surely did miss all the precious readers of my blog!! So, where do I start?

I actually thought of writing a blog last year few times, but was either too exhausted with things or not knowing what could be written. But, good news to all of you is that I am back -- Lucky you!! Haha!!

So, did I miss writing the blog? I think yes and no. I guess, I was (to certain extent am) not really knowing why should I be writing. Besides, writing (like most all other hobbies) needs to come from within you and as such I think it's hard to think practically and set a goal of these many number of blogs during this much time interval.
DISCLAIMER: By no means I am claiming here to be a 'writer'; when I say writing, most of the times I just mean blogging the thoughts/views/memories that come to my mind and something that I feel could be shared over the net with all you readers.

So, now that I have already mentioned last year was pretty exhaustive, I am keeping my fingers crossed to see what 2012 has to unveil for me!
Oh well, it was also my fault to certain extent that I did not take any vacation/break starting January 2011 and then towards the end of the year I guess I was just about to collapse :P Anyhow, I should mention my small trip to East Coast towards October end (visiting Shubhangi for the first time since I came to US!) and then of course a visit to my family back in India in Dec 2011. I guess, a time away from your diurnal activities is very important to rejuvenate yourself and also it gives/adds a different perspective towards one's daily routine.

During my trip to east coast, Shubhangi, Amruta and myself went to Smokey Mountains and I must say that I felt so blessed to see the heavenly view of fall colors! No words, photos, pictures, videos or anything else can describe how beautifully the nature could render itself! Have you ever felt that something could be so beautiful/brilliant/astonishing that you get tired of admiring it and still feel that you have not given enough justice? Yeah, then you know what I mean!!

Trip to India was as usual -- great to see parents, brother, cousins, aunts/uncles, and of course friends (Prajakta, Prachi, Shailesh, Pratik)! It's nice to meet everyone and be at home! It seems weird but every time I go to India I fall sick due to weather change I guess. I did miss my life in US during my India trip for sure though, felt strange, but yes....
As you know, life in India is changing at a rapid rate and things are getting more and more westernized that I wonder if I we will actually start missing small small things that used to be there! It occurred to me most significantly when I was trying to shop for Indian-style kurtis (short tops to wear on jeans) and oh my God it's so hard to find any of these in Pune :O :O Luckily, FabIndia did save me, Kudos to FabIndia!! If you have not been there you should definitely check out their collection -- oh and I also got a pretty necklace for myself, cute cute!!

Recently, I also bought a DVD collection related to ancient aliens and it does seem super interesting!! The focus is mainly on knowing if we (our earth) were ever visited by aliens and if/how they might have affected us, and whether their existence may help understand some of the miracles/wonders which are still mysteries to us. I may write more on it latter sometime..

All in all, I guess, I have given plenty of updates from my side and have tried my best to keep the post feel pretty light! I think, being light hearted, adding a bit (or more) of humor here and there, and staying optimistic helps many a times.... So, may be now I can include some food for thoughts before I finish this post: Different people have different ideas about what happiness means to them.. Although, I wonder if by defining the happiness in a certain way are we just trying to make our lives easier so that what we are doing and for what/whom we are doing it, does seem right and convincing to ourselves? Doing the right thing is not easy always as we know, I also feel that knowing (deciding) what is right at a given moment is not always easy either..

For now, let me bid a good-bye and will try to be back soon! Wishing you the very best in this year!!

Happiness Always,
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Starting a day! [Nov. 21st, 2010|07:55 pm]
Amita Gajewar
Don't quite remember when I had written this poem.. but, I know long time back and had actually forgotten to post it earlier!

Face every Challenge so as to bring out the Best in you..

Enjoy every good thing that happens to you..

Never fear a fear ... just be calm and patient..

It’s sometimes only some time u need to let go..

Let your heart determine wherever you go..

Always put your heart in whatever u do..

Defeat a defeat by never losing your heart..

Never and never give away.. unless u find your way!!

Happiness Always!

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Happy Diwali!! [Nov. 4th, 2010|10:43 pm]
Amita Gajewar
The blissful minds, the sparkle of laughter
The joyous atmosphere, the fond memories
The sweets and snacks, the lightening crackers
The freshness of the flowers and auspicious pooja
The cherished moments with dear ones
The blessings and love that will last ever
The excitement of the everything anew
The positive energy bringing in the synergy
Here's Wishing you a Very Very Happy Diwali!!!

Happiness Always,
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Simple joys!! [Sep. 5th, 2010|10:38 pm]
Amita Gajewar
Simple joys in life~~~~~

1. To find a favorite food in the kitchen when you are really hungry!

2. To open a box of snacks that you had thought is almost over and then to your surprise find it to be almost full!!

3. Hearing from a friend whom you had lost touch with and to know that some things in life never change!

4. Watching a favorite comedy show and laugh on the jokes you had heard n number of times earlier...

5. To see your favorite dress on the shop with a sale tag on it :)

6. To receive a compliment(s)....

7. To get up in the morning and to see that there is some more time that you can sleep before your alarm goes off..

8. Knowing that you do not need to go to work on Monday because it is a long weekend!

9. Going on a nice walk...

10. And of course, Feeling good about self sometimes for no reason :))

How do you define simple joys in life?

Happiness Always,
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workplace etiquettes [Feb. 26th, 2010|02:32 pm]
Amita Gajewar
The other day while I was talking with some of my friends, the topic of effective management came up. And each one of us were more than excited to share their ideas, illustrate the good and bad examples of different managing styles and so on..

One of the gurus who have contributed extensively in this area is Dr. Robert Sutton.

(P.S: I also wanted to write about yet another guru, however, my poor memory has forgotten his name and so I will write about it after I get it refreshed :) )

I also plan read to at least one of the books by Dr. Sutton whenever I get time..

However, I did follow couple of posts on his blogs and they seem so interesting!

For friends, who are curious to know more about his work, here is the link: http://bobsutton.typepad.com/

Also, here is the summary of his beliefs that one may find interesting and guiding as well!


15 Things I Believe

1. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm!

2. Indifference is as important as passion.

3. In organizational life, you can have influence over others or you can have freedom from others, but you can't have both at the same time.

4. Saying smart things and giving smart answers are important. Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important.

5. Learn how to fight as if you are right and listen as if you are wrong: It helps you develop strong opinions that are weakly held.

6. You get what you expect from people. This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior.

7. Getting a little power can turn you into an insensitive self-centered jerk.

8. Avoid pompous jerks whenever possible. They not only can make you feel bad about yourself, chances are that you will eventually start acting like them.

9. The best test of a person's character is how he or she treats those with less power.

10. The best single question for testing an organization’s character is: What happens when people make mistakes?

11. The best people and organizations have the attitude of wisdom: The courage to act on what they know right now and the humility to change course when they find better evidence.

12. The quest for management magic and breakthrough ideas is overrated; being a master of the obvious is underrated.

13. Err on the side of optimism and positive energy in all things.

14. It is good to ask yourself, do I have enough? Do you really need more money, power, prestige, or stuff?

15. Jim Maloney is right: Work is an overrated activity


Happy working!!

Happiness Always,

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Hello 2010 !!!!! [Jan. 18th, 2010|11:29 pm]
Amita Gajewar
Wishing you a very very happy and blessed new year!!

I know, it's been such a long time that I have blogged anything.. So, where have I been?

Rather, ask a question, what's keeping me so busy?

Well, work pressure at office was almost making me work like crazy during the week and also over the weekends :( Naturally, I used to get exhausted with it and would be left with so little time for myself :(

Anyways, enough of cribbing!

Let me mention some of the good things too!

My parents visited me over here in California for 2 months and it was great to spend time with them! We visited many places (Vegas, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe) and my parents liked it quite a lot :)

I also bought a new car (Toyota Corolla) last year.. Having a car has been such a relief after relying upon public transport for almost a year!

Now, when I do retrospect about the last year, I realize that I have not actually followed any of the resolutions that I had made towards the beginning of the year! Friends, do you seriously make resolution every year? If yes, how much do you succeed?

Personally, I always feel that new year is a good time to make new (renew) resolutions :)
Let's see how well I can follow the resolutions that I have made for this year..

Speaking of new year, how did you celebrate the new year's eve? I visited my friend (Gunvanti) and we cooked some real good food at home! It was fun! Speaking of food, this year, I wish to try out nice cake recipes! Let's see how it goes..

These days I am reading a book "Getting a grip" by Monica Seles (Thanks to Mountain View library) and I really recommend that you read this autobiography of hers, especially if you are tennis fans! I think it is an inspirational story to read.

Things are going well at my end and I am looking forward to what 2010 has in store for me!

Welcome 2010!!

Happiness Always,
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Happy V'day! [Feb. 13th, 2009|08:25 pm]
Amita Gajewar

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's day!!

Well, it's not that I am a big fan of this day and I surely do not support the hype that media creates for this special day. However, I do like the thoughtfulness of celebrating one day in a year to appreciate the love that you have in your life. Of course, ideally love does not really expect anything in return and it's the selfless, rich, pure and rare feeling that dwells in the heart. And it certainly deserves a gratitude every day and not this one day. But, I do like the excitement and the spirit that I see on this day. Not that I have any special plans as there is no valentine, but would like to post a beautiful and very meaningful poem here. In this sonnet, Shakespeare defines how strong and incredible love is. As always, I am sure that this sonnet has deeper meaning. Hopefully, you will like it:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,

Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle's compass come:

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

--William Shakespeare


Wishing you Love, Luck and Laughter!!

Happiness Always,
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Aus Open 09 [Jan. 29th, 2009|10:45 pm]
Amita Gajewar
With Roger Federer reaching finals of Australian Open '09, all his fans must be looking forward to see him equating the record of Pete Sampras. Although I wish that he succeeds in achieving the 14th Grand Slam Title, I am going to have mixed feelings I guess. Because, I was also a fan Pete Sampras and soooo. Anyways, I do really wish that Nadal finds his way to finals too (which I guess he will). I am going to eye the wonders of their brilliant encounter (without being biased). Let's see what luck has to unveil for both of them!

Good Luck Roger and Rafael!!


Happiness Always,
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Time [Jan. 21st, 2009|05:07 pm]
Amita Gajewar
Posting a poem composed by me sometime back. Hope you will enjoy it!


It is time that brings all the ups and downs in our life
And it is time only that heals every wound
It is time that brings all sorts of people in our life
And it is time only who shows the ones who are good

You never know what is in the mind of time
And what he has for you in his hand
Sometimes the seemingly very big mistake leads a good turn
And sometimes all the well directed efforts are in vain
Sometimes a star at the top falls all of a sudden
And you see an awesome glow of a newly risen star

It is the game that Time plays with us
And we are ought to play the same
Every morning you wake up a ball is in your court
Play it to mark your day
But Never say die and Never give away.....


Happiness Always,
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