Public Announcement: I am no longer associated with Bell Bajao

November 2009, Samode Palace, Rajasthan, ‘Breakthrough’ was having its strategic planning and retreat. In an interactive game the staff were asked to mention the date/month they joined Breakthrough and how has their journey been so far.

When it was my turn I said, “I joined Breakthrough one and half months back and if jobs were relationships I will have to say, I have seen many people, been in many relationships of all kinds, but with Breakthrough its like I met my dream man and for the first time I am in a committed relationship, I am here to stay in Breakthrough.”

But in life and in relationship nothing goes as per your plans. Barely 6 months down I have quit the job which I thought was my dream job. It typically feels like a breakup, so many plans, like dreams, are shattered, so many ideas couldn’t be executed. The momentum I gained with the social media part of the Bell Bajao campaign, the path I had taken the preparations that were underway – all came to a sudden end.

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RK Anand: A personal shame

The Delhi High Court on Thursday convicted two senior lawyers R.K. Anand and I.U. Khan of criminal contempt for trying to “persuade” key witness Sunil Kulkarni in the BMW hit-and-run case to turn hostile. The court held the two guilty of “… obstructing the administration of justice”. The court has debarred the duo from appearing in high court and lower courts for four months. It has recommended that they be stripped of their designation of senior advocate. [Source Hindustan Times] This is as much a matter of national shame as well as a personal shame for me. I was awarded … Continue reading RK Anand: A personal shame

Jadeja met Me

23-mar-07 1.45 am. I don’t like to follow the crowd, but I also don’t like being left out. So while whole of India is watching the ‘life and death’ defining match between India and Sri lanka today, I would prefer to stand out of the crowd and say, “I don’t waste my time on this silly game,” but I’ll still watch it coz tomorrow when the whole world would be discussing the match I should be able to be a part of the conversation. 6th wicket down, I flipped channel and this is what I came across, Aaj Tak’s breaking … Continue reading Jadeja met Me

South Asia TOT on CEDAW

Every little bit have been taken care of. Its been a lot of hard work and I just hope it goes great. Talking about the South Asia Training of Trainers on CEDAW workshop to be held in TERI Gurgaon from 25th to 29th September 2006. The event is being funded by UNIFEM and executed by PLD. South Asian lawyers working in the field of women’s rights issues are here to participate in the training. We have participants coming from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Bhutan. Now what is CEDAW. Its an international Convention on Elimination of all … Continue reading South Asia TOT on CEDAW

A few things of life and another DBM

This is one of the hardest thing to do…and I could never do it properly. To know everything you want is right there infront of you and not being able to reach out and have them. And yet not being able to get over it and move on. You don’t stop wishing you could have them, you don’t stop wishing and praying, you know there is no hope and still you try to hold on to that weak string of hope… Has it ever happened to you? This is what is happening to me these days… And I can’t even … Continue reading A few things of life and another DBM

Dear Sir,

Some times you gotta give a little piece of your mind to people………lest they start taking you too forgranted. I went to Nagpur for an interview in an NGO. They have sent me an offer letter yesterday and this is what I mailed them today………Read on…… Dear Madam, This is to let you know that I have received your offer letter for the post of Documentalist. I have to regretfully mention here that the amateurish way in which the interview process have been handled so far by your organization is not expected from an Esteemed organization like yours. As you … Continue reading Dear Sir,

Another wall

I should have written this post long time back… the very next day I wrote the previous post to be more precise. That’s cause me and dad were back being the best of friends the very next day. We have these fights always and then we forget next minute that’s how it has always been. Though the legal intricacies about that flat is still not understood and sorted out, but as encounter specialist commented I have left things to him only to be prepared to handle things later, God forbid, if they go wrong. USAID suddenly (to my knowledge) pulled … Continue reading Another wall

A farewell It was

From being ‘my new job’ to ‘my great job’ to ‘my life is great job’ to ‘I don’t like it any more job’ to ‘sick and tired job’ today having completed a full circle it finally became my ‘ex-job’. I have had farewells before, in school, college, previous jobs but one heck of a memorable and emotional farewell it was today. All because of ‘Manoj’ one of my team member. I still remember the day he joined office. A fair, lean and shy guy of around 24-25 (which turned out to be 28) with a permanent smile on his face. … Continue reading A farewell It was

My thirst for adventour

My thirst for adventure, variety and experimentation has forced me to put myself at such a cross road from where I can see two great roads ahead, one never meeting the other, never intercepting, both equally attractive, and am totally perplexed as to which one to choose???????? time is running out…………………..and i gotta take the decision fast……tick-tock tick-tock. Time for a big career move. The two identities having a tough fight inside of me, one trying to overpower the other. The ‘Corporate Bitch’, the ‘Social Activist’ While in my mind they fought my poor body managed to do all the … Continue reading My thirst for adventour