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Nothing but change is constant

When will I learn, that everything will change. It will!

People, whom you love the most. They change. They have to. To adapt to various things happening in their life. For them to be happy. They have to change to cope with things. Nobody wants to be miserable. In the yearn to be happy, all of us modify ourselves.

Situations, which you are comfortable in, changes. The job, which you had been doing well in. The colleagues, who were more than that, they were best friends. New policies come up, projects come to an end, people are left jobless, all the friends quit to get new jobs and you are left alone because you are in a situation where you cannot switch jobs right now.

Work, it’s so boring without the team. The enthusiasm to stay late and the zeal to work is there when there are others accompanying you. Releases nearing seem fun only when you are planning for an outing with the team after it. Meetings are fun when you keep seeing each other, pinging nonsense, totally not listening to guy conducting it. 😀 You listen sadly over a call when the team celebrates a birthday 350 km away. 😐 Every day at work holds out the change after the transfer, in your face!

Friends can’t be around when you are getting married, coz you are the last one to be getting married. Some girls are already married and have moved to different countries, guys have gone abroad to study, friends from the North will be home for Diwali (the only time they can get a long leave) and the rest of them are busy with the preparation for their own wedding which is just around the same time. 😦

Family, people who were busy shouting at you to get married, are running about for it’s preparation. In dealing with work and additional responsibilities, there’s no time left. Everything in the house, the objects, the room, the books everything seems so special, now that I have to part with it.

Changes suck! I have always hated them. 😡 Like I was telling to a friend the other day, just when you adapt yourself to it, life sticks it’s tongue out at you and chooses to go in it’s own direction. There you are left again, wishing things remain how it were before. 😦

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Blood relations

There are days and then there are days! Yesterday was one such day. I spent first half of the day shopping for my upcoming engagement 😉 (You must be thinking what a way to break the news :P) totally ignorant about how the second half of the day would turn out. Having shopped until we could carry no more bags, me and a friend got into an auto to go home. This is when I realized I had forgotten the keys to my house. Since my parents were running about making arrangements for the engagement, they were gonna return only late night and I had to stay at my friend’s place.

During the return, the friend of mine was trying to contact people with O -ve blood group. A colleague of hers needed the blood for his sister. The girl was admitted after being diagnosed with dengue. The platelets count had gone down and they needed a donor. She had a cousin and an aunt who were ready to donate. They went to the hospital, only to hear from the doctor that they need a male donor, above 60kgs. Why couldn’t they have given the same information before? 😡 It would have saved so much effort and time! The effort could have been utilized in the right direction.

When she called me and informed the same. I called up a few other friends and started searching online. I found a link to bharatbloodbank where people who are ready to donate blood register with their information. I could do a search based on State/City/Area. I looked for the nearest area to the hospital in which the girl was. I didn’t have much hope on finding someone and when the first two calls turned out to be non-existent and out-of-service numbers, my hopes went down. The third donor listed was a lady. There was just one more person left in the list.

I am generally very apprehensive about talking to strangers, giving my number at different sites etc, due to certain incidents that have happened previously. The worst one was very recent, with some guy who I assume had got hold of my number when I took a Tata Photon connection and kept calling me continuously, not even letting me make other calls. I had to download an application and block all his calls.  But this time, I didn’t hesitate making a call on some strange number. It turned out to be the right person. His name was Mr.Narendra (I think it’s totally worth mentioning :)). He didn’t think twice before agreeing to go to the hospital to make a donation. It was nearly 9 in the night and the person could have easily put his own comfort/priorities over some stranger’ s need. But hats off to him to agree instantly. I was humbled by his selflessness. Thanked him profusely and gave him the details of whom he has to meet.

We still had to wait for the tests, to see if the doctors could take his blood. Luckily, I heard from my friend at around 11 in the night that it was fine and his blood was taken. The girl has been administered with the platelets today morning and has shown improvements. I just pray that everything goes well and she recovers soon.

The only thing I have been thinking from yesterday is, it was so great of the person to agree to a stranger’s request. Such people, make you realize that there is still some humanity left in this world, which otherwise shows only it’s cruel side of selfishness, hatred, deceit and indifference to strangers. We have all been a part of it too, sometime, somewhere…

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