tweet-meets…

Since some months now, I am following Twitter like anything. I guess there are evolution phases of “Social Networking” that we have seen since some years now. First to show his spread was “Orkut”, then came “Facebook” and the last one was “Twitter”. Though one can say that Twitter and Facebook entered the social networking game at almost similar point.

But let me tell you frankly, once the social network grows the need to be in contact with the friends and pals keeps on increasing. And so does the need of keeping it simple and yet elaborate. In this regard what I have found is, Orkut is becoming obsolete from Social network. When you are new to networking, you choose Orkut. Then once you become pro, you choose Facebook and when you become master, you choose Twitter. Some may disagree with me, but this is my perspective.

 

Anyways, I am getting distracted from my subject and need to come back to point.

Yesterday while leaving office, I saw a tweet mentioning a tweetup meet at certain place. I thought why not join them, as I am new to this city I will get to know some people and hence my social network will grow. Let me tell you, building a social network in cities like Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi is becoming more and more important.

 

So I replied to that tweet asking when and where the meeting is going to be. She told me the address and timing. After coming from office, I hurriedly got fresh and went for the meet. Somehow found the place in 20-30 minutes and there I was, chatting with them in a coffee shop.

 

That was an awesome experience I had recently. Meeting total strangers is a thrill one should experience every single day. The more you meet strangers, the more meaningful your life becomes. You come to know about different aspects of life and you can introspect and establish what you have and what you need to have in your life.

 

 

Special Note: I hereby thank “Satyadarshini Sharma” { @sandtree – Twitter } for making me realize the beauty of sharing small things and making way out for emotions. Recently I was experiencing myriad things (good and bad both) but never shared them on this blog. But after reading her blog http://satyakadarshan.blogspot.com I realized how much I was missing the fun. Thanks again Satyadarshini ji 🙂

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Missing one of my guardian…

Its been 15 years (yea, almost 15 years) that I don’t have my father around. I lost him to Cancer. But I was very small to suffer any impact of the loss. My mother never allowed the feeling of not having him around creep into my life. I owe a lot (which cannot be equaled even if I invest my whole 81 rebirths combined) to my mother.

 

But as I grew up and was able to understand things, whenever I used to see my friends holding hands of their father, I felt why the God was so unfair with me? But then life has taught me various things (of course the hard way) through this sufferings. May be God wanted me to be bold, brave and responsible; thats how I take this.

 

But today, I am suddenly feeling the void. I am here in Bangalore, Karnataka which is my father’s birth state; searching for an accommodation and currently in a nomadic situation. If my father would have been alive today, he would have come here with me, talked with the people in Kannada and I wouldn’t be in this situation. (Its different thing that Kannada language didn’t hamper my accommodation status, but still was case to be considered)

 

Don’t know what else to say, but I am missing my father so much. He was my savior, guardian and the best pal (from as far as I know).

Random act of kindness…

First of all, act of kindness cannot be “Random”, it has to come from within. I don’t know why this phrase has come into existence in English language. But alas, nevertheless, its an act of kindness that i witness and experienced yesterday.

 

I am new in Bangalore, recently got transfered here. So I have been given a company guest house for some time. The last date of accommodation is of today only (28th Oct 2010) and I am yet to find an accommodation (damn this city and accommodations here, they are so tough to find and finalize) 🙂

Anyways, as Diwali is nearing and I am leaving to my hometown on 29th, I thought it would be good if I don’t need to look for 1 day accommodation. So went and ask my guest house manager if he can accommodate me for a single night.

 

Sticking to the rule, he could have denied my request, but instead of doing that, he said “OK sir, there should not be any issue if you stay here for a night. Its the matter of 1 night only, so why are you worried?”

This is a small incidence, which can happen with anyone. But this act of kindness made me speechless, I was short of words to express my happiness and tried to thank him in every manner 🙂

 

Such was the incidence, which made me think, if everyone tries “this much” at least to make other’s life more bearable and happy, that would count for “RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS” and ultimately make him a better person.