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From My Pen---THE ONSITE EUPHORIA.

Getting an onsite opportunity is something every software engineer from India looks forward to.

For those of you who are not very aware of this term Onsite, let me explain you.
An onsite opportunity is getting a chance to go to your clients’ country and working from there for them at a very low wage.
So why that such opportunity is considered as once in a life time opportunity. It’s not that software engineers are bunch of crazy travelers who are always ready to land in some unknown terrority, build some crazy software there and life after that becomes a cake walk for residents of that country.

Let me try and throw some light on it.

Onsite opportunity means a crazy increase in your fortune (as you get paid in dollars).Ya this is an obvious reason. But there are many more reasons why software engineers are ready to slay anyone who tries to diminish this dream of theirs even to a slightest extend.

Now let’s pen down some such reasons.

Your status is increased because now you are an America returned guy.
Out of nowhere you are the choice of millions of parents who somehow want to marry their daughter to an “American returned “. I don’t know what happens onsite, just guessing the environment their adds to once potency. Just kidding.

It gives you an opportunity to possess those much coveted electronic gadgets, whose reviews you can only read in web site like cnet.com sitting here offshore.

A very insignificant reason is that it adds to your learning of business and technology, but I would say it is just a default inevitable phenomena but not the reason that takes you onsite.

Another reason which is insignificant but could not be ignored because it gives you an opportunity to fulfill your dreams that you have nurtured in your innocence heart seeing the Hollywood hot chicks I mean to say Flicks.
Now enough showing you guys a rosy picture, all above mentioned things were taken from holy and pious books written in the era of “Booming Software industry” and “Healthy economic Condition”.

To me (I am a fresher), after writing the above things, just one thing came to my mind --Disclaimers displayed before all the K series soaps of Ekta kapoor “This is just a work of fiction and bears no resemblance to reality”.

I am a child of era where most of the signs of booming economic era have faded away and some are in the process of becoming history.

In this era the meaning of onsite has changes completely.

It has become from good to bad. It is like a nightmare which keeps tossing you in your bed (I don’t know how married couples keep up their sex life in such condition...Oops me and my perverted mind ;) )

Now a day’s onsite opportunities are less (using plural just to bring about some smile on my readers face). And even if you get lucky enough and is selected to go onsite, the whole process when your project lead whispers such bliss full words into your thirsty ears till the day of your journey(which eventually turns into a black day of your life) takes everything out of you.

So let’s share the pain.

You are selected for onsite work, everyone around you closely or remotely related to you starts celebrating. The entire home town of yours as well as the company you work for comes to know about it as if someone has erected big banners displaying this message. You get tired of telling everyone of the date you are going to fly. It becomes completely impossible for you to keep a track of requests and demands of things your loved ones want you to get then from foreign. All of a sudden the budget of evening snacks, busicts, and tea shoots up as visitors just keep pouring in.

Mothers of most eligible and beautiful daughters keep paying visits to your house and you just try to maintain that decent smile on your face even though your hormones are pushing harder to bring that look of desperation while talking to their daughters who were once unaffordable and out of your reach .
You go on a complete shopping spree. Everything you or your family members lay hands on becomes yours, thanks to the credit card. You, who once was all against using credit card now all of a sudden becomes a staunch supporter of it because you think that you will clear everything in the first salary that you get onsite.

Apart from this you indulge yourself in playing host to those countless party just to celebrate your onsite going. All these spending are taken care of by credit cards.

After all this hoopla when the d day arrives, the same project leader who once had become AN angel after choosing you for onsite sheds his virtual image and like daemon whispers the words of death in your ears. Your entire world crashes down.

All the statements of those credit cards that once made your shopping a pleasure starts haunting you. You don’t know where to hide your face as you have to answer the same question individually to the entire world that “YOU ARE NOT GOING”

And wow, form king to a popper in just a moment. Then starts the continuous rounds of cursing your project leads and sympathy from your loved ones. And hatred for those in whose sympathetic eyes you could only see the disappointment that you could not get then what they had asked you to bring from foreign

After all this has happened, in agony you sit back and reflect on the events that has changed your life.And at the end of the day the brutality of this reality brings a tinge of smile on your face because you now you know in this age of cost cutting and survival what an “ONSITE EUPHORIA” is.

FROM MY PEN--A strange feeling called love

Nothing is as beautiful as love. It is love which makes life worth living. But there is strange mystery surrounding this word called LOVE. Time and again i have tried to attach a meaning to it, but have failed miserably all the time. After all this vain efforts i have realized one thing, this feeling of love cannot be expressed in words. This pitiable situation of word can be understood because words can describe only mortal things. Love is immortal, i can be only experienced but not described.

The more one tries to curtail love by describing it with helpless words, the more stranger and complex it becomes. And at one point of time, when this futile chase to define love turns into desperation then into frustration, one gives up. I find it very astonishing that the same which cannot be defined even after exhausting the entire dictionary can be felt, enjoyed and experienced by mere silence. So if experiencing love is so simple they why it cannot be described. This question punches me rite into the face of we mortal beings. It brutally exposes the inefficiency of we human beings. Through science we have tried and seeked answer for all worldly phenomenas. We have left no stone unturned to satisfy our hunger of attaching reasons for all the events that take place in this universe. But it is a pitiable paucity of science that reason for existence of love which is the perennial source of life has eluded it.

RELATIONSHIP

As always my restless mind after wandering through the numerous valleys of thoughts something that cold be very easily termed as projection of an empty soul finally decides to take a halt and churn out its opinion on RELATIONSHIP.

Let me first take some pain and try to figure out what relationship means to me or the meaning of relationship that I have understood in these twenty odd years of my existence.

To me relationship is a connection which a human being establishes with people around him or with things he posses or wishes to posses or his thoughts or his work, action.
Relationship also means the degree or authority one lends to any thing be it living, dead, material, real or virtual to impact his life.

Most of us have had some relationship going and have felt pain, stuck, devastated because of these relations. Sometimes the part with whom you are in relation with hurts you and sometime you are in pain because you think you have hurt the other part involved in the relationship. So why to get into a relationship at all. Why can’t we save ourselves before hand from the pain by not establishing relationship?

The previous question might seem absurd to many because a world without relations is from what a human soul can perceive. What harm in that, after all think on such line could save you from a lot of pain. After all that is what is the ultimate goal of live “life without pain”. What will happen if we shun all relations, cut all connections and exist as single unconnected unit? This world will be a lot happier place. Your actions will never hurt any one neither do their actions. You will never feel obligated or tied down. A sense of freedom will prevail in every nook or corner of this world. This would end suppression and exploitation of weaker section by stronger section as in a society without relations such sections will cease to exist. Just individuals no groups. It would remove the concept of society to a greater extent if not completely abolish it. No pressure from society, no interference from society.

I personally such concept which has the potential of simplifying our lives and making it happier is worth trying once