Friday, September 26

Office Stress!

   The topic may seem very familiar to few as they might have experienced it! and for others they must have heard their friends colleagues crib about the stress in their office and office politics. I just wanted to vent out my anger, frustration, the urge to punch few peoples face through my blog!.

   I do not want to blame the company that I work for as I have seen so many awesome people and also great projects where their managers/Sr managers are so understanding and yes, most importantly the work culture and work life balance is well maintained.

   The major problem is with my project. Hell ya, I don't even want to think about that. I would say i was trapped into the project. When my previous project got over I had to be in bench for 2 weeks and a Sr manager called up and said there was a project (in a location that I wanted to be in badly) which had great scope and loads of learning opportunity( not my skill set). And the duration was for just 3 months.  As i dint want to be in bench i fell for the trap.

    And here i am writing this post about how frustrated and irritated I am to be in that project.  I joined this project last august and right from the week that i joined they have been asking us to come on  all weekends, and the project is no where near completion till this date and god knows when it will be over.And every week a fight has to be fought for getting an off on Saturdays/Sundays and all in vain.

  Its been ages since I went out, socialised with my friends, or even saw anew movie. And worst did I gain anything being in this project? Absolutely NONE.
was there learning ? NO.

  Well for others it may be "THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY" but for me it is "OH MY GOD IT IS FRIDAY" , as every Friday we get a mail to work on weekends. The only conversation that we have with our manager during our regular call:

manager: Do u have any issue/concerns??
Team: we cannot come on Saturday.
manager: I am sorry , you people have to come. Just few more days till the project gets over.

REALLY?  I have a life dude!!!   The MOM satellite will come back and it will also be proved that there are aliens in the alpha X11 solar system, but this project will never get over.

And there is no recognition or even appreciation. I just feel like we are being treated like slaves. or even worst! We fight , get off on one weekend and the following Monday we get a mail " since you people were free the previous weekend, all of you are expected to work this weekend"

REALLY??? I thought weekends were off!!! and how about paying us 6th day allowance or at-least comp off??? or at least provide a cab and food?? I wonder if these guys even know if all such things are available.

I so wish I could be a rebel and just say to them all that I feel!.There is a saturation level for everything and one cant keep pushing the limits!!. So I have decided And working on weekends I don't care any more!!.

                                                            live and let live.!!!

P.S: Just wanted to vent out my anger. Did not care about spelling mistakes or grammar!

Wednesday, September 24

L- Liaka Kusulaka

   Liaka Kusulaka was an Indo-Scythian satrap (Satrap was the name given to the governors of the provinces of the ancient Median and Achaemenid (Persian) Empires and in several of their successors, such as the Sasanian Empire and the Hellenistic empires.) of the area of Chukhsa in the northwestern South Asia  i.e. probably present Chachh, immediately west of Taxila. during the 1st century BCE.

He was the satrap of the great king of Moga and that patika, his son was great gift lord ( Mahadanapathi)

He minted coins which are direct imitations of the coins of Eucratides (King's head and Dioscuri), with his name inscribed "ΛΙΑΚΟ ΚΟΖΟΥΛΟ". These coins are imitations of those of Eucratides, but we are more justified to draw chronological conclusions from this fact than in the case of Maues

The coins of Liaka Kusulaka show the transition of the district they belong ie. part of eastern Gandhara.

The Greek spelling shows that the actual sound was kuzūla, and this kuzūla is possibly the name of a family, as suggested by Professor Lüders, in which case the Kuzūlas must have belonged to the larger group of the Kshaharātas.
The name "Κοζουλο" was also used by the first Kushan ruler Kujula Kadphises (Greek: Κοζουλου Καδφιζου, Kozoulou Kadphizou or Κοζολα Καδαφες, Kozola Kadaphes), which may suggest some family connection.

Taxila Copper Plate as displayed in the British Museum

wiki page

Foreign Influence on Ancient India

 By Krishna Chandra Sagar

Tuesday, September 16

Popular movie quotes

An Awesome movie always has awesome dialogues, and few such dialogues we would like to use it in our normal conversation too. Here are few such dialogues/quotes that I just love:

1.  "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum."
in They Live (1988)

2."You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - and blow."

in To Have and Have Not (1944) 

3. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"
in Dr. Strangelove or:... (1964)

4."Stand up. Your father's passing."
 in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

6."It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage."
in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

7."Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." 
in The Princess Bride (1987)

8."Oh, for goodness' sakes, get down off that crucifix. Someone needs the wood."
 in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

9. "And one day, not long from now, my looks will go. They will discover I can't act, and I will become some sad middle-aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for a while."
 in Notting Hill (1999)

10."No, I'm all man. I even fought in WWII. Of course, I was wearing women's undergarments under my uniform."
in Ed Wood (1994)

11."When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome. Then, of course, you spoke."
in As Good As It Gets (1997)

12."I could dance with you till the cows come home...On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows when you came home."
in  Duck Soup (1933)

13."Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do somethin' like this -- and totally redeem yourself! Ha Ha!"
in (Dumb & Dumber (1994)

14."To you, I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the loyal opposition."
in stardust memories(1980)
15. "If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook."
in the social network(2010)

16. "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologise."
in reservoir dogs(1990)