Monday, February 28, 2011

Being unwell.

Being unwell is horrible, something that NOBODY enjoys. And prolonged illnesses are the worst. What does one do when one is housebound for an indefinite period of time, just stuck in bed with nothing to do? Rest, I suppose. But how much is a person supposed to really rest? After the initial days, boredom not only creeps in, it takes over with a vengeance.

Slowly, but surely, one starts running out of things to do. And what started off as a few days of holiday from school/office turns into a quest on things to do to keep one entertained. There’s only so much TV one can watch; only so many books one can read. And soon, even though you may not be completely recovered, there’s nothing more you want to do than just get back to a normal routine!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

TAIN Evenings presents...

TAIN is hosting artist Ramachandra Kharatmal on the 25th and 26th of February, 2011 in Pune

Ramachandra Kharatmal, is a realist of immense ability to represent forms and shapes in all their glories when viewed against a fixed source of light. His colours are rich and abundant. He expresses his ironies with the contrasts and juxtaposition of colours and images. He has unbelievable control over the contours of the human form. He has this ability to express subtle messages through the image of a mere pair of old hands. Brevity of his imagery is his forte but the same is camouflaged by the richness of his colours.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday is a fun day!

For most people, whether they work 5-day weeks or 6-days, Sunday is the most looked forward to day of all. For people that don’t have the pleasure of having two days off, Sunday is the one day that they like to squeeze everything in. a movie that needs to be watched, the long overdue haircut, the friends to catch up with over lunch, the long drive to the outskirts of town – everything ends up being scheduled for that one day.

Which is probably why Sunday ends up being a more tiring and hectic day than all the working days combined. There’s too much to do and just one day to squeeze everything into. As relaxing as we expect and want Sunday to be, sometimes that is the last feeling or emotion we feel at the end of the day. But even the tiredness felt, is a nice feeling. Because at the end of the day, however hectic it may have been, the purpose of unwinding has been served!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This is what dreams are made of.

I can never make up my mind about dreams. Are they overrated or underrated? Sometimes I just can’t seem to decide. There are some people who dream about what they want their entire lives, and dedicate all their time and efforts into achieving them. All their decisions are made with an end result in mind.

And that I guess is good. To live with and for a purpose, to have a personal goal, etc. but as Rapunzel says in the recent movie “Tangled” what happens after the dream is fulfilled? What if it isn’t everything that you have hoped for? Everything that you have worked for, everything that you have spent all your life imagining, it is all over in a blink of the eye. And it leaves you disappointed. What was the point of all that time on it?

But what if it is everything that you’ve ever wished for, then what do you do? You’ve spent your entire life obsessing about this one thing, and now it’s over and done with. And it was beautiful and magical, all that and more. Whether it be the career you always pictured for yourself, or the climb to the top of Mount Everest – whatever the dream be, once it’s accomplished, and it’s beautiful, you can forever know the joy that it brings along with it. and move on to a different dream, maybe bigger and better.

So I repeat my initial question – dreams: underrated or overrated?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

TAIN Evenings presents...

TAIN is hosting photographer Aalap Davjekar on the 11th and 12th of February. At the age of 21, fresh out of college, Aalap is essentially a musician. But another extremely important aspect of his personality, is his love for photography. It all started a little more than a year ago, when he was part of the India Bike Rally, in which photography was a part of the competition. Since then, there’s been no looking back for Aalap.

Having no formal training in photography, Aalap taught himself the art by diligently experimenting with camera settings, and turning to the internet as and when he has questions. Inspired by unknown sources, some of his best captures have been spontaneous. While he doesn’t stick to any particular subject and gets his camera out when he likes what he sees, he is attracted to people and colours for his subjects, and considers abstract photography to be his forte.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011


In any organization, an important thing to consider is your rapport with the people around you. While every man is supposed to be for himself, an office is the perfect example of a group of people functioning together. Interdependency of departments, and individual people, make for a healthy working environment.

Interdependency helps in smooth functioning of the company as a whole. When every department is made aware that their work affects the functioning of the next department, efficiency of the entire organization improves, thus increasing output. Not just being professionally interdependent, even having a personal rapport with other employees of the firm works in the favour of everyone. Personally, work becomes a lot less taxing when there is someone to share the frustrations and brainstorm with. This in turn, again, increase output.