Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Second Lease of Life

There have been times, in the past 10 months, when i felt at lack of something. When I felt some feelings were not finding an outlet (Not that I was'nt allowed to go to the toilet!). As if some integral part of my life was suddenly just not there anymore. I was at grave loss. I was shattered. I went into depression. Okay... I'm exaggerating!
But seriously yaar... Even peecee started complaining. I wasnt exploiting him the way i used to, you know! And then there are my countless fans out there, who just can't live without me. Their love forced me back in here! Not that I myself didn't want to. But there's something called PR too! I have given in to the call of the times and the fans!
Well... Now that I am back... What are you waiting for!!! Where's my 'Welcome back' cake??? Where's the champagne? 
Guys... I'm BACK!!! Heyy... look there... one guy clapped! Thanks bro! I knew somebody's been waiting!

Okay okay... Cut the noise! Now you people are anxious to know where have i been all these days, right? Why did i go into this self-imposed absentia? Did i get marooned on an island with no internet connectivity? Did the aliens abduct me? Did I go on a mission to abduct the aliens?
Well well well... It's a long looooonnng looooooonnnnnnnggggg story. To cut it short... I got into an IT company. Now you know eh!
That's right. College got over; joined Accenture- that too at Chennai; had a blast there managing with broken English and even more broken Tamil; had plenty of sambhar, idli, dosa, vada, uthappam; got bored of the beach (yes, you read it right!); got transferred to hyderabad; underwent an eye surgery; experienced complete blindness for 24 hours; and yes whenever i got time out of all these things- worked quite a lot at office!

You can wipe those tears off now! When I'm here, have no fear!
It's been a long time... I hope I haven't lost the touch. Lot's to catch up, lot's to read. Don't know what buddy bloggers have been up to all these months.

Let's start off with sharing the latest instance of something I do best - Dream! Yes, I'm at it again! But this time, the dream had a moral lesson underlining it! I've grown up you see! Here goes the nightmarish dream -

It was a scorching summer day. The sun relentlessly shining with all its might. No sign of clouds in sight. News channels shouting "Heat wave across India". One of the news channels had a scientist commenting on the weather. He perdicted catastrophe- "Cloud formation is not happening. Global warming has stopped the evaporation-condensation cycle. The world is going to experience a long, unbearable summer. Arctic ice is melting faster than we can gauge. The world may experience tsunamis with waves over 100m in height destroying all coastal cities. And soon, sea levels will drop drastically. Marine life is under threat. The world... is nearing its end."

Thank God this one ended quickly. Gosh! Scary thought. Phew!
Well... don't worry that much. Just switch off that A.C. The room is comfortable enough now.
And heyy... why is that cell phone charger switched on? I don't see the phone being charged. Switch it off!
I'm sure you'd never like this nightmare turning into reality. So work towards it; Our planet may not get a second lease of life.

You can put that smile back on your face now. Coz remember... I'm back!

28 comments:

C R D said...

welcome back mr sethi :d

eye surgery? wat was tht about?

Dude, had you decided not to blog ? Did someone had to actually request you to come back? :O

Glad you're back!!


Cheers
CRD

Pranay said...

hehe... nai yaar not decided... just that i dint... dint have my lappy wid me... now i do... so thot lets start over! nob requested me yaar!! cmon!
And ya... last month.. had a eye surgery done... doin gr88 now...

Anonymous said...

" When I'm here, have no fear! "

somebody is diggin taglines from the ppl never expected who can inspire soo much..... :D


" And heyy... why is that cell phone charger switched on? I don't see the phone being charged. Switch it off! "

There's a famous saying in Hindi Movies, 'jinke ghar shishe ke hote hai wo doosron ke ghar patthar nahi phenkte'....but by mentioning d above line,one can think that some action has been taken towards it...

Comfortably Numb said...

Welcome back dude \m/

Great to see you here again. What about your eyes? xD Take care of them dude.

Cheers!!

d gypsy! said...

weebee

i was just bloghopping... nyways, loved the quote above (or is it below?) the header "Recession is when a neighbour loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours."

cutestangel said...

Welcome back to blogging.

http://cutestangel.wordpress.com/

Adisha said...

Welcome back to blogging. Hoping to read more witty blogs from u here on..

Take care,
cheers,
adisha

Pranay said...

thnx fellas for ur comments...

☺☻ said...

Ten month abstentia and still just a handful of comments.
One thought you would get a tsunami of replies.

And by the way I was confused by your dream:
"Arctic ice is melting faster than we can gauge"
And you follow that with "And soon, sea levels will drop drastically."

I just don't get it Einstein. If ice is melting then why are sea levels dropping. Is there some leakage somewhere......

sanz360 said...

hey...nice to see that humour has survived despite the prison of hopelessness (was it that?) that had held you captive all this while keeping you away. keep writing... we wouldn't wanna miss your posts!
Cheers,

~Sans
http://sanz360.wordpress.com/

umangexuberance said...

lol
welcome back pranay :)
and here's your cake and your bubbly
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1065/634703029_a68a05dcce.jpg?v=0

Pranay said...

o smiley.... that was a dream!!! jo dekha wo likh dia!! :p
and there's also a logic to it... tsunami aega.. to all the water will come to the land.. and the water level in sea would subsequently go down!!! :p See! Even m dreams are logical!!!

Pranay said...

hey sanz.. thnku..
and umang.. thnx for that cake.. it was delicious..as for the bubbly.. thats a hard bubbly... not my cup of 'bubbly'!!!

Aakash said...

ten months away !!! Too bad :(

well deserved punisment...u gotta write more n more...

anyways welcome back !!!

Dame said...

Welcome back! You have a smooth flow of words. Neat job.

Pranay said...

thnx aakash and dame!

Matty said...

humm..
well..
might sound crazy but we have few things in common...but with a difference..

you came to Hyderabad..I am leaving Hyderabad..
you joined accenture...I didn't get my joining till now...
You returned to blogging..
I fear I might leave blogging due to my hectic B-School life...

humm..
strange isnt it..

well just kidding..

Matty said...

btw.
the company i have been waiting is also accenture..
(i waited for almost a year.. then decided to do my mba)

Pranay said...

heyy matty... thats kinda hair raising!! well accenture is hiring even now.. i wonder why u guys havnt been called up...
anyws.. there's sumtng better planned for u i guess!

neeraj said...

@Pranay,

Well i havent been on this page before, but still, welcome back Pranay! Aasu came to my eyes thinking about you being in a dingy hospital with aunty nurses and no vision for a day. But then, the aasu became happy aasu as the post progressed, lol!

Keep writing dude, and ill keep visiting!

And Anonymous, the saying is a bit different, it actually is...

"Jinke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain, wo apne kapde basement me badalte hain" ;)

neeraj said...

@Pranay,

Well i havent been on this page before, but still, welcome back Pranay! Aasu came to my eyes thinking about you being in a dingy hospital with aunty nurses and no vision for a day. But then, the aasu became happy aasu as the post progressed, lol!

Keep writing dude, and ill keep visiting!

And Anonymous, the saying is a bit different, it actually is...

"Jinke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain, wo apne kapde basement me badalte hain" ;)

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Pranay said...

@neeraj
thnku thnku...
waise there was actually no nurse around.. just a couple of nerdy specy docs... khud chashma pehnte hain aur dusro ki aankhein theek karte hain!!! :p
btw.. agar aapka ghar sheeshe ka hai... then use SAINT GOBAIN SUN REFLECTIVE glass... it stops heat as well as peering eyes! :p

jaggu said...

hey a gap o 10 months..geez thats a long time...

n u r back.. back wit a bang.. keep writing...

SIZZLING SWATI said...

lol... I particularly liked the beginning... with all those humorous expressions.. :D have read a couple of ur posts... welcome back dude... keep writing n keep posting.. :P

Pranay said...

thnxx guya.. bas aap logo ka pyaar hi mujhe wapis kheench laya!!! :p

Vinayak said...

welcome back
and yeah keep blogging

Sushant said...

Welcome back..and a great post..