Archive | April, 2009

Introverts..

15 Apr

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There is something about the introverts that sets them apart from the crowd. There is something unbelievably attractive in them that draw me towards them. This is despite the fact that there are thousands of extroverts who manage to attract people more and at a greater speed. But an introvert manages to catch  attention while sitting quietly in a corner.
One of the reasons behind this is that fact that I am an introvert. They say a person understands another who is of the same kind. But if I put that aside there are lots of other reasons that attracts me towards them. They are very sober and most of the times intelligent people. They live in their own world and are happy with that. And on a lighter note, if a shy person can attract millions by almost doing no or less efforts then why put in more efforts and waste your energy. They have such serenity and beauty in them that makes people wonder and hence make them curious to know more about them. They are mysterious and really hold a great power in them. They have in them to make it big, though the world does not believe so. They are very private people who think that their privacy should not be hindered. One must expect a volcanic eruption if someone tries to invade their privacy and they think it is justified completely to take such a step.
Being an introvert I have experienced many a times situations, wherein people are not bothered about my opinion. Also, just because I do not discuss private things like what kind of a life you like to live and such stuff with each and every one, does not mean that I have no such things in my mind. In fact I have much stronger feelings than the extrovert ones. And I am sure all you introverts out there must have experienced such a thing at some point in your life.

I want to disprove the myth that introverts don’t make successful entrepreneurs, successful businessmen, successful film stars, successful management persons, successful execs, or any other successful names to reckon with. Shahrukh Khan is a self-proclaimed introvert. And the man needs no introduction.Introverts who know their job well don’t necessarily need to mingle with 100 odd people to make their presence felt. They don’t necessarily need to hit the dance floor with a vengeance or rock the party or bring the house down to be successful. They don’t need to dance-like-no-one’s-watching to be successful. They don’t need to steal the thunder at social dos. They don’t need to be the cynosure of all eyes when they walk into a roomful of people, they don’t need to be impeccable speakers or party charmers to be successful.

Its okay to keep to yourself, its okay to be yourself. If I am not comfortable meeting new people (who don’t add value to my life), I will not meet them. If I don’t feel like giving away my cell number or other personal details to a stupid someone or an acquaintance or a friend’s friend, I will respectfully turn them down. If I don’t enjoy partying, I will simply not party.
I rather have one true friend than a thousand fake faces masquerading as 4-am-friends. I rather enjoy a quiet dinner with a friend than go clubbing. I am an introvert, very shy of people but I am comfortable in my skin. I can’t be someone I’m not. I am very reserved and I enjoy my company to the fullest. I am a LONER and I like it that way.
I hate it when i stumble upon silly ads like Is your child an introvert. Help is just a click away. WTF! Like its some disease or a weakness.
Quite a few outgoing people I know are emotional wrecks. Is this being successful?
Now this post is not to take away from extroverts. But do you need to act extroverted to be successful?
Regardless of your personality traits, if you have the ability and expertise, confidence and the right approach to life, you can be successful.

I think to prove the efficiency of the person who is shy only one thing comes to my mind: action speaks louder than words. Our work and actions and results would definitely not be worth shying for but worth shouting for and letting the whole world know “we can make it”.

Voice Tap…

13 Apr

On sunday was the IIT-JEE. With the tabloids showing pictures of herds of students eager to give the exam, waiting outside the exam centers or even spending their night at railway stations, the IIT always gets all the spotlight. In a nation where every child’s parents have just one dream..”there child gets into the IIT no matter what it takes”.  Here’s one guy…correction one IIT fellow of mine, who keeps blowing my mind off with one or the other of his works. So,as it seems this fella is out there to inspire even more students to join the race for IIT , experience the life & on top of it all “Make a DIFFERENCE”…!

 

Coming back to the point, Mr. V @ VoiceTap…one of my stupid friends…ahemm…has joined hands with a very talented bunch of people & launched a webportal…  http://www.voicetap.in

This portal is one of a kind..it  allows people access to intangible knowledge that is not so easily available on the internet or in their zone of influence, by connecting them with relevant knowledge experts in a moderated and structured environment..From students to entrepreneurs they have something in store for everybody..!! Sounds strange to you?? Well see & experience for yourself. 

For all of you out there, who are confused, don’t know what to do or worst…are actually sitting & thinking how to do…this is definitely for you…Voicetap is a platform where you get to speak and interact directly with experts: people who have ‘made it’ in the field that is relevant to you. The service is delivered over the phone – and the calls are scheduled based on the interest levels shown for that particular call..

here’s a slide share presentation of the same, do check it out… 🙂

 

 

P.S. – This one’s not just for a friend, i wrote this post as at the end of the day even i am impressed with the idea… 🙂

Life just happens..!!!

13 Apr

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sometimess I wonder if anything is Absolute? Permanent? Unchanging?
Is there still a right and a wrong?…. Gud and bad?…..Truth and lies?……Dark and light?…….Full and empty?….Love and indifference?
Memory and forgetfulness?

Maybe everything is negotiable, left on us entirely or half entirely for interpretation.
Sometimes we bend the truth to make it work for us. It is not the lies we tell, but how we match or transform our self or the situation to fit in.
We are faced with things that are not a result of our own making and doings.
Life just happens to us, while we continually try to fit in or make it fit in.

The Sixth Sense…!!!

6 Apr

Now this video is gonna make ur heads spin…ur eyes bulge out…n ur mind wander thinking of the future…ohkk..i’ll come to the main topic…It’s about a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. This video is about a latest technology that has been developed at MIT  Labs, and it deserves all our attention & a standing ovation, for they have done a stupendous job!!!

This is probably how our future (say 5 yrs from now) is gonna be like…Watch this till end please do not discard it! It is amazing where the technology will lead us and the time is just about now.

So, Check this out !!
This demo from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED.