Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's happening, am i Dreaming

How to define it!!! 
Is it just getting together with someone who will become an inseparable part of your life, or a girl who will fill the part of your life which would have never been completed without her!! A girl who will share each and every moment you will experience day in and out whether its happiness or sorrow. A glittering smile on her face will make you forget all stress you had. It wont be anymore my personal life it will become OUR personal life, and it means the happiness you will acquire will be doubled whereas the sorrows will be eliminated by an unconditional support you would have just expected from only your parents. In coming days i will be with the one whom i have desired more than anything. Well to be more precise my desire was not the girl but the desirable attribute she carries with her. When i thought about the girl i will marry, i never imagined how she would look like but always dreamed of scarce attributes not easily found today. From past 2.5 half year she was there in my knowledge but i never gave even a single thought that she will become the one. Friends & colleagues used to tease me about talking to her and convey my message to her which i have never uttered, Greet her on my behalf which i would have never done without breaking ice with her. An instance also came to my knowledge later that her friend who didn't even know me, told her about me and addressed me with the name “Ataullah Khan”. I heard and ROFL. Thanks to Vimal and Anup, i guess that was the first time when she did heard about me. Prior to that she did'nt even knew that i existed in NECHCL as i had never stayed in india after my joining in 2008 and also i didn't knew about her except her name. The day 14 July 2008, i Joined NEC HCL and there she was standing with her friends near pantry area. I did not noticed anyone except her.  Something was so unique about her that drew my attention , Yes my friends it was her attire that has attracted me like anything. A Girl with Hijab and Abaya (A loosely knitted dress muslim girls wear above the usual dress to cover herself) in IT industry that too in Noida. I did said to my friend, that would be a lucky person who will marry her. He said, she is very disciplined on prayer, and followed islamic ways and my response was i want to marry a girl like her who at least would make me follow the same. I follow islamic ways but in bits and pieces and never continue for long time. My intention was to always be with the one who would insists me to follow the righteous path. I knew she is the one who will make me do this. Time goes on and finally a day came when my parent talked to her parents (There is a very long and interesting story behind this, some know precisely what happened and happy with the consequence and some make their own story or Gossip and happy with that which i even don't care because i am very very happy) and with Allah's blessing they both agreed that we should be together in future as a married couple. In real life you cant get what all you dream of. Thats true for me. I did not get everything i wanted but more than what i can expect.After almost 4 year when i saw her and expressed my feeling to marry a girl like her, who knew that Allah will give me the same girl to marry whom i was referring. With prayer and blessing of all my well wishers and one very very special friend i will inshaAllah marry her on 14 July 2012.

I want all my friend to bless us as they used to do.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Mussoorie, Dehradun, Haridwar & Memories

Since i came back from Japan, i was stucked in the routine work, same place, same city same fun. More over to this most of my personal time was killed by a non-enjoyable activity, searching for a home in Noida. Nevertheless, finally as i say a true struggle always has a fruit associated with it. I am in a good house. Ok, Now speaking of out of the routine activity, last 15 days of March was pretty amazing for me. I got the required time to spent at home with my family, enjoying Quarterly party of team at Kingdom of dreams, Gurgaon. But everything was good until i got chance to visit a beautiful state of India, Uttarakhand and all of a sudden things became fantastic. How i got into it, interesting story, let me tell in detail. 

1. How i got into it: Well thanks to Neha friend of my umm umm and my umm umm (Guys i am referring my mohtarma with umm umm :) ). I am associated with their team. The team was planning for a trip to some hill station, The place was not decided yet. Neha invited me and i said why not lets goooo. I was OK with all options unless it is a hill station. They discussed many places but finally came to conclusion to visit Kanatal in mussoorie as a main attraction. This was an official trip.

2. Challenges and Obstructions: Unfortunately March is end of quarter and also end of financial year too. Most of the teams in the organization were planning to utilize the budget allocated to them for team party. My team was also planning so. But we were having many constraints and so we were sure that we can not go out of station. So unanimously we decided to go to Kingdom of dreams, Gurgaon on thursday. At the same time the previous team has also decided to move to Kanatal on thursday night. Now the problem begins. If they go on thursday, How i will join them. I had many official commitments on Friday, my trip to kingdom of dreams will finish on thursday night 10:30 and they will move on 11:30. Finally i explained them about situation and said sorry to Neha and mohtarma. But stubborn Neha (Yes you are :) ) was not getting convinced and in fact many credit of my visit goes to her only. She calculated all permutation and combination and said talk to him, talk to them, you have to come and so on. At the same time my mohtarma was sad and she said she wont go alone, Now i was on War :). So i started calling and convincing the relavant stakeholder. I had to cancel all meetings and apply for leave. Thanks to my manager and other project manager for supporting me, with gods grace they got agree.

3. Struggle to catch the bus: Trip to kingdom of dreams was not getting so exciting until we get to see the Show Zangoora. It was fantastic. I was watching the show with the hope that i will get the cab back to the Noida from where i had to catch the bus. Everything was going well, during the show we talked to the driver and he said he will be there by 10:00 so we were chilaxed. In the meantime Neha also called to confirm and i said yes, i will reach there on time as everything was going as per plan. As the show got ends my struggle started.

10:20 PM: Driver, sir we will reach there within 15 Minute.
10:40 PM: Driver, sir we will reach there within 15 Minute.
10:50 PM: Driver, sir we will reach there within 15 Minute.
Damn when your 15 minute will be over. It will take almost 40 Minute to reach to Noida from Gurgaon, that too in absence of traffic. Again call from Mohtarma, Neha, Pankaj, Rajesh and so on......I was getting frustrated as they were waiting for me and only me. Rest of the people had already reached there (As i know except one or two).
11:15 PM: Lost all patience and thinking wether i should go or not. I Didn't want people to wait for me and spoil there plan. Again discussion with Driver and he was not able to find us in Gurgaon. The whole team of mine was going through frustration and anger.
11:30 PM: Finally cab reached to us. Now it was time of rash driving :( . Finally i reached to Bus on 12:15 PM. Made public apology in bus and then we started the Journey to Queen of alps, Mussoorie.

4. Funawesome Journey: I've never been to such trip. It was my first time. everything was full of fun and awesomeness. Games, Chatting, Teasing, Dancing, Singing lots more and all in the moving bus. I haven't met many people before who was in this trip but at any point of time i never realized that. Everyone was very friendly & cherishing. We did small trekking (Actually very small like nothing), rappelling, mountaineering and many more activities. I got a chance to picture star trailing in Kanatal (You can see this on my Page) . Thanks to people for staying with me in that very chilli night for this shoot. On our way back to Noida, we stepped in Kempty fall, Mussoorie, Lacche wala, Dehradun and Haridwar. Everything was so awesome.

Thanks to all my friends, Specially Neha and my Mohtarma for making this trip so memorable.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My bike to rule the Indian road - FZ-16

For a bachelor, ofcourse there is nothing more enticing than riding his own bike. While coming back to India from Japan, I had a wish and that wish was to own a bike. I have never been attracted by a 4 wheeler than two wheeler and why is so, here are the reasons -
  • 4 wheelers will limit your freedom to free ride,
  • You cant free wheel 4 wheelers the way you can do with 2 wheelers. (Even if i cant do it but what is the harm in identifying the cause. hehe)
  • You can beat Noida traffic easily by bike
  • Bike will let you feel the outside pleasant weather (I love long drive in cloudy pleasant weather) better than 4 wheeler,
  • Rising petrol price is the big issue for a person like me
  • I dont have to worry about parking a lot
There are many more reasons and most of the above is just joke. Anyways how did i decide and get the bike, long and interesting story (Some part is confidential). I had some predefined criteria of bike. the bike should be around 150 CC, mileage 40 and above, stylish, comfortable and not too costly. Bajaj Pulsar was the perfect choice for me. I already drove it for almost 2 years during my collage time in lucknow. Thanks to Tariq and Arvind, my two Jhakass room mates. I know the whole history of pulsar. The way bajaj has evolved it from a simple 150 bike to india's most desired bike. Last 3.5 years has changed the indian bike market significantly. Earlier it used to be pulsar dominant, but now there are some successful players who was on the verge of becoming history (Except LML, they are still a history). I walked through some showrooms just for fun as my definite plan was to grab pulsar 150. To my surprise, Yamaha has done an amazing work over these three years. They got some amazing good looking bikes. A whole new look, totally unconventional and damn sexy design. Now my mind start floating around, the question was what to choose. Now there was only one way for me to make a decision, call my uncle. I thought he will never be agree for Yamaha but astonishingly his first word was "Go for Yamaha". I got what i wanted. At home we got almost all successful brands (Some we posses and some we got rid of). My favorite was Yamaha RX-100 and now TVS- Apache. I dont know where is my  RX-100 now, Thanks to my dost Sachin. Now, i was just a step away from my dream to become a reality, Acquiring Yamaha. There was many bikes in 150 CC segment including R15. Yamaha has innovatively developed the scaled down version of its two most renowned brand R-1 and FZ-1 to R-15 and FZ-S respectively. R-15 is too bulky to be handled by me whereas FZ-S is quite impressive. I like its widest radial tyre and naked looks (I got the same exact color as it appears in the picture above). With lot off struggle and introducing trouble to many people finally i got the Yamaha FZ-S around 10:30 PM IST. Special thanks to Yamaha sales man, My friend Tariq and My Sweet FiancĂ©e. I am driving it a lot since i bought it. So far i like my bike, i am being a bit cautious as it is my first bike and also Yamaha guys suggested to ride it in civilized manner before it's first service :). I am just waiting for first service to make it fly on greater Noida expressway