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Long time no see!

Hi all

I have not been posting for so long, I believe it is more than a year now (let me just check that). Yes, it is very close to an year just 5 days short.

I was lost somewhere, in between I also got married and switched a job as well. I will try my best to be more frequent in my posts going forward. We have done so much in the last year and definitely would want us to share all our experience for the recent past.

Thanks for all your love and support.

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Hi – Gaurav Sharma

Hi everyone… Though its been long that I’ve been associated with Mtaram, however never been able to actively follow it. You can see as I’m writing my first post now, so please help me to improve on my post writing skills & I’ll make sure that I improvise on suggestions…..

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I didn’t want to but I did

image Its been said and I have seen a lot that the life has its own ways of teaching you something. And for me it has happened a lot. I have always made up my mind while thinking not to do certain things or go a certain way but Life made me land at places and or situation where I had thought in my mind I wont be or wont be doing such things. And believe me that changed a lot in me and made me present me. I now take life as it comes.

It all started when I was in school. As a kid I wanted to be the pilot till class ten and not a mainstream engineering grad of the bulk of graduates. Then I just didn’t understand when I started to aspire to become an engineer. Every Tom and Dick I met that time was doing engineering from a local college and I had thought that I would at least not go to that particular college and I landed in that college for four wonderful years of my life.

That time when I had graduated the crowd was attracted to the BPO but I was to be a computer engineer and I had thought that I would never be working in a BPO and the first job of my life was as ISP tech support guy in a top BPO.

Then again I had thought that I am an engineer and that is enough, why do MBA, but yet again Life made me do MBA.

I had always feared that I would not be able to live in Mumbai that too in a place like Andheri, I was ok upto Vashi. and here I am living in Andheri, working as a finance executive (which again I had thought that I would not be doing) in one of the top 10 BPOs.

I love you Dad

dad My dad is my Hero. I love my Dad. All of us do and it wont make any difference if I say that “I love my dad most”. I bet here I would have serious competition. I love my dad not because he is the richest man on earth, not because he has good connections, not because he has provided for us, I love him because I know what ever happens he would be there for me. I cant even think of a day without my dad. He gave up all his wants and aspirations just to take care of me and my brother and sister along the way.

He has always been on my side but also taught me and at times very sternly what is wrong. Today I have the confidence to do what ever it want to do with my life and my Dad trusts me so much that I would never do something wrong which would even bring a doubt to his confidence. As kids we were close to our Mom more than our Dad and there were several times when we needed any thing we just went to her and she would get every thing done for us.

We never realized that we didn’t talk much to our dad. But before it was too late some small things made me realize that I need to be close to Dad to too. There are still some things that I have not told Dad but I know he knows but he never would ask me directly because he knows I would be telling him at the right time. I would do anything for my Dad but I know he wont let me. I now am closer to my Dad than before.

There was a time when I was the only child, my mom used to work morning to noon and dad noon to night just because they never wanted me to stay alone or with some one else. This just proves how much they love me. They have given me everything some things that I asked for and most that they thought would be appropriate for me. I might not be the best child but I know they are proud of me and there have been times when it shows in their eyes and that makes me so happy.

The credit to my life goes to my Dad who underwent a lot, gave up a lot and compromised a lot for me and my siblings. I hope I would do the same if not better for my kids.


Please Support Sahas

Sahas Mehra is 17 years old and resides in Mumbai. He loves football and enjoys reading and listening to music. He started off with his very first year in college but didn’t get a chance to appear for his final exams. A month before his 17th birthday he was diagnosed with Philadelphia ALL, a high-risk blood cancer. What followed was hospital stays, transfers, complications and chemotherapy. But this was not enough. The family was told that a Bone Marrow Transplant would be essential to give him a chance to survive. There is no marrow match within the family. A Non-Related Allogenic transplant is recommended. The estimate letter provided by the hospital is for a minimum of Rs. 51 lakh (around $106250) , if complications don’t occur. This is not something the family can afford. This blog is an attempt at creating awareness about his case because financial support for the transplant is needed on an urgent basis. We also hope to create awareness about the the primary reason for the unaffordable cost of treatment – lack of a proper bone marrow registry in India.

And the journey goes on…

600fd200e03f523902e498c6ae2de530[1] I am almost done with my short two months vacation at home which I spent happily with old friends from nursery and some gambling 🙂 [read office assignment]. This short vacation was after the 2 years long vacation at SCIT. SCIT was one of the best phase of my life which made me realize my strengths and weaknesses. I met a lot of people and had a lot of fun and made some awesome friends for life. Thanks to Harkat Ul Funky.

I could never had made it without the support from you all, I am grateful to all whom I met anywhere and everywhere. Starting tomorrow I start a new spell of life with FirstSource Solutions which I am sure would get me more awesome friends and more experience with one helluva life.

Moving ahead one step at a time taking life along as it comes…..

Thanks a lot to all of you. Love ya all 🙂

Why would I buy an Apple


Sitting the kitchen of my parents home I was thinking about what to post about and then I drifted towards Apple. Apple that comes in fantabulous designs with state of the art software.

So why would I buy an apple product?

First of all they are awesome in design, got cool looks and have the chick factor.

They sure do attract the audience and make you feel at par with the similarly qualified person.

The apple products have a good flaunt value which I couldn’t have even with an xps m1210 3 years back.

The quality of software in the Apple products is at par with most of the software. They are so intuitive and easy to use. ITs so great that I had to hack my xps to install Leopard on it to run all the Mac software i wanted to.

The battery life of Apple notebooks is way more than the normal notebooks. They run for more than 6 hours at a stretch.

The first and the only phone, the iphone by apple set new industry standards and moved the focus from the voice to data and value added services. And the way it does is so seamless that nothing seems out of the way.

I guess that would be all from me but I would love to hear more from you all. Coming soon a post on reasons why I wont buy an Apple product.

The 2 most beautiful years of my life

June 3, 2008 was the day when it all started. Fate had decided for me to be a management guy. Started of as a MS aspirant, took German as a language and dont know when I landed up in this MBA stream.

I made some weird choices not according to me but people. Still Im loving it. A geek at heart I knew that the normal marketing and finance wont be my cup of tea and at the same time I got to know this unheard of college called SCIT which claims to a premier IT B school. The course was all that I had learned in the past with one or two unknown courses like HR, marketing, accounting etc. I made my choice and decided to choose it over all others. Left a couple of colleges better than this Premier B school and landed here in Pune for the first time in my life.


I always had thought about living a life of obscurity in the campus playing my games and doing what I wanted. Attending classes was never on my agenda. All was going well but somewhere it went wrong. I just dont get it when it happened. I was noticed by most but how that is still unclear to me.

The advantage of being here in Pune was the exposure to the industry, the people and the environment. Here I realized that I can do any thing but I also realized that I should not do everything. I got to attend so many conferences, Barcamps, Blogcamps, Ideacamps, club meetings and met some cool people like Rohit Srivastava, Navin Kabra, Anant Srivastav, Amit to name a few. Also got the opportunity to be the organizer for a couple of Barcamps and the experience was too good.

I always fell short of attendance due to these but it was worth it. Apart from all this I tried my hands at every committee in college and finally landed up with the entrepreneurship cell and I still am there with iT ELF. All this exposure and experience had given me the spark to be an entrepreneur some day.

Apart from all this, I made so many, ya so many friends. Some of them would the ones for the life. Its because of these cool people that I am able to write this particular piece.

Its not the end but the beginning of my MBA. BTW I also got a good job [the very intent of doing MBA was fulfilled and the day I got the job since then I attended no lectures and that was 3 months without classes 😛

I am thankful to my parents, friends and all my readers.

What is your Deepest Fear – Coach Karter

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

A return to love – Marianne Williamson