Friday, January 21, 2011

Aj Kal Zindagi..

Hello all !! :) (after a long time).
Last week I got confirmed here in nVIDIA. (Its just a formality really.. But still feels good..) The 6 month experience here has been awesome..So this post is bout some things that nVIDIA taught me in the "probation" period..
"Its always the first step thats the hardest"
I still remember my first day here. New people, new places, new expectations and a whole new (CORPORATE) attitude but no friends around. It was indeed a scary feeling. Somehow I was sitting at my desk totally blank when a friendly stranger asked if I needed some help. And suddenly all was good again. That day I learnt a very important lesson in life. Sometimes a kind word from an unexpected source can work wonders :)
"It just takes a moment to connect"
Its indeed like magic how the silliest things you do/say or like can make you friends. I had no idea that my "Lion King" desktop wallpaper would fetch me a friend, a mentor and a "BRO" in office. I officially became the "baccha" of the team that day and its never been lonely since then.
"Perceptions can go TOTALLY wrong"
There may a certain quality that you dislike in a person. More often than not you do not think of the person beyond that quality and needless to say , more often than not you are WRONG. Later on when the person ends up becoming a good friend or a favourite mentor , you think about your first impression of him/her and laugh.
"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."
There are so many times when unnecessary opinions, high voices can take life out of a nice, calm discussion. Just keeping quiet and following instructions on your part also solves the problem and it is equally productive as contributing in the discussion.
"People can be GOOD"
Now I am not sure whether is true everywhere or it is due to the culture here. But people genuinely are NICE. They are ready to help even if it is at the cost of their time and effort. Hoping that some of this rubs off on me as well :)

Its been a roller coaster of emotions here. I am sure most of my batchmates have experienced the same. There are times when you are overwhelmed with the new surroundings, scared of the new expectations, excited about the new oppurtunities, happy about the first times and proud of even the smallest achievements or praises from seniors. Its a wonderful time of our lives. Hence I am ending this post with the lyrics of this song which is perhaps written for all of us !

Aaj kal zindagi
Mujhse hai keh rahi
Tu jo meri maane toh chal deewane
Sapnon ki rahoon mein tu
Saari khusboon ko
Saari roshni ko le le in bahoon mein tu

Ab hai tu jahaan
Din raat saare naye hai
Arzoo jawaan
Jazbaat saare naye hai
Naye rastein hai tere vaaste
Toh rahe kyun panahoon mein tu

Ohhoo tere liye
Nayi hai zameen naya aasmaan
Likh de hawaaon mein koi nayi dastaan..
Tere liye
Nayi hai zameen naya aasmaan
Likh de hawaaon mein koi nayi dastaan..

Zindagi ne (zindagi ne)
Dastak di toh (dastak di toh)
Dil ki sab khidkiyaan… khul gayi
Haan khul gayi

Hotoon pe jo (hotoon pe jo)
Jami thi woh (jami thi woh)
Saari khamoshiyaan ghul gayi
Haan ghul gayi

Kitne lamhoon ne
Mujhko ho jaise hairaan kiya
Kitni batoon ne
Dil ko aake hai chuu liya

Chahatein kayi
Hai dil mein ab jagmagaye
Rahatein kayi
Hai mujhse kehne ko aayi
Pehchaan saari muskaane
Saari bhar le nigaahon mein tu...

Happy reading :)


  1. Nicely written! N yeah true for most of us! :)

  2. @Ruta , is this the first time you have read and commented on my post before i gave you the link ? So either i am getting better or ur tolerence level is increasing :P But thanks for dropping by <== :) ==>

    @Akash , thanku :)

  3. Cool Content....
    nd Font selection n color combination is really good :)
    \m/ Keep it up.. ;)

  4. so ... you are now enjoying the newly found cheese :) . Congratulations ... nVIDIA as company or nVIDIA as a family taught you all this ?

    Btw .. interesting selection of fonts :)

  5. @Aamod , thanku :)
    @Ajoba, nVIDIA the family :)

  6. Nice one Aruna.. Its nice to see someone enjoy the corporate world (while listening to various opposite experiences)..
    And as you have written, it really takes a moment to connect with a person.. Loved all the points and nice to see that you got a hands-on on each of them.. Keep enjoying..