Work-Life balance in Software jobs

Yo!

I am into software and I love to explore what my future would be if I stay in the same career for forever πŸ˜€ It’s similar to the question which we all are asked in interviews like, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” πŸ˜‰

FYI, sometimes, not always, I go to the restroom in office and read epub πŸ˜› If any of my colleaguesΒ are reading this, trust me, my stomach is always upset with me for not eating more food πŸ˜›

So, this week, while I was in the restroom, reading a post,Β  I could hear 2 other colleagues talking. They are senior(read married)Β  πŸ˜‰

Senior1: Hey man, how are you?

Senior2: I am good. You?

Senior1: I am good too. How is everyone at home?

Senior2: Everyone is good. I think my son has forgotten me!

Senior1: Why? What happened?

Senior2: Because when he wakes up, I am getting ready for office. By the time, I leave for the office, he’s taking bath. I come to the office, he goes to school. When I return from the office, he’s already asleep.

So, now you know, what it is to be married and work in a software company. Good luck to me πŸ˜› Don’t worry, I ain’t getting married anytime sooner πŸ˜‰

P.S.: Yo! How are you, folks? I know, I have been writing more blogs than making more vlogs? Is something wrong with me? Of course not! It’s just that, I want to rejoice writing more than videos. But, the videos are coming πŸ˜‰ Maybe 2018 will be full of videos πŸ˜› If not done yet, then check out my YouTube channel, Darshith Badiyani. Today’s song is Ain’t no love in the heart of the city by Bobby Bland.

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Sacred

Yo!

What is sacred to you? I read this word in HPMOR recently and it kind of stuckΒ with me. I love this word.

I have been going around asking my friends what they deem sacred and it came as a surprise to me that people were astonished and couldn’t think of things on hearing that word. It saddens me 😦

Now, if I take it on me to come up with things which pop into my mind when I think of the word SACRED then I will also be surprised myself. But on further thinking, I can think of READING A MEANINGFUL LINE/PARAGRAPH IN A BOOK tops the list ❀

Lately, I read STUPIDITY IS DOING THE SAME THING AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULTΒ and I was left aghast at how perfectly it was written.

I feel sad that we have lost touch with our soul. I fell sad that we don’t know WHO WE ARE? I feel sad that we end up all our life running after things that won’t matter ever. I feel sad that temporary pleasure is all that matters to us. I feel sad just because I haven’t felt sad for a long time. I feel sad because feeling sad is all I can do as of now.

But what can we do? What can I do? I am sad and devastated. But then a ray of hope comes thinking about those times when many of my friends asked me WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF OUR LIFE? WHY DO OUR SOUL CHANGES BODIES EVEN AFTER DEATH BUT ITSELF DOESN’T DIE? WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE LOVE TEMPORARY PLEASURE MORE? and I feel happy because we ask the right question. Above are the right questions. I admit that I don’t have answers to it. I admit that most answers won’t make me feel satisfied. I admit that I am happy that the questions are correct and someday we’ll get the correct answers.

It might be so that the time will be gone and it’ll be late. That’s okay, but, we would have definitely reached our destination even being late. It’s all about timing, I understand, but there’s no roadmap, no help, no guidance, no successful history, and we discover successfully WHO WE ARE? WHAT HAPPINESS MEANS TO US? WHAT IS URGENT AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT? WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION? If we discover some of these, we’re the winners, maybe LATE WINNERS, but still smiling ❀

P.S.: As always, I don’t think my post makes sense much but such confused is my way of thinking now. To clear it all, to become #sacred again, I am going for a trek this weekend to Kodachadri, Shimoga. Will post the pics ❀ If you have not already, do subscribe to my YouTube channel, Darshith Badiyani.

Yo! You! Happy Children’s day ;)

Trust me on this that I didn’t think of writing this post πŸ˜€

But, seeing people share their childhood pics and sharing posts which bring out the child in us, made me want to write this. After all, I am also a child inside πŸ˜‰

So, tell me, you think you’re crazier than me? You’re more childish than me? You’re more fun than me? You’re cute than me?

I bet I am best on all the above except cuteness because my mother(I call her Mother India) used to drink chocolate Horlicks when she was pregnant with me. It’s no fault of mine πŸ˜‰ But such is life. We get rewarded/punished for things we weren’t a part of and then sometimes, we escape from things which were to be blamed on us πŸ˜›

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I wish I had kids so that I can post cute, crazy pics of them here πŸ˜‰ Anyone volunteeringΒ for making my this dream true?Β  πŸ˜‰ Hey! Listen, if you’re my relative or who thinks I am a good guy, this is a joke. If you’re really into me, this ain’t a joke, I am serious! πŸ˜€

Nevertheless, I love being a kid and I instantly like those who behave like one(and obviously are a kid inside) πŸ˜€ I won’t say I have had a harsh life, I have seen the worst of things in life, I haven’t. But yeah, I have had my days, tough days, and here I am all risen, all shining. We all have to fall, and then rise, because that’s how life is. That’s how we grow up. That’s how we mature. That’s how we start to realize the small things of life like eating a lollipop or Poppins πŸ˜‰

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Lollipop πŸ˜›

 

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Poppins love πŸ˜‰
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Different cities, different countries, same level of craziness
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One of the signature pose since last 8 years πŸ˜€

 

So, I will also share some of my funny pics and you’re free to judge me and also my friends πŸ˜‰ Happy Children’s day to one and all.

P.S.: Keep holding on to the child in you πŸ˜› Hence today’s song Hold on by Michael Buble πŸ˜‰ How are you? How is November going? I think I am back to writing blogs again and my videos have dried up, but I will be back πŸ˜€ Just hold on to me coming back for you πŸ˜‰ If you don’t know, check out my YouTube channel Darshith Badiyani. Also, check out my Facebook page, Smiles here & Smiles there.

The generation gap

Yo!

Is it not a pleasant surprise that y’all are getting notification that DARSHITH PUBLISHED A NEW BLOG on Smiles here & smiles there πŸ˜€

I am back again πŸ˜› This time around I will be discussing the Generation Gap we all face πŸ˜‰

I am a 90’s kid and it was a great time to grow up seeing Sachin Tendulkar’s God-style play. Seeing Zidane/Messi/Ronaldo/Cristiano Ronaldo play ❀ Also more and more rising footballers too πŸ˜€ I also watched Shaktiman and loved the Maggi breakfast when I was a kid πŸ˜‰

Last month I went to Gujarat along with my parents and sisters and it was a great time there. We have relatives there and as it was a family trip, it was filled with visits to temples and spending quality time with relatives and one another.

The thing which strikes me the most is how within 20-30 years, the way of thinking has changed among us.

Just a little background about my parents, they love God more than they love each other and they are great devotees. Every day. they will get ready in the morning and before going to work, they will pray God and worship him. And during special occasions like Diwali, Holi, family member’s bdays, they insist on going to the temple for blessings. Don’t take me wrong, I kind of don’t believe this logic. But, as they believe in this, I try to follow whenever I can, for them.

What struck me surprising is when my father bought 5 liters of milk to give as an offering to God and the temple people said that they will offer the next day andΒ I am very much sure that they will sell the same 5 liters of milk to several people and keep the earned money with them. I am not saying it’s wrong. It’s just not good and on top of that, how foolishly people believe them saying it’s for God.

I understand that my parents had the right amount of devotion for their God but I don’t see why they had to do something out of the extraordinary like offering milk without any guarantees. And if they want, they could have given it to some needy people and get the blessings from real people instead. It’s their choice and I tried to state my POV and of course, was asked to not interfere πŸ˜›

And hence the train of thoughts ran wild. I thought of how so much money was looted by all these temples and the Babas. Why? Because they were playing with the innocence of the people and then these people, liked to be played on πŸ˜€

I saw such behavior from others and my parents throughout the trip of 5-6 days, which comprised of visiting around 8-10 temples. And then, it struck me. The answer.

And the answer is this blog’s title, The generation gap, and I will explain how.

Previously, like 20-30 years back, people used to invest in buying houses and cars and fancy, expensive stuff. It’s good. People still do that. But, our generation believes in experiences, in feeling new things, visiting new places because we try to live in the present. We don’t know where we will be after 1 year, say 5 years, so it doesn’t quite make sense to buy a house.

And then I got the answer. I would give away anything for travel, for good art, for good companionship, for a great experience, a new one. This is me and I hope, this is mostly 60-70% of 90’s onwards kids. How I worship art and creativity is the same way in which my parents and many more people worship God. It’s that simple, but, simple things are hard to get.

My Facebook post was “Is the art greater than the artist?”

The best response I got is by Saurabha Wankhede, “Let me give you an example.
Once Swami Vivekananda went to the darbar of Maharaja Mangal Singh who was a popular king at Alwar, Rajasthan.
The king always criticised image worship.
Swamiji had the portrait of the king brought down and asked the courtiers to spit on it.
When they refused to do so,
Swamiji pointed out to the king that there is no flesh or bone of the king in the picture, it nevertheless represents him.
Likewise, people worship stone or idol images remembering God alone.
The idol is considered God,
and it becomes the same,
Because no one can perceive God directly like a formless thing.
So though we create idols but it still has a greater value.
Obviously, it has.
You send your prayers or energies through the idol towards God.
It becomes a symbol of being holy and a place of worship.
When you attach yourself to God you become greater in all aspects as you join the supreme infinite power.
Also, one devotee can inspire and make many other worships God.
Similarly, when an artist creates art, he/she becomes greater and so is the art adored more by other people through the efforts of that person.”

I am sorry to make you confused regarding your thoughts on all this. But, what you can do is share your POV and then we can discuss along. What do you think about the Generation gap?

P.S.: Yo! Happy weekend! Do listen to Malibu by Miley Cyrus ❀ I am planning to make more videos. So, stay tuned and do subscribe to my YouTube channel @ Darshith Badiyani.

 

 

Good, great news!

Hello!

I am back again soon! It’s all because of a good, GREAT news!

The person behind who I am, what I am, is going to bring yet another miracle in this world. All we have to do is wait for some time πŸ˜›

Here I introduce Chinks, the reason behind me reading books, writing blogs, being happy, being Darshith ❀

Congratulations for being the best person ever and spreading smiles ❀

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P.S.: Chinks and I used to argue about who is the best Dumbledore or Snape. What do you guys think? Can any real person ever become Snape?

 

 

POV!

How was the weekend?

For us, it was a long weekend because of Diwali. But as always, the weekends rushes by at the speed of light and the weekdays drags itself at the speed of a snail.

We’re back again in our respective cubicles, doing our respective work, savoring our respective favorite coffee in our respective mugs πŸ˜€

So, as we’re talking so much about PERSPECTIVE, let’s talk in details.

We all have our respective perspective of Life πŸ˜‰ As Dirish says, “We all have our own A take on Life” and that’s true!

Since last many a weeks, I have been learning things. Things related to perspective by talking to more people, by listening to them, by trying to see from their POV. It is helping a bit but it’s difficult to think from their perspective.

I think all my life(which is mere 26 years), I have been trying to look at everything from my perspective and never think about the other person. It may be because of several reasons. No one pointed this out to me earlier, hence I didn’t realize it. Now as I am being questioned, I am feeling cornered that how can anything be wrong when the perspective is correct?

POVs are a great way to express our thoughts and again a great way to get out of any situation, but when we realize that our perspective has been defeated and that other’s perspective is more purposeful and right, then what do we do?

That’s what I am going through. I am not saying, I am wrong or I am right. I am just saying that I don’t see my POV as the BEST anymore and that I have to consider other’s perspective too.

There’s a quote by someone very talented, “We judge those whom we don’t know, and if we don’t know them, why do we have to judge them?” πŸ˜€

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I don’t know why there is so much of confusion within me nowadays that it’s started to make kind of a mess. I sincerely feel like the above quote by Mr. Lennon ❀ I love that guy and his words and his songs. This quote, in particular, is close to me. I feel like a loser and God, all at the same time πŸ˜€

Hope I can sort things out sooner rather than later. I think traveling will help me and I am doing that now on a regular basis. If any of my friends are available then with them or else I love to travel solo too ❀ What are your preferences while traveling? You like to pack everything with you or you keep it light? Do you call yourself a traveler or a tourist?

P.S.: I was reading one of the previous blogs of mine called REINS and I loved it. I loved the flow with which it was written. The connection, the beauty. Now when I sit to write, it’s all confusion and haphazard and not pleasing. Recently I am listening to an old favorite song Bubblin by Blue. If you’re in motivational talks then do subscribe to my YouTube channel @ Darshith Badiyani.

It’s that time of the year

Yo!

It’s that time of the year again

Where things start to make sense

When realizationΒ hits hard

When guilt starts to fade away

And also the things start to make sense

It’s that time of the year again

When we look into the past 9 months

To figure the good, the bad, and the ugly

To rise above all the troubles

To hold the damned torch as high as possible

To say Thank you and Sorry to all

For the part, they played or are still playing

It’s that time of the year again

To access my life and try to bring positive changes

To start looking after my health

Both mental and physical

When all that matters is ME

and some more people πŸ˜‰

It’s that time of the year again

To understand the lyrics of the songs

To understand the meaning of the words said

To connect the dots and realize stuff

To grow and let grow

To live and let live

To be happy and make others happy

To smile and let smile

Because smiles are here and smiles are there

Smiles are everywhere

No matter the time

The reason

The occasion

Smiles prevails

So let all smile

No matter the time of the year πŸ˜€

P.S.: I am back to B’lore from my Family trip to Gujarat. It was a great time with parents/sisters/relatives. I loved it all. Will share the pics in the next post πŸ˜‰ I am proud of my younger sister because lately she’s been listening to English songs and she knows Careless Whisper of George Michael πŸ˜€ She’s growing awesome. I am also proud of my elder sister because of the wise words/thoughts she shared with me while our return trip to B’lore. She definitely has a way of letting the audience think like her and also because I couldn’t go anywhere else as I was on the flight so I HAD TO listen to her and sheΒ really made sense πŸ˜›