Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I joined a new job as a trainee, after my final year, I was a complete fresher, ‘all excited to start anew. It was my first day; I was a bit scared, actually nervous. I kept thinking at the back of my mind how will the people be? Will I be able to fulfil all the responsibilities given to me? Is the boss rude? Are my colleagues strict? (Obviously might be quiet senior to me)...All such questions were wandering and making me feel more freakin’ nervous. Suddenly I could hear someone calling me, “hey are you Adi the new joinee,” I turned around to the direction of the voice calling me and said yes’; the voice was of a girl, who was waving at me...WOW! She was beautiful, I could hear guitar and symphony at the background, that was as if love at first sight. But I composed myself and went towards her, introduced myself. Hi’ ‘m Adi, I just completed my graduation and have joined as a trainee. She smiled and said welcome, I’m Pooja, you can call me “Pu” you will be working with me for next 6 months’. I wanted to jump with joy. Take her in my arms and dance. I knew she must be much elder and senior to me, but, everyone who falls in love knows, love does not discriminate, it knows no rules, it has no boundaries, it is blind, and it is beautiful. One can fall in love anytime with anyone. It just happens. I was really motivated to come to office, she led me to my desk, and she went on and on, assigning a couple of responsibilities to me. I did not interrupt, /I wanted her to keep on talking, listening to her crystal clear melodious voice, which was awesome. I thought I was the luckiest guy on earth. 

It was almost noon, when I was introduced to my other colleagues, my Boss was a mid –aged gentleman. He seemed very ambitious and inspiring. I was as I met a very enthusiastic staff. Now my only objective here was to impress everyone with my talent and work, and also with all my dedication impress “PU”.  I was given a lunch treat by my new colleagues; they made me feel very comfortable. My first day in office was worth a memory. I was winding up for the day, when Pu called me and asked -how will you travel, I replies -by train. She said that she can drop me as my place is just on the way. I did not want to waste time thinking; I just willingly thanked her and was ready to join. She had a Swift desire; it’s one of my favourites’, a good car in good budget. On the way we hardly spoke anything, but I was happy with her company.

Days passed, I enjoyed office, I got to learn a lot during my training period, meanwhile, I also started knowing PU’ more and more. We became good friends, I now knew that she had a Boyfriend and his name was Mac. I had seen his picture on her desk. Lucky’ guy (smiles). I still loved her. And made sure, she doesn’t get a hint about it. After work our only discussion was “Mac” Pu used to share everything about Mac every day. Sometimes, she used to leave work early to meet him. Pu said, Mac and she never fight. They had fought only once and that was the last time. From then Pu has promised not to fight. I used to notice that Pu’ had a twinkle in her eyes when Mac’s mother used to call her, she used to enjoy talking to his mom. I could see and feel the love she had for Mac.

One day we were working late on Friday’, apart from us there were a couple of our colleagues’. It was around 9.00 PM, I was almost done, I went to Pu’s desk, she was still on with her laptop, I asked her if it will take time. She replied in her usual melodious tone, “No’ Adi, are you getting late? Wait for an hour I will be done and we will leave together, I will drop you.” There was no reason for me to say “No” I was bonkers over her, I was ready to be with her all my life, if not MAC’. I was not jealous, coz’ I loved her so much and would always respect her love of life.  We almost left at 11.30 PM. It was a cool, breezy drive with the window panes down and the roads with no traffic.  As usual she was talking about Mac, and went on and on. I enjoyed listening and being with her. I reached home. I did not sleep that whole night, I was just thinking about her. I felt like telling her once how much she means to me. But I was scared, I did not want to risk my friendship for love. We were good friends and Pu’ trusted me a lot. I knew I will never be able to tell her my feelings. Night passed with Pu’s thoughts.

17th October’2006, Tuesday, I did not see PU in office, I tried calling her, and her phone was switched off. I left a message on her phone to call back. I could not concentrate on work; I was waiting for, when the office boy got a note for me. The Note read “Hi Adi’, I will not be in office today, it is Mac’s Birthday, so we are out celebrating together, I will call you at 3.00 PM.” I was happy that she is safe and enjoying, but I missed her terribly, I was just looking at my watch and phone. I was just waiting for her to call. I could just hear nobody. I messed me with my work that day, my boss was a bit annoyed. But, he guided me, helped me to understand my mistakes. I apologised, I knew I was wrong, coz’ I was only thinking about her and not concentrating on work. It was 3:00 PM and she had still not called, I looked at my phone, as if I’m gonna’ crush it into pieces; I wanted to, just hear her once. It was almost 5:00 PM and she still din call. I wanted to go to her house and meet her, but that would be so crazy, she might not like it. I left home alone. My heart was heavy, I wanted to cry, I wanted to hate her, which I could never. I had nothing to eat the whole day, my head was reeling, and I was feeling very uneasy. I reached home, cried in my bed, staying alone; I had no one to console me. I called my “MOM”; I wanted her to be next to me so badly. I called her and spoke to her. Of’ course, I couldn't share the reason for being upset.I just told her I had a bad day; as usual she gave me comfort with her sweet and kind words. She told me to come home; she was missing me, so was I. I decided to visit her this weekend.  I was feeling much better talking to her. I got up really late next day, I had kept my Phone on silent, so missed a couple of calls, one call was from PU’, I did not call her back.

I reached late to office, almost second half.  Pu’ came to my desk with some chocolates and Cake, she said sorry for not calling the day before. She said she was very busy and enjoyed, every moment being with Mac. I was happy for her, even after what I went through the day before. We went together for Coffee that evening, over a coffee chat she told that she missed dropping me yesterday’ I was very happy to hear that, my heart melted out for her, I was happy with the fact that, though she was with Mac she missed me. I told her I wanted to meet Mac the Lucky guy in her life. She was quiet, there was complete silence for a couple of minutes, when I interrupted the moment and said’ It’s O.K, PU, I know there are some guys who would not like their girlfriends to have a guy as a best friend, I understand. You don’t worry; I just casually asked to meet him. She just walked away, without saying a word. She did not spoke to me till Friday noon, I wanted to leave early, so I pinged her on her laptop, she did not reply. I had to wait for her permission to leave home. I was going to my Mom’s place as decided. I was about to get up from my chair and go to her desk, when I found her standing next to me. She said, “Hey Adi’ can you cancel your trip for today, I wanted you to meet Mac tomorrow morning” I agreed, I did not want to say “No” to her, as usual.  I called my Mom, and informed her.

21st October’2013, Saturday Morning, I will never forget this day. I met “PU” on the highway; she was dressed in a white shirt and pale blue jeans, WOW! she looked awesome. I wanted to hug and kiss her. She drove me through some very unusual lane, I was thinking how to react or introduce myself when I meet Mac. I was preparing myself when the car stopped. We both got down and when I was still thinking, I noticed we had stopped in front of a graveyard. I had too many questions to ask PU’ but before I could say anything, PU, smiled and asked me to follow her, she took me to a grave. It was written “17th October’1984 - 17th October’2004, Mac Fernandes”. I really did not know how to react, but PU’ went on, she said, “My friends and my family think he is dead, but he will always be alive with me in my heart. He is my strength, my love, my only reason to be happy in life. Pu Continued- It was 17th October’2004 we had gone  to a resort , with some of our close friends to celebrate Mac’s Birthday, one of my friend Rinny was trying to get very close to him, which I did not like, and we had a small argument, actually I’m very possessive about Mac’. We were going to be officially engaged next month. Our family was happy with our relation.

I knew he only loves me but I still had an argument, I din spoke to him for an hour or so, but I wanted to make up for what went wrong so I decided to say sorry and patch up. But, when I came to meet him in the room he had gone swimming with friends. I was waiting for him at the resort beach, I could see him swimming, I ran towards him, he came out and hugged me, I insisted him to stay back with me, however, he did not listen to me, this time he went swimming, and never came back. I waited and waited, my friends informed the police and our family. The police sent a search party, however, they could not find his body, and they continued their search...”
I was in tears; I did not want to know any further. I hugged her. She had no tears in her eyes, cos’ for her, Mac was alive. I bow to this love, I will always love PU, the way she loved Mac. 

I found a new meaning for love, Love is always alive, even death can’t separate the one you love.

I drove and dropped her home. 
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tum Nahi Hote Tho... Hum Kya The!

Jhoka hawa ka, halki si hasi
Aankhen num, aur dil me meethe jazbaat
Zindagi ka ye naya rang b kya kamaal ka tha….

Kasmoshiyan  bateein karne lagi thi
Zindagi itni khoobsurat  kabhi na thi
Hum bas hum na rahe…Ye humne jaane, jab tumhe paya,
Dosti b tum, tum hi pyar
Bas aapse yehi kehna hai ek baar
Tum Nahi hote tho…hum Kya the
Tum Nahi Hote tho…Hum Kya the

Mili Umer bhar ki dosti, beshumaar pyar.
Isi ka naam hai Sansaar
Ye safar , safar na hota
‘Gar tum jaisa humsafar na hota
Hum tumarha shukriya na kar payenge,
Shabdo me b na likh payenge…
Humari zindagi tum pe vaar…
Bas aapse yehi  kehna hai ek baar
Tum Nahi hote tho…hum Kya the

Tum Nahi Hote tho…Hum Kya the

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Monday, January 13, 2014

You wanted to come...(Tribute to the Born...Unborn!)

You wanted to come...You wanted to come...
You wanted to see the ray of light...
You wanted to feel the touch of air...
You wanted to listen to the whispers of love...
You wanted to gift me the world of joy...
You wanted to give birth to a Mother...
You wanted to give me a New life...

'Shattered are the dreams of you, When I 'Betrayed and Slayed you...
You just wanted to give and live the love...

You wanted to Come...You wanted to Come
You wanted to Come to give me a New Life!

'M evil, an experience of fear
And My selfless love for me ,made me killed the feeling of loving by you...
An experience of being a Mother was forever destroyed...

You wanted to come...You wanted to come
You wanted to Come Just for Me!
Forgive me wherever you are in the Stars...Forgive me forever...
Now I know and understand - You wanted to come...You wanted to come...

You wanted to Come Only for Me!

Note: Never miss the Experience of being a Mother, Do not abort a Child!

- Anu

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Night in Office

You can see hardly anyone in my office after 7.00 PM, it was one of those days when my team had to wait, I was feeling bad about it, but work is work :)

My team was almost done by 8:30 PM and we were about to leave when I got a call from my Boss who said the client wants to have a con-call and that too at 10.00 PM (Ah…! This is what happens when you are handling International Clients), I asked my team to leave and decided to stay back  for the call. My team left, there was no one in the office except the office boy at the reception who was half asleep, I was busy Tweeting, when I heard the coffee machine, I thought it was the office boy but I was wrong, he was fast asleep when I reached the reception to chat with him, it was almost 9.30PM, I did not wake him up, I decided to check myself, I went near the coffee vending machine, I could feel someone had been there… but who?

Our office is at the 7th Floor, the entire floor was quite, I was brave, I walked up to all the cabins to check if someone is in, and as I passed by, in one of the cabin’s there was a faint light, One gentleman was working on the Laptop, there was the hot coffee mug next to him, he was wearing a long Jacket, he looked at me and smiled, I’m Jack, I do night shift here…he got up to shake hands, when my spider rang, I had to rush to attend the call, I excused myself and said I will be back after the call and chat….

My call went up till 11.15 PM, but the call ended with a happy client saying good night.
I was dead tired, wanted to go home and sleep, was winding up, when I remembered the gentleman in the room, I had never seen him in office, I picked up my bag and knocked the cabin to see him, no one answered, I pushed the door , there was no light in the room, I switched on the light, there was no one…I assumed Jack had left, suddenly it stroked to me that he had mentioned he is doing night shift, then where is he???

I rushed to the reception, woke up the office guy, asked him about Jack he was clueless; he said there was no one doing night shift in office, I did not know how to react…but I’m sure, I will never forget my night in office!
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Disturbed ! OLD ! Questions

Does love really exist? Is there something called as family support? Are two people staying together, actually close to each other??? What do parents really mean for us?
I had multiple questions in my mind this morning…

Wondering How...?
I had been to KEM hospital in Mumbai; I had to see an urologist for one of my colleagues. The urologist was his maternal cousin. so we happy that we had to skip the Q ' of patients. However, I was not expecting what I saw when I reached there, I had been there for the first time, I reached around 10.00 am in the morning, our appointment was at 9.45, but when we reached the place I saw a huge crowd, I thought maybe something must have gone wrong, and so people have gathered…but that was my perception, as I entered the room, everything was very clear with the sync, the crowd gathered there, were the patients they were all waiting to meet the doctors, there were different wards for different patients.

Mostly the patients waiting there were old men and women, trying to get through their Q number. The ward boy was shouting at them, "please move aside", “Wait till your name is been called”, he was very rude. There was an old man standing next to me…He told he was waiting since 8.00 am in the morning, he had come walking all the way, coz’ his son did not give him money for the bus. He was hungry and still his name has not been called. I was touched, there were tears in my eyes…another old lady said…Madam all  (bada bada log)influential people who know the doctor go to meet him first without waiting in the line (I realised -one of them was Me n my Colleague)…She continued we wait till all are done, coz’ idar (here) treatment is free. So we have no option but to wait n wait...till our turn comes.

My colleague went to meet the URO while I was waiting looking at all the young and old faces. there was depression, actions and stories in many eyes , I had heard eyes always speaks and I could actually hear them... All I could do is sympathize…feel bad...

I’m disturbed, why children can’t take care of the ones who loved them , gave them a beautiful life, is being old a curse, is that money is all that matters in life…

I’m only left with questions and I know the answers will also be just Questions…
This is the truth which is ugly and I wish it had an end…

I ask for forgiveness...

Forgiveness is my Life!
(This poem is now an Anthem of an educational Institute)
Written By- Anupama Shetty
Music Composed by : Anitha Manickam
Minor edits: K  (sr.)committee

Anand aur prashansa ka geet gayenge
Acche karmose dil me bas jayenge
Girenge hum Phir be utenge
Himmat se aage Badenge
Apne aap se apno ko pane k liye ladenge

Forgiveness is the Anthem of Success
Forgiveness is the Anthem of Happiness…

Har Grina se hum upar ut jayenge
Sapno ko saakaar kar Sajayenge
Nuksaan aur Nirasha ka Antar mitayenge
Apne Vyapaar ka drustikaun banayenge

Hum Kaun hai ye Pehchanenge…
Hum Kaun Hai Ye Pehchanenge…

Yehi hamari Kalpana hai…Yehi hamara lakshya hai….
Hum sab ek  parivaar ho , jud jaayenge… aur sada gun gunayenge…

Forgiveness is the Anthem of Success…
Forgiveness is the Anthem of Happiness…
Forgiveness is the Anthem of Success…
Forgiveness is the Anthem of Happiness…
Forgiveness is the essence of Life, Forgiveness is my life...
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Social Media...Sex...Scandal!

I have been a Social Media professional for several years now, I have served, handled, managed many clients, however I never came across someone who does not understand even the “S” of social media and still wants it to be done for his Brand. You may be wondering that’s not new there are many people/Brands to be very specific, who don’t understand the Media but want to be the first one to be there , excel out…

Coming back, to the one I mentioned…The Client wanted his Brand to be popular in his location, get his new website up, get his social assets booming with numbers, online bloggers and writers talking about the Brand, sales and returns in just 3 weeks …Is it possible ?
If yes it would really be a case study and… guess what??? The entire team slogged and gave their best; however something which was not possible was to convince the client, that it is not easy to get results and ROI (Every Brand loves this word)

Let me share my thoughts, let’s assume social media is human and married to a Brand, after marriage both have sex (love-making. i.e. that is what it is called), and where there is love, marriage is successful, but just imagine if both are married and not in love then and still have sex forcefully then it is not love making it is “RAPE”, the result is not a called a Case Study it is called Scandal! I'm sure everyone agrees this general and simple fact of life.

Having Patience in New Media is important, understand it …don’t force it to your Brand people look at me and say you do FB right…Lucky you…I just smile, , it is just not Facebook and Twitter it is beyond that, it is vast. I agree that even a 10th Std. Student knows what Facebook is… However, it is not the way it is used for Business. ‘Wake up Brands, it’s High time you know this media and understand it correct, it is very powerful , If  you do it right or very disappointing for those who want it their way…

 I have just tried to keep it simple…you guys can share your experience and thoughts :)
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Monday, December 12, 2011

"ASK ME" about Secret Santa...

There are so many Children in the world who cannot celebrate any season or any occasion of the year, their hearts are full of dreams and expectations, however they bury them deep within, coz’ there are no ears to it, I wish I could fulfill many such dreams, and probably that is one of my dreams.

Let me share something with you, I’m not used to taking lunch from home to office, I eat out often... and fall sick one my colleague suggested that I should order food from someone called Aunt Martha who supplies delicious tiffin’s (food), I thought why not give it a try, I liked the food, it was indeed yum and delicious. Martha Aunty would deliver the tiffin’s regularly by 1.00PM. My lunch problem was sorted :)
One day Aunt Martha did not turn up at 1.00PM, I was hungry I waited till 2.00PM and decided to eat out, when  I was about to leave I heard a little girl calling out my name, she was only 6 years old, cute and innocent. Her name was Katie, she said Aunt Martha is not well and so she is come to deliver the tiffin, I asked her which school she goes? Where are her parents… and to that she never said anything not even a word.

Katie used to come daily I liked her, she shared everything about her , she did not know who her parents were, Aunt Martha had adopted her, and their only mean of living was the tiffin they supply. I respect Aunt Martha for that, all I wanted to see was a smile on Katie’s face forever, whenever I got a chance to make her happy I never missed it...Though I have changed my job place, I make time and drop to see her...I just want to see all her little dreams come true...

Specially, this Christmas ‘m gonna surprise Katie, I will be her Secret Santa :) and guess what when I was surfing online to order a gift I came across this Brand “ASK ME” they are actually sending Santa Claus to your loved ones house and giving surprise gift on your Behalf, Doesn’t that seem exciting Folks, and it’s not 10 , it’s not 20…its 100 Gifts free, I wish I’m one of those in the 100 people who want to gift their Loved ones. “People please pray for me.” I wanna make this Christmas Special for Katie…Hey “ASK ME Santa” do wish her on my behalf, I have filled the form :)
I wish Katie Happiness forever….

Friends if you want to wish your loved ones or want to bring smiles to innocent faces this Christmas do visit for more details on -

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