Sunday, March 03, 2013

Life= (Faith + Dreams) x Happiness*

*Cussing is a default parameter. Its directly proportional to pay scale of your neighbors ,friends or other near and dears . If unemployed, this factor tends to infinite.


This is work of pure fiction. This article is not recommended for candidates who are placed in higher positions and still not happy with it. This article is also not recommended for those who are married, found happiness and reached their goals and dreams in life. You are requested to exit this window if your are facing social hazard problems, computer illiterates or having fear of ghosts as one might be behind you reading this along with you. Finally, this article is not recommended for intimates, ingrates or anyone professing an irrational fear of cats or any other mammal, those who have a penchant for time wasting, illiterates and lawyers. Eating before reading may result in unhealthy indigestion. Not recommended for people over the age of 120.
This guy, below, was not injured while making this article and the bread and coffee were consumed and have not been wasted.
The author is not responsible directly/indirectly for your unemployment

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Google for providing me with pictures and platform for utilizing my unemployment and partly the reason for it as full credit goes to Facebook. Thanks to this stool guy who, in my life, was the only one who listened to me and last but not the least-A very special thanks to the Editor, The Content Manager, the Grammar Checker and Seed Idea Manager- ME. 

So have you been suffering from unemployment and you are sure to get a job later but you are the victim of what-are-you-doing-now tag asked by nosy social creatures and  are you looking for avoidance? 

Let me help you with this as I believe I got enough experience .There is no rule to follow the same as the parameters considered might differ. Also, if there are any more you want to share, please be kind and let me know as the society is really hungry for gossip and wants to eat innocent unemployed people like us.

Before I start up, I would like to elucidate in advance, this question is like a chewing gum stuck to the bottom of the shoe, which is hard to get rid of, and annoying and probably you yourself want to get dispose of. 

I really did not care when many of my well wishers or so you I call them ,kept asking “what’s next after graduation?” or “what are you doing now?” Until recently this incident happened.

There was a tech fest going on in my college and some junior more like some guy almost five years younger to me asked for advice for his event. I listened to his idea and suggested some of mine. He was surprised at first, probably not expecting me to come up with such a good idea (no self boasting intended!) but what really shook me was when he asked “Madam, you have a global knowledge on anything under the sky. Why don’t you try for a job in industrial sector?” My eyes popped out.

When you are unemployed, basically every one around the globe advises you. You automatically become the common topic, I wonder if  I can get employed for  this kind off fame. The good point is -everyone knows you or comes to know about you; the bad point is everyone knows you!!!

What’s so good about it? Every one cares for you, suddenly showing interest in ,and about what you will be doing later in life. Every job related advertisement which was once funny turns sarcastic. Every job in the news papers are informed to you, as in “Govt. post in maternity hospitals –Apply with 55% in tenth” while you are an Engineering graduate with 65%+ of academic excellence.

There is stress, agony and tension as younger ones and more dull ones compared to you get high pays . A laugh at a joke, a movie with friends and mostly the attending  weddings and party gathers ,which were once fun will turn to pun. After all these, the typical parents shoot you with questions like-“I never asked you to lift weighs just a decent job with good salary”

Mind you, this question is ambiguous one. By decent they mean a job with pay scale as high as a fresher could get or  a government jobs. Even spam message interests you. You turn out to be every ones helper and driver .If there’s a party at your great grand uncle’s son’s twice removed cousin house, you are called for help. Updating your resumes becomes a piece of cake and you get awfully stressed if someone asked you the procedure for applying a job becomes that's your eye candy.

To summaries things up-There are basically three choices for you -Avoidance, Escape and Shoot smooth answers.Eat less food. Oh well, most of the time the career advices are picked up at lunch times or at dinner tables. It’s quicker to swallow food and escape.

If any neighborhood aunty or someone asks you “You are still unemployed? My daughter is already doing a job”. Then just smile and say things like “Oh good for me. So what are good dates for marrying your daughter”.  Oh , their daughter or son is of same gender as you are? No problem, add things like “Thank god they changed the Indian marriage law systems!! Now I can legally marry her (or him)”

So , on a good note, if you're unemployed and you go to apply for a job and you're not hired for that job, see a lawyer - you may be able to file for a claim because you were discriminated against because you were unemployed!! Take life with a pinch of salt. The bread and butter's gonna wait for the future. Every thing is temporary and unemployment as well. Just face it with a smile, if it's not a happy ending-then its not an end.

Saturday, March 02, 2013


The tip of the pen kissed the paper as I wrote the words A-K-T-F. I saw the glittering ink dry thanks to the air pushed to us. I closed the cap of fountain pen as I looked around the room. One side of the wall had an abstract painting hung on wall and on the other side , the curtains were dancing along the green walls , rhythmic to the air pushed by the electric fan. The room was big , but small for an Principal’s cabin. I looked at Jyo and she smiled. Ah, I missed that smile for almost two years now.

My friend, Jyo returned to India after her Masters. Sure, we came to visit our old college and met our lecturers and dear old non living friends. The packet of Rasgullas clinched in her hand adding to the sound of the fan, the unintentional  source of noise in the room, which was otherwise silent.

We were still waiting for then our HOD, now the principal of the college, who was busy attending a phone call. I looked at my doodle –AKTF. We met all our professors prior to this meet and  surprisingly most of them remembered us. Well, you see, I was not a very bright student and definitely not the one to stick my nose in things adding to thin threads !! We had not-so-missing canteen food for lunch and we walked through the least unfamiliar walls of green to meet the last staff member. 

He was still on phone when my thoughts wandered around the lines of Disney’s Tangled.

“Rapunzel:  I've been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it's not everything I dreamed it would be?

Flynn Rider: It will be.

Rapunzel:  And what if it is? What do I do then?

Flynn Rider: Well, that’s the good part I guess. You get to go find a new dream.”

It been roughly three years that I am into teaching profession. And honestly, do I actually enjoy this filed? Has it turned out the way I wanted? The way I dreamed about? If it is, then what’s the next course on my table? Well, it really did not turn the way as I hoped for it, but even today, I do enjoy the forty minutes of lecture in class. The catch is-Do my students enjoy it as well?  But I love this field.

“Dumbledore:  All this time?

Snape:  Always.”

Yes Dumbledore always enjoyed my profession! 

So, any regrets? I just wanted to be honest at least this once. I always pictured myself with black board and chalk. And look! I am where I dreamed off. My dream may not be interesting, like projecting to be dumb at first and after some miracle Voila!! I turn on my extra smart head landing with excellent job like a typical Tollywood movie. Silly me,I adore the beauty and satisfaction when dreams come true. It may be small and perhaps unnoticed but the pleasure is immense. And, that’s how I live. It’s just, may be little things always please me. May be there was a time when I used to compare a lot. Now, I leant to let go of things.

Finally my thoughts returned as Mr R Reddy spoke, “So, where are you guys now?”

We spoke for almost an hour describing our lives and he suggesting us with, I mean with, okay!!! I kind of dozed off and didn’t listen to rest of his worlds, just like the old times, we never once listened to his classes as well!!

May be some things never change! Like Jyo’s smile, still the same confidence she boosted into me and still the same naughty stuff we had done all along. Mr. Naresh was at his best again. We quite love this guy!!. A good mentor but not a good professor!! Always holds a special place. 

He asked ,” How are your students?”

I just smiled remembering the little caption jingling my thoughts from movie Pilla Zamindar

"Ramana: NCC a NSS a?

PJ: ATM lo pancard pette sanasilu.

I smiled. That’s how I have been facing the world. “They are good”, I replied.

I may not work hard but I Always Keep The Faith!

Faith in DBSK and JYJ reunion. Faith that always good happens to me. May be Jyo was right. May be some good might happens to me  It’s just I need to wait. I always make sure to arrive early for any appointment as I hate waiting and I do not want my companion to suffer the same.

We called it a day and made a move for home . I smiled at Jyo. The smile she always asked me to treasure.

Life is like bread spread with layers of jam of dreams. It takes right amount of jam to make the bread sweet and the extra jam which you though you needed, which drops while you eat, was just to add the flavor, but never meant to be taken along or to reach you ,just like those unsuccessful dreams. I think all the bad happens first and good comes next, why?I believes in happy endings.

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