Sameer Agarwal

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What do you enjoy doing most?

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Well I haven’t been blogging for ages now. Blame it on my lifestyle. Or Twitter. Or Facebook. Or the world! But the fact of the matter is that I haven’t been inspired to write for a really long time. Perhaps like I have not been inspired to do several other things that I like, or shall I say liked doing.

I am caught in a stupid rat race. Of beating the inflation (well even that was satisfactory performance during the recessionary times). Of staying at par with who I think are my peers. Of just being one of those millions, if not billions.

The times, they keep changing though. And a series of events lately have made me think quite a bit and re-assess myself. My priorities. My purpose. No clear answers yet.

But I did look back at my life. My professional life too. And in there, I realized that I enjoyed coding the most. It’s been many, many years since I’ve coded. But coding is indeed poetry. Perhaps that was the one thing I REALLY enjoyed doing. The irony is that when I used to code, I wanted to do ‘bigger’ things in life. But the fact of the matter is that the ‘bigger’ things just meant faffing around as much as I could and making stupid PPTs.

Hmm, so anyway. I was discussing this with Sakshi the other day. And she has already given me a task. I need to now build up a website for her as her Valentine Day gift!

Inspiration… Where are you?!

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January 28th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Relationship Counseling anyone?

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Sakshi is doing lots with her life these days – makes me proud and jealous at the same time! Guess what, she’s become a voluntary relationship counseler today. Check out the latest Love Guru on the block – she got some 6 queries within 6 hrs of ‘launching’ it! Bravo Sakshi :)

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November 20th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

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Bachelored!

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Yeah that’s how it feels. Sakshi is away on a one month sabbatical and no matter how exciting bachelorhood may sound to a married man, I’m not sure what I’ll make of it (too early to comment – while I write this she is still flying!).

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July 20th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

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Nothing beats the real thing!

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Watching a sport on TV is like watching pornography. It’s not the real thing. Now come on, I’m not suggesting that watching  a sport can ever equal ‘playing it’ (or did you read ‘doing it’!), but I think it’s much better than seeing it on TV. Even though you don’t get such a good view of the ball/players (one can hardly make out who’s who even from VIP seats) and the analysis that you get on TV, still in my opinion nothing beats the live experience for the energy, the madness, the magnanimity and the scale!

Sakshi and I watched the IPL match in Bangalore yesterday. Of course the Royal Challengers lost, but since they were playing Delhi Daredevils it was not all that bad – after all I’m from Delhi and spent almost all my life there! The cheerleaders were really rocking. On TV you miss the real action (cheerleaders dancing) that happens between the overs due to advertisements! And. There was beer and food (for a Rs 2,725 ticket). What else could you have asked for?

In fact Shaan was also performing yesterday, but we missed him by an hour or so it seems. We had booked the tickets online and I had no clue what time he was performing. The match had to start at 8 PM, so I planned to reach by 7, and I did, but Shaan was gone by that time. Parking was of course a pain. And then we had to walk down almost half a kilometer to pickup the tickets (wonder why they couldn’t courier the tickets in advance) and then walk back the same distance to enter our box. It rained between 4 and 6 and we were keeping our fingers crossed. Thankfully the rain stopped just in time, saving the match and our 5.5k!

We had originally planned to take our camera and shoot some, but were told that it’s not allowed. However we saw a lot of people with cameras and wondered how they managed to get their little things in! The match was not so interesting, but we were anyway not expecting any fireworks given Bangalore’s performance in the IPL. Sehwag and Gambhir played really well and so it was some ‘paisa-vasool’!

Net-net great experience.

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May 20th, 2008 at 6:28 pm