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And I changed my profession... (Part 3)

This part is going to be a little difficult for me. There was a time when many things were going on in my mind. Now looking back at that that turbulent time from a distance and putting it down rationally is a task for me. Also this part involves a bit about academic performance of my elder one. She does not like me talking about it. And she is one the readers of write ups. But I hope she will be able to understand my state of mind then.
So the thoughts of taking tuition started shaping up in my mind and my elder daughter's academic performance needed serious attention. She was studying in 7th standard then. Her school is a CBSE board affiliated school. As compared to SSC board, the volume of overall curriculum is more in CBSE. Also you need to understand the concepts thoroughly so as to attempt all the questions in the paper and get good marks. I, being a full time working professional, was not at all involved in her studies. Whatever was taught in the school was not sufficient for…

असंही व्हॅलेंटाइनचं सेलिब्रेशन...

उगवला प्रेमिकांच्या सोहळ्याचा दिन वाजत गाजत 
त्याच्या हृदयाची वाढली होती धडधड  तिच्याही काळजात होत होतं लकलक कारण तो होता ट्रेडमिलवर धावत  आणि तिच्या लेकीच्या व्हॅनचा हॉर्न होता वाजत 
दिला तिने त्याला आवर्जून फूल  पण होतं ते डब्यातलं कोबीचं फूल  निघाला मग तो एकटाच लॉंग ड्राईव्हवर  कारण होतं त्याचं ऑफिस नगर रोडवर 
पोहोचला एकदाचा तो ऑफिसला  होतीच 'ती' तिथे सोबतीला  सुरु झालं त्याचं आणि तिचं गूज  म्हणला तो तिला दिवसभराची राणी माझी तूच 
तिचाही 'तो' होता घरात सोबतीला     देईना तिला एकही क्षण फुरसतील 
कॉम्प्युटरची सिस्टीम होती त्याची 'शिरीन' अन घरकामाचा रगाडा तिचा 'फरहाद'
मावळला दिनकर अन झाला त्यांचा कॅन्डल लाईट डिनर  कारण होती MSEB ची कृपा त्यांच्यावर 
तो शिरला निद्रादेवीच्या कुशीत अन ती बसली लेकीचा प्रोजेक्ट करीत  म्हणे उगवला होता प्रेमिकांच्या सोहळ्याचा दिन वाजत गाजत...

And I changed my profession... (Part 2)

When I said that I came to the decision of 'Teaching' as an alternate profession, there was some background to it.

I completed BE (Electronics) in the year 1999. It was the time when we can say IT industry was in the full swing. Many of my friends, batch mates had opted for jobs in the software industry. I didn't want to do something just because everybody was doing it. As I wanted some time to decide on my career path, I joined one of the reputed engineering colleges in Pune as a visiting lecturer. During my stint as a lecturer for six months, I realized that I can teach and also like to do so.

Then I was just a fresh pass out without any actual experience. I did not like the idea of teaching engineering subjects without the knowledge of practical applications. I took a decision that I should have at least 5 - 6 years of industry experience and join teaching back. But once I joined the industry, the thought of coming back to 'Teaching' was put on the back burner …

And I changed my profession…(Part 1)

It was almost 3 years ago, I was having very well paid job fetching me a handsome salary every month, working with finest people in my field. And still a thought process started in the back of my mind – ‘shall I be continuing this further?’ and ‘if not, then what?’

Though I working in the domain I loved, on the latest technology which was in a way touching people’s lives, day by day the work was getting very demanding. And I expected it to be more in the future than what it was then. Somewhere it was upsetting the priorities that I had set. 
Then there was another thought about life after retirement. (Though it was quite at an early stage of life as I was not even nearing 40 then!) Being used to be engaged all the time, how to cope with being unoccupied. I couldn’t and still can’t imagine myself in front of the television, watching daily soaps. 
Apparently I am extrovert, but it’s quite difficult for me to mix with people. So the idea of going out and meeting and spending time with peopl…

दिसला गं बाई दिसला...

मागच्या आठवडयापासून व्हॉट्सअँप आणि फेसबुक वर मेसेज यायला लागले की ३१ चा दिवस (की रात्र?) खास आहे. आणि खासियत काय तर एकाच दिवशी (आता पुन्हा दिवशी की रात्री? फार बोर मारतेय ना!) blood moon, blue moon, super moon आणि चंद्रग्रहण असं सगळं दिसणार आहे. मला बापडीला प्रश्न पडला की पृथ्वीला तर एकच चंद्र, मग ह्या एकाच चंद्राचे एवढे प्रकार दिसणार कसे!

मग शाळेच्या मैत्रिणींच्या व्हॉट्सअँप ग्रुपवर पण चर्चासत्र सुरु झाले की ३१ जानेवारीचा चंद्र असा काय विशेष असणार आहे. एक मैत्रीण म्हणाली की कदाचित बर्फ पडणाऱ्या पाश्चिमात्य देशात तो निळा दिसत असणार आणि आपल्याकडे लाल. म्हणून मग एकाच वेळी blue noon आणि blood moon आहे असं म्हणत असणार. आणि मैत्रीण हेही म्हणाली की कदाचित म्हणूनच इंग्लिशमध्ये 'once in a blue moon' हा वाक्प्रचार प्रचलित असणार. म्हटलं हे तार्किकदृष्ट्या बरोबर वाटत आहे.

पण त्या देवाला ज्याने तो चंद्र आणि आपल्याला बनवलं, त्यालाच काळजी. (म्हणजे मी सश्रद्ध आहे हो. त्या देवामुळेच पृथ्वी, चंद्र आणि आपण सगळे आहोत ही श्रद्धा - कपूरांची नाही तर माझीच). आणि आमच्या ग्रुपमध्ये अत्यंत शास्त्रीय द…