Friday, July 21, 2006

A Man and his Mood Swings

Well.....I guess my motivation to blog, inspite of the decreasing number of comments comes from the fact that there are so many things I would like to write about, vent and rant and rave about. So, here goes some of my thoughts from an article that I read recently in Hindu.

Quite often we come across articles that talk about women's moodswings, tempers or even a group of men who comment about their inability to understand their wives moods etc. and rarely does a writer or columnist go about discussing a man's moodswings.

An article that i read recently made some nice reading material on how a man has his mood swings.

In reality, most women only have mood swings at predictable moments, even if some of them are for the worse. But, a man's mood swings are extremely unpredictable and can blow you off your feet in no time. So, how do many women who can hardly fathom the basis of such anger get to cope with their men is a question that all of us must ask.

Although there are several moods a man can go through, its basically the following three moods that he expresses while being in a relationship.

The first one, being the possessive streak. This one stirs up occasionally when you talk too much about another man or praise his deeds or make a comment on his appearance and can cause him to go either really quiet or just answer in one liners or monosyllables. This mood shows on his face and lasts for a while atleast and makes the woman jump into asking explanations and apologies. The best way to handle this type of mood swing as per the writer of the article is to first tell him the reason and then assure him that he's the one for you. If this doesn't work and he still acts immature, then be upfront with him about his childishness and even then if he doesn't act normal, ignore him for a while and he will run to you soon.

The second mood is the general "I hate everything all of a sudden". This mood happens out of the blue, especially if he doesn't get his own way either at work or if he is simply too bored of a routine in his life. When this pops up, its good to boost their ego slightly by doing things his way or performing his favorite activities etc. without overdoing it, since this may become an expectation in the long run.

The third and last mood is the "stubborn mule" mood where he will stick to his guns, no matter what and expect you to toe the line as per his demands. He would argue or have the final word stating that he is right and offer his reasons for being right come out of a logic. If this is reasonable, then the female folk out there can choose to listen or if his demands seem too unreasobale, then the best way is to walk away since you can do much better.

Anyways, thought this was an interesting analysis for sharing with the bloggers....

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

New Outsourcing Terminology

Was reading last month's TIME magazine, and was amused at some of the outsourcing terminology that was mentioned. India, which is currently at one of its peak periods with its offshore outsourcing business is now the talk of most work place conversations within the US.

Bangalored : It refers to India's high-tech hub, and it means your job has just moved to India without you.

As many of us are aware, India's IT giants such as Infosys, Wipro, TCS etc. are all tapping the outsourcing boom by hiring quick-coding, English speaking, low paying techies to do their back office tasks and programming stuff. But, Bangalore is busting at the seams, in terms of its heavy traffic, narrow roads, pollution and lack of more space to expand. Not only that, the turnaround time for Indian engineering colleges to produce highly skilled employees isn't fast enough to keep up with theglobal trend. Hence, US and other foreign counterparts have also started looking beyond India and China at Phillipines and Eastern European countries to outsource their work.

But, the Indian software market giants are not disgruntled at this. Infosys and the others have slowly started exploring outsourcing campuses in China and other parts of Asia and across the world. These companies would recruit talent from other global areas and provide six months training in India before these folks are employed outside India.

So, the next term evolving is:

<em>Globombed- This refers to someone whose job is outsourced to China, Romania or elsewhere via India.

Interesting information- Geography is soon becoming insignificant in terms of where jobs can go and how they are done in a cost effective and timely fashion.

Comments and thoughts?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

An Interesting Picture

One of my friends sent this to me as a forward and I thought it would be good to share with the bloggers, let me know your comments-

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fireworks and Jazz Show at Stanford Lively Arts for July 4th

We celebrated the 4th of July this year a day ahead with a jazz band performance and firworks. Took my parents to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance at the Frost Amphitheatre in Stanford on the evening of Monday, July 3rd. This was the first time we were going for a jazz concert and my folks thoroughly enjoyed the event. In fact, my father was making comparisons to the classical music concert, its "thaniavarthanam" to the jazz band which had its own equivalent solos by its guitar, bass, drums and cello players. The group was an African American team of men over 55 years of age who had come from New Orleans to perform at the Stanford annual event. Afterwards, the beautiful fireworks show started and lasted for a short 15-20 minute duration with my parents staring open mouthed at this glamorous display of light and color patters. We managed to click a few snaps which turned out ok.

Spent the 4th at home enjoying a well cooked south indian lunch made by my mom.