Sunday, February 28, 2010


I am sure by now, most of my fellow mates would be longing for that moment where we would be free from the cuffs of education and make our own foray into the corporate world. With the last trimester of college being on, as part of my project I finally got an opportunity to work with a Pharma company as a management trainee and with just more than one month of office I feel I have soo much to share :P

My initial feeling was of excitement, as I was about to embark a valuable opportunity of working in a corporate environment, enabling me to learn new skills and meet new people. Nevertheless, my excitement was also accompanied by nerves as I often wondered with little knowledge and zero experience could I really prove myself. And now that I have been into it I think it certainly doesn't feel any different from the academic world we have been bred in… there is a boss who is as fussy as our teachers and there are colleagues who fill the void for missing classmates..!!!

It sure is adventurous enough to flock into a planet diverse in lock, stock and barrel. Things certainly are to my expectations except for my work at times…and about which I crib as much as possible and as and when I get time. :P I often find myself in weird situations, the labour class and their nasty disgusting comments as I walk past them, in the industrial area...phew !!!! But then in this one month...I’ve learnt a lott...learnt how to mess up to mess up to mess up my time schedule and lots more isn’t that easy...but then it’s a challenge and you need to keep going ...keep pushing hard...!!!

But now after spending so much time I’ve’s not such a bad place after all...the work is good...the people are sweet and funny ! And the best part it’s a noisy place...people are always humming...fighting...Joking...Laughing!

Someone once told’s challenges are not meant to paralyse you ..they are to help you discover who you are...and that’s exactly what i am doing...exploring capabilities...facing the challenges...testing my limits and learning Life!


SuDhAnShU ShArMa (Buks) said...

Excellent fighting words Parul, Keep going....
and now I’m thinking that I didn’t go FAR ENOUGH in my worries and concerns. It’s worse than I could have ever imagined.

PaRUL SooD said...

hey thanx !!! :) but trust me ...its not bad !!! its actually fun :)

Anonymous said...

I Knew a Woman

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:
The shapes a bright container can contain!
Of her choice virtues only gods should speak,
Or English poets who grew up on Greek
(I'd have them sing in chorus, cheek to cheek.)

How well her wishes went! She stroked my chin,
She taught me Turn, and Counter-turn, and stand;
She taught me Touch, that undulant white skin:
I nibbled meekly from her proffered hand;
She was the sickle; I, poor I, the rake,
Coming behind her for her pretty sake
(But what prodigious mowing did we make.)

Love likes a gander, and adores a goose:
Her full lips pursed, the errant note to seize;
She played it quick, she played it light and loose;
My eyes, they dazzled at her flowing knees;
Her several parts could keep a pure repose,
Or one hip quiver with a mobile nose
(She moved in circles, and those circles moved.)

Let seed be grass, and grass turn into hay:
I'm martyr to a motion not my own;
What's freedom for? To know eternity.
I swear she cast a shadow white as stone.
But who would count eternity in days?
These old bones live to learn her wanton ways:
(I measure time by how a body sways.)

------ Theodore Roethke

PaRUL SooD said...

Well ... it seems some anonymous Poet has developed a new fond liking for my Blog .. !! :) I like it .. The way you wander in writing’s woods and wade through words, wit and whimsy

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