Challenges in Life . . .

Big gathering of Friends comes with Loads of talks…fun…laughter.

Listening to each other’s problems makes each one of us feel that every Role has its problem. (Mainly I’m concentrating on IT Frnz) :D

Be it a Tester or a Developer  !!!

Once I happened to be a part of the conversation of a Tester and a Developer. I understood that Life becomes pathetic when there is no rapport between these two teams. I really pitied them.

They are very good friends. But unfortunately both of them were allocated in two different teams(Testing n Development).

The Developer wrote the code and promoted it to UAT for testing. The Tester started testing.  Tester found a problem with the code and raised the Defect. They argued a lot when the defect was raised. Both were right from individual’s perspectives.

Below is a pictorial representations of this. 😀

Left: Tester     |      Right: Developer


A frustrated DEVELOPER simply rejects the Defect.

Left: Tester     |      Right: Developer


There’s a famous dialogue of this DEVELOPER friend “You don’t know the potential of a Developer”.

This irritated TESTER much more and raised defects again.

Finally they ended up with a Big war by the time the implementation of code was done in production. :(

This conversation always makes me laugh a lot whenever I think of the Day I witnessed this Conversation. 

But I am very happy that they leave Office tensions in Office as soon as they step out of Office. Again in real Life…they are pretty good friends. ;)

Msg. thro’ this Blog – “Personal Life shud not get affected by any chance by the Professional Life”


Unexpected Answers – Block your Mind

Ragging – what comes to your mind hearing this?

Who will forget such moments in College Life? yeah..not even me

My journey into my new assignment had just started. Very soon, I started taking responsibilities in the team. My role was to be a Buddy to the new Associates joining the project.

Enjoyed that role a lot. Crazy thoughts came into the mind for a casual ragging for the new Associates bcoz I was senior most in that Role. ;)

Thought to share a Funny experience that happened during that phase here.

One fine day, a new Associate, Jessie joined my team. As usual I had to explain everything to that Lady. Days passed by…she used to talk well to me. Then…something striked my Mind…how bout Ragging !!! Let me give a Try ;)

Prati : Hey Jessie…How are you doing?

Jessie : Yeah…am doing good. So how is your work on?

Prati : Not much of work as KT phase has not yet started here.

Jessie : Oh cool…so how long you have been with this organization?

Prati : It’s going to be 2 years now. (mindthought-“is she trying to rag me? It was supposed to be me to do it right !!! :S “ 

so how bout you? Where have you worked earlier?

Jessie : I had been at onsite these many years. Jus returned to India.

Prati: (Ahhh !!! onsite candidate. Lemme put her in tension now) You need to take many Certifications here…in a month. She was tensed a little. I enjoyed that moment. :D

So how much experience you have in IT field?

Jessie : 12…

Prati : (myself in a little puzzled state) hey…am asking about work experience

Jessie : Hmmm…am also talking about the WORK experience only.

Prati : (shocked with the answer I received from her) Do you mean to say that you have been working from past 12 years in IT.

Jessie : Yes of course…do you doubt me?

Prati : (mindthought-Oooopss !!! BAD TIME started…I was trying to rag a Manager)

In Life, sometimes unexpected things happen and block your mind. Be Sure…you don’t get into Trouble like me. :(

Later she became a very good well-wisher of mine. Jessie was very simple lady who looked just like a Fresher out of College. Learnt a lesson that ‘Never get deceived by looking at the personality.’ Just a very narrow escape of mine by getting into a bigger trouble. Before your mind asks you to do some stupid things, think about it twice or thrice.

wats CRAZINESS in your terms…

Found something very interesting this time. Just a few years back, we spent our HAPPY DAYS in our college and came out with the bright colors as Graduates. Very soon, most of us entered the world of making Money.

We have 3 stages of life

Teen age:
Have Time + Energy …but No Money

Working Age:
Have Money + Energy …but No Time

Old age:
Have Time + Money …but no Energy

Hope you all will agree with the above pictorial messages

But even in this Fast moving world, we start looking at things in more complex manner that we forget to enjoy the smaller things that are around us. Hope most of you would be hesitating to say ‘YES’. They want to do many stupid things in LIFE but at some point of time, they become introvert and reserved. This way, they forget to enjoy smaller things in Life.So I took sometime to find out the stupid crazy things from few of my friends and well-wishers. Wanna have a look at them??? (Names of the people who provided inputs here, will remain confidential for security reasons) 😀

This was how a few Frustrated Developers and Testers had in mind to do something crazy

  • Getting paid for doing nothing… !!! very strange 😀  
  •  Deleting all prod files/pgms without any identify. Pity on them really. (I also fall in that category at times)

Checked with some few frnz who are very silent to look.  

  • Singing all alone in the room when no one is around
  • Want to perform in a rock band
  • I want to shout at everybody who points me out even though the mistake is not from my end.

Then went to a few bubbly girls to get are some

  • Would like to have a handful of butterscotch ice-cream and try to eat it out all together .
  • Want to try different hair styles
  • Want to put on different costumes 

Look at these…Craziness at its peak !!!

  • Taking bath in the water falls with a cup of wine. Huh…strange combination right !!! Onsite trip for this Crazy Dream. 🙂
  • In a open space, in a rain and that too during night, on a full moon day need to shout, drench and run around.
  • Dancing in the rain for the whole day.
  • To construct a house just above the sea level with four base pillars in sea and have a personal boat to make it to the shore.
  • Rob lot of money from politicians and want to establish a venture capitalist firm.
  • Go to siachen glacier or Mount Everest.

Many of my Crazy Dreams have been fulfilled. A few of the latest ones are below. 🙂

  • Most of my frnz are very good musicians. I want to attend the functions…sit in front row…shout at my own voice…dance if permission is granted.
  • I want to travel in the bus sitting at the foot board from Chennai to my native – Nellore

Being a girl…people expect me to be reserved and Disciplined 😦 But still waiting for a CHANCE. 🙂

Yes Frnz…we do have many things that we feel to do that gives us Pleasure. Many of my crazy Dreams have been fulfilled. How bout YOU?

Identify the crazy Dreams you want to experience and try them out to


Crazy Dream seems to be smaller ones at times but the Happiness after its fulfilled it much Higher.

Onsite Trip…a different Visualization

As we are well aware about the Corporate Life which almost follows ONSITE – OFFSHORE model so something striked my Mind which I am goin to share here in another few minutes.  Here I go.

People move to Onsite for short terms as well as long terms. There are a FEW things that everyone at Onsite would really MISS during the ONSITE Trip.

Family…Frnz…Well Wishers…tasty food of India (especially Mom’s food)…pani-puri…kulfi…sundal @ road side…Snacks at beach side and lots more.

One thing I have noticed is…a tremendous change in the Life style of people who have been to ONSITE. I will share a few of them here –

Apart from earning more money, people have learnt to be very organized. They take up responsibilities and plan well. Hey..this doesn’t mean that people at OFFSHORE are out of Track. They are also Perfect in their work(coz I am from OFFSHORE right ! ). :D I tell you the reasons…why people become organized when they are at ONSITE.

In India, you would always have people around, so its easy for you to even visit a new place without even having an idea of that place earlier. “anna…andha place ki eppadi ponum, inge nalla hotel enga irku?, Andhra mess deggara lo undha?, Velachery ke liye konsi bus main jaana hai…etc etc etc”. And you get spontaneous response too. ;) But when you are at ONSITE, no one would be beside you to ask such questions. :( So you always carry a Map wherever you travel else you will be caught in the jic-saw puzzle there. This way you learn to be Independent.

Now one more…in India, there are various modes of Transport facility available to reach to any place so people at India bother less when compared to people who are at ONSITE. But there, nobody waits for you. and by chance you are late, you should be ready enough to face Bad consequences also. At times they need to empty their wallets to reach the destination. That’s where ONSITE guys have to stick to be PUNCTUAL. Tell you something…You even learn to manage their Finance by being PUNCTUAL. This gives chance for YOU to learn about MONEY MANAGEMENT also. The last line holds good for people at OFFSHORE too…especially me !!! :D

Let’s go to the next one…At OFFSHORE, you have different ways to showcase yourself but what happens…very FEW really take this as a challenge and work on them. People who used to be lazy in India become very active at ONSITE because they need to take care of everything by themselves. This is the time when the people take up RESPONSIBILITY. There would be times when You start feeling lonely at ONSITE. You start realizing the pain when noone is around you for caring. :( You would like your Family..Frnz..Dear ones, nearby you to share things. I guess you would have caught the lesson by now. Yeah…You will understand the Value of the person you care and go for innovative ideas  to get in touch with them somehow(orkut, messenger, calls and so on). There’s a similar saying related to this situation…”You understand the value of a person only when he is far of from you.”

Here comes my favourite part…wanna know that?

Guys at ONSITE will definately learn to Cook. These days, many girls are looking for this criteria a lot. This adds additional benefits to the girl to select her Life-Partner. :D These days, I feel very happy when Men spend time in kitchen because this will make them understand the pain Women take spending time in kitchen.

Hey…I totally agree that i am not a professional cook but I don’t have worries that I should always prepare food at home because Young Men are also more competitive these days. In the early days, my brothers used to ask to prepare something and get for them but now…believe me, my brothers prepare variety of items…that includes sweets [carrot ka halwa] also.  Many of my frnz (Young Men) have started Enjoying to cook these days. A few of my Frnz told that Cooking has become their Hobby…in other sense, their Passion !!! :)

A single Onsite Trip in a person’s life can make him/her very CIVILIZED. Every individual should experience an ONSITE to implement the exact definitions of these common words atleast once in  his/her LIFETIME [PUNCTUALITY, RESPONSIBILITY and of course COOKING]. ;)

my Journey from Excitement to Disaster …

A few years back, I had started my Career in IT field. Each day was a THRILL to me as I had to explore a lot in Chennai. I had language problem in the early days but somehow used to manage it by mixing both the languages (Telugu + Tamil). Soon I realized about the saying – “When you are in Rome, be like a Roman.” So I started to improve the speaking skills. This gave me chance to interact with more people in their language.  I started enjoying my stay in Chennai.

Some of the fascinating things I found in Chennai was – Local Transport. I was put up in Choolaimedu during the first few months at Chennai. So I used to travel from Choolaimedu to GMR office by changing 2 Trains. I never felt the journey as tiresome one. To be frank, I used to rush to the Train? For what – for getting chance for foot-boarding to enjoy the cool breeze. :D

The excitement was at its Peak during those days. Office work tensions used to vanish off in just fraction of seconds when the cool breeze to whisper in my ears when Moon was giving me company. As usual, I got down from the local Train at my stop with full energy inside. Ticket checking was going on…in the station. I was asked to show the Train Ticket. I took out the Ticket and showed it to him. He was asking “show me Today’s ticket…”. I was explaining to him – “Sir…I don’t take daily ticket and this is the Monthly ticket which I have been using.” :D  Then something unusual…was found in my Ticket. My ticket had expired the previous day and I forgot to renew the Pass� 😦

My bad evening started from then…he fired at me in the initial few minutes. Later, he asked me to pay the fine. I agreed to pay around 300 bucks to him without uttering anything. He wrote a Slip which had the fine details. I felt bad for few seconds then I thought “Government was in need of Funds…so I helped Government by paying the fine….” :P Again I was back to the world of excitements.

Once so happened that I was travelling along with my Frnd in Bus. I had to get down in Guindy n she had to go to Koyambedu. As I expected, the Squads were waiting for checking the Tickets from the passengers. To my shock, my frnd forgot to give my Ticket before I get down from the Bus and the Bus went off.� My Happy Happy SUNDAY turned to a worst frustrating SUNDAY again. I was asked to pay 500 bucks to them because he saw a Rs 500/- currency in my wallet when i was searching for my ticket. Tears rolled out that I could not help myself in this case. Silently I handed over the amount to them and left the place. All of a sudden, the Squads called me back. I rushed to them with the enthusiasm that they may give me back some bucks after looking into my innocent face. I was very depressed because they called me to give bus tickets worth 500 bucks. Took the Tickets and thrown them in dustbin. Later i moved from there to my room. Then I thought “Government people require Funds for repairing the Buses so they asked my HELP and ofcourse I helped them”.D

Hope you also had bitter experiences like this.

But now a days, i see to that I have my own Ticket, became a responsible Citizen D

my Sharing thro the Blog – Life is to enjoy !!! These things are very small part of our Life. When I turn back and look into these experiences…I start laughing at myself. Life has to go on…experience new things in LIFE and have FUN.

[Weekly Writing Challenge]: Power of Names

When a Baby enters into this world as a Bundle of Joy, the first identity given to the baby is the NAME. It’s such a precious happiness for the Parent to search for an apt name to their child. These names can be the names of the Ancestors, or can be based on the time of baby’s birth or child is named based on the Star as per the astrology or it can be the name of their Deity/Saints as per the religion. There are also Parent who name the child by the name of someone who inspired them.


I love this name to the core. Unconditionally I’m so attached to my name. It gives me the eternal Energy and self-confidence whenever I hear someone calling me. I still remember my Arts class in my Childhood days when my Teacher gave us assignment to find out the Meaning of the Name. I was very eager to know the meaning of my name from my Parent. When I came to know the meaning, then I was very excited and decided to justify the meaning of my name through my works 🙂

Meaning of my name is ‘Talent’.

But at times, people spell my name differently which completely changes the meaning of the name, which hurts me. This is not the fault of the person. It’s just due to the difference in the scripts of the languages in North India and South India. So I’ve to remind them each time to correct my name 😦

                PraTIBHA means Talent

                PraTHIBA means Statue

This inner energy helps me to explore myself in the world of Writings, Arts n Crafts n lots more. Also I enjoy playing with my Kitties. I’ve been connected to this Cat’s world from past 12 years n so my friends also call me with nicknames as – Kitty/ Catwoman/ Catty/ Meow/ Kittyblogger 🙂

Being in the Pets World, I also realized that NAME is very unique to each pet. They own that identity so beautifully and respond accordingly. I own 2 Cats now – Blacky and Nitty. If I call Blackie, Nitty won’t respond and vice-versa. This also proves the POWER of a NAME 🙂

Narration of Story in 55 words :>

Have you ever heard of wrapping up a story in just 55 words. It’s really interesting !

Never knew the thrill of it till I gave a try. Here goes the final attempt for 55f 😉

an Emotional gesture

He promised “Mom…i will not meet her till I complete Graduation”
Mom called “come home, we are going to Ooty tomorrow morning with Family Friends”
Memorable Time after Graduation including her.
“Sleep in the cottage” mom said.
He replied “Mom..missed my CAR a lot. She is special so going to sleep in car”


Hide n Seek

He walked…actually ran, used Lift instead of Stairs, reached Ground Floor to go to the Cafeteria, He ate soon and rushed to the Workplace.

He called someone from mobile and was tensed till he reached his workplace. When his Frnz asked the reason, he replied – “I forgot my Temp ID card at my desk”:)


an Emergency Call

It was cool Winter of January. I started in an Auto all alone in the early morning to bus stop to reach Chennai.

I was li’l afraid to travel alone so rushed to home in fear and dialed an emergency no. seriously from my landline.

Highly relieved to find – my Mobile rang in my handbag . . .


I was feeling happy to give some exercise to Brain in this creative way 😉