Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Finding a perfect match... Tough!

Being single at 30 seems to be such a big crisis to family, friends and well-wishers that I sometimes feel why did I grow up... lol...! Kidding...

Precisely, I'm finding it tough to discover my Ms Right!

I remember my last year at school where I used to be rated as a good speaker when it came to Extempore or debates. The last intra-school extempore contest that I won was on the topic - "Choices" and I remember my line "Choices choices everywhere but choices none to choose". My bride hunt seems to be inspired by this line that was spoken by me way ahead of even thinking about a life partner.

The every other person who talks be it parents, be it best buddies or be it people at workplace - all seem to be so concerned that I'm not getting married and I should expedite on getting married. This factor has forced me to think of this blog post... wherein I'm just thinking aloud... (I guess this goes alike with all who are single)

Probability 1: Love
Its not that I've never been in love but its not necessary that everyone's successful in getting their love. I haven't come across anyone till date who has not experienced love... sometimes it works out and sometimes it does not! So probability no. 1 is almost ruled out as I'm unable to find love yet.... Though the heart is still open for that special one... :)

Probability 2: Online Matrimonial
Going by my parents wish, I got registered to few matrimonial sites. Though hesitantly, I started browsing the sites. It has been about 2 months since I've started actively exploring these sites. I find myself in a very comic situation. These sites allow you to filter the criteria as per your wish but ironically it does not filter on what the other person wants. For example, I being short height would prefer someone whose my height or lesser so I filter height between 4ft 10inches to 5ft 2inches. Applying that filter yielded about 10000 results. I started viewing the profiles one by one. Every profile I open, the first thing I review is partner expectation where I just find one thing - "Preferred partner height" which ranges between 5ft 8inches to 6ft 5inches... does this mean short height guys don't stand a chance to find a match on these portals...?? What a comic scenario ha ha ha.... So probability no. 2 is also almost ruled out!

Probability 3: Parents' hunt
My parents seem to be the most active party in this entire exercise but the irony is they too are not able to find one as they could not find any horoscope yet that matches to mine... still they are sure that going by the horoscope can assure good life! No problem mom n dad... I'm with you! Hence, probability 3 - an open ended situation

Probability 4: Socialize
This is totally proving to be out of scene... Going to office at 9 and back at 9 working Monday through Saturday... This cannot at all be counted as a probability...!!

Probability 5: Analyzing my friends' list for a suitable match
This is a very risky proposition. Timing is quite important and I'm a champion of bad timing so this would be a disastrous option hence probability 5 ruled out toooo!

Probabilities are endless...

Don't you think, Finding a perfect match is tough?? Then whats next....

I'm sure that "someone somewhere is made for me" (sounds too filmy) but I believe in this firmly. So I need put my "eagle-eye" one keeping looking and answer all my well wishers that "hey you all.... meet her... she's my better half..." :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Diwali

Diwali Gifts
This Diwali has been an occasion of quite enriching experience.

It was so that my company has a practice of giving away gifts to key customers on the occasion of Diwali. These gifts are distributed personally and key officers in the company are given this responsibility of delivering the gifts and conveying the gifts in person. I was assigned this responsibility too wherein I had to distribute about 35 gifts spread across Gurgaon and Delhi. 

The range of customers included people who live in the poshest of colonies and also to the interiors of the neighboring villages.

Two such extreme meetings were really a great learning for me.

I happened to visit a customer who hails from a very rich family and has been working for an automotive company for a long time. His house was no lesser than an elite bungalow with almost all the requirements and luxuries were kept under one roof. It was joint family setup. The entire family was having lunch together when I reached there to give him the gift. He was very humble and warmly welcomed me and my colleague. He insisted on having lunch with them but both of us were already full so politely denied. He still offered us some soft drinks and sweets and interacted in such a way as if he knew me from ages. His family was also quite involved with us in the talks. All the while my eyes were wandering all across his house and was really wishing to have a life like that.

The very next stop for me was a neighboring village in NCR. We were to visit a  key client who was an engineer with a leading automotive company. It was tough task finding his house as there was no specific address because there were no numbers allotted in that village yet. But knowing our closely knit village culture, we were guided by a number of villagers to his house. We could not meet him but were warmly welcomed by his parents. His father quoted that his son was the only engineer in the village or rather the only guy in his community who did not take up Zamindari and insisted being an engineer. He also told us about the village and the practices there. He offered us tea. To my surprise, he also called in our driver and gave him the same treatment. They also introduced us to their daughter who was a B.Sc. & B.Ed. - Amazing isn't it...?

Viewing both these extremes, I was taken into a thought world to wonder what's life? On one hand we find people who are born with a silver spoon making their way to success whereas on the other hand there are people who are not so lucky but their hard work and dedication takes them to the place where they want to be! Life's really a great teacher... 

Thank you God for such an enriching experience this Diwali...!

Happy Diwali to everyone...