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By the Water Cooler !!

15 Oct

Parul from Brining up Adi and now renamed as Radio Parul is all set to launch her second book ” By the water cooler” . If you read her first book”Bringing up Vasu” you would surely know what a laughter riot she created in her first attempt and I am eagerly looking forward to her second book now.

There is exciting contest going on her blog where you need to write anecdote from your office. Here are the rules

  • You need to write a post telling a story or an anecdote based in an office. It could be about you, your spouse, kids, neighbour, whoever – it just needs to be based in an office. It can be funny, serious, somewhere in between, but it needs to be based in an office. It can feature a single protagonist or multiple characters, but it…yes, I know, you got it. 
  • You need to link to this post
  • You need to put By The Water Cooler in the title of your post
  • You need to leave me a link to your post in the comments section
  • If you don’t have a blog, leave me your entry in the comments section and it will be counted

IF your entry is selected then you will get autographed copy of this book 🙂

So here is my entry for contest

 When I did my grad..mobiles were not so common so I am not in much touch with my college pals…Its must later I foudn them again on Orkut/FB. For me office is always a place which I can say “Home away from home”..I have such wonderful frens there that I never miss my home in early days when I was in south India (hyd)..and later when I came back to Delhi , found new frens in team members and other ppl on floor. i remember when I spent hours searching for saree to wear in office on ethnic wear day, It was same feeling which I got in college on any occasion.

I m working in same company from last 4.5yrs so you can imagine my attachment to my office. Its like I grow in this office. I got engage, married and later have baby too…and there is so much similarity in my 4best frens at office..We all got married in same yr..have baby also in same  yr..and now enjoy discussion each and every thing abt our babies 🙂 ..when I got engaged.I once said to my frens that ” why always women have to sacrifice..why not man leave their  house and come and stay with woman’s family” ……Its been 3yrs into marriage and still my frens tease me with word sacrifice 😆 lol:

I go to office once in week/10days…..and its like going for picnic for me..I enjoy dressing up for office, meeting frens, getting all gossip of  last 10days….short coffee brks, pizza parties and evening walks in office lawn 🙂

I too had a luv story

12 Mar


This is not book review….there is more to it.

I picked up this book just on my instinct from flipkart and also coz price was too less 🙂 But due to busy schedule it kept lying in my bookshelf  for more than a month . Last week I was bored with idiot nothing good was coming picked up this book.

Story started with guy name “Ravinder” who is software engineer and working with infosys and looking for perfect match through most common channel of  geeks – Soon he find luv of his life Khushi and stayed in touch with her through phone only without seeing her.  After few months they met and get ok from family side to get married soon….Pretty normal like any other luv story.

But there comes twist in tale. Khushi met with accident just two days before her engagement. This news unfold in last section of book…hardly 15pages left….but in those 15 pages i got bigger shock

From lot of facts mentioned below…I just recollect I know Khushi.. …We shared cab for 5-6 days …there were so many facts similar in my colleague Khushi and this khushi mentioned in books


  • Accident two days before engagement
  • Date of engagement 14th Feb 2007
  • House near to one of famous hotel of city ( Name of hotel is mentioned in book)
  • She shifted one week before accident from emea to NA ( night shift ) shift  and accident happened while coming back from work at 5:00 AM
  • City where she lives and where she works
  • Religion – Punjabi sardaar
  • Hospital name she stayed in first and after few days move to next hospital.
  • She got multiple fracture in her jaw and that was main cause of  her death
  • She was sitting at back seat next to driver….driver died on spot and person next to driver was safe and car hit truck from one side.
  • Blood was arranged from company where she works by sending mail to all employees
  • And above all name


All the above mentioned things are same with my colleague and girl mentioned in book.  At the time of death she was kind of hi-hello fren….I felt bad at news of her death but now after reading book…after reading all her emotions and splly abt Ravinder….what he must be going through…I felt terrible. It was big shock for me to read about someone i knew in real….

Two States !!

22 Oct



Two States – thats chetan bhagat recent book…which i read luckily…After having angel..its kind of touch to catch up on my activities and interest..I am not kind of book loving person but really love reading all CB’s book…infact his “one night at call center” was the first one i read completely

Story is simple but way of narration is simply superb..

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.They get married.

In India, there are few more steps

Boy loves girl, Girl loves boy.

Girls family has to love boy. Boy’s family has to love girl,

Girl’s family has to love boy’s family.Boy’s family has to love girl’s family.

Girl boy still managed to love each other .they get married

This is what is written at back of book and summarize whole story… There is guy krish who loves south indian beauty ananaya swaminathan…Falling in love is easy but to materialise it till  marriage is not peice of cake.They met in IIMA campus and got mad for each other..Soon college life got over and they got job in  different company.  pre=””>Krish managed to get posted in Chennai which is ananaya’s hometown…He tried his level best through his amusing ways to impress them by giving coaching to younger brother Manju , giving chance of singing at concert to her mother , helping dad with his office work  In second part its ananya’s turn to plead krish’s family and she also did it well..problem came when family have to meet…Well i m not gonna write whole story here..go and grab the book..its worth reading !!!


There is good comparison between south indian and north indian living style and mentality. He tries to make fun of both so that nobody feel offended Like for what marble flooring is for north indian family ..its iit degree for south indian

There is important lesson also which i like most.. ” Forgiving – For you ..forgiving doesnt make the person who hurts you feel better…it makes you feel better” apt and true !!


There is something different in chetan’s writing style which makes me hooked to it until i finish it..though for this one i took 1 week to finish…like my homework i use to read it mostly at night or early morning hours