An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Tough times hit home

Today in the morning, I got a reminder of how bad the economy is when I got the message that I was no longer with my company. It is just one of those things about which you cannot do a whole lot – just that the time is bad. Finding another job would not be easy and most companies are not even offering jobs. But for me it was a strange feeling of “rejection” as well as of “freedom”! This is the first time this happened with me but it gave me the feeling that now, I could reinvent myself! There are so many facets to my personality and not all of them have come out properly.. so what better time?

There is however this feeling of going for the “known” and secure confines of a job but then there is this feeling and knowledge that there is no such thing as a “secure job”. But then where should I go to? Next week will mean a lot of that introspection and thinking.

If any of the readers who have been following my blogs and writings have any thoughts and ideas .. please do suggest?

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22 Comments
  1. arun says

    desh sorry to hear about the job loss
    your blog is just amazing your analysis and thinking is quite unique and sensible. I read your blog regularly
    keep your chin up and bounce back soon

  2. arun says

    desh sorry to hear about the job loss
    your blog is just amazing your analysis and thinking is quite unique and sensible. I read your blog regularly
    keep your chin up and bounce back soon

  3. gddasVI7 says

    Go to the UNKNOWN. Unknown for direction, time, number and your BEING. And this opportunity may lead you BEYOND THE KNOWN.

  4. Desh says

    Arun and GD – thanks so much for your lovely messages! With friends and well wishers like you, I definitely will! 🙂

  5. gddasVI7 says

    Go to the UNKNOWN. Unknown for direction, time, number and your BEING. And this opportunity may lead you BEYOND THE KNOWN.

  6. Desh says

    Arun and GD – thanks so much for your lovely messages! With friends and well wishers like you, I definitely will! 🙂

  7. Neeta says

    Ruk jaana nahin tu kahin haar ke, kaanto se chal ke milengee raahein bahaar ke..



    I love your blog for its content and for the person that brings it out of you…..keep it up!

  8. Neeta says

    Ruk jaana nahin tu kahin haar ke, kaanto se chal ke milengee raahein bahaar ke..

    I love your blog for its content and for the person that brings it out of you…..keep it up!

  9. Anu salwan says

    I have known you since the day I was born… and I also know how quickly you bounce back! This too shall pass and you will be doing what you want to.. cheers to your positive spirit and how well you have taken this…Bhagwan ke ghar der hai, andher nahin hai!!!

  10. Desh says

    hey Neeta – thanks so much for your message and the song!! It really means a lot to me.. i will surely bounce back and obviously keep updating this blog as well.. 🙂

  11. Desh says

    Anu knows best 🙂

  12. Anu salwan says

    I have known you since the day I was born… and I also know how quickly you bounce back! This too shall pass and you will be doing what you want to.. cheers to your positive spirit and how well you have taken this…Bhagwan ke ghar der hai, andher nahin hai!!!

  13. Desh says

    hey Neeta – thanks so much for your message and the song!! It really means a lot to me.. i will surely bounce back and obviously keep updating this blog as well.. 🙂

  14. Desh says

    Anu knows best 🙂

  15. Skotse says

    Hi Desh,

    I haven’t known you long, and as we’ve found out we have different opinions on various things. But I find your writing very interesting, and have been learning a lot. I am glad you are going to continue blogging! Of course this current change will make your blogging relevant to whole more additional groups of people, etc..

    But anyway, sorry to hear about it; I was shocked in fact to read this post (catching up from the last few days). Trying not to be too terrified myself, amazing how vast this recession-kaleidescope is reaching.

    I’m sure though that you’ll find a great new opportunity or set of them. With your communication skills, I’d just encourage you to look outside the typical box to find the best match for your skillset currently. Best of Luck!

    Katie Skotse

  16. Skotse says

    Hi Desh,

    I haven’t known you long, and as we’ve found out we have different opinions on various things. But I find your writing very interesting, and have been learning a lot. I am glad you are going to continue blogging! Of course this current change will make your blogging relevant to whole more additional groups of people, etc..

    But anyway, sorry to hear about it; I was shocked in fact to read this post (catching up from the last few days). Trying not to be too terrified myself, amazing how vast this recession-kaleidescope is reaching.

    I’m sure though that you’ll find a great new opportunity or set of them. With your communication skills, I’d just encourage you to look outside the typical box to find the best match for your skillset currently. Best of Luck!

    Katie Skotse

  17. Desh says

    Thanks, Katie! I think you are right.. as others have been pointing to the same thing.. maybe I will take your points seriously about the communities you have suggested to me in the email separately.

    I have been thinking of writing something serious.. maybe I should start now.

  18. Desh says

    Thanks, Katie! I think you are right.. as others have been pointing to the same thing.. maybe I will take your points seriously about the communities you have suggested to me in the email separately.

    I have been thinking of writing something serious.. maybe I should start now.

  19. Suresh R Iyer says

    As kiddish as it sounds today (at least to me), this is precisely the song that inspired me to try harder when I faced the only failure in my academic career — I am a Mechanical Engineer by training and the only paper I failed to clear was the Mechanical Engineering Lab in the third or fourth semester. The exam required me to work on the lathe to produce some particular shape, and I was/am clumsy at doing such stuff (one of the reason why I got sucked into programming). I knew I had done a bad job and when the result came out, I was sort of depressed for a couple of hours.

    I spend a good part of those couple of hours in the empty class room and then picked myself up, and a piece of chalk, and walked to the board and wrote precisely what Neeta wrote: “Ruk jaana nahin tu kahin haar ke; Kaaton pe chalke milenge saaye bahaar ke”. I cleared the exam in the next attempt and in between the two attempts spend a few hours working on the lathe to get better. Of course, I didn’t clear the exam because I wrote those words, but because I decided to do something about and try hard not to fail again.

    I wanted to write those lines to you, but then thought it would appear cliched and so I didn’t. Glad that Neeta wrote that. All the best to you, Desh. Someone of your calibre deserves better, and I am sure you would be happy this happened to you in a few months time (no matter how tough it is today).

  20. Suresh R Iyer says

    As kiddish as it sounds today (at least to me), this is precisely the song that inspired me to try harder when I faced the only failure in my academic career — I am a Mechanical Engineer by training and the only paper I failed to clear was the Mechanical Engineering Lab in the third or fourth semester. The exam required me to work on the lathe to produce some particular shape, and I was/am clumsy at doing such stuff (one of the reason why I got sucked into programming). I knew I had done a bad job and when the result came out, I was sort of depressed for a couple of hours.

    I spend a good part of those couple of hours in the empty class room and then picked myself up, and a piece of chalk, and walked to the board and wrote precisely what Neeta wrote: “Ruk jaana nahin tu kahin haar ke; Kaaton pe chalke milenge saaye bahaar ke”. I cleared the exam in the next attempt and in between the two attempts spend a few hours working on the lathe to get better. Of course, I didn’t clear the exam because I wrote those words, but because I decided to do something about and try hard not to fail again.

    I wanted to write those lines to you, but then thought it would appear cliched and so I didn’t. Glad that Neeta wrote that. All the best to you, Desh. Someone of your calibre deserves better, and I am sure you would be happy this happened to you in a few months time (no matter how tough it is today).

  21. Desh says

    Thanks, Suresh! I love all the articles you have been sending my way.. great stuff.. keep sending 🙂

    This is indeed a very uplifting song 🙂 Have been playing it myself. 🙂

    My favorite one in these times has been: Sarfaroshi ki tammana ab hamare dil mein hai..

    specially there is a verse:

    Waqt aane par bata denge tujhe o aasmaan;
    Hum abhi se kya batayein kya hamare dil mein hai.

    I agree with you.. I will soon feel blessed that it happened to me!

  22. Desh says

    Thanks, Suresh! I love all the articles you have been sending my way.. great stuff.. keep sending 🙂

    This is indeed a very uplifting song 🙂 Have been playing it myself. 🙂

    My favorite one in these times has been: Sarfaroshi ki tammana ab hamare dil mein hai..

    specially there is a verse:

    Waqt aane par bata denge tujhe o aasmaan;
    Hum abhi se kya batayein kya hamare dil mein hai.

    I agree with you.. I will soon feel blessed that it happened to me!

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