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Life is all about what makes you happy at most events,but we only remember most sad events.

Canon Project Experience

Hi Buddy,

Good to see you here!

Today I completed 3+ years in Canon Project (31st Dec,2014).

Soon.. I will write about my memorable experience in Canon Eagles project within Capgemini India with wonderful friends and colleagues like you.

It would be really nice if you please share your experience of working with me as comments on this post.

Thanks&Regards,

Pawan.Demla

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Decision Making Time for First solo trip

It all started with a simple sudden thought after a movie “Into the Wild” seen in 2011 during unemployment days of September. This thought of travelling alone was exciting as I had never tried this stuff before, and didn’t took the leap at that time, as I ignored this thought in the name of other priorities at that time like Job searching, to be be fit in technology market by learning relevant skills and all that which didn’t excite me that much, but it was a necessity of time then.
During college days also, I didn’t took a leap to participate in IV visits (i.e college picnics to different states hill stations) as my parents said we don’t waste our money on you like this, just study hard and show us good grades and as a Good child I agreed and not followed what I wanted due to lack of money as well as lack of decision making on my part.
Like this, as a good elder child of home, in order to be example to younger siblings, cousins, I followed a path which looked good, but not exciting enough to utilize my physical capabilities like strength and on the feet thinking to tackle current problem on hand.
After working for 2 years in IT industry in one of the prestigious MNC company where we used to work in a AC restaurant kind of environment with a big ocean of cubicles around me, where people don’t talk, they mostly chat via their PC to nearby cubicles.
During this time in MNC, I learnt few important things, whoever great person I liked in company was under some or the other pressure to perform even if they don’t like their job/task and they usually say “ we don’t have any other option,then to save this Job and do it a Good way”.
So in order to live as I like to live, I understood that If I don’t take plunge now , then nobody will care to do so for me, so I’m the decision maker of what I want from my life and how to proceed to it.
As you know, more thinking breeds doubt in self and more and more negative opinions start appearing true and we finally decide against our will in persuasion of so called “Secured Choice” because we are afraid to look as idiot who makes wrong choices, as from childhood onward we learn that making mistakes is Wrong, but that’s the only way , by which we learnt our some of the valuable lessons till now. So this same thought was emphasized in a Book “Good to Great” that those who makes mistakes, actually creates something new which is sustainable.
Based on this thought process, I took a plunge to follow my dreams of creating a small company as well as to take on this Lone tour of north west India.

Finally Solo Trip Started

As Planned, I left from 10.30pm train from Thane to Dadar, but it was 15mins late which usually doesn’t happen and it was the first frustration I head at start of trip and noticed that If I don’t leave my this attitude of Expecting some or other ideal situation ,then even if I’m looking to enjoy every experience I may get in this unexpected trip,then I can’t enjoy due to expectations, Like this I let go of any expectations and tried to go forward with the flow. So like this, on Dadar station, I straight went to ticket counter in one of the hidden section of this Big Railway station, during which I found my first Momentarily friend “Vaibhav” the Gujju Bhai who reached Mumbai for some Business dealing and now returning to Gujarat via his first Train travel from Dadar, where he got confused about where the train would come, as he was informed that train would come on Platform no.6 at 12am in Dadar West from ticket counter where I was also maintaining ticket Queue by using my angry expression on one of the idiot who tried to take ticket from mid without getting in queue, using public majority brawls, I got my General bogie ticket of Dadar-Bhuj Superfast train scheduled to run at 12:05am and then I got busy in finding the same platform no.6, but there was no platform 6, it was 5th platform on western railway side area of Dadar station. Like this with this that Gujju friend also got this way out and boarded his AC coach and I boarded my General Coach where I took lower side seat. In that bogie, people were shouting, brawling,laughing and some sleeping straight on sitting places in General Bogie, it was first time experience of such Circus which was happening when people were boarding this crowded bogie. And as I got my seat in that bogie, I started chating over whatsapp to share experience till now with office friends and they were Lolz on some of my experience in this little time and wished me Good luck before my train left from Dadar station.

Parents Reaction to first time Traveller

Soon after arranging tickets and stay for this trip, just 2 Days before from my trip start date (13th Dec,2013), I informed my parents about my trip in little vague manner with little details like I’m going to Ahmedabad with my office colleague(which was not the case), so I was questioned like I did some Lafda(Crime) or something.

I answered some of the critical questions of parents:
0. why are you going?
1.When you are leaving?
2. With whom you are leaving?
3. where do you live?
4. when you will be back?

To all above questions, which I handled them very carelessly and it resulted into suspicion about my plans into their minds, as I answered like this.

0. why are you going?
: To see new things because its my wish to see.
they said, you go to where we say and we can suggest you some good place.
I said , No sometimes I also want to make my own choice.

1.When are you leaving?
:I said on Friday night directly from office, then Mom said : then how can you take some food for night.
I responded, I don’t need that.

2. With whom you are leaving?
:Previously I said, my office friend who’s from Ahmedabad will accompany me and now I was saying, that he may or may not accompany me, and then the fury started, parents responded that you won’t go alone and I declared my decision of going there

3. Where would you live?
: I answered like I will stay at a Office friend-Friends House, and will be back in 3-4 days without any exact info.

4. When you will be back?
: I answered in unsure tone of 2-3 days sometime and then 3-4 days sometime.
So this all created a bit tension and suspicion on my plans for them.

But I can’t postponed this once in a life time trip.

On Next day,i.e Thursday, Mom said both parents are bit ill and in tension after I declared about my trip and they want me to go where they want me, not where I want to.

But they reacted in similar manner, when I first said them that I’m starting Bagtag an online store and they advised me to focus on my Job.

I’m still firm on my decision to make this trip, because all things are set well for this trip, like:
1. Cool Trip Route.
2. All route tickets got confirmed.
3. All Hosts at each location are ready to help me, may not allow me to stay at their place, but will surely assist me in getting some place.

Due to this, I somehow got this belief in me, that even My lord wants me to take this trip, to come out of the Pond, in which I’m just surviving,not yet Living.
where we just run to attain some imaginary path to Success, which will be like a small fire shower like we have in Diwali at the end and then every one don’t even give a damn about it.
So its just a Life circle which everyone needs to complete and most live by how others want them to live like with a secure day to day life and no one is understanding that they only got one life to experience what they never did till now.

So Just 3 hours before leaving from Office with my packed bags towards Gujarat,here is what I wrote in mail to self:
Current State Before Leaving for first Train of Route:
“Initially , I was travelling Ahmedabad to stay with some stranger friends,then as family was not agreeing on my idea of this trip, I changed my first halt point to Baroda, as my Relative Mama was staying there and I will be OK with them.
hence by this, I given them a Sense of Security that I will be secured and in this activity I found this common characteristic:
If I make people mindset cool down with a sense of Secure future, they can be made agreed on anything, even if initially they were afraid of some what similar path, but due to pre-conceived notions, they take late decisions which sometimes limit the growth of them and same thing people learn in future by some or the other experience.”