Unriped Lemon Tree.

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Lemon Tree Premier hotel in Bengaluru wasn’t our first choice , being a Indian based hotel chain, In fact wasn’t an option at all unless,We started looking for options around the venue of our event.
Our only choice was a lesser known hotel Shilton Suite.
I wish,If we could have stuck with that option. we wouldn’t have any expectations at all.
But,We decided to go with a familiar name and stayed at the “Lemon Tree Premier “ until the day of the event arrived we had no clue about the citrus punches,we would experience And that our experience would be more like a fresh lime soda order gone wrong with too much of salt and no sugar. Or were we dealing with so unriped lemons which had just become part of the growing tree for the hotel chain.
After repeatedly watering them with message of do’s and Dont’s.They couldn’t still be nourished and that’s when I realised.
I was dealing with A bunch of unripe Lemon  from the tree.
From the Names not being on the list (For which I had earlier mentioned too,On the invoice  that was sent to me)
To not having a single room from about 6 rooms,I requested for early check- ins, to not having rooms either ready for late check-ins.
May be all they wanted was, to check in at the check- in time (2 pm) to get the rooms.
The final billing invoices too had my second name totally mismatched from another team members of ours, to have the Spelling of my second name totally misspelled for the detailed bills. This has to be the worst experience of dealing with an hospitality group.That is “Make in India “ and “Made in India .”
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Being Human !!

The concept is nice,about having human books (HumanBeings) who are stories,And would like to speak about a specific chapter from their life,Or the whole book could be about them. But, it Could have been more interesting as in stories .

Each reader(Participants) gets to choose his books from the library and has 20 minutes to be the part of a group who too would be interested in knowing the HumanStory. The Books that I read, I Had the time to read only 3 from the shelves,But many off the shelves.

 First one A story about a girl who’s story was about a journey of a restless mind. 

And it was just like any other story Fighting sucide attempts and over coming it. 

The second one about the helpline service available for the sucidal cases and about him,Why did he begin this initiative and the other passions of his life.

The last book was interesting as it was an fascinating story about how the circle of life was complete for him after being born in Mumbai later landing in Belgium village,Travelling to Amsterdam and coming back to this city. And Manages to solve the puzzle of his existence.

Typewriter-TypeWriting experience!!


Ever wondered How challenging is it to write on a typewriter?
Not really Right?

About a fortnight ago.I had the privilege of experiencing to write on a typewriter.

Since,I have being longing to Own one for a while,I thought this is the only moment I could come close to experiencing writing on the mechanical device.

So,without thinking for a moment,I sat on the chair and started writing my 1st few words on the typewriter. And after my typing my first Word itself I realised,In today’s time its a device for the very patient writers to write on and can be a tiring laborious job for a generation who are hooked on to the Touchscreen devices and computers,Laptops for writing.But,looking at the past history its surely a device to own for its design. But, Sadly it isn’t available anymore,Unless you can hunt for a store that sells antiques.Without Boring You guys for another minute,I shall begin describing my difficulties while typing on a typewriter.

1.To enter and begin on another line a bar needs to be moved,Whenever you need to begin at another line.

2.Caps Lock are keys available at the extreme left, Until an assistant doesn’t tell you where it is, You would miss it.

3.The most interesting part the way words are written out and getting printed.

4.It’s A very Heavy device 

5.NO Delete,With so much dependency on not knowing what to write and silly spelling mistake it can become frustrating to write on one.

6.Thanks to The typewriter for the Courier Font and AmericanTypewriter for us to able to experience the writing style of a typewriter on our I.T Gadgets.

7. The QWERTY Keyboard was first came into the existence in a typewriter The QWERTY layout was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in milwaukee,Wisconsin . In October 1867, Sholes filed a patent application for his early writing machine he developed with the assistance of his friends Carlos Glidden and Samuel W.Soulé  

8.These are just some of the experiences on using the typewriter for barely 5 minutes,But I guess In today’s time with word processing software making it easier to type these days,its only my lack of imagination to imagine how did the writers of the past adjust pages,Alignments and manage to write on such a manual mechanical device.

Hope 

Hope -that’s what  What most of the Indians are surviving on ,hoping that every day is good ,every second day is better and there are many more good days that they can look forward to.

I too was hopeful recently during my vacation when at mumbai International Airport security check I forgot my ID and only realised this when the flight took off ,for the next 3 weeks on my holiday,I was stressed ,tensed and hoping that I might not have too go through that process of applying for duplicate Id the headache everybody goes through if they loose any document had hope that the ID card would be in a safe place .

Three weeks later and as soon as I arrived I went to the information desk to find out , I found out the process and next day spoke to the concerned person and to my surprise ,they actually had my ID card I was impressed with our systems and

Felt lucky and was reassured there are some things that only happen In India .And the country has hope to become better .

summer experience !!

These 20 days working with MTV INDIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’S  was an experience ,worth sharing and so let me tell you about the behinds the scene action that go on before we finally air the show on television ,There is a lot of co-ordination thats needs to be looked into ,right from the production team to knowing  exactly how many cameras would be needed for the show,the sound for input and output ,and that’s not all what time shift is needed ?,will it be a 12 hour shift if its 12 hour shift ,when does it start .The co-odination for the guest judges ,what time is the car needed to be sent ,what time are the expected to arrive ,what are their requirements ,also the co-ordination for the lighting where does the light needed to be placed ,how light is needed for the perfect shots ,the costumes colours that might or might not suit the background ,The size and design for the setting for the art direction team to make the sets where the maths that you learnt comes in use .If  you thought this is all ?think again ,the number of people today on the sets  required are from caterers for food to analyzing the, cost to  be added on daily bases with cancellation of any shoot ,These  are the  few of the points .But the most important ones are  Time management to get things rolling on time and not just getting blank footage of nothing happening to the rehearsals to get the perfect output .And now here it comes the most basic requirement which we keep hearing  wheres the script ? A script to outline exactly whats happened in the day and dialogues to have the catch phrases for the challenges being summarized .Oh!!! how could  I forget this the moments of all the shoots being stalled for conflicts of interest just because we hit the wrong notes!! any guesses what this is ? EGO ,yes being egoistic for all the wrong reasons ,oh!! might be the right reason for the one who felt hurt .If you are egoistic you cannot be in this field because here ,we are a team working to live one mans dream .
And to conclude all that glitters is not gold ,and being transparent and having effective communication skills are much needed here .