An ode to Wednesdays

Wednesday….is the name that the hope angel takes in the working world. For those zillions and god-knows-how-many-iions of identity-less beings…. for all the collective mass that aligns itself to the common thread of conforminty….. for all those who aren’t ‘creative’ or ‘brilliant’ or ‘different’….. for all those who march only to one drummer – the loudest. For all of these

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Fire alarm

BOOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGGGGG That’s the sound of a nameless something that is sounding right above my head. The guy in the nearby cubicle aims a disdainful look up the stairs to the source of the noise. Behind me a lady is saying “That’s the fire alarm” A long pause…..and then “If that’s the fire alarm, aren’t we all supposed to run?” hahahahahahahhahahahahahahaahahaha……

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Glossary of terms

SNC: Someone from the next cubicle SFOS: Someone from the other side AKB: Allah ki bandi a.k.a boss ki chamchi God a.k.a da BOSS VOAE: Voice at other end of phone CTC: Crank turns cool HRP: Human Resources Professional CC: Close confidante Emp: Some employee of the organisation NB: Naya bachcha SIT: Smarts in an ivory tower CuCo: Culture cocktail

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Truncated to the median

My choices truncate my life to the popular. Instinctively I flow with the crowd wherever, it goes I rush to agree with whatever has the majority vote Ignoring, denying, repressing anything that contradicts Rejecting all that stands out But my heart beats out of time from the common pulse While I discard unconventional desires that find no place in the

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Medianizing

Mediocrity loves itself but greatness is self-destructive. Wonderful ideas fizzle out while staid, outdated conventions live on and on. Brilliant geniuses, artists, philosophers, scientists, thinkers are condemned or just throw themselves off the nearest cliff….but the average man celebrates 75 years of existence. Is that the natural order of things? So that everything ‘medianizes’ after a while?

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