Here’s your weekly dose of “5-Bullet Tuesday”, list of things I’m enjoying or pondering.
What’s something new I tried–
I overhear mom’s hysterical expression from the living room. The audience poll has given an incorrect answer for the contestant, she tells me when I enquire.
She’s fully engaged watching Kaun Banega Crorepati.
We recently bought a fire stick bidding adieu to the old set top box. End of an era!
Everyone at home was dead against the idea. Our audiences too had given us a clear mandate against this choice.
Browsing on the fire stick and watching stuff on apps will be difficult.
Particularly mom may not be comfortable ever with this new way of surfing!
But we gave the idea a chance.
It’s just been few days and everyone at home is super happy with the decision. So much so that we feel stupid to have waited so long.
Play old Hindi songs on YouTube, mom gives a voice command to the remote and in no time Ramaiya Vastavaiya starts playing.
What Movie I watched —
Sukhi, is not too Sukhi. Played by Shilpa Shetty, Sukhi is a homemaker dutifully performing her role as a wife, mother and daughter in law.
But at what cost? She’s not the same Sukhi she was before her marriage. She is bullied by her husband, and even her daughter. The only person who somewhat understands her is her father in law.
Basically, her entire being is gradually being killed. Death by a thousand cuts. Without she even realizing it!
She is not even close to the bindas badass she always wanted to be. Infact, she’s being taken for granted. Thankfully, the decision to join a school reunion changes it all for her, and those around her too.
A great family movie everyone in family enjoyed together from beginning to end.
Music I’m listening to–
Beatles are still at it. All four of them! Yes, even though two of them are long dead – John Lenon (died 1970) and George Harrison (died 2001)
Listen to the song made from the old tapes of John Lennon himself. ML (machine learning) and AI (artificial intelligence) has made it possible, but yes tech alone wouldn’t do it. Its only with the efforts of the two who are still alive – Paul McCartney (aged 81) and Ringo Starr (aged 83). What’s in an age?
Word I’m pondering —
The word passion originates from the Latin root word, patior, which means to suffer. It very connects with the test of painful practice as being a true test for whether you are passionate about something or not.
(As covered in the last week’s story, painful practice is when one continues enduring ones work despite it being hard to the extent of being painful.)
What I learnt about people at workplace –
Carla Haris, in her book Expect to Win, says that there are two types of people at workplace – one, who are politically focused and second, those who are work focused.
The key is to understand your own type and then align yourself with a boss who is of same type as you. If your work focused, you won’t thrive if your boss is politically focused. She may still value you however chances are that she won’t reward you enough unless you are both of same type. Make your next move accordingly.
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