Resume rejected before interview-very high expectations shattered

I got a call from my friend on Wednesday evening and asked if I could go for walk in interview. It was scheduled next day (Thursday) in Gurgaon.

My friend told me to prepare technical questions which were expected in the interview.The time to brush my knowledge was very short.

But it’s all about time management and stress management.

My stars are generally not good. Whatever task I start, it is either not started or if it starts it is hung and task is not completed.

Anyways I prepared for the interview, kept my resume in a good looking folder and took out a rucksack bag so that I could keep water bottle, pen and some Namkeen snacks in case I feel like eating during travel.

The interview was scheduled from 10.00 in the morning and I had to wake up at 6.00 in the morning.

Travelling from Rohini to Gurgaon takes 2 to 2 and half hours. Waking up at 6.00 means you can leave home at about 7.00.

For me doing all morning chores including morning walk and bathing is a must and hence I need extra time.

I got ready and was about to leave. I thought of calling my friend to reconfirm the interview time.

My friend confirmed that interview would be from 2 to 4 in the noon and it would be better if I could make it at 1.00 so that I would be the first one and would leave for home early.

I became irritated and asked my friend why he had told me morning time for interview. I had to wake up too early in the morning.

He reminded me that he had told me to call at around 7 in the morning before leaving as time could have changed.

I realized my mistake and thanked him. Thanks God I did not argue with him.

I thought of doing something as there was enough time for the revised timings.

What I should do?

Sleep was the best way to pass the time and become fresh before going for the interview.

I lied down on the bed and felt like sleeping.

The moment I closed my eyes, my wife called me and asked if I had kept her bangles in her rack.

Horrible things started coming in my head. I thought either I should do it and confirm or keep lying on the bed and wait for the sweet sleep to come.

I chose second option.

I slept for about 2 hours. My wife woke me up and asked if I have to go for interview. I checked my watch. It was 10.00 and I had to rush.

My wife did not ask for the bangles. Good thing!

I checked all my belongings and left. I took metro and reached at around 12.20 in the noon.

I went upstairs and reached the reception. I was very happy as only one girl was waiting.

I asked the security guard if I could make entry in the register so that I could be called first for interview.

He told me “Sir Entries will start at 1.30 and interview would start at 2.00”.

I looked at the girl and she looked at me.

She kept on staring at me for about a minute and finally asked if I had come for interview. I said “Yes”.

We started talking to one another.

We were the only one for the interview.

We waited for about half an hour and then one HR girl came and asked if we had come for the interview.

We both said yes and felt relieved that we would be called very shortly.

Another 10-15 minutes passed and the HR girl reappeared at the reception and told security guard that entries should be started at 1.30.

Hopes of both of us dashed. We now knew that we would be called at the scheduled time.

We waited for some more time. It was about 1.20 and 3 people came and headed for the security guard. We knew they had for the interview.

Another 10 minutes and more than 10 people came at the reception.

The security guard called both of us to enter details in the register.

We both rushed as serial number of entries made in the register would be used for calling interviewees.

By around 2.00 about 60 candidates were present at the reception.

We were given a slip to update our information and staple it on the top of resume.

The updated slips were filled by each candidate and were handed to the security guard at the reception.

After about 10 minutes names of few candidates were called by HR representative. I was happy that my name was also included in the first list.

We all came near the HR girl to take further instructions.

I was very happy that I would be selected and then I would take my wife to holiday after first salary. I had to get my room painted and some repairs.

But the HR girl told all of us that our experience was either irrelevant or we were over experienced.

I was shocked to hear this. In fact everyone hearing this was shocked.

Now everyone started discussing about the travel time and leave taken from the current employer. Almost everyone had come all the way that was about 2-3 hours travel.

My high expectations were shattered.

Anyways nothing could be done now other than to leave for the day.

God will give us whenever the time comes. So never expect too much in your life. If you run after things, you will not get it. The moment you stop thinking about a particular thing, the chances of getting that thing is very bright.



Now you can scatter ashes of loved ones in space

Believe it or not but now you will be able to scatter ashes of your beloved ones in the space.

A British company Ascension Flights is planning to launch its first Ascension aircraft into the space that will cost UK pound 795(INR 68,000) onwards.

The company was set up by two graduates from University of Sheffield, UK and spent last few years in experimenting by sending hundreds of items into the space.

The remains will go up 36km (22 miles) and will be scattered on the outer atmosphere of Earth. HD video will be made so that family and friends can see the process in the space since you cannot go there.

The Ascension 1 aircraft is a payload box fitted with camera, a tracking device and release mechanism. Camera will shoot two and half hour HD video and release mechanism will release the attached balloon that will open and scatter the ashes and parachute will bring back the canister to Earth.

When the ashes are released from the balloon, the winds of stratosphere will spread the particles out across the planet. This will be released in such a way that it will not return on Earth and will have no impact on air pollution.

The launch will take place in the company’s South Yorkshire base.

Pet funerals are also on offer.

Flights will be authorized by Civil Aviation Ministry.

Though we will not be able to experience this but we can fulfill our beloved’s dreams.

Co-founder Dr Chris Rose said “we feel it’s the ultimate send off”.

Dead man


I had to go inside the room. The light inside was very dull. It was dark outside.

Not because of street lights but because it was a moonless night. Street lights anyway did not work for last couple of weeks.

The municipal corporation was not doing its job properly. It did not listen to people’s grievances and gave excuses to address the issue.

The situation did not improve due to the corrupt officials in the corporation.

I was responsible for this planning.

I met Jacob about a month back in the summer of June.

I was having coffee in café coffee day in the relaxed atmosphere after visiting bank.  I was sitting alone chatting with my friend on phone when I felt someone’s hand on my shoulder. I held the call and saw who he was?

He was a middle aged man about 55 years old, wrinkles running down his…

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Blue Wine-New flavour for your taste buds

Blue wine. You may not have heard about it before.

A new cobalt blue colored wine is being launched in USA in October 2017 after a two year experiment mainly in Spain. The maker of this wine Gik who originally launched in Spain were fined Euro 3000 by Spanish government as this colour was not legally approved in wine industry.

It will be launched in USA in October and is expected to be priced between $12 to $14.

The producers of this wine are trying to do something different with fun element. The wine consists of both red and white grapes sourced from various vineyards in Spain and should appeal to everyone tasting and drinking it.

So what are you waiting for?

Taste it and have fun.


It was raining heavily and I lost my car’s keys

For many days, I was thinking of visiting Lajpat Nagar market, a posh market area in South Delhi.

Today I got chance to visit Lajpat Nagar. This was not chance but my destiny.

I was thinking of selling mobile phones on e-Commerce portals and had to visit mobile store to check the inventory and billing details. Otherwise the phones could have been delivered at my place in Rohini. At least people listen to me and take me seriously when I talk business.

It had been warm and very humid weather for last couple of days. Today when I was about to start it started raining heavily. I listened to rain drops and my wife went outside from the back gate opening towards service lane.

She was surprised. There was no rain and it was dry everywhere. I checked from the front gate and it was raining heavily.

Infact the rain started from the side of the locality that faces our front door entrance. Hence there was no rain in the back side of the locality.

Anyways, I started my engine and we went for drive. It was approximately one and an half hour drive from Rohini to Lajpat Nagar. I was expecting more time due to rain but there was no traffic jam though the traffic was moving at a slow pace.

At about 12.30 in the afternoon we reached the destination and took parking ticket from the parking staff.

We went inside the shop and came out in about an hour after discussing the business.

We went towards the parking lot. Vision was poor due to rain and found difficulty in crossing the road.

I gave car keys to my wife and asked her to sit inside so that she feels comfortable in this weather.

I had to go to the toilet and settle parking charges with the guy.

I came back and paid to the parking guy and sat inside the car.

I asked my wife why she did not roll down the windows. She said “you have the keys so how can I roll down the window”.

I was surprised and told her that I had given the keys to her. But she raised her voice and said “why will I keep the keys. Please check inside the washroom”.

I got out of the car in the heavy rains and ran towards the bathroom. I was about to slip at the entrance of the bathroom as the specs glasses had rain drops all over and vision had become poor.

People were urinating and I was looking here and there for keys. Everyone was staring at me and I felt embraced. I said slowly to myself “where are the keys”.

I had to say this so that people listen to it and stop staring at me and rather help me out in searching keys.

I checked everywhere and after about 10-15 minutes the parking guy came running inside the bathroom to inform me that the keys are available. I asked how he found it.

He smiled and told me very gently that the keys were with my wife.

I felt relaxed and went inside the car.

I became furious to see my wife because she was responsible for all this chaos.

I shouted “why didn’t you tell me earlier that you had the keys”.

She became angry but calmed down immediately and said sweetly “I am so sorry”.

I had no words.

There was silence for about 30 seconds.

At last I took the keys and started our car.

After about 15 minutes of driving in silence mode, my wife asked me “Are you still angry with me”.

I looked at her and smiled and then we had to start our usual conversation.

Always remember there is no point in fighting with your wife if she does not show anger. In these cases they themselves know of the mistake committed.

If they are sweet after these incidences that means they have self realized the mistake.

Otherwise also do you have any other option?

Snake dancing to the tune of snake charmer

The snake charmer starts playing flute and as if drawn by the tune, a snake eventually emerges from the container; if a cobra, it may even extend its hood.

The snake does have ears but it cannot listen in the air. It moves when the playing of a special type of tune on pipe produces vibrations on the surface.

The charmer is daring and courageous as a wrong move or a slight variation in the pipe music may make the snake aggressive due to different vibrations and may bite the charmer.

The more defensive ways include removing fang or venom glands of the creature. In some cases the mouth of the creature is sewed.

Snake charmers are available mostly in India and surrounding countries that make Snakes dance. They are also available in northern parts of African continent. They attract huge crowds at the crowded markets and fairs.

So beware next time you see a snake charmer!