October 16, 2006

Back from Holiday

To be on a Holiday is bliss.

Specially for an Indian working in Indian IT service sector.

My decision to take a sabbatical of few weeks, to be with my daughter and then join the industry back has met with raised eyebrows and astonished faces.

It was nice to be on a holiday, to meet the dear ones whom you have not met for years together and to just travel. For two weeks I was in north India, trying to sort out some property related issues and then travelling around.

However, missed a ride in the Delhi Metro

Well for project management enthusiasts, Delhi Metro is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken in India since 1947, estimated to be at more than Rs. 10,000/- crore in terms of cost, the project was completed in time and within budget.

In these days of delayed projects with frequent cost over runs, I think this is an example, which we will keep learning from in the time to come.

A holiday with famly, in the company of good books is a greater bliss!!!

In the last few weeks, I have finished few books like;

  • The Mahabahrata, By C. Rajagopalachari
  • 11th Commandment, Jeffary Archer.
  • The Monk who Sold his Ferrari, Robin Sharma
  • Who will Cry when you Die, Robin Sharma
  • Creating Affluence, Deepak Chopra
  • Solve your problems - The Birbal Way
  • The Ice Iream Maker, Subir Chaoudhary
  • Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
  • Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

I this holiday, I developed a taste for business megazines like Business and Economy and 4 P's of Business and Marketing a daily The Economic Times and realized that I should have studies finance, atleast the basics, very early in my life.

In my collection, I have book called A Short History of the World, H.G. Wells, 1922 edition, reprinted in 1938. Let me share with you an interesting 'coincidence' related to this book.

I bought this book from a man selling old books and periodicals on January 1, 1996, and this book was signed by a gentleman with date January 1, 1946!!!

Well not finished yet, but half way through it, the book is a treat for anyone who likes to read the history of the world & mankind, and this copy particular copy is special, because the author has mentioned somethings which were not possible in 1922, but they are a part of 'general awarness', like landing on the moon, highflying jets and cross atlantic journeys.

2 comments:

Project Management Software said...

The Program (Investment) Life Cycle integrates the project management and system development life cycles with the activities directly associated with system deployment and operation. By design, system operation management and related activities occur after the project is complete and are not documented within this guide.

johnson said...

project management software is associated with system development.

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