Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rain & Clouds

Rows and floes of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way
by Joni Mitchel

Yesternight, it rained again here in Karachi. Well, morning to be exact. Streets are semi flooded, but if some one lives or works on higher floor of tall buildings, they maybe able to appreciate the view. Especially if they can view Pahar Ganj. Pahar Ganj is a really low and rather steep mountain that runs trhough Karachi. Today a cloud is touching that mountain at one corner.

The environment is pretty clean today, and I'm able to see the mountains that are beyond Pahar Ganj. Clouds are touching that mountain at two places. The view is very beautiful from the 14th floor.

Bad luck, my team lead left his camera home today.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Management 101

Today, as I was waiting for the van to pick me up from the stop, I happened to notice a one-of-its-kind situation. No wait I'm wasn't one-of-the-kind situation, it happens everywhere...especially in Pakiland. The bus stop is infront of a small hospital and theres a small garden infront of the hospital. In the garden there were four people standing around an electronic lawn mower.

For two to three minutes the group exchanged some dialogue which i was unable to hear due to the sound of (horridly bad) traffic. After that, one started the mower and started mowing the grass. The rest took a corner and watched the operator. They would sometimes tell him something and he'd operate it in a different way.

After six or so minutes I realized what the situation was. The three were managers of the guy operating the mower. A typical Pakistani style of management. The guy was so confused he wasn't looking at the ground, instead he kept looking at his three managers. Seeing this made me giggle because it reminded me of where I was going. Yeap, to work with more or less the same situation.