Startup Death

James ”seriously I feel the product design is not in shape.. we need to think over it’

Sam ”Sir as you are the CEO, let me tell you, the backend database is miserable’

James ”can we change it?”

Sam ”yes.. in 2 weeks”

James ”excellent go ahead”

2 weeks later

James ”hey.. what happened even the existing application has broke”

Sam ”Sir.. the configuration management resource was on leave.. so our developers ended up working on same code.. and we find the new backend database is a big challenge”

James gets angry….

Sam ”and by mistake they deployed the code in production environment too”

James ”all of you are pretty careless. you are CTO.. I did not expect such gross carelessness from you”

Sam ”Sorry Sir.. however want to inform you that because of this gross mishap.. I wish to leave the company”

James “áre you crazy?”

Before James can talk further, Sam has left the company

James calls his secretary and yells ”seriously.. startup CTO’s need to be thoroughly checked for their longetivity within company.. He just made mess and left ”

Secretary ”Sir.. why you listened to his advice?”

James ”common who would know whether he is right or wrong.. Am not technical”

James ”just give all other 4 staff 1 month salary and we will shut this mess up”

Secretary ”ok Sir”






Do I owe you anything?

Sam is a happy go lucky guy.. full in love with his parents aged 65 and 70 respectively..

One day father Rahul gets a heart attack and he is gone for ever leaving behing Sam and his mom..

Sam is 25, and as his mom struggled to have kid.. it was after near 2 decade, he came on earth with god’s grace..

Needless to say Radha , his mom loves Sam tremendously..

Sam.. is Shyam.. who has moved over to USA and has removed HY to make the name more familiar..

One day Sam gets a frantic call from his mom

Radha ”Sam.. you have never told me, that you removed me from the bank account joint holder ? the bank refused to give me even money..  ”

Sam ”Mom.. relax.. my girl friend Somya felt.. better to have control right away rather then getting into settling all that.. ”

Radha ”smart girl.. so she is ensuring no complexity comes when am dead”

Sam ”nothing like that mom”

Radha “how should I fend then?”

Sam ‘See I will try to send US$100 per month.. it will be in my common friend”s account and he will give you in cash”

Radha remembers the struggle to have Sam reach earth..

Radha ‘seriously.. a name I thought would make you be like the most beloved Lord and I regret naming you Shyam too”

Sam ”hey relax mom..  why are you so worried. am there to look after you”

Radha ”how is your startup doing?”

Sam ”excellent Mom.. just raised US$2M”

Radha ”Am happy.  ”

Sam ”am still your kid mom.. just understand why am doing so.. just to ensure no complexities come in account handling”

Radha ”Do I owe you anything further?”

Sam is silent..

The phone is disconnected.

(This piece of writing is absolute fiction.. no relevance, coincidence with dead or alive and not intended to hurt any religious or any sentiments..  It is just a trend observed where kids are not taking care of their elders..  not sure why? but it is really sadenning to see elders wiping away their entire funds to groom kids, train and educate them and subsequently only to land themselves in mess..

wake up call for all elders to be careful and ensure everything is in your hand till you live and keep loving your kids all the way.. do not go overboard in emotions and repent later”

For youngsters : look at all the years of your life.. Friendship day also means being friends with your parents. I am sure all are friends.. if not, tomorrow is another opportunity for you

Happy friendship day

War Strategies

Philip the character of this story is a looser all the way. He lost his leg in war. He lost his wife because of the same reasons. He lost his job and is wracking brain to what do next.

He comes across a detective Lewis who handles tricky family cases.

Lewis ‘So you are good in war strategies?’

Philip ‘yes’

Lewis ‘can we design war strategy models to fight poverty, fight rain fall,  have family conflict resolution strategies defined’

Philip begins laughing

Philip ‘Am expert in mass strategies, not family ones’

Lewis ‘there are 2 warring families. Both were offshoots from same parent.. Am their consultant. The mother does not want matters to reach court. what do you suggest?

Philip ‘Distribute businesses in a way that each brother will need to depend on other brothers’s product’

Lewis ‘what happens if each brother creates competitors’

Philip ‘Each brother will realize the real worth of each other.. Let them loose. In War Strategies loosing too is acceptable’

Just then Philip see’s a news flash ‘Terrorist have hijacked a plane’

Lewis ‘what should have been a strategy here?’

Philip ‘Negotiations and then Attack’

Lewis ‘Means?’

Philip ‘send a message to them to have passengers safe and check their demands and then decide next steps’

Lewis ‘why will they agree?’

Philip ‘their concern is not people or wealth, it is one motive.. one object.. need to make them realize the futility of such tactics’

Lewis ‘why you then still a looser?’

Philip’s eye moists

Philip ‘I played life battle with PASSION and fate had a strategy on me.. put Philip in grave problems and check how he resolves it’ and begins laughing

Lewis ‘I agree many fall in your boat too.. No reasons but have weird fate’

Buried Skeletons

Nisha had a horrible past. Her fiance just left her at Mauritius Airport and never to return back. She was a fashion designer and her Fiance was her best friend who coaxed her to launch her brand in island countries. She liked the idea.. but as she waits in Airport she wonders what hit her..

It is 2 hours now..She has reached every one she knows. His family members, Her’s, All close and near dear ones. even near by hotels and is clue less.

Tired, she decides to stay put in a hotel and as she settles in hotel, she gets a call

‘There is a guy who has been shot by local goons near Airport at around 2am night time..

Who could those goons be?

Nisha recollects her past where she had run away from her step father and he had promised to find her and ensure she stays only with him..

Nisha visits the police station and identifies the photo. Rambo is dead.. Her boy friend for 2 years. He had met her in a fashion conference and both took instant liking..

Nisha has tears in her eyes…

Police ‘Some times past can haunt you and unknowingly interfere with the present. To bury your old skeletons you need to first open up and probe which skeletons can land you into problem. The ones which you fore see are grave, just try to clean up the mess ‘

Nisha looks at police

Police ‘There were some shooters and hope to find the culprits soon’

Successful Disbeliefs

“I don’t think it could be so bad.. Let me attempt it”

“I never wished to get into this mess, but am happy I learnt many things from this mess”

“Love never creates pain in heart even if separations happen as remembering one does bring smile in face”

“I don’t think Google, Facebook or Twitter will get fully paid web site”

“Do you feel the water will drown me? Let me seek this adventure swim in this deep sea”

“I gracefully got old with a dye in one hand and an age defying cream in another”

“Love never happened to me only some butter fly moved inside when I saw him”

“Hunger can be controlled and I did it through meditation”

“I disbelieve all what is not seen, not heard, not felt, not smelled by me or my soul”

“Entrepreneurship is meant to succeed one day”

“Investments will give returns some day”