Welcome to Karan's personal webpage.
This is a platform for Karan to connect with his universe.Here you will read about issues,some common,while others not so. You may also read some reviews,some shattered relations,some not so & some memorable journeys.In general you'll read all what he feels like writing / sharing / giving gyaan about . Connect with him via his tag @karansayz across top social media channels.
Posts also feature his award winning entries as well !
Subscribe to this blog
Follow Karan by Email
Search This Blog
The time YOU enjoy wasting is NOT wasted time !
Gifts are hard to get and more importantly they
need to taken- care off really well.
Such is the case which happened with my recent gift – an Apple iPad .Now
, most you would go wow and gaga all over but take a moment and let me explain
it to you with a background .
I am a laptop person and this is what makes me
click . Adaptable and easy to use the laptop has been my companion since my
b-school days . When I got the iPad I thought I would use it every day for most
of my key things. This however, has till
date remained a thought. Whenever I go
and try to use it I just feel – laptop works better for me. It may be the
adaptability issue, or maybe I never fell in love with it or maybe I am not an
apple fan to put it together . But , then the key thing here is it’s a –
gift . A really special one.
So , I decided and got in touch with some of
my fellow Apple stars who tried all the tricks in the bag and made download the
‘best’ of the apps ,as they call .
Things improved - I configured my social media
– twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook and my
series of personal accounts . I downloaded Flipboard – a favorite now which
I regularly use and browse through. What I also got were a series of games. One
of them is the Real Racing 3 .
I love games – especially digital ones which
you can play on an iPad or may be a laptop . And yes , I got addicted to this game.
A typical car racing game with new fancy cars , nice choice of tracks and good
co-drivers . And then it started on and on.Yesterday, just a glance at my till
date time spent on this game drove me into a shock state . I had spent close to
18 hours on this game over a period of less than 4 weeks . I am and still in a
shock state !!
18 hours of my life wasted in a game of which
I learnt nothing new , unlearnt something old , strained my eyes and my back
and more importantly I could have done the world in those 18hours.
The first thought which came to my mind was –
DELETE this damn game ! Wrap and close
the iPad into the box and in it goes for a good time now. But then , I was the one who choose it . I
liked playing it . The experience made me feel wow and hence I came over almost
every day to this game. I drove well, moved levels , bought cars and earned
dollars. In short, I did all the game
was meant to do . Then why ponder over and lose your thoughts.
If you have taken a decision then be bold
enough to stand by it . Don’t always measure things in the scale that’s it’snot
meant to be . Life will be far simpler.
Each and every thing , each and every person have very different roles
to play in our life’s . If we start
measuring each of them then life would be far more complex.
Someone told me,that you should keep life simple and
straightforward. The more thinking you
do the more confused you become and the more complex your life and thoughts
are . Life was always simple. It’s just
that we have gone in search of things and people – who are actually not needed
by us . If at 1 in the night you have no one to call up and share something
that is bothering you , with a
close 1000+ friends on Facebook almost
similar on LinkedIn- then believe me it’s not worth it !! just not worth it
. have that one person who can take the
way you are , listen the things you wish to say and give you a smile back where
it belongs to – Life is and will be beautiful . ** Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all ! May God give us peace and happiness.. and lots of Modaks of course !
You may think its the power and the pride that comes with the post which an IPS officer holds or some of you may say its the
sheer status the word IPS reflects upon . The perks like most of us
know , is having an unprecedented power , a lal-batti , a huge team which does
' Jai Hind ' and a whole lot of a new world .
Given, I have had a good fortune
to be in a family of IPS and know and understand from them what is it being an
IPS officer most of the above mentioned movies or may be the image we tend paint
in our minds is very different from what actually is an IPS officer and what
all does he undergoes to be one.
I would put my take on this and
share with you all my thoughts on what is a life of an IPS .
Studying is just a part of it .
The civil services examination is considered not only the toughest in Indian
competitive examination scenarios but also one o…
There is something about rains and open spaces that make me a little more than hilarious . And not only me , couple of others as well .
Today , rains in Delhi bought back the festive cheer killing the week long SMOG clouding all around Delhi / NCR . As I up for an early morning catch-up breakfast with a few special folks , we decided let's step out and drive away to a place far from the traffic snarls yet has a festive cheer .
The thought came to go to Kodaikanal . While you may think I am crazy and my rest of the gang mad but then this is how life should be - unplanned , unbiased and unimaginable yet positive .
Known world over as the princess of hill stations this place has made me fall in love all over again . My first thought on reaching here was , this can't be in India . This has to be a foreign location. Pristine surrounding , lovely people to talk to and spend time with and not to forget the bicycles that can be rented to take a ride or two around the famous Kodaikan…
Everytime I travel, I look forward to meeting new people. New places as well can be explored but what is home without humans!? Off late, besides the flights getting delayed, I like to reach the airport ahead of my scheduled departure timing & sit around in the lounge & read or chit-chat. Works for me. Last week was fun & yet a bit hectic. During one of my lounge visits I hosted a dear friend ( though exactly for 15 minutes ) for a small #CoffeewithKaran session & off he had to go. In those 15 minutes we spoke in true blue corporate styles. First 5 minutes updates from him and I sipped my hot chocolate and then the next 5 minutes updates from my side. The remaining 5 minutes were spent on discussing ' better than before' . During my flight I met an amazing doctoral student or a fellowship candidate as she likes to be described. She was pursing her close 4 years doctor fellowship from a premium institute and such was her focus that she decided not to get married …