Thank You…!!!

Many of you might be wondering why this heading and what on the earth it means. Sorry for the suspense people its World Blood Donor’s Day today as per Insta & FB. So on this day i will like to say thank you to all the people who I know and don’t know, who has donated Blood even once in their life.

As you all know that this topic is very close to my heart and many of the people’s life depends on daily basis or in emergent cases. But whatever the need maybe the fulfilment leads to dire results many a times had witnessed it personally.
I think it was Covid 1st wave April Mid and for my regular transfusions the blood bank gave a red signal that your blood group is currently not available and the overall blood and its related products are in a short supply. (I was like WTF)
Although after lot of calls here and there and few favours collected it was done a day late (but not a dollar short) and i was refuelled to keep moving for the next fortnight. (Thank you Unknown Angel).
After all this fiasco a brother (who wish not to be named) came forward along with couple of more guys to intervene the situation and act as my personal blood bank because they were of the same group and were always a text away for any time donation.

This got me thinking during that time, what would have happened if arrangement didn’t happened on time and me and my family & friend’s connections wouldn’t have worked in my favour..???
Apart from that how did the people who are not well connected faced the severe shortage of a necessary element…??? (Thanks once again Donor Angels & God)
Although we have came a long way in last couple of decades earlier people were too hesitant to come forward for blood donation and after effort of red cross and other organisations situation has improved a lot, still a long way to go in my honest opinion.

Dear readers if you have not did a blood donation till now and “IF” physically you are allowed / able to do so then it is my humble request please try doing it once (Don’t forget eating cookie & juice after it).
And for the Donor Angels thank you once again from bottom of my heart to keep doing the super work.

Laters…
SG

Adulting – Boon or Curse

Was talking over a beer with a friend couple of days back and we were just laughing over the past fun times and all the crazy shit we did over the period of time.
But guess what after 5 mins the conversation changed to the regular business, economic scenario’s, Stocks etc etc.
I noticed my past 1 year that most of the conversations had been like this,New Ideas, Work, Side work/ Passion work, Hustle, Health & ya A fine Scotch etc.

This got me thinking from where we started to where we reached in terms of conversations, meaning of fun and overall outlook of life. Then it clicked, its ADULTING.
So as per Oxford Dictionary “the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.”

In short from being someone else’s responsibility to being responsible for someone or something.
With Adulting oneself is incharge of 99% of life’s decisions and when in business the effects of others actions lands on you and you are incharge to lead them through the betterment which is eventually self betterment as well. In short “THE BUCK STOPS WITH YOU”.

One is allowed to screwup in adulting but you are incharge of own actions, someone else wont be coming to clean up ur mess, wether it is Business balance sheet, or Life Balance Sheet. We only are responsible for everything.

Sometimes I miss being a 25 YO kid who was just figuring things out and dabbling the idea of adulting and frankly it is 10 years and suddenly Adulting has hit me and damn I must say it has hit me hard. Still all the preparation of Adulting has not lead to any substantial results. It is an Extempore Exam which just never ends.
But in terms of learning, this whole Adulting has been a great teacher and everyday something new falls on your as a Problem which you solve and learn something and move ahead in life.

To all my readers who are below 23 please enjoy as much u can & the people who are sailing on a same boat of Adulting as me “KEEP FIGHTING” and Excel at Adulting..

Please do let me know it is a Boon or a Curse in comments, In my honest opinion it is a glass half full kind of situation. Boon for me though…!!!

Laters…!!!
SG

Quarantine Times – Tabling Fun

It is a saying with Poker players “Sometimes you have to play the hand you have been dealt”. Although I am not much of a poker player myself but I swear by this quote don’t know why. As we know that we all are away from friends and not able to travel / meet or sit with friends except they are your very close by neighbours or building mates.

In these quarantine / lockdown times I witnessed Corona Warriors of different type. Few of our Round Table India members came forward on few groups on messaging app and started keeping daily Zoom video meetings late at night.

Seriously a boon for people who are social big time and are not able to do socialising in the lockdown. Strictly Fun, No Corona talks, No business talks. Just plain old fashioned Leg pulling and cracking jokes at the expense of others & having a good laugh at the end of day to keep the mind sane in this insane time.

I am proud to say that personally had made 4 – 5 good friends out of these daily calls and this had been an integral part of daily routine from last 15 days.

Was a little skeptical at first to join any of the call where you don’t know much of the people, but in tabling or with Tabler’s (People who are members of Round Table) there are not much of the inhibitions as the thought process is carrying a simple goal in mind. FRIENDSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, FUN.

As a group who is yet so far (in distance) and yet so close, I would definitely like to keep it as a gain in my book in the Quarantine Time Balance Sheet.

Stay Indoors, Stay Safe

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Time Video Fun

As we know the Lockdown has been extented by 15 days from most of the state governments. Although it is the right step in ensuring the safety of the masses… We common janta has lot to think for in terms of passing the time as I am pretty sure the pending backlog has been finished of most of the people, so now question arises how to do a proper utilization of the time.

I have a serious case of missing my friends or as my shrink says Anthrophobia… So I just cant stay away from my friends, cousins & even my Staff Members… So today while I was on a video con-call with best of my buddies I thought of sharing my experience with you…

Video Calling Apps like WhatsApp, Zoom, Google Duo etc are a boon to people like us who are not able to travel in this lockdown are in constant touch with friends and work people. So I am surely hooked to it as it definitely helping in keeping sane & connected in these tough times.

Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, jodhpur coming together to fight these tough times… braving together and being tenacious…

Stay Indoors, Stay Safe, Stay Happy

Laters
SG…!!!

Felt like Santa Clause

We at Round table India’s Ajmer Chapter Ajmer Round Table’s Members went over to our adopted school at Village Aakhri in Ajmer do Donate furniture.
This Furniture was promised by us at the time of inauguration of the new building.
Sometimes when it is written by the gods will, then only it will happen so it happened to be a day before christmas.

We were trying to get this furniture a month back but due to some availabelity issue with the vendor & then some logistical issue, so all in all it get delayed.

So today the day finally came and our Team consisting our Tablers Bhupesh, Nitin, Tarun, Amrit, Nikket, Prashant, Karan & yours truly ME Sorabh Gehlot reached today at 11 AM to the school.

I seriously can’t describe the happiness in the kids eyes seeing the furniture and they thanked us in their own good way.
School & Kids prepared some Plays, Dances & Poems.
Kids even prepared Thank You cards For us (Check them in the pictures)

So after the cultural function we were talking to kids & Principal Maam about their thoughts for the school and furniture etc. The kids are so happy seeing their school now and they promised us that they will keep furniture maintained.
The Principal Maam informed us that after building renovation the school strength has increased and day attendance percentage has also gone up. Thats the real impact of Round Table India.

So in all Kids were super happy, and seeing their happiness we were happy… an effort well put…

Later’s…
SG

Round Table Event Diary – Dandiya Raas 2019

We at Round Table India & Ladies Circle India did our annual fundraiser event “Dandiya Raas 2019” for the 4th year in a row. The main purpose behind this event is to raise funds for making schools for underprivileged kids.

On the 4th edition of our event we managed to raise approx Rs. 8 Lakhs which is a good amount and it gave us the much needed publicity for our work as well.

The event was attended by more then 800 people from Ajmer & surrounding places.

The main attraction was our DJ DJ Cheshtha Khurrana & Percussionist from Delhi, they really made people’s foot tap from their tunes & medley. As per the public feedback the food served there was tasty and they liked the quality of it.

For the kids who were too young to enjoy the dandiya we have kept Kids Zone with lots of activities and prizes for them.

Keeping in mind the Go Green element of Round Table India & Ladies circle India we didnt kept any of the firecrackers for the event and no disposable Crockery Items, there was no waste creation from this event as actual crockery was used.

The event was made hugely successful because of our Sponsors and the Team. Team here playing the pivotal role as planning from scratch, arranging sponsors and managing the event, generally with the event of this magnitude we need a team of minimum 40 people to pull of successfully but here we 18 members of Round Table India’s Ajmer chapter & 5 members of Ladies circle India’s Ajmer chapter managed this huge feat.
The main goal which is bonding, synergy & harmony among members is tested at events like these.

Looking forward to make our signature event even more grand for the next year and utilise funds raised from this event at a good place soon.

Laters
SG

Movie Opinion – Chhichhore

Last night I was forced to tag along for a movie by my dear friend Nikket. He was so compelling force which let me to drag my butt out of bed and go watch a movie.
Firstly I didn’t had an idea that what the movie was all about, hights of my laziness to not even watch the trailer before going to a movie, Don’t know why but didn’t had much expectations from the move mostly due to its name.

So the movie was very well written and directed, didn’t felt bored even for the second. Wont get into too much bollywood jargon which non filmy people don’t have anything to do with.
Must say the acting done by all the actors was on point and special mention to Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar & Saharsh Shukla for pulling of their respective roles with such flair although few of them a smaller screen time.

Movie delivers such a delicate message with so much grace which is really impeccable to even put in words.
The story was based on suicide attempts by kids / students.

One thing which is really worth mentioning is the message that without admission in dream college or 99% of marks in any exam the life ends, Movie disagreed to it beautifully.

Will suggest to everyone to go and enjoy the movie if you like crude humour, and if you still didn’t like it please don’t curse me.

Laters

SG