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Monday, December 13, 2010

I Did Not Know

I did not know there are bosses who extract work and do not pay.
I did not know its not your ability that matter but the chemistry you share with your boss which is more important.
I did not know that sibblings who grew up together quarrel for the rest of their lives over family property and wealth.
I did not know that many people stray away from their marriages and are not even aware of the same.
I did not know that it is so easy to get into bondages and so difficult to get out of the same.
I did not know that children are the pride of the parents and its not neccesary that it's vice versa.
I did not know that it is only results that matter and nobody bothers about the efforts you put in.
I did not know that best friends are not forever, people can walk out of your life anytime they wish to without giving any reason.
I did not know that it takes the total absence of a person in your life for you to realize how you much you love them.
I did not know that life is all about making things happen rather than let things happen to you.
I did not know that feelings are not a rudder to guide one's life, paying attention to your emotions can actually ruin your life.
I did not know that simple things is all you need to be truly happy

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Journey

The year is almost over
It’s time for the Christmas tree and the New Year party.
Somehow at the end of the year,we have
Our reasons to be Jolly.
When the Good Lord was in control
Why did we Fret, Frown and Howl
He knew the outcome before we did.
He never made us in this world to be the Victims but the Victors!
Don’t look at your injuries and hurts,
Don’t drown in self pity, how the world has treated you
You are after all on a Journey.
There is your destiny you need to Fulfill,
The Purpose for which you were made.
The dreams God has placed in your heart,
Has a deadline attached to it.
Our days are numbered my friend,
King James version of the bible says its three score and 10
Author Rick Warren says we have 25,550 days is the average span of life.
So Write the vision or the dream and follow after it.
It may take a life time but it will definitely happen
That's God's Promise. Habakkuk 2:2-3 KJV
In the meanwhile enjoy the Journey!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Beginnings

Have you been through the seasons of life?
The storms, the ride, the battles, the fights.
Suddenly,you find yourself in new ground
New surroundings,breathtaking view.
You feel the calmness, the breeze in the air
There is peace all about and so much beauty everywhere.
Is this what life is all about?
Peace after every storm.
Would still waters mean the same to you if you have never been in rough weather?
Would companionship/friendship mean the same to you if you never had to spend lonely hours.
Would prosperity and wealth mean the same to you if you never been wrongly denied what is rightously yours.
Would victory feel so sweet if you have never been in a bitter fight?
Would joy mean the same to you if you have never experienced the depths of pain?
What is Life my friend without these see-saw experiences,
We are like clay in the potter's hand,
A fresh new begining a fresh new start.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Glory and Beauty

When God set Job free from his Sickness and Afflictions
From his Bondages and Despair
He asked Him to Stand Up like a Man
And Deck Himself with Majesty and Excellency
And Array Himself with Glory and Beauty {Job 39:9-10}
With His Sores still Sore and with Trembling Hands
He Bid to Follow the Lords Commands
And lo Behold His Woes Were Gone
His friends Who Taunted Him Now came to Toe the Line
Glory and Majesty and Riches Had He
Beauty and Daughters and Lands A Plenty
For the Lord had Blessed Him Double for All His Trouble
I pray my Brother/ Sister will he not do the same for Thee!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Lord’s Hand

I first got acquainted with the Lord’s hand when I was 18,
Had just accepted the Lord,immediately after,lost my dad,
Bad grades in college and a messed up family,
I just wanted to die.
Just when I was contemplating the great act of suicide,
I felt a hand on my head and I knew instantly it was the Lord's
And my life has never been the same again.
Everyone in the family was deciding my life,
Marriage /career I seemed to have no choice
I just had to go in with the pool of voices
But he Lord’s hand provided me the best in both cases
Nothing came to me too easy, for every blessing there was a fight
The battles increased with the years
And I spent many a day in tears
But I always knew the Lord will give me the victory.
I realized over the years just like grandfather did at the age of 94
‘Nee matharam madhee… (In Malayalam an Indian language)
Lord it’s only you I need.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Battle Belongs to the Lord!

Are you in a battle?
Facing the enemy everyday
Your efforts seems so puny
And the enemy seems to be getting larger by the day.
You are holding on to your courage,
You are holding on to your faith,
The duration seems endless,
Your battle seems so pointless.
A million doubts rise within you,
Can I make it to the finish line?
And a voice within you claims
The battle is not yours its mine!
Try as hard as you can,
On your own strength you won’t go far,
Lean on me and I will make you
Wear the victor’s crown.
Because you need to understand
That the battle belongs to the Lord!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Be Still

When your world is upside down
When Everything just seems to be going wrong
Tensions everywhere
Anxiety fills the air
You don’t know what to do, you don’t what to say
Just listen to me
I will tell you what to do .
Be Still, Be Still
Take it to the Lord in prayer
Let go all into his care
There is no problem Too Big
God cannot solve it (Scott Wesley Brown)
There is no mountains Too Tall
He cannot move it
There is no storm To Dark
God cannot calm it.
There is no sorrow Too Deep
He cannot soothe it.
If He carried the weight of the world on His shoulder
I told my brother/sister He will carry you

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hold On

Hold On when your troubled,
Hold On when your in despair,
Hold On when your heart is aching,
Hold On when your battle never seems to end.
Hold On when your patience is falling,
Hold On when your breakthrough is not coming.
It’s so easy to give up and let go,
It’s so easy to say its finished.
It’s so easy to say “this is it’!
It’s so easy to say I’m not in this game anymore.
C’mon don’t you know ,
The battlefield is not for cowards.
Even if its with his  last breath the winner keeps “HOLDING ON’
To his dreams and his aspirations.
Even if its with the last thread of his strength
He just keeps “HOLDING ON’!
Even if he is battered and he is bruised,
Even if his spirits are crushed
And his vision blurred
He will not let GO
BECAUSE he knows what it takes

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lazarus Come forth!!

There are times in your life
When you find yourself so bound to your situation
Bound to your past
Bound to your memories
Bound to your hurts
All is lost all is over you claim
You have lost your hope lost your dreams
Just then you hear a voice just like a man did 2000 years ago
"Lazarus come forth"
Just as you are, with all the strings ,with all the mess
I have bought a new world to your door
I want you to be ready to live again
I want you to be (quoting Mark Harris song)
Ready to live
Ready to breathe
Ready to take in everything
Ready to love
Ready to shine
Ready to live this life of yours
Ready to jump , ready to fly
For the second time

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Friendship God's way

This post demonstrates what the bible speaks about friendships


[6] Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
How many of us have been afflicted by the wounds  of a friend and not gone past the same.

[9] Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
When we share what's in our heart to our friend it brings a sort of sweetness to our soul

[10] Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
I wonder how many of us follow this command.We live in the times of out of sight is out of mind!

[17] Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
How many of our days are made at the sight of a close friend.

Sirach 6
[5] Sweet language will multiply friends: and a fairspeaking tongue will increase kind greetings.
We know this one,in today's world the more sweet you get you are soon in for some harsh surprises!

[7] If thou wouldest get a friend, prove him first and be not hasty to credit him.
How many of us would have saved ourselves from the agony of the ditch if we had just heeded to this command.

[8] For some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble.
How true, the people who hang around you for some advantage and you thought it was for you!

[9] And there is a friend, who being turned to enmity, and strife will discover thy reproach.
How many of our lives have been plagued in the present by former friends.

[10] Again, some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction.
Do you find yourself alone battling your sorrows and wonder where your companions fled.

[13] Separate thyself from thine enemies, and take heed of thy friends.
This is real good advice, take it.

[14] A faithfu1l friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.
How many of us have been blessed with one such friend, very few,I must say

[15] Nothing doth countervail a faithful friend, and his excellency is invaluable.
Yea, the faithfullness of a friend is invaluable....that's why they are so rare to find!

[16] A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him.
How blessed we are , the Lord has promised us faithful friends.

[17] Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright: for as he is, so shall his neighbour be also.
Thank you almighty , for bringing good friends our way

[12] Devise not a lie against thy brother; neither do the like to thy friend.
Your friend is equivalent to a brother so cheat him not.

[18] Change not a friend for any good by no means; neither a faithful brother for the gold of Ophir.
Have you noticed no one is really surrounded by the same group of friend , they are changing constantly

[10] Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
My old friends its my heart's greatest desire you will always be there for me

Monday, July 19, 2010

Our God Reigns

Sitting in front of disillusionment's,disappointments and a total sense of helplessness.
We sometimes forget that God is in control,
We only see the situations but not his huge hands working on our behalf
We start confessing negative and let go of the precious strings of trust which kept us intact all these years
We have been delivered a 1000 times before, we have been healed several times
We have felt his presence and his healing touch
Yet when we see our situation we forget our past and start  believing what the devil wants us to
Where is our faith? We read about David and Goliath umpteen times yet we don't have the strength to fight an ant..
We read the persecution of Paul and the apostles every other page of the book of Acts yet we feel we need to be exempted
The slightest bit of trouble and we start squeaking....the christian in us goes meek..
Rise up brothers , our lord reigns,,,,he's still on the throne....he's not going to give up on you Or let you face the battles by yourself..
He's going to carry you through your weakest moments, he's going to squash your enemies flat..
All you need to do is just believe...for our god reigns..
I conclude with words from a song that someone wrote, based on Isaiah 52:7:
How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who bring good news, good news.
Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness.
Our God reigns! Our God reigns! Our God reigns.
You watchmen lift your voices, joyfully as one. Shout for the King, the King.
See face to face the Lord restoring Zion.
Our God reigns!
Waste places of Jerusalem break forth in joy. We are redeemed, redeemed.
The Lord has saved and comforted His people.
Our God reigns!
Ends of the earth see the salvation of your God. Jesus is Lord, is Lord.
Before the nations He has bared His holy arm.
Our God reigns! Our God reigns!

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Monday, July 5, 2010

My Curriculum Vitae

How do you describe yourself when your passions and dreams are one thing and your curriculum vitae shows something else?

I want to showcase my self in international marketing, trading where I have bits and pieces of experience because I cannot pursue the same all the time. I have worked for various companies as a consultant.

CCESOFT in particular where I have been in touch with Mr Ashis from the year 2007.Sourcing partners for him from all over Africa, and Europe. My job mainly comprised of sourcing contacts for him who could understand pharmaceutical ERP and sell the same. I have managed to get him contacts from Africa,UAE and Europe.

To view his review of me please view his recommendation
Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, High Integrity
“Priya has worked with our company on various assignments. She is very resourceful, thorough and target oriented. Internally driven, she walks the extra mile needed to make any assignment successful.” February 15, 2010
Ashis Dutta
hired Priya as a Business Consultant in 2008, and hired Priya more than once

IIHT International Franchise: Joined this company in the year 2005 for sourcing prospects to set up IIHT franchises across the globe. Even though from August 2007 I have actively stopped being a member of the Global Learning Solution Team of IIHT but I still give them my whole hearted support. I have 3-4 prospects who are very interested to start a franchise.

Read the review of my ex boss Mr. Murali Mohan from the IIHT GLS TEAM
“Priya is a sincere and hardworking lady with high integrity and loyalty.” February 11, 2010
Murali Mohan, Vice President, Global Business, IIHT Ltd
Managed Priya at IIHT Ltd

Working in IIHT I was fortunate to come across the FISA B team the Federation of International Students Association. I was asked to be their guest of honor at their graduation ceremony twice once in 2006 and the other in 2009.Aboud Jumbe the erstwhile president of this association has become a very dear friend of mine.Read his review of me.

“Any foreign student prospecting in or completing their Information Technology Degree course in Bangalore would not miss out on the dynamic services of Ms. Priya Antony. As an expert in international relations and marketing on Information Technology.
Ms. Priya Antony's abilities in approaching emerging markets in IT Education especially for African Public-Private Institutions has won her several accolades from various inter-disciplinary quarters particularly in her skilled rapprochement towards the growing Afro-centric IT demand, needs-based assessment of the African IT students coming to Bangalore for the right quality education, and for her philanthropic services that have greatly contributed to the welfare of several international student communities for Bangalore.
Not only that, Ms Priya has successfully established international nodal points for business interests in IT Education between Bangalore and several countries and these nodal points also include the countries of Africa such as Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Cote D'voire, Sudan, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Rwanda, Ghana, and The Gambia.
Ms. Priya's dedication in ensuring an enabling environment for international students striving to adapt to the local conditions has won her respect and a permanent place for many of us who look up to her for innovation, creativity, and above all, a sense of empowerment and the right quality of education.” February 27, 2010
Aboud Jumbe, PHD, Bangalore University was with another company when working with Priya at IIHT

While sourcing for prospects in IIHT, GLS team I came in contact with Khaled a dynamite business entrepreneur operating out of Holland and Egypt. Please read about his assessment of me

“While working together with Priya on a mutual business opportunity she proved her strong ability to adapt swiftly, react quickly and always makes sure that stakeholders understand each other better, what clearly increased the chance of success. In addition Priya is a very nice person to work with on a personal level.”
February 20, 2010
Khaled Aziz, Managing Director, EDRAC Group
Was with another company when working with Priya at IIHT Ltd

Before I got into IIHT I was sourcing business loans for Standard Chartered,BIL team under the able leadership of MS Walia. As with all bank jobs it was pressure backed and totally team oriented. Working under two ASM; and their respective 12 sales managers keeping up to pressures and quality work was a living nightmare. But still during that tenure some people had some nice things to say

“Priya was a pleasant person to work with, always smiling and cheerful; encouraging the team members to do their best. She was supportive and helpful, hard working, open to ideas that will help the team. She was detail oriented and would ensure her team generates quality leads. She is efficient, approachable & dedicated.” March 19, 2010
Cij Boney Thomas, Management Trainee, Fast Track Marketing Services Pvt. Ltd (DSA of Standard Chartered Bank)
worked directly with Priya at Standard Chartered Bank

The best job, best colleagues and best manager was at Kirloskar Multimedia .A Dream Company started by Ajay Kirloskar from the legendry business families of India. It was his dream, started at age of 23 and our paradise. But unfortunately it was totally short lived. the business wound up in 1998. Yet my mentor gad something nice to say
“I remember Priya as a quiet, hard working, ever smiling professional who was a good team player. She was a good listener and a quick learner.” March 12, 2010

Ameeta Jadav, Board of Management - Projects, Kirloskar Multimedia
Managed Priya at kirloskar multimedia

Currently being the branch manager of IIHT retail centre is challenging. Having the careers of young people in your hands is a huge challenge. Also to keep the business running and cash flow kicking in is one of the biggest challenge of the job.

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