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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Bidding Adieu....

It was a long day y'day. Been to Gummidipoondi to meet some (many) clients. Good effort i should say. Was with my colleague.

And in the evening, it was a farewell...a send-off party. An emotive farewell personally for me...its so for many others working with me.

I first met him on 2nd April 2005. It was dusk...sun had set and i entered the hall. lots of work was going on. stage was being readied. chairs being arranged in cluster format. The biggies going for a dress change. Some more time left for the product launch. and i get introduced to my would-be colleagues. And i met a person who introduces himself and holds my hand.... like two friends do while walking on the beach....that was him...Prakash my boss.

For abt 2-3 months my association was only limited to a Good Morning, eye meeting eye firm hand shake.

I remember our first outstation Pondicherry..and i was snoring in the car all the way. I still muse thinking abt it.

In July or so last year my seat was shifted opposite to his. That was when i started to work more closely with him. The Good Morning and handshakes continued. What followed was a slew of questions from me...technical, commercial, some strategies...many silly and a few brilliant ones ofcourse :D.

Interacting with him, I picked up a lot in terms of technical stuff.. also i learnt how to deal with people...peers, seniors, important clients, clients who were resistive. His way of working influenced me. His clarity of thought - in work, in understanding people and understanding situations was outstanding....last one is pretty tough. 15 out of 20 days in a month i would be late to office. With his subtle gestures he used to send across the msg that it isnt good to come late. Never have i recieved a blasting for it.

I have committed a few major blunders which cost the company financially and also the image took a beating. I used to get tensed. But he was there for me always. He used to tell me "We can handle it, don't worry". And he used to be one with me in figuring out how the mistake happened and how it could be solved.

A recent irate customer called up and blared at Prakash for a mistake committed by a fellow colleague and me. And Prakash was in the hospital with his dad for a medical test. After listening to the harrow of words from a disconcerted customer He called me from the hospital and said..."We can handle it don't worry". Anybody else in a situation as his would have given me a good lesson.

I admire his approach towards life, towards ppl, and towards work.

Prakash is moving to Mumbai to take up an all-india function...he is definitely going to make it big.

It's an honour to have worked with you.
Wishing you all the best.

Friday, August 18, 2006

People in my life

This is a nice forward...

To The People in My Life.....

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a
need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a
difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you
physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a
godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient
time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship
to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must
realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their
work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has
come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace
or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never
done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe
it, it is real, but only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must
build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job
is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have
learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a
season or a lifetime.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

my 3oo

Thats my 300th scrap on orkut.....Lara, sehwag would have felt great hitting their 300th run. Similar is my feeling....hehe.

ppl have 3000 scraps. but all that is crap.

Today, for the 300th time, i tried going early to office, only to find that a big container lorry with its tyres implanted into the road. Not the driver's fault. Some govt. department had dug that road up and the next day it was as if some alien creature's foot mark....huge and barbaric. And hence this time too i failed...caught in the traffic, cursing that "digger".

And it may be the 3 millionth time that the politicians stage a drama...huge hue & cry...and finally saying that "i only told that something went wrong". It is for the govt to detect, what went wrong. Yes, our great Jaswant Singhji....with his story of the "mole" leaking "nuclear secrets" to the US in the 1990s. I only think "isnt it too too late, what with all this Nuclear Agreement with the US" (which is totally unclear and hazy to public eyes), there is very less in secrecy. Hope I am wrong.

With so much crap doing rounds....End of the day I am happy that I hit my 300, the scrap.