Monday, July 25, 2005

Chennai Visit

Well I am back but after exactly 8 days. Today I was almost dying to write something from morning because several things happened during this week which needed to be put into words and expressed. Ofcourse the main one and close to my heart was the chennai trip which had a both official purpose and personal purpose to be served. Although very little to do with the official part of it, nevertheless we took a photograph with the CEO which made it look official.
The official part of the trip was the Chennai Polaris Day which was held in Chennai Trade Center one of those places akin to Pragati Maidan in Delhi. It was a fun filled event in which the first part of the event was dedicated to presentation made by each of the corporate functions and the second part of the day was dedicated to the cultural programmes which included Group Songs, Dances Skits etc. No end to it crowd going bonkers over the show in many cases which included the Rajnikanth related performance. Of course regionalism dominated the entire Polaris Day Culturals which included 5 out of the 7 shows in which Tamil was the language of conversation. Moreover our MTs played a very crucial role in the entire roll out of the show. One aspect of all the program to be kept in mind is that all the programs had to do something or the other with the organization and the SDLC in IT projects. Well I enjoyed most of the programs being an audience and ofcourse our people Anjani, Ramakrishna and Kranthi were part of a western group song which in itself is oxymoron. Will not be revealing more details here. After the closure of the show we all left for Navalur. It was raining cats and dogs in chennai on that day and somehow we managed to reach the guest house well before closure of dinner and without getting drenched. What happened in night only three of us know.
The day after was a mixed bag. Having a talk with one of the members of my fan club and obviously the other member is extremely angry with me anyways. But I can't help it. The decision is a conscious one. In the afternoon we all went to VGP. All refers to Arun P, Anjani (we managed to pull him out somehow out of the guest house), Rama, Bhadra, The one and only Kranthi, and above all Vasudha. Even Mr. Anirudh joined us. It was the birthday of Bhadra so we did a little bit of cake cutting too. Nice time we had. Although I was there for a very short time only there I did enjoy that part of it. Then I started back with just one hope in mind. As Amitabh Bachchan puts it
"Umeed Pe Yeh Duniya Kayam, Umeed hai to aap aasmaan chusakte hai, Umeed hai to aap HOT SEAT par bait sakte hain."
Well as I said before in my blog entry that I am not very lucky in number of incidences which happen in my life and this is one of them. Fine I reached Egmore 1.5 hours before the Bus departure itself. Boarded the bus and came back to Hyderabad with a skeptism in mind.
Well when I started this post my state of affairs was very different and my mind was in a kind of different state altogether. But the kind of storms it is undergoing right noww are highly disturbing and effectively can make me absolutely tired. The best way to understand two states. first one is good and second one is bad.
I will close this post here as Mumbai undergoes severe flood wherein even my friends are caught and had to stay in office throughout night.
Let's Hope things get back to normal soon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Uncertainty Prevails

Well my life can never be standstill. It likes to be challenging and changing all the time. Whether it was the posting in chennai or something else which is happening right now. I have good capacity to adapt to changes but I am not quite sure where any change will take me. What is happening right now is the same. Project Management Office I thought was perhaps the ideal job for me. But after getting to know insights about the office I felt that I should get out of it. So this is one situation wherein the market demand and growth work over personal interest. Let's see where do I go from here.
Although sitting idle in office can be very frustrating but sometimes we can make it a little better by doing certain things. Today in the office I read the latest book in the Harry Potter series. I could read only about 10 pages and then we got some work to do. It was based on securitization. Not much can be told here because of the disclaimer. Tommorrow is the D Day for me. Let's see what's gonna happen.
I do not know whether this post makes any sense or not. But I felt like posting something and vomited out whatever I wanted to.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Back to Hyderabad

Well my last post attracted a lot of attention in terms of comments on the statements I made but nevertheless my intentions were not that. Saw a new visitor for my blog Mr Rex Tom C Vadakel.
Something about the Polaris Induction which we finished only a week back. Exactly a week back we had our final presentations on the various topics given to us and thereafter the most awaited MT reception. The MT reception was held at MGM Resort which is one of the most sought after resorts in chennai. The party lasted till 11:30 in the night and was not a very formal party as we had expected. The senior management of the company too participated in the proceedings of the show and it was all in all a good break from the training which we were undergoing. I too had some of the best moments of my life therein. But only few people know about that. This was the day before we got our postings. The drinks were on the house but then limited. So you know what happens then.
21 days in the induction went away just like that. I enjoyed the induction thoroughly for many reasons than one. Met different kinds of people and worked in groups also akin to TAPMI. Definitely the adaptation was much better this time.
In the first week of induction we also went to Pondicherry. Its a nice place akin to Goa in terms of the road and the infrastructure at place. Pretty much the french touch still exists in the place. The rock side beach was wonderful although we went in the hot afternoon. Ofcourse the major attraction was the Matri Mandir in the Auroville Ashram. I could not see it from inside since we went in the morning.
Also roamed a lot in chennai. Went to pondy bazaar for some shopping, spencer's plaza the most happening place in chennai. Met rahul also. Then met many other people in the E Serve meet like Arun Panicker, Vexy, Sumit, Deepti, Surya, etc. Nice experience. It looks like chennai is having the maximum number of TAPMIans. Also met our senior Teenie Walia in Polaris. She told many things about the company etc.
I came back from chennai on tuesday morning. Thursday is my joining in the Hyderabad office. Let's hope something good is in store for me. Ofcourse I will not like to have another training session here. As Ram puts it Training is for people who are either jobless or are not capable of carrying out the current job.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Back to Hyderabad

Its really a long time since I have blogged. People who might have visited my blog must have noticed absolutely no activity after close to 12th June 2005. The reason being on 14 June I joined Polaris Software Labs, Chennai. My first job. Quite possibly a big challenge in store for me. Today I also got my posting. Its in Hyderabad. Yet again I am back to home town.
But am I really Happy ?
Only I know.