Following is the mail that I sent to my friends at Infosys after joining IBM. It was critical of the applications that both the companies have on their intranets – Sparsh and w3 respectively.
The day has come and I have to bid farewell to CLO. I never wanted to do this. It has never been easy to bid farewell to anyone anywhere, so I am not going to bid farewell as we all will be here and will meet somewhere, someday. I just hope that our paths will cross and I will wait for that time to arrive.
For past one year I have learnt a lot – technical, domain and above all patience. CLO has taught me how to handle tremendous pressure. Sometimes I used to hate it, but always cherished it. When I was a child, my father used to work overnight and on weekends and we – my brother and I used to think what he does in office and used to hate it too because working weekends meant no outing of any sort for us. And in CLO I was doing the same. I think some of my father’s genes traveled and entered my body.
I loved working like this. There are more than ‘n’ numbers of moments that I want to share. During Iteration 1 though I was not part of it, I used to stay back at night. I was observing the hard work that all were putting in. I used to complete most of my work whatsoever was in my plate for the day early and kept some pending so that I have a reason for myself to stay back at night hoping that I might be required.
Working at nights was fun. There was pin-drop silence and you could easily concentrate on your work. It was fun having Siddhesh, Gladson, Kapil, Hira, Satish, Priyanka, Kapatkar around. Playing cricket on floor was our stress buster.
There are many more cherished moments that will remain with me till I traverse to the farthest corner of my life.
I would take this opportunity to thank all of you for all your support and co-operation and bearing with me. A special thanks would definitely go to Kuldeep, Vivek (my first ML), Shilpa and Rajesh Sinha. I remember that in Feb end when Shilpa, Gajendra and I discovered that a POC that I did in November was not correct and that lead to a major change in process flows, Shilpa was angry but never spoke to me like that. I still don’t know why she didn’t scold me. I was waiting and hoping for her to come and tell something, but she was so patient that she never spoke to me in ire. I wanted her to scold me because I was feeling very low because she didn’t say anything. Thank You Shilpa for being there.
Vivek was the destination of whatever I want to say about project and everything. He acted like a sink for my anger and frustration. He used to calm me down and motivate me. Thank you.
Kuldeep was like a captain of a sinking ship and it was because of him that we all were able to complete this project on time. His idea of Stand-ups was great.
Rajesh sir helped me at the time when I was struggling with the dead-line. By setting up a local BRE proxy on my machine he made my life easier. Because each time I made some changes to BREProxyServiceProcessor (I love this file), we needed a BRE deployment. A proxy on my machine saved lot of my time and Ashok’s and Swaroop’s too.
And in the end I would express my thanks to Satish G, Gajendra, Prakirn, Nidhi, Kunal, Ruchika, Pallav, Shailendra for their tremendous support and being my good friends.Waiting for our paths to cross again. Till then in love with Scenario Builder.
All the best!!
# A letter to Sunanda Mainji on 1st May 2006
This was a long weekend and we have a holiday today also on account of May Day. So, we decided to visit OOTY and COONOOR.
We left Mysore on Saturday morning at 2am by taxi. It takes nearly 6 hours to reach OOTY. We reached OOTY at 6:30am. We slept till 10am. At 11:30am we left the Guest House and went to see OOTY Lake. After boating we hired a Taxi for sight-seeing. We visited Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls. The lake was extremely beautiful. Falls were okay but not of the types that we find in Himalayas like that in Mussoorie and Nainital. But we enjoyed a lot. From there we went to Biological Garden. Then we went to market and ate dinner. We returned to the Guest House at 11:30pm. We went to the market nearby to drink tea. Next day, ie on Sunday, we left for the rly stn to catch the Toy train for COONOOR. But the tickets were already sold and the counter was closed. So again we hired the same taxi for Coonoor. First of all we went to see Dodabetta – the highest peak of OOTY.
From there we went to Coonoor. We visited Lam’s Rock, Dolphin Nose View points and also a tea factory. Then we left for OOTY and reached OOTY at 3:15pm. We bought chocolates from the market as Ooty is famous for HOME MADE CHOCOLATES. We ate pizzas in lunch. At 4:30 pm we reached Guest House. At 6:30pm bus came to pick us and we left for Mysore.
The route between Mysore and Ooty passes through Bandipur Wild Life Sanctuary. We were lucky enough to see a tiger, snakes and deers on the road.
We reached Mysore at 11:30pm and our campus at 12am. We played basketball for sometime and returned to our rooms at 1:30am.
That was brief description of our Ooty-Coonoor trip. We have taken many photographs. Will show you when we meet.
Rest is fine.