I don't know whether it was Gormand's shirdi visit footsteps or what a very good fortune has occured to me. It being I was interviewed on this Tuesday by one of the big fours (one of the big four jobs I have been craving for) and received an offer today. I have resigned from my present company and this has been the shortest stint for me, though I have switched jobs embarrasingly frequently. Startups are startups, BPO's are BPO's and a job is a job i realise.
Its been a mini dream come true for me, though I realise deep down no work or organisation is small. I sincerely hope the road now which I will take is a long lasting one with the journey being fulfilling
Cheers on a good note (Thanks for all the good wishes)
I received a phone call at a ghostly 5 am sunday morning 20 Feb '05, from Gormand saying I am standing at this place. It was fortunate that I had not had the binge on sat night so though being half asleep I went and received him. It had been ages since I had woken up this time and so the early morning was refreshing and pleasant.
Gormand's fondness for visiting shirdi while alone was admirable. But I would definitely like to wake him up at 5 am also. We slept while the world was waking up for five hours. Had lunch and then were swindled by a Thane autorickshaw for a trip to a meek hilly place called Yeoor (near Thane). Two autos charged us Rs. 200 for fours of us, not to mention the animated convo he had with us while driving to the place. He mentioned the auto would be in a vertical 90 degree position with the steep climb and if four of us used it, the auto will overturn. I hate to mention that we realised we could have taken the bus instead with a fare of Rs 10 for each. If I would meet the pot bellied auto driver again I will mug the swindler for sure !
Rest of the day was good with Gormand and myself taking long long walk to chowpatti and back, weather was complimentary to our spirits so it was really nice
Cheers to Gormand
No I am not referring to the academic professionals but of an alcoholic drink. I especially am fond of it and had it twice in one week which is like more frequent for me since I prefer the binge just on the friday night after work. Twice in one week was because of office gatherings and I am not responsible for my indulgence (a hint of things may come with the preceding sentence)
Teachers brand does flow smooth and it is best 'on the rocks'
i.e with lots of ice. The makers are Allied Domecq who are one of the largest spirits and wine company in the world with a turnover of £3,410 million. Incorporated in 1994 in India, Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine (I) Pvt. Ltd. (ADSWI), is amongst the leaders in the Scotch segment in the country. Its flagship brands are Teacher's Highland Cream and Teacher's 50.
On other fronts, life was hectic again with working hours stretching to 14-16 hours, sleep depravity and illness with tonsils flaring up. But I congratulated myself with 'teachers' and marched on with or without flying colours
Living alone is a lesson itself but I should not mention it more coming from a pampered child who is not doing bad financially. " There are more troubles in the world than yours and mine "
I am beginning to fall in love with the Thane, some of the simple folks here are especially helpful and simple, which is refreshing for a city boy like me. And the place is bit laidback than Mumbai and I am getting used to it. But not sure how long will this romance last as I do believe life is a journey and not destination and you move on from most of the things in life
Cheers to Teachers for now which is a drink I prefer these days
This weekend I was in Pune. Well jist is the city is lovely (certainly the babes), pleasant weather, lazy city perfect to recharge my battered mind after working long hours in office on the computer !
Will write more on that tomorrow