Thursday, September 27, 2007


had thought of starting the blog with the idea that this bit of writing will improve my hold over the language and at the same time give timely insight to pals back home about whats going on out here in bengaluru..

Well lets just say the improvement has one to one mapping to the frequency of the posts...
cant blame me though, there's been a lot of thinking and managing going on to make me a MAD.. BAD.. SAD imbecile retard.

major part of last four months was searching for THE ANSWER..
what to do in life...
what do i opt for MBA.. MS????
the good part is .. thankfully atleast have a final call on this one. :)

Past 4 months have also bore witness to a couple of life changing events.
1) 4th Sep:
Completed 1 yr at Mindtree Consulting Ltd. More importantly its 1 year of survival in Bangalore against all odds. Cant explain the enormous boost in confidence 4th sEp facilitated.
having that coveted "YR" on the resume sure feels good.. i mean it really feels good.
.. Would like to call this year as a CRASH COURSE ON SURVIVAL INSTINCTS.
I sure have had my tests on the way, C2 debacle... First ever Job assigned in the TEAM(WINCE,BSP,PORTING,CIRRUS LOGIC were all jargons then).. MINDTREE's tumble from 1021 to 850 to 530's ...etc etc

But the imp part is i still stand.. and was strong enough to take a bold step that would be counted as the second major event of the recent life.

(Play BLIND and raise the stakes..........................)
2) 21st Sep:Since the decision was made.. it was time to be strong and back my self on it. Many would call it a rash and very unsafe decision to QUIT the company like Mindtree without a proper back up in Mumbai.
But as i see it is... I NEED TO GET BACK to STUDY.
Took the decision late on Friday and put my papers in. Thanks to loss of phone failed to convey the message to the OTHLA gang and decided to wait till monday and prepare myself to face the TSUNAMI of questions .
but there was SHITIZ.. one of those who just has to shoot first and think later. (More like the age old - girl type GOSSIPPY character)

This big a decision..... wanted to tell it myself to the pals but dudeja stole the thunder off one of the most critical events of my career.. (Probably shouldnt write it here but just cant let it go)

whats done is done... THE RESIGNATION.

MUMBAI.. here i come

(entire post may seem a bit more abrupt, but thats how i am right now and thought of posting it before i get back to mumbai..
and the title is intentionally left BLANK)


A Retarded Prole said...

kau kau kau!
it deeply pains to know that there is a high attrition rate in our othala gang. sadening as it is, i salute u on your arduous decision. i get the privilege of being the first one commenting here! and dude continue with your blogging so ur friends here in bangalore would know what you doing in mumbai !

Shariq said...

A brave decision !!! God permit, will turn out to be the correct decision..But i have to say by the way you kept deciding and re-deciding ur plans i thought i would be resigning before you do...Anyways...keep blogging so that we know how are things going with you in MUMBAI...Hopefully will try to join you there soon :)....Who needs a Software when you have the Entire Stock Market on your fingertips ;)..

Karthik said...

Hey dude, it does seem weird that i would not be probably meeting you guys for a long long time. But watever the reason was, hope u took the right descesion and all the best for ur future and dont worry the mumbai plan will take of as soon as i land back in bangalore :)

sajad said...

hi frnd...i m actually a seventh sem join Mindtree next appears life is dull at mindtree from your blog...can u plz tell is better to work there or look for other pastures....plz comment...

kd said...

@ all three: thanks a lot.. and keep praying :)

and will give a serious approach to blogging hence forth.. so u guys are always IN THE LOOP.. and expect the same
.. ann am sure will hve to take no extra initiatives.

..shariq.. hope to meet ya there soon man.

..othlaL: i know how ur bangalore mumbai trips get planned.. and canceled so wont comment and just hope u schedule it before ur next onsite opportunity :)

kd said...

@ sajad: dude life in mindtree is NOT a DULL one by any standards..

me from Mumbai could not get adjusted to bangalore living that easily specially since i wanted to study too...

If you are from somewhere in south india i dont c a reason why you should look for some other pastures as this one is definitely green enough.

Shailesh said...

Guys, now you the meaning of "Amchi Mumbai"... Its true...!! Love of ones land..!!

one piece of advice.. from my experiences..
You probably will be in a big "hang-over" once you quit.. Believe me, its not at all easy.. But then, you just passed the stop. And its history. Proceed further in the hope of light.. I too am in the same boat as you these days.. Fingers crossed, walking thru a patch of broken glass pieces, and want to reach otherside without a cut!! hehehehe... !!
Hope keeps me driving.. I guess same applies for you also..

Bhargav said...

Yo dude... wizh u all ze very bezzt for your fudure enteavours..

Keep us updaded wid de habbenings through ur blog / orgut...

Rohit Ranganathan said...

aavi jao mumbai
i can c the attrition rate in mindtree to be high...especially from r mumbai gang
so 2 hits in sep(me n parag)
n another 2 in october(ub n kavita)
going good
mindtree is losin mumbai wala public :)

Jobsy said...

maga.. all the best with the decision.. and dnt worry it will be the right one.. happy bday and all the best once again..