Monday, May 26, 2008


As I mentally detach myself from my workplace, I so want to reminisce the beautiful days I spent here. And the beautiful people I came across in the past couple of years.

In no specific order.


You’ve been my manager for the largest part of my stay at MindTree. But somehow I cringe whenever I use this word for you. You are the most un-managerly person I have come across ever. Not that I have seen many managers, but I do hear a lot of stories from my friends. And whenever that happens, I'm reminded of how unique you are. And whenever I tell people about you, they get envious of me.
And adding to that, I find some similarities in the way we think/operate :)
Hope, wish, pray and believe that you will be able to achieve your great ambitions in life.
p.s: Thanks a lot for the aloo parathas you made yourself on my last day at work. I was not in the mood to appreciate the dish then, but the gesture itself was so nice!


Feels kinda funny to write a farewell note for you. The last one and a half years, you were my confidante at work. A friend. And a mentor. It's hard to believe that you wont be there in any of the activities that I'd be doing now on. Be it RDS / TM / STP / DNB / MCC / Whatever! Or rather, I wont be there in any of these activities.
Will sure miss you in my assignments at (b) school :(
I have always been envious of your ability to tackle problems by decomposing them systematically. Wish I could do that!
And you and your husband are among the most doting couples I've ever seen. Wishing you both a great life ahead together!


What drew us together was our wavelength match. It's too good to be true. I can pull you into any activity of my interest, with closed eyes, knowing fully well that you would like it too. And so also the other way round.
You are clearly destined to serve the society. Whatever be your profession, I do not doubt one bit that you will find your 15 mins of fame in life in something that empowers our people - our country. Am sure the day is not far off when I will point your picture in the papers to my other friends and tell them that I know you pretty well. (Enakku IG ya theriyum :) )
For the sake of completion: You are one hell of an all rounder man!


Have known you well only for a few months now. But I guess we have moved along quite well in that period.
You're one of those pretty lasses in office who'll make heads turn wherever you go. But what I like the most about you is your conviction in things you believe in. It's hard-to-believe solid!
And your innocence. To the point of being labelled "ignorant" at times :D (Pallavi claims it's not true thou; guess u need to take it up with her)
Am sure you are giving people shocks wherever you go, with your being oh-so-different from what you appear to be, from far. You do not have pretensions, which is probably your defining quality. Don't ever change for anything please.
Wishing you a great life across the turn!


Hi Aunty (Aunty... Aunty... Aunty... :P)
Your infectious enthusiasm is very endearing. And making friends seems to come naturally to you - something an introvert like me has always been in awe of.
And I will always remember your ability to call a spade a spade. Along with your smartness.
You are among the very few women who manage personal interests well even after marriage and a kid. Would like to see you and Dhandu getting so much out of life forever! Like Mrs and Mr Shanthini, Mrs and Mr Pallavi too is a pair I admire :)


My only batch mate in RDS :)
Your uncanny ability to make people laugh has always made you a darling of the masses. Anything and everything always appears funny to you, which is something very rare to find. You would be an asset for any group you belong to da - be it personal / professional. People will always remember you for de-stressing them very easily machi!
May all your searches in life culminate in a grand sucess. And may the Lord assist you in your endavours.


Nee summa irundhaa kooda enakku sirippu vandhurudhu da.. Will always relish our train journeys and your college stories.
And I can never ever look at a court without thinking of you!! ;)
Again, we have known each other for a very short period and in limited circumstances. Though it does not feel so at all.
Would have loved to interact with you a lot more in different setups. Hope we cross paths again in the future.


My partner in crime at office :) Invariably I would end up just being a spectator, while you would indulge in the actual 'act' itself :( Irundhaalum paravalle. Enjoyed being that!
Have told numerous times about how I love your ability to handle people. So not going to delve into that.
But there is something else too that I admire in you - your ability to speak your mind. Many times I've seen you say difficult things to people close to you. I have never had that capacity. Would love to steal that from your armoury!

Anusha M

Like I've told you before, your enthusiasm sets you apart from everyone else.
And everyone knows you for your being a conventionally "good" girl :)
But of late some other feature of yours surfaced rather blatantly. The way you have been gorging food is stunning everyone :D Saapudradha paathu kannu vekka koodadhu than.. irundhaalum mudiyala!
One small request: People spend crores in making movies. Please dont laugh for the wrong scenes and cause a heartbreak for the makers!


You are one of the friends I picked up in the course of Crescendo. Will always remember you for your jokes, though most of them were PJs that would make the rest of us groan all day long. And will miss your tongue-in-cheek replies to the chain mails we all used to send so regularly.
Glad that you have started a blog for yourself finally. Will keep looking for updates there.
A pity that you had to be away during my last few days at office. Do drop in whenever you visit Bangalore, B** A****** Sir :)

(Siva) Karthik

Dai Devaa***. Except in TSA, we could not interact much at office. But guess our friendship from college continues as ever.
Your story of getting into our company is something I keep giving as an example for grit and determination to everyone da. I too often derive strength from those experiences of yours. You will always be an inspiration for me in that regard :)


You are all the people with whom I spent the largest part of my life at work. Apart from you, there have been others too who've defined my stay here; Nikhil, Vijay and Archana were among the first people I ganged up with and will always remain special. Sabari and Desi are nerds with whom my relationship grew from strength to strength - B-school interview to interview :D And Jeeva and Dwija are a couple of others very integral to my mental image of my company. And wish I could go on some trekking trip sometime with Vikram.

In all, I have had the privilege of getting up close with such beautiful people who give me such a strong sense of completeness. Am sure this is not to mark "the end". Seems more like a beginning to me. Cos only now do I realize how close I've got to you people, and how difficult it is for me to break away.

Just a couple of years guys.

I'll be back ;)

Saturday, May 17, 2008


At my office's restroom

Monday, May 12, 2008

Search me!

Ok guys, I'm fed up of explaining to people that you can format your text in Gtalk.

- Enclosing text between asterisks makes them bold.
- Enclosing text between underscores makes them italicized.
- Dunno if there is a way to underline text. Let me know if there is.

Anyway, this is fairly common info. (That is to say, pls dont hit back saying your 5 - yr old cousin has this in his knowledge bank)

But there is something extremely interesting about Gmail that I got to know from my friend, philosopher and guide Rathna Anna!

In gmail, all the following IDs are one and the same:
and so on!

The dots can be played around with! :) If you dont believe me, send yourself a mail with the dot misplaced.

Interesting right?! :)

Do you guys know any other easter eggs like this?

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Taken (frantically) with my mobile at IIMB when I went there for my interview.

Reminded me of the numerous cartoons like the one here.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Un paarvai maelae pattaal

One more tag :)

This is quite an exciting tag from Mathi. Her entry made great reading and I was ready to steal the tag by hook or by crook, but was pleasantly surprised to see that she had tagged me too!

The tag:
All you need is your music player in the shuffle mode and your ability to press the 'next track' button. Each new track is the answer to each question.

The questions are bold..
The answers are slanted..
And my comments are straight..
(Am talking about the font formatting here)

So here goes..

If someone says “is this okay?” You say?
Dandanakka Danakku Nakka - Kaalai
(Ya.. and maybe fold my lungi and bite my tongue and perform a saavu koothu)

What would best describe your personality?
Aaj ki raat - Don
(Achacho.. Enakku vekka vekkama varudhu)

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Yeh jo des he tera - Swades
(Politically correct :) )

How do you feel today?
Chor chor - Theme music
(Thiruda thiruda theme music.. Didn't even know I had this with me!)

What is your life’s purpose?
O indha kaadhal - Sattham podadhey
(Mom.. Hope you skipped reading this point)

What is your motto?
Tanha Dil - Shaan
( :( )

What do your friends think of you?
Duet theme music
(Sheesh! This is a revelation!)

What do you think of your parents?
Khwaaja mere khwaaja - Jodha Akbar
(Somebody translate this pls?)

What do you think about very often?
Its my life - Bon Jovi
(This is so un-me! I've never had such strong convictions on anything!)

What is 2+2?
Track 01
He he. Ok, the song is actually
Daddy cool - Boney M

What do you think of your best friend?
Nee Marilyn Monroe cloning-aa - ATM
(I guess/hope this has girls lining up claiming to be my best pal :P)

What do you think of the person you like?
Kaattu kuyilu - Thalapathi
(Hiiiya!! Finally one song that answers the qn at hand)

What is your life story?
Nenjil jil jil jil - Kannathil Muthamittaal
(WHAAAT! And sis dear always claims that she gets second degree treatment cos she's the adopted one!)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Chookar mere man ko - Yaarana
(Doesn't make sense. Maybe that's what I'll be when I grow up - Nonsense)

What do you think when you see the person you like?
Genie in a bottle - Christina Aguilera
(Googled for the full lyrics of this song.. All I have to say is: Aggagagaa - Vadivelu style)

What do your parents think of you?
Kal ho naa ho - Kal ho naa ho
(Har pal yahaan.. Jee bhar jiyo :) Cool )

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Vasantha mullai polae vandhu - Pokkiri
(Those who know me: no cheeky comments pls :) )

What will they play at your funeral?
Nenjaangootil neeye nirkirai - Dishoom
(Elumbukootil neeye nirkirai would have been truer.. But this is so flattering)

What is your hobby/interest?
Please sir - Boys
(Pleading/Begging! My hobby? NEVER! At least, not after completing college)

What is your biggest secret?
Tanga Dunga - Paruthiveeran
(It's encoded)

What do you think of your friends?
Pal pal hai bhaari - Swades
(Unable to link qn and ans. 0 marks)

What should you post this as?
Un paarvai maelae pattaal - Chennai 600028
(Ya.. That's why we all blog right? :) )

Enjoyed doing this a lot! Throwing the tag open to one and all. When you're done, leave a link in the comments section. Let's get our mental association juices flowing.