Tuesday 31 May 2011

My favorite set of Mango people in last 2 years...

I spoke to Rashi about where is she working now? She told that they are working in Setlabs kind of environment where they are involved in creating applications which run on Mobile devices. I was like wow, sounds interesting. I had been on bench for 1 week and there was no sign of getting new project. Just few days back I had emailed my DM thanking him for giving me golden opportunity of going on a unpaid leave for 1 year. That one year....
I wish I had more guts and will-power to continue. I haven't accepted it till now, which I am saying now that somewhere in back of mind I was a very very weak... I left that life changing, thought provoking journey of "Vistarakship". People whom I met... people whose "unconditional love" is just beyond words and comparison. That journey, that path changed so many concepts, thoughts in my mind. The way I looked at things was totally changed. It gave me broader perspective...
... and here I was back to Infosys after exact 1 year. I was alone with some known friends like Santosh, Chandana with whom I could go for lunch, breakfasts.
I went to meet Prashant and he told me that there is work in Symbian C++, will I be able to do it? I still remember the thoughts which were going in my mind, its been 1 year I am totally out of touch. C++ and on top of that Symbian C++. How??? But I always had intensity to work in full Development project. I had fought so many times with situation and myself about my testing project CCTPN. I will say cribbed... I didn't fight otherwise I would have left Infy by then and really got into some core development company. But "wo ho na saka...." :)
I said Yes... I would like to join. While leaving from SDB4, I was telling myself, bhaisaab jitni ghisani hai utni ghislo. I had heard about Symbian being favorite in embedded or something so was kind of very happy. While taking my lunch in FC2, I got a call from Aslam saying that your transfer has been initiated. I was super excited. I think it was 14th August, I met Niti and Altaf, they gave me one PM's cabin because some firang was leaving from that desk and it was available. I think Niti introduced me to Altaf and Vinay and Vinay emailed Imran to add me to DL for Symbian_C_Plus_Plus :) I am just realizing that all events are pretty much there in my mind :) I got to know that I will take KT from Richa Sinha and Imran. Then got to know about Chandigarh team, Natasha was one of them. Altaf will be my manager and we will work in a project for Aircel's app store. And it all started.......
Everyone used to be in there world, Charu, Salleen used to do some presentations. Pawan, Pranav and the Android gang ever showed any interest even in smiling back. iPhone team was all serious Hetal, Hardik, Madhu, Swapnil everyone used be engrossed in their work and I felt like no one was interested in saying Hi or making friendship as there were bonds already built amongst themselves. I only knew Rashi and I used to talk to her for everything, and what I had heard from Aneesha that she used to be scared of me??? ( can someone be scared of me :D lol ).
I actually felt many many times that I don't belong here... I remember one day at coffee table I asked Hetal "aap smile nahi karte ho kya?"...

to be continued....