Monday, August 31, 2009

Daughter like me!

During my assignment in Chennai, there were many times when I had to be very curt and strict with the trainees there. In fact, I even complained against some of the top level managers for not attending the training sessions regularly. Every time we would meet our MD, he would take the opportunity to remark on me saying that I was the one to make them take the Oracle project seriously. I would go all red on face and feel very embarrassed about it. During one such day, the MD introduced me to his wife and said: “If at all I had a daughter, she would be like you!” This remark also made go red, because it was very unexpected and later when I pondered over the conversation, I felt great. That was one of the best compliments that I ever got. They are childless and he took care of me like a godfather all through my stay in Chennai.

I got a similar compliment from the Controller of Finance on the last day of my assignment. I went to his desk to wish him good bye and he remarked, “I have a daughter who is in her teens now. When she grows up, I would want her to be like you, all independent and hard-working; simple and straightforward!”

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Windy Pizza Luncheon

“Blink” goes the shutter of my “eye”-camera and captures some loving moments. Now when I open my minds-eye, what do I see?

Boxes containing pizzas and garlic bread spread on the platform of the Atrium and all of us squatting on the floor around those boxes…

We somehow managing to gobble up the wedges while the tomato and capsicum toppings were getting uprooted from the pizza and flying away!

Our hair getting disheveled in the force of the wind and making us look as though we have just had hair-pulling fight with someone!

Many of us had to hold our dresses and dupattas from fluttering around us….

The best part of the luncheon was the ambience that took us back to the school days. It reminded us of the times when we had our lunch under the trees in the lap of nature.