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Reliving 2000 on KD’s wedding

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The train slowly cripples to a halt at Raichur station at 8:30 AM on 14th Nov. Vijay, Nitin & Shilpi, Veeresh and Gururaj got down on platform and hotfooted towards the exit to reach home at the earliest. All were in hurry to reach home and get ready and head to Shaktinagar for their dearest friend Rajeshekar aka Rajesh aka Raj aka KD wedding.

One hour before, when the Train crossed the Marichatla station, 2 Project Leads, 1 Developer and a HR (by their profession) were exercising their thought process maps to come out with a foolproof strategy. NO! they were not discussing about how to meet project deadlines, set goals for ‘At Standards’ v/s ‘Exceeds Expectations’, measuring productivity, or how to gracefully layoff a 9 year senior programmer who’s working on par with a fresh bee. The task beforehand was to reach the wedding hall before the sacred knot was tied i.e., 12:15 PM, which in consideration with their track record was an uphill task. After lot of brainstorming Veeresh (Project Lead) pursued Nitin (HR) to get his Omni ready to be used for commuting to marriage hall. While they were bargaining on the pickup time Gururaj (Developer) called up home to get his hot water bucket ready. Vijay (Team Lead) easily agreed upon to accompany Gururaj as his favorite dish Idlis were also getting ready at Gururaj’s home. Unconvinced by Veeresh and Nitin’s formulae Gururaj and Vijay decided to mange their own commute.

Gururaj and Vijay reached the marriage hall 1 hour before scheduled sacred time. Everything was going in unison; Read the rest of this entry »

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November 18, 2008 at 12:52 am

Unplanned but memorable

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Sometimes you plan certain events but they won’t give you much excitement or even may turn sour. Like  planned event unplanned events too may turn exciting, refreshing and even most memorable sometimes. One such memorable and refreshing event was International Friendship Day celebrations I’d with my small group of friends. And luck strikes again on the blissful day ‘ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ದಿನ’ (Nov 1 – Kannada Rajyothsava day). Nov 1st marks the beginning of ‘Kannada Rajyothsava’ and extends throughout the November month and is celebrated with much fervor and liveliness throughout Karnataka.

We didn’t had any special plans for the day but since it happened to be weekend we just planned for a movie. Again Nitin was our event-manager; he was responsible for deciding the Movie and a nearby Threate and then convey the same to everyone in the group. Since it was ‘Kannada Rajyothsava’ too nobody in the group were sure whether theatres were screening non-kannada movies. Nitin took the initiative to call the theatre and find out whether Hindi movies were played on the day. Since nobody at the theatre didn’t answer his phone call he went to sleep without informing anyone – Thanks to his acuteness 😦 And we were in illusion that he was working out the plan 🙂 Rajesh our busy body for the month (he’s getting married this 14th. You know how life will be busy during this transition period) called up to ask about the plan and was too frustrated cos our event-manager didn’t answer is phone calls 🙂 I too started calling him up and luckily his wife (Shilpi) picked my call. Gods grace things started ticking again from where they abruptly halted after his sleepy break :-0

He outlined a simple plan: Movie – Golmaal Returns, Theatre – Sagar in majestic area and Timing – 7:30 PM show. Everyone in the group were informed Read the rest of this entry »

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November 2, 2008 at 1:22 pm