And yeah, I love her ముక్కుపుడక.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A lot has been happening, and a little too fast for my liking. But like the adage goes, Luck favours the Lucky. For one, I got placed into this company called Persistent Systems. I'd like to believe I was lucky enough, contrary to the opinion of family and a lot of friends, but my HR interview was awesome. I didn't really have a measure of time but then it must have been for about 40 minutes and honestly, I've never been talked to like that before. That was on the 18th of December. And now, as suddenly as I was getting back to being my normal, lost self, I had two Jhatkas which totally shook me up. I got hired as an intern in this company called Net.Orange which, from what I know develops healthcare related software for US hospitals. I went into the offices for the interview, and I have to admit I liked the place. Had an aptitude test and three rounds of interviews and it was a lot of fun. The MD was a really amiable man and he gave us meal passes just because we were there at lunch time. My interviews, again as my interviews usually are, were great and I had a great time talking to them. This was on 11th of this month and was the second time I had gone to HiTech city. One hell of a place, let me tell you. About 20 days ago, I went once in search of Persistent offices and fell in love with the whole place. Looked more like San Jose than Hyderabad, barring the formal guys wore. Dress code and timings probably help instate discipline and homogeneity but then I believe they stifle creativity, a mad streak that raw energy provides. And in the midst of all this, I got my CAT result yesterday. Funnily enough, I scored well which made Amma propel into illusions of an IIM-educated son but then I told her I still was not good enough. That disappointed her a bit but then I'm happy she's really proud. That shows I've been busy in the last fortnight or so and that probably gives me a reason for not advancing deeper into Godel, Escher, Bach. I started reading Coetzee today, Life & Times of Michael K, and all I can say insofar is that it's bleak and readable. I am also waiting for a phone interview from this NGO called WOTR, which deeply invigorates me. Had a fun MAD meeting this monday and we spoke about working full time for MAD. An interesting option, which I want to keep open. Meanwhile, I'll soon have to apply for Teach For India and though I don't see myself as good as their wants, I plan to still give it a shot. And I watched the first two parts of Numb3rs and it's good. I love the idea Charlie Epps, which I as usual, saw myself in him.All this apart, we have our Gruhapravesham in two months and that's going to be great as well. So, that's about it for now. Had this sudden urge to write. But this is not what I basically intended to write. Will do that tomorrow, starting the draft today.