Viswa Prakash Rao
I know him as a technical consultant by profession when I was with my previous employment. Prakash is a very aggressive person but he will look very soft and nice to all. The way of interactions between us was very vital during our tenure in that particular project. I have worked with him as a colleague as well as from a business user. Both the ways we had the same kind of respect for each other. In fact other colleagues were having a rift because of our understanding. I used to ask everything on top priority only and the way he used to handle the work pressure was tremendous.
I have to say that when he develops a report, I don’t need to check his work. He is so perfect and dedicated in his work. In my experience he was the first technical consultant with whom I got that kind of rapport. Even though our friendship is strong, but officially we were very tough people. We will not compromise on anything.
Apart from this, in my profession, he was the first one who made me to shed tears, I don’t remember for what but it was on some disagreement during our first few days. By seeing my tears he felt so bad and we were not comfortable to look at each other for some time.
I never know that he will become so close to my heart with his kind of dedication and support because of his work and attitude towards work during my association with him. Almost 3 years passed by and I still feel his dedication towards the work.
I miss you Prakash, but it is part of our professional life.
I have a very big smile in my face when I start writing about her. I know she would not surprised to see my smile. What a girl she is? Oh Lovely, what a feeling I have for her. Nobody can understand it other than herself because she made me to smile when I was in deep depression.
I can write non-stop about this sweet little girl, but in real she made my life non-stop-nonsense (don’t take it in other way, I really enjoyed all of it) when I really needed that. As said above, I was not an easy-going colleague. I used to have a wall or boundary on my own. I know it was not a door, even now I have that wall, and there is no wall when it is for this cute girl. She broke that wall into pieces. I know she didn’t do it deliberately but unknowingly it happened.
My first look at her was very vague and she would have felt it strange. She joined our team as a fresher. It was really a surprise for me to see such a freak out person in our team. Almost all of us are little oldies as per her dictionary. Already we were not united and each of us was taking care of different domains and it didn’t hurt each other office atmosphere. But this girl’s entry made the real difference. She joined as a reference by one of team-mate and she was in our team to work with her.
For some time, we were working together as cat and rat, but she made a strong impact that she can do what is given to her. It was not like she was working for me or assisting me, we were working so closely.
Normally I don’t do any spoon-feeding to anyone and I don’t expect it to do when we are working. I can’t teach anyone. Main reason for denying her to include with me was I am a poor teacher. But she was very bright student, I need to say her just a line, she will do the rest.
After her entry my behavior was literally changed and it became a hot topic inside the team to gossip about my style of working. Time made us very close in office atmosphere during office hours.
We will be having tea together, lunch together which was not a normal thing for me. I never used to have tea or lunch with other colleagues. Normally I used to see only my laptop and will not entertain anyone to sit nearby me or to chat unwanted things with me. But with this lady, it was totally opposite. I don’t know how long we used to chat and how we used to chat. She used to sit just next to me for official purpose but our conversations will be on the world. She used to come on weekends to office so as we can spend time together on some creative things. But we will be doing time pass.
I used to tell her that I am seeing myself in her behavior. I really enjoyed whatever she used to do. Two of us are really a goof chatterbox and together it will make more noise only. It created more noise inside the team and people were not able to take it in lighter sense. I am sure that we were not gossiping about other team mates or others. We used to talk about ourselves only.
I still remember when our boss introduced her to me; I told him I don’t need anyone. But to be honest, I resigned my job as my mind was not control in my working environment was totally devastated because of our misunderstandings later. As friends we know each other very well, but we became scape goat for some other reasons by annoying elements. I was more stressed when she was asked to play a role to make me a puppet.
Normally I used to travel to Chennai and I used to buy sweets from Chennai. Almost all of us should buy sweets when they come back after their leave. She became a crazy fan of Mysore Pak and asked me to explain her how to do it. I gave her the recipe, but it did not came out well or it was not as expected. Quite interesting with her was preparation of Mysore Pak at her home and she got good scolding from her mom.
I have to say more about you but other friends are waiting dear, still my birthday in 2009 was the most precious moment and precious year also for me. By your call at 12, you made my day the best in my life time. I can have some more like that but this is the first time I enjoyed my birthday to that extent. I have to thank the entire team for giving me such a joy. That was my first birthday out of home and without my friends.
Only very few know how I was during that period and how am I now. You made me to come out of depression by consoling me and convincing me. I will not allow a youngster to scold me, but I gave those rights to you. You literally scolded me by words, but those were like slapping me in left and right. I was admiring the way you handled my pressure. Being young girl, you shared your shoulder to me to come out of my deep grief.
Even after resigning, it took long time for me to come out of that lovely office atmosphere. I took more efforts to rebuild our friendship but all in vain. It took its own time to rebuild and now, we are back to form.
We really miss each other but we share all our personal and official feelings to each other by way of Chat. I will feel that something is missing if I don’t chat with her.
Even though we chat every day and continuous communication with each other, we really feel that we miss that golden era.
Whatever I am today it is because of so many friends, but still I am alive it is only because of her.
I really feel she is the best colleague in my career life. I owe her more than what she deserves.
Sasi Kumar Meganathan
Sasi kumar let’s call him as Sasi.
Sasi is another technical consultant with whom I am closely associated when I started working in UAE. Anything is possible with him. I don’t want to write about him as very sincere, dedicated and enthusiastic in his work. My friendship with this gentleman is not a long association, but he made the impact in my friendship circle very earlier stage.
He is one like the above girl who was very close to me when we were working in the same project. I have not felt any wall even with this gentleman.
I like the best in him as a human not as my colleague. All my relationship with my colleagues will start only after I resign from the company. As long as I work with them, I have some gap. I don’t know whether I deliberately keep up that or it comes automatically. I am not very friendly person in my working environment. I don’t allow anyone to take any kind of advantage or I don’t like somebody dominating also.
He is such a good person by heart I never come across such a nice person in my life. I am very happy to say that I really appreciate his good qualities and admire at him for being such noble and down to earth.
I have not seen him getting irritated or annoyed for silly things. If he is close, definitely he will lose his control and he will take them for granted.
I am really proud to say that he is my friend and love to have this friendship forever without any problems in life.
Best in him is he knows where and when to speak and when to keep silent, which is really a good quality to become a consultant. To my eyes he is a perfect human by all means as a friend, as a son, as a brother, as an employee etc.,
He is like one in my family. If I don’t talk to my mother, I will feel sick, same way I will feel that I miss something when I don’t talk to him.
Even though we are working in different companies, different project, I still admire his way of communication.
I really missed to learn the technical concepts from you when we were working together and hope before end of this professional life, I will write some scripts with your guidance.
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