Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Irreversible fact !

Long time, I must say! Human creature takes time to adapt to the new place and considering my "Still-in-the-process-of-evolution" mindset, it took me longer than necessary to fit in the new(?) city. It's been more than two months I didn't blog and trust me, it feels terrible. A decision has been taken and there are infinite factors that make this decision wise AND worse, but there are only two topics that conclude this article. 

One is company and another is location.

Switching from IBM to Infosys

Pros :

Well, there is only one factor, SALARY ! Being an IT animal, it's inevitable to keep finding a better place, both work-wise and money-wise! I am not sure about the former yet, but yeah, latter has made things smoother than before.

Company work culture is really friendly. Infrastructure is stunning, policies that take care of employees are abundant (at least on the paper!) and my project work involves serious coding stuff. So a good chance to master the language during my tenure(well, If I take it seriously !)

A good percentage of feminine creatures (of course, I meant good looking !) in the campus.

Cons :

Feels like I'm in a boarding school.(Again). I now curse the people who showed me the "money" part of switching the job but didn't bother to tell me to give a thought about the work culture of the company I'm going to. Infy or any Indian organization for that matter, imposes a "swipe-in-swipe-out" system. In simple terms, you are locked in the company for a duration of 9-10 hours. This applies even if you have no work left for the day. It seems management here doesn't give a damn to "freedom of life" thing. Being in a company like IBM, where I had liberty to come and go anytime (as long as I finish my work on time), it is a nightmare for me to sprawl out of the bed every morning.

Consider this, I wake up at 6 in the morning (What's so tough? Not in my wildest dream have I ever woke up before 11, when in IBM), decide whether to take breakfast or bath (or both, or none, depending upon the bus timing. (The second option alarmingly becoming rare and the last one, more of a habit !)) . I then meet the minimum requirements to make myself presentable, slog for 10 hours in my dear office, catch a bus at 7 and be back home by 9, eat, lock the door and shoot myself!

No girls in my project, and yes, it bothers me, specially when there is so much grass in other projects and very few horses(or donkeys?) to eat it! (You scoundrel! I know what you are thinking about that "eat-the-grass" term, I am just talking about making pretty friends who give you company in/(after?) office ! :D). IBM showered me in this particular case.

Pune Vs Bangalore

Ouch. Bangalore Vs Pune. What's the difference? A lot, you bet!, both in order of comparison and in cities themselves.

Pros :

My City! (though not excited about this feeling anymore, but who cares about my opinion?In India, parents still play a major role in emotional blackmailing !)

Though I am not a native to Pune, being just few miles away from home is a good comfort (Again, to parents!) They are happy and it makes me feel better. Had it not been for my parents, I would have never imagined to leave Bangalore. That city simply rocks and has given me more than I have ever dreamed of, both in terms of friends and happiness. But life is all about sacrifices. Anyway, I do have hundreds of old school-collage friends here and I am happy to be back. Moreover, It feels good to be at a place where you can speak the local language, can bargain with autowahlas and shopkeepers , go to any place, not fearing about what time of the night it is , so on and so forth ...

Cons :

Weather sucks ! Unlike cool and romantic weather of Bangalore, Pune is coped with extremities in both winter and summer. Though I am born in such weather, being in Bangalore for 2 long years has definitely made me accustomed to its weather.

I can no longer abuse local or company people in my mother tongue for they all speak the same language. ( In Bangalore, it was a solid stress buster to abuse others in the language they couldn't understand, if in case, they screw you and there is nothing you can do about it. )

In spite of having so many friends, company timings on weekdays and the red shiny bitch throwing hot waves of around 42 degrees on weekends don't give me time to meet anybody. And I guess this will go on until June. I have even started thinking that I am going to die alone !

Well, that's all for now. As you can see, a number of factors have made this decision wise and worse ! But life moves on :) Wait ...!! Does it? :O

P.S. It took me two hours to write this article and about 2 more hours to decide on the title :(

What the hell is wrong with me?


  1. Look who is back !!!!! Nice to see you back dude... Bangalore also misses you a lot ;)
    By d way, simple yet funny article again. You rock . (no kidding)wats up in life?

  2. Ale le. 2 hours for a title? seems kid is not getting his hands on only after two month's gap :S
    chal koi nahi, u still managed to make me laugh :D
    Anyways I desperately needed your article to make my mood good. thnks for writing a comedy one sweety . wanna go bck to bangalore? LOL

  3. @Mahim - hey thanks ! I guess my msgs dont bug u :P And everything is old except the new start !

    @Angha- awww..stop bugging me ! Yes, I wanna go back, but I can't. At least not now :|

  4. dat ws a quick response !! were u staring hopelessly at ur comment box and waiting someone to comment on ur article? LOL. And I have not yet bugged u. But now I think I should. Why it is so important to have girls in the project? U wont change,will u? Do ur work and get the hell out of there. m warning u

  5. hmm.. well, SHUT UP ! :P Go to sleep !

  6. Oye , tussi kaha gayab ho gaye jee? shukar hai msg to mila sir ka blog wala. u were sick? kab? phone pe to kabhi kuch nahi batata aur yaha paglo jaisa likhta rehta hai . I thought u are happy after going there. wat happened? nice article mani, as mahim said, u dont write much but ur selection of topics and writing is simply amezing.
    thoda professional course kar le aur writer ban ja. It really freshens ppl mind. online aaja, if ur free

  7. How dare you. meet me in person if u have guts :-x

  8. You forgot to mention me in the Pro's of Bangalore :). 2 hours for this article? Seriously? And the title? Seriously, no comments. Kuch nahi seekha mujse tune..

    Life moves on, give it time. Also give time, time.

  9. @Shiksha- oye ! :D sorry yaar, I dozed off. I am happy but utna nahi jitna socha tha :| And Thanks. Itni buttering mat kar warna log sochenge ke maine paise diye hai tujhe comment karne ke :P

    @Angha - :P Ab nahi darta mai tujhse :D

    @Soumya - I din forget, that section was pro's of Pune :) aww..karo aur depress logo ko. Kabhi to encourage karte jao :| Aur rahi baat aapse sikhne ki, to madam, u are in d sky and m on d earth :D aapke jaisa ban ne me pura janam lag jayega ;)

  10. """
    I have even started thinking that I am going to die alone !

    Make no mistake: We all die alone.

    Besides, it is good to see you blagging (My own cute portmanteau of blogging + bragging). I guess you are back to normal. See you around.

  11. Thanks buddy ! And bragging? Please elucidate ! As always, you force me to think whether to accept the comment or not ! :P