Thursday, May 31, 2007

1st June, 2007 - Last Day @ Infosys

One Thousand and Twenty Six Days ago, on a bright morning, I along with 90 others stepped on the campus of Infosys, Hyderabad. Seeing the Infy DC was a pleasant shock for me. Never in my life had I seen such a big office campus with glass buildings and lush green environs.
But I have seen that the romance with the surroundings last only for a few days only – be it the first time of Hyderabad DC or the gargantuan Mysore DC. Slowly, as you are immersed in other aspects of a professional life, the beautiful surroundings take a back seat. You need some moments – peaceful and lonely to enjoy the beauty. And that, sadly, happens rarely. But it is important to relish those moments especially in a company like Infy, where so much stress has been laid on aesthetics. For me, I have many times enjoyed beautiful sunrises over SDB’s and lovely sunsets from the pool side at Mysore. And will always cherish that time, most of which I have logged in this blog over the last one and a half years.
The training time at Hyderabad with 16 people of same college occupying all the 4 flats of a house was an incredible experience. Basically there was no time when you were alone. That was the closest I came to a Hostel Life. To make the matters better, we were earning and the gossips, shopping @ Lifestyle, and the newly acquired independent lives were the highlights.
Some friends, who were transferred to Mysore after training at Hyderabad, hurriedly left the city within months – may be finding it hard to adjust to the city and the life. But I guess you have to give time to a new place to accept you as you gradually accept it. Honestly, I am glad that I too didn’t get desperate to leave because those 2 years bear a significant influence on my life to come. Whereas the fun filled training time in Hyderabad helped acquaintances become friends, Mysore time brought complete strangers who later became important part of life. It always happens that you don’t relish the time when you are living it but when you look back at it, you realize how much you enjoyed it.
It was home coming last year with transfer to Chandigarh. One thing the experience and nature of job here taught me was communicating with a wide range of people – over the mails, Messenger and Phone. Messenger was always used for chatting with friends before this. It was the first time it was used for real official purposes. The contacts nearly doubled in the past one year. Earlier it was always like you were with the team at the same location. Here the teams are spread across all DC’s, hence the need for communicating over the satellites.
Overall there were those times of ups as well as downs. Comfort as well as Struggle. Satisfaction as well as Disappointment. But that is Life. Isn’t it? These things will not cease to exist. They will keep on showing up for the rest of our lives – just the form will differ.
I can say that Infy played a part in bringing changes in me – making me somewhat different from that 22 year old that passed out from the college – that difference I can not explain but only feel.

41 comments:

Tarun said...

yups buddy.. whenever we remember days gone by..only happy moments come to our memory. And yes there have been a lot of them in the past 3 years.

the time spent in hyderabad with u and rompy has been the finest of my life. And I think the last one year that we have spend here in chd has really stregthened the bond of friendship between us and I can proudly say that Sidharh Bedi is one of my best friends.......

aiennnnnnnnnshhhhhhhhhhhh...!!!!!

Cuckoo said...

Very nicely written post for memoirs.

All the best for your onward journey.

YJ said...

What a way to jist an important part of life that helped you mature in ur thinking.
The time spent with you here in Mysore was really great and it always seems as if it happened just yesterday (Jaise kal hi ki baat ho). I feel we guys rocked Mysore (Karnataka) and now its time to Rock Maharastra.

All the best for ur future. Will c u soon.

SiD said...

@Tarun: You betchaa!!
Time at hyderabad was indeed one of the finest... no doubt abt it..!!!!

@Cuckoo: Thanks a Lot.. BTW it is your town I am heading to.. :)

@YJ: thanks dude!!!
As I said, it was awesome time at Mysore, of which you also formed a part and we Guys definitely rocked!!!

Anonymous said...

Paaaji nice expressions man...
All d best and super style of 'sigining out' from Infy...

Sangu here...

vibhu said...

abbe Senti kar raha hain......... ....saale abhi bahut life baaki hain...

phir milenge infy mein is baare marketing ya finanical jobs mein honge....

more money ke saath..

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Anonymous said...

sid....yaar your post really made me think about all those beautiful training days we all had on hyderabad...it was certainly the best time of the work life...
All the best for your new phase of life Sid...enjoi!!

Ankush

SiD said...

@Sangu: Thanks man..

@vibhu: haan bhai.. abhi to life bahut lambi hai aur duniya bahut choti!!
milte to rahenge hi!!

@ankush: thanks a lot man.. and yes.. it was indeed one of the best times we had!!

rOmpy said...

oye mera comment to reh hi gaya...monday office ja kar daaluga ;)

Anonymous said...

You have nicely written unforgettable moments making them so much more special. First job, friends at work place, work environment, the fun you have is something that you can never forget and they are with you no matter where you go.
Wish you good luck for your next Endeavour. Keep posting
-Neha

SiD said...

@Neha: Thanks for the appreciation.. yes, hard to forget all this!!

KT said...

hmm... sahi ahi ...

waise the post is good but it reminds me of something else....

when you are counting down to the last few days in Infosys, its a weird feeling, atleast till the time you don't pick up any new activity be it a new job or new course.

You realise you no longer will be in the same campus from morning 12 to 8 and those days are sometime quite weird. After having spent more than 2 years in one place one really is closely bonded and is in a "comfortable zone" one dare not disturb!!

I wan to write on this topic.. but I am a little busy so may be some time later.. ;)

SiD said...

@KT: initially there was no such weird feeling but as days go by with you sitting idle, you do get it... reason as you said - out of the comfortable zone..(though being in campus from 12 - 8 was not the case with me..it was more like 10 - 6 ;) )

Cuckoo said...

Awww !! Now I know the reason behind your visits to Mumbai. :)

chandrakant said...

hi......... every body , I just get through infosys on 8th march 08 .I'm just in my 5th semester of Btech course
I would like to know more about infosys from u all ,I wanted to know that how was the training ,what is the kind of pressure that you all faced during training.
please reply me at my email-id given below
ckg1239@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hey all....i think u all enjoyed nice time......
i m also enjoying in infy at mysore.......
my training will finish on 29th august..........can u help me that where i'll get post after training.... there is any choice.i got dot net.i m basically frm bhubaneswar.can i will be posted at bhubaneswar........
and after training.how many dayz leave i'll get......
Amit

Ripudaman said...

Hmm... reading this post after out discussion this morning...
everything is weird..isn't it....

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