What a Month!!

Disclaimer: This post may go to long. So if you don’t have anything do, just like me, then you are welcome to pass your time here :).

I think there are less than 2 readers at present who come and visit this ever dying website. And the hope taken even deeper plunge that after this post the number will reduce to 1.

So here is the run down of the events of last one month or so.

Let start from January End.

1. I started my night shift. Yes it was the last thing they could have done. I was asked to come to office at 12 and leave by 8 in the morning so none of my team mate could meet. In true worlds of my manager “Without you in the office the whole team’s productivity increase many fold. I never knew that just by reducing 8 men hours (that is mine) I could get extra productivity of 40 men hours.”

2. Around the same time XAT (XLRI Aptitude Test) score were declared. And your truly score a mere 97.06 Percentile in that. For those unknown XAT is entrance exam for the one some of the best B-Schools in India. Yes, I am planning to get a degree in Ymmm Bee Aye.

3. Left my last room which I shared with my class mates and shifted with a colleague. Reason of leaving None!!

Some time in Feb

1. Got a call for college interview from the best place in India, GOA (Institute of Management). Yeah. Party time!! I was so drunk that forgot the close the door of the house. The next morning I had lost 2 phones total worth 17,000 INR. Yeah GOA did it to me. Again. This was the 4th and 5th mobile and 4th theft.

2. Started the regular office shift.

3. Went for the Interview for GIM. Screwed it up big time. Yeah. Again. Bloody Incompatibility.

4. My roomie was sent on exile to Nigeria. Why the heck he was so happy going to such a place. Green Paper still rocks.

5. Got another interview call form worst place to go, Chennai. Interview on 12th March. More updates soon.

6. Was down with cold and Fever so no Holi this year. And no booze too.

Now in March

1. One of my friend’s Friend called, “Hey Santosh me at Airport. I am off to Canada for 11 months. My company is sending me. See you after that.” Bloody Green Paper.

2. Got another Interview call from 2nd Place in India. Mumbai. (NMIMS, the best call). Will in Mumbai for the interview in the month end. IF you are in Mumbai than meet you there!!

Spiced up Indigo

Its great to be back. It was a fun filled weekend and an emotional one too. Though I was a bit stress due to the journey which I had to do literally everyday.

The whole exercise of going home and coming back told me one thing that I shouldn’t travel by flights any more. The reason being that Indigo was delayed by more than 2 hours. But the biggest problem is that they don’t serve anything to eat.

Indigo –> Sells food and beverages, which includes cold drink, cookies, packaged juices and some silly chocolate. But mind you nothing here is for eating. I even asked the crew what is do they have for beverages. She looked at me like I am an illiterate and said juice and cold drink. I asked what about Tea, Coffee or U? She told me the Lavatory at the back is empty and third choice is available. At that very moment the safety belt sign was turned on was not switched off till we landed at the airport.

Spice Jet –> They don’t provide anything to eat (except free cookies). When we landed at Hyderabad I even asked them if they can get anything from outside. The hostess looked at me like I am the world’s biggest runaway criminal and I committed have world’s biggest crime by asking her to get me something to eat from outside. She gave a glare and said “Its not in our policy to get food from outside. It will be security breach.”

Let me tell you the itinerary.
My 6 days long journey started on 1st of March,

Day 1 – Come to office and ask for a leave. Work for half day than leave for the railway station. Board the train at 4:30Pm for Mumbai. (Its a 14 hours long journey from Udupi to Mumbai). I know that luck plays a big part when it comes to me. (Mostly it’s my bad luck). I did my reservation for an AC 3 tier sleeper coach but thanks to Lalu ji and his seat upgradation scheme. My seat was upgraded to ac 2-tier sleeper. Great Na!! But when I saw that my co passengers were Uncles and aunty of more than age of 60. (My old seat had a bunch of Manipal gals traveling :(.)

Day 2 – Arrival Bombay @ 11.30 (4 hours delay). My 2:30 flight of indigo delayed by 2 hours. Reached Calcutta at 7. Took a train to Bihar at 8.40

Day 3 – Arrive at Pirpainti (My native. A small village in Bihar) @ 6.30 in the morning. Reach home and sleep a little more. Did nothing great, except playing cricket with my jiju, uncle’s kids and my bro. and at night Holika Dahan.

Day 4 – My face was full of colors much before I woke up. Played holi with after a gap of 9 years. Slept the whole day. Took a train for Calcutta

Day 5 – Took a spice jet flight to Bangalore @ 2.15. Reached Bangalore @ 6. Called up all my frens and meet them. Took a bus @9.35 for Udupi

Day 6 – back at Udupi @ 6AM

Home Sweet Home!!!

9 Years – Last time My whole family was together for a Festival

5 Years – Last time I celebrated Holi at my native

10 Months – Last time my whole family was together

6 Months – Last time I was at my native

3 Weeks – Last time I got my ticket reserved for to go home

1 Day – Time left to go home

6 Days – Time after which I will be back

9 Months – Time to start planning to go back to my home

God Knows – Time when my whole family will be together again

Infinity – Time after which my family would like to see me come home.

Huh, What a chronology? And, what is this “Family Reunion” kind of stuff? Ohhh!!! My mistake. Let me tell you a little about my background.

I am a guy born to a Marwari family in Bihar. (Don’t ask me that marwaris are from Rajasthan than how come I was born in Bihar? For more details contact my Parents). My small family consists off my 6 family members. That includes my Eldest sister and elder brother (rest on you to find).

Though my father told us that he is sending us to hostel because there are no good schools in my little village but I soon came to know the truth. I was the most handsome among my entire family member so the inferiority complex led me to an exile. Its already 14 years and counting.

The last time when my office declared a HOLIDAY, I celebrated holi with all my office mates. That includes colors and sweets.

Here is the advance wish to all of you on Holi and see you all after I get to meet my family.