Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Importance of Farewell - A Learning from Abdul & Deepa

Answer this questions for me before you move into reading further,

What's the only thing that government servant employed in any division any country gets only once in lifetime?

You think promotion? probably you know little about India(and nations of same league) I guess. throw money and you get the designation you want. So its incorrect.

award? you learn it now. padma awards - highest civilian awards from Indian government may be bought if you have clout and money. so forget this is one time. You can buy as much award as you want. incorrect.

losing job? you are close to answer but are you kidding? when was the last time a government employee in any part of world has lost job due to recession/money crunch??? there is this tax payer herd always moves the direction government points and in turn keeps it well paid through taxes. which lets government to overcome anything... virtually anything. so this too is incorrect.

fine... give up... I will tell you...

Its the glittering eventful emotional 'FAREWELL' event that any employee in government sector gets only once which is in striking contrast to private sector and especially IT sector employees. This (IT) people have their way zigzagging different companies, roles, responsibilities to get what they (or I) wanted or at-least for sake of being occupied - they ( or I) do something.

Recent farewell we hosted for our nice colleagues - friends pushed me have this post. (after all its year end and I need to get blog post count too before year end)

our first farewell-er Abdul Hakkim'ji... fondly called as Abdul(not funny huh?)

Abdul'ji seems to enjoy thoroughly... no traces of feelings in this man...
what could be his most happiest thing?

we had clicked so many shots but to top it all... here is the group flick...
from L to R
Standees: Yamini, Deepa, Kousalya, Jannani, Pavithra, Vidya, Kannan, Jayesh, Pachai, Tamil and Raghav
Seaters: Myself, Abdul'ji and Kuppu

in hopes that this all goes into indelible history..
something like what billgates/steve ballmer did for Microsoft
something like Narayan Moorthy/Nandan Nilakeni did for Infosys
future will refer this images... as great brains together...

Okay cut short here... We are moving for another record bearer,

Okay here comes Deepa... fondly called as same Deepa(no fun.. huh... yes)
You may have seen her in the last farewell event pics that was taken sometime back... Was there any clue that she would also put her paper this sooner so that I had to write a farewell blog post back to back?

Never right? But she did. A perfect example of Minesweeper game.

You never know which square hosts mine.
You never know which programmer puts papper when.

A (big)part of distinguished guests....
L to R: Kousalya, Pavithra, Yamini and Janani

Remaining part of eminent personalities who attended the event...

Okay I can here your concerns....
What is a dictionary without the word 'success'?
What is Microsoft without Windows?
What is database without records?
What is Agra without Tajmahal?
What is keyboard without key?

You are looking for that key member right?

Here its what you are looking for... Myself - Karthikeyan Ramchel and Vidya
You can see the effect here right... a strongly abled person can't sit straight next to be...
call it power emanating from me
call it the striking killer smile
call it whatever you want

but look Vidya she cant sit straight next to me...

Here comes the final showdown flick.... Good to see you all here friends...

Couldn't post all the pictures... So I just collated all and got this....



Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Breakfast with Stranger

Few days back when I was having breakfast at my ELNET Software City office cafeteria, I was surprised by a stranger sitting across the table I chose to sit.

That stranger didn't ordered for any food

That stranger didn't had any cash

That stranger didn't entered through proper gate. It actually gatecrashed into cafeteria.

That stranger didn't dressed nicely

That stranger didn't showed any courtesy

That stranger didn't cared to speak the language I know

That stranger didn't allowed me eat. whenever I go for a piece of meal, that stranger interrupts me from having it

Totally an unfriendly guest....

Out of anger and anguish I decided to expose this stranger so that anybody spots this guy, can be beware of characteristics and keep away...

Oops.... how stubbornly it shares your table even if you dislike it
(backdrop is the entrance area of TIDEL park)

no remorse for any indecent things... just stays on...

height of irresponsibility.... stares straight at me...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Kuppuraj & Deepa Birthday Celeb @ Sify

Kuppu Birthday Celeb on 29th Oct,

A very happy birthday to Kuppuraj

There is a Gang of Four pattern, but this gang doesn't have any achievements to say.. but any case its worth knowing their names.
From L to R: Jayesh Rathod, Pachaiappan, upcoming hollywood director Vellore Suresh, Nagarcoil Tamilselvan, Tanjore Senthil, Loyola Ajay and Singapore Ramesh

Here is the birthday baby Kuppuraj

Birthday baby having his share of cake

Deepa Birthday Celeb on 5th Nov,

3 candles doesn't mean this birthday baby is just aged 3... true to software engineer's instinct... each candle assigned a value of 10... now add and find out the age...
candle is kind of variable... because the height varies in direct proportion to the time it burns.... so its variable right.. and its right to assign a value to variable right?

here comes the birthday girl Deepa in extreme left...

then comes a legend to add more value to the whole event...
yes you guessed it right... Its me...
From L to R: Gujarat Jayesh, Raghav, Karthik(Me), Pachai, Kannan and Tamil

which legend was accepted without confrontation and criticism???
Galileo was severely criticized by Roman Catholic fraternity
And here the legend in making Karthik is being singled out for no reason by Jayesh...

Our key campaign manager to conduct all our events...
and together Vidya

Here comes the greatest friendship that Sify has ever seen..
Yamini and Deepa

Getting into action... Cake tastes good... Some said...

Deepa and her external soul & skin Janani

Our campaign manager in action...

You can guess the power of our campaign manager now...

inner soul and external soul... celestial meeting...

A thoughtful gift sivakamiyin sapatham... what an idea sir ji...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

PSR Engineering College Alumini Album

Hope this rekindles someone's memories... Straight to point.. No blahs blahs.... ;) I can see many relieved faces... beware you have mines inside...

Photos of 2003 batch,

Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE)

Computer Science Engineering(CSE)

Information Technology(IT)

Photos of 2004 batch,

Computer Science Engineering(CSE)

Face I remember
In fourth row, Jaipaul, Ganesh, Ashok, Jaison, Tito
In second row, Ganesh, Ramesh, Prassana moorthy
In third row, (I wont disclose any names as people standing are girls and if I disclose it, I would probably stand in line to be fined)
In first row, Prassna venkatesh, mari muthu

Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE) - I

Face I remember,
In fourth row, Srinivasan
In third row, Parthasarathy

Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE) - II

In third row, Babu

Information Technology(IT) - I

my department, no identification here... even though classes we belong are different, I know almost all the names. but wondering how long I would keep remembering. I have to turn the pages in my slam book to know these friends.

Information Technology(IT) - II

there stands at last row(over bench) 4th from right the beacon of hope, intelligence, compassion and all good things, you guessed it right.... It's none other than Me - Karthikeyan Ramchel.

You can notice, when everybody else in my class sporting in casual dress, I was the only one wearing the bullet proof jacket(uniform, but its just more opt to call jacket - credits to its all weather four year survival rate without even a pin hole opening) provided by college(point here: not for free. we paid for it)... I think I was sick the day before this photo shoot and it was informed to all that tomorrow they have group photo shoot.. The next day except me everyone else has got their casual wear on their back even though we had practical classes(by the way why in the hell we were made to wear that bullet proof jacket to sit before computers and do programs??? probably I guess decision making people there wrongly understood computer virus as deadly human infectious killer and can stop spreading to people by wearing 5in thick uniforms.. hmmm... I still see my college fellows wears uniforms, no awareness till this point)... I would have stood more handsomely had I known this photo shoot early with my designer made clothes(yes made by tailor at EMAR jowli store, main road, kovilpatti ;) )...

Photos of 2005 batch,

Computer Science Engineering(CSE)

Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE) - I

Information Technology(IT) - I

Information Technology(IT) - II

Teaching Staff

most of the staff are my favorites(diplomatic??? huh... But) I have special favorites too they are
Uma maheswari madam(4th from right, first row), I always remember your satellite communication class mdm, and especially for an one particular assignment you put mark 10 out of 10 for me.. still grateful for it ;)

Durai kannan sir(1st from left, first row), oops cannot forget your discrete mathematics classes and my feat of memorizing all those shit 100+ algorithms of one particular chapter... still I'm far away from repeating that success for my current studies in MS

Deepalakshmi madam(6th from left, second row), hard to forget name, right from second year first day to fourth year last day... complete three years you have fought with us... big thanks for making our days at college - even under those emergency era(not Indira Gandhi's 1972 but ours 2000-2004) - an ever remembering days... no equals for you...

apologies madam(5th from right, second row), I forget your name, but I always remember your microprocessor classes

apologies sir(6th from left, third row), I forgot your name, but I always remember your first year Mechanical classes esp. the different type of boilers chapter... this topic has immensely helped our guys to categorize girls into most deserving one(no offense meant, just for fun) and also the time traveled together in college bus... who can forget 2 hours daily bumpy ride through village roads for 4 years.. probably that has made the backbone stronger to beat the heat of software engineering job blows...

sincere apologies sir(3rd from left, third row), I forgot your name, I always remember your Engineering Drawing(special thanks to my colleague Kousalya for helping me in recalling this subject name, sorry sir the subject name just like the subject content is very hard to remember all this years) classes.. your dedication/commitment/spirit of teaching still lingers in my mind... I wish I should take a leaf or two from your life to follow...

apologies madam(3rd from right, first row), I forgot your name, I should never have forgot your name but unfortunately due to heavy usage of help documents, user manuals, bug reports, hard appraisals and hardly coming increments, peer diplomacy, electronic gadgets etc..etc.. has put the recalling sub-routines of my brain to ever unused state by concentrating only current affairs... I always remember your OOAD classes, which I guess you took up this as your specialization because of its plain text format almost right from first to last page without any complications... I still remember your house visit along with Dhanasekar. I guess you must have made good fortune by completing whole semester by just handwritten cramped paper notes taken from library books and not spending money to buy books...

apologies madam(4th from left, second row), I forgot your name, who can forget your software engineering classes mdm. you should stand proud for seeding those initial details of desert software engineering subject in all our minds which has brought all of your students to this state... I hope/wish you have good times at gulf state - that was the last place we know you settled after marriage...

hosimin siva sir(5th from left, third row), unforgettable personality. it doesn't matter whether you get plastic replica at Madame Tussaud or other places.. but you have cemented yourself in all your students hearts.... Hope/Wish you having good times at your IT career now... I always remember your C classes and practicals... Special thanks for letting us(I'm not sure whether you know it) play Age of Empires/Warcraft multi-player games in collage practical lab... Amazing experience... Till now haven't got that chance like that again...

apologies sir(8th from left, third row), I forgot your name but will never forget your Visual Programming classes, especially the standard variable 'handler' you use whenever you write programs dealing with MFC graphical programming.

Ist year teaching staff

CSE department teaching staff

ECE department teaching staff

Non teaching staff

Face I remember
First row, Durairaj... any person who has studied in my college will remember this name as long as they remember whom they are...