All the best CS and Deepa !!! R & D pair definitely rocks!!!
Friends met: Rohita, Pramoda and Raghu and Hema.
[Modified as I found out that lot of my colleagues check my blog too :(]
So, after all the travel to-fro between Bangalore & Hyderabad... finally decided it's time to move back to Bangalore. Started the process by forwarding CV to friend's ... G, Y, A were 3 companies I initially had as targets. G said they don't hv openings for my profile and didn't even offer an interview. Sigh!!! Surprising .. anyway. .... Y and A. .I had telephonic interviews. ..Data-Structures and puzzles round where I thought I did good enough but never got the call back. Cleared a startup company's interview - IS - but being a 5 member team currently, didn't want to take the risk of joining there. Then there were lots of companies which gave calls but once I told them my expected salary, they silently vanished :(
Then Intuit happened. After 8 rounds of interviews. Yep.. 1 telephonic initially.. 3 when I was in Bangalore. ... 2 from US (telephonic).. after that I told them I wasn't interested in the team they were recruiting for.. so another team and another 2 rounds. So finally got selected .. . Financial domain ... but working in C++ and maybe parts in .Net. Sounds good to me. Pay is good. So all set to join. DEC 14th is supposed to be my last day here. Waiting for that day eagerly.
Looking back..... Hyderabad has taught me more things personally. Though being in US for few months was my initial foray into staying away from family. .. US was all planned.. Had hotel accommodations. .knew colleagues who were traveling with me... Here.. I was all alone... Stayed alone in a rented house.. . Weekends were terrible sometimes.... Until I got to know the M$ Timepass gang (Ganayak, Uday, Ganapura, Jaggi, Bheemu, Ajeet, Abhi & Atul )... After that, it has been an eluva (hell of a) time here.. .. Hv had some great moments... and most importantly made some "friends for life" :).. Staying with friend's family made all the home-away feeling vanish.... So it's going to be tough leaving them all... But then Bangalore is beckoning me to come back and that too fast !!!
So I started my journey from Hyderabad in the KSRTC rajahamsa at around 8:45 PM. My neighbor in the bus was a person named Shivkumar who was from GajendraGad. He's a doctor and very boastful one in that :) and morever a non-stop chatterer. My neck and cheeks got tired by turning to him now and then, and smiling :)
So reached Gadag and went to GR (Gadag Restaurant - Geethanjali Restaurant) and got ready. Shripad and his wife Shalini joined me at around 8:45. I allowed them to get ready and went out for a walk. Took some snaps of the Railway Station and some streets around and then returned to have breakfast. After breakfast, we 3 went to Trikooteshwar temple - very beautiful. The ancient Indian temples are always so marvelous. The temple has 3 lingas right next to each other. There's Saraswati temple too in the same complex. After that we went to Veera narayana swamy temple (Vishnu).
The chatram was adjoining the temple. So we spent some time in the temple, walked around and then waited for the function to start. Since Vanita's father was Assistant to some ministers (as far as I know), there were lot's of politicians around. Went over to the stage to wish Vanita and VP Singh on their marriage. As usual we didn't buy any gift this time too. We had nice food and then Vanita's uncle suggested we goto Lakhundi - an ancient center nearby. We went there and hired an auto to go around. It's one of those old - undeveloped villages but then temples there were again awesome. We visited around 4 temples and each one was better than the other. Then we came back to Gadag and freshened up. Pad and Shalini had their bus from Gadag but I had booked mine from Hubli.
So went to Hubli in the local bus (that too standing - I wasn't used to kerchief reservation). Was tired, so went to Kamat restaurant and had nice meals. Then went around the bus stand area and finally got in the bus to Bangalore. I think I was awake for a few mins in the bus and got up only after the bus reached Bangalore bus stand :)
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Vanita with Vishwanath Pratap Singh on their Engagement - 28th OCT 2007. One noticeable thing in the Rajput engagement ceremony was that the bride was relatively free for most part of the ceremony happily chatting with we - her friends.
Eagerly looking forward to watching the Rajput marriage ceremony for the first time on 21st Nov 2007 @ Gadag.
Friends/MT minds met: Vanita (ofcourse she was present :)), PH, John Loney, ShreeX, Shripad and his wife (Shalini), Seetha's mom, Pakya, Vikas, Reshmi, Sudha-san, Archana and Anand, Shivu and his wife, Venu and his wife and finally Shobanadri Vezhu (my ex-manager) for the first time.
Considering the huge amount of around 48 hours spent on studying for the 3 semesters and around 100 hours investment in the project, lucky to get this one. 7.2 / 10 CGPA.. not that great.. .But good enough :-)
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