Monday, February 16th, 2009 | Author:

Two hemispheres on one wall, motivation being fanned on another. Whiteboards that refuse to stay white and the balcony of Old Trafford. That’s A-175.

Or is it?

Two pillars of the institution stand to my left. Another one sits to my right. It is to quote him, “It is not about the place, it is always about the people.”

Hi! I sit in the third row (from the entrance) and am more into what everybody else is doing. Two rows away, two great minds sit facing each other. They mean business. One of them frightens me. Oh! he is smiling. This implies we bagged a new project. Whoopee!

I see focused eyes, raised brows and thinking fingers. Suddenly, a mouth opens. “Ooh…Ah…You are my Sonia!” No marks for guessing who it was. Nobody got disturbed. Many of us have put on music as protection for our ears. Others have got used to noise. But, I wonder why the exhibition of his chest is as loud as his singing.

Somebody just kept the bowl full of sandwiches on the table. Though he lost his beloved harmonica last month, the musical notes of his jaws remain intact.

Hmmm, this one seems to be an interesting development. The number of bangles this madam used to wear has come down, from elbows to wrists.

What’s happening here? Ha Ha Ha…somebody’s leg got pulled on Outlook. And, I can already hear her replying back.

Oh no! This poor guy has been sneezing since morning. However, there is a more remarkable phenomenon occurring simultaneously. This lady sitting next to me utters “Bless you” every time he sneezes.

What unites all the people out here is a common language. They discover joy in tiny things. And this joy drives them to do big things. I guess this is how the world kisses one’s feet.

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10 Responses

  1. Ankit.. very well written. You do really SEE people..

  2. 2

    Ankit.. very well written indeed.The last two three lines define the whole essence of vedainformatics so beautifully.

    But i am wondering that all the time you are writing something , then how do you find time to notice so many things about everyone. 🙂

  3. 3

    I thank both of you for appreciation…

    This article was actually not about observing…
    this was more about what I experienced every day during the last 6 months at Veda…

    It was about how WE as a team connect…

    so wat i noticed was not something that I did at one point of time..

    it was wat i FELT here..every single moment..

  4. 4

    wonderful stuff – quite informative too. I never noticed the ‘elbows to wrists’ change till i read it here!

  5. 5

    Actually Sir, you should have been the first one to notice it coz you were the first person who asked me “By the way till when are you going to wear these bangles”

  6. 6

    All i can say now is – So how can we all put our HEADS together to give more than LIP service to this place!!! Nice one.

  7. 7

    Finally, I get to see Ankit’s masterpiece (which is not a killer, what a relief!). It’s well written and terrific, Ankit.

  8. Its been said, ‘You can’t hide talent’, n the same is the case with Ankit.. another superb piece from his creative mind …!!

    Amazing post… which doesn’t take any name n yet lets everyone (in A-175) know for whom those bold ‘names’ have been used, Great observation..!!
    keep it up ..!! Ankit 🙂

  9. 9

    :”> thank you all….

  10. I Ankit.. This is one of my favorites in the competition.. Will it make the Top 3??? I have to read more before I answer that..

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