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8 Years of Life In Excess

I am writing this blog post as a tribute to the organization that shaped my career for the past 8 years.

10.10.2010 is one of the most memorable days of my life, the day I joined INXS Technologies (now Market Simplified). I am extremely thankful to the people who believed in this sloppy novice and hired me into this wonderful organization. I was merely a fresher with just 4 months of work experience. No surprise that they still continue to inspire me regardless of their proximity.

Write up about me in my office website.

Write up about me on the old official website.

I began my career as a Trainee Developer, since then it has been an incredible journey so far. The initial days at the Alwarpet office is the most memorable of all. I was dearly treated like a kid as I was the youngest of the bunch. Smiley ball cricket, Samco dinners, Late night XBox gaming, beach visits and what not. Few even used to make fun that I spend more time in the pantry than my desk. With lots of fun, undoubtedly it was Life In Excess.

Do you think this would wake me up?

The next phase is when we moved to Ascendas IT park as Market Simplified. Professionally the best stage of my career. I got opportunities to work on various banking and capital markets projects. With amazing mentors and project managers, I gained a lot of exposure to technical and domain aspects. Few of the most memorable moments are ShipIT Days, a kind of Hackathon where we work for straight 24 hours to build useful products. The highlight was when I got an opportunity to change my career path. I moved from software development to business development as a research analyst. It was a steep learning curve for me and completely transformed my thought process.

ShipIt – Coding To Glory

It was not just the professional aspects the company was highly supportive of my out of office activities. Which includes my MBA, Running, Jagriti Yatra, Travelling and Trekking. All along this exciting path, I was lucky enough to be bestowed with good mentors and earned a lot of amazing friends for life. I am so grateful to this place for enriching my life a lot of positive things.

My Place At Work – Filled with toys

09.11.2018 (today) will be yet another milestone in my career as I am relieving form my job at Market Simplified to pursue other opportunities. Will be missing my dear friends, my desk, nap room and all other best the company got to offer. But, Life has to move on. Isn’t change the eternal constant?

I am proud to have worked for Market Simplified, and I am grateful for the time and patience the company has shown in molding me as what I am today. I wish Market Simplified all the very best for its future endeavors.

The End … of Life In Excess …

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What’s On My Desktop?

Dear Blog,
I am basically fundamentally sorry (RJ Balaji Style) for not minding you for a while. Was quite busy with my work and exams. Leave you, Just think about the readers who visited the blog and got disappointed as there isn’t any new post. How many of them would have eagerly looked at their feeds for a new blog post from me, So convey my sincere apologies to them too. This time I thought not to load them with my usual emotional posts or poem, How about something light, something kiddish?

I don’t own a PC or a Laptop now, what I use is the laptop provided by my office. If you are keen about the topic and anxious to know what’s on my desktop,can’t help. Actually there is nothing on it, not even recycle bin icon. Its a plain desktop with a plain background, no icons on it as they were disabled as part of office security policy. Look yourself.

Desktop

Desktop

You might ask me, why a post and all for an empty desktop. Actually this one is not about the desktop, its about desk top. I have observed many desks in my office. Some have family pictures, Some have god’s statue, some have awards and some are just empty just like my desktop. So what’s on mine? Like few, mine has got a few toys on it. Sounds Kiddish? Toys are no more kids affair nowadays , they ask for smartphones and tablets to play games.

Few weeks back, I had to stay late at work to complete few pending tasks. Almost everyone left the office, whole office was dark except couple of cubicles (including mine) which are lit up. With a bored mind and tired eyes, I lied on my desk and looked around. What I saw first was me smiling at myself and I am ain’t  looking a mirror. It’s a picture of mine gifted by Rams, In which I was happily smiling and wearing my favourite “goCool” t-shirt which was hand painted by best friend SriJani. Even the toys were smiling at me, All of them had a nice smiling face. Then my cubicle panel had  a couple of magnetic Smilies, couple of smiling “I love Chennai” Zha cafe postcards and a smiling mickey mouse card. I found everything around me smiling except me. I have no idea what went through my mind at that moment but felt boosted with positive energy. It automatically forced some smile and I started working again. Since then they would always smile at me, and I smile back inspite of any demanding situations.

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There are some more trivias about these toys

  1. All the toys except the panda are McDonald’s kids meal toys.
  2. All the toys are looted from my colleagues (with their knowledge) except the Night Fury one which I bought myself.
  3. That Mickey mouse card is an entry card to Disney Word, which was looted from a colleague who made a trip to US.
  4. Panda is no longer with me and someone took it away 😦 .

Moral of the story:
Have things which make positive impacts and optimistic people around you. They would motivate you silently and help you cross hurdles.