Truly sandwiched!

April 8, 2014
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I was traveling by Shatabdi to Bangalore a few weeks ago. I was occupying the middle seat with two equally elderly gentlemen on either side of me. I settled down to read a book on this 5 hour journey and they served us a nice tea to begin our morning with copies of daily newspapers. Each […]

Instructions in the Hall Ticket

March 9, 2014
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My 9 year old son took this Hindi Exam Parichay, conducted by the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha,  in the month of January. He was writing an exam for the first time in his life. He goes to a local Hindi Class and the teacher gave him the hall ticket. He brought it home and […]

Great customer experiences

March 2, 2014
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There is a Pantaloon outlet near my house. We went there and parked our vehicle in their allotted parking space and somehow I did not like the way the security person was talking to some other customer in the parking space. As we are regulars there, we decided to venture into the shop, else I […]

My first encounter

February 27, 2014
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It was just another day at work and we were on our break when we started pulling each other’s leg. Coincidentally it was the very same day I joined the company three years back and I was reminiscing an incident from that day. I joined as a fresher and I knew neither the head nor […]

‘Important Mail’ in Software Industry

February 26, 2014
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A ‘High-Priority-Mail’ is something that always travels from your inbox to everyone in the globe, escalated to at least 3 levels, spanning more than 2 weeks and spoiling peace-of-mind, only to end up with the person sitting right next to you, finally giving the correct reply.

Thank them all!

February 26, 2014
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There was this friend of mine who was staying at my place when he was looking for a job. He tried for jobs at multiple places but he wasn’t very successful. One of those Sunday’s, there was an walk-in interview announcement and he wanted to take that test and I accompanied him. While he was […]

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‘Seat’ selfish

February 23, 2014
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Vikram is one among the first few people to board his office bus daily. Without missing a single day, he sits in the front most seat, which is free…a location usually otherwise occupied by his female colleagues. It was strange to see him sit in the front when all the other men usually run to […]