Thursday, 7 July 2016

Teeny Weeny : Extract from a Memory

Today , I was rummaging thru my old documents and I chanced upon the following excerpt from an e Magazine which I used to run in one of my previous organizations .

There we had this concept of awarding a silver plaque on completion of 5 years and 10 years in the organization. Ashish Mathur had completed 10 years and had contributed this piece of poetry for the magazine.  I as the editor  had given him a reply ... with a poetry ...

I have removed the name of the organization for anonymity's sake ...  Hope you enjoy .....


Ashish Mathur completed 10 years on 1st November 2006 in XXX.  Find out his what he has to tell us on his journey so far …..

Ashish says :

The year was '96, it badly needed scratching, that itch...
10 months at a place? Enough - t'was time for a switch!
Right next door, with rarely a coming & hardly any going,
Was (I thought) quite oddly named - NetBase Computing!

Messers Rajiv Gupta and Ajay Sharma on Noida location
And Pramod Joshi manning in U.S. the sales function,
For well nigh a year we tried our level best with NGI
Prevailing in court when they refused to see eye-to-eye!

Followed projects like HPP, MOVE, eRetail, CXO, Syrius and Steton
Working with worthies like Gurmeet, Mohan*, Tarun*, Johns and Yamin,
(I could name so many more, but
Gentle reader, you just wouldn't know!)

There was the offshore boom, followed by the dot-bust,
When increments became scarce, but never so the trust.
Not a single layoff, never one on bench, lotsa hard work & honest toil,
Salutations Mr. Joshi, to all the naysayers you were the perfect foil!

Up sprung the SEPG, Ananya taking the helm, the goal a 3,
AMS framework founded by Arvind, meetings & action items by Rajiv;
Projects to be assessed whittled down to just eStore & BRG,
Suspense fueled by the ATMs, but success was our destiny!

From once-a-day email on dialup to an always-on broadband,
From 3 guys to 3-score and more everyday joining the gang;
NBI thru Syncata, then PQBS and now Snap-On
Man, what a ride - can't believe, just 10 years on!

Ananya, on behalf of everybody at XXX says :
Just 10 years on and still going strong,
I am sure  Ashish , the ride did not seem  long !

The number five made you jive
But the number 10 is so much fun !
From MOVE to Steton and now PlanView and EPC
We want you to do more , can’t you see ?

Eleven , twelve, thirteen , fourteen , fifteen

Wish you all these years in XXX and many more after the teens !


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