Saturday, March 24, 2018

The BIG ten!

So, it has been ten years since we moved back to India! Time flies!!

Life has never been more content - all those little inconveniences notwithstanding. In fact someone was asking when we recently visited Hyd, about whether we have plans to immigrate and settle abroad. I said we were abroad and we moved back, and were particular about not having kids in the US, and they found that strange :)

As always, I hope fervently that the kids grow up to love India like we do!

There is only one motherland, there is just one India.

And even today, when I sing the national anthem, my eyes well up.

Every. Single. Time.

Jaya He!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Thirteen and going..

Today I finished 13 years @ my corporate Alma Mater - when I joined, I knew it was a long-term relationship so no surprises there!

I nearly forgot the day though. Pathetic! It also means, it's been ten years at the job in India - when we were moving back I was mighty nervous how it would be since I had never worked in India ever before. Boy! Did that turn out well. Of course I learnt a lot of lessons the hard way, and 9 out of the 10 years here have been in a people manager role so there were a lot of nice stories along the path too!

Here is to many more :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A dozen!

Today I finish twelve years at Cisco. That is three in SJ, and nine in India (already!). I worked very hard to land this job what with 9/11 happening and no hiring and on top of that me being an immigrant student and all that fun stuff! But when I did land the job, what a thrill that was! It was my dream company for the longest time and I was looking forward to finally moving AWAY from Wisconsin (and the winters!) Since then, there has been no looking back. There has been a lot of learning, projects, people, products, customers, situations, hours, runs, teams, sports and what not.

And not to forget, this year the CSCO ticker finally went past the elusive 32 USD mark after ten long years!!