It is no surprise that once you’re done with a day’s work, you want nothing more than to go home and just relax with loved ones. I guess it’s a universal thing and in a way it’s a great thing that Rikhav Infotech, my employers, happen to get this one simple fact. Most employers that I have seen choose to leave you on your own; once your day is done, check out and make a move on. However, the bosses ensured that they go that extra mile to ensure their employees are happy, and I mean the extra mile quite literally!
Most of us look to leave and go to either the station or to the suburbs via the check naka, and to cater to those traveling in either direction a bus service has been setup to bring and take employees to either of these two destinations. It’s a small gesture, but it goes a long way; all the way to the station, if I were to be precise. But all jokes aside, I’m sure all employees are deeply appreciative of this little token of appreciation on four wheels and it goes without saying it’s a big hit with the masses here at Rikhav Infotech.
One of the earliest memories of my childhood was watching Oliver Twist take to the silver screen. Well, not the silver screen as much as my 26” Philips Color TV (the joy and pride of any Indian Household in the late ‘80s) but it really is almost the same thing. More than anything else, I remember Oliver looking at the burly man with the Walrus like moustache and saying “Please sir, may I have some more?” And right after that scene there was bedlam as that legendary song “Food, glorious food” ensued and there was a lot of song and dance made over nothing.
Ebony and Ivory; Bonnie and Clyde; Coffee and conversations. Some things are just meant to go together no matter what anyone says. I remember loving coffee as a kid, and I remember having several memorable moments of my life that revolved around nothing more than a cup of coffee and couch. It is exactly as that cheesy ‘80s song goes; “Sweet dreams are made of these, who am I to disagree?”
Of course, coffee has been a big part of my life right from me being a rebellious teen through to my professional career leading up to (and including) my time at Rikhav Infotech. Some day, I suspect that [...]
It was Mark Twain that once said “Work like you don’t need the money”, but what did Twain know? He achieved a great degree of fame in his lifetime and beyond, he probably never needed money. Us mortals, we need to follow the money trail to chase our materialistic and consumerist dreams. Some of us sell our souls for this (like the Pakistani Cricket spot-fixing scandal) and some of us merely find our spirit being sapped away gradually. I am firmly in the latter camp.