Subodh Shah

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Happy Anniversary – My first year in corporate world.

Posted by Subodh on January 1, 2011


It may be a bit late to post this, but it’s been in some drafts since long time. My New Year resolution being ‘Get it done’ hence this is one of the first thing I want to clear off.

July 1st 2010, I somehow managed to successfully complete one year in the organization.  Life during the past one year has been truly a roller coaster ride with full of ups and downs, obstacles and hurdles, something I never expected or anticipated. As it is said ‘Life would have been so simple if it were to be the way we wanted it to be’. It’s been like a party with some uninvited guests; some pleasant and some…. The journey begins once again, Down the Memory Lane.

It started on July 1st, 2009 with rigorous training program for about 3 weeks. With rigorous I mean it was as good as getting out of one classroom and entering the other in the corporate world. The only difference being the company paying for you to attend. Even though my lack of belief in classroom trainings, I must admit it helped me. Not to the amount it should have but only thing which mattered was it made me sit and concentrate from morning 9 to 7, 8, 9, 10, tough this was just the beginning.  For a guy like me for whom concentrating on a thing for more than 2 hours was like climbing Mount Everest, the tough times were about to start. The most important thing that I learnt from training (yes, I did manage to learn something from classrooms ;-)) was how to learn quickly. The reason being I had to understand it in a limited time, no other option. I had to get familiar with the stuff at hand. I started to compare things which were told to the things I know or to the things surrounding me. It really helped me visual things, and understand how things worked. This was the most important aspect which I think I would not have been acquired if I were to work in a field which I was familiar with, and it helped me or to rephrase, is the only reason I managed to survive. Read the rest of this entry »

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My journey…Down the Memory Lane…

Posted by Subodh on April 27, 2009


                Yes. The very last semester of Engineering. Soon I would complete my engineering. As I started walking towards the department for the final submissions, something was bothering me but I continued walking. As I walked past the Civil Department Building, I peeked inside and saw myself as though I was looking in the mirror. I paused. Before I could realize anything I saw all my first year friends coming down the steps one by one. The passed me as though they didn’t see me. I was stunned for a second and then realized that it was only my imagination. 

                 Something was calling me inside the building and I just followed it. As I stepped onto the first floor, I came across my first year’s classroom. All the memories started coming to mind as I started my journey… down the memory lane… Read the rest of this entry »

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Fate or Destiny….

Posted by Subodh on April 3, 2009


ye kahaan aa gaye hum

ye kahaan aa gaye hum

“Remember the day we first met. NOT knowing each other. Not even wanting to know.. Not even a smile. THEN we started with a blank ‘SMILE’. Then a ‘HELLO’. Then it became ‘HEY’.. And then ‘ABE AE’ and all. We spend seconds, hours and days together. Today just wanna tell you that you mean a lot to me…”…..

 Few months Earlier…

On a busy SUMMER days of PLs (Preparatory Leaves before the semester examination), I was in the library, trying to get the grasp of the subject. I was feeling sleepy after lunch and the boring subject which I was reading or trying to read was like a sweet song. The time was 2 o clock.  Beep! Beep!  The cell phone rang. I picked up and realised it was a sms. First thought was it must be a promotional sms from the company. I unlocked the keypad and opened the in-box it read….

“Remember the day we first met. NOT knowing each other. Not even wanting to know.. Not even a smile. THEN we started with a blank ‘SMILE’. Then a ‘HELLO’. Then it became ‘HEY’.. And then ‘ABE AE’ and all. We spend seconds, hours and days together. Today just wanna tell you that you mean a lot to me…”

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