14 Apr 2023

Small Things Big Impact

This post is dedicated to lovely management and QC team at SPI. From Sid Mookerji sir, Divyashree Sanjay ma’am, Abhi, Sanjay Srinivas Murthy, Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Mallikarjun Patil sir. 

Back those days when I started off as Trainee at SPI, little did I know that working in the organisation, the learnings will impact my life this big in the future. I have obviously shifted careers, I don’t work in the world of testing anymore - but the kind of process, quality checks that I knew SPI was doing, the things that I learnt is helping me fix a lot of issues in my company today. 

I hated processes back then just like how my employees hate it right now; so much that there are jokes that float around me for my excel-mania. But I am ok, I guess I now totally understand how huge it is for organisations as big as SPI, coz as a start-up it is for The Big Little. It has fixed a lot of recurring issues, made a lot of lives easier, and given a sort of space where you can avoid a lot of confusions. Of course it isn’t CMMI yet, but I am slowly getting to that level soon. 

Not getting much into details, just wanted to thank everyone who shaped me and my process game back in SPI, forever indebted to you guys! 

1 Apr 2023

I Turned 38 This Year

No matter how much of an extrovert one is, when it comes to feeding birthday cake to folks singing the song around - the consciousness sets in. The mess the creamy pastry creates, the horrifying process of feeding the cake without them literally biting one's fingers, the apprehension of 'what if cake drops' - Ah HORRIBLE. 

The dilemma of someone taking a small bite, and then the thought of should you feed the same piece to the next person, or should you drop rest of the cake to a plate, or just shove the entire piece inside their mouth - the mind races all this in literally 5-6 secs. The safe bet would always be joke about it - ನಿಮಗೂ ಇದನ್ನೇ ತಿನ್ನಿಸ್ತಾ ಇದೀನಿ, ಹ..ಹ... They'll also be like "WTF ಕೊಡಮ್ಮ ಆಯ್ತು"! 


10 years back I thought the worst part of this is people smearing cake on your face and then you spending next few hours taking the cream off. But as you age, things change. What was pain in the ass actually starts becoming your comfort zone. That is the beauty of birthdays. It tells you, how you've aged, how you've travelled 'whom should I take to distribute chocolates' to 'Birthday Bumps ಬೇಡ' to 'Don't smear cake' to 'how to feed the cake'. 

ಮುಂದೆ ಹೇಗೋ, ನಾ ಕಾಣೆ. But I want to sign a petition that says "stop obligation of having to feed everyone the birthday cake if you aren't comfortable" ARE YOU IN?