Monday, July 20, 2009

My brief tryst with Nandan!!!!

Hey guys,
This is about my two second meeting with nandan.... no its not the regular house servant nandu :D .... Its Nandan Nilekani one of the most respected men in the IT industry....:) ....

Ok before i start ... a little bit of background information... I was working in Infosys (just quit)and posted in Mahindra City - Chennai... And was working in a department called Finacle.....

It was a Monday .... A normal sleepy day .. as all the working days are... except a Friday.... I am sure all the working professionals would agree to that... :) ... As always I was coding... there isn't a moments respite in Finacle... :) .. And as a dress code in Infosys Mondays and Tuesdays we have to come in full formals that includes ties as well... Yea u got that right ... in the sweltering hot weather of Chennai we had to wear a tie :( ...

There was a visit scheduled by Nandan Nilekani that day.. andddd in comes our hero... :) .... yep.... Like that scene in Ghajini where Amir Khan is flanked by his managers and walking like a stud..... Ok .. coming back to the story.. He enters... sees at all the hard working employees of Infosys... its always a flurry of activities in Infosys... he checks out all the employees... umm they all had ties as it was a Monday.... He realizes... gosh .. i don't have a tie... like the ethical man that he is.... tells the DC Head that I'll go get my tie.. i can't be without a tie when every one else is wearing one.. Goes back to his car and gets a tie....

Ok in comes my entry (The second hero :P ).... What was i doing then... was with my module leader at her desk and discussing some bit of codes that i wrote... I heard some loud noises ... and wondered where was it coming from ...It seemed like noises to me because they were discussing something in high profile language that only corporate big wigs use and we employees.. the normal people could never understand... :) ... I looked up to see who were making those noises and saw like Nandan Nilekani staring at me .... It was like a If-it-weren't-for-these-people-I-would-have-killed-you-type-of looks.... I was like very happy to see Nandan Nilekani very closely just one feet away... and also curious to know why he gave me such a look ...

It was after a few days that I came to realize the reason for The Look.. :) ... It was just an informal meeting with the DC head with all the employees of Our Area that I came know this reason... He recited the very same story that has been told above about the tie to show his ethics (just as an example)... Apparently... I wasn't wearing a tie and as per rules i was suppose to wear one... :D.. He must be feeling like a king about to ask his faithful soldiers "Who is this miscreant? Disobeying my orders... Guards!!! Take him to the dungeons!"... (Phew!! Luckily that didn't happen... :) )

And that was my little tryst with Nandan Nilekani..... He is one hell of an ethical man... And after that my respect for him grew a lot.. Though i continued to not wearing a tie on Mondays and Tuesdays .. ;).... hehe yea i m a rebel... :P ..

Cheers!!
Herat

PS: This post is meant to be taken lightly and as a joke and not seriously.. And yea my quitting Infosys was not in any way related to the above reason .. :D ...

2 People's opinion :

Shweta said...

lol.. show off ! :P

Life 24*7 said...

awesome !!! proud of you for not wearing the tie for that day atleast !!! :))