The short journey that commenced with ZenithOptimedia on 1st August’2013 will end today (6th May’2014). Every organization we work with makes us a better human being and a better professional. Without any doubt, I would agree that ZenithOptimedia has made a substantial value addition to my career and to me as a person. The ecosystem of the organization was truly professional. Any work environment becomes more enjoyable if your colleagues around are good at heart and make the environment lively. I was blessed to be in one such environment and soon I would miss every moment invested here. While I am bidding adieu to this organization and the amazing people whom I shared time, here is a token of love for each one of them:
Mahauli alias Neha
This ever smiling lady is always in search of a ‘masala story’ that she can amplify and create a ‘mahaul’ on the floor and hence she is called as ‘mahauli’. Most unforgettable part about her was when she chooses a cabin to make a client call and talks in such low pitch that we all sitting outside could clearly hear the entire conversation! Will miss all your favourite dialogues – ‘yeyyy’, ‘anyone, anyone, noone’, ‘paapa’, ‘Sammetle’ and ‘Aanandan Sir’!
What to say about this splendid lady. Though being youngest of the lot, she truly has a charming personality and garners all attention with her witty (& naughty) comments during conversations. In initial days of my joining, I thought this girl to be very innocent, however was exposed to her true colours once I started interacting. A true show-stopper be it lunch/tea breaks or on the dance floor. My only wish for her would be to keep smiling and entertaining people around you. May you be blessed with best of the professional and personal life.
The charming guy with chubby cheeks is famous on the floor as ‘Bua’ and don’t ask why so! Few things are better unsaid! He is the one guy who is responsible for all the chaos and noise on the floor. Also, he is known for his tour planning skills. Every alternate day he would come up with a plan to visit Manali / Shimla / Goa / Bangkok. The famous duel over all tea and lunch breaks was his PJs in Hindi and the naughty conversations he engages everyone with! Hey dude, be cheerful and keep spreading smiles around. You have got a rare gift from God!
Ever busy guy who remains engrossed in work was called as ‘manager’ to me. Truly appreciate the commitment he showed in every task and the manner in which he took ownership of situation. I would call him as a silent bomber, who would make a silent but high impact comment during our breaks. The soon to-be bridegroom is all excited these days either shopping or booking accommodation for his honeymoon. Hey dude, you have been a superb colleague to work with and I definitely look forward to work with you again in future. Wish you a splendid married life
We shared the same alma-mater, i.e. MDI, Gurgaon however hardly interacted with each other about the institute! Isn’t it strange? All I have seen this guy doing is either gulping down some favourite food from the snack boxes his mom prepared or attending phone calls to convince / thrash a publisher about the campaign. Though he is a gem of a person by heart, I always wondered why his hands were ever ready to break a pen, tear a sheet of paper or stamp the desk with a rubber stamp around! The one irritating thing about him was his loud ringtone, irrespective of what it was, it sucked specially because of the frequency at which it used to ring. But, that should tell you how busy and responsibly this guy worked. Would definitely miss the ‘logical PJs’ he threw at us.
He earned this nickname thanks to the bulging tummy he owns! A die-hard fan of atta maggi, chicken and ‘neat whiskey’. We got closer towards the end, but his daily tantrums of checking my lunch box would be missed. Hey champ, I understand ‘neat’ has a connotation of cleanliness, but dude, many a times, a ‘mixed’ one is less harmful. Do care of your health, it’s the precious property you own!
The loud greeting Sardar when walks on the floor would sound to be a rigid and tough nut to crack but when starts to speak, turns out to be an equally soft from heart. A true taskmaster who knows his business in and out, impressed me a lot right from the first day. His kiddish facial expressions, mischief of snatching money (but returning it later) from anyone’s hand and immaculate sense of humor are tough to forget. Sir, somehow we both share the same style of managing the team, which I have rarely encountered. Definitely have learnt few soft skills from you and would implement in future.
Sanky alias Sankalp
Wohoo! Meet the most eligible bachelor on the floor and the topic of fun for us for almost every other day. He was the first person whom I met and interacted after joining ZO and was flattered by his skills. He is a damn good ‘convincer’ with good sense of business and not to ignore his impeccable Hindi poetry skills. Every moment spent with him in office, at his home or on cricket ground will be ever cherished for all the fun we had. We have had many beautiful and nasty moments, but in short I would say, I have found another better human being in my life, whom I can talk to in any time of need. The one thing I learnt from him was the extent of patience one could develop in oneself, inspite of being crucified daily (almost every hour) by any and everyone on the floor!
I couldn’t share much time with the newbies of the gang – Ashish Singh, Taranjeet, Arpana & Disha. I am sure you guys would have best memories being part of this b*****d team
Here’s the roadies salute to each and everyone of you. Every moment with you would be cherished forever!
You all have asked innumerable times whether I would miss you all or not. I suppose this blogpost answers it and loud enough!