My First Job!!!

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So!! Finally I can count myself among the people who have got a job in their hands!! Feeling so so excited!! Had I written this post earlier, the excitement would have been triple of what it is right now. All thanks to my idiotic computer because of which i had wait for so long to write about my first job. Let me try this way... like a diary entry...

11 October 2010
A company called Nsys Designs was to come for campus recruitments. Not many applications were expected as not many people fulfilled the criteria to apply for this company. There must have been around 20-25 applications and they included some of the best minds from Electronics and Communication!! For me this was just another company that was coming for placements, maybe just another day of not clearing the written, maybe just another day of going back without a job and maybe just another day to think about what next. The best part was this company was too close to my place and somehow I wanted to give my best for this one. We had two papers for the written exam-Aptitude and Technical. I managed to clear the written, thanks to a misunderstanding regarding negative marking because of which i attempted too many questions!! Apart from me, there were 11 people who cleared the written. Shortly after the result, we had the GD round and all the 12 people had to speak together. This was something really unexpected. Because of too many people, it was really difficult to speak. Although I managed to speak around 3-4 times, I could feel the symptoms of sore throat after that!! Surprisingly, no one was eliminated in the GD round and all the 12 people were shortlisted for the interview that was to start after an hour. My name was the sixth in the shortlist but again surprisingly I was the first person to appear for the interview as people who had their names above me were not there when the interviews had to begin. Strangely, I was not nervous. The lady from HR deptt started with questions about me, my qualities and my aspirations. For the technical part, I was able to answer most of the questions from digital electronics. Overall, the interview was good. I guess apart from my technical knowledge, I impressed them with my personality, communication skills, wit and confidence. The last interview was over by 7 PM. The result was ready within few minutes. Three names were called out and mine was the last. The moment I heard my name, I could feel my heart beating loudly!! Finally!! I was selected!! Whoa!! That moment was like a dream. The joy of feeling how it felt was ecstatic. I actually took sometime to realise that it was all true. I could feel my hands shaking while signing the joining letter. I was proud of myself as it was indeed an achievement for me. Soon I was flooded with calls and messages, thanks to facebook and google groups. Finally... i had got my first job!! And so, 11th October 2010 will always be a memorable day.....

Goodbye...O Shera...

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On 14th October 2010, in the beautifully and colourfully lit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, amidst a crowd of more than 60,000 people, accompanied by Shaan and his silky voice, the adorable mascot of CWG-2010, Shera, appeared before the world for the very last time to mark the end of the 12-day long extravaganza. The success of CWG-2010 will definitely be a memorable chapter in the lives of many people. After so much of media speculations regarding the fate of the games, I must say Delhi surpassed the expectations of all and put up a great show. The entire city came together to be a part of the celebrations. The best part of the games was that a lot of our own players, mostly from small cities and small towns, not just got a chance to portray their talent before the world but also to outperform highly experienced players from countries like Australia, England, etc. My salutes to all of them. They have truly made the nation proud!! Undoubtedly, we are capable of organising even bigger events than these games. It's just that we have to fight corruption unitedly before going ahead. Anyways, commonwealth games-2010 will be dearly missed by the viewers for all the excitement and entertainment, by the players from other countries for the warm hospitality and open hearts with which they were welcomed, by our own champions who made us proud and definitely by the rest of the world for it got to see such a wonderful amalgamation of different indian cultures and a mosaic of beautiful colours. Delhi Rocks!!

Go Delhi Go!!!

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Well, after my last post, i didn't know i would be writing this soon!! I take my words back!! Beautiful, colourful, dazzling, scintillating, exciting... I am short of words to describe the opening ceremony of CWG!! After so much of criticism, this kind of a show was least expected!! Surpassing everybody's expectations, delhi put up such a wonderful show!! I confess for the very first time i wished i were a part these celebrations. After so much of negativity surrounding CWG, i first time felt proud to be a part of the city hosting such an event. The video clippings were so amazing, i am sure the ones who got an opportunity to see it live must have seen a dream with open eyes!! CWG must rock now!! Go Delhi!!

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Meanwhile, i am just back from my jaipur trip. I got a chance to see both the old and the new Jaipur. The magificently built forts and palaces with their fascinating history, traditional handicrafts, colourful dresses and jewellery, delicious daal baati churma and gatte ki sabzi on one hand, whereas big malls and multiplexes like the ones in Delhi and Gurgaon on the other!! The pink city is truly amazing. The people are simple, warm and cordial. The life is calm and peaceful. Had a great time!! :-)