100 posts of blogging!

OMG I didn’t realize my previous post was the 100th post & I’ve been awarded. This is the best thing that can happen to a blogger! All along I’ve been blogging one post after the other without noticing the post count or the comments count.

I would like to thank each and every one of you for patiently reading my blog without much bothering about me nagging you sometime or the other to read my blog or the story which I’ve scribbled. Without you and your encouragement and some discouragement from few other people, it wouldn’t have been possible for me to reach this milestone in blogging. My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each one of you – random strangers, frequent visitors, and dedicated followers to have helped me reach this height.

As all of you and I myself know I’m very much lazy, I just wondering how can such things happen. See 100 posts is not just some target. It needs some constant source of persistence and patience to consistently think and write things.

After several hours of thinking and speculating about the source of inspiration and determination to write 100 posts, one thing that clearly hit my conscious which was none other than my blog reader’s and my friend’s encouragement and criticisms that throttled me to achieve such things. I sincerely bow to you all for giving me an opportunity to explore the inner self and unveil or rather unearth my talent to churn out stories and random thoughts that sway in my brittle mind.

Here are some stats

Graph representing number of visitors in each month from Jan 2009 to June 2011

Number of visitors in each month from 2006 to 2011

Average visitors per day in for each month from 2006 to 2011


In this occasion, I would like to give you all some insight on my blogging experience till date.

How it all started?

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Nostalgic Moments – A tribute to Infy

The mail that I wrote to my friends on my last working day……

Amigos adiós…

Guess it’s imperative to say this now!!
Yes, Today is my last day in Infosys. Memories dates back when I was waiting unsettled with my conscious disputing over the subconscious, in my college conference hall, my name was called for making it to the final round of interview. From that time, I’ve been very much inquisitive in looking out for new opportunities, new people and a new life. Life wasn’t bad to me either. I was in the best place where ever I’ve been to – my schools, my college and the company. Infosys didn’t stand as an exception. From the terrific Mysore training where we racked our brains, to the marvellous buildings where we roamed around, to the work, the values and the culture, everything was the Best.

Life changes its course like river. As the life moves on, you get to meet new people from different places and style. I’m very much blessed, fortunate and privileged to have associated with the best people and have been with the best of them in Infosys. They might not have same likes and dislikes as of me but to live with those differences is what I would like to appreciate. The differences did make a difference in my life. Thanks, to all those wonderful people reading this mail. More than the professional contacts, I’ve acquired more friends here – through Infyblogs (many!!), lunch-mates, bus friends, event organizing friends, BB friends, few Hi-Bye friends and many more smiling faces which I cross daily from boarding my office bus in the morning till alighting the same in the evening. Many of them remained as friends, who were not just friends, but friends who always stay in touch, who slap me hard, who hug me tight and hold me close whenever and wherever I thrive and stay in my memory forever.

There are times when things around has put me in a state of joy and times when in despair too. Bad times don’t last long and so are the good times. Good times transform into memories and bad times translate to lessons. I’ve accumulated lots of memories but have learnt good lessons as well. But looking at the good times, the bad times just drifts away with the wind. We need memories to cherish things and lessons to remember. Both are essential.

Time changes and so is the life. It’s been a wonderful journey of 3 plus years in Infosys and at this point of time, I’ve decided to change direction and explore further avenues of my career. This change is inevitable and I’ve to accept this and I’m fully aware that, I’ll be a little more distance away from you all. But the undeniable fact is that, this world is too small to get lost in the crowd. We will meet again for sure and I’ll be at a fathomable reach. You can always drop me a call or draft me a mail and I’ll be very much glad to listen to your stories. Thanks to all of you who made my stay in Infosys a memorable and cherishable one.

There is this song titled “The Reason” from the album Hoobastank, which I always listen to…

I’m not a perfect person
There’s many things I wish I didn’t do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know
I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you…

Though the song is meant for someone, I relate that here to something which I’ve been related to almost more than three years. As the saying goes, “no one is perfect”; I’ve always strived to achieve perfection in whatever I did here. In whatever position I’m now, everything attributes to you & the reason is you – Infosys. It’s not the end but it’s going to be another new beginning for me!

I really don’t know if I’m happy for any reason or sad for no reason at all. There are many things here which I held so close to my heart. So close that I cannot really put it in words. I’ve never tethered myself to anything so much, but the people and my relationship with them here have really made me so much addicted to them, even a gentle aberration to it causes chaos in my cerebral cortex. These benign anomalies will always stay in and keep reminding me of all those good times I’ve been bestowed in Infy.

Well, nothing more to add nothing less to miss. Just requesting all of you to be in touch and support me and shower your blessings for all my future endeavours.

Hum hai raahi pyaar ke, Phir milenge chalte chalte…!

Signing off….
Kalyan Varadarajan
(Powered by Friends, Driven by Love)

P.S: Today’s date is something special. 11022011 That’s a palindrome!