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20 February 2015

The Little Blessing

It’s been a while now, that I am in friendship with her; the little cute Tulasi plant (holy Basel). I happened to notice her during a summer where we were suffering from the kind of drought which I never had experienced before. We had to fetch water and take it to our house. Thank God, for the big office cab we had! We were praying to the rain god to shower life on us! Everything was dried out; plants and grasses were already dead and only big trees survived.

I was always taught to worship Tulasi.  Apart from that I always had a special affection and love for her. She gave me the first-aid to a centipede’s bite which I had to go though, many times in my life and many a time as a relief to my breathing problem when I get cold. There’s no disease that she couldn't cure and she always blessed me with her magical cure whenever I wanted. As you know, she is the best home remedy for anything and everything.

Now seeing a little Tulasi plant getting dried out I felt extremely bad and guilty. I had only so much of water to serve myself. But I decided to give her a cup of water everyday. The more devoted I was, the happier we both became. And with me she also overcame the drought and then came, the monsoon. By then she had grown out to be a big Tulasi plant. Now she is there smiling at me everyday. It’s really a bliss to see her every morning and then go to office. And when my roommates are away, it’s just her who gives me a company in which I cherish a lot. I love watching her smiling at me and I should admit that she has that power to rejuvenate the soul. For me she is not just a plant but she’s “Tulasi Maharani” and hope you all know the story behind her birth, the one explained in Hindu mythology. I can feel the blessing, I am surrounded by. I can feel the love she showers, the positive energy she spreads; it’s just awesome, no words to express.

“Jai Tulasi Maharani!”

Image Credits: Pixabay 

12 February 2015

Here's the reason why!

Many are asking me why I am not relocating my work life from Kozhikode. And it’s a question I also thought about some time ago. And once; two years before to be exact, I stepped out of this location (it’s a techno/ industrial park) in search of a new place. I was actually fed up with the work life here. I believe in all those cosmic powers that got me back to the same place but in a different company which made me change all my beliefs about this particular sector where there are so many companies working more or less in the same style and work culture. I was so disappointed about how employees are valued & treated and how their talents are utilized. I believe that it's the employees who makes a company and so their happiness matters a lot. 

I should say that the current company where I work at has all those I wished for or anyone like me (who doesn't have that luxury of going home daily after work) wishes for; be it accommodation, cook, cab and so on. Also it is employee friendly with a liberal (not very liberal) office atmosphere. The funniest part is that everyone here is a foodie and I like those (I’m not a foodie though :P) treat- time/fun time too. My college-mates and some former colleagues keep on asking me if I’m still working in the the same place, though I changed my previous company and why I’m not ready to shift to the metros for better opportunities. I never understood what they actually meant when they say it out of sympathy. Of course metros give good career options and better payment, I agree.  

But what if I am in love with the place? I was that kind of a person who likes travelling a lot. But when I was a kid, I didn't get that opportunity to do that except during my school or college vacations. I was not that familiar with this place too; the lovely Kozhikode, though I had been making visits. When I started working here I had no idea where to shop, where to dine, from where to catch a  bus to a particular location, which hospital to go and many other things. I was but lucky! I got many friends who reside here and I started exploring the place with them. The more I explored, the more I liked. Now I too have my favorite shops, restaurants, theater etc. though there is lot more to explore.

Changes are but inevitable and I know I would leave this place and people some day. When I quit my first company, I missed only my friends but this time I’m sure that I will be missing the whole office and even the tiniest thing here that makes me smile. I just love my work and everything that matters to my work and living! And yeah, I will be here for some more time, hopefully!

P.S: My opinions expressed here are strictly confined to SMEs in Kozhikode.

Image Credits: Pixabay