Alvito. Over and Out

Alvito. Over and Out

Who would have thought it? After five and a half years in ARC, it’s finally time to call it quits. It’s been one hell of a rollercoaster, with more highs than lows. The work is nice, but the friends you meet here are emotions!! They stick to you; like gum on you shoe (did ya see that? I made it rhyme also, oh yea 🙂 ) I still remember the first time I came to ARC for an interview, and I was thinking, ‘What’s up with this warehouse, we’re supposed to work here??’ I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be here more than a year.. But guess life had other plans for me. I was straight out of college with Shaunak and he became my best buddy here. (There were no cab drop service at that time, so leaving office at 12 am was the norm :)) See how colourful we looked during Holi celebrations in the office 🙂   To be extremely honest, I was pretty impressed with the amount of holidays we get in ARC. That coupled with the WFH made this your home away from home (that is, when I actually came to office). It allowed me to go on numerous vacations! I even got to visit the folks in the Chicago office. Yo!! (You guys look almost as cool as me)   Teams: I started off in the Toronto/Chicago team, but quickly had to transition over to the P&G team. The P&G team, was my longest serving team, and it had a bunch of cool (and quite crazy folks too). Of course now, the P&G...
The King of the North … Part II (Kasol, Tosh, Manali)

The King of the North … Part II (Kasol, Tosh, Manali)

Finally, we reached Kasol around 6.30pm, and lo and behold – it was… well, I don’t even have words to describe it. Imagine walking on an empty road with no streetlights and nothing to do – yep, that’s Kasol. It was barren, it looked like civilization ran away from this place. Apparently people only come here to smoke up, which is quite surprising, because I have no idea who the bloody hell they buy from, since there was no one around!!!

The King of the North … Part I (Shimla & Kufri)

The King of the North … Part I (Shimla & Kufri)

The best part is that once you reach the halfway point of the bamboo walkway, you have to drop (Yep, drop) between the 2 rungs of the bamboos and then freefall (yep, freefall) ~40ft into a “safety” net below.

The Cubs, Skyscrappers and a Colonial Extravaganza

The Cubs, Skyscrappers and a Colonial Extravaganza

If you ever been to Chicago, or are planning to go there someday, remember Navy Pier – it’s a bit like the gateway of India at CST, but better. There is an architectural tour that you should take (fair warning though – it’s expensive) where you learn all about the cow that kicked over a lamp that started the fire that burned Chicago to smothering rubble,

Travel Diaries and Kisses…

Travel Diaries and Kisses…

Everyone knows who Hitler was and what he did, but to actually see the systematic process whereby Austria voted to have him in, and the way the Nazi party managed to get children to rat out on their parents, or hospital staff to kill terminally ill / disabled people is another!