Thursday, February 19, 2009

King of Good Times!!!

Hi All,

This post is dedicated to the one of the best time of my life and also to the people who made it possible.

Ever heard about the 3 musketeers??? Yes??? Read on to find out about the 3 err 4 musketeers that walked the roads of Namma Bangaluru!!


Ped aka Mohan

Gow aka Gowri

Erico aka Erica



Bugger aka Sameer

Wondering who they are?? These are the people who made the best time possible. My X (very sadly so) Colleagues in the company situated in Bangalore where I interned. Lets call this place the ‘Secret Society of the Wall Street’ (SSWS)…

I post will flow back in time ie from my second term to the first term in SSWS. I met Gow towards the end of my first term in GS and Ped & Erico at the start of my second term.

Though I had heard about them thorough my sources before I joined back for my second term. I was looking forward to meet them, but I had no clue what was in store for me.

We all got together in the LEGEN…wait for it… DARY New Year's party hosted by the ‘Corporate Services’ department of the SSWS. Surprisingly, none of us was sure whether we would be attending the party, but we did and for good.

We came close during those amazing 4 hours of complete fun at the party. The party, for everyone's information, was based on the 70s theme.

Post the party there was no looking back. We guys started hanging out together and spent some of the awesomeEST time together. The memory of those events are still fresh in my mind.

The Pyramid

Pyramid is a ‘food court’ adjacent to the SSWS’s office. Pyramid and the places around it became our usual hang out point. I still remember the 3 hours of ‘short’ break we all took. And what a time it was!!! Thinking about it automatically brings a smile on my face. We discussed about some of the ‘assorted’ characters in the team we were working in and we laughed our ass off..!! The snowman, the *** couple (we all know who) splashing water at each other!! Wow!! I wish I could relive that time once again..!

Donut Baker

Most of our trips after the office hours were spontaneous (read not planned). So was the trip which, I think, was initialized due to my quest for the ‘Rubik’s Cube’, which I never finished ... lol… no..not because I could not... but because I thought its made for the lesser mortals to prove there intelligence :P

After purchasing the Cube we landed at The Donut Baker. AND we hogged on Donuts as if there was no tomorrow. Those were the best donuts I had ever eaten. The reason for which, I think, was not the chef but the company of the 4 musketeers.

Firangi Pani

Firangi Pani is a pub in Bangalore and as you all would have guessed till now, we crash landed there too. Only to scream, laugh, dance and crash at Jyoti’s place. Jyoti is another legendary character, whom I would be discussing in my next post.

Firangi Pani was great fun, each one in the pub was looking at us and thinking ‘are these guys crazy??’ but there we were, not concerned about anyone. High on life and of course booze..:P

After Jyoti’s place, Ped and me started our trip back home and as expected we got lost. At 2 am in the night, we were lost in ‘Old Bangalore’. We drove from one ‘circle’ to another ‘circle’ and we were crying for help but…not a soul!! Finally we found a loner who redirected us to another ‘circle’ and we finally reached home with all the sweet memories to remember.

Group Chat

During my term in SSWS, Ped had to visit the SSWS regional headquarters for 3 months to get some ‘secret’ training and the group of 4 musketeers got reduced to 3.. :( .

But we were determined! So we started the group chat sessions. It used to be great fun to chat with the 3 musketeers sitting beside each other and the 4th one in London :) . And the saga of the chat continued.

People… the aforementioned events are only few amongst those which are still fresh in my memory. There are many more! But for the sake of time and constraint of space I am not putting everything down.

Erico, Gow, Ped please feel free to add on to it. This post is dedicated to you all.

Sadly the times have changed and may be things are not the same now. My internship ended. I graduated and joined some other company. The remaining 3 musketeers are still with the SSWS.

But I wish it does become the same as it was… :) Love you all!!!

I shall keep writing more about the 'good times' I had in SSWS…

till then




Ped Acharya said...

Hey Sam!

Thank you so much for this lovely post man! It was really thoughtful of you to take out time (from your sooooper busy life) to do this for us. You rock Bugger! :)

To add to the post, you remember our crazy idea to do something really crazy over the weekend? This is still due, but one day we need to achieve this noble mission! :D

I also love the subtle sarcasm in the post. Its not "in your face", but I can taste it through, like a adequately spiced curry! No wonder this post tastes so nice :)

Also, remember my house hunting woes, when I had leave on short ntoice! You took care of it all, and were there till the very last moment when I left for the airport! Thanks dude... I really appreciate that you stuck around when the chips were down... that is what distinguishes real friends :)

Thanks for everything dude... you have been an exceptional friend (substantially exceeds expections in the yearly 360 review! You know who has the 180 out of the 360 right! ;D) and I am very glad (and lucky) to have met you... lets keep rocking!

Vamsi Garimella said...


I came across this post from Mo's facebook link and I love it so, I thought I might as well let you know that...
Like you said, its all about good company! have fun and keep posting :)


Sameer Jain said...

@ Ped: Thanks man... yeah I distinctly remember the crazy idea... I am still awaiting the day when we gonna go on that trip... it must be crazy... crazy like hell....

And hey you don't need to thank me for anything man... I didn't do anything exceptional..I remember the day when you had to leave for London and we went to this place (urr I am forgetting its name) to have Pan... Dude it was my pleasure to have met you...

This post was long due... those times were just awesome.. I have told the stories no I don't even remember how many people.. :P

Those were certainly the 'Kind of Good Times!!!' starring the Kings and the Queens!! Cheers

@ Vamsi: Thanks for the appreciation Vamsi. Everything here care straight from the heart. Its nice to know that you liked it. As you said its was only because of the company, otherwise as Ped would vet, something were not as exceptional as this was (180 degrees....right ped??)

Gauri Siddannavar said...

Hey Sameer, thanks soo much for dedicating this to us :)
Everything is still so fresh in my mind too, like it happend just y'day!!

Remember the "sutta breaks"; how we used to sneak out of our aquarium and from the eyes of ur "mam" .... we were really good at it !!

I dont know if u & mohan remember the day we decided to go to dough-nut baker, we travelled in an auto and the driver's name was mohan and how we pulled mohan's leg about it!! Sorry mohan !!

The heart to heart talks the 4 of us have had, the laugheter and tears we've shared, and not to forget the story time when u told us stories about ur law I can actually go on and on and on...u know it..dont u :)

Thanks again for helping us relive the wonderful moments Sameer :)

Miss you !

Sameer Jain said...

Heyy Gow..!!

I should thank U for making it possible.

OH man I totally forgot the auto waala's name... i felt that something was missing... it was 'mohan (pun intended) .. hehe...

I remember the sneaking out... we totally became experts in sneaking out for the breaks...

how can i forget the story time.... i have bugged you all with those stories..

I also remember The Snow Man, Baby Love and The Dude!!!

Miss u too...!!

gunjan said...

wow.....what fun man!
Awesome time you had