Friday, December 15, 2006
Note:Please confirm attendance asap and circulate within yr batch egroups....
Hi friends XLers delhiites!
Chalo time to take a break and join in for some truly hair-down masti!!
Lets all jump into a picnic lunch to celebrate the new season and get Delhi rocking!
16th December 12 noon, on the lush green lawns of Lodhi gardens get out your cowboy hats and your gypsy skirts and lets get down to lotsa groovy fun!
Couples get your kiddos as tons of games are on the cards.....
Ummmmm and did we forget the food...No way! Time to test our culinary skills too....potluck with 2 extras so we can look forward to loads of variety (and you don't get to taste slurp!! your own kitchen!!!)
So lets all spread the word around and add some XL colour to the winter.
Here's to the XL spirit! ( and those who can't join in with such advance notice MUST get their time management re-tuned).
Pour in your confirmations to Aneesh or me.
The group is meeting at the side of the first monument as you enter from the palm tree lined main gate.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Thanks to the initiative by Mustafa (85PMIR), Shantaram (90PMIR) and ‘Rocky’ Vijay Kumar (80PMIR), there were these 18-20 of us who met in Gandhi Nagar Club, Chennai on 21st December… the bandwidth was wide, with R Vankataraman (71BMD), Suraksha Giri (72BMD) and Vernon D’Costa (73BMD) at one end of the spectrum, and Tathagat Kumar (06BMD) at the other…
The ‘infection’ flew across Bay of Bengal and reached Singapore, and so a repeat happened on Dec 2nd at Wine Company (the name of the place is just appropriate for the occasion – thanks to Ramesh Ramakishnan (85BMD), Rajesh “Ciggy” Soundarajan (99BMD) for organizing this… besides the passerby like me, it also helped many who had recently shifted to Singapore to get connected….
… Given the fact, the invite went under a subject line “Jobless – and in Singapore” it was heartening to find so many jobless people at one place ;0)
Some more pix: Have a decko:
For me, personally, one of the many highpoints of this trip was the visit to National Univ of Singapore (NUS), where I spent an afternoon with Jayanth (y2K PMIR) who has recently joined the place as a faculty after his PhD from London Business School, and with Kulshaan (01PMIR) who also dropped in. Jayanth asked me if I knew a prof called Dr Ramadhar Singh… of course, I knew him – he had taught me in IIT/Kanpur. I knew that he had shifted to NUS, but thought that he must have retired. Apparently, I was wrong and Jayanth and he are working on a joint research paper. And so we went to meet him, and spent some time with him.
So here is the pix of 3 generation of profs… me, my teacher and my student…