Close to Delhi, Gurgaon – is where I got my first taste of corporate life. The 6 months Internship with Reckitt Benckiser (the company that manufactures Mortein, Lizol,Veet etc. ) gave me more than just a ‘working in an office’ experience. Being about 2500 km (1600 miles) away from home, in a city I had seen only in pictures , people all around speaking mostly only in Hindi– a language I didn’t follow extensively and a temperature which was always either biting cold or scorching hot ,the Internship was a once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment. Delhi gave me four awesome friends , a sense of togetherness, the happiness of receiving a paycheck, the joy of blowing it up on weekends , the mindset to face criticism, the conviction to move on no matter what and unlimited laughter. In short, it prepared me for life !
The back to back movie watching, the shopping, the complaining about work , the panicky nights when the time to enter home was overstepped , the pranks , the favors , the high-fives, the nick-names, the room on the terrace and not to miss out ‘The great accident’ are radiant in my head ! Cheers to the good times , Lessons from the bad times !
Note : ‘The great accident’ calls for a whole new post 😉