I believe in hard work and determination are the keys to success. My confidence brought me from nothing to something.
I was born and brought up in a small village in Dharwad district of Karnataka state, India. Since I was good at Series completion, Analogy, Classification, Coding-Decoding, etc I got selected in a renowned Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya(A residential school). I’m the first person from our village to go out and study outside @ the age of 11. I finished my schooling, then pre-university course in Kittel science college Dharwad.
Saw an ad of a college that provides Aeronautical engineering in Indore and joined, which we later found out that it was not a college but a training centre that gives training for IMI, AMAeSI, AMIE courses. without telling this to parents applied for a commerce degree thru distance learning.
Me and my friends thought of shifting to Bangalore and continued writing degree exams and start working since we lavishly spent so much of our parents’ money for that course and hostel.
I was 20 when I came to Bangalore and lived in a cousin’s friends’ room. Later moved to one of my close friend’s friends’ room(all 3-4 yrs elder to me). All of them were engineering graduates looking for job.
Learned so many things from them and their friends. All got good job in TCS, HCL and ING. I was like a waste guy reading newspapers, playing chess and taking mental ability tests, eating sleeping was a routine.
Completed 4 months in Bangalore got bored of a daily ‘nothing doing’ routine. One day I decided to do a job and sent resume to my friend. He was working for Tata Teleservices on contract basis in a backend process. I got a interview call from Manjunath SV who was responsible for backend process, login process and customer application audit process. I went to the inverview and I got selected in half hour(On contract basis)…!! It was a night shift job and I was responsible for CAF audit/CAF scrutiny and service rectifications on Metasolve and Oracle CRM.
My dream wasn’t this, but I was very happy that I got job… 🙂 (It was Dec 2004, & I was in last year of my degree). I decided that I should be in a same industry so that my experince should count and I should become a good professional like my bosses.
I didn’t have a habbit of wearing branded dresses/watch/shoes because I wasn’t upto that level. Sitting infront of Forum Mall (Opp to Tata Tele office, Bangalore)
I used to think how people earn so much money and how do they spend so much money on dresses/shoes.
Then decided to become like them and started reading and learning things more about the industry by subscribing to telecom related articles and discussing with seniors. 20 months completed.
Tired of night shifts and moreover I had commerce degree in hand and decided to change. And as decided, searched a job in telecom industry only,
Joined Bharti Airtel (on contract again) as an Executive for Billing and credit control dept, there I was responsible for Billing Reco, credit control, MIS and reporting.
After an year got a call from OnMobile a well known telecom VAS company which was incubated by Infosys.
Since the requirement was in a renowned team called Business Intelligence and my role was campaign management and Data analytics,
I jumped from Airtel to OnMobile without asking them good money as I wanted to make a strong base for my life. I worked in OM for 2.2 Years and learned so many things that I can’t imagine.
Both my personal and professional life got changed fully. I use to called by a ‘branded man’ from my friends.
One day I got a call from Sunil, my ex colleague and friend saying that they have an opening for a Business analyst cum U&R Manager under Prashant Chacko,
I immediately sent resume after seeing Chacko’s professional history in Linkedin. Thinking that I can learn a lot from Prashant. I moved from OM to Verse Innovation Pvt ltd though it was a small company compared to OnMobile.
As I thought I learned even more things from Prashant Chacko, Ravanan, Rohit Shivaram, Virendra Gupta and team. Prashant and Viru helped me a lot in terms of everything professionally and personally.
Prashant moved from U&R to look after NewsHunt’s biz and he took me under him and now I’m working for NewsHunt’s Marketing team as a Biz Manager for NH mktg and Ad operations and Business Analytics…. 🙂
Now my parents and friends are very happy about my life and the hard work .
I got married to a sweetheart called Manjula a daughter of a renowned ex politician from Hospet in Apr 2012… Recently on 11th Nov 2013 we blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Saanvi 🙂 & This is story till now and this is how I turned from nothing to something 🙂 🙂
Its written by a Satyam employee:
At a time when almost 90% of my Satyam friends are cribbing about the fraud and betrayal by Ramalinga Raju, I have a slightly different opinion. It’s bold of me to write this in black and white but this comes straight from my heart and experience.
Let me start by quoting an example of 2006. Most of my friends were unemployed with 50-60% plus marks in BTech, with a degree from an average University and hunting madly for a job. Whether people accept it today or not but the truth remains that Satyam was the ONLY saviour and the only mass recruiter who was ready to accept students who had back logs but had cleared them and also it did not put a very strict minimum marks criterion. And this was true not only for my small college at Lucknow but also those across India . Satyam is the fourth largest in IT in India. Looking at India’s population I really want to thank Raju for giving some 54000 Indians jobs atleast for all these years . He was the reason for the revival of confidence and the reason for the bread and butter for many a families.
Satyam training was renowned all over India. Their STC training centre created numerous love stories and unexpected rekindling of a youthful environment where girls and boys were more indepenent than their college days . I remember most of my Satyam friends felt that they made better friends at Satyam’s three to six months training than those in the four years of BTech.
Unfortunately people forget to thank God in sad times . I understand that what Raju did is deplorable and unpardonable. He should have treated business more formally and not dealt with it like a family affair . He should have been strict a couple of months or years before itself. Why did he hire so many non potential candidates and keep them on bench? When were the managers and the team mates last told that if they dont work hard, they will lose their job? Business cannot be run lousily.
I have been staying with some 200 odd girls for the last 2 years and many of them are from Satyam. Moreover I network a lot and I have lots of male friends at Satyam . I have seen how people tail gate to Satyam, how they give their swipe cards to others to swipe it on their behalf , how female employees have gone home sharp at 6am irrespective of when they landed at office, how employees sit at home for months at a stretch, prepare for all kind of post graduate entrance exams and still enjoy a full month’s pay, how often they went for movies at local theatres at office hours, how often employees went to office just to sign on registers in the morning and at evening, how often they faked their certificates , how often they put unlimited fake medical and house rental bills.
How can we blame just one man when EACH AND EVERY person was disloyal ? How can we exclude Auditors like PwC ? How can we exclude the Board of Directors who have washed their hands off so clean? How can we exclude banks who gave hefty loans without true verfication? How can we exclude the Chief Minister of AP who allowed leniency for Raju’s fellow businessman? How can we exclude managers who were never able to trace which bench employee under him had been away from office for how long ?
Yet how can people forget this is the same man whose ideas and potentials gave them an identity for the past several years? How many couples found the right match at an IT industry , courtesy Satyam and how many Andhra farmers benefited from their crores of investments in Satyam shares .How can people forget that Satyam launched its offices right at the doorsteps of a residential colony, where people can simply walk to work ?
The most gruesome experience that I can recollect was when a Satyam tag wearing person was waiting to attend an interview and I overheard him saying that he was in a business meeting at the My Home Satyam ( Madhapur) office when he was sitting right infront of me at a totally different company. When employees themselves show such a lousy attitude and dont care a damn for the brand that they carry around their neck, how can they expect others to care?
I am not saying that ALL Satyam employees are bad. I have known very dedicated people too, but my point is very clear, before pointing fingers at others, introspect .There are thousands of people who have completed certifications at the cost of Satyam, got trained at Satyam. Satyam made several freshers stand on their feet to get better jobs elsewhere across the globe and attain onsite exposure through Satyam.
What Raju did was to keep the business of Satyam going at any cost. I see a very smart man in him when he understood that he should rather accept his mistake than be caught by the USA laws . I see a selfish father in him too that he put a lot at stake for Maytas. However, he resigned with a lot of dignity and his letter of resignation shows humility. It takes a mammoth amount of courage to accept your mistake in public at a time when the media is ready to blow everything out of proportion. If humans dont make mistakes who else would ?
My last salute to this man is for creating such mass employment in India for 57k employees and 57k families when even opening a beetle(pan) shop in a lane in India is a challenge !! Thanks to him for creating income for all the thousands of families who benefited through food chains, the tiffin wallahs, the transport people and all those who made money by renting their houses.
I read he donated Rs 12000 crores from his personal pocket to give the January salary of his Satyam employees. Today Satyamites call Raju a FRAUD. The true and loyal Satyamites surely have all the reasons to say this word. But all the rest who sucked every rupee out of Satyam without doing any value addition need to understand – who was a bigger fraud.
While visiting India , George Bush is invited to tea with Abdul Kalam.
He asks Kalam what his leadership philosophy is. He says that, it is to
surround himself with intelligent people. Bush asks how he knows if they’re intelligent.
“I do so by asking them the right questions,” says the Kalam. “Allow me to demonstrate.”
Bush watches as Kalam phones Manmohan Singh and says, “Mr. Prime Minister, please answer
this question: your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is
not your brother or sister. Who is it?”
Manmohan immediately responds, “It’s me, Sir !”
“Correct. Thank you and good-bye, sir,” says the Kalam.
He hangs up and says, “Did you get that, Mr. Bush?” Bush nods: “Yes Mr. President.
Thanks a lot. I’ll definitely be using that!” Bush, upon returning to Washington,
decides he’d better put the Condoleeza Rice to the test.
Bush summons her to the White House and says, “Condoleeza, I wonder if you can answer
a question for me.” “Why, of course, sir. What’s on your mind?” Bush poses the question:
“Uhh, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your
brother or your sister. Who is it?”
Rice was puzzled and finally asks, “Can I think about it and get back to you?” Bush agrees,
and Rice leaves. Rice immediately calls a meeting of senior senators, and they puzzle over
the question for several hours, but nobody can come up with an answer. Finally, in desperation,
Rice calls Colin Powell and explains the problem.
“Mr. Powell, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your
brother or your sister. Who is it?” Powell answers immediately, “It’s me, of course.”
Much relieved, Rice rushes back to the White House, finds George Bush, and exclaims,
“I know the answer, sir! I know who it is! It’s our Colin Powell!”
And Bush replies in disgust, “Wrong, its Manmohan Singh!”.
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