Friday, February 13, 2009

My colleagues at DNA

Moving to a new city is always a painful thing to me.
New place, new language, new place of stay, new office... the list of new things are endless.
Since we enter a new environment it is always difficult to break the ice.
For the first time in my life I made an effort to reach out and make friends. When I joined, there were already a bunch of trainee journalist at the place.
Later, more people joined and I made it a point to meet all those who were about to join. I got to know each and every one of them early. For a while I kept track and met all of them in the editorial. Except the After Hrs team.
So here goes the list.
Jayakumar: We share the same room, makes my life a lot easier by cooking the most delicious sambhar.
Francis: He lives in a room upstairs and is such a warm guy, though a bit moody.
Jimmy and Majnu: Who make the crime reporters shiver and are good company for a drink.
Soumya Menon: I have never met another Mallu with so little of Mallu hang ups.
Sunitha: Very friendly and warm, always with a smile on her face.
Glen: An aspiring travel writer who is so warm and friendly.
Balu: My sounding board for tech and net.
Dipannita Ghosh Biswas: We tease each other a lot. I am yet to meet her hubby, though.
Vaishali: Oh, I have not been talking to this lady for a while, either she is busy or I am.
Shilpa Phadnis: One of the nicest ladies around, her smile can warm the coldest person.
Sobhia Khan: One of the busiest journalist I have met. she started work long before the edition was launched with great business stories.
Ipshitha and Keerthana: Both joined quite late but are good company.
Did I leave out anyone?
I will surely add them later