Its been a long association between us...me and Bangalore. Its been long that I visited this place for the first time. June,2002 . The first time I visited this place was to appear for the Karnataka CET to assure a seat for myself in an engineering college as already I had lost 1 year in my quest for technology. At that time I came with a group of students ,all of them engineering or medical aspirants like me who were guided by a coaching agency headed by a person called Mr.Burman.Mr. Burman also accompanied us to Bangalore with his wife which later turned out to be a holiday trip for him.But truthfully speaking it turned out to be a fun trip for me as well as apart from the desired destinations in Bangalore like MG road we covered Mysore, summer palace of Tipu sultan and Vrindavan gardens.Herein I should mention that my examination center was a pre University college located in 4th Block Jayanagar,Bangalore -11. Why I mentioned this is not a mystery …you will come to know about it very soon. Infact this trip to Bangalore was quite interesting as it was the first time that I was all alone by myself, I mean not accompanied by my parents. This trip served its purpose as well as I could secure a rank in CET ,a rank decent enough to secure an admission to any of the private engineering colleges in Bangalore. But since later I secured a rank in WBJEE as well the CET rank went null and void as I made up my mind to stick to Bengal for my higher education. But nevertheless Bangalore gave me the first break after my abject failure in the year 2001 when I could not even secure a rank in WBJEE and had to lose one year.
I joined Dr.B.C.Roy engineering college in Durgapur and pursued my technology degree with lots of ups and downs. But alas I could not make my way through in any of the campus and pooled campus placements that my college organized. So during the end of my final semester it was again a state of abject misery for me. Me as well as my parents were quite tensed because of the miserable situtaion I was in. After the final semester I moved to Kolkata and started searching for a job and targeted the software companies present in Salt Lake sector 5 area. In this endeavour of mine I was accompanied by a friend of mine called Niloy who was also searching for a job. But it was labour lost in vain. I was waiting for the final semester results and meanwhile sketched a plan of moving to Bangalore to search for a job as it was well know that there are plenty of jobs in the technology capital of the country. Right then my friend Aveek told me that he will be joining Accenture in Bangalore. I planned with him that as soon as he shifts to an accomodation of his own I will be going to Bangalore and stay with him to look for a job.Another very dear friend of mine,Osama (Subhranshu) was also in Bangalore as he was pursuing his MBA degree in IIM Bangalore. He also encouraged me to do the same and offered me of every possible help which I may require. After collecting all my marksheets and certificates from the college in the first week of August , I left for Bangalore on the 13th of August ,2006.I took a flight from Kolkata to Bangalore and it was my first journey by plane. It was an Air Deccan flight and with lots of apprehensions and skepticism I arrived at Bangalore to find my friend Aveek present there to receive me at the airport. The journey began and its still on…on …and on…….
I got my first job with a company called Hard Quest whose office was in 4th Block,Jayanagar, Bangalore -11. Coincidence or kismat connection …I am not very sure of. Then after 4 months I got a call for an off campus recruitment of Accenture which I cracked competing with almost 11 thousand candidates and about odd 100 were selected from them. But alas Accenture gave me a posting at Hyderabad….I was initially heartbroken as I had to leave Bangalore. I left ffor Hyderabad with many good memories of Bangalore…those parties with Aveek,Osama,Biswajit and Sritama….those cooking sessions at Biswajit’s place….those pub hopping at MG road and Brigade….those shopping sessions at BigBazar in Kormangla…those midnight bike rides to the Airport coffee shop Bagicha..those doping sessions at IIM B hostel at Osama’s room and many more. I started my journey in Hyderabad about which I will write sometime later. Its been two years and three months now that I am returning to Bangalore once more. I have manged to get a job with WNS Global Services where I will be working as a business analyst. Once again Bangalore helped me to break free from the shackles of the software industry. Once again looking forward to my life in Bangalore…..as they say it on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM … “Tension illa…enjoy mari”.