Carol Celebrations @ CCS


I’d like to start everything after thanking Partick & Sonia for their wonderful initiative… Yep they were the people behind the idea of Celebrating Christmas Carol in office… This celebration was helpful;

  • for new cogzians to gel well with others and this was a wonderful ice-breaker…
  • for people working from home to get bonded with rest of the stack…
  • as it was wonderful stress breaker…

Didn’t know the extra curricular talents of Patrick & Sonia… Patrick rocked playing guitar, keyboard & parallel singing… Sonia was the lead singer and she had wonderful voice…

It was around 3.30PM for everyone to get gathered at office… We started the event after Cutting the X’mas cake and the honors were done by our CFO… Then immediately were were given copies of songs to be sung and for next half an hour it was full of songs;

  • Starting with my favorite “Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ was born on Christmas day” from Boney M.
  • Then a devotional tamil folk song.
  • Then Jingle Bells.
  • Then 2 more tamil devotional songs.
  • And finally it was my turn to join the chorus

I wish you a merry christmas
I wish you a merry christmas
I wish you a merry christmas
from the bottom of my heart

Then it was time for playing some games where we were asked to rotate a multiply wrapped cover and every layer will have a mock task to be performed or a gift… Only three were lucky Bala (CFO) got a Dairy Milk, Bhuvaneshwari got a Kit-Kat & the biggest lucky person is Suganthi who got a Fiema De Wills soap and Shampoo…

Then it was time for team games and there were three teams… I was lucky to be in Suganthi’s team and she lead from the front and we won the game comprehensively…

Overall it was a wonderful evening and a day to remember for every… These are some of the moments of the day;

  • Vimala’s prank was always to target Bala CFO…
  • Ramanan’s excitement to help the opponent to gain points…
  • Dhanalakshmi singing Surangani…
  • Suganthi involvement & passion… She went to the extreme of threatening others…

Let me leave you with some exciting pictures;

The Madras Day from Aug 16 – Aug 23


I’m proud to be a Chennaite as I’m born and brought up in this lovely city. I’ve travelled places in my life but I’ve never admired a place other than Chennai. As a proud Chennaite I’m planning to engage myself to celebrate Chennai week on my own. Bout for people who don’t know about the history of Chennai here is a small synopsis…

The founding day of Madras is considered to be August 22, 1639. It was on that day, in that year, that a sliver of land, where Fort. St. George stands today, was transacted by the East India Company.
 
The deal was struck by Francis Day, his ‘dubash’ Beri Thimmappa, and their superior, Andrew Cogan, with the local Nayak rulers. It is believed that this deal was made on August 22, 1639.

Out of the fort, grew settlements. Then the villages around it were brought together. And then, the old and new towns linked up. And then we had the city.

Today, Chennai stands tall for a variety of reasons like Education, healthcare, IT, history, tourism, auto industries, movies etc.

Madras Day celebrates the city.

Madras Day was an idea that three people put together – the city’s famed historian, S. Muthiah, journalist Sashi Nair and publisher Vincent D’ Souza. Today, they have been joined by three others – senior journalist and editor Sushila Ravindranath, entrepreneur and writer-historian V. Sriram and journalist and web site entrepreneur, Revathi R.

Courtesy: TheMadrasDay.In

I’m planning to buy this t-shirt today…

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Also I’m design and print my own concepts about Chennai… Can you throw your thoughts or share me couple of punch lines about Chennai?