Another farewell, two more employees moving out of CIIE for further education! CIIE is proving witness to major milestones in lives of many of its employees.
First is Niraj Mulani, our social media guy, the only person who has extensive rights to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites freely during office hours (not that other employees don’t use it), departed from CIIE on last Thursday to pursue his masters.
Mulani had been with CIIE for ten months and has truly left his mark on CIIE and people here – whether it is for his scandalous attire or for initiating a football culture. To bid him a sweet goodbye, the delicacies for the occasion included his favourite sev khamani from Das Khaman, sweets like rasgoollas and gulab jamoon along with CIIE’s staple pesticide drink, Coca Cola (Coca Cola should really start sponsoring CIIE now).
Another employee is Vidya Reddy, the research associate, who moved out of CIIE yesterday. Technically, Vidya is still a part of CIIE but it’s just that she will be working from home till June. Vidya will be leaving the country by July end to pursue her PhD from USA. Vidya has been popular at CIIE, for her hundred volt smile, mid-noon naps at the cove and her discussions over Indian Politics (she didn’t even leave Neerajji out of those conversations).
To bid her a farewell, the delicacies involved the Sev Khamani (again! yeah, it seems to have become CIIE’s staple food now, thanks to Mulani for introducing it) along with her favourite Mocha Fudge Brownie Ice cream.
We wish both of them a good luck with their further academic endeavours.
Exit interview to remember with Mulani
The most whacky thing you have done at CIIE
Food-fight with mattho (shreekhand, a Gujju sweet)
One thing that you discovered about CIIE that no-one knew before
That everybody at CIIE is a gujju in denial and hence, I introduced them to a very typical gujju snack which is oredered quite frequently since being discovered.
Your favourite hangout place in CIIE
The Loft and the Cove!
Three things you will miss about being at CIIE
1. All the whacky nicknames that I had gathered, while at CIIE.
2. Attending various events just for the snacks.
3. And of course, the people. It wouldn’t have been half as much fun without them.
Q n A
Your key job responsibilities
I was the guy with CIIE’s Twitter and Facebook passwords.
According to you, for what all things will you be remembered at CIIE?
My attire, helmet, the initiator of the football culture at the centre and most importantly, somebody who distracted people from their work.
How have you scandalised people’s life at CIIE?
I think my attire which had a high comfort quotient has scandalised people a plenty.
If CIIE employees were political candidates standing for an election, who would you vote for and why?
I would have voted for Mohsin because he is way too good at heart to con people. Plus, he has OCD, so I’m sure his constituency would be all prim and proper.
The most random thing you’ve done during work hours at CIIE
Well I have done so many of them that it makes them not random at all. Infact, in that case, working during working hours is the most random thing I have done. 😉