Day: June 30, 2006
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: A.T. Kearney, Delhi Office

Mail subject:
Welcome aboard

Me (thinking):
“isnt this a little too late…??”

Mail Content:
Dear ankur,
Welcome to the **** project in Dubai

Me (thinking):

  • scanned the passport, sent it across
  • got my health insurance
  • bought myself a strolley
  • took a few deep breaths
  • bought an aftershave, deo, shampoo, conditioner, shoes, a shirt, trouser
  • checked my bank balance
  • received visa on sunday
  • receieved ticket on sunday
  • flew monday morning 4am flight

Day: July 5, 2006
Time: 11am
Venue: Client site, Dubai

  • am staying in the best business hotel of the world (or so the award says!)
  • have tasted 4 cuisines in the last 2 days
  • am surrounded by 7 different accents in office
  • cant understand a shit of what the delivery guy says..when i order lunch…and i am sure he will be saying the same
  • hv walked on the Sheikh Zayeed Road (seems to be the main hub!) for 25 minutes…doing nothing
  • hvnt clicked any snaps as yet…plan to click 300 this weekend..
  • am waiting to be back in india next week

life surely is good…at times very unpredictable…mostly good…! :)


PS: i will be here for 4 months…though i do get flybacks…weekly…but then dubai weekends (thurs/fri). My delhi number will be operational frm next week…thrus/fri…else email is the best way to reach me…(just in case you need to!)