I worked in D.E.Shaw India (2007-2011). I have made very good friends. I used to interact with two teams – Margin Dev & Lunch Team (bande, imran, Madhu, Manohar, Lenin)… We have a tradition in D.E.Shaw to bring sweets whenever a person takes a vacation.
I wrote a poem to tease my lunch mates:
ఆసలు నా దగ్గరికి రానివాడు, not a friend
స్వీట్స్ ఉన్నాయి అన్న తర్వాత వచ్చేవాడు, just a friend
స్వీట్స్ ఉన్నాయి అని చెప్పకపోయినా వచ్చేవాడు, close friend
ఏమీ చెప్పకుండానే వచ్చేవాడు, best friend
ఎప్పుడు నాతోనే ఉండేది, girl friend
Many raises a question… do I have a girl friend? if you are a girl, FYI, still this place is vacant 🙂
Friends made us… It is difficult live in a place without friends. When I moved to minnesota for my masters, Tootu kurra gave me temporary accommodation for a month. More than a pal, he is a good human being. This poem is dedicated to him.
Manusuni pulakarimche padam sneham
Manushulani kalipe bandam sneham
Kotta sneham to pudutundi oo kotta jeevitam
Oka manchi manishi avvalente, undali o manchi nestam
Adi nee sneham ani asistu… Subbu
I went to Vamsi sister’s marriage, he is my brother’s Bangalore room mate. I felt good about their family and their behavior. I often feel very difficult to remember the names, especially new ones. But, they made such an impression that as soon as I was introduced to them, I am able to connect their faces with their names.
I am not a great poet. I enjoy writing poems. Though, I lack in many areas, I feel happy to present my thoughts in a new way. I can’t write poems spontaneously. So far, I have written most of the poems to gift people.