Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Have an urgent need for the following folks. If you know of anyone who might fit the bill, please to contact the undersigned at the earliest convenience. Much obliged, your humble servant.

1. HR: 1 numbers. Should be able to multitask between recruitment and interfacing with employees. Main focus is recruitment currently, but will expand into other areas soon. Full time prefered.

2. J2EE developers: lots. Preferably people with at least 2-3 years experience in product dev. Can look at highly talented freshers too, but they have to really rock.

3. Webmethods developers: 2 numbers. 2 - 3 years experience at least.

4. Good hackers: 1 or 2 numbers. Technology no bar. I could really use a couple of talented hackers to tinker around with stuff.

All positions: should have the initiative and drive to work in a startup environment. Fun times guaranteed. Company and work details provided on request.


Everyone was interested in watching Rachu's reaction when she saw me after I got back. Whether she'd jump around, yell, be angry, etc.

She was asleep when I reached home - my flight got in at around 4am on Monday. All of us were downstairs, Kichan and Seena about to leave for work, when we heard sounds of her waking up. We all ran up to the bedroom and I lay down beside her. She slowly opened her eyes, looked at me and then said she was hungry. I replied and cuddled up with her. She looked at me again, hugged me tight and started sobbing. Sobbing like an adult, not like a two year old child. Slowly, everyone left the room. I don't remember the last time I felt so depressed.

She still appears to feel I will leave her - started crying when I carried my parents' luggage to the car, thinking I was going too. Cried buckets today when I dropped her at school, something she hasn't done in a long time.

It's not easy being a dad. It's way tougher being a two year old kid.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Private Madhav - an LJ Drama presentation

I'm doing a . It's been almost 4 years on LJ and I've had a great time. I've met a lot of extremely cool people and made some great friends. None of that will change.

What will change however, are my posts. 95% of my entries are now private. I don't plan to change that, nor do I intend to write anything more - at least in the short term. Call it paranoia, call it a need to get back to the real life, but there it is.

I will always be available on IM/cell/email/LJ comments/meatspace. Have a great life!

Monday, August 22, 2005


I don't think we are in Kansas anymore.

I am actually in Kansas City, which is in the state of Missouri. But part of it is in the state of Kansas.

It's all very confusing.

Friday, August 19, 2005

The 40 year old virgin

Hey, the film was not bad at all. Yeah, it's got its share of in-your-face grossness and juvenile jokes, but those are few and far between. The film really works. And no, it's not one of those Carry On series kind of movies either.

But don't watch it if you hated films like There's Something About Mary and American Pie.


Office. Home. Office. Step out for lunch, step out for dinner. Home. Work till 2am. Back in office by 930am.

The thing is, I can get a lot more work done when I am here. I try not to think of Bangalore, family and other such minor details. I am becoming a machine.

Maybe this weekend will help. Plan to go for a movie today - whatever is running. I think I watched Mr and Mrs Smith the other day, but I couldn't be sure.


Work is great, though. Designing an organization, planning out processes, running recruitment, IT support - all the internal stuff. Then there is the customer facing part: working with CEOs and CTOs of small companies, helping them plan out a technology roadmap, convincing them about the India model and showing them how we can deliver value.

It's not that I'm not enjoying work. Just that there is so much to do.


I was able to finally find two books I've always wanted - Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club and Ed McBain's Cop Hater (the first book of the 87th Precint Series). Reading Fight Club is just like watching the movie - it's almost like the screenplay. Amazing writing.

As in Bangalore, all my reading is in the loo.


, thanks for driving me around last Sunday. It was great hanging out with you.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Down and out in Dallas, Texas

Dallas. Shit. I'm still in Dallas.

Looks the same as it did before. Nothing ever changes out here.

Have been sleeping past 3am most days, what with one thing and the other. I'm right now at my friend Maneesh's house, on a wireless connection stolen from his neighbour. Just finished watching The Party, a Peter Sellers movie I hadn't seen. Slapstick, but fun. No, it did not have the 'Goodness Gracious Me!' song. That was from The Millionairess.

I have this evil plan to buy a Blackberry from T-Mobile here and use it in India only for GPRS stuff and as a PDA. Would that be cost effective? Hmm. Needs some more investigation, but it's definitely an idea.

In other news, I'm lonely. Good night, world.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005