Archive for November, 2007

My Classroom and the Infosys Campus

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

My classroom has 200 people. Each person has their own computer and there are 2 over head projectors. Also some pictures from the building where my classroom is situated (the Global Education Center).




In the next picture you can see construction going on, on another MASSIVE building which will seat 9000 people for training. It will be the next GEC.




One of the three food courts (Food Court-1). Things are very cheap in the campus, and I make it a point to drink milkshakes and juices with every meal. There is CCD, Subway, Dominoes (with room service to hostel room) among others.


Walking to Office (During the first few days) .. Nowadays we just use the cycles to move around.. much quicker and easier. Can pick and any cycle and drop it at any other stand.


Lounging by the pool in the evening.. The campus has all sorts of sports activities under the sun from rock climbing, to tt, tennis, squash, badminton, gym etc.. basically you name it and its there and everything is world class.  I have joined a yoga/meditation/breathing class too conducted by the in-house ‘life coach/counsellor’. I visited the in-house doc too.. and everything is free (movie tickets in the multiplex included) :)

Last week we had gone to the Mysore Palace.. nice place filled with art in every nook and corner. Here is a pic of it all lit up on Sunday.


Hope you liked the pics! I got tons more and I havent even explored much of the campus yet.. keep visiting!

A Visit to the Laundromat

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Yesterday, we went to the laundromat. Huge place with lots of german machines which do a VERY good job at washing and drying. The drying was so good that the clothes were actually hot after the drying cycle was done. At the top are the dryers and at the bottom are the washers. Quite cheap at 20 Rs. per machine (7kg).



My Hostel Room

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

I finally got shifted to my on-campus accommodation in Infosys yesterday. Here are some pictures!

There are 2 big beds (the pictures only show a part of the room), 2 wardrobes among other things.

There is housekeeping everyday that takes out the trash, clean the rooms and makes the beds.. as a matter of fact.. the guy just came in.. I guess I will post pics of the beds nicely made later. The housekeeping staff does a really good job!




A day out with relatives @ Bangalore

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

I left for the airport at 2, traffic was clear and reached the airport in just 20 mins :) Went there with dad and waited for a while for Prachee to come. Later I checked in my luggage, got my boarding pass and then helped Prachee through the process. There were some issues and we took a looong time and I guess we were among the last few to go in for the security check :P

Spicejet Plane

Reached bangalore about 20 minutes early! I guess we had the clear weather and lower air traffic to thank for that. Unfortunately, my bags handlebar was broken in transit :( My cousin Gajju and a protocol officer were there to welcome me at the baggage conveyor belt area itself. They got someone to wheel the luggage off to the waiting VIP car just outside the airport (special parking ;) ).

In the evening went to Ganpati mama’s house, everyone from RT Nagar was there too. Burst some crackers and had dinner.

Cracker Time!

Vinay with sparklers




Today morning my bag was fixed. Today evening Ill be staying in RT Nagar and tomorrow morning going to the bus stop with Ravi Mama.

Been interesting till now :)

Blog Created!

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Hey everyone,

Today marks the start of my journey to explore a different world :) I will use this blog to put down my thoughts, experience and pictures!

Trip Plan-

9th Nov 3:45 - Flight to Bangalore

Stay for 2 days at my uncle place.

11th Nov Morning - Go to Mysore and then to the Infosys Mysore Campus.