Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Where's your book ?" they say....

Often i have been asked this.... when are you going to write a book .... on the "twisted tales" of tnt ! Of course, i have a standard answer. Most author profiles describe the authors living in a house tucked away in the hills.... or beach houses living a tranquil life writing a few hours a day...

Sigh ! Till i have a house in the hills and a Ramu Kaka to look after my chai needs.... well, my book can wait. But my stories can't ! We have many stories here @ tnt and most of them worth re-telling. Almost prompting me to steal the line from another famous store - "We are not a store, we are a story!"

Since tnt staff is scatterred all over and each one of them know a few stories of their time - i ask you all to help ! please write the stories here - in this blog ... so we can start documenting them. I think i know many, but i also realise that i do not know many ! which i'm discovering !

To start with, i started putting a sequence to - who worked when, what shift @ the store, and realised that i was starting to get dates/ years/ months wrong ! So, please help !

We started with Tejal and Mridula, both part-time, plus Dhiraj and Sanjay and Nirmala. Tejal and Mridula started in Mar 2002, Dhiraj (weekends), Sanjay (thrice a week). Nirmala started in May 2002. Through that year we had Rina, Nandana, Shefali and Shradha - correct ? Shradha - u and tejal need to confirm this.

2003 saw Ashok, Nisha, Samar, Jharna, Saroj and Sameer. Nisha was our first full time employee - joined us in Apr 2003 ? Saroj with Samar and then with Sameer worked on for a year till June 2004 ?

2004 saw Shefali (2nd stint), Rekha, Aarti and Geetanjali.

then i'm little lost. Tia - July 2005 to Mar 2007 ? Now fit the others - Alisha, Akash, Shrikant, Rahul, Sharmista ? the 2 physics boys - friends of shrikant - the 2 Ashishs ?

Now i'm truly lost - Samar, tia, weed, anushree- please put a sequence to this !

10 comments:

shama said...

cool...now u can do the CS series...wat fun!!!

Weed said...

I don't know about the rest but it was Tia, Alisha and Akash til Nov 2006. Then it was Tia, Alisha and me. Then it was Tia and me til Mar 07. Then came Anushree for the summer of 2007 and also Shama. And then it was Shama and me!! And then I left and all hell broke loose and Kshitija came and sorted things out again! And to help her there was Gautam, Neha and now Riyaz! The end and they all lived happily ever after. Ta- daa!!

janaki said...

hey weed - should have put you in charge - knowing your OCD for order and sequence ! thanks atleast i got 07 and 08 sorted out !

Shama, you need to write that story on CS series and how it came about !

shama said...

hey!!..wats that supposed to mean..hell broke loose...nonsense the store had never been cooler!!...but i also worked with Kawstuv ,Poorva, Juhi...umm..im sure there are more people i chased away..hehehe.. im so dumb..have to write the CS story!!..i always get myself into trouble

Liquifier said...

I'm going to have to really sit down and think about the stories! There's too many!
Weed....can we start with your asking me if you should swipe BOTH sides of the card ;)

janaki said...

now i know ! i'm enjoying this !

Tripuri said...

hahahah this is fun :)some more stories Tia... Weed come on im sure u have ur share to tell :) Im enjoying this too.. thanks boss..

Anonymous said...

This time when i went to TNT... IT was clear and there were people who pointed at the notice and said " FOOD N DRINKS STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED IN THE STORE"!!!!!!

In the early days when i joined..2004... we were packing boxes for cognizant..it was a hot afternoon...n janaki..offered to get chilled thumbs up! for us..n as we picked our bottles she warned us not to pour/spill it on books... AND EXACTLY a minute later a bottle slipped rekha's hand AND ON THE MYSTERY RACK...LUCKY HER there weren't many books there....

janaki said...

And of course there were the stories @ cognizant !

shama said...

hey...what cognizant stories???..i also want to know