There are few places in this world which would remain ever green in your memories. It could be anywhere, domestic or international. I also treasure the memories of one such place where I lived. It is Areekode; a small town in suburbs of Malappuram. I’ve been there for almost three years. I consider the life out there as the best so far.
I was working as software engineer in an upcoming multi-specialty hospital; The Mother Hospital in Areekode. People in Areekode are well educated and are very progressive in everything; particularly the ethics. You could find many Ph.d holders, many renowned engineers, doctors and beurocates in this lovely place.
One thing you won’t ever forget is the unique slag of Malayalam they speak. The slag has got much influence on me and I often use it. In Malayalam we would say ‘Entha Changathee’ meaning ‘Hey buddy or Hey friend’. They say ‘Ethaange’. Very intelligently tailored to carry the meaning but keeping it ‘very’ short. Somebody should make a dictionary for those words for other peoples in Kerala to understand. Because, Areekodans would be there as top officials everywhere.
Politically Areekode is split with extreme opposite views. The left and the right, but they complement each other with good deeds for their land, Areekode.
My growth from a novice to intermediate Software engineer was fueled by the superb mentoring of the Gentle Gentleman Mr Fazalullah. Still he is my mentor. He taught all of us, how one can be dynamic and be upto date as a techie. All of us who worked in Mother Hospital are now placed well in reputed companies now. We owe lot to this uber cool gentle man.
Working at Mother Hospital was really fun experience for us. The schedule for a day’s work would be like this
1. Btw 8.30 and 9.30 AM – Have breakfast (3 Parottas, Beef Curry / Ayala moleethi)
2. Btw 9.30 AM and 10.30 – Orkuting and mail checking
3. Btw 10.30 AM and 11.00 – Pre lunch (Parotta Beef Curry)
4. 11.00 to 1.30 PM – Do some work
5. Btw 1.30 to 2.30 PM – Lunch Mostly Beef biriyani
6. 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM – Do some work
7. 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM – Swimming in Chaliyaar / Play Shuttle badminton
8. Btw 7.30 PM to 9.00 PM – Dinner at Jolly hotel
9. Mostly 10.00 PM to 12.00 AM – Do some work (Mostly to complete the pending work – real work)
Work, entertainment and malingering were mixed together here. We often do very much kind of R&D’s in latest technologies and development. With my stint in Areekode, we have done pretty complex things, almost everything in .NET.
This is just a prelude, a small description on Areekode and my life out there. Life out there was full of fun; in coming days I would write on all those…Keep track of it.