Rajesh's 40th Birthday

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  • 1.A bouquet full of wishes from all of us

2. Hi Rajesh,Wishing youmany manyhappy returns ofthe day.* 3. "Whether its in a satirical take on politics, ourin the sarcasm on competing technologies -sometime its in the subtle but witty commentsmasked under @krisheyes observations and allother things you notice about Ciggy - its theexuberance that catches the eye. And I guessthats one word that describes Ciggy as a person"And now that he crosses a milestone in life(entering the class midlife).....hope so see himas exuberant as ever !" * 4. Rajesh has been both a mentor and a friend to me- someone whom I have fallen back upon fromtime to time when it came to those sitting on thefence type of decision making scenarios.He has an excellent analytical capability whichcoupled with his strong passion and hard workingnature makes him a true professional. I have known him as a person who loves travelling(a true globe trotter!), experiencing new culturesand capturing those moments in his camera.A true family man, I will always remember Rajeshfor his wit and occasional humor and for thoseamazing tweets and facebook status updates thathe so religiously carries out! Happy BirthdayRajesh! Wish you all the best for the future! * 5. I wish him a Blessed & Happy 40thBirthday and years ahead. God Blesshim.I also wish it be a memorableoccasion for him and you and also toall your family members.* 6. Known him since college;and apart from other things ;wonder how this homo-sapien has 48hours in one day(& extendable);while the rest of us have 24.To SUM it up;Rajesh dear ; Are you for real ?* 7. Rajesh,One thought comes to mind whendescribing you:Why join the Navy if you can be aPirateThese words were famously expressedby Steve Jobs, and it epitomes yourinspired witty and unconventionalpersonality.Wishing you a memorable 40thBirthday ahead, Cheers & Beersbuddy!* 8. Many many happyreturns for thebirthday...Wishing youa great year ahead...* 9. Rajesh is one the most unique people god created, with someunmatched characteristics that amazes people around him,whether it be his family or friends, everyone loves him for whathe is!He is so full of life and energy that even Redbull folks will neverbe able to crack that formula.His overflowing creativity makes me wonder how his mindworks in seconds to come out with most out of the box ideas(ifhe went to get copyrights, he may have more than anyone cancount).His amazing adaptability, for every kind of situation and person,to the extent that I have seen this Tam Bram behave like aPunjabiimagine!His over-passionate love for his camera and what he createswith it is mind blowing!Has a great sense of humour too!And most of all, a wonderful wife, who is probably the only onewho matches up with him on all the above.He is a wonderful colleague and a great friend too.I wish him a very-very Happy 40th Birthday. May this year bespecial and every year that follows!!* 10. The IT man extraordinaire,Photographer extraordinaire,Most of all,Someone who has a great senseof humor and is kind :-)Happy naughty forty ciggy!* 11. Ciggy is passionate and enthusiaticabout everything around him.Be it the i-series or clicking picturesor being a parent, he seems to beloaded on gyan on how to do it rightand better.I was super impressed by hisphotography (took initial gyan onwhat camera etc. from him) and hewas one of the starting points of mynew career: freelance photographer.Here s wishing him all the very bestin life!" * 12. Heres to those chats, coffeesand exchanging of books.Not to forget the discussions(horribly boring ones ) on Iseries which u were sopassionate about and I had topretend to be interested.... . Wishing you a fabulous 40thbday. Love always..* 13. ciggy to me means someoneyou can bank on, someone thatnever says no, you can trustand feel connected thoughmiles and years away... andbtw ciggy-have you found the wipers toyour GG307" --- just say thisand he should know who saidit!love vishu* 14. Dear Ram Singh,On this 40th milestone which milestoneare u planning to conquer!The golden quadrilateral! Let me knowand i will be there to wipe the windshieldclean, call out the speed breakers which ucould never spot, feed u the biscuits,share the cutting chai and teach u todownload behind the bushes and not toforget to take the wheel when u takethose 15 min naps every 24hrs.Have a great birthday and gift urselves adriving holiday being the truck driver thatu r....* 15. I still remember the good old days whenyou me and Santu went for movies at ten.Speed racing in your maruti omniacross the flyovers in geminiYou are just impossible in most things you doand update everything in FB tooYou are a proud father of twoAnd the eldest in the family crewLets take a look back at your forty gr8 yrsYou clearly deserve atleast forty sweet cheers 16. Forever impatient... needs to be on his toes -never seen relaxedEver keen to help others... been my LocalGuardian in Singapore, ensuring I settle downcomfortably - from receiving you at the airport- help you through mundane things like Bankaccount, Phone and all the way to getting thevisas for your kids. The Service also extends tosetting up your furniture and fittings!Our Gods have many arms - to indicate theirversatility - One can visualise Rajesh with iPad,a tool kit, a phone and a camera - allinseparable from him like Karnas KavachaKundalam.He has a distinct thought process and has anopinion on everything and is fearless in statingthat... in FB. He provokes/encourages people to counterhim thereby leading to a healthy dialogue andmaking room for alternate views to be broughtout. Contd.. 17. He will never miss an opportunity to share yourjoy - and will fly 3000 miles to be part of thecelebration. A live wire and will be noticed inthe crowd and everyone wondering who thebundle of energy is!A loving father who dotes on his kids and acaring son. A successful professional and Greatfriend.We wish him a Wonderful Birthday with hisfamily - will miss him on the 28th November2012 - Will offer special prayers that day, foranother 60 more such celebrations!* 18. Cant claim to know Ciggy very well, but thefirst thing that comes to mind is his "enthu"-zest for life.Good to see that it hasnt waned a bit since XL.If the FB fraternity thinks of him as a showman,we (his old friends from XL etc -I know that atleast a few others share my views ) rememberhim as a techie of course, but also as a kindand caring person. I was fortunate to see more of this side toCiggy when he visited us (Ajay and me) in Kl.He was a big hit with the kids -ours and LP sCiggy is fortunate to have an equally enthu andloving wife like you. here is wishing him a veryhappy birthday.Also wishing your lovely foursome allhappiness, always. (Lavanya, Ciggy has fondlymentioned you often- your commitment tohumanitarian work, how you managed to pickup some dance-salsa? Cant remember-in noticewhile he was struggling...* 19. Rajesh,Although, in theory I have known you since sometimein 1992-1993 through Vinodh, I think facebook helpedme more in the recent years. I feel ours is a storyfacebook can use to tout its strength in not justmaintaining relationships, but in also building one.I really enjoy your facebook posts and pictures... theynot only give us a peek into your life, your interestsand your thought process, but intrigue me enough togo dig a little deeper, enough at least to engage in aworthwhile virtual conversation.. Thanks for raking myinterests in this way. Also, at times, although yourposts seem "all over the place", I can sense a commonthread going and can definitely see some method toyour madness :)Btw, when (when and not an if) you become thePresident of India, please train one of us to be yoursocial media person to manage your online persona.40 is just the new 20s Rajesh.. Have a wonderfulbirthday, keep those facebook posts coming and keepyour dreams alive and kicking since a lot of peopledraw inspiration from you !* 20. We became better pals througha shared experience, but whatthe heck..good friends are a rarefind!Happy birthday to one of themost decent, honest and affablepeople I know. Have a bright and happy yearahead!* 21. He is a greatleader andcoach * 22. Wishing Rajesh all the Very Best. I stillcherish my memories of our associationand working together. Rajesh is a greatLeader with a terrific sense of Humour.Regards Swarup ChoudhuryHeres to Rajesh, the tireless achieverthe innovative futureshifterthe photographer, philosopher and presidentialleader with Mensa-approved brain powertomorrows technology turnaround transformeran inspiring man who is never naughtybut then again, theres still time,youre only forty! As they say, the best is yet to be. Don Bosco 23. Ciggy was an honorable member of theOldies Club at XLRI, of which yours trulywas also a member. The remarkable thingabout him was his enthusiasm fortechnology, when dinosaurs like mestruggled to find the on/off button on thecomp.And I of course remember disturbing himat all odd times in the hostel, to find outwhere boss was.Our friendship has strengthened andmatured over the years, like goodwine..HBD to a fellow BhopaliRajat Misra 24. Rewind Life to the early half of 90s. There was a little boy who never used to stay at his homeTEJASWI MAKKAPATIC/O Mr.T.G.SOUNDARARAJAN C-304, Santosh Apartments, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad 48 !!!! ;-) Unarguably, it was the BEST part of my life. Now, its a memory gone by!During those very years, I spent more time with Attatta and Tatayya than you did! ;-) You were studying @ Bhopal, Vinodh anna was studying @ Warangal.. I took care of Attatta and Tatayya ! ;) it was exactly the other way though ! ..A FEW SWEET MEMORIES.. Attatta : Rajesh anna ekada unadu ?? ( Where is Rajesh anna ?? ) Teju : GopaalAttatta : Say Brinjal Teju : BrinjaalAttatta : Say Ball Teju : Ball Attatta : Now, Say BhopalTeju : Gopaal :D :D :D ( They tried to teach me Pronounce Bhopal, but always Gopaal came )Attatta hope you remember it