Goodbye from a Zhopper

Before we go ahead, let me clearly say that

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, farting, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

This is being written to clarify all the questions I am going to face from various folks not to settle any scores.

So as the subject suggests, goodbye from me. In college ( IIT Kanpur ), there used to be a song used in lot of situations, specially with respect to girls. Boy, I have some talent for maintaining sense of humor in senseless times. So the song goes like this – Bhanwre ne khilaya phool, phool ko le gaya raj kunwar. Fortunately enough that did not happen to me in college. But ya this song was primarily used when somebody stole somebody else’s girlfriend. So over the past 2 years I have been building a brand and company but I guess I have now run out of time now. Led by my dear friend Bhukhri/Bhukesh, I have been asked to step down.

A sad day indeed for me, not because I have been ousted from a company I built, but the way it was plotted and planned. I agree I was outsmarted by you dear friend Bhukhri/Bhukesh. Just letting everybody know that I am not a quitter, never a quitter and I have not decided to quit.

I have Arnab Goswami in front of me right now on TV so I guess I will leave few questions for my dear friend Bhukhri/Bhukesh. I know that nation does not want to ask all this but I do.

Q1. You have no single written communication to me which highlights the issues. All I have is a lack of response to atleast 25 company related issues despite 373 reminders written in softest of language. Is it possible for you to give me reasons in a written form? Your vocals have been saying different things at different time.

Q2. A friendly offer was extended to you approx 3 months back to run the company in the way you want which you not take up. Was it so important for you to make sure there is humiliation for me dear friend?

Q3. There is something called balls dear friend.  Not sure you will understand it though. Did you not have enough balls to directly tell me instead of routing it via investors in such a funny way. The only good thing about people without balls is that they are less likely to reproduce and create their own kind. I started business with a dear friend not investors.

Q4. And last but not the least. Why did you treat me like a criminal dear friend. Agree that you decided to let me go and convinced rest of the “Bored” on that but that does not mean that you start changing social media accounts, bank accounts and other company things. Do I have a history of stealing money from anywhere. Trust me mate this hurts beyond repair. If somebody had done this to you, it might be worthwhile for you to imagine how this would have felt.

Q5. And thanks for perfect timing on my 40th birthday. Great feeling of a life reset as I enter forties.

 

So here are my apologies to lot of people. First and foremost to my team. I have built it with lot of love and affection and had such a great relationship with each one of you. I will cherish great time we have spent together doing great things.

Second apologies goes out to “Bored”. As adults, we should have figured out a way to work together.

 

So what next for me….. Have been thinking through that for past 36 hrs.

The first thought that came to my mind is that I had started some work related to prevention of suicides in IITs which I can take up more actively now. More BBG events happening for sure as I get more free time. My travel mode might change to trains though. I am thinking of pursuing RJing more seriously. Besides that I am open to taking up part-time consultancy projects with various companies so that you still see food ics on my FB wall. If you have any leads in these directions, please let me know.

 

And for my dear friend Bhukhri/Bhukesh, you have gone down an evil path driven by a cocktail of greed ( aka ambition ), anger, ego and jealousy with a convenient “company interest” justification in your mind. I have know you for over 9 years now and I am sure you will overcome it some day. You are most welcome at my home when you reach that destination with open arms.

 

Ab sentiyapa khatam, thoda musicwa ho jaaye. All is well that ends in music.