“I do not understand what to speak Mr. Thyagarajan.I don’t know whether I am taking it wrong or whether what you said is not correct.I am sincerely sorry for talking like this.To be frank I was doing things I don’t like to do with the trust on you that you are well experienced and if you say it will be correct. And that is the reason I was pushing the team to work late nights and also during weekends. Assigning them tasks which they are not trained under. Am I doing all this for transfer? No Thyagarajan. I am doing it because I am bound to the responsibility that was given to me and I have to make sure that I deliver the modules that are assigned to me.”
“Quadhar. I never expected this from you. You are a senior employee. You have to think from the organization level. These are all part of our work culture. Late nights, weekends, sometimes you have to do it to make sure that the deliverables run on time and that the projects are delivered on time. To grow up, you have to make these kinds of sacrifices. Life is not a flower bed every time.”
“Thyagarajan. I never said that I will not work if you don’t give transfer. I only requested you when I joined and then when you said that it will take a year, I never raised the topic till then. After one year, when I just asked you the status, you said it will take time. And three months back when I came to Pune for a conference, when we had a conversation regarding the same, you said that the talks were almost over in by next quarter we will have a team working from Hyderabad. After that I never talked about that. Even now, from last 10 days you are in Bengaluru. If I had to ask you, I would have asked you regarding that on the first day. My only problem now is that even after taking a decision, you dint inform me or you dint even had a discussion with me. Even now, I got to know about that only because I was in that meeting, or else I would not know that. When I asked you why you dint inform earlier, you were saying some kind of reasons and management theories. Thanks for at least letting me know now.”
“Quadhar. I hope you resumed the work on the other project” replied Thyagarajan. He wants to cut down the conversation as he has nothing more to say to convince Quadhar. And also he knew very well that the more they discuss about it, the more it will heat up.
“No Thyagarajan. As you said, I have assigned it to Meher. He came to me and said he is not comfortable with that. I told him to talk to you; I will send him to your cabin now.”
“What is this Quadhar? I told you to resume it yesterday. You said that Uthrani is on leave even today and when I told you to assign it to Meher; you are coming with this kind of explanation. This is not what I expected from you. You are a Team Leader and you have to be very specific to that role. ”
“I want the work to be resumed immediately. I gave them update that we are running things in parallel.”
“Thyagarajan. I will send Meher to your cabin. You talk to him once.”
“I have hundred odd things. I can’t take up these minor things. You have to manage Quadhar.”
“Okay Thyagarajan. Thank you” said Quadhar and left from Thyagarajan’s cabin and reached his cabin. As he is about to reach his cabin, he got a call from his wife.
“Hey Darling. Where are you?”
“I am still in office Shamina.”
“When are you starting?”
“In another 10 minutes.”
“Okay. Come soon. Your angel is ready for the party.”
“Sure Shamina. I will reach by time. I will not delay” said Quadhar with his wife and disconnected the call. Instead of reaching his cabin, he went directly to Meher’s desk.
“I spoke with Thyagarajan. He is still not convinced. You can try talking with him directly. May be that could help a little.”
“Sure Quadhar. Thank you.”
“It’s okay Meher” said Quadhar and walked away from Meher’s desk.
Quadhar reached his home to his Angel’s birthday with her friends. By the time he reached, all the arrangements were made. As soon as he opened the door, his angel is standing right in front of his eyes looking much more beautiful in a light blue colored frock and a white colored birthday cap on hear head just like the thrown on a queen. The dress has feather like design near the legs and the hands just making her look like a real angel.
When she saw Quadhar opening the door, she came running to him calling “Daddy…”
Quadhar took her in his arms and lifted her up and kissed her saying “Happy birthday my sweet angel.”
“Thank you daddy.”
“Here is your ice cream and chocolates.”
“Wow. Thank you daddy” said Parveen and kissed her dad.
“Where is mom?”
“Mom is in the kitchen.”
Quadhar walked into kitchen along with his Angel.
“Hmm.Now no one can stop both of you. I have to bare you both till you sleep.”
Quadhar and Angel make so much of noise; they dance, sing and play. When they both combine, Shamina will not be having any one to support and they will tease and make fun of Shamina.
“Yeah.Angel. Let’s sing.”
“Angel and Dad,
Go round and round,
Travel on the wings,
Reach the skies,
Touch the stars,
Hmmm.” Parveen started to think about the next lines.
“Play on the..”
“yaya wait dad. I will sing.”
“Play on the moon,
Dance on the toes,
And then sleep till sun rises. Yeah… yeah..yeah..”
Quadhar kissed her again when she said those few lines which they both will always sing.
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