“May be because she is manager right and so he wants her to take decisions and give directions.”
“Not just that Meher. He is not being interactive as like before. He is just coming and going. Half of the day he will be in meeting with Ishwarya or Thyagarajan. He is not even asking the status of the tasks.”
“Yes even I am noticing it from few days. I dint speak to him from last few days. Let me talk to him.”
After that discussion, they both discussed for few minutes regarding some other things and then left for lunch.
That day evening, Ishanth pinged Quadhar and said that he want to talk to him.Quadhar replied him saying that he can come to his cabin after 05:00 PM.
Ishanth saw that the time crossed 05:00 PM, he walked towards Quadhar’s cabin. After reaching there, he noticed that Quadhar is not in his cabin. He waited for him at his cabin.
After few minutes, Quadhar and Ishwarya stepped out of the meeting room. Ishwarya walked away to her cabin and Quadhar slowly moved towards his cabin. As he is walking, he got a phone call from Thyagarajan.
“Hi Thyagarajan. Good evening.”
“Good evening Quadhar. How did the meeting go on?”
“It went on fine Thyagarajan. I officially transferred everything to Ishwarya. May be we can start the reverse transfer process from Monday.”
“That’s very good. So, Quadhar..” said Thyagarajan who is trying to ask Quadhar something.
“There is no change in your decision?”
“No Thyagarajan. Sorry for that. I cannot be here anymore.”
“Okay thanks for the time Quadhar.” said Thyagarajan and disconnected the call.
After disconnecting the call, Quadhar stepped in to his cabin. As he is stepping in, he saw Ishanth sitting in the chair. He just stopped for few seconds as he is afraid whether Ishanth heard the conversation happened between Quadhar and Thyagarajan.
“Hello Ishanth. I am sorry for keeping you waiting. Meeting got extended by a few minutes.”
“That’s okay Quadhar.Is it Thyagarajan on the call?”
“Yes, it’s Thyagarajan.”
“You were telling something like you will not change your decision. What is that Quadhar?”
The moment Ishanth asked that question, Quadhar’s face expressions turned different.“That is regarding the new project Ishanth. He actually asked me to take over that. But, I said I cannot handle so many projects and so rejected that”replied Quadhar to make sure that he doesn’t leave any clue to Ishanth.
“Okay” said Ishanth and then immediately “Quadhar. Can I ask you something?”
“From last week onwards, there are regular meetings happening between you and Ishwarya. And also you are directing everyone to go and talk to Ishwarya if they need any information or if they have any kind of concerns.”
“She is new to our company and team right. That’s why Thyagarajan gave me the responsibility to help her during the initial days until she gets tuned completely. That’s it Ishanth.”
Ishanth is actually not convinced with Quadhar’s answer. “You are also not assigning tasks to us and also not asking us updates on any of the project” asked Ishanth.
“Hey Ishanth, it’s now Ishwarya’s responsibility to take care of all those things and so I am not involving much.”
“I don’t know Quadhar. I somehow feel that something is going wrong. After Uthrani resigned, it all became silent. There is no one who talks well in the team. And now even you are not involving much with us.”
“Ishanth.Don’t worry, you are missing Uthrani and so you are feeling like that. Once the new project starts, you will become very busy with that and then everything will be fine.”
Ishanth is still not convinced. He still feels that there is something going unusual in the project. When Quadhar noticed that Ishanth is still in confused state, he thought of doing something to make him come out of that.
“Hey Ishanth, what are your plans this weekend?”
“No plans as of now Quadhar. When Uthrani was there, me, Uthrani and Meher used to hangout for a lunch or a movie. After she left, I dint go out anywhere.”
“Meher is still here right. Why can’t you both go out?”
“Who?Meher? If we call him for lunch, he will come by dinner time. When Uthrani is there, he used to listen to her and come on time.”
Quadhar smiled when Ishanth said like that. “Okay. Then why don’t you come to my home this weekend?”
“Your home?” asked Ishanth with a question mark on his face.
“Yes Ishanth. My home.This Sunday, you and Meher, for lunch.”
“Yes. We are working in this team from almost 14 months and I never invited you to my home. So, please do come along with Meher.”
Ishanth slowly came out that confused mood and gave a little smile on his face. “Okay Quadhar. Sure, thank you so much” replied Ishanth.
“You know my house right?”
“I know the address. But, I don’t know the flat number.”
“It is 14F, second block. I will talk to Meher and will invite him officially.”
“Quadhar. Invite him for breakfast. Then he will come by lunch time.” Said Ishanth, with a smile.
When Quadhar heard that, even he started laughing out loud.
(12:11 PM – Quadhar’s Flat)
Quadhar and Shamina were busy in the kitchen making preparations for the lunch. Meanwhile, Quadhar’s phone started ringing in the living room. Parveen is busy playing games in that mobile. When she saw the call, she immediately swiped the green button and answered the call.
“Hello Quadhar” said Ishanth without even listening to the person who answered the call. When he noticed that a small girl is talking, he gave a look at the mobile screen to make sure whether he dialed the correct number. After getting confirmed that it is Quadhar’s number, “Can I speak to Quadhar?” asked Ishanth.
“What is your name?” asked Parveen with her cute little voice.
“My name is Ishanth.”
Parveen went running into the kitchen room and handed over the phone to Quadhar saying “Dad, your phone.”
Quadhar took the phone from her and saw the screen. When he noticed that it is Ishanth, “Hey Ishanth. Where are you? Did you reach the place?”
“Yes Quadhar. I am waiting down.”
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