Is Guru an English word?
Yes, it is... if you go by Microsoft Thesaurus. There are many such Indian words that have been included in English, some recently and some very long back. The recent ones are the effect of globalization. The 'long back' additions were also because of the globalization only. Globalization is not new to India and this world. That is what is natural. Everything else like Governments, countries, states and borders are all artificial. There are records in the early Indian literatures for our business men going all around the world to make money. That was when these lending and borrowing of words must have happened between the languages.
Whether Guru has been accepted as an English word or not doesn't matter much for us as of now. But I am sure Guru will be accepted as the SHoW (Super Hero of the Week) by all ex BCians. The credit also goes to KS for bringing Guru out of his shell. The whole thing was initiated by last week's SHoW mail. We selected Sateesh as the SHoW and reminded him of the good old (golden) BC days and the projects he worked for. The word HumaNET excited KS and made him search for "HumaNET Blue Chip" in Google, which resulted in looking at one of the posts of Gururaj on some HumaNET doubt.
KS, I think this is the second time you are missing the crown. You really deserve a SHoW for the vibration you created last week and making Gururaj an active member in the group. But this week is i-flexers' week. There are few more announcements other than Guru's.
Today is the last day for Rabijit in i-flex. He is going to join Vidhya in IBM again. Why "again"? He was with her in BC before, no? That's why. It should surely be an exciting experience to have someone to discuss about home affairs in office and office affairs (:-)) at home. Congratulations buddy!
Then I have achieved an important milestone in my academic life. I have cleared all the papers in stage 1 of my MBA and I have been given a diploma (Diploma in Business Management) by ICFAI University. Please don't ask me how many years I took to get this intermediate diploma. :-)
Coming back to Gururaj, sorry CM Gururaj - Coimbatore Manoharan Gururaj (this is how he wanted to us to call him)... he is a boy (not a man) with a lot of character and attitude. He joined BC in the end of 2003 or in the beginning of 2004 as a project trainee. And then he was part of the great HumaNET team. He was instrumental in the implementation of HumaNET in one of our not-so-prestigious client's place in Coimbatore (the lion's own den). He had thousands of reasons to complain and walk out of the place, but he never quit. He handled all sorts of animals (lions, tigers, foxes...) in his own den and saw through the implementation. We are proud of you Guru! Good SHoW!
His SHoW name would be G ji (short form of Guru ji - the same old name that I had given in BC days). It may sound like GG, but I swear it is not that and please don't ask me what the second G stands for... :-)
1. Raghuraman Kadambi (Mr. Heartthrob)
2. Padmanaban VP (Mr. Padhu Jackson)
3. Sri Gopal De Lalgudi (Mr. Business Magnet)
4. Arun Kumar Mishra (Mr. Great Wall of Microsoft)
5. Radhakrishna Da Magane (Mr. Mannina Maga)
6. Kinshuk Banerjee (Mr. Dada Boy)
7. Iqbal (Mr. Manjunath)
8. Bimalendu de De (Mr. Dumeel)
9. Vinod DB (Mr. RDBMS)
10. Rabijit (Mr. Cool)
11. Suresh Lakshmanan (Mr. Dance Dance)
12. Umashankar (Mr. Umma)
13. Suresh Ramaswamy (Mr. Noble)
14. Satyajit Kunjur (Mr. Simple)
15. Sateesh Kumar Ayyapu Setty (Mr. Okke Okkadu)
16. CM Gururaj (Mr. G ji)
Those who have no clue about what this SHoW business is all about, please refer www.ex-BCians.itgo.com
Thanks & Regards,
e-BOG (ex BCians Oscar Group)