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Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff

Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff

It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on… PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing… And who’s at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look…

All or most specimens are ?? Something male species of the human race…

Look closer… again all or most of them are bachelors…

And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!! Any guesses??? Let’s ask one of them… Here’s what he says… ‘What’s there 2 do after going home…Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late…Importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!’

This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices.

Bachelors ‘Passing-Time’ during late hours in the office just bcoz they say they’ve nothing else to do… Now what r the consequences…

‘Working’ (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or company culture.

With bosses more than eager to provide support to those ‘working’ late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he’s a hard worker….. goes home only to change..!!). They aren’t helping things too…

To hell with bosses who don’t understand the difference between ‘sitting’ late and ‘working’ late!!!

Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra working hours.

So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married and start having a family… office is no longer a priority, family is… and That’s when the problem starts… b’coz u start having commitments at home too.

For your boss, the earlier ‘hardworking’ guy suddenly seems to become a ‘early leaver’ even if u leave an hour after regular time… after doing the same amount of work.

People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labelled as work-shirkers…

Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays… though) leave on time are labelled as ‘not up to it’. All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and carry on ‘working’ not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that they would have to regret at one point of time.

So what’s the moral of the story??
* Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
* Never put in extra time ‘ unless really needed ‘
* Don’t stay back unnecessarily and spoil your company work culture which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.

There are hundred other things to do in the evening..

Learn music…..

Learn a foreign language…

Try a sport… TT, cricket………..

Importantly, get a girl friend or boy friend, take him/her around town…

* And for heaven’s sake, net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low (plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.

Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *’Life’s calling, where are you??’*

Please pass on this message to all those colleagues and please do it before leaving time, don’t stay back till midnight to forward this!!!




Dubai Narcotics Lawbreaking

Dubai Narcotics Lawbreaking New:

As received……

A case from a friend of mine which is very scary. One of his friends was travelling to UK via Dubai . Unfortunately he was carrying a packet of Khas Khas which is a commonly used spice in some Indian curries and sweets. Khas Khas is also known as poppy seed which can be sprouted to grow narcotics (afeem etc.).This innocent person did not know that recently the laws in UAE and other Gulf countries have been revised and carrying Khas Khas is punishable with minimum 20 years of imprisonment or even worse with death penalty . Currently, the person is in a jail in Dubai for the last two weeks. His friends are frantically trying hard for his release but are finding that this has become a very very serious case. Lawyers are asking huge fees amounting to AED 100,000 even to appear in the court to plead for his innocence.Please forward this email to all you know. They should know the seriousness of this matter and should never ever carry even minutest quantities of the following items when travelling to Gulf countries:1. Khas Khas whether raw, roasted or cooked.2. Paan3. Beetle nut (supari and its products, e.g. Paan Parag etc.)The penalties are very severe and it could destroy the life of an innocent person.

I appeal to you to create the awareness by forwarding this to all you know.

Supreme court issues arrest orders for Pakistan PM

Pakistan Supreme court issues arrest orders for Pakistan PM Raja Pervez Ashraf along with 16 more people involved in rental rower projects case.

On Tuesday (15th January 2013) supreme court has ordered to arrest all of them and submit a report within 24 hours.

Court has also said if any of the persons involved goes outside the country, chairman NAB will be held responsible for that.

Court has declared all the agreement of rental power projects as illegal.

Critics labelled Raja Pervez Ashraf as ‘Raja Rental’ because of being involved in taking money in rental rower projects.


List of New year parties and events

Tonight Burj Khalifa is expecting a million visitors for the new year night fireworks.

Here is a list of new year parties and events throughout UAE mainly focusing Dubai and Abu Dhabi, giving you an opportunity to convert 2012 into 2013 as a memorable event.


Time: 3pm-3am

Location: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

There will be fireworks along with the live performances from Ellie Goudling, Rita Ora, Paul van Dyk, Roger Sanchez and Zane Lowe

Tickets are available for Dh295 in advance (Dh350 on the door, VIP are sold out), are available at

Contact: 055 2004321 or email

It is highly recommended that you go there by taxi or by using The Palm Metro is strongly recommended as the traffic build up is notoriously bad.


Atelier Festival NYE

Time: 2pm-3am

Location: Meydan Racecourse, Dubai.

The biggest Music Festival in The Middle East will feature following six international artists all on one stage, one night and one festival.

Faithless, Gorillaz Sound System, Armand Van Helden, Inna, September and the mighty Snoop Dogg.

Tickets are available for Dh400 (Regular), Dh750 (VIP) and Dh1,500 (Platinum) are available at

Contact: 056 6752181 or Website


The Party

Time: 9.30pm until late

Location: Crown Plaza’s Jumeirah Ballroom, SZR, Dubai.

Tickets are available for Dh950 for a couple and Dh550 per person are available at

Contact: 050 6549100


NYE 2012 by audio tonic & infusion

Time: 9pm-3am

Location: 360 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Tickets are available for Dh750, or Dh360 after midnight (available at the door only), are available at

Contact: Mobile Number 056 6826617 or website


The Only Way is N’Dulge; N’Dulge

Time: 9pm-4am

Location: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Tickets are available for Dh250 are available at N’Dulge, Nasimi Beach and

Contact: 055 2004322.


Happy New Year 2013

Time: 7pm-5am

Location: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Tickets are available for Dh750 for men and Dh550 for ladies inclusive of unlimited selected beverages and Dh1,100 inclusive of dinner, are available at

Contact: 050 1422800.


REHAB XL Beach Club

Location: Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai

Time: 8pm-4am

Tickets are available for Dh395 are available at

Contact: 056 640 6161 or email


Country Club New Year Bash

Time: 9pm-3am

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Tickets: Free entry for Country Club members. Nonmembers can collect their free passes from the Country Club.

Contact: 052-9359327 (Dubai) and 055-7113697 (Abu Dhabi)



Location: Club So-Hi, Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel

Tickets are available for Dh450, inclusive of free flowing house beverages.

Contact: 02-6545138.



Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Time: 11.30pm.

Tickets available at Dh300, Dh400 and Dh500

Contact: 02-6908960 or 050-6619590


Oceans, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Tickets available at Dh150, Dh330++, Dh520++, Dh2,000

Contact: 050-8864597 or 02-6741094.


Thirty 1st Bar

Location: Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi

Tickets available at Dh220

Time: 10pm.

Contact: 02-6574888 / 800-116000.


Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Tickets available at Dh200 net for women and Dh400 net for men

Contact: 02-6773333.



Location: Burj Khalifa

Tickets available at Dh500 per person or Dh1,000 per person including open bar select beverages

Contact: 04-8883060.


Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Time: 7pm.

Tickets available for Dh200 in advance and Dh250 at the gate

Contact: 04-3181313.



Location: Dubai Marine Beach Resort

Tickets available for Dh550 for women and Dh750 for men

Contact: 050-1003310 or 056-1751010.


Domeland Chi@ Al Nasr leisureland

Tickets available for Dh100

Contact: 050-5715745 or 050-7342004.


Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve

Complete details at


Dubai Drums

Location: Gulf Ventures Al Awir Desert Camp

Time: 8pm.

Tickets: Dh500 for adults and Dh250 for children aged 6-16, Dh50 extra for those requiring bus transportation.

Contact: 04-3474790.


The Fairmont Hotel

Contact: 800-2282554 for package prices and reservations.


Embassy, Grosvenor House Tower Two

Tickets: Dh600 for women and Dh800 for men and Dh1,500

Contact: 04-3176000.


Hard Rock Café Dubai

Time: 9pm.

Tickets: Dh200 and Dh350

Contact: 04-2328900.


Healey’s, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Tickets: Dh 399 per person

Contact: 04-3560600.


Ikandy, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Tickets: Dh600, Dh1,000 per person Dh1,400

Contact: 04- 3438888


Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

Tickets: Dh600 and Dh1,000

Contact: 04-449 8888


Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel

Contact: 052-9111281 or visit for complete details.


Pullman Mall of the Emirates

Tickets: Dh300 and Dh800 per person

Contact: 04-3772000.


Royal Island Beach Club, Lebanon, The World, Dubai

Tickets: Dh2,499 and Dh2,999

Contact: 055‐6588462/ 055-8380566/ 050-3669055.

Time: 7.30pm


The Irish Village

Tickets: Dh200

Contact: 04-2395000.


The Dek on Eight, Media One Hotel

Tickets: Dh150 and Dh295

Time: 9-11.45pm

Contact: 04-4271000.


Vista, Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Time:  9pm until 3am

Tickets: Dh595 and Dh495

Contact: 04-7011127 / 28.



Yas Waterworld park opening date is announced



Yas Waterworld park opening date is announced. Abu Dhabi’s new water park will be officially opened on 24th January, 2013, officials have announced it on Monday 17th December, 2012.

The water park covers the area of 15 hectares, it will be containing total of 43 exciting slides, rides and attractions.

Park’s general manager, Mike Oswald, informed: “All the rides, slides and attractions are installed and the pre-opening testing stage has commenced to ensure that everything is in place in terms of safe and successful park operations”.

He further added to his comments: “A few members of the public will be given access to the park in the coming days as part of Challenge Accepted Competition, and then it will be all aboard for the public opening.”

Park will be a competitor of “Wild Wadi Water park” and “Aqua-venture Water park” which are already providing a healthy entertainment to public.


Yas Waterworld will be featuring the following attractions:

• Dawwama: World’s first and largest hydro-magnetic-powered 6-person tornado water slide with the world’s longest run-in at 238 meters long.

• Bubble’s Barrel: Largest FlowBarrel in the world, it features the world’s biggest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboards.

• Bandit Bomber: 550-meter interactive coaster and the first in the world to incorporate on-board water and laser special effects.

• Slither’s Slides: Maze of six slides and tunnels, offering 30 distinct experiences.

• Pearl Masters: Treasure-hunt style interactive adventure game. The game allows  Pearl Masters to go on quests in search of lost treasures, interact with magical sea creatures, fire water cannons, solve ancient puzzles etc.