Yes,it’s the Lord’s story. No,I am not talking about the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in London,I am talking about the Lord’s building of TCS in Kolkata. We are now Trainee in TCS,and our training is being done at the Vishnu Tower of CMC limited,which is a 15minutes walk from the main three buildings of TCS. The name of those buildings are Lord’s,Wanderers and Eden. 🙂 Lord’s and Eden are the high security buildings. Wanderers is only for an awesome canteen,an auditorium and a library. Now on 25th Oct,2011 we three friends,I ,SRG, and Mrinal(SRG and Mrinal are from Electronics and Communication Engineering Department)had our lunch and decided to go to Lord’s to have ID card holders from TCS,because on the previous day I had got informed that they provide the card holders from the ‘Despatch’ of 2nd floor of Lord’s building.
Now before leaving our training centre for lunch,I told SRG not to take the his bag,but he took it for a important blue file,I also took the opportunity and landed my blue file into his bag,but I didn’t take my bag 🙂 .
When we entered Lord’s,there was security checking,that’s whoever bring baggage those will be scanned under a X-ray scanner. In SRG’s bag they found something unusual,that is which can’t be allowed to take in. That was an USB pendrive,he had to keep that on the security desk. Then we went to the 2nd floor. But we couldn’t enter the main area,because we had to punch our ID card on the punching machine machine available at each door,so through the small glass window door I called a person from inside,he opened the door for us,and directed us where o go for the ‘Despatch’. When we were going through the office ,that means both side of our walking lane the works were going on,and the level of security was too much! on each of the door there is a security locking system. Actually we didn’t punch our card on the main doors because we were not supposed to enter that building punching our cards,so we might have got a ‘show cause’ email. Actually we were lost in the building 😛 😀
We were not being able to find our way to get down. Atlast a sweeper helped us and got down,on that security table where SRG’s pendrive was captured. They told that had been sent to the administrator! That meant that was an official issue,a totally official process would be there to get the pendrive. We again went to 2nd floor for the admin,and he said that would be sent to the ISM(Information Security Managemenet),and then may be after two more steps he might get his pendrive,not taking the pendrive would be a better option 😀 .
Anyway the atmosphere inside is tremendous,you are walking through the corridor and on the both sides there are glass walls,and behind that some people with their cubicles(personal area,means personal table,with two side covered,with a computer and phone ,and own desk,and locker.)And on the corridor there is a pin drop silence,an awesome environment. Then atlast we came down with some adventurous experience with our future office,and rushed back to our training centre because there was only 10mins left with our lunch break.