WAT Team Shifts to a Brand New Office – Meet The New Members of Our Family

It was June 07, 2006, when Rajiv first started with WATBlog. WATBlog was the very first initiative of all the WAT groups. It’s been almost 2 years and WATConsult followed, alongwith WATShowWATJob and then WATGame. I hope I am not announcing it prematurely but we also plan to come up with podcasts, named as WATCasts. Today, WATMedia (combining Blog, Show, Jobs, Games & ) and WATConsult has grown from a team of just 1 to 20! So much so that we had to shift from our Colaba office to a bigger place in Goregaon (West).

 

Since it was a big day for us, we thought it would be great if we shared a glimpse of our spanking new office with our readers. So, here are a few pics just taken off Nisha’s (our Head HR, Admin & IT) N Series.

 

 WAT Team Shifted - Main Bay Area

 

That is the main room which you get into, right when you enter the office. The White Mac that you can see on the table belongs to Harshil and the pretty guy smiling is one of our interns, Abhinandan! We ended up having network issues right on the very first day at work. We just got to know that Windows XP allows a maximum of 10 sharing sessions. If you want more, it’s mandatory that you get a dedicated server version of OS for the job. Yes, unfortunately we were unaware of this fact. So tomorrow, again we are going to get Windows 2003 installed on the dedicated server.

 

WATBlog Office

 

This section is reserved for WATMedia, as you can see on the sign stuck on the wall. Disha happily chatting away with Rahul whereas the other two are struggling hard to concentrate on their work.

 

WATConsult

 

That’s the WATConsult label that Rajiv had scribbled. I guess he was too busy thinking about the impressive lecture he gave us this morning to even worry how his handwriting looks like. I guess, that’s fine, as long as it’s not how he normally writes :-P.

 

 

And yeah, I had almost forgotten. Just in case you are interested to give us a visit, here’s a embedded Google Map to help you around -

 

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 Harshil Adds: Dear Readers, im also pleased to introduce Shayon (Sayantan) Pal – Our Recently Appointed WATBlog Assistant Editor. Shayon, a Bombay Boy and a supporter of the Knight Riders, has just joined us after finishing his engineering in Jamshedpur. He’s been blogging for about 3 Years now on his labyrinth (so he joins us with a wealth of experience)!! Shayon has joined us with specific roles in mind – so expect some changes in the way you read us (layout changes soon!)

  

A Very Happy Shayon (I think Lunch did the trick)

 

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Apart from Shayon, we have also bolstered our strength in WATConsult and the soon to be launched WATSMO. Maneesh (smiling gleefully) and Ruchi (pretending to give that natural ‘smile while i work look’)   will be playing various roles in WATConsult related to strategy and operations. Ruchi joins us with 2 years of solid experience in various aspects of marketing and she seems to be super excited about working here! Maneesh too has a wealth of experience (and 3 blogs) – here’s one, and another, and another (damn i almost got tired writing that!) We hope he can share some pearls on WATBlog along with Shayon and the other contributors *soon*. In the picture above, there is also Meenal who has just graduated (congratualtions Meenal) – and will be handling various relationships for WATSMO.

 

Ohh – and by the way today is Disha’s Birthday as well (We always crib [Rupesh Especially] that whenever Disha Blogs – she always gets a flurry of comments. Are Web 2.0 readers and contributors positively biased towards Women?) so Happy Birthday Disha!!  

 

A Big (Warm) Welcome To All The New Members of the WATFamily!

10 Responses to “WAT Team Shifts to a Brand New Office – Meet The New Members of Our Family”

  1. June 3, 2008 at 12:41 pm #

    thanks a lot guys…for a lovely Chocolate Cake…

  2. Rajeshree
    June 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    Hello Watteam…,

    Shayon you really blog well. Wish you a great career ahead with WatConsult.

    The office is great guys…& you all look there including harshil’s laptop in white…!

    Google map….is it rupesh’s idea..????

    Disha..wish you a very happy birthday..live long life…

    & Rajiv you just rock….!!!

  3. June 3, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    @ Rajeshree

    Thanks for liking my posts. I guess I don’t bring in much heavy duty insight as Harshil and Rupesh can. But I normally try to look at ideas and concepts with the point of view of a layman user, a consumer, trying to dish out a different take.
    By the way, Google Map was my idea ;-)

  4. June 3, 2008 at 3:42 pm #

    @ Disha

    You are most welcome :-)

  5. June 3, 2008 at 10:33 pm #

    Ok so I finally found time to comment on this post since putting it on my todo a good 9 hours back..

    Thanks for the warm welcome both on the blog as well as our office Harshil.. of course that goes to all the guys at wat as well..

    I have been thinking of something funny to add here for some while now…but I am suffering from performance anxiety it seems hehe…can’t think of any.. anyway..looking forward to add some stuff on the wonderful watnetwork!

  6. June 4, 2008 at 9:26 am #

    Great. You live like a stone’s throw away from my house now.

    Great going Rajiv.

  7. Dhaval Shah
    June 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    Congrats WATTeam, the place looks pretty chilled out :-).
    Great going Rajive.

  8. June 4, 2008 at 7:14 pm #

    Hey guys.. thanks soo much for your best wishes.. We hope we can match up to your expectations going forward! Love you all for your support!

  9. June 5, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    Best wishes to WAT team, keep blogging.

  10. June 5, 2008 at 10:26 am #

    Best wishes to WAT team. Keep blogging and keep growing.

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