My 2012 : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • The year 2012 started with 2nd year away from family : wife & kids are away in Odisha. I am in Pune
  • Got childhood best friend backing the company with some fund
  • Along with my team, I did event ‘Gate entry’ management job for few events πŸ™‚ Some people thought I am crazy! How can a CEO do gate entry management πŸ™‚
  • Had a massive business growth during March 2012, we grew 600% @ayojak
  • Spent several days in NCR/Gurgaon with 2 cool chaps : Falak & Sunil. Had loads of fun,movies & party. Met Anandan, Daksha Sharma, Pankaj Jain for first time after several years of knowing them online
  • I went to Ahmedabad & Gujarat for the first time. Also went to Rajasthan with Falak and Sunil, had a fantastic trip.
  • Travelled Maharashtra to Odisha by bus : Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad-Vizag-Berhampur
  • Father suffered health issues and it was a painful year. Father-in-law had a heart surgey. Both are doing better these days
  • My sister gave birth to her first baby. I am ‘The Uncle’ for 2 lovely babies
  • Slept one night without money and hence without food (for whatever reason it is, it was painful)
  • Called a friend to take me home as debit card got blocked & had no money for the lunch πŸ™‚ I had a delicious lunch, Thanks Venki
  • First time conceptualized an event called ‘Clean Comedy Festival 2012’. It was not a successful event. Thanks, we did it our way
  • Could win back old colleague Sunil Singh to come back and travel the journey together
  • Could win best friend and engg classmate to join the company. I have been chasing him since 2007 to join. I hope this journey will give him the best
  • After 1.5 years, I spent 2 full months with my wife & sons
  • I was worried that my little second son may not recognize me as father πŸ˜€ 
  • After 12 years, I was in home with parents for Diwali
  • Listened to little sister’s problem, also her suggestions for my life
  • Had a massive growth in business @ayojak, we broke our own record of 425+ events in 3 months whereas we had 381+ events in entire 2011
  • Decided to stay back in Pune to work with team directly