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Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:06

A hectic fortnight

Written by  Kamal Shah
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The last couple of weeks have been really hectic. There was this new project we started at Grene for which a prototype had to be completed asap. This resulted in some late nights and working weekends, something unheard of in my career at Grene!

The work culture at Grene is generally very healthy. You do your work. As long as you are reasonably productive and work responsibly, no one bothers you.

In addition to this, I was busy with things at Nephroplus too. We had a stall to manage at the TiE-ISB Connect event that was held at the Hyderabad International Convention Center. This was basically an event for budding entrepreneurs to meet people who had already taken the plunge and started businesses on their own. There were panel discussions on various topics (one of which was healthcare) where people from different backgrounds would discuss the topic and then there would be an open Q&A.

Initially I thought that these discussions serve no real purpose other than giving people an opportunity to network. I was probably wrong. I could sense the encouragement wannabe-entrepreneurs got by simply seeing people who have taken risks succeed in a field close to their heart!

Well, I also heard more jargon than I have in quite some time. Value proposition, stakeholders, tier x cities, strategic investments. Gosh, I did not even understand many of those terms! I wonder if the speakers themselves were just bandying them about without really meaning anything. In one answer to an audience question, the speaker used so much jargon that I got totally lost. In fact, I thought he answered yes to the question when I realized, to my utter horror, that he actually meant no!

Today, Sunday, I decided to take it totally easy. So, apart from my weekly pilgrimage to Poorna Tiffins (while on the topic, I might as well mention a joke I put together - Q. What is K Rosaiah's main contribution to the city of Hyderabad? A. He inaugurated Poorna Tiffins! hehehe... He really did, you know! When he was a simple MLA), so, apart from my weekly pilgrimage to Poorna Tiffins, I did not do ANYTHING. I practically was on my bed the whole day, watching TV and browsing using my iPad.

It's 4:30 now and I am feeling so much better. Rested. My body was actually aching last evening due to all the strain of the past two weeks. I am really glad I rested totally today. I even skipped a family lunch at an uncle's house.

I must really control the time I spend at work. This is totally not sustainable. It is good to say you are leading a normal life despite kidney disease. It is however important to not overdo it!

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Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah

Hello, I'm Kamal from Hyderabad, India. I have been on dialysis for the last 13 years, six of them on PD, the rest on hemo. I have been on daily nocturnal home hemodialysis for the last four and half years. I can do pretty much everything myself. I love to travel and do short weekend trips or longer trips to places which have dialysis centers. Goa in India is a personal favorite. It is a great holiday destination and has two very good dialysis centers.

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