Such a simple question to ask. So many appropriate answers. Answers that everyone gives. The right answers. The expected answers. Such a complex question when you look behind the scenes. Behind the words, the lines and the s p a c e s between them. Behind the image, and the first impression, and the second or the third.
IndiaNIC is not its promises. It’s not its location or its testimonials.
It’s the office filled at 3 am with people staying late. It’s the light in their eyes as they wipe their forehead. It’s the pat on the shoulder and the look they give each other when they offer their support to each other.
It’s the takeaway during the break that brings them together, and their smile when they are asked how many hours they slept the previous night. It’s their dreams and hopes that each of them has buried deep inside and put aside every morning when they come back.
It’s the mentors that inspire them every day by sharing their experience, and the look of pride on everyone’s face when they accomplish things together.
So when you ask what is IndiaNIC the answer is –
We came such a long way and so much has happened in the past two decades. We built things; we met so many people, created life long friendships, learned so much and grew as a whole. Looking back, it was a bumpy ride, and sometimes the days and months seemed endless and hopeless, but what beautiful destination isn’t worth the struggle of the journey. And what a journey it was.
Our definition of success changed a long time ago. Making a difference in a few lives is a worthy goal, but helping people to achieve the things they want to achieve is really what we want to be remembered for.