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Birthday Celebrations!!!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day Rajiv Kamdar!

Birthday celebrations of its members in Reliable Group calls for eminent fun and feasting. It was 15th of June and this time it was of Raju Bhai’s. Oh boy! A day of much hubbub and jamboree. Taking a break from the scheduled chores from our work stations, we all gathered at the packing room just after the lunch time. 3 cakes of different flavors like that of Black Forest and Chocolate, were waiting for the charming birthday boy. As he sliced through the cakes everyone, including Amit Sir hummed “Happy birthday to you Raju Bhai”. Just after he sliced a piece of cake and distributed it among all of us, Raju Bhai was under an ‘cake-attack’! Whoo-hoo!

Avishek was first to lead in this sweet mischievous act, then followed by others. With Amit Sir egging everyone, Raju Bhai could do just nothing, but follow suit. As he got rid from their clutches, it was a scene to be cherished for! His face was all smeared by creamy layers of chocolate cakes and all of us playing pranks. Many of us did not want this weird scene to fade away and clicked from their cells. The jubilation went up to such a tempo that even Raju Bhai was also seen to strike a pose for the shutterbugs. It was really an amicable atmosphere to experience. Truly said by Aurindam, “It was really a fun time and I really enjoyed the moment to the hilt! Guess if any other organization celebrates its employees’ birthdays as we did. Way to go RG!” And it can be surely concluded that everybody of the Group is eagerly awaiting for the next celebration to come.

Picnic 2010

Sunday, February 28th, 2010


Picnic 2010January 22nd is a day which will be engraved in the minds of all associated with Reliable Group. This was the day when everyone had a gala time in the annual picnic of our company. The day started with everyone assembling near the LalBazar head office. The first one to show up was our very own, Mahua di. She was all excited about the picnic and accompanying her was Ravi. One-by-one, employees from both the Branches, Lal-Bazar and Park Street, trickled down and everyone hopped in the bus. Some brought cricket bats and some showed up with Balls. All of us turned up in the pre-decided dress colours- Blue, Green and Black. Raju Bhai, The Solution Man, almost forgot to draft the final list and so he and Sumit Sir had to open office before the picnic to take the print-outs. Everything happens in the last minute !

Picnic 2010It was a great time during the ride with the employees from both the branch offices mingling with great fun. Soon, the bus ride took the better of us and we broke into jigs right in the back of the bus! Everyone laughed, sang and jived to the songs. Bappa, Sujit, Kunal, Aurindam, Avishek, Soumen and many many other people danced to the beats. Avishek and Kunal blew whistles, enough to make the girls shut their ears. Our bus stopped en-route for picking up some of our colleagues and soon they found out a new definition of fun. Srirupa joined near Rubi hospital. The bus almost missed picking up Ashok en-route. A nice little jog is always good for health, Ashok couldn’t agree more. The bus was jam-packed with many clicking pictures and cracking jokes. After all, it was the time to have some pure unadulterated fun !

Picnic 2010We soon reached our destination- A farm house in Baruipur. The entire contingent followed Raju Bhai to reach the destination. We reached the place in minutes and soon found ourselves in the breakfast zone. Gujarati Delicacies awaited us and boy! we were hungry! We had a sumptuous breakfast and soon boys found their way to Cricket and girls caught up with the much needed chatter.

The CEOs of our company, Mr. Amit Desai and Mr. Sumit Desai along with their families arrived at the venue shortly post breakfast. Sumit Sir took over the programme and soon he called up everyone to assemble. Since it was long time after which both the branches got together, he wanted everyone to introduce themselves to the company. The introduction session soon began.


Picnic 2010He called up Srirupa as she is one who knows all the employees personally. Slowly and steadily, she and Sumit Sir ushered in each employee, from new ones to the experienced ones. Sumit Sir wanted to hear the reasons from all those employees who skipped the previous picnic. Niladri was up next to be called up on the stage. Sumit Sir, after hearing his explanation as to why Niladri was not present last year wanted Niladri to show his biceps. And when Niladri obliged, the whole place erupted with applause!

Picnic 2010Bappa Ghosh, who led from the front in dancing to the beats in the bus, was up next in the line of introducing himself. 7 months, 14 days and 3 hours to be precise was the time he was associated with our company and that was the reason enough for even Sumit Sir to acknowledge as being the distinctive feature of Bappa. After Bappa, who was an MBA gold medalist, came Maitraya, another MBA gold medalist. Soon after Maitraya, Suvrojyoti came up and soon told everyone as to why he fell from the stairs. Sumit Sir and everyone had a loud laugh after knowing the story and the reason behind him falling down. Next up were Mr. and Mrs. Rajiv Shaw. Soon, it was the turn of Abhiskek Bose to come up on stage and explain as to why he named Raju Bhai as the Joker of our company. Mimicking Raju Bhai, he explained in his own unique ways as to how Raju Bhai was The Solution Man anyone could rely on.

Raju Bhai was up next and soon after a brief introduction from Sumit Sir, he ushered in his wife Mrs. Megha Kamdar. Then, Sumit Sir wanted to hear the story behind their marriage as they both used to work in the company together at some point of time. Sumit Sir was more than happy in sharing an emotional moment with us when he pointed to the fact that Raju Bhai had typed his Marriage Affidavit.

Priyanka, our customer support executive was up next and in her unique style, she introduced herself. Monodeep Mukherjee was up next and he explained as to why did he come alone despite promising to bring his special someone. Sumit Sir even suggested Monodeep to ask for his help whenever he wanted to marry or for that matter, elop with his love! Mrs.Tina Desai joined Sumit sir in pointing out to Monodeep that he can always count on them to be an extended family. That kind of statements always win hearts.

Soumen Ghosh came up next and he talked in length about his job profile so much so that he had to be stopped by Sumit Sir! Amit Sir enquired about his smoking habits which Soumen said he was on the verge of giving up. The beautiful afternoon sun kept on showering its beautiful rays and the introduction session carried on. Then, a relatively new-comer, Ipsita from the submitting department was called on stage. Bidhan from the Vendor Management, Tanima with her eye-catching hat, rechristened “Hunter-wali” came up on stage and introduced themselves. Kamalika, with her charismatic personality introduced herself after them and talked about her job profile in her heavily accented hindi.

The audience changed places to avoid the sun and soon, Sumit Sir ushered in the Oldest and the most treasured employees of the reliable group, Reliable Printers. Tapan da took over the stage and gave a glimpse into the history that made Reliable Group what it is today. Tapan da, in a beautiful style, acquainted us to the very interesting history of the Reliable printers and Reliable Group at large. From how a small company which manufactured Greeting Cards, diaries had transformed itself into a diversified group now catering to the gifting sector.

Chintan, our customer support executive from Park street branch office came up on the stage with his friend Rahul and talked about his experiences in the workplace. Manas promised to come to every picnic henceforth, Ashok also told about his experiences in our office. Sumit Sir complimented Ashok for his dedication that he has put in his work. Ashok also expressed his gratitude over the fact that Sumit Sir had helped him in his times of need and he will forever remain grateful to this kind act.

Soon, others came up on the stage and shared their experiences and it was so heart warming to see everyone jelling so well in the picnic.


Sumit Sir led everyone to the game he called “Blindfold”. As the name suggests, the game needs players to be blindfolded and requires other team-members to guide their blindfolded team mate to trees marked with numbers. There were four teams and in the end there were no winners as the players flouted the norms. Prithwish’s way of achieving the targets was especially hilarious. He was the first one to go among the four players. As he was directed by his team members he grabbed each and every thing that came along his way. Soumen literally pushed him to the right trees and handed him the numbered sheet. Everyone, regardless of the team they were in prompted leaving Poor Prithwish in a mess. In the end, Sumit Sir cancelled the game and declared the result as void. Some of the boys were playing cricket when the blind-fold game was on.


Picnic 2010Sumit Sir called up everyone to assemble near the lunch area but first, it was again fun-time. Sir called up Aurindam, Avishek, Srirupa to perform in front of the audience. First up was Aurindam. He started the performance with K.K’s “Tu aashiqui hai”, then he moved on to “Chalte-Chalte” by Kishore Kumar and then ended his performance with Euphoria’s “Dhoom Pichak Dhoom.” There was a feel-good atmosphere after his performance. Avishek took fun to an all together next level with his mimicry of Raju Bhai, Sumit Sir and Amit Sir and other people like Ravi and but of course, Bappa. Raju Bhai, Sumit Sir and Amit Sir along with every one present in the ground broke into loud cheers and laughter. Even Amit sir, who was only smiling since morning, couldn’t help laughing out loud ! Srirupa was up next and she sang a beautiful Rabindra Sangeet, “Shohena Jatona” which was lapped up by the Audience with both arms. Avishek and Srirupa sang a duet, “Dil hai k manta nahi” their favourite ’90′s track. Sumit Sir was more than elated to have this bunch of talented employees and he even hinted that he may have an orchestra next year.


Lunch deserves a special mention. It was very delicious and healthy. Special Gujarati delicacies greeted us and boy! we were hungry! The queue was innovative with people wearing Green dresses were given first preference followed by people wearing Blue and then finally with black. Starting with Broccoli soup with bread bun & Nutralite Rajbhog followed by Chinese Bhel and then Matar Kachori, Paneer Mattar, Corn Capsicum. We had more beautiful dishes such as Dry chana Puri/Chapati, Marble Paratha, Plain Rice Yellow Daal Fry, Red and Green Chutney and Green Salad to top it off.


Post lunch many people made most of their time talking to each other and then Sumit Sir announced the game “Housie”. A total of three rounds were played and they all were played with equal excitement by all the people present there, regardless of their age. Sumit sir hosted the three rounds and Amit sir joined the games. But luck kissed some other people and they emerged victorious! Good luck! After Housie, many other games were played with both boys and girls taking part. Then games ended with lucky draw. Susmita Sengupta won the bumper prize- TOSHIBA’s DVD player. Lucky Girl!

Tea and pakoras greeted us as the evening snacks and soon it was prize-distribution time.
Aurindam, Avishek and Srirupa were given gifts for their performances along with winners of the games held throughout the day.


Night soon dawned and so it was the time to leave. Our ride made its way to the lal bazar office and people soon left with nothing else than sweet memories and a prayer that today comes again next year and we all stay like this -One BIG Happy Family.

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Happy Birthday Susmita

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

A Special Day in Reliable

Susmita's BirthdayThe most beautiful day of someone’s life is his or her birthday. And it becomes even more beautiful and special when the whole team of your office colleagues arrange a marvellous birthday party for you. Does it sound like a dream? No dear, wake up, it’s not a dream for us in Reliable Technologies. It was 1st October, Susmita’s birthday and guess what? We decided to throw a surprise birthday party for her in our office premises. Taking a short break from the normal busy schedule we gathered at the lounge after the lunch period. 3 decorated delicious chocolate cakes from Sugar and Spice were on the table waiting for the B-day girl. She was completely overwhelmed to see this whole arrangement and could not hide her emotions.

Birth Celebration

Smeared with cream all over her face Susmita said, “Today i felt that as if I was entering into the paradise not in my office. You all being so nice to me and making this day so special. And oh my God! It was such a wonderful treat! Thank you people, thank you so much!”

Susmita's BirthdayReally it was in true sense an unforgettable day for the whole Reliable Technologies group. Birthdays are one such day here when you feel that each and everyone in office welcomes you with a nice smile and gratitude. You can feel the friendly tone in the air. It was indeed a very special day for Susmita and as well as for us. It seemed like she enjoyed the fabulous day and are eagerly waiting for the next year. So once again many many returns of the day Susmita!

Sumit Sir's Birthday

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Happy Birthday Sumit Sir

Sumit Sir BirthdayFifth September is a very special day for Reliable Technologies. No prize for guessing that it is celebrated as teacher’s day, everywhere in India, but we at Reliable group celebrate this day with great pomp, as it is our very dear Sumit Sir’s birthday. This year, there were some special arrangements made and everyone celebrated the birthday party with all zest and show. Arrangements were too good to describe in words, as all our office folks went in a mood of immense glee and jubilance. Forgetting our daily chores, we all got together to clebrate our Boss’s Birthday

Birth Celebration

Everyone took an hour break from their busy schedule and gathered upstairs for the celebration. There was lunch arrangement for all the members of the office. Three delicious sugar and spice cakes covered the table and were adorned with birthday candles. The celebration started as Sumit Sir sliced the cakes and every body put their hands together, humming the tune “Happy Birthday to you “. Then the lunch packets were distributed amongst all. The lunch was indeed a delicious treat for all!

Sumit Sir BirthdayThe essence of the whole celebration was just like a family get together, where everyone enjoyed, sat and ate together, with all smiles on the faces. The celebration was so very special for me that it would remain etched in my memory in many a days to come. The whole office environment was very enjoyable and I was totally overwhelmed with the spirit of oneness. On context of such a merry occasion, Ashok Roy, one of our colleague said, “It is a wonderful feeling to be a part of such a nice celebration.” 5th of September is a special day for Mr. Sumit Desai of course and so is for the whole Reliable Technology family.

Subhro's Birthday

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Happy Birthday Subhro

Subhro Birthday20th of April is a special day for Subhro. It is his birthday. This year, we at Reliable Group, decided to celebrate his birthday in the office premises. Accordingly we have ordered a really delicious cake and beautiful candles. It was around 5pm when all of us get together and after a while, the birthday-boy came down. He was also very excited about the whole episode. Our excitement was for some different reason. We all were waiting to see Subhro’s face smeared in the dark chocolate cream. Our wishes were fulfilled just after Subhro (Gublu) cut the first piece. Subhro has an extremely fair complextion and he was looking very handsome with all those chocolate cream on his face. Although Subhro tried to escape but there his efforts were in vain. Once he was decked up, we all started to devour the delicious cake as quickly as possible. At the end of the whole episode we all felt that Subhro liked the “chocolate cream pampering” very much and is eagerly waiting for the next occasion and so are we.

Birth Celebration

Soumya Dutta, one of Subhro’s colleagues, commented that “It was a day to remember because our friend Suvrojyoti was looking special with cream all over his face.” According to Srirupa Kanungo, “It was a small enjoyment for all of us.” Subhrojyoti himself commented that he was overwhelmed by the arrangements and the response from his colleagues.

Mahua's Birthday

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Birthday Celebration at Office

Mahua BirthdayBirthday celebrations are always associated with a lot of fun fare and merrymaking. The team at Reliable Technologies recently celebrated a small birthday party. It was the birthday of one of our colleagues Mahua Roy.Our office folks celebrated her Birthday in a very enthusiastic manner. Taking an hour break from the busy schedules and work in the office all the members gathered together at one place in the evening. The Birthday girl was presented with 3 beautiful chocolate cake from Sugar and Spice. The cake was decorated with candles. We all rejoiced and sang while Mahua cut her cakes. The candles were blown and we all sang the special birthday song for her. There was joy and a spirit of oneness in the air as we smeared creams and icing all over her face. This was the traditional way of celebrating a colleagues birthday at our office. Then came the time for some refreshment and delights and all of us took active part in it.

Birth CelebrationI look forward to such happy moments that come along amidst the busy work and responsibilities at office. There are certain special moments when you get to mingle freely with all in the office and Birthdays are those days. The boss and employees all become one in the spirit of joy. There is smile and happiness on every body’s face. Birthdays celebration make us feel that we work in the office as one big family, the Reliable Group.

In Mahua Di’s words “ I enjoyed my Birthday celebration with a lot of enthusiasm at office. Thanks everyone for such a wonderful treat. I am glad to be a part of this team.”

The complete premises was sounding great and I am sure the Birthday girl enjoyed this special way of wishing.