It was another basic day at ISRC. People were running here and there, the whole lot at ISRC was running in hustle-n-bustle of busy life. And why not? It was territory of Nirman Nambiar, director of ISRC, one of the most successful scientists of the world. He had many projects to juggle and handle, the main one on which his new team was working, a strong ambitious project of Mission Mars. Each and every minute was important and meaningful in his life and so goes for his team. Oh well his team!
It was a bunch of intelligent people, because you cannot expect less than intelligence in Nambiar's team. Apart from being intelligent the team members had many intresting quality. To start with it had Joy Das Gupta, son of Mr. Jeet Das Gupta, as he loved to introduce himself. He had brains but was always under-estimated because of his low confidence. Then it had Arjun, an ex-air force pilot, his problem was he always over-estimated himself. A man who was a victim of his over-confidence. Next came the turn of Miss Kritika Narayan Swami, for whom everything revolved around science and science. And we also have an intern Sumit, well another person who was under-estimated in starting, but he had intelligence veiled in his innocence and jokes. Then comes the turn of Sanyukta Agarwal, a girl who faced the wrath of Nirman from day one but at the end was able to gain her place in Nirman's team. Then comes the genius Randhir Singh Shekhawat, nothing is impossible for him, though he had issues with ego, yet he is the best team member and a great friend. Last but not the least another genius, and a great being, gem of the team, Aryan. If Randhir was master of mechanics, Aryan mastered IT and softwares. Both Randhir and Aryan together were geniuses of genius, and left and right hand of Nirman. Thus, this was the team of Nirman Nambiar.
Now after talking about the team lets have a peep in life of the team leader, Mr. Nambiar. Mr. Nirman Nambiar, the name was enough. His attitude and post said it all. He was a man of his words. The world moved according to clock, but clock moved according to him. No ministry, no superiority, no one could out rule his decisions and words. His mornings started at 4:00 am with his exercise and gyming session, after which he used to get ready and entered his cabin sharp at 9:00 am. In his office he had his fixed breakfast, a black coffee with brown bread, with morning newspaper. By sharp 10:00 am he had his work started in ISRC, but the time was not fixed for his team. He called his team as per his wish. His whole day was spent in office, thanks to his schedule. There was not even a micro-second to be wasted for him. In his packed life the only one who used to take care of his work and everything was his secretary, Becky. This was the life of Nirman Nambiar - packed, scheduled and disciplined.
Hey wait ! Where is Mr. Nambiar going in such a hurry. Looks like something important, lets go and have a look.
He entered the work station, where his team id already present.
Nirman-"welcome back guys. You all must be thinking what is the purpose of calling you all at such a short notice. Well then the answer to it is, we have many things to look after. Just because you guys completed the astroid mission successfully, it does nit mean that you all have to waste around. Now there are some files infront of you, please take it and open it."
Everybody picked up their files, and opened it only to find a couple of blank pages in it.
Joy-"sir these files are blank"
Nirman-"what an important piece of information have you found Mr. Joy. Thanks for the rare information. So now coming back to business, I want you all to make a report and submit it to Mrs. Subramanium regarding the asteroid mission."
Randhir-"this will be done sir."
Nirman-"This has to be done Randhir." He stressed on 'has'. "You all don't hsve a choice. And apart from making the report, you all also need to buck up for the upcoming tasks and training. Let me clear it to you that none of your routine tasks and training work will be suspended for your filing work. And none of you will be allowed to bunk the training for any of you works. I want the files submitted to Mrs. Subramanium by sharp 10:00 pm tonight. Now you all may leave."
Everybody left the work station and went to Restr-o-Bar. He was smiling in hin when Becky turned up.
Becky-"Sir don't you think you are being too strict on them. As sir right now it is already 5:00pm how will they conplete filing by 10:00 pm? That too after completing their daily session."
Nirman-"That is their problem Becky, why are you being so bothered. And about the time, I have already calculatef everuthing and then set the deadline for them. They can do this certainly, after all they are my team."
Becky smiled looking at the confidence on his face.
Nirman-"any more reason that you are here?"
Becky-"yes sir. The ministry has been calling for past few hoirs. They want to discuss something important with you. Please sir attend the video conference. I cannot delay it any further."
Nirman was all smile-"well then lets go and check what Ministry has to say about"
He started the conference.
"Yes sir, what is so important that you want to discuss."
Minister-"all that after wards first tell us Nirman, where the hell were you? We tried reaching you so many times."
"Work sir. I have been working with my team. I cannot stop working anf waste my time in making call, can I?" He replied back.
Minister-"don't you dare to talk with me like that. Hope you know that you are only the director if ISRC and not the owner."
"Well yes. I am the director of Indian Space Research Center, and of you remember my condition of joining the post, it was that ISRC will be my territory, where everything will happen in my way. If you think you are superior to me then I welcome you to come and takeover ISRC."
Minister-"well if I cannot do that, I can make someone else do so Nirman"
"Grear go ahead sir. I will happily welcome the new director and pack my bags to go to American Space Center. Bt what after that? I will happily go away for a better future, but it will be you who will have to answer the whole nation that why you allowed The Nirman Nambiar to go away like that and selected someone less capable. You also know this sir what name Nirman Nambiar holds in the world. Still you have problem with me then my resignation letter will reach you in next 30 minutes."
Minister was completly tongue-tied. He knew there was no one even close enough, leave away better, like Nirman. India had surely entered a new aura as Nirman took over the post of director.
"Now if this was the important work you wanted to discuss then I think its done, allow me now."
Minister-"we have mailed you the permission letter so that your team can go and collect the astroid material. You can use it as per you want." And with this the call ended.
Here Nirman was all smiling, afterall he got his way out.
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