Pauravi Bhatt, our Creative Director from 1998 - 2006, talks fondly of life at Pigtail Pundits.
I start my computer and yell out to Disha, my colleague in the Art Department. "Hey Disha, where's the music?" She is ever ready to switch the music system on! (We can't get our act together without background music).
Then I start checking my mail (Unni gets up at 6.30 am to send us emails; we better start our day reading them:-).
The mailbox has a brief for a new site. Wiggy, our Copywriter [1999 - 2007] has already started tickling his grey cells! Once that happens, he wants immediate action and drives me up the wall with his hyperactivity.
Enter Unni: "Good morning, guys! Hey...did you read
the mail?" (Unni doesn't waste even a minute!).
"Yes Unni, We have already started thinking about the proposition."
He leaves us to our own and goes into his den.
It's noon and Wiggy and I are still trying to crack the proposition. We are almost there but there is something lacking...
Just then Unni comes up and asks us about our progress. "Let's go for a walk and brainstorm", he says.
Three of us go out and walk in the garden for a while, then sit under a bamboo tree and think!
A few minutes later we get Enlightened!
One idea begets another and...Eureka! Finally, we have a gem! Wiggy comes up with a great proposition in just a few minutes (hold his hyperactive grey cells responsible!)
I start my design sketches and it just takes an hour or two to transfer it to the screen! Unni has already seen the final product. Never know when he does that.
Now it's time to show it to Rajesh...But it's not yet time for Rajesh to see it! We wait for him to finish the task he is at, we browse the whole of the afternoon newspaper, listen to some rock music.
"Hmmm...tell me...where have you saved it?"
Yipeeee!!! Rajesh is finally ready to look at the web page! He does so in his own relaxed manner and gives us a signal of "hmmm" which means it's good; which also means that we can go home!
Wiggy and I pack our stuff. "Bye, Unni...I'm leaving. See you tomorrow."
Unni replies with his patent farewell "It was lovely having you here!"
Thanks, Unni for making us all feel that way; for making us want to come back to Pigtail Pundits day after day!
Dearest Rajesh & Unni,
" Thank you for giving me the best years of my life & standing by me in the worst. Can never thank you enough. Please accept this With lots of gratitude & respect, "