The hardest post to post
I’m writing this sitting at my desk in the Zomato offices for what might be the last time (at least for a while). It’s a bittersweet feeling, knowing that an incredible journey of over four years has come to a close, making way for an exciting new one.
To my friends and family at Zomato — it’s way harder than I imagined to be saying goodbye to a place and to people that have become a big part (if not most) of my identity. Thank you so very much for everything. I will miss being around and working with you, but will continue to be a fan, a cheerleader, and — heck — even a cantankerous copy curmudgeon (but only if necessary, I promise 🙃).
When I wandered into this small but exciting startup in 2012, we were 120 people strong, and covered 8 cities in India. Today, all those things have grown in many multiples, and I feel indescribably proud and privileged to have been a part of that story.
In addition to my eternal gratitude and support, I leave you with these lines from a book by the very brilliant Terry Pratchett that struck a chord in a non-literal way that’s hard to explain:
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
Until then, here’s goodbye, and once again — thank you.