Monthly Archive » June 2015

10 Reasons Why You would Love to Work with Us

Greetings our new or potential teammate-to-be! Maybe you’ve just received an LOI from us or maybe you simply stumbled upon us while looking for a job. Either ways, you are here to know a little more about what kind of a place and people we are, and whether you will like us or not. We know the apprehension surrounding the decision of taking up a new job, so to allay your immediate fears, let us tell you, we are a fairly relaxed bunch, who value talent above anything else in people.

Furthermore, here are a few more things about us that we would like you to know.

We don’t judge the book by its cover

As long as you know what is acceptable at a workplace, you can walk in to the office wearing your most comfy outfits and get down to working, without much pretense.


The first name culture

We love being addressed by our beautiful, meaningful first names, so do you, we hope. Words like ‘Sir’ and ‘Ma’am’ are banned here.

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Get to drive your own ‘car’eer

Nobody knows your real potential better than you. That is why, you get to set your own quarterly goals here, define your own daily tasks and be your own worst critic.


There is a genie waiting for you here

Our monthly Lucky Draw Scheme gives you a once-in-a-tenure opportunity to demand anything from the bosses that will inspire you to work harder. So, start deciding on what you desire the most. So far, people have grabbed a MacBook, a laptop and some online courses.


Get to try on some new hats

Of course you will have a proper job title and a defined work profile, but when the situation arises, we are sure you would be glad to widen your horizons and learn new things.


The Rooster Award

Naturally, you can’t escape our notice if you manage to do more than what is expected of you. Every quarter, our most hard-working employee gets a shining cup and a gold coin as a recognition for his/ her efforts.


The parties are always harder

We sure don’t want to end up with dull Jack’s and Jill’s in our office. So, we try to balance all that hard work with as much play in form of monthly Birthday celebrations, fun games and HR events, at times even, putting up projectors for World cup matches.


The creative space

When cubicles, desks and people start getting awfully formal and restrictive to your thought process, you can escape in to the ‘Bean Bag Room’ for some uninhibited introspection, exploration, or even personal growth during the self-learning hours on Fridays.


Holiday with colleagues

Just like the work culture, our yearly picnics and getaways are never the routine, done-to-death water parks or resorts… they’re more on the lines of trekking, rafting, camping, barbecues etc.


Never go hungry

We understand the deep connection between food and motivation for work, so we keep our fridge and snack-boxes stocked with munchies to sate your hunger before it gets to your head.


Last but not the least, be the first to know and grab all the best deals in town and save a lot of your hard-earned money.

Hope, we’ll see you around soon!

The Whereabouts of Parity Cube

Traveling can be one of the most frustrating part of a new job, especially in a city like Mumbai. You are already dealing with the anxieties of being among new people, adjusting with the new culture, settling in to a new work routine and add to it the commuting woes, which can well be the last straw for your already strained nerves. Also, if you are from out of Mumbai, you have food, bed and board to think about, too.

So, to make your journey to PCPL a little smoother, we have put together this piece on how best to reach us along with some help on settling in this city, if you are new, here.


To begin with, here’s where we are located in Kandivali East.

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How to reach

No matter where you stay in Mumbai, the PCPL office is pretty convenient and affordable to reach because we are opportunely positioned right beside the highway as well as at a walk-able distance from the nearest railway station.

If you stay far, you can use Mumbai’s lifeline- the local train to reach Kandivali station on Western line and then opt to walk or take a ‘sharing’ rickshaw to reach the office from the station. The rickshaw fare is just Rs 7 to Rs 10 per head. If you are new to Mumbai, we recommend you download the m-Indicator app on your phone to work out all the train routes, timings and ticket fare. Those who stay in the heart of suburbs can choose to travel by bus, cab or auto as per their convenience. The nearest bus stop, Bandongri is right across the street from the office.

If you are among the lucky ones like our colleague Evgeny, who rents a place in a nearby residential building, you will be skipping in and out of office every day.

Around the workplace

As our postal address suggests, we are right beside one of Mumbai’s most beautiful malls, Growel’s 101. So, you will just have to hop to your right for some binge eating or window shopping, or catching up on movies, right after work or picking up some groceries and home essentials while going home. If you like playing snooker or other such games during your breaks, the game zone is not far away.

Also, if you love your junk food, you’ll get it right outside the office building, along with a chance for animal lovers to pet some of the stray dogs the commercial complex has adopted.

House hunt

Not from Mumbai? Here are some brokers’ contact numbers that we have curated from our other colleagues who have been through this routine before.

Indira – 09769460888

Arijit – 08976340641

Raj – 09004646555

Vishal – 09820806926

Ritesh – 08983317122

Kunal – 9967042431

… and here some numbers for the nearby Andheri-East area as well.

Sandeep – 9821812050

Ramesh – 02230160552

Vikas – 02230141883

If you are a total stranger to this city and its ways, you can also take guidance from anyone in the PCPL family.

Hope this will make the beginning of your journey at PCPL much easier.

VIM Editor – Basic Commands

VIM Editor – Basic Commands

Vim editor is a versatile and extremely powerful tool for manipulating plain text, managing system configuration files, and programming. Vim has insertion and command mode, it begins with command mode, where the cursor movement and text deletion and pasting occur. Insertion mode begins upon entering an insertion or change command. [ESC] returns the editor to command mode. Most of the commands are executed instantly, except for “colon” commands which execute when you press the return key[Enter].

Here are few basic VIM commands

Cursor Movement Commands

h   Move left
j   Move down
k   Move up
l   Move right
w   Move to next word
W   Move to next blank delimited word
b   Move to the beginning of the word
B   Move to the beginning of blank delimted word
e   Move to the end of the word
E   Move to the end of Blank delimited word
(   Move a sentence back
)   Move a sentence forward
{   Move a paragraph back
}   Move a paragraph forward
0   Move to the begining of the line
$   Move to the end of the line
1G  Move to the first line of the file
G   Move to the last line of the file
nG  Move to nth line of the file
:n  Move to nth line of the file
fe  Move forward to e
Fe  Move back to e
H   Move to top of screen
M   Move to middle of screen
L   Move to botton of screen

Insertion commands

i Insert before cursor
I Insert before line
a Append after cursor
A Append after line
o Open a new line after current line
O Open a new line before current line
r Replace one character
R Replace many characters

Copy(Yank) Commands

yy  Copy the current line
:y  Copy the current line
yw  Copy one word, where the current cursor is placed
nyy Copies n lines starting with current line

Delete Commands

:x  Save and Exit
:q  Exit only when there are no changes, or else alert to save
ZZ  Save changes and Exit
:q! Force Exit without saving the changes

Paste Commands

p Paste after the cursor position or after the line
P Paste before the cursor position or before the line

Undo Commands

u Undo last change
U Undo all changes to line

Window Commands

[Crtl+w+arrow key] To Shift from one window to another
:vsp filename To open file in vertial window
:sp filename  To open file in horizontal window

Substitution Commands

:s/old/new/g to substitute 'new' for 'old' where g is globally