Thursday, April 27, 2006

early settlement!!

the preterm courses are now in full swing.I attended a class for 4 hrs yesterday.
Though business stats wasnt so interesting a class, i still managed to sit thru.It did help a bit to revise my rusted fundas.Most of my classmates felt that they could have picked up the material and worked out at home.The reason for this,I feel, is that the course taken by a prof needs an approach from a perspective point of view.What is given in the book can be understood at its face value from the readers.what the class attenders seek for in a class is the profs' perspective or take or understanding of the subject so that they can form their own.But if the prof were to merely repeat what is there in the book then the class will be of much lesser use.Having said that not much of a perspective can be offered in a business class stats, can it??
The accountancy class was by far the best of the 2.mubin rafat who handled the class is a brilliant lady.It appears that she can handle a class for any number of hrs.Coz previous to my accounts class she handled a class for different section for a marathon 2 hrs.And she barged into our class and continued the marathon for the next 2 hrs.And I did not notice a drop in her energy till the was simply brilliant!
Otherwise, now my schedule has got a little tighter.Still i do find time for a swim, or badminton or TT.probably becoz this is just preterm and doesnt call for a grade.So from next week i might have to forget all my ECA.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The I deep inside me!!

Ever since i am here in ISB, a few things run into my mind so often!!I am asked a few questions on a regular basis!!not just here at ISB but since my professional life has started!!
Let me try and address this question in my blog!! Atleast I cant get into arguments

1)I cant believe u dont have a girlfriend/Arent you going around with anyone-short term/long term!!
2) i cant believe u dont booze
3) Are a vegetarian by choice or religion!

for the 1st question, my answer is i dont know why u want me to know if I believe it or not!!
ohh btw, do i need to have one just becoz all have?? I know its peer pressure for most of them/but not for me!!I dont do things i just becoz my peers do!! Btw, who said having a girlfriend adds colour in life?? definitely not me.... Ahh in case i have one too, u will get a negative reply from me.....i am not the one who can go tomtoming about having a girlfriend etc etc!!! I find that a lot of them have take great pride in using this terms "am going around" ,"was going around" "broke up with her" "we didnt get along well with each other"
another ridiculous question i get is "is it for short term/long term" well i never knew one had short term girlfriends and long tem girlfriends, as in short term investments and long term investments!! dont u get returns if u have short term or long term??
2) well my first question is why should I ?? i have no love failures, have committed no crimes and i am pretty well mentally stable.....Most ppl whom i ask...well of course after they have drowned themselves in a peg or 2, or maybe on the verge of passing out, say that they dont drink becoz they like it!!!
well, lets not get into an argument!! will talk to u once u r drunk!!
whatever be the reasons, as far as I am concerned I am not going to be darooed!!
its just not enuf if u like ur great leaders,u should be able to learn from them!!
In the end, we are just a culmination of what our inspirations are, isnt it?? its no use if u can give a speech about great personalities, or even give PPTs about them if cant replicate a strand of their qualities.
I am not trying to preach again.I just ask this simple question for myself? If I had a son or a daughter would I like them [rather accept them] when they booze or fag or anything for that matter? If the answer is a big NO, then I should not be doing it!!!!

3)this question is even more ridiculous!
let me answer this question simply--yes i am a veg by religion!!
say dont u agree with me on the following points!
Religion is existant on this planet ever since human has existed!! religion could not have been formed just by picking arbitrary names on this planet and making a "GOD" out of it!!
Religions have not be formed in a day or two...its again a evolution of practises and recognition of a pattern of beliefs.
so in the end u were an X-caste guy or a Y-caste guy, becoz u followed a particular set of beliefs.
[I am not disputing that X is right or Y is right..hope that is clear].And now if u bloody well beg to differ from it then who the hell cares for it!! It just means U lack social responsibility and always put ur self interests ahead of the norms.U may call it freedom/rational interests/change etc whatever u want.But the truth is u are breaking a few of the tenets [that form the core of religion u r supposed to belong to ] followed by ur forefathers/grandfather/father a whole set of lineage, and U were expected to follow this.
Now does that make u feel a little responsible??
So the summary again would mean that I believe in what beliefs my religion has preached and I simply take the goods of humanity out of it and follow it!So there is nothing like vegetarian by choice or religion.
For ppl still reading till now,my reason why i am a veg is the following.
Man by nature is a herbivore.He doesnt have canine teeth in the front of his mouth, like many carnivores do.And so is his digestive system-designed to be a vegetarian one.
imagine u are in chennai/mangalore/mumbai in one of summer months.U are walking on the road hungry and tired.Its very hot and humid.U come across a vendor who is selling some roadside food. now this food is in the same place for about 3 days.Would u eat it??
Most 'hygenic' ppl would refrain from eating, isnt it??for obvious reasons, that the food would rot.
Now deep inside ur stomach, its a similar situation-very hot and humid.Human body, on an average requires about 40-48 hours to digest a piece of meat.Imagine what condition this meat undergoes by the time it becomes non existant from the moment u have taken in.
Becoz the meat rots and is difficult to digest, ur body starts producing more enzymes to digest it, thus causing u to be more active albeit an unhealthy one.
For ppl ready bash me up with an arguments about meat building ur body, for muscles and stuff...please google about bruce lee about his food eating habits!u will learn the fact that he was a vegetarian!![argument continuess....................................]
ok i am pretty much done for the day!! have a class in the afternoon.
Yesterday i met up with vikas, was happy to see his family.......he is newly married.I see so much of change in him..He talks walks and breathes responsibility these days!!!So much a marriage can do!! So should i stay away from it??atleast for the time being??
have to meet up with my groupmates. all groups have met up atleast group is a little slow to start of with.....hope it runs in a full steam after sometime....

Sunday, April 23, 2006

routine past week!!

its just a week now since i have been to isb!!
but looks like ages since i am here!!
my typical morning of these days,
wake up from bed just as the other 2 quadies of mine, GB and HG get up at the same time....
hurriedly take bath! and start walking either for a talk or some gyan session!!
on the way contemplate whether to take breakfast or not!!and then hit upon a consensus that we would have breakfast even if there is one fellow in the dining hall!else head for the designated session.
Eventually we decide upon having breakfast becoz bf is the only good thing in the goels dining hall.
900/930 - enter the class late and like savita mahajan says without caring a shit for remorse...
1230 head for dining hall for lunch.Lunch is ok for me, but my quadies being north indians stand staring cluelessly as what to have and what not!!eventually they settle upon something-their choices have no rational.
if there is a session after lunch , which are not "compulsory" then head back to the quads...
200 hit the bed...becoz u r too tired due to a late night party!!
400:plan to get up..wake up and put the alarm off and go back to sleep!!
530"wake up....check mails and go to rec badminton, tt, basketball, billiards, volleyball, basketball and squash for 3 hrs...
our boy HG is like the alok character....he doesnt join us in sports, he heads back to his room and watch TV....or do something..indoors
900: all meet up for dinner....
1000: head for a class party or students party...i swear to myself that i wont be here for more than 30 mins....i am a teetotaler and so is HG....but GB is he helps himself for a booze.....
start the dance..... 3 hrs zips bye and we are now tired to dance any further....
head back to the room...
its just 1250....and time for a movie...GB has this great collection of movies which will take us the entire year to complete......
watch the movie in GB's room....he dozes of in the middle....the 2 of us complete the movie....
its 230 early morning....return to our rooms...i check mails and hit the bed!!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Community service!!

the community service was main agenda of our yesterdays orientation session!!
what was really so gud was the fact that we got to interact with all the "underprivilaged" ppl.
but tell me honestly are we underprivilaged or they underprivilaged....all we do is measure everything with the material benefits that we have.......
however there is an urge within each one of them to do something for the community...
that is the good part!!!
we are always creating the negative impact on the children who are so called underprivilaged..!!!!
95% of ISB is made up drunkards who "party" till unearthly hours.....and they go profiling these children "do ur parents drink" i was ashamed to ask these type of questions to the children.who are 7-8 years old!!who so innocently answer the questions asked!!
they ask these children do u have TV radio etc.....i feel its ok to go to their houses and take a survey, but dont ask these children questions they are not mature enuf to answer.....
and as it is u r making them feel underprivilaged even if there are a few to-be-great citizens hidden among them.
what i feel is that, all indians have a fantastic ability to preach things they dont adopt themselves....
social responsibility among the educated class in India is the least and horrible...
i saw one of the bloks asking whats ur "mummy" and "daddy" is this what our parents taught us?? i really wonder!! initially it was ok to keep these type of culture only within the restricted class but now the spoilt brats have taken it upon themselves to spread their dirty culture across all sections of society in the name of community service....hail our citizens!!!
apart from this there was a cricket finals between D and B. We lost albeit with a gutsy performance.I got a chance finally to play.A few confustions, regarding selections but things seem to be sorting out finally...and all is getting in place......
We might have lost in cricket and frisbee...but i am sure there are lots of sports where the cup belongs to just D section
and meanwhile the talent nites is scheduled today.....!!!!we are trying to put up a performance..has been a gud effort in that direction till now!!!lets see how it goes.....

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fun in the sun!!

when i was in delphi it seemed like i had all the time in the world!!
but now boss, 24 hrs is way too less.but i am nevertheless happy
as things seem to have started happening in life.
I had a long day of fun in the sun yesterday.
a lot of games were arranged to convey subtle meanings.
it was a great way to imbibe certain qualities needed to be applied in our days to come at ISB.
i liked the hand knots game and the egg contract game.
we had to design a platform on the ground so that when an egg is dropped from a height
the egg doesnt break!!though the eggs survived from level 1,
unfortunately 2 eggs from level 2 never got thrown into the area of the platform,else i guess it would have survived.
also now i have got to know my roomies a little better.we seemed to have developed a good rapport with each other.played tt yesterday with GB in the night at 1200.
there was a party organised for the outgoing senior batch.i didnt attend as it was pretty tiring yesterday.
also metup with my group members.i am not happy with some of the team members.but i guess thats the way things go!! have to put up with it!!thats what this MBA is all about!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The journey unfolds!!

Finally the much awaited journey in my life has begun!!
right from the moment i left my house till i am typing out this blog everything is a thoroughly new in my life! i have learnt to believe my entire life story is going to be rescripted!!
I dropped in to the campus at about 930 in the morning yesterday with my cousin, who was so helpful to me.He guided me from the moment i boarded down the train till i settled down here in my room.
My first impressions of this campus was not almost immediately formed.I didnt know what to expect before i crossed into the ISB gate!! I had to register at the security who gave me a Id number that would be my lifeline here for my entire stay at ISB.Along with that i got a map which would help me go and settle in my room.
I was the first one to enter my quad here!! I had anticipated my accom to be much more grand than what i got, but finally now i have settled down..its not a royal one, but a fairly decent one.
i had looked forward for a separate kitchen, it isnt any hopes of self cook is washed out!
the food in the canteen is pretty good! but all canteens dish out that taste at the beginning...its only later on that u realise that u are dealing with worlds most horrible canteen!!anyway, as of now the food is really tasty!!
this was followed by a registration process.The people taking care of the registration seemed to have done a fantastic job. My registration happened pretty quickly.I guess it must be the same for others as the whole thing was neatly organised.
there was a party arranged in the evening by the outgoing batch.
It rained cats and dogs but the party went thru. and the first dunking in our batch happened and S was the first of the candidates. She got dunked pretty professionally thru neat following of guidelines from the seniors in the campus.However they were a few surprises.D was so innocently standing near the edge of the pool and watching the whole proceedings that it was reaally inviting for someone or the other to dunk her.Finally someone lost patience and D was in the pool all over!!A few others got dunked.It was the first of dunking that happened.
anyway, nice way to start the roler coaster going!!
its time for breakfast!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The send off!!

the last few days in Office passed of without much of a problem.I now miss that place a lot.I had made quiet a good number of friends.nevertheless, i guess life moves on.When i first joined this place my only intension was to resign as soon as possible and climb the mba bus quickly.But as fate would have it, i stuck here for more than what i should have stayed...enuf to gather some pleasant memories. Pk, hf, vm, ml and me constituted my gang for more than a year or should i say right from the beginning. later the group grew with sk, vm,df [the famous words df were coined by him so let me call him df]Idid make a lot of other close friends right from the beginning...but these were, I would say, special......Towards the end I even had a great time discussin music with ap [which i love most] ....i had missed that during my transition from lnt to delphi...ap was a no great musician technically speaking...but atleast he would understand whatever funda i would give.
Vm, fondly called shambu, was another of my close pals.....he joined the company the day I joined...and was recruited to the same team as I...He has a very good nack of developing story out of nothing. I feel should be working for a newspaper.He would be earning more lacs than his hike now.I still dont know what he is doing in TCI ....i can never forget his help the day before my isb interview.In the end,it made all the difference
If i were to write our adventures of pk, hf ,vm, ml, bb and would be something like a 5 point something in office....
i am probably not doing justice by writing just a few lines about these "folks".
another set of important ppl in my D-life were SS, who so much helped my interview preps even the day before interview,and how can i forget the good time we had in singapore.I hope my first day adventure doesnt get leaked out.
ERS- in the last 6 months i spent a significant amt of time my morning coffee with her...she was one more of my singapore companions....she joined delphi a few days before me..and more importantly she is still there....., now
pn- i spent most of my singapore trip with this fellow....and he will be there in all my sg photographs.....i hope u and ak get to do what u want to do.,..instead of dying in the D-place.......
hs, and shu--the ppl whom i coached to their glorious victory in itpl tournament.... :) well atleast i got to know these ppl becoz of it.......i really admire girls who are mentally tuff......i guess they are faar too few of them out there........i guess all sportsmen are like that....anyway....though i could interact more with hs, shu was a late entry in tci.... :)
rbhat i hope u got a gud hike......singapore ge kalsthini antha heli company kai ethbittru....dont know when neevu kai ethithira antha.....
and mister DF if i dont see u in isb next year...u pls rename urself df........comon arent u one??? all the best anyway.......boyz dont leave this fellow...screw him left right and center.......and add my share too......i am really curious how vm will react if he hears ur new aim.....
prince,I missed u for my send off....though i should thank u for taking me in...u interviewed me ....hope u remember...
bb, i hope u got ur money....and i feel sad that no ones there to irritate u anymore..hope krish does it for me......given that he has got a great hike...... also i have a suggestion to u...dont try too many girls at once..approach them one by one..u will be able to perform better :D
i really miss the afternoon naps under those trees of itpl...and then those funny discussions....i cant think of one situation where ppl mised a chance to pull each others legs....i hope i am missed....atleast i made bupen hazarika famous in tci......... :)

It also marks the end of the "funda" era in my life.At each phase in my life i have earned different subtitles... reflecting whatever characterstic of mine has stuck bright to the surrounding ppl....these friends of mine found that i could talk on a wide variety of topics....and that too "convincingly".....and found it too difficult to believe...they gave me this new that i have moved out of this place...the title too might die out....god knows what new subtitle i have in store in my new destination.......i get one more chance to discover a new face of mine..... :)
N0w, the send off....well when i came back from goa i was really tired that morning.....i was expecting a small send off from my group members....but i was really moved to see it was a much more grand event than I expected......I am just 2 years old here.... i didnt think i deserved a gift...but it was a really nice one...i am uploading those pics here........i thanks the junta for the event....thanks ppl.....i had to thank ppl individually for this....for some wierd reasons i didnt and i wont....but i am really glad and heartened by having made such good friends....
All over , i feel like visiting this place over and over again... coz i cant think of a bitter memory here...maybe becoz i didnt work enuf :) And just before i was to get my first bitter pill...i moved my A** away from the place....and the day others got their hike letters i got my relieving letter...if i had got the former....then i wouldnt be dedicating such a big mail ...maybe this is what they call " A STICH IN A TIME SAVES NINE"..atleast i saved my 2.....

the team

team [another pic]

the gift in my amit pande looks on[dont worry buddy ur turn will come soon... :)]