Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Life at IIM..!

If there's one thing that has taken most of my time during the last four months - except sleeping of course- it has to be F-R-I-E-N-D-S ..!! It is simply awesome.. !:)

Filled with Emotions, Romance, Drama, Sex, Comedy, Beauties, Witty one liners, Joy and of course Joe..! This fun filled series really strike a cord with me.. !  


Now don't you expect me to analyze it as to why so and what was so different than the other similar ones.. ! I don't know and - honestly - I don't care.. ! 

I take it and like it for just what it is - like most of the other things.. ! Almost Everything.

Sometimes I really think whether I am too indifferent to most of the things. Is it really necessary to have opinions about these things, or rather EVERYTHING..!! ? I have seen people around who are genuinely knowledgeable and opined on these things - from the concepts of Mahabharata to Greek Culture to Movies to Cars to Cartoons to Books to Science and also, on almost all the persons around...!

And lemme tell you.. sometimes you feel like a complete waste and idiot when standing with them over a cup of coffee..!! 

I have felt this before and so have genuinely tried to improve too - or rather change myself - :) But it doesn't work out.. ! Really, I mean, I am fundamentally not interested in nor comfortable with banging my head on something which doesn't affect me.. at least not in any direct way.. ! 

So.. Live in the present. Care for the things around you. Try to be above the 'C' level and enjoy life.. ! :)

That's my little philosophy of life@IIM.

May be I am right. May be I am not. I don't know..! 

But does that matter too.. ???? :)

Cheers.. ! 

Till next time,


Sunday, November 16, 2008

The CAT Mania...

Its the D Day again.. ! The deciding dreaded day has come again.. ! And by the time I write this, has past also.. ! Hard work, speculation and fear are going to be replaced by excitement, hope  and relief. But hold on guys, as they say the real battle starts after CAT.

Millions of posts are being written on CAT and rightly so when you have more  than 2.5 Lacs people going for it with almost 15-20% increase every year.. ! And then there are social loafers like me who wont mind taking clues from various posts but would contribute little. Or may be, I just saved a lot of people from reading again the same old posts, full of strategies, advices and what not.. !! 

But anyways, I found myself writing this as I follow the events of the day closely. The 3 grand attempts aren't seem to be enough and I find my self, again, sitting down, opening PG and reading all the events and happening meticulously. Once a cattie, always a cattie.. ! :)

Invariably this reminds me of the last year, which I believed was going to be my last attempt for CAT. I had to get past this one. And with my abysmal performance in the earlier two, the stakes to prove one's self were even higher.. ! But then this time, the journey proved to be fruitful. All the jugglaries like cut offs, attempts, accuracy, score, rank, percentile, sectional, verbal, quant, RC and what not, finally seemed to favor my cause. At last, I did manage to pull it till the very end.. ! Fierce, sacred, respectable - The CAT - was belled.

Perhaps, this is the only exam, which involves a lot of emotions - as for most, like me, it becomes a question of to be or not to be until you crack it and unless you are some born intelligent, it'll take some time before finally managing it. The famous world "Meri Kahani" on PG proves as a testimony for that. Its worth to spend a few minutes to go through it. Some of them are a wonderfully written experiences.

Anyways, wish you all the takers, the very best for the results.. !! May the best man win...!

Till next time,

Cheers.. ! 


Saturday, November 1, 2008

The QT Disaster...

Nah.. this isn't about my pathetic quantitative technique grades... its rather about a 'Cutie Disaster'.. ! :)

Now, how many times do we imagine that the empty seat right next to us will house some cutie...!! All of us.. invariably.. !  And sometimes it does come out to be true... !! 

I remembered this incident just before a couple of days.. It was just on the previous Diwali, that i was going to Delhi for some stupid documentation work. I was pissed of as I would be reaching home just on the Diwali night. And so wasn't really excited about this trip.

So, coming to the point. I saw her standing right at the door of my compartment, presumably with his brother or boy friend. (Nah, it was her boy friend.) I checked up my seat, upper birth, and sat there without thinking much about her. 15 more minutes and the train started moving. And There she was in the same compartment..! Now she wasn't really breathtakingly beautiful or anything, but she was cute and was also travelling alone and had the upper birth just opposite to mine.. ! Also, given the average age of all the other passenger in the compartment was above 50, I was really looking forward for some conversation and was thinking about the same mentally...

Just around the same time, the famous men-in-black of the train came. A rather huge one. I showed my ticket and he moved on to check hers. As it turned out, the poor lady was desperately searching for her ticket. And as it turned out, the boyfriend had forgotten to hand over the ticket to her.. ! 

To avoid any scene, she went out and tried calling him in vain. TT wasn't in any mood to let go and even shouted on her a couple of times.. ! The veterans in our compartment started the gossip. ! "They were so busy with each other.. No wonder she forgot the ticket.. ! ", one lady commented. I just smiled wearily at her.

Poor lady came in and asked TT to wait for sometime till she figured out some way. She didn't have the cash too and was on the verge of crying. We offered to help but she didn't agree. Apparently, they found a way to deliver her the ticket through the Ratlam station master or some such arrangement and the matter was solved. she cried for about half an hour and then straight went up and slept till the time Delhi arrived. The fellow tried calling like 60 times but she wouldn't pick up..  :)

Bu anyways,  all the mental techniques I had started thinking on were a complete fiasco and all hopes shattered.. ! Once More.. !

nah... never mind... at least it kept me busy and occupied in otherwise a boring journey.. ! :)

Cheers.. !

Till next time,


PS: Does the above post make any sense.. !!!!!! ??