The First Module “Blues”

Well the first module started on a really interesting note for everyone of us. NITIE is one of the most awesome place to do an MBA from. They don’t call it “God’s Own Campus” just for the name sake. You need to come here to find out the reason. And for people like me, who are in pure love with the rain, this is nothing less than a heaven on Earth. Well I made it through the committee interviews and made it to “THE” committee of NITIE … Team IMPACT … Well this committee has the same effect on everyone as the name suggests. I really wanted to be a part of the same and here I am. No wonder I am so ecstatic. Well the updates on IMPACT later on. Let us focus on something interesting that has been happening with me of late.

Lady Luck has been shining way too often on me for my comfort. Two incidents in three days have literally forced me to realize that it’s no more engineering and it’s no more RKGIT. Things don’t work out the same way it used to in B.Tech. Things haven’t really changed for me until the day before yesterday. Same last row occupancy. Coming late to the class. High dependance on Mr. Google for the mid term tests. Partying on every other occasion (used to create occasion just for the sake of partying).

So it all started day before yesterday in the Industrial Engineering test. I, as usual, was late and strategically placed a chair in the last row as soon as I came in ( the row which was unusually full on the same day .. Courtesy the mid term test ). Just when I started the paper and thought that I have also sneaked in by placing a chair in the first row, there came an announcement. “Students who are not finding it comfortable sitting in the last row can come in the first row and give their test”. The gaze of the professor unmistakeably fixed upon my face. I could not think of any excuse ( Seriously what excuse could have I formed … “Sir I am very comfortable sitting here in hodge podge on this broken chair” … Prof would have replied,”Boy I am very comfortable putting your answer sheet aside and giving you an F Grade”). Well I got up and moved to the first row, which was almost empty except for a few seats, the occupants of whom were looking as disappointed by their fate as I was. The interesting part. There were so many seats empty in the first row but I don’t know what was going through my mind that I went straight and got myself seated in the seat just opposite to the professor’s desk. May be I was in too much of a shock to think of anything at that time. The next one and a half hours a lot less depressing, courtesy to UPTU, which has at least taught each and every one of its student one thing – How to fill 40 sheets of answer booklet completely and convincingly even when you don’t know anything. And while everyone in the back rows was busy copying from notebooks, mobiles and what nots, I was busy conjuring some cock and bull stories.

I thought that I got unlucky that day and it won’t carry forward in the assignments and tests that were to follow. But you can never predict anything could you. The Google and The Wikipedia which has always came to my rescue, too betrayed me in the Stats test. I somehow managed to cruise through that test too ( which was an open book test ). Luckily I liked this subject quite a bit and the concentration that I spared in the classes of Stats came to my rescue where the Online Gurus failed. Just when I thought that it couldn’t go any worse, tragedy struck today, once again.

We were supposed to give a presentation on our assignment today. The presentation was scheduled in the morning, but just when my group was queued in next, professor decided to postpone the presentation to the afternoon ( By afternoon he meant 6:30 PM) … Well my group worked really hard for the assignment, while I just sat there as an observer, praising them for the commendable effort they put in for this project. They kept playing all the while with .doc, .ppt and .xls, while I was either involved with my lappy, my I-Pod or my favorite things – sleep. So all I needed to do was to accompany them to the presentation where I was supposed to take the back seat when one of the guys presented it before the class. So when I entered the classroom ( as usual late ) in the evening, I found my group standing near the screen ready for the presentation. As soon as they saw me, they shouted my name in an unison ( I still can’t decide whether they did it coz of happiness, relief, anger or sheer disgust?? ). As soon as I reached there, the professor asked for my roll no to mark my attendance. Filled with glee and pride I replied,”191, Sir…” . And as soon as I turned, there came this horrifying announcement. Professor called out,” So Roll 191 would present this solution in front of the class now”. Trust me the shock and disappointment that was on my face was nothing as compared to what was on my group member’s face.

Well even though things didn’t work out the way I wanted them to, I still managed to do relatively well in each of them ( even in the presentation, which was like giving an impromptu on something as technical as Industrial Engineering ). Nonetheless, all these events were particularly exciting and even if I get a chance I wouldn’t go back and change these events. These were few awesome learning experiences for me. And suddenly I have realized that this is no more an engineering college. I have moved on to a B-School. And what an awesome B-School this is. The place we all know as “NITIE”.

 

 

The First Module Blues

Well the first module started on a really interesting note for everyone of us. NITIE is one of the most awesome place to do an MBA from. They don’t call it “God’s Own Campus” just for the name sake. You need to come here to find out the reason. And for people like me, who are in pure love with the rain, this is nothing less than a heaven on Earth. Well I made it through the committee interviews and made it to “THE” committee of NITIE … Team IMPACT … Well this committee has the same effect on everyone as the name suggests. I really wanted to be a part of the same and here I am. No wonder I am so ecstatic. Well the updates on IMPACT later on. Let us focus on something interesting that has been happening with me of late.

Lady Luck has been shining way too often on me for my comfort. Two incidents in three days have literally forced me to realize that it’s no more engineering and it’s no more RKGIT. Things don’t work out the same way it used to in B.Tech. Things haven’t really changed for me until the day before yesterday. Same last row occupancy. Coming late to the class. High dependance on Mr. Google for the mid term tests. Partying on every other occasion (used to create occasion just for the sake of partying).

So it all started day before yesterday in the Industrial Engineering test. I, as usual, was late and strategically placed a chair in the last row as soon as I came in ( the row which was unusually full on the same day .. Courtesy the mid term test ). Just when I started the paper and thought that I have also sneaked in by placing a chair in the first row, there came an announcement. “Students who are not finding it comfortable sitting in the last row can come in the first row and give their test”. The gaze of the professor unmistakeably fixed upon my face. I could not think of any excuse ( Seriously what excuse could have I formed … “Sir I am very comfortable sitting here in hodge podge on this broken chair” … Prof would have replied,”Boy I am very comfortable putting your answer sheet aside and giving you an F Grade”). Well I got up and moved to the first row, which was almost empty except for a few seats, the occupants of whom were looking as disappointed by their fate as I was. The interesting part. There were so many seats empty in the first row but I don’t know what was going through my mind that I went straight and got myself seated in the seat just opposite to the professor’s desk. May be I was in too much of a shock to think of anything at that time. The next one and a half hours a lot less depressing, courtesy to UPTU, which has at least taught each and every one of its student one thing – How to fill 40 sheets of answer booklet completely and convincingly even when you don’t know anything. And while everyone in the back rows was busy copying from notebooks, mobiles and what nots, I was busy conjuring some cock and bull stories.

I thought that I got unlucky that day and it won’t carry forward in the assignments and tests that were to follow. But you can never predict anything could you. The Google and The Wikipedia which has always came to my rescue, too betrayed me in the Stats test. I somehow managed to cruise through that test too ( which was an open book test ). Luckily I liked this subject quite a bit and the concentration that I spared in the classes of Stats came to my rescue where the Online Gurus failed. Just when I thought that it couldn’t go any worse, tragedy struck today, once again.

We were supposed to give a presentation on our assignment today. The presentation was scheduled in the morning, but just when my group was queued in next, professor decided to postpone the presentation to the afternoon ( By afternoon he meant 6:30 PM) … Well my group worked really hard for the assignment, while I just sat there as an observer, praising them for the commendable effort they put in for this project. They kept playing all the while with .doc, .ppt and .xls, while I was either involved with my lappy, my I-Pod or my favorite things – sleep. So all I needed to do was to accompany them to the presentation where I was supposed to take the back seat when one of the guys presented it before the class. So when I entered the classroom ( as usual late ) in the evening, I found my group standing near the screen ready for the presentation. As soon as they saw me, they shouted my name in an unison ( I still can’t decide whether they did it coz of happiness, relief, anger or sheer disgust?? ). As soon as I reached there, the professor asked for my roll no to mark my attendance. Filled with glee and pride I replied,”191, Sir…” . And as soon as I turned, there came this horrifying announcement. Professor called out,” So Roll 191 would present this solution in front of the class now”. Trust me the shock and disappointment that was on my face was nothing as compared to what was on my group member’s face.

Well even though things didn’t work out the way I wanted them to, I still managed to do relatively well in each of them ( even in the presentation, which was like giving an impromptu on something as technical as Industrial Engineering ). Nonetheless, all these events were particularly exciting and even if I get a chance I wouldn’t go back and change these events. These were few awesome learning experiences for me. And suddenly I have realized that this is no more an engineering college. I have moved on to a B-School. And what an awesome B-School this is. The place we all know as “NITIE”.

 

 

Standing at the edge of the Cliff

And then you find yourself
standing at the edge of the cliff

You never thought time would push you so far
And will leave you with so prominent a scar

You look back at things that could have gone right
And you could still have it held on so tight

There is no point standing there and regret
Somethings in life are just meant to let go by and forget

 

 

And then you find yourself
standing at the edge of the cliff

You can’t remember who got this tree of distrust planted
May be you only took everything for granted

You never thought that you have to look at it this way
The thing which was so firm, suddenly has to sway

You can’t possibly look at me and lay the blame
Afterall it was you who initiated the game

 

 

And then you find yourself
standing at the edge of cliff

You don’t know what to do and what to say
May be you should turn around and just find your way

You never thought this would be the way it would progress
But it has, and now there is no point hoping for a regress

You were the creator, guardian and withstander
And now you stand here and act as a defender??

 

Life is not unfair and impartial at times

So just take my final advice and make it sure
That you don’t once again let it turn into a thoughtless tiff

Or else sooner or later you will once again find yourself

Standing at the edge
Of the very same cliff

I .. Me .. and Myself

Well don’t go by the title and take me for one self obsessed brat (that doesn’t mean that I am not one 😛 😉 ) … The reason behind this “can” be attributed to this tag which I have picked up from Scorpria. Here I am doing a tag after a pretty long time, so please bear with me. 😛 😉

So here are the rules:

1. Every phrase needs to be completed with three answers about yourself

2. That’s it. Oh…post it an tell a few people, so they’ll know they’re in for some laughs

I am

  • an illusionist, who could force you to believe in things you won’t ever believe that you believed in 😛 😉  … Believe me 🙂
  • a bonafide example and proof of the very old and awesome saying “LOOKS CAN BE DECEPTIVE” … For more information on the topic and to undergo a course to attain the skills contact me, with a DD of Rs 5375/- (Tuition fee ofcourse .. I ain’t teaching you for free … No references would be entertained either … chk chk chk ) …
  • a free bird, the flight of which is unperturbed by any expectation, any fear or any expectation … A bird which sees its destination … A bird with a belief … A belief that it will land at its destination one day or the other ….

I want

  • to teach my buddies the secret behind my awesome time management and the secret behind my ability to sleep and wake up at will … Have I told you all that I can do with sleeping hours of anything between 0 to 24 hrs a day (that too without coffee, without the fear of some scary thing hiding under my bed … even without a girlfriend 😀 😀 ) … Awesome isn’t it??? … (Now don’t come running to me with a hope that I would share this secret with you … Not without that DD of course 😉 ) …
  • to see a world free from all types of hypocrites and stereotypes … Few awful people I see everywhere I tell you :@ :@
  • to hack all the accounts of Mark Zuckenberg 😛 😉 …

I have

  • a brain full of all types of weird plans and ideas ( most of them destructive … but lucrative, nonetheless) …
  • a heart of gold ( thank you thank you … I am very humble … no more claps please 😛 )
  • a sense of humor people envy me for 😛 😉 … (Did I tell you all that I am not a Bond when it comes to humility ?? 😉 )

I wish

  • I had the power to be able to teleport … Can’t tell you how much I feel like to be at a certain place at times … But this materialistic body and the constraints of gravitational, electrical and magnetic forces constraint my soul from wondering into alien places ….
  • I could play around with that tennis ball with same elegance and perfection as the great Fedex does …
  • I never change … Seriously I wish so … Can’t let this world to be at so much of a loss 🙁 🙁 🙁 …

I hate

  • People who are so fond of spreading negativity … These guys are so frustrated with their life that they are always on a try to derail others … grrrrr
  • the feeling when you say goodbye to someone and you are not sure when and where you are going to see …
  • the sound of the alarm clock … Show me one person in this world who is at ease with this sound… Come on tell me if there is one .. :@ :@ :@

I fear

  • getting my account hacked by some stupid muggle …
  • a heartbreak … nothing could be worse than this … ( a heartbreak should not be just restricted to a romantic one … there is a whole lot of dimension to it )
  • doing something really embarrassing amidst a crowd which holds you in a high position … 🙁 …

I hear

  • voices all around … voices saying that there are dumb people around …
  • the tantrums being thrown by my heart and brain .. which, like every loving couple, are in continuous fight with each other …
  • the spirit within me … which is continuously propelling me forward … to do what I believe in … to do what I strive for … to do what is right …

I search

  • for the right place … and the right time … ( I know you must have started your permutations and combinations 😉 )
  • for any possible way by which I could bring smile on my loved ones … and for any possible way in which I could inflict sufferings on the ones I hate …. Dosto se Pyaar Kiya … Dushmano se Badla liyaaa … jo bhi kiyaa humne kiyaaaa .. Shaaannn seeee B-)
  • for that special message from that special someone which could bring a smile on your face when you need it the most … 🙂

I wonder

  • how could some people be so so two faced …
  • how could people possibly lick their elbow …. :O :O ….
  • how could you possibly try to lick yours 😛 😉 … Hahahaah … caught ya .. 😉

I regret

  • making that one and only mistake which left a regret in my life … grrrr …
  • the fact that I don’t have any more regret ( which means I won’t be able to complete these three points 🙁 )
  • mentioning the first point ( in absence of which I could have proclaimed myself Mr. Purrrfffcccttt 😀 )

I love

  • each and every person that has made my life so wonderful …Love you fellas 😀
  • the smell of the Earth when first drop of rain touches its surface ….
  • the sound with which the waves strike the beach … so energetic and so calm at the same time … In awe of the power of that moon which directs all the proceedings … precision that could not be matched for …

I always

  • wake up early in the morning …
  • attend all the classes …
  • crack jokes like I just did … 😛 😉

I ache

  • when someone approaches me for help, with expectation, and I am not able to lend a helping hand …
  • the day when my buddies celebrate the day I was born … my birthday … ouuchhh … it really hurts 🙁
  • when I think about that doomed day when fate somehow trapped me and led me to watch that shit called “Dronaaa” … yucckkkkkk :@ :@

I usually

  • like to sit back and relaxxx ….
  • wonder at times how long a tag could possibly stretch to …
  • cut down on the tag when I start getting bored … like I am going to do right now … lolzzz 😛 😛 .. Here goes rest of the tag …

 

That’s it folks from my side … Anyone wish to take up this version of tag can pick it up from here … Others can take up the full version from Scorpria’s blog … 😉 😉 😉 …

P.S. The DD (Demand Draft) should be payable at Mumbai. Thanks 😛 😉

 

 

A fresh start ..

It’s never easy to leave behind a home that you have build for yourself and shift to a totally new place, where you know you got to build up everything from the very scratch. It’s never easy to carry all the memories with you when every second thing in your new residence reminds you of one or the other thing that you have left behind. It’s never easy to close your eyes to one dream and transit into another. Well this is what we call it … LIFE … which, to say the least, is never easy.

But you got to live it don’t you. Every cloud has a silver lining and I believe there are two shades to everything that comes in this interesting journey called life. On one hand where there was a vacuum created by the farewell to NCR, it was compensated more than required by such a warmth with which this awesome place welcomed me with. The place called Mumbai. And I dare say that after spending some two weeks here in Mayanagri, I am not missing Ghaziabad at all … not even a bit…. Yes I am missing the wonderful people those constituted my life there, but not the place.

First things first. I would consider myself really lucky to have made into one of the top notch B School of the country. NITIE it is … And as they call it, it’s certainly “GOD’s own campus” … And when it rains (which occurs almost every second round the clock) the sight is no less than the heaven which you might have seen in your dreams at times. And by no way am I complaining about the rain. This was one time of the year I used to wait desperately for, be it at home during school days or at my college during B.Tech. And here what I have. Rain all over the calendar.

Coming back to my Masters, the course is PGDIM which I am pursuing here. I am still not sure about the specialization but no worries. The thing will take care of itself. Coming out of the technical stuff, lets explore all the wonderful opportunities that these two years have in offer for me. With so many things to do, so many things to learn, so many places to explore, so many memories to build up, this surely exceeds all the opportunity costs that might be raised against it. I know Infosys will miss me dearly but can’t help it. You can’t satisfy everyone can you 😛 😛

While I was away from my blog for such a long time, many beautiful things have happened in my life. I won’t go in minute details but let me assure you … I am as lucky as one could get when it comes to things life has offered me so far. And I am pretty confident lady luck will continue to shower its blessings on its most faithful admirer. Hope is something which you could cling upon to even at the moment of high despair and this is something which gives you courage to move forward on the “one way” path everyone is forced to follow. The capacity of hope is the most significant aspect of life.

Well enough of philosophy for now. As they say here in NITIE … Work Hard and Party Harder … The second part is what I am confident of achieving with ease. The first is something which cause me to sweat at the very sight. But just like a chameleon, I am sure I would be able to employ my skills and use camouflage to my best advantage (The skill which I have learnt from my very good friend Abhishek 😛 ;)). In the meantime do suggest me which language should I go for … French or Spanish … My personal inclination is towards French and I hope you all could surely make out the reason behind the same … 😉

Signing off for now. Will be back with a lot and lot of updates. The magic won’t die. Not at all. Magicalharsh is literally in a magical place now … Sayonara 😉