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Best of 2009

No prizes for guessing what this post will be saying about..yes..just trying to run through the flashback of this tough year. Coming straight to the point. I have always been a big fan of these top 5, top 10 kind of countdowns..thus I felt of doing the same for my sleepy blog as well.Ummm..let me check..to begin with

Top Bollywood movies of the year

Any normal Indian will surely get excited by even small mention of Bollywood, Was just pondering that what all can be my best movies of the year..

Here it goes..

3 Idiots :- Any one who must have seen this movie by now will support my selection, every time I watch an Aamir movie  I am left clueless that how this guy compromises so much with his character. Amazing movie. Superb story and what else can you demand to end your year on a happy note.

Rocket Singh: Sometimes simple stories can go straight through your heart. This movie is just like that. Every thing is so predictable about this movie, still you will love it.

Wanted : I know I know, this is something anti-best kind of entry, but then somehow I enjoyed this movie. Not a dull moment full on masala movie, I know that we tend to loathe such kind of cinema these days, but then after so much of complexities..it actually makes sense to watch such brainless stuff. Salman rocks.

Paa : hmm…this movie is all about Mr. Bachhan. I am simply amazed by his stamina and zeal to experiment. Although not a great story line but somehow top-notch performances by the actors in this movies makes it one of the must watch of 2009.

Dev D : Now this is what I can term as coming of ages. A small budget movie, with completely new take on all time classic Devdas, you can only feel that how the hell someone can think of making such different movies. Emotional atayachar has some how became one of them most popular word of 2009. Top notch.

Apart from these I have so many movies for 2009, but somehow I feel that these are the only ones which I would love to watch again movies like Kurban, Kaminey, New york, wake up sid are definitely nice ones but still my best ones are already decided.

Top moments of 2009

Now this is something personal.. I was just wondering if I can also pen down my best moments of the year. So read it at your own discretion ;).

First Job : Yes this was one of the high of 2009. This is the year when I started of with my first brush with corporate world. Things have moved on since, but still this moment will always be very special to me.

Yamaha Fazer: from second-hand bike to the ubiquitous Pulsar, I landed up with out of budget bike Fazer. I never thought of getting such an expensive bike for myself (yeah expensive at least to my standards) but then I would love to remember this year for Fazer, as it gave me confidence to pursue my dream, to go for what you like and to achieve what you feel is bit difficult.

MBA : This is one such achievement, which really makes me feel that Yes! I have done something significant in my life. The best part is that now I am relieved that there is no more formal education left for me (plz PhD is not my cup of tea). So no more tests, no more classes no more tension of getting flunked in exams…2009 marked an end to my student life..

Recession : Hmmm..what more to say..this is of course not the best thing to happen, but somehow I feel that this rough time has only made me stronger. It has inculcated me with a feeling that what worse can happen now, when so much of  mess has already happened. This phenomenon has only made me a tough person.

pheww..I believe these are the few best moments I tried to capture. But I am amazed by this feeling that how fast this year passed. 2009 will always be remembered for its tough situation. The kind of struggle it offered. Never mind, I have great hopes from 2010 which again will be a crucial year for me. Lets see what happens next…Wishing you all a great new year in offering…enjoy and may god bless us all with all the joy and happiness for coming year……HAPPY 2010

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Its…Official…

Finally...
Finally...

After two years of “Hard Work” (don’t laugh ha..)….today finally I got the news which I was waiting since ages…I passed my 4th sem MBA exam..and finally bringing the curtain down on this eventful show called ‘life at SCIT’…no more apprehension for exam result..no more slogging hard on the eve of an exam…no more looking for those shortcuts to learn a long answer..everything will only be a tale now to share sometime later in life…

It’s making me a bit nostalgic…(what’s new in that..I am always..;) )…once I heard my result…in my words..it was officially end of my student life..for some it was finally they got there value for their four to five lacs..:P…sitting in front of my desktop..staring at this mundane screen..I wonder that..is this what I was aspiring for…??? Am I fit for such a routine like a machine…really no idea, still trying to figure out an answer, lets see.

Nothing much, I just want to say congrats to all my buddies..specially my roomies..for coming out of this journey called MBA successfully…I will just pray..that slowly we reach our goals (although that’s never possible..as goals keep changing..and so is your destiny..)…what more to say..it’s been almost 48 days since I have started working…and just getting hold of things…feels like running back again to that tension free comfort of hostel room..but its all history now….never mind…the show must go on…god bless us…

Degree over kya??

Bahut padhya yarr..

Bahut padhya yarr..

 

It all happened on 18th October 1983…I don’t know what was the alignment of planets when I was born..but I can bet that they must have conspired against me like hell..either in my previous life I must have committed some deadly sin because of which for a guy like me for whom studying is just like bringing India and Porkistan..oops Pakistan on negotiation table.

Trust me I never thought that I will go on to complete MBA that too from a good institute like Symbiosis. I can vividly recollect that after every final exam of a particular class I use to come back home (no matter I was about to fail in exams) rejoicing about my exams getting over, planning about things to do after exam….”Papa..chalo movie dekh ke aate hai..”  Papa:- ” KYAAAA….[with echo effect and background voice from my mom too…]” (as if he has been hired by Ekta kappor to act in one of the serials from Balaji telefilms)…..Papa again:- “Tumhe degree mil gayi kya..jo itne khush ho rahe ho..(are mere bapu..2nd class ka bachha kaha se degree khatam kar lega)…kul se next class ki padhai start kar do..”…..but dad..today my degree is over..yes I have completed my formal education…yes I have done it…cheers to all those scolding I got after every annual results of school…cheers to all those failures in mathematics..cheers to hiding those marks from mom and dad…

I have always been an OUT-Standing student..with most of the time spent in basketball court…I still cant believe that I have completed MBA…god knows how I have done it..but still at this moment of saying goodbye..I am feeling happy..that the path I chose  for myself..I successfully completed that  journey..without any regrets…within 7 days of this post..I would be on the next side of the fence..I just wanna say thanks to my mom who kept beating me till the point I use to pass exams of every class..and to an extent that it became a good luck charm for me..”Yaar ma ne pitayi nahi lagayi abhi tuk..exam nah gadbad ho jaye..”..thx ma….thx dad..for always having faith in my decesions (although I did fumbled many times..but you made it smooth sailing)…thx sis..for cooperating so well with me that every time when a comics use to pop up out of my course books she use to run to mom as if Indian parliament is again under attack..and use to shout..”Mummy bhaiya ne comics nikal li hai”..and then Rahul singh use to become string of viloin and my mom use to become that vilion player…sis..tu to reporter ban ja India TV mein…

Never mind…all those scary days of exams are over..all those chit making will be missing…study is over now…its time now to jump on this bumpy road of life..to face the real world…to feel the heat..time to change the gear..and enter in a new track of life…alas…my padhai is over…thanks god..

come on wish me luck…:)

Director’s cut…

There was one institute..Vymbiosis institute of Technology Information..located in zhoomritaliyaa..it was hard time of recession..and half of the final year batch was un placed even though they were on verge of becoming an MBA from this Premier TI- B skool….never mind..student were very brave and were facing this tough scenario with aplomb but somehow in zest to find a suitable opportunity they were not able to attend the classes regularly..some were also taking this job finding as excuse and were having fun..but they were very less in number…one fine day..suddenly there was a notice flashing on the notice board, declaring names of students who were having attendance less than 75%..ohhh goshhh..now what..every one was worried..biting nails..banging there heads..still they felt ummm..director will understand the situation..and will leave it this time…but some how..destiny had some other plans..students of this “Premier TI B skool” known as VITI..were not that lucky..there director was more interested in having one to one meet with student just to scold them and then eventually sign on there examination forms, whose submission was block until you have a chat with the diro..and this whole thing took two days of student, director, and everyone..

Sad part is that when director was suppose to be involved in activities like finding new opportunities for her students and making sure that they are at least placed..or for that matter at least a chance to track a new company..she was busy scolding the students, asking them to write apology letter and stuff like that..never mind..students of VITI “Premier TI B skool” are resourceful enough to find an opportunity for them self..coming 4th April student of this institute will graduate as an MBA..and will be slogging hard in the rough weather prevailing in the industry..but they will survive..but the only point which bothers is that the time when they were looking up to the saviour for some help they got non-cooperation…what respect these student will carry for their Alma mater in future…case is wide open..do you have some opinion????

It’s all happening..

“hawww…seniors walked out from the paper?????”…that was our reaction when we were in first sem of MBA and heard this incident from peers…and today we the seniors of SCIT..who are on verge of becoming managers..by April first week…fell in the same situation..a plain and simple walkout from the paper…actually..paper to be given was of domain studies of manufacturing…but because of hectic last week we weren’t prepared for the paper..still we went for the paper..Wondering that in case if it turns out to be a MCQ..atleast we will have some chance…but..destiny had some other plans..initially first ten minutes..we were looking at each other faces..that what the heck is this..and on the top of it invigilator was thinking that we are trying to cheat..abey yarr cheat kise karna hai..pehle bakiyo ko bhi to kuch aanachaiye..;)..I thought of peeping into Samuel’s answer sheet…but even my glasses couldn’t help me..as I felt as if I am trying to peep into a sheet which is being written in some ancient script..never mind..I consoled my self..flipped paper on both side..as if there is some provision of answers being printed on blank side of question paper for “INTELLIGENT” student like me..saw here and there..and felt as if god has done some injustice with me while he was allotting my quota of  brain..(but later I found every one was thinking the same with no clue what to write on the answer sheet…)..finally…I felt that its better to go out and have a cup of tea, rather than sitting like an idiot and staring in this  paper which has been directly sent  from Mars..as I stood everyone also followed me..as if it was the catalytic moment..aur mein bin bat ke neta bangaya..hehehe…I never realized that other people were feeling the same pain which that bright looking paper has inflicted on all of us…and I gave them the catalytic moment to act upon…and then I realized that finally Systems 2007-2009 was also in the walkout hall of fame..not a great thing to boast about but one good test we passed was of test of unity..barring few..I guess I realized first time we do have element of unity in our class…..don’t know what will happen next….god bless us all..long live Systems 07-09

MBAAAAAAA…times up now..

Sitting in the reading room (although long goes the tale that management decided to have this room so that people can sit here and read in peace, and do there work..but…) SCIT’s official cyber cafe I am wondering where life will be taking me in coming few days. Mid January is already over, “Happy New year” messages have also dried..with no sign of happiness, I am really perplexed.
Tomorrow..our whole Sunday is gone..9 am we will be having lab and then presentation till evening, and today we are preparing for the damm presentation which we were suppose to do way back 3-4 weeks back..this is how MBA is works..and the most funny part is that such kind of last minute work is done with such an ease that even you will ask yourself..and will murmur..”Kamal hai yarr”…By late in the night there will be at least 10 companies which will come in existence that too with full financial forecast, HR stratgey every other thing…quite surprising…and the best part is that when you ask someone then they will shun it off saying..”Yarr 3 sem mein itna to hum seekh hi gaye hai..”..it really amuses me sometimes..but cant help it because I am part of the same culture..My team mates are pondering over the fact that how to make the company profitable..and I am busy writing this post (mind it I am done with my part :P)…someone is trying to look at other teams presentation, someone is waiting for the phone call, some one is refreshing “Home” tab or Orkut…and so on..at the bottom of all this buzz, a small thought is growing..that all this cacophony, all this hectic schedule will be history in few days…where things will be same..but environment will change..no one will be there on whom you will hurl those friendly abuse..because the picture will be occupied by unknown set of faces..no one will be there to whom you suddenly ask to give you company to have a bit of vada pav and a cup of tea..because time is running fast and taking us towards the fact..that times up now..time to wrap up..MBA is about to get over….

Recessionized…..

It seems like that recession has caught the attention across the globe..so how can our fellow Indians can remain unaware about it..anyways..point is..that 2009 will be the worst year to graduate as an MBA.
with December almost approaching towards mid, and we have only 2.5 months left as march end is always left for semester end examinations. with such scenario I just don’t know what will happen with my placement dreams. up till now I got two opportunities of facing the interviews and messed up both.
Situation right now is just like Uday Chopra dreaming in Dhoom movie..similarly when I started off with MBA..I had a dream..like..”yarr kum se kum 5.5 lacs to milega hi milega..uske neeche to lene ka hi nahi”..or ” Lets get placed by year end..and then we will go to Goa..” but it seems as if some body has punctured the tyre…bole to hawa nikal di hai..

and when we talk these days..the only word which hits the tounge is recession and then only some discussion starts off…height is..that even a Re 1 increase for a cup of tea is linked to recession…damm it yarr…kya socha tha aur kya ho gaya..

as if now out of batch strength of 192 almost 50 something are counting there chickens happily rest are just looking for that elusive oppertunity..on the top of this..companies come with a mind set to reject a candidate rather then selecting them..I have seen people being rejceted after seven rounds of interview..man..what is this..theek hai naukri nahi deni hai to pehle bata do na yarr..why to torture a candidate and then kick his a** and show him the door…
I don’t know what’s in store on this placement front..but certainly increase in revenues of booz companies is something to cheer about..atleast some one is getting advantage of this recession…

Every day starts with thinking about placement, every other conversation  starts with the word placement and probably ends with it as well.Earlier when we use to see our friends the first reaction was waving your hand or just saying a simple “hi”…but now you see a friend and the first sentence which comes out of mouth is..”Yaar koi company aa rahi hai kya”..or ” kya bhai kya scene chal raha hai..any news..”. God know what will happen..time will tell..but seriously..at mid of the night if some thing has promopetd me to stir my upper compartment then it should be something serious…

GOD BLESS US..is what I can say..and hope for the best is what I can expect from the future..till then enjoy being recessionized..you never know Kal ho na hao