What do I dream of?

Every one has dreams… Some may be achievable while some remain as they are until the complexities of life erase everything from one’s brain. I also have a few dreams which are different… if some one asks me, what are the three things I would like to do before I die? My answers would be the following:

  • Flying a F-16 fighter on top of its speed at 32000 feet. I would be flying over the alps or the grand canyons and slowly I would love to do some kind of somersault… I want to have a feel of weightlessness and speed at the same time…
  • I want to watch matches LIVE at Old Trafford, Wembley and Bernabeu. I have started loving soccer like never before… The team jerseys, the unbelievable goals, the dramatic turnarounds and the passion of the players are few of the things which characterize the game…
  • I know it would not be a good thing to speak about it here (knowing my own limitations) but I want to write a book some day… I want to be rich with enough experiences from life so that by the time I sit down to write something, I want myself to be full of ample amount of thoughts which are worth writing about..

Dream is not all that bad… 😛

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My "bestest" experience being here @ Hel(L)

Life just cannot be better. College is off for two days because of the index fair this weekend. No tension of exams for the next few days at least… spending time with friends like never before… clicking photographs anywhere and everywhere in the city (as late as 12 in the night) … riding on “Amma’s” scooty, cycle rickshaws and Vikram… Drinking coffee in CCD just for the heck of it and then spending some boring hours watching two amateur Salsa dancers… :).

A B-school life is otherwise very boring. One has classes all year round… Peer pressure, summers, CP, CG, RG, PPOs, PPIs, Exchange, Finals, Farewells, Faschas, Tuschas and what not define every day time tables… Life is not all that bad always… One has few moments which need to be enjoyed thoroughly without any worries. For that one needs good friends in and around him/her… I am loving it here at L only because my friends and my team makes me feel good.

My batch-mates here say that I am passionate about IIML… I can only say the reason behind it is probably because I know the value of this place in my life. This phase of my life is like a spring after a very very long winter which went on for ages… This particular winter started after I wrote my Class – X exams… Looking back, I can only say – These 6-7 long years have been very helpful for me in the sense that I have learnt a lot from every small thing that has taken place in my life. Today, I sit here in my room and thank the almighty for everything… I thank him for all the learning and love… which has made me stronger and taught me everything about life.

Two years at IIML and I want to be full of memories which will be worth looking back. Live Life King Size!


That’s my brand!!!


Index Stage


E-Baba and Bhai !!! 😀


CCD and cuppa cappuccino!

Yahoo!

Hola Ladies and Gentlemen! I am good and rocking here at IIM Lucknow. I have good news for all of you. Thanks to the almighty, I have made it into Yahoo! India. I always wanted a sales and marketing profile for my summer training and I got that. The best part is that ever since I attended the Yahoo! seminar at Leela Palace in Bangalore last summer, I started loving the company. It is a dream come true and I am feeling great. J

I would like to congratulate the seniors and the placement committee for organizing an absolutely flawless process. It is never easy to manage more than 20 companies in the campus in one day WITHOUT even one single issue coming up. IIM placements’ week is one hell of an experience.

I would like to delve a bit more into how placements happen in an IIM. Inevitably the time allotted for placements is less than a week. The number of prospective companies would be around 200 and the actual number of companies depends upon the conversion ratios of the participants. If you look at the structure, there are three main sets of volunteers in any placement process. There is this control team which has information related to anything and everything about the students, their status, the room they are currently IN or the process they are currently involved with. Even if some one is in the loo, you can get that information from the control room.

Then there is this company liaison team which is always with the company officials who come for placements. Since there are so many companies in the campus at the same time, their duty is to receive the company officials, take care of their needs, take them to the required places (library, faculty cabins, computer center etc.) and be with them till their process gets completed. They also inform the controls desk about which participant or group is currently IN for interviews or GDs respectively.

The student liaison team takes the student(s) for interviews or GDs from the waiting rooms to the required location. They also familiarize the interviewees and the GD participants about the kind of questions being asked in the process or the kind of discussion the companies are conducting.

Apart from all these, we have a team which prepares the ‘RG docs’. Whenever a company comes, this team is ready with these ‘RG docs’ which talk about the company – its history, current offerings, future trends, annual results, latest news, last year projects etc. This helps a lot because even if some one has a look at the ‘RG docs’ even once, he would feel confident about the company process.

The best part of this process is that both the batches are involved fully. I personally feel a lot of ownership about the college and the seniors. When it would be the time for final placements, we would do the same and contribute back to the seniors. People are so motivated… Seniors who are proficient in different verticals are conducting small sessions in the waiting rooms on how to deal with the processes. Pep talks always help.

Yeah! The placements time is like a festival here. The whole mess has shifted near the PGP block where the waiting rooms are there. There are only three nodal points where announcements regarding company shortlists are being made – the two waiting rooms and the mess. Even the mess workers are dressed in uniforms and the way they behave shows how considerate and understanding they are. They are ever ready to help. One good thing about this place is that the authorities and the officials are very pro students. I have not seen such kind of a behavior before.

This is one experience I would never forget. Life has been good here for me. Thanks to the blessings of the almighty and elders and the love of near and dear ones, I have been able to survive well till now.

I will come up with some more updates soon… I will post some photographs as well… Till then BYE BYE!!!