I tried to stop myself from blogging today, but just couldn’t!
With one job secure in my pocket now, life seems so much better!!!


I am an MBA!!!

I am finally a fully fledged MBA :)… All exams done, assignments submitted , prsentations made, my last year of studies is finally over. Dunno , if I should feel happy about it, but it certainly is huge! The end of an era which lasted for 19 long years…

And then, its also the end of the 2 wonderful years (well theoritically it is, placements not counted :P), and it was well marked by an awesome party that our juniors threw for us at The Taj yesterday. Starting with a wonderful flash presentation on our batch, it went on to end with continous music and dance till 3:30! I was on a major high, and enjoyed every moment of this!

Well, won’t blog for long now, cos placements fever has really caught up with me now (its time too! we have just one day to go:(…), so its back to the ‘preparations’:P:P!!

Its January 19th, and by this time next month, our final term would be over. Thats something really big!! Well, the scary part would still be left, as placements start around 4 days after the term ends… but I choose not to think about them. People have started preparing for the finals, and that really scares the hell outta me!! The worst thing is that every day, I tell myself , that I am going to start reading, but its never consistent and so never really happens. Pretty sad, just hope I dont end up facing the repurcussions of this whole attitude.

Have been checking quite a few blogs these days, thanks my ‘no mid terms’ situation. This is what is called strategic selection of courses! Well, shouldn’t be too happy, cos I seem to have majority of my classes post mid terms, hope I survive!!Now, coming back to the blogs, a few are really awesome! I mean the heights of talent… simple incidents, and sequences, woven so magically, that you end up getting to read really classic stuff. Dont know how to paste links on my blog ( I am still quite technically challenged!!), or would have defintely mentioned a few. Btw, blogging, as it turns out, is an extremely good pass time and obviously an even better way to waste hours at a stretch. I am just really glad, that I got into all this… I know I am far from regular at blogging myself, but then thats not necessarily the fun part. I have friends to whom when I suggest browsing through blogs reciprocate with a ‘I am not interested in knowing other people’s lives’ or ‘I dont care a damn about what others think’, but then I guess its a matter of perception.

Have seen at quite a few places that blogs which have stuff like ‘I ate, read, slept’ are kinda boring, but for me, even those are pretty fascinating. I end up reading about the lives of people I don’t even know, and it isn’t even a tad bit boring. Infact, at times, I enjoy them even more than the humorous bits people write. Well, the best ones are those where, daily happenings have been written in an interesting way!

The year book for our batch is being compiled and I seem to find any discussion about it damn interesting. The participation is great, with people coming up with the wildest names for the book itself.. The comments part is over now, and I have gotten commented upon by exactly one third of the batch , 41 of the total strength of 123… quite a number to choose from! The countdown for the term end has begun , and there is this countdown sheet posted in the night canteen too:(.. reminds me that this whole thing is gonna end whenever I see it (which is quite a bit, considering the number of times I visit the place).

Was suddenly into reading quite a bit of fiction, and completed three books at a go. Paulo Coelho’s ‘Veronika decides to die’, and Dan Brown’s ‘Digital Fortress’ and ‘ Deception Point’. The Dan Browns were obviously good fun to read, especially since I am a sucker for stories with unexpected twists and turns.
But the surprise was ‘Veronika’. Didn’t expect to enjoy it much after ‘The Alchemist’, which inspite of the amazing reviews, didn’t impress me much. Some may feel that I lack taste in books, but then, its a personal choice, and I cannot bear too much of philosophy ever. But like I said, surprisingly ‘ Veronika’ was a real good read. Yeah, it had its own share of preachings and learnings, but the way it was written was much more interesting , and I thankfully didn’t have to read just for the sake of reading a book with a good review!

Another good thing I did this last week was watch two really good movies; ‘memento’ and ‘ Butterfly effect’. Both the kinda movies where you cant pause the frame, because its just too exciting. Especially ‘butterfly effect’ turned out be a really thrilling flick!! Cant write reviews and all, but if you haven’t watched them, please, please do…

Hmmm… that bout sums up almost everything I wanted to ramble about, so might as well sign off.. WOW! Writing long blogs is actually relaxing :P!!!…


Well, whats new? Lets start….

Watched Swades, and definitely
didn’t like it. Decent storyline, which begins well, and then becomes a
major drag immediately after the intermission. Unfortunately, two of
the best songs in the movie (which happen to be its sole saving
graces), are also before the break, making the second half even more
unbearable. Shahrukh was good, and Gayatri Joshi very ok (if only she
could get rid of  that permanent ‘pissed-off’ ‘ expression ). All
in all, pretty disappointing movie after Lagaan, inspite of what
reviews say about it ‘awakening ones responsibility towards the
country’ n all.

Had classes, finally, and around 9 hours of them, since the term started. Computational Finance and Mergers and Aquisitions , thankfully interesting subjects till now. Well then, the fin courses have always been better than the rest.

Gave the JPM test, no comments
about that. What with 50% of the paper being based on Financial
Derivatives, the whole thing was a mess. Dont think cancelling the
Bangalore trip for it was worthwhile.

The songs of Musafir and Kisna are
my current favorites.Well not all of them, but the ‘instrumental theme’
from Kisna, and ‘Rabba’ and ‘Saaki’ from Musafir definitely rock!

Christmas preparations are on!
We decorated the christmas tree in the mess, and it does look grand!!
Tomorrow evening is the party… and I still haven’t purchased my gift
😦 (yeah, we doing that secret angel thingie!)..thankfully , I do know
what I want to gift, just hope I get it.

Badly need to go out somewhere. Hope we do come up with some plan soon.
There are loadsa hols in the coming weeks, and I have to utilise them
properly. Plans for going home stand cancelled, cause it seems
impossible to come up with any implementable ideas by the 1st. Am
planning to bunk my first class of the term tomorrow, hope to keep up
the trend…..