Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Remembering the good old days 1.2

Previously in the Nostalgic Series
Remembering Good old days 0.0
Remembering Good old days 1.1

Now this aint exactly good in terms of experience but definitely very good in terms of learning.

CAT 2005
So finally after preparing for almost an year, it was time to perform and the only time to matter. With so many mock tests, my strategy for the test was almost in place. It was unusual but I still had a belief in it.
The pattern was totally different so the strategy had to be changed for that. Fairly less number of questions and hence my USP of picking the easiest of the questions was not of much use there. One of the questions was as it is picked up from one of the AIMCATs but my poor memory power dint let me benefit.
Anyways, did it to the best of what I could do then and there but had a feeling that it was not enough to get through. Although, after discussing it with people outside the examination hall, I felt that it was not that bad either. Met Siddhartha Soni(VA instructor at TIME) while on the way back to college and having discussed some of the questions with him, I felt there was a fair chance of my getting through. But considering the past experiences of IIT-JEE time, I decided not to discuss the possibilities with the people.

Answer Keys
The next day, all the coaching institutes had come up with the answer key to the test but unfortunately their keys dint match much with each other. So, calculated it with all the keys and got a similar estimate from all of them that I had scored fairly good in QA and DI, while VA was a boundary-type case. With all the keys echoing same thing, I believed it to be true and was just praying for it all to turn out just right.

LUCK is not just another word
While I was praying for it to turn just right, God had different plans for me. When the results came, VA was not even close to cutoffs and all the predictions were no where close. I was disappointed badly and understandably so.

All that ends bad is not always bad:
It had ended with disappointment but before that it made me realise that
1. It was useless thinking about the results after writing the test.
2. There was no point matching answer keys and calculating expected scores.
3. It is also about Luck.
4. If coaching institutes were predicting it wrong, there was hardly any chance people would have done exceptionally well.
5. The strategy of taking the exam has to be independent of the type of paper.

I carried these learnings when preparing for CAT 2006 and all of these paid well!!
How? Coming Soon.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Remembering the good old days- 1.1

Previously in the Nostalgic series:
Remembering the good old days 0.0

1. CAT'05 Preparation
The coaching center was around 25 Kms from the college and none of us had a Bike. All we had to rely upon was public transport i.e. Jeeps and Buses and that means around 2 hours of total travel time for each class. 2hr travelling for 2 hr class!! Sometimes classes even got cancelled. But that was not enough to demotivate the very focussed us. For quite sometime, none of us even thought of bunking classes as an option even if it was Snehdeep's QA classes(Bundle of keys hanging out of the pocket fame). The kind of dedication we had put in for the preparation was huge (although I never practised it the way TIME faculty had suggested coz I did not find that worthwhile) and the only thing being discussed in the group was CAT for quite sometime.
My idea of joining the coaching was to be regular and it was working out well.
The performance in tests and AIMCATs were fine, if not good. I still remember the kind of effort I used to put in to analyse the test and to modify my strategy to accomodate the results from this analysis. After every test, I used to give a couple of hours looking for the mistakes and the possible causes of the mistake and eventually getting to the root cause and eradicating it. I had good support and motivation with Amit Agrawal(TIME Ahmedabad director) always showing confidence in my capabilities and encouraging me to perform better.

An interesting incident

One interesting thing happened once when I discussed my Test-taking strategy with Amit Agrawal. Considering that VA was always an issue with me, so I had devised a strategy so that I comfortably clear the cut-offs for all the sections and then look for maximising total score.So for that, I divided the 120 mins as 30-60-30 rather than suggested 40-40-40. It looked stupid to others including Amit Agrawal, and people said a lot of things for that(obviously out of concern and I thank all of them for that) but I knew exactly what I was doing. Scoring very high in QA and DI would have propelled the overall score but without a minimum score in VA, that was as good as nothing.
In fact, for that matter, people did not like my test-taking strategy at all. I used to start my test with DI, which they said was a strict no-no. Doing QA at the end was again a no-no . More so when it is just 30 mins to the bell. Anyways I just liked that. For a number of tests, I even had RC at the end, which looks like a fundamental blunder.
The intentions were clear: To have a well customized strategy that suits my style of working without bothering about what suits X and what suits Y.

Non-DAIICT Batch
I had reasons to join the non-DAIICT batch but dint know that it would have much more advantages. The disadvantage as one could clearly see was that with so many people going from a place, they could hire jeep and that definitely saved more than an hour for one-way trip. Thats a lot of time!! but I think positives still outweigh it totally.

Next: Remembering the good old days 1.2

Friday, August 24, 2007

Time Management

Found this article on the Blue Board...nice read

An expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz" and he pulled out a one-gallon, mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar.

When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?"
Everyone in the class yelled, "Yes."
The time management expert replied, "Really?"

He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. He dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks. He then asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?"
By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered.

"Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"
"No!" the class shouted.

Once again he said, "Good." Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?"

One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it!"

"No," the speaker replied, that's not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is: If you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all.

Decide what are the BIG ROCKS in your life and remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never get them all. So whenever you are reflecting on this short story, just ask yourself: What are the 'Big Rocks' in my life? and try fitting them in the jar of your TIME.

*by Stephen Covey

Why dropouts are successful??

Some say it is a mere coincidence. Not many appreciate the close relation between the two.
At least from Indian perspective(Generally, I dont like to generalise but I think it holds true here), dropping out signifies failure and the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs etc. are considered to be mere exceptions. You can find a list of such people here.

Having thought over it for sometime now, I think it is nothing but a causal relationship.

Have you ever wondered - Why did these people drop out?
Listen to Steve Jobs saying it himself

After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK.
Gates although gives due credit to his stay at Harvard but dropped out to see his plan get into action.

Steve Woznaik also states similar reasons.

So it is apparent that these people dropped out for they could not see value in the educational system or the educational system could not fit into their action of plan.

Why do things where you cant find value-add? Why do all of it just for the sake of doing?
It is difficult to understand it unless you experience it yourself. Read this for a counter view.

Apparently I don't find value in the educational system these days and I am really thankful of the education system to make me understand all this through hands-on experience.

The goal is not to get out of the prison, but to get out in a way that enables you to stay out. Be patient. Think ahead. Getting free is not like walking through a magic doorway -- it's like growing a fruit tree. Source

PS: 1. I am not drawing comparisons with these greats but just found something I have in common with them.
2. Do not consider it as looking down upon our educational system, it is just my individual perspective. In short, Do not generalise.

The Much Awaited!!


Day4: Washerman comes and tells that he returns back clothes in 7 days.
Practical observation: He returns back in 10+ days.

The group of managers thought of buying a washing machine but hey, all are managers so who will do it!!! And the managers planned and planned. They planned for around 2 months, while finding alternatives to get their work done. Finally after 2 months, one of them went to the shop and ordered a washing machine without even looking at it. Just looked at the prices and ordered least priced one in the shop, which turned out to be an LG-SemiAutomatic Power Saver model priced at INR 5800. He did not even check the available colours etc. and had to be told what colour it is after it had been delivered in the hostel. Nonetheless, thankfully he ordered one.

And now this definitely called for some celebrations..
So check this out and look at the enthu in ppl...

Some more videos to be uploaded..

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rhain Davis: The Wonder Kid

Rhain Davis.
He is 9. Born in U.K.. Brought up in Australia.
The kid was signed by Manchester United after they saw him playing in a DVD sent by his grandfather.
The kid's skills are being compared to various greats'(Robinho, Rooney, C.Ronaldo to name a few). Lets see how he translates his skills into footballing success. Fingers crossed.

For now, watch this video

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Success!! Is it good or bad?
What a stupid question!! Aint it? Not if you have already read the Title of the post.

It is not that all the successful people are egoists. In fact, a high proportion of successful people are modest and that is what they attribute their success to but equally high proportion shows attributes of King-size ego. Like modesty takes credit of success for the first types, success rules the second types.

Moreover, my observation says that people who get quick success(undeserving, most of the times) tend to have a higher degree of ego than those who faced a few hurdles and had to fightback to get success.

Another observation says that those people who have not been much into the world tend to think they drive the world(which is just a step short to ego). The more you experience the world, the more you get to know the mortal self.

~Stop reading here only.
~Just some frustration coming out.

There was this guy in our group, who hindered the working of the group to the extent that the final submission made was sub-quality even when we had most of the things done well in time. This guy bothered us on almost every minor point even when he knew that 2 people in the group knew far more than him. Just because he thought he was from a very good college(sometimes people over-estimate things belonging to them) and he is a fresh graduate(everyone else had relevant work-experience), he could not resist himself but to show redundancy of all we did. Thanks to him that more than the total time put in completing task was spent in explaining him why we were doing that and yeah one more thing, the only thing that he did, he did not show it to anybody and himself decided that this was no good to be put in our final work.
~What a free-rider and this guy still claims to have done most of the tasks!!
Someone please put some ego-test as admission criteria plzzz!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Make a choice- Run or Run

Fridays usually mark start of a weekend. Usually!!
But sometimes they don't.
Sometimes you wait for weekdays to get over but sometimes you wish there were no weekends.
Sometimes Fridays mark startline to run which ends on Mondays.

Run for classes.
Run for crashers.
Run to your mentors.
Run to various Reps.
Run for Company Presentations.
Run for PEAs.
Run to the hostel and Run to the Acad Block.
Run to take printouts.
Run to catch some food.
Run to catch some rest.
Run Run and Run.
Run to survive.
Run till you survive and run after that.
Run to run and Run to crawl.
Run for your life and Run for your death.
Run for all you can have and Run for all you can't.
Run for you like it and Run for you don't.

Run Run & Run, Run coz that's the only option.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

How to prepare for CAT?

Everyone agrees that there is no clear cut formula of getting through CAT and none but you have to decide your strategy to crack the test.

Believe me, the test is one of the simplest test you can get and there is no rocket-science that goes into it. It just checks an individual on how well he/she can adapt to the new pattern and how good a strategy one can design. Obviously, intelligence does help.

Since I was helping one of my friend to devise his strategy for the test, I thought it would be a good idea to put it over here so that many more can benefit from that.

Some of the tips for cracking CAT:
1. Dont worry at all. The more you worry, the lesser chances you have of getting through. This may not sound good to many but this is true and you will learn it through experience. If you look at it closely, it is just about keeping your cool and nothing else. Sounds simple but practically very difficult. Only practice can help.
2. Identify your strong areas.
3. Identify your weak areas.
4. Analyse your potential. Can you or Can't you? If you are undecided then the answer is still positive but if you take a while longer than this, the answer might turn negative.
5. Get acquainted to all the types of questions and practise.
6. Do not Overdo.
7. Either make a full-hearted attempt or dont make an effort at all. Half-hearted attempt never pays.
8. Strengthen your strongest area and cover up for weakest area(by strengthening).
9. NEVER MAKE A STRATEGY THAT IS DEPENDENT ON TEST PATTERN. Go Open-minded for the test and devise a strategy there itself.
10. Most Important, Develop a clear understanding of all the concepts. To re-iterate, CAT is no rocket-science test, it is a simple aptitude based test.

My Strategy
Based on my understanding/experience and a bit of intelligence(a bit is all I have), I had developed a strategy which did work for me and might work for you as well. I advise you not to follow it religiously and make appropriate changes to adapt it to your style of working.

First of all you need to answer a few basic questions:
1. Do you know your strong points?
2. Do you know your weak points?
3. Do you know what specifically is wrong with your weak points?
4. Do you have any idea of how you can improve upon that?
5. Do you know how much you can score on a bad day?
6. How long would it take you to clear the 3 sectionals?
7. Who are you competing against? (Others/self/exam paper/person who has set the paper)

Make sure all of the above questions are answered before you make your strategy for the test.

It is important to understand that we are competing against humans and each human has some positives and some negatives. Finally what matters to us is the mean/average of it all.
Considering the sample space to have all average people,
Analyse as how much time would you need to score same number of marks that an average person would score in 50 minutes for each section?(Test time assumed 150 minutes)
This is nothing but a way to set your targets at the cut-off marks for each section.

Consider this example:
Now suppose DI and QA are my strong points and VA is the weaker section.
My analysis indicates that I need 25 min for DI, 30 mins for QA and 75mins for VA to score equivalent to other's score considering 50 min in each section.
So that would necessarily mean that I clear cut-offs in 25+30+75=130 mins and that leaves me with 20 extra minutes to maximise my score.
Of these 20 extra minutes, I keep 5-7 min as my buffer time for unforeseen happenings/ unanticipated conditions, which would otherwise be spent in weaker section while the rest 13-15 mins is the differentiating factor to me and it is highly suggested that I capitalise it by spending it in my strongest/'most scoring' section.
Make sure that you dont have to flip amongst the sections very often. Make sure that you don't have to come back to any section. At max, take up your weakest/strongest section twice and manage your time properly that you do not overshoot time in any section.

One important observation here: It does not matter much whether the test is a high scoring test or low-scoring as what you are comparing with, is other individual's score in 50 mins. 20 marks in 50 mins or 45marks in 50 mins don't make a difference, you need same xyz mins in both the cases.

"How do I decide on how much time to give to which section?"
Simple. As per the definition, it must be the time when you are able to score equivalent to other's score considering 50min for the section. Practically, there is an easier way out. Analyse your performance in AIMCAT/SIMCAT/...and record time that you need to clear the sectional cut-off. You have enough AIMCATs to experiment with this.

I think this post should be of atleast some use to people preparing for CAT.
Suggestions/Alternate strategies/Thank you notes/@#$%^& notes are most welcome.

Disclaimer: I re-iterate, the strategies could work out differently for different people and do not fall in the trap of adopting it as it is. It worked out for me but whether it suits you or not, is totally your call.

Remembering the good old days - 0.0

This is not an uncommon discussion at any point of time but today somehow we(Rajesh and I) were discussing the days of CAT preparation and recalled how much fancy getting into an IIM looked at that point of time. I still dont deny the fact that it is fancy but it is coz 'not denying' is the only option I have now.

It started much earlier but the first milestone was sometime in Ausgust-September 2004, when I decided to start getting coaching for cracking the test. Shwetank Shekhar accompanied. The batch had already started and the faculty suggested us to join in the 'DA-IICT batch'(2 batches of DA-IICTians were about to start) but we had our reasons of not joining those batches.
Reason 1: Don't know when it will be started. Likely to be in January.
Reason 2: Wanted to start ASAP coz only regular classes could ensure a regularity.
Reason 3: A diverse batch w.r.t. background etc. helps
Reason 4: In a batch with all friends, u sometimes have to do certain things which u dont like to do but have to do coz friends are pressing u for that e.g. everyone plans to bunk the lecture.
Reason 5: The level of comfort u share with batchees may sometimes hinder the learning process e.g. making fun of faculty sitting at the last seat.
Reason 6: Gujju galz ;-)

~~~~~~~To Be Continued~~~~~~~
Main points to be covered:
1. The preparation for CAT-05

  • Classes
  • AIMCATs and detailed analysis
  • Test taking strategies
    • When everyone said I was stupid but I knew I wasn't
2. Benefits of joining non-DAIICT batch
3. CAT 2005 and the answer keys
4. InterraIT joining and CAT 06 test series (Taru Bond act)
5. AIMCATs and carelessness personified
6. CAT 06 and no matching answer keys this time
  • Also Lucky Me!! (VA score read 25.00 95.33%le)
7. GD/PI prep and scene @ InterraIT
8. Actual GD/PI(s) and confrontation to Manager
9. GD/PI experiences in brief
  • IIM-B GD/PI (1. Yogesh, Anuja and I in same panel 2. Why are you so interested in what I did ages back?)
  • IIT-D(DMS) and goof-up (and still a convert!!)
  • IIM-K and the stress (Who is the Boss?!!)
  • IIM-I and fun (Where were you man? We have been looking for you for years)
  • IIM-C and structure (1. Do I look like a travel guide? 2. Decision-making (fortunately went into an extremely comfortable direction))
  • IIT-B(SJMSOM) and chaos (How can I perform that pathetic? I underestimated my lower bound of performance)
  • IIM-A and chaos (Do I look like a Gujju chef or something?)
  • IIM-L and what-an-interview-feel but WTF result!! (If u dont like Ambani(s), you should have told me, I would have talked Tata then)
  • MDI and ultimate masti (can never forget this one and cant even say what exactly happened)
10. Last month @ InterraIT
11. "15 days and I will be at IIM-Cal" and proud parents

Chak de!! India

Although going by the common convention for a civil day it was Independence day yesterday, but I would prefer the more generic definition for civil day(starts at dawn and ends accordingly) this time, considering it to be the 60th Independence day of India.

It is during this time that people, for once in a year, think about their country(atleast I suppose so) and again forget about it the very next day. Our definitions of patriotism have changed. We no longer attend flag hoisting ceremonies and listen to speech about the respected freedom fighters. We feel patriotic by watching patriotic movies and attend the flag hoisting only if laddu-factor appeals to us. We remember 15th August for it is a national holiday. However, on the positive side, atleast we remember this... We know that 15th August is a day of national significance and some break through related to freedom struggle happened on this date...We have a flag as well and is hoisted on this date of the calendar.

I am no different and I accept that. Even if I look at today's activities... I was sleeping at the time the flag was being hoisted... I dont even know who hoisted it in the college, I just suppose it must have been the Director...then I was playing Diablo-II before leaving for the movie- Chak De India... Not to forget Happy Independence Day status message on GTalk...
This all looked fine then but retrospection gives a kind of guilt feeling that I had spared not even a fraction of a second thinking about the great freedom fighters who made this happen. And if this is my case, I believe it must have been same/similar for a lot many people.

If this is the case with so called Learned people of this country, only God knows where the country might be heading and still we do not hesitate saying "Chak De!! India"

~~Happy Independence Day~~

Monday, August 13, 2007

Consultancy- The Rosy picture

Just a few days back..ppl from a leading consuting co.(name removed for certain reasons) were there on the campus for an informal talk with the students and they painted a very beautiful picture...No, not on canvas, not on the white or the green boards but on everyone's mind.

They made everyone feel that traveling is real fun, seeing your ideas being implemented is real fun. When airport staff know you by name and when they confirm your seats without checking your tickets..This is real fun.

You get to get a lot of experience in a lot of areas(both verticals and horizontals) within a very short span of time (often referred to as Dog's Life), which essentially creates a lot more options(Exit strategies) for you. A person may get into a PE firm, start his entrepreneurial stint or may continue to retire as a Partner.
You get to visit a lot of places since traveling is just another part of the job.
You work with CXOs and help them find out and remove their business problems and what gives immense pleasure is to see your ideas being implemented. Lets say, You suggested some particular design for some store to increase the revenues and when you visit the store next time you find it!! sounds great. Indeed it is.
Sometimes you not only suggest but also get a chance to help the organisation implement it.

Wow all this sounds so great but somehow I cant help recalling words from Mahesh Murthy: "If consultants had any solutions, they would have been in the business(as employer not employee)"
In fact, I even considered posing the question during the 'informal talk' but then decided not to. to avoid a fine penalty if somehow they took it otherwise [:P].

~No Objections Meant but if I tell you time by looking your watch and still get paid for it, am I a Consultant?

मौका भी है.. माहौल भी .. कमी है तो बस गीत संगीत की..

The post is dedicated to all the बेवडा s

वो शाम-ए-महफिल ही क्या जहाँ जाम ना हो और वो जाम ही क्या जब कोई अंजाम ना हो।

बगैर गीत के शराब नहीं चढती जैसे बगैर आपके ये शाम नहीं कटती।

"कितनी पी कैसे कटी रात मुझे होश नहीं..
रात के साथ गयी बात मुझे होश नहीं.."

"मुझे दुनिया वालों शराबी ना समझो..
मैं पीता नहीं हूँ पिलायी गयी है.."

"फिर हाथ में शराब है सच बोलता हूँ मैं..
यह चीज़ लाजवाब है सच बोलता हूँ मैं..
गिनकर पियूं मैं जाम तो होता नहीं नशा
मेरा अलग हिसाब है सच बोलता हूँ मैं.."

"शेख जी थोड़ी सी पीकर आयी..
मेह क्या शेह फिर हमें बतलायी..
जाने दीजिए अक्ल की बातें जनाब
दिल की सुनिये और पीते जायी"

"कभी मैखाने तक जाते हैं हम और कम भी पीते हैं..
घटा ज़ुल्फ़ों की जाये तो बेमौसम भी पीते हैं.."

"-घमे जिन्दगी कुछ तो दे मशवरा..
मैं कहॉ जाऊं होता नहीं फैसला..
एक तरफ उसका घर एक तरफ मेह्कादा.."

"ये इंतज़ार गलत है की शाम हो जाये..
जो हो सके तो अभी दौरे-जाम हो जाये..
मुझ जैसे रिंद को भी तुने
हश्र में या रख बुला लिया है तो कुछ इंतज़ाम हो जाये..

हुई महंगी बहुत ही शराब के थोड़ी थोड़ी पिया करो
पियो लेकिन रखो हिसाब की थोड़ी थोड़ी पिया करो..
घाम का हो दौर या हो ख़ुशी समां बंधती है शराब..
एक मशवरा है जनाब के थोड़ी थोड़ी पिया करो..
दिल के ज़ख्म को सीना क्या पीने के लिए जीना क्या..
फूट डाले जिगर को शराब के थोड़ी थोड़ी पिया करो.."

"सबको मालूम है की मैं शराबी नहीं..
फिर भी कोई पिलाये तो मैं क्या करूं"

"शराब चीज़ ही ऐसी है.. ना छोड़ी जाये..
ये मेरे यार के जैसी है ना छोड़ी जाये.."

"मैखाने से शराब से सकी से जान से..
अपनी तो जिन्दगी शुरू होती है शाम से.."

"ना समझो की हम पी गए पीते पीते..
की थोडा सा हम जीं गए पीते पीते..
हमें सीढ़ी राहों ने रोका बहुत था..
कदम लाद्खादा ही गए पीते पीते..
नहीं देखे सकी ने हम से शराबी..
मैखाने में भी गए पीते पीते..
किसी ने जो पूछा की क्यों पी रहे हो..
तो हान्स के कहा पी गए पीते पीते.."

"दैरो हरम में बसने वालों..
मैखानों में फूट ना डालो.."

Simple to make out if he is drunk...

Let's go Party tonight..but hey!! this is what u gonna hear over there... ;)

  1. Tu to Mera bhai hai...
  2. You know i am not drunk...
  3. Gaadi mai Chalaunga...
  4. Abe abhi itni Aur Andar ja sakti hai...
  5. Tu bura mat manana bhai...
  6. Mai teri Dil Se Izzat Karta hu...
  7. Abe mere ko aaj tak nahi Chadee...shart laga saala aaj tu..
  8. Aaj saali Chad nahi rahi hai kya bat hai...
  9. Tu Kya samajh raha hai mujhe chad gayi hai...
  10. Ye mat samajh ki piye me bol raha hu...
  11. Abe yaar kahin kam to nahi padegi itnee...
  12. Ek Ek Chhota aur ho Jae...
  13. Baap ko mat Sikha.
  14. Yaar magar tune mera dil tod diya...
  15. Kuchh bhi hai par saala Bhai hai Apna...
  16. Tu Bolna Bhai, kya chahiye...Jaan chahiye hazir hai ???
  17. Abe bol daal aaj usko, aar yaa paar....
  18. Chal teri baat karata hoon usse, phone number de uska
  19. Dont think I am drunk coz m speaking English
  20. Dont worry..sab control mein hai...

Saturday, August 04, 2007

World War..Lets fight it!!! (Uncensored version)

The uncensored version cannot be made public for obvious reasons and hence, anyone interested in reading it may send a personal request to me.

Shit happens!!

World War..Lets fight it!!! (Censored version)

So finally World War has begun. Already into its second day. Half of the Junta is finding it hard to stand. People havent slept for days now..earlier due to the midterm examinations and now being into World War, it doesnt look like a good idea to give up the fronts.

The Greeks are fighting Spartans and Nazis.
To those who are clueless of this all, World War is 3 day war between the 3 hostels @ IIM-C (OH, WH(Tagore nd Annexe), NH). Each hostel picks up a theme and here we are, the Greeks. Each hostel raids other two to take possession of their territory and to capture the CnC of others. (Each hostel has a CnC (Commander in Chief), who is the king for these 3 days and a PubC(Publicity Chief), who handles the strategy and publicity part)

Yesterday witnessed the Greeks, the Spartans and the Nazis introduce their CnCs which followed capturing advertising spots in the hostels, in which the hostel acquiring more and prominent spots score high. The intro part took place from 1:00 AM to 2:15 AM followed by the fight for the spots from 3:00 AM till the time judges come(around 6:00 AM) and then the posters and banners need to be put in these places till 9:00 AM. The posters were obviously nothing else but projecting superiority of hostel over other 2, so included abuse for other hostels, for their themes and definitely projecting ours.
This followed raids by hostels to capture CnC of other hostels and a Tyre raid, in which people dig out tyre(symbolic of treasure for this event) from other hostel's territory. The raids go on for next 2 days.
And the hostel who scores max in cumulative of these is declared winner and the War comes to an end. As in original World War, people suffer casualties/injuries during the War.

As it is said: It is all about perseverance and the one who stands till the end wins.

So far the Greeks have maintained a lead. Lets see if they(we) can convert it into a Victory.

Note: If you are interested, you may ping me for the Uncensored version.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Sleep is a luxury

This happens to all but the point is how often does it happen?? Sometimes you have something important to do. Sometimes you do it just like that. But when it is being forced upon you, it is then that you realise how important sleep is.
You know light is good coz u have seen dark. You value water because you feel thirst. Evenings are cool coz the scorching sun makes u sweat in the afternoon. ...
It is not difficult to understand why I came up with this weird looking topic for this post. With the rigour in last few days(midterm week), I realise how much valuable sleep is. You realise the importance if you cannot afford to sleep enough for 5 days in succession.

Believe me, Sleep is a Luxury!!!

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