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Saturday, November 13, 2010 


There are just too many thoughts to start off this post. So rather than going on about why I have been away for over a year now, let me just start writing. We’ll get to the being away part a little later. The last year or so has gone by, and I can not thank the powers that be enough for that. Maybe I didn’t know how to do the job well, but it was overall an unpleasant experience, perhaps like a medication at best, that you need to swallow once, but you wish you never have to again.

The thought of handling people’s expectations is inspiring in the beginning. In fact this is why for a long time I thought I could go into politics. But such is the bizarre tale of human desire that I am strongly thinking otherwise. Overall, people lack sense of their own abilities, to say it in simple words, they think too much of themselves. Fortunately for such people, the laws of business state that output has no correlation with input. It’s not about what you sell, but how you sell it. Form takes precedence over content. In such a world a person who is modest about his/her abilities and sets reasonable targets and milestones to achieve is more fondly termed as lack of energy and enthusiasm. Ok maybe I took it personally, but hello this is my blog!

There certainly were good parts to it. Taking a responsible role and executing it well gives one a sense of achievement. Then there are people who strive to make a good career out of a b-school and work hard for it and its rewarding to know that you could contribute in whatever trivial way. Then there was the planning, humungous amount of planning, ironing out each and every single detail to make sure that everything goes well. Support of other stakeholders and the acknowledgement of efforts. All in all a memory to reflect upon, not one to look at and say, I’d do it again.

I guess there is no use spraying away the bad stuff here. To say that it was an uneasy experience should suffice at this point in time. The one thing that the experience clearly highlighted is how much I can take. If this job were the only thing to be done in life, it is very easy. But to handle multiple others things, relationships, hobbies and dreams in life along with this job is what makes it a nightmare.

I never really got around to making a lot of friends at IIML. I always thought I was someone who would make good friends. But my profound disregard for the hungry souls aplenty made me not even try. The day I landed at IIM L, I wanted to get it done with. With each passing day that feeling has become stronger.

I want to write so much more, so many much more. But I guess I just need to make a start at this stage. It’s been a long time since I wrote and its just good to be back live.


hey..looks like you have retired from the job and writing memories :)
hold on for 3 more months....
understand your feelings, but one thing..u have chosen to do that, so simply do it
Relationships:Whatever u said is absolutely true!!

Now that u have capped a "successful" summers for the Junior batch and have hell lot of time at your disposal, you can start spewing the 'venom' (for the lack of a better euphemism). The truth is that ur job makes for a nice CV point (doesn't it?), you knew it well, didn't you, that it was never easy but u chose it..so why the ranting and raving now? A wise saying goes - "If you want to test a man's character give him power."The power accorded to you folks did nothing but transform you all into a bunch of obnoxious twits (barring a couple) who think they are above the batch. Hope that you don't pass on the same genes to the junior committee members. And yeah..carry on with ur utterings about how unkind Hell has been to you. After all its your own blog.

Dude, I hate to say this, but didnt I tell you NOT to get into this from the beginning... There are many many ungrateful folks in IIM. Where people are here only for a fucking job and nothing else, the experience they give two hoots about.

It would have been much better had you gone off to Europe at this point of time, and enjoyed the lovely weather :).

Still, it is great to see you back, and looking forward to read more. Btw, this is your first blog (I guess) in which there is no correlation with cricket. Seems you were really upset.
Chill man. And over time you will realise it wasnt so bad.

Zub.....Placement is the most important part of any game. Since you play, you can gauge that much.

And I wonder what allows people to utter crap when it is not even their blog.

Welcome back sir! I've been scouting blogs to read with no graphs in them for a change ( :P @Zub ;))!

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