Monday, February 23, 2009

Slot 6 begins

As the last slot begins, I look back to try and figure out what I've learnt. All I see is this mass of information, cases and solutions that makes no sense to me. Lack of time to digest what has been taught may be. This will be followed by my summer internship and then a rocking (I hope!) second year at WIMWI.
I take recourse to Churchill's words when I say : " This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end, but, it is perhaps the end of the beginning."

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Things have been crazy in the last few weeks...need to catch up with family and friends.
Haven't used gmail chat or anything like it for more than 10 min for 2-3 months I think.
First there was Chaos, the cultural fest, then Leverage 2009- a VC/PE conference and exams this week.
I need a serious reconnection. Looking forward to the 3 day break next week to do some of that.

On the other hand, got into IIMA's Media Cell- will be in charge of Media activities for Chaos 2010.
Chitranshu is heading the team. Looking forward to being a part of this major effort. Will also try to keep updating this blog more frequently. Given the motivation levels to do anything after trying to just keep up with the activity around me, that will be a major effort too.

For a fun and exciting description of how messed up life can get at IIMA, refer to Kaka (dorm senior, batch of 2005-07).

Monday, February 2, 2009

Khalbali at WIMWI

Chaos reigned at IIM A as we had 4 days of Khalbali. It started with a performance by Pt.
Hariprasad Chaurasia, who entertained us by informing us that he became a flautist only after he did not get into IIMA. Aren't we happy the selection procedure is as tough as it is, for it 'weeded out' India's greatest flautist.
The next two days had all kinds of activities going on, including an excellent quiz by Diwakar Pingle.

Aside: The authorities had threatened to have classes during Chaos, and I had the idea to post a notice at the mess , "Quiz at 2.30 in RJMCEI". That strikes fear in the heart of every i-banker and consultant in WIMWI land.

There was an interesting reunion of 5 Somaiya people in IIMA, though 2-3 others missed it.
Mohit Chauhan (of Masakali fame) was the final pronite artist and he did a good job of closing Chaos 2009.

Chitranshu (Matty) is the Chaos 2010 co-ord and we can look forward to another version of the same well-managed madness.