Monday, March 30, 2009

The Final Countdown....

About 500 classes,
almost 50 exams,
innumerable quizzes and cases
this is what it has come down to.

4 days,
7 papers,
. the first year at IIM A is about to end.
Might blog between the exams...else, see you at the finish line.
This does express how most, if not all of us, might feel 4 days from now.

"The last few days, I felt like a prisoner of war, inching towards the border inch by inch. Today is the moment when I've just crossed that line, the line which represents liberation. Freedom !"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The end is nigh

I know I wrote the Churchill quote a month or so ago, but we are into single digits of the number of lectures remaining this year.
There are 2 reports to go, some Media Cell work, the Convocation on Saturday...before we go into the last set of exams.
Everything seems a jumble and there is large scale cleaning to do...from my room to my mind.
3 day break post-exam and then to BRICS securities for my introduction to the corporate world.
Can't believe I've gone 25.5 years without working!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

WAC-ked out!!

WAC stands for Written Analysis and Communication...a course where we read, write and most importantly run.
It could be a case analysis or an article on an industry, we must write it up and submit hard copies in class between 3:45 and 4:30 on a Saturday evening. If you are a minute late, you lose a subgrade- this leads us CG-centered WIMWIans to run our unfit backsides off to reach class in time.

Why don't we start early enough to not have to run you ask... because whether it is WAC or OM...
we believe in 'Just In Time'!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The 9th month

The next couple of weeks are full of assignments and presentations and quizzes.
When someone wondered out aloud, why the last few days of fachcha-dom were so full of pain I came out with amazing insight.
We have been here for 9 months...and the pain is maximum in the 9th month (isn't it? I think that is a safe assumption even though I have no 'experience').

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It's getting hot in here!

Today the mercury touched 37 degrees C. In the next 4 days, Google say it'll touch 38.
I still have a month to spend as a fachcha. Lots of work to do as well, lots of reports to write...not so many quizzes. Maybe IIMA will teach us what 'burn out' is in more ways than one.