A nut on its way to B-Skool

Location: Hyderabad--->Jamshedpur, India

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ramblings Of A Lethean

Now that I am absolutely free with no constructive work on hand(not that I do any) with some prodding from certain quarters(read.. friends) here's my blog.

I'm the kind of a person who doesn't cast one's mind back too much but something made me think of my life till now.From a post-mature(I can visualize the lexicographers go ballistic at this word) baby(yeah 10 days) to a 21 year old about to step into the hallowed portals of a B-School lots has happened(enough for an Ekta Kapoor kind of a serial).I'll write about certain things I cherish.First of all would be the 12yrs of my school life at St.Ann's.With things like "what is your mother tongue?" ans:Pink,the rivalry between different houses even in cases like the mite box,radium sticker collections,the girlie fascination with certain beautiful insects we used to call "velvet boochhi"(blood red in colour and extremely smooth satin feel about them),the zeal to get even in the extra curricular activities,the animosity during the annual day and camaraderie once the annual day was done away with no day was drab or run of the mill......

Next would be the two years at Gautami--most valuable would be the friends I made --Rambo n Dee,the discipline (ahem ahem...)our director 'tried' to inculcate,our physics sir and his 'Jogi jogi rasukunte boodhi' dialogues,his fascination with Julia Roberts,super clowns like 'ore','samastha devatala puthrudu=SSC' made the grind enjoyable.The grind failed to fetch me a seat where I wanted but did get me into a place where I never imagined in my wildest dreams of 2yrs intermediate I would join.Anyway got into a decent college where I would spend 4yrs of my engineering life.

The 1st month at MGIT I was in a zombie like trance 'Main kaun hoon?Kahaan hoon ?' kinds.Slowly things started falling into place and soon reconciled to my destiny.The ragging part built a healthy rapport not just between seniors and juniors but also between the 'quivering' juniors.Then quick as a flash the 1st yr was over.Then with the 2nd yr people started moulting and some of them changed for the good and unfortunately some for the worse."Time and tide wait for no man" Alas!!! 4 years of engineering was over....In the process learnt to handle things on my own,differentiate between the good and the bad,recognise the face behind the facade,friends like Bow Bow and Timer et al.Thinking back MGIT hasnt just given me a Bachelors Degree and a lifetime opportunity in form of XLRI but also a gift I would cherish and adore lifelong which I would have missed out on had I gotten into BITS making me reaffirm my belief in 'whatever happens happens for the good'...

In exactly a month from now I would be leaving the cloistered and pampered life to be on my own in a 'remote' place called Jamshedpur, to make a mark in this wide world.The principles my parents and my teachers have inculcated in me will hopefully stand a good stead.I would like to take this medium of communication as an opportunity to thank all the people who have directly or indirectly made a difference to my life and wish them all the success and joy in the world.