Friday, April 06, 2007

Last Post from ISB

This might be my last post from ISB. The most awaited day has come and now becoming nostalgic about leaving ISB. Oh God! Am I becoming senti.... Haven't started packing anything yet. Need to start packing my luggage atleast now.

Will try to update this space about whats happening in my life. Ciao


Thursday, April 05, 2007

MBA eddddddddd

Visitin this space after a long long time again. I am very excited to say that another degree is added to my name. And in another two days the great awaited day is coming. I am not sure when I will be joining in my job as I am still waiting for the joining date details. But Most prolly it may be in the first week of may.

Days went real fast and i still remember the orientation week here at ISB. I feel as I am getting ready for the orientation week only to find that I am done with my MBA. Last one week was such a boring week. Absolutely no work. Just doing some crap, visiting friends, freakin out, trying to find some innovative ways to pass the time. But I should say that last 1 year was such a wonderful and memorable year in my life. I cherished every moment and every minute in this last one year. I am sure I remember this year for my rest of life.

I still remember how people tried to persuade me to not to join in ISB. Sometimes it is such a bad feeling when people try to use you for their own advantage. I did few mistakes after my engineering. The best lesson I learnt in my life is when you want to say NO for something say it. Otherwise you will regret later. After all its your life, no one will take responisbility for any bad that happens in your life. Forget past but dont forget the lessons you learnt from the past. There are still people who think that going abroad is such a great thing. Actually speaking its not a big deallllll. And another funny thing is looks like this time H1B's selection has become a random selection process. But the fact is DO I CARE....Another conscious decision which I took is not to join in small companies just for the heck of money. I am not ambitious about money but I am ambitious about my career.

I am satisfied with what I am right now and with what I have. Its just that I have to be careful in further choosing the career lane. I even want to do Phd but definitely not in near future. May be somewhere down the lane. Let's see how things goes later.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Again back after long time. Just getting the momentum lost to post any updates in my blog. Term 7 started almost a month ago and in another few days it is about to finish too. I have just taken only three subjects this term (as if i need time to prepare for the interviews). With this term I finished my Fin Major. I have taken Negotiation Analysis in this term. Its really a fundoo subject. I enjoyed every class. Professor is damn good for this subject and you just should not miss his class. In one of the previous terms, as part of Negotiations topic (which was again dealt with the same professor-Dishan Kamdar) we watched a movie -12 Angry Men. As the name says, the movie just contains 12 characters. It is all about how one person can convince the rest of the angry and uninterested men. It is real tough if the other party is not at all interested in listening. Believe me Guys you'll enjoy watching this movie.

We have almost reached the most important phase of MBA...Placementsssss. Officially we will have one week for placements. Companies which ever want to participate in the placements will register and post the job details in the web portal and we should apply before the deadlines mentioned. Just before the Placement week shortlists will be anounced and then comes the D-week where in the shortlisted candidates gets interviewed. We can take max two offers and should accept/reject one offer. Students will bid the companies and based on the overall rank students assign to companies, companies should visit the campus. All the Top tier consulting companies like McKinsey will be coming on Day-0 and the rest based on the student bids. Hope everyone get good job and lets see what is there in the bag this time.

Term 8 will start from 26th of February. Guess though there is an official placement just continues till march. God! I need a good job

Sunday, January 14, 2007

End of the third Quarter

Though our term6 ended long back officially,.. for few of us it just ends tomorrow as we had one take home exam due tomorrow. We have seen three quarters by now and just one more quarter to go. Just after another month placements will start and not sure whose fate is landing on which part of the planet earth. Time will tell.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Hectic week

Last week was very very hectic with full load of assignments. I missed one class too as I overslept. Again from tuesday we are gonna be busy for another week. First 2 weeks was apparently free in this term. Fortunately I have only one end term. I pity on people who have their end term on Jan-1st. While all will be partying they have to sit and study on 31st night. But again, after giving this many exams no one will give any damn to exams ( ofcourse with few exceptions here and there).

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

My Best Friend's wedding

She is my best friend from my childhood. Studied in the same school, then same college. But then later, I moved on to do engineering where as she finished her degree. But yes, finally landed with same degree again. She did her MBA too. Just two days back she got married. Things are getting changed. Now I can't expect the same special treatment from her. Her preferences will be changed for sure. She will become busy with her own responsibilities.

Anyways I wish you a happy married life dear.

Monday, December 11, 2006

“Search” wars continue

Today we had the Google PPT for Hyderabad based jobs. I just can’t stop appreciating Google for their innovative capability. Google is known for its innovations. I am sure there will be a huge debate about this if I start discussing about this. Some say Google just got its brand image so. Some say that’s true. Well.. I am not here to say what truth is. It’s just that perspectives are different.

I like Google for many reasons. One of the reasons may be because it challenged the big giant Microsoft. It’s not an easy thing. MSN currently trails yahoo and Google in the lucrative areas of online search. Microsoft had to get some hundreds of millions of users to use its web search services. The real problem with Microsoft is though they have a huge audience the engagement is very less. Somewhere I read that Microsoft gets about 450 million users a month. All that it needs to do is to increase the engagement of the existing users first. Similar to retailer’s strategy.