Our trip to Lonavala was all about team-building. In fact, the whole outing was termed as the “Personal Growth Lab.” The outdoor group activities were planned by an organization called High Places and included: A trek to Duke’s Nose A treasure hunt and An assault course The trek to Duke’s Nose was quite good. Duke’s […]
From Lonavala. And what an amazing three days we had in Lonavala. I was so busy putting out that MBA admissions article the other day that I totally forgot to mention about this trip. I apologize for the lack of articles over the weekend. Expect to read some real nice ones very soon. I promise […]
Yesterday’s admissions interviews were a great learning experience. Having been through the same process just a few months back, it felt felt good to be on the other side of the fence — for once. I was assigned to room FMB2 for the whole day. In total, I sat through 5 rounds of interviews. Here […]
Source: The Knowledge News Though they no longer rule Afghanistan, Taliban forces still cause plenty of trouble in that land. They regrouped along the border with Pakistan–their original base–and fight on. Some 300 people have been killed in the past week, in some of the heaviest fighting in years. And the U.S. military says the […]
Today marks the end of our Foundation term – a gruelling four weeks which saw us turn from Accountants to Economists to Statisticians and Operations Researchers, all at the drop of a hat. The term concluded with tests in all subjects over the past couple of days. The multiple-choice questions, as always, had multiple choices […]
I hope, in fact pray, that this initiative works. Good luck, Bangalore.
A flash of lightning during the recent thunderstorms in Bangalore. This image is brought to you by Avinash, who is affectionately called as “The Notary” and addressed as “His Notaryship.”
Yesterday I received this e-mail from HSBC. “Dear Customer, At HSBC, it has been our constant effort to provide Internet Banking users such as yourself with superior service, supported by the latest standards of online security. As a part of this endeavour, we constantly harness advances in technology to raise online banking security to higher […]
Although Tathasthu is an exact–but localized–replica of a recent English movie (whose name escapes my mind), it’s worth watching once, if only for the acting skills of Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay Dutt has played out his role really well in this movie. He has acted with just the right amount of emotion to keep you spellbound. […]
Although I am not in Bangalore, I make sure that I am constantly tuned-in to what’s happening in Bangalore. I do this by usually reading the Times of India online and by irritating my friends with innumerable calls. I can’t help but miss Bangalore. I came across this interesting concept in today’s newspaper. Dial for […]
Financial Accounting is one class that I enjoyed the most over the past three weeks. We were taught accounting concepts by Professor. Raghu Iyer. He is one of the best teachers I have ever learnt under. He explains in a way the brain can easily assimilate. The necessity of this method would be understood by […]
“Bhaiya, ek dip dena.” The first time I heard this statement in our campus canteen (it’s affectionately referred to as Bistro), I was left wondering how a “Bhaiya” could give a “dip”? A couple of minutes later, I found out how. The “Bhaiya” in question brought out a cup of milk with a tea bag […]
Thanks to Vinayak R (my classmate) for the image.
I am writing this a bit late. This Wednesday, it was “Gangster’s” turn to be viewed by me. There’s a decent mall called Infiniti nearby and it’s got a multiplex called Cinemax. Finding a restroom in this mall is a challenge and is a story for another day. My strategy is simple. As soon as […]
If you happen to be a Product Manager who is wondering about what features to include (or exclude) from your next hot product, then you might find this article — The Product Manager’s Dilemma — from HBS’s latest Working Knowledge newsletter to be very helpful. And if you are not, go ahead and read it […]
Conversation at a store today morning: Me : “I need a calculator.” Shopkeeper : “Which model?” Me : “That Casio FX-100 MS. How much is it?” Shopkeeper : “Rupees 500.” Me : “How about the FX-991 MS?” Shopkeeper : “Oh to China se aaya hai. Saste mein milega. Sirf do sau.” Me : Speechless. Opening […]
From an article in today’s Times of India, Mumbai edition. Asian nations do not want India to be a part of the common currency group Though the finance minister says India is indifferent to it, New Delhi would love to be part of the Asian Currency Unit Other Asian nations find it hard to relate […]
Today was another of those days with multiple tests. We had to face tests in Quantitative Methods, Micro Economics, and Communication. Scored a 20/20 in Micro Economics. Did kind of OK in Quantitative Methods. For Communication we had to prepare a presentation on the following topic: “You have invented a revolutionary water treatment system which […]
This is a very rare photograph, of Lord Balaji, taken inside the temple many years ago. In the history of the Tirupathi Tirumala Temple, photos were allowed to be taken only twice. Here’s one of them (supposedly). Happy viewing. Image courtesy a good friend, Nataraj.
The schedule at college is so hectic that even watching a movie can be termed as a luxury. Classes start at 09:00 sharp and on most days go up to 17:30. A class can consist of one or more of the following: lectures, group work, presentations, and surprise quizzes. There’s usually a 45-minute break for […]