Saturday, December 19, 2009

My most 'Colourful' memory :)

Yes, Holi it is! My most vividly colourful memory. A groggy eyed me was dragged out of the room and subjected to an egg. I almost complained, but then saw Sweetu's (90!) plight. She already had two, and the end of the day the count was a dozen..or more! Some managed to run away that day, the others had a whale of a time. Many of our absolutely clueless friends from down south were taught the nuances of this festival..the IIFT way..the fun way. :) So there was Convener, who learnt the tricks of the trade at lighting speed and was seen fetching buckets after buckets of water for everyone willing or not willing to be soaked. There was Sreejith sporting a brand new white tshirt saying 'His HOLIness!'. :D New clothes on holi?! He might not be repeating that anytime soon :)

The foreign exchange guys came defenseless. :D Clean clothes, cameras in hand and they actually had 'spraying guns' with them! The spraying guns were used, but just to amuse the kids in us. Even they were painted black n blue! Then there was the tub and the routine. First, make the victim lie down in the mud, put some more mud over the top and then pour water (diligently brought by Convener :) ). Then make him/her sit in a tub and add some more water and mud and an odd egg or two. I tried ducking this by holding on to my camera, but that trick is really growing old! No one buys it anymore. :(

Now since this is a public forum, I have kept this blog decent. I shall not go into the details of what followed. :) Just that all the guys lost a tshirt that day. A particular tshirt refused to give in, so help was called in and as far as I remember, six brave men finally pulled it apart. :D The ladies started another round of holi on the side and well, let's not even think of getting into that! :)

Not one face was clean that day. Not one person untouched by all the filth, eggs and the joy of it. Sometimes the unexpected brings unprecedented joy. That's life. Awesome, out of the blue! Guess it is always the people around us who make a mundane place/time/event extraordinary. And the people around us, the Batch of 2010, is by all means that...Extraordinarily awesome! :)

A Case Study? ;)

Well, here we are almost at the end our MBA. While I was working, I used to pine for college life and once I joined this place I was yearning for my paycheck. Imagine, in my ideal world, I would be going to a college where there would be no exams and where I would be receiving a monthly paycheck ;) Seems farfetched, or do we see a new business model? :D

I seriously don't know how much I have changed, but yes, there is a different way of looking at things now. I have met quite a few interesting people, have had my 'likes' and dislikes, and what not! My life has been one big mixed bag. Sample this

ECE->Telecom hardware->Marketing major->Operations summers->What seems to be a marketing job in a trade-related firm

In Friends (I am part of a group that is a big fan of the sitcom), Joey once comments that he has had more than his share of women, that he in fact has had more than others' share of women. I can probably say the same, though about nicknames in my case. Being on a public forum I cannot take some of them, but my batchmates must admit my sporting nature :D

A few of my batchmates have been victimized through their association with me, yes Gandhi n Baandaari, I am referring to you two.

Well, this is all I can say right now. I have five exams coming up shortly. I should study at least some :) Hopefully I shall be back. I have the nickname of case study to live up to, this entry is probably not long enough, let me do my contribution in multiple parts ;)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lets get the ball rolling...


Lets pen down our experiences, memories or anything v want 2 share 4m the 2 eventful yrs of our lives dat v have spent at this place. It all started with a blog by our frnd Panny. Lets finish it off with a bang in similar fashion.

Waiting 4 the first entry...

PS: Thanx Suravi for the idea