Sunday, December 31, 2006

Cut off from the world ....... almost

The ISB Domain has not been working for more than 12 hours now and all of us feel like we are cutoff from the world and from each other. Nothing seems to be working ......... which basically means that email is not working. Its funny how dependent we are on email to communicate with each other ........... now we have to go back to the age old methods of phones, messages, etc for communication!!!! This is a disaster ............... at least till the IT guys fix whatever problem it is!

On the bright side, I did finish quite a bit of work, did my readings and went to a party!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Let the games begin

Today was the deadline for applying to BCG - India operations. Personally, I think that this is the second most coveted job on campus - after McK! So this should officially be the beginning of the placement fever ...... I just hope it ends with oodles of joy for everyone on campus!

Term 6 is coming to an end and so is this year ........ really a roller coaster ride!! I think the one thing that I really missed when I came back from the US was that I didnt have a lot of friends who go a long way back. I had lost touch with everyone who were from college and the ones who I was still in touch with were out of the country. I think that is one thing that ISB has given me in this one year ............ a few great friends and a lot of good friends!! As for the job, I am sure if we have made it till here, we will shine ahead too ;)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

I am alive ....... I really am!!!

The placement fever has begun in full swing on campus. People are working on their resumes at all times of the day and night, be it in the cafe, the class room and even at parties!! Everything else seems to have taken a back seat - no one cares about their assignments, projects, exams, etc. Like someone told me, 'The one reason why most of us joined ISB is now here!'. So I have decided to religiously track the placement season - may be in retrospect I might find it funny......

BTW, for the uninitiated, DB and Goldman have already finished their recruitments and the deadlines for BCG, McK are fast coming up ...... Unfortunately for me, I havent found the right job to apply as yet. The consulting companies are very interesting and I would love to work there but so would 417 other people on campus ......... so lets see what comes out of the hat!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Back after a very long time

So I have disappeared from the world of blogging for a very long time. Reasons are the usual ........ too busy, blah, blah. Anyways I am back now and hopefully wont disappear again.

The Pharma & Healthcare club at ISB is hosting a grand summit with OPPI. Some great speakers like Ajay Piramal – Nicholas, Kewal Handa – Pfizer, Sangita Reddy – Apollo, Dr. Nam Perumalswamy – Aravind Eye Hospital, etc have agreed to be here along with about 100 delegates from various Pharma companies.

When: Nov 4, 2006
Where: ISB Campus, Hyderabad
Who is invited: Anyone including Prospective students (since quite a few have been asking me)

So in case you are interested in attending the summit, do register at

After all, being an academic event, its free for everyone!!!!

Specifically, I think all prospective students in Hyderabad should make it a point to attend since it is a great avenue to see the campus, network and get a feel of the Pharma space too!!!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Term Break

I decided to stay back on campus this term break to experience the so-called pleasures of campus and Hyderabad. I dont know about others but the stillness of the place and complete inactivity has been less pleasurable and more of a torture to me ........ I have realized that its the people that make a place and not the buildings or the roads. Without the same people, this place feels like a large, sophisticated and luxurious prison!! And to top it all, I seem to have this continous feeling every morning that I need to be doing something but unfortunately I have no idea what ..... I guess we are just not used to being free.

The worse part is that I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing ........ the good part being that I am so used to being busy that I cant stay jobless but the flip side is that I cant live with myself in solitude!! Anyways, for now I am putting all of this behind me and battling my boredom of 4 days by watching a lot of movies every day, reading books, trying to write an article on Outsourcing and beginning some work on my ELP / PaEV!! ;)

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Beest Aff Luk!!

Forwarding Source: Sudarshan, Section D

Am I burning out???

I dont know ......... I really hope not! Suddenly I am feeling so tired of studying about NPV, APV, CAPV, Ruth Owades, Mittal, Aravind Eye Hospital, Break even, ABC, Inventories and tons of other stuff (of which I have no idea what I will retain) that I am waiting for this to get over. I guess this term was the toughest as yet considering the number of night outs we have done for assignments followed by early morning classes. My sleep schedule is screwed, I feel hungry at 3 in the morning and when I eventually go to bed at 5, I find it difficult to goto sleep!!! To top it all, my grades dont seem to show any of this .......... I was told that this year is going to be one hell of a roller coaster ride and I swear I am so dizzy now that I hope I dont fall off the ride!

Well, the good news is that apparently this term peaks in terms of being tough and then it falls down ...... Hope the better part of the ride starts soon!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The complete Section D

The "complete" Section D, Batch of 2007, ISB.