Friday, December 25, 2009

Great Indian Weddings & life happens

Congrats ! Mubarak ~and the likes..... must be feeling real good - Right Ranbir ?!!

"It's ‘that’ feeling you can't describe"-said Ranbir


Mixed emotions,funny anxieties....and god knows what all !


So when Ranbir told me -"bhai ! Its ON. "I already knew it was going to happen. Not because I am invited from both the groom and bride's side.....but it wasn't THAT a surprise for me personally.

But.....OK.Great !! So my dear buddy is "horse climbing" -( if that's a word)

Feels good. For him and her . Both .

Families,friends,parties,week long celebrations and a whole lot of  gala activities.

Wow !!

As I say - Just two performers and a world around them.

Such are the well put-"Great Indian Weddings".

I still recall Ranbir's big brother's wedding.If I can say,it's on my top 5 picks of the best wedding functions attended by me so far. So,why it features out in the Top 5. Here’s below :


*      --The who's who of the Delhi Power circle were invited.

*      --The most luxurious of my favorite hotels were booked for the function.

*      --My favorite designer and my big sis designed the weeding trousseau.

*      --Each and every guest (barring the special ones ;) ) were given a special wedding pack/gift (concept thought by yours truly :)

*      --the gamut of food was simply irresistible

*      --the best band in Delhi

*      --and yes a heavy layer of security


I mean....you name it and it was all present.

A week long activity......

Ring ceremony

Mehandi

Sangeet

Pre Marriage Nutty party

The Grand Shaadi

Reception

Cocktail dinner - hosted by close friends


Huh !!


I can't even remember if I came home that week.Ranbir and I had a series of attires in the cars. So change and we are IN. :) [management from that time only ]


Wow !!feels great !


Don't really know if such lavish spending is a good going but certainly everything is for just one special thing- TO MAKE THAT DAY / MOMENT UNFORGETTABLE.FOR EACH AND EVERYONE PRESENT.


Does all this ensure a good going marriage ?


hehe - Can't really say or comment on that.


Nothing is forever. but then nothing is nothing.


You don't stop breathing because someday you'll have to go.

You don't stop meeting / making friends just because you lost someone close.

You don't stop travelling just because of one bad journey experience.


On a different note you should enjoy every moment even if it has nothing to do with you.I still recall on one of my memorable visits to Nabha Palace,Mussoorie.A family was there to celebrate their little daughter's birthday.And I was "maha upset" with something.

Nabha Palace 

But , the way the little girl invited us to her party made me forget anything and everything bad ever happened to me. Such is the power when you give a smile to someone else.

And if they give you a smile back then Bingo !! you're still"living" .

A life everyone wishes to....

wisely said - to keep your marriage brimming,with love in the wedding cup,whenever you're wrong,admit it;whenever you're right,shut up ;)


PS – My astro tip for all of you . Not for this time . Just be true and honest to your better half / potential better half . And remember there’s nothing that can come in between the two of you .





Thursday, November 26, 2009

16 November 2009


Some folks related this to - 16 December -starring Milind & Dipannita ;)

They say - "Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion.You must set yourself on FIRE".

Good things happen to good people who too have good people by their side.

Just to sprinkle , good time ,good luck ,good blessings & yes ! good love also do the final refining.


Something similar happened on 16 November,2009.


My third semester exams started from this date . That's just a part worth :)


A lot more happened .


In words of my peers ,as they said -


Karan -

-->your MBA is OVER / has come to an end

-->you can / could possibly be engaged now....even marry

-->why even study for the exams . Damn. You don't need to .

-->so all sincere people making it to the top,

-->you deserved it all,

-->RELAX.HAVE FUN.

-->Enjoy whatever time you have in the B-school to the full......

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Views and opinions matter. Only good ones :) ;)


So,why all this "gyaan" on one single day. For it's not my BIG DAY or even a D / B 'day.


Just because I got placed ;)


Well,that's not JUST .

Its a dream come true.

Its divine.

Its just.......


"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."


One of the toughest selection processes I ever undertook , spent one full day ,including giving an end term paper and then preparing for an another one on the 17th . huh !!


It was all so very Happening.


and best part was not at a place I knew but at a place which I adore for a number of reasons ;)


You really never know when time takes you places .


It was all falling into place.The day,the process,the works.MAGIC all over.All around.


Calls,texts,emails,hugs and xxxx all came poring in .From all around.


Believe me it was the BEST DAY of the year and one which goes into my top list.


And it wouldn't be fair on my part not to say this to ALL you special people-


People,

To all the teachers / profs / mentors who taught me everything in most amazing ways,

To all those who studied with me @ MSM,SBSCET,SIIB,

to all those who worked with me at PMP,IOCL,Genpact,

to all those who helped me @ MNYL,

for all the love,the blessings ,the good wishes,

for all those whom I met / will meet in this journey of life,

for those who are no longer with me but still in my heart,

for the memories that I carry -the good ones and the bad ones ;)

from the bottom of my heart


A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL YOU OUT THERE.


Best Wishes ,

Karan


Remember --We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated--

Friday, October 16, 2009

Night before Diwali :)



Date - 16th October , 2009
Venue - someplace , Pune
Activity - Sipping my favourite cappuccino coffee


Tomorrow is Diwali .
Childhood memories take me back to days when it was "THE" festival for me.
I recall how it pumped into me tremendous energy flows , excitement -the entire festive joy would come into me.

The crackers ,the sweets,people coming to wish . This festival has immense positivity attached to itself.

We used to have a week long vacation , or may be more ,at good old school days. And then as they say back home , in Delhi - "Diwali jaate hi....sardi aa jate hai"......and Winter happens to be my favourite season.

It was just so amazing.DIVINE.

As time flew by, the spirit became matured - kind a refined . Crackers went down, so did the sweets .It became a "usual" meeting & wishing festival.

They say -
Time heals you up.
Time makes you think again.
Time makes everything up at one time and down at another.

During my engineering college days , Diwali was perhaps the only occasion of having a "decent" buffer of offs to go home.More than Diwali it was the joy of coming back to Delhi and to my family.Diwali was just another reason.


That's how time changes.

Now in my final year of post graduation -Diwali-still holds a special place but I fail to classify it as what ... :)

Over lunch ,today,we were discussing who all had gone to their homes today,who all are leaving tomorrow and who all are not going.

Yes . Sounds strange.

But yes there are people who stay back . And its not new in PG courses rather it was usual in my undergrads days as well.

It's not that given an option one wouldn't go back home.Spend time with family,meet people,have home cooked food,chat up with old pals ,go shopping and the likes........

BUT, it's just that priorities change.So no matter what festival it is we prioritise.That's why we are called as "grown ups" in this mature society where we live.

A friend from far of Pune,said to me -"Its been like close to 4 years since I last went home".

baap re !! Not really.
It's not that he didn't want to , but, somethings you just can't put in words.

Twist -

Was watching Wake up Sid of late and realised one fact -

They say girls marry and go of. Never to come back.

But have you ever thought about boys. ?

In my case I remember, I left home in 2002.

My engineering, work life , MBA actually took me away from home.
I feel the same now also.
I go to home but I know its not permanent.
I have to come back .
Someplace,somewhere.....

Wish I could just spend some more time at home.... :(

Had a talk with a friend of mine in Canada. We met @ our MBA prep. school.
He so wanted to come back.But.................

Well that's life.

I can go on and on.....and as Rags always say - "baby-come out .It's morning".





Wish all my readers (past,present & future) a happy and a safe Diwali.

Remember its not the bonds that bond us.................it's the ties that tie us .

Monday, September 14, 2009

STARS - the shining ones






I guess, on behalf of all , aaj Kal classes mein after a point , kuch khaas mann nahein lag raha....
No points for guessing kyun ...

So , randomly , I start scribbling images , pictures ...aiven hii....TP in my notebooks which otherwise are meant for a more noble cause.

In the class today , I started drawing "stars" . All sorts of. Various styles ....etc.

And then , I went down the memory lane.

My good old school days at MSM . As student , little ones ,when we were , the teachers used to give us these"stars".

I still recall those bright red stars which I often,used to get in my school copies and at times test papers : )

IT FELT SO SO GOOD.

And the association still continues. That time I never thought as to why not give a sun or a moon or some thing else.

Pata nahein. May be stars are always special.

We have the Indian film industry stars whom we love to the core.

And we have "our stars" . The stars of the destiny . Which we follow . Which we consult.

One of my dear friends came visiting me in Delhi "swine flu" trip.

He wanted to ask something relating to the STARS. All of you must be knowing, but those who still don't know - I love astrology . That's it. No deep thinking.

So,we sat ,made some charts and all with some stars here and there and I tried my best to help him out..

Its so good....how we relate things. Something which was so cute and innocent in school now has matured. But often in this fast moving life we forget such memories.

Then randomly they come and leave a smile on the face. Its feels nice.

After all its just these "yaadein" which stays with us. Baaki toh sab chala jata hai........


btw- got an IMC submission to be done tomorrow ....Lets GO....

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Once an Ajnabee....NO MORE an Ajnabee

On my recent visit to Delhi .... thanks to the swine flu ......I myself got treated for the same :(

I met a complete stranger.

Now,for me she was. For her I wasn't.

Girls - they shop together,they talk and talk and share almost everything.

I met Rupali , after decades . And yet she was the same . NO CHANGE. :)

We talked , I hardly did , laughed like "pagal" and then ,from nowhere she said - Lets meet up - Ankita.

OK. Where did this came from ?

My expressions changed. Was wondering if I could file a case against Costa Coffee for making her drink everything but coffee. What happened to her.

And guess what . Before I could even get my act together ,she had called up Ankita and icing on the doughnut - she actually came.

I was in fix. Honestly. Blushing I was. And feeling - "Let her go and then you see what I'll do".

But that's in future. Need to handle the past.

On the look , she looked professional. By the dress code , by the way she introduced herself and she asked for my introduction ,it seemed I was in for a job interview with a HR - MKTG. manager.

I was impressed. But,that's about it. So it was over.

Last week she came to Pune.Amidst all the swine flu scare. Brave she is. Another value point.

She called me up and my usual reply was ....You know....:)

But,she never gave me that time. She just asked for my class schedule and gave ME a time to catch with her .

Gosh ! This girl is fast.

We met .And honestly, I felt happy. Why ? Pata nahein :/

They say you randomly meet people. Some choose to meet you and others you choose. And not always strangers become friends.

I could have refused , I could have not shared my number with her.

She could have just erased me from her memory. She could have not called me up.


But,all this is so much thinking.

Some people you are destined to meet. When you come in this world everyone is a stranger.Its with time you know who is who .

It was a good meeting. We are in touch . I sincerely hope we do .

So,the rock bottom is ,as someone "more gyaani" than me said -


""It's great when stangers become friends,
But even sadder when those friends become strangers,
We became friends and didn't even realize it,
I trusted you and you trusted me,
Now were like stangers to each other,
But no matter what you'll always be my friend,
Even if im not yoursIt's great when strangers become friends,
But even sadder when those friends become strangers""



btw-watch that movie - एक अजनबी

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And the baby DIED.



OK.It hurts.

This is a story....or if I can say,an experience of one of my dearest friends-Naina.Part of the "next-gen" or the "youngistaan" of today as we call it.

We both went to the same preparatory school,lived in the same locality for a couple of years,shared some amazing moments together,played,laughed  & cried ( at different times ) .And became the best of pals .

When I joined Symbiosis last year-2008 for my masters ,she completed her masters and came back from the US.

She was in love. That's what she said to me.They were together for almost 2 years.They were getting engaged. I was so so happy for her. Lucky "he".

Before leaving for Pune,we met.And that meeting ,I can never forget.

She cried and cried and cried. And unstoppable she was. I had no clues what to do ,what to say so that I could bring her smile back. ( one of those moments when poor Karan - just can't do a thing  !! )

They broke up.

And she said-"the baby died".

I was clueless . Nothing seems to be going straight for me.

She explained with the tears still falling.

**

"-I don't know what happened Karan. We started talking like complete strangers . I wasn't feeling comfortable and neither was he.I tried my level best to talk/share to him his worries/concern,but he was just not interested.It was so good sometime back and yet, time changed everything.

He didn't communicated what he wanted.Neither he said what happened. He just walked off.

Leaving me shattered . My dreams ,my world & my life was dead .

It felt as if I would die the very moment.

He just went.Never to come back.I tried calling him / mailing him,but little did I knew that not only I was out of his life but also out of his mobile/fb/email's etc.

I tried so hard that he communicated with me what had happened. But.....

After some time ,I lost .

Relationships are so so fragile.Just like new born babies. They need to be nurtured,pampered and loved.

He killed my baby. And that too - " tadpa tadpa ke" .

My baby died in front of me and I could do nothing.

(I can never forget these lines.I cried that day.And I cry everytime I think about this)

I will never forgive him for this.

I am still recovering. Because I know there are many people who love me,care for me and need me. And with that one person going from my life ,my life should not come at a halt."

**

These are her words. I know how she came up from this. She almost died.

I consider myself to be very patient.But ,if you meet Naina you'll know what patience is all about.It took almost one year for her to come up from this.Not many people knew what had happened.She lost the real Naina-her smile,her bindaas nature.Everything.

But,she handled it very well. She went back to the US.Took up a great job and is doing real well.

We met yesterday -11th August,2009. Though ,I was still recovering from my illness,I didn' t wanted to let her go.She has become the old Naina. And I am so happy for her.

Not everyone can do what she did. I have no words . All I believe now,more,is,

-"jo hua acha hua"-


By the way - She wanted me to share this with all my readers . So,here I am writing this .

.Just for you . -Palak :)

Yes,the smile returned back to its original place.


Naina-You know nothing is for free .So,make sure you wear your smile .24*7*365.Else I'll come to know sitting "saat samunder paar"also. And yes,the souffle still tastes that great !!

By the way - I was feeling so powerless.With 104 c fever,I thought if I touch anything it would burn.After I finished writing this I was normal. Recovering process picks up some speed. :)


Sorry - to make you cry...once in a while...tears are nice way to make feel light-hearted !!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Groupism - How Roma said it...............


Well....this one is by - POPULAR DEMAND
So,I had to post it.
It's already 1 year down at my life @ B-school.
And now,I am learning to understand what my dear friend Roma - told me long back.

I'll tell you a short story - ......

They say memories come and stay. Lessons learnt never fade away.
People come and go. Some stay and others make way.....

Roma told me- the worst thing in a B-school or for that matter in any place where "more than just YOU" are involved is - Groupism thats how its said in the local lingo.....

What is it ? How is it that good / bad ? Is it harmful ? Is it you should be a part of ?

When I joined my engineering college , I wasn't sure if I would be in a group . But things happened and I was a part of the so called "Delhi Gang" or group to be more formal.
It became one of the most coveted group.People wanted to be a part of it.They wanted to know us.It suddenly seemed that "we were THE PEOPLE".

We moved in the group ,played,studied,fought for the group and above all it seemed as if "WE WERE THE ONLY ONES".

I still recall one girl who was from a small rural place in Punjab.She talked to us off and on and I could see the "desire" if I can say,to be a part of the group.

But , when you disconnect yourself from the rest of the world / people, you hardly even look if anyone is around.If anyone wants to be with you.Anyone likes being with you.

The group was so secure and we were so dependent that if anyone wasn't around we felt insecure.We thought as if this is it.We'll stay together always.

"The girl" never became a part of the group.And it's today when "'WE" look back we feel what we had left.

We should have been open.We should have talked to everyone.We should have been for everyone.We should have BEEN- JUST US.

Time wont come back. So would the people.Its no use crying after something has gone wrong.

Roma is a big gyaani...:-)

Now I understand what she meant.

NOTHING IS FOREVER.REMEMBER.

Being a part of "the group",thinking that "all for one and one for all" will stay, imagining that this would stay the way it is , disrespecting other's , not giving them a chance to know you ..........is something which you would realise sooner than later.......Words can't fill in.

When your heart hurts because you hurt a lot many people then the pain would be unbearable. Then you would realise what wrong you did.

Its not bad to be in any group. But remember at the end of the day you're an individual.You are "YOU".

Life goes on....people also....

Learn to be a giver.Move out of your comfort zone.Talk to everyone.Respect every individual.After all life is all about mixing.

"agar duniya mein aakar bhi khushi na baante toh kya kiya "

Monday, June 29, 2009

A - 406 - Symbiosis Pune Hostel

In Pune.
Gradual shift ...promoted or elevated
Not only in terms of hostel but also in floors.

New "senior gents"hostel -4th floor , A -406 ,SIC .

Well,mom and dad were here .
And NO.Not to help me with the shifting part,which they in any case did, but also for a visit to some nearby places.

And so,was she. Before leaving to "pardes" she wanted to see Pune , have fun ,eat the famous chocolate brownie at "Talk About" and just relax.

And as usual I was "maha udaas" . Even more this time as she was going for one year abroad .

Why do people go ? Why do we travel ? Why is it that we need to say "bye" ?

In my case,I certainly HATE saying words like "bye" , "see you" and the likes.

Sach much , bola nahein jata .

D Hostel , Symbiosis - my old abode :) 

I guess life takes you to places where you actually never think of going. They exist , somewhere but your"travel radar" does not catches them too often.

And then one fine day , vola ! You 're here. Welcome.

I never thought of coming to Pune when I was growing up . But here I am. As I look outside my room window to a picturesque view of the hills it feels ........divine.

The world is so beautiful .

As Robert Frost once said - "And miles to go before I sleep.........

the journey moves on.... at somewhere in someplace at sometime with someone.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Creative Ones - Seriously -

Hmm....
I have to bring this out.
These people ....sorry professionals are amazing.
I have by God's grace a bunch of people who are -

-Interior Designers
-Architects
-Fashion Designers


And believe me -they are too good.

We all are creative,to an extent and we all are imaginative to a limit - ( don't ask me the difference between the two:p )

Everyone loves to design their houses , matching thier clothes and all that...

Some have a natural flair and some are inherent born "genius".

But these guys,I tell you are an amazing lot.

Pink matched well with a black or lighter shades of white can create peace .
Long mirrors add dimensions to your home ...
And Roma,actually says -"Karan - White looks great on you,but,Black is what you should wear".
Coffee tables can actually carry 100+ CD's and DVD's and other goodies....

Gosh !!

A creative one.May be not.

A slight twist is also in the making-

When someone asks :

"What does your son / daughter do ?
Parents introduce ,at times , their childrens, saying - " Darji ki padhaai kar rahe/a hai " .

Sorry folks - I doubt if a darji knows what a NIFT or SPA is.

These are very special people who end in making not only an individual but the entire surrounding of them special and creative with a "magic touch ".

The way they work,the effort they put in is far beyond a thanks .

I ,for sure,could just do one thing - Eyes and Mouth -wide open - saying "WOW".

Next time you come across any of them make sure you know what they actually do and how dull a life can become if they are not around.

Great Work !!

btw - Hina and Sonali - who's doing my lounge .
Needless to say "please FREE mein" --> Unlimited Hugs - pakka :-)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Delhi 6 - CC


Time : 11:30 am
Place - my bed :-)

"Waiting for tonight" - my cell ringtone ....trrinnggss.....
A female voice - " Coming in 5 minutes. get ready"
My voice - " hmmmm....huh....jaana hai kya ? "

and call is over long back.


Huh !!
She is in India . A cousin of her.....ooppsss sorry ! Her favourite cousin is getting married.
So,what am I suppose to do other than wishing them , BHANGRA ?

NO.Shopping ..

Oh...pleaseeeee....

Just over with my summer internship.....let me sleep for sometime.....and who the hell in this world would go to CC - Chandani Chowk - at 44 c in this Delhi heat and that too shopping.

Well,I am wrong. Over 1000+ people are in CC.

Huh!!

btw- if you're still wondering -I am in CC.
Only she can take me out of my comfort zone...
Girls ,I tell you...are GIRLS.

So,where do we start ?

Everything in CC is famous . or 100 years old , more , 200 years old.

Small streets , cramped passages ,people all over and then the local mode of movement - "rickshaws".... you'll get lost. But I actually was enjoying .

It was fun . How ?

I wasn't carring my handkerchief ...and sweating I was.....tapp tapp tapp....

So she bought me a nice "rumaal".

Then we went to the famous "Giani's" -had sweet lassi.....and half-talli I was...

But its just started.....moving from here to there.....we at last reached THE SHOP.

She had already dropped in this place before.So everyone knew her. She was on to her work. And I was - Delhi girls with them , mom-in-laws-in making -checking out - Lehanga's ,sarees and what not !!

I was of the opinion that she was buying all this for herself. But NO.

She was on behalf of the bride getting the things checked .She was the official designer of the bride's clothes.

wow !! and what am I doing - " dosti" .... right right right

Almost 2 hours of seeing how a "bride's shopping is done - I was IMPRESSED .She's damn good.

Well,shopping got over - next was Khan market.A place which needs no "gyaan"from me.
I could see that I had no option of doing social service . Because my car's back seat was overflowing. I couldn't believe . She shopped so much....oh.....

And when did this all happen.....

"Ladki Kyon Na Jaane Kyon Ladko Si Nahin Hoti " - Saif bhai.....

It was a nice experience . And I got loads of goodies from her.

So,when in Delhi , do take time out to check out the "jaan of Delhi / India " - CC

.....

Sunday, May 3, 2009

01632-FZR

Destiny takes you to destiny.
It's not always what YOU decide/think happens.
Infact,indeed it never happens.

Everything has been planned.Natasha would re-bash me for saying this ,but babes THIS IS TRUE.

I am doing my summer internship in Gurgaon.
And guess what I have to tour to Punjab.
And the place to start is FERZOPUR.

Why ? After 2006,all done with my engg. I really HONESTLY never imagined that I would be going back to FZR.

But,its not always what we want to happen.

The journey ,the same old blue Punjab Mail ,the NDLS and the it says......everything is the same..

And I was almost in joyful tears on this home-coming.
Same place,same people ,same old normal life,.....kuch badla kya ?

Shayad ? Time ? May be....after all time toh badlega hi....

It's a mixed feeling ...being back....and STAYING at a place with people who are more than parents to me....Its really worth it.

I really don't know what to say,what to write,....its something which I can only feel......

FZR-01632 will always be in my heart...

on a lighter note-

journey continues...........

Monday, April 20, 2009

VOTE FOR INDIA


I recetly met my buaji who was busy with the elections.However,she managed to say to me "Baba,do vote".
and will I ?
Yes.
There ought to be no reasons for saying NO-I can't / I won't.

If the PM can vote and
so can AdvaniJi ,
if SRK can come all the way from CapeTown to vote and
if the physically dispaired Param Vir Chakra Medal awardee Arjun Bisht can also vote without miss,
If the girl from my school days can vote,and
above all If India can vote

WHY CAN'T YOU?
It's your country , your right so you should actually find reasons that make your "no" into "yes" .
We give "n" reasons which I just can't type......for not going to vote . But,deep down inside ,as said by a great political thinker that "you're a true citizen a true Indian only if you vote.Because that's the way in which you show your care for your country and your right of choosing your government.

So please go and VOTE.
India Votes
Karan Votes
Jai Hind
.......

call back !! plz

I recently met someone. :)
After 3 years I flew Jet Airways.And ,guess what , I came back home after 6 months.

Nikita always says - " Karan,sometimes I feel like kicking your #$%@ for you not reverting to my calls".

Sorry ,Niks. Kya karoon.....I also don't know why I do this.  :(

btw-I have changed now. I have now 2 cellphones and believe me if I am not sleeping I am on the phone.
But,this wasn't like this . I hated to talk on the phone.Mind you,I talk very well but I talk crisp.So long talks , I can't do.

Another dear friend Radhika,said I'll buy you an international sim card,make sure it's never out of balance but "WILL YOU CALL" ?

I will.Make sure you give me HTC TOUCH DIAMOND 2 as well. Looks better then :-)

Well,it all depends on the person whom you're talking,his/her mood ,the time of the day and above all you and his/her linkage.

If it's all well then you both can carry on till the wee hours else it's within Kimi's pitstop timings.

I have noted some people have such a bad habit of not repling to your calls / text . These people should be bashed up. Someone is already ready to do so :-)

But,yes atleast reply to such calls / texts . It shows nothing but your concern.And that is what is needed.So,the next time make sure the missed becomes attended.

someone must be thinking .....

hmmmmm
.....hahahaah


PS-btw - things have changed now ~

Wassup ? Long time ? No C !!

No.
I haven't been dying to write this.
But yes I was kind a missing writing :-(

Why ?

Nothing much!!
EXAMS.Aur kya ?

Always its the same story.No matter how much preparation you do , how much doses of self-confidence you impose,how much effort you put in - at the end it's the last minute studies that count.

In my case its carrying my notes and stuff write in the examination hall upto my seat.huh ! Loads of "dum" required.Not really.

Believe me - MBA is tough !!
Now leaders from different school of thoughts would have different views.

This and that and all that.Crap.

I find it tough.Why ?
When you have back to back subjects with the likes of FM ,COSTING,B2B....(sorry emerging stuff something I still don't know what its all about though I managed to get a perfect A+) ....everyday......MBA is not that bad.

Gosh ! I am so unpredicatable....

Then,is MBA all about how much you study ? May be yes may be not.

MBA is more of teamwork.Or groups. as we say.
It's utter idiotic to study everything from everywhere . That's not management.

I had realised this since my Engg. days.And it continues.
I must say that it's been a journey worth taking.

Each moment in life is worth living for. Only if you have the will.

It's been one year down and sitting at my home after a hectic summer day with Max India(my summers has already begun--gosh !These MBA people are so busy....huh)I can see one more year coming up.

In Delhi,people or rather close family friends often ask me - "We too want our son/daughter to do a MBA".

I smile and say -"Sure".Need any help - Main hoon na.

But,deep inside I always feel WHY ? What is it that MBA's do and you can't do ?What makes people's eyes go up with a twirl when they hear you are a MBA ?

I am still trying to figure this out.

I have learnt decent amount of stuff in my journey so far.Something which I can't put in words.I have critisied myself for choosing MBA over MS ,I have applauded myself for getting into Symbi.,I have thanked my stars for giving me another chance to study post engg.And what not.

At the end ,you should be happy doing what you really wanna do.That's called wisdom.Which we -MBA's have in abundance.

In Delhi , doing my summers in this heat makes me realise what a sea change it is from doing an engg. summers project and doing your MBA summers internship.It's different.

It's for time to decide if all this actually takes me forward in life and makes me a better stable human manager.

By the way - if you can decode and crush and get something worthwhile from all this please feel free to drop in a comment.

And and -please go and vote . It's just a button to press . After all :-) Where the heck did this came from ? MBA's , I tell you ...kuch bhi likhte hain ....

"Mazboot neta , nirnayak sarkaar"
~Karan

Saturday, February 7, 2009

SIIB GD - PI - an experience beyond words & time



SIIB GD PI -An experience worth experiencing

It's an experience which is hard to describe.It has to be felt. In short - participated !

This time around last year my birthday - Feb 1 ,I was travelling to Pune from New Delhi for my SIIB GD/PI ,which was on the 3rd Feb'08 .

It was a great experience. The word 'great" figures out only because I made to SIIB . Had it been the other way..............WHY ? Be positive ;-) OK .

So,it was a good time . GD,PI,GT( group task ) & an Essay . Loads of scope to mess up and also loads to be selected from. It depends how you chalk out a startegy even before you join an institute .

Our seniors ( 2007-09 ) left no stones unturned to make sure everyone was at ease . The preparations , the smiles , the occasional pumping up , embracing each moment & working towards welcoming a new member / family into the SIIB folds - they were simply doing a
brilliant task .
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Now its 2009.

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It' our time. We are the ones who have changed sides. We are a part of the process . It feels really happy,a bit nostalgic and also an air of confidence . After all it's not that the other side is always green it's all about what side you water more !

When you see anxious parents ,nervous students wearing name tag minus there names hovering around and with an occasional twinkle in the eyes you feel a sense of achievement . That been there done that - attitude makes you feel all the more supportive and connected to these bright young folks whom we are ready to welcome into our SIIB family.

Yesterday a person asked " Sir I am feeling shit nervous !! With two more rounds -  I think my heart is gonna sink . " All I said was relax- Inhale and exhale & give him a warm hug .

What can I say . These things happen. How much more you motivate or give in those pump-ins they stay . But, anyways I did my job & and offered water.The best things to have at this moment.

Today another student asked- " Karan sir - May I know from where are you and how is the college".

Chill friend - The last thing on your mind should be Karan .
Concentrate on the current recession,Raju's mess , or may be Sania's new comeback . The global economic turmoil or for that matter the sorry state of affairs in the country .

But,you just can't help it. Had to answer :)

It's a nice way to see and learn things. All these are a way to become good managers & thinking leaders . This is what people say .... :-)

Well,have my final process tomorrow-8/2/2009 and then its OVER. Is it ?

All the best dear candidates . Hope to see YOU at SIIB.

btw - where is my attendance sheet ? Got to find it . 1 absentee.....Gosh ! Still sleeping kya....


PS - Anyone of you planning to take  SNAP  / join any  Symbiosis college for PG or SIIB in particular , or pursuing MBA as an option  or have any queries in mind do let me know. Will be more than happy to be of help !!

You can reach me @ twitter via @karansayz or drop in a line at - karansayz@yahoo.com

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A zephyr of wind serener than sea.....

I met her at one of her parties....
And guess what I was invited without she even knowing me.
This is how you meet people when HE wants you to.
She was this classy girl, no messes,no air,but still a command which she carried always.
A typical Army girl with a Delhi background .
So,a deadly combination. And guess what,she was a cancerian.
And I don't have very fond memories of Aquarians-Cancerians budding friendships.
hahahaha
But opinions are meant to be changed. Chalta hai...One should not be rigid. Look who's saying.
And story goes on. Spent time with her off and on. Busy I am as always.
She went abroad for her MS. And never completed it.
WHY ? In this world only 4 people know about this.I don't intend to share this.Sorry.
So what's the bottomline - She's no more in this world. And I seriously sometime fail to believe this.
She said always -
Life comes in packets. You have to cut it . If you cut it the right way you'll get "that" desired gift.
If you don't then it'll be torn.
What she meant was YOU HAVE TO CUT IT . You have to bleed ....you have to suffer....because then only you'll realise the value of achieving something.
We live in a strange world . Strange people, strange rules, procedures and even stranger LIFE.
Huh !!
Never to cry because excess of salt is bad for health.she said always
Will not miss you but will hate you for going so early.
btw-she had sent my birthday card way in advance.Thanks.

Year - 2008 -

Long time again !!
Or rather a year has passed on.....or we have moved ahead !!
Perceptions and more of them....I still don't know what all does this term contains.
On January 1 I got a record number of messages and decent number of calls.
And one question which was prominent was- SO HOWZ THE YEAR GONE ?
Well I always fail to answer such tough single line questions....:-(
Because the answers are more than one line :-)
Well,to start with 2007 was not a very GOOD year to say so.

A friend went into a different stage...
Had to sit for the so called B-SCHOOL exams......
Had to join career launcher to launch my career.......
Moreover,had to bid adieu to one of my karate trainers......
......................it goes on...

I had a certain number of expectations from 2008.
First was " a decent b-school" . Infact,this was the only one.:-)
And guess what I got it -
We all I can say and think that a lot can happen when our aims,ambitions fly...high...
You cannot get everything but still you get something really good.
I got through SIIB . I don't know if it was destined ,but I here I am.And I like it.:-)

When I clicked on the result link,typed my snap id and "enter" ..................

MBA-IB SELECTED

IT WAS DIVINE. IT WAS A FEELING OUT OF THIS WORLD. HAPPY MOMENT . KUCH MEETHA HO JAYE :-)

Things change very fast.Since I am a keen follower of astrology I believe "when a time has to come,it will come."
We always think its late or "kaash" jaldi aa jata.
But,dreams are meant to be DREAMS. :-0
This is was a good moment.
A bad one was also there. After all,two wrongs never make one right.
And one plus one minus take you back to basics :-)
I wish everyone shall have a satisfying new year -2009.
Expect nothing.Pray for everything. Humans after all :-)
Happy New Year -God Bless.
btw-watched Rabb ne bana di jodi....Nice one......

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