Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Like the poster, if it is load, full of fun and comic.
Monday, January 17, 2011
As part of the curriculum at IIM Cal the entire batch plays a strategy game called “management games”. It’s interesting. We play it once in Term I as novices and once in Term VI before we graduate. I guess the idea is to understand what we learn over the two years. I am not so sure what happened though. Common sense prevails every time J
Btw, one of hostels has something called the ManGames Puja. All its inmates going for the presentation that year are adorned with a mala and tilak wishing them luck and congratulating them on success.
The industry is oil and gas and we play a few quarters spread over a few days (this time it was nights) and then we present our “strategy” on how to go about it. There are also some interesting external factors like we started with a regulated environment which then became deregulated and there were forced expansions and planned expansions. But nothing beats the fun of presenting it. To present you need to understand what happened and how you explain it in “management jargon”.
And finally the presentation by the profs: knowledgable and witty.
Epilogue: There was this extremely cute video that we girls put up proposing the winner of the Man of the ManGames for marriage :P
This is our annual “international” business meet organized by my institute.
Sure it’s good. We have awesome speakers, awesome competitions and well in general nice.
I did not really do much but felt good to just have it.
I was too busy sleepy most of the times. I wish I could have attended more talks.
We also had a performance by Kunal Ganjawala. It was a big hit though I could not connect to the songs he was singing. But it was fun.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I wondered how come all the books I read claimed to be best sellers and wondered if there would be any good books that are not best sellers. Well, this is one. It is a good book. But it is not a best seller. And now I know the difference. It is a beautiful piece yet the style of writing is not that captivating. The idea was brilliant, the stories good, the writing not so much.
Yet, it captivated me.
It is a collection of short stories about different kinds of people in Mumbai by a man passionate about Mumbai called Murzban F. Shroff.
It talks about how the city breaks the ethics of a Victoriawala and how it slaps a taxiwala in the face making him face his own unethicalness and how it makes a Parsi woman trust a Bihari labourer and how it traps a woman in an abusive relationship with schizophrenic.
The title story talks about a man who rises from the slums to become rich and hit page 3 and yet he finds his peace out of the attention and finds love from a social worker.
It’s a beautiful piece, Breathless in Bombay.