ISB Days

This blog is to chronicle the one-year I will spend pursuing my management education at The Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Hope it brings up great memories when I'm old, dying and viewing this on my laptop at home - in a grand villa!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Adios for now

Finally, the time for the last post...

Came back from a post-orientation trip and hence the late posting.
5-6 days of orientation was the time I had to interact with the next batch. A bright, but feet-on-the-ground batch of 420 odd students. Most of the alums (my batch) at orientation thought the same too.
It was 5-6 days of fun, and a lot of gyaan sessions - to basically get to know the students, as well as orient them towards the "no-time-for-sleep" year ahead. And we thought they will all do just fine. Scaring them about honor code and introducing them to various career paths (and NOT just consulting) were the two prime objectives, which I think were achieved fairly well. We alums also had a good time - keeping to our 3-4 hour sleep schedules and enjoying every bit of the orientation.

It is sad to bid adieu to the student life at ISB... and like I said in a previous post, I will be back as a student sometime in the future....

A lot of my batch is currently waiting for the jobs to begin, since the sudden lack of activity has everyone bored out of their skulls! :)

This blog ends today....with wishing all the very best to the next batch, and looking forward already to Solstice - where most of my batch will be there to relive the fantastic year we had at ISB. One truly memorable year, which I will keep with me till the very end.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

This is it.

This may be the last blog for good...or for a while to come....depends on how things turn out.

Just reached Bombay from ISB. The last day dragged on..empty corridors, empty houses..
All after the busy Graduation day yesterday, it seems like a complete anti-climax....

Graduation day was rapid - 350 degrees in an hour's time.. and short speeches.. Mr Ratan Tata and Rajat Gupta alongwith Dean Rao were the main 3 folks on the podium....others were Mr Bajaj, Shiv Nadar and other faculty....

Yesterday dint feel any sad or happy than previous days... guess the procedures were taking care of that...
But today, was the sick empty feeling in the stomach...and emptiness all around.
This will linger for a while... am looking to go back to ISB for the orientation will be different though....all new faces, all new feelings.

With that, Life moves on... And a lot has happened lately...So, life has suddenly changed on a lot of fronts.... Let's see how things turn out in the future.

For now, Good bye and Good Luck... will end this after the orientation week... passing on the baton, as it were.....


Thursday, April 06, 2006

Just back from the Goa trip... 3 days of fun and being with friends from ISB for a long time to come. It was a great trip with a lot of action, and I ended up sleeping only 4 hrs a day... I guess the ISB syndrome works during vacations as well! Visited Chapora Fort, the various beaches, Mambo's and also saw dolphins! Will remember this trip especially with the huge amount of snaps we took!

This is it... 1 day to go for graduation.... mixed feelings, but mostly low...met some real good people here...and this is a reminder that life always moves on.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Its 6 am in the morning... spent the whole night watching movies... and got to take a flight to Goa in the next 6 hours! If there's one thing ISB has taught me - work hard, party harder! Spent the whole Sunday sleeping over the after-effects of the second-last ISB party... decent music, flowing booze and high spirits! Cheers! And here's another one to Goa - here we come !!

Friday, March 31, 2006

The laziness and lack of work in the past 4 weeks suddenly ended with a slew of assignments and exams! I seem to have taken the courses with the most exams! Still have 2 more to go... :(
Sent a lot of my stuff to Bombay... seems empty... the room and the stomach... leaving ISB so soon... one year has just whizzed by...

Am waiting for the weekend to go by, then there's the Goa trip coming by... then graduation! I know these days will zip by... and although the activity will be fun, there will be always be the thought of leaving this place.....

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Just back from a trip to Nagarjunasagar. Good fun! A trip planned at 4.30 a.m. in the morning after watching a couple of movies, turned out to be a fun day!

Sometimes...I wonder why some things happen....Other times, I feel like taking it as it comes...!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I love Term 8!!! Just came back from the Dunking competition - mega dunking session with lots of games, and got thrown into the pool about 10 times! The days are passing by rapidly with lots of fun and planning to get back here for the orientation to meet the next year's batch. It is indeed one of the best times of my life!! Looking forward to much more action in the coming days!