150 days of Blogging and B School Life

Posted on November 27th, 2004 in Random - 10 comments

Sometime this week i have completed both of them. and sitting in my room on a saturday night when there is no party, not enough movies to watch and more importantly the fact that tomorrow is a holiday has prompted me to write about this. This post tries to present a raw soul searching and may not be an interesting read. Nevertheless, you need such posts to make other posts interesting :p

Before coming to the b school most of us face this one question. It is everywhere, right from filling up of application forms to interviews. that is “Why do you need MBA?”. A related but more relevent question is, “what do you want in life?”. We are expected to link both of them and answer tacfully (read sell ourselves) in the interviews to get into the IIM fairy land. So, you must be wondering, whether i found the real answers…

well, 150 days is more than enough to do the soul searching and find answer to this question. Actully i did tried hazaar times to answer this question “what do i want in my life?”. Everytime i reach a point where i tell myself, “ok, chandoo, lets wait for some more time before deciding the ‘What'”. So, today, instead of answering that question, i will tell you my experiences with the whole quest.

After a dismal CAT in 2002 during the engineering final year with only IRMA admission in one hand and job offer from Xinthe in the other hand I had to make a choice. I chose the later one because it gave me the freedom to try CAT again and get into a good school. At that time, i was mighty inspired to get into IIMs (to be precise, IIMA). After a long story, i got into IIM-I.

Before joining the course, i thought that i will dedicate myself totally to academics only. Little did i know what it will be like once i am inside the campus. Since i am from a lower-middle class family, i never had the freedom during my schooling and graduation to make choices. Everything was constrained. I had to study well to get a good placement. I had to do well in entrance tests to get into good govt. colleges. Coming from such background, the B school reality was a shock for me. For onething, no matter what you do, you have a plum job at the end of two years and your life is going to be very good. This is nothing but FREEDOM. You are free to do what you want since the other constraints are removed. I started experimenting with myself. Started indulging myself in several things. all this is in the quest of “what is it that i am going to like?”, “what is it that i want to for rest of my life”. Some of the things like playing 6 hours of baddy or watching movies or reading novels or blogging or designing cutouts or bartending are nothing but examples of this.

Sometimes i feel like going back to IT and work as a BDM or PM. Sometimes i feel like doing specialization in Operations. Some othertimes i feel like jump starting after B school life and setting up a company. still other times i feel like taking up a professor job after 10-15 years of work in industry. May be i still dont know *the thing* i want to do in my life. May be i do, but i havent recognized it. Whatever it is, I am more confident now that i can achieve it that i was during my graduation and job.

well, that is all for now. Time for a movie. This time it is going to be ‘Monsters Inc.‘. Goodnight.

Y! Status Says : Yabba Dabba Doo…. Tomorrows a holiday !!!

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10 Responses to “150 days of Blogging and B School Life”

  1. rohit kaul says:

    hi chandoo i must say u've wonderful blog,I've been following ur blog for a long time now and it has evolved into an apple's imac .it has been a constant source of inspiration for ppl like me sharing withu ur background,ur hopes,ur aspirations,ur dillemas,ur failures,ur weaknesse, ur strengths,ur pagalpan.... the list is endless.So thanx a zillion for such a wonderful blog.

    rohit kaul

  2. Anonymous says:

    hi chandoo i must say u've wonderful blog,I've been following ur blog for a long time now and it has evolved into an apple's imac .it has been a constant source of inspiration for ppl like me sharing withu ur background,ur hopes,ur aspirations,ur dillemas,ur failures,ur weaknesse, ur strengths,ur pagalpan.... the list is endless.So thanx a zillion for such a wonderful blog.

    rohit kaul

  3. Chandoo says:

    thanks very much for the comments.

    All the best.

  4. uRmad says:

    Heya Chandoo...Just a small bit of unasked-for-suggestion pal πŸ˜‰ Just don't think too much man....'tis only an YEM BEE AAA, @ the end of the day, yet another degree, at best πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  5. Chandoo says:

    hey...
    it is not the degree that matters. we do all this circus only to get something out of it. right? otherwise i would have been typing at some software company and let it go like that. so i am thinking...

  6. Anonymous says:

    I think your blog sucks big time!:D
    Am sick of your sense of humour or rather the lack of it!You definitely need a shrink's help to get a life!
    Maybe you can stop blogging and help create some sanity in this virtual space!

    πŸ˜€

  7. Chandoo says:

    Thanks.. :d

  8. rohit kaul says:

    who is that anonymous ????? this blog is THE (yes with cap T) blog on whole bloody virtual and not so virtual space.

  9. Chandoo says:

    Oh Kaul, relax da..

    it is my sidey. he just wanted have some fun. πŸ™‚

  10. Simba says:

    Hey Chandoo!! Now, I need ur help. I need some basic structure for my PG blog so that I can export most of my blogspot work onto my official blog! Will write to u as soon as I get to work! Bye for now!

    Simba

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