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IIM Indore 2008 Placements
As usual my alma mater had a rocking placement year with 95 companies giving 367 offers to 173 odd students, salaries seemed to have peaked to new highs with lots of excellent offers and opportunities for the marketing / BFS and consulting candidates. IT companies offered some of the lowest salaries on the batch, indicating […]Continue »
3 years and counting
Its been 3 years since this blog is launched. well, slightly more than that as the very first post was published on July 1st, 2004, my first day at IIM Indore. What started as chronicles of an engineer struggling in a b-school later transformed in to a full-time commentary on business, advertising, technology and life […]Continue »
In Mumbai Now
I flew to Mumbai on monday morning on some work, would be here till Thursday. If any of you my friends or campusmates would like to catch up drop me a mail at chandoo dot d at gmail dot com or call me 98 eight four 71 seven zero 72. Cya! Related: Best Mumbai Eatouts, […]Continue »
Fresh MBAs and IT Companies
The combination sounds as inseparable as ctrl+c and ctrl+v. But when it comes to making a career choice there is a fair bit of confusion as to what an MBA will do in an IT company, especially in the first few years. Marketing companies have it easy, in the first 18 months, you would be […]Continue »
The problem with B-schools
The problem with (B) Schools is that, they grade you. You are A-pos or A or A Neg or B Pos or so on. The grading starts right from the first day first presentation, quiz, assigment, case study, cp and goes on till you leave the campus with all your bags. So much that RG […]Continue »
Musings of a Married Manager
“One Kg tamarind is Rs. 69? What the heck…! Has it always been this costly?” raced my mind through the grocery stand in the neighbourhood supermarket. “Lets buy this 2kg surf excel no? we get a bucket free” urged my wife. I mused for a while trying to keep me afloat in the fmcg quicksand […]Continue »
In a hurry to make most of the weekend, 4 of us rushed to the Chungmuro metro station, bought tickets for Yongsan[view Yongsan photos] and rushed to line number 4. The train came in a moment and we boarded it immediately. After a couple of stations Rhushi shouted, “Abe, we took the wrong direction. We […]Continue »
Supply Creates Demand
The things I love about Chennai are many, filter coffee, trees, relaxed pace of life, amazing food, culture to name a few. But one of the important reasons is Landmark Bookstores. During my second week in Chennai, Ashwin, one of my b-school classmates introduced me to Landmark. We went to the store located in the […]Continue »
3 Cheers to IIM Indore
My alma mater has created another “world record in IIM Indore” with the summer placements for the class of 2008. Even though the press release is not out yet, we, alumni got a sneak peek at the report and all I can say its a massive hit. [Will place a link here once its released.] […]Continue »
Why arent IT jobs glorified in B-school Placements?
Rewind an year or two and you would have known me as a staunch supporter of all roles that are marketing and vying to become one sometime. Well, I believe that i am marketer even now. Just that i am selling services, technology and consulting instead of a pack of beedis, printers or pills. But […]Continue »
Welcome to PHD!
Its been 2 years since I have posted such a message. A recent look at my website statistics revealed that most of the visitors are first timers, and quite a few of them land here searching one of the “iim”, “indore”, “iim indore blog”, “iimi” or “chandoo iim”. So, let me take a moment and […]Continue »
A dream that is three and half years old…
January, 2003:It was my engineering final year, campus was abuzz and everybody was hopeful and anxious since its placement time. CSE people have more opportunities naturally and we kept hearing about the companies that might visit the campus this year. Finally the first company was announced. India’s largest software services company it is. We were […]Continue »
A date with my plate!
I would call it the Chennai’s food backbone, Saravana Bhavan as it is popularly known in this coastal city. As we enter this high-class vegetarian restaurant’s head office branch in Vadapalani, my friend was skeptical about the quality of the food and worried looking at the bustling crowd. We opted for the AC room and […]Continue »
In search of khandala…
The trip to khandala training facility (its called North Point Learning center) was eventful with its own share of (mis)adventures. We (Kishore and myself) started from HYD on 27th night in a bus to Pune. There is a huge traffic jam on the way and we reached 3 hours late to pune at around 9:30am. […]Continue »
Aati kya khandala?
Ay Kya karti TuAy Kya Main karoonSunSunaAati Kya KhandalaKya Karoon Aake Main KhandalaSeekhenge Padenge Nachenge ppt karengeTraining Karenge Aur Kya hehe, rather a poor attempt at mocking the old song. Nevertheless, I am going to Khandal for 4 weeks. My initial training program @ TCS will be conducted there. Hoping for lots of hills, serene […]Continue »