I, Me, Myself and ISB!!

This blog is about me and my life at ISB--Hence the name I,Me, Myself. Its just a chronicle of events as they unfold during my tenure here. No knowledge sharing, no talk about finance, public policy, economy or industry trends..(However that does'nt mean i dont know about all this stuff:))--This is a "gyan free" blog.Enjoy reading

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

An Alien from Mars!

Thats how i feel in office these days. With the tag of " resigned" all over me i am usually being treated like an alien who knows nothing about the world. New things are happening but i am not involved as i have resigned. Peers are eyeing my cubicle to store their extra binders. Some others always keep asking about all my pending work just to make sure they wont have to do it once i am gone!! Juniors are giving strange looks and ask fewer and fewer questions. All in all a Star has become a bekaar.;( So the ordeal will continue for another two weeks. Meanwhile i am trying to bask in the glory of being an ISB admit to help myself feel better.

Moral of the story " After you resign try to leave as soon as possible"

PS: 1) Its raining jobs at ISB. Everyone seems to be loaded with offers. Some are satisfied others not so much--

2) VM is said to have received the highest INR offer so far. His blogs are getting better from a new admit's stand point. He has adviced all admits to spend time preparing and brushing up concepts and i could'nt agree more.

Wishing all the best to all for placements

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Irony of Life!!

Came across this poem written by a Black guy---

When I born, I Black,
When I grow up, I Black,
When I go in Sun, I Black,
When I scared, I Black,
When I sick, I Black,
And when I die, I still black.......

And you White fella,
When you born, you Pink,
When you grow up, you White,
When you go in Sun, you Red,
When you cold, you Blue,
When you scared, you Yellow,
When you sick, you Green,
And when you die, you Gray.................

And you calling me Colored ???????????

What an irony!! Life is full of them

Thursday, February 09, 2006

2007: World Cup and Graduation

Just happened to come across the schedule for 2007 cricket world cup.

The time line of March-April 07 matches well with graduation of our class of 2007. Well -- long long time for that and much more to be accomplished before that but it seems that the mind tends to be fixed on the good things and ignores the difficult part--kind of Human phycology stuff--

Any ways if all goes well we will be able to watch the matches in peace. donno how far Indian team would help the cause though:) hoping for the best( for myself and the Indian team)

Sunday, February 05, 2006

An Awesome book

Over the weekend, I finished reading the book titled “The End of Poverty” by Jeffrey Sachs. This book is a treat for Welfare economics buffs. It examines in detail, the reasons why in the past two centuries some countries have grown exponentially while other are stuck in the poverty trap. It also describes the challenges before modern economies to end extreme poverty by 2015. Jeffrey Sachs has described his experiences of working with complex economic situations like Bolivian Hyperinflation, Russian revamp, Return of Poland etc in a lucid and easy to understand manner. My favorite chapters: India and China. Per Dr Sachs Indian growth model appears to be more robust as compared to China, as in the Indian economy growth is being fostered by internal consumption, compared to a cheap export oriented growth registered by China. A must read and truly an academic treat.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Ski Dubai

Dubai is a wonderful place. Devoid of any natural beauty, the place has develpoed against all odds. There is always something new and interesting coming up. Here are a few images of the latest sensation in town called Ski Dubai. Built inside the Mall of Emirates(MOE), Ski Dubai is a Skier's paradise(It reminds me of the bad Michigan winter i am coming fresh from) Who would believe that this is at a place where outside temperatures are in the vicinity of 45 Degrees celcius most part of the year!!!!!!!!! Now coming to the most interesting thing about these pictures. They were sent to me by a client in the US asking me that is this Dubai?? I heard its hot out there!! Wow thats something.

I have always been proud to be a part of this place. Keep it up Dubai

Ski Dubai 1

Ski Dubai 2

Mall of Emirates