Wednesday, June 30, 2004

first day at IIMA

Mann me going to IIMA ..
with huge hopes and
lotsa enthu
reached here at morning 6.40 and first of all some coolies who were desparately in need of employment were harrassing me and my friend, and if tht wasnt enuff the harassment continued till the rickshaw wallahs who were showing wht do u mean by perfect and imperfect competition in a market driven economy (and the consumer as usual is a fool)

the auto wallah took us for a ride (literally mate.. no dual meaning)
and i ended up paying for 2 autos... abhi tak vasooli baaki hai.

thought my troubles were over but nay.. rick walla showed his extra enthu and droppped me way inside the campus away from where i had too get my room allotment. So me lugging my baggage and reached there to find out tht my room keys r missing (i was allotted room 27 first) when i reach my room with duplicate keys i find a topless dude sleeping in there and guess whts his name Salman Khan .. yes i guess all salman khans are hot tempered and like to show off their upper body.
he shifted on his own from room no 26 and as he found it dirty and said thth the ceiling was raked and plaster may fall down .. he convieniently moved his baggage to my room. (him being a Fellow program in management guy .. cant do too much .. and nor am i a vivek oberoi.. nor is the room an aishwarya rai.........
so well after lotsa hassles i gave up and took up tht room 26
got it cleaned etc

Great news a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of chennai police is in our batch.
and he is my next door roomie (he is D16 room 25)
so i have a slaman khan on one side and law enforcer on the other.
thth dude is an ips since 16yrs .. and has 25 encounter deaths to his name
so imple funda dorm 16 and room no 25. We also call him ab tak pachees

And by the way my dorm is known to be the most muggu dorm. it is the first to be seen once u enter the campus...
my classmate manoj patkar is there too (his dorm name is helen.. so some plan to keep mine rambha ... or some thing like tht)

more bout my dorm ... lotsa muggu and crackus from here ...
also it is furtherest away from all 3 of girls dorms (now u knw the reason for no of muggus and crackus)...
our domr has lotsa grreat traditions ... like studying before breakfast lunch and supper .. ahhh not to forget tea ...
yup and giving the hardest birthdya bumps ...
not to forget dunking .. ie pouring buckets of water on fachhchas
good ennuf for me fits my personality perfectly...
padho padho aur jyaada padho ppl with sad personal lives
and in need of more income after 2yrs......

Monday, June 14, 2004

My latest Passion: Soft Rock

Well If u ever thought that i was into rock music then u r mistaken. Rock (or geology per se has never been my subject).

but now having snacks at my work place has proved me wrong. The Idlies served for breakfast are the soft rocks that i am talking about. Not the nice soft south indian snack made from rice, but this is some thing more serious hard stuff. Well not all of them are soft rocks, some are real hard stones, but my superior skill lies in identifying the soft rocks and eating them.

So much tht now all the distances within the campus of L&T are classified as being an "idlies throw away". The canteen committee on hearing our complaints says that eating this food shall make us more tough and hard as nails as any way in the engineering and construction business there is no room for Softies (all puns intended even to the software chappies). Well we always knew that the top management were hard hearted but no i know that they really have fire in their bellies and guts of steel as well (how else could u explain digesting all these stones??).

As these idlies are more like stones, we ve got a coupla guys making their own rock band, the "Rolling Idlies". Just another bunch of south indian tams who after working in L&T have long forgotten the tatse of idlies and think tht that idlies are a form of rock found in the crust of the earth.

Well all i can say is hope the situation changes, because change is inevitable. I have well voiced my concerns about the quality of breakfast served and set the ball rolling. I dunno whats gonna happen cos anyways "rolling idli gathers no chutney."

Well hope all the change is for the better else soon some one may say "idlies aint just soft rock any more, but more of heavy metal" or may be "punk rock" or even "Death metal".

Now if u come across an L&Tite with guts as hard as steel and a stone hearted demeanour u will know whom to blame.