Wednesday, October 29, 2003

A chance at playing interviewer

Today I got a chance at playing the interviewer in a mock interview session in our Organizational Behaviour class! I convinced the other panel members who were selected with me to interview the candidate, the scapegoat!, for the 'HR Personnal' position .........At the end of it, I felt quite satisfied with my performance! But this is what some of my classmates had to say on that....

"Extremely aggressive, intimidating, rude and interfering!"

"Perfect, great professional!"

Now.. which one should I believe? Me? Aggressive? The person who could have been described as a quite mouse a few years back? Oh God what has B-School done to me? ;)

Friday, October 24, 2003

Chennai, my chennai

The time is 9:30 AM on October 23 2003- I enter the exam hall with a long face on the last day of exams........."Hey what happened" I remember someone asking seemed like the whole day is meant to become gloomy...

"Everyone is going home for Diwali but me? I am struck in this dumb cold Bangalore!" was my instant reply.... Its almost 10 and the time has come to start writing fundas and stories in my marketing paper......

Boss (aka Bhaskaran!!) enters and this great idea strikes me....

"Hey Bos... have you got a reserved ticket for Chennai or...?"

"Nope man! every train is booked fulll.... am going to try my luck with the unreserved compartment again this time... why you thinking of coming....?? :) "

"YES, YES, YES......"

And here I am in great Chennai at last though I did get caught for that remark about Bangalore from a couple of friends over there!! but.........I really love this city and what it represents ! Nothing can beat it.....

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Worms in dairy milk? Yuck!

My favorite chocolate has been alleged to have worms in it! And I just got to know about this a few days back- badly out of the scene with all these exams!

The first news about this appeared in according to Google and since then, there has been a lot of controversy over it. The company has been ordered to stop sales and lots of stock have been siezed by the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration has also decided to prosecute Cadbury India Ltd over this while Cadbury is firmly denying anything wrong with its production process!! The company has put the blame on retailers and stockists for maintaining the chocolates under unhygienic conditions.

The company has also issued a press release saying that it would change its packaging to either a heat-sealed or a ‘flow pack’ method that offers high level of resistance to infestation from improper storage.

Have a look at this- the bars have been photographed with the worms! I CANT BELIEVE THIS! Now what do I eat when I am feeling down? My God...this is really horrible and to think about the damage done to the company? Boggles my mind!


1. You ask the waiter what the restaurant's core competencies are.

2. You decide to re-org your family into a "team-based organization."

3. You refer to dating as test marketing.

4. You can spell "paradigm."

5. You actually know what a paradigm is.

6. You understand your airline's fare structure.

7. You write executive summaries on your love letters.

8. Your Valentine's Day cards have bullet points.

9. You think that it's actually efficient to write a ten page presentation with six other people you don't know.

10. You celebrate your wedding anniversary by conducting a performance review.

11. You believe you never have any problems in your life, just "issues" and "improvement opportunities".

12. You end every argument by saying "let's talk about this off-line".

13. You can explain to somebody the difference between re-engineering, down-sizing, right-sizing, and firing peoples asses.

14. You actually believe your explanation in number

15. You talk to the waiter about process flow when dinner arrives late.

16. You start to feel sorry for Dilbert's boss.

17. You account for your tuition as a capital expenditure instead of an expense.

18. You insist that you do some more market research before your spouse produces another child.

19. At your last family reunion, you wanted to have an emergency meeting about their brand equity.

20. Your "deliverable" for Sunday evening is clean laundry and paid bills.

21. You use the term "value-added" without falling down laughing.

22. You ask the car salesman if the car comes with a whiteboard and Internet connection.

23. You give constructive feedback to your dog.

24. You give your girlfriend a golden handshake on the way out !

Monday, October 20, 2003

Why are exams important?

Why do people study so much for exams? It has always amazed me that people are willing to put up that get of effort, sacrifice going out, talking, chatting....all for one silly examination that too, with someone else judging them! Yet they end of being unsatisfied with the result.....

I could never understand why exams are important! thats why I used to hate them...forcing me to study when I dont want too!! But as I grew up and attended more and more of the stressful event, the high of the stress got to me and I began to enjoy it! I used to wait for the day just before the exams, sometimes mere hours before it, to start studying...and it was so stressful and frustrating and well....utterly nightmarish!! Though curses and swearing were frequent, the entire process was kind of enjoyable too...and surprise of surprises I ended up getting pretty good marks even if I say so..ok only decent marks at times but I was always happy with being an average scorer and when at times, I ended up getting top marks, wow my joy knew no bounds!!

So..what am trying to tell you all here is that I am a really lucky person..what I study comes.....What I think important is important and know what? I still hate exams!!!!!! ;)

Monday, October 13, 2003

Somethings wrong!

I dont believe this...if you had seen my website a few minutes back, you would understand! My whole blogger code got corrupted somehow- and here I am with incomplete template! Fortunately I had saved the entire code just a few days back and Thank God for that!

My first paper on HR

There is so much to do and so much more to learn in this many new people to many things to talk with people you already much to think about.......lots and lots to contemplate......and no time at all! Wish we had a live in campus with a 24 hour lab, library and entertainment room! Can then do all that I want to do at any time of day I feel like...Hmmmmmmmmm!!

Going to be quite busy the next few days- I am planning to write a first paper on HR in my life and I feel its going to be really important- have to make a difference somewhere...atleast in my own mind! Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 9, 2003

Silence in my head

"I have the excuse of a change in my hormone level....but what about you?"

Feeling sad...depressed...the weight of the whole world is upon me....anything is preferable to this silence in my head..........PMS is one unhappy time of the month for me........!!!

And try reading this..really scary!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Frds bday

Today is one of my friend's birthday- an Oct 8 Libran Vijay who also goes by the name VJ. It was really a great day- all the people at class were excited over it- they got a huge cake and it was party all the way! Then Vijay took some of us to a resturant and we had a big feast......hmm.....Loved it! FYI, VJ also took some people to a late night movie yesterday- Anger Management- Yours truly could not go because she is not allowed to by her house mates! I do miss the after light fun in the college.................:(

Monday, October 6, 2003

The Naked Ape

When I first read "The Naked Ape" by Desmond Morris, I was so very impressed with the author for his indepth coverage and research into the topic. And at that time, my interest in Zoology was at an all time high and I was looking into specializing at something- Anthropology presented itself as one of the tempting choices after I read this book. Did you know that this book was written by this author in just four short weeks? Amazing! The book is a startling revelation of human behaviour at its most primal......and details how human beings are just another species of animals! And the other book "The Human Zoo" promises to be even desperately scouting around for it......know any Indian website from where I can order it?

And before I forget, Friends of mine, if any one of you are reading this at the moment, which I doubt, Please remember that I would love to get either of the above books as my birthday gift ;) After all, its not very far off and you lazy bums have to start planning what to give m e right away.... :) :)


This is way too cooooool..............and so true too!! hhehe!!

I do love Chennai

The trip to Chennai over the hols was one whirlwind affair! I do love Chennai..............


When you are looking for a job, you dont find the right one but when you are not- you are flooded with loads of offers....Strange!