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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Chp 40. da Resurrexion!!

What do you think was the first thing on Lazarus' mind when he was brought back to life? Boy it sure feels good to be alive once again? Well, thats exactly whats on my mind right now. Boy it sure feels good to blog once again.

I haven't updated my blog in a loooong time. Many reasons. To keep a long dramatical story short, lemme just brief you all on what happened since my last post. Will keep it as short n sweet as possible. Completed my summer internship, flew back to IIMB, bad news, academic results not up to mark, got chucked out, depressed, appealed, PGP Committee, Director hearing, Board of Governor meeting, faculty review board, closed room discussion, verdict, accepted back into the Institute, rejoiced, celebration, treats, party, party, party, party, class commence, studies, tests, exams, assignments, party, basketball match, tests, assignments, party.

Its been one heck of a month since coming back here. Thanx a lot to everybody who continued visiting my blog. I've been really busy because of the above mentioned incidents. I would really love to reply to your comments at my "sonargachi" post (some of them really smart-assed comments too) but guess now the fire has died down :) Anyway thanx a lot wimpy, mihir, jam, nirav, chaichat, poweryogi, rikhi, vin, wiseorotherwise, jerry, chiru, ronnie, kaashyapeya etc. for all your comments.

After I got the news that i had to leave this place, well, I was devastated ofcourse, but at the same time, I looked at life on a broader perspective. Because after working in BP for just 2 months, I realised this is what i am meant to do. Finally in life I have found something I truly enjoy doing that is not related to basketball, designing, clubbing or drinking. If you have read my earlier post you'd know that I wanted to quit (around 2nd semester) and I even talked to the PGP Chairperson about this. Thats why I never had the real motivation to study anymore bcoz I thought I was doing something that I am not meant to do. But I wanted to work in an Organization, so I completed my 1st year with minimum marks. And then work I did, and found out I fit in so well, but alas, it was too late as my marks were too low and I did not qualify, hence I had to leave this Insti. Now what? An incomplete MBA degree, but what I have learnt here definitely made me complete. Its not the degree that IIMB offer which I will miss the most. It occured to me that what I will miss the most if i have to leave would be the time I spent with everybody here. In a way, this has completely changed me. Anyway, my appealing procedure went on for 2 weeks! While most of the other students who were also undergoing this appealing process were all tensed up and nervous, yours truly decided to face my fate like a man and instead spent my two weeks hanging out with my frens. Every single nite we all went out, checking out new restaurants and pubs. I went to that new disc on intermediate road, Fabulous, went to Taika over and over again (ClubX is still closed), The Club, Peco's, Mojo, 100 feet restaurant, Little Italy, Casa Picola, Magnolia, Jeffrey's, Oasis, Bunkers, Cosmo Village, etc etc...

After 2 weeks, I was finally informed that the Institute has reviewed my past performances and allowed me to continue! Praise the Lord. Got sloshed that night. And then I was busy catching up with Acads etc... its backto the grind once again. But this time I am not going to screw things up again. More updates coming up soon....


Anonymous said...

Ah! So thats what all the congratulations were for. Now I get it. :-)
Welcome back kima.

Mizohican said...

Thanx dude :)

Anonymous said...

dawg!!! and i get to know it now!

Anonymous said...

kima bro there comes a time in everyone's life when u hear ur true calling..and after this is when u'll say "i am passionate about my work"...i guess this is ur turning point in life..u'll look back at it one day at around age 40, retired senior partner/senior manager, millions in ur bank and look back and say, "fuck it was all worth it"!!!! I am happy for you man!!!
-ur bro sonam

Chiru said...

Nirvana.. self realisation.. or whatever, all we want is ur writing something here because u write well and ur life is very interesting.. many of us feel jealous of you for living such a fun filled life ..
Come on dude, acads are no different from baski, if u seriously want to do it u can do it in ur style,, just like how u put it in basket.. 111111111

Jam said...

Dood Kima,

After having followed ur blog for quite some time, never realised that your calling would come from the corporate world. But then that I guess, is how unpredictable life can be.

In any case, welcome home bro, welcome home to the wonderful virtual world of blogging!!!

Am truly, really, happy for you bro!!


Anonymous said...

Kima welcome back...sweets (condoms) are being distributed in Sonagachi for your 'back from the dead' triumph:)

I can already see the head line a year later.."Kima breaks IIMB's salary record"..Ok I agree, thats asking for too much..hehe

Its nice to have you back!

Mizohican said...

Sonam bro!!!!!
So sorry u had to find out about all these this way, I tried calling u so many times on ur S'pore number but cant get thru. Heard TT Durai, CEO of NKF resigned. Isn't it strange that all these controversies happened only after YOU joined the organization? :)))
Anyway, how's Singapore bro. Mail me about latest news from there, and also mail me a number that you will actually answer and not just for show!

@ Mandar: So did anyone turn up for the Bangalore Blogger Meet? i visited those pages, but it kinda seem very small. Anyway I was also tied up, but do let me know about next B'lore blogger meet. A hell lot of us from IIMB blog on the sly, so I think we can come the next time.

@ Chiru : Dude, thanx! :) But hey, I never consider the way I live my life as fun-filled. I just live it the way I want, and sometimes I really need to set my priorities right. Anyway, this time I am trying my best not to follow the same path i took last year... but so far, its the same highway... :(

@ Jam : Well, I kinda really love Marketing. Ofcourse it is not as decorated as Investment, Consultancy etc, but i'd rather do something I love than something that pays me a hell lot but hate doing.

@ anything but ordinary : Holla! Didnt know u started blogging too!!! Nice blog you have, sweet. You should have told me about it earlier. Will go thru them and leave nice comments, real nice ones :D
And about the "No L^2 party", well i didnt want u getting drunk n making a fool out of urself again, especially infront of my guests :)

@ vin : Well, that is one record i'll never break, but hey, i do feel proud coz i've already broken a couple of records here in IIMB. One is, I am the first person in the history of IIMB to join the slow-track course (3 years course) right after my 1st sem! :) and then there are other records too, but i cannot mention them here coz this is a public forum and i feel my profs know about my blog, so i gotta be veryyyy careful from now onwards. shhhhh..... :)