Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Xams, Xmas and a bit more...

It's been almost 2 weeks since I've penned something online. Is that right? "Penned"?? I guess I should say "typed", but who cares... :)

As you must have felt, I have been busy. I guess I took this term a bit lightly, messed up a few grades and now I'm slogging at the end trying to make amends. But I've learnt my lessons. I just hope I can get through this storm. 4 exams over in the first 2-day phase. 5 more at the turn of the year. Sadly, they end on 31st and I'll have to spend New Years eve in the train back home.

But that's not the only thing which has kept me busy. I've shouldered a new responsibility out here. I got elected as the Secretary for the Media & Public Relations Committee. (a part of SWAC, I mean SAC... I'll tell you about that later) You can say, I've helped myself become a bit more busier. But I guess it's fine. Always been passionate to work for this committee, and though it seems like a daunting task, I hope to do my duties well. One thing about being the head of anything is that, You very easily become the target of so-called "Critics". And these days there are many. You're scrutinized by every individual; One wrong move and Wham, they'll hit you right where it hurts. One thing I'm glad about.... I have a great team - 3 individuals (Srinath, Raj and Srihari) who have a very level-headed approach to everything and I hope we all complement each other in the days to come. Here's to you guys - Cheers!

This time round, the elections (yes even IIMs have elections) were a very new experience. People (including myself) campaigning for votes, making new contacts and even friends at times. Manifestos being presented, Questions being raised, Controversies and Rumors brewing. Some of it was truly painful and shocking, but all in all I guess I had my share of fun. I learnt how childish as well as how mature individuals can be. It all got over pretty fast. I'm gonna miss those days, and those posts on the News Groups.

Politics and Exams apart, it's been a dull last month of the year. The 2nd term just seems to be dragging itself for too long. It's become like one of those Saas-Bahu serials. I'm just dying to get back home to Udaipur and enjoy the Winter (Man, it feels so gud to cuddle up in bed and sleep all day long) :). I have to get attached to some NGO also during the same period. IIMs don't leave you free very easily :) Projects, assignments, Field Visits, Surveys... You name it, They've got it! I guess we all asked for it when we entered this humble abode. But I'm sure it's better than working for some IT company 15 hrs. a day. I can wait for another 15-16 months.

X-mas!! It's the season to be jolly. I guess we all are a bit jolly right now because of the 5 day gap between the two exam phases. Not too sure about Sections A & B; poor fellas have 4 classes every day, thats about 6-7 hrs of rigorous boredom. Sorry for you guys...
December kinda reminds me of the US. I miss the snow, the decorated streets and malls, the Christmas tree at home, those gr8 gifts :). I miss those days when school would suddenly be called off, the snow-man and the snow-fights! They're all a distant memory now :(

I watched a movie yesterday, "One-hour photo" where the protagonist speaks about the magic behind photos; about how families capture time in the blink of an eye, or should i say "shutter". Even I have so many pics from those gr8 old days, when ignorance was a bliss, when blunders were called cute by people, when you could get low grades and not even care. Were those days gr8 or what??! Wish I had a time-machine.. :)

Anyways, I gotta get back to work. Still 5 exams to go, and some work for MediaCom. See ya all soon. Hope I get some time b4 I go off home, to write some more... Adios.

4 comments:

Rituraj said...

Hope to see the Media Head shoulder all responsibilities in the best possible way, ATB.

rajparekh08 said...

so u have someone named Raj there too?? but i bet he won be as good as me... act.. don u dare compare me... hmm.. lol
yeah, u are rite bout the IT company, but it aint tat bad, jus that it aint ur cup of tea, tat u are against it.. n ya, i can really fell how life is catchin on me.. gettin more work .. neway, good luck for ur xamz.

Quiz_Master said...

1st off- Congrats for getting elected as elected as the Secretary for the MPRC.

Didn't knew IIMs have elections too. And the image of word 'elections' we have here is not something good.

You are right,school days were fun... But isn't it an orony, in childhood all we care is about getting old and becoming a free bird. But when we get there, when we are adults, we just want to go back! Thats Life in the World I guess :)

Helper said...

Nice post, the days at IIMs are a real treat to remember...