How's my Luck now?

Reflections, views and descriptions during my stay at IIM Lucknow from July 2004 to March 2006

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Forward March!

Here's the link to my new blog: The Generalist

Friday, March 17, 2006

Ending it all...

Today is the last day of my MBA course - the Convocation day. Preparations have been completed and only the last few finishing touches are being put into place. The campus is filled with people as parents and other relatives & friends of the graduating batch visit the place for the convocation.

With this must also come the end of this blog, which was meant specifically to capture some of the things that I experienced during my stay here, and occasionally, my views on them. I have found blogging to be a good way to relax and mull over things, and I plan to create a new, absolutely general (i.e. non-specific) blog soon. I will not delete this blog, since it might prove interesting to some people.

And that's that.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Placement season

The placement season has come and gone. The placements for our batch were successfully completed yesterday, a day ahead of schedule. Although I will not reveal the details here, the whole exercise was a lot less taxing than the summer placements had been. I do not have the numbers with me, but from the general reaction, it seems as if most people have got jobs in the field (and even sub-field) that they wanted. Whether this translates into less attrition (say, within the first year) from this first job remains to be seen. I did not have a personal stake in the process, having secured my position earlier. So I had a ringside view of the process and this was filled with a lot of different emotions, experienced vicariously - hope, despair, anger, frustration, humour. Finally, the curtain fell yesterday late at night, and as the tradition goes, a dholi beat his dhol all the way from the academic block to the mess, leading a procession of students. Euphoria overflowed in the mess in a half-hour of dancing amid splashes of water. An institute party followed, the last for our batch, and this lasted well into the morning today. Memories to cherish...