So no more Pagalguy,no more Sunday pencil shading, no more CAT jargons, No more Mock Analysis, and ya...no more Admission Tensions. Life all of a sudden seems better. The past year, has been pretty sombre, with admission rejects from ESADE Business School, IIT(JMET-I donno why these say I qualified, as I did not get any interview call after getting through...I guess a 3000 rank in JMET gets you no where). SNAP, I felt I scored enough for SCMHRD, but I forgot to apply there before the deadline(I wanted to kick myself). CAT and XAT bombed, bigger than LTTE does to Lanka every day, and the GMAT of 620, did my ego no good at all. The single admit that I got from Germany at WHU business, school died down at the VISA stage, where the student visa did not arrive before March 1st(the starting of the course).
I was just beginning for another year of preparation and exams, when my name got selected in the waitlist. Right now Euphoric, but I realise that this may not be the best of Schools, but right now, it should be the right break, as waiting another year in the hope that some better B school may come would be slightly risky, given the increasing competition in Indian MBA's. I may have taken the softer option, but having a bird in hand is worth 2 in the bush.
Will write more about why I decided on Great Lakes, a little later. Just basking in solitude and sinking in the feeling :-).
I am not criticisingYahoo's attempt, but just bowled over by the simplicity of the advertisement shown on Youtube.
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Khushboo's rather true statement a year back, was misconstrued by the politician's who utilized it as an election gimmick to win the masses sentiments. The fact remains that if so much of moral policing is done, and every thing on sex is hush-hush, then all it does in the long run, is to make children unnecessarily curious about sex, and they end up screwing their lives. Chennai, is also blatantly a city where most parents, are driven by this herd mentality, to police their children into studying, and encouraged not to build relationships with the opposite sex.
Most decent schools in the city don’t advocate such measures, but a majority of schools in Chennai focus too much attention on studies/tuition and discourage an interaction with the opposite sex, saying that the time could have rather been used to study. Any average school or college goer(Sathyabama,RMK and the other engineering college students would have a lot to say) would know that, but would prefer to remain tightlipped about the whole thing.
Its a huge problem to comprehend as the rowdy politicians (any political party) who run the state, make all these mass practices to woo the average voter and in the process only instigate their rather conservative nature to such boorish bohemian laws.
Did You Know
My engineering college suspended a guy who happened to sit in a seat with a girl in the bus. The guy just came out of an accident and could not stand, so he sat in the seat, leaving 2 spaces between the girl.
In other engineering colleges, Male and female interaction is monitored very closely by "dada’s" of politicians, who run the colleges and severely reprimand/punish/suspend students.
Colleges have bars in buses that prevent interaction between students of the opposite sexes.
Boys and Girls have seperate stairs for walking.
In Technical symposiums Men and Women are not supposed to participate togther..... and so much of other crazy rules.
Chennai as a city is a great place to live in, and their conservatism is actually pretty mild, but the way the government uses them as pawns spreading this moral policing, is when things start to look ugly. The way the politicians and TV channels reacted to the Khushboo incident was crazy, where each channel behaved as though they were concerned about the Chennai culture and "were upholders of moral traditions". SUN TV is just making things worse by refusing the ad of Rediff. There may have been a different reason, but I frankly don’t see any other reason than the moral policing angle, which made SUN TV reject the ad. The AD is no where near a Rakhi Sawant or Shakila Video that needs to be thought through so hard, but still SUN TV has its way. Rejecting such an ad, and if it makes news that publicity is good enough for building a brand impression than the money they were to make, if they aired the ads.
God Save Sun TV
Rediff Unlimited storage News Article
The Rediff Advertisement Video-
Earlier Article on the Khushboo incident written by me
I was on GTALK yesterday afternoon, when I received a scrap note from a friend.I tried logging to Orkut, and found that it wasn’t allowing me, and it kept on saying my password was wrong for my account. Was I sleepy? I went to the washbasin and sprinked some water and went back to my computer to login again..and damn it didn’t actually allow me to login. I tried the same with Blogger and GMAIL and the results the same.
I went to the “forgot Password” link and quickly answered my password question, and also changed the password. I suspect somebody had got into my MAIL account and has changed my PASSWORD, that’s why I was not able to log in.
After changing the password, I tried logging into Orkut, and it would still not allow me inside !!!. I was peeved and wondered what exactly was happening. I kept trying my new password and it did not work. Now this really scared me, as from my GTALK widget, I was not able to login to my GMAIL and every possible way of logging into Google services failed me.I was now worried and was getting skeptical of what password I had changed a minute ago. When I changed my password, my mind gave me a million different potential tough passwords out of which one was selected. I was in doubt whether I typed any of the other passwords and that confusion ate me for the next one hour.
By the way, if you feel, when there is a secondary email address why worry? Then, you need to know one more piece of data. My secondary email address at hotmail, no longer existed and I never bothered to worry about a potential security problem. Now what was I to do? I felt like an orphaned child in the midst of a flash flood, or a lone survivor in a flight crash.All my Google data was gone, as Google would help me only in 1 possible way.That would be only possible if the hacker was inactive for 5 days, and which hacker would hack an id to leave it inactive? So there I was, staring at a bleak future...with all my data gone….just gone…Chole go chey, poye pochu…..the olden days IODEX ad just teased me in my mind. There was a mini catastrophe going on
In the midst of this tension, I had ignored requests for nature’s call, and I decided I may as well do that. Some times you start hearing music and strange songs in your mind when you are in the toilet.This time, I was in no mood for my mind to go haywire.Once I had finished passing urine, I felt refreshed and a sense of ease.It just made me feel better.
I went back to my computer and said to myself that the 2nd time password limit was a 8 character word and I knew I would have to potentially test out 8! Cases to figure out my password..actually even more if one also add numerical characters(typically (26*2*9) to the power 8 times..but I did not let math disappoint me.I tried to recollect combinations of my password and much to my surprise, I realized that whatever I had thought was different and typed was a keystroke away and this was explored in the 19th such attempt…and was I gleaming with joy…I was over the moon.
People who learn from their mistakes are wise
People who learn from others mistakes are wiser…
Forts in Chennai? Ancient Castles? - Err...Its a Swimming Pool on ECR
Convertible Auto's in Chennai ?- I guess this one couldnt wait to get on the Roads without the top part.Very wel shows the importance the Auto driver attaches to revenues from the road.
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