5/07/2007

Images from Great Lakes- Week -3

Pondicherry- Giving Time a Break :-). A few of us decided to check out Pondicherry on the weekend. Suprisingly this was my first holiday at Pondicherry.

At one of the roads displaying a french touch

At one of the churches en route to the Puducherry Railway Station




A Backwater cruise to Paradise Beach Island



At one of the beach shacks at Paradise beach




Glorious sunset view from Paradise beach island




The shack we stayed close to Auro Beach(Baywatch Cottages@ 350 per shack)





View of our shacks during the stay at Baywatch cottages






The initial 6 who made it, the rest of us joined at night







Morning 50 buck bus journey to Pondy








One of the places we stayed during a program called outbound
which was a set of management games that we played as part
of our curriculum at Great Lakes.
This hotel is located at Mutukkadu and is called Coconut Green resorts and is a decent resort for mass programmes, but sucks when it comes to a private lunch.


A discussion of strategies on why teams succeded and failed during our management games
at the beach resort.










This was the best strategy game, I've seen in ages. A team of 16 on each sides, is required to cross over to the next bank,without faling into an imaginary pool. It required immense physical and mental energies and a whole lot of chaos while playing this game.








Thats a seat near a wall at our class.This room was used for the initial lectures and meet ups. I usually hid behind the wall. It has a power plug point, useful for charging the laptop and the mobile and also an excellent place to camouflage my dozing abilities, in case I do doze off.But now classes have changed and I need to be doubly alert.



Our subject called "Eastern Philosophies" has made me delve quite deeply into Indian culture and am seeing nirvana when I sleep. Spirituality, Hinduism, liberalism and all the damn words that end with an "ism" have started giving me sleepless nights. I tried understanding Indian Philosophy at 2 am this morning and after a hard fought battle with the book, sleep finally won.This subject already seems my nemesis in term 1. I also have to learn Chinese a little later, so sleeping can wait for a whole 6 weeks.








Indian Philosphy some times makes me think, whether I should run away and hide myself in a tree house. But MBA's are made for handling toughness, and I cant run away.BTW that tree house was clicked at Pondy.



A room with a view. This was one of the hotels we stayed during another outbound program. One good thing was the AC's were working just fine for us to sleep like logs. On days at the insti, I jocularly remember folks in my batch, sleeping next to the AC's in the various seminar halls, after a good night's case study. Being in Chennai, the Air Conditioner is easily one of the biggest tools we need to succesfully do an MBA, as the heat is just too sapping.



There are times I complain and groan when things dont get inside my head, but a few hours of power siesta restores sanity and balance :-)





My New companion - A welcome graduation from a second hand 2 stroke Bike to a 4 stroke Passion Plus. I just feel like flying while riding on the roads



A sepia shot from the side showcasing my bike along side the rural Madipakkam.





















7 comments:

Vijay said...

Hey man!
Enjoyed reading ur blog! Nice work and a great sense of humour! Keep blogging!!

Shree said...

Nice one..enjoyed the pics..dont see you around my blog lately??

Anonymous said...

Try a trip to OOTY next week... This time around, even Bangalore is hot like rural madipakkam.
Cheers,
Venky

Anonymous said...

Try a trip to OOTY next week... This time around, even Bangalore is hot like rural madipakkam.
Cheers,
Venky

nAl said...

"Spirituality, Hinduism, liberalism and all the damn words that end with an "ism" have started giving me sleepless nights."

Couldn't have said it better myself! The joys of student-hood! Great pictures, I really enjoyed this post!

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