These thoughts have come to me from time to time. i dont get much time to pen down most of them. Here i have posted a few that i have. Please note that any reference to places, people or incidents mentioned in the blog is purely fictional and any resemblance is coincidental.Also note that the blog is not intended to be on a topic or act as a source of enlightenment for its reader.
Posted by Debottam Friday, January 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM
Posted by Debottam Monday, January 26, 2009 at 10:26 AM
Posted by Debottam Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 7:33 PM
Good news at last!!!!! Got the job I wanted....so I am happy :)
Bad News...suffering from what I call withdrawal symptoms...When you have worked through the year so hard..now all of a sudden you fill the motivation of doing assignments, attending classes all goneeee...
I went through hell for the last one month and at last there is some ray of hope.Some hope that only bad things do not happen to me. Anyways lot has been said on this topic already. I also realized that to be really happy you need to share the happiness with someone. My parents are happy at last. They went through most of the emotions that I went through as well. They were concerned whether their only son would come out of the state he was in.
I admire my dad...He lost everything in life when he was in his teens..Settling in a new country with nothing..no money...was one of the scariest stories I have heard. But he fought his life out of it and ensured that he gave me good education and all the things he could not get in life when he was growing up. I guess when you go through things you see life in a different perspective than people who have had a more comfortable one. I can still picture his face with tears in his eyes as he stood on the Hollywood walk of fame last year. He said he got more from life than he ever imagined.
I inherited the fighter in me from my dad and I am proud of that. It has helped me survive odds and come out of it clean. And I hope I can always be the down to earth fun loving guy who likes to look at the world simplistically without bias of money or status. Someone who never forgets his roots and the realities of life....who can love and be happy. Anyways after all this senti talk...let me stop...You all take care and wish me luck with rest of ISB.
Posted by Debottam Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM
Suddenly today I remembered about a movie I saw a long time ago - SEVEN. It was a nice movie, a crime thriller...Anyways thats not the point. The point why I remember it now is that out of the seven cardinal sins mentioned in Christianity
Greed is what is coming back to haunt us again and again. People keep talking about the developed world, problems of emerging economies and bla bla...One underlying trait that cuts a swath across geographies, cultures, age, sex and religion is GREED. Be it the sub prime crisis or the latest Satyam (the name sounds so ironic now) fiasco. And its not just one person who is responsible. Its the collective greed of millions of individuals.
So as a whole the world suffers on and some poor people will be victims...collateral damage..but thats life...it moves on....
Ahh...well we desperately need a saviour - how I wish for an incarnation of ALMIGHTY(who I hope would not be lured by the attraction of options, futures, derivatives etc) to descend on earth and fix up the mess!!!!!
Posted by Debottam Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at 1:08 PM
Are we lucky? or Just the people in the wrong time in the wrong place? Well two schools of thought. One set of people believe that the current financial meltdown is a once a lifetime thing never seen since the last depression in the 1930s. That means we are witnessing something really historic and epochal. So we are lucky.....
Or are we? Maybe 20 years down the line, I can fondly look back at time and say yaah...I have seen the historic event unfold in front of my eyes. Lots of learnings, lots of new changes, transformation of businesses etc etc...But right now. Life is a bundle of uncertainty. With less than 3 months left for graduation and the contagion hitting India, the ROI on the ISB MBA looks more and more risky....The morning newspaper makes me depressed each day but today is another "historic" day. Today is the day when the Indian "Enron" story is being scripted. After allegations of corporate governance failure, Satyam chief admits to a 1230 crore rupees fraud of bungled accounting and inflated cash balances. The details are yet to be public but from the looks of it this is going to send shock waves across the Indian industry...All the fundas learnt in class - accounting, frauds, corporate governance, buyout, mergers, acquisitions are just playing out in real in front of our eyes. Again, is that we are lucky to be witnessing it and learning from it?
Well only time will tell....For now just want to leave with a quote from one of our strategy professors "Tough times don't last but tough people do"
Posted by Debottam Sunday, January 04, 2009 at 11:32 AM
The last of the three days of the Term break. Tomorrow morning we start the penultimate term at ISB. Three months and we are done. But its still a long way to go. Need to get a job to feed myself post ISB and the batch needs to be placed well as a whole so that we can enjoy Term 8 to the fullest. However nothing in the present circumstances of economic gloom and doom seems to cheer us up.
I originally had exotic plans for the term break and the first few days of Term 7 but they all came out a cropper. It feels so weird....I don't know.
Last night went out to the old part of Hyderabad with my roomie since his brother and his fiancee have come to visit him in ISB. Charminar looks really nice at night, in fact much better than I had imagined. We went to Lad Bazaar famous for their gaudy churis and fancy pearls. Then walked back to Shadab and had some of the best biriyani ,Sami mutton and Pakistani chicken ever. Although the icecream at Famous Icecream parlour was a let down, nevertheless it settled the curiosity associated with the place since we all had heard such a lot about it. Hyderabad is really one of the best places to satisfy your appetite. So here I am, trying to eat my way to happiness in these times of uncertainty.