‘Diary of an Introvert’ – Part 2: St. Joseph’s

In case you haven’t, you can read the first part of ‘Diary of an Introvert’ : The First Meet before you read further.

10 June 1995

“I want to sit at the corner”, I said firmly banging my fist on the desk.

“I am sitting here. And Francina Ma’am told me sit here”, she fought back.

I couldn’t do much on hearing the name of Francina. She is a nightmare to us. I placed my bag in the drawer and sat in the middle of the bench. I hated it. I hated her. Continue reading


‘Diary of an Introvert’ – Part 1: The First Meet

23 December, 2009


“Are you sure?”

I gave a sarcastic look. He left the counter and started to flip through the cards on the table. After waiting patiently for a considerable amount of time, he returned back with my library card. It was an irritating ritual to carry out before the books are issued.

I sprinted towards the ‘Reference’ section to find the book I wanted. I placed it between the two large HR books in reference section so that nobody can find it. I missed the exact location of the book and cursed myself for my over-smartness. Finally, after a treasure hunt of 5 racks and hundreds of books, I found it. Continue reading

Dear Junior…

“Why should I sponsor your fest? What’s in it for me?”

“Who do you want to see in the seminars??”

“Why Council?”


 “No fish market”

“Common! Cut the crap!”

And many more such liners…

The last one week has been fantabulous. Probably, one of my most memorable experiences at NMIMS. I still remember each and every question and the answers I gave when I had my first interview at NMIMS. When I look back and this time from the other side of the table, I would pat myself for some of my answers and probably “facepalm” for most of my answers. The interviews are entertaining yet a grueling process. But at the end of the day, it does give a feeling… a feeling that conquers my heart and puts up a smile on my lips and peace to the mind.

It took hundreds of WhatsApp chats, days of planning and hours of brain storming for “Us” to bring out the largest of its kind process at NMIMS, The Student Council Interviews! We wanted the incoming batch of 2014-16 to surprise us, energize us, attract us with their unique talents and in the process also inspire us to put in our wholehearted efforts to make your stay and experience at NMIMS a truly outstanding and a memorable one.

I might have been rude with you!

I might have asked questions to trouble you!

I might have been aggressive with you!

I might have shattered the confidence you carried to the interview!

I might have tried to portray you as Good-For-Nothing!

And I might have done many more that you may not have liked!

I want You to sit back, look at things objectively…from different perspectives…I hope You might start to know things that you may not be aware of or things that you may not have cared much. There is nothing more joy one can get than discovering oneself.

Trust me….You have surpassed some of my expectations, busted many of my perceptions, and gave me the confidence to start believing in you.  And Yes, I started believing in You!

I once again bow down to the professionalism you have showcased in the entire process and the efforts you have put to get into Student Council. I cherish the entire week interacting with lot of people like you. I hope You might have had similar experience of interacting with Council as well as your batch.

See you soon! Till then, let me know your thoughts 😉

From the desk of a Self-proclaimed author 😛

P.S. Thank you for helping me discover a part of myself that I haven’t explored so far. I can’t ask for more!

Who’s my Role Model?

“Who is your role-model?”, She asked looking into my eyes.

“I don’t have one!”, I replied.

How come you don’t? See your friend Santosh has one, Bhavana has one. whom do you want to be…”

“I want to be like Mahesh Babu…”, I replied stopping her mid-way.

This was an anecdote narrated by a 5 year old to his father in crowded bus I took on my way back to the home from office. And this made me wonder….Who is my role-model?

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An Untold Story!!!

She…She stood there, with her left hand holding her freely left right hand at the wrist and her legs slightly crossed. The heels of the cream colored sandals complimented the light navy blue formal trouser that she wore. The short white top and the scarf she wore today are like made for each other. Her gleaming eyes were like two diamonds and are lovely to watch. I just can’t take my eyes off her. The eyebrows are sharp and are like the inverted Nike swoosh. Her nose is beautifully carved just like the epic idols on the Kajuraho temples. Her lips were sensuous and I feel like planting a kiss on them every time I see. Her cheeks are not that chubby but are so tempting to me that I always wanted to touch them with my fingers.

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Party Animals!!!

During my fourth standard days, I wondered why a man was referred to as a social animal by the social text book. Later Darwin enlightened me with his Theory of Evolution in later stages of my life at school. Confusion cleared!!!

MBA is a one hell of  a course where people have always surprised me with their intellect. Let us take a sample piece and form a Normal Distribution curve (I guess MBA has taken a toll on me as well)

“I wanted a day with 36 hours in it”

“I hope the marketing ppt I need to make is readily available in the first link in google search”

“That hot chick is mine since she belongs to me!!!”

“HR gals are awesome but their brains…err..do they ha…umm…lets take it offline”

“I give zero fucks to you. Fuck off  saale”

The list goes on and on.

What is MBA without parties. Yes, parties…high time!!! You have them every now and then. First you have your class fresher party,  then the student cell party you are member of, then your roomies party, then your state party, then the gang party, then the party of your friend’s friend  and it goes on and on. An then there comes a day you have a party since you had a party long time ago.

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Optimized Randomness!!

Do you understand the feeling of watching a dexter or a bing-bang theory seasons back to back, complete them and then wonder what to do next?

Do you understand the feeling of going through the facebook feed on the wall…clicking like, writing comments till the feed fails to load new content and then wonder what to do next?

Do you understand the feeling of going through all the suggested links in the online version Times of India and then wonder what to do next?

And now coming to the title of the post – Optimised Randomness. 

Optimised  –  “Make the best or most effective use of (a situation, opportunity, or resource)

Randomness – ” a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work (or) the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan

Wonder what “nonsense” am I writing up here?

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