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Random Ramblings (Complete)

PART I – Wedding Party Scene: Wedding party Man: Hi! Can’t fail to notice how beautiful you look. Woman: Do I know you? Man: Well, even if you didn’t it wouldn’t change your beauty. Woman: Ya, I know guys like you. Nice try. Man: Hey hang on; see I know you are getting bored. Let’s have a harmless conversation. Please don’t run away from me as if I am one psychotic dude. You can check my background; I come from an honorable family. Woman: (Laughs), Alright. But I have a few conditions. You will not ask me my name, and

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Random Ramblings – Rebound (Part VI)

Scene: A quaint café in Downtown Boston, Yash is sitting with a pretty lady, checking his BlackBerry while she chats animatedly. Pretty Lady (PL): …I love those shoes…they match so well with my dress…and then they picked me up, I was so wasted….he was so hottt…. Yash: Hmmm…that is so interesting…fuck, why isn’t this attachment opening. PL: Yash , you seem so disinterested. You seem married to your work; you are always on your BlackBerry, even when you are holidaying. Yash: Fuck this BlackBerry….ummm…no baby, just give me a minute. Work’s been stressful, you know how it is.. The conversation

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Five Months at ISB: My Takeaways

1) Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. 2) Academics is not the be all and end all of an MBA but can be fun nevertheless 3) It is very important to enjoy what you’re doing without any regrets. Any regret that you may have is irrelevant. So if you attended the Co2008 Lounge Party over a CorpFin assignment, it was probably worth it. After all you can’t put value to an hour of unadulterated fun. 4) Don’t take tangible outputs such as Grades, Projects etc too seriously. Try and have fun, the result may surprise you 5) Try and enjoy the process, have

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Bandhan – 2009

As I walked back to my room from the AC2 Lawns, I closed my eyes. “Let me imagine a world without vision”, I spoke out loud. Ten steps into the 200 meter walk I fell. The shrubs gently pierced my skin, and a small drop of blood oozed out. But I was determined, I didn’t let go. It was an important lesson I wanted myself to learn. And so I got up. Pictures started to flash in front of me: Potatoes, brush and onions. I choked-I could clearly see the children and their eyes. And suddenly I was in my

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Why we love India!

Let us admit we all love India. We love it despite all its follies, the roads, the lack of amenities, and whatever reasons any NRI can come up with. We are patriotic in our own sweet way. We believe only Indians have the right to say anything against India. It is our birth-right and no one can take that away from us. Yesterday I was having a long animated discussion with my cousin (living outside India) . Clearly he wasn’t impressed with the way we Indians (notice how casually he forgot that he was an Indian)struggle for survival. He, completely

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26 Heart-wrenching Facts

I call myself an incorrigible optimist. But there are a lot of things that frustrate even the most positive of us. You feel stupid, dejected, disappointed and sometimes just quietly laugh at God’s sense of humor. It is said that ‘If fate doesn’t make you laugh then you just don’t get the joke’. I just happen to be in a mood where I feel like collating what I have over the years observed and felt helpless at. Today I have a sense of humor to laugh at these. I am sure we all have a lot to add to this,

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Life’s Biggest Lessons!

I am no expert on how to live life, neither do I claim to know anything about anything, heck I am just 24. But these are just a few lessons I learnt from some of the successful people I have met. So here I go: a) Be the most optimistic person you know. b) It is very important to start Monday on a good note, it defines your whole week. c) Learn something you will be proud of when you grow old. d) Write, even if it means nobody understands it or appreciates it. e) Have a sense of humour,

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A Critique of Critics

The other day I was having a discussion with one of my friends about why we watch movies. Whether they serve any purpose other than entertainment? The animated discussion reached its crescendo when she suggested that OSO (Om Shanti Om for the uninitiated) was stupid and over-the-top, to which my reply was that, it was the first movie in a long time that was blatant on your face entertainment. So what really is the purpose of cinema? We hear so much banter about movies being realistic, reflecting life in all its purity. If realism is what we are looking for

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Life And its Wondrous Uncertainty!!!

Have you ever felt on a particularly bad day that your life is not going in any direction, that you are traveling against the whole world, and that life officially sucks! Well like most of you, I have felt the same many a times in the short span of my existence, though I have realised that most of the time we tend to exaggerate everything and take it to a level where we feel that there is no respite. But there is an auto-correction, the day when we realise that things are not that bad . When we enjoy small

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Life, Death and Other Ramblings!

What is life, a journey, a celebration, a treat to savour?And what is death, the inevitable, the loss of consciousness, the destination? What if one day suddenly the fine line between life and death gets blurred to such an extent that we are not sure which side are we in. This is not another sci-fi movie in the making but an actual event in the life of a friend. So let me introduce you to the lovely Gabriela and let her relate her own story. ———————————————————————————- She was sitting in a restaurant overlooking the Ganges, holding a glass of greenish

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