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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Unnecessary Luxury!

You might have guessed what I am talking about: Sleep, when you are a B-school student. You want to know how life is here? Well read on and find out what we do( and what we don't!)



  • Most of the time is spent in classes, extra-classes, special-classes, surprise classes and what not - Small, big, boring, interesting, forced, sleeping, dull, loud, silent, patient, effortless, cumbersome, straining but useful in some way (hope so)

  • Group discussions, assignments, reports, projects, PPTs, write-ups, presentations, debates, print outs, files, signatures, submissions, rejections, spell checks, errors, results!, resubmissions…

  • Exams: lots and lots of them! Internals, externals, term-end, surprise tests, group tests, domain tests, functional tests and what not
  1. You should see how people study - some start days before, some don't, some sleep and read, some read and sleep, some sleep-read, some bath-read(Yes it is possible), some brush-read, some read while brushing, some rattufy, some skip topics, chapters, subjects
  2. Some write with as many as 10 color inks, sketches, pencils and decorate the paper as if it were a wedding card, some use the same pen for everything, some don't bring a pen at all, some write essays, some write poems, some write epics, some punch lines, some draw arts, some try to write!
  3. Some sleep in the exam, some smile, some eat chocolates, some dream, some pick their teeth and some think of tomorrows exam, some keep looking at others, some look at the paper and smile, some weep, some pray!

  • Parties: Birthday parties(You should see how we dance in the night to loud music, hit bumps, how all the 200+ people in the canteen join in the song), festivals(Any religion, culture, occasion), decorations, ethnic wear, rangoli and sweets, songs, anniversaries, break-ups (Yes), patch-ups, exam results, cricket wins, movies, freshers, farewells, surprise parties (When you have surprise classes, surprise exams, why not parties?), assignments... the list goes on, food, the music, DJ, rain dance, pictures, games, jokes, groove.. You need to be there to feel it

  • Movies: Don't be surprised if someone knocks your door at 3 AM in the night armed with a USB drive asking for a movie or give you one. We actually are very liberal in nature: We don't mind the language, quality of the movie as long has it has nice music, some stupid story, eye candy and some nice message. If it is boring why else do we have the fast-forward button for? Some even write reviews and pass it on to others and help us save 3 hours of sleep by watching the movie, some watch as many as 4 movies in a day!

  • Books: Different kinds of books - related, not related to MBA, magazines, newspapers, big books so big that they are used as stools, some so small that fit in the back pocket. Do we read them? Guess...

  • Results:
  1. Wow! GPA, CGPA, TGPA, what’s the highest, lowest, average, median, mean, last term, this term over all, subject-wise, stream wise, compare, think, adjust, calculate, X is 0.1 more than Y (weep tissue weep)…
  2. Some cry, weep, smile, jump, roll, hug, shake hands, high-five, dance, run, become numb, rejoice, curse, recheck, note down, take pictures, surprised, pray, call parents, SMS, mail, walk…

I can go on adding to this list till tomorrow. I have deliberately left gaming (Counter Strike till 5 AM, chess, indoor Cricket (till the warden catches us), Volley ball, WWF, Kick Boxing, TT, TV, common room antics, tickling sessions, sudden group GDs, water cooler, cleaning, packing, booking tickets at PVR, air, train, bus travel, sudden getaways to Pearl Valley, Goa, Taj, Pondicherry, Kerala, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jog Falls, Hogenekkal, Wonderla, Waterworld, Bannergatta National Park, Temple visits in the night, bike rides, police lathis, good old Forum, Garuda, Central, Total, CCD, McDs, Dominoes, KFC, orphanages, blood donations, Independence Day, Republic Day, Teachers day, Holidays, Poch Bun, Disco Daba, RK Mess, Greenlands Bakery, F1 oops CC1, CC2, Central Campus, long walks in the campus, hot chai in the rain...


You hardly get time to sleep. So if you can sacrifice sleep and have fun, frolic and learning all the time, Welcome to Alliance Business School.

Yes sleep is indeed an unnecessary luxury. But do we care? Who is complaining?

22 comments:

Vidushi said...

I tell u Tiger, this reading was a sheer pleasure... i jumped out of mah chair reading this.....a roller-coaster...
Hats off to all ur observations!

Keep it up!

Abhinandan said...

great reading.Depicted creatively.

Abhi

Bijay said...

nice collectiom of pics..sheera

Bijay

Deeptaman Mukherjee said...

one of your best post till now.

ruchi said...

This was some post....full of wit,humor and sarcasm...it really throws a light on or lives at Alliance.....entertaining as hell....keep on blogging...

Sara Kathi said...

"Some sleep in the exam"--- Hey hey hey.. I know it's U.

And those 3 times a week visit to City???? travelling 70-120 km around central,Forum and BTM? :-)

Not only with B-school but I must say it's a routene of every PG student.Very nice posting Vamshi. it recalled my college days.

sumanta said...

wonderful post.....
very nicely written, I can feel every point and every word...
its really tough life here in a b school like Alliance and you have portrayed it nicely with great sense of humour..

Tiger said...

Thanks Vidushi, Abhi, Bijay, Deep, Sarah, Ruchi, Sumantha and all of you for the comments. Many people have mailed me that the site is not accepting the comments.


Life at any place is full of rigor and strain but its how we look at it that makes the difference after all MBA has more than books to teach us. Good luck.

Divya said...

i lived past 1 n half yr again while readin it..fabulous work!!!

Boppa said...

An excellent write-up buddy, a nostalgic retreat! It’s like watching a college campus video:) I believe, life at business school truly is an enjoyable roller-coaster mate. Few years later, when you get caught in corporate inconsistencies and when you work hard to keep d organisation’s flag flying high at al d times with a scant respect to your personal life n your unmarried status..:)… just think back to these times…these wonder years…you’d miss them big time! But that’s life…despite al this fun…you owe it to yourself to hone your skills and get good quality education to achieve your goals n live life to d fullest of it. College days…..Moments you cherish till you perish:)

Good on you..

Shubhra said...

extremely entertaining read!

Shiksha said...

A very nice effort.. made me feel nostaligc abt my life at alliance.. Keep it up

Tiger said...

Thank you Shubra, DK, Shiksha and Boppa.

Vinay said...

HEyy, dis was one of ur best posts till now. and I really appreciate the keen onsrevations of yours and then a humorous explanation of all the goods and bads ... he he

!! Cheers ..keep blogging

Tiger said...

Thanks Vinay, do keep visiting

aveet said...

hey tiger u brought back my last one and a half year..its amazing to realize how much we did...its really kewll..keep writing dude....
cheers for alliance.......

Yeah Buddy! said...

hi thr, am Alliance Alumni..very interesting..cheers: )

suhail said...

thats really nice work i remembered my time @ alliance good job done bro keep it up cheers enjoy

Tiger said...

Thanks all:)

vishanth said...

Dude really miss those days man... went back to memories of Udupa 1 and manjunath! keep it up!

swati said...

awesome, way to go!!! I think every word of this is true...

Tiger said...

Thank you Vishanth and Swati.

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