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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I think people here at ISB can take up snake charming as a backup profession!! 3 snakes spotted in the Student Village - 1 within a span of 10 days...

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Resistance to change..

At this eerie hour of the night, bored with case studies and strategies, decisions and optimizations, I just let my mind ponder over a few thoughts - thoughts which are always at the back of my mind and never seem to come out due to immense pressure and stress out here......I just wondered how people always tend to live in their past or worry about their future and just forget about "Present". The mind always seeks to deny the "Present" and to escape from it. There is always some form of a non-acceptance and unconscious resistance to what is happening at present - about things which have changed significantly compared to our past..I feel that a lot of pain which we create for ourselves is unnecessary - by oscillating between past and future - trying to change what has already occured or trying to get a hold on things which have not yet happened!! It is so necessary to associate ourselves with what is happening in life at present and stop letting the mind wander.. I came across these few lines in one of the articles of a newspaper recently..

Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.

Say "yes" to life and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you

This is so true...

It is very essential to make our "Present" the primary focus of our lives and am sure this does take a lot of effort. But this doesnt mean we forget our past and stop thinking about future. Paying brief visits to past and future helps in dealing with some practicalities of present.

Many a times we fail to realize that life is all about "Living in the moment" :-)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Back to business...

The term break flew by faster than the term itself and am back in ISB! It was just when I was beginning to settle down in bangalore and started feeling at home, that it was time for me to leave..This was actually harder than the first time.. It was such a short flight that I didnt even realize when I was in hyd!!

Now, am back to my usual routine - wake up, eat, study, attend classes, study, eat, sleep, wake up :) This term I have added one more thing to the schedule - swimming!! and I hope to get over my hydrophobia asap...Within few mins of landing at ISB, I figure out that there are 100 pages of gruelling pre-reads and 1 case study to be prepared for the first class of Term2 !! Hmmm...nothing new about it, now that everyone is used to being in the nazi camp out here :-)

Thursday, June 8, 2006

12.5% MBA...and back in blore!

Yesterday marked the end of Term 1 at ISB and we have 7 more terms to go.. so to say a 12.5% MBA as of now :) That explains my sudden disappearance from the blogging community for the last 3 weeks... Was just trying hard to get the most out of the 24hrs in a day... Time management and stress management are the 2 key skills which am going to learn here in my tenure at ISB!!

Our finals of term 1 ended yesterday. The papers were just a nightmare. 2 were closed book exams , horrible performance and the other 2 - accounts and eco were "open" book but still the performance didnt improve in any ways - it was a zero value add!! Just hoping to do better in the next term...

The whole campus was partying yesterday and lot of people who have stayed back there still have party plans lined up for the next 5 days.. But 70% of the batch is back in their respective homes. The airport was a sight to see today morning....ISB students were the main source of revenue generation for the airlines industry today!!!

One whole term just passed like a wink of the eye and now am back in blore at my home sweet home!! Feels just great to unwind and relax for 4 days without any stress or tensions of case studies, assignments, exams blah blah... I have been away from this place for just 2 months but when i entered the city I felt so alienated... I have forgotten the way I used to live in this city and my home... My own room feels so new and strange to me today. Completely dazed and wondering - "Sleep - where art thou??!"... Waiting to catch up on all the things I have missed here in the last 2 months and everything which I have been craving for :)..