Monday, January 16, 2006

My experience at IIM Ahmedabad Amaethon 2006

The place called as Mecca of Business education in India , IIM Ahmedabad was blazing with people from all parts of country and corporates from 13-15th Jan 2006. The occasion was Annual agribusiness summit Amaethon 2006 . I was part of few selected teams for the most coveted contest of the event Khoj which had got some mouth watering Vitamin M ( Total Prize money of 1 lakh) .
Well, honestly we were not prepared well and we knew we have less chances of making it to top 3 , but nonetheless we tried our best sales pitch to leave a mark on the event . however, the other teams had done more quantum of work . We had the best idea, and even the panel also believed it , but due to exam schedule in IIFT and Placement scene and depleted team strength ; we were not able to do huge quantum of work required to win the event. We were in the top 7 teams out of many teams , thats also a matter to be proud of .
Well, moving slightly away from the Khoj , the event was so well organised that I just cant hold myself from applauding the Amaethon team. They were one of the most hospitable host I have visited among the B-schools. The scale was grand , as the moolah thrown by the sponsers was huge . But apart from that the spirit shown by IIM agribusiness guys was just great. They really looked after the comfort of their guest , with quick response to every query and problems. I would like to mention a name, Chitra Mishra if I remember accurately from Istyr PGPABM , she was terrific in managing the guest and hospitality team. She was very quick, energetic , witty and never felt irritated. The other people like Anukool , shilpi, neil , rimjhim , alok everyone was so cooperative and dedicated to making the event succesful. Though , I dont share a personal bond with any of them yet , but they deserve a big appreciation by all the participants from other B-schools.
The event was also a platform for meeting different people from sectors. I made an entreprenuer having a turnover of 150 crore agri business of sulphur who was staying with us in the Dorm 24 . I also met Lavanya , I am confused if she was V.lavanya or M.A Lavanya , as there were two lavanya from XIME banglore . really nice girl with voice of a seductress and crazy about Abhishek Bacchan. Myself and rohit had some good time with her during the garden party on 13th evening . could not meet her before leaving , so I dont have her no. or email id , and I dont intend to find and mail her also, because I didnt took the mail id or no. from her . So I am not trying to find her for future contact.
We also met some guys from NIAM , Jaipur , nice cool chaps and had some guys talks with them about chicks (sorry beautiful young ladies) from IIM A and other b-schools like K.J somayaa , Mumbai .
There is so much to write and write , but its hard to read so much.
will write about my experience of returning from Ahmedabad to delhi by rajdhani on 14th eve .
Meanwhile , I am happy that my article on "creating export infrastructure for new Agricultural challanges" was published in their Annual magazine Ankur and I feel a sense of pride in it.
I have a request that anyone who reads this writing and was part of Amatheon 2006 at IIM A , must write some comments .
Catch u all soon with some new exciting reading.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Mumbai Matinee

hi all, I saw this movie few dayz back, though it was released in 2003. Was really hooked to this movie because of its name , as Mumbai is my favourate city.
well , just a small review about the Movie . Rahul bose is as usual good in this movie and the best character is of sourav shukla who is a flop film producer. The subject of the film is interesting about an attempt by rahul bose to loose his viginity. Rahul is very frustrated that he is still a virgin at age of 32 , and goes from pillar to post to loose his virginity. here the flaw appears , He is working in an advertising agency , and advertising guys are very smart but he acts like an uneducated fool which is too much to digest. And , his boss is artificially loud , same is the case with bengali cop who is also like an artificial bengali. These characters pull the movie down and make it long and boring. The direction seems awful at this stage .
I was infact getting so frustrated with Pritish Nandy communication as I had recently seen their movie, Shabd Which was one of the worst experimental movie ever made that I literally started putting all the blame on Pritish Nandy productions.
But , there was a sense of fresh air in the movie with the advent of gracious beauty Sonali verma ( Perizaad Zorabien). she really formed good pair with rahul and they together gave a good romantic ambience to the movie. Add to this , some good acting by saurav and Vijaraaj(monsoon weeding fame) and the movie starts to pick up again.
The songs are good and overall movie can be watched if you want to spend some light time and can afford some lousy ,artificial scenes in the movie.
I know this blog is becoming like a movie review site , but be sure that I am going 2 come out some really interesting stuff after Feb 1st week and will also be updating regularly as there are so many thoughts culminating and there are so many things to write

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

i think its one of my best pics and the best part was that it was taken without telling me, I think its real me .. do u share same views

me(standing),manish(center), and other frens at Manish's placement party in RPM, defence colony

me in nyt exploring internet

Sunday, January 01, 2006

happy new year

happy new year to family, all my frens and all the guests who have visited my blog this year . May god bless us this year and the world doesnt face any more eathquakes, Tsunamis and War.