Productive Me: A Better Use of Time and Grey Matter

Time It’s been more than a year since graduating from IIM Bangalore, and having been in employment for about the same period of time, I realize there are wow, a crazy amount of distractions out there. For example, most of my free time used to go into watching TV series (Suits, Newsroom, Under the Dome), ...

Zero State Principle

We often wonder why, we are forced to do things that are ‘apparently’ good for us, but we feel that we don’t need them at all. For instance, after paying thousands and lakhs of rupees for education, most of it ends up in one ear and out the other. When we see some effort done ...

The Time to Question

I was recently talking to a friend of a friend (now, of course, a friend, directly), who was in Bangalore, potentially looking for a job change. We had a few really good intellectual discussions which I wanted to record here, for safeguarding it from the merciless villain that is, forgetfulness. Over a Costa Coffee, my ...

Value of a Tidbit

So I was just watching Suits, on my shiny new Nexus 7 Tablet (I haven’t used the word Shiny in front of the Nexus when I described it to you, you haven’t heard the news from me), when this one scene in particular struck me as Wow. Donna, the secretary of the lead lawyer, has ...

De-Risk

I was initially going to avoid writing about the drudgeries of office and work (though its been pretty damn interesting and impactful, so that’s cool), but I thought I’d mention this buzzword that we’ve started using: De-Risk. It basically is meant to be used as a verb, to reduce the risk of not completing a ...

Clusterf*ck

Clusterf*ck. That’s the only term that comes to my mind when I’m witnessing a 5 way intersection of roads where every vehicle driver believes they have the right of way. I’m currently in an Auto, stuck about 5 mins away from office. I called up a colleague to check if we had any morning meetings, ...

Return of the Blog

Finally, after months of putting off reinstalling this blog (which for some very odd reasons, decided to fade off from the face of earth by presenting, instead of lovely lively content, a very modernistic and abstract concept called ‘White’). After trying hard to debug the corrupted install (suddenly while poking around the files I saw ...

Confession of a Geek 2

Dear IIMB viewers. I confess to being a Geek. Big Time. Computer Geek. I used to spend hours late into the night trying to learn how to install databases, rewrite linux code, craft CSS and tinker with javascript and jquery for purposes even now I’m not sure of. You may judge me for this. It’s ...

I’m alive!

Hey, Some of you have noticed that this blog has been down for quite some time. Well, I’ve dusted off the cobwebs and decided to breathe new life into this blog. Because as they say – the value of the blog is directly proportional to which year you are in at an IIM. … or ...

At IIMB. Post 1. 1

Dear Reader, I myself was wondering when I would actually get to sit down to actually put up a proper post regarding my most recent significant development in my life so far, i.e. my admission to the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Oh yes, that place, with the yeah, 3 idiots, hmmhmm, yep. Funny how ...