Archive for November, 2009

Thanks to a marketing contest , I got a chance to create this video.

Lets Salute our Nation !! !


** Coca cola (India) is not associated with this video..It was a part of our presentation during the contest & hence included in the video at the end **

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I sometimes wonder, why it so difficult for anyone to accept rejection ?? People tend to question themselves, their belief, their self confidence & their attitude , just because of the fact that a 3rd someone who is non-existent in their life & hardly knows about you has been bestowed with some authority to control just one event of their life , and then he just choose to rub them on the wrong side of their ‘desired’ destiny.

Self-Confidence is actually a misnomer. People today seek confidence only when its not by self , rather from others. Everyone lives on assurances & re-assurances of their ability & this boosts their ‘self-confidence’. And when these assurances or reassurances are not coming by then their self confidence is kicked out of the window.

If you think of all the events you succeeded & felt the most happiest person on the earth, Those events must have been accompanied by at least one event where you would have miserably failed. (Again the definition of failure & success must have been articulated by the people associated with that event)..All these failures don’t arouse the same emotions in you as they did during the time of their occurrence..Moreover some of those failure wouldn’t mean anything to you at this current juncture of your life..So the very realization that a failure looses its importance as you will move ahead in life, is crucial.

I know of a colleague who is a brilliant orator, can think well on his feet & has the perfect qualities for being a marketing kind-of a person.. but just for the fact that one ‘calcium carbonate in a tube‘ company person didn’t approve of him, he seem to have lost his faith in himself. I believe self-confidence should be from the self & not from the feedback of the world outside. Faith is an important attribute one need to posses. Before you can have faith in anyone else around you, you need to have faith in yourself. Faith in your abilities. Faith in what you can do the best & more important – faith in what you cannot do at all.

If you are sure of yourself, the world will be sure of you. !!

IIFT exam 2009

Posted: November 22, 2009 in Just Words
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IIFT 2009 entrance exam had a surprise sectional cut-offs for the first time.

The examination was of two hour duration and had 122 questions. It was divided into four sections  namely General Awareness, Quantitative Ability or Quant , a combination of RC and Verbal as the third section and a combination of LR and DI as the fourth section.

All the four sections had different number of questions with different marks allotted to them. The break up is as follows:

The General Awareness section had 20 questions of 0.4 marks each.

Quant had 28 questions at 1 mark each.

RC and Verbal combined had 40 questions in which RC had 15 questions at 1 mark each and Verbal had 25 questions at 0.6 marks each.

LR and DI combined had 34 questions at 1 mark each.

The negative marking was one-third or 1/3 of the marks of a question.

The DI cases were difficult and calculation intensive and RC was the easiest section of all.
Quant also was on the difficult side, though according to candidates, it needed good question selection abilities as there were some questions from mensuration which were quite direct.

Day zero

Posted: November 22, 2009 in Just Words
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No no..don’t mix this term with the popular terminology used to state the first day of placements at a B school & which is normally music to every mba graduate.

Rather, I am taking liberty of using this term for the first day of my blog which shall act as a medium to ride the wave of web 2.0 & express my thoughts & opinions , sharing them with millions of bloggers around.

Hello world!

Posted: November 22, 2009 in Just Words
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“Hello world” !! reminds of my first ever computer program.

Always used to act as a standalone declaration to the whole world ..’hey I am here’ ..

Nice to see it again, {though without any drum roll}