Monday, August 30, 2004
So stop cribbing about the college (this applies to me as well). Keep hopes. Put your best. The day is not far when we will be in top 10. And for this our contribution and efforts are also needed.
If you look in detail about the analysis points .Where we are lacking is " Placements" .We are having a score of 183.72 and look at the score of iima in placements - 280.79 . A good 100 point margin (approx). Add this diff and we will be 7th . So it is a clear cut the deciding factor why our rank is 17th and not 7th .
If placement comitte is reading this . Understand how much onus u have to cover this distance of 100 points. I know u have it in you . Only key is full dedication and remember "Whole is bigger then sum of parts" . So it might so happen that our individual goals and aspirations will be compromized in between, but go ahead and one day will be ours, when we or our juniors will be having a party for 7th rank .
I know that distance is big and journey is tough . But forest managers journey is always tough . Uske bina maza nahi hai . And some of u will be thinking that "Sala badi badi baat kar raha hai" ye sab kuch hone wala nahi hai , but did they think that 17th rank ke bare me bhi unke aise hi khyal the and this is a reality today .
Anyways i will stop , because iifm is partying !! And i can't afford to miss it !!
Cheers to iifm..
Sunday, August 22, 2004
Let us draw an analogy of the above case with the humans. Everything is pretty similar as far as rearing is considered. But at the maturity the son moves away to establish his own niche. Yet the mother-son attachment stays. The mother still feels the pain of the child, still shares his joys, and always cares. And the same goes vice versa. Now what is this, it’s a maternal instinct or a human sensitivity?
Now let us take another example… Many a times we see and old lady limping through her daily routine, a poor old disabled beggar fighting every moment of his life or a poor child working in conditions equivalent to hell. Here also our heart goes out for that person in pain. We immediately associate to his sufferings and feel his pain. Now what should we call this…. Our sensitivity for fellow human or an ethical instinct?
Psychologists explain the last case the example of pure sensitivity, the second one as that of sensitivity of an instinctive mother for her progeny while the third one for them is unexplainable. For them the aspects of sensitivity are linked purely to human emotions, which certainly cannot be found in the animals.
Behaviourists argue the whole case as that of being that of sensitivity. For them the concept of instinct is more or less the immeasurable response to any stimulus. For them the activities and the bondage of love between the mother and child and that of one organism to another is totally the case of emotional bondage called sensitivity. But then the plain question that arises is where this sensitivity goes when the wolf’s mother abandons the unfit child. Where does the sensitivity of mother go when the mother snake eats upon its off springs? If it’s the bondage of sensitivity cropped and groomed by emotional compassion, that makes the mother rear the young ones then the phenomenon should be more of universal type. And then it should govern all the creatures.
Now looking at the explanations of the biologists the picture seems to be getting little more acceptable but certainly not clear on all grounds. To them any mother rearing young ones is more or less Instinct. An instinct to keep the progeny going. But any feeling for the people not in relation is due to emotional drive to associate with their pain and suffering. The bigger question still remains that even if this one is believed then what can explain the phenomenon of zero reaction to the sufferings of any individual and what can explain the behaviour of such insensitive men. And what about the instinct of the cuckoo that leaves her eggs in the nest of the crow for growing and initial rearing.
Analytically reviewing the different explanations the question still remains the same. - Its Sensitivity or Instinct.
But now if we merge all three definitions and explanations, then probably we can reach a more acceptable decision.
It certainly is the instinct of all living beings to reproduce and keep the progeny going. And in case of less sophisticated animals governed by the jungle laws and no social taboo to live up to it generally more of Instinct rather then human sensitivity. But a highly evolved social being with social restrictions and boundaries, like humans have a lesser element of instinct in this birth and rearing. The birth and initial rearing might be associated to the instinctual appeal. But as the kid grows the joy of his first words; his first walk and his first learning establish a strong bond between his parents and him. This is where the emotive angles take over. The sensitivity of a mother dominates and the instinctive angle fades away. This bond gets stronger and stronger and stays forever. The third case might be universally accepted as that of sensitivity. But the question remains; how to explain the fanatics, the ‘jehadis’ who kill for blind belief or often for no rhyme or reason- Are they insensitive? If that is the case then as per earlier assumptions they should be lacking emotions too. And if you think that way, then just look at the motives of their activities… Isn’t this emotional motivation and surcharge? Hence this might find its root in the ethical understanding of these individuals. Often the compassion for the fellow beings is strongly associated to the ethical values instilled in the human character. And when we talk of response due the instilled beliefs, we generally associate it to triggering of an Instinct; which may evoke sensitivity as per the individual’s emotionality.
After such a long retrospect one thing that surfaces clearly is the fact that the two (Sensitivity and Instinct) are inseparable in this world of complex behaviours of living creatures. Readers of this debate might agree to either of the specialist’s explanation or to the observations that I have made. But still can we quantify or qualify the events on the basis of the two. Until we have a concrete answer with discrete boundaries the question will always be- Its SENSITIVITY or INSTINCT???
Friday, August 20, 2004
yes! Its not my alone views evrybody of us will share that the refree was (not a bit) but more biased.The australian player was just shown a green card while he tried hockey stick wrongly while dhanraj was sent out even when he drew back his stick well in time. There were many occasions when he oversaw there faults and penalised us.
I donot know why this persists and again is not limited to hockey. There is same story in cricket,but in both game we play so well that no cheating and foul would let us down and I think this is the only spirit which can help us.
but frens can we do something ???
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Let me clear some misconceptions people have about Rajasthan. Whenever one thinks of Rajasthan the general picture is of a big Moustache Man with Turban on his head, A Lathi in his hand ,sitting on camel in a vast desert. I don’t know why various Governments of Rajasthan have promoted this beautiful land as such.
Also people think that Rajasthan means REGISTAN and there will be no water, people must be crazy about water,there must be no rains, which not absolutely true.
Though it is true that Rajasthan does contain desert that does not mean whole Rajasthan is a desert and there is no water at all there. The fact is that even I have not seen desert till now in my life though I have traveled many pars of Rajasthan.
Only western part of Rajasthan is covered under desert(which itself is very beautiful and a good tourist destination). And it is also true that it have water scarcity. This part includes Jaisalamer, Jodhpur, Barmer Jalor , Bikaner etc.Other than these u will not find much water scarsity in Rajasthan. But in these parts also people have adopted such good water harvesting systems from ancient times that if these methods be adopted in whole country there will be no water problem throughout India. The remaining parts of Rajasthan do not have much problem (except summer season when whole country sings to same tune) and they get adequate annual rainfall
Have a look at some of the facts
Farmers of Sri Ganganagar are at par with Panjab farmers in terms of productivity and richness. The whole area is irrigated by Indira Gandhi Canal.
Kota is a city where people does not have water tanks in there homes. They get 24 hour direct water supply, thanks to Chambal River.
Chambal is so big a river that three big dams are constructed on it (Rana Pratap Sagar, Gandhi Sagar and Kota Barrage) Not far from each other to hold its water.
The electricity supply condition in Rajasthan in much better than the states of M.P. & Bihar(even in remotest villages).
Mount Abu is one of the favorite hill station and has got very good climate, landscapic beauty and Jain Tamples.
Udaipur is called City Of Lakes and attracts tourists from all over the world.
Rajasthan has got various national parks, wild life sanctuaries, bird sanctuaries ,& wetlands.
Some of them are Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Ranthambhore National park, Kewladeo, Sariska Tiger Reserve,Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary,Darrah Sanctuary,Desert National Sanctuary,Jaisamand Sanctuary & Lake,Mount Abu Sanctuary,Sambhar Lake and many more.
Even desert place of Jaislmaer is a world famous tourist hotspot. .
This is only the tip of the iceberg and there are many more hidden adventures Rajasthan promises.
So next time you speak about Rajasthan don’t think only of desert but think some thing beyond that.
Rajasthan ……Simply Colorful.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
( I wsa thinking who will be the first guy/gal to post after hectic week)
I have to share a joke sent to me by one o f my friends.
I 'll just paste here for all of u
The Perfect Couple Once: upon a time, a perfect man and a perfectwoman met.
After a perfect friendship, they had a perfect wedding.
Their life togetherwas, of course, perfect.
One snowy, stormy Christmas Eve, this perfectcouple was drivingtheir perfect car along a winding road, when theynoticed someone at theside of the road in distress. Being the perfect couple,they stopped to help.
There stood Santa Claus with a huge bundle oftoys. Not wanting to disappoint any children on the eve of Christmas,the perfect couple loaded Santa and his toys into their vehicle. Soonthey weredriving along delivering the toys.
Unfortunately, thedriving conditions deteriorated and the perfect couple; and SantaClaus had anaccident.
Only one of them survived the accident. Question: Who was the survivor?
Answer: The perfect woman survived. She's the onlyone who really existed in the first place.
(Everyone knows thereis no Santa Clausand there is no such thing as a perfect man. )
Women stop reading here, this is the end ofthe joke. **** Men keep scrolling.
So, if there is no perfect man and no Santa Claus ,the woman musthave been driving.
This explains why there was a car accident. Men Keep scrolling
By the way, if you're a woman and you're stillreading, this illustrates another point: Women never listen.
So friends get ready!!!!!for the two assignments( a war place) are ready to take away our nights.
and I can't stoip myself from those tears that come out after the QT 1 class
plz is anybody listening?
atleast we have the right to know what we (I) r learning.
Seems maths assignment and extra classes r taking there toll. bcoz there is no new blog here since 12 August....not even a copy pest operation ;-).
by the way last week was full of happenings with thanxgiving party , i- day celebrations and than quiz on 17th .It was a miracle that Prof. CVRS postponed his assignment due date & i had some relief.but there r assigments lined up for the next week EM , BCDH, QT etc. to mention a few.But as usual, everything will be completed by last date.
Seniors had the best of last week with winning everything they participated in & i think we must have a dope test fron next time onwards.
Also i danced on stage for the first time in my life.And the poem 'NEEND' was praised by many.
Also 'Indra Dev' were at their best during full week with not even a single day sparing with rains & it was really enjoyable to watch n hoot for Football match in rain on I-day.
rain also showed its magic in my home state Rajasthan where till 15 days ago Govt. was planning for Drought Relief and now they have to plan for Flood relief(It happens only in India).
by now the postponed date of QT assigment is again approaching and i think i should leave n prepare for that.
BC Kaayam Rahe.
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Here in IIFM day by day some things are being cleared and some are becoming more and more complex. The later category includes studies especially the QT 1, and UB1 stuff ie both the one’s are creating a lot of nuisance and confusions. Every body thinks I m good at QT but only I know the reality.The most important thing that should not miss away is the way we enjoy some of very boring classes and for that I would like to thank all of those great guys ( Nitin ,Shyam please carry on the good work.).Nitin is really a revolution in the classroom(hum badlenge yug badlega).There are sometimes when few very irresponsible questions make us bore, Guys please refrain from SILLY questions , and yes after few hours from now we all will be ( I don’t know happy or ……..) after the QT 1 marks are revealed. Please always be merry this is part and parcel of life.
Many of us who were hibernating since the IIFM syllabus started are now out. Yes! u all have got it right but its very great that sooner or later they start feeling the campus as there own and it’s very Important.
Since the party hosted by the PFM cell I wanted to write about the fantastic plays by the classmates they really did the marvelous job. The add regarding (Levi’s since 1957) was really a good creation kudos to all the participating members. The second play enacting was good one and for me the last most scene when the real thag asks for the time was the most appreciative. But we know the mother of all was the commentary by Geoff Boycott (Saurabh)he really made stomachaches to everybody . That was really a masterpiece.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
The phenomenon, which is known as blogging today, started in 1994 and it was more of a personal kind of writing people used to do on the web. But, right now it has become a major tool of expression and community building for the people world over. There are numerous website dedicated for blogging.
Here, I would like to indicate that there is nothing wrong with ctr+c (copy) and ctr+v (paste), if you want to put some information which is valuble to all, but have it in mind that the quality of blog indicates quality of a person's intellect,imagination, creativity and presentation skill, so if you are producing through technology driven by ctr+v and powered by ctr+v, it shows your intellect level, and it does not show to us (c'mon, we know how talented we are!) but to everyone who is reading the blog, and they are not getting impression of me or you, but of an IIFM grad.
I know, most of you would be thinking, I am giving a didactic lecture, but I am not. Actually what I am doing, I am trying to introduce you to "Blogging" in proper way, which I failed to do earlier. So I am sorry for that.
I have given link to some b-school bloggers on the side bar, that will help you understand what blogging is all about.
By the way, I would like to thank Mandar, Swapan, Akshai, Ranjan, Nitin, Akhand and all other for their regular contributions.
If anyone wants to have more information about the blogging, or anykind of help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A man goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The shop owner points to three identical looking parrots on a perch and says, "the parrot on the left costs 500 dollars".
"Why does the parrot cost so much," asks the man.The shop owner says, "well, the parrot knows how to use a computer".
The man then asks about the next parrot to be told that this one costs 1,000 dollars because it can do everything the other parrot can do plus it knows how to use the UNIX operating system.
Naturally, the increasingly startled man asks about the third parrot to be told that it costs 2,000 dollars. Needless to say this begs the question, "What can it do?"
To which the shop owner replies, "to be honest I have never seen it do a thing, but the other two call him boss!"
The manager of a large corporation got a heart attack, and the doctor told him to go for several weeks to a farm to relax. The guy went to a farm, and after a couple of days he was very bored, so he asked the farmer to give him some job to do.
The farmer told him to clean the shit of the cows. The farmer thought that to somebody coming from the city, working the whole life sitting in an office, it will take over a week to finish the job, but for his surprise the manager finished the job in less than one day.
The next day the farmer gave to the manager a more difficult job: to cut the heads of 500 chickens. The farmer was sure that the manager will not be able to do the job, but at the end of the day the job was done.
The next morning, as most of the jobs in the farm were done, the farmer asked the manager to divide a bag of potatoes in two boxes: one box with small potatoes, and one box with big potatoes.
At the end of the day the farmer saw that the manager was sitting in front of the potatoes bag, but the two boxes were empty. The farmer asked the manager: "How is that you made such difficult jobs during the first days, and now you cannot do this simple job?"
The manager answered: "Listen, all my life I'm cutting heads and dealing with shit, but now you ask me to make decisions.".
Monday, August 09, 2004
is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual
label instructions on consumer goods that can be found
today being sold in stores nationwide:
1. On Sears hairdryer:
"Do not use while sleeping."
(But..., that's the only time one have to work on one's hair)
2. On a bar of Dial soap:
"Directions: Use like regular soap."
(And that would be how. . . ?)
3. On some Swanson frozen dinners:
"Serving suggestions: Defrost."
(But it's "just" a suggestion)
4. On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of box):
"Do not turn upside down."
(Oops, too late!)
5. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:
"Product will be hot after heating."
(Hmm . . . .)
6. On packaging for a Rowenta iron:
"Do not iron clothes on body."
(But wouldn't this save even more time?)
7. On Boot's Children's Cough Medicine:
"Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head colds off those forklifts.)
8. On Nytol Sleep Aid:
"Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(One would hope)
9. On most brands of Christmas lights:
"For indoor or outdoor use only."
(As opposed to underwater?)
10. On a Japanese food processor:
"Not to be used for the other use."
(I gotta admit, I'm curious.)
11. On Sainsbury's peanuts:
"Warning: Contains nuts."
12. On a child's Superman costume:
"Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."
(I don't blame the company, I blame parents for this one.)
13. On a Swedish chain saw:
"Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands."
(Was there a chance of this happening somewhere? . . .Good grief!)
14. On a bottle of Palmolive Dishwashing liquid:
"Do not use on food."
(Hey, Mom, we're out of syrup! It's OK, honey, just grab the Palmolive!)
Sunday, August 08, 2004
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items infront of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golfballs.He then asked the students if the jar was full.They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "Yes."
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.The golf ball are the important things--your family, your children,your health, your friends, your favorite passions--things that ifeverything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house,your car.The sand is everything else--the small stuff."
"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will neverhave room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal."Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
So...... , anybody ready to pay for my cup of coffee ;-).
The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la. Unfortunately, the Coke company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means "bite the wax tadpole" or "female horse stuffed with wax" depending on the dialect. Coke then researched 40,000 Chinese characters and found a close phonetic equivalent, "ko-kou-ko-le," which can be loosely translated as "happiness in the mouth."
In Taiwan, the translation of the Pepsi slogan "Come alive with the Pepsi Generation" came out as "Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead."
Also in Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin' good" came out as "eat your fingers off."
When General Motors introduced the Chevy Nova in South America, it was apparently unaware that "no va" means "it won't go." After the company figured out why it wasn't selling any cars, it renamed the car in its Spanish markets to the Caribe.
Ford had a similar problem in Brazil when the Pinto flopped. The company found out that Pinto was Brazilian slang for "tiny male genitals". Ford pried all the nameplates off and substituted Corcel, which means horse.
When Parker Pen marketed a ballpoint pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to say "It won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you." However, the company's mistakenly thought the spanish word "embarazar" meant embarrass. Instead the ads said that "It wont leak in your pocket and make you pregnant."
An American t-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the Spanish market which promoted the Pope's visit. Instead of the desired "I Saw the Pope" in Spanish, the shirts proclaimed "I Saw the Potato."
Chicken-man Frank Perdue's slogan, "It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken," got terribly mangled in another Spanish translation. A photo of Perdue with one of his birds appeared on billboards all over Mexico with a caption that explained "It takes a hard man to make a chicken aroused."
Hunt-Wesson introduced its Big John products in French Canada as Gros Jos before finding out that the phrase, in slang, means "big breasts." In this case, however, the name problem did not have a noticeable effect on sales.
In Italy, a campaign for Schweppes Tonic Water translated the name into Schweppes Toilet Water.
Japan's second-largest tourist agency was mystified when it entered English-speaking markets and began receiving requests for unusual sex tours. Upon finding out why, the owners of Kinki Nippon Tourist Company changed its name.
In an effort to boost orange juice sales in predominantly continental breakfast eating England, a campaign was devised to extoll the drink's eye-opening, pick-me-up qualities. Hence, the slogan, "Orange juice. It gets your pecker up."
Operator : "Thank you for calling Pizza Hut . May I have your..."
Customer: "Hello, can I order.."
Customer: "It's eh..., hold on......98261-020490-4489-006899"
Operator : "OK... you're... Mr Singh and you're calling from 17 Jalan Kayu. Your home number is 294 2366, your office 245 2302 and your mobile is 098261-92566. Which number are you calling from now Sir?
Customer: "Home! How did you get all my phone numbers?"
Operator : "We are connected to the system Sir"
Customer: "May I order your Seafood Pizza..."
Operator : "That's not a good idea Sir"
Customer: "How come?"
Operator : "According to your medical records, you have high blood pressure and even higher cholesterol level Sir"
Customer: "What?... What do you recommend then?"
Operator : "Try our Low Fat Hokkien Mee Pizza.You'll like it"
Customer: "How do you know for sure?"
Operator : "You borrowed a book entitled "Popular Hokkien Dishes" from the National Library last week Sir"
Customer: "OK I give up... Give me three family sized ones then, how much will that cost?
Operator : "That should be enough for your family of 10, Sir. The total is Rs 549.99
Customer: "Can I pay by credit card?"
Operator : "I'm afraid you have to pay us cash, Sir. Your credit card is over the limit and you're owing your bank Rs 2,33,720.55 since October last year"
Operator : "That's not including the late payment charges on your housing loan Sir.
Customer: "I guess I have to run to the neighbourhood ATM and withdraw Some cash before your guy arrives"
Operator : "You can't Sir. Based on the records,you've reached your daily limit on machine withdrawal today"
Customer: "Never mind just send the pizzas, I'll have the cash ready. How long is it gonna take anyway?"
Operator : "About 45 minutes Sir, but if you can't wait you can always come and collect it on your motorcycle..."
Customer: " What !"
Operator : "According to the details in system, you own a Scooter,...registration number MP-04, E1123..."
Customer: " *'!^ *%^**%^*"
Operator : "Better watch your language Sir. Remember on 15th July 1987 You were convicted of using abusive language on a policeman... ?"
Operator : "Is there anything else Sir?"
Customer: "Nothing... by the way... aren't you giving me that 3 free bottles of coca cola as advertised?"
Saturday, August 07, 2004
Yesterday i was going through the number of posts which our batch is holding and i was shocked to see it was as high as half a century and exceeded even our class strength!! The shock was not because of number of posts but the sense of being "one amongst the iifm fraternity" was missing , and one reason what i see was this huge number of portfolios and personal quarrels .
I see following things missing , which if u give a patient read you would realize that each and every bit of it is true.
Ownership : The sense of ownership for responsibilities , may it be related to working within a club or on any other front . Going forward and asking for responsibilities is something that i have seldom seen. With the clubs saying that i will not take the responsibility of this event since i am taking the responsibility of other !! . Well i am really sorry to say that but in REC calicut from where i did my B.Tech , students used to fight to get the ownership of the event. And here it is exactly reverse. And still we want 30kper month jobs. Come on boss if you want something you have to show your worth. I see tremendous potential in terms of extra-curricular activites but personal differences is inhibiting us to show that.
Sense of unity : Please see MRM batch. We can learn 5000 things about unity . Look at our own self and we will see every person is criticizing other on any and every mistakes committed. Let them do mistakes . IT s human to err. And always remember "United we stand" . Give chance for other to correct themselves.
Commitment to cause : Our "raison-de-tre" is our uniqueness and infrastructure . Always remember we have come over here with a cause and ambitions. So make the best out of it. Utilize the available time in something important and constructive, may it be curricular or extra-curricular.
Ability to appreciate feedback : Another important reason what i see not happening in right direction is to take feed back in +eve sense . When somebody is giving feedback "Keep your mouth shut and listen " no matter you discard it later on . You need to have a deep sense of gratitude to the person giving feedback , coz it is for your own good.
What i see usually happening is that a feedback converting into fight and persons into enemies ! There cannot be anything worse than this.
I know that i have given a lot of suggestions, but i am no exception to all of these . I am also trying to improve on these .
I am also looking forward to become one amongst 44 strong members standing as one.
44 minds with one goal - "to be the best" .
44 brains with one "heart" .
What i believe is that day is not too far......
Cheers to iifm...
At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six feet eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground.
He glared at the driverand said, "Big John doesn't pay!" and sat down at the back.Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek?Well, he was. Naturally, he didn't argue with Big John, but he wasn't happy about it.The next day the same thing happened-Big John got on again, made a show ofrefusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the one after that, andso forth. This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him.
Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building courses,karate, judo, and all that good stuff. By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong; what's more, he felt really good about himself.
So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said,"Big John doesn't pay!," the driver stood up, glared back at the passenger,and screamed, "And why not?"
With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, "Big John has a bus pass."
Dear Friends , can anybody tell me the moral of this story?
Friday, August 06, 2004
Thursday, August 05, 2004
I found this speech on net.Just think if we can apply these thoughts regarding change , somewhere at IIFM.(2006 batch is different,& threr r already some new things happening here ;-)....)
SPEECH OF AZIM PREMJI AT THE IIM – AHMEDABAD CONFERENCE
“While change and uncertainty have always been a part of life, what has been shocking over the last year has been both the quantum and suddenness of change. For many people who were cruising along on placid waters, the wind was knocked out of their sails. The entire logic of doing business was turned on its head. Not only business, but also every aspect of human life has been impacted by the change. What lies ahead is even more dynamic and uncertain. I would like to use this opportunity to share with you some of our own guiding principles of staying afloat in a changing world. This is based on our experience in Wipro. I hope you find them useful.”
LESSON 1 “Be alert for the first signs of change.”
Change descends on every One equally; it is just that some realize it faster. Some changes are sudden but many others are gradual. While sudden changes get attention because they are dramatic, it is the gradual changes that are ignored till it is too late. You must have all heard of story of the frog in boiling water. If the temperature of the water is suddenly increased, the frog realizes it and jumps out of the water. But if the temperature is very slowly increased, one degree at a time, the frog does not realize it till it boils to death. You must develop your own early warning system, which warns you of changes and calls your attention to it. In the case of change, being forewarned is being forearmed.
LESSON 2 “Anticipate change even when things are going right."
Most people wait for something to go wrong before they think of change. It is like going to the doctor for a check up only when you are seriously sick or thinking of maintaining your vehicle only when it breaks down. The biggest enemy of future success is past success. When you succeed, you feel that you must be doing something right for it to happen. But when the parameters for success change, doing the same things may or may not continue to lead to success. Guard against complacency all the time. Complacency makes you blind to the early signals from the environment that something is going wrong.
LESSON 3 “Always look at the opportunities that change represents.”
Managing change has a lot to go with our own attitude towards it. It is proverbial half-full or half empty glass approach. For every problem that change represents, there is an opportunity lurking in disguise somewhere. It is up to you to spot it before someone else does.
LESSON 4 “Do not allow routines to become chains."
For many of us the routine. We have got accustomed to obstruct change. Routines represent our own zones of comfort. There is a sense of predictability about them. They have structured our time and even our thought in a certain way. While routines are useful, do not let them enslave you. Deliberately break out of them from time to time.
LESSON 5 “Realize that fear of the unknown is natural.”
With change comes a feeling of insecurity. Many people believe that brave people are not afflicted by this malady. The truth is different. Every one feels the fear of unknown. Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to manage fear without getting paralyzed. Feel the fear, but move on regardless.
LESSON 6 “Keep renewing yourself.”
This prepares you to anticipate change and be ready for it when it comes. Constantly ask yourself what new skills and competencies will be needed. Begin working on them before it becomes necessary and you will have a natural advantage. The greatest benefit of your education lies not only in what you have learnt, but in working how to learn. Formal education is the beginning of the journey of learning. Yet I do meet youngsters who feel that they have already learnt all there is to learn. You have to constantly learn about people and how to interact effectively with them. In the world of tomorrow, only those individuals and organizations will succeed who have mastered the art of rapid and on-going learning.
LESSON 7 “Surround yourself with people who are open to change."
If you are always in the company of cynics, you will soon find yourself becoming like them. A cynic knows all the reasons why something cannot be done. Instead, spend time with people who have a "can-do" approach. Choose your advisors and mentors correctly. Pessimism is contagious, but then so is enthusiasm. In fact, reasonable optimism can be an amazing force multiplier.
LESSON 8 “Play to win...!"
I have said this many times in the past. Playing to win is not the same as cutting corners. When you play to win, you stretch yourself to your maximum and use all your potential. It also helps you to concentrate your energy on what you can influence instead of getting bogged down with the worry of what you cannot change. Do your best and leave the rest.
LESSON 9 “Respect yourself. The world will reward you on your successes."
Success requires no explanation and failure permits none. But you need to respect yourself enough so that your self-confidence remains intact whether you succeed or fail. If you succeed 90 per cent of the time, you are doing fine. If you are succeeding all the time, you should ask yourself. if you are taking enough risks. If you do not take enough risks, you may also be losing out on many opportunities. Think through but take the plunge. If some things do go wrong, learn from them.
I came across this interesting story some time ago: Story
“One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and begin to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that fell on his back, the donkey was doing some thing amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and totted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.
The trick is too not to get bogged down by it. We can get out of the deepest wells by not stopping. And by never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!”
LESSON 10 “Never change: your core values." (Think it in context of IIFM & try to preserve its core values)
In spite of all the change around you, decide upon what you will never change: your core values. Take your time to decide what they are but once you do, do not compromise on them for any reason. Integrity is one such value.
LESSON 11 “We must remember that succeeding in a changing world is beyond just surviving.”
It is our responsibility to create and contribute something to the world that has given us so much. We must remember that many have contributed to our success, including our parents and others from our society. All of us have a responsibility to utilize our potential for making our nation a better place for others, who may not be as well endowed as us, or as fortunate in having the opportunities that we have got. Let us do our bit, because doing one good deed can have multiple benefits not only for us but also for many others.
Let me end my talk with a small story I came across some time back, which illustrates this very well. Story
“This is a story of a poor Scottish farmer whose name was Fleming. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby dog. He dropped his tools and ran to the dog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the boy from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. "I want to repay you” said the nobleman. “Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me take your son and give him a good education. If he's anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be proud of you." And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St.Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known through-out the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years afterward, the Nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin. This is not the end. The nobleman's son also made a great contribution to society. For the nobleman was non other than Lord Randolph Churchill. And his son's name was Winston Churchill. Let us use all our talent, competence and energy for creating peace and happiness for the nation.”
“Change is the only thing that will Never change. So better adapt to it."
“Change is Universal…
Change is Permanent….
Be ever willing to Change…..
For, change alone leads you to success and happiness!!!”
“If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place”
when they got the paper the first question was nor mal of 5 marks.
the second question was of 95 marks and the question was" which tyre".
today was a great day for humanity in general and us in particular as the gods unleashed showers with all fury on our beautiful campus to save us from the "sticky" heat ....in celebration i decided to join our blog... also the iifm 2006 batch got two periods free ....a celebration at post mid term....even though theyll be compensated...but such are the momentary pleasures that guide our lives...
"cheers to iifm"
I am a student of PFM batch 2006 at IIFM.I am from Gomoh,Dhanbad,Jharkhand.I have completed my graduation from indore. I want to share my experience of my first day at iifm.As i was in a management college already,getting into iifm was a conscious decision for me.When i had come for gd/pi to iifm,i was enchanted by the environment out here.I had subconsciously made my mind that i will join iifm.First day was full of excitement and thrill of not only seeing the campus,buildings but also here and there natural creatures like snakes,lizards etc.,infact it was the first time experience for many of us to actually see these so near.The faculty out here is very cooperative,and understanding.And iifm actually provides ample scope in its sector not only in india but also in whole world.Actually i have already started thinking that how will i live after getting out of iifm,leaving the pollution free environment,salubrious food and cooperative faculties.With our arrival also the Director Sir has come to iifm,and I am looking forward to the day when IIFM reaches its culminating heights.thanks all Ranjan kumar