Thursday, June 28, 2007

Love for Birds

You must care for Nature and your care for Nature should turn into Love for it. If you love Nature then you must love it's inevitable part that is "Animal". Among the animals, one of the most beautiful animals is "Bird". Doesn't their twittering make you happy? If so, then please check this  http://www.iifm.ac.in/downloads/lark/ .

It is a software created by our beloved CSR sir along with Pratap Singh and Vijay Cavale. This software has many details, including calls (sounds) of birds in Central India. You could download this application free of cost. It's really wonderful.

Post Contributed by Soumik Ghanta PFM 08

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Life at IIFM on YouTube

The web presence of IIFM is weak and this blog is catered to increase it. Now its an effort from PFM 08 batch to add into it. Now a days Youtube is one of most popular video sharing  websites. So we have uploaded a photostory about "Life at IIFM".


The link is  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-CXl2m0xfw.
We would like to have your comments, criticisms, suggestions everything.
( Post contributed by Soumik, PFM08 )

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Passion, Not Pedigree..

I have been getting some emails and PMs on different forums from IIFM aspirants (thanks to this blog), all asking either how to get into, and if they have already made it, then how to get best of everything (read fat pay packages, though these questions have never been that straight, but you can easily derive the real meaning) from IIFM.

Though I do not have much credentials to talk about Do's and Don'ts at IIFM and How to Get What You Want as only few years back I was wondering about the same. But I can surely say that it is Passion and Pedigree, which matters. I have seen my seniors, batch mates (and colleagues ranging from Harvard to IIM A) and they made it big for the only reason that they were really Passionate about those things.

"Passion, not pedigree, will win in the end." Bon Jovi really gave the winning mantra when he uttered the above words. IIFM alumni list is full of those who believed strongly in something from day one and proved the above statement right.

I can vividly remember our placement session, the first question asked to me about any organization participating in the placement process was " what is the pay package?". People who had come to IIFM singing peans for development sector and activism for poor and downtrodden, did terpsichorean march towards jobs with fat pay packets and little social motive. But a few opted for, what they wanted from day one, and did everything to be there, even that came with very mediocre pay package. And I an only say that they are in far better position. (This para will make many people question and point finger towards the writer... but still...).

The best thing about being passionate about a particular cause, sector, job is that 'if you are really really passionate' the job does not become a job only but a pleasure. So you do not say 'Thanks God, Sunday' but 'Great! Today is Monday'. And when work is passion, growth and satisfaction are there for taking.

I strongly think 'Pedigree' is the word better applicable to 'Dogs' (when it comes to performance) than not to humans. So be passionate and be different........

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