The analysis of me.. Or dissection..

After observing myself in isolation (posting like Hubli does that to you – with not many external factors impacting you), I do have got some notions about me straight –

  • Am essentially a homely girl with great aspirations and fairly good thinking process        
  • Wherever I go and behave, the north Indian effect will come out and because of Ahmedabad – the sweetness and becoz of Mumbai – the bashness n confidence will show (am sorry for the gaga about me but only being honest)                                                        
  • I do come out as a person who means business and is no nonsense to a great extent  
  • I love home food with occasional eating out                                                                  
  • Even if I try to be too urbane and sophisticated, its not possible – I am very much Indian at heart who loves having a simple life and misses her people wherever she goes..
  • I tend to feel everything is difficult without trying my hand at it e.g. cooking
  • I do think a lot and many times unnecessary, so many times negative about myself and others – but have realized its not at all required

Reason every b schooler should spend a yr atleast in Rural, uptown area..

What blessing this Rural stint in proving to be.. When u enter a village the sunflowers are facing you as if to welcome you..while they turn away when you are leaving as if upset at your departure.. How pretty is nature.. Thank you Goddie !!

When I took up this stint of Hubli, (I thought it will be Mlore with lot more sea and mountains but people more or less similar) little did I know that how enriching every hour spent in the field would turn out to be.. How fantastic is this world and especially the subjects who make it a place to live.. And how foolish are those who sit in AC rooms with ace quality interiors,  wearing their blazers and trousers and feeling they know it all and how a small decision of theirs can change the lives of the former.. Contrasting worlds..

So, I can think of a plenty of reasons why a b-school-er or in fact any educated person should spend a part of their lives in the land uptown, rural or tier 2-3 as it is linguistically referred..

1. Life in a small city is alot more peaceful and in control as I refer it compared to a metro. Now I come and cook food for myself, planning to drive a car, etc. There are lesser factors which impact your life externally.

2. You can make a change and show it too more easily. How difficult does it prove to compete with similar looking and thinking guys/girls in your office in a metro. In a uptown/small city, you are a fresh face who is looked upon with a great expectations and whose every idea is welcomed and heard. You can leave an impression alot more easily. But above all, this place needs the change you can make..

3. Learning! So 10 years down the line or earlier – you shall be expected to make decisions for your company and lead it from the front. At that time, an experience from the uptown shall count in earning respect of fellow members as well as gaining insightful information. Lets not forget – the maximum growth has to come from towns like these – they exist everywhere. Metros don’t.. And this will make all the difference in future..even if you go abroad.. this is what will make you stand out..

4. You find time for yourself and see yourself in a completely self illuminated light. How dim or bright it is – shall decide your actual truth about your personality. In a way, it is your tapasya time.

5. Rural uptown is a beautiful place with people having simple needs and clean hearts.. spending time here can make you a better person too..

With these strong reasons going for a small city stint, I find it difficult to think in the opposite direction. May be there are a few cons..but for me they are too insignificant to even think about them..

All am thinking about is making the most of this experience, and ensuring I get the best of a profile which will help me move forward in the best of the light..!!

The Kumbh experience!!

Surreal is how i shall describe my kumbh experience..and its not at all because of the religious factors !
I am not a very religious person and don’t really appreciate those old temples where visitors flock them because of the tradition associated.. I don’t even encourage my parents when they suggest of visiting them..
For Kumbh, I somehow decided to visit it because of the overall experience it offers.. And it turned out to be quite a magical effect..

Things which made it standout – when you have a place where people from all over the world turn out to just to get a holy dip, without actually even waiting for its scientific results to come, it gotta be special! Its just their blind faith that it will wash away all their sins.. So convenient it sounds  🙂 .. well its just the easy part you’ve heard..

Managing a 5Cr crowd on a daily basis from their stay to medicine to logistics to waste.. Is not a joke..!!

What made it special for me was the medium it became to offer some selfless service to the needy.. And also a world level spectacle it became thanks to all forms of art from dancers to actors to photographers to vocalists to stunt performers to ganja specialist to food lovers, all were under one roof !!
Something else which appealed to me was some of the customs performed there which one could relate to despite any religious background.. The aarti in particular with the beautiful diyas floating after it holds a special importance..
I don’t know what my other not so religious friends feel about the Kumbh, but I came out a more enriched person from thoughts were more clear and my life seemed more purposeful.. Isn’t that good enough in its own right..
It was a happy trip to Kumbh which I refer to ‘The Rural India Disneyland’..
And do I feel energetic about going to work tomorrow morning..

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