The Timeline of Events

January 28, 2005 at 2:38 PM (General)

Whew, it has been quite a while since I updated, and there have been some important developments.

Firstly, I now have a job!  The Campus Placement Process at TAPMI began on 19 January, and it was pretty much all-out chaos on 18th and on that day.  There were several companies on campus and students were running around here and there, attending pre-placement talks, giving interviews or taking part in group discussions.  The Placement Committee had the task of coordinating all this chaos and they did a wonderful job.

Anyway, I was placed in Tata Consultancy Services in a HR post on January 19th.  I was so happy about this, because I had only applied to a few companies — due to my interest in joining in a HR role in an IT company, and due to the fact that my profile didn’t really match with what other companies were offering.  On 19th morning I was waiting for TCS to arrive on campus, and they did at around 11:30 AM.  They conducted a written test, and after that I had one level of interview with Mr. Chakravarthy, and then a telephonic interview with Capt. Girish, Head HR, Bangalore.  After that Mr. Chakravarthy confirmed that "I was part of the TCS family"!

Here is an article that appeared in the Economic Times about our placements.

My location and exact role have not been confirmed yet.  But I was told that my joining date would be about one month after completing my PGDM course at TAPMI.

The next few days went off without event at TAPMI, after which came the 23rd of January, when a particular course called Markstrat started.  Now since I had not taken that course, I had one whole week without classes.  So I finished my MIP Phase 2 and 3 reports, submitted them, and got permission to come home.

I started on 25th night from Manipal and reached Bangalore the next morning, only to find that there were no buses running to Hyderabad until that evening.  My father therefore booked tickets on an Air Deccan flight to Hyderabad.  I waited for about eight hours at Bangalore airport, and boarded the flight at around 5 PM.  I reached Hyderabad about an hour and a half later.

So I am now at home, typing this.  Sadly, this is a very short vacation — I have classes starting on 31st, so I have to leave Hyderabad tomorrow evening, and return to Manipal.


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Movies: Musafir

January 28, 2005 at 1:21 PM (General)

I watched Musafir on CD last night. It stars Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy, and is directed by Sanjay Gupta (Kaante). It was a pretty exciting action movie done with lots of style. There were many plot twists and turns and the movie kept me interested throughout. There was only one problem I had with the movie — at the end of it all, the story seemed pretty nonsensical.

Lucky (Anil Kapoor), a thief, wants to go off and live a happy life with his girlfriend after one last job. The job goes through and he brings back the loot to his temporary place, only to have it stolen by his girlfriend! To make matters worse, he discovers that the money actually belonged to Billa (Sanjay Dutt) a notorious drug lord. Billa tracks down Lucky and agress to spare his life, if Lucky’ll go to Goa and do a drug deal for him. Things get complicated there, as Lucky gets the money, loses the money, meets up with Sam (Sameera Reddy) and her husband (Mahesh Manjrekar) who both involve him in murder plots.

Apparently the wife-husband double murder plot is lifted from U-Turn… I haven’t seen that movie so I can’t comment on this. Anyway I enjoyed the movie overall and would say it is worth watching for all the style that director Sanjay Gupta put in. Lots of great dialogue as well.

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First Blogger Post

January 28, 2005 at 12:42 PM (General)

There are two reasons why I have not updated the site for a long time. One being Placements happening at college — which I will talk about later — and two, the fact that my host has discontinued support for phpMyAdmin on the site.

Until a solution is found, I thought it was better to create a Blogger account and then use that for my news posts. Who knows, I might even use this permanently (after all, it’s possible to add comments and stuff to posts…)!

That was an image there. I still have to figure out how to categorise posts (is that possible?)

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