July 31, 2004

My first sal

There are some things in life which are special... Some times when you stop and think...OH MY GOSH!!! Did I really do that...Yesterday I recieved my first salary; the fruit of my efforts. No princely sum, but no pittance either. As I handled the Deutsche Bank Cheque a gamut of emotions ran through me. I felt that I had arrived. This was probably the largest ratio in terms of pay/efforts. But then no one taxes you or makes you slog in the first month. Recieved congratulatory messages from evryone and I must thank Mom and Dad for making this day possible. For financing and supporting me all these years and having faith and trust in me. Thank you Mama and Daddy. I love you both!!!!

July 28, 2004

Annnna in the US

Heres to a friend. Sorry... more than a friend. A toast to a great guy who believed that he was himself. Transparent to the world in his actions and thoughts. Defied conventional thinking (and sumtimes paid the price for it). Many made him the butt of their jokes.(Sometimes I too did it). But he continued. He failed at times in his endeavours, but never let it deter him. Today he is an inspiration to me to see him where he is today, and it's a pity I realised this thruth long after he left to follow his dreams. He thought me that come what may your past experiences/failures/misgivings/whatever can never influence your future if you have it in you to follow you dreams. I wont be surprised, if years later I see him in the thick of Racing technology. Simple as he is, he will most probably shrug these few lines that I have written. But the man has done it, and will do it again.....All the best dear Venkat. May you realise all that you have dreamt about in that world which is your own.


July 26, 2004


AIMCAT 502 was a impromptu affair with yours truly sprinting from party to party over the weekend and again making a dash from a family function to the Test centre in 30 mins. As expected the results were not too flattering. Got pushed from 166 AIR in the last moack to 657...sheesh!!! To make matters worse failed to make the Quant %ile.... Heres signing off and hoping to improve things next fortnight!!!


July 15, 2004


AIMCAT # 1 was a good way to shake of the rust as I'd put it. I have published my review and analysis at pagalguy.com/cat . Am too bored to type it again or to provide a link. If u really wanna read the crap then search on the AIMCAT 27/06/04 thread. I go by the nick Gordon.

Landed up with an AIR 166 and a %ile of 97.72 and cleared all cutoffs


A week on the job

Long time since I posted...well things are getting pretty hectic...finished almost 2 weeks of orientation at Siemens Kalwa Works. And this post was bcoz akshat posted a comment asking for updates. I have been put in the Swicthgear factory in the Industrial Engg. dept. An operations function. The one year training will include mainly learning on the job and a project in the last three months of the year. I am upbeat coz I wanna see and play with the software I've heard so much abt... SAP!!! Plus I will b learning many ops related fundaes.

Tommorow we have a party hosted by the Personnel dept. for the inductees 109 of us all!!! at Vashi. Lets the good times roll and heres to many enjoyable moments ahead!!!