Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Hectic life on...

Life has become a real hectic process from many days. I have been busy for entire day and nights too. I have been running around for a lot of works that have remained pending from large number of days. These works include professional things like tracking business of LIC and personal things like arranging all my documents, belongings, etc. While I made a list of such things, it seemed a never ending one. Then I realised, how much time I have been wasting from the past many months. I have not even completed a single LIC policy from the past 8 months. I have not sold a single mutual fund from a year. I have almost become ZERO in everything. Neither did I concentrate on studies nor did I get any income either. There is a serious need for revival of everything in my life. Nothing seems to be in the right order. More imporantly, the people in my life too are totally out of order. Irrespective of my countless requests to be serious about life and see that things are fine, nothing has really worked all these days. At least now, the college days are over and this is serious life. Yet, things are not as they should be

Well, my sister is supposed to join an engineering college soon and there a lot of works to be done in this regard. I am sure, the people of this part of the world, know very well how complicated these processes are. Every parent wants their children to study BE (Bachelor of Engineering). Its like the only option that they give to their child. And suppose the student doesn't go for it, it is declared that he/she has broken the dreams of their parents. The student is also considered incapable for life. I was in the same position 4 years back. I directly refused to join BE. Personally, I was not interested in science as I never understood the basic subjects properly. Chemistry, Physics and all that stuff... Its like hell in the mind. So, I was not interested in that. But then, my parents wanted me to do it. And had I refused, I would break their dreams. So, I went for the CET classes and took up the exam too. However, things did not go fine as I was not able to go against my choices. Though I could get an engineering seat, I finally decided to skip it. Later, I joined commerce and now, things are much better. Had I gone to fulfill the dreams of my parents and joined engineering

I would have failed in BE and finally spoilt my life as well as their dreams. But then, now, although a commerce student, I am amongst the top scorers and have been an achiever in life. Its always good to rule in hell than to be a slave in heaven. Even they are happy to some extent. Still, they are not satisfied as I am just an ordinary BCom graduate. I am sure, this dream of theirs will be fulfilled once my sister makes it through the course

So, we had to arrange all these documents that have to be carried for the counselling. There are numerous cetificates to be signed by numerous persons. And roaming around all these government offices is like hell of a task. Further, we also need to arrange an education loan for the studies. And that is another heck of job. The bank officials of these PSUs act as if they are lending from their pockets. Whatever you tell them, they have an objection

Further, I am also roaming around to spread a word of mouth about RMP Infotec. I have met a good number of friends and people have responded positively. The business model looks good and it is a happening business in this modern world

Kal kare so aaj kar, Aaj kare so ab
Pal mein parlay hoyegi, Baharu karega kab

And yeah, I have just registered a new website,, through which I will make an effort to catch the audience on the net

More to follow soon...

I am determined to make it big in networking...

Monday, 16 June 2008

Jai JG... Jai Jai JG...

On this 10th day of June 2008, we all are free from the most disastrous phase of our lives- the education times. Yes, I called it as the most disastrous for the reason that these were the days of total inefficiency and idling out with life. With nothing to be done, all we did was to keep hitting the useless points and got a zero into life. Life's largest vaccation has just come to an end. Now starts the real fun...

Yeah, the last exam was Statistics II and it was good. I prepared for a day and I am expecting a score of anything above 59 out of 80

So, a total of 385 marks (384.5 to be exact) are expected out of 560 marks. Internal assesment of 140 marks is done by the professors. I believe, I should get at least 90% of the marks, so, 126 out of 140 can be a possible target. Thus, my total score in the final semester exams of BCom will be at least 511 (minimum possible score), ie, 73%. However, I am sure, I shall be way ahead of this expected score

Now, as soon as the exams got over, we had a big blast at the college. The photo slides are put up under. Crackers were burst to the maximum. Holi was played. It was a real big celebration and everyone was delighted. It was a big sigh of relief as soon as this exam got over. Everyone was so happy to get out this jail in which we all were getting rusted and had become rotten bodies. At least from now, things will get fine in life

As soon as we were out of the college, we prayed to this great institution from which we completed our graduation. Hats off to everyone!!!

The moment I came home, I saw my mail and found that I was supposed to attend the IFBI Interview on 11th June 08 and today is 10th. My goodness, I was happy that I had cleared the test but the immediate interview and that too I had to travel to Bangalore that day itself on which I had just completed my exams. Well, this was a question of future and I had to move. I got on to Channamma Express general coach and went off. A tired mind and body somehow got some rest amidst the big rush in the train. The rush was somewhat a little less

I reached Bangalore in the morning and called IFBI. And then, I got the big blow. I was told that the interviews have been rescheduled and I should come on 12th. Hmmm... so sad...

I called up some of my friends and went to their rooms and stayed there. At night, I was invited for a presentation on RMP InfoTech by one of my friend, Siddalingesh Zalaki. It was good. We sat upto 1 am at Cafe Coffee Day for the same. My mind was so tired that nothing entered my head. Everything was bouncing. I was not even in a mood to speak. I even met another friend of mine, Arif M B. It was a good day and I was happy that we all were meeting after a long time
The next day, I had the interview and I got through it. I had to immediately make a payment of Rs 6000 for the course as an initial admission fee. I was selected for the PGDBO (Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations) programme. There's definitely a lot of financial problem that I am facing. I just dropped a cheque of Rs 6000 and moved on. Soon, I went to the railway station. I purchased a couple of books on the way (One of Sidney Sheldon and the other was The Alchemist by Paula Cohelo)

And then, the most interesting part of the day. The Channamma Express is scheduled to leave at 9.15 pm from Bangalore. As the train origin itself is Bangalore, it is brought to the platform at 8.30 pm. Now, we were supposed to get into the general compartment and make sure that we get a seat too. The train came, and guess what, people opened up the Emergency Openable Window and jumped into the train through that window. Wah India Wah!!! Well, the doors were locked and would be opened at 9 pm only. But who cares for the doors, windows hai na. Seeing this, I could not wait anymore, even I jumped through the window like a monkey and immediately got a seat. The upper berth at the place where I sat was free. However, I considered to sit rather that hold that upper berth assuming that the number of people shall be higher and I would lose the sleep on the wooden seat on the upper berth. So, I considered the seat would be a better option as it was comfortable. However, the train was not as rushed as it used to be. And had I taken the upper berth, it would have been more comfortable journey that what it was

I was back to Hubli in the morning and I had a big list of works that I had to complete. And I got on to these tasks as soon as I came

Life is like a train, people come in, people get out... But the train keeps moving... But there are some people who are the only ones who have the power to stop the train and also our lives... Those are the ones who can pull the chain. If its pulled to save or help, the person gets a credit. However, if its pulled for unwanted reason, the whole of train might kick him...

Saturday, 7 June 2008

The exams saga...

Well, I am almost on the verge of giving them an end... The exams... They will soon become a matter of past. These have the most boring times of my life. With nothing learnt and almost zero knowledge, we just sit and by heart the books that are just about 50 pages big (usually, it takes 6-8 hours to by heart these books) and vomit it in the exams. I remember our beloved sir at Sainik School, Bijapur- Ramrao sir, calling it as IdliVada grinder. Honestly, even at this age, when all these students (of course, including me to some extent) are supposed to seriously learn, understand and get into the deeper matters and look for adding value and knowledge to life, none is much bothered about anything except the scores. Who is going to ask you how knowledgeable you are? I believe, none. Because, the marksheets act as the mirror reflection of your knowledge. A person scoring 90%, if doesn't answer a question, is always excused saying he is very busy and involved in lot of academic hecticness and might have just got a little confusion because of which he did not answer. However, if a person who has got 50% or 60% does not answer a question, a definite big issue is made and it is said that he is good for nothing. Even if he answers the questions asked, people might still call it luck rather than knowledge. Because, all we know is knowledge is what the University printer prints on the marks card

Now, let me have a quick review at the exams and my performance in them

Exams are like a 3 hours imprisonment forcing us to write against our wishes where even the dullest boy also tries to show that he is intelligent. And the intelligent boy always cries to show that he is dull and did not do well in the exam. Seriously... You can observe that. After each exam, only the dullurts are seen smiling. All the intels are with a frown face

Well, the first day, I was put in the jail to write my Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) paper. All these exams are for 80 marks. Its a special subject in our college exclusively. They call the vocational program. We are about 30 of us into this stream learning 2 special subjects called EDP and TPP (Tax Procedures and Practices) in lieu of 2 other subjects. These courses are designed to offer specialized training in the mentioned field of study. There was a lot of motivation and great demand for this when I joined the college. There were many plans and programs scheduled for the students who would take up this challengning program. There was a lot of craze, passion, plan, thought, dreams, etc. The only sad point being that nothing actually happened. All was only in black and white. Coming back to the paper. It was quite good. An average performance was given by me. I could answer a good number of questions and I am expecting anything above 52.5 marks out of 80 marks in this exam

The imprisonment was to complete the Business Law exam. I need to firstly thank the great teacher, Prof M S Tandur, for his excellent effort in driving us all on the right paths. He is a great person who took us all on the right paths. He knew the ways to teach us and to usher success in our lives. He made serious efforts for our welfare. And I really bow to this great person on behalf of my entire batch. Its not just today, he has been a guiding light for us all from the past 3 years. He is the only teacher who has put the students into real action by employing the ways which can put us on the track of studies. The exam was also good. Everyone was with a smile on face. The entire college was happy for the exam and for sir too. Sir is going to retire this year alongwith our batch and perhaps, that has brought him more closer to us. My performance was a little shabby. I got confused between small points. And my expected score out of 80 shall be anything above 59

We were soon imprisoned to write the TPP exam. This was another big problem. The subject was very typical. Thankfully, our sir (Mr Pathan) had explained things very briefly and convincingly. And I did well. I am expecting anything above 60 out of 80 in this test
After these 3 exams, there were 4 more to go. And the next 2 were real devils

Soon it began, the Financial Management paper. I was not much prepared (as if I was prepared for the other exams). There was a lot of tension in my mind due to this exam. I had a lot of tussle in the name of this exam. I just wanted to get this hell out of my way. I was not at all bothered about writing it. All I was wanted was to complete this and give it an end. I felt a great sigh of relief when the 3 hours got over. My mind felt very relaxed. More than the mind, the heart was very happy because it had been badly hurt in the name of this subject. But when I heard that people had done very well in this exam, I was totally delighted. That was all I wanted so that I will not feel guilty. For me, marks are just numbers. Feelings and thoughts are the assets that I preserve all life. Even my performance was OK and I expect anything abouve 52 out of 80

Then, we had the big monster. This subject had been sucking the blood of each and every student in the college. Firstly, the syllabus was not set correctly. Imagine a BCom student learning programming languages like Java, SQL, Visual Basic, C++, etc... That too in deep details. Hmmm... Thats what Karnataka University has prescribed. Not just this, they even put a compulsory question on these chapters for 15 marks and almost everyone give up this question. So, almost all of us attempt this paper for 65 marks only. Inspite of the whole world complaining, there is no one to listen. Further, there was no proper teaching. And also, no proper labs or practicals. Sadly, the whole year was gone and the search for a computer teacher was still on. Let me just imagine how many computer teachers have come and gone from the college. That sir from Bijapur, that lab madam who appeared like a tamilian, Ashok Kamatgi sir, Noor madam, Bharati madam, the other madam who had joined with Bharati madam, Mahantesh Kotabagi sir, Anupama madam, Jyothi madam and so on. The hunt was, is and will be on. But amidst all this, no one is realising that the student is losing. Further, the kind of paper that is set for the exam, it appears as if we all are computer champions and specialized software engineers. For a BCom exam, can you imagine that 60 marks of the paper was from the chapter Java. I dont understand the intentions of these people. What do they want at least? Its like the whole city os tired and sucked with all traffic problems and accidents and pollution while the police is making unending efforts to catch us for helmets. I recently heard that Hubli is going to get video systems and webcameras installed on each road to catch people who do not wear a helmet. Hmmm... What the hell do these people need? Even a city like Bangalore does not have sufficient funds to install such systems to control heavy traffic. And these people, they are out of their minds. They have forgotten their duties. Terrorits are roaming coolly in Hubli for the police are nowhere bothered about them. All they are interested is in torturing the common man for a silly reason like wearing a helmet. Are these people public servants or are they terrorists? Well, the computer exam did not go well at all. All I expect is something above 37 out of 80

And after this exam, I had to immediately leave to Bangalore for the IFBI CET (Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance- Common Entrance Test). IFBI is an oraganization run by NIIT (National Institute of Information Technology) which offers a PGD (Post Graduate Diploma) with specializations in various fields of BFI (Banking, Finance and Insurance). The course is of 6 months duration. There is a classroom orientation of 3 months. And then, a on job training of 3 months. A stipend shall be paid during On Job Training. Further, after successful completion of the course, candidates shall be placed in a bank for the job. All sounded good. Then came a little gloom. The course fee was a hefty Rs 66000. Thats truly a big amount. I just thought, let me give the exam and interview and then, only if I get selected, I can think of the remaining. So, I went on and gave the test. It was average. I completed it and went to buy some books. I bought my sister's texts and also some other books at Sapna Book House. It was a delightful experience at Sapna Book House. So many books and I suddenly got interested in seeing them. I kept moving around seeing the titles of each book. It took me 3 hours to just read the titles of the books of just a few racks. I felt good and happy for this. Soon, I was back to Hubli by Rani Chenamma Express. Though I did not get a sleeper berth, I had an RAC (Reservation against Cancellation) and got a seat to sit through the journey. I somehow managed to pull across and sleep

Today, we had the last but one exam- Statistics I. The exam was good. I had made a lot of study and effort in this subject at the beginning (I studied this subject for 2 days) and thus, the perforamce was good. I expect anything above 65 out of 80

And now, the last exam to go on Tuesday- Statistics II. And then, I shall be released from this jail. I eagerly await for this moment