Tuesday, May 30, 2006

To be or not to be ...

After two and a half weeks of cramming, running and dancing around in formals, finally made it to Infosys and Mahindra British Telecom (now Tech Mahindra). Both these jobs will pay me enough to buy me a McChicken Maharaja everyday, along with a coke every saturday. So, no regrets on that front. Also,I have deleted my orkut account yesterday. So can't do my regular profile browsing, thanking and socialising stuff. So here it goes; thankyou all who wished me success.

The last two weeks were so very stressful with all the companies flooding the campus and we having to attend interview after interview to get placed in our so called dream company. Things were getting too difficult to handle. The heat, the huge round sweat mark on my brand new shirt, trying to look comfortable when you are actually not, lying to every interviewer that his company was my dream company, asking him questions that actually did not make any sense. All this did not leave a good taste behind.

A little bit of introspection and the Sidin-interview made me realise i was a bit too caught up in the competiton. For those who didn't know, Sidin Vadukut is a freelancer and an IIM-A alumnus who was here at DA-IICT a couple of months back to conduct a quiz . The guy is doing it all from writing books, to blogging to an online magazine. I first saw him at a quiz in Ahmedabad and he has been an inspiration ever since. Coming back to the placements, a job after graduation is not what i am looking at. Rather, I want to do an official quiz one day, lead a protest march demanding the death sentence of Narendra Modi, do stand-up comedy at stage shows, date a couple fo genuinely good looking girls, watch unhealthy amounts of television before i finally start a very small company of my own.

Writing programs is not something i want to do. I want to live life on my own terms. Not that i hate working as a subordinate or like i hate co-operating . A little bit of fame and a comfortable life is what i want. It may sound hopelessly romantic or too distantly utopic while you are reading this but still...

Leaving the placements behind, things have got a lot better in the last few days. Couple of hours of trivia collection , an hour of Pj's on my hostel mates , an extremely boring book on procrastination, upma, lemon rice and lemonade are keeping me busy all day.

6 comments:

Deepu said...

sidin inspires you and you inspire me....

Deepu said...

arey quantification(err something like this actually exists?) of your salary isnt looking genuine bey..it should be 2 cokes a day and a Maharaja Mac a week..

Rahul said...

Talking about placements...

chandu said...

dont forget to recruit us into ur company.

durga said...

firstly congrats for ur placement dude...!!!! yeah i dint find u in my frnds list in orkut.... :( hmmmm....

Old Spice said...

Nothing utopic about it all. I'm a "professional" at the moment, but I'm far from sure it's what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to write books, go sailing, make a movie, make a difference.

Here's a thought: if all of us who want to avoid the grind help each other out (patronising each other's work, offering support, etc) ... then maybe we can make it work?