Monday, August 18, 2008

I, me, myself

Since I've taken all the trouble to start a blog and all, I think its only fair for me to introduce myself.I'm a Mallu, been around quite a lot; right now I'm doing my MBA at NMIMS in Mumbai.Around this time, I should be telling you that I feel intellectually superior after a year of being a student of management, and maybe I would want to say yes, but the answer is mostly no. :)
Right now I'm sitting on my bed, wondering how to make myself sound witty, intelligent and awesome all at the same time. Its not working, so I think I'm going to stop
One thing i did manage to learn after coming to Mumbai is a little bit of Hindi.Now every self respecting Indian should know a bit of Hindi, but I've always been sheltered from any need or desire to learn the language.In my first year at Mumbai, I managed to pick up essentials like 'seedha chalo bhaiya' and "right lena boss" but all this changed after my summers. I had to travel to places like Pune, Nasik in Maharastra, and down south to Bangalore, Mandya, Chenpatna, Yehlanu and Dodlabur in Karnataka, and finally to my own home state, Kerala. The 2 months that i spent travelling could be best described as a crash course on India. Since I had to talk to Mechanics, spare parts retailers and wholesalers, the hindi had to be good.So i used to deliver the following speech to them:"Bhaiya, main south India se hoon, Mera Hinda acha nahin hain, kai pe galathi ho to aap bura math manna" :) its funny how fierce looking mechanics calm down visibly after a speech like this .
By the way, if anyone reading this blog is contemplating a business visit to Kerala, or is becoming an Area sales Manager there, be warned: it is not the best place to do business. Of all the places i visited, I got the worst treatment in God's own country. I was actually shouted at, told to 'get out' of a shop. People down south are generally very suspicious; even more so if you're a girl who knows the names of their suppliers,and the discounts he is getting/giving.
Enough about my summers.
Right now I'm still awake as today is the birthday of a very good friend of mine.Her name is Lynn, and along with another madcap called Renju, are my best frds and made life livable during my engineering days. I'm one of those people who are all psyched up about my close frds' b'days , but would forget at the very last minute, and end up not wishing them at 12. this time: I'm determined to wish her:)

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