Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Last moments in JITM

“Where to start?” I muse and don’t find. Yet I have to.

Last night I went to canteen and I was alone though there were others. The others were the juniors and there was none of my batch. I sat alone to eat, did not feel like eating and left half eaten.

It was 7th Jun, 2 days back, at 11.00 am the last exam of the half of the students was over and one on his way just in front of the hostel shouted, “B.Tech is over” in a pain and joy mixed voice.  I had an exam to appear at 3.00 pm and I did not feel like studying any more. There were shouts of joy all around in the hostel.

I was in the exam hall. Few minutes before the question paper was to be encountered I looked at the faces of some of my friends, they returned a smile and these smiles were different than the usual. I was exhilarated because after 3 hours my exam will be over.  The question paper in front of me and I was laughing inside.  The exam was over, small crowds at places near the library, talking, enjoying, passing comments with an emotional line attached to it “don’t feel bad, who I will pass comment after we are gone from here.”

In the evening went to the restaurant with friends. And discovered the whole restaurant full of us only. The feelings were different, the environment was totally different. And the next day one by one we would leave.

Did we wait for this moment?

To leave the company of friends, to leave the hostel where we enjoyed and dwelt for four intimate years. These things we did not want. But we wished to complete our four years course, we awaited a B.Tech degree. All are just consequences.

The next day, 8th Jun and we struggled for the library clearance for the books we brought and kept it for the whole semester instead of returning with in 7 days. The library was full of us, our batch students. This time no one obeyed “SILENCE” that was pasted at places on the wall.  We waited for our turn to come and that we knew would come late. The ambiance was some what like this, friends were busy talking, they are going to depart; they filled each others diaries. The library looked friendly and good in this situation. In four years perhaps we get only one occasion like this.

Some friends left in the evening. Some came to tell they were going, some left unnoticed. Last moment hugs, hand shakes.
At night most of the hoteliers were drunk and because of that emotion were flowing.

9th JUN:

Today morning I got up as usual. But felt the silence and difference. The silence in the hostel was queer.

I see the parents of some friends coming to take them back. While returning from the admin block after submitting the clearances for the issue of other certificates, I saw a few cars parked in front of girls’ hostel. They were there to take their girls home.

In the evening guys played cricket in the badminton court as usual.  There was less noise and fight today. The crowd around was not much because many have left the hostel. And tomorrow perhaps there will be no one to play.

I watched the movie ELEGY in the room, the last movie in the hostel. The name of the movie means poem or song expressing sorrow especially for dead.

The hostel will become numb momentarily till the arrival of new batch. The doors will be shut but no locks hanging only gush of wind in the corridor. I will miss Room no 201, I dened for four years; Hostel-2, the mango tress and the nearby hill.
Hostel 2

And sad news arrives, my ex-roommates mother passed away. I felt bad. Due course of time we go on missing things, people. Time, the only one who gives and takes.

And no more night walks in the campus after dinner. I will miss the road & the shadow of the mango trees on our way to college gate and class room.  The last moment on the road will be when we leave hostel & drift homewards because our time is over here.

No songs I here in the hostel which once were played aloud.

By the time I am typing this, tomorrow on clock the dials make a position for this time, I will not be in the hostel. On my way home.

I play the song of Oozy Osburne “Mama, I am coming home.”

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaching Tree

I was sitting in the balcony silent, gazing outside to the tress. The rain was just over and they were so fresh. Looked more green after taking bath. I was sad and friendless at that moment. Last days in college, after today only one more day I will be spending in hostel. Will miss the hostel, friends and that is must. Various reasons bothered me. I felt like I was sick. 

In front of me only trees. I was interested in this particular tree which has red color flower that does not have smell. But there are no more flowers now. I was gazing at it. I felt like it told me something. 

Stand still. Feel the rain, struggle in the storm. Rejoice with the breeze. Though it is intolerable heat, you have to be in the sun. Face whatever situation comes. Become sad, be happy, Like me in the storm and wind, in the sun or rain. Be there till you are uprooted from life. There is a joy in living. Everything  comes and goes, still you will be standing at that place, my friend .

Yeah, all right. I thought. I don't have to be sad because I am sad. Sorrow or happiness, it will come and go. I just have to encounter it. I have to face whatever situation comes. And then only I will still be standing.

Thanks Teacher Tree.

movies can be made without Big B or King Khan....

Once upon a time India I mean Bollywood made movies with the concept of love. Love was given a prime priority. That is true for a huge percentage of movies now also. There was hardly a movie with out a hero that falls in love with the heroine, then the villain comes into play and hero beats the villain and final scene is the arrival of Indian police, of all the things shown in the movie the only fact.

The another feature of Indian movie is the big iconic faces like Big B, King Khan,
Aamir Khan..... If they are in the movie, the perception of most of the people is the movie must be a good one. Because of this factor the movies make a good business.

Leaving the big faces behind Indian Cinema has moved a step further where we do not necessarily need the big budget movie with a high priced tag star. And Love is not the theme of the movie, that feels good. 

Movies like Thanks Maa, Firaaq and City of Gold have good concepts, they show the general aspects of life, what actually happens in life. They do not have big stars in it. But because people need entertainment more than understanding something is a big problem. Once come out of the imaginary world of love that is shown in the movies and face the ugly truth of life. 

It is time for the movie makers not to copy the theme of most of the movies from Hollywood movies( citing one example Heyy Baby from 3 men & a baby, and you will find a lot more) and keep the people off the love track and the boring songs of movies and show some creativity.

 Indian movie is improving day by day. It would perhaps be better if love is not the major theme of it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Marketing Management: Marketing & Management

Final year engineering and the final paper we will be appearing tomorrow is Marketing Management. Marketing and management combine together to make a management paper called Marketing Management. Is it significant for an engineering student? It has gotta do something, the educationalists of our University have not included into the course just like that. From the nomenclature of the subject you can easily imagine why the name is like that.

Exam will be over and  we are out of here. Then we are a product, a four year engineered product that makes us capable of doing the job of an engineer. A product has got quality, right? A good product prevails in the market before that it has to go through some process like pricing, product promotion... How do we advertise ourselves??? So simple, upload CV or resume on the job sites, apply apply and apply with your resume till you don't get reply. 

Exhausted??? There is competition in the market dude. You got to prepare strategy or re launch yourself.  And there is more rivalry is there are proper and better substitutes. There are IITs, NIts & other engineering colleges who manufacture the common product labeled as Engineers. IIT & NIT produce high quality of service product, their pricing is also high. Others are available at moderate price.


It is a challenging job to launch new products, fresh engineers.They have to commercialize themselves. 

Afterwards we have to manage to market ourselves. (Go through marketing management carefully, it is definitely useful for products like us). Happy Selling.