Monday, March 20, 2006

The 4 commandments:

FOUR hmmmmmmm AFAIK 10 hote hain. Yes my prince of egypt i know there are 10 commandments but these four are the commandments i learned from my 4 IIM(CLIK) interviews.

Commandment#1:- Kozhikode:If you watch a movie get the MESSAGE of the movie otherwise dont watch it.
I know this one sounds pretty weird but those of you who read my iimk interview blog might be knowing this. The Prof gave me this word of wisdom and he made my life miserable. Why?
Its very simple to apply this funda on a movie like Crash, RDB but what m i supposed to do when i m watching movies like FIGHT CLUB( suhail khan starrer) or Mr. 100%- the real player ,and yes the real player is also a part of the title,it becomes a hell lot of a job to get the message of the movie. Whenever in fight club suhail khan came on screen there is a backgrnd score "DUDE whose better than the Dudex3 .. he is the tough guy" and in Mr 100% whenever our Hero comes on screen there is a score "GIGOLO" trust me the music is still haunting me and i m cursing tht prof for ruining my life and forcing me into this.

Commandment#2:-IIML : Read the call letter in advance
This one is painfully funny no no wait it is just painful atleast for me. My IIM L interview was at 2pm mumbai 12th march. got there in time reached panel #3.Names were called out...woosh my name is not there. I was shocked i asked them sir wats the matter??
He says wats ur name i said Ankit. He checks the list ..surprise u were in the morning batch. Shoot me!!! such an important day of my life and i come late to the interview. I begged them luckily one guy was missing and they let me in. Bad part i gave my GD with the ABM guys. i was the first one to be interviewed. Things went pretty smooth infact my best interview of the three K L n C. But for me life isn't that sweet. just like the K interview just when things are going to end Prof drops a bomber.
Prof: Ankit all the time u were talking about your analytical skills and organizational activities in your college. What kind of planning you did today tht u came for an interview scheduled at 10 am at 2 pm.?
Ankit: i tried to cover up my ass.....though its damn tough to cover up when u made urself a jackass in front of your panel.
The prof was not satisfied but i dont blame him. Imagine a guy who comes 4 hours late for the interview at what time he will come for the lectures.

Commandment#3:- IIMC :- Dont be a Jabberwocky.

Noisy, chaotic, senseless, Loud, whacky i can go on n on describing this super GD of IIMC .
Topic "Only tax payers should be allowed to vote. "
Ab yaar 12 logon ka batch how the hell a smooth GD can b there. The topic is given someone starts .suddenly when 2-3 people spoke i thought "Be saale !! IIMC hai kya kar raha hai?? Aaj nahin bola to kab bolega.?? Bas Phir kya tha KALI MA KE kale charnon ki saughand hai ... Woh moment tha ki jiske baad to main ruka hi nahin. I was a true jabberwocky beating abt the bush coming up with very lil content and mostly just chipping in. There were few deadly moments also. one female dressed up in a suit n all. Somenone cuit her off twice bas Nari shakti ki kya example dekhne ko mila mujhe. She raised her hand and " wait my friend LET me complete first: not to mention this was on a pretty high note. whole grp was mum.
Kaun kehta hain india mein women are weaker.
Ab thru out the GD i hardly supported only tax payers shud be allowed to vote.Strangely when i walked in for the interview( i was the first one) panel asked me u were in favor of only tax payers . Now u can get an idea how much i was able to convey my ideas.

Commandment#4:- IIMI : If you are a chemical engg STUDY chem engg.
After a very nice and simple GD we all were riding high . GD to achcha hona hi tha since we were only 7 people in the batch and was a simple HR case study Open n shut case.
Now i was called in for the interview.

Prof So ankit u are a chemical engg
me Yes sir ( i knew i m dead) after this moment there was a black out i remember traces of it. One after the other the guy was shooting Qs . what is RDX wat are its chem properties. What is Alkynes and ethers used for. What uis crackin. Why are petroleum products containers have floating tops. what is catatlytic convertere how does it works how does a gas mask works.
If this was not enuff the other guy started Qs abt finance policy of out nation.

trust me the moment i went in and this JACKING IN session began i was begging with every last drop of sweat in my body tht please let me go . maine tumhara kya bigada hai nahin lena hai to mat lo but aise Beizzat to mat karo.

Now since after getting screwed four time in a month span tht too each time in a new and a different positon ( and u thought Vatsayan was a genious for inventing 107 positions) i m pretty confident abt learning my 5th n final commandement from IIM B on 29th march.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Best Sequels in 2006

Sin City2:-"It was another dark night in Basin City when lovers Dwight and Ava Lord were reunited. But in Sin City, a reunion is never good news."
Sincity was a modern classic in every sense. We can expect the same from this sequels.Frank miller and robert rodriguez will create magic once again.The old Starcast stays with Clive owen, Rourke, jessica alba, Devon aoki, Murphy, Rossario. Chances are Salma hayek will also join in. Since she is sexyas hell she will be play Ava i guess. I will miss Bruce willis but yet in evry way this will be a hell of a movie .

Mission Impossible 3 :- Expect the Impossible. Agent Ethan Hunt is back and this time it get bigger since Phil Hoffman is also there. The plot is not yet revealed and very lil is known abou the movie.
But Luther (Ving Rhames) is there to help our own Hunt to deal with Hoffman. After two sucessful MI movies Tom Cruise is again producing this third movie. Last one was directed by one great director John Woo. MI-3 is being directed by J.J. Abrams who has directed Alias n is riding high with the success of LOST. I m sure this is going to be a great movie. The trailer doesn't disappoints you as it again promises to be a nerve chilling thriller.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest :Jack owes an unpaid debt to Davy Jones and his army of sea-phantoms...his soul. Now, he must find a way to save himself from becoming one of them, and suffering forever.
Jack Sparrow and his crew is back. Johny Depp, keira knightley and orlando bloom and one action packed ride. Johny Depp gave one lifetime performance and this one is looking too good. The promos promises that the pirate fans will not be disappointed.

X-Men: The Last Stand(3)- A cure for "mutancy," the resurrection of a lost comrade, and the escalating tensions between mutants and humans threaten to trigger the war to end all wars
The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier (Stewart), who preaches tolerance, and Magneto (McKellen), who believes in the survival of the fittest, are put to the ultimate test. One of the most sucessful series of Marvel comics and here comes the final movie in the Trilogy. The first one was excellent and second one was good. I expect another nice movie this time. I love these comic adaptations n Xmen is special so many mutants each one having a special power. The teaser shows some new mutants with great powers .

Superman Returns :- After a long visit to the lost remains of the planet Krypton, the Man of Steel returns to earth once again to become the peoples savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane.
AMerica's favourite superhero . Already two remakes have been made in 1980 n 83 of the classic 1978 superman,. This one is special since it is coming after a gap of 23 years.
I personally dont like superman when i was a kid i liked SABU more than superman. But this is one of the most awaited movie of 2006 n thts is why it is in this list.

Basic Instincts 2 :Everything interesting begins in the mind.Novelist Catherine Tramell (Stone) is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (Morrissey) to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
It took 14 years to remake this exceptionally great movie. The main trouble was finding another Michael Douglas. Now things are in place but the male lead looks like a settlement. Still for me it is special. Its one of the most sensual movie i have ever seen. Some of the most strong dialogues. It truely portrays how a woman can use sex as her weapon.
And yes Sharone Stone crosses her legs once again.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Daman Trip /IIM K interview

Well this was a long long break...but i was busy. After i made a mess of my IIM Kozhikode's interview we( Munna, linda, narbhakshi, gupta,sandy,shu n myself) all decided to leave for daman. How was i royally screwed up in IIM K is not a pleasing story.
Okay so the date was 23rd feb i missed my Professional ethics's mid sem to get to the interview. Now i wish i shud have never made tht decision.
So i got there at arnd 1:15 pm after travelling in the local for arnd 30 minutes n it almost changed the shade of my shirt from WHITE to smwhere close to cream. The stains are still there and i m planning to sue HLL for over quoting abt the power of Surf Excel.
First comes GD.... topic . "Economic reforms have affected the Public Distribution System in a negative way. Luckily my group was very peaceful. There was a fine young lady who started the GD n hell she knew lotsa figues abt china n india. I rem tht in all she quoted smthing abt percentages thrice. Then there was one Roorkee(2003 batch) fella he was giving sm nice inputs.
One guy dragged the discussion to Walmart i spoke 4 -5 times n good airtime decent content . Man i need to control my hand movement, I was not pointing anyone still i feel like they are mine n i shud keep them to myself.

Then the interview :-- Two guys Beard guy n then one nice south indian prof :-
As i moved my worst fear became true ...they were going thru my GRADE SHEETS. I knew i m dead.
Prof:- So ankit u have done a course in economics
Now they started bombing question about economics and i knew no nothing still gave some sloppy answers.
In my defence the course was compulsory n was in my first semester.
Then they asked me about Vector algebra n the way i gave them the answers even i started wondering how the hell i cleared JEE.
Then they said i see you got a job in bank of america wat is your job profile. I started speaking about lotsa things n in between by mistake i said PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT...bas they grilled me on this funda.
again in my defence I m not an investment banker how the hell a chemical engg is supposed to knw all this mumbo jumbo.
Prof:- Which kinda music u listen to ?
Me :- Sir Grunge Rock
Strangely he asks no question n the guy who went in b4 me was grilled on diff between Metal n Rock.
Prof:- So u watch movies . Which was the last HINDI movie tht u saw
Me :- like any other living soul in this nation currently i said Rang de Basanti ..though the real answer was Topless , but i thougth if they will knw abt my royale taste of movies they will surely reject me so i acted smartly :p
prof:- wat was RDB ?
Me- Its color ur freedom.. n how the youth of today must respect their freedom n blah blah
prof:- No who gave Rang de basanti
Me :- Sir Bhagat singh gave RDB
prof:-No in the movie who gave RDB.
gain trying to play with words spoke some crap abt freedom
prof:- No the australian female gave RDb ... coz she is the one who started making the movie n mobilized those guys
Me :( After gettin this PARAM GYAN ) yes sir Su was RDB.
Now here comes the show stopper drops a bomb
prof:- Wats the point of watching a movie if you dont get the message.

After analyzing my performance i guess the chances of Salman Khan's good acting performance are more than that of my selection
About the trip nuthing special but lotsa fun so i will just put soem pics to give u the picture :P