Candle-Lighting Ceremony Organized by Team Black
Let us Enjoy the Movie
We are “The Group of Spectators (GoS)”, let us enjoy the movie. Guys Guys, please don’t think that I am going to write the reviews of Action Replay or Golmaal 3. Neither I am going to urge you to go to one of the nearest multiplexes and enjoy any of these latest movies.
The introductory line I have given in this blog carries some deeper meaning. You are free to juggle your mind to guess what might be running through my mind while I am actually drafting this blog.
Hmmm, so now as you have given adequate thought to my idea, let me share what I am comparing the movie and spectators with.
The movie is our Life and the spectator is the person himself. Our life is a movie which is very well written and directed by the Supreme Director – “God”. It has action, drama, romance, achievements, failure and everything that is actually required to make our life – “The Life”.
Tulsidas Ji said in one of his verses :
पहले प्रारब्ध बनी , पाछे बन्यो शरीर ! तुलसी ये आश्चर्य है, मन नहीं माने धीर !!
First your destiny was defined and then you were given a body, Tulsi it’s strange that the stupid mind does not accept this.
If we actually sit back and go through what has happened in our life, isn’t it evident enough to prove what Saint Tulsidas ji said. Then why do we worry about tomorrow, why we get worried about future. It’s the same we feel when we are sitting in the Cinema hall and start weeping or get angry over an emotional or an unfair scene in the movie. God has sent us in this beautiful world to enjoy the movie and not to get involved in the movie. Does not matter how much angry you get while watching the movie or want to kill the Villain, will the director change the script for you? No, my dear he won’t. Similarly, we should take our life and accept it as it comes.
तुलसी या संसार में सुख दुःख सबको होए! ज्ञानी काटे ज्ञान से अज्ञानी कटे रोये !!
Tulsi, in this world everyone has to go through sorrows and happiness, the enlightened person handles it with wisdom and the foolish bears it all the time crying.
Therefore people with spiritual wisdom say that we should take happily whatever comes to us.
ना ख़ुशी अछी अन मलाल अछा जिस हाल में तू रखे वो हाल अछा !!
Neither happiness is good nor sorrow, the situation in which God keeps us that is good.
As there is a lot I can still add to this but keeping in mind that it is my first blog and that it should not get prolonged and create boredom for you, let me summarize it with one of verse from Gita,
सुनो भरत भावी प्रबल , बिलख गयो मुनि नाथ! हानि – लाभ , जीवन – मरण , यश – अपयश सब विधि के हाथ !!
O Bharat! the direction by the supreme Lord is strong and override everything, even God Narad can not understand it, loss – profit, life- death, fame- defame , all these are in the Lord’s hand.
So let us enjoy the movie which God has already directed and do good deeds in our life and thank God for everything He has given us. Rest assure whatever He has directed for us is the BEST for us.
In the hope that your tomorrow will be better than Today. This is A Nomad signing off for today.
BEING AND EXISTING
Inside each one of you lies
all of the potential, the strength,
to be whatever you want to be,
all of the energy, the resources
to do whatever you want to do.
Imagine yourself as no-one each day,
doing what you want to do,
and believing each day that you will ’be’.
and each day, take another step
towards your dream.
And though at times it may seem too
difficult to continue,
hold on to your dreams.
Throw caution to the wind
And let yourself go.
After all you are your best friend,
Your real teacher,
Your actions will decide,
The measure of sweet success,
Your life it is, more than anyone else.
Then one morning you will awake to find
The sunshine a little warmer,
The breeze a little more pleasant
Your adversaries a little more cautious
And yourself a little bolder.
‘Coz what is a dream if let go,
What is a flame if not protected?
What is a desire if not nourished?
What are you if not challenged?
A dead life swinging between ‘being’ and ’existing’.
LIVING YOUR DREAMS…………
…….IN THE MOMENTS THAT COME
We have started associating “Dreams” with a particular “Goal/Achievement”. What we forget is that a dream is perfect because everything in it is perfect. In it we are with the people we love, no restrictions, no suppressed emotions, nothing to worry about. But when we are wide awake we see it as just achieving our desired jobs or getting a huge pay package.
What we fail to realise is that the things around us is not what we had wanted. We are far from people we cherish geographically & further away from them emotionally. We get so involved in catching the bus & reaching a place that we forget to make a phone call to a friend in need of you. Lost in the search for a party to drown all our feelings & enjoy our lives, we forget that we could have achieved it by going on a drive & pouring yourself on your close ones. Do we really need to be so focused in our professional world that we can’t take a moment out to think about where our future is heading to?
Thus maybe we should start with living our lives in the small things coz at the end of the day these are the things that really matter. What we can try to do is maybe list down what we really want to do at a moment. If we are able to do even 50% of the list we have actually lived our dream. If we have been able to appreciate even a small gesture like your brother getting your favourite chocolates to lift your mood or your friend coming at middle of the night to say goodnight you will get the feeling of having lived your dream.
So it all boils down to Cherishing each & every moment. Of your life without peeping into your future without worrying about what has happened in the past just staying right there & doing what you really want to. I know it is not possible to ignore the practicalities of life but maybe just one day you do what you want to…and den for a long time you will remember & try to relive how exactly
”YOU HAD LIVED YOUR DREAM !!!”
– Richa Bengani
This theory of ‘Worst case scenario’ has worked for many. Let me tell you where it worked for me. It’s a valuable tool in life.
When I was preparing for CAT in 2008-09 I was in a dilemma. I used to search on pagalguy, is it really possible for a person like me to crack CAT? Used to read many experience to know if someone with such time frame. Instead of focusing on knowing the area of my weakness I used to find similar person who was as weak as me and still could perform well in CAT. I used to seek assurance that a person like me can actually perform well in CAT. As I had no one around with whom I can relate I used to think like this.
The truth is, I knew that I am weak. I knew that I am not gonna crack CAT at least in 2009. Not because I was not preparing well but because I was too afraid with the imaginative scenario of me not cracking CAT 09. I did not what to face the ‘what if … ‘ situation. I was running away from the situation, the situation of ’worst case scenario‘
The question is why I was running away from ‘Worst case scenario‘ ??
Answer is simple.. I was not comfortable with the situation of me not cracking CAT 09.
I failed CAT 09 with 80%tile. Now I was in the same situation, I was running away from. Now I had to face it, I had to tackle it. I went back to job, determined to take CAT 10. Now, here comes the trick. My mentor once told me the psychology of human mind and the theory of ’worst case scenario‘
The theory is simple. Imagine the worst case, worst result of CAT or any situation in life. After imagining, tell your self that this is practically possible case. So find out solution or survival plan if this case is gonna be true. Once you know what is the worst thing possible that can happen to you and you are at peace with that situation, see the magic. You will feel the difference. Human psychology starts working here and brings the best performance out of YOU.
I performed better with this theory in CAT 10 and when I am writing this I have converted Tapmi and preparing to join it in next 15 days. (Yes, this is not the story if a person going to IIM )
So key to success is, Be at peace with the worst case possible, and feel the difference.
Try it, and enjoy the fruits!!!
Day 3: Episode
Its 12:00 in the morning/night whatever you want to call… I was seating with my group ( core group) to complete assignment we got on 26/07 around 3 pm. Agents of Chaos team was being represented by some 12 enthusiastic members and others were busy with assignments. This was making senies uncomfortable in our BLACK team. Then low participation was not intentional but it was shaping that way. Two emails from the ‘Hitler’ (head of team black – Agents of Chaos) came at around 1 in the morning. At the same time the cryptomania riddle was on the email and head banging and brain storming started for it.
One more emotional email from one more senior came requesting us to participate. To tell you the fact that we always wanted to participate but things were shaping completely opposite for our team. A meet called to charge up junies around 2 pm today. Agents of Chaos met in CC2 and senies explained in a way that entire team was charged up. Everyone was ready to participate again and team was again rocking. At 4.00pm team met again after the academic sessions were over.
Today there are four events:
HR forum even:
An event I enjoyed the most. New entrants, read juniors, teamed up and played the role of PR executives of companies which are under media fire for some issues and they need to convince the media (read judges) about their point of view. With Chacha in his aggressive style convinced (or offended: P ) judges that their company is the ‘most’ ethical. With Ankit, from agents of chaos opening with wrong note and getting crushed by the media people. Then he tried to sell investors a new venture of a person whose previous venture collapsed due to unethical reasons. Roopesh, the PR executive of ‘Vogue’, tried to convince media about a blunder in advertisement.
To me it was amazing show put up by every team. Tapmi got some very motivated PR executives.. 😛
This event gave a chance to people to showcase their ability who are creative, as the name suggests. I have not much information as the results and the write up will be available later. So let’s see what team Agents of chaos come up with in this event.
When I am writing this article the adzap is going on and I am enjoying the creativity of my batch mates in terms of advertisements and using the props.
Will update more about events tomorrow as the most exciting event Xchange is yet to rock the stage…
Ohh.. I forgot to do accounting sums that we have to submit tomorrow in accounting class, but I am agent of Chaos, Night and darkness are my strengths…
Signing off to have some food…
– KK, the Agent of Chaos
EPISODE is in full swing and the Agents of Chaos are RAINING MADNESS!!! This regal team dons the
black cloak and rules hearts and minds alike in the plethora of events comprising Episode. And, in one
of these events, my room mate decided to participate and I was there to cheer for him. Suddenly, the
fellow developed cold feet and my name was nominated. So there I was in my first event at a notice
of ten minutes!!!!
Shipwreck: One member from each of the 6 teams are to pretend they are on a sinking ship. The
captain has only one life jacket and it is up to you to convince the judges to save you. It’s a battle of
wits right up to the end, and only the most spontaneous rule!
So there I was, my heart in my throat walking upto the moderators to get my number. No. 5.
Good… would get more time to scan the competition and (hopefully!!) plan out what to do. As the
contestants started, I was surprised with their talent and spontaneity…. I mean, I knew you had to
be good to get into TAPMI, but these people were simply amazing! I was so engrossed watching
them that I had no idea when I stood in front of the judges for my turn. My character was… wait for
it… Shaktimaan…(can you beat that?!!) All planing out of the window, I found myself spinning like
Shaktimaan and asking people if they religiously drink milk everyday (Dumb, I know, but what the
hell… I was dumbfounded, wasn’t I?!!!)
Two minutes of witty one liners and some crazy flying antics (for those who didn’t watch it, I’M NOT
DOING THAT AGAIN) later, I was applauded by the crowd (wonder what they liked!!). But you know
what…. I liked being there…. And it was an experience beyond any other… Senies coming up and
patting your back… junies jumping over you after a job well done… And most importantly, the roar of
the crowd…. Telling you that you were worth their time…. And sending out the tacit message that you
are family to them!!!
The Great Tapmi Natak
Madness let loose and it was time for the Bollywood stars of Tapmi to showcase their acting skills
The future managers of corporate India seem to pose a tough competition to the actors of Bollywood
When each team took the centre stage, the team mates rose and filled the air with their enthusiastic chants.
The audience were roaring to such a level that the vibration was felt throughout the campus.
The stage was filled with the Khannas, Shettys and of course the Rais and Kapoors
The audience were drenched in the sense of humour, violence and the feeling of social responsibility
Many social issues like Terrorism, corruption, nuisance of alcohol addicts and the importance of female
infanticide were portrayed very effectively.
Tears went rolling down during the emotional displays and whistle sounds travelled miles apart creating a
huge impact on the audience.
Overall, it was an exceptional performance of the young, energetic, enthusiastic future leaders of our country.
The Dark Side OF White.
In a world we live where we have darkness in light,
Why is that dreams we see, seem out of sight.
There is a sane society coming to fight,
Sometimes I Wonder why wrong side is right.
Win many wars outside and lose one within,
Wise Men seem lost for calm and serene.
People Live in future and past in mind,
Present in mirror wonder who they find.
The straight fact is, best is the crooked way,
Honest is I, towards power I sway.
Strange for some, honey is poison and poison is honey,
Alike are saint and senseless, crazy for money.
White collar job and greatest crime,
Doubt on poor dozen a dime.
Mystery it is, knowledge takes a man to greed,
Belief and ignorance are a shrewd man’s need.
In a democracy I live with no choice,
In the silence of my fear lost is my voice.
Flying in the sky, tied to earth, I feel like a kite,
Wonder if there is a dark side of white.
The stage was set for the enthusiastic leg shakers of TAPMI.
The audience were at their feet waiting for some of the mind blowing moves of the TAPMIANS
The participants were eager to let loose their hip hops and set the stage on fire
When the host announced that the event is gona begin, it was madness all around.
Audience roared showing their support for their team mates
It was an awesome performance by the participants that it made the audience feel Michael Jackson is still alive and there were many Jacksons in TAPMI
The shakes by the gals made the audience feel that Shakira is on stage and they wanted to hold those hips and have a dance
The stage was burning with the hot moves of the hot chicks of TAPMI and the judges wondered if they have to judge the participants or the audience at the back who were showing their dancing skills and were rocking the auditorium.
The feelings expressed in the dance drenched the audience in the sense of true love and the moves made by the teams left an ever lasting impression with the audience.
Overall, it was an event of colours, sound, dudes, hot chicks and an unimaginable level of energy.