Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Snapshots of reality

Finally have reached the IIM Indore campus.

Too many things have been written about the rigour, the life etc at the IIMs etc. I'll just blog some not-so-routine ones.

My travel: I never have travelled continously for 12 hour types. So the joureny was absolutely tiresome. Add to that the fact that people just don't give a damn to reservations in these areas. Our supposedly 'reserved' compartment accomodated close to 13 instead of the usual 8. I'm hearing of late that such things are normal - as I found out, the hard way, once the train crossed the AP border. People get in without tickets, sit somewhere - I mean, anywhere - and get out. As simple as that. So much for freedom!

The Campus and the city: The campus looks real good. The scenery is idyllic - as you might expect to see from any hilltop. Indore, the city, is ok types. I've cruised through many important roads, and all I see is underdevelopment looming large. It, being the largest city in MP, is nowhere compared to the major South Indian cities. The city is awfully dirty at places. But then, I'm sure there would be good places too. :) Weather is ok types.

The hostel rooms: Since we are the first occupants in some of the rooms, they look really clean et good. They are spacious and rich - contains a big desk, furnished almirahs, bed, mattress (brand new ones!), designer lamps (trust me!), even a netlon and a curtain. Add to that the automatic washing machines, life should be cool as far as the stay is concerned.

Morning drills: We are supposed to undergo a mandatory Physical education and Stress Mgmt (read Yoga) course during the first term. It goes for about 2 odd hours (say 5.55 am to 8.20). The PE involves jogging and other exercises. Some of it is really taxing - physically, that is. Yoga is mixed types - some real tough ones making you whine out loud, and some cool relaxing ones. I guess this is some real good thing happening, due to the simple fact that left un-mandated, none of us are going to venture into these things ever in life. ;-)

Supposed to have the registration tomorrow. Inaugration is on Friday, and the Orientation is on Saturday. Classes start on Monday. Waiting to see whats in store. :)

Thats it for now.


At Friday, July 02, 2004 7:21:00 PM, Blogger Bhars said...

All the best Dude...


At Friday, July 02, 2004 9:06:00 PM, Blogger Code Phantom said...

Hey d00d sure u'll find good hangouts at indore :-)...
But i guess they'll be far frm ur campus :-?...

Anyways...have a good time in I :-)

PS : Indore is my home town :D

At Saturday, July 03, 2004 3:54:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

Thanks Bharathi. :)

Akshat, thanks for the info d00d, would find those places somehow :) . Time... err..we would create them. :-D


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