two of clubs

IIMB has this stupid system of “clubs”. every non-academic activity that happens on campus is organized by one of the numerous freeriding “clubs” on campus. There are elaborate selection processes (where we put 2 nightouts taking arbit interviews only to select candidates arbitly in the end). And there are maajor intra-club and inter-club politics that take place. And one is not free to do any extra-curricular activity one wants on campus because it would be a part of the “charter” of one of the clubs so you would be “treading on their feet” to do it (it is another matter that the point is simply there in the charter and no one actually does anything about it).

I was passionate about doing a couple of events this year and decided that the best way to do it was to join the club which is supposed to do it. when the club decided to split up its activities among members, i’ve taken full ownership of these things i’m passionate about…

Now, i’m saddled with this arbit work and that arbit work which someone else is incharge of but i “need to be there to help out”. lots of arbit crap. which i’m least interested in. it’s like “buy a dog and get a white elephant free.”

Feeling woresht about it now.

hophelezzz…

Yesterday i suddenly got a call from KK and suddenly remembered our “hophelezzzz gang” in school… we used to be a group of 6 guys who used to hang around together. and we even had a

just figured out that the 6 of us are in 6 different places: West Lafayette, Jamshedpur, cardiff, delhi, hyd, b’lore now…

how time flies…

large project groups

the last time i was part of a huge project group was when 17 of us tried to simulate a superscalar processor back in 7th semester in IIT. That being a tech project, it could be easily split up and 6 sub-groups did our respective parts. the final integration took time but still it went pretty well….

i’m now doing this other project here with 16 people in the team. somehow no enthu to work. this being “hardcore management” stuff, it can’t be split up easily. still we’ve made arbitrary cuts and split it up among ourselves. and no one seems to be having the enthu to do a good job. after all, if you do a bad job, half hte class will get screwed, so why worry seems to be the attitude…

done about half an hour of work till now. don’t hope to do more than another half hour of work.

going to be censored…

this journal, i believe is being read by more people than i had imagined (i’ve been using comments as a fair guesstimate of the number of people reading this). today i found out that some teachers in my school have been reading it. and now my parents also want to read it.

from now on, i guess a certain degree of censorship is going to be exercised. a lot of entries will go “friends-only” (including old ones). of course, there might be the odd public post… but i still recommend you to register with livejournal and add me as a friend…

moral of the story: popularity stifles creativity…

marketing vs production…

what do you do when an opportunity comes knocking loudly on the door? and you aren’t prepared? when the marketers of a company sense what would be a great opportunity to sell an exotic product? and the manufacturing division isn’t exactly excited about this customer? because this product will affect the rest of the manufacturing unit’s schedules?

is it the moral obligation of the manufacturers to make whatever the marketers tell them to do? are the marketers the real bosses since it is they who contribute to the cash flow? is it ethical on the part of marketers to go ahead and promise the moon to customers without actually getting to know whether the production guys are interested?

during my internship at JP Morgan, i remember marketers actually going up to traders and shouting at them for not giving a good price on a product on which they could’ve made millions..

hmmm….

lack of enthu

nowadays i seem to be having an opinion on many things… from the parking ban near schools to removal of parking fees to Narayan Rane’s expulsion to whatever else… but somehow by the time i come round to write about it i would’ve lost the enthu…

i think this is the reason my blog is looking so empty nowadays…