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“What is this life if, fwll qf care, ze haxe oq time tq staod aod stare?” zrqte W.H. Daxies io his rqrvlar riece qf rqetr~ called ‘Leisvre’. These seemiogl} simrle zqrds haxe a rrqfqvod imract qo thqse harless B- Schqqlers fqr zhqm time is rereooiall} a scarce resqvrce. Natwre aod qvr iooer selxes alza}s rla} a secqod fiddle tq the mammqth s}llabvs, rqvtioe svbmissiqos aod m}riad grqvr meetiogs. Fqruwoatel}, fqr vs GIMiaos, beiog io the oatwre’s lar aod lixiog io qoe qf the mqst harreoiog cit~ qf the zqrld abates the stress lexels aod keers the creatixe jvices flqziog all the time! INSIDE THIS ISSUE: A Prelude to the 2 year 2012 And We are Back

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Much more than 5 Roshogolla GuruCool

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Aod sq ze are back! After a lqog srell qf rlacemeot oezsletters, Kshiti is rleased tq resvme its jqb qf cqllectiog the gems qf }qvr miods aod rvttiog it tqgether fqr the zhqle zqrld tq read. Time svrel} flies! Last tern zas actiqo-racked io its qzo za}s. Daociog tq the beats qf Daodi}a, bvrstiog crackers tqgether qo Dizali, the graxit~ qf the rlacemeot zeek, the merrimeot qf Christnas, the treridatiqo that e|ams exqked, aod fioall} the hqmecqmiog dvriog tern break. As ze embark iotq the }ear 2012 zith oez e|sectatiqos, eal aod hqrefwll} a oez rersrectixe, ze zish }qv all a xer~ harr}, rrqsrerqvs aod e|citiog oez }ear! There’s a lqt io stqre fqr }qv io the first issve qf the }ear. Aokit Sa|eoa briogs io the oez }ear graodl} b} reooiog dqzo ‘A rrelvde tq 2012’, zhile Disha Verna takes }qv thrqvgh a raoge qf emqtiqoal states that

To the one soul

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qoe gqes thrqvgh zhile jqvrpe}iog back tq cqllege after sreodiog teo qdd blissfwl da}s io the cqmfqru qf qoe’s hqme. Christioa Isaac satiates qvr taste bvds zith the szeetpess qf her Rqshqgwllas, aod qvr miods

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First Showers

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zith the rleasaotpess qf her thqvghts. GIM’s seoiqr facvlt~ qf fioaoce Prqfessqr Maoish Parnar takes time qvt qf his bvs} schedvle aod sreaks tq vs io qvr facvlt~ ioteryiez segneot ‘GvrwCqql’. Gvojao At{al iostigates deternioatiqo io vs thrqvgh her rqem ‘Tq the qoe sqvl’. Ovr frieod Jqel Dias, io his aruicle ‘Srider~ Iostiocts’ e|slqres the adxeotwrqvs srqru qf rqck climbiog. Sq zhat if mqosqqo is qxer io Gqa, it’ still briogs qvt sqme qf the strqogest emqtiqos is vs. Abhishek Srixastaxa e|slqres sqme qf them io his oqstalgic rqst

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‘First Shqzers’. Ovr qoe issve-qld segneot ‘The IN Thiog’, zhich zas greatl} arrlavded fqr its fwo elemeot, briogs tq }qv the latest treods io GIM io this seasqo. ‘Tvrpiog qld-saxe m} life’, a beavtifwl sketch b} Preeti

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Macchar adqrps qvr Nezsletter. Aod fioall} ze rreseot qvr Nez Year srecial segneot ‘GIM Resqlxes’, zhere sqme real resqlvtiqos frqm PGP I stwdeots are iotersrersed zith sqme fake qoes, zritteo b} qvr gwest zriter, Araxiod N G. See if }qv cao distiogwish the real qoes frqm the fake qoes! We hqre }qv eojq} readiog the oezsletter, ze koqz ze eojq}ed rvttiog it tqgether! Harr} Readiog :) -Team KSHITIZ


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A Prelude to the year 2012 - Ankit Saxena

Riding high on spirits as we await the new dawn Inching a step ahead on life's chessboard as a pawn A tribute to endeavors, the silhouette seems drawn Unflinching rounds of toil with sporadic moments of yawn Vishamtaao ka wo bhanwar, antarman ka chakravaat apaar Asmanjas ki si thi sthiti, shankaayen uthti hi niradhaar Bhootkaal ke gart mein sama gaye paristhitiyo ke vaar Pratibadhhta ki nauka e baithe, aa pahunche khushi ke dwar Inception garnished with resolutions as we take the next leap Refreshing is the retrospection, memories piled on a heap Seeds sown two summers ago, now its the time to reap Intoxicating look the flushing meadows, wish to fall asleep Swagat hai nav varsh ka,hriday umango se bhaav vibhor Bhay-aakrosh ka ho patan,viraaje shaanti chanhu ore Hon sankalp se bhare kadam,kitna bhi ho lehron ka shor Viksit ho manushya bheetar ka,naazuk hai rishton ki dor .

Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year 2012!

KSHITIZ

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And we are back . . . - DISHA VERMA I was sitting at the airport, trying to breathe slowly so that I don’t let go of the tear that was sitting right at the edge of my eyes. To try harder I closed them. But I guess the things that you see with your eyes closed are the things that can hurt you the most as they bring back snapshots of the moments that touched you the most.

I saw a blurred image of my father, driving me to the airport, smiling at me through the rear view mirror of the car and running a checklist of my id, tickets keys etc. Then I saw my sister, standing behind Ma while seeing me off, cursing my college for such a short vacation and hesitating to hug me in public. She suffers from I-amtoo-classy-to-get-senti-in-public syndrome. But that makes her cuter. Argh! That made my fight against giving in to tears even tougher. Just then I saw Ma, hugging me. ‘It’s OK beta. It’s just about three months. Make the most out of it. We’ll be waiting for you’, she whispered into my ears, as I hugged her. I didn’t want to leave her. It doesn’t matter that you are taller than your mother. You can always fit into her arms, the warmest and the safest place in this whole world. Her fragrance beats even the best of the aroma therapies. Her words heal faster than any medicine. A trembling good-bye escaped my lips as I trudged my luggage towards the entrance of the airport. I didn’t want to turn back. I knew that if I would see her again, I won’t be able to keep myself from crying. I continuously felt hers protective eyes on my back as I walked towards the check-in counter. Failing to fight my urge, I turned to see those eyes behind the glass door when suddenly something rolled over my foot and my eyes opened with a shock. ‘Oh! I am terribly sorry for that’, apologized a passenger who had accidently ran his trolley bag over my foot. ‘It’s OK sir. I am fine’ Was I? Even after living away from home for six years now, it breaks my heart every time I have to leave. And by the way, that passenger was really cute. If appreciating a fellow human being from opposite gender keeps the mind off sad things then why miss a chance? Soon was joined by friends who were going back to Goa with me. Unlike the last vacation, no one came back with a new haircut or an added waistline. Suddenly all of us were smiling and wishing a happy new year to each other. The smile was more of a relief that even as miserable we have company, than being a genuine happy response on seeing a fellow classmate. We enjoyed grumbling about the boring lectures and annoying assignments that awaited us and that how short our break was. One can’t deny that grumbling in a group and laughing at our situation in the process is as entertaining as gossiping. It’s a pure testimony to the Hindi saying Dukh baatne se kam hota hai (Pain can be alleviated by sharing). The very ironic nature of the fact that we were leaving for Goa to

“Her fragrance beats even the best of the aroma therapies.”

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And we are back . . . study, while most of the other co-passengers were all set for the poor man’s Las Vegas trip, was very discomforting. I stopped for a second before boarding my flight and took a deep breathe. I love the smell of winters in Delhi. It’s like a sweet raindrop dissolving in my mouth. I opened my palms to touch the last of the winter that I’ll get this year and stepped into the plane. After the customary sort-of-breakdance of the airhostesses on bilingual safety-guidelines-rap, the flight took off. And so did my last hopes of running back to home. As the pilot prepared us for landing, I looked at the golden stars sitting on the dark earth beneath us. Slowly they morphed into street lights and headlights and with a jerk we touched down at the Dabolim Airport. Goa literally gave us a warm welcome with the humid air and fishy smell the moment we stepped out of the flight. The whole world changed within the couple of hours I was in that plane.

GIM jaisa bhi hai… mera hai.

I wasn’t completely out of my Delhi hangover as one of my friends in the taxi was aiding it by continuously cribbing about coming back. So, I shifted my focus to the scene outside the car window. We drove past Goan houses, beautifully adorned with variety of lamps reminiscing last year’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve. They added so many soft yet vibrant colors to the night. I realized my fascination with the Mandovi again as it ran besides us. We cradled along the serpentine roads and finally reached the gate of our college, Goa Institute of Management. As we drove in, all the moments of the last term came rushing back to me. Secretly taking pictures of friends sleeping in the lecture, chalk fights, running like crazy to beat the RFID scanner every morning, birthday bashes, parties, festivals, night-outs, eleventh hour struggle with the group assignments, late night studies in the library, chatting over midnight tea, resource management in examination hall… All this brought back my smile and I was relieved that even though I am away from home, I am still among my friends… my people. GIM jaisa bhi hai… mera hai!

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Much More than Roshogulla! - CHRISTINA ISAAC While all the hulla-gulla surrounding

the renaming of West Bengal as Paschim Banga has died down. Everyone has complained enough, debated endlessly. “Since the name of the state starts with W, our representatives get to speak only at the fag-end of any function when most of the audience has left. To do away with the problem, the chief minister has suggested the name be changed,” the state’s industry minister Partha Chatterjee said. By that logic we can expect a name-change anytime soon for Uttaranchal and Ut-

tarkhand :P. And of course, the government of India is “wise” enough not to understand the reason for name changes, and will continue to get the states’ opinions in alphabetical order. Oops! I’ve digressed quite a lot.. I was here to speak about something else! So let me just dive in….

“But what one distinctly notices is the

It’s been more than 7 months since we’ve joined G.I.M. And like in many management

rapport the

institutions the students are a mix from all parts of India: Gujaratis, Tamilians, Maha-

Bengalis

rashtrians, Delhiites, Keralites, Biharis, apart from the loads of warm and friendly Goans :)

share with

But what one distinctly notices is the rapport the Bengalis share with each other. Their

Their doors

doors are open to each other all the time (I certainly don’t mean they’re closed to the

are open to

others!). They have huge, accommodating hearts. Jolly-good. Smiles pasted on their

each other

faces, they exude so much warmth. And it is this endearing nature that, I guess, keeps them together. To put it in the clichéd manner: as sweet as their drool-worthy sweets! I’ve heard about Satyajit Ray films that some friends talk highly of. And now Kolkata’s film industry is in a ‘fermentation’ process as she puts it. Directors discuss distribution and funding over drinks. Talented actors defer relocating to Mumbai. Because they believe Bengali cinema is about to arrive. It speaks a lot about the culture of Bengal, the social life. Things I know a little about.

Mind enlightening me a little? What is it about the Bongs?

each other.

all the time“

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In its first issue of the year the GuruCool segment brings to you a candid interview of CA turned academician- our own Professor Manish Parmar! Taking time out

” I thought , choosing teaching as a profession & Finance as a discipline would help me attain my objective. Both these goals merged and hence I am exploring and sharing my finance knowledge with others.”

of his busy schedule Professor Parmar speaks exclusively to KSHITIZ about Finance, Education, Vipassana and much more. Here are some excerpts:

Q. You are a CA and pursuing PhD in Finance. Clearly, you are very passionate about Finance. What influenced you to pursue this field? A. My childhood dream was to understand how to maximize wealth and how to earn money. Being a Gujarati fellow, business was in blood and I really liked business and wanted to explore different avenues through which I could earn money. In fact I used to engage myself in different small business and liked to earn profits. I also helped my father in his business. I decided to study finance because I wanted to become rich and famous as a young child and money and finance was the central theme and it used to excite me a lot. CA course is a good way to gain knowledge about finance as you study accounts, finance, tax, laws etc all of which have an implication of how one could maximize wealth. On completing my CA, I had an option of practicing CA or to choose another profession which would allow me to earn honestly. There is a joke that goes, if you ask a mathematician what is 2+2, he’ll say 4 but if you ask a CA he’ll say “Aap ko kitna chahiye?” So I thought choosing teaching as a profession & Finance as a discipline would help me attain my objective. Both these goals merged and hence I am exploring and sharing my finance knowledge with others.

Q. What’s your first memory about GIM? A. I remember going to Ribandar campus, it was a beautiful campus with a old heritage feel to it and GIM gave me my first full time teaching job. I am very thankful to GIM.


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Q. What is the most challenging part of your job?

A. It’s a tough question. I think to balance out the needs of the students, keeping all students happy is very tough. It goes in both directions where you have to meet the expectations of the students. Fulfilling the needs of a heterogeneous crowd in the first year is a challenge. From student satisfaction point of view and also from the point of view of how I contribute to my job and that comes through publications and research initiatives. Q. What is that you value most in life? A. Ethics.

Q. What would you say are some of your strongest beliefs about education? A. Education should help a person in becoming a better human being. Education means to add value to a human beings value system and the value system might be a personal value system or a professional value system. While talking about the professional value system how does education help enhance skills in a way that adds to the way that improves the way a professional performs at his job which enhances the quality of the entire organization. Also, adding value to the professional front automatically adds to the personal front and vice versa, so it’s the overall grooming of that human being.

Q. As a facilitator, what sort of trend do you see in the interest levels of students in finance? A. There is a huge rush in GIM to pursue finance; a majority of the students are taking up finance.

Q. Talking of finance, we’re sure students would like to know about your insights regarding the current global financial crisis and what should India be doing. A. There are n no. of reasons here and I hope everyone is aware about it and following the news which keep coming from time to time. Everyone in Europe is still in a big problem specially Greece and Italy. USA is doing better than Europe but all these countries are over leveraged and they are unable to fund their growth without borrowing further. Talking about India, we depend upon foreign capital a quite an extent and to attract this capital we need good macro conditions. India should focus on two factors namely fiscal deficit and Inflation if it were to attract foreign capital. The current fiscal deficit should be brought down from 6% to 4% and it should take measures to control inflation as well.

Q. Continuing the subject of finance, what are your expectations from this year’s budget? A. Budget expectations: The broad theme for this budget will be around how it will reduce fiscal deficit without reducing growth. Government may increase the excise duty and service tax rate by 2%. It may defer the implementation of DTC to FY 2013-14. There may not be any concession for personal taxation on service class people this time around. The limit of investing in Infrastructure bonds under sec 80 C may be increased from 20k to 40k. GST implementation has no clarity as there is no state consensus. The government is expected to continue to include more services in the service tax ambit. Customs duty may be increased on some import goods. There is a debate on food security bill whether it will be implemented or not?. Some points may be covered inside or outside the budget like, diesel price may grow up because there is still an under recovery of Rs 7 per liter. Government may reduce subsidy on complex fertilizer and may also increase the price of Urea. These are few points which are coming to my mind right now let’s see how the budget unfolds. Main concern is because of the coalition nature of the government it is difficult for the government to come up with strong reforms. Also because of the UP elections the budget is postponed to 2nd or 3rd week of March this year.

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Q. Tell us three things that students will be surprised to know about you? A. I practice Vipassana, I want to learn to play the guitar in fact I have learnt for 6 months and I am learning how to cook. Q. What do you do when you aren’t working? A. Trying to learn Cooking. I also try to pursue a hobby; at present I am trying to learn the guitar as my hobby. I like to go for a walk or play some sport. Q. Is there any advice that you would like to dispense to the students? A. All of you are too smart; I don’t think you need any advice. But I would like to tell the students that Vipassana has helped me a lot in attaining the objectives of my life. When I was 18, I attended a “Vipassana course” and my objective of life changed from wealth earning for myself to wealth creation for everyone. I realized that earning only for oneself will leave me only with money but might not bring me enough peace. I realized that sharing brings satisfaction, self-fulfillment and peace.


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To the one soul - GUNJAN ATWAL

To the one soul, one flame burning bright.. flicker..t.hen steady.. but let there never be so dark a night... that shall ever veil the blaze of your might.. for many a waves shall rock your bow.. lash out with a vengeance before you know.. but whoever saw a diamond with that crazy light.. before eons spent in obscure plight.. so dream on! spread those wings, soak in the sight.. let the fledgling dream soar.. You are meant for the flight!

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Spidery Instincts -JOEL DIAS

Wall climbing‟ is what you‟ve been waiting for - a miniaturized form of rock climbing, where you climb an artificially constructed wall with grip holds for hands and feet. Some constructions are made of brick and wood, but on most modern climbing walls, the material used is a thick multiplex board with holes drilled into it. The concept of the artificial wall climbing began in the United Kingdom. The first artificial indoor wall was created in 1964, at the Leeds University by Don Robinson, by inserting pieces of rock into a corridor wall. The first commercial wall was built in Sheffield, England. “It’s a little scary the first time, but Kim

Wall Climbing in GOA! motivates his climbers to take on the challenge with a positive attitude”

Dr M S Gill, India‟s Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sport, recently inaugurated the first international standard sport climbing wall in India. It‟s an initiative by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), in order to organize World Championships right here in the country. Today, many gyms and training centers have also introduced this activity. Hakim Sabir, popularly known as Kim, is the first to introduce Goa to this extraordinary sport of wall climbing, located at Zoswaddo, Socorro, near Mapusa. When asked how he came across the idea, Kim recollects, “This journey extends back to the days when I first started wall climbing with a couple of my French pals. A year back they were in Goa for some research, at the National Institute of Oceanography in Dona Paula. They had this bouldering wall installed in their home yard. When I learnt that they were selling it, I immediately went ahead and bought it. I now have it installed in my backyard”.

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Kim conducts wall climbing sessions in batches, with no age limit. Routes are designed for beginners as well as for those who are more acquainted with the sport of rock climbing. There are two surfaces on a three meter high wall which is used to practice bouldering, a vertical wall and an overhang, which is a slight projection from the flat horizontal plane. It has grips at various points to enable the climber to have an impermanent routine. In this sport, Kim employs the technique of spotting, which is standing behind the person who is climbing to ive him a slight push towards the wall, in case he falters. This helps to prevent the climber from landing on his back or head. This also helps inculcate the spirit of team work, as you learn the importance of counting on another individual to advance. For almost a year now, Kim has had quite a few people enrolling themselves for this sport. He is assisted by Olivia Colaco, who supervises and also trains the climbers. The benefits of indoor climbing are many. Climbing exercises and engages all the muscle groups simultaneously, improves balance and also develops mental strategizing ability. It is not just the climbing that makes it a rarity, but the entire set of preparations to poise your body weight on the wall. The climbing gear would be a pair of tautly fitting shoes, a pair of gym trousers and a t-shirt. The notion of an unsafe sport needs to be ruled out because extreme precautions are taken throughout the climb. There are soft mattresses on the floor to cushion a fall. Besides, Kim and Olivia provide constant guidance and ensure that the climber is mentally prepared to take up the first lesson. Itâ€&#x;s a little scary the first time, but Kim motivates his climbers to take on the challenge with a positive attitude. The session will leave you completely exhilarated. Remember to dust chalk powder onto your fingers to reduce the friction and yes, trim your nails! For more details, feel free to contact Kim Sabir at +91 8975841178 or Olivia Colaco at +91 9823128184

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First Showers –ABHISHEK SRIVASTAVA Times flow in moments, transitions…from summers to monsoon. Probably this year I could draw line between the extremes something you can feel only when you are not programmed for daily routines. Fortunately or the other way around I am accompanying nocturnal souls… watching skies turning greys at nights…at my state of mind you can have illusions you can see colors in black…I can feel winds impregnating with moisture… Monsoons are here! Thinking of monsoon brings back so many memories of sights, sounds, smells and feelings. I was born and brought up in suburbs, spending my kindergarten days in Garhwal, I hardly remember of the pouring there. The best of my cerebrum reminds me of the day we were packing up for Deoria, a small district at eastern Uttar Pradesh, it was raining cats and dogs. “It’s a little scary the first time, but Kim

motivates his climbers to take on the challenge

with a positive attitude”

Till my 6th grade I lived there, one of the most densely populated states in India. On the Great Plains as the geography says. White cranes flying in a V-formation on the background of black monsoon clouds, swaying over the parrot green paddy, I would sit on the veranda with dadi (my grandmother) and deliberate over the possibility of it raining far away. Didn’t the wind feel moist? Wasn’t it carrying the smell of the first drops on the parched soil? Well, then it should not be long before we get our share! More often than not, we were wrong – it was wishful thinking rather than meteorological speculation, but it made us happy. Monsoon reminds me of times with her. Monsoon reminds me of that constant nagging of mom when I used to deliberately get wet and all these years she is still bothered about drying the clothes fixing complicated wires and hangers. Monsoon reminds me of my sister for finding another leave for the rainy day. Monsoon reminds me of times with Sudhanshu and Aniket, every time riding through the cycles Sudhanshu’s school bag would fall in those flooded streets. Monsoon reminded me of those paper boats…free as our souls. Monsoon reminds me of my boyhood and its uneasy transition into adolescence. It was Monsoon when my father took me to Nainital for my further studies; I became an educational migrant at an age of 11. I went there with a new mattress, a pillow, and two bed-sheets inside a bedroll and a lot of trepidation. Monsoon reminds me of that trepidation and of the overgrown grass and creepers on the school buildings. It reminds me of reading my father’s neat handwriting on inland letters, with the exception of a few disintegrated words where the monsoon drops had landed. I do not have a sequential memory of the monsoons there because seasons did not matter. Life was like a painted story – games, friends and fun, mountains with patches of shifting agriculture. The rains would overflow little tributaries, and we would bet which way the fickle tributary would turn.

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The cloud bursts were frequent which would make slush from the mountains and make roads impassable. The lightening the thunderstorms…it was then and there I fell in love with colors with rainbows. We used to yell and pray for those showers of blessings especially during PT hours and NCC parades. Monsoon reminds me of football games in high school that I pretended to like and understand because everyone else did. Monsoon reminds me of how the strings of so many lives got braided together around the pines and deodars of Ghorakhal. It was monsoons when I came to Ahmedabad, the most violent of rains, the most limitless skies after years at hills, serpentine long roads. The monsoon reminds me of my first phase of urbanization, remembers watching late night shows and at the end to discover a long walk through the waters…the monsoon reminds me of that cutting chai shelter where the smells of manual labours mingled with white collars and deodorants where life got so close that it gave me a new perspective the monsoon reminds me of the first glance at her arranging her wet curls. The other day, as I was on an auto rickshaw with Rahul, I saw dark clouds had gathered in the sky – with moisture and ready to break. I saw children playing soccer on the muddy football field…The humid air was a prelude to the impending rain and the wind played topsy-turvy exposing the inner halves of the leaves – it was the first showers again. Sooner or later we’ll be kicking for the job…feeling the void of friends after leaving college, wearing clean clothes to work, new found necessity of using after-shave-lotion, being mechanic, being programmed. My heart wishes for that slushy football field, I think of the four bars of the train window swaying with green paddy fields around. The monsoon is in the state of mind, it has moistened the eyes.

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THE ‘IN’ THING !

…stuff that’s making news in G!M So much has changed on campus since the last issue of The ‘IN’ Thing. The new term hasn’t come alone. It has brought a new weather with it. The torrential rains have very conveniently skipped winter and have given way to sweltering heat instead. With new term and weather, there are new trends that have surfaced…Kshitiz reporter brings to you some of those.

CRISPy treats! The bad news is that TajSats packed their bags one fine afternoon and nev er came back, Monginis followed the suit. The good news is that it hardly matters! Our food is yummier, healthier. And crispier. All thanks to our wonderful new caterers, Crisp! You know you love your food when you wake up on time not because of your early morning class, but because you dread missing the scrumptious breakfast!

No sweating over small things! So what if winter is non-existent in Goa, GIM sweatshirts surely are making a fashion statement. In the chic colors of navy blue and maroon, they seem to adorn everybody on campus! A very stylish way of uniting us GIMians. Definitely ‘in’!


Veri Veri Kool(averi) Go to google ànd type ‘Why’. Legendary, right? It all started with one of those dime a dozen wall posts on Facebook’s GIM community, the next thing we knew was that Kolaveri di brought the house (or shall we say hostels!) down.

Kolaveri in the classes, hostels, cafeteria, library, MPH, washroom cubicles. From youtube, it found its way to our group meetings, classroom presentations and birthday videos. And there were versions! Engineer’s version, IT guy’s version, MBA student’s version, Politician’s version. It has been phenomenal! It has undisputedly surpassed ‘Zombie’ song to become GIM’s favorite. We completely lov-u this one. Kolaveri is uber kool-u!

Rain went to Spain, little johnies played again ‘Football@5’, ‘cricket@9’, ‘paging all basketball enthusiasts’ are some of the frequent multicasts that keep popping up on our IPs. This newfound fervor for sports can be attributed to a pleasant weather and pleasanter playing fields. As they say, all case studies and no play makes jack a dull boy. Lo and behold! This culture is here to stay!


Problem? Palolem! Did we mention the scorching heat that we’re being subjected to in the month of January? We did, right! Well, add to that the moment of inertia one experiences after spending ten blithe days at home. More math coming up. Multiply it with the festival hangover of Goa at this time of the year and what you get is total frustration. The solution to ameliorate this in one word is-Palolem! Suddenly, everyone is getting a brainwave this term to hit the exotic beaches of south Goa. So what if it took more than six months for a good number of people to plan a carefree sashay into the sea of south Goa .Better late than never, we say. Palolem definitely is the flavor of the season!

‘Mark’ your territories

From Mark Zuckerberg’s virtual world of Facebook, to the MarkStrat’s virtual world of Sonites and Vodites-PGP 1s of GIM have come a long way. The 10 minute ‘Chai’ breaks which were earlier reserved for pointless gossip, are now alive with regaling tales of burgeoning stock price indices and Market Caps . Buffs have become a buzz word, high-earners and pros claim higher priority than your 9 PM dinner, spending money on sales force has become more important than spending at Jaggu’s. Be it the saga of Susi and Suli, account of advertising experiments or the chronicles of conjoint analysis, marketing has never been more interesting. With its increased brand awareness, it is ravenously eating up the market share of other subjects. MarkStrat surely has arrived, and we predict that it’s going to stay ‘in’ this entire term.


DIFFERENT STROKES

Our very own Razzie Preeti Macchar gets creative ! :)


GIM RESOLVES !

With another tough year ahead, Kshitiz asked people what are their new year resolutions. Have a sneak peak at some PGP1 resolutions ! Aravind N G finally decides to channelize his humor via Kshitiz and speculates what some peoples’ resolutions might be. See if you can spot the real ones from the fake ones! Disclaimer: The fake resolutions are meant in jest, not to disparage anyone and thus should not be seen otherwise. The comments of the author are his own and doesn’t reflect the views of Kshitiz.

“To drink only on occasions" - Vinayak Sridhar "To read at least for an hour daily" - Nishant Agarwal "To have breakfast daily" - Navtej Lamba "To wake up 45 mins before class" - Sumeet Raina “18 inch bicep :P” Jagdeep Singh Sandhu


“To learn globaaal tricks” Arshya Singh “I want to get myself patented” Snmeet Singh Walia “To live to see the end of the year” Christopher Raj “I‟ll use less laundry and use more deodorant” Aaron Lobo “To learn more about the Goan culture, and hence buy more Feni” Abhishek Shandiliya “ I‟ll switch my username to „password‟ and my password to „username‟ to make it a lot harder for hackers like Neeraj Singh to figure out! “ Neha Nair “My resolution is to suppress my urge to stand next to the aquaguard and scare people coming out of the hostel washroom” Gaurav Pradhan “ I plan to attend every birthday celebration this year and more importantly taste every cake” -Noman Mohammad “ To spend every minute fruitfully by working towards the welfare of the people surrounding me and by largely being the part of the solution instead of the problem” Aditi Naik “ Kshitiz? What?” - Arjun Kapoor “Go for jogging everyday and lose weight”- Sudha Manglani “I would strive to the best of my abilities not to bunk anymore henceforth” Pratiksha Dutta “Start a new club for IT & Systems” Karthik Singaraju “A New Year may be a significant event for many. But the absurdities of the celebration cannot escape a skeptic. New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.” Jose Paul “I resolve to stop pretending that my tiny poodle is a massive ferocious mastiff.” Krisnashish Nath “I vow to squeeze the tube of toothpaste from the end and not the middle from this year onwards.” Dhritiman Dasgupta Stop Saying SHAWN! ” - Section D “ Facebook should not be the first website I log into :)” -Rutul Mehta “Don‟t exercise at all, khub khao tan man jagao” Sujit Deshpande “1024X 768” Gaurav Arora


RULES~ 

Click a funny picture of your stay at GIM and send it to us with a crazy tagline ( Pic must be of people only, not scenery or alike)

Pic should be sent in jpeg/jpg format only

Any form of photo editing is not allowed – Only brightness adjustment, red eye reduction and cropping would be allowed

No constraints on number of entries and dimensions of the picture

Naming convention would be “Person’s name_Entry Number”

Mail the pic to kshitiz@gim.ac.in before midnight 23rd January 2012

The pictures will be then put on Kshitiz FB page for voting till 25th January.


KSHITIZ JAN'12