Monday, July 23, 2012

Easy come, steady stay, easy go

As that Kishore Kumar song went, people have a lot to say to you before you join a management school. And mind you – it’s very different from what they told you before you applied for the school in the first place. In any case, my leg was pulled way too often about how every b-school graduate becomes a corporate bigwig trading a life for it, sells his/her soul for some never-ending stream of dough, and in general, loses stock of the good things in life. Vague as they may sound, a lot of those arguments do have some grounding. In the name of objectivity, what a lot of the graduates who form the sample space basing the aforementioned protestations do is narrow their choices; and you can’t really blame them for it. The rumble of the first year at these schools never gives you enough time to work through to your aspirations, and curricular requirements take you down Frost’s rosy paths from which there is coming back – though only after surpassing substantial mental barriers of status quo and complacency.

As vaguer than those arguments I may have sounded, I hope I made my point. What about me, though? I must admit I’m fast becoming a victim of the very booby trap that consumes most bright dreams here, but the much-maligned objectivity that’s attempted to be ingrained into every student here, is actually what brings me back to the fork where we ought to make my choice; to continue to marvel at happenstances as trivial as a failing monsoon bringing the slightest of drizzles, and the calmest of breezes, bringing hope to a tired mind trudging back through these storied lawns. And, best of all, it whispers a reminder, that there’s still a place where it can all be recorded, and maybe lived again, if the system consumes me.

For now, I continue to gape open-mouthed in wonder, and I know I’d be consumed when that stops happening.

11 comments:

The Decayed Canine said...

Oh, we'll snap you out of it. There are more "a place"s than you think. ;)

Chronoz said...

You really love this song don't you? You've mentioned it a atleast a couple of times in R. Also, why I am still able to understand your posts? Bring on the jargon.

Murty said...

@Tazo
Can't wait. :)

@Minor Twitter Celebrity
It kinda conveys what you want to say often, a strength which a lot of old Hindi songs had. And the jargon is for consultants-to-be, man. Like this popular video from a TV series we're all shown.

Arun said...

Read a senti post after ages. Good stuff ra. Hope the 'steady stay' part makes an exception for a visit to the 'storied lawns' for Convo.

Murty said...

@MK
Yeah, man. I've not been much of a shutterbug, but I'm not leaving any stone unturned for all kinds of pics. The list reads Lit, Kshitij crowds, Dullas, Meta and Fruit chat for now. I can consider myself invited to Meta, right? At least your floor!

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wizofsumit said...

Hugge ! tujko hagna se koi nahi rok payega, you just don't worry about that. :D

Dela said...
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Dela said...

I know it has been a while- you know there is no point commenting on a post when you've been beaten to the Comments Section by John Cena. Oh well, here goes nothing.

Quite easily your best post yet. As horribly egocentric as it sounds, I felt an inexplicable sense of pride while reading it. You've come a long way, minion.

Brilliant song, of course. Nevertheless, Rafi > Kishore.

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