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It happened last night when I was checking my blog stats. I was surprised to see the steep rise in the number of hits and a quick check on incoming URLs revealed that some enthusiastic and benevolent yet-to-be TAPMIan had stumbled upon my blog and posted the link on Pagalguy. (For the non B-Schoolers, this is a forum which every B-School aspirant blindly joins to discuss things like final placements and average salaries even before (s)he has learnt to spell the word ‘Management’) 🙂
Well, to state the obvious, I was quite amused to note that this guy found my blog ‘cool’ and worth recommending. Not so amusing was the fact that he had chosen to mask my name by using ‘TAPMI alumini’ (is it some kinda small potato that I haven’t yet heard of? 😛 ). Even the displayed URL of my blog was inaccurate but the hyperlink was fortunately right.
To prove my suspicion right, most of the yet-to-be’s were reading my entries on placements, Homecoming, placement interview tips and even the Grand Scam. There were not many takers for hostel life or Life at TAPMI.
This has awoken my entrepreneurial skills that I inhaled while at TAPMI. I can boast of having attended (and slept through, hence the word ‘inhaled’) more ‘New Venture Creation’ classes than any other chap who opted that course. So I have decided to implement it and put it to good use by continuing to write entries on various facets of TAPMI life and shine a torch in the path of the yet-to-be’s before they enter the dragon’s den 😛
So dear yet-to-be’s, you can expect me to post on some exceedingly important aspects of TAPMI Life – like romance in college, places to hang-out in Manipal (with pics!), weekend vacation spots etc. No, don’t snigger. Once you join, you will realize how important they are cos you will hardly be having any of them. And I put in the etc bit as an added precaution so that I don’t scare the hell out of you – the list is much longer actually. Hee hee, my turn to snigger 😉
Of course, you can comment on what aspects you would want more information on and I will do my best to be frank and at the same time not petrify you. So lemme know. 🙂
PS: And just to lend credibility to the claims made above, I post here a brief bio of myself, quite unlike what you might have noticed here. I passed out of TAPMI in 2007 and missed all the 5 gold medals because, for some reason, there weren’t any awarded for topping mess bills, snoring loudest in classes, attending all extra-curricular events, delegating all the group work and going on a date with the pretty girls of the batch. I specialized in marketing and systems because I was intelligent enough to give up on Finance, Operations and HR very early on. My most significant achievement in TAPMI is that I stood 1st in the annual inter B-School business plan competition. And hey, I can’t help it if the rest of the participants didn’t turn up.
Hope that is credible enough. 🙂