rajaramvarun

@rajaramvarun

Lucknow waalo! Iss baar meet organize karo! Landing in Lucknow on the 9th.
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Insane! I think on this birthday I should be shouted upon for having stayed away from Pagalguy. But this place brings back a wave of memories that are uncomparable to any other.

Thanks everyone for taking out time to spam on this thread! And yes thanks for the wishes! And please have a thread where oldies can SPAM!

Overwhelmed
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Hahaha! Awesome pics and equally brilliant post. Waise it looks so true
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Just bumped on this thread! Updated posted!

A post on Pagalguy after 3 months, 21 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes to be precise! Going by my post count it is not a very good record to hold! But that apart, this post as Ahmedabad heralded the era of large PG meets!! Some highlights from the meet

  1. Jimmy Tiwari and Kunjan Detroja officially christened as veterans! Vision and I silently smirked as we welcomed them to the club
  2. Going by "Omi's" hindi, I assumed he had a good idea of the differences between Balaatkaar and Chamatkar(He'll especially need it if he's going to GIM :lookround:)
  3. "Gyaan" is officially an abuse now in Ahmedabad PG meets
  4. Some not so secret documents suggested that Serendipitous a.k.a. Nilanjana was excessively sleep deprived. But unlike men, for women, sleep deprivation is usually directly proportional to how much they talk! (Note:I dont generalise and im not gender biased)
  5. I had some 15 Khanjan jokes up my sleeve not limited to "Kunjan" and "Khanjar". But well, what purpose do threads serve anyway!
  6. Rajkot invasion in the PG meet today! Yet we were still not served "Main-go" nor were there any "paire-lull" conversations! (Im dont encourage regional divides either!)
  7. 9 colleges atleast made a gross error as they missed out on a smart man.All the very best to Kushal for the very next season. My bet on him joining a really good college next year!
  8. Vision IIM_ACL plans to start a dotcom soon! He believes in the last 2 years he has made some useful contacts!
  9. Brian de Palma and Jimmy Tiwari might soon come together for the 5th sequel of Mission Impossible. The location for the movie will be based out of Ghajrola,UP and involve the lead role "Jimmy Tiwari" organizing PG meets in Ghajrola.(Brian De Palma im told is a recent Shakespeare fan and he really had a thing for the tragedies!)
  10. Aditi, after today's meet, I heard has decided to pursue a career in Human Resources! Some press releases said, PG meets influenced her career choices!
  11. Harsh and Underdog a.k.a. Suraj(I hope I got ur name right The smart gujju in the orange tee!) didnt talk to them much.But they are the ones who'll carry the Ahmedabad PG meet torch ahead!
  12. When Kunjan Detroja declares his assets, it'll only have 2 things: His AIPGM t-shirt and his DSLR! I think its time the income tax department sees a washing machine in his declaration! (I only remember Kunjan in his AIPGM Tee!)
  13. Lastly Vision IIM_ACL is dreading the puyscar nominations(The best city one!) as there are a sudden shift in his loyalties after today's meet :)


Awesome meet people! Keep 'em coming!
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A post on Pagalguy after 3 months, 21 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes to be precise! Going by my post count it is not a very good record to hold! But that apart, this post as Ahmedabad heralded the era of large PG meets!! Some highlights from the meet

  1. Jimmy Tiwari and Kunjan Detroja officially christened as veterans! Vision and I silently smirked as we welcomed them to the club
  2. Going by "Omi's" hindi, I assumed he had a good idea of the differences between Balaatkaar and Chamatkar(He'll especially need it if he's going to GIM :lookround:)
  3. "Gyaan" is officially an abuse now in Ahmedabad PG meets
  4. Some not so secret documents suggested that Serendipitous a.k.a. Nilanjana was excessively sleep deprived. But unlike men, for women, sleep deprivation is usually directly proportional to how much they talk! (Note:I dont generalise and im not gender biased)
  5. I had some 15 Khanjan jokes up my sleeve not limited to "Kunjan" and "Khanjar". But well, what purpose do threads serve anyway!
  6. Rajkot invasion in the PG meet today! Yet we were still not served "Main-go" nor were there any "paire-lull" conversations! (Im dont encourage regional divides either!)
  7. 9 colleges atleast made a gross error as they missed out on a smart man.All the very best to Kushal for the very next season. My bet on him joining a really good college next year!
  8. Vision IIM_ACL plans to start a dotcom soon! He believes in the last 2 years he has made some useful contacts!
  9. Brian de Palma and Jimmy Tiwari might soon come together for the 5th sequel of Mission Impossible. The location for the movie will be based out of Ghajrola,UP and involve the lead role "Jimmy Tiwari" organizing PG meets in Ghajrola.(Brian De Palma im told is a recent Shakespeare fan and he really had a thing for the tragedies!)
  10. Aditi, after today's meet, I heard has decided to pursue a career in Human Resources! Some press releases said, PG meets influenced her career choices!
  11. Harsh and Underdog a.k.a. Suraj(I hope I got ur name right The smart gujju in the orange tee!) didnt talk to them much.But they are the ones who'll carry the Ahmedabad PG meet torch ahead!
  12. When Kunjan Detroja declares his assets, it'll only have 2 things: His AIPGM t-shirt and his DSLR! I think its time the income tax department sees a washing machine in his declaration! (I only remember Kunjan in his AIPGM Tee!)
  13. Lastly Vision IIM_ACL is dreading the puyscar nominations(The best city one!) as there are a sudden shift in his loyalties after today's meet :)


Awesome meet people! Keep 'em coming!
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List of Must DOs for GDPI(in no order of priority)

1) Profile

Know everything about your profile. By profile, I mean current issues/history/famous personalities, etc hailing from your hometown or cities where you've resided in,done your schooling/graduation from.

By profile I also mean knowing everything that you will be talking about or mentioning about. This includes your extracurriculars and positions of responsibility

2) Work Ex/Freshers

People with less than 1 year of work ex traditionally have been scrutinised on their graduation acads while those with 1-2 + years on relevant work ex. This is not a written rule per se. People with work ex, research on competitors and the industry(macro view would do).

3) Hobbies/Interests

These are interview clinchers. I strongly believe that panelists are in a spot of bother as much as the candidates themselves. If you engage them by talking about your hobbies, statement recalls at the end of the interview(prior to evaluation) are very high. Dancing,painting,singing,photography, sketching,sports, trekking,blogging among many others are topics that panelists love to discuss. Try shifting the interview focus to one of the afore mentioned topics

4) Current Issues

Current Issues cannot be discounted. If I as an residing Indian do not know about the telecom scam, I do not believe knowledge is paramount to learning. Several negative implications to not answering questions relevant to current issues.So make sure you do your background research on relevant issues.

5) Morals/Ethics

These ones can be tricky. The idea is to not go outrightly in support of a certain point of view. Weigh the pros and cons and be subtly supportive of a single point of view.At the end of the day,managers are expected to make decisions. How you make it is important!

6) Anything else under the sun

So you get a panelist who is a finance expert and wants to know the current scene in the indian microfinance sector and all you know about finance is that its got something to do with banks! What do you do? Well, if you dont know the answer, the easiest approach is to say "I dont know,sir!" If it is relevant to your work ex, read up but if it is not 8/10 times the panelist will move on to something that is relevant to you!

There are other things that can come up since interviews are more often than not,subjective. But these are a list of Must Dos. Good luck all!
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Hi,

my query is related to the acads.

I had secured 84.8% in 10th and 86.4% in diploma.
But my grad score is a meagre 63.3%.

ADd to it that i did my grad in EXTC and jumped to the IT Bandwagon from where i am now trying to pursue my MBA.

How big a factor would all this be when they judge me during the interview.

I did not get calls from IIM A,B due to my poor acads and that is what is troubling me. Its as if the ghosts of my past do not want to let me be at peace with myself.


Academics are not closely scrutinised I believe. From personal experience, I had good grades to show for my 10th and 12th but a 6 odd cgpa in my bachelors.

Try not thinking about bad grades for a while since what's done is done. Make sure you know your profile out and out with a focus on current issues, work ex and basic concepts from bachelors.

Note to everyone:
Try tweaking your "About me" and talk about things that you are comfortable with.For eg: hobbies, work ex,etc. Panelists do not wish to know your name,your schooling,your undergrad,etc things which they'll already find in your profile sheet.

To have a sufficient (about 1-1.5 min) air time for an "About me" question, talk about things which your passionate about.
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Ah! Good to see this thread! The Future Faccha thread! Putting some fundae, from what I've heard and from personal experience, IIM Lucknow interviews are traditionally very very cool and very conversational.

Brush up on your bachelors fundaes and have a good hobby to talk endlessly about! IIM Lucknow is known to take people from different walks of life, independent thinkers and those with conviction and commitment! Energy,enthusiasm and knowing yourself is the key!

Keep posting your queries here.
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So today in the morning, Varun Saxena pings me on gtalk and tells me "Abbey! Check this thread! PP's getting married!"

Yes apart from the free dinners that await us both of us were really elated! Have a wonderful life ahead PP!
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We are the underdogs.We always were the underdogs.And shall remain so, because we'd rather fight it out than know it all. I am no spokesperson nor any competent authority.

But i know one thing about all the UDTs in the past.Patience,mettle and whole lot of positivity. I suggest we all wait. I shall meanwhile try to pull some strings and see what the actual picture is.Everyone on the team has worked hard all year and it always pays off.

A special request to Rito aka first_timer to lift the team up and wait for the final word.
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