I agree that it is now time to close this thread. The game's over for this year with many hopes and dreams going to pieces. One thing I must say is that we should stop speculating about the system. It is what it is and has served them well in all these years. While I don't care to think about biases or anything like that, I shall use the age old cliche that whatever happens is for our own good. I got rejected in the Director's Round after a full day wait and an interview that began at 8 in the evening for me when I was almost half dead from fatigue. However, I choose to refrain from any speculation as the system is not in my control and I have taken away much more from this process as a failure that I might have as a winner. For starters, I have become much more mature in my outlook towards life in these 3 grilling months. I believe that is the stepping stone to being a great manager and an inspiring leader.
When I went to Bombay House, I made sure that I took a personal tour of the place and I was dumbstruck simply reading the nameplates in that building. If you need inspiration to succeed in life, just go to Bombay House once and you will find yourself in a place where the titans of Indian industry work and blaze the trails that many of us would follow. The most important lessons those century old walls teach you is that of hard work and humility. You will realize that it takes an entire lifetime to achieve something significant, that it takes unusual amount of perseverance to build something of value like an institution. That is the place where you will forget all your petty troubles in life, your annoying boss, your harassing client, a sucky CAT %ile, a career going nowhere and realize that life is about seeing the big picture long before someone else sees it and then surrendering yourself to that vision and living, breathing, working every minute to turn that vision into reality.
Personally I had a bad interview, though the HR called me after the results were announced and told me that I was high on the preference list or something like that. I had a debate on geopolitics with the panel and I came out with a bad feeling that I am not gonna make it, but I am happy that despite months of preparation for questions in the Director's round, I just did what I do best for the most important 20 minutes of my life.
I lost eventually, but I am on my way to turn this loss into a launchpad for greater success. I have lost the fear of failure and now I am ready to try again, more importantly, I am ready to fail again and again till I eventually succeed.
I hope that all of you learn from your failures to turn into wiser men who will take on any challenge thrown in their way to glory.
Best of Luck and God Bless to all!!!
that takes the total to 20!!!
Bhai log, Mumbhai main gadar mach gaya, 7 ppl selected!!!