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Interview Centre: Bangalore
Educational Profile: BE (CSE)
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age: 62.54%
Any other professional certification or course undertaken: N/A
Work profile: UX Engineer
Number of months: 11 + 12
Other differentiating factors (anything great that you have done in life, that's out of the ordinary): Quit MDI after flunking BE final sem. Out of the ordinary, but nothing great.
Regarding GD/Group Exercise
GD/GE Topic: Globalization has eroded our traditional values and culture
Number of participants: 12?
Duration: 2 min to think, 10-odd min to discuss, 30 sec per person to summarize
Brief snapshot of discussion: 3-4 people were forever shouting and not letting others speak. In consequence, 2-3 people could not speak at all. I made points like globalization is not a recent phenomenon because India has traded with other civilizations throughout history; that taking the example of cuisine, we have adopted foreign cuisines while still not eroding or sidelining local ones; and that the effects of globalization that the group is pointing to are mostly limited to the urban middle-class population, while the majority of our population is rural and/or poor.
About the panel
I enter the room and say hello. They ask me to close the door behind me. I sit down and place the folder on the table, even as PL asks me to do so.
Me: We didn't have the same relationship at that time, but I told them about my second girlfriend.
[Context: The essay topic was that economic slowdown is caused by corruption. I reasoned that the economic slowdown in India was caused by the global slowdown, and possibly by the Government scams. I reasoned further that the core cause for the global slowdown was the sub prime crisis, which was a result of corruption.]
Me: Can I take a minute to think?
Me (I am trying to think but going blank. I am distracted by the rustling paper, by SG who has gotten up to serve himself some tea and biscuits. I decide that there's no point trying to think, and blurt out the obvious.): The core cause is greed. It all stems from that.
PL: That's too vague. I asked for three reasons.
Me: Yes, I am elaborating.
PL: I don't want you to elaborate, I want three concise reasons.
Me: OK. The first is that loans were given out to people who were not capable of repaying them. The second is that these loans and their derivatives were traded. The third is that this trade was unregulated.
PL: Are you sure it was unregulated?
Me: Even if it was regulated, it was improperly regulated.
PL: How do we know if a regulation is proper?
Me: We know in hindsight, as it obviously wasn't effective.
PL: You have also talked about the Government's mismanagement of funds. Tell me the difference between corruption and mismanagement.
RS: Do you know of Amartya Sen?