Pros: Good for e-commerce giants, that they are able to grow and compete
Cons: Due to easy loan availability, and non-productive consumption of the resources, the current debt to equity ratio is increasing and has already reached to 0.52 which is bad for the Indian economy. Resources are not getting optimally utilised. The extra liquid money has instead increased the amount of black money, and illegal betting. Youth is getting lazy day by day. That is why we can see the difference in the health and the kind of consumption of resources in today’s generation and our forefathers.
In a country like India, which is remembered for its culture, history and tradition,
(I know, it could have been better)
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P1: Shubham, so I see you brought executive file. Can you tell me the executives of this
Me: Sir, the file contains my CAT scorecard, application form, the certificates for my academic and
P1: So, tell us who are
Me: Sir, I am Shubham, from Udaipur, Rajasthan. I graduated from IIT Gandhinagar in electrical engineering back in 2013. During my final year, I went to
P2(a young techy guy): So, you are interested in Mathematics. Which area of the
Me: ummm.. Sir, everything.
P2: Okay, so you have 3 circles. How many common tangents can you draw to them
Me: Sir, you mean Direct common
P2: You can assume that.
Me: max. 2 if they are planar. Else, it can even have 0,1. So, anything from 0-2. Explained them by making the figures.
Me: Still, the same. (Now, I think it should be infinite, in case of non-planar)
P2: You have 2 n*n matrices. When you multiply them. How many multiplications are actually
Me: The final matrix will also be of n*n. Now, for each element, we have multiplication because
(But, it should be n^3 I think now. Since every element will also
P2: can you try to think of a converging sequence, which is converging but the corresponding sequence is diverging.
Me: 1/n. Since as n tends to infinity it tends to 0, but 1+1/2+… –>infinity. It can be proved by comparing this series with 1+ 1/2 + (1/4+1/4) + (1/8+1/8+1/8+1/8)+…
P2: By the way, what is the rank of Rajasthan in terms of
Me: Sir, one: It is the largest in terms of area.
Me: (A wild guess, while trying to visualize the map tongue emoticon ) Maharashtra (Maharashtra is third in actual, a slightly less than MP)
P1: So, if I did not hear you wrong, you did a foreign internship. Where was
Me: yeah sir, at
P1: What did you do
Me: Developed a web application which uses the concept of probability and collaborative filtering to predict the future disease a patient can have, given his past disease’s history coded in ICD-10.
P1: So, did you roam anywhere
Me: Sir, not much. But, I had been to Six Flags
P1: Ohh, that’s the roller coaster ride. (Smiling)
Me: Yeah sir (Smiling)
P1: Anywhere else you have been to in or outside
Me: Not exactly sir.(I could sense he has some question on geography coming up in his mind, which I am not good at.)
P1: So, can I say you do not like travelling
Me: Sir, I have not explored much of the places. But as you can see, I am from Rajasthan, graduated in Gujarat, interned at
P1: (Smiling) But that’s for the job purpose. Anyways, what difference did you find in the US’s university and IIT-Gandhinagar’s educational system?
Me: Sir, since our
P3: So, what is your role at
Me: Sir, my job is to interact with the floor’s staff at fulfillment centres and get to know the problems they are facing in the process of picking, packing, shipping. And then, using these requirements, we build the apps and
P3: But isn’t this irrelevant to your work at Cognizant. From a company like that why
Me: Not exactly sir. I was working
P3: But then, you already have the skills and are working in the area where our people after graduating works.
Me: No sir. I want to learn management and I have an inclination towards MBA in Finance. My long-term goal is to start a venture of my own.
P3: (interrupting): But, to start a company, you do not need an MBA.
Me: Yeah, that’s true sir. But then again, my management will help me gain the structured knowledge, learn about the business model, and how to sustain in the competitive markets.
P3: But that you can even
Me: Sir, to make any company successful, the underlying principle is to minimize risk and maximise the revenue. And, an MBA in Finance will help me get that feeling.
P1, P3: See but you already know that principle.
Me: But, I will also be competing amongst the best minds of the country, so we can then share the skillset and I may get the useful resources for my future goal. And
P1: Anyways, these days people say that e-commerce is not having a bright future. It runs only on giving lucrative offers and discounts on the things. And once, discounts are gone, the company will fall off.
Me: But this is just the one side of the story. While this is true that our
P3: Okay. Any other call you
Me: Sir, my sectionals in Verbal were not that
P3: Okay Shubham, That’s all from our side…