(Photo credits : Abhijeet Singh, MICA)
This post comes midway in term # 3 at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) when it suddenly hit me that I hadn’t done a follow-up post to my earlier one.
Term 2 taught me :
1) No matter who handles Chota (the canteen), the cold coffee *must* remain as good as it was. Otherwise, the handover has been a failure.
2) Going to watch a movie costs more than the movie, emotionally and financially.
3) Unfulfilled plans are like unfulfilled study plans – they get made often, and often go unrealised.
4) Rajneesh Krishna Sir is awesome *yes, he is!*
5) Time runs past you like Usain Bolt on steroids. It’s been 7 months to this place already and not a lot of us acknowledge it. Make the most of the time left.
6) Getting through to round 2 of any competition deserves to be celebrated. For real.
7) Culture just got real.
8) Ek Diu/Goa/Jaipur trip to banta hai. PLAN it.
9) Students at IIM may deserve more salary for just the fact that they can make a good financial plan for B-school competitions.
10) Thakur Chacha is a rockstar.
11) Summer placements make MICA the campus it isn’t. I am glad that phase is temporary.
12) Taking down notes does not really help. Lose some sleep over those assignments. Keep an open mind.
13) The newspapers can become your saviours.
14) Know what you want to do. But more importantly, know what you don’t want to do.
15) Being cynical is the easiest thing to do. Think beyond the stereotypes, appreciate.
Term 3 is half-done. Everything is a blur. But the second term will remain special in a lot of ways. Account planning, brand management, media planning, market research : everything beckons. Gear shift time, NOW.
Cheers to the almost-PGP2! 😀