Monday, April 14, 2008

The Times of India

This is a launch that has been much talked about in the recent past and certainly lived up to its hype. Having read the TOI for the last couple of years in Ahmedabad, I was looking forward to see what they have to offer to the more "news-hungry" Chennai junta.

The front page had a nice personal note by Jaideep Bose, the lesser known editor of the paper. In fact, all the other big papers are known to have popular editors, notable amongst them being N.Ram and Shekhar Gupta. Additionally, Anand's article was very good as well. The rest was regular TOI fare, with some masala thrown in as well. I am told that they have a 3 lakh plus subscription base already, lets just wait and watch if the Hindu takes a hit. Whether the Times can upstage the Hindu as the companion of the filter coffee.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Feeling...

Its half past five in the morning and I am up packing. I am back on campus for a brief spell and will go back home after my convocation which is scheduled for saturday. While going through old stuff, I found some old envelopes, hall tickets, mark sheets, doctor prescriptions, railway tickets, airline boarding passes, visiting cards, random scribbles on blank sheets et al.. Packing went out of the window and I spent the last couple of hours looking at this stuff.

I also played a game of cricket and followed it up with a good chat on the floor. I shudder to think that I am never going to get to do this again. Life is going to go back to being orderly and less chaotic. Ahhh. The feeling...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Its over

Its over! Done ! Finished !

I officially had my last tryst with academics for a long time to come today. I finished my only end - term exam this afternoon. I won't be a student for the foreseeable future, unless I decide to go back and get another degree. I feel numb ! Mixed feelings actually. I don't really know what corporate life is going to be like.

Maybe I will write more later. Right now, I don't know what to say !

Except that its over !