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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

CSC has bought me...

ok.. no bullshitting around. I have an agenda : gotta speak about 29th june 2006. Wait. Before that.. Am i on time for this post??? I don't think so. This lazy ass of mine doesen't budge from its place and my fingers are trying to compete with them in lethargy. Me - the Sufferrer. Does it not sound a lot like Natwar Singh. " The hand has no hand in the affairs"?? Oh!! What am i scribbling?? All crap. just arbit stuph, ven i am suppossed to do some important thing.

June 29th 2006 : Another day of placements. Already two top companies of the country have declared me to be too qualified for them( that is what i would like 2 believe!!). Well, for the uninitiated, TCS and WIPRO have just rejected me. well, anyways, one more day and i am all charged up. I am now more stronger and maybe won't feel so bad even if i am rejected this time over. the company people were suppossed to be here in the college by 9, but they missed their flight or something and could come only at 3. Yes!! 6 hrs behind schedule. and now the constant rumours that it is not exactly interested in us ( GITAMITES).. and its here only as a formality!!!

Well, anyways, we attend the apti test, and the results declared at 6 confirm that i m in for the second round. The technical test. Well, the last two companies audaciously declared that i am not technically sound, and i was ready for an hat-trick. And, with all DBMS, C++, JAVA crap in the paper my apprehensions just got stronger. It was a 75 questions paper, with 40 mins in hand. surprisingly, the results confirmed my entry into the next round - the GD. this at 10pm!! I was all this time in my casuals, and had to switch over to the formal attire. Couldn't take any chances. the difficult part was done, now its all Gibberish, a cakewalk - GD and a HR interview. The light blue shirt, i just bought yesterday from big bazaar, along with my brother's trousers( My brother Jatin gifted it 2 me), with a light blue tie, and matching shoes, i was adorning a proffessional look!!

There were 15 candidates in my GD, that took place at an unearthly hour - 11:30pm. people were sleepy and lethargic, and very unenthu'. the topic given to us was " Should politicians have an upper age limit". Quite a boring topic to be discussed at such an hour. We were expecting something on the more instinct feelings of human!! Whatever. Banged the gd, and was the best, as i said it was a cakewalk. The results were out at abbout 12:30, and here i am called for the interview. Reached home along with Prasada Rao, at 1:30, and am supposed to reach the college tommorrow morning by 8 AM!!

30th june 2006 : Woke up at about 6. Actually go up from the bed at 6. couldn't sleep the entire night. I did not want to miss this oppurtunity after coming all this way. I had to shave, as i was quite lethargic, and very unsure of me being called for an interview yesterday. I thought the tech paper would itself whow me the door to a bar, celebrating my hat-trick. Now i hope the interview shows me the way to the bar to celebrate. Anyways, got ready in a jiffy, and was present in the college sharp at 8. The interview happened at 10:30, and it was a bang on. It was quite a vague HR interview, with the normal questions like "Tell me abt urself?", "What do you do in ur free time?"( the blog came to my rescue there), "What kind of music do you listen to?".. and after some further chat( yes, i wuld like to call it that), the HR lady interviewing me( who had her face burried in her laptop all this time) gave me a smile and declared - "You are selected boss!!", handing me over the form. I was on top of the seventh cloud kind of feeling, nothing could define my excitement. i called up Dad and Mom, and they were the happiest people on this planet. It is not everyday that such things happen.!!! Pappu ko naukri mil gayee!!!

We were called for the result declaration session and were given company t-shirts as gifts, and the HR lady tapped my back commenting "He's a sweet guy". Now, I dunno what i had done to appear sweet?? Anyways,all this jazz happened till about 12, and here i was a job holder, flirting away the rest of the day. It was one hell of a job-hunt, but as they say - "Alls well that ends well".

Thus, that finishes the marathon post on me being placed in CSC. Yippeeee!!!!!!!!!!

Well, the title of the post was actually on my ORKUT id all these days, and have been getting all kinds of scraps like "What??" to "Bike hue insaan!!! ".. So, no belittling statements on that. that is an order. :)

On other fronts, my life's been going good for the last couple of days, and i have been having a rockin time at colllege. its fun. And i am seriously going to miss it, for sure, next year after i get out... :(

Now before i complete, a small announcement :

Students who are interested to become an AIESECER, v are currently in our annual recruitment drive and I am in the organising committee. So, those interested are requested to please get in touch with me( Only college going Vizagites..)
And for those ignorant people who have not heard of AIESEC, It is the world's largest Student run organisation. For further details - AIESEC

Monday, August 07, 2006

Update

hello ppl.. ouch!! I can already feel the ire on your faces 4 takin so long 2 post. But what 2 do?? I was so busy squatting mosquitoes while eating jack-fruit!! Just kiddin'. I was actually on a high all of july. Common', it is the first time in my life that someone( and a big MNC 4 that) has offered 2 pay me a huge ammount 4 doing some coding in front of a TFT screen( called the computer). Nevertheless, I agree tht a month is too long a period, and i deserve a slap on my back. Ouch!!

It has been an eventful month, with wishes pouring in from all quarters. I also had a trip to Tirupati along with my parents, and the wonderful month ended with a dismal performance in the mid-exams( who the hell created them, and that too thrice a sem?? ) and admist all this the continuing news that our classmates are placed in different companies, completed the days.

More about my trip. It was a long impending trip that my dad had planned months ago, but was just waiting 4 an oppurtune moment. Finally the time came. We left on 19th july, by the tirumala express, and after 2 days stay atop the hill returned back on the 22nd, ofcourse leaving our hair over there. I have got my scalp shaved off, and am now in DAVID BECKHAM - WILL SMITH - VIN DIESEL, with a little of SALMAN KHAN, look; sporting my shining head. The trip was wonderful, and i was dulcet at the magnitude of the following the temple commands( Second in the world, after the VATICAN). The darshan, the accomodation everything had to be booked pre-handedly 2 avoid the long agonising wait. I was told that a particular Seva that takes place on every friday morning has a waiting list running for a couple of years. If we reserve today, we would be bestowed upon with the oppurtunity in 2010!!!. The temple town was bustling with activity, with small time vendors, sharing space with the scores of beggars, and the security personnel, which has beefed after the Mumbai blasts. on the whole ,it was one memorable experience.

Now to a long impending commitment on my part. Many of my peers, my juniors, etc.. have been asking me about my placement experience, and i would like to justify them at this platform. before i start, If you are expecting "a guide to be placed" or something?? Read no further. Coz, i don't think i am eligible enough to guide someone on such important things.

23rd June 2006. A day me, along with my classmates have been looking forward to with a lot of hope, eagerness and anxiety.
The day our placement seaon was starting. TCS was the first company, and we all had screwed up our ass's the entire holidays trying to read about the company and preparing ourselves for the recruitment test.The written test was on the first day, and the quant standard was something even a 10th standard guy would feel ashamed to attempt. It was so damn easy. Breezed through it. Next day was my technical interview, and after a long wait of more than 5hrs, with a clean shaven face and a neat demeanour, i faced the interviewer. I was totally out of speech at the interviewer's, a not-so-young person who seemed to have just quarelled with his wife, questions. I was like - "which language is the guy speaking?" kind of situation. First time at a interview of this level and i commited all the sins that are to be avoided in an interview. The verdict : screwed it up. I M REJECTED.

26th june 2006 : WIPRO was coming today. I was again recharged, and promised to bang with a venegeance. The written test was slightly tough, but nevertheless got through it. Now for the technical interview. This time over i was more confident, well prepared( I studies more than that i do for the sem exams). Finally, after an intriguing wait, was called for the interview at 7:30 in the evening. I went in 'bang on' to the interviewer - a middle aged guy, with a stern look on his face. I showed him my resume, my credentials, and started answering his questions very confidently. He asked me to draw the Micro processor architecture, and when i started it with the registers, he questioned : "Why did you draw this part first?".. i am like "how does it matter??".. Even after answering all his questions, and bearing him grilling me for about half an hour, he said, wit a discerning look : "I am sorry". I was aghast. looked at him in a confused way, and tried to ask him the reason. but he gave another look at my GPA's and repeated : "I am sorry". I wanted to box him on his face. If GPA's were the criteria( Mine is 8.40 ), why the hell this half an hour torture??. I stood up, with a very deep desire to say " F*** off", but said "thank you" and returned back. There go the wipro plans, also. I AM REJECTED.

29th june 2006 : CSC was coming to our college.

30th june 2006 : The day i was destined to be placed. More about it in a week( trust me!!...)

BTW, My brother, Jatin has got a seat in GITAM( yes, My college!!), and he would be joining in the first week of september. Hope, he does not prove to be a hindrance in my undergroung activities at college( read, things meant to be confided from parents:-D...)