The Holy Grail – MDI
Have you seen this really old comedy movie- Monty python and the Holy Grail? It is the most random and funny movie that I have watched. The first month of my B-school life reminds of this very movie. It is like I am riding the imaginary horse that the characters in the movie were riding. Things here happen at such a pace that I am not able to comprehend what has really happened. Every day is full of speculations on what is going to happen, which teacher is going to give the next assignment, what corporate talk would we be attending immediately after the afternoon class or what committee would be holding a session the coming evening. Honestly speaking I have never ever been so overwhelmed in my entire 24-year life. But all this is actually the best part of being in a B-school. So, this really funny thing happened the other day. To be honest, everything that happens here is funny according to me. The main question is what is more funny – someone tripping on the floor in the morning while they are half asleep or someone sleeping in the class and then asked by our professor to dance on a Bollywood song. These are parts of a B-school that make you realize that you have to find the fun in small things, because if you do not the only thing that you will find yourself trapped in are assignments, case studies, placements etc. Now talking about placements one thing that I would say is that it is the most serious but at the same time the most interesting part of a B-school. You sit for an interview and sell yourself like an FMCG product telling the interviewer on why he should hire you, what would be your utility and how long you can actually last. Now I talk about an FMCG product because marketing is my area of interest and the reason why I decided to pursue an MBA. So when we talk about a company as big as the Aditya Birla Group which has a number of brands under its umbrella, one that attracts me the most is Aditya Birla Retail Limited. I would love devising strategies to market and sell the products under the brand. Though I am pretty sure that life would be equally funny and interesting working at a brand as big as the Aditya Birla Group. But then again, would life be as funny as Monty Python and the Holy Grail?