Papa didn’t say anything after B Tech
College – MBA (International Business), Delhi School of Economics.
Team Mate – Tanay Pravin
Team Name – Infinity
Article I am refuting – http://insideiim.com/papa-kehte-hain-mba-karega-the-great-indian-conundrum/
80% of Indian students have two major milestones in their early lives:-
1 – Post Class 12th
2 – Post Graduation
My story goes like this;
Post Class 12th:-
Board exam results were out. Like every 2 out 20 I too scored something more than 90% (of course after applying the conventional best of 5 concepts). Life was good and I was happy, completely alien to the fact that soon I will be bombarded with most insulting questions ever by almost everyone I will come across. I strongly believe in the concept of “Living in the Moment” and I was doing that. Moment was soon gone and came the questionnaire phase.
Q (Level 1) – Beta, IIT ka kya result raha?
Q(Level 2) – Beta, boards me toh thik thak aa gaya, toh IIT me kyu ni ho paya?
Q(Level 3) – Beta, Tumhara hua ni IIT me?? Mere bhatije ka toh ho gaya…!!
PS – “Level” signifies the insult rating.
Anyways, few days later a good news came (though for my parents it was just a news) – got through the entrance exam of some private engineering college. Now the job was to convince my parents that, it’s a good college. Manipulated facts that these colleges publish on their websites and in newspapers during the admission season came very handy for me. Somehow after significant efforts from my end I managed to prove that indeed I had cracked a good exam for engineering. I made them feel proud and somehow it made me feel proud. I showed them that average placement is 3.2 LPA but the highest is 10LPA. They were convinced and so was I that I will manage the highest package. With this picture in their mind and conviction in my mind, I went ahead with the only choice I had. Finally dad was proud and ready to shed in 7 figures for my graduation. This was the happy era of Papa kehte hain beta engineering karega….
Graduation was completed. Four years invested. Didn’t had the package of 10LPA (didn’t had 3.2 either). I was again Living in the Moment and this time it was a depressing one. Questionnaire phase was once again approaching. Same set of Uncle/Aunty, this time they had much more improved more lethal and destructive weapons.
Q(Level 1) – Beta, Placement kyu nahi hua?
Q(Level 2) – Eligible the bhi ya nahi?
Q(Level 3) – Aage ka kya socha hai? Bank PO ki tayari karlo…
My parents didn’t have any questions. All they had were answers. This was the time I started putting in some serious thought towards my career. After lots of research, I came to the conclusion of doing an MBA. By this time I had managed an of campus placement too. But when I narrated this idea to my parents, to my utter surprise that excitement was missing (which was there earlier). This time no one wanted to hear what I could get out of an MBA or an MBA institute. This time everyone is expecting result including me. This is the practical era of Papa didn’t say anything…
This time I am here to create results.
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.