The Talent Bandwagon

Me introducing Ajay Kulkarni will be a little too much. 🙂

Some one who is from Nagpur and did his SSC/HSSC between years 1997-2000 might already know him as a meritorious student. His background and illustrious career so far speaks about his talent, knowledge and intelligence. If Ajay doesn’t start his own venture, I’m sure we are talking here to some one who’s gonna go very high up the corporate ladder. Enjoy your share of vision. 🙂

Somalwar. BITS Pilani. ST Micro. SP Jain school of Management. That looks like one hell of a journey. How has it been? What next?

Yeah, it has been an exciting and eventful journey full of learning from peers, seniors and from my own mistakes. The best part of this journey was BITS Pilani. Those were the years that groomed my personality and I am happy BITS happened to me. The most important part of getting into good schools and working at brand name companies is the kind of people you meet and the network you create. It is your asset which you can leverage at any point of time in life.

What next, well I am looking forward to working at a startup company into the upcoming field of digital marketing. Lets see how that works out… Continue reading

Epicurean!

Kidakaka, or Prasad Ajinkya is known to me through CE. The title of this post is how he describes himself. He has kept his introduction on his blog relatively short. So even I’d not say too many things about him. Enjoy the interview… and do read his blog. It is interesting!

Q. Prasad, frankly I’m a bit scared of the IIT/IIM brand of people. I’m a little apprehensive of them and some how find them difficult to handle. However you have been a nice guy all through out. Tell me, how it feels like being an IIMite.

A. When I was a student, it used to be an exhilarating feeling … to be counted as the creme-de-la-creme of the nation’s talent. However, as time went by and with some years of experience – working with other IIM grads and even managing some of them, I realized that this identity of being an IIM grad can often manifest itself in the form of arrogance. That path can lead to some pretty unpleasant bends. I try not to tread this path. Continue reading

Minerva in the Making

If you ask me how long did I know Ankita Katdare, I’d say I know her since she was about 10. But when I read her blog, read these answers and got to know of few other activities she does these days, I thought how wrong I was. The school going kiddo I knew is an aspiring engineer today, manages a fairly successful blog and is the Editor-in-Chief of Crazyengineers.com. Truly a Minerva in the making, she has surprised one and all. Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the future generation for you… enjoy the interview.

Minerva looks like a name of a very old lady and you are surely very young. What’s the secret behind the name that suffixes your initial on the blog?

Ankita: It was January 2008. I was 17 and I really didn’t know what I was doing when I first started a blog on BlogSpot. Somewhere inside my head, I had planned to name my blog as ‘Junkyard’. So I kept the name as ankita-junkyard.blogspot.com. That blog still exists. Continue reading

Catty Eyed Dreamer!

Sapna Katti! Now I don’t know what I should write about this girl who I have never met. If I tell you exactly how we got introduced, it would sound as if I’m Shahrukh Khan. But let me tell you any way. It was June 2008 when I got my first fan mail. I was barely into a month of regular writing and a girl had already written to me, telling me how good my blog was. Frankly speaking this engineer who now works in an investment banking firm is a much better writer than me. Here’s Sapna Katti unplugged for you. Enjoy Season Two! Continue reading

Interviewing Me?

Microphone

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Some one sent me an email asking if he can interview me and post it on his blog. Wow! I’m so excited. My interview is going to be published on a popular blog.

🙂

Would you like to say that sentence above? Well, now you have a chance. I’ve been reading lot of blogs lately and had been talking to lot of people. And talking to people fascinates me. So I have decided to logically extend it to my blog. I’d like to interview (un)common people like you and me and publish the interviews here. Let me tell you that they are not going to be run of the mill interviews with ‘tell me about yourself’ type of questions. There will be specific questions, some direct, some wacky, some weird, some controversial and some very very personal questions. The idea will be to invoke an emotion (reaction), mostly laughter.

So if you are a reader of this blog (and I know it), you are already eligible for the interview. There is every chance that I will shortly get in touch with you. But just to ensure that I dont, please put in a comment here so that I can prioritise your name.  🙂

… And if you are NOT a reader of this blog and have come here for the first time, no worries. Good things happen to people a bit late. So let us start with YOU first. Would you like to be the YOU?