cogito ergo sum

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

About Me !

Here's a little something I have sent as a one page write up on myself to my employers, ITC.

"I would describe myself as an ordinary person blessed with an extraordinary set of people around me, be it my family or friends. I believe in the power of dreams and like to think big and execute my plans to perfection.

Born and brought up in a middle class Marwari family in Calcutta, I received the best of both the worlds, solid values mixed with cutting edge modernity. I did my schooling from Calcutta Boys’ School (CBS) and followed it up with a degree in Commerce from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC Delhi), before grabbing a seat at the IIFT, one of India’s top B-Schools.

CBS gave me some of the finest years of my life, a wonderful amalgam of fun and top class education, contributing in no small measure to the man I am today. Organizing the first ever Joint Nature Club-Computer Club inter-school fest e-green 2000 and Concord 2000 as the Finance Coordinator were the highlights of my stay at CBS. Vice-Presidentship of the Computer Club, Secretary of the Nature Club and treasurer of the Quiz Club were the other responsibilities I shouldered with full commitment.

SRCC Delhi, brought along in its wake a new set of challenges – an alien (and supposedly unfriendly) city, new set of friends and of course the pressure of competing with the very best in India’s best College for Commerce. But in no time, the college and the city became my second home, I had made friends for life and yes the competition took care of itself.

Life at IIFT was an eye opener. Even before we could distinguish Dia Mirza from Aishwarya Rai, we were thrown into 20 hour schedules peppered with 8 hour classes, endless projects, assignments and group activities, Yoga classes and compulsory-but-informal interaction with the seniors. Sleep became a scarce commodity, conspicuous only by its absence.

Organizing Tradewinds 2005, IIFT’s flagship National Symposium as the elected coordinator of BLASH-IIFT’s Trading Club was the highpoint of my stint here. I love reading fiction, writing articles and swimming. Apart from the extra-curricular activities, IIFT also found me specializing me in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Commodity Trading, something I am passionate about.

I believe I am in the right organization, in the right country and at the right time. The present is pregnant with opportunities and challenges galore and I am convinced I am up to it. If it is right for India, it is right for ITC and if it is right for ITC it is right for me.

Finally in the immortal words of John Lennon,

You may say that I am a dreamer,

But I am not the only one!

See you all!