GDPI experience at JIMS, Rohini

It has now been quiet sometime since I went to Delhi for JIMS GDPI but now I feel like jotting down my experience overthere (after all it my blog, right). So here I am sharing my GDPI experience at JIMS, Rohini.
On reaching the institute the candidates were asked to sit in a hall which had admission cell people working with papers. The candidates who filled the hard copy of the form were required to report of their presence and wait for their turn. Those who applied online were given a similar form to fill before their process. I filled the hard copy of the form.
The candidates were then called for GD or PI in batches of 10-15. My batch was of around 12 candidates.

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Is Holi loosing its colour ?

Yesterday it was Holi, one of the most auspicious festivals of Hindus. What I have noticed over the period of time with this festival is the decreasing enthusiasm of people.

Every year our entire colony used to go to each others’ place and enjoy the fest but this year only a few of them were seen colored in the morning and a very few were noticed interested in visiting each other’s house in the eve. I have a feeling that as the city is progressing on the path of metros like Delhi, Mumbai etc, the way of celebrating the festival is changing as well. Now people spend more time sending Holi e-cards rather than meet them personally even if they live the very next door. Another reason why people a moving away may be the chemically made colors. I think that increased use of natural colors will definitely increase the involvement of a lot of people. Adding cherry on the cake, yesterday (the Holi day) there was chaos in the city, a bit away from where I live. Someone threw color on a mosque and the incident started taking shape of Hindu-Muslim riots. Things were immediately taken into control as Hon. President Smt Pratibha Patil is visiting the city tomorrow for the felicitation ceremony at my university, BHU.

Sri Balaji Society results will now be declared on 18th of March. That means I can easily make my choice between Sri Balaji Society and JIMS. Keeping fingers crossed.

You must be wondering of my university exams. I would rather not comment about my extremely light preparations this year.

Cheer for Rahman, Not for Slumdog Millionaire

A phony poseur that has been made only to mock India for the viewing pleasure of the First World!!

The emperor’s new clothes! That’s “Slumdog Millionaire” for you… Five minutes into this celebrated patchwork of illogical clichés and you are struck by the jarring dialogues. The cumbersome delivery in a language which doesn’t come naturally to most of the actors sounds like someone scratching on walls with one’s finger nails; it ruins the possibility of a connection… Had this film been made by an Indian director, it would’ve been trashed as a rotting old hat, which literally stands out only because of its stench, but since the man making it happens to be from the West, we’re all left celebrating the emperor’s new clothes. The film borrows an undoubtedly interesting narrative style – from films like “City of God” – but then uses it to weave in a collection of clichés from the Third World’s underbelly for the viewing pleasure of a First World audience. The real slumdog in the movie is not the main protagonist but India as a whole… The makers and those celebrating this movie’s hard-to-spot brilliance are actually serving up India as the accidental millionaire, which in fact happens to be a slumdog… and like shameless fools we are gloating over its success without realising that it makes a caricature out of India.

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