Showing posts from April, 2010

Unison 2010 - From my eyes

The 2-day annual event of PROTON business school, Unison 2010, is now over and it ended with the rock band Tapas playing the theme of ‘Saare jahan se acha hindostan hamara’ on guitar. I don’t think there could have been a better ending to Unison than that. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the core coordinating team of the event and hence had tons of learning experiences. I will list some of the most important lessons learnt in this blog which should help you not only in organizing similar events but also in day-to-day life.

My first and the most important learning was managing information. Everything must be with you in soft copy for reference purposes as you never know when you may require what information. It took me 7 excel files, 16 notepad files, 24 PPTs and 32 word documents in all to manage every single bit of information throughout the event. The information varied from the list of 92 prospect sponsors for the event to the 60 days event preparation schedule leading to Uni…

IPL, Bollywood and Girls

“So how’s life?”
“These days are so boring yaar” “Kyu? Any problem in the office?” “Arey nahi, the temperature is rising, there are no good movies coming up and on top of that, all you see everywhere is cricket, cricket and only cricket! I hate IPL and I really hate Shah Rukh Khan!”

Clearly the "Girls" in the title of this blog do not represent the IPL cheer girls ;-)
One of my female friends (also an IT engineer) who works in Noida has started hating Shah Rukh Khan. She said SRK is involved in promoting IPL because he owns a team and wondered if that has anything to do with the reason why no good Hindi movies were coming up in the IPL season.

This conversation got me thinking. Most of the girls don’t know much about cricket and few of them actually hate it. In fact, it was the falling popularity of the ODIs that gave birth to the concept of T-20. Some of my male friends absolutely love T-20, they just cannot afford missing a Mumbai Indians match. This is a relatively big point of…