Monday, October 23, 2006

Mr. Hyde & Me

Again got an inspiration to write a post after reading about Mr. Hyde in some other blog. For the unintiated, Mr. Hyde is a famous character from the novel
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
in which Hyde is the split personality of Gentleman Jekyll and an exact opposite of him.. Book available in the following site e-book.. I remember a funny incident from my school when i wrote in one of my classmates autograph books that i want to become Mr. Hyde.. She in his reply in my autograph wished me to become one...[I also dont understand what is funny in it but it still makes me to smile when i think about it].. On that day found to my surprise that there a lot of people who really do not know who Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are.

Now coming to the debate "Is there a Hyde in all of us?". That wants to come out if we give it a chance? That will go out of control if we let it out more frequently?

[Never thought this post would go in a serious direction. Started writing the blog thinking it would be a confession of things when Mr. Hyde personality of me has taken over. Did not have the guts to write them in a public forum so coming to the boring discussion of the question. Anyway the question makes me to think.]

According to me, I believe that if we let Mr. Hyde out of us once, his strength would be increased and will start coming out of our gentleman mask more frequently. Our first lie is the hardest and afterwards it has become more frequent. Our first sleeping experience in the class and how afterwards it has become more frequent. Our first jump in the traffic signal and how frequent it has become after that. Our first bunking of class and how frequent it has become after that. Also stopping the Mr. Hyde[i dont want to call it Mr. Evil]personality of ours, after it has started showing off is tough and hard. But it also raises a question

Is there a terroist/murderer inside all of us which we have never let out?..
If it is true, why should we punish the terroists and murders since there is no big difference between them and us?
Does we all have personality like Mr. Hyde inside each one of us that is waiting to be explode when we let it out?..
Or we all are born good?..

Expecting your comments..

Monday, October 16, 2006

Life at Planet-i

Planet-i, an IIM Student.. Now in the campus which is a dream for thousands of students around the country. Have been here for around 4 months. So i think it is the time to take a look back and analyse how the campus has been to me. If you are expecting some stuff about the professors/placements, sh sh sh sh sh.. i am not allowed to talk about them outside. So Ground rules decided. Here Goes my experience in Planet-i.

After getting the admit, there were a lot of mails flying from the seniors to the students giving 'gyan'[hehe.. i know a few Hindi words.] to juniors. Now thinking back i dont remember any of those question.. Except this one. "Is there milk in the canteen?".. And the one page reply to that mail.. Good old days.. Having nothing to do.. Spending the whole day reading mails that used to clock atleast 100 per day..

Then came the time to pack your bags and to move to Indore. After spending more than 2 days in travel, reached the campus with fear, expectations and questions. Lots of them.. Whether i will be able to survive in this campus?.... Whether a person from a place which most of the people do not know will be accepted?.. Whether i will be able to make friends in the campus?.. Whether i will be able to find a church nearby?.. Whether i, a person who does not even 1-10 numbers in Hindi would be able to live in the Hindi heartland?.. And whether i can survive only with chappatis?......

[Note: The story will continue in the next post.. Found out finally that post it immediately when you feel like posting.. If you wait that you will sit one day and fine tune the whole thing. It will be never be posted.. ]