Feb 20, 2011

I know what I did in the last 7 months

So, I'm back again.. back to the world where I had loved living the most.. back to the world which kept me occupied for most of my 'unoccupied' time.. back to the world where nothing required second thoughts.

When I was stamped 'a loser', this world helped me win.. this world gave me a mode to express, a mode to share, a mode to opine. So, this BLOGGING world meant a lot to me. Despite that, it's exactly 7 months that I've blogged. I start again today, and promise myself to never stop again. :)

A lot has happened in these 7 months. I saw the world (literally, the world), that I'd never ever seen before. I saw and met some kind of people that I'd never ever seen before. I saw myself, like I'd never ever seen before. Before you start thinking that I'm giving you some philosophical crap, let me remind you that I'm doing an MBA currently.. :)


I've learnt a lot of new things in these 7 months. A lot many new words (good, bad and ugly, alike :P ) .. scores of new theories, dozens of kinds of human behaviour, names of umpteen brands & their parent companies, dozens of names of all kinds of liquor, tons of names of crappy old CVO movies, new ways of getting work done from people, and last but not the least.. I've learnt how to behave.. behave as if nothing's happened, even if the sky came crashing down.. behave in a rational manner, even in the most irrational of situations.. behave using your intellect, and chuck your heart out of all situations.. behave practically, and leave no room for emotions. In short, I've learnt awesome sense of control in these 7 months, which is the most important learning I've ever got in my life.

These 7 months also were those months wherein I did nothing apart from going to college, studying, finishing assignments, hanging out with only my B-School friends, and being part of adventures I had never thought I would ever take part in. And thus, I was left feeling so tired at the end of the day, that I completely stopped reading and writing. So, starting last week, I made a list of things I'd do in the coming 15 months (till I complete my MBA) and many more months to come, in order  to not lose touch with my literary side. And the first of the things in the list is to complete reading books that I always wanted to, but never got the chance to, either due to unavailability of the book, time or money.

As a finishing note, here are some of the books from my list.. :)

1. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
2. The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
3. The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
4. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
5. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
6. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
7. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
8. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
9. Emma - Jane Austen
10. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
11. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
12. The Argumentative Indian - Amartya Sen
13. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
14. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
15. The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
16. Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
17. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
18. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
19. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
20. We, the living - Ayn Rand
21. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
22. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
23. India Unbound - Gurucharan Das
24. The Puma Story - Robert-Herbert Peters
25. Tuesdays with Morrie - Pitch Albom
26. Maximum City - Suketu Mehta

Regards,
Pooja Menon

P.S.: I realized that I wrote out the 'Regards' above, without realizing that I was blogging and not e-mailing. Yet, I chose to not delete it, to remind myself, that I need to blog more often.. :)

6 comments:

Dr. Priteesh Chotai said...
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Dr. Priteesh Chotai said...

Welcome back fellow blogger! Indeed the MBA's are turning philosophical day by day.
Wanna see more 55 fictions of yours. Loved them all!
Keep blogging! :)

Regards,
- Dr. Priteesh S. Chotai
http://drpriteeshchotai.blogspot.com/

Anoop KR said...

hey pooja...
good to see u back... :)
i thot u might hav stopped bloggin.. :D

n tats a long list of books.. :O


n nice title.. :)

Sriram Agrawal said...

Hhhmmm... Finally I see a post from ur end :)

Vamsi said...

Finally we get to see u blog. Naishh. Good luck for your dream list!! and welcome back lady :) :)

Nethra said...

I got a longer list. :D and I hope even I learn to think practically (without emotional involvement) and "welcome back!" :)