End of year with shopping!

I got a feeling… that its gonna be a great new year! Celebrating new year with my family in Dilli dil walon ki! Being in Delhi after so long feels good…nothing can beat the spirit of Delhites. I love Mumbai too and Mumbaikars are great in their own way. Delhi has a different feel altogether. The streets are never empty of people, narrow corridors filled with people standing haphazardly and enjoying their chaat- a view you will probably not be able to find anywhere else in the world. The rush outside Bengali Sweets…puts some off but to me it brought a smile to my face! J I have seen this before and have even been one of these during my college days and will do it again!! 

As soon as I step in Delhi, my college memories always come flooding by. Those were the days. Shopping for the next season in the off-season sale, freaking on chaat and khatte laddoo, Mc. Donalds’ ka burger, Indian food at I-ching (guess that wasthe name of a small vibrant Chinese restaurant that served delicious Indian food- what a combination!), chocolate excess at Barista… these were a few of my favourite things. Delhi, I would say gives the best shopping experience, if not in the world then in India atleast.
After so many years, here I am in Delhi again, ready for a shopping spree with my best shopping mates… my Mom and my brother!! Yipppieeeeeeeeeeeeeee…. Happy Shopping! :D

The start of the new term with PMI experience!

After the refreshing Christmas break that I spent with family back home, I was looking forward to the new term. The term started with PMI (Project Management Introduction).  I knew there was going to be a simulation and I was excited about it...we did something similar in the Pre-MBA and it was a good experience. At the end of the week, I felt like I had run a marathon! 
  • Do not try to put your hand into everything. Always divide work. 
  • Trust your team. Well, this is a lesson I learnt from my Boss at work rather than here. So, I already did trust them. :)
  • Patience and being calm in crisis is the key. Again, something I learnt from my Boss. :)
  • Plan, plan and plan. And if something goes wrong, replan on the same lines as the original plan. The strategy remains the same.
 Classes from 8.45 am to 5.45 pm followed by team work to prepare for the Simulation. The most interesting and challenging part of the course was the Simulation. each team was given a contract and was required to build a warehouse profitably. The minimum time for delivering the project, if everything went well, would be 14 weeks (each cycle was one week). After the entire day of classes, the team would sit together and work on the projections, the deliverables and the strategy of how we would minimise costs. It was an interesting thing to do. So, there we kept sitting sometimes till even 2 am working on the reports or presentation for the simulation. After all, it would get us marks...the higher our profits, the higher will be our marks! There were a few keys lessons I learnt during this simulation:We followed these and made a profit. A few mistakes but a learning experience. :)