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July 22, 2008

The week has begun in a very exciting manner with the most funny scene between Binit and Bayyareddy. Well, Monday morning is always a very tight time. The sleeping mood of Saturday and Sunday does not permit you to wake up early. I too faced the same and was a little late in getting up. But, I just bunked my breakfast to make good the time lost and was in time to the class. This week, we will be missing Rahul sir as he is busy on an assignment at Vijaya Bank.

All started well.

It so happened that Bayyareddy asked Binit- “Where are you from?”

Binit just remained quiet. On being instigated again, he was angry and replied – “Pakistan”.

We all turned back to see what happened. Bayyareddy, always astonished and confused, had something more to add to his astonishment. As usual, with that pretty smile on his face with extra glitter on listening to the response, he says- “Is there no IFBI in Pakistan?” :-)).

Binit lost his speech and nobody could control their laughter

Jokes apart, things are moving well. Today, we had another faculty, Balakrishna sir, who began the new topic relating to simple and compund interest from Financial Mathematics. While simple interest is calculated as P*T*R/100 (P is the principal, T is the time period, R is the rate of interest), compound interest uses a different formula, A[1 – 0.01 r]^n – P (A is the amount, r is the rate of interest for the period, n is the number of such periods and P is the principal), to ensure that the interest earned is added back to the principal and thus, earn a higher amount of interest So, the study burden is on the rise. A lot of effort, in terms of study hours, needs to be put in.

After this, we had the IFS class which went cool. A lot of detailed study was done on RBI working.

And then, we continued with the ISAS work. In fact, I had a lot of plans to prepare a CV and some other presentations after the class. However, due to certain technical problems, the systems were down and I had to postpone them. We got on much seriously in regard to the ISAS and distributed the articles amongst each other after classifying them into different sections and allocated them to each person. And thank God, our group has started functioning finally. I was a little bothered as Anil and Aditya were off. Luckily, Aditya is back. And we have another newcomer in our team, in lieu of Anil, Ruchi. So, its hum paanch in the 5th group again. Tomorrow, we need to prepare the scrapbook too.

That was all for the day.

Yeah, on friday, after the class, I and Naveen had a good walking exercise in search of Andhra Bank. And finally, when we landed at the destination, we found that the bank does not have and ATM. So, there was no worth walking all the way. And in the evening, we all had gone for a small hunt for Pani Puri sponsored by Naveen :-).

One very important thought that I learnt recently is

Do everything to express yourself

Do nothing to impress others

Signing off for the day

July 23, 2008

The day began with the Maths class covering a few more interest related concepts. And then, the IFS class followed by Accounts. Nothing special to write about. A little boredom has been added over the past few days. After the class, we sat down for the scrapbook preparation. That was a little interesting. We have got all the sheets, etc required for the purpose. A little planning was done and the sheets were arranged and cut in some nice manner. There is still a need to collect articles. Almost everyone is involved in the same activity. The moment this gets over, we are definitely going to breath a little easier.

Signing off for the day.

July 24, 2008

Classes have become too boring and it takes a lot of patience and effort to sit through the 5 hours. Slowly, the break timings are on a rise. FMA and IFS are moving on. The scrapbook work too is on a move. Nothing special. Signing off for the day.

July 25, 2008

The ISAS activity has been encouraging everyone to get together and understand each other. It has been teaching everyone to work in a team and make consistent efforts. All this adds a value to the human attitude and thats more worthy than the scrapbook or the project. This activity has added more life into the class.

We have almost completed our scrapbook. A few final strokes are to come soon. Tomorrow is the date to submit it.

By the way, the review activity has been forgotten. It has not been conducted through the week.

Signing off for the day.

July 26, 2008

Today, it was all an usual day. The classes went on. The project work too continued. And we were fastening the scrapbook work as we have to submit it by the time we leave. But then, this news of bomb blasts across the city added a lot of sadness in the air. About 7 serial blasts happened in Bengaluru at different places. This definitely added a little panic everywhere. More than panic, its hurting that a man is making effort to kill other men. This goes to show the great progress that the humans on earth are making. The blasts were of a minor intensity. Yet, the terror created is the same. It spoils the mood of everyone in the city and across the nation too. Many people get worried and the phone lines get jammed. Terror is one thing which is very dangerous for human life. Specially, minor blasts. They might not take away life. In fact, they are not meant to take lives but to create fear of death. Such fear that can kill life when alive and have no meaning for having a heart that beats in sync with a nose that breathes. I had a plan of meeting all my friends in Bengaluru and we had made all necessary arrangements to get together at 5 pm at The Forum Mall, Koramangala. Unfortunately, everything has been called off. Just like my parents, a million people who have their loved ones in Bangalore must be terribly hurt, worried and filled up with the worst sentiment of life – Fear created in humans by humans for life which God gave.

I don’t wish to speak much about this dark day. We are asked to stay back at IFBI for some time till the situation is good to move out. Signing off for the day.