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October 20, 2008

Hmm.. Things have almost come to an end. The syllabus too is up. There are hardly a few more pages to go. Just pulling along. The class got over by 11 am and we went ahead with Finacle practice.

Signing off for the day.

October 21, 2008

There was just one class today and it hardly went on for half an hour. We have almost finished up everything. By 9 am, classes were over and we just sat down speaking about life at IFBI and also after it. Some time pass went on till lunch. Dull life.

Signing off for the day.

October 22, 2008

I got up late again and got late for the 1st class. However, I attended the later part of the class. Today too, there was just one class. There was a revision session and then, we attempted to answer all the questions that were available in the exercises of every chapter.

That was all for the day.

Autograph books and slam books are back in to picture after a long time. In SSBJ, it was the biggest celebration. I still remember spending all night writing these books. And that too, it began in December and went on till May. So, almost 6 months of writing. That is something, I believe, that has made me understand people and study them.

Even I have bought nice slam book and now, it is in circulation. That is all that has been happening over the day and I believe, will happen tomorrow as well. We have the final test on the day after tomorrow and it will all come to an end with this.

Signing off for the day.

October 23, 2008

Today was just another day for us here at IFBI. There was some revision of question bank for the test tomorrow. And then, we sat speaking about life after IFBI. The old topics of who we are going to miss whom & why and all that hunky funky stuff was re-initiated. I, for sure, knew that 2-3 years down the line, anyone would hardly even remember anyone else. May be, if we can keep in touch with 10% (2-3 people), it would be a great thing.

And then, bored, I got a mic and earphone and got into the act of singing songs & recording them. On hearing them back, I felt, I am not a bad singer. It was good.

Signing off for the day.

October 24, 2008

Lamhe yeh suhaane, ho na ho..

Kal phir aaj jaisi koi baat, ho na ho..

Jindagi bhar yaad aayenge yeh pal..

Chaahe poori umar mulaqat, ho na ho..

We have come to the final day of life at IFBI. Its been a great journey of about 3 months and 3 weeks of learning banking under some great faculty at a wonderful institution as this. Some great life and experiences have been added in this journey and it is all worth treasuring forever. A lot of learning has taken place in life personally as well professionally. The head, heart as well as the soul have got a revival to certain extent. Further, learning the banker’s life which is a responsible task was a great fun.

We had the final test, MT-7, today. It was the ASBO (Application Software for Banking Operations), i.e., Finacle. It was a surprise package as 5 students scored a centum. Yes, 100% marks. I could manage about 83% only. In fact, our faculty had been saying that, in every batch, there will be 2 or 3 centums. In our batch, there was no such score in the 6 MTs. And getting 100% in Finacle was an impossibility. But then, things have been quite surprising.

Our faculty has been appreciating our batch because of our innovative approaches to things. Further, we have developed a very positive rapport and emotional binding with them.

Under the able leadership of our Koganti, Sajja and Alex, a closing ceremony was conducted. Some celebrations were organized. One among them was the prepaid birthday celebrations of Raju and Vibha which would fall due this month.

All the students were given some titles. Even I got an official title as “Silent Killer“. I also got the honor of being called The Mean Machine, Business Minded and Cash Box (none of which being true). Any ways, thank you. 🙂

There was a rating session. All the students and faculty were given a rating sheet to select some bests in each trait. Well, I found the biggest amusement when I was chosen as “Mr. Interactive” by the faculty (exactly opposite of what my friends would think). If the students were to chose it, I guess, I would have got the opposite title. There was a partial student voting as well. Only God knows how anyone voted for me over that. I think, people got confused thinking that interactive means the one who speaks well.

A great video show was organized. The video showed a Jhalak of lifestory here. It was simply great. I shall try to put it up here soon.

Soon, tears started flowing out of some eyes and some helping hands went on to wipe them off. I managed to control my laughter seeing them and managed to move out soon. Though I must say that I will miss this place. Let the emotions flow, and the words take a break.

Signing off from the desk.