Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mid-September Updates

The last weekend saw some activity of sorts and here's a capture of some of the events! 

On Friday I witnessed one amazing Kalaripayattu performance (A martial arts form from Kerala) with the performers (men, women and 9 year olds) weilding swords, fences, knives and bare hands. The in-house Onam celebrations at Honeywell was very well coordinated and had among other things group songs, Mohiniattam, and a semi-classical dance format and this martial arts performance, which kept us all rivetted to the seats. The performers are true gymnasts and extremely flexible - which is very evident and indicates the hours of training and practice that must have gone in! 

On Saturday after the classes (this quarter Q2, we have Macroeconomics, Organization Theory and Quantitative Methods/Statistics) we witnessed the recording of a CNBC TV show called 'The Learning Curve - D-Street meets B-School' with two investment analysts on a panel discussion with the host on 'Investing in the time of inflation' for which we were the audience at the IIMB auditorium. Will confirm when this is going to be aired on CNBC ... 

The previous weekend we had an interesting meeting of minds at IIMB with the current batches of PGP, PGSEM, FPM and PGPPM and IFS students interacting for a round of discussions (more details on Karthik's blog).

Lately I have been hooked to the songs of the movie 'Rock on!!' (the movie itself is quite a decent piece of filmmaking); but the music by Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy and Farhan's singing is what stand out! My favourites being 'Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein' with its soft rock feel, and the somewhat lazy yet melodious renditon by Dominique Cerejo and the fast paced, stirring and quite inspiring 'Sindbad the Sailor' - awesome numbers!! The songs 'Rock On' and 'Pichle Saat Dino Mein' are also good with the latter one being beat based and quite hummable...