Monday, June 11, 2007

The Inimitable Wodehouse... An Introduction..

Before I start : This update comes soon after the previous one ! Do NOT miss the one below :)

Okk.. now that we are done with the preliminaries, let me introduce you, for the very first time on my blog... Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse..

The simplest and the most succinct description of Sir P.G. Wodehouse has been given by Douglas Adam : “P.G. Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever.”

No words that I can conjure, will be able to describe his genius any better. So I'll not attempt to do so either. Below are a few quotes from some of Wodehouse's best works which will leave you laughing in fits :

  1. It was one of those jolly, happy, bread-crumbling parties where you cough twice before you speak, and then decide not to say it after all

  2. I suppose I'm one of those fellows my father always warned me against.

  3. I can detach myself from the world. If there is a better world to detach oneself from than the one functioning at the moment I have yet to hear of it.

  4. ``What ho!'' I said.
    ``What ho!'' said Monty.

    ``What ho! What ho!''
    ``What ho! What ho! What ho!''
    After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.

  5. The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun

  6. She wrinkles her nose at me as if I were a drain that had got out of order

  7. Her face was shining like the seat of a bus-driver's trousers

  8. I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled !

  9. I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose.

  10. She fitted into my biggest armchair as if it had been built round her by someone who knew they were wearing armchairs tight about the hips that season !
Watch out for more bits of work from this literary genius on my blog !

Till next time.. Cheers !

And thus began the much awaited MBA course..

Hello people !

After many delays, lost couriers, redirected speed posts, angry phone calls to the SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR - for future reference) and several trips to the courier office, I finally got my PGDM PFC material (Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Pre Foundation Course) which flags off two years of books, studies, assignments, drudgery and (hopefully) fun ! :D

Contents of the PFC :

  1. Fat book on Business Statistics
  2. Fat ugly book on Management Science with spreadshets
  3. Fatter, uglier book on Financial Accounting by Stice & Stice ! (HMPH ! Looks like a Stice family conspiracy to make my life miserable ! May a bird with an upset stomach relieve it's droppings on the Stice residence.. wherever it is !)
  4. Miscellaneous hand written notes by professors on each of those topics. Looks like a must-read (as a rule - always be scared of professors who prefix "Dr" to their names :D)

The whole ordeal has been scheduled to last for 30+12+(not known) number of hours for each of the above respectively.

So that leaves me with umm.. 6 days (leaving for Mumbai on 16th evening) to prepare for the test that awaits me on campus. Further analysis reveals thus :

42 hours

6 days

No. of study hours per day = 42/6 = 7 hours/day (That shud almost cover the time of the day when I'm awake :D)

On the brighter side. the material doesn't look too monotonous. Lots of interesting stuff which (thankfully) doesn't need to be gulped down the throat for examination purposes. Let's see how I fare... will keep you all updated on this !

Till next time.. Cheers !

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