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Opportunity strikes with Opptunity!

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The World Cafe: As the name implies it indeed was a huge place where a relaxed atmosphere helped pitch in some of the most creative and novel ideas of the year 2011. To me the perception of a World Cafe before I went to be a part of it was about passing an hour of your time trying to come up with a new innovative model. Thanks to Saurabh Jain who got me 'in' with Laure that day for, I would not have been a part of the steadily growing Opptunity team.

Our discussion started with a group of five as Saurabh put forth his idea of Opptunity with an enthusiastic Laure leaving nothing to fate. The idea sounded convincing as we discussed about topics ranging from the structure of the organization to addressing financial concerns. All I could see was a recap of my MBA junior year as I saw how concepts applied themselves in a practical situation. Very true that learning indeed goes beyond the classroom but din't expect it could go as far as Russia! I would not continue to discuss ab…

A basket of love, friendship and hardship!

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It just feels like yesterday when I was busy packing my bags trying to be polite to every relative who wished me happy journey and advised me to stay away from the 'firangs'. As I plan to do the same in a month's time at LISA 804 C, I wonder how quickly the time passed by.
My American friends here tell me that College Station is not a representative of the US. This helps me satisfy my boundless activities of desire at times but as I pondered over it last night, I was unwilling to accept the US any different from CS. In my post titled 'Phir bhi Dil hai Hindustani', I made it a point to mention how I refrain from being an NRI. With my short term stay at CS, I dread this comes against my post for the reason that I never found anything unacceptable that I could blog about.
The word 'gentle' commands respect and appreciation in the American context as I see the 'gentle'men/guys offer their seats to others despite the fact that the travel takes four minu…