Friday, March 31, 2006

Graduation, IIM Bangalore 2006

Some photographs from graduation day at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (Wikipedia), 2006.
I should be posting photos from the rehearsal first, but since I have not yet named and sifted through those photos, here are photos from the convocation evening. This is me, after I had been robed and sashed (is that the correct usage?). Anyway...

Harish Arora with his camcorder, and Vinay Avasthi in appreciative mirth.

I am incorrigible with a camera. These are Prof Jishnu Hazra, chairperson of the PGP program, and Prof Raj Bandi, chairperson of the PGSEM program.

This is the procession as it starts to make its way to the amphitheater.

The high tea. Some snacks, juices, and sweets. Amit Singh was busy with his camera. Shooting me shoot him.

Once the procession started to make its way to the amphitheater, you could see that the chief guest, chairman, and director were there on the dias. While the four chairpersons were standing at the entrance. From left to right, they are the chairpersons of the FPM, PGPPM, PGP, and PGSEM programs.

© 2006, Abhinav Agarwal. All rights reserved. Reposted Sep 2011 to this new blog.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Beware of your own

When traveling to North India earlier this month I came across this at the back of a truck. Most trucks, or at least a lot of them, especially in the North, have some or the other one-liner at the back. This one says, "apno se bacho, gairon se nipat lenge". Loosely translated, this means, "beware of your own, strangers we will take care of".

The most profound pearls of wisdom can come from the unlikeliest of places.

© 2006, Abhinav Agarwal. All rights reserved. Reposted to this blog Sep 2011.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Jayadeva Hospital Flyover


This is the Jayadeva flyover, March 2006. Since traffic has not yet been allowed, and probably won't be for many more months to come, I could walk up the ramp and take photos. There were more than a few inquisitive glances in my direction... but I have become used to them by now!

This is the leg of the flyover that has been opened to traffic. The honorable chief minister Dharam Singh had proudly inaugurated this in Feb 2004, and the corrupt and incompetent babus of Bangalore had patted themselves on their backs on a job well screwed up. They promptly forgot about the rest of the flyover. The CM had promised that the rest of the work would be completed 'soon'.

Though some work has taken place on the flyover since the last time I took photos, some 8 months back, there seems to be at least another six months worth of work still left. Ok, in a normal scheme of things it should not take more than a month, but this is the corrupt, inefficient, incompetent Bangalore civic authorities we are talking about. They do have a fig leaf here - the contract is being implemented by the UP State Bridge Corporation. Need I say more?

Paintwork in progress on the flyover. Actually makes you feel that this leg of the flyover shall be opened up soon. The underpass is a long ways from being complete... so this is probably the turn of HDK to do a Dharam Singh and come inaugurate the flyover's span. This is a question I have: how many inaugurations can a simple flyover suffer before it is actually usable by the people?

© 2006, Abhinav Agarwal. All rights reserved. Reposted to this blog, 2011.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

RK Laxman Sunday Cartoon

Seen in the March 12 2006 edition of the Times of India.

© 2006, Abhinav Agarwal. All rights reserved. Reposted to this blog 2011.