I suddenly felt at 1100 hrs IST today … “God! I should have been in IIM-A !”
Now wait! Before you get your guns blazing about the huge number of possible implications of such a statement, before you start thinking that I consider IIM-A as WIMWI, before you think that one of the most hedonistic party animals in Joka thinks Jokaland sucks, before you attribute it to some of you assuming that an ex-gf ditched me because of no IIM-A, before you blah blah blah …………..
I would like to say that this is no such serious discussion !!! It is just a light hearted comment about IIM-A having marks for Class Participation (CP) a little more often than mera IIM-C!
How does it matter to me, came out during today’s “Management of New Ventures” class. This course had weightage for class Participation (CP) . Now let me define
CP (abbr.; classroom participation)
The act of asking a question or giving an answer (often one cannot tell the difference) in the classroom.The forte of the studious front-benchers, just the sight of an outstretched hand is enough to ellicit groans from the back benchers (unless they are sleeping that is)
Usage: I did a lot of CP today. I hope I will make an A+ for the effort
DP (abbr.; Desperate Participation)
Asking a question in class out of sheer desperation arising out of not having asked a question for the last 9 min 23 seconds. Backbenchers strongly feel that given a sufficiently large sample any CP eventually reduces to a DP.
Usage: Kameena ! DP maar ke pakaa diya (translation: the rascal! Did DP and screwed up the class)
OKay! And so I did a lot of DP today.
But, like an old friend ASR would say , “With baba its all about filmi, about melodrama, about dramabaazi” So exactly going by that cheeky lil’ axiom, I was talking in class today, as if it was my lifetime’s research being put out in the classroom. Looking at my face’s seriousness,the emotion, folks concluded that I was doing high-level, value-add CP !
And so after class ..
SG asked “Bhai ! Was that DP or CP ? “
Yours truly replied , : “The perception of DP or CP lies in the art of DP …. genuinely meaningful CP doesn’t exist anyway”
And all shouted … “Hear Hear !! “
– Ghost Runner
ps: IIMC rocks