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My experience going by Indian Railway
(Part 2)

By: R.B. Thohe Pou *


In 2001 while I was going back from Delhi to Pune, once again I was alone. I took out some newspaper and magazine to read. This time I was in 2nd Class (Sleeper) with confirmed ticket.

In the same compartment, there were also some guys seem going back to Pune after the winter vacation.

While I was just reading the magazine, a guy who is sitting near to me started to talk with me. He looks very confident and acting over smart, may be he is doing his MBA from a prestigious institute like IIM, Pune.

I like his confidence but I don't like him acting over smart/show off.

MBA: "Where are you from?"
Me: I am basically from Manipur
MBA: Is that from Assam?
Me: Yes, Manipur is the capital of Assam (I told him intentionally because he is acting over smart)
MBA: Where are you going?
Me: I am going to Pune
Me: What about you?
MBA: I am also going to Pune
MBA: What do you in Pune?
Me: I am a student from Pune University
Me: What about you?
MBA: I am doing my MBA from IIMs
Me: That is great, so you are going to earn a good sum after finishing MBA.
MBA: Thanks
Me: Well, in which branch are you doing specialization?
MBA: I am doing my specialization in Marketing
Me: Oh I see that is very good
Me: But now there are too many MBAs and you need to specialize properly otherwise you will become another sales man in the market.
MBA: (He was shocked when I said that)
Me: We may be doing Engineering, Doctor, MBA or any course; we need to have sound knowledge and specialized properly, otherwise there is no point of doing for the sake of doing.
MBA: (He is little nervous after I told him)
MBA: Yes, there are too many MBAs and some are getting very low payment.
Me: Nice talking to you

If he would have not acting over smart, I would have told him that Manipur is a separate state and the capital of Manipur is Imphal.

However since he is acting smart even though he does not know the names of all the states in India, I told him that Manipur is the capital of Assam. (He just believe me and I was really shocked)

I would have no told him that he may become another sales man in the market if he was not acting over smart.

to be Continued....


* R.B. Thohe Pou , contributes to e-pao.net regularly. The writer can be contacted at thohepou(at)rediffmail(dot)com . This article was webcasted on August 06th, 2007.


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