I have been trying to write a post for a few days. I think I lost my mojo, dunno what the heck to write. Then I had this idea. I’m gonna tell you what happened on Friday last week. We as in me and my friends went to the Kongu University for a Management Fest. It’s almost a one and half hour drive from Coimbatore. We took to our bikes and headed on a road trip on a chilly weather at 7 am. We had to take like four pit stops in between coz we were driving like hell and our fingers went numb in cold and wind. Stop to having hot coffee, that was a given.
We reached there by 9 am. Boy those people really know how to manage time. The event was supposed to start by 9 and they were only late by what just 2 hours. It was eleven on the dot when they started. I was in the marketing game. Nearly 25 teams were competing with us. We cleared the first round. It was a written round; we were on top of the list. Next was a visual round, they would show some pictures of business men and brand ambassadors and were asked to identify them and the product they endorse. There was one team who put on their ‘I don’t know what the fuck I’m thinking’ hat and identified Vidya Balan as Rani Mukherjee. Those guys just made my day. Come on what kinda Dude wouldn’t be able to tell the difference from Vidya and Rani.
Then we progressed from one round to another managing to be on top till the finals. Finals we came to know of other people’s product. They said creativity plays a key role. Our thing was jewels and our product was jewels with hidden cam, GPS and stuff. Guess what other teams made water proof watch like that wasn’t existing for ages, CRT tube laptop [Boy I thought CRT tubes were obsolete even before 50 years] I think he did his BE in mannar & co Engg. College.
Even the judges screwed them to the core. There we sat confidently of bagging the first prize and guess what we dint get any not even third. If the results were going to be fixed up, then why the hell invite other colleges. I mean why waste our time, energy, petrol and money. But at the end of the day we had us. Friends taking a road trip, driving on the high way, stoping at deserted coffee shops, spending a day in activities, I would say that was FUN.