krishna 2005 @ ISB

15 Jul

why do parents name their kids…the names they do…? what possible insight did my parents get into my personality to name me ankur. why the hell is delhi called delhi…? any relevance…any connection…?

i read a research sometime back..which…and much to my surprise…came up with the result that kids named after personalities tend to converge…(or atleast aspire to..) to them…in terms of persona…achievements…attitude.

now…looking around…i doubt that. for god sake…check out the number of rajnikants…or for that matter rams and mohammads in the world. but then…if i were to defend the research…this would be my defense….

Krishna BC @ Mahabharta: not god for me…but someone who inspired. who didnt fight the war..but presented the reasons to do so…showed how to do so. not god for me…but someone so clear in thought and action…that he could easily be one…

Krishna 2005 @ ISB: not god for me…but someone who inspired. who didnt feed us with spoons…rather presented the reasons to fulfill our appetite…and showed how to do so. not god for me…but someone so clear in though and action…that he could easily be one…

i thought his last class was brilliant. till this came along:

From: Krishna B. Kumar
To: Students06
Subject: Thanks

economics, like real life, has its share of ambiguities, fuzziness, and dead-ends. but as john steinbeck wrote in his
beautiful novel, “sweet thursday,”
“…the clarifying leap springs from the rich soil of confusion, and the leaper is not unfamiliar with pain.

what i or anyone else can hope do in a short time is only rake this soil. the leap is yours to make.

be bold. be irreverent. shift those graphs. good luck.


brilliance defined…..

i rest my case…


3 Responses to krishna 2005 @ ISB



July 16th, 2005 at 2:53 am

agree with u. was so impressed by the last words of Prof.’s mail that wrote y’day’s blog about it.

but as i observe, MBA will only make people risk averse. hardly irreverent or even bold.

the original krishna, the god, was named so because he was black in compexion. krishna, in sanskrit, means black.



July 16th, 2005 at 2:59 am

yah…risk has its way of creeping up into lives much more than we think it would…

had forgotten about the krishna origin. thanks for bringing it back to memory.




February 21st, 2007 at 10:27 pm

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