A tribute to a friend called- Theja

Thejaswi Kolla , Theja in short is the lad whose friendship has changed me a lot from the moment I met him in GITAM College circa 6 years back. I feel he is one of the best gifts GITAM had presented to me to be my best friend, critic and inspirer.I am a firm believer of The Power of Association and it is his association that has changed me a lot over these years. I admire his intelligence, values, vision, commitment, his craziness for computer games, his voracious appetite for reading fiction and his self management capabilities a lot.I found dumb-struck when he eneded up as topper in GITAM and rank#2 in Andhra University with exactly 10 days of preparation.Not more not less.No wonder that now he is into one of the best and most sought-after b-schools of India, The IIM-Bangalore.

What I like very much about him are not his achievements and ranks.They are secondary. If character is how we behave when no one is watching us, then I would say that he is best epitome of character.His is very best at managing himself.It is because I was with him, I saved myself from countless number of traps in GITAM be it of any kind.It is his maturity and his point of view on the world that made me mature and helped me improve my view of looking at things.I am what I am because I had him during my most worst of the days with me alarming, criticizing and inspiring.Otherwise Chaitanya now would have been in very undesirable position.Even today I reap the benefits of his friendship in many number of ways.

While he has an array of very admirable and followable personality traits, he too has his own set of irritable habits and he is definitely not Mr Perfect.Nevertheless he was, is and will be my best friend forever.Show me someone who is perfect! Thank you Theja for being there for me.I will be always be grateful to you for everything you have done unto me.

Why I die for Businessworld and BusinessToday

BW and BT are the magazines which I die to read.I have been reading them from the past 2 years and hardly I missed any of the issues. I have been reading them voraciously and passionately week in and week out.But the question what many of my friends dont understand is why? whats so special about them. This post is an attempt enlighten them.

The numero uno reason is this:They bring you the best of the English language.The way they present the cover story, the snappy headlines and not to mention the quality of the content and of course the ads too are interesting to me.In short they cater to my learning needs of English. I have learnt so many words, expressions and phrases just because I have been reading them.

And English as such you can learn from any other magazine or book or journal.Why only BW and BT? Here comes the reason #2. Unlike many political and fashion magazines which talk about useless crap about celebrities and politics , they speak about Business which make our economy, the visionary leaders behind them and their global aspirations and ambitions- which is my passion.The Ambanis, Tatas, Birlas, Ruias of Essar, Munjals of Hero Honda, Wadias of Bombay Dyeing, The Singhs of Ranbaxy et al, the upcoming low cost airlines and the vision of the leaders behind them, how they are struggling to tackle competition.They talk about new born entrepreneurs, their starting travails,their wonderful successes.

The prime reason behind what all we have today as a prosperous nation and prosperous individuals is because someone somewhere dreamt too big.In my case it is Mr NR Narayana Murthy.His dream 25 years back is helping me to achieve my dreams today and in turn is giving me confidence to dream even bigger.In fact there are some similarities among us. [1] He dreamt big , I too dream big. [2] He is a son of school teacher, My dad is too a school teacher [3] He is a man of values and I too am. [4] His efforts matches his dreams. Here I stumble :-( have to pick up here. he is way toooo ahead of me :-)

Ok.Enough of levity! My dream is to get featured in any of those magazines someday as a CEO of my own venture.Chaitanya Vivek CEO and MD, Chaitanya Inc. Isn’t that awesome? :-) Lets wait and see…

A tribute to a friend called- Theja

Thejaswi Kolla , Theja in short is the lad whose friendship has changed me a lot from the moment I met him in GITAM College circa 6 years back. I feel he is one of the best gifts GITAM had presented to me to be my best friend, critic and inspirer.I am a firm believer of The Power of Association and it is his association that has changed me a lot over these years. I admire his intelligence, values, vision, commitment, his craziness for computer games, his voracious appetite for reading fiction and his self management capabilities a lot.I found dumb-struck when he eneded up as topper in GITAM and rank#2 in Andhra University with exactly 10 days of preparation.Not more not less.No wonder that now he is into one of the best and most sought-after b-schools of India, The IIM-Bangalore.

What I like very much about him are not his achievements and ranks.They are secondary. If character is how we behave when no one is watching us, then I would say that he is best epitome of character.His is very best at managing himself.It is because I was with him, I saved myself from countless number of traps in GITAM be it of any kind.It is his maturity and his point of view on the world that made me mature and helped me improve my view of looking at things.I am what I am because I had him during my most worst of the days with me alarming, criticizing and inspiring.Otherwise Chaitanya now would have been in very undesirable position.Even today I reap the benefits of his friendship in many number of ways.

While he has an array of very admirable and followable personality traits, he too has his own set of irritable habits and he is definitely not Mr Perfect.Nevertheless he was, is and will be my best friend forever.Show me someone who is perfect! Thank you Theja for being there for me.I will be always be grateful to you for everything you have done unto me.