Aug 13, 2009

Now I know why college graduates go for campus placement

At a stunning 110-hectare campus in Mysore renowned for its modern architecture, Infosys trains as many as 12,000 new recruits each year before they join the company. Many of them join for the boost to their marriage potential-a major concern for young Indians.

In an article about Infosys, the writer meanders in all possible directions. From India'a traffic congestions to population to H1b visas etc. It is amazing how the writing style and content is dressed so that it always has that exotic air that pleases the western readers. Mention has to be made of India's poor infrastructures, how Infosys is the dream of aspirants blah blah blah. He could have written the script for Slumdog Millionaire if he stretches it a bit more.

And what is this line about most of those being recruited by Infosys only joining the company to boost their marriage chances? So after they marry do they resign the job, sit at home and become house husbands or start a tea kadai in their area? Maybe he thinks everybody in their college final year sits and discusses as follows: "machi which company is best if i want to marry a fair, good looking, homely girl da?"

Haven't we seen millions of articles chronicling the timeline of Infy's growth from a backside office to a global corporation, how its the dream of 100,000 aspirants every year, the magnanimity of its founder etc. Summa aracha maavaye arachundu.

On a not so unrelated note, I had a conspiracy theory cross my mind that came back when I was reading this article.
co-founder and former chairman, Nandan Nilekani, has been made the head of a federal government agency to create a national ID system for India's 1.2 billion people
Will be interesting to see who gets to do the IT work for all this integration of databases etc. If Infosys gets it....


Asuri Sudarsanan August 13, 2009 at 3:30:00 PM EDT  

appo! nee, naan, police, maadu(ahem!) are all muttrum thurandha munivars...

naama naalu peru... namakku kalyaana aasaiye kedaiyadhu :P

Filarial August 13, 2009 at 6:17:00 PM EDT  

ha ha! and u missd the chance at all of this no wonder u are or pretend to be still single.. :D

poorni August 13, 2009 at 10:50:00 PM EDT  

Good one. But I cant understand why we Indians use 'homely' to describe a girl. Homely is an euphimism for ugly. And good looking, homely is oxymoron in itself.

Mambalam Mani August 15, 2009 at 11:24:00 AM EDT  

Asuri: (Dasavatharam style la) naa munivar nu solala, munivara ilaama irundha nalaa irukum nu dhaan solren :P

Filarial: Seriously machi. We all should have joined Infy. Even if we dont join to get gf, we would have eventually got one. Infy should adding that in their offer letter - Additional perks include the opportunity to select a life partner depending upon your performance in the first 3 months of training :P

Poorni: Hi, thanks for reading my blog.
As for the word homely, it has several meanings based on the context. It also means 'Simple, relating to home,unpretentious, or someone suitable to home etc'. I am assuming that you referred to the Barrons as your dictionary reference which gives the impression that the word has only one meaning but the language is bigger than Barrons' GRE list.

Anil P August 15, 2009 at 2:33:00 PM EDT  

Should not matter so long as the job is done well.

poorni,  August 16, 2009 at 3:28:00 AM EDT  

Thanks for the alternate meanings of homely. BTW whatz this deal with Barrons? I have never been anywhere near GRE. Is it a dictionary meant only for GRE or is a general purpose one?

Mambalam Mani August 17, 2009 at 1:48:00 PM EDT  

Anil: I guess you are referring to who gets the contract. I agree that the job needs to be done well, but there doesn't have to be a corruption in that. So it does matter.

Poorni: You are welcome. The book I referred to is used by many for preparing for GRE. By no means is it a general purpose reference book.

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