Shailendra Nama









By Shailendra Nama

The Launch! [Ctrl+Alt+T]


Feels like the old school days; you iron clothes, you polish shoes, get your stuff sorted and run for the bus. #oxfordmba and #itsanoxfordthing are the headlines for the day. We have a ruffian in the fairy tale – rain. But, with the goal of “you can do better” in the backend, the cohort reaches ‘the business school’ to execute the launch.elf file!

328 folks. One Room. Million Dreams.



Well, it’s not that simple. Let’s rewind the reel.

People getting up in the morning after anxiously trying to sleep through the night. The day has finally arrived. This is the day some people have been waiting for for an entire year. This is the day for which people have planned so long. Some are away from their families; some are away from their better halves. Some have sacrificed their comfortable paying job; some have sacrificed their dream house. Some have ironed the shining tie; some have shimmered their heels.

Each student has a different perspective and a different story. I will let the D-day experience not be judged by a single perspective. This is not a generic platform with a fixed rule syntax. It’s an open-source platform where the developers code the logic to their success in the most efficient manner.

Fast forwarding to the End of the Day [Ctrl+E]!

This day practically marks the milestone which reads ‘zero’. The transformational journey has started. With every milestone, you have a new learning. A strength to consistently add in your database [cat > strength_n.txt] and a weakness to forcefully remove [rm –f weakness_n.txt]. This is the day you want to Save As to the homepage of your terminal as a motivation throughout the runtime of the lifecode. So, let’s start coding with a motivational post-it.

 “As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.” – Legendary Entertainment

Exiting the terminal! [Ctrl+Shift+q]

*Pic courtesy – some of the 328 folks.
**Command courtesy – linux

*** I am not a software programmer!

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