7 Deadly Social Sins: Relevance of Gandhian Prespective

Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity , Religion without sacrifice and Politics without principle

“Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall”

Yes the quote stated above is the reality of today’s world. Why is it difficult to find people who are hard working, having conscience with good character, high moral values, humanity, sacrificing nature and principles? Well there might be two solid reasons for this i.e. either our society is such that it compiled us to be become so or we find it to be an easy way to move forward just like a cheat meal when you are on diet. I would like to pose one simple question to all that – what is life without water? Many things might come to our mind when we hear this question but the ultimate truth or we can say that the one word answer to this question is death. Similarly when we gain knowledge, wealth, success, fame etc.. without doing any hard work or by wrong means we become lifeless rather we can say dead from within. But still we keep on doing this to fulfill our desires and will. Why?? To inculcate good habits and build values from within is much much easier than finding water in desert but still we indulge in such sins. It’s like a video game. We all play video and computer games on regular basis. All the game rules are known by us before we start playing the game. We have adequate time, well furnished room and all other necessary resources but still we end up using cheat codes to win the game. Why do we do so? Just because it is easy and less time consuming. And do we know what are the implications of achieving our goals and fulfilling our dreams by doing all the sins? We just lose everything- faith, self confidence, humanity, just everything. About 350 million people world wide suffer from depression and more than half of this number comprises of people who are successful and bright people. Why is it so? Well because they themselves know that whatever they have achieved is done by wrong means. At the end I would finish with few lines-

“We are punished by our own sins not for them, because few drops of dirt won’t pollute the ocean. In order to change this we need to change from within.”

My Internship Experience

The internship selection procedure in our college is quite similar to any recognized B-School in India where the placement cells floats the company names who would be providing internship and students would be applying for the same matching their interest and preference. I was shortlisted for SkyQuest along with many of my other batchmates through CV. In the second round we were asked to prepare and submit a presentation on current recent new technologies and their future market potential. I listed some of the unconventional new technologies which have huge potential in market with less investment. The SkyQuest team loved my presentation and selected me for the final round. The final round was the interview round where I had conference call with the Vice president, HR and Business Development Manager. The interview was smooth and interesting. They mostly asked me questions regarding my presentation and my interest in marketing arena. Luckily a or unluckily I was the only one to get selected from my whole batch for the internship. Lucky because I got shortlisted and unlucky because I was the only one selected and going to Ahmadabad all myself. Yes the company is based in Ahmadabad with many branches in different countries. I was initially bit scared as I have never been to Ahmadabad before and two months all by myself was bit awkward. I reached Ahmadabad on 2nd April 2017 afternoon. As I was unable to get a decent accommodation for myself over internet so I decided to stay at my father’s office guest house and look for a decent accommodation. I joined my office on 3rd April 2017. I was bit off thinking that I might get bored as the only one intern in the entire office but thankfully there were two other interns too from IIM Ranchi and we got along like house on fire. Some days in office were off, some days were fun and some days were plain. I finally found a good accommodation after toiling for one week near my office. I took books along with me for my internship as I had made up my mind to enjoy my own company. But god alas!! I got the best roommate ever in my life till now. We were like house on fire. We did so many things together and made a lifetime memory. We went on trips, movies, shopping and lot more. She made my two months at Ahmadabad which is a dry state and devoid of good non-vegetarian food, the best two months ever. in the office I build a good rapport with all my colleagues and interns. After one month of internship we were joined by two other interns from IIT. We interns and other colleagues had a great time together. Be it celebrating birthdays to sharing lunches, posting pictures on social media to going out for dinners, everything made my two months journey a memorable one. Even though our bosses were strict we still had great moments with them during those two months. As my internship was based on marketing profile so I mostly worked on market research, business development and advertising promotion. Most of the time I enjoyed my work and got to learn a lot of things during my internship. It helped me to hone my skills as a marketing manager. It could have been better but as it is said something is better than nothing. To sum up all, my two months of internship was an enriching, interesting, enlightening, memorable and lovely experience which I would cherish for the rest of my life.