Movies and songs are an integral part of Indian culture. So it’s only natural that we let it slowly seep into the untouched-so-far territory of management education. With our tongue firmly in our cheeks, here’s MBA Unplugged for you – a collection of Hindi songs that have a deeper meaning for MBA applicants. Apologies if you do not understand Hindi. Just to balance it out, send across English songs and we’ll extend this concept to make it more universal.
MBA applicant to Adcom
“Aise waise ko diya hai, Kaise kaison ko diya hai, Mujhko bhi tu lift kara de”
– Adnan Sami
After getting the first rejection:
“Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haay, Kabhi Ye Hansaye Kabhi Ye Rulaye”
– Kishore Kumar (Movie: Anand)
After getting the fourth ding:
“Zindagi Ka Safar, Hai Ye Kaisa Safar, Koi Samjha Nahin Koi Jaana Nahin”
– Kishore Kumar (Movie: Safar)
After getting an admissions offer from a top school:
“Aaj main upar aasman niche, Aaj main aage zamaana hai piche”
– Kavita Krishnamurthy (Movie: Khamoshi)
Advice from an admission consultant for the unlucky ones:
“Phatela jeb sil jaayega, jo chaahega mil jaayega
Tere bhi din aayenge chhote, achcha khaasa hil jaayenga
Rukne ka nahin, thakne ka nahin, life mein chalte rehne ka
Bheja kyon sarkane ka…
Candidates (in chorus): sahi boltaay sahi boltaay”
– Movie: Aankhen
Can you think of other English or Hindi songs that fit the various MBA moods? Take a break and think about it. Post it below as comments.
Coming up sometime in the future (if there is enough interest) – MBA shayaris. If you can come up with some original sher-o-shayari with a direct connection to MBA related topics, send them across over email (not as comments here as this post is for songs). Irshaad irshaad!