08 April, 2006

Kahn, Gandhi, Simplicity

I got opportunity to meet Soha Ali Khan, on flight to Mumbai. She was nice.

Me (nervously) > Excuse me, can I get your autograph?
Soha > Sure
Me (still nervous) > thanks
I got my diary and pen for her to sign
Me > here
Soha > what's your name?
Me > Vijay, V-I-J-A-Y
while she is signing
Me > I haven't seen any of your movies.
Soha > Huh
Me > but I have read article written by you, one about your stay in Italy, it was good, I liked it.
Soha > Ok
Soha > Watch Range De
Soha > Range De Basanti
Me > Ok

She was cool. Good luck Soha !

Attended National Conference on Management Science and Practice at IIM Ahmedabad. It was good. I talked on airport ground service teams scheduling.

Need to follow up on some presentations on lp/mip formulations, job scheduling, excel/VBA apps.

IIMA campus architecture is so simple, beautiful, brilliant. Use of bricks (instead of lot glass and steel), no colors. Old campus architect is Louis Kahn.

Later we visited Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram, on the banks of Sabarmati river, around 10 Kms from IIMA.