Author: Abhijit Bhaduri
Publisher: Indialog Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-87981-81-4
This story is not autobiographical. Abbey is not Abhijit. While I lived in the Railway colony at SP Marg and went to SRCC to do Economics like Abbey that is where the similarity ends.
The story is generic. One that most of us can relate to. It is about life in MIJ, an institution built by the sustained and selfless efforts of Father Hathaway and his team, about living in a campus hostel in a small town in India, about characters like gopher, Pappu, Fundu, Joy, Hairy, Alps, Ayesha, all of whom we have come across in our school or college days. There is an Arunesh in every batch who plays the guitar and sings all those songs.
Mediocre But Arrogant is a heady and delightful blend of so many flavours; it is funny, sad, touching, romantic, reflective. One gets spontaneously seduced into living through Abbey’s life-with all its exuberance, paradoxes and pains. M-B-a is not just about life in a B-School; it is about the process of growing up into an adult.
-Dr Madhukar Shukla, Professor (OB & Strategic Management)-XLRI, Jamshedpur
A Witty and insightful depiction of the two years in a business school student’s life. Using Abbey’s classnotes as illustrations is a unique idea.
-Tarun Sheth, management guru.
This may be he Indian answer to Peter Robinson’s cult book on MBAs Snapshots from Hell - Gautam Ghosh
Took me straight back to my college days!!
ABHIJIT BHADURI is a Human Resources professional who works in the US. He did his BA (Honours) Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce and then did his Post Graduation in Human Resources from Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur. He also has a degree in Law from Delhi University.
A man of many interests, he has illustrated several books and is an accomplished cartoonist. He loves theatre and was a popular voice on All India Radio in the 80s where he read the news in English ad participated in a number of radio plays and music based shows. He now hosts a popular radio show in the US, about classic Hindi movies and film music. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Nandini and their two children Eshna and Abhishek.