A HEC MBA 2010 student diary

Happy Indian Independence day!

Posted in Leadership Training by Faiz Wahid on August 15, 2009

It’s an inspiring real story of true leadership that mobilizes an entire nation to independence from it’s foreign rulers. A salute to all those who fought for our independence and gave us a free India.

India gained independence from the British empire on 15th August 1947. This news is said to have made the greatest headline of the last century.

A short video below shows the chronology of events that took place and the efforts that were put in by the great Indian people and the leaders of those times.

Finally, a beautiful song from the bollywood movie “Leader”, showcasing the   takeaways from the struggle of Indian independence and how applying them may help today’s situation.  [Although, I looked for it, I couldn’t find a video with English sub-titles.]


J1 Stamped

Posted in Exchange Semester by Faiz Wahid on August 13, 2009

By God’s grace, I received today the US visa for my exchange semester at Darden.

Thankfully, the visa came without the 2 year home residency requirement (HRR). The visa counselor was kind enough during the interview to have told me this.

I know I haven’t posted anything about my visa interview at the US Consulate in Amsterdam. But nothing much happened there. The documents were in order and the interview went smooth.

Things looks good for the next semester. I am having some troubles finding housing at Charlottesville. But, hopefully it should get sorted out soon.