Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Indian MBA students behind Sampras’s stolen trophies

(Wrote for Unpublished as yet. Needless to say, the store is fake. Idea Credits - Sabyasachi Ghosh)

Los Angeles: In what could turn out to be a major embarrassment for India, FBI today in a press conference revealed that a gang of Indian MBA students was involved in stealing the trophies of tennis legend Pete Sampras. Addressing a packed press conference in LA, FBI officials claimed to have cracked the case. They alleged that they have busted a company named, run mostly by alums of prestigious Indian management institutes which stole trophies, certificates etc from various high profile sources, forged them and then sold them at high prices to current Indian students who wanted to use them as high profile CV points.
Fakingnews has got access to a leaked email that Manish Kumar – the CEO of used to send to prospective clients. The email promises them of selling CV points ranging from social work in an NGO to live performance in a reality show. claims to have placed over 1000 students in multinational Day 0 companies and boasted of the best international placements amongst all other companies operational in this field increasing suspicion of presence of more such gangs working in India.
Manish kumar, an IIT-IIM alum confessed in front of FBI saying that with the placement season in all Bschools starting soon they were pressed for getting newer meatier CV points and made a mistake by punching way above their weights. “Sports points can be sold at extremely large prices because they give an IITians CV, the ideal balance his otherwise geeky CV needs” he told the media. “Business had been really slow over the past two years and with bumper placements expected this year, we were hoping to expand our business. We wanted to become the first company selling international CV points. We expected to sell, International Level – Tennis Player, at a minimum price of Rs 1 lakh”
IIM directors accepted that they were aware of students exaggerating and faking CV points but blamed the US companies for encouraging such practices. “It’s generally the companies headquartered in US and UK which expect our students to have sports and social work in their CV’s. Such expectations are unreal and hence lead to a mad urge amongst students to exaggerate points. A local gully tennis ball match becomes a Zonal level cricket tournament and forced teaching assignment becomes volunteer social work. We cannot blame the students for this nonsense” an enraged IIM director told the media.

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