Kishalay Bose

The life of a person is made up of all the good and bad decisions he takes in his lifetime. The decision to join Backspace may very well become my personal ‘Butterfly Effect’ after several years down the line. Needless to say, in a positive sense. This was my first attempt to secure a place in one of the top 20 B-Schools in my country and I knew this would be my last. I was petrified to think that at some point of time I’ll have to fight some odd 10 aspirants for every single seat at any B-School. Against the backdrop of a hugely competitive and cut throat scenario, I was standing with a safety-pin-esque communication skill in my arsenal. Backspace was not just a GD-PI training institute for me; it was my journey to find my competitive advantage. And I am proud to have PPD as my mentor through this journey. Backspace was a thoroughly enriching experience for me. When I walked through the door for the first time, I could never have imagined what would be in store for me for the next 4 months. With all the informative and interesting sessions, group exercises, 1600 word self searching, 2 hour long insightful form fill up, lots of thoroughly personalized PI and above all, the dedication and attention of PPD to each and every aspirant made our journey eventful and intense. Is there anything called competitive advantage for a person? Well, it is how well he knows himself. Backspace, in the end, turned out to be the journey where I found out my strengths and what to do with those. In this process I may very well have come across the best mentor of my life- ‘Partha’.