Friday, June 30, 2006

so... Siri doesnt like this movie i saw...

Yesterday nite… I saw a movie… on screen… in case you din get the point… its very rare for me to go watch a movie on screen… rarer still if its with family… mom n dad n me… and it’s a gult movie… how many times did I watch a gult movie on screen with family!
So… its name is ‘godavari’… good one really… no violence… not too much drama… was fun… good talent… pure time pass… and you’ll get the tickets even in the last min… peaceful… a good laugh... a happy ending… now that’s a movie I’d like to watch…
But I went for a 2nd show… so no Internet for me last nite… hmmm… wud I skip a movie for Internet...? Seriously… I wud… hee hee… not much of a movie freak am I...?? But don be mistaken… I watch hajjar movies day n nite on TV… but i jus don get why Siri din like it.... and i sint gonna let that bother me... i liked it... That’s it for now… I still aint done with those testimonials I owe… tata…

nuthin happening

Life is getting boring… nuthin much to do lately… wake up… bathe… grub… watch TV… check out comp… grub… watch TV… check out comp… grub… internet… crash… occasionally go for a drive… meet up with friends. And ole chums… hmmm… pretty boring…
You know that’s the prob. When my life is interesting and all happening, I jus don have the time to write a blog. And when I do have time to blog, nuthin is happening. Hmmm… may be I shud work on a book I thought of writing. It’s interesting, but a book needs lotta patience. Though deeps says I got lotsa patience I aint too sure of that. I started about 20 books in my life. And I don think anything got even close to half, forget it.
There was one book on my school life, one on my coaching center, and one on a spy, one on 2 friends, one on a murder and revenge, one on extraterrestrial life, one on 5 little girls, one on moody things, one on blind girl, one on… and finally now, one on my 1st year….J
Oh I jus remembered. I owe 2 ppl their testimonials on Orkut. I’ll go write them up instead of writing crap on my blog. Chal… tata…

Monday, June 26, 2006

My Trip to.....

Well… well… like I said. I am slisha crazy. Guess wat! I went for a tour to kulu manali. At least that’s where I was supposed to go. But I landed up somewhere else.
We planned for a 14day trip. I aint too much of a traveler so I had a lotta trouble digesting the fact that we’ll be gone for weeks. But then we did go. On 12th June we took off by plane to hyd and stayed for a few days. We went to Basar on one of those days. And I even got to hang out with a few of IITM hyd junta on one of the days. Then we went to Delhi to directly get on a tour bus. This bus is supposed to take us to Shimla to Manali to Rohtag pass to Kulu to Chandigarh and back to Delhi in 6days.
I missed a point. The bus. Well. I get sick in bus. But I can manage… on plane road. My sis too is shaky with buses. So we went to Shimla by that bus, not plane road, but Ghat road. We were supposed to continue to Manali. But we freaked out and stubborn at that. Soooo… We dropped off in Shimla. Searched high and low, but no accommodation available. So we took a bus down to Chandigarh. Stayed in my dad’s bank guesthouse for 2 days, and in the tour hotel for another two days. And finally joined the tour bus from Chandigarh to Delhi.
So that was the funny part. Aint so funny? I demand you laugh.
Anyway that’s not the end of the trip. We reached Delhi. The next day we went flew to Varanasi. Stayed there for a coupla days. Came back to Delhi. Here I met a blast from the past, an old school friend whom I lost touch for nearly 6 yrs. And finally we flew to hyd where sis flew to Bangalore and we flew to Vizag. And btw… planes make sis sick, and my ears ache.
So basically, by road I get sick, by air my ears split, by train? Well train aint so bad. Except even after I get off it I feel the rhythmic rocking for at least 24 hrs. I never traveled by sea, but I am sure it’ll make me sick.
Not much of a traveler, am I?

Sunday, June 25, 2006

ThiS oNE SHouLd hAve bEEn FiRSt

this is the other article printed earlier.....



Vacation – one of the smaller joys of life

Yup! Vacation time it is! When I read the article on vacation in the last edition of education plus I realized that I have never in my life looked forward to vacation so much as I did this summer. No, not even as an elementary school kid, when we had power cuts and we used to assemble in those sultry evenings to play ‘hide and seek’ or ‘chain cut’ or some other game created in the spur of moment.
Well. I don’t do that kid stuff anymore. But still vacation meant a lot to me this summer. It meant that I could watch TV, take time to leisurely go through the news paper, meet up with old friends and share what happened in the last few months, find out what’s new and happening in the world outside IIT, check out the changes in Vizag and the new fast food places that sprung up… But this is all just the topping on the salad.
The salad itself is that I could eat home made food, sleep for nearly 7 to 8 hours a day and need not wash my clothes for the next three months. I am home again. It was an amazing feeling to be back in my niche. And have practically nothing to do. I just could not remember when was the last time I was doing “nothing”.
Life teaches you to appreciate the smaller things in a harder way. In a competitive world one has to cope up with a fast paced life. A life of academics, extra curricular activities, and even household chores of cleaning your room, washing your clothes, living on sometimes 3-rarely 6-often 5 hours of sleep, skipping breakfast, rushing through lunch between classes, meeting deadlines and running around everywhere. The feeling of achievement when you submit an assignment or complete a design is amazing, but it a takes a toll on you. This is when we learn to appreciate the “doing nothing” thing and the period called vacation in its truest sense.
Yup! No more worries for three months. Just relax and take your time to have fun and appreciate the world around you before once again you are engulfed by the tides of time and work. Till then, keep rocking!!! ***

Yet ANoTHer

well... this is my second article to be printed and i thought i'll put it up.....first....
published in the vishakhapatnam edition on 12th june 2006 in The Collegian, The Educationplus, The Hindu


The results are out!

Well… if writing an exam is one thing then waiting for the results is yet another thing. Recently, when I heard about the IIT-JEE results it made me travel back in time to about a year ago. It was a moment of celebration for my family and me. But most certainly it was festive time in my coaching center. Sweets were distributed; students were given the day off; people were moving everywhere congratulating and cheering; crackers were burst; and people were rejoicing. One step was crossed. There was much more to do.

Now began the more difficult task of selecting the branch and place, depending on my rank. Well, it was more confusing than it seemed because this decision better be good as I am about to spend a good four to five years of my life in that IIT.
There was an endless list of the various streams of engineering degrees offered and their previous year’s trend in a booklet provided by IIT. We poured into that booklet and formed a long list (which was actually ‘short listed’ from the original list) of what I might possibly want to take and get.
To select the place was an easier task considering the choice was just one out of seven. But still, we talked to a few students from the various IITs about the food and the hostel. My list further shortened.
We even emailed a few professors from these institutes. Surprisingly, almost all of them took time to reply to the mail, personally explaining about the kind of food and stay I would be provided with and how comfortable I would be considering that I hail from Vizag.
With what seemed like a well-thought final list we went for the counseling, where yet again I was amazed at the hospitality shown by IIT. They arranged for a small but dedicated group of professors to help us with our choice list explaining doubts and clearing myths. By the time we submitted our list most of us were certain of what we might land up with, so the wait for these results didn’t seem long.
Then there was an elaborate procedure of admission, which was quite reasonably dealt with. There were a couple of banks having branches within the campus and were more than willing to provide us with 0 balance accounts and study loans. I am compelled to praise IITs once again for their hospitality to conduct an orientation programme for all the new comers. This is when I really found out how huge my campus is. I spent about half a day walking all over the place to see those huge machines and devices I didn’t really understand.
With me all settled in my hostel room and all set to attend my first day of lectures, my parents left. Finally, I was in IIT, all on my own, as what they called a ‘freshie’. But the finality in the statement is far less from true. It was not an ending. In fact, it was a beginning - a beginning of a new phase in one’s life where one learns more than just in the classroom; where one broadens one’s perspective and enhances one’s attitude and outlook towards life. So all the best to all you people out there who are about to step into portals of an IIT.