Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Why are there so many 'forbidden' things in this world ?
Saturday, November 07, 2009
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?...
Pretending he just doesn't see?...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I entered a contest called Blogger's Park by MICanvas, MICA
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Monday, October 12, 2009
While I was listening to a company official talk about empowering oneself a thought occurred to me.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
A storm was brewing. The wind was swaying me away. The rain was lashing against the upheld umbrella, so strong that I could not hear anything else. And I walked between to lakes that were brimming to overflow. The cry of the frogs was deafening. And the cold was chilling my spine. The darkness was overshadowing me. I was struggling to stay dry, at least my backpack. It contained my laptop.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I missed the flag hoisting because I was caught in between waiting for my dad (who was visiting me) to turn up, breakfast and the distance to audi.
Then I did turn at audi since dad did turn up and we went to watch the culturals.
JBS BaroC put up an amazing performance today. (I wasn't part of the show today)
Yeh jo des hai tera - Swades
Vandemataram - a JBS adaptation
Dramatics Cell performed a play.
'Ali Never Dies' written by our Drams cell itself.
(I helped out my making a poster)
Choreo closed the show with flags waving.
Something worthwhile for dad to see while he is around here.
Monday, August 10, 2009
So I sang this song called 'Kiss Me' by Sixpence None the Richer.
I 've never heard of this song till I started practising and it is so not my kinda song but then I guess it was my voice kinda song. So it wasn't too bad. :)
Bottom line: I performed :) And I loved it! Yeay!! And the rest of our band was just amazing!!!!
Friday, August 07, 2009
Exactly 4 years ago.
I was registered into the B.Tech program at IIT Madras to do my mechanical engineering. I was stepping out of my home. I was just a little scared, a little excited, a lot elated and much more confused 18 year old like everyone else was.
Exactly 4 years after the above incident. I was awarded my degree. And by then I had moved into another institute as confused and as excited and as scared and not so elated. Pretty much nothing changed except I was no longer 18, I was 22.
And in the 4 years that passed i picked a lot of friends and a lot more memories. Some good, some bad, some just unforgettable (definitely not ugly).
Now, that all of us have moved on to different parts of the world, some working, some studying and some just loitering around somewhere. It would have been my last chance to meet some people or rather most until life with its many twists and turns brings you to a point of surprise and shock and all the many reactions you can think of. yeah convocation was the day.
Convocation was little about going up and collecting your degree.
Convocation was about meeting people for the last time in the near imaginable future.
Convocation was about all of us mech engineers sitting together and tripping for one last time.
Convocation was about our parents looking at us in pride and we wonering whatever for.
Convocation was about over-rating this idea of meeting up and generally chilling out.
Convocation was about wearing those funny gowns and still smiling.
Convocation was about throwing up your hat with the degree in your hand and jumping in unison.
And it was this that I missed.
My entire wing was present but me.
It was this that I had to forego in order to appear for my microeconomics midterm in my new insti.
Naah.... my new institute.
Insti shall always remain insti!!!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
There is this job hunt site started by a couple of friends which is doing pretty well now.
Hope it comes of use to people at the time of turbulence.
Visit : http://iitjobs.in/
The link on yourstory.in : http://yourstory.in/news/1063-frontpage/2331-rahul-gupta-and-hardik-makkar-founders-iitjobsin
All the best!!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
It made me wonder how much of effort goes into making such a case.
Math based cases are much easier I feel.
But OB cases ??!!
Think about it! It's just a conversation and each line is so important.
Just to develop a conversation that can be studied is like I dunno, infy effort !!!
Incidentally it fell on a Sunday with the Saturday night having a party called the Badla Party (essentially a kinda fresher's night).
Amrit (Vatsap?) flew down from Bhubneshwar, on his way to his 'well' publicized Meghalaya trip.
And we have a vague culture here where you get dunked in cake and maggie and frooti and all the crap that your pals can find, and you are bumped till you go sore.
I had a blast! and partied into the night, and literally danced till I dropped :)
PS: Lemme also mention a happy birthday to Divya Anusha (21st July.. good friend from school)
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I took your lily and entered your lily garden.
So sweet of you to have laid out a patch of sunflowers for me.
A warm welcome I must say.
But I look around for you a glimpse may be.
My guardian angel where are you
I look hither thither I can't find
And then I hear a distant buzzing
Honey bee with my honey I find
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I was about to type 'definition of deferred tax' in the google search bar in my firefox and to my surprise by the time I typed 'definition' the following turned up as the google search:
(put down by the priority list given)
definition of terrorism
definition of internet
definition of globalization
definition of pollution
definition of computer
However disturbing it is to know that the most searched up definition is terrorism, it baffles me how does somebody who doesn't know what internet or a computer is, is able to type in and search through Google search engine!!!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
My weekends are jam packed as always wherever I am.
This one is jammed with my jamming session (blogging from one of them actually).
I am a member of my college band now. Joka Bus Stand
" The music band is called JBS BaroC for a reason (By the way Baro, in Bengali, is 12... so BaroC represents the bus numbered 12C... which started from the bus stand opp. the main gate.).. The reason is that it was thought that only 2 things can take your soul/self out of IIMC... One is the 12C bus and other is the music inside!... That's why the band is called JBS BaroC! " (contributed by TOPGUN)
Friday, July 10, 2009
Sometimes you think again what you are upto
But at the end of the day it doesn't matter where you are or what you do
It matters of course who you are and whom you touched
To all those who touched my life
Love you all and thanks very much
PS: love is a very subjective word.. but nevertheless... trust it
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Naah! I didn't rape the paper.
The initial shock I got when I first saw the paper was exponentially increased when I was told its for 10 minutes.
Most appropriately I'll get a null. And I'd add a smiley here :) because it's too depressing to put :(
But in a way it's a good thing.
I have some motivation to study which I lost almost immediately after I entered the acad system of IIT Madras.
Monday, July 06, 2009
50 thousand tears I've cried.
Screaming, deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me.
Her voice hurts, screams, touches and makes you cry.
God bless the power of music
God bless the essence of poetry
God bless the world of songs
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Write a random post criticizing a community that is highly popular (famour or infamous).
And voila! You'll have 200 comments with random people taking a dig at it, at each other.
And your hits increases exponentially!!!!
Anyway not exactly in those lines, but I came across a blog post which most of you would have seen earlier.
Lemme give it some more publicity that it already is desperate for : http://helloji.wordpress.com/2008/03/05/iit-insufferable-indian-tribe/
It is basically a criticism of IITs.
So yeah it have some 357 comments or something; about the post, about mudslinging and even debating if the author is an IITian or not.
When I read the post I did not feel it necessary to either complete reading the post or to bother to comment.
But what really surprised me was :
"this is so familiar . there's another "breed" BTW – the IIT-IIM combo! That just rips everything apart."by a blogger who shares my name.
In fact I had tried contacting her once when I found her blog. And it did not blossom into friendship.
Irony of my BRAND is it?
Friday, July 03, 2009
My parents had come to drop me off at IIM Cal. We reached on a Thursday and they left on the following Sunday. That day as we were having lunch in my mess we over heard the conversation of three students at the same table. They were talking about the market fluctuations in the last week.
My dad had observed it. So had I. I was scared wondering if I blend into this system. He was delighted and he said to me tha the next time he'd come over I'd probably react like this. I just thought he was crazy.
Following Thursday, we were supposed to report a case as a group. We were sitting at the library pouring in our brains and three of us took a coffee break. We walked out to Nescafe and were havign a causal conversation about our case.
Well I m still not discussing the market but at least my coffee conversations have refined :)
(Come to think of it I think I had my life's most interesting conversations over a coffee... a lot can happen over coffee...)
These flowers are flicked from the Dean's Dinner at insti (IIT Madras)
The "Universe" has now turned into "Joka Days" cos I realized I now hvae two parallel universes, and till now I had only one, insti. :)
So I thought I shall have a minor variation.
I reached IIM Calcutta on 11th June, 2009.
I put up three blog posts on the day I left my home in Visakhapatnam.
And it was on the 1st of July that I finally got net connection and a laptop.
The first thing I did after starting my laptop is struggle to connect to the internet.
The first thing I downloaded was gtalk setup. And once that was loaded I felt connected.
The second thing I did was download DC++ and get online. Another step to feel connected.
Today I got rid of IE7 and got myself mozilla firefox along with speed-dial and foxtab. So now I can finally blog in peace and feel completely connected.!!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Now, I m waiting
for my Lenovo Thinkpad
for my fresher's party on 17th
for the half day tour on 21st
for classes to start on 22nd
for my blog's birthday
for my birthday
for the convo I can't attend
for the management games here
for the hols to go back home
and right now...
Since 22nd May, I've been feeling a little uncomfortable for I have vacated out of DellaPrincess. I missed it. Not the room, rather the thought of having a room. Since then I ve been on the move. But finally, on 11th June, I got a room, a new room, yet a room.
I got an address :)
I still gotto rename it though. Not DellaPrincess. I even left the sign board back there. This one's gotto have a new name.
It's a little different from the old one. It's slightly bigger (with a tiny balcony and all that) and I guess I grew up a little too :P
Feels good to be at a new place, making new friends all over.
But in some way, I don't feel so new, just fresh.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Last summer this time, I was interning in Tata Steel. It was the beginning of their Centenary year.
When I came back to IIT Madras, in July, we inauguarated the beginning of our Golden Jubilee year.
As I pass out now from IIT Madras and enter IIM Calcutta, I m entering into IIM Calcutta Golden Jubilee year.
And since I finished Overload by Arthur Hailey I should try reading one of the Coelho books on the way.
When I arrived in IIT Madras for BTech, I did with a dark blue suitcase and a bright blue trolley bag. I came back with those two and a two bags. Today I m packed with the same suitcase and trolley back, and a amall addition, a red and black shoulder bag. I like to travel light.
I don't know when next I'll come online
It will take time for me to get a laptop n then access internet
(first to get a room and then registration).
But I have decided that however busy I might be, I shall still continue to blog :)
The power systems, the black outs, the senti was all beautifully done.
The character of Karen Sloan was a good addition even though it was unnecessary.
What I really thought was unnecessary was the protagonist, Nim Goldman's personal life. And by personal life I mean his affairs. It could have totally been left out since it didn't seem to add to the story at all. And also it made woman look dumb.
Whatever. So yeah, altogether, it was OK.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
I started Carl Sagan's Contact a few months ago and I never really completed it. But I completed my BTech. And it was a borrowed book so I even returned it without finishing.
I also started Paulo Coelho's The Pilgrimage but put it aside for Contact which I never finished, so I never finished Pilgrimage either.
And in the train from Bangalore to Visakhapatnam, I started Arthur Hailey's Overload done with more than have the book, the rest of which I hope to complete on Wednesday's train from Visakhapatnam to Howrah. But I hope to complete it before landing in Howrah since once I reach there I probably won't have time.
I also bought Paulo Coelho's latest, The Winner Stands Alone too.
I hope to find some free time and complete over a few months the two Coelho books.
It was worth all the journey. I m to understand howver you reach Bangalore you can invariably run into one those yellow fields, the yellowness praising the sun.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
We went up the hill on foot. It's a looong trip up the hill about 9 to 10kms. On the way there are many picturesque viewpoints. But something different I have seen was alternate energy methods. The first I saw was this:
After I reached tirumala another interesting site I saw was the usage of solar cells.
Friday, May 29, 2009
And a long time ago she had a dog called Tibbu. I was shit scared of it. And before I left for my undergrad studies, she got a puppy called Matty. It was cute and tiny, after all a puppy. But I was still shit scared of it.
After all these years I went over to her place and Matty had grown older. but it's one of those dogs that have short limbs and a long body (I have no idea and never did nor will about the different kind of dogs in this world; a dog is a dog) so it still looked cute.
It always runs up tot he door to see who's come. It escorted me to my friend's room and I went along with it pampering it. As I sat on the floor I tugged at it and played with it.
This is how IIT transformed me. I m no longer afraid of dogs (though I get irritated by the ones in front of my hostel back there) or cats (I loved to play with a kitten that lives in my hostel) or any kind of insects/lizards (a lot of them used to live in my room and I was the only one in my wing with no netlon for my window). Not to mention the blackbucks and the deers and the snakes and the mongeese and the bats that I've seen/encountered.
So I graduated out of a wildlife sanctury.
And I m off to do my post graduation at a bird sanctury.
Monday, May 25, 2009
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I replied just to see what happens. Unfortunately I got no response :(
This is kinda how my vehicle looks like.
I bought it about 4 years ago, July7th 2005 to be exact. I asked for it after my JEE exam knowing very well that I can't take it with me to IIT. My parents still agreed and bought it for me. So it's mine. Even though it wasn't here for the last one year and I have not driven it for like 2 years or something.
So today I decided to take it for a drive. Dad had the battery changed and put petrol in it and drove around for a couple of days before I came.
I walked down the three floors to my cellar, walked up to my bike.
Now I know the handle is locked. I looked at the key in my hand and I looked at the handle. I kept looking near the speedometer, the horn, the indicator, the handles, the breaks, the rear view mirrors. i looked everywhere. What was I searching for ? The groove for the key :)
I found it finally. It turned twice! (really??!! since when??)
OK now I was worried. I didn't know where the key goes! But by this time I was already on the road. And I drove out into the city. The city has changed. But usually, the main roads do not change. But here they did, or got diverted. Apparently a flyover is being built. So I took diversions and diversions and more diversions. I kept looking out for them. I was looking so unsure of very ever I go. Finally I went past all the havoc and drove down to the beach.
I drove on the beach road. You can't go beyond 40 on the main road and on the beach road I didn't want to go beyond 40. I wanted to drive as slow as I can (30). It was hot and sultry, but it was still the beach road. The blue waters and huge ships, all sizes and colors. And it finally here where I could feel the vehicle.
It's my vehicle, my Kinetic ZX Zoom! :)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I woke up vaguely at 6 45. Mom was around. When did she come? What is she doing? Ah! Mom's washing clothes. I m totally dreaming
I woke up at 7 30. Mom is still washing clothes and saying something about buckets. Yeah I m dreaming. No wait she came by didn't she? Oh yeah I m not dreaming alright. And I m leaving tonight ain't I? Wait a minute why is she washing clothes; they may not dry by tonight. MOM!!!
It's 11 damn it. I have too much work. I need to be at lib! I can't get off. I wish I was dreaming
9.30am. Whoa I was dreaming the last time. I curl around even more. Mom is in room alright. Finally get off bed at 10.
First time I felt senti was when I handed over my iCard at lib. It was sad, really really sad. Unlike others I didn't even take a colour print of the card. What's the point. I can barely see my face on it.
I went to my department to see if I got my BTP grade. I got an S. yeay!
Dropped in my lab to gen put fart (I'll miss this lingo) and wasted away time completely forgetting about my ticket.
I was ad block where I dumped all my no dues and asked for a signature on an IIM C form. This was gonna take time when I remembered I don't have the print of a ticket. I ran to lab got a print and ran back to ad block. After quite a wait I got the IIM C form signed.
Treat time in CCD. I treated as many as turned up for it from my lab. Sadly I could not treat a junior that I promised since a long time.
SBI ATMs stopped working/no money inside the dumb big box the coughs up money. So I used the can bank ATM. Can you believe that stupid machine?? It just sucks in your card! And then vomits it after it's done!
I did all the last minute packing when all the senti slipped in looking at the vaguely packed empty room.
Happy Birthday to me
Yeah my wing celebrated my birthday over the packed bags just before I left. It was like a normal birthday. Funny. For all those who don't know, I never celebrated my birthday with my wing in IIT since it falls in mid July and today they generally celebrated. It was kinda fun and my name was spelt without an a which kinda made it funnier. And they gave me the cutest most amazing gift they made in the next room
Call taxi was ready with all the luggage as we waited for a friend to turn up and he did with a huge bouquet of flowers and escorted to the station.
I didn't cry through out. I managed to leave IIT after a great 4 years of stay and didn't cry. I m growing up J
Thanks everyone who was a part of it, for making it the best days of my life. And a special thanks to all those who made my last day so memorable, esp my wing, thanks girls!
It's nice to have to do lists.
I realized every day I go to bed with a to do list in my head for the next day. And I don't get outta bed unless I remember my to do list the morning. And when I do get out I rerun the to do list and start doing them one by one and mentally checking them. It's kinda fun. Because as you tick them off you get more enthu to do the rest.
As in if you didn't have a to do list you'll probably get tired after a while of working anf you may not finish all the work. So to do lists are good.
Do I sound like Monica Geller ?? :P
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
And here is our song that was the background score for our pics in our hostel night video. We sang it all the way back in the cab from BBQ.
You're a part time lover and a full time friend
The monkey on you're back is the latest trend
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
Here is the church and here is the steeple
We sure are cute for five ugly people
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
The pebbles forgive me, the trees forgive me
So why can't, you forgive me?
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
You are always trying to keep it real
I'm in love with how you feel
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
We both have shiny happy fits of rage
You want more fans, I want more stage
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du
Friends forever! XOXO !!
Loved ones will give you much happiness today as you go out or celebrate an occasion together.
The on and off and on and off and on and off dinner is finally on :)
A Saturday night dinner at Barbeque Nation and just the five of us girls - a perfect way to celebrate friendship and bid farewell as from tomorrow day by day we shall trickle down to none at the place we lived four years together.
The call taxi was here on time.
A bunch of five girls were running down the stairs of our hostel.
Nitti and Deeps ahead of me both holding their footwear in their hands.
Me running behind them with all their cell phones and purses and a bag.
Athula running behind me.
Siri screaming that she is coming.
And so we tumbled into the call taxi. That guy went round and round T Nagar before he found BBQ Nation. We hogged on starters and dessert. (Was there a main course?) And again we tumbled into a call taxi and came back to room. In between there were some photographs clicked :)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Many that I m trying to get
Many that I have been trying for a while
Many that I cannot get
And many more that I am unaware of
And so I had to cancel my Bangalore trip
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Actually, I don't think I just managed, I did pretty well. It was good.
I have a few changes in my thesis which need to be done. I think my prof was happy.
And half hour after my presentation, my changes are done. I just need to reprint and rebind and submit.
But now starts the hunt for the no dues forms. The number I still dunno.
I have ticket for a train bound to Bangalore early tomorrow. If I manage to finish everything here that doesn't need my presence on Friday I shall leave.
SO now I am a graduate with a Bachelors in Technology in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras ( I just need to hunt proof for that :P ... here I go on the run... )
Yeah, this is what happens when I try to blog half an hour prior to my viva ( I start explaining everything technically and in detail).
OK. So the fish were fed, so was the grass with water from the sprinklers, the breakfast was good and the morning sun was pleasant yet bright. It was a beautiful morning and it made my terrible headache go away (with the help of a couple of tabs) and my sickness subsided.
I feel good and again.
I never wanna see the sun go down, today...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I was very excited about an IIMC get together with seniors and others in/from Chennai on Sunday. But my condition got worse and I couldn't attend the meet.
Forget about the meet now I m worried about my project viva this coming Thursday. I'm sure the doc at the insti hospi didn't understand what I was trying to say. I just hope for the best. And it's sad that my last days in IITM I'm sick and down and I can't go out and eat :(
My entire wing is in community living in the ac of the comp room and I m in no condition to stay in ac-ed environment.
Yeah I m full of cribs. But I do make some good time. I have spent the last one hour on my presentation for Thursday and put in some incredible animations :)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The words are pleasant
The whole world could change
The suns gonna shine
Shine through the rain
I've been a little sick lately, and very sick last night that I was unable to sleep.
I have a coughing throat that sends pain through my shoulder muscles and down my esophagus, but it's a bright new morn that's got the sun shining and I have incredible work to do today which I shall blog about once it's done! And I really can't wait. Now for some breakfast....
On a day like today
Ya never wanna see the sun go down
Ya never wanna see the sun go down
Friday, May 08, 2009
I had stayed away from it for a long time. And today when I was slightly feeling ill and could go around too much decided to login anyway. And guess what! Elektra was rockign for a while. And then things went crazy and now I m outta money and energy.
I'm trying to fight it.
It is addictive!
Finally may be this is my addiction ??!! Lets wait for another 3 days (give it a max of 5 I'll get bored)
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
you can just double click on the bottom edge of an already existing tab !!!
well I didn't know until I did it accidentally today. It feels like I discovered or something. lol
Friday, May 01, 2009
We changed table once. All 8 fit into a table meant was 6.
We ordered original New Yorker nachos with cheese sauce which we never got
We ordered 8 main course dishes and then canceled two since we thought it might be too much.
we got a wrong order ans we realized it was wrong only after we finished half of it.
So he said we ll get that for free and we got our original order as well.
Then we got 2 nachos with some vague stuff and no cheese which are supposed to be "starters".
We were then billed for the extra unordered yet received main course dish.
Then we were un-billed for it.
We came back again peacefully in two autos before which I took a head count.
We came back from main gate by an overcrowded bus.
With 3 of us sitting in one two seat-er and one separately and 4 of us in another two seat-er.
We sat in the chairs in CCD and changed table to the couch (ran to grab it when someone left).
We ordered a choc-o-vloc which we never got
We replaced the order with a tropical iceberg which we canceled in the last min
We were billed for the tropical iceberg instead of a devil's own.
But he later realized it and we were un-billed and billed again.
We got back the change and missed a 100 bucks.
We got the 100 back.
AND THAT WAS IT
how much more eventful cud it have gotten?
I got the world's weirdest toasts.
ALL in all it was FUN !!!
Thanks to Leela, Adithi, Ramya, Naga Jyothi, Akila, Reshma and Ravali for coming, and Kanmani for joining us a little later.
Vani, Kirtika, Kadambari, Surbhi and Surekha, we missed you!
Update: Vani and Kirtika did get a tiny treat in the CCD in campus.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
But I didn't have a watch and no track of time. The paper looked lengthy. So I got psyched and started scribbling, took additionals 3 times and then when I realized I finished the paper I had nothing left to do so I left. I was the first one to leave and I was out within 2 hrs when it was a 3hr paper!!!
I hope I didn't go overboard and really screw it up :P
What happens when you have dinner as fast as you can so that you can crash in on your bed and slip into slumber and actually do that and wake up in the morning hungry?
The problem was that I woke up at 5 and realized I was hungry. And as usual I have nothing eatable in my room accept for a bottle of mayonnaise. So I waited till 7 in the morn before my mess opens for lunch. But if I eat at 7 with my appetite I'll get hungry again at 10 or 11 and that's in the mid of my exam that is from 9 to 12. So I had to stuff myself in.
After a very heavy breakfast and the sunny side up on the sky with picturesque lawns between mess and hostel, it was automatic to pick up Economic Times sit and the entrance and read. (Unlike everyone else, I didn't take notes with me to mess and I stopped getting ET for a loooong while now).
Feels good. Now I need to go through two more assignments and some theory before I grab a bath and run to the exam.
Come to think of it, whether I have breakfast on a daily basis or not, I don't think I ever skipped breakfast before an exam. :)
My next is already scheduled to be on June 30th (probably). Something called qualifying mathematics. Yeah, IIM Calcutta asked me to come prepared for it and sent me a syllabus sheet as well!
Coming back tot he point. Yes, today is my last exam here. And I never knew that I can sleep before 10 and wake up by 5 and study for an exam. But that's exactly what I am doing for my last exam! It sounds surprising to me.
(But of course I shall skip the part that the reason I was able to sleep by 10 into dreamless sound sleep [why do we say sound sleep? Aren't we like soundless when we sleep??] was that preceding that I had been awake for 34hours)
Anyway wish me luck.. I'll need all I can get
Aaand I don't really feel so nostalgic about the whole thing :|
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I love this pic.. the camera is so beautifully captured. Imagine this , a camera having a bad picture of itself... publicity huh? :P I got the camera a long time ago.
I dunno what any of the below means and I obviously flicked it off some site but hear goes anyway:
- 7.1 megapixel sensor
- 4x optical zoom lens ranging from 35-140mm (35mm equivalent)
- 4x digital zoom
- Macro focusing as close as 2.0 inches (with lens set to wide angle)
- Maximum aperture f2.6 (W) to f5.5 (T), minimum f8.0
- 15 to 1/2000 second shutter speed
- Evaluative, center-weighted, spot metering
- White balance settings of Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater), and Custom
- Flash settings of Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On with Red-eye Reduction, and Off
- Scene modes include Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, and Movie
- Full Manual mode, Programmed Auto, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes
- 2.5 inch LCD with 115K pixels
- Optical viewfinder
- Two AA batteries for power
- Special Features
- Optical image stabilization
- DIGIC III image processor
- Face detection technology
- ISO as high as 1600
- Aquarium Scene mode
- Movie modes include 60 fps fast frame rate at QVGA (320x240) resolution
- Continuous shooting at 1.3 fps
- SDHC memory card support
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I had an interestingly fun conversation at 5 in the morning when I caught up with an old friend for chai. We discussed weird theories on the sun rising and setting and the earth and all that. We discussed stories and music and interviews and poetry. We discussed people and places and people skills. We discussed hostel nights and videos and the insti. We discussed our plans to write and compose and record songs. And we discussed.
Feels good to catch up with old friends and share memories before you grow out of it.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
The Indian fashions have no limits. :)
The president of USA is a woman !
I then remembered reading a long long time ago, Jeffrey Archer's Shall We Tell the President? and there too the president of USA is a woman !
What is it with these Americans... They dream in their fiction !