Friday, May 29, 2009

Animal Instinct

I went over to one of my school friend's place to catch up with her. We were very close back at school and we often hung out at each other's place. This was a long time ago.

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

Add value to Space

I go an interesting email sometime back:

Dear Webmaster,

My name is ***, and my company ******* represents online gaming sites in various domains. We are looking at reputable sites to place our clients' ads. Please let me know if you are interested.

For further details please don't hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
*******
Advertising Consultant
Business Development Department

I replied just to see what happens. Unfortunately I got no response :(

Della Princess


I miss it :(

Multifacet

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Kinetic Energy

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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

Last Day @ IIT Madras

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!

To do do do to do do du...

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

Sensex soars

Sensex crosses 14000 mark !
UPA's victory got something to do with it. :)
And the trading has been called off for today.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Song

I just watched Gossip Girl episode of the prom. And it ends with Serena and Blair on the stairs.

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.

Pranava:
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
But you


Sirisha:
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
But you


Athula:
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
But you


Deepa:
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
But you


Srinitya:
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
But you


All:
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du
But you


Friends forever! XOXO !!

The Dinner

My daily horoscope for today:
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.


Updates:
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

Bureaucracy and the Boiling Heat

And miles of signatures before I leave..

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

The VIVA Part 2

I started my presentation. I was asked to speak louder (an extremely rare statement). I spoke louder, I felt weak, I got nervous that I feel weak. But I managed
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... )

The VIVA Part 1

Today is the first time I watched someone feed the fish in the aquarium in Tifany's (or even Guru for that matter). It was nice to see bunch of fish (I think it is a school only if they are all similar fish) rushing towards a single point (or a bunch of closely spaced pointed marked out by the presence of the food particles).

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

Passing By

Passing by life, things don't always go the way we planned.

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

On a Day Like Today

This an old Bryan Adams' song with a silly little puzzle. Kinda cute actually.
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....

so
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

Mafia !

Whoever invented Mafia Wars on facebook !!!

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

BTP in a PIC

I consider this the most beautiful picture I have ever created:


Sunday, May 03, 2009

Life ahead

Thesis
..........to be done.
Abstract
............to be submitted.
Packing
............to be done.
Tickets
.......... to be booked.

A new life ahead... It's kinda fun, yet scary, and obviously crazy....

Flared Fairy Modified

Saturday, May 02, 2009

New Tab

Did you know that instead of
menu/file/new tab
or
alt+f t
or
ctrl+t

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

Girls Out

I invited 12 second year girls and 2 third year girls for a dinner treat. The turn out was exactly half, 6 second year girls and 1 third year girl. Plus me. 8 of us sat comfortably in two autos (unlike a bunch of guys who we ran into who bundled into a single auto only god knows how) and went to New Yorker, Nungambakkam.

Trips:
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.