Monday, November 30, 2009

3/8th of Btech life completed...

A brief summary of how I spent this semester :

Courses taken up : Applied Mechanics, Basic Electrical Engineering, ProE lab, Science Fiction, Differential equations, Ecology and Environment, Introduction to Biotechnology.

Courses learned : Photoshop, Aftereffects, Illustrator ( Are they in any way related to mechanical engineering ? [:(] )

Biggest Achievement : Turned KSR into a blogger !

Under performance : EE and AM end sems.. both night outs turned into nightmares in the morning.

Financial status : Started off well and dropped down to zero before shaastra and gave a huge jump during shaastra ( went home the week before shaastra and so my pockets were refilled ) and after loosing 3k in the form of treats , almost became a beggar at the end. I followed Pratheesh`s policy of asking 20 rs each rather than asking 1 single person 100 bucks because 20 bucks can be neglected to be repaid ! :)

Night-time Mess : Basera ( thanks to the adai-avail, crap-level chapathi and idly which is nothing but idly powder, of GANGA mess )

Friends : Partially found the difference between real and fake friends.

New habit : Apart from having coffee @ basera, tea @ tarams @ 5 A.M. is the newly cultivated habit of Pratheesh and gradually I was dragged into this. But, I say it`s damn sexy.

Psyched : Hell lot of times. The worst case being the power cut a day before maths end semester for 14 long hours ! and the ice tea in CCD on the same day which was just red colored water added to my already psychic state.

Became a fan of : Dan Brown, Nithin

Major responsibility taken up : Mechanica Design Coreship ( thanks to Chilli )

Freshie interaction : Gave the first name in Ganga in collaboration with Dileep. I would love to narrate what had happened on that day -
"Did you ever watch porn ?" I asked a freshie.
"Yea" he said for the very first time which usually does not happen. I was not much surprised though. "where?" I continued.
"Yesterday, while coming from SBI ATM I saw it on the road side" came the reply followed by a roaring laughter. Folks, he heard "Porn" as "Pamu" which means a snake in telugu ! LOL
He was given the name "POM" .

Highlight of this semester -
While watching hardcore XXX on my laptop, I got a call and lifted it without even seeing the caller id, only to hear my mother`s voice.
"what are you doing ? " she asked showing all the 19 yr old concern for me in her voice.
"Studying" I replied !! WTF ?? In one way, it was true. I was studying some sort of to and fro movement but then I cannot apply any Hooke`s law or whatever crap law I dont know. But, How the hell couldnt I find any other decent answer for that million dollar question ?!

Our wing, surrounded by two dileeps at each end like the two elephants in a chess army, loya and karthik fighting for the kingship, pratheesh taking up the ministry, myself not involving in any royal activities, uday bhanu acting like a horse moving all through the wing popularizing farmville, etc etc... Our bonds grew bigger.. so bigger that our entire wing shared 5 chappals, 2 toothpastes and one sweeping brush.
This semester was lovely ! :)

Finally comes the centurion post !!

100 ! from ravi teja on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

99 (post before BT end sem :) )

It was Rubics Cube last semester and Dan Brown this semester that RGed me before end sems.
Anyways, this is my 99th post ! :O
(In an urge to make a century as early as possible, this post has been made now.)

Friday, November 13, 2009

What not to do @ cad lab..

5 things you can do at PRO-ENGINEER lab :
  • Take a short break for every 15 min and go around the lab and get amazed by seeing the almost-completed-assignments of the four female candidates and comparing it with your situation where you have not completed the previous two assignments yet.
  • Take a long break for every one hour and go to toilet, refresh, go to the office and have some water using the glass 5-6 times. (The glass kept there can hardly hold 50ml. of water.)
  • Sit under the AC and take a nap.
  • Open Orkut, gmail and whatever you want, yeah the net speed in cad lab is awesome. Make the best possible use of it. (But be sure that ProE is also opened in some small tab somewhere so that you can quickly switch over to it when prof comes.)
  • RG Kasa Siva Rajesh. ( For ex., I disconnected his USB mouse while he was working. But, after knowing this thing, he came and shut down my comp !!! So, be careful while implementing this. )
Do these and get screwed up.
This post is from the experience of TCM, Nithin and of course the author himself.

it`s all over

Shaastra - the most awaited fest in the odd semester, scheduled from September 30th to October 4th is over. I worked as a Design - Graphic Artist Co-ordinator for Shaastra 2009 under two stud cores namely Chilli(Imran Parvez) and Panicker(HariShankar),

"who did most of the work".

I was offered this cordship by Chilli, merely by my enthusiasm in photoshop and design related stuff. Till the end of April, I did not know that there existed a cordship namely Graphic Artist. Throughout my first year, I used to pain this guy called Chilli (who fortunately for me, unfortunately for him in this case, belongs to Ganga hostel i.e. My hostel ) a lot for fundaes on Photoshop and stuff. It was because of this enthu that he made me a design cord with a good wish that I would learn well and I hope I did well ! :) (If I give you an S grade, would you atleast pass me with a D or E ? - That would be more than enough for me) .
And ofcourse, why would he (chilli again) ask me to apply for Mechanica Design Coreship if he is not convinced by my work ?

With an assumption that "Photoshop Knowledge" is enough to design a brochure or a pamphlet or a visiting card, I started my work. MY ASSUMPTION PROVED UTTERLY WRONG. An Aesthetic eye and a creative mind is what you need when a good design has to shape up. Knowing the mechanism of Magnetic Lasso tool with its mathematical background, live tracing an image in illustrator, difference between CMYK and RGB modes, - nothing is of much help to make a pseud design compared to your eye !! This is what I learned during my course of design cordship.

HariShankar, rated as the smartest Shaastra core (especially by "some" females :P ) , is yet another stud design-guy. His body language is enough to call him the pseud core of Shaastra !
He has been very supportive during our "Shaastra-design-journey" if I call it so.

The night-out for vishesh brochure on the last day was a wonderful experience. After working throughout the night and sleeping on the IC&SR floor for some time , I sent a message to Sharav Junta at around 5 AM that read "Awake?" with a hope that someone would bring me some water down, as I was dying with thirst ( no water at IC&SR and acads block ) , but there was not any reply from anyone. I walked to my hostel and found no water in the dispenser at the entrance. Finally, I found water in the 4th wing ! .. I slept for 2 hours and again went back to work :) . I could not believe myself that I could really do so much work !!!

If I make a design work,
Chilli : I didnt like it much. It could have been better.
Hari : Hmmm. Nice da. Just make the text blue. That would do.

Thanks to both of you for your support throughout my tenure as a design cord !

It`s all over.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quotes on Sachin - The Legend of Indian Cricket

Hi friends, came across some amazing quotes on Sachin.
Cannot resist sharing with you....

To all those who idolize the genius named “SACHIN TENDULKAR”!!!

Hashim Amla:
"Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin
Tendulkar on it."
Hashim Amla, the South African batsman, reassures himself as he boards a

Yaseer Hameed:
"Sometimes you get so engrossed in watching batsmen like Rahul Dravid and
Sachin Tendulkar that you lose focus on your job."

"To Sachin, the man we all want to be"
- What Andrew Symonds wrote on an aussie t-shirt he autographed specially
for Sachin

BBC on Sachin:
Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there
is something we don't know, something beyond scientific measure. Something
that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even
those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When
he goes out to bat, people switch on their TV sets and switch off their
lives "

"But the finest compliment must be that bookmakers would not fix the odds -
or a game - until Tendulkar was out."

"Tuzhe pata hai tune kiska catch chhoda hai?" Wasim Akram to Abdul Razzaq
when the latter dropped Sachin's catch.

Brian Charles Lara:
"Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal."

Mark Taylor:
"We did not lose to a team called India...we lost to a man called Sachin" -
Mark Taylor, during the test match in Chennai (1997)

M. L. Jaisimha:
"The more I see of him the more confused I'm getting to which is his best

Glenn McGrath:
"The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which
he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility -
all make for a one-in-a-billion individual,"

"I can be hundred per cent sure that Sachin will not play for a minute
longer when he is not enjoying himself. He is still so eager to go out
there and play. He will play as long as he feels he can play,"


"Even my father's name is Sachin Tendulkar."
-- Tendulkar's daughter, Sara, tells her class her father's name after the
teacher informs them of a restaurant of the same name in Mumbai

"I am fortunate that I've to bowl at him only in the nets!"

Shahrukh (quoting Shahrukh from an interview)
"Que: Who do you think as most important celebrity ?
Shahrukh: There was a big party where stars from bollywood and cricket were
invited. Suddenly, there was a big noise, all wanted to see approaching Amitabh Bachhan.
Then Sachin entered the hall and Amitabh was leading the queue to get a grab of the GENIUS!!"

Navjot Singh Sidhu:
"India me aap PrimeMinister ko ek Baar Katghare me khada kar sakte hain..Par
Sachin Tendulkar par Ungli nahi utha Sakte.."

Waqar Younis
"He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also."

SACHIN ' that quiet defines Sachin-The greatest.

Allan Donald:
"Sachin Tendulkar has often reminded me of a veteran army colonel who has
many medals on his chest to show how he has conquered bowlers all over the

And i remember reading in one of Allan Donald's interview.
This interview was in Cricket Talk 7-8 yrs ago.

"I was bowling to Sachin and he hit me for two fours in a row. One from
point and the other in between point and gully. That was the last two balls of the over and the
over after that we (SA) took a wicket and during the group meeting i told Jonty (Rhodes) to
be alert and i know a way to pin Sachin. And i delivered the first ball of my next over
and it was a fuller length delevery outside offstump. And i shouted catch. To my
astonishment the ball was hit to the cover boundary. Such was the brilliance of Sachin.
His reflex time is the best I have ever seen. Its like 1/20th of a sec.
To get his wicket better not prepare. Atleast u wont regret if he hits you for boundaries."

Peter Rebouck, Aussie journalist
"On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations.
The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century.
This Genius can stop time in India!!"

NKP Salve, former Union Minister (This was when he was accused of ball tempering)
"Sachin cannot cheat. He is to cricket what (Mahatma) Gandhiji was to
politics. It's clear discrimination. "

Andy Flower:
"There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Funda of Blogging

Blogging frequency is increasing in the campus day-by-day. Blogs come in different styles , different sizes and different meanings. And at the end of the day, you realize that there is no reason to blog. Every iitian makes atleast one piece of shit on "how life at iit is". Poor fellow, he doesnt know that 4 out of 5 people that read this post are his( or her?? ) fellow jobless iitians who also lead a similar life as the post describes.

You have ideas+You have time+You have enthusiasm+You have creativity=>You start a blog.
Blogs have the same effect as that of drugs. You never realize how addicted to it you are. If you look back after you made a decent number of posts in your blog, you realize how much time, energy and henceforth life you have wasted by yourself, but here is the most annoying part . You get prepared to waste more of it !!! You find sense in writing about a small lizard without a tail as if its a monkey man torturing people`s lives in Delhi, which in real life is unworthy to mention.

And yeah, Bloggers go sentimental and emotional at times. The frustration, pain, joy, grief, anger, any sort of feeling for that matter that you go through the day turn into blogs which indirectly shows how technology became a family member to an individual now-a-days. You share your thoughts to a blog just as you do with your friend or family, which in turn share it to the world !

Some of the entries are just made for passing time. You dont play. You stopped watching cricket after Sachin`s wicket. You already watched the movie that is going to be screened. You are in no mood to start a novel. It is then that you start making a new blog entry which is useless of all.

You carefully edit, humorously write, wisely phrase words in blogs. This is how blogs fill space. Absolute brilliance is being wasted away !

So, friends dont start blogging unless you are pretty sure that you dont screw up other important things in life, as the author of this post did.

Monday, November 9, 2009

ContentMixi - The best place for digital products

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Incompressible Irresistable Improbable Irrational IB

Dinesh Yadav a.k.a. IB - "UNPREDICTABLE" is the word that best describes him. You must have a "highfunda-mathematical-innovative-creative-mind involving various variables and constants with a deep thinking capacity and a hyperactive-neurological-syndrome" to understand his nature. He is a guy(read as gay) who appears so simple outside, being a deadly god inside.

How did I meet him ?

My meeting with IB ( - Incompressible B***) was dramatic. I already mentioned in this post about my early interactions with this guy. (yeah, Dinesh of that post is the IB of this post). In the speaking club event that I described in that post, I found this guy as a shy-country-fellow who is afraid of speaking to girls and blah blah blah.... He maintained a distance from girls that day while me and others showed over enthu to interact with them :P. I thought Dinesh was a dumb fellow at that time. As I said, my mind was not so developed that it could understand a human like IB.

IB is a God living in one of the corners of 2nd wing, Ganga hostel, iit madras near the bathrooms.
He is now a NSS coordinator working with two gals, rated as the top among the freshies, as his volunteers ! He is an 8 pointer. He is organising some events like JOY FEST. He is an ambience coordinator for Saarang. He outsmarts anyone in our wing in TT with his quick service ( though I dont really play tt, I came to know about this from gen-wing-gossips ). HE IS ROCKING in the institute. Our minds are nowhere near him. For instance, he defined a new way of saying "fuck you" . Its "iiliz" . Didnt get it ? Think of it - when you are able to decode it, your brain has reached the level of that many syllable word I previously stated.

Quotes on IB -

"One definitely needs to crack JEE to understand IB"

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weird news !!

Unable to attract even a single girl, frustrated man sues Axe
New Delhi. In what could prove to be a major marketing and legal embarrassment for Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), a 26-year-old man has filed a case against the FMCG company, which owns the Axe brand of men grooming products, for ‘cheating’ and causing him ‘mental suffering’. The plaintiff has cited his failure to attract any girl at all even though he’s been using Axe products for over seven years now. Axe advertisements suggest that the products help men in instantly attracting women.
Vaibhav Bedi, the petitioner, also surrendered all his used, unused and half-used deodorant sprays, perfume sticks and roll-ons, anti-perspirants, aftershaves, body washes, shampoos, and hair gels to the court, and demanded a laboratory test of the products and narcotics test of the brand managers of Axe. Vaibhav was pushed to take this step when his bai (maid) beat him with a broom when he tried to impress her by appearing naked in front of her after applying all the Axe products.

No girl ever asked Vaibhav to call her

“Where the SHO is the Axe effect? I’ve been waiting for it for over seven years. Right from my college to now in my office, no girl ever agreed to even go out for a tea or coffee with me, even though I’m sure they could smell my perfumes, deodorants and aftershaves. I always applied them in abundance to make sure the girls get turned on as they show in the television. Finally I thought I’d try to impress my lonely bai who had an ugly fight with her husband and was living alone for over a year. Axe effect my foot!” Vaibhav expressed his unhappiness.
Vaibhav claims that he had been using all the Axe products as per the company’s instructions even since he first bought them. He argued that if he couldn’t experience the Axe effect despite using the products as directed, either the company was making false claims or selling fake products.
“I had always stored them in cool and dry place, and kept them away from direct light or heat. I’d always use a ruler before applying the spray and make sure that the distance between the nozzle and my armpit was at least 15 centimeters. I’d do everything they told. I even beat up my 5-year-old nephew for coming near my closet, as they had instructed it to keep away from children’s reach. And yet, all I get is a broom beating from my ugly bai.” Vaibhav expressed his frustration.
Vaibhav claims that he had to do go a lot of mental suffering and public humiliation due to the lack of Axe effect and wants HUL to compensate him for this agony. An advocate in Karkardooma court, who happened to mistake Vaibhav for some deodorant vendor when he entered the court premises with all the bottles, has now offered to take up his case in the court. HUL has been served a legal notice in this regard.
HUL has officially declined to comment on the case citing the subject to be sub judice, but our sources inform that the company was worried over the possible outcomes of the case. The company might argue that Vaibhav was hopelessly unattractive and unintelligent and didn’t possess the bare minimum requirements for the Axe effect to take place. Officially HUL has not issued any statement, but legal experts believe that HUL could have tough time convincing the court.
“HUL might be tempted to take that line of argument, but it is very risky. There is no data to substantiate the supposition that unattractive and unintelligent men don’t attract women. In fact some of the best looking women have been known to marry and date absolutely ghoulish guys. I’d suggest that the company settles this issue out of court.” noted lawyer Ram Jhoothmalani said.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wing updates

#131 - Person missing in Ganga. Often found near Sharav with some sort of weapons ( may be a gun or two) - I dont know.

#130 - Arranging meeting with his female NSS volunteers in some arbit unknown place in Central Library.

#129 - Keeps saying that he is going to blog something whenever I meet him but... ?

#126,127,128 - Fifa and footer - there is no other life in the institute.

#125 - Robotics, robots, robocon, no CG :(

#122,123,124 - we follow the same way as the previous trio.

#121 - what is he upto ? movies ? I dont know.

#120 - there is a talk about his political scandal of getting the water dispenser next to his room
but I think KSR can make a better description of this. He also started worrying about end sems.

#119 - My HS is technology and innovation. Better dont come in my way.

#118 - My girls. My Btech guru. My life.

#114 - I am the eligible Gen Sec da.

#113 - Still feeling about his poor performance in any maths course that he came across. Also, worrying about the reason for his cup in MA101 ( - some kind of hair smell , people said.) Started playing CS to forget it.

#112 - Sleeping (after putting hazar fight for the recently conducted LitSoc events).

#111 - Came to the insti today with high fever. Got something inserted somewhere to reduce the body temperature.

#110 - Designing for shaastra/saarang/mechanica/hostel/gen/personal works. If there is
anything like free time, a post is made in his blog like the one you are reading now.

#109 - Dont open my door please.

#108 - no comments.

#105,106,107 - Typical KKR junta. So again no comments.

#104 - Read my HS short story pleaseeeee.

#103 - how the hell can I comment upon our asst. warden ??

#102 - saw him on the first day of this semester and that is it.

#101 - Fighting with the mosquitoes and enjoying the smell from bogs next to him, this guy ran
out of his daily needs like shampoo and soap.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My birthday pics

Too lazy to upload all the pics ! .. made a collage :)

(click on it for larger view)

A Designer cake for a graphic designer :)

Designers : Pratheesh a.k.a. TCM , Nithin.

Funda of the cake :

Nithin : "Adyar cakes world would be closed now"
Pratheesh : "We have tidel bakery in tarams da.. dont worry"
Both of them decided to get my birthday cake at tidel bakery and went as usual late.
"cakes are over" - the guy or gal (- i dunno) in the bakery spoke.
"shit!!" - may be from both.
"See the small cakes over there. We can use them ! "
"Just put many of them together and make a big triangular piece from them !"
"sounds great ! and we can spread the cream and write the name on it ! "
"cool.. lets do that"
and they took half an hour more to explain this innovative idea of making a birthday cake ( taking a small element and integrating it ! ) to the bakery guy who doesnt know any language other than tamil.

So, thats how my beautiful cake was formed :)

(the above conversation is purely imaginative of the author and I sincerely request TCM and Nithin not to quarrel about it :P :) ;) )