Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Courses this semester

A slot :
Linear Algebra or LinAl - We call it "NIL ALL"
Number of classes conducted - No clue.
Number of classes attended - <10

Proof of the above statements :

me: hey hi.. whats the maths portion? ( to a girl of our class )
she: hi.. r u in our class??
me: !! 

Of those ten classes,
Number of classes which I didnot hate - zero.
This class is a source for the neuro-defective-psycho-max virus and it is highly contagious. Nervous system abruptly gets damaged and you will not be able to identify the fact that you become a psycho.
Proof :
Kasa beats Maggi for no reason. ( so hard that the latter`s spects hit the board. )

B slot :
Kinematics & Dynamics of Machinery or KDOMS

Even if the class attendance is 0 or there is a big earthquake happening or the dean himself asks to stop the lesson, there is nothing going to happen with SKP. He is neither deaf nor blind.
Put a big funky ringtone. He doesnt care.
Just walkaway from the class weaving him a good bye. He doesnt care.
Enter the class 2 minutes before it ends and tell your attendance. He doesnt care. ( You will get your attendance too :) )

That is SKP for you.

C slot :
Fluid Mechanics or FluMech
A google group is created and the course goes on with the prof himself being the most active (read as the only active) member of it. The mails he send are a blog in themselves. If he starts a blog, I am sure it will have the most number of hits. Fluid Mechanics is his world. He eats, drinks, sleeps FM. The most recent mail said that there is going to be a movie screened for us. I expected some angelina jolie level stuff but I opened it only to find (i) Laminar and Turbulent flow characteristics - 20 minutes
(iii) Fluid Dynamics of Drag of Fluid Motion - 100 minutes
Did you ever heard of a prof teaching fluid mechanics lessons in the mail ?? I will "report abuse" or put it in spam.

D slot :
Control systems and instrumentation (?)
W grade is generally given to students. Surprisingly, control systems prof got an imaginary W grade from us.
The other prof is a lady and her class has a remarkable number of backbench sleepers ( or even front bench?? )
D slot is meant for creative activities to most of us. Ambigram designing, Sudoku solving, reading newspaper etc., fall into this category.

E slot :
Materials & Design
A water bottle, branded t shirts, posh looks, stylish language, low voice - immediately KK comes into the picture. Yeah, that is all I know about him. I do not know what he teaches. But, I am sure he draws a stress-strain curve in each and every class.

F slot :
Manufacturing technology or ManTech.
Portion of the course exceeds the content of wikipedia. The only reason I attend this class is to say "Yes sir" when sir calls "21".

G slot :No idea of the course name. Some elec stuff. I dont care.

My prof for all the courses (excluding A slot) : BTM
If chacha chowdary`s brain works faster than a computer, BTM`s brain works hell faster than Chachachowdary`s.
For A slot : Konda (!)
Yea, its still a shock to me. He took my quiz 1 marks from 2 to 10 in just an hour (1 AM to 2 AM) before the exam by putting fundaes ! Is he really that Konda who roams around GC with a gun ? I cant believe yar !

Conversations - Short n sweet :)

Me: I want to quit iit and take up multimedia courses.
My father: Get a Btech degree from iitm and do whatever you want.


Me: What shall I get you from Hyderabad?
IB: Two undys; size - 95; preferably Jockey.


Kasa(3rd sem): There is an awesome girl from Delhi and I am trying for her.
Kasa(4th sem): Awesome girls need not be from Delhi. They can be from Bangalore too.
Kasa(yesterday): There is an awesome boy in Ganga 2nd wing and I am ..... !


Kasa and HP after fighting so much over a problem in EN lab,
Kasa: Where the hell did you get that answer from ??
HP: Gmail !


me: Why didnt you call me to the movie ??
IB: How can I go with two wives? (Nithin - his first wife)
P.S. - We found Nithin & IB getting up from the same bed on the morning of Feb. 14th, Valentines day.


Question posed: What is an onto function?
me: Every girl in Sharav is mapped atleast to one boy. So, the function from boys hostels to Sharav is an "onto" function.
X: Yes. But it is not one-one function. It is many to one.
Kasa: Guys, it is ANY TO ONE !


Height of Laziness:

IB: "Nithin`s laptop password is "spacebar" !!!"
Btm: "But you have fingerprint recognition right ?"
Nithin: "Common who will go and scratch it. Just hit spacebar and enter!"


Friday, March 19, 2010

T shirts

(i) Saarang vol t shirt:

"Hi whatsup?" I pinged Jayanth, Design core, Saarang 2010.
"Make a vol t shirt"
'shit' I thought but said "ok"

Opened illustrator, took a black shirt template and made a playlist in the windows media player.
No clue of what to do; Volunteer. Saarang. t shirt. So?
"Informal t shirts", "abstract shirts" etc., were googled. Nothing amazing.
Searched my own comp. Found some arbit pic of a tye. Then, got this idea. Why not have a tye on the shirt - making it informal and posh looking! Yeah, took the pen tool and traced the outline. Some arbit brush strokes made a good looking tye.
Then came the Saarang logo.
Then some abstract design at the back and the text volunteer.
Done with the tee.

Then I saw how foolish I was. It was the nicest try for a vol shirt. That many colors would make an exponential rise in the price of the shirt which is to be given for free. So packed some colors and made it like this.

Still, it has n colors.
Jayanth asked me to make the logo like a badge on the tye.
Hmmm may be I can.
This was the result.

I dont know the final output. This is what was made.

(ii) Shaastra vol t shirt:

"Make your unfolded dice idea into a vol tee" Chilli said.
"hmm ok"

'vol shirt?! I wanted it to be a shaastra main shirt. Anyways let me try.'
I imported that unfolded dice into illustrator on a tee template. I spent some time wondering how cool the idea was.
The shaastra dice unfolds to show various basic engineering instruments making the point that "Engineers form the heart of Shaastra" kinda thing.
Well, how can it be a vol shirt?
Yeah, why not?!
Vols are the basic things of Shaastra to happen just like those things on the opened dice are the basic things of any high funda project to happen.

It was lacking something. Then I remembered the previous Shaastra vol t shirts. Each one of them had pseud captions.
"I came. I saw. I evolved."
"I had the strength. I volunteered."
"I made it happen."
All these flashed through my mind.

I thought to think on the same lines. The word "VOL" should be highlighted.
I opened some arbit site and hit the word vol in the search box. It shows all the words containing v,o,l in the same order.
hmm ..
I involved. Shaastra occured. I thought.
Not at all attractive. Sounds country.
I involved. Shaastra happened.
Better but still slisha country.
I finally came up with

"I involved.
It happened."

Sounds cool !

(iii) Mechanica Main tee shirt :

The shirt which showed printing can screw the design to any extent. The color given and the color printed are like black and white combo. I had some 8 hours to make the design.
I wanted to get rid of black shirts. Everyone on my team wished the same.
No ideas flew for 5 hours of intense searching on things such as "mechanical" "engineering"
"cars" "gears" "mechanical items" "engineering drawing" "pumps" "motors" "engines" etc.,.
Then remembered my B slot class. Geneva wheel. The mechanism was simple and striking.
Pistons and mechanical wheel. Lungs and heart.
I realized there was some connection.
A heart that runs on Geneva wheel mechanism and lungs that function with piston mechanism.
Finally created a mechanical body! with the caption 'mecannycal' engineer.

That red color logo of the apparel sponsor on both the arms was horrible. The color of the t shirt also sucked after print. It was some bright greenish thing. No one actually understood that there is a Geneva Wheel on the tee. Everyone started cribbing.
But I personally loved this tee, especially because it leaves the people to solve a mathematics problem !
Yeah, people can actually measure the angular speed required for this geneva wheel taking into consideration the heart beat rate !
I wish someone could solve this simple problem, and yea some Anna university guy spotted my badge on day 2, Mechanica and
"Did you make this t shirt?" (Well, he was actually wearing one)
"Oh cool... ! The idea is amazing. I even calculated the angular velocity required for this wheel!"
"Wow. Great and thanks a lot"
One good comment can swipe out infinite bad comments.

(iv) Mechanica sponsor shirt :

"The TI guy asked to make a shirt da. Please make it by tonight. Make it related to mechanical engineering. Make a good design da. All the cores will get it." Finance Core said.
'tonight?!' I thought.
I randomly searched the pics in my comp.
A pseud max car i used for a logo appeared before me.
Car=mechanical product.
hmm.. nice.
So? only car? Definitely not.
Took the pen tool and scribbled over the screen. Got some good looking design with just lines.
Now time for caption.
"The heat is on" was the first thing that came across my mind when I saw those flames. I do not know what heat was on and why it was on. Its just yet another arbit stuff.
A good color combo of all completed this tee shirt
and the nice part of it, everyone liked it !!!! (It has no funda at all)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Modern Language

Who said chatting is a dumb thing where feelings can not be known ? If one can deeply analyze various chats, the fact that feelings are reflected in the chat language is accepted.

Let us start with "Hi"s :

A girl pings a boy : Hieeee :) - She is cute and she is very much excited to talk to him ( the extent of excitement depends on the number of "e"s )

A girl pings a boy : Hiiiii :) - She may/may not be cute but she wants to talk to the boy desperately. ( again the same thing - extent to which she is desperate depends on the number of "i"s )

A girl pings a boy : Hi :) - She is not much interested to talk to you but she has no one else to talk on her chat list. So, she pings you. You better say bye to her as soon as possible.

A girl pings a boy : Hi - She is forced to talk to you for some reason or the other while the fact is that she hates talking to you. So, its up to you to continue the chat or not.

A boy pings a girl : Hiiiiiii :) - He is the desperate to the maximum extent and the same logic of the number of "i"s applies in this case too. In most of the cases, the boy tries for the girl.

A boy pings a girl : Hieee :) - He is mostly a gay. So, girls better stay away.

A boy pings a girl : Hi :) - He shows attitude and he wants the girl to think that she is not the only girl in his list and that he is busy talking to infinite girls.

A boy pings a girl : Hi - He wants some help from her but he is hesitating to ask.


Whenever a girl speaks to a boy about some other boy,
if the boy replies :
Ohk - "FUCK! Who is that stupid guy?" is what he thinks.
Ohh.. nice - "Pack.. whoever it is.. I dont care" is what he thinks.
what? - "WHAT??!!! Are you saying some other boy`s name to me?? Is this real ??" is what he thinks.

Whenever a boy speaks of another girl ( which generally donot happen ) and the girl replies
Hmmmm/oh.../ohk/what? - "FUCK! who is that stupid girl?" is what she thinks.


When a girl says "I have work" and the boy replies
Ohkkk - "I am sorry to disturb you. Please carry on."
Ohh - "really? or you just trying to escape?"
k - "Fuck off"

When a boy says "I have work" and the girl replies
Ohkk/ohh/k - "fuck off... I also have work"


Standard replies to "Whatsup?" and their meanings -

Girl : nothing much - " Pack da. If you want to say something, tell that quickly. Otherwise, iiliz."
Boy : nothing much - " Please give me time to remember something and tell that to you. In the meanwhile you also think of something... but in either case, please do not quit the chat."

Girl : hey small work. ttyl - "Dont you have anything to do but chatting?? Please leave me alone."
Boy : hey small work. ttyl - "Really important and urgent work. Please stay back for a couple of minutes. I shall complete this asap and talk to you or rather I would pack the work and talk to you."


surprise + acceptance - ohk
More surprise + acceptance - ohhk
Surprise + more acceptance - ohkk
More surprise + More acceptance - ohhkk


Lets end with "Bye"s.

Girl says : Byeeeee [name] :) - She had a nice chat with you and she thinks that is enough for the day. ( The extent to which she is happy with your chat is directly proportional to the number of "e"s )
Girl says : Byeee :) - She is satisfied with your chat and she has got some work now. So, boys - better leave her now.
Girl says : Bye :) - "Phew! Finally its over. I can put peace atleast now"
Girl says : bye - "fuck off. I dont want to chat with you again."

Boy says : byeeeee [name] :) - He has almost confirmed that he is in love with the girl and always wants to be with her but the conditions are so worse that he has to sign off from gtalk at any cost.
Boy says : byeee :) - He had a nice chat with the girl and thinks he is on the verge of getting a new girl friend.
Boy says : bye :) - gay
Boy says : bye - gay


There are many other things that can be interpreted but the post has exceeded the normal limit of words. So, lets meet in some other post on this "modern language" theory. Proposals can also be made in this language peacefully. So, stay tuned !

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

LOGO round up ( accepted and rejected )

Saarang newsletter ( a very informal newspaper of Saarang )

VentaCarros ( car sales )

Unique Link Building ( Link building website )

Steel Trading company

MDK ( Commercial Roof maintenance )

MDK ( Domestic Roof maintenance )


iitmentor ( Alumni Mentorship Program )


Technology website

Undy company :P

Cars blog

GRT ( gen logo :) )

Monday, March 8, 2010

My life at iitm !

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Mechanica 2010

Here is a brief review of my tenure as a Design core for Mechanica 2010. The following are some of the works from the design team. Kudos to Pramod, Walker, SreeLakshmi and Dilfo for their fight.

Pictures and Videos of Mechanica shall be uploaded in later.

Click on any image for a better view.


ep tee shirt

Ep pamphlet front

Ep pamphlet back

Pamphlet outside

Pamphlet inside

Main poster

Events poster

Visiting card

web banner

Landing page



Mechanica tee shirt

Volunteer badge

Coordinator badge

Core badge

spons tee shirt

Participation certificate

Winner Certificate

Banner 1

Banner 2

Sponsors video

Apart from these, some more banners, maps and spons brochure were made. Most of the works were done in minutes time since the writeups or the info we needed or sometimes the work itself were given late.
After all this, this is what we receive -
"Design cups"
"Design core sucks"
"Mechanica design ! Why do you need it!?"
"Does mechanica design implies that desmod event?"

Anyways, I just dont care them. It was fun carrying 980rs. coupons in my bag in the morning and distributing to coords and having fun at grub stalls. My work during Mechanica was spending my 100rs. coupons and sleeping alone in IC SR hall 2 which is air conditioned.