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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Dengue days

4th September, 2011 (Sunday)
10:00 AM (i guess)


Somehow, I woke up. My body was burning. All my bones were kissing the bed. No joint was willing to move an inch. My mouth failed to make even the lowest of noises. I felt those were the last few minutes of my life, seriously. I tried to think of my dreams that are to be fulfilled. My brain didnt work, et al
All I could do was count numbers in random order - and I was asleep again in a few minutes, no idea how many.


12:30 PM
Oh my Goodness! My joints did agree move this time! I could talk as well. My body though continued to be a furnance. I immediately called and texted my friends to get some medicine for my unbearable fever and headache. I took Crocin and fell asleep in a ziffy. I woke up at, I dont remember exactly, should be around 5:30 PM. Temperature was under control and I felt normal again. I thought it was just some fucking flu and ignored it and consumed 2 egg puff. 


I vaguely tried to remember what I had consumed the previous night - A McDonals Burger, A Pizza hut Pizza, 2 Virgin Mozettos and some french fries. Yes, it was a treat from Desto team. It is ridiculous to consider that pizzas and burger raised my temperature. Moreover, I was feeling sick inside since Friday (2nd September). So, just to be safe, I went to the hospital and reported the same. I was given normal paracetemol tablets and was asked to revisit in case the fever persists.


I tried to figure out why such epic fever attacked me but since I turned normal, I didnt give a fuck.


On Monday (5th September) night, I felt dizzy again. I felt like sleeping. I woke up on Tuesday at 6:00 AM with a fucking hot body. I could sense some 104 degrees Fahreinheit. I immediately asked my friend to call the ambulance. I was hospitalized. It was then that I came to know of an embarassing way being practiced in institute hospital to reduce the body temperature quickly. Some random guy came to me and started wearing gloves. "Remove your shorts" he said. I thought he was attending the wrong patient. "What?" I asked to be sure.
"Remove your shorts" this time, he kind of yelled. Wondering why, having no other option, seeing that no one is watching me, I turned on one side and lowered my shorts a bit just to be sure that it was the same thing this guy wanted me to do... Even before I could do anything more, he took something and inserted into my (_|_). It was freaking cold. Whoosh! I could feel an immediate relief from the heat being generated from my body! This thing, whatever it is, absorbed all the heat coming out from my body and my temperature reduced within minutes. Whatever this guy did, I dont care.


I then gave a blood test - one report came in the evening. It showed all parameters in the normal range except for total count of WBC which was exceeded normal limits - a sign of infection. Dengue fever is characterized by low platelet count. But, in my case, they were fine because my usual count itself is close to the upper normal limit. 


However, doctor advised me to take as much fluid as I can for at least 1 week as he could see signs of dehydration in my body (not sure if this because of Dengue). A minimum of 4 liters of water should go in, is what he said if I remember correctly. My brother came to my rescue by supplying infinite fresh fruit juices and tetra packs. A worried he, called my parents. They were so worried that they immediately took a bus from Nellore and came all the way to my room on Tuesday night. I wonder how, but on seeing them, I felt a great sense of relief. I turned as normal as I am! I had 2 quizzes, one on Wednesday and the other on Thursday and I could take both without much discomfort. Seeing that I am fine, my parents left on Wednesday afternoon after buying me 5 Tropicana Big tetra packs, 1 small tetra pack, 1 flask of mosambi juice - home made, 3 biscuit packets and 2 apples. I consumed every single thing happily in 2 days time.


The other report came on Thursday.
It said, "Dengue IgM +ve (11.71)" 
When I first read it, I thought it said "you are dead". It sounded that dreadful.


Thursday afternoon to evening was again a period of torture - I could experience all heat transfer equations LIVE! conduction from my body to the mattress via bed sheet; convection from my body to the surrounding air; radiation from my body to all over the room...
Again, my brother helped a lot by supplying fruit juices frequently.


Friday, I was normal as hell.
Saturday, again I was normal as hell.


Just when I thought that the fever subsided, Saturday night turned to be a nightmare! Sunday morning story repeated. Bed-sick in my brother`s AC bedroom, consuming fruit juices/glucose/electrol/water at the rate of 1 glass per hour, I somehow survived till Sunday morning. My parents took the pain of coming again and this time, I cried inside on seeing them - Happy tears. 


I went home with them on Sunday evening (in spite of having a quiz on Monday) and stayed there for 4 days. I gave another blood test there that showed Dengue is dying down but some infection is still present for which I was prescribed Antibiotics. Home is THE place to get refreshed. It is as if you press F5. I turned normal on Thursday and started back to Chennai.


This post is dedicated to all Dengue-effected patients in institute :P 


Things to remember during Dengue fever:



  • You can do nothing about it - So have patience and let it go off on its own
  • Fever follows an on and off cycle.
  • A head ache concentrated on the back of your eyes  may kill you.
  • Your taste buds will not work and you will loose appetite.
  • In case you consume cold juices as I did, you will get cold and because of that cold, you will get an extra head ache and fever.
  • If you dont get fever for 2 days, dont think that it is all over and do a head bath (yes, I did). You will be tortured even more!
  • Best thing to do - consume water-sleep-urinate-consume water-sleep-urinate and so on.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Bang banged Khabba, Khabba banged Bang

"Bang banged Khabba, Khabba banged Bang"


For more information on how to reconnect with Ganga Hostel, Pls follow this link : 

http://www.bangbangedkhabba.hd1.in/ and also http://pastebin.com/CUBadGu3

Hi! Welcome to Ganga Hostel's IIT Madras......the home of  Gangasters. To the Gangaster, Ganga hostel is more than just a hostel. It is a second home, an identity, and to some, even a religion!

The charm of IIT life lies in the hostel life. This is where the journey of life begins, this is where the students who enter as individualistic mug-pots get the hang of living in the real world.

It is here that Ganga Hostel, which has a glorious history makes a difference. Ganga Hostel has an outstanding record in SchroeterTechsoc and  Lit-Soc. There is fierce pride about this and great efforts are taken to maintain that coveted status. The culture of competition and winning is imbibed into the hostelites by making them aware of this tradition and working for it. Passionate intra hostel competitions can be seen as well as frequent fundae sessions. Every hostelite is eager to contribute in some way or the other and thus the baton of success is carried forward. 

Even after all this, there is always the time for the corridor "fart" sessions, the hurried fundae sessions with friends before the exam, and cribs about life in general.
Ultimately, a lifelong bond and memories to cherish -  that's what GANGA is all about.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Random Buzz posts - 2

Never swallow shaving cream.

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Moral of the day: Dont just watch a movie because the heroine is beautiful.



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Mr. X intentionally bunked G slot only to get attendance in the succeeding A slot. He slept in the meanwhile and his friend woke him up just when his roll number was being called, and by the time he raised his voice, prof skipped to 22!

Who is Mr.X?
a) idiot
b) stupid
c) both




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my laptop can pause windows installation and get back to old OS just like that



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My love for developing India is increasing day by day but I really have no clue of what to do
except watching Swades movie and sweeping out my tears :-/


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My name is Ravi and I am not an iitian.

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Mech Department is the worst department.
Be it BTPs or electives or interns - It always tries to screw your life.
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me: btw r u still in iitm or went back to ur place?
she: none of them
I´m right now in Norway
surrounded by snow
=)=)
me: wow!
she: but even here there are friendly Indians inviting me to a chai
hehehehe




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Maruthi 800 out; Muttiah 800 in...



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Life has become so awkward that I am intentionally doing weird things so that I can blog/fb/tweet/buzz it.



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Learn Shaping, Milling, Gear cutting etc., - you get nothing out of it;
Learn Shaving, Trimming, Hair cutting etc., - you can atleast open a barber shop !

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Kinda like Napster?
Exactly like Napster.
What do you mean?
I founded Napster.
Sean parker founder Napster.
Nice to meet you
You are Sean Parker?! Oh my God, I just slept with Sean Parker?

I dont understand why she feels happy about it! :P ;)




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Its because of the exponential increase in the number of "rainy" thoughts last night that created an actual rain today in this hot chennai !
Noetic science work !!!!




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Its not a woman, but its a self-purchased bike that makes a man complete!

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Japan will recover soon. After all, it recovered from Hiroshima-Nagasaki and became the third largest economy of the world!

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inside Nerdvana -

GRT: We now have 100 likes for our FB page!

Kasa: 100 likes isnt cool, you know whats cool?
A billion likes!

GRT: oh crap




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increasing online activity is taking me off the line!
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In near future, if you google "Twitter", it would ask "Did you mean Abhinay Sali?"
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I really dont understand why people take pride in saying "I have been to US"
Its like saying I have a home but I like living in my neighbour`s house.

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I wish the theory of "robots ruling the world" is not so far.
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If you like someone and he achieves something great, you name it "talent".
If you dont like someone and he achieves something great, you call it "Pure luck."


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I looked into the mirror and for a moment, I believed in extra terrestrial life...
Later, I realized that I had a Gurunath haircut!


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I just broke my personal record for the number of days I lived.

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"I am the Dean that IITM deserves; but not the one it needs right now" - Dean Academics, IIT Madras

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I did not know that " you can see friendship " between two people in fb !

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I didnt know that someone in HOD office will take leave because it is Womens Day.

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I dont want end sems.
I want "sem ends"


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How about this? No more money in the world. Its all done only by your cards.
Banks will exist and maintain your accounts with just numbers. Whatever transaction you make, you make it with your card and the number gets higher/lower in your account.
Imagine how much paper can be saved :P


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Height of addiction: I have a beard and I want to get rid of it; I am shaving it in photoshop.

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Who is using google wave now? The forever alone guy.


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Too much of social networking yesterday; I wanna do science networking today.

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Tough to digest when your old school crush pings you after two years saying "Hi annaya"#experience

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Watching many movies doesnt make you great @whosoever-is-concerned
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The vehicle that creates the most horrible traffic jams is the Traffic police jeep.

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the most insane, pointless one-liners will get the maximum comments #fact

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The diff b/n private buses and Govt. trains - Passengers wait for the train to arrive; Private Buses waits for the passengers to arrive!

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The best compliment I have ever received after showing my designs: "Man, this is phenomenal! Where have you been hiding all these days?" :)

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 Sun, can you please show up on the sky sometime? I just need to dry my towel #Bangalore#forever-cloudy

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Played angry birds in google+ Nailed it by placing 3 stars in all the stages in all the levels! :) \m/


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nenu maaza taaginantha speed ga na bandi petrol taagesthondi

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My first paycheck has a spelling mistake in my name.

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My Book`s killer line - "Behind every winner, there is a woman. Behind every loser, there is a beautiful woman. I am a loser"

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Lesson learnt: Never put away the precious one-liners of your to-be-novel in fb/twitter

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listening to theme songs of cartoons in the 90s... I feel 90s people are most talented in music, art and creativity!

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Infrastructure is beautiful only when it is amidst nature! #iitm

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idhi chey ante chestha; ila chey antene naaku mandedhi #truestory

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 I wsh al templs wer locatd in the outskirts of cty; I hate these trffcjams & near-stampedes near Sai Baba temple, Shivam road on thursdays

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 I was online in my yesterday`s dream #forever-online

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I hate "you-know-what-I-mean" dialogues; I seriously dont know what you mean unless you put it directly!

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 I suddenly remember a psycho teacher of my school; When I was talking, he put a dot on the blackboard & asked me to find its circumference!

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@ certain someone - just because you have completed reading a novel, it doesnt mean thats a good novel.

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Found out the toughest job on earth!

It is to hold your weird, ugly and loud cough in a meeting with the Dean.


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For a while, I thought I opened r#$#$M@#@#-likes-her-photo.com ; no! it`s facebook.

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Customer : My dell laptop is burning my lap!
Dell Customer Care Center : Sir, that is why we call them notebooks. You are not supposed to place it on your lap.




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Compare

1. "naanna pandule gunpuluga vasthai.. Simham single ga vasthundhi"

2. CEA fest, Amalgam, Forrays, Chemclave; Exebit - all happened at the same time;
Mechanica is from 12th-14th


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At GC,

Some Tam stranger : Where is HSB?
Me (pointing in the right direction) : Go straight; It comes to your left
Stranger: What?! I heard its outside the campus?
Me: No, Its here... just a few steps away...
Stranger: No; My friend here told that its somewhere outside taramani gate
Me: What?! you are talking about Humanities and Sciences block, arent you?
Stranger: Humanities what? HSB is Hotel Saravana Bhavan
Me (to myself): oh crap




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An year back, this same day, my inbox was filled with mails from orkut saying so-and-so wished you happy birthday; Today, just the name "orkut" was replaced by "facebook"!

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ABN head once said, "people who are facebook addicts (netizens in general) always think of developing India in their posts, status, pics, videos etc. but those are the ones from whom one can expect the least betterment of the nation."

I guess it is true :-/





Check out Random Buzz posts - 1 in case you haven`t!

Random Buzz posts - 1


Just wanted to keep this blog alive. So, I am sharing some of my popular buzz posts that people liked/hated/reshared ;) 
This is dedicated to people who are not active on Google Buzz.
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.....
...
she: wassp with u?

me: I started a website
www.thenerdvana.com
totally dedicated my time to it

she: nice try :P

me: what?!

she: thats some gen site no!?

me: hey! what !? I started it!!!

she: seriously???

me: http://thenerdvana.com/about/
arey why will I lie abt it !?

she:
seriously!!!
its tooooooooooo shhtud!!!
The Nerdvana


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@everyone who prays God for the good of Tsunami victims - If God were to exist, Tsunami wouldnt have occured in the first place. So stop praying and start helping if you really care.



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_saw_rang.



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2 films in the making.
1. Kasa`kh in & as "Singapore Kasa"
2. India lo illalu ; singapore lo priyuralu




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2 prototypes + 1 Presentation + 1 Business Plan + 3 Assignments for G slot
1 Project Report for C slot
1 Mini Project for E slot
1 Project for B slot

All in a couple of weeks time!
followed by End sems.

Feels like Gang-raped :-/




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3 interns in 1 summer.
covered the major cities in south India.

voith turbo @ Hyderabad
Camp K-12 @ TISB, Bangalore
jodi365 @ Chennai




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3d works: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=49563&id=100000503108586



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200 & counting...
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nerdvana/184376758253408




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2003 runner up vs. 2007 runner up



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A Btech Boy`s life @ IIT -

First year: I want a girl friend
Second year: I want a friend
Third year: I want none
Final year: I want a boy friend.




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A real life incident:

"Given 1.15 Lakhs, what would you buy?"
A: MacBook
B: Yamaha R15

A is a Mechanical Engineer; B is a Computer Science Engineer

Moral of the story: Evadi profession vaadiki nachadu




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A slot : Measured the dimensions of the question paper to an accuracy of 0.0001 um
B slot : Engine did not run
C slot : burned the paper
D slot : checked it twice if it was really the course that I studied so far

F&G ? God knows.




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A slot : MSB
B slot : CRC
C slot : TDCE Lab
E slot : DoMS
F slot : CRC (will have to disappear if late by even a minute)
G slot : DoMS

what am I learning?
Education or running race?




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Abhinay S is there a way to automatically like all your tweets whenever you post them? Its a waste of time clicking like everytime

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"You have no interest in this course; You are vague; You dont mind repeating this course" - Prof says in my viva session

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You are currently using 7201 MB (96%) of your 7501 MB.
On a mail-deleting-process...


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X: What are you thinking right now?
Y: I am thinking of what to buzz...
.....
..
.
Y: Ha, got it now!




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X: I want to talk to myself
Y: so what do you do?
X: I tweet.


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Why is it necessary to measure so accurately if the definition of "accurate" measurement is itself an ambiguity? 
Screw metrology.

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why is it "my" photo if I am tagged by Mr.X in Mr.Y`s album?? 
If Mr.A & Mr.B are friends, why should I like/comment ??

Ewwww... FB!




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Why do these film directors show heroines in city buses??
In spite of my "6 buses per day" scheme, I never find a hot chick in my bus :P




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"why didnt you respond when 37 was called?"
Nithin : "I was thinking why 31 was absent"




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why care about A slot? its just a slot.



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whats common between Abdul Kalam, Ram Gopal Varma and me?

We are all Bachelors.




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Voith turbo gave me internship and at the same instant its website stopped working!
:-/




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Today, I met this random HS girl after class.
She: Which branch are you in?
Me: Mechanical
She: So, you must be learning some real things, unlike HS or DoMS courses!
Me - Poker face.

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To
IITians

Never create a notepad file to write your pending tasks.
It wont make any difference except that the file size keeps increasing day-by-day.

From,
experience




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time for "facebook" to be a dictionary-word, what say?
Its disgusting to see a twisted red underline whenever I type the word on screen, the same word used million times a day in this world!



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They say "friends are the best people on earth" on friendship day;
"Valentines are the best people on earth" on valentines day;
.. teachers on teachers day; ... students on students day;
X on X`s day;

Hate this.
Stop these bloody, meaningless celebrations I say. If X is best, he is the best on every F**ing day and let him be. Who cares?

Attitude! \m/




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there is matter and CERN found anti-matter.
there are engineers and there will be anti-engineers and IITs have found a lot in store.




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The number of friends in your Facebook is directly proportional to your joblessness.

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The Nerdvana is 2 months old and it has got 22,160 visits with 46,070 pageviews \m/

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Sometimes, unity can screw it up.

eg. - Insert V in the space here - GO INDIA!




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Spellbound by the physics in Angrybirds game! Respect.

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struggling between facing the book and facebook !

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That moment when a hot girl sits beside you before the class starts and you dont have a pen #awesome #hope #conversation-starter

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sick of all girls who still put genelia as their profile pic.

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seems like Stanford dropouts are in a better position that its graduates!

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Robo story : inumulo hrudayam molichane
My story: hrudayamlo inumu molichane


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Salute to Australia, which showed consistency not for two or three matches, but for a decade of cricketing history.


Now, its time for India to rule! \m/
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Screening Raktha Charitra 4
Venue: MSB 242
Time: 2 PM
Date: 20th January 2011.

For those of you who missed the previous 3 episodes of this series, there is one more to come!



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RIP Uncle Pai, the creator of Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha, the books that defined my childhood!
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Reduce the usage of paper.

Dont write lab reports.




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Q: Why dont you participate in classroom discussion?
A: Because it is not Buzz/Twitter/Facebook.

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Q: Why dont you mingle?
A: I love to be single.




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Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Google

Q: why?
A: She doest shout at me. She doesnt give me homework. She gives me just the information I need. She doesnt conduct exams; so she doesnt degrade me. She knows everything in the world.




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Q: What does psychology tell you?
A: Without logic, you are a psycho.
Q: Example?
A: Attend Centreless Grinding viva by #%$^%




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only if life were like twitter...
unfollow unwanted people anytime!




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Pampa: welcome drink + starters
Narmad: starters
Alak: Main course
Mandak: Ice creams

Mission Accomplished.




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Now, Desto Design team comprises of Shaastra 2009 to 2011 Design cores! \m/



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Now that my zodiac sign changed, does my character change?
@astrologers - you suck!

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Check out Random Buzz posts - 2 for more buzzes!