Thursday, March 31, 2005


This is the status messages of one of the guys in my class.
I loved it, so I copied it here.....

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
you fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
and then one day you find ten years have got behind you
no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun


Got my approximation paper today.
Even if your attempt on a paper was 0, unless you see the big fat red ZERO on your answer sheet, you have no idea how bad it hurts....
Damn !

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


Happy Holi !!
I know this post is late, but submissions and assignments and quizzes..... :(( as usual..

My holi this year was a lot of fun.
My mom and sis came to visit me on Friday - we went out to this v nice restaurant for lunch, then shopping, and icecream, and we even visited a games arcade where we played air hockey !! WHen they left in the evening, I was v upset - missing them a lot - want to go home.

Saturday morning, all the girls in the hostel came together to play in the lawns. Lots of colours, lots of water, a water pipe, and within a few minutes, we were all completely drenched and completely colorful, having the time of our lives.
Then the music started, and the dancing began !!
We went completely wild - had loads of fun.
We were also served thandai, and Kurkure :)), and lunch had puran poli :))) - very nice.
Later in the evening, all my lucky friends who had gone home returned with more puran poli....

The guys in the IIT boys hostels have a tradition of tearing off each others' shirts - and then playing in the mud (yuck) and doing the ghaati dance....
At around 11.30, a huge bunch of guys turned up outside our hostel, and were dancing - colorful, dirty, wet and shirtless, to the beats of a live dholak... I wonder who was playing the dholak - he was REALLY good. It was fun to watch and laugh :)) - one of the weirder sights that I have seen in my life.

Anyways, I am into studying right now in almost every waking hour, and yet very very behind in my studies :((
Have exactly a month till my exams get over.... 29th April.
If I survive this sem, I will write again....... so bye bye for a month, and please do pray for me (and all my grades) :).

Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I am a Teaching Assistant in IIT, which basically means that I have to some 8 hours of work in a week, and I get paid 5000 Rs for that - not bad at all for 8 hours/week. :))
I also have to sign in a muster everyday - compulsory.
Unfortunately, thanks to me falling sick and traditional day, I couldn't sign for 2 days in the muster.
Today I realized that the 2 lack of signatures cost me 500 Rs. - :((
I should be sad, but the only thing that I'm thinking is
"My 1 signature is worth Rs 250 - coooolll !! :))"

Wanna get my autograph ?? ;))

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Traditional Day

Celebrated traditional day and played Antakshari (proper with mikes + band + hostess Kuhooji + cool buzzers + video screen + .... ) in our department on Friday.
All the girls turned up in sarees (I am wearing a saree too - though not a v traditional style :)...) Had loads of fun - getting dressed, getting compliments :) + the antakshari was fun too....
V nice event - v well done, nice break from regular nabad of studies ....

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Blah Blah

I have been v frustrated with life and my acads in particular the past few days. I have been really behind in work and stuff, and my reaction to that has been to pretend I am an ostrich :), and If I ignore all my work, maybe it will ignore me and go away :). I wish.

Anyways, so saw a _LOT_ of movies - all bad - from Cole the Barabrian to Shabd and Minority Report (again) to some weird basketball movie which has a kid playing in the NDA or something .....
All bad movies - saw all of them with lots of attention - made me wonder why do I enjoy all this crap - where has my good taste gone? Have now promised my self that I will not watch bad movies - I will not watch the same movies again and again - I will instead spend(invest?) time in searchng for and downloading a good movie when I wanna watch stuff.... :))

Also read a new sci-fi by Isaac Asimov - strictly OK - nothing at all like his foundation series or even Bicentennial Man ....
or maybe I was just not in the mood to think about the hows, whys and whats.....

Happy Birthday Papa

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


Yes Mr/Ms A,
I was sick enough to stop blogging - I had high fever, and cold and cough - look horrible now :) and feel really weak :(.

Data Mining quiz is over, Compilers quiz tomorrow.. life in IIT goes on as usual. I missed 5 days of IIT including Saturday & Sunday, and I'm very very behind in my work... so right now I'm tense, stressed out, and hate the IIT life - can't wait to get out.

Traditional Day here on Friday - I don't have a sari (what a reason to hate the world :) - and I don't see anything GOOD happening in my life right now :(.........

All this frustration seems like a good reason to stop blogging - till I feel better, and I love the world again, what say?

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Have v bad cold and cough...feeling v tired...
missed 3 lectues today :(
don't have any energy at all.
Have a midsem on Friday - Data Mining
Wish me luck ...

Women's Day

Met up with my RAIT friends Hardik, Lalit, Sukrit, Ashish yesterday. Had loads of fun, went bowling - scored badly inspite of _all_ the advice :).
It was "International Women's Day", so they got me flowers and stuff. It was cho chweet :))
The flowers didn't look all formal like a bouquet, neither were they boring roses. Getting them made my day - was smiling all day long :)).

Monday, March 07, 2005

Mid Sem Results

Approx Algos - lowest in class...
Compilers - in the bottom 5 :((
MEMS - not enough to get an AA :((

have to concentrate on grades again...
studying seriously now....

To all my friends,
do not let me waste my time anymore....

Saturday, March 05, 2005

RAIT & Horizons - 2K5

This post is for all my RAIT friends who were not in Mumbai and couldn't attended Horizons this year.

Now that I've finished being all pleased with myself, let me tell you all about it.
We reached there - and I was all senti - the train journey & the Mankurd-Vashi bridge - it is so gorgeous, the RAIT gate, the D.Y.Patil sign, Cupids....

The crowd outside was wild as usual - too many ppl, security was having a tough time as usual. Rupi had also come to attend, and I saw him trying to control the crowd too :)).

Went inside into the organizers area right next to the stage :) ( thanks to Rupi )

Euphoria was amazing as usual.... but the stage did not have the Horizons logo :(( - it was filled with sponsor's posters only.

Met a lot of old friends - mostly ppl working here - it was great.
The show started late at around 8.15 (so what's new?) and ended later at 11.40 p.m. :)

Had to travel back alone in the train, and really missed not having my own batchmates who would have dropped me home :).
Waited at Vashi station for a train for half an hour at midnight ....

Wanted to stay back overnight, but it just wouldn't have been the same without all my friends. The memories......... best left unsaid - you guys know what I'm talking about .....

To the organizers - I must say - great job - well done !!
To my batch ppl, miss u guys !!


Attended RAIT - Horizons 2K5 yesterday night. Euphoria performed there for the 2nd time in 3 years, and they ROCKED!!

Palash Sen has MAJOR energy !!! He jumped, sang, danced, praised the crowd, flirted, joked, all at once for 3 hours straight. And the crowd went crazy !!!

And they played not just their own songs, but the crowd favorites too, including :
1. Old Hindi stuff - Om shanti Om, Damadam Mast Kalandar, Sanyaan dil mein aana re,...
2. New hindi stuff - Bheege hoth tere, Dil Se, Dil Chahta Hai, Sanyoni, ....
3. English stuff too - Nickelback: This is how u remind me, Robbie Williams: Let me entertain you, Bryan Adams: Summer of 69, Queen: We will Rock you, ....
4. Cute stuff : Old Mcdonald Had a farm :)) ....

I also completely love the way Palash dances - his dance basically comprises of him shaking his hips :)) - either facing the crowd, or ....
Good fun :))

Euphoria Rocks !!!
RAIT Rocks !!!