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Friday, April 20, 2007

The First Last Viva !

And so it begins.The beginning of the end to my last set of vivas in engg.

Woke up today at 7.15 !!! yes you read that right 7fkin15, coz i had to get my journal corrected before 9 in the coll,as vivas were gonna start by 9.So i got ready and left college with ravi by car so as reach "on time".

As we entered the coll at 8.30,we were greeted my one of the lab ass, looking at us in a way which can be best described as sheer mockery.He must have been thinking in his mind "Chalo aaj mam ne inko banaya" .So we came in a near empty coll and met dAtta n others who were stupid enuff to come before me. :D

So as we laughed and made fun of what we had and more importantly what we had not studied, the time stuck 930 and just as we were getting our journal corrected,viva had started.So manas decided to go in the 2nd batch and we(dAtta n I) decided to go in one after that and as luck would have it we ONCE again made the right choice.

Our turn came and dAtta and I rushed in first, and took the place near our internal mam.Luckily for us,external and mam decided to divide the work and we were to be asked ques by our mam.
The process of asking ques started with me and eventually by the end of the viva both of us had answered almost all the answers together, he drew the figure and i explained and when he gave an answer and i controlled my laughter as mam was almost laughing with me.

But we had to be careful not to distract the attention of the external at us. And when we didn't knew a particular topic we both looked at each other at precisely the same instant and that look said many words. To conclude i would say it was a pretty damn good viva,all thanks to our mam and somewhat to us as we didn't exactly kept quite,we answered most of the ques to her satisfaction. MINIMUM input MAXIMUM output.

1 Down , 3 to go ! ! Bring it ON !!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My Balcony,My Solitude

There is always some place where one wants to go when he feels all stressed out or frustrated or just disillusioned.One such place for me is my balcony.I stay on the 14th floor so the view from my place is something i always cherish.
Sometimes late at night when the world has slept and all the lights have gone dim,i just go and stand watching the view outside,somehow whenever i go there i can see my entire life from there.How many of u can see the things which i see from my balcony , i bet none !!! So what do i see when i am there ?

  • There's this nice hill which is right in front of my balcony, and when i am there late at night i can see it's outline against the silent background,it looks so beautiful and even more so during the monsoons, when the clouds cover up the whole mountain or sometimes just a part of it.THAT view is simply fantastic.
  • I can see my school,my wonderful school AECS-2 where i have spent 11 yrs of my childhood right from kindergarten to X,where i have grown up,played,studied,laughed, and spent those moments in my life which i won't ever forget.
  • I can see those buildings where i went to tutions in 8-10th std:
    • Dhawalgiri- Where i used to go for maths tution for 3 yrs till X std.all those time i have spent after school sittting in the building's compound and having fun with my friends before and after the class.Mukho mam for better or for worse its was nice having studied under you.
    • Gulmarg - Where i used to go for hindi tutions for 2yrs in IX and X std. It can hardly be called tution coz it lasted on a average for about 1/2 an hour, but without whom i couldn't have learned all those paryavachi shabd.Srivastava aunty you were simply sweet and wonderful.thank you for teaching us hindi in such a simple manner.
    • Almora -Where i used to go for sci tutions in X and XI std.This tution was my fav tution of them all esp in X std coz there were less no. of students as compared to others and its was so much fun learning over there,nikhil it was really nice studyin with u in those yrs.The time i used to come back late at night was something worth remembering.Thank U fotedar uncle for teaching me phy and chem and helping me get my 94 in sci in X std.
  • I see those building where i used to stay before on. Everest and Nandadevi. I have got a soft spot in my heart for Everest coz that's always gonna be my FAV building ever.I can't even start to write about the years i have spent in that building and the friends i had made.(maybe in someother post ,someother time). Nanadadevi will be remembered only for varun and khanni & the swing which was in the garden.
  • I can almost see my junior college AEJC, where i had spent another 2 yrs of my life.XI was just fun and keedagiri.That was the time when i had almost given up studying.Studyin maths which i had a difficult time understanding on last night study before exams with varun along with a help from a certain "probability" handmade notes.
  • I can see the house of my best friend from my balcony.
  • I can see the roads where i have taken countless no. of walks in the eve and nights and traveled to-fro school and JC for years now.
  • And u know what else i can see,i can see the airport strip.I kid you not.THIS is the 2nd-most important reason why i started loving my balcony.Every night i come and watch planes take-off and land. i can very well see them land right until the time they are on the runway and just seconds after they take-off. I imagine myself in one of those planes few years down the line in search of the other side,where the grass is always green.
  • Last but not the least , the most important reason why i love this place , is because i can see myself clearly and not darkly.I can see where i need to be heading in life , i can see what has to be done,somehow all my doubts vanish when i just stand there and look at the world from there.So whenever i don't get sleep or i need to get some peace of mind,u know where to find me : MY Balcony is MY solitude.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Fatboy Slim - 'Champion Sound '

Saw this video on vh1 yesterday , damn this is seriously a funny and very creative video. I bet ya Once you start watching this , you just can't stop watching it till the end.



Once again Fatboy Slim has come up with a killer video. Peace.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Resolve

Sometimes pain becomes such a huge part of your life that you expect it to always be there, because you can't remember a time in your life when it wasn't. But then one day you feel something else, something that feels wrong, only because it's so unfamiliar. And in that moment you realize you're happy.

Happiness comes in many forms. In the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else's dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It's okay to let yourself be happy, because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.

Regret comes in all shapes and sizes. Some are small, like when we do a bad thing for a good reason. Some are bigger, like when we let down a friend. Some of us escape the pangs of regret by making the right choice. Some of us have little time for regret because we're looking forward to the future. Sometimes we have to fight to come to terms with the past. And sometimes we bury our regret by promising to change our ways. But our biggest regrets are not for the things we did, but for the things we didn't do. Things we didn't say, that could have saved someone we care about, especially when we can see the dark storm that's headed their way.

There comes a time when every life goes off course. In this desperate moment, you must choose your direction. Will you fight to stay on the path? Will others tell you who you are or will you label yourself? Will you be haunted by your choice or will you embrace your new path? Each morning you choose to move forward or to simply give up.

There comes a time when every life goes off course. In this desperate moment, who will you be? Will you let down your defenses and find solace in someone unexpected? Will you reach out? Will you face your greatest fears with bravery and move forward with faith? Or will you succumb to the darkness in your soul?

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These above lines were said in various episodes of One Tree Hill , but most of them are so true.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

My Friend and I

I had this idea the other day about Neerazzz guest writing on my blog and vice-versa. Didnt think much about it really, just gave him a buzz on gtalk and things rolled from there....so here i am writing An Ode to No One, which by the way is the name of a Smashing Pumpkins song that i'm yet to hear.

I've been racking my brains...why do they say brains when everyone has only one?? or do they just say brain and I'm horrible at grammar...Anyhoo I've been thinking about what to post for the past two days. This being a blog belonging to someone else, i thought I'd just write about that someone and a little bit of me as well .Neerazzz i call him....affectionately?? i'm not too sure about that.

We met in 3rd sem, and as fate would have it, me and a certain someone shared the same first name. This actually did absolutely nothing to get us know each other as well as we do now. Gradually we discovered that we had the same awesome taste in films and books and TV series....cds and books were exchanged( some of which i still havent returned) and the monotonous lectures were filled with discussions about our shared interests.
Whats more is that we even hated the same films, series etc.

I remember the first Goa trip when we were all crammed inside this small gypsy, all day long...and looking for Donna Paula, which by the way is totally NOT worth going.

The best discussions i can recall were during the time we used to wait for the aptis results to come out...ohh we used to curse the damn companies and why did didnt find us qualified enough to select. Also we used to hate the fact that we had to dress up in formals every Sunday morning and drag our asses to college for almost a year for some punk-ass HR exec who'd tell us what we weren't and what we should be.

Goa trip part deus was best time we had being miserable...we cursed a lot and then at night cursed some more. We stuck together in face of grave mismanagement and chaos...sab 'bana' ke gaye hum logo ko.

I wish to say that he never change, and always be the way he is...but that would be horrible to say! because like me hes lazy, confused and bored most of the time. So for all of our sake i hope that he change his ways and maybe motivate me enough to do the same.
bhratashree!!! over and out ;)