Sunday, October 19, 2008

busy man....

everyone is saying in some way or the other "now u are a busy person"....yes i m.....loads of things to do.....tons of reports to be made.... everyday begins by running and ends up in running.....and i have just 24 hours in a day......
so after a long time i decided to put something up on my blog.....just aise that my blog does not dies of neglect...
But i have come up with something good to keep my blog alive.....that is i will important things that i learn about besides putting up some other facts of life as and when time permits me....
The mobile handset has been declared to the fastest growing consumer product in history. Though the industry took its own time about 12 years to gain the pace. The first billion mobile subscribers came up in 12 years. But I had no idea that it took just 3 years to reach 2 billion. And now every mobile manufacturer is eyeing a portion of the next billion. But i guess this is going to be different....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Yeah!!! I think it was the first time and (crossed my fingers) should not be the last time that I was able to crack open a manac quiz. But wooh!!! It wasn't easy, although the quiz turned out to be very easy for most of us, the tension was too much. I had already flunked badly in my first quiz and if I goofed up this one then my confidence would have been all time low. And that too just before the mid-sems next week.
S what better way to celebrate the occasion than remembering the dialogs from the God himself. (God and Devil are perfectly substitutable words in a hell)

"Look at the enthusiasm in the people to attend a manac class. The frog is hopping around to participate in class discussions". (pointing to a class who was having a bad day)

A fellow student's cellphone rang up. So??? Its hell baby!! cellphones ringing in class can attract a fine of Rs. 5000. the student's cell phone rang up.....
"Sir, check to kar lo who is calling. It is important, and it is worth checking since that call was worth Rs. 5000. I can allow important calls in class. It may be from the President of India.......Come on, try to control your cellphone, switch it off. This is the first time and the last time that I am forgiving you. Arre bhai mobile phone control nahi kar paoge to kal shaadi ho jaayegi phir kya karoge???........."

Just before the second quiz, when we were all tensed up:
"I will give easy quiz. If you attend my classes you will be able to sole the questions. Aakhir main ek acchha aadmi hoon. I wake up every morning, do some yoga, relax and tell myself that main ek acchha aadmi hoon....."

Completed a month in hel(L)....

2 quizzes: LAM and MAN(i)AC
One assignment submission: MAN(i)A:( again .......
already 2 in the night....and I am stuck with with bad debts...couldn't ask for more "bad" thoughts.....but then it strike me that I had completed one whole month in hel(L)....

"Move on", a voice exclaims.

"Do I have a choice?",
my mind strains.....

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Let me innovate

I was able to recall something from the least I was able to....:)....otherwise it was like a with eyes wide open.....
The lecture was about innovation. It may refer to both radical and incremental changes in thinking, in things, in processes or in services. WOW!! that was straight off wikipedia. But how does one innovate? The answer was right there in the next slide of the professor. The three Bs. Necessary but not sufficient.

BED--you take rest, go to sleep and dream and dream and think of something out of the box...:)...this suits me the best....
BATH--you take no...u decide to take bath.....turn on the tap and while u think about getting the first drop of water on your body, walla!! The excuse of not taking another tiring process of cleansing oneself motivates one to innovate and shout out loud "Eureka"...and what...yes you have started the process of innovation....:)
BUS-- you travel on a bus....long journey and you again doze of and again innovation process begins..... lemme try the one that suits me well......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Fundas of economics

Just coming back from an economics class. And damn it!! I haven't seen someone better than the professor at lullabies.
The only time that I woke up was to have some laughs over this:
"Once a physicist, a chemist and an economist were hungry and pondering over how to open a can of food.
The physicist tried first to open the can. He said he knew a technique to apply force which would crack open the can. He applied force to it and failed.
The Chemist tried next. He said he knew a chemical to melt the can open. He too failed.
Finally the economist smiled with confidence. He said lets assume that the can is open........."

Yes the joke is over!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Meri pehli class

So the classes started....the first one being MAN(i)AC...or so is the outcome when a person undergoes this course.....Management Accouting......not taking much time here are the teacher's chosen remarks in the class:

"This is a very exciting course....." (well the remark is fine except for the sadistic smile which can't be reflected in just words!!!)

"You have come late today. Welcome. But I am very good at spoiling the moods of people in the morning when they come late."

"If you are caught in the class talking to someone else, you are out the next moment. Generally you will talk when there is an opposite sex sitting beside you. But you should talk to me instead in such cases also." (here he goes again! remember the smile....:( )

I am onto something fast...

The heat is on....i m on something fast....something really fast.....that makes me sweat and leaves just about time for a bath which relives me of the sweat in the hel(L)ish heat.......
on a are the first few glimpses of the life to some....
This one if the first step in Lucknow with anoher loving pet named 'tintin"...named just because the first day he was sighted he was wearing a bell round his neck sounding tin tin....:)

The view from my room.....lucky me...he he noooo.....the flash shows the sunlight effect.....otherwise its all dark out in the forest....anyways i have to get used to the jungle sounds....;)....

Bloody hel(L)....10 books 6 photo copied books just for the first semester besides loads of other assignments........:( or :).....thats sweat after carrying all that stuff from library to room.....I am already feeling the weight of things to come.....:)
The close up view may give a better idea....

sweating again......going for a bath.......

Friday, June 13, 2008

Something to keep one going......

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And - which is more - you’ll be a Man my son!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Please take head injuries seriously.....

18th July 2005: Shashi joined STMicroelectronics with me
6 May 2008: Gave resignation. Was very happy. And feeling on top of the world like me.
9th May 2008: At one of his friend's place fell down in the washroom. There was a hit on his head when he fell down, and he took it as just a bad day. Went to sleep. Woke up feeling nauseated and was getting fits Friends gave him a glass of water and took it lightly as similar fits happened to him earlier also.
(afternoon): Went into coma, admitted to AIIMS. Put on a ventilator. Doctors not able to diagnose the problem.
Parents came down to see him. Parents in shock after seeing their happy child on ventilator. Doctors clueless about the real problem. After many rigorous tests the problem diagnosed to be a blood clot in brain.
22nd May 2008: Lost my friend......

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Life before IIM

Passing time in office was a hell of a task. All through my preparation I had this scanned print out of my hand put on my work space. Although I don't know anything about palmistry but I was trying to search where my destiny lines will take me. I experienced all the possible day dreams and the daymares (well the nightmares during daytime !! :) ) .

Now the results are out and I am heading to Hel(L). The journey through IIM L or Hel(L) has not even started and I am already wondering about the things to come. The following link is proving to be very good at giving a glimpse of the future:
My notice board says it loudly:

Someone asked, "what does BDTG mean???"
I said, "Guess buddy!"
He guessed, "Ummm....Is it Bad days to go? Hai na?? Well your smile is saying it all!!"

I am feeling all the excitement, the exhilaration, the blues of departing with friends and the fear.....the blues and the fear...overpowering......but then I knew it subconsciously, still I am unable to prepare myself.....I feel the rush coming......I see my picture below and I am unable to find all the feelings.........I just smile helplessly and wait.....

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Meeting DK

It started with a dust storm. The rains followed. Quiet unexpected after a day of open skies and blistering heat in delhi. I was on my way to mama’s house. And coincidentally “mama I am coming home” was blaring from my speakers. Gaurav Adhikari Apartments. Room no 303. Jhonny was sitting in the chair proudly showing off his lean figure with swollen up biceps. Mama was lying down on the floor with the peculiar smile. Dk was laughing out loud. He has grown fatter. Cheeks are all swollen up. His neck is completely hidden behind the bulging big chin. The tond part has got enormous and hard. Homo jumps in from najafgarh. All sucked up after having loads of cigarettes. And the masti begins with the usual arbitapa. Pulling of legs is a usual. And then the news broke out from mama and jhonny.

Jhonny was more definite about his marriage in November or December. He was all loaded up by his father-in-law. A gold chain, two silver earrings, one silver ring, a gold ring and a wrist watch are all small presents from the girl’s father.

Mama is also ready for the marriage after all the one night stands. And the talks are already up. Mama has got the love thing started with the girl’s pic on his mobile phone. The kundli matching exercise is on now days for mama. And the strange part: only 3 gunds are matching for mama and the girl. Well no strange thing since mama has as such got no gunds J. Then the debate started on the necessity of matching kundlis, the 36 gunds (actually homo was in no agreement for this part also). The pundit’s comment for mama is pathetic; he had never seen such low number of matching gunds. But then mama is now in love with the girl as already disclosed by mama himself. And the boasting by mama began at this point….(let’s leave the crap J)

Dk was as the same as he was 2 years earlier. In the best of the spirits he was rolling all over the place. He had just reduced 8 kilos and still weighed 80 kilos. (BTW he told that Rapi in Bangalore is much ahead of him in the competition, he just clocked 110 kilos!!!). The khattas were free flowing from him. (Question: Who is a girl who gives gaali? Answer: Bengali!).

It was great to meet him after such a long time. And we together remembered the cherished moments from IITG days. I miss the masti with him and I don’t know when I will meet him again. But I think I will wait cause it is worth it…..

Friday, May 02, 2008

R2's last day....on our way back from office.....

My defining moments (part 2)

Remember Shawshank Redemption??? I remember the movie down to the very moment that the two friends finally meet on the beach side. And the present moment seems to me like the one when Andy Dufresne comes out of the shit hole. Well I reember the lines: "Andy crawled to freedom through five-hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want too."

And I also do remember the narration some time early in the movie : "And that's how it went for Andy - that was his routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him."

How I like that movie that I am thinking on the same lines, "And that's how it went on with me-routine- hard work, politicking, false promises, backbiting....I do believe that the first two years were the worst for me, and I do believe that if I went on working in the same way, this place would have got the best of me."

But alas.........only the shit needs to be washed up now....:)....I don't regret it.....I don't have time for that ;)

The blue bus

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My India : Udaipur trip.....

Colours and Sun: that's how I will define Udaipur in the month of April and I love every bit of it......Keeping words to the minimum and letting the pics do their magic here are my few favourites:

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Perceptions of an intellectual mind....

A recent discussion on coffee break getting into a real arbitapa! And the interesting turn of the discussion let me on to come back to my forgotten blog; so that while recollecting the happenings I ponder upon it.....once again.....:)
Sandy: What is color??? It's not a thing. It actually just a perception that we get.
Me: Yes it's really nothing but depends on the selective absorption of the things that we see...
Sandy: Yes it's is really a phenomena attributed to the cones in our eyes.
Me: May so is our life...our earth....each one of us human beings.......just a phenomena ;)......he he :) so it started off with a khatta! Isn't it possible that we all are nothing but just a great imagination......we all running around in a cycle of life and death with intermediate joys and sorrows....just like a blockbuster movie with a beginning and an end??
Sandy: Matrix!! Yes that was around a similar far fetched idea...
Me: ......hmmm.......(thinking)....wasn't "The Truman Show" quiet thought provoking.....Can't it be possible that we are puppets in the hands of someone??? Maybe some kind of guinea pigs.....maybe someone gave us all a big set "the world and the planets around" to explore and play around....What do we do when we make a new program or a chip set??? We give test inputs to see how it all works. Simple enough!! Can't we all be the inputs given to a rather big program or experiment (again my perception!! since the experiment may be a small glitch in the hands of the GREAT ONE!)
So what shall we do?? Shall we abide by the system??? Shall we just go around in the setup??? Shall we wait for the experiment to get over or the GREAT ONE to push the restart button.......

Friday, February 08, 2008

My defining moments......(Part 1)

Well well I haven't been that bored for a long long fact not long enough to sit down and update my blog.....
But today Iam totally stressed out....coming back from IIM Lucknow GD/PI round....woofff!!! totally drained out....
GD topic: "If you are being a part of a majority then it is time for reform(fullstop) ".
he he....and as the moderator said "Start", I hadn't seen a quieter room than ours......eveyrone intelligently lokked at everyone else for a start! and then the moderator had to push the start buttom again......he he......someone started with the mojority thing......but it went on well......

I am still not able to asses my interview. Some questions asked were:
--> What is a layout in chip desiging?
--> What is the difference between GSM and CDMA? I had no good idea about it!
-->What is communication?
-->What are the different kinds of communication techniques?
-->What is the difference between a manager and an entrepreneur?
-->Who is out telecommunication minister?
-->If you would have to change one thing about BJP what would that be?
-->What are the technological advancements in "NANO"?

Well that was came to an abrupt end....I answered some went unanswered.....This is what I call arbitapa at its best........:)
next stop : bombay!!! I hope the MNS group is calmed down by the time I land there ;)