Saturday, March 05, 2005

Abhijit Sawant is Indian Idol !!

Read this Rediff Article to know more

Kyun Ki Main Jhooth Nahi Bolta !!!

Last night me and Utkarsh saw another demo of Maddy's brilliant talent of telling lies... I was going to have dinner and just stopped by his room to ask him whether he would like to come for the dinner... At that time he was chatting with Utkarsh. He saw me and suddenly his face expressions changed ... Maddy: "I have a bad news for all of us" Me: "Kya Hua" Maddy: "Yaar abhi abhi khare ko bataya hai .. ab dubara himmat nahi ho rahi, tum padh lo .. " and then he shows me the IM conversation box between him and Utkarsh... First Line: PK Reddy Sir told Kamal Sir that our Stream Project is complete. Second Line: Kamal Sir is very happy about It. Third Line: He had asked us to put it on demostration tommorrow in Excitement of Research. Now, I was totally dumbstruck. Because in reality also our Project guide thinks that our project is almost over and the above conversation looked so convincing. I was thinking what to do next.. certainly we can't finish this project overnight.. need atleast a week for that... and if we can't what are we going to show tomorrow... I was in this state for some 5 minutes... then Pankaj again said that.. it was just a lie ... we don't need to give a demo... he had only got a mail which has asked him to come in the DE lab he wants to put the project on demo... Jhandoo Pankaj ... I felt like kicking him ... but then I was so happy about the fact that we are not showing anything so I just enjoyed the entire scene. Haan, there was one more intereting thing .. Khare was still not aware about the truth ... and the poor soul was coming hostel to meet us to discuss about the demo :)

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Questions asked from the within !!

Saw these questions in Utkarsh's latest post My attempts to answer them : Question 1 -> Why do I never blog about my parents .. If a blog is a way of expressing my feelings .. don't I have any feelings towards my parents. My Answer: I somewhat agree with his points that something are too personal to us that we don't discuss publicly, which generally includes our family, our love life and probably our ambitions... very true... but besides this I also think that their is this trend in the modern day youths and that includes me too that somehow we while trying to explore our own self, leave our parents aside. We take them forgranted and in the long run we start getting farther and farther away from them. We take time off for every damn thing on earth but we didn't manage to get one or two day off to see them. Question 2 -> Why do I Blog ? MyAnswer: Not really my answer..somebody has written it on his blog, which I found very true..just sharing it here Why Blog ? The urge to write! My literary pretensions and caprices bring me here. Like any writer I write to be read. All my posts, though fettered to my small world and trivially myopic, will live and yearn that somebody connects to them someday. Cognitive frenzies, sardonic musings, aimless banters, incoherent ramblings and trivial indulgences; this is simply an episodic narrative of my trivial world -- in a grain of sand… Smaller than Life. Question 3 -> Should we have expectations .. Is it fair to have expectations from people around you? MyAnswer: Is No !! Ideally we shouldn't have expectations from anyone around us and even from our work. Because if anything or any person comes even a little behind from our expectation, it hurts us, it feels bad and finally results in pain and frustration. That's why it's written in Shri Mad Bhagwat Gita in a generic context that "we should do our work without any thought of the outcomes". But as I said earlier this is an ideal case. Ideally we shouldn't have expectations. But the ordinaly peoples like us can't live without expectations. It gives us a reason to do anything and motivates us to go along. We study to get good grades, good job, handsome money, beautiful wife..every where there is some sort of expectation... It is our driving force... but I would again say that if we manage to get rid of the expectation we will be a lot more happier than what we are now. Tyaga of expectation is very difficult for us and it is not expected from us if we choose to lead our life in this society. The complete Tyaga of expectation can be expected and is possible only if we choose to leave this society and become truth seekers like Sannyasis and Saints... which probably none of us want to do. Question 4 -> What Does true love mean ? .. If I love someone does it mean that I give her the right to play with my heart by coming and going into and away from my life whenever she wants . MyAnswer -> Again this question supports my statements about the first question. Now a days we are too much envolved in ourselves that love has only meaning to us that between a boy and a girl. But isn't love more generic ? How about the love a father has for his child ? Anyway... True love... I think its just another vanishing species about which PETA people talk, express their feelings and essentially do nothing... True Love is always something which we guess and try to achieve but as in probablity nothing has a probablity of one, here also we never get to know about the real Love. About the second part of the question... I think its relative... from our side we should give our love a complete freedom, and shouldn't expect it to return it back to us.. if it returns back to us we shouldn't think that it was ever gone... and I think If you truely love her you will wait... its not because you expect her to be back...its becoz you don't need anyone else... We can compare it the love that we have with our parents... if by any chance we loose them.. we don't go on looking for another mom and dad... because we don't need anyone else... may be because no one else can be them... I think this is the feeling of true love...


"Khane Khilane ka Pyar dikhane ka.." The Amul Ghee used to start its ad in the context of Sunday.. Our last Sunday started with the same spirit... just in the previous night Khare gave this idea of having a day totally for fun and Abhinav and Parivesh showed gr8 enthusiasm, chalking out the plan and arranging everything and finally in the morning the qualis was here in the hostel even before I woke up. We had Dhola-Ri-Dhani and Runway9 in our list. We were not sure where to go first. Finally we decided to go Dhola-Ri-Dhani First because none of us wanted to eat a crappy food of mess on a Sunday. So we left for DRD. The journy was quiet entertaining. As usually we played Antakshari. Thanks to Parivesh who kept the tempo going otherwise Poppy and Khare had done their best to ruin it with their God gifted voice :) Finally we reached DRD at lunch time. As everyone was hungry so we hurriedly headed towards the Rasoi. The ambience was too good. The food was too good.. with lots of delicious items like Moong Dal ka halwa, Malpuwa, Churma... the best thing about the food were the waiters (shall I call them waiters ?).. they were doing so much of Manuhar, every other time one of them used to come with one Malpuwa and if we say no .. he used to say.. "nahi bhaiya khana hi padega". I remember me saying to Utkarsh that "Lagta hai hum sab apni sasural main kha rahe hain" :) After lunch all of us had some rest and then we went for Boating and Camel riding. Before that we played volleyball for sometime. Some of us went to Jyotishi Ji (mostly to know about our love life and when are we gettin marrried :) ) As we had to go to Runway9 too wo we decided to leave but suddenly someone pointed out that we are missing something... Hukka.. Yeah ... we tried Hukka too... with Apple flavor, certainly a very refreshing experiece... After this we left for Runway-9 which was at a stone's throw away from there. We had loads of fun there ...I did many things for the first time in my life... I had never done Go-carting, Archery, Rock climbing and skating earlier... and even though I sucked in most of them.. I did reasonably well in Archery (got highest points amongst us) and in Rock Climbing.. I liked skating a lot, tried to learn it for more then one hour, fall a million times ,but all in vain... seems I have to take couple of lessons more.. Anyway ... I wanted to write about Utkarsh's questions.. but got carried away with the other things ... well its better to write it in another post now ..

Blogaholic !!

Seems I have become a blogaholic (hasn't anybody coined this word yet ??)... Well !! Its 3 AM in the morning and I wasn't able to sleep and guess what I decided to read blogs... Too much raa... After going through some blogs I have found some very nice topics for next posts and I wish to write atleast two posts one to the answer of questions which Utkarsh has posted in his blog and other .. which is gaining very popularty, about God...

Monday, February 28, 2005

Google cheat sheet

Today while surfing I got to see this cheat sheet of google... some of the things which I liked: OPERATOR EXAMPLE FINDS PAGES CONTAINING... vacation hawaii the words vacation and Hawaii . Maui OR Hawaii either the word Maui or the word Hawaii "To each his own" the exact phrase to each his own virus –computer the word virus but NOT the word computer Star Wars Episode +I This movie title, including the roman numeral I ~auto loan loan info for both the word auto and its synonyms: truck, car, etc. define:computer definitions of the word computer from around the Web. red * blue the words red and blue separated by exactly one word. I'm Feeling Lucky Takes you directly to first web page returned for your query. CALCULATOR OPERATORS MEANING TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX + addition 45 + 39 - subtraction 45 – 39 * multiplication 45 * 39 / division 45 / 39 % of percentage of 45% of 39 ^ raise to a power 2^5 (2 to the 5th power) ADVANCED OPERATORS MEANING WHAT TO TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX (& DESCRIPTION OF RESULTS) site: Search only one website admission (Search Stanford Univ. site for admissions info.) [#]…[#] Search within a range of numbers DVD player $100...150 (Search for DVD players between $100 and $150) date: Search only a range of months Olympics date: 3 (Search for Olympics references within past 3 months; 6 and 12-month date-restrict options also available) safesearch: Exclude adult-content safesearch: sex education (Search for sex education material without returning adult sites) link: linked pages (Find pages that link to the Stanford University website.) info: Info about a page (Find information about the Stanford University website.) related: Related pages (Find websites related to the Stanford University website.)