Wednesday, May 30, 2007

the ps

well finally we have started with the ps at goa shipyard . well here is how it went .



first day

me and pralav reach the office . firstly stopped by the gaurd at the gate

" kahan se aaya " , " kaun " yahan pe kya kaam . then after pleading to let us go in ... we cleared the first barrier . we were escorted till the reception . there the same questions and a long wait of half an hour which was marked by several calls to ps instrucor .Then finally we see a few terrified faces in which there was one girl and one sardar who were accompanied by the same gaurd to the reception come detention centre .and we knew it ... our reinforcements have arrived , the pilani guys had come ( i mentioned the girl and the sardar because we had seen the list and the 2 features which stood out were 1 girl and 1 sardar ) . so now instead of 3 there were 10 guys with no clue .



pralav then was chosen after an draw to call up mr. deshpane ( our coordinator from the company ) for the second time . he talked for 2 minutes and then tells us he didnt understand what the coordinator was saying ( i still wonder what the hell they talked for 2 minutes ).



neways after 15 minutes the receptionist gets a call and tells us to go to a particular building , this time too with an escort.there after reaching the training cell armaan went inside mr . deshpande ... well and then the firing started.. i caught some words ...... " late .... last year batch...bits...iit " and then armaan came out looking flushed . we had a preview of the next 2 months in this place .

it has been one week since we started ps .well it is fun . lots of ships being made .. what ships , which ships ... cant tell it is classified . people are friendly . deshpande sir fires us every day . seems to hate bits and iit ( both of us doin intern here ) .

it is fun ... the best thing about the ps ... it has to be the ps mates .... you guys rock

Sunday, May 20, 2007

the A factor

have you ever wondered why some movies even if they have all sleaze are not rated A and some movies without any are rated with the big bold letter .well i came to know today .
i went for "life in a metro today " . i didn't like the movie at all , don't know how it is running so well . but here is the scoop i went for it with my parents . you see it is always ackward in a movie when there is particular scene or some reference to the big S . well this movie is all about that , in the whole movie everybody is screwing everybody .
and nearly every 15 minutes there was some awkward scene and god dammit i didnot look at my parents in the full movie , ate my popcorn ,drank my pepsi and slept on the recliner seats , yes i went to sleep ( easy way out )

so here is the lesson , even if you are above 18 don't go for a movie rated A with your parents .as for the movies with sleaze and not rated A , nobody watches them anyway.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

your true passion

recently i read some blogs by some bitsian alumini .... they were good . But one thing i found which i thought was different . They were successful ..... yes but many of them were in professions not related to engg .

and then in one blog i saw this question ..... what was your true passion ? i bet when you ask a 5 year old what he wants to become .. he would never answer an engineer . but then most of us take these risk free high return carriers .

I wanted to become a fighter Pilot since even i dont know when . i think it was a nursery book with picture of an airbase that caught my attention and i was in love with it for ever . didnot go to the india and landed here .

sometimes i wonder what might have been my life if i would have actually gone there . how would it have been different . How today instead of blogging i would actually be leaning about som map reading or some survival skills . i dont know what might have been and evey time i think about it the chaos thory shouts in my head ( butterfly effect )


I dont even remember when i wanted to be an engineer . I don't kno what i wanted more ... to be an engineer or to clear IIT . i suppose i wanted to do the latter ... cuz till after the exams were over i didnot kno what stream did what . thankfully i landed in Mechanical . and IIT became a sad story of my life ... i still remember the date and time 28 April ,2005 8:37 am whe the dream ended .

but then sometimes i think what might have been if i wud have cleared IIT . well i don't think about it that much cuz learning from some sources our life is pretty much the same ... only without the IIT tag .


but yes what is your true passion ... what really drives you . i still dont kno what to do after BE . i will sit for CAT, GRE etc etc but then they are again risk free high gain carriers . i once wanted to be in RAW .... or be a Part of the United Nations , still wana do it ... probably that i can make it my passion

one more reason why passion is important is that you dont give your hundred percent to a cause until you fully undrstand it . probably that is why after coming to bits i didnot have cause .


but now enough is enough and ya i am a fighter ( so what if not from NDA) i will fight ... till the end and will do well at what i am in and not crib about what coudv'e been .this i promise myself .

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

to be your own competetion

well today as usual i went to the landmark store to contnue with "the sacred line " by vikram seth . i am in competetion will store owners . i wanna see how much of the book would they lemme read by the time they get frustrated seeing me coming everyday and not buying anything.

anyway after 2 hours of reading about mubai underworld my gaze shifted to a few giigles . there was a bunch of small girls . They took a coffee table book about shahrukh khan and started giggling at every other page . my thoughts drifted to the man . About his rise . His journey from delhi and how he became no1 in the industry without any filmi dad .


i remebered once during a talk show on NDTV Prannoy Roy had asked him what was the reason for his success or to put it exactly " don't you get sleepless nights because of all the competetion around , how do you manage to be number 1 ?"

his answer was simple " i am my own competetion " . coming from a man who has ruled the hearts of millions of indians . but yes seriously .... only you kno how good or bad you are . only you kno your limits and only you can truly compete with yourself . how many times have you strifed to do better than yourself . we set external markers but the biggest marker would be yourself . try to outdo what you did before .

if you follow sombody else's path technically by the use of english you would always be behind . you can atmost go to the second position and look at somebody up . but it is on the top what really matters . john mc enroe had once sai that most difficult thing is being on the top . it is lonely out there ... and you are your own guide . so try to make your own path

beause winners first break records and then better them .

Mumbai meri jaan

well i have been in mumbai ( home ) for past 2 days and i am blogging today . actually didnot find time after all good food and coming to terms with the fact that my room can also be clean . Btw it is strange how one can call a city home . i have lived in mumbai only for 3 years much less than my stay in delhi but still i like it much more and definately whenever anybody asks me about home almost instantly the answer comes out Mumbai .

now my trips to mumbai have been few and short .... but still whenever i come in the city i feel the eccentricity . the city has a buzz ... a buzz which catches hold of you . it is my drug and yes i am probably an addict . i dont kno what is it about mumbai that makes me love this dirty , cramped maddening city . The answer i think probably is that i spent 3 wonderful years of my life ( absolutely fun filled ) here . got some of the best results in my life and made gr8 frnds ( with whom a dork like me hardly has any contact )



well thats it probably . i am counting the days before i have to pack up my bags again and go sailing ( he he no building sailing ) .... but till then



salaam mumbai

Thursday, May 10, 2007

where is the country going ........

1. An actor kisses an actress on stage and people make an hue and cry about it and go file a PIL

2. An anchor wears a sari with flags of the cricket playing nations
...... guess where the indian flag figures out .... near the knee . what happens ... another public interest litigation

3. an actor and an actres get married ... media runs their story for full week with its full share of run up , the moment , climax and anticlimax

4. a tv station has two youths from different religions who wanna get married and what happens ..... it is attacked

5. new 2 rupees coins come out which look like one rupee coins ... people are not concerned how blind people differenciate between them but how on the side it has a cross and it is an attempt to turn the country christian ( bull shit )


now some extras after the main news

1. an old case opens up , a self proclaimed cleaner of terrorists ( read it as minorities according to him ) ips officer shoots a man , his girlfriend and witness 1.5 years back and nobody knows . the inspector gets laurels for saving the country ...... and now when the news comes out the country keeps quiet or says if we prosecute our police officers then who will kill the terrorists .

2.farmers commit suicide in the drought ridden regions and the country keeps quiet .

3. a cancer patient is raped in the hospital and the country keeps quiet.

4. children are tortured by a paedophile . there is initial uproar .... but now the mattered has cooled down and has given the perfect oppurtunity to the killers to fudge with the evidence .

5. a dalit gets killed in his village for digging a well on his own land ... and well the country turns it face away.

6. a murderer stand for election ( and here comes the best one !!!!!!!!!!) wins ....




seriously what is happening to us and more so to our media . recently an article by bharkha dutt said it all . she said she took poud in the fact that indian media was not the west with its paparazzi or digging out celebrities personal lives . it was about the truth . the same truth which sadly appears to have been lost . frankly speaking even i dont know ( like all of you ) how a person in my small unimportant position can make a difference .... but atleast i have started by writing it on my blog .......

where is the country going ........

1. An actor kisses an actress on stage and people make an hue and cry about it and go file a PIL

2. An anchor wears a sari with flags of the cricket playing nations
...... guess where the indian flag figures out .... near the knee . what happens ... another public interest litigation

3. an actor and an actres get married ... media runs their story for full week with its full share of run up , the moment , climax and anticlimax

4. a tv station has two youths from different religions who wanna get married and what happens ..... it is attacked

5. new 2 rupees coins come out which look like one rupee coins ... people are not concerned how blind people differenciate between them but how on the side it has a cross and it is an attempt to turn the country christian ( bull shit )


now some extras after the main news

1. an old case opens up , a self proclaimed cleaner of terrorists ( read it as minorities according to him ) ips officer shoots a man , his girlfriend and witness 1.5 years back and nobody knows . the inspector gets laurels for saving the country ...... and now when the news comes out the country keeps quiet or says if we prosecute our police officers then who will kill the terrorists .

2.farmers commit suicide in the drought ridden regions and the country keeps quiet .

3. a cancer patient is raped in the hospital and the country keeps quiet.

4. children are tortured by a paedophile . there is initial uproar .... but now the mattered has cooled down and has given the perfect oppurtunity to the killers to fudge with the evidence .

5. a dalit gets killed in his village for digging a well on his own land ... and well the country turns it face away.

6. a murderer stand for election ( and here comes the best one !!!!!!!!!!) wins ....




seriously what is happening to us and more so to our media . recently an article by bharkha dutt said it all . she said she took poud in the fact that indian media was not the west with its paparazzi or digging out celebrities personal lives . it was about the truth . the same truth which sadly appears to have been lost . frankly speaking even i dont know ( like all of you ) how a person in my small unimportant position can make a difference .... but atleast i have started by writing it on my blog .......

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

frustated

well today was es 2 OPEN BOOK . first half was the objective closed book part . here is how it went

9:00 i got hold of paper
9:01 recovered from the shock that it was of 60 marks as against 45 marks
9:05 solved the first question ( was very happy )
9:06 saw the second question
9:10 couldnot solve the second question moved to third
9:20 went on moving question till i realised first page was over .
9:21 tried to do induction motor problems
9:35 got somewhere .....
9:40 get a kick from bake from behind
9:41 try to show him
9:42 warned by teacher .... now starts roaming around me
9:43 getting irritated by the wierd scent the teacher wears
9:45 - 10 solve some more problems
10 - give the paper fetch the book
10:01 - see question no 3 ( directly from book on values changed he he !!!) happy ... start coping down
10:45 - finish copying
10:46 - look at first question ( looks wierd ) move down
11-12 solve rest of the paper

12 - give the paper feel relieved .... ( hoping i saved my grade from slipping !!!!!)

12 :05 - declare question directly from book get numerous nods
12:10 - people discussing vigourously about 1st question
12:11 - try to ask
12:13 - THE DAMN QUESTION WAS AGAIN FROM THE BOOK ( the question which i left untouched)
12:15 - find partners to share my grief


12-15 - 6 ulti frustrated


how many times does it happen that happiness changes into sadness . how does it feel when u expect something and completely opposite happens ? well , i exactly know how it feels . now my only hope is that i atleast get average in this and due o my previus tests ( which were thankfully closed book i save my grade ).
now i have to start tp ...... greatly below av in that hope not to fall below ....( the damn question was from book..... )


ok now cool down ... as for now discovered google reader . great place to subscribe feeds . i subscribed all my friends blog so now dont have to waste time visiting each blog everyday hoping to find somehing new ... everything at one place ..


well as for now i will start tp . and wait for ur comments ( plzzz do .... i am damn frustu )







the damn question was from the book .