12/22/2002

well after such a long time i saw rangoli on tv (DD) after i guess 5 years . todays rangoli was fully dediacated to Rajesh khanna and kishore kumar . if that wasnt enough i saw a bit of tom and jerry on CARTOON NETWORK ,- some thing to make my mood after india's loss to NZ -( quite a close match though) . i got up at 4 30 in anticipation ofindia winning but alas , couldnt see India win , probably got up on the wong side of the bed !!!!!!!

12/20/2002

well , with regd to my symposium in college , the event is scheduled on 13th and 14th of feb 03, but still a lot of things have gotta be finalised . today i seemed as if i was on an extra dose of opium considering the way i slept in class , till lunch . the teachers have gotta handle the class much better , if they want my attention ....
well , with regd to my symposium in college , the event is scheduled on 13th and 14th of feb 03, but still a lot of things have gotta be finalised . today i seemed as if i was on an extra dose of opium considering the way i slept in class , till lunch . the teachers have gotta handle the class much better , if they want my attention ....

12/12/2002

Princi's said no that evening , but there is some light at the end of the tunnel ....... our so called assisgnment tests havent been announced and so have the mid sems . so the possibility of attending the symposium at Amrita is still open . looks like i gotta lot of coaxing 2 do ..
heading a symposium is said to be a matter of prestige in all colleges , but in mine it's a pain , coz most of the guys feel it's a waste of money and time . well if they kept themselves at that it would have been not too bad , but there are some guys on the prowl who are looking to loot some money thru the symposium .. just wonder what these guys will do in life if they cant be honest at this level .

well tommorow , i have quite a job to do , which requires setting up some rules so that no cash is looted ...

till then it's ciao

12/08/2002

tommorow i am gonna plead with my principal to ask him special permission to attend AMRITA in coimbatore. donno whatz gonna be the reaction.........?
well it cant get better for the first year guys in my college , these guys have college reopening on 24th dec and so have all teh time in the world to attend the symposium at AMRITA inst of technology , Coimbatore .if i were in first year , i would have made sure i bunk a week off to attend the symposium . jus saw the ECE dept's URL < http://aitec.amrita.edu/cbe/elenchus/> . i hear that a general quiz is on the anvil ............and i am supposed to be writing those munsdane 3 hr exams in coll at that time ...........tch....tch.... 2 sad ..
any student visiting my blog , pls try the url http://aitec.amrita.edu/cbe/titan as this will lead u to the home page of the IT dept symposium of Amrita institute of technology,Coimbatore . their events are very good and i am just raring to go there, but alas cant go as my mid sem exams will be on then and cant bunk the exams . the college even though it says students must go for outside symposiums , is no where helpful when it comes to helping syudents to attend any outside symposiums ( all this caused due to the fellows in the academic cell) .

Symposiums are some thing i love , coz it tests your knowledge in a competitive atmosphere and u know really how good u actually are and that too with outstaions trips it's all the more interesting bcoz u get to spend time with ur friends and last time when we went to amrita , we bunked a day xtra to go to ooty and that was one helluva lovely journey ..

seems like igotta wait for some time till an outstation trip comes.......................

12/05/2002

just got some hot news that some thing happened in coll today. didnt go coz all teachers were away, for some meeting and it seems the class rep has to head the class( that's me). but in the garb of giving them some competency course some of the teachers were given the rude shock that they were to be sacked!!! ISSE KEHTE HAIN , ZOR KA JHATKA DHEERE SE LAGE -

more on the episode once i get more info-- spent the better part of the evening along with prassana at PIZZA CORNER with the 99 unlimited slices offer...........

12/04/2002

the past few days have been real fun , with some guest lecture or the other in the sense that we were spared the drudgery of college . today some one was to give us a lecture on VLSI , but unfortunately we had lab and so it didnt happen, but no probs tommorow all the teachers are going off to attend a seminar on core competency , so no classes , but...... the rule says that the class representative must handle the class. our class rep is too good a guy to take classes (your's truly!!!). so donno whether i may attend college bcoz the last time they conducted this so-called XPeriment , i was last seen on the last bench lazing with a couple of magazines and my ears plugged to my SONY .

today it was refreshing to see some progress made in our symposium plans as our HOD and the network administrator gave the orange signal , but the green signal is to be given by our chairman regd the event .

11/27/2002

oh what a day!!!!
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college was boring as usual , with me putting on my zzzzzzz.....ing shoes . the only bright part of the day was the seminar I gave today in college abt guided media in data communication and networks . I personally volunteered to do this yesterday as I felt I had to sprinkle life into the class with the teachers method making the class fully drab.

the second part being , the fact that since we at least have 1 free period a day , i keep the class engaged by conducting a quiz or a debate and this has been going all over this week. it just happened that 2 such classes ( quizzes) was managed by a new male staff. at the end of the quiz at 3 40 pm he came over and was so impressed with me , he said he likes me very much bcoz of my knowledge . He also said that i should try and participate in quizzes outside college in symposiums and walked out .

i was laughing within myself , coz the poor guy dosent know thats the only thing i do while in college ( going to symposiums twice a month) as the classes are ever boring .

Anyway at the end of the corridor i thanked him , and told him about my quizzical conquests and there was a big gleam across his face and he congratulated me and walked away .

i came home at 6 pm and my friend prassana came home with the CD of the new hindi flick " DEEWANGEE" and that kept me engaged for the night . the movie is one of the best murder mysteries i've seen in bollywood since GUPT and HUMRAAAZ. Akshaye Khanna and Ajay Devgan have played their roles to perfection in this movie and what a shiver it generated down my spine . i would rate DEEWANGEE a 8 / 10 on the richter scale of excitement ( if there was one )


11/23/2002

college has started , and we have been given the shocking news that the internal marks of twenty have ben tampered with and that issue was the talk of the week. well in a way that will make me to work even harder to get higher internals and perform better( but cant still help brooding over the fact that i would be getting lower internals , all due to the idiotic academic cell). i guess the number of symposiums will be reduced this semester , as i have to start seriously thinking about my sinking BE aggregate ...........( which is set to hit an all time low due to this sem's internal scam). classes have begun in all seriousness and so have i ! !

11/17/2002

well time has just flown by , coz college reopens tommorow . i guess it will take a week for the teachers and students to start comin in full flow . anyway i dont mind a few free periods ............

11/14/2002

i am just back from watching AMERICAN DESI at SREE . it'a cool movie abt a guy called krishna gopal reddy( rather ...kris , that's how he calls himself) who cant stand the fact that he is an indian and mocks at the relegious practices . he finally ends up in a engg school where his room mates are supposedly indian's!!!! . soon he gets used to the environment in college with the same old story( boy meets girl and happy ending , along with a dash of a weak and sour villain) . but on the whole the movie is avery good comedy movie giving an insight into the lives of indians pursuing higher studies abroad , with all the distractions...................( that really inspires me to work harder on my GRE ! ! !).

11/10/2002

well madipakkam dosent get any better , with the rains , it's back to square 1 with the rain water upto 1/2 my car tyres in the ground floor . now where am i gonna retreat to ?????? i cant stay here coz i feel really bored and restless . i've been COUCHPOTATOing for the past week and my brain is totally drained of what was there inside . i cant go out to buy some snacks nor can i go to any VCD shop to kill time ... well life is sickening to say the least .

my only escapade from these rains in this holidays has been my prescence at my friend achut's sisters wedding . there i met up with some of my classmates and and some of his and we boys had a nice time there ! ! ! . but all that lasted only for a couple of hours as it was getting late and i had to return home .
some of myclassmates have scheduled a meeting( inspired by me of course) tommorow regd our symposium , which i gotta attend , but the state of water here is alarming . the only i can attend that is to go bottom less( like topless ! ! !) coz i have to wad thru all that thigh deep water ( just jokin !).

11/04/2002

regd my amazon adventure in my previous blog , my area MADIPAKKAM and Velachery are totally submerged and full of floods all due to the reversal of a small lake's flow towards our direction . the water level from 2 feet has now gone down to a few inches ( thankfully) . since i couldnt stay put in this wretched place without current , i had to make a small shift in the dead of the night( 4 30 am) from my place to my cousin's . i had to wade thru dirty water for abt 2 kms as all the bus and auto services inside madipkkam were suspended . got an auto some time later and went to central along with dad , only to see that my mother had arrived an hour before and was waiting for us since 5 ( we reached at 6) . after that i went over to the suburban section and took a train to perambur .


phew !! just cut a long story short!! .

today is DIWALI and the mood was pretty high in the morning in tide with the explosions generated by the crackers . well now i know what it is to feel like staying in in a place like Iran or Kashmir as the blasts that u can hear from every corner of the city are a daily realistic phenomenen in such places . ok enough of rambling , gotto go and have a 2nd session with the crackers ! !

11/02/2002

well i am just thru from an AMAZON ADVENTURE wading thru the waters ( upto two and a half feet ) and the various insects,frogs and snakes . i had gone to central to pick my mom at 6 am and i left home at 4 45 am . more on the adventure later . any of u guys who wanna contact me , pls do so at my cell number as i am not staying at my place due to the waterlogging. i will be today at my cousin's house at perambur and tommorow......... ( MUSAFIR HOON YAARON NA GHAR HAIN NA TTHIKANA...)

my plans for today is to come in the evening to Satyam or BCL and spend some time there . so if any of u guys happen to be there , i'll see u there

10/29/2002

well EXAMOPHOBIA is at it's worst for me . i have this very bad habit of keeping things for the last moment and that really shows in my exam paper !!!! the other exams from no- 3 to 6 have just been ok with no-3 and no-6 giving me nightmares ............ all that matters when it comes to writing the madras university BE exams , is that u have to present it neatly underlining all important points ( no matter what crap is inside- JUST FILL IN THE PAGES) . Well all i can say is that when this is the case most of my college guys make sure they know the subheadings and topics to spin their story in bits and bytes. this is where i lose out, and the difference is a whole 9-10% !!!!

all i can say of exams is that it's 2 weeks of tyranny writing it, 2 months of tyranny waiting for the damn results 2 months of tyranny preparing for it and this cycle repeats twice in a year !!!!!!!!!!!!

1 more enemy to conquer ......... err........ lets say 1 more enemy to visit and make compromises, and then thankfully we break for abt 17 days.
so i guess i shall be back on 31st of oct. till then CIAO
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10/19/2002

lazyness + overconfidence = bad day at the office
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well today we had DBMS exam and since i had read around 6-7 chapters deeply in the study hols , i thought i had an edge over my classmates in terms of knowledge ,so spent the 1/2 day holiday in watching Amisha Patel in Humraaz and the next half dozing but alas all that went in vain today .
i came in the morning with a couple of units to finish off in a relaxed mood , saw most of the guys having a "made easy series" book in their hands and they told me that they had read all the 5 units .I envied them at that stage coz i had put in roughly 30 hours to read DBMS really in depth(even then i finished only 3 units) and here these guys in a matter of hours finished it, thanks to those stupid local 30 pages book.

well that made me tense bcoz , 2 units meant 24 marks and i didnt want to miss out on it , but i still had to do a little revision of what i had previously studied , so here i was -1 hour to go and i had to make a tradeoff between -to be read - and -revise already read- . the next one hour i tried loading my brain with all kinds of stuff and i was literally blank because of my stupid tradeoff , when i went into the hall. it took a lot of time to remember things that i had studied and in the end the exam turned out to be a case of sour grapes for me . i was just not able to think and concentrate and just wrote mechanically what came to mind . out of 80 i guess i will only be able to manage only somewhere between 40-50 ....

a real bad day it was .............. and i am now determined to put this debacle behind my mind and focus strongly on my forthcoming exams .

10/18/2002

maths is over and i am gleaming with joy as the subject DISCRETE MATHS looked a little tough before preparation , but yesterday's paper was a absolute sitter , but even then i have made some unpardonable mistakes. but all said and done , considering the tension minutes before entering into the hall , i am happy with the outcome of the paper. yesterday was a mixed day in terms of fortunes as the law of averages caught up with me in the afternoon. in the ecstacy of finishing the exam well i forgot my hall ticket inthe class bench and in realised that when i had travelled around 25 km from my college( somewhere near ambttur -anna nagar). I immideately called up my friend aanand who stays in ambattur , as he took me in his vehicle from ambattur to college and my hall ticket and gel pen were lying safe in the 'dustbin'-(courtesy AAYA).

well there is a limit of forgeting things and i exceeded that , bcoz knowing my college's attitude they would make me run pillar to post to get a duplicate hall ticket . gotta go to study after i decided to invest my time last night watching the ravishing amisha patel in HUMRAAZ on ZEE.

10/09/2002

well i am in the process of taking short periods of studies in between long hours of breaks ! !!!! . well gotto step on the gas in terms of studying ,.. i guess that will be all for the day ..........

10/05/2002

started some thing serious with maths and VLSI , with a bit of OS as a topping !!!! . the next few days are going to be in solitude studying for my exams after which i have a small plan to freak out somewhere in a hilll station , time permitting . anybody from our college wanting to join me can do so by contacting me kartik_kannan@rediffmail.com.

nuthin much to say , i've gotta get back to my table .

10/04/2002

well my labs are over and i am euphoric over my performance in OS lab. so gotta get ready for the main exams that start on 17th .
i got a wonderfulexternal examiner yesterday who was very student friendly so unlike the female we had for DBMS . that female i heard was from Sairam Engg college ( that is a another cracked college ! ! ! !). well all is well that ends well . last evening after college i went to Udayam Theatre along with my friend prassna for the movie RUN. well the movie was pretty good with Vivek's comedy being rip roaring... i've some day gotta have a compilation of his comedies . they seem very logical and all the jokes are intelligent jokes!!

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10/01/2002

phew..................... i had a really bad external examiner today , must be a real psycho the way she asked questions not waiting for me to finish it. here i am , my voice fully in a triumphant tone ,called the examiner to check my program and verify the output and she comes and puts in garbage values ( like putting characterers inn space of numbers box) and says my program has one error even though it works to perfection. that really had me pissed of , as i was expecting her to sign and put a 40/40 for my expt , but all i could do is just gape in disbelief at her audacity to point out that stupid unwanted error!!

well tommoro0w is a holiday and i've gotto prepare 4 OS lab .so bye to blogging .
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9/30/2002

oh........... i am feeling so sad that rain decided to show it's power and might in the ICC trophy finals last night and prevented India from winning it . never mind i guess India has a another shot at it today at the lankans .MODERN RAMAYANA-if i could put it that way , with lankan's up against ram's(saurav ganguly) vanara(sehwag looks like one! !) . army. and it was due to holy intervention that INDIA gave lanka the ultimatum 'live to fight another day' coz the rain god's can only rain there , they cant dare think of comin to chennai . i challenge the rain gods there in lanka to show their might against the city of chennai( and i woyld wish them best of luck in that coz chennai is tooooooooooo hot and warm).

that means 8 hours of my server(cranium) will be idle in executing the process of watching the ICC trophy final rather than glancing at the CODES for tommorow's lab exam. what do do ? cricket is like a NASHA OR OPIUM for me .

9/28/2002

my model exams are just over . my university exams kicks off in a couple of days . so i guess i shall discuss the state of my blogdom only once in a week. i gotto work more and make hay while " the power is there" as chennai is facing power cuts by the hour . today i was a bit tired after roaming alll over the college to spot the HOD to get my record signed and boarded an MTC bus to come home as my college bus is only at 4 pm. after i came home i just started dozing away when i was woken up by a wet sensation all over me( THE POWER CUTS ! ! !). now with the power having come cable tv is not available . damn irritating as one of my favourite movies" CARRY ON ..............) was to be shown today at 9 on zee mgm.

Any ways , no regrets , gotta get back to doing studies.
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my model exams are just over . my university exams kicks off in a couple of days . so i guess i shall discuss the state of my blogdom only once in a week. i gotto work more and make hay while " the power is there" as chennai is facing power cuts by the hour . today i was a bit tired after roaming alll over the college to spot the HOD to get my record signed and boarded an MTC bus to come home as my college bus is only at 4 pm. after i came home i just started dozing away when i was woken up by a wet sensation all over me( THE POWER CUTS ! ! !). now with the power having come cable tv is not available . damn irritating as one of my favourite movies" CARRY ON ..............) was to be shown today at 9 on zee mgm.

Any ways , no regrets , gotta get back to doing studies.

9/23/2002

EK CHOTI SI LOVE STORY

Well , now I know what it is to fall in Love ……………………
I met ‘her ‘ on the 27th of august 2001 when she
came to my house to stay here . when I saw her I was
absolutely stunned by her looks . I pinched my self
twice to see whether this was reality or not . yes
indeed , it was and more so because we shared the same
bed ! soon as time went by ‘she ‘ became very close
to me . I always enjoyed ‘ her ‘ prescence in my
college bus .

Well I think I have given enough clues to generate a
heart attack . ‘she’ is none other than my SONY
walkman . ( really !!!!). My walkman has given my
company where ever I go and it though being a
lifeless mute companion has injected life in to me
many times ( with it’s home theatre like sound
effects) .’she’ has inspired my so many times , as I
regularly keep feeding her with her quality foods(
DURACELL PLUS) .


It just happened that I was so attached to ‘her’ and
loved ‘her’ company around . one fine day I decide to
go for a conference titled CONNECT 2002 from college
. I hand over my bag (containing the walkman) and my
coat to a 1st year guy called Vishwanathan and ask him
to wait outside the gate as I had to rush into
college to say something to my friend . well by the
time I came back the first bus had gone and so had
vishwanath . I hopped in to the second bus and
boarded it to reach the place in a few minutes. As I
got down I spotted Vishwanath and asked him for my
bag and coat . He gave me back a reply “ I HAVE LEFT
IT BEHIND IN THE BUS, BECAUSE I THOUHT U WOULDN’T NEED
IT”. I was shell shocked because I had earlier thought
that during lunch time , since the place was a quiet
place I could listen to my walkman ( with the new
earphone) and enjoy the sound effects as it could not
be felt clearly in a train or in a bus because of the
noise outside and inside . I got very angry could
hardly fathom the reason that “ I wouldn’t need it”.
Well for the first hour or so I was all alone and
fuming within myself . but soon I regained my normal
self and was listening to the conference , but again
the thought of some one eloping with my SONY was
hard to digest .

Soon I went to the PCO booth and after repeated tries
to my college for about 1 hr , I got the pleasing
confirmation that my bag and coat had been spotted and
kept in the transport office. H.mmmmmmmmmmm I was
feeling easy , but still …………….
I came to college (after the seminar was over ) on
the 21st sep morning at 8 30 and asked the guy in the
transport department my bag . I first felt for my
walkman in my bag as an precautionary measure and to
my shock it was not there in the pouch . I reported
this to the officer and he in a very nonchalant tone
told me that he is not responsible. Having been
robbed of my walkman , he further rubbed salt in my
wounds by talking in a rude tone and was indicating
that I might be bluffing.







I was flabbergasted and in a few seconds from now I
had to give my VLSI model exam . so I without any
choice went to the hall. I was so disappointed that I
never even looked at the question paper and spent (
belive it or not) 75 minutes on thinking who could
have probably took my walkman . I was wondering why
most of the romantic fairytales don’t last the
distance . then I thought of people who had lost
their near and dear ones in any mishap and for once I
steeped in their shoes to feel the disappointment and
couldn’t accept the loss. I was thinking , why should
fate spill it’s fatal drink on my SONY . now I
really felt alone and lonely and wondered whether the
fire of my soul had been extinguished and I kind of
wanted to go to a suicide point and jump of from there
.
My mind was like DEVDAS at that time singing within
myself “ SONY oh SONY meri tammana , merah pyaar ,
dewaane se ho gayi galti , jaane doh yaar , I love u “
( as from the movie YAADON KI BAARAT).

The examiner had a glance at me and was wondering what
I was doing as I was totally in a different world with
a forlorn look. Only then did I realize half the time
is gone and quickly looked at the question paper .
some how I managed to answer 7 2-marks questions
and 4 12 mark questions and I guess that last ditch
effort would have somehow taken me past the corridor
of uncertainty ( 40 marks/ 80 ) ! ! ! ! .

I left the hall and didn’t want to sit near any of my
classmates as I felt no one would realize the extent
of my sadness . so I moved in to a secluded spot and
spotted on of the zips in my bag torn . generally I
knew that zip had a problem , so I never meddled with
it. So as I went to straighten it some thing shone
inside . YIPEE !!! it was my walkman , which some
rascal after taking out of my pouch( in the bag) not
knowing where toplace it had kept in this zip. My joy
knew no bounds after seeing it and I let out a war cry
(after waging a battle with Satan in my mind during
the exam). A few people after hearing it were looking
at me strangely , but I didn’t care .
This was like triumph of spirit for me resembling the
SATYAVAN SAVITRI story !

Only in someone’s absence does one realize the
affection one has for him/her and this mini trailer
in my life couldn’t be a better elucidating point .
well if this trailer had so much to offer I guess what
the “ whole movie “ will offer in time to come ! ! !
!

Any comments – bouquets or brickbats on this article
can be sent to katchu21
@hotmail.com or kartik_kannan@rediffmail.com


KARTIK KANNAN





9/19/2002

i am currently at chennai trade centre , in nandambakkam browsing from one of the sify outlets here.
well this place is really cool , and there are lots of big IT companies that one can contact for sponsors whenever i need them in case of a symposium! ! ! .
more about it later tonight as i have to rush to the convention hall as teh seminar begind at 12 and it is 11 56 now

9/18/2002

i am doing this from college . today we had our model exams and we had only half a day , but i could,nt go home coz my route bus to madipakkam wasnt there at 1 pm . it is slated at 4 pm , so i decided i will BLOG it out in my icomputer lab . at last the damn bloody ac is working as all these days ( a month ) alternate labs did not have ac's and that made life miserable here sitting next to these noisy dot matrix companions taking print outs.

my model lab is slated on 27 andd 28 with pracs on 3 and 4th , so i better say bye to blogging and i will be back to blogging after a brief sabbatical into the virtual world.

bye 4 now


my model lab is sla

9/17/2002

THE STORY OF THE HUNTER GETTING HUNTED
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well as my previous blog talks about me being a quizmaster , all those grandiose plans had been shattered as the MECH guys wanted a fully mechanical related quiz and with my knowledge in mechanical being next to nothing , i rejected the offer.

but that proved to be a blessing in disguise as today as i just enquired abt the event a first yr guy came up to me and said that people from our college can participate , so i was there at the ED hall in a jiffy , bunking the last workin day( officially though). what followed afterwards was quiz prelims paper with 15 questions covering some stupid questionns - but some how I along with my friend prassana(E& I)managed to top the prelims and had an easy way to the final and the final was like batting on a bouncy jamaica wicket with questions in mechanical and thermal , fluid mechanics fired at us . but some how due to the grace of god i got some easy direct's and a couple of passes to win the quiz and i won 1000 rs cash.
well that makes the prize money won by me this semester to rs 5000. looks like the guys are all waiting behind my back to give them a treat and i guess this saturday a treat will be on the cards ! ! !

9/13/2002

quizzing-- well this term seems as if it has no ending this semester for me coz the Mechanical department of our college has personally invited to be the quiz host !!! . well since we may have a shortage of participants from other colleges due to the late time of conducting this symposium ,all of vel tech can participate in the quiz. so hope to have a nice time quizzing my fellow vel-technicians and hoping to spot any quizzical genius among the first years so that i can proudly leave behind a heir to " my throne of quizzing".
some of the guys among my gang who are coming are ganesh, sudhir , >, achut , vinu , lakshmi narayanan and other fellas of the gang . No comments: Links to this post

9/07/2002

well i am on cloud nine after being rewarded for my quizzical efforts in the past 2 days. thursday 5th sept i had been to JERUSELAM college of engg and won 1000 rs in web designing along with a guy called vishwanathan and finished 3rd in the quiz finals after doing so well in the prelims. more on their symposium later ..... and the biggest story on the 6th of sept where till 11 30 i was in JERUSALEM coll , i just happened to see a poster of RAJARAJESHWARI college of engg EEE dept and CSE dept having general quizzes , and i was elated seeing that , so what i did was that i scooted imideatly in my kinetic honda along with a guy called kishore of my class ( 45 odd kilometres) to this college just in time for CSE dept quiz where i just was unlucky not to qualify , but that was made up by my victory in EEE department so 1000 bucks to boot again .

life's really cool at this moment , with me becoming richer !!!!!!! more on how the whole issue folded at these 2 symps

9/03/2002

MOMENT OF FAME :-) well my picture has been put up in all the department notice boards in appreciation of my quizzical conquests in SVCET -tiruvellore along with my partner achut(www.achut.blogspot.com). so that makes way 4 some nice feelings today. my voice is down today after a bout of MINTOSIS -- that is what i call a overdose of mint . i kept on hogging them until i suddenly noticed that my throat had become hoarse amd sore. well it has gone from bad to worse amd what's more is that i have to give a seminar in mathematics tommorow on recursive theory and grammar-(DISCRETE MATHEMATICS).hmmmmm............ seems a tall order .

8/30/2002

today thankfully was a holiday and that allowed me some time to recoup from all body pain and mental jag that i had accumulated over the week with the continous tests . all i did was to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........... for 4 long hours . the weather was just great today and it is in such times of overcast weather that the ideal way to relax is to switch on BRYAN ADAMS and i did just that today.

tommorow we have full theory !!!!!!!! boring ..more blogging on the weekend . one of the latest list of bloggers are ashishrai.blogspot.com( not very recent though) and achut.blogspot.com

8/28/2002

I am just back after attending REZITECH 2K2 the annual symposium (IT dept) OF SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA NADAR COLLEGE OF ENGG . their college looks pretty good in the way it has been built . but on the whole it was a disappointing day as I failed to qualify for the quiz and the informals. The quiz seemed a big jackpot as it was made as an online quiz with 3 choices . this system makes way for any tom dick and harry to qualify by fluke and that is what happened with 2 teams coming whose actual knowledge was tested in the finals , with they coming a cropper with 0 points .

Overall the event was I guess by a long standard was a grand …. FLOP . time management is something these guys must practice seriously to add to their repertoire of conducting the event . it is just that whenever I don’t qualify for the finals of a quiz I meet somebody interesting (like - badrinarayan -9th march –MIT). today it was a guy called suraj of HCE , who seems a fine quizzer full of josh and passion. Got to know a lot of tech trivia from him today while sitting next to each other during the quiz . tomorrow is ELIXIR2K2 of the EEE dept . it has ADZAP and some other interesting events , but I guess it is not possible for me to go as I have been roaming around all around tamilnadu for the past month and it is high time I hang up my quizzing boots and call it a day with regard to this semester . hmmmmm so it is back to college in the dull and drab atmosphere there in readiness of sitting next to the damn bloody dot matrix printer to print my record ………

8/27/2002

tonmmorow i am all set to go to SSnadar college of engg. i am posting this blog bcoz whenever i've done that before hand i qualify in the finals of the quiz . so hope to clinch some cash tomm

8/24/2002

i am back to blogging(call that cybernation) freed from the clutches of college hibernation (dats wat i specialize in after lunch zzzzzzzz......) .looks like i've got one more symposium to attend ain SSN on the 28th and thats it , i might have to call it a day this semester@symposiums!!! . i've performed pretty well this year qualifying in the finals of all the quizzes(except the LANDMARK quiz) i've attended .
i am just back after seeing MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE - it's a film worth watching surely as i literally got involved in the story . kareena as usual stole the thunder with her **** looks and rani was beautiful at the same time in certain angles i would rate her cute . i've got this habit of rating chicks as eiter cute or beaautiful --cute means she looks good for the few secs that i watch her and beautiful means she is always watchable and evervlasting in quality!!!!

more on beauty funda later , i've gotto go home ...........

8/20/2002

well my mid sems are going on , so no time for posting craps !!!!!

8/16/2002

AMRITA JOURNEY

JOURNEY TO AMRITA COLLEGE –THE PRELUDE


My holiday ( self –imposed ) started on the 5th of august uptil the 11th where I had decided that me along with my friends would have the time of our lives touring in the garb of a symposium .5th august – venue – SVCE ,sriperumbudur -- I did well in the quiz scoring 8/20 which was supposed to be the cut off , but surprisingly on being pointed the mistake , SVCE guys chose to somehow put my request under the carpet , which made my go wild , all but in vain . SVCE even though having a big name (and of course lots of distractions !!!! ) does not do justice in professionally holding an event . they seem to be too casual about it , as if it were just a poker game played in a small room ( that’s their AV hall). I came home disappointed at not qualifying for the quiz finals, but still seemed to cheer as I had one more shot at a symposium tomorrow on the 6th in thangavelu engg college . I got the news that my paper on nano technology had been selected next day , via e-mail just a day in advance ( professionalism !!!). I had to sit thru the night , to do my PowerPoint presentation which went uptill 8 in the morning with little time in between to catch a wink of sleep .

I quickly boarded a bus coming to TIDEL park stop and reached the college by 9 30 just in time for paper presentation , which went of pretty well as I was congratulated by many participants for my presentation , but some how finished 4th among the 10 finalists . these judges at the paper presentation seem to look more at the presentation than the content and fluency , and this point irritates me . well the most interesting part was yet to unfold ( QUIZ –what else??). I was schocked at the response with as many as 117 teams in the quiz . but somehow my brain waded thru the technical maze and we ( myself and achut) qualified 3rd but the finals was forgetful , with we coming 4th. The next event was adzap –marketing where I thought we put up a decent ad skit – but we made the cardinal engineering sin of presenting our skit in ENGLISH , probably if we had any “TAPPANKUTHU” “ o-podu” style ads we could have caught the attention of the so-called judges. So goodbye Thangavelu , I had to rush from there to go home and pack my bags to catch the 20 15 METTUPALAYAM EXPRESS at central station . there I met 2 of my class mates achut and jaffer . these 2 days had been so exhausting with me having to walk here and there , it showed that evening as I stretched my legs . I dozed off in a minute , only to wake up an hour later ,refreshed – went thru a few computer magazines .


We reached coimbatore at 04 50 hrs and were on the lookout for an internet centre as in the meelee of symposiums we had forgotten to note down the address and phone number of AMRITA college from their website . our hunt ended at 05 30 hrs landing in a small PCO booth with a single computer and a dial up connection @ 50 rs an hour!!!. We had to give in to his rate , but browsed for only 10 minutes and after having got the details we boarded the MANGALORE MAIL which stopped at ETTIMEDAI railway station . the college from there was only a stone’s throw away . the weather was so cool there , with the morning mist over the mountains making a lovely scene as welcoming in all it’s splendour .the college is placed in between 5-6 hills in a lovely place resembling so much of the station in malgudi days.
PART 2
As soon as we made our entry into the college we had volunteers escorting us to the registration counter on a cloudy but cool day. In our small journey upto the help desk I just shuddered at the sight of their superb campus. This seemed to be the ideal place for pursuing studies and I got the indication that this was just the tip of the iceberg and there was more to follow . we were the 20th out of 500 odd students to register . soon we registered for the respective events and were escorted to the hostel , which though was small ,offered a wonderful scene from the balcony . we had to rush to the main hall (Amriteshwari hall) in an hour’s time . so we quickly bathed and went down for breakfast and were waiting for the other 3 members of our gang( GANESH,SUDHIR AND VINU) to join us. These guys(EEE) were coming from ooty midway thru their industrial visit . but they did’nt arrive in time and we three had to attend the events without proper partners . when I went to the main hall , I kind of felt that this college was more like a temple and had students who were all hi-fi at the same time god fearing and pious . I was tending to feel very lonely, as the other 2 guys had gone to attend IT HUNT event which was all about answering 25 questions on a given subject ranging from DBMS, MICROPROCESSORS , OOPS and ………… so on. We necessarily had to be in a team of 2 from the same college to attend these group events so , I was left in the lurch . but later after a request to some one they allowed me to participate alone ,on which my performance there was not too noteworthy!!!.

The next event was quiz at 11 30 am and our EEE gang was yet to arrive there . this made us all the more angry as one of us (jaffer – in this case) would not be allowed to participate as he had no partner . achut and I took up the test and we found the prelims like sailing a boat in rough weather , but still managed to crack a few good ones , but all said and done we were sure that qualifying in the finals was a distant dream when one is competing with 400 odd people in a national level technical symposium . next up was debugging and given my dislike for the programming environment I slept thru the prelims only to be fresh for the sumptuous lunch in store in an hours time . the next event was titled KING OF THE RING which was basically an aptitude test in the prelims and a mock interview in the finals. I gave it a good shot but wasn’t able to finish their array of questions in an hour’s time, but felt from within that participating in such an event brings me on par with best brains all over the country and helps me to gauge myself among the top. Well half a day over 1300 hrs and time for lunch –fried rice with kurma and raitha along with rotis . while we 3 were having our lunch we were very crossed with our EEE gang that had not turned up and in turn spoiled our holiday mood and ruined our chance of participating in ADZAP –as it required a minimum of 3 and max 4 , with my other 2 CSE guys rattling in stage fear.

After lunch when we came out we finally spotted our EEE gang who were misguided in taking a circuitous route to AMRITA .my joy knew no bounds after seeing them and immediately we went to the ADZAP contest and we were to do 3 minute skit on selling a defense software with a punch line and our marketing strategy . we named our software as KALAM’S ANGELS VERSION X.X –with punch line as --- just nuke it ---!!!.sudhir gave a very good marketing strategy with the onus of selling the software to underdeveloped nations –developing nations and so on ….. we thought we would definitely qualify , but judge thought otherwise and so our record of prelims drop outs went on accumulating in Amrita college . as we were walking thru the steps in the main hall I spotted my name printed on a sheet of paper and guess what ? I qualified 3rd in the quiz prelims and I was damn elated as we had beaten fancied teams like CIT and PSG who were behind us in points . that small news made up our day and so we were staying the night in amrita , to come back to have a go at the quiz finals tomorrow .


After qualifying for the quiz our sagging spirits were rejuvenated with some lovely weather in the evening and of course a nice tifffen in their hexa-lotus shaped cottage like canteen , which seemed to us like we were attending an ayurveda ashram with a gurukul like atmosphere where the boys and girls went all out in seing that our request was met and made all possible arrangements to make sure we enjoyed our stay . our plans to go to coimbatore (21 kms from ettimedai) that evening to see a movie was quashed by rain initially and also by the news that AMRITA was organizing a cultural dance programme. So that evening we entered in to a jam packed hall , with first song number being BARDASH NAHIN KAR SAKTA from the movie HUMRAAZ and that catchy number set the tone for the evening , with a string of amazing dance performances. The program got over by 8 and we were in a euphoric mood humming a few tones and went to dinner and over dinner we had a long discussion over some trivial matter that I don’t remember now. It was a lovey night as this is a very rare chance to spend it with your close friends in such an environment talking on all topics under the sun. soon we got tired and had to call it a day as we broke into slumber after a day of mixed emotions .

8/13/2002

well my mood is not all that good after comin back to college this week as i was touring last week from tuesday to saturday.
i had been to amrita engg coll in coimbatore , i thouroughly enjoyed it and of course pepped up by a small visit to ooty along with 5 of my class mates.
more on the tour later . gotto go back to study!!!!

7/29/2002

FUN ON THE RUN –SVCET 26th july

My day started at 5 in the morning ,as soon as I got up I felt a little lazy, so to pep up my mood and spirit I switched on shaan’s” tanha dil and bhool jaa”(on my walkman) and that sure did lift up my sagging spirits . I was browsing thru the questions on my computer , but time flew away so fast that I had to instantly get ready and be at guindy station by 6 10 as I had asked my friend arun to wait at saidapet station at 6 15 am . the train as usual took a few minutes to come and soon I was in saidapet and waved my hands at the two guys that I had to meet at saidapet, Arun and ravikumar.
We just exchanged pleasantries and were joyous in more ways than one , in the sense that this trip to SVCET was a welcome respite from the boredom of college and then existence of GENERAL QUIZ on the symposium agenda stimulated me as VIAGRA would do…to a man …. Well we reached central by 6 52 , to be precise and spotted Achut waiting there .i gave my ‘parachute’(BAG) to achut and headed of to the newly built saravana bhavan in central station , gulping down 2 idlis in quick time . soon sudhir joined the gang and the party started to flow (sad sudhir couldn’t come to SVCET, so could’nt LG and PRASS ). We were discussing a few worldy matters , but I resigned my self to browsing my quiz books and of course plugging on my headgear , with shaan and kishore on the playlist . as stations went by , so did the vel-techies population increase in our compartment , but as soon as we touched Avadi , we had to bid goodbye to them . In a wink of time we reached tiruvellore , our destination . we got out to a blazing welcome by the sun god , as all this time we had not noticed the heat as we sat inside the train .
Soon we discovered that we weren’t the only ones from VT to be there , cse’b’ students were there 15 minutes b4 us and leading that troop was none other than (try guessing)
MS arvind. That guy has to be very careful with his mouth as that is his greatest asset and biggest problem!!!!!. The SVCET boys casually clad in jeans escorted us to the bus and in the bus were many familiar faces all seen in symposiums . the college had one proper block!! And some labs , but no auditorium in sight . soon we saw a shamiana in sight and that was meant to be the auditorium !!!!!.

We first went to the registration counter and gave our names for general and technical quiz and were there lingering for some time (ask achut why? (clue-violet)). we , after watching the dumb paper presentation , proceeded to go ahead with the technical quiz in a classroom . we started off on a positive note and soon found that we were the toppers there . soon after that was the gen quiz , where I initially was not allowed to participate as I was told by SVCET to give chance to others as they had limited number of question papers and said that the finals of tech quiz was to start in 10 mins !!!!!! . but I got furious and didn’t let the SVCET guy have his way and requested him for just 2 mins to finish the paper and buzz off to the auditorium . well looks like that plead worked , coz I ended up getting selected for the finals( hard to belive , coz we wrote for only 4 mins). The technical quiz was a cyber nightmare so to say as we remained on 0 till the last round but managed to muster 10 points in the speed round , to finish a dismal 5th . ONCE –BITTEN TWICE SHY – seemed to be the order as I mentally overcame the debacle to sit in the finals of the gen quiz and things started to go for us with the very first round. The quiz was very easy in the sense that they had 4 rounds astronomy,biology,sports and rapid fire and the questions were text book stuff for 8th graders and such a low standard definitely helped me keep my sway and I won the quiz by an outright and comfortable manner and coolly pocketed 2000 rs and a pizza corner dinner coupon


The adzap formula almost succeded as we finished a close 3rd( no prizes!!!)
With 23 compared to SIET ‘s 24 and sairam’s 26 ( one of my classmates found that thru the judge who happened to be his neighbour). We were sad that we could’nt win coz the crowd really appreciated our performance . we were to sell FEMINA razors (FEMINA is the brand name) and we made a real nice ad out of it .

The next best thing was the dance and the fashion show which will be sent later as part 2 of the day as this mail is already getting big ( more on alaipayuthe portion later!!!!) had a ball of a time












7/25/2002

Alaipayuthe revisited- well as I was just clearing the files in my system I found the file alaipay.dat which was the movie alaipayuthe . I see so much of similarity between myself and madhavan’s characters in alaipayuthe and minnale namely “kartik” and ‘rajesh’ respectively .the similarity goes like this- I love traveling in trains , am a music lover and have my own way of doing things, I show shades of brilliance every now and then , but get back to being my normal lazy self, enjoy bunking classes ,enjoy making potshots at the teachers, sightseeing(pun intended) roaming at hangouts and of course ……….( wondering what’s the gap for? Try searching ‘salim ali ‘ at google and if u are a bit mature enough u should know what I mean ! ! !).
Well tomorrow I am slated to go to sri vekateshwara college of engineering and technology in tiruvellore (40 km from central). So I’ve gotto get up pretty early to board the train at guindy at 6:15 am and of course hope that ‘some thing’ nice crops up (a-la- ALAIPAYUTHE) in the train journey , which is estimated to be a 2hr journey.

The event’s I am going for tomorrow are general quiz , technical quiz(IT related) ,collage, adzap and …… . so hope to strike gold there and hope that paves way for my justification to go to AMRITA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, coimbatore .more abt what happened at SVCET tomorrow on the my daily blog

i guess it’s quite a long time since I put up a quiz
so here goes

In 1995 Java was launched by Sun Microsystems and
which other Company?

Ans : Netscape
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2nd April 2001 was a milestone day in the life of
Bill Gates. What happened?

Ans : After many years he lost his place as the
richest person of the world to Sam Walton of Walmart.

What is the meaning of the word MOTOROLA?

ANS: Motion of sound


7/24/2002

I guess life has never been so sad as it is now ,especially in college. The way the college has started to project itself post-ISO-9001 CERTIFICATION has been ridiculous. These fellows in the exam cell and the so-called dumb-hod’s probably are out of their minds calling the following sick bloody schedule as a brainstorming analysis that they made
Here goes- every Monday as before we continue to have a weekly test , but now added to it are the assignment tests –unit tests from ‘only’ Tuesday to Friday with a gleeful consolation that on Saturday no test is there and soon to follow in a week after 15th of august will be our mid semester exam , which runs consecutively for 7 days(barring the Sunday!!!!) . after that gets over we gave a 6 day week with 5 of them allocated to tests .
With such a * * * * * * bloody schedule , nor can I go to the library (BCL/ACL) neither can I go to any computer classes in the evening and to rub salt on the wounds I have to attend college everyday thereby causing me to miss many technical symposiums ,,which nowadays has kind of become my sole respite from the mundane and drab atmosphere in college.
So to say I am tied down , more like a soldier –who is away from home for years and yearns for a female company to unleash his creativity in the bed !!!!!!!!!!!!!
My story is similar in the sense that coming to college is a necessary evil( in VT) and these days whenever I see the term technical /general quiz , my heart tends to beat faster ( a-la a soldier spotting PREY!!!!)
I am not gonna get tied down by their whimsical attitudes( copying the slave rule as in satyabama) and I am going to go my way , as I feel these symposiums and competitions can so much more teach one the practical competitiveness in the market and how to get used to corporate culture and entertainment in many forms…………….

Well this news has just been announced in college , so I am to meet my principal tomorrow to ask her permission to attend the tests on 8th and 9th sometime later as we guys(5 0f us-ganesh,prassana,sudhir,achut and myself ) were planning a getaway to ooty( DIL CHAHTA HAIN STYLE!!!!) , after attending a technical symposium at AMRITA institute of technology ,Coimbatore on the 8th,9th and 10th of august .
So I just hope that things workout well in my favour . I’l be back to blogging if the reply from my principal is in the affirmative

7/19/2002

hi
i am back after a long time coz the paper presentations , seminars and zzzzzzzzzzzz kept me occupied till date . i've totally forgotten to mention a gret experience i had a evening in isaphani centre. the occaison - was a bloggers meet in chennai
if i remeber right it was the lord's league game against england where india won chasing 272 . i got there at 6 45 pm and first spotted mr kirubashankar ( though the spotting had already begun -a-la SALIM ALI !!!! ( try guessing what i mean). then it was navneet potti and lakshmi and satish ( the order i guess is slightly jumbled) . we were all meeting each other for tyhe first time in the real world after seeing each one's handiwork on himself/herself etched on HTML in the virtual world . we initially moved into CAFE DAY but as we did'nt get seats in a multiple of 6 we moved on to another restaraunt called VJ' DINNER in the basement . we began our discussions with simple introductions . navneet and kiruba were from SIFY , satish was from IBM , lakshmi was from COVANSYS now movin over to EDS and we were finally joined by vijay venkatesh -so to say an indian shawn fanning in the making as he resembled the ideal techno geek with bits and bytes literally gushing out of his hair( i think he had long hair). we soon got down to washing our stomach witha touch of mango in the form of milkshakes and started to discuss about the state of indian blogdom and lots of other technical funda( the one i remember was when the discussion was on a 802.something , set of ethernet protocols which had me in a tizzy as i understood head nor tail of that part. but other topics seemed familiar and my mouth started doing it's talking as soon as it sensed normalcy !!!!!. then we had some chips and i rushed home at 8 along with lakshmi . it was a ideal gettogether evening and what suprised me was the way in which each one spoke to another resembled as if they were buddies for years .( at least on the anonymous world of the Internet). as all good things had to come to an end so the party too wasnt an exeption , but something still was there to keep the mood going , guess what ?? sehwag and saurav ( later rahul and yuvi) .

7/07/2002

INDIA CALLING THE SHOTS

It was 4 years back in school( vidya mandir ) where I was ask to pen my signature on a huge sheet of paper along with my fellow mates. The reason„³ India at that point of time owed a huge loan to the world bank and the signature campaign by students was to literally plead with world bank to let India wash it¡¦s hands off on the loan as India could not pay it back . what occurred to me was that even if world bank did let India off the hook would it teach India a lesson to manage it¡¦s finances better and cure it of it¡¦s obduracy towards managing money. What we immediately needed at that stage was a surgical operation ( in our government) to inject a new lease of life to rejuvenate india¡¦s finances ! ! .
4 years have passed and tables have turned . recently the XEROX revelations have once again opened a can of worms on corruption in business and government.
It has come out as a clean photocopy , only the contents are smudged ! ! ! ENRON,WORLDCOM(owes VSNL 500 million , and that¡¦s my excuse for choosing dishnetdsl over vsnl ! ! ) and XEROX are falling of as the proverbial nine pins stung by allegations of rampant accounting malpractices and accounts .
The latest stinging revolutions by XEROX corporations that the company had made ¡§improper payments¡¨to the tune of 3.5 crores to bag government contracts clearly indicates that there are more worms in the can than one thought of ! ! ! . a more detailed analysis of the scams in a couple of days after I get more info on the subject.

Well India sure have made the the transition from defaulters to lenders , but would this set the cash ringers ringing and make our coffers full , only time will say.

Any comments( bouquets or brickbats ! ! !) on the article is welcome at katchu21@hotmail.com

INDIA CALLING THE SHOTS

It was 4 years back in school( vidya mandir ) where I was ask to pen my signature on a huge sheet of paper along with my fellow mates. The reason„³ India at that point of time owed a huge loan to the world bank and the signature campaign by students was to literally plead with world bank to let India wash it¡¦s hands off on the loan as India could not pay it back . what occurred to me was that even if world bank did let India off the hook would it teach India a lesson to manage it¡¦s finances better and cure it of it¡¦s obduracy towards managing money. What we immediately needed at that stage was a surgical operation ( in our government) to inject a new lease of life to rejuvenate india¡¦s finances ! ! .
4 years have passed and tables have turned . recently the XEROX revelations have once again opened a can of worms on corruption in business and government.
It has come out as a clean photocopy , only the contents are smudged ! ! ! ENRON,WORLDCOM(owes VSNL 500 million , and that¡¦s my excuse for choosing dishnetdsl over vsnl ! ! ) and XEROX are falling of as the proverbial nine pins stung by allegations of rampant accounting malpractices and accounts .
The latest stinging revolutions by XEROX corporations that the company had made ¡§improper payments¡¨to the tune of 3.5 crores to bag government contracts clearly indicates that there are more worms in the can than one thought of ! ! ! . a more detailed analysis of the scams in a couple of days after I get more info on the subject.

Well India sure have made the the transition from defaulters to lenders , but would this set the cash ringers ringing and make our coffers full , only time will say.

Any comments( bouquets or brickbats ! ! !) on the article is welcome at katchu21@hotmail.com

6/23/2002

well i am back after taking a brief sabbatical from cyberspace.well seems like i have made myself really busy for the weeks to come loaded with all kinds of technical funda coz i am into doing a couple of paper presentations and of course a mini project. quizzing too will be on the agenda as i feel this is something which is very interesting , which propels me to dig my foot deeper feeling for potholes along the path of knowledge . but too much of work at home after college has it's own side effects which of course is "zzzzzzzzzzzzing" while class is going on !!!!!.as far as the questions are concerned on my site everyweek here are a couple of questions

Question 6 :
Who/What in cricket is ' Rent-a-Waggon ' ?

And the answer is ... Nick-name of S.Venkataraghavan.

In cricket what is/was 'Operation Chessmatch' ?

And the answer is ... It was the name given to the highly secretive
build-up of the tour of South Afri-ca by rebel England cricketers
while still on tour in India in 1981-82.


6/01/2002

here are some lines that i have borrowed from a man i admire a lot mr kirubashankar( projects senior manager satyam infoway-remember he was the chief guest for vel-syscom 02).Here are two of my favorite anti-smoking punchlines ....
1) If you think you are a smoker, you are wrong. It's the cigarette that smokes you. You are just the sucker at the other end.
2) Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.
Can you think of better ones ??


an interesting article on pramod mahajan is put byme on our vel -quizchamps website ,check it out




well here i am in the crowded , but lovely town of ooty. the weathewr here has been wonderful here in the form of ovfercast clouds and some timely rain and acozy room to beat it all. i guess i would do anything to getaway from the city of 3 in 1 seasons (hot-hotter-hottest ! ! !).no quizzing for the day as i am busy enjoying bountiful and seamless nature......
more on ooty after i come to chennai .

5/30/2002

today this little debate played in my mind whether form matters or content.i guess with innovative marketing in this cuthroatworld , both this factors go a long way to sustain a product in the fray in this commercial market. this thought occured while i was browsing through the pages of PC pro in the British council library regarding the computing equivalent of form as something like an i mac or windows ME !!!. and content as a OS like LINUX .
well dats all for the day as my mouth is all set for gorging pizzas at PIZZA CORNER in a couple of hours.

5/25/2002

Question 1 :
"Dedicated to the second best advertising agency in the whole world ; Whoever they might be." Name the book.

And the answer is ... Positioning - Al Ries and Jack Trout.




Question 2 :
What is " Bill Gates tax " ?

And the answer is ... The amount of money out of the price of a new personal computer that goes to Mic-rosoft in the form of operating system licensing fees and other charges.




Question 3 :
Two of the current management jargons in vogue are FIB & FIPB . What do they stand for ?

And the answer is ... Fire In Belly -for young managers ; Fire In Pot Belly - for fat , middle-aged ma-nagers.




Question 4 :
Which product has/had the punchline " men are from mars , woman are just down to earth " ?

And the answer is ... Femina.




Question 5 :
The first clone of Apple II computer appeared in 1979. What was its name ?

And the answer is ... Orange.




Question 6 :
What could have been Neon , Lyric , Pepper or Silk ?

And the answer is ... Java.




Question 7 :
On whose tombstone would you find the inscription : " Here lies a man ; Who knew how to enlist ; in his service; Better men than himself " .

And the answer is ... Andrew Carnegie.




Question 8 :
When Steve Wozniak was 18 yrs old , he used to sell illegal devices that allowed free long distance phone calls. This was at a place called Homebrew Computer Club . To whom did he make his first free phone call ?

And the answer is ... To the Pope at Vatican.




Question 9 :
In IT world who or what is 'NOISE' ?

And the answer is ... The adversaries and enemies of Microsoft: Netscape, Oracle, IBM, Sun, and Everyo-ne else.




Question 10 :
The first U.S. coin to bear the words "United States of America," was a penny piece made in 1727. There was plain spoken motto inscribed on it . What was the inscription ?

And the answer is ... Mind Your Own Business.

the heat seems to have subsided finally in chennai ( only for a couple of days) , as its not going above 35 .
well WI take on india today , i just hope india beats this WI side 5-0 TO COME HOME WITH A RESPECTFUL FACE .
here's some trivia, india's 2 costliest films to date are both being screened at cannes , K3G (unofficial entry) and devdas(official)

What prize does the United Nations award for fair play in sports?
The Pierre de Coubertin Prize

Who was the first Asian athlete to leap over 8 metres in the long jump.He did it at the 1974 Teheran Asian Games.
.TC Yohannan(father of cricketer Tinu)

This words was derived from Greek.It was used for the first leaf glued to any manuscript with an index/list of contents on it.Literally it meant 'First Glue'.Which word?
.Protocol



5/22/2002

I wish I locate an igloo at baazee.com , to trade my position in chennai with the cool-environs of Antarctica or the alps ,as the mercury dips to unmanageable levels to compete with Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, to go on to prove that Chennai can do better !!!
So I hardly have any appointments outside in this blazing sun, resigning myself to sleeping, reading and idiot-box¡¦ing ( watching TV). I have set upon myself a few quizzical tasks and at the same time master strousstrups invention ( c++) .
I currently am contemplating on a short getaway to ooty to beat the heat , but I guess I would have to miss KNPH on setmax at 9 pm and a couple of deciding onedayers on june 1st and 2nd. India with its current form does not inspire me so much to watch them especially after their meek surrender early this morning ( 237/7 chasing 408).
My collections of quiz questions are going bananas with the amount I have collected over a period of time(!!!!). so all¡¦s well before july for my sharpening my quizzical instincts .
Saw an e-group of quiz foundation in india having operations mainly in Chennai , so waiting to see if they have accepted my application for a member.
Here are questions for this biweekly quiz

Q -1 Disderi, a Parisian, invented a four lens camera and patented it in 1854. What idea did he struck upon to popularise his portraits and photographs of the bearers made on the four lens camera ?

Q-2 Which Indian film-maker has a production company named " Stability is a Curse " ?
( clue- think IBM)

Q -3 At the age of nine , BBC hailed him as a child prodigy . He has won awards galore including a UNICEF special award and UN peace medal for the song " Run For Your Life " , which he wrote , composed and performed for the famine victims in Ethiopia a decade ago . He even has a graduate degree in journalism . Identify the person
( as a clue try connecting A famous song in ANAMICA , salil ankola, govinda, and aditi govitrikar)

the answers

Ans 1 „» the idea of visiting card

Ans 2 „» well if u have got the blues out of ur mind it is the guy who produced HYDERABAD BLUES AND ROCKFORD¡XNAGESH KUKOONOR

ANS 3„» . quite a ¡¥heavy clue¡¦ , well if u haven¡¦t cracked it , it is ADNAN SAMI , the worlds fastest keyboard player, who did the number ¡¨kabhie to nazar milao¡¨ along with the above mentioned names . ANAMICA had a famous song ¡§meri bheegi bheegi see¡¨ which connects to ¡§bheegi bheegi raton mein¡¨ from adnans album.



5/14/2002

hmmmmmmm.........

yesterday was a field day , with me roaming all over spencer and as my luck would have it it took me 2.5 hrs to reach home (finally at 9:30pm)) after literally pushing for the proverbial inch space in the train betweem mambalam and guindy.
here are some questions which will have u stumped
try thinking hard
. Chandravarman, the son of the Moon God and Hemavathi, was believed
to have founded which dynasty?

The Answer is ... Chandela.

"Keep Young Mentally" was very first article in which magazine?

The Answer is ... Reader's Digest.

. The earthen cups in which tea is served at wayside stations in the
North are called what?

The Answer is ... Khullar.

What is the in-house magazine of SPICMACAY called?

The Answer is ... EYE. In the American film industry what kind of a movie is known as a
`sleeper'?

The Answer is ... A low budget movie which becomes a big grosser,
like `The Blair Witch Project'.

There is a worldwide movement known as "critical mass" which has
come to India also, like in Pune. What is it about?

The Answer is ... Cycling in cities

. This was a deal struck by an Iyengar with an Iyer way back in the
1880s. What deal?

The Answer is ... The sale of the newspaper "Hindu".

. What is the name given by ghazal singer Hariharan given to his
style of singing? (try connecting it to nagesh kukoonor and cyberabad ! !)

The Answer is ... Urdu Blues.






5/10/2002

well i am back after just watchin NA TUM JANO NA HUM first day first show in melody theatre. the movie i felt was very well made and would be received well by the audience unlike AAP MUJHE........... ( shit!!! that was a horrible movie). so currently life seems to be revolving around "khana -peena -sona -movies". probably after the test match against WI i will start seriously for any study preparation( should i ?????????/) .
well i guess the lady behind me at the british council libray here wants me to go as my alloted time of 30 mins is getting over.
who came for gnyaan here? well i came here to beat the summer heat ( 42 here in chennai). so its bye from the QUIZZARD OF OZ"

5/04/2002

5/3/2002 5:30:07 PM | kartik kannan iyer]
Well 6 gone and one to go as far as my exams are concerned. at this point my state of mind is not very positive as I see that I have literally jeopardized my chances of getting 85+ in this semester due to my¡¨ disorganization¡¨ , but in the bargain , the performance this time is definitely better than 3rd sem ( forgetful memories) as all exams have decently and comprehensively passed the corridor of uncertainty which was plaguing me last time. I guess my marks would linger around 75 -80 in overall and I would be doubly happy if i could sneak in 80 but all that is subject to the internals put for me by the gang of ruffians and rascals( ¡§collective noun for the teachers in my department¡¨). I guess a little more organized and well directed efforts would see me bail out of trouble . BBC mastermind quiz was quite easy in the sense that I answered around 20 right out of 50 , but I guess I could have answered more if I had brushed up on my general knowledge. I guess I have to take stock comparing myself with the top fellow students all across our nation( may sound a bit far-fetched now, buts dats reality) contemporaries as to where I stand in excellence in activities like mock interviews, QUIZZING OF COURSE, programming and debugging contests and of course the 4 big exams that I wil be sitting down soon after 2003 World cup.( GRE,GMAT,TOEFL,CAT). All that and more in this 1 month of holidays sitting in this city( Chennai of course) of 3 seasons¡Xhot , hotter, hottest . from now onward my site will feature a quote, anecdote and a small quiz .so lets get started to end my diary!!!!

QUOTABLE QUOTES
1 if you want to be beautiful spend a minute before the mirror, 5 minutes before tour soul and 15 minutes before god.
2 We are born with our eyes closed and our mouths open , and we spend whole of our lives trying to reverse that mistake of nature
LETS GET QUIZZICAL

1 Name the first Indian actress who featured on TIME magazine's cover.

. Japan hosted the first Olympic Games in Asia on Oct 1, 1964. What did they introduce to commemorate the event?
Answers„³
1 no its not Malaika arora !!! it was parveen babi( she was india¡¦s answer to Pamela Anderson!!!)
2 the bullet train
so I sign off on a quizzing note . I guess many of us would have loved peeping into the daily lives and routines of the famous ( say bill gates,sachin¡K¡K)
here is a wonderful opportunity to take a peep into the life of 1 to- be ¡Vgreat person!!!!(who else , but me!!!!!!!!!!!!!). try visiting this site thrice a week to see my crap on cyberspace .
pamela anderson is all over chennai ( i mean it's so "hot" ). i definitely would like to seek respite from this weather , retiring into the cool confines of a hill station somewhere . but for now its just studying ................. the exams i have done so far have not been bad , but if i am to improve my percentage i ought to finish portions more quickly and not keep them for the last minute(nuthin new ). micro procc,ds,oops and toc to follow , somethin like walsh,ambrose,dillon,black,prasadto follow like the tailenders . these subjects r scoring subjects , but must never take them lightly (just as in the proverb--PARTHAL PUNAI PAYINTHAL PULI),
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Well 6 gone and one to go as far as my exams are concerned. at this point my state of mind is not very positive as I see that I have literally jeopardized my chances of getting 85+ in this semester due to my¡¨ disorganization¡¨ , but in the bargain , the performance this time is definitely better than 3rd sem ( forgetful memories) as all exams have decently and comprehensively passed the corridor of uncertainty which was plaguing me last time. I guess my marks would linger around 75 -80 in overall and I would be doubly happy if i could sneak in 80 but all that is subject to the internals put for me by the gang of ruffians and rascals( ¡§collective noun for the teachers in my department¡¨). I guess a little more organized and well directed efforts would see me bail out of trouble . BBC mastermind quiz was quite easy in the sense that I answered around 20 right out of 50 , but I guess I could have answered more if I had brushed up on my general knowledge. I guess I have to take stock comparing myself with the top fellow students all across our nation( may sound a bit far-fetched now, buts dats reality) contemporaries as to where I stand in excellence in activities like mock interviews, QUIZZING OF COURSE, programming and debugging contests and of course the 4 big exams that I wil be sitting down soon after 2003 World cup.( GRE,GMAT,TOEFL,CAT). All that and more in this 1 month of holidays sitting in this city( Chennai of course) of 3 seasons¡Xhot , hotter, hottest . from now onward my site will feature a quote, anecdote and a small quiz .so lets get started to end my diary!!!!

QUOTABLE QUOTES
1 if you want to be beautiful spend a minute before the mirror, 5 minutes before tour soul and 15 minutes before god.
2 We are born with our eyes closed and our mouths open , and we spend whole of our lives trying to reverse that mistake of nature
LETS GET QUIZZICAL

1 Name the first Indian actress who featured on TIME magazine's cover.

. Japan hosted the first Olympic Games in Asia on Oct 1, 1964. What did they introduce to commemorate the event?
Answers„³
1 no its not Malaika arora !!! it was parveen babi( she was india¡¦s answer to Pamela Anderson!!!)
2 the bullet train
so I sign off on a quizzing note . I guess many of us would have loved peeping into the daily lives and routines of the famous ( say bill gates,sachin¡K¡K)
here is a wonderful opportunity to take a peep into the life of 1 to- be ¡Vgreat person!!!!(who else , but me!!!!!!!!!!!!!). try visiting this site thrice a week to see my crap on cyberspace .

4/25/2002

hmmmmmmmmmm'

pamela anderson is all over chennai ( i mean it's so "hot" ). i definitely would like to seek respite from this weather , retiring into the cool confines of a hill station somewhere . but for now its just studying ................. the exams i have done so far have not been bad , but if i am to improve my percentage i ought to finish portions more quickly and not keep them for the last minute(nuthin new ). micro procc,ds,oops and toc to follow , somethin like walsh,ambrose,dillon,black,prasadto follow like the tailenders . these subjects r scoring subjects , but must never take them lightly (just as in the proverb--PARTHAL PUNAI PAYINTHAL PULI),

4/19/2002

i am back again at it,
this site for noe only contains weekly updates , but as soon as exams ar over my site will be flowing with info all around .
have communication engg inn a couple of days and in between DS i also have to attend the prelims of BBC mastermind AT NARADA GANA SABA. donno whethre i will go as the devil of DS (bala) haunts me, but the devinely face of sidharta basu pulls me with a forcethat is greater than newtons 'gravity' .so i guess i should retire back to my study and aim for higher grades rather than roaming around in cyber space .................

4/08/2002

hi
i am back again after a brief interlude as i was busy preparing for those nonsencial practical exams.my mind is now at ease with just the theory exams to follow.i had a nice time in the evening playing cricket after something like 6 years !!.nutjin much seems like SATYAM IWAY is all set to close shop for the day so i gotta rush back 2 milestones(3.2 kms to be precise).there will be a lot more on my site once i get another internet comnnection.

so its goooooooooooood night to myself

4/01/2002

i spent the day "figuring" out how i am goin to battle out DATA STRUCTURES on my most hated rendezvous of bill gates lab as most of the damn bloody computers hang terribly .
the other half was spent on the bed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
so here i am with my first message on blogspot, with nuthin much here as my greycells arent in the best of form after battling april fools day

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