Monday, December 06, 2004

New date for Get2Gether

Hi ppl,

A Slight change in plan. The Get2Gether is postponed by a week and will be held on the 19th of December. More time to give suggestions abt venue, plan etc...:)

Around 13 people have confirmed that they will be present on 19th. Lets make the number bigger!!

Venue is to be decided and will be informed shortly. Just make sure u r there that day!
Cya all,

Cheers,
Vikas

Monday, November 22, 2004

Welcome back Mama!

Hi all,

As u all know, Mama is back from Australia for a holiday. Spoke to him yesterday and we have decided that we will have an official class get together sometime in December. I am mentioning this in November itself and a mail will also come in the group. We had a good time last year but there was a rather poor turnout with 16 people present physically and Mama and Noise over the phone. In effect, we can take the strength as 17. But the no. of people who had agreed to come was greater than 25, that was the sad part.This time around, we should expect a bigger crowd to be "physically" present and we can have a lot of fun. We are asking for just 1 day, that too a weekend. So please guys, don't disappoint us. Make yourselves free. We'll let you know the date and venue soon. Suggestions are welcome.

Cheers,
Vicky

Friday, November 19, 2004

M = 3E8

No guys I have still not gone cranky.. ( though I am in the process.. ). The subject absolutely makes sense. We are reaching 1000= M(in roman) = 3E8(in hex) hits. 1000 is a important landmark for a blog having been operative for just about three months.

About the number 1000 ( just for info)

Cardinal One thousand
Ordinal 1000th
Factorization 2^3 \cdot 5^3
Roman numeral M
Binary 1111101000
Hexadecimal 3E8











(source - wikipedia) I know I know.. anybody can write these simple facts .. but its all about time..

The lucky guy will be the one to hit the 1000 mark on the page..
Hey I can do that .. I can refresh the page 4 more times and... damn the network...*%$$%

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Murder.. at workplace!!!

No this is not about the murder of any (dumb) manager .. nor any (useless) software engineer...But it was a murder of an innocent snake which had made a very foolish mistake of making itself visible to a bunch of roaming killers-men.

A snake was killed just now when were having our tea outside. It was a " Rat snake " an non poisonous one. The incident proves that humans are inherently cowards and completely self-centered. In my sadness I even forgfot to take its pic.

Think of the situation when humans will be killed by a better evolved animal/ an alien whenever he comes out to have tea/lunch. That time might come sooner than later.

Every animal has equal right to live on this planet. I cant imagine a planet full of pathetic humans.

May the soul of the snake Rest In Peace. And let god provide man with a little sympathy and commonsense for his fellow inhabitants of the earth..



Sunday, November 07, 2004

Why Yash Chopra makes his movies in Switzerland

DISCLAIMER:
After seeing the title, if u are thinking about Yashji's movies and trying to recreate them through this pile of b******t written below, there won't be a bigger dumb-ass than you. Just for the sake of the title, I have given a few good points about the beauty of Switzerland ( I guess!!).

To begin with, if u are too bored to read the entire story, I candescribe Switzerland in one word: Pure (am being ideal here :)). If ur patient enough, read on...

Was pretty excited about my first Onsite trip, though it was only for2 weeks. That too, if the client location is in Switerland, u havemore reasons to be excited. Well, I did not have the best of journeyswhile going. On the way to the airport, we had a small accident nearBangalore football Stadium with an auto for no fault of ours (auto,obviously!!), at a time when that place was swarming with autos.Somehow the driver made a settlement and dropped us at the airport ontime. Went inside to find that my flight was delayed by an hour. Iguess my mom was starting to get the creeps!! Met a group of softwareEngineers who were going to Zurich in the same flight as mine,befriended them and was with them till we boarded the flight inMumbai. My troubles continued in the flight when Kalpesh, the guysitting next to me in the flight, started talking to me. He was goingto Antwerp to a diamond industry. He asked me if I am going toBrussels. I told him, I am going to Basel, not Brussels. He started talking about Basel, told me he's heard a lot about it, and then askedme…Are u going to Brussels? Somehow explained him again. He kindareminded me of Dori, the fish with short-term memory loss in FindingNemo. He was a strict Jain and started complaining about the food,whatever they got him. Finally, they settled for 2 apples. I feelsorry for the airhostesses! All along, he was explaining some diamond manufacturing, which I never listened to. Morning, before alighting,he asked me, Brussels? My mind was half inclined to kill him, but I just said Basel and came out of the plane. Not the very best of starts for a journey to a place like Switzerland. And to think of that gorgeous Bangalore babe who was in the same flight to Mumbai andZurich and was sitting right in front of me! Anyways, Zurich airport is wonderful, u can never get lost, even if you want to! One thing I observed as soon as I came out was the no. of pet dogs. Every otherperson has a dog, and every third person in the airport gets his/her dog along! And I am really scared of dogs!! So lets forget this.
From Zurich to Basel, the train journey was just awesome! I saw theSwiss countryside for the first time and was really impressed, I had 2 other Indians for company and they were OK. Switzerland on a Sunday looks dead. Nobody comes out of their houses! Basel is a nice littletown, but can get boring after a period of time except summers where nice chicks walk around the Rhine river in bikinis or minis at themost ;-). Sadly, I could not witness that as it is nearing winter there. I wont describe my Office work here as it was hectic. Somehow,I managed to pass off the 5 working days.

Saturday:
My first day of sightseeing. Had 2 colleagues with me for company. We decided to go to Montreaux and then to Lausanne. Montreaux is a honeymooners paradise, they say. The train route is called Golden Pass route and the journey through the countryside was absolutely breathtaking!! You can see them in the first few photos I have taken from the train. We reached a place called Spiez where we had to change trains. This is one beautiful place! Check out the photo of the hill and the lake with boats and the chapel. The place is much better than what is shown in the photograph. Well, we had a train to catch and we took the train to Montreaux from there. The journey to Montreaux is also very beautiful, particularly as we near the place and get a glimpse of lake Geneva from the top. Montreaux is a nice little town,famous for shopping and the lake. It also has a chateau, where u get proper Swiss cheese. We couldn't go there though. The lake is supposedly 100 km wide and boats start from here to France and also from Lausanne and Geneva. After spending a few hours here, we took the train to Lausanne. This city is much better than Basel and is known for its numerous chapels and old style buildings. It also has an Olympic park. Check out the photos of the churches and the buildings there. By the time, we left Lausanne, it was almost 7.00 PM and the journey back was 4 hrs. Reached Basel and went straight to sleep, in anticipation of the next day's plan. Overall, had a great day.

Sunday:
The plan was to visit the Alps. All of my colleagues were busy and had to go to office, so I went alone. I first went to Interlaken, which is like a main junction to reach the different places in the Alps. I had3 options with me, there is a beautiful place called Lucern and from there, you can go to Mt.Titlis, highly recommended. The 2nd option is to a place called Meringein via Interlaken, a place famous for its deep gorges. The last option and the one I selected was to Jungfraujoch (spelt: Yöngfro), the top of Europe via Interlaken. It is around 3454m above sea level. The reason I selected this was because of the snow. A really beautiful place, u can see it for yourselves in the photos of the snow. The best part of Jungfraujoch was the ice palace. This place is completely made of Ice, the floor, the walls,and the sculptures inside. I went inside the palace wearing a casual shirt, jeans and a jacket. Boy! Did I freeze! The temp. was around1ºC. & my hands were totally numb! After the ice palace, I went out to the snow. It was a wonderful sight, snow everywhere around you.Sadly, there were no sledge rides then. (These are driven by a specific breed of dogs, just like the Eskimos). After a walk in the snow, I went in an elevator whose speed was around 150 kmph (not sure but I heard itsomewhere) that takes you to the topmost point of Europe. Saw almost a 100 Indians there, most of them Northis, but there were a few Kannadigas too! Dunno whether they were a part of a film troupe or something, but there were a few babes in that group. This place has a restaurant called Bollywood, where u get Indian food. Thanks to Yash Chopra for making this place popular.
After roaming around the place, finally, I took a train back to Basel via Berne, the capital of Switzerland. Had an unpleasant journey up to Berne where I was surrounded by ladies on all sides (aunties to be precise, except for two, one okay okay babe and other was a granny). Except for the granny, who slept all along, the others were just staring at me! I thought I am in some ladies compartment or something,but there were other guys also in there. Then I thought something's wrong with my face, nothing was wrong, I found out later. Something wrong with the ladies, I guess their adrenaline started flowing ;-). Another great day came to an end.

I didn't have much to see other than these two places except on Friday nights when I went to the movies with my colleagues. Guess what the names of the theaters are…Rex, Plaza, Kino, Symphony!! There is another theater, Capitol whose balcony is underground!
Gyan: Kino means theater in German.

In Switzerland, the shopkeepers also behave like Office goers and close shops at 5 PM everyday, except on Thursdays (closes at 8 PM),which is shopping day for us. They don't open on Sundays. So, went shopping on Thursday along with friends. There was also a carnival opposite to our office that was quite good. Bought so much chocolates that my bag tore in Mumbai and it had nothing but chocolates! Friday night, we saw the movie 'The Terminal' and we were generally teasing our friend about him getting stuck in Terminal A-67 like Tom Hanks in the movie. Well, the next day, when I was flying back, at the check-in, I found out my terminal to be A-67!! And at the terminal,they had given seat nos. to all except me!! Fortunately, one more Indian came along who gave me company there, as in even he did not have a seat no. still. Finally got in the end, it was a window seat and u can get one of the best views of the Alps from the plane amidst the clouds! I'd pay to see that again.

There are some "interesting" places also in Switzerland. One was opposite to our office, one near my apartment (This I completely missed out, all along till I final day, I was thinking it was a nice little home, saw the signboard on the last day. Damn!). Anyways, TV is boring there with mostly German channels except for CNN and BBC. After 12, it is verygood. ;-). If u have nothing to do, go to the heart of town to a place called Barfüserplatz and enjoy the crowd there with a hot cup of coffee or a cold beer.

Well, by and large, I have explained almost everything I did there.I'd love to go there again, but on a holiday and not from work. Lets hope. Anyways, wake up guys, story over! Get back to work!! but before that, Comments appreciated, either good or bad. Have spent 3 hrs writing this, atleast for the sake of it.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Photos of my Swiss tour

Hi all,

Well, I am back! It was a good tour, though the work was a bit heavy. I have uploaded the photos in the link below. I will write in detail about my (mis)adventures during the weekend. Till then, enzoi the photos!!

Link: http://photos.yahoo.com/vikasyv_2000

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

The Great Divide----A Rebuttal

Good work, Nidhi and Thicks. I was rather surprised to find that you had
gathered information from our class girls. But not surprisingly, completely inaccurate information. :D

Let's go over the list once more, shall we?

1. Want the boys to be honest Guys, if you intend to follow this, you are doomed. The term honest here means "tell me what I like to hear". This rule is never to be forgotten.
2. It is no problem if they smoke or drink but they should change after marriage ;) I won't comment much on this. It's probably the most accurate observation here, though not very accurate.
3. Not attracted by handsomeness nor brains Keep on dreaming guys! This is almost never gonna happen (unless you're really really rich :D ). Period.
4. Hate prevaricators. What is actually meant here is "Hate a guy who would prevaricate in agreeing to something I say."
5. They should respect their wishes, should act in a civilized manner.. "Respect their wishes" translates to "bow to my whim and fancy". "Civilised manner" is rather misleading since what translates as civilised for one girl is not civilised from another's point of view.

Let the flaming begin

The Great Divide

PPl we have kept it from the public for a long time..I would wish to divulge now.

It is about the opinion poll we had conducted in college(for guys)and in train on the way to kodai (for gals).
Ppl dont have so much time to read a long post and my boss is peeking through the cubicle hole. so I will cut the story short..

The question was " How do u want ur betrothed to be? " Simple question we thought but we got really varied (weird??) ideas. There were two distinct camps.

All the boys described the facial and somatic features of the girls they wanted to marry.. Many were stressing on the vital stats and hair!!!!!!!!!

Almost all boys wanted gals with long or medium long hair(bob-cuts listening??) except for one famous person (now in delhi) who wanted a gal like Halle berry (If the spelling is wrong, it is deliberate)
Another guy wanted a gal with long golden coloured hair with vital stats x1:x2:x3.. take a guess..

(My next entrepreneurial idea is a shampoo which increases/decreases the length of the hair according to the wish and and changes its color often :) )

The next set of group were the gals. Initially they acted?? shy but later let us know their wishes..
1. Want the boys to be honest (Oh my god!!!!!!)
2. It is no problem if they smoke or drink but they should change after marriage ;)
3. Not attracted by handsomeness nor brains ( hoorray I am in .. I dont have both:) )
4. Hate prevaricators.
5. They should respect their wishes, should act in a civilized manner..


So what can I say??? How do we bridge the gap??

I need comments atleast for this post....


Regards,
Karthik
Srinidhi



Tuesday, October 26, 2004

I am Hobbes!! :)

This post may be self-centred but still I am what I am????

You're Hobbes!
You're Hobbes. First of all, the makers of this
quiz would like to congratulate you. You have
our seal of approval. You are kind,
intelligent, loving, and good-humoredly
practical. You're proud of who you are. At the
same time, you're tolerant of those who lack
your clearsightedness. You're always playful,
but never annoying. For these traits, you are
well-loved, and with good cause.


Which famous feline are you?


Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Brainless BAN

Enough of this bullshit "ban"/moratorium on non-Kannada movies in Karnataka! X-(

I)Commercial Kannada movies for the last 10-15 years have sucked. They still suck.
The actors can't act. The directors and story writers are retarded. The audience for these has narrowed down incredibly, and truly represents the lowest common denominator amongst Kannadigas.

II) Alternative/Art Kannada movies still kick A**. Sadly, no distributor will risk his/her money on them.

III) This brain-dead "moratorium" will do no good to the Kannada movie industry. The same garbage masquerading as movies will be churned out, the same tiny taste-less fraction among Kannadigas will watch it.

The funniest part of this episode is the Telugu and Tamil film-wallahs et. al. threatening to do the same to Kannada movies in their states. REALITY CHECK! Kannada movies are hardly exhibited in these places anyway. And when nobody watches them in Karnataka, what are the odds of (Kannada)people living in Tamilnadu and AP watching them? (They'll still have Udaya TV!)

One oft-used counter-argument against those Kannadigas opposing the moratorium has been "When Tamilians and Telugus support their movie industries, why can't you people do the same for the Kannada movie industry?" In other words, you're either with us, or you can't call yourself a Kannadiga. What a load of garbage! Who the hell gave the "Kannada film industry" the right to think that they represent Karnataka and Kannadigas? I for one, am ashamed of creatures like Upendra, Ravichandran and other "stars" of Kannada moviedom. We need more Karnads and Kasaravallis, for crying out loud!


Post-Rant Disclaimer: I am a Kannadiga. The last Kannada movie I watched in a theatre was 3 years ago. I fortunately don't remember aything about it. When I am in a particularly masochistic mood, I turn on a Kannada/Hindi/Tamil/Telugu channel and watch movie trailers and songs. I hold most Indian movies in absolute contempt.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Google Adsense

Guys dont you think we should sign up for Google Adsense? We can earn a hell lot of money if that clicks. But we need more ppl to read our blogs. Suggestions for this please

Friday, October 08, 2004

Some scientific facts

Found accidentally at GNU site


The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays,
exams, and class room discussions; most were from fifth- and sixth-graders.
They illustrate Mark Twain's contention that the "most interesting
information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop."

Question: What is one horsepower? Answer: One horsepower is the amount of
energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.

You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to
getting hit. If you don't hear it you got hit, so never mind.

Talc is found in rocks and on babies.

The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.

When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms.
But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

Clouds are high flying fogs.

When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When
planets do it we say they are orbiting.

Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.

While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it is
really only centrificating.

Some day we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any direction.

South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.

Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back
into a sun in the daytime.

Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees
between freezing and boiling because there are 180 degrees between north and
south.

A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.

There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered.
Finding them all means living forever.

There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth because of
so much population stomping around up there these days.

Lime is a green-tasting rock.

Many dead animals of the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be
oil.

Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you don't why you should.

Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they're
there.

Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make water, so
sometimes it's brother against brother.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never
been able to make out the numbers.

We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets
blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions
are things that are still all mixed up.

In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as
many H's as O's.

I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that
is the important thing.

Clouds just keep circling the Earth around and around. And around. There is not
much else to do.

Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a
drop, it does.

When there is fog, you might as well not mind looking at it.

Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water.

We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won't drown when we breathe.

In making rain water, it takes everything from H to O.

When rain water strikes forest fires, it heckstingwishes them. Luckily it
affects we of the humans unlike that.

Rain is often spoken of as soft water, oppositely known as hail.

Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.

Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog's tongue will kill the
strongest man.

A blizzard is when it snows sideways.

A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.

A monsoon is a French gentleman.

A thunderstorm is like a shower, only moreso.

Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

Isotherms and isobars are even more important that their names sound.

It is so hot in some parts of the world that the people there have to live
other places.

The wind is like the air, only pushier.

Question: In what ways are we dependant on the sun? Answer: We can always
depend on the sun for sunburn and tidal waves.

Until it is decided whether tornadoes are typhoons or hurricanes, we must
continue to call them tornadoes.

Dilbert Quotes

A MAGAZINE RECENTLY RAN A "DILBERT QUOTES" CONTEST. THEY WERE LOOKING
FOR PEOPLE TO SUBMIT QUOTES FROM THEIR REAL-LIFE DILBERT-TYPE
MANAGERS.

HERE ARE THE TOP TEN FINALISTS:

1. "As of tomorrow, employees will be able to access the building only
with individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday
and employees will receive their cards in two weeks." (This was the
winning quote from MS)

2. "What I need is an exact list of specific unknown problems we might
encounter." (Lykes Lines Shipping)

3. "E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should
be used only for company business." (Accounting manager, Electric Boat
Company)

4. "This project is so important, we can't let things that are more
important interfere with it." (Advertising/Marketing manager, United
Parcel Service)

5. "Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule." (Plant
manager, Delco Corporation)

6. "No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been
working on it for months. Now, go act busy for a few weeks and I'll
let you know when it's time to tell them." (R&D supervisor, Minnesota
Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)

7. Quote from the Boss: "Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say."
(Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)

8. My sister passed away and her funeral was scheduled for Monday.
When I told my Boss, he said she died on purpose so that I would have
to miss work on the busiest day of the year. He then asked if we could
change her burial to Friday. He said, "That would be better for me."

(Shipping executive, FTD Florists)

9. "We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not
going to discuss it with the employees." (Switching supervisor, AT&T
long Lines
Division)

10. One day my Boss asked me to submit a status report to him
concerning a project I was working on. I asked him if tomorrow would
be soon enough. He said, "If I wanted it tomorrow, I would have waited
until tomorrow to ask for it!" (Hallmark Cards executive)

Thursday, October 07, 2004

guys, lets really compile it

well, booze party had ots of fun and lots of stupid acts. mama, thil anyone of u guys can compile all wonderful dialogues and give a comprehensive picture about he party. anyone taking this initiative. those who boozed that night need not compile....

Chikku

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Muddy and XXX Rum.....in detail!

I think Harish missed out on certain very important aspects
of Muddy's rum story.
It started with us sending Muddy out to get rum for himself.
Muddy, being the innocent ignorant idiot, wanted our advice.
He was clearly told to buy "Khoday's XXX Rum".
Muddy returns with a bottle of rum.On unwrapping, we saw that
the idiot had got some unheard of obscure stuff labelled
"Amruth XXX Rum". Well, a lot of jaws dropped thanks to Muddy's discovery
of a new brand of rum. Somehow, all of us were in a generous mood and attributed
it to the shopkeeper misguiding poor innocent Muddy!
But guess what muddy's story was?
Muddy: "No man, that guy suggested Khoday's rum itself"
Us: "Then why the f*** did you get this stuff?"
Muddy: "Well, it said XXX Rum, so I asked him about it"
Us: "And?"
Muddy: "This cost 40 bucks, and that Khoday's stuff you guys suggested cost 45 bucks"

All I'll say is, no one drank a drop of "Amruth XXX Rum" that night.

Muddy and his XXX

I dont know whether this article has come up or not i didnt check it out...

Guys will surely remember who had made to this So-Called Farm House where we had the only Guy's party. In fact it around 7 or 8 in the night when people started landing into the farm house. We were around some 15 - 20 people i think and those who wanted to booze had got all the required stuff and muddy was desperate "avathu yene agalli yenne hakle beku antha decide madidha". They went to some wine shop to get more of those stuff and some one asked muddy whether he will be having Bear or a Vodka , and to our surpise he told no i dont know i need yenne that's all(In the last report or comment he states that he is bewada that means drunkard, then how come he doesn't know what is Bear and Vodka????). Avagle avanige full kick hodedithu. And in the end he got a RUM which is famouslly know as XXX. Still our muddy remembers his XXX....

Muddy we need Ur expert comments for this...XXX

Another edition to kannada Slangs

hey sakat maga full entertainment happening in over here...
makla kelasa illa antha bari inthve madi...

adake nanu ondistu contribute madtha idini..

Sakat - andre nice one. Ex : yele alli nodo sakat piece bartha idde

Nayi - means dog it can be associated with any thing. Ex: nayi maga aah hudigi, nayi thara ithu
maga aah film athva aah spot.

Goobe - that means owl u use when someone acts stupidily loo goobe thara adabeda.

Yentha - andre its supposed to be mlore language its for asking what?

some yet to come in the coming episodes.....

Monday, October 04, 2004

Hey guys,

Sitting in my cubicle on the day which i loathe the most (everybody, infact!), i've begun to wonder...WHERE THE HELL IS EVERYBODY TODAY???? no blogs, no mails, Monday morning blues has had quite an effect on everyone...Well, like Jyo said, there have been very few participants in this blog including those who shouted in that corner box for a brief period of time! All those who have stayed quiet all these days are requested, rather ordered to put down something, not forwards, something about the class or yourselves so that the regular participants can put their comments or columns...ok, i agree few people do no have net connection unlike the lucky people like me :) but atleast those who have can put down some shit! anyways, let me start some discussion..
Vj mentioned about the "give up" level chinki and her IEEE paper. thinking of that, i was just wondering abt the 8th sem seminars which we had and which will now be removed from the curriculum(unfortunately). How many of us actually made a proper presentation, building the whole thing from scratch..like we did not use one source for most part of the presentation, something on those lines. Lets be honest, ok? I accept that 50% my presentation came from a single source. we can also give our feedback on some interesting seminars like Muddy's for e.g. if we remember anything...Howzzat??..........i know it sounds crappy, but can be fun..i am not asking all the plagiarists to confess, just some curiosity and also interested abt levels of plagiarism that can take place after engineering, like in our jobs, masters, etc...anybody have any experience in that, not necessarily theirs, which they can share? Over to u guys...

Vicky

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Advanced Kannada Slang

Here are some slightly 'advanced' Kannada slang terms. Yenjaayy!
(Please refer Nidhi's posts for basic terms.. :D)

1. Bharatharatna :- person who is very honest. (Any such creatures here?)

2. Achchu\Batti :- To copy in exams. (Been there, done that!)

3.Seize :- Caughted Redhand.

4.Sinku:- Escape ,Ex:- Poice baruva munche baa maga sink agi bidona

5.Kalakar:- Jack of all.

6. Chamcha : A Person who uses lot of 'Maska' to promote his self interest. The villan in old kannada movies,nowadays potrayed as a statesman.

7. Batti/Fitting :- Pimping. ex:- Lecturerge namma mele Olle batti itta maga aa attender. (As evidenced by the one and only Dork Lord!)

8. Yenne/Gundu : Liquor. Booze. Usu. followed by a 'Thalping'session. The in-thing to do in the pubs esp. by young people. (Does muddy qualify for the term 'people'?)

9. Thalpu : Eat rather, Gobble. eg. "Thalp it all I say !" is famous when you go for a free Luncheon/Dinner in a star hotel. (Personal experience guys!)



Thursday, September 30, 2004

wassup!!

hey people,
heard about this blog site some time back and just checked it out. gr8 job hedge!
me taking a break from reading an Ieee paper by some "give up level" chinki with zero language skills :)
well more about chinkis later, gotta run now ...

ciao and remember " stay cool and keep the faith"
vj

Back again...

Hey all...
Lots of posts again..Its really refreshing (& 100% yentertainment macha!!) Really good work, folks!
Wokay, so now where's the rest of the class..If the whole of the class was working in Infy which has no net access, for most of the time unless u get lucky like vikas did, the silence would be understandable..But unfortunately, at least 50% of the class has net access and can afford to spend some time on the blog.
Its really surprising that so fewwwwwwwwwww people are blogging..
Well, I was just going through some of the earlier blogs and read ambar's comment on it about crosswords, and did it bring some good memories! that was plain good fun! So do any ppl still find the time to do them? Or have your busy lives left you no time for such simple pleasures?
So do such simple pleasures count or is it the busy lives that matter, eh? What do u ppl think? Anything to say (or is it such a corny line, that it deserves no comment, whatsoever?)?
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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Another set of slangs (if u guys are still not bored with the last blog;)

Chapter II

The last chapter was about slangs for adressing ppl.
This chapter deals mainly about nouns/adjectives. ( BTW did u guys know thet "noun" is also a slang - a bad one in that? think abt that )



1.Kudumi - Bookworm
2.Tuppa - Very easy to grasp - like our DSP LAB ?? ;)
3.Mileage - Scope got by a new act in friend circle
4.Buggu - Dont show off as a smart-ass ( I am not sure on this one yet)Eg: 100 rupai salana - yenu bagthiya??
5.Dagaar/halfset/keepu/petromax - Words created by great slang gurus "Jaggesh" and "Kashinath". Means mistress(though some ppl prefer to call them with a four letter word )
6.Heat - Fully equipped with harmones Eg: Huduga heatge bandavne, enaadru vyavasthe maadbeku
7.Piece - What "Heat-ge bandavaru" look for in MG and Brigade roads
8.Dove - Temporary love
9.Nimmajji - One abuse !!!!!
10.Peerithi - Superficial love - Used to impress piece - inappropriate with Dagaar


to be continued.......




The Great Mooddy Bluff Trick.

Scene: Kodaikanal hotel. Day 2 Around 2.00AM in Muddy, Shaggy, Roshan & Kesthur's Room
Ambar is sitting right next to Muddy the Maniac (For Bluff Only. I am crazy about that game. The longer i dont play it the more desperate I get). Assole Vijay is sitting next to me,Maacki to his right. Sandeep Somewhere after Ambar. The other players are shaggy, Vijay (Choot)....

Ambar the Idiot was lifting all my cards in Bluff card game No 11. This Pissed me off. I decide to teach ambar the EB a lesson in bluff. I won a particular round & i decided to put the number 8. When I was about to put it Ambar saw the card in my hand & gave his screwball Grin. This Pissed me off . I took the 3 cards. Randomly Shuffled it 6 times & took out the top 3 cards & said " Three eight's"
Sandy Noticed it first & started Laughing. By then everyone realized what i had done & started Cajoling Ambar to lift my cards.
Ambar lifts the cards.
Wonder of wonders " Its The Same Fucking 3 Eights"
Everyone explodes into peels of laughter & Ambar doesnt know what to do. After that ambar shut his trap & stopped lifting my cards.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

hey!!!!!!

Shaggy the thing is ,always there are two sets of ppl-one who drinks and one who watches…..v were standing outside, watching u guys just pepping out and then getting in, with of course the very concerned anthill just getting a bit bothered abt u ppl……but as u know there are two sides for every coin…I have given an external view and u will b the right person to tell vat fun u had inside………..(if at all u can share it)

Karthik

The Kodai trip

Good to hear about that fantastic trip!

But i just have a small doubt. Karthik, where were u when the "teertha" was being taken. i don't remember u being there at all, unless i had a taken a LOT of u know what. but i was in my senses, following Sandy who "claimed" that he was perfectly sober and was trying to walk straight across the park! During THAT party, Muddy and Andy had to be given some credit for finishing some things so quickly which we hadn't even started. let me tell u something, however sloshed Muddy is, show him a pack of Cards and just mention "Bluff", it will have a magical effect on him and he is back in full josh!! Andy was in a state of "Forget it!", he was slapping and pinching himself to check if he had any senses, Andy... me and Yogs sure had a tough time controlling u, sending u to sleep, right Yogs? well, coming back to the main discussion, as i told u, Karthik was nowhere to be seen that night. Where were u when Muddy needed u? ;-)

One popular scene from Kodai……..

Hero of the show:-Muddy
Written & Directed by:-Whichever brand of theertha he had(As that only controlled our hero)
Location:-Corner room, First floor, Balcony of the Resort in the Pristine locations of Kodai …

Prelude(as name indicates this happened before the actual scene):-
Muddy had theertha for the first time in his life in that famous water meet that took place in kodai, in which there were lot of first timers…(andy,ambar,mudyy,etc..) ….So after participating in that esteemed meet for a while, our pal just walks out and utters to the ppl standing out-“nodu maga yeshtu stable agidinantha….I am also walking straight da…..yenu yeshtu kudidru kicke barthilla”…then he gets back to the meet to consume little more theertha…..emerges out, much before others & manages to climb the stairs to his room on first floor….(thankfully on his own foot)

V are all laughing our heart’s out…

Scene:-after getting into his room opens the balcony door comes out and says-“yenro yalla nagutha iddira??”
Latches from outside and says-“yenu door open e agthilla”. some how understands he latched it and opens the latch and gets inside….
Comes out onto the balcony again

Maga yeshtu try madadru yenu effecte illa (this line is censored and ppl with good imagination can understand what he meant)---so idhe beer effecta??…….

More from trip to continue in next part……

Karthik

Monday, September 27, 2004

Spiderman- 1(hindi mey)……..

“When the weak awake even the mighty are put under trial” –So was the case with our madam Mrs.CHR . All thro our micro controller lab we regularly made sure most of the experiments remain uncompleted. But it so happened that our resolve had to be broken as the exams were approaching and First lady of IT dept decides to announce her famous special lab for our batch. But the resolve was so strongly rooted in each of us(nidhi,myself,harish,ganesh,thirumal,muddy,suma,harini,amal ) that we decided to show one of our important fingers to the special lab and decided to sneak into SP-1.Full josh we enter the theatre located in the sanctified locations of KR market…..I said to ganesh-maga hope movie is in English man..ache yava language antha ne hakilla…..ganesh goes on to say-its probably English only da …don’t worry understanding my concern of watching Hollywood blockbuster in our desi language…But there it is Spiderman-1(hindi mey)…not only did we detest “Takath ke sath zimmedari ajathi he”,etc… but more worse things were to come…..

When v reached Mrs.IT’s next day’s class there she comes to me and makes her famous dialogue…..”u bunk special class…I will make you dance to my music..”yes ,for u folks who are not aware of what happened ,she did make us dance to her music by putting a big zero for that lab class..As such our scores in microcontrollers were sky rocketting and axing the marks for that particular class, infact added to the overall halo effect……!!!!….

Karthik

Sunday, September 26, 2004

ME just Peeped in

hey,
guys lots of goodie goodie things happening......nice keep going on with the good work.
Hey i am alone feel bored man in Mlore. guys really i miss u all...
Puddu i am becaming senti like u now a days.....what do u say all?
Hey ambar what happened to my 4 page article which i had given it to when are u putting it on the blog...
But somehow now i am enganged in all kinds fo DC related Activities to keep my self occupied...
Okay look forwar to see u all in near future....either in Blore or most probalbly in MLore what say guys???????

Harris.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Collection of kannada slangs - awesome

Hey guys thought i should post some kannada slangs. reference - old college yearbook vol:26

Dedicated to world peace. [ hope to get a atleast a Right Livelihood award for this. ;) ]


Chapter 1

1. Chindi : Too good - Eg :Chindi blog maga.

2.Blade : Got screwed

3.Kirik : Mess - Internalsnalli sakkath krik aaithu maga

4.Magane : Anybody (Male) who does not keep in touch

5.Mucchu : Close - It is a very potent word and should be used with caution. Normally used in conjunction with various body parts. Strictly to be used with friends and definitely not with members of opposite sex.

6.Madam : Any girl who becomes a friend thus putting an end to any mischief you want to commit!!!

7.Chitranna : Should be used with chindi. Means having a gala time

8.Bend eththu : Screw - Ex manenalli yellaru sakkath bend eththaidaramma

9.Jai aagu : Fully disappear


Lot more to come. Alli thanaka Jai :)

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Goooogle!!

Hey ppl,

just for curiosity sake, i went to google and searched for rvinst. Ours was the first in the list of some 27 records!! well, we've made our presence felt in Google!! :)

hey guys

so,
good to see the first girl post.great going jyo.finally a forum where we get to listen to women speaking less.but that's not the way we intended this to be. so ladies get talking and ppl. abroad describe your experiences there bcos soon a new horde will be stepping into the famed land.guys abroad also plz. mail what each one of you is upto. apart from that guys plz. don't praise bangalore.the only thing saving this drab place is its climate and water. aprt from that trafiic oh my god and no movies. this palce is starting to suck.
that's it from my front. starting the countdown to my visa interview on the 28th of october.
bye

Hey

Well, the blog is really doing good. Lots of posts..And the topics ranging from uppi's new reiki techniques to srikanth's best moments in college to karthik's emotionally woverflowing poems..wohh, we have seen it all..and me to add the icing!
The whole class seems to be generally doing well. Hopefully, life will be kind to all of us and we'll do good always. (I dint actually plan the post to dwell in this sombre mood, but hey, me still getting used to blogging!)
btw WHERE IS THE REST OF THE CROWD!! STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!(Bah, such a corny line!)
Meghana, u cant get away by posting a little teeny weeny line in some chotu box in some corner of the page. You should have definitely something to say. Cmon girls. We cant always have the guys posting all the crap in the world! ;O)
Please post and let Ambar heave a sigh of relief.
So gracias ppl and until next time, adieu!

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The Cool Banglore that it is!!!!!!

I could feel a kind of sensation in my stomach as the cool breeze of Bgl touched over me.It is a feeling that cannot be explained, but has to be felt. I am not very sure if the people who continue to reside in Bgl feel that way, but its an obvious feeling that Bgl residents who no more live in it feel……..!!!!!!!

Delhi has hep places to visit, CMM level 5+ girls to flirt around, great roads but I still don’t understand why it stands in no comparison to namma bangaluru.
Call it the IT capital, call it a jewel in India’s crown, call it as the treasure house of great poets like kuvempu, but Bgl stands above all this in each of our hearts………

now lemme just add my bit the uppi's craze thats taken up our blog......
With power comes responsibility, with uppi comes crap and more of it every time…
So one more of those great one from the movie for u all

Few people live to die,
few people die to live,
few people live to kill others,
few people kill others to live,…………..

and I am sure all people with common sense can guess what would have happened next....


Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Omkara as I saw IT

I had decided to watch Omkara on Saturday itself, but there was a small problem. Nobody With a sane mind would have come to a Upendra movie on Ganesh Chaturthi. So with a bit of Fitting on Pudu we decided to go for a Uppi movie.
The Plate changed when Kanth apparently did the planning for the outing & decided to go for Some Book Festival. But good sense prevailed & We were finally off to an Uppi Movie.
Obviously the tickets were sold out in the morning itself & we decided to watch the white movie in Black.
The movie started with usual Uppi Stuff. A very Good Song on our Politicians with Lyrics like this
Oothala Oothala Votu Oothala |
Democracy Batthe Bicchi |
Road igge thandaralo ||

The Item Girl was Durga shetty Needless to say pudu & I were fascinated by her. The First half was really good. with loads & loads of dialogues.
Then came the usual Uppi Nonsense- Some Long Long Ago Fitting With a Supi. Come Copy from Tezaab- ie how to patasafy a female. Well that song had mine & pudu Hearts going that extra mile in you know what. Then starts some major Blade. Hiranhyakashyapa Scene, Mohamaad Of Ghazni ( Some 13th Century Idiot) That was my only comment on ghazni

Any ways the climax was good.The inference from the climax is smooch your Dove & she will become healthy- Infact this better than reiki.( Remmeber the battery Episode on the train to Kodaikanal.)

Anyways we come out from the movie Dazed. With only Uppi Dialogues in the mind. Like-
There are 4 types of people- One who write the blogs, One who read the blogs, On who read & write the blogs, & one who dont want to read the blogs


the hihglights of my 4 years at college

hi ,
i would like to share the highlights of my 4 years at college:
1.scoring an unbeatable 6 in graphics
2.gold medal in DSP and workshop
3.coming 2nd in the inter departmental contest "queen of sheeba" during 3rd sem
4. winning 1st palce in the instrumentation quiz.
5.scoring 82 in micro controller lab even without output
6.the times spent at the TT table
7. electronics lab tuition night outs
8. HOD proclaiming our groups mini project as the best during the project viva
9. the kodai kanal trip
10.yogs outhouse party
11.vikas house party
12.posting answers for the 3rd internals optoelectronics paper on the group
others plz. do share what you think are your higlights in 4 years of college

Monday, September 20, 2004

Omkara!

Well, we didn't the "white" in the "black" ticket we bought :)!!

Anyways, a few more comments about the movie:

The bad guy in the movie is Rahul Dev,who is born in Pakistan, brought up in Mangalore and finally, finally dies in Mumbai. He first started the topic of Mohd. of Ghazni after which Muddy built his views. Now, he is a Mumbai don who also speaks a little bit of kannada. Someone has lent his voice to Dev for both Hindi and Kannada dialogues in proper textbook hindi!!
Egs.. Tu kaisa mard hai ? (Read it in a southi accent) Atleast, it not full textbook hindi, they've managed to only one Mumbaiya word 'Launde' and Rahul Dev's voice uses this word ever other nanosecond with panache!

The omkara has special powers, the holy books say. It is shown in full light in the movie, literally!! When uppi draws an Omkara on his chest with a knife, it emits so much light that the villains are blinded for a minute!! Something like that shampoo ad in which the guy get blinded for a while because of the girl's "shining" hair!

Rahul Dev locks the dying heroine in a car, and gobbles the key. Then he challenges uppi to rip his stomach and take the key out! I expected the same to happen. But uppi first jumped some 200 mtrs in the air ( u can guess the distance, the camera is shown from Uppi's side which shows Rahul Dev getting tinier and tinier) and then lands on Dev's stomach and Dev spits out the key!

Like Nidhi said, the songs were quite difficult to understand. There was one song in which we found out at the end of the song that they are singing in all possible languages like Bengali, French, Italian etc...

In the middle, there is another song which Muddy seemed very interested in for reasons u know why!

I enjoyed the comedy scenes among Sadhu Kokila as "Londonraj" and Bank Janardhan as the film producer!

Many more things can be said but need some more time to think. Plz post ur comments!

Omkar - Sab paisa ka duniya re

Omkar

We should have known looking at the posters . It said ,


" Paisa baap bangaya re
paisa bhai bangaya re
Sab paisa ka duniya re
sab paisa ka duniya"
- Satya aliyas Upendra

Obviusly we bought the tickets in black and saw the movie.
Kinda strange movie. Not the typical uppi style i used to like .
anyways some entertainement. We even paid for 1 movie(IN BLACK) and saw 5 movie clips . Isn't that a bargain?

The movie had some bits of matrix like dodging the bullets :) , some shots from broken arrow , and typical figting scenes in slow motion.

Donno why they show fights in slow motion .
Few songs which were difficult to comprehend

rest of it was all uppi and uppi as we got to see some really funny monolouges

sample - "There are two types of ppl
those who see black and those who see white
Nobody sees the white in black and noone sees the black in white"
Surely we saw all other colors in black :)

Muddy really liked the dance "item gal" and also started speaking abt ghazni mohammed in the end... :)
best was the " kurup haaku" - new word.

means " blade aadsifying " on the natural seat given by nature ..

Omkar = few ideas from "A" , + Matrix +ideas from pudang's Soumya episode+ X+Y+Z movies

Bloopers!

HHH, Where is the stuff abt PK u mentioned in the second part? By the way, let me introduce you to someone who was famous for his vast collection of PK and MSN bloopers. He named them 'The Best of the best!'. its none other than myself!! So...when we talk of Remote Sensing and Telemetry, let me talk abt some of his famous bloopers...

USSR: United States of Soviet Russia
Japani satellites are very famous
Height of the river valley
In ancient times, kings used 'kabootars' for communication. What is kabootar, parrot a?
In America, USA people...
Kaustav, don't talk with your neighbour in class. If u want to talk, talk through remote sensing satellites or something like that
Sinusoidal and Cosusoidal waves (Beat this!!!)

More to come soon!! MSN also featuring soon!!! :-)

Sunday, September 19, 2004

The Day I Toppped!!!

The Day September 21, 2000. Saturday Morning Get up very depressed since I was trying for a Branch change to Tronoics & i was sure I wouldnt Make it(Glad I didnt get it). Mr. Karthik (Some Respect to be given to my lucky charm Aka Pudu) Calls up at 7.00 AM in the morning & the Conversation is like this..
Mr.K:Hey Maga the results are out man.
Muddy the Maniac as Humper Puts it:WTF man Oh god when did it come.
Mr.K:Hey guess what? you have scored 859 man Congrats!
Mr.M:But how man?
Mr.K:Just write down your marks man Maths A Big 100 congrats man.
Mr.M: Whooopeeeeeeeee.
K tells the remaining marks & tells i have topped the 2nd Semester & finally hangs up.

The reason i have put this blog is It was the biggest Turning Point in my Academic Career. A person who had flunked in 7-9 Subjects consistently in 6,7,8 STD & scoring 1/25 in Mathematics It was quite a Turnaround.


Friday, September 17, 2004

Hmmmmmmmmm

A new rvinst blog!! And I get to post all kind of crap with absolutely no restrictions! Yipeee! What more could I ask for!
Send your SOS pleas, NOW, as I see no respite for your top floor machinery. :O)

Harish's Trek

Harish's Trek

the day andy called sukanya a b******

What i am about to narrate is the day which will go down in infamy for the victim and funm for all the witnesses as the day when the great "andy"bhagwan called sukanya a b******.
Time: around afternoon
venue: the corridors of the administrative block
semester :2nd
we had all just finished anita's electrical class and i guess sukanya had bought along her camera and few snaps were being taken in the corridor.then came the famous moment. sukanya asked for andy and sandeep to take a snap together and sukanya then took a long time to focus the camera.then came the famous mood swing of andy and he just called sukanya a b******.sukanya was shocked and off she went chasing andy down the corridor.it was a fantastic scene.listed below are a few of andy's other famous antics:
1.in the 1st semester andy tore the exam form along the lines stating tear here and gave it to the person collecting the forms.
2.in the workshop when the instructor said the final dimensions should be 48x48 ndy filed the entire piece from 52x52 to 48x48.
this was really fun.
hail IT THE BATCH OF 1999
as a famou song goes i would modify it to say "those were the best years of my lifwe"
keep posting guys and keep it in touch

Blown Away Blue Book

Today, ladies and gentlemen, for your reading pleasure we present the (in)famous
story of the torn blue book.

Cast:
(Primary Characters)
Anand Rao a.k.a.Andy
PK
Ambar Hegde a.k.a HHH (The Narrator)
Amar Hegde a.k.a Shastry
One blue book, bought from RVCE Co-op stores, containing
Andy's DCWS first internal test answers.
(Bystanders)
Vijay S, S Vijay, Kanth and numerous others.

Scene 1: His eminence, Mr.PK has just distributed the DCWS blue books.
Andy, highly pi**** off with his marks, has had an unsuccesful argument with
PK over the quality of his answers. He is now striding towards his seat shaking with rage, blue book in hand


HHH: Andy, what happened?

Andy: That ignorant ******* doesnt know sh** and can't understand my answers.(Stream of curses)

Others: Ohh, chuck it man.

Andy: What the hell, I don't need this bloody blue book anymore. (Gets ready to tear it apart)

HHH and others: Andy, NO! You'll need it for the next test! Don't be a fool!

Andy (Visibly relaxing, uncertainty in his tone): Oh, I need it for next time?
(Lowers his arms and the blue book)

Others: Whew!

Andy (Sudden gleam of evil in his eye): F*** it! (Raises book, Rips it almost into two pieces breadthwise)

Others: HOLY F***!

(A semblance of sanity is restored to Andy's mind)

Andy: Ohmigod..WTF! I'm screwed!

(After a swift consultation, a plan of action is devised. The onus of execution falls on Shastry, after much coercion)

Scene 2: 3 bluebooks are placed in roll number order. Shastry, HHH and Andy's respectively.
Shastry visibly nervous walks upto PK and hands over the books.

PK: yen ri Amar, yany correctins or doubts?
Shastry: No sir, everything fine.
PK: ri Amar, why are there 3 books here?
Shastry(trembling): No sir, even they have no problems. You can skip theirs.
PK: (Grunts in acknowledgement)

Shastry turns and has almost got to his seat when PK discovers Andy's severed blue book.

PK: ANAND RAO! What is this? (Note: The sounds emanating resembled a primeval scream)

In a swift motion, PK throws the blue book out the door. Surprisingly its condition does not deteriorate.

Following this, Andy was forced to go and apologise in front of the HoD.(A certain Dr.Suri Babu, thankfully for Andy). Suffice to say that Andy and PK were never the best of friends after that.

Bloopers!

Last night, I got a mail from Roopa with some of PK's choice quotes in them.

So, with some mirch-masala of my own, here goes!

Timeline->Around 4th or 5th Sem
Scene->PK's class

PK saying the usual bullshit. Class dying of boredom
PK (Turning around and spotting something disturbing): Ye, you two, why are you talking I say?
(Said two people being Muddy the Maniac and Kanth)
Muddy and Kanth (Frozen by the surprise factor): No, sir, we weren't talking..
PK (Cutting them mid sentence): See, why can't you wait till the class gets over I say? Afterwards you can do anything you want, you can go anywhere and be totally alone!
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And who ever said PK wasn't capable of subtle humour? :D


Thursday, September 16, 2004

This is goood!!!!!

ok, so much is said and done on our kanth's affliation to instru. actually it is amazing how much focussed he is towards it. well i m one who has been constantly discouraging from this line. Really good topic. I was actually discusssing on this in office.

Instru truly is not a branch. its is merely a collection of subjects which overlap with every other subject. And trust me half the bunch of guyz who actually have mastered on control aspects and process control aspects of instrumentation are chemical engineers with a master in process control application. Instrumentation without process knowledge is waste of our engineering abilities.

anyays let me not bug u on this. the get-together we had was just another standard one. v guyz in our form and talking of absolute crap which would make no sense at all to any one other than our gang... so anyways wishing this forum the best of luck.

Ambaaar u finally did do a good thing. i doubted if u could produce anything other than the text file of rt's and ur homsexual acts in public. truly a nice idea....... the link ambarthejovian... watever, is too good man.

Poles apart.....

In his last post, Thick said...

In this reputed college there is a great dept to which average students,left hanging with an option between good dept in moderate colleges and moderate department in good colleges end up…If you can really find a guy saying”I wanteddddd to get to this dept” , its just like Bush saying there are no WMD in Iraq…


I refute that claim! :-)

There was (and still is) only one person in the class, who could truthfully say "I wanted to get into this department"! For the first couple of years, he was known as "Missile-Man" then shortened to "Missile". Yes, none other than Kanth a.k.a Srikanth Kapali. At times when most of us were worrying about how the instrumentation syllabus matched up to the much vaunted ECE syllabus, Kanth stayed true and loyal to the branch. A prime example was when sometime in the final year, we had to go through the entire elective selection process. Kanth was the only one lobbying for Pneumatic Instrumentation, while the rest of the class was split into Distributed Computing and Biomed Sig Processing.

The irony was there in the open. The class as a whole, with the exception of Kanth, and to some extent maniac Muddy did not identify with instrumentation engineering. Most of us are in software jobs now. But the limit of hypocrisy and opportunism in this regard is probably me. Forever talking about my love for hardware and signal processing, I openly scorned the idea of getting into a S/W company. Alas, how the mighty have fallen! I study in an institute which offers enough scope for H/W and signal processing. Yet, I have defected to the other side, theoretical computer science.

Kanth's loyalty to the branch is surprising to me. He has not strayed once from the instrumenation path after passing out. And he's now going for his M.S, majoring in control systems.

(More to come soon)

A Page from our life at RV:- Karthik

It was another one of those colourful days beginning with young girls clad in blue jeans, T-shirts, V-shirts, and vat else, walking their way down to the so called class rooms ….. It is hard to find guys just walking their way down to the classrooms ,as their eyes are constantly distracted by beauty…..

In this reputed college there is a great dept to which average students,left hanging with an option between good dept in moderate colleges and moderate department in good colleges end up…If you can really find a guy saying”I wanteddddd to get to this dept” , its just like Bush saying there are no WMD in Iraq…

Next set of characters in this play, is the extremely intellectual faculty that every dept boasts of……but one factor I found common in all my lecturers is obvious dumbness---whether it be I try, I fail or Skylab is falling, there was no hiding and it just showed….

So this is how the play generally goes on:-
(MSN’s class)
M: vat I do in last class aa??
M: this class is becoming very bad aa ?? no doing assignments…I don’t do assignment I don’t attend internals,then I don’t get marks aa??
M:let m start DIP..ha……,divya yenri madtha idde last class alli
D:Fourier transform
M:c vat is FT ,yes u anand rao,always talking in class a??
A:--(tries to tell something)
M:-no that is not correct,Fourier Transform transforms signal using fourier transform…..
Sandy:-excuse me sir,can I come in..
M:-vat time u come to class?? Y late
Sandy:-bus late sir..
M:-ok ,com ein

Amongst all this scrap there are lot of useful things happening in class…just few of them are—playing bingo(one of the best games),reading barons, completing practical records,staring at prof face with blank expression….….etc…..


(Guys continue the episode……)Bring it in whatever flavours u want!!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

the getgether as i viewed it

The idea of getting2gether originated after my long overdue phone con with ambar and the initial date (sunday) and time (1:30) were fixed. however the time got changed after taking into consideration influencing factors like the home going time and when the famous 4 visit happened to college it was advanced to 11:30 much to the dislike of chikku for whom this is the twilight hours of any sunday morning.
finally the day dawned upon us and initially the only ones to arrive as per Indian standard time wer ambar,vikas and myself. Slowly but surely the others arrived as per their respective area time zones with deepak arriving as per Indiranagar Standard Time. also the last minute usual cancellation phone calls came on time and reasons were unknown.
the initial flocking at Barista got changed as the long standing in the sun was taking its toll on our complexions and the venue was shifted to Corner House and a few harried phone calls were made. the major surprise was that chikku for the first time in his life(as i see it) did not know the existence of a food joint. so myself ,ambar,vikas , sachin, muddy and nidhi moved on to the new rendezvous point where we were joined by quad and hsi new pulsar.so we got down to ordering our ice creams and having them when we were joined by yakka,kesthur and chikku.trust me ambar's behaviour in public still hasn't changed a bit. i guess the guy fell into a glucose puddle or something when he was young a.k.a indian obelix except for the size factor.
at corner house two new stories originated namely chikkus gujju love life and hsi secret about neeti a.k.a yakka's l;ove life and no amount of coercion was enought to get the story out. as of now ambar still sports a " " on his chin which he likenms to the one sported by James Heidfeild. for the uninitated that is te lead singer of metallica.kesthur hasn't changed bit and neither have any of the others except for shaggy who is now sporting a "sign of prosperity" around his middle.
after corner house we were deprieved of muddy,nidhi and quad after the photo session. The remaining moved on to the Indiranagar boys favourite haunt "earthen oven". had a good lunch and then after losing chikku and neeti we 4 moved ontio styx ,had a few vodkas and finally left for home with the desire in our hearts of meeting soon again.
it was a really wonderful sunday well spelnt and many memories rekindled and new ones added.
that's it from my side.

famous 1 visit!!!

Hey all,

Well, after that great visit on Sat, i have been tormenting our profs for the past 2 days for recos. Well, it seems the D.O.G aka H.O.D just hasn't changed, has become worse rather.. My misfortune, i managed to bump into him in Princi's chamber of all the goddamned places in college..Luckily, he didn't start howling then and there and asked about my job. I told him and also about my intentions of doing my masters. Now that i told him, thought i'll take his reco also (how foolish can someone be?). Well, i went inside his room through those stupid doors which i always manage to get hit from behind...He asked me to sit down and then the howling began.. He asked me my CV, my project synopsis etc... ( why the hell do we need a CV for a reco letter from a prof in ur own college???) I did'nt have any of those (luckily), he told me to come the next day morning bu not before warning that he will take some time and won't give soon. I told OK. The next day, as in today, I decided to play hide and Seek with the *$#&ing HOD, finished all the work without him seeing me, said B***s to him and came out of college... In the meanwhile, Balloon (SV) told he also needs to write GRE and TOEFL and apply for a P.Hd in the US. Good for him if he escapes from the H.O.D. MSN is seen flashing his gold watch everywhere (his marriage dowry) just like that guy in that Samsung TV ad. CHR is still the same old 50 gms. Nothin much has changed in college except that it has become a bird sanctaury like Kanth said. Awesome man... even in IT Dept..And the companies visiting campus..Boy! A huge list of some 20-25 companies for 1 month!! Our Dept. had become a counselling centre for CET, Mr.PK was one of the counsellers. Mr. S.M.Gay has quit college but still his name is seen in the staffroom and in Timetables... i guess the guys are missing him ;-). SV wants an alumni association of IT people. He is very much interested to do this but says he needs funds for that. He plans to call all batches from VTU, call the students and orgaanize talks from us about the industry. Good idea, actually. Lets hope something materializes. By the way, i met AP at RNSIT. Has'nt changed much, recognized me, said there is someone in that college who looks just like me and asked if he is my brother!! When i gave her a reco form for filling, she just put the signature and told me to fill details myself. And to think of the HOD who told he'll write it confidentially, seal it and, if required, post it to the university himself. He would have drowned my chances just like that if his mood was the best (i.e bad among bad, worse and worst). Well, my hands are aching, will write more next time. Feel free to give ur comments. Arguments supporting HOD are not allowed ( who will post it anyway???). Take care.

Adios Ah-me-goes

Vicky

Monday, September 13, 2004

the famous 4 visit college(BY SRIKANTH)

after a tiring week it was time to execute the planned mission
mission objective: surprise attack on the department profs and enthuse some momentary enthusiasm into their ever harrowed lifes and make them go high so as to get in some good recos.
objective two: infiltrate and occupy the table tennis room
phase1: a few early morning wakeup calls to the battered battle force and mission time is set at 10:30
phase two: myself and nidhi reported on time with shaggy being left to wakeup and bring in muddy a.k.a strong lodde to report for duty
phase 3: me and nidhi do an initial survey and also some babe watching. forget rangantithu tourists there is a new bird sanctuary called R.V.C.E. Trust me guyz R.V has more babes doing engineering
phase 4: shaggy and muddy arrive and the un announced attack on the lecturers begins
first me and muddy visit Mrs. PIC a.k.a CHR and she is soon lured in by our tech talk and finally convinces me to arrange for a seminar on labView.
next stop the room of the gentle giant S.V . we had to spoil his siesta and trust me if any1 needs age reducing therapy it's S.V the guys looks like he has been through a car wash. the age just shows with one of the contributing factors being the H.O.D who screwed me A.K.A A.V.M or more poularly now known by all as Maamoo.SV also briefed us on the tortures awaiting the next student batch .here are a few:
1.no mini project
2.8th sem no seminar 4 subjects and a project
after a few chats with SV off to the star attraction and famous hangout if chucked out/bunmking the cafe coffee day. we gulp down a few coffees and off to our ancestral property the TT room in IT terminlogy the oval office of the hite house the white house being instru departmetn and the legacy still goes on for all guyz there are from IT dept.played a few games and felt good to hold the bat.
next stop our pitstop at the canteen and then off we went.
thus ended our visit to the alma matter whch is now slowly becoming full of matter.

Live life without fear

”One day, a small opening appeared in a cocoon; a man sat and watched for the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole


Then, it seems to stop making any progress.

It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could not go any further.



So the man decided to help the butterfly: he took a pair of scissors and opened the cocoon.
The butterfly then emerged easily.

But it had a withered body, it was tiny and shriveled wings.


The man continued to watch because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would open, enlarge and expand, to be able to support the butterfly’s body, and become firm.



Neither happened!
In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a withered body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.


What the man, in his kindness and his goodwill did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.


Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life.

If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been. Never been able to fly.



I asked for Strength...
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for Wisdom...
and God gave me problems to solve.

I asked for prosperity...
and God gave me a brain and brawn to work.

I asked for Courage…..
and God gave me obstacles to overcome.

I asked for Love...
and God gave me troubled people to help.

I asked for Favors...
And God gave me Opportunities.

“I received nothing I wanted...
But I received everything I needed."


Live life without fear, confront all obstacles and know that you can overcome them.

Karthik




The get together

10 of us met on Sunday,13th September near MG Road.
Kanth, Chikku, Vikas, Vijay(4X), Nidhi, Muddy, Neeti, Sachin, Kesthur and Ambar.

Let me give a not-so-brief description of what happened. (All of this from my view point, u can write in urs too!)

Phase 1:
Venue--- Barista on MG Road. 11.30 AM
Shaggy, Muddy, Kanth, Nidhi,Sachin and I turn up. Kesthur calls up and reports that he has arrived at Vijayanagar :D . Couldn't stop laughing. Got to see some photos of shaggy's hyderabad trip etc...
We were there for 30 mins. Given the considerable sunshine, all of us decided to leave the place to avoid damaging our delicate complexions.

Phase 2:
Venue--- Corner House, Residency Road :D 12:15 PM
Vijay, Kesthur, Neeti and Chikku join the party. Icecream is being devoured hungrily all around. Surprisingly, Chikku has only a milk shake! Neeti refuses to shed any light on chikku's burning love life. :(
Muddy and Nidhi leave after this.

Phase 3:
Venue--- Earthern Oven, 1:30 PM
Lunch...had a good time. Neeti finally reveals the stunning secret of chikku's love life and his frequent trips to Gujarat ;-)
Chikku, Neeti, Vijay and Kesthur exit after lunch. Kanth, Sachin, Shaggy and I are left.

Phase 4:
Venue--- Styx. 3:15 PM
Nothing much to say here. Had a few drinks, enjoyed the great music. Party Finis.

Felt really good to meet everybody again!

In the beginning.......

I got the first post! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!