Sunday, August 26, 2007

8 Random Facts About me: A Tag

As is the usual case, a tag by Fleiger.
Writing about yourself is always tough and so was this.
But the randomness brought about the tag has allowed me to say just random things..

So starting off with the rules of the Tag

The Rules of this tag:

  1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
  2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
  3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
  4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.
1. Done

  • I love photography – mostly the beauty of nature. But sometimes anything random – just like this blog. I think my first big buy after getting a good job would be a nice camera with zooom zaaam and all.
  • Another thing on the ‘To-Buy’ List is an Ipod – No life without music. But presently I am a student again and also my Mobile (which was the first big buy of my first job) is serving both the purpose of camera and Mp3 player quite well. Hence postponing both these buys is feasible.
  • I think I am a good listener. Once in a practice GD, the teacher remarked that he didn’t know I was listening or not but my face is such that it looks like I am keenly interested. :-)
  • Despite having decided to keep away from cricket, earlier in the year, I still do watch it ONLY when Sachin is batting.
  • After some days of being unorganized – be it the disoriented room, cupboard etc, I get an inner call and leaving everything aside I organize everything and feel quite satisfied at the end.
  • Off Late I have learnt having a sound sleep, keeping my head down and also sleeping with my eyes open. In fact I wanted to write a post on different kinds of sleeps which you can sleep with your eyes open. But I realized that while you can sleep with your eyes open, you cannot write while you are sleeping – either with closed eyes or open… Aaaghh… what have I written.. Guess I am feeling sleepy (that is what you generally do at 2 AM)
  • Off late, my roommates have told me that I have a new girlfriend – a Cost Accounting Book. I was always found with that book. Before sleeping, while sleeping. And I believe it was quite true. It was just like a girl friend – you spent most of your time with it(her) and still at the end of day, you realize you haven’t understood it(her) at all!!!
  • Quite recently, when I was making PPT’s every day, I coined a phrase which has become quite famous now. It is: “PPT Banao. Khud Jaan Jao” (ofcourse some inspirations have been gained by the idiot box)
3 & 4. Ab koi bhi le lo yaar tag... jiska mann karta hai utha lo...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Yeh hai meri kahani......

A tag by fleiger, a blog interview with cuckoo – all pending.. Off late my blog life has been seriously affected due to studies and college work..

Today, after I got ‘another’ project, I just decided to put to paper, what will be my next 2 week schedule like…(mostly next week only)

It goes something like this…

Presentations: 4 subjects (Information Systems, Economics, Operations, HR)

Written Reports to be submitted: 4 subjects (Marketing, Economics, Operations, Financial Accounting)

Tests: 6 subjects (Economics, Decision Theory, HR, Mgmt Theory & Practices, Law, Cost Accounting (which will be surprise and can happen tomorrow also!!!!)

So now you know why the blogger in me is shying away from one of my favorite activities.

These days it is like living day wise. Many times at 9.00 PM, when you are returning from the college, you collate the things to do for the next day and then try to finish off whatever you can till the time the brain, with help from the eyes tells you to stop.

But nonetheless as they say, “When the going gets Tough.. the Tough get Going…”

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Independence Day

The momentous date is here again to have a Tryst with Destiny of Modern India.
Some quotes, which may be relevant..

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!" - Albert Einstein

"Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own" - Seneca

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." - Mark Twain

"कोई भी देश परफेक्ट नही होता..
उससे परफेक्ट बनाना पड़ता है..." - Rang de Basanti..
(No Nation is a perfect Nation.. It has to be made perfect )

Happy Independence Day..

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Parampara - A Sad Tradition

A Performer's view of the Hall

Officially it is the fresher event of the college and unofficially it is a ragging session. But I wonder, if ultimately it is a ragging session, then why prepare for it. It should be on the spot. People spend hours after college to prepare for events. The logic behind it is that it will help us make more friends and we will get to know more people from other sections as well. Very well. I am fully with this part of the tradition. And the second part of the logic behind the event says that, we will provide entertainment for the seniors. I am with that too. But strangely, again the idea of fun is completely different. Guess I am repeating the words used in one of the previous post. But I do think the sanctity of a Stage should be maintained. Yes, if one doesn’t like the performance, he is free to shout “1 2 3 4.. band karo yeh atyachar” or may be clapping in between performances. But it should be off the stage – as an audience. A rowdy audience is 1 thing. Handling that demands quick thinking and guts on the part of the performer. But an audience who climbs on to the stage or close the curtains while one is showcasing something which he has hard worked for days – that is simply pathetic. You see actors bow down and touch the stage when they go on it – it is a sacred thing. And today I saw people being made ‘murga’ on that very stage just to have fun. Not to mention some really sad non veg jokes – again on stage. Well, not everyone has the same perceptive and I am sure many of the attendees loved that but without mincing any words here, I would say that I hated this tradition, this parampara of my college.

Dressed up for the Play

Rare Napping Case Scenario...

Last Night after giving finishing touches to a PPT, I said, “I need a break yaar”. The previous 2 nights had also passed more or less the same way - having 9 PM meetings and then coming back to prepare or practice PPT’s. It seems the Nature, which was showering its blessings around, heard my plea. At 1.30 PM today, while in an intense Cost Accounting class, everyone’s mobile began to buzz. It was a SMS from the college that there would be no classes after 2.00PM due to heavy rains. We, anyways didn’t have any classes after 2 today. But the plans initially were to sit in the library and do some project work. The sms brought a twist in the mindset. The weather was wonderful outside. I had a tummy full of lunch and marched back home, wondering why were classes cancelled on such a cloudy but pleasant day. As soon as I reached back home, the real fury of clouds started. It was time to put off all the lights, draw the curtains, but on light music on the laptop and go away from the real world. Life is heaven, when you can manage this in a normal tight schedule. Though to offset the risk of not getting a good afternoon/evening nap, I have started practicing half hour naps in the head down position (I used to hate that) in library – and the last two naps have been really deep and invigorating. I don’t know what Mumbai rains did to the rest of the city today, but it was refreshing as far as I was concerned.

P.S: I don't know what I have written as the subject of the Post. It was the first thing that came to mind.