Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Ok. I'm already starting to behave like a bad blogger. I haven't come to the comp centre for nearly a week now and I seriously need to regularize this. Well, I met Gopal online today and he has reiterated that he is going to Harvard on a 125% scholarship to study "Economics and International Affairs" on an integrated doctoral programme with a non-degree granting programme in Energy at MIT (I might have jumbled the terminologies a little bit but you get the idea) without finishing his boards in India as a graduation is not a criterion for admission into Harvard. Oh, and he recently had a meeting with the director of IIT Delhi and his book on energy independence has just been listed on Amazon. I met Rutwik online too. Tarush, Rutwik and Karan are planning a day off from college. I hope they enjoy themselves and have some decent Indian food after the continental stuff they have been eating for the past month (They are only about an hour away from each other by train in the US). I don't know what's happenned to Ankur, I need to get in touch with him.
On another note, the match with Soumya has progressed another step. Let's see what move I get in reply. I scrapped plenty of people over a course of an hour and a half on orkut and I have a physics practical to get done before tomorrow and my stomach is rumbling with hunger. Time for a glass of milk and something to eat.
Just a random thought, a lot of people fall sick in hostel because they don't drink enough water. For all those reading this, just keep in mind to force down atleast 2-4 glasses of water with every meal, even if you don't feel like it.
That's all for now. Until next time, Ciao!
PS: Warning: Don't join orkut, it is highly addictive and a huge time sink. Trust me, I know

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I'm sitting in Delhi right now after having an anticlimax saturday. I started out with high hopes of having a fun day but a series of bad timings robbed the day of its flavour. I woke up at 8 today and got ready after breakfast by 11 or so. I then hitched a ride with Nonika, my cousin, to Nehru Place where I did some shopping and then came back with 4 chicken rolls. I called up Aku didi, who'll be joining Google sometime next month in HR and obviously demanded a treat from her. She said she would be home in GK by 4 and she was there by 3:15! We thought that we had a good chance of watching a movie but we got delayed in our departure to Saket and we decided to wait a little longer and watch Bas Ek Pal in PVR Spice but we delayed too much and we lost our chance to get a ticket there too and we ended up playing pool at Tayaji's place. There the lights went off and we returned home by 8:30 :( Anyways, another 1/2 day is left and I feel like sleeping so that's it for today. I'll make the most of Delhi while I'm here.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Well, I got into an accident just after I posted my last blog entry. A scooterist, tearing down the main thoroughfare failed to brake and banged into me. Although nothing happened by the grace of God, I did realize that my life was precious and could be snatched away from me by a small mistake. Well, enough of senti stuff... I had another chat about E-Biz with Ashutosh. This new fangled concept of network marketing does not appeal very much to me. Also, I'm worried about the legal ramifications. As of now, I don't think I will join.
Soumya and me are currently playing a long distance chess match over e-mail. He's playing the "English Open" to confuse me as usual, but beware Soumya, I have played with plenty of good opponents here and I just might have improved a bit...
Tutorials and Practicals just keep on coming throughout the week. I just finished 2 tutorial sheets for today last night by 1 am and I am on my way to the 3rd. Test papers for the mid sem exams have been corrected and are being distributed. I am in the middle of my class in Maths with 21 on 35 and I have done ok in Physics with 20 on 25. Let's see how the other papers go.
I think tonight is going to be another long night with a huge physics practical to be completed for tomorrow.... Hmmm, maybe the load might seem less as now we don't have Saturdays as working days.
That's a long post for today. That's all the time I have on my hands now. See you as soon as possible.... (I don't know how many people have even seen my blog since it came online, I will have to publicize the link).

Monday, September 11, 2006

Ok. Now onto business. Sushreet is going to Sri Lanka for the international stage of a computer competition. Congrats to Loyola! Also, Loyola has won Abacus for the sixth year in a row. Well, there is some pride to be felt for training the juniors pretty well (although I won't take full credit ;)
Today was an ok day in college with plenty of homework waiting for me. Results of mid semesters are coming out one by one. I got 17 + 4 = 21 in a maths test of 25 + 10 = 35 marks. See! I can add! Tutorials are left and Library books have to be returned (not that I read most of them anyways, but they were some source of help.) That reminds me - There are NO good fiction books in the library. What do these IIT R people think - engineers can't read fiction?
Anyways, that's all for today. I'll try and update this tomorrow. Atleast I can make it a diary of my college life....
Ok people. I've finally chosen the template, twiddled with the font colours and uploaded the images and am ready to go! I welcome myself to the online publishing world! (I hope no one reading this blog will feel that I have lost my senses entirely, though I believe I might do so not too long in the future.) Hmmm, I think this is enough for the first post.