A mini reunion

This was kinda planned way back in february when our Sapna Ma’am invited us to her wedding in May. After quite a mess of planning, I somehow ended up there at 7pm. The venue was Bendoor Church Hall. in our group Yashas had planned the meeting. but as usual a couple of people decided to stick to Indian standard time of+/- 1 hour. (-1hour is not possible as negative numbers dont exist in time, hence its actually +1 hour) and finally everyone was there at 9. the wedding reception was almost halfway through. in the spare time we reminisced about our college days, the pranks , the bunks, the jokes,etc. Ah! those were days we will never ever get back.

The Re-union happened kinda unexpectedly. we were unsure of who else might turn up other than us Third batch people. The Eight batchers turned up. mostly the Medical crowd. as both our batches were Bio ones and the Ma’am getting married was our Bio lecturer, obvious. it was nice meeting the lot. met a few of out lecturers also and in all had a great time.

The Bio department in college was a new one when we joined puc 1 and all the lecturers were young , just graduates. this was the reason why we enjoyed so much. with them being so friendly , those 2 years were amazing.

this makes it the Third Lecturer’s wedding that I have attended in as many years. 2 more to look forward too. Anup and Grishin who told us that they should happen with the next 1.5-2 years. 😀

Anandhotsav’08 day1

well thats the name of the college fest which kicked of today with the traditional day celebrations along with fashion show and an eastern Band show also. dont know how it was though we werent there. we were busy with other stuff like attending our friend Rashmi’s sis s wedding reception in Mangalore. Later we hung out at Cherry Square for a while sipping Juices and shakes before going home 🙂

at Cherry Square

The day worked out well except for the fact that 5 marks have been deducted from our sessionals for the mass bunk 😦 i pity the single digit people.

Incident’08

the post is finally here.. here i recount arguably some of the best 4 days of my life!!!! This was my First time going to a inter-collegiate Fest as a participant and it certainly wont be my last 🙂 Had loads of Fun!!! If any of you are still in College do try to make it to one of these college fests and you will understand what im blabbering about!! this is going to be a long post and hopefully am going to put in whatever i can remember!!!!

Day 0: nothing special, we stayed away… only Bandish-Eastern Musicals in which our college took part… but didnt win anything in…

Day 1: ok from here on the things heat up!!!! First up that day was Dumb Charades or DC.. first of all my main aim this time round was that this is going to be a reconnaisance mission and if we are lucky we might even qualify for something????!!! ok ok.. now back to DC.. morning we registered and realized that we were pretty much bankrupt thanks to Naman forgetting to tell us that the College hasnt paid us yet !!! thankfully Karthik who was coming along later was our Bank for the day 🙂 we were introd to a couple of Rajat’s friends from MSRIT!!! and a supposedly look-alike of me (rajat’s main aim during that fest was to id the 7 ppl in the world who look like me.. we got as far as 5) Now DC was never anything like what we saw that day.. totally blew us away!!! here we were with our splitting words, codes for prepositions , and a few other things… but what we saw was beyond everything!! these people were Brilliant!!!! to qualify we had to get thru as many books, movies, songs and personalities u humanly can in 2 minutes.. we did almost 3. then we watched the brains….!!!!!! people who left me astounded were Bitch, Baba and Dey(MSRIT) and the NIT-Trichy Girls. ( both who topped the finals.. while the girls won the tie-breaker)… Naman and Nikhil took part in Hindi Events

After that was India Quiz..this was told to us to be the easiest quiz over there.. but it barely seemed to be… Rajat, Me and Karthik cud barely manage 13 out of the 30 prelim Q’s …

Wordgames followed this and me and Naman dragged the rest of the jobless guys to also take part in it… now this was a well prepared one but clearly we werent used to such stuff..Naman was good at those anagrams, thankfully… and we put up a decent fight in te prelims!!! Close to it was Scrabble.. met Sohail and Freya-the Aloysius team-now the best thing i answered that first day was Scrabble!!! and i even dared to hope that we would qualify for the finals!!!

after the first day debacle.. we were quite jobless and finally ended up acting a bit crazy!!! and i reached home somewhere at around 9:30.

Day 2: Started out with Pot Pourri and Art Expedition .. and me even giving an interview for the Mr.Incident contest.. we were improving, that was clear. it was one heck of a thing running between 3 simultaneous competitions at once but well it was good. For Art Expedition we turned up a nice model making use of the Pun – Join the Beet , for Join the Beat 🙂 The KK concert was in the evening and people were busy trying to rustle up some passes preferably free ones 🙂 i got a ” family” one somehow… but Praahas had already booked from somewhere else..sad. Since i was at Art expeditions and the rest of the college bunch who had turned up were watching Mad-ads , Rajat and Sohan ended up being late for the Sports-Ent Quiz. they even tried the Lone wolf quiz. the Q paper was seen by me while having Lunch. and it barely looked digestible 😛 all Arbitrary stuff from some corner of some book, movie or fact!!! Sindhu Turned up later on.. and 6 of us decided to go to the beach-the NIT-K beach where simultaneously beach events were going on… after a long walk we reached the ‘private’ beach.. Had loads of fun and clicked some good pics there… lots of people seemed to be enjoying the beach.. i guess for them the beach is a coastal luxury 🙂 at around 7 we headed back.. partly because the beach was closing and also the ‘scheduled’ time for the concert was 7:30. Met some more friends while we waited for the concert to start and ended up losing Praahas somewhere in the crowd. he ended up with the girls and some other classmates. KK arrived at 9. i used only 3 of my 5 pass quota. anyway after he came it was awesome!!!! My first Concert(official) of any Sort!!!!! it was good!!! his band was good!!! and was well worth the yelling that i was expecting at home 🙂 my cell battery went down and around 11:30 i was at the Hostel picking up my bag from one of the rooms. a quick snack i had, before rejoining the rest of the people back at the concert. Karthik left for Manipal in a cramped santro. when i reached the SAC , it was almost over. met the guys and proceeded to the food court coz everyone except me were hungry 🙂 met praahas( our ride back home ) and came to know that he and Kishore had somehow managed to sneak backstage and click some pics with KK !!! Finally it was leaving time, 11 of us somehow managed to fit in the Tavera including Prahaas ‘s driver. i reached home at 12:30 something. thankfully i had the Keys 🙂 slept at 1:30.

Day 3: we had already decided that we would start off late that morning .. i was the first to wake up after a 5 hour sleep. but ended up the last at the 11 o’clock rendezvous 🙂 we took part in the Biz-tech Quiz. did a bit better. i was happy with the answers of mine which turned out to be surprisingly right!!! but we didnt qualify!!! the rest of the day was not that great as the previous day. i got the pend drive of mine with the season 1 of ‘ How i met your Mother’ from the Nitk lan. watched Wishbone perform for Western prelims(my friend Claude was the Drummer, and i also knew the Vocalist,Canute) Sindhu was with me and we decide to check out the War of the Dj’s at the beach before we left for home . after a very long and tiring walk we reached there and found that it was almost over. exhausted we got a ride back to the main campus on the college bus. rested a bit and with Rajat caught the bus home. Naman and some more guys too joined us!! rumour also was that our results were out. Happily untrue. i dont quite remember when i fell asleep.

day 4: ok now this was getting a bit tiring and only me and rajat were ready the next morning , we had General Quiz hosted by Arul Mani of the karnataka quiz association. Sohail of Aloysius joined us to make it a team of 3. the prelims went on as normal..but something surprising happened… wait for it…we QUALIFIED!!! finally on the last day, we somehow managed to qualify and step up on d SJA stage!! it was another matter that after taking the lead in the first round( aptly titled bad word curry) we crashed out of contention 😦 but it was an experience that inspired us and might have been a bit different if i had answered Karl Marx and John Travolta. or if we had got Google Doodle right. but no regrets we had qualified. after this we watched the Pot Pourri prelims after a quick snack at the Amul store. i left for Mangalore at 4:30 to bring an end to the 4 day carnival.

Our college won in Kannada Quiz( 2nd), Solo and Duet Dance, and Suguma Sangeetha. definitely we enjoyed the experience and we are going to surely better ourselves next time round 🙂 Thanks to all my friends (Nitk and others) who made this a memorable event!!!

hope u enjoyed reading this 🙂 now to get back to studies.. internals in 10 days.

where do i begin??

where do i begin??

lot of things going on lately which has left me so darned busy. long days.. reach home after 7 now( my fault), auditioning for Incident (am in Dumb Charardes , potpourri and wordgames so far-the fault why am late), dropping off in HDL,MC and that one class of CS, etc, etc…

Of late, i restarted using Google reader to keep track of feeds.. which will also explain why ive not been commenting on you people’s blogs more often.. u know its just that im so lazy and there’s way too much to read. Also started subscribing to Comics on it, hence 2 of you will have to adjust with my excessing comic strip sharing 🙂 ( reading PHD comics, Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert..)

Then there’s of course the quiz auditions on Monday and the article for the College magazine to be written. Man!!! do i have my hands full!!! so full that i guess i will have to stop reading Shantaram.. renewed it last weekend and havnt read a word over 200 pages 😦

the only good thing that i ve noticed lately is that im being more like myself 🙂 deciding to give that “nice boy” tag a bit of a nudge 🙂

p.s. if any of you people believe that EC students are nerds… well u havnt met our 2nd year bunch of nutcases.. check out this 20 second video from Vigneshwar containing a crazed moment from the last trip . sadly , i wasnt there 😦 eventhough the subs totally suck balls there’s hardly a dull moment in coll 🙂

/reflecting on the fact that ive used too many smilies in this post

preparation head on

yesterday me, Syn and Raison ended up going to Engineer 2008 at Nitk- the engineering fest. Karthik sadly cudnt make it. unexpected last minute change of plans. Since it was the last day, we didnt get to see very much of anything. we reached there at 4 something and sat in for the Apple demo by a senior guy from Ample tech., their leading indian partner. then we didnt have anything much to do after that since either all the good events were in the morning or at night. but it wasnt all that bad. i met a lot of my old friends who i havnt met in almost a year!! chatted with most who were there. checked out the canteen and found out that the same guy who owns our college’s one owns this one too !!! Arun (a nitk friend) took part in the Architect competition ( build strong structures with ice candy sticks and fevicol). he came third. overall Engineer had a lot of innovative competitions and workshops. sad i missed it 😦

but wait thats not all…. next up is Nitk’s Incident’08 and Yes, i am going to take part in it. so now the preparation begins … i dont want to make a fool of myself na 🙂 it may also mean bunking about 4 days of classes 🙂 the fest is from 27th Feb -3rd march.

wish me luck.. taking part in quizzes and word games…

Kite Festival 2008

the lot of us somehow ended up going to the kite festival, it wasnt much of a plan. but somehow every one ended up coming along 🙂 i met so many people that day that i was at the verge of losing my voice ( again!!). i had caught a cold a couple of days back and the sore throat just got worse with all that talking. so enuf talking . have a look see at my pictures.

Behind BarsThe Turbine KiteThe Guys