Monday, October 23, 2006


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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Quite relieved...I m

Quite reLIVEd...

This was one of the gruelling extensions of my study life, Shrinivasan.stu. I had to again dust the books filled with technical details and clear an exam, not to be taken easily, it was a J2EE exam. An exam 'meant' to decide my ratings n hence career. Really? I wonder.

My seniors, in college, used to tell "jollya padira". Does anyone know how to do that? Isn't it an oxymoron? I devoted my four precious weekends entirely preping, quit writing blogs, and stopped thinking about writing, suspended going to gym for a week, paused reading novels for two weeks, spent relatively less time responding to calls, messages, scraps. I found it difficult convincing my friends n relatives saying I couldnt spend time with them becos of this exam.

I abhor, detest, hate, dislike(though all mean the same, stressed to denote my extreme hatred) activities which prevent my free flow, my lazy being, in the sense, preventing from doing activities of my interest at my own pace. I had to run with time, catching up with it at its astronomical speed from getting lost in the crowd.

I frequently thought "Which sadistic mind would have come up with this cruel way of torturing masses?" by coming up with a way of judging/differentiating through exams. When you cannot achieve some target, you start blaming the game is flawed. That was what my mental state was, and no regrets for such thought as it was torturing to the extent uncomparable to any form of pains which I have encountered.

Finally, I cleared off Shrinivasan.stu.

Lesson I learnt : There are many ways of doing things. Do it in a smarter way!

You see its easy guys ;-). ReLaXXXXXXX!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fiction @ Google

For scientists and innovators it appeared to be an absurd idea. His friends and relatives labeled him as weird. Everyone thought it was not at all practical to implement the phenomena he has come up with. To others he seemed to be dealing with an impossible idea.

His inquisitive mind had been keen on carrying out his experiment for the past 25 years. His confident look showcased that he was not of the kind who could easily give up. Can you imagine how long it would take for others to carryout a similar experiment if it has took 25 years for a person with such a horse sense? His out of box thinking did not require him to don a thinking hat. With his keen observation he had to analyze for years and had come to a solution now. He always seemed to be going in the right direction.

“I know if my idea worked, it would create an impact that would revolutionize the world.” He said to himself. “Eureka! This is no luck”. He laughed mightily with lots of energy while the whole world outside came to a standstill.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Google Wordmasters Challenge

On Sep 30th, it was on a Saturday, early morning 10 O'Clock, when I was present at Loyola college, Nungambakkam. I was fortunate one among the 300 participants from Chennai for Google wordmaster's challenge, first of its kind, non technical contest conducted by Google throughout India. The "any graduate" criteria from the Big Brand GOOGLE had drew attention of even 60 year old contestants. Their spirit definitely deserves commendation. A matured crowd that had congregated for the challenge, it appeared. A guy wearing "I m feeling lucky" on his back, gave away a presentation on Google and answered every question posed by the participants with poise.

The rules got the game were simple. Use 20 preselected words to form a 200 word essay/fiction in 45 minutes. Creativity, grammar and logical string of words were the deciding criteria.

At the end of the contest, I realised that even I too could write a fiction in 45 minutes. It was a fun competition and winning and losing did not matter to me much.

It was a delight to receive Google's goodie bag containing a notepad, pen and a keychain with Google logo printed over it. The results will be out on Oct 30th and 10 chosen people will get a chance to visit Google office at Hyderabad while the first 3 winners have exciting prizes to be won including a chance to do a distant learning course at one of the top foreign universities.