Thursday, July 12, 2007

PSBB to NIT-Bhopal ... Those three months

From PSBB to NIT Bhopal...these three months..April,May,June...

A long journey which culminated on 11th July wid me getting into NIT-Bhopal through the AIEEE counselling...A long drawn out vacation...Interesting at times...Boring most of the time.. This post will focus on them all...all those moments in the holidays...wat i did...

The hols started "officially" on April 8th...IIT-JEE got over(I did "extra-ordinarily" well...so spl kondattam at home...lol)... It was a huge fiasco...


Me n ma frnds went to Mozhi on 9th(if i remember rite) at Udhayam(mini udayam screen)...11-15 show (Tickets in black .. of course)... At 11-20 i got a phone call to come to Udhayam to see the movie.. Missed the first 10 mins...ulla pogampothu Jo intro ... appo thaan naanga theatre la intro .. around 11-45 irukkum appo ...lolz..As usual yavano oruthan thalai la molaga arachittom... After film the usual discussion happened.. o'course about the Heroine ... It was mainly centred on which scene the heroine looked best..lol... The conclusion was that it was in the last scene in the Pink Saree .. (Note this Jo n Surya ..lol) .. N yea a few tears were shed during the course of the movie .. during the emotional scenes with ms bhaskar... Overall semma padam .. One of the best i've ever seen ...

From April 10th ... Preperation for Aieee ..lol .. Which was for about an hour or two daily after which i would return to the PC for ma favourite pastime ... chatting endlessly and orkutting ..

Etho veetla padikka sonnangale nnu padichen ... that's it.. I do regret it now o'course.. (but too late...lol) ... Time just flew past me .. VITEEE came and went (minor interruption in entertainment ..lol) .. Antha exam oda bigger comedy cant be there... No negative marking ... so just went on attempting .. And yeah... I cud see the VIT Effect even at the exam centre ..( I mean the girls .. Ask some one who knows about VIT for more details ...

Then time kept passing by till april 29 when I had my AIEEE .. The exam centre was a huge 50 kms away from my house and i had to start at 6-15 am to be there on time for my exam. (Blame the CBSE ... ) . It was the KV school in Avadi ... There was not even a shop nearby .. Wrote teh exam . I thought that i had aced through it (initially ... lol). Came back home and went to play with my friends.

N yea .. forgot .. VIT Results came .. 17000+ AIR .. No chance of getting a seat there (I never wanted to join there ) .. 1 of 4 gone ...

Post AIEEE , it was all play only .. Initailly with gr8 enthusiasm I wwnt to the grounds at 6-30 itself . Later my laziness after the late night internet sessions gave way and i started giving sick excuses and never turned up to play.(ask ma frnds abt this lol..)


Time flew past .. Chatting .. Wishing a friend at 12 on b'day ... Had loads of fun.. Of course never missed even a single movie that came to the theatre .. Saw Unnale Unnale .. Ok sorta movie but for the two heroines .. Sada and Tanisha rocked .. No logic in the script .. I still haven't discovered why "Vaigasi Nilave" comes in the movie .. again at udhayam (main screen) ...

The bloody guys in the net centre have blocked Blogger .. so blogging is an arduous process here .. this post will be continued when i come online next time .. most probably next week or on tuesday .. Keep Reading ...

PS: thanx to the guy who invented proxies ... without him i could have posted even this much ...

Contd ...

Yea .. I am back in Chennai for a week .. The blog posts will be done by then .. Now continuing ...
Continuing from where I left .. The next movie to hit the screens was Chennai - 600028 .. ( Funny name .. ) .. N o' course I was there in the theatre to watch the movie .. [:D] .. O'course good old Udhayam again ... Nothing much to talk about the movie afterwards .. The heroine could have been better o'course .. Poor choice ...
After this came another minor blip .. BITSAT .. I thought I would manage to do well ..( courtesy english .. ) .. But nothing came of it .. I wanted to end my exams as early as possible .. so I took the exam right on the first day .. As you might have already guessed , it resulted in disastrous consequences .. Too many aces ( Roddick style eh!?) in the paper (online one..) ... Ended up with a not so high score of 220 which would be in no way sufficient to give me a seat at BITS unless none of the toppers took a seat there ... 2 of 4 gone ..

But I was left with about 20 days of unbridled freedom left with me before teh CBSE broke it by announcing the board results ."The" time of my life ... loads and loads of fun ... One day in Ram's Milky World with friends ... Taking photos (i dunno where they are now ..) .. Setting records staying online for around 280 hrs a month ..

In June

In May


All I did was to chat,download all the movies that hit the screens,listen to songs 24 hrs .Then this idea of blogging caught my eye and I thought why not start one myself ? Then this thing came into existence .The other things I did include roaming about (sorry flying) in my mom's activa on Saturday and Sunday when she was at home.

Twenty days of bliss hoping the results never came.But they did arrive on 23rd .. Wednesday( my unlucky day) .. All through the previous night, I was praying that I would get a decent score. But all fate had in store for me was disaster and it struck as usual at around 8 am. 441/500 .. To hell with them .. 78/100 in chemistry .. It kavuthufied me again . Maths .. dunno where 10 marks went . Probably the examiner dint agree with my "innovative" proofs. Computer science and english saved the blushes as usual .. 93 each (but I was slighta disappointed with both of them as well) . Physics was a mild surprise .. 87 .. considering my brilliant performances in it thro' the year where I just about managed to pass each time till the APSC exams. Well .. All that happened was scoldings at home from my parents for my blapsemous performance with relatives and friends adding insult to injury.

Just a small sample

X (5/23/2007 9:28:35 PM): wats ur total'
Shrinivas S G (5/23/2007 9:29:05 PM): 441... *sad emoticon*
X (5/23/2007 9:30:32 PM): oh gud
X (5/23/2007 9:30:38 PM): en sad idhuku poittu
Shrinivas S G (5/23/2007 9:30:48 PM): hello...over a therla?

Life returned to normalcy by the night but that din't last for long. Phone conversations with friends increased about the AIEEE. One week left for the last nail in the coffin . In the meanwhile I totally forgot about the IIT JEE. My dear friend Venki called me on 30th morning(Wednesday again .. !!) and broke the news to me that the results were out. Disappointment again although it was expected this time .(Padichale kadaikkathu .. Chat panna kadaichiduma?? ) ..

But the biggest disappointment was yet to come . One more dear friend Vinod called me at around 9-15 pm and told me that the idiots in the CBSE had released the AIEEE results. Heart beat increased on fone .. My last hope ..

Vinod : Roll no. solda .. I'll tell ur result on phone itself
Myself: 26611790 ... *with bated breath*
Vinod : 133 da
Myself: Wow .. That's nice
Vinod : Athu un mark da ..
Myself: aahaaaa ...
Vinod : State 849 AIR 43312
Myself: @#$@#^@
Vinod : Dei .. You are eligible for Central Counselling da ..

That gave a little bit of hope although I didn't even know what that meant at that time. You must already be knowing the reaction at home no doubt ... Scoldings .. Wednesday again .. I started feeling for all the useless things I had done .. ( Dont cry over spilt milk laam try pannen.. Work aagala .. what to do) .. All this was compounded due to the fact that I didn't apply for any other private college banking on my AIEEE performance . Yea ... I did get Bio-tech, Bioinformatics, Nanotech and Bio-engineering in SASTRA without hostel but I left it cos enakkum Biology kkum aagave aagathu. 10th board laye kasta pattu thaan padichen. Of course Anna University affliated colleges were there . But with my too high cut-off of 172.5/200 , I was most likely to get one of the Tier 3 colleges.

This was the most desparate part of my life beating even the part when I gote-adichified in physics midterm. Desparate phone calls to seniors asking them about my prospects. Kept checking the previous year allotments. ( According to which I would have ended up in Silchar or Srinagar) But yea, I stayed true to my routine of 24 hrs online albeit with a few changes. Started going to temples more frequently hoping God would show me a way out of this mess.

AIEEE offcampus counselling started .. Hopes increased after I got Bhopal Energy in the first round. But lost interest in that afterwards and did nothing to change my choices even. Yea .. I did go to private colleges as well but lost interest after one #$%#%# asked for 6 lakhs for a ECE seat . (Evan avlo laam kuduthu padikkarthu ..) . Started playing Powersoccer and FIFA 07 online with my friends to kill time. Went to Mozhi on mother's day with my mother and sister. Second time .. Still found the movie enjoyable .. and I expect my mom n sis enjoyed it too .. Started blogging regularly.

Yea .. in the middle some good news came in the form of "all-rounder" prize from my school for my "distinguieshed" performance in Std.12 . I still have no idea how they gave it to me even though I failed in my physics Midterm exam and jus scraped thro to a pass with my anniversary test marks ( psbbians will know what it means .. others .. sry) .. Met loads of friends there.Tlekd and koothadichified with them.Had the time of my life nnu sollalaam.

AIEEE on-campus counselling came.(It was on a Tuesday for me .. Phew .. at last not a wednesday) . Went to Trichy two days in advance itself hoping to get used to the process. (hehe .. always punctual u see) . All the south NITs were full by the time I went for counselling. I gave in 51 choices probably the highest by anyone .. (ithulayaavathu highest a irukkalaam la ..) . That was a sign of my desparateness to get into a college actually.

My mom checked the results for me online late that night and called me to inform me that I had got Civil in NIT Bhopal.(MANIT) .I heaved a sigh of relief . I had to report there before 18th. That gave just about a week to pack up and say good-bye to many of my close friends. wind up m posts on the blog, unjoin Yahoo! groups etc. etc. Yea.. It also gave me the time to go to Shivaji-the Boss in Sathyam Cinemas . Really horrible experience . Though the movie was quite entertaining, the audience sans whistles,screaming even for the best punches made it one of teh worst movie experiences for me. Then left with tears in my eyes to Chennai Central to board Tamilnadu express to leave for Bhopal leaving behind me loads of wonderful memories and friends whom I'll miss badly.(I am missing badly)


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PS:Thanks to Yahoo! Message Archives thanx to which I was able to do this post.Next post will be up quite soon as well.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Why this disadvantage??

First things first....Those readers of my blog who were expecting Part-2 of the series...sorry...u have to wait for some more time....

Reason for this post:This post was cos I was incensed like many others due to the injustice meted out to us by the Education Dept. of Tamil Nadu

My Mark, according to Anna University , will be normalised as I am a CBSE Student.But all that nonsense proved to be a mere eyewash.Not even a 0.000001 mark was added to my already existing mark.

Maths - 90
Physics - 87
Chemistry - 78

According to their calcuations:

Mark = M + (P+C)/2
= 90 + (87+78)/2
= 90 + 165/2
= 90 + 82.5
= 172.5

That is the same as the one my Anna University rank score display.Then where the hell is that normalisation that they said they'll give???

Do those people mean to say that a 95 % in Physics in CBSE is the same as 95 % in State board Physics ??

Quoting "The Hindu"...(India's National Newspaper and South India's best selling newspaper)

"Friday's arguably tricky Physics paper has left Plus Two students apprehensive about the remaining papers."

"The State Board seldom tests students with questions from outside the textbook."

"Teachers had asked them to go through the model paper thoroughly but not many questions were based on that, they said."

"G. Nitesha Roy, a student of DAV Matric, said many of her classmates came out of the examination hall crying, as they could not complete the paper. "We were very shocked to see the question paper. We were told that at least 25 one-mark questions would be from the question bank. Only six were from the bank.""

"N. Vijayan, Physics textbook author, said there was a slight deviation from the "blue print" of the question paper."Six problems in the one-mark section needed intelligent application of concepts. Otherwise, the ten-mark and five-mark sections were pretty simple and direct.""

"It was the one-mark section that scared students. Some questions were from outside the book bank," she said."

In the CBSE , it is the exact opposite.Seldom do questions come from the book.Here ,those state board students are complaining cos the questions didn't come from the Question Bank,Text book and the model papers.

WTF??

"We were told that at least 25 one-mark questions would be from the question bank. Only six were from the bank"
Aren't these things supposed to just be a model of things??
If they give out the list of questions and ask from that,why should those students study at all?They can jus wait till the model papers get released and then mug up the answers for all the questions given in that.

"The State Board seldom tests students with questions from outside the textbook."
In the CBSE,it is the exact opposite.We seldom get anything directly out of the textbook.

"While five students have scored centums in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, a total of 22 students have scored 200 marks out of 200 in engineering cut-off."
All of them are from State board cos the correction is far far less stricter there.Not one CBSE guy managed this all thro' India.Then why the hell was there no normalisation?????

Every year,scores of State board guys score centums in various subjects as if it is as simple as drinking water.While we guys from CBSE have to slog like mad doing problems from various other books to "try" for a 100 , those guys jus mug up all the things and vomit it in the paper and get a 100.

THIS METHOD SUCKS....IT SUX TO THE CORE...

PS:Thank goodness there's this lifegiver called AIEEE for us.

Add to this the thing called Reservation.Nowadays,being born in a Forward community is a big big disadvantage in every step in life.Reservation has crept into every bloody thing possible.

Reservation for SC...Reservation for ST...Reservation for BC...Resevation for MBC...

Now recently the politicians want reservations for Minorities as well.I still cant get the idea behind this till now.Agreed that they have not had education in their previous generations,but why put students who have got more marks than that student?

What merits that student to get a 2000 rank when he is at over 100000 in the total list?
Why should they alone be eligible for counselling upto 160000 in AIEEE when the OP guys are eligible only up till 51000 ???

How many really backward guys get into proper colleges becasue of this resevation.Hardly a handful.It is only the "non backward" Backward classes utilise this.

I am not against the reservation for the really backward people.It is just that the reservation hardly gets to them.It is only utilised by the people who dont require it in reality.India would be much better with out all this.

If only reservation was based on the economy as well,I would be in a better position.

PS:
If this post touched a few hard spots , I am sorry. I was so pissed off by this policy that I wanted to put in words and this is my only outlet.

This is not directed at any person in particular.It is just that I am against this policy of reservation based on castes.So jus dont jump at me in the comments section.


To put this in Superstar's words,this policy means that "Rich get richer,poor get poorer".

To put in it Prabhu's words,"Enna koduma paa ithu".

PPS:

Nxt post only after Thursday...Will be posting a film-review and Part-2 of "What I like"...

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

15 Things / people I like - Part 1

15.Yahoo! Messenger
Yahoo Messenger...well,these days,that's where i spend all of my time.That is the place where I got most of my closest friends as well.Easy way for talking.Of course loaads better than Gtalk.With many features like conference,photo share,message archives(they are really useful... many of my friends would vouch for that).

The look of Yahoo messenger itself is inviting unlike Gtalk which looks so drab to me.I jus love this thing so much.Actually it has even brought more traffic to this blog as well.[:D]


14.Driving Fast
This is a passion of mine.I love driving my mom's Activa and going really fast on it. Ashok Pillar road ,Anna main road,Kodambakkam High road,Dr.Ambedkar salai and Venkatnarayana road are my favourite haunts esp during the mornings when the roads are free from traffic and are really empty.Fast a porache mudikku nadula kaathu adikkarathe oru thani thrill....

13.Udit Narayan

This guy is undisputedly my favourite singer.I dont reallly know the reason for this.Probably due to his unique voice or his "brillaint" pronunciation of tamil in his songs.But yeah,this guy has loads of fizz in his voice as Vidyasagar rightly said.His Hindi songs are loads better although.Many people may find this as a stupid choice.But its mine.[:D]

12.Sakarai Nilave

My alltime favourite song...undisputedly.This song from the movie "Youth" is picturised on"Vijay" and "Sandhya".Music by Mani Sharma is at its best.Harish Raghavendra has done a brilliant job with his vocals.The orchestration is superb all through the song.Lyrics by Vairamuthu are some of the best you can find.

sakkarai nilavae peN nilavae
kaaNum poadhae karaindhaayae
nimmadhi illai yaen illai nee illaiyae
(sakkarai nilavae...)

manam pachai thaNNee dhaan peNNae
adhai patra vaithadhu un kaNNae
yen vaazhkai ennum kaattai eRithu
kudai kaayndhaay kodumai peNNae

kavidhai paadina kaNgaL
kaadhal paesina kaigaL
kadaisiyil ellaam poigaL
en pinju nenju thaangumaa?

(sakkarai nilavae...)

kaadhal endra ondru adhu kadavuL poala
uNara thaanae mudiyum adhil uruvam illai
kaayam kaNda idhayam oru kuzhandhai poala
vaayai moodi azhumae andha vaarthai illai
anbae un punnagai yellaam adi nenjil saemithaen
kaNNae un ponnagai yellaam kaNNeeraay urugiyathey
veLLai sirippugaL un thavaRaa?
adhil koLLai poanadhu en thavaRaa?
pirindhu sendradhu un thavaRaa?
naan purindhu koNdadhu en thavaRaa?
aaN peNNeer parugum peNNin idhayam
sadhaiyalla kallin suvaraa?

(kavidhai paadina...)

november maadha mazhaiyil naan nanaivaen endraen
enakkum kooda nanaidhal miga pidikkum endraay
mottai maadi nilavil naan kuLippaen endraen
enakkum andha kuLiyal miga pidikkum endraay
sugamaana kural yaar endraal suseela'vin kural endraen
enakkum andha kuralil yaedho mayakkam ena nee sonnaay
kaNgaL moodiya buddhar silai
en kanavil varuvadhu pidikkum endraen
thayakkam enbadhu siRidhum indri
adhu enakkum enakkum dhaan pidikkum endraay
adi unakkum unakkum ellaam pidikka
ennai yaen pidikkaadhu endraay?

(sakkarai nilavae...)

I just cant stop listening to this one even though i've listened to this over thousand times.One of the best I've ever listened to.

PS:Other songs I luv include Kaatrin Mozhi and Lukka Chuppi.

11.Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari...The Prancing horse...The RED...showcasing aggression which Schumi did for sure..Schumi was the guy who attracted me to this team.No even though he has left I continue to support them.Brilliant tactics during races,superb team leaders and engineers(sum good looking ones too[:D]..lol) etc etc has jus increased my love for this team.

PS:One of the very few over dominant teams/people i love

Sunday, July 1, 2007

15 Things / people I hate - Part 3

Contd from Part 1 and 2 ... moving towards the top now..[:D]


5.Sania Mirza
Has got very little talent...wins a few matches here and there.Injured for the rest of the year cos her legs were unable to carry her top half.

One of the few undeserving Padma Shri's in India...there are so many more achievers who have n't got anything...one tier 4 WTA title is all that she can show...that too in hometown Hyderabad...

One big show-off...went and met every biggie after moving into round 2 of the australian open...

I HATE HER...

4.Patrick Vieira

I jus despise this guy....mebbe the reason is cos he played for Arsenal...I've never liked the way he treated players from the opposition..Kicking them..pushing them...n even stamping a few...I've never liked his style of play as well...Well...i ssterted hating him from the moment he had the fracas in the tunnel with Keane...


3.Liverpool FC
Looserpool FC (also known as Liverpool FC) are a bunch of losers who play the most boring football that can ever be seen...Defend...defend...defend and defend forever is their USP...They have never won the league even once since it became "The EPL"...Captained by England's looser no.1 Gerrard,the play only in the Champions league every year...(I hate them since i luv Manchester United too)

2.Ajith
Ajith ... also known as "Tharuthala"....(look at the picture)...is one of the worst actors u can ever see....His dialogue delivery is awful...his pronunciation even better...("Adu"..lolz)...He gives hits once in 5 years...that too with the biggest directors you can find...(his fans are worser calling even his biggest flops as hits)...Even wikipedia knows this..his article there has been marked for peacock terms and the neutrality has been questioned..

After seeing one of his "biggest hits"..Kadhal kottai,I was moved to tears by the innovative script(Hero n Heroine love without seeing each other)...Aalwar moved me to the hospital with its splendid ending...It gave a biggggg headache...His dancing skills are awsome...

One thing i like in him is his determination n resiliance..I mean giving flop after flop and still continuing to act

1.Ganguly

This guy gets the place of pride in my list.....I hate him like no one else......So he gets special treatment...

Agreed,he is a good captain and "was" playing the spinners really well...but he has done nothing to show that he is a great batsman as his fans call him...Hardly over 5000 runs in test cricket are not the career statisctics of a great batsamn,are they??

Not even a single double hundred in tests...even Jason Gillespie has one.....His last one day century came in the 2003 world cup semifinal against Kenya...His last century against a test playing nation in ODIs was against England in the ICC Champions Trophy against England(5 yrs ago)...n still he is called as India's best batsman...(Wikipedia also questions the neutrality of his article there...)

In the world cup against Bangladesh,he played the bangladeshi bowlers as if he was facing Australia's bowlers...he was slow...really slow and got out when things needed to be accelarated leading to question marks over his commitment to the cause of the team...

He is called India's best captain...but I feel he won most of his matches cos of the performance of other guys like Yuvraj,Laxman,Dravid,Harbhajan...

He backed guys from his region like Deep Dasgupta,Mohanty etc.. etc..He was never a great trainer of the field...and even was never the best runner between the wickets..

PS:I liked watching him hit those towering sixes those days...

That ends this HATE list...Nxt post will be about my Favourites...

PS:I recieved a req from one of ma frnds to do a similar thing abt ma skool teachers...that is underway too..


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