Wednesday, August 31, 2005


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Friday, August 26, 2005

Volunteer Party

another volunteer part..another evening of fun.

this time however , it was much more grand and happening.lots more people and yeah even the Director was present to felicitate the was a nice occasion and the informal session that happened after the Director left was even more amazing.

Patents Symposium

Finally done with the Patents Symposium .I was responsible for working on the PR part, so I was pretty happy with my role. I had minor hiccups and dissapointments, but overall the eperience was great.Learning was of course great.I learnt as much as idid in my summers in these 2-3 days onf the conclave.

Cheers to the patent symposium and the entire team of volunteers and of course Dr Anand , because of whom I got involved in all this.

Patents Symposium

Finally done with the Patents Symposium .I was responsible for working on the PR part, so I was pretty happy with my role. I had minor hiccups and dissapointments, but overall the eperience was great.Learning was of course great.I learnt as much as idid in my summers in these 2-3 days onf the conclave.

Cheers to the patent symposium and the entire team of volunteers and of course Dr Anand , because of whom I got involved in all this.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

They Are Back

Yippee....Its the Annual Alumni Meet at GIM and we get to meet all of them wh come from various parts of the country for this Event.

I am looking forward to meet my Seniors ..Oh Boy we miss them

So we all are gonna party over the next 3 days and have the Time of our lives!!!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Raksha Bhandan

This is Gyan from the "Dude" of my College

Agar aap bus,train,plane ya kahin se bhi aa jaa rahe hon aur kisi mahila/larki ke hath mein phool,dhaga,chain ya chamakti hue koi bhi vastu dekhein to turant wahan se bhag jaye.Ye vastu RAKHI ho sakti hai. Apki zara se laaparwahi apko BHAI bana sakti hai.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

An Outdoor Trip I won't forget

Last weekend I went for an outdoor trip to Mollem. The place is in the South East Goa, Near Dudhsagar falls. We basically planned it as a Barbeque trip and Overnight stay and then visiting some nearby tourist spots before coming back to campus the next day.

This place is some 75-80 kms from GIM, so we took a car and some bikes. I was a pillion behind Sopan. Now let me tell you something bout this guy. He literally is the kind of person who "Lives on the Edge”. He races along the roads at a blistering 90 Kms/Hr. Well that’s O.K. but then he also has this "ROADRASH" style of overtaking. Hence it wasn't much of a surprise that I straightaway grabbed a helmet before I sat behind him. And yes...said my prayers.

The roads in Goa during the Monsoon ain't very Driver friendly and the journey was full of Jumps and Bumps. This guy just drives across the Rumblers on the road. Somehow the Rumblers in Goa are large enough to be a row of Speed breakers, so imagine my agony when I literally jumped out of my seat a couple of times. Then this guy has to smoke while riding, so he just leaves his hands from the Handle to alight it. I just sit still on my seat. Period.

When we reached the place, we were lucky to find accommodation in a Forest Resort. After we settled in we started on the Prime event of the evening. Barbeque Time. Add to it the Booze. The Barbeque was a great experience in itself. The chicken was fabulous and credit must be given to our In-house Barbeque specialists Sindhura and Vikram. The booze hit most of us and started a round of Fun, bakar and Time pass. I slept at around 2 after having my capacity of drinks. Luckily I didn’t Puke, some others did.

End of Day One.

It’s Morning and we realise that out of the 13 who came in, 4 have gone back
without even informing us. After cursing them for sometime, we decided we will visit a couple of temples in the area before heading back.

We reached the first temple at a place called Tambisurla.Its a beautiful place, very serene and natural. Took some snaps, saw the temple and headed for the 2nd place.

Now this second temple was located on the other side of a stream, away from the main road. Its important to remember that we were a bit away from Civilisation, without mobile connectivity et al.The crossing the stream idea was Sopan's since he had been there before. However we had to leave our car and Bikes behind and wade waist deep into the stream to reach the Temple. The problem was that Sopan didn't anticipate the Tide and Strong currents in this stream during Monsoon. On our first
Attempt we failed, the current literally dragging some of us. Sopan and Pabitra went upstream, to check if its easier to wade through the River there.

They didn't return for some time now, and another guy Aushin now started making up this Concept that we are all part of a teenage Slasher movie.4 guys who tried leaving n the morning already gone, and then 2 others also missing now. Before he could add any more spice to the Story however, they came back, however with a worse problem.

Sopan had apparently tried to wade thru the stream and had lost the car keys in the current, when he lost his balance. Now without the car keys, we were totally cut off. This place was in the middle of nowhere and we were stranded.

Nandan went off on one of the two bikes to look for a mechanic, but didn't return for 2 hrs now. All are valuables were in the Car. We were totally at nature's mercy. Somehow Sopan managed to open one of the doors with a Ruler. Waiting in the car was much better than waiting in the rain. Now Nandan wasn't back for 3 hours so Sopan decided to get a mechanic himself. Now with both bikes gone, we were totally isolated.

Its 3 PM when Sopan finally returns with a mechanic. The guy shorts some wires and starts the car, but the steering is locked! So we can't drive it. We are scared about Nandan, hoping he isn't lost in the forest. Out of the blue comes Nandan, our Knight in Shining amour. He had gone some 20 kms away to Ponda where he found a mechanic who unlocked the steering and got the Car started. Finally after an agony of 5 hours not knowing what Fate we would endure, we finally left for Campus.

This Adventure (More of a Misadventure) taught me a few things. One is that nature still can control you and make it dance to your tunes. Other is that Adventure is dangerous too.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Mourge v/s Ot

We have 4 boys hostels, OT ,Mourge,Hill Top and Admin.

Lot of my erstwhile Ot friends(thats one of the boys hostels) tell me that they miss me there.I was the only OT guy that went to Mourge.well truth is that I miss them too, but I kinda wanted some change .OT is the happening place, I admit, but then I needed some peace and quiet I guess.I had an overdose of Bakar and Fun last year.
So whenever I get time I do go to Ot, my erstwhile abode.people tell me that I am an "OT Guy" , so I shouldn't have left it in the frst place.I say on the other hand that I will change the image of Mourge and make it a happening place.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


I noticed a strange thing today.Yesterday night I was surfing the net when this news caught my eyes.It was about an Air france flight which crash landed at Toronto.While TOI website said that all 309 aboard werew feared killed, the reuters site confidently said that there is not even a single casualty.Now that TOI realised its mistake, it quickly removed the article, instead of correcting it.

IP War

Although students here at GIM have tons and tons of work to do, their appetite for fun somehow always stays intact. The latest craze here is IP war. It consists of flooding the local network messenger with so many messages that people are totally bugged off..Well most people like my roomie always log out of the network when this happens .Vella people like me however enjoy it and also participate in it.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


saw this Movie "Viruddh" at Panjim Inox with some of my batchmates. I thought the movie rocked, but some others disagreed. Amitabh was good , and so was Sanjay Dutt in a cameo.

I wondered how Sanjay did a cameo in this flim, but then it struck me .Mahesh Manjrekar does such cameos in Sanjay Dutt produced flims all the time. Great idea to reduce costs na?

Hungarian GP

The Hungarian GP was a treat to watch. Though I missed the previous couple of races, I had to watch, cos Micheal was on pole. The man does not have the best car on the circuit anymore, but he surely does know how to get the best out of it.

Being a Schumi fan , I do think sometimes how it hasn't rained at all in any GP this season.Ferrai and Bridgestones are traditionally good in the wet..perhaps things could have been different...

Monday, August 01, 2005

Who talked me into learning to Ride a Bike

The friend who persisted me hat I learn to ride a bike is Vineeta Chakkungal>Althugh I always wanted to learn, somehow there wasn't enough motivation for doing that she has bugged me so much..I finally had to do it

Of Thriller Novels

In the recent past I have lost my zeal for reading novels and the like. So when a friend gave me his novel I was sceptical about whether I could finish it. But it was a interesting one, so i somehow completed it. It took me 7 days, which is slow considering I used to read enid blyton books in 3 hours flat.

BTW , the name of the book is "Area 7" by Matthew Reily