Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hear Hear

The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. It is about 1/180 inch in diameter. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm. It takes about 175,000 sperm cells to weigh as much as a single egg cell. Hence, even in the beginning, women have more substance than men...lolest

Hairy Scary Monster

As the first week of December approaches, the campus becomes scary. There is an eerie silence in the air. All the lights in the rooms are switched on - all day and night long, and the library is full to its capacity. Students do not dare to even, turn their gaze away. Not a single person steps outside the hostel. Some even forget what hunger is, skipping their meals. Every soul in the campus lives in constant fear. Often, even, the sun hides behind the clouds at this time of the year. With this, the air becomes cooler and the campus feels like heaven. But with the gigantic monster lurking just around the corner, ready to pounce, no one can really enjoy the beautiful skies. All pray with bowed head to get rid of the beast and for their own survival.

I used to be one of the scared lot. At least have been for past three years. But, no more. Now, I am free as a bird. The cause of my happiness and this feeling of freedom is that I have no compres to write. For the uninitiated non-BITSians, comprehensive examinations(compres) are the once a semester torturous exam we are supposed to write. The syllabus is huge and many a times the exam schedule doesn't really help help our cases. Basically, the efforts required are humanly impossible. Proof for this is the once-noisy-n-lively-now-silent campus. And you have to see the campus to feel the change in atmosphere.

Anyways, I am in high spirits and quite frankly jobless which is evident from the fact that I am blogging at this time of the year. Meanwhile, all that I can say to my collegemates is - ALL THE BEST

Monday, November 17, 2008


The pics on the left are of my special place at home- my garden. I am gonna be shifting out of the house soon, and it pains to think I will have to leave these behind... so after CAT (a dismal performance there), I decided to capture some of the beauty of this place... I couldn't upload all the pics coz, well, there were too many...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I changed the 'I' to 'Y' for my convenience...

Whole world has been watching and following the US Presidential Election will a lot of interest. There has been much speculation, even about the final leg of the race, though I still don't understand why? Bush, with his hugely unpopular policies, had made sure the Democrats start ahead of the Republicans. Even as John McCain tried hard to salvage some of the Republican reputation(and votes), the Democrats could be seen rushing ahead in the polls (the ones where they were pitted as equals were obviously sham). But Mr.J, in his 72 long years, has definitely learnt his lessons in politics. He pulled out his own ace(or rather something the democrats had rejected) in the form of Sarah Palin. This after he had seen Clinton's popularity with the public, never mind the fact that she went down against Obama. Many condemned the act as a cheap stunt to influence the public who wanted a Woman instead of an African American. Even to J it was evident that his ammunition needed to be good, if he wanted to ruffle a few feathers in the oppositions camp. The desperation in his actions was obvious and fathomable. He was like an Ol' Captain on a moth eaten weather beaten wooden ship, trying to do his best against the storms of change, knowing all along the end was near and inevitable. And to no ones surprise, he sank. Whether he took the ship or it took him doesn't matter. His character is dead, no more lines left for him to deliver. Its a clean slate his opponent is free to write the way he wants.

Yes, the interest generated during 'The Big Fight' between Clinton and Obama (Barack) was understandable. When it came to choosing between B and C, the question wasn't the need for change. The problem was to decide between a Clinton/Woman or an African American to be placed at the White House. Both held promise for the future. Election of either to the Oval Office would have been a historical moment for USA. Daggers drawn, the two fought till the very end. Only one could have appeared victorious in the end, and B did. Still, people expected C to stay in the picture, draw blood, make snide comments or something like that. But in a well rehearsed political drama, the enmity between the two camps seemed to pave way for the common cause of Americans (Democrats?). B chose Joe Biden as his running mate, even as C was fielding questions from the media about the same in her characteristic not so diplomatic 'diplomatic' way. Biden gave B the only thing he lacked in the campaign, experience in foreign affairs. C was out of the race, out of the scene. The race was almost over for B, just the last mile left... He could smell victory, but was waiting to taste it. J wanted to make things difficult for him. He wanted to put create some hurdles in B's path hoping to make him trip and fall, or at least falter. In that case J would have had an outside chance. He could have appealed to the faithful Americans, one last plea for votes in the hope of a win. But sadly (for him)... as I said his part is over. One more crucial character, the real life villian, the Big B(ush), is out too. He is like an annoying old haggler who has been thrown out of the play, his time is over.

The race is over. The results are out. And we all know it. 'Change has Arrived', as both blacks and whites are celebrating the victory of the senator from Illinois. The democrats are reveling in the glory that has come with this win.

(almost a Hollywood movie script!)

Obama is definitely a man, the way he has conducted himself throughout the campaign. But is he the 'right' man? Will the democrats become complacent with majority in both the houses? Is this a change for the better? for USA? for Iraq? for India? for Pakistan? Only time will tell if Americans made the right choice today, but for now the Americans are rejoicing and the entire world is looking forward to waking up to a better tomorrow. For now Obama does seem to be the man

Wish to Live or Live to Wish

You don't need a crystal ball to look in to your future... future is now...and now is present...make sure you live the present or else you'll regret it

Most of us are so busy planning for future that we forget to live the present... and when this carefully planned 'future' arrives in the form of 'today', we forget to enjoy it. In what has become our routine, we crib about what we are missing out on (well I do that too often!) and tend to ignore the joys surrounding us.

Take time out to catch up with an old friend U have been promising to call for some time now. Don't just run to them when U need them. Sit and watch the beautiful sky turn blue to pink and then red. Marvel at the brilliance of the stars, this universe- in which U are a speck of dust. Laugh so hard your sides ache, tears roll down your cheeks, your stomach hurts and people think U are crazy...
I realized how much energy and time I was wasting 'looking' and 'hoping' for something better... I have a lot more than I usually acknowledge... and I want to learn to enjoy ALL of it. If U already live for present... U are my idol. U have a lot and whatever comes U'r way you'll only enjoy it. But, if U live only in the hope of future... I suggest U do some thinking and learning too.