Interaction with a 1st year

PS : The language might be offensive ๐Ÿ™‚

Nah, it doesnt involve the account of me interacting with a 1st year guy, although I have been lucky enough to interact with someone from 2009 batch of IIIT. The details of that interaction would make for dour reading so instead I skip that and talk abuot the conversation a guy from our batch had with someone.

Here is an excerpt

Senior: Lo*a kya hota hai?
Junior : Sir male sex organ ๐Ÿ˜
(Senior :Sala Biology ki aulad kahin ka :O :O)

Senior : hmm… achha female sex organ kaunsa hota hai phir?
Junior : Sir Ga*d hoti hogi
Senior : :O :O :O hain??? :O

Senior : :O phir ch**t kya hoti hai be??
(Here comes the best part)

Junior : Sir bhoot aur chudail ka kuch mixture hoti hogi ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

(Senior faints and drops down to the ground)

I hope no one takes it as an attempt to rag a junior, this was just healthy interaction going on which proved unhealthy for the Senior ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The One with the Placements :)

The final year of B.Tech is a stark contrast to the 3rd year when it comes to college life. The same batch who was everywhere until abuot a month back is nowhere to be seen, people are generally holed in their rooms. Seen mostly with their friends, either doing BC or studying. 4th year guys are almost cut off from the rest of the college just living in their own world. This is the time when people adapt an nonchalant attitude towards college life. You start talking about anything related to college and the standard answer you will get is, “Who cares man!”. It is basically the time of being zen!

The whole period of fourth year since the end sem exams of 3rd year to the end of Batch Trip can be divided into 3 parts each of them quite different from the other. A time of changing moods and lifestyles. You tend to touch variety of emotions you havnt felt in the last 3 years. At times you have a face of character at other time you are without a fear or anxiety, you experience the state of being in dumps to being in a state of eternal bliss. It all happens just in a single year.

The first part would be the internship period, most people try to get an internship in some or the other company to
i) earn bucks,
ii) get some industry experience
And, if possible
iii) Get a PPO and make the 4th yr a joy ride, a complete waste of time ๐Ÿ˜›

For the first time in their life, people start earning in 10s of thousands, a hefty sum for any student. Earning a salary gives you a sense of growing up as nothing else can give. Huge amounts of cash in the accounts of guys is a new experience, everybody spends his or her money in their own way. Some get really rich and just spend the money in one thing or the other, some buy stuff for their home, some start paying their fees from their own money, while some others are forced to deposit their money (read me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) People who are not interning in these big wigs become the guests of their friends and groups of 10s start flocking the foosball & the TT tables in those companies ๐Ÿ˜‰

After the masti of sem break begins a program of preparation ๐Ÿ˜ Everybody is preparing for some or the other competitve exam, if one is going to MP every sunday to give the mock cat exams, then the other guy is seen rattofying his Baron’s Word List and a few have already started the preparation for Placements, while the PPO people have started to idle around with nothing to do. We have CAT, GRE, GATE and what not! the preparations all these things is packed into one sem. BUT by the end of the semester, all these competitive exam preps are given a finger and people start preparing for the real thing. The biggest show for every batch, the Placements. People would be seen hogging their computer screens for hours on end but not to watch any movie or for the 7th review of FRIENDS. Instead people are seen reading and not sites like masalababes” or “http://cricinfo.com, instead you have cracktheinterview.com, placementsindia like sites occupying the maximum no of tabs.

This is the exact time for the dulles of the batch! After being ridiculed by friends for being dulle and not being able to get out of the college after 4th year, getting nicknames like Vision 2020 coz you are working under a certain prof, (in)famous for not giving his dual degree students their degrees. This is the time for them to hit back at the B.Tech guys. This time while a B.Tech guy would be trying to learn the fundes of OOPS or trying to understand the concepts of scheduling from the OS GODs like Manish ๐Ÿ˜› (who got the PPO) , these SOBs are busy watching movies, TV shows and basically just have a gala time.

Saying that the placement period was a Tempest, could be a big understatement!! These were historic times, you could find all emotions from excitement, uneasiness, depression, fear, hate, relief, sadness , joy in this 3-4 months commercial movie. These were hard times, Global recession coming on to hit the placements in the college. People were disappointed, hurt and all but all that is a thing of past. The biggest thing which placement season has done is brought people together, preparing an ideal ground for the Legendary BC of 8th sem! If 2nd sem was the beginning of group formations in our batch and Felicity brought these groups together, then 7th sem was the time when the boundaries of groups broke and the batch became a group as whole. People were going into the rooms hitherto unexplored. New friendships were developed, long forgotten friends became buddies again. And ofcourse placement was a great help, tested you, developed your personality blah blah blah… (everybody knows that).

Placement time was a tumultous time, each one of us knew what and how it was ๐Ÿ˜ and the less we talk about it the best it would be for everybody involved, it was just a phase we went through, a thing which we had to! Although liking it was beyond us, but it sure was an experience which you should have in your life atleast once, to know what pain, suffering , disappointment is! and to see how friendship acts as a beacon of hope, when the light is at its lowest.

And yet once the placement is over, begins the BEST phase of college life, the phase of enjoyment, BC, BC n more BC!! About which I will talk about in the next post of the series, my Final of the series!

Have a Crush on!!

She is charming, she is different, she has an aura, she is talented,
the only voice inside my head these days is hers,

She is Grace Slick,

The eyes!
The eyes!

A look at the eyes and she transports you into an entirely different world! and yeah you can also count as being the vocalist of Jefferson Airplane and the writer of White Rabbit, along with Janis Joplin, the pioneer of women in rock ๐Ÿ™‚
First person to say Motherfucker on national TV!!!

FEED YOUR HEAD ๐Ÿ™‚

She may seem just another chick but you have to see the video of White Rabbit performed live by Jefferson Airplane to know what I am talking about, the enery, the aura, the expressions… Just too Good!!

The link is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K5zaojH25Y

(The Video is being processed God Knows when they will be done with it ๐Ÿ˜ )

Cricinfo Rocks

For all the cricket loving net savvy junta, cricinfo is like the God!! The wikipedia of cricket; first thing you would turn to if you are talking about cricket . Along with their scores and the Awesome commentary. The thing which makes me the fan of cricinfo is the quality of Articles published on the site. Some of the articles published on the site could be rated as classics in the true sense for the beautiful description, the elan, the charm which is present in the writing only of the greatest of the writers. There are many articles which were worth saving, used to saving them as Firefox bookmarks and losing them during Windows installation.

A case in example are the following lines from an article, the way the artist describes such a simple thing is just… what to say Just Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

The region was already severely divided by this shift in the captaincy; it could get very hot if mismanaged. Walsh rose magnificently to the occasion. Literally and figuratively towering above Lara, he strode out onto the field, arm almost protectively curled around the captain’s shoulder. It evoked the sense of a mother gently leading her son toward the watering hole with predators watching hungrily. Walsh had taken guard.

Who could not have felt the bigness of this gesture? As a Jamaican hero, Walsh knew what he could telegraph in that moment, and he chose to endorse the new captain and to soothe chafing egos. It was true generosity of spirit, and it reinforced the link that has too often casually been made between cricket and gentlemen.


The one with Felicity

In 2nd year although you have become a senior but in the broad sense you are still in the lower half of the batch soย  basically not a senior :P. 3rd year is when you get into the world of men,when you are supposed to have grown up, able to take responsiblites. A time when you get an idea of outer world.

3rd year in IIIT is a time of working, being busy, being active and that too for everything but studies. This is the year of Felicity, when Felicity of the college becomes Apni Felicity. You will see people running all over the city and country under aharsh sun, People would be seen scurrying to shelter away from rain, trying to get a shelter under the nearest roof while they are gone out for Sponsorship or Campaigning. This year is all about working, screwing your ass, organizing things from small college events to coordinating Felicity.

Its generally the 3rd year batch in IIIT, who is the most proactive, the most visible. It is these people who are responsible for managing the whole college in that year. They are the ones whose vision drives the college for that particular academic session. They are the Felicity Coordinators, they are house captains, they are the campus life coords, almost all spheres of a student’s life are taken care of guys from this batch.

After the rigour of 4th semester with professors baying for your blood with assignments every week, your world transforms as soon as you step foot into the confines of 3rd year. This is a year of being lax about things related to studies. Even the most sincere people of the batch are seen giving their studies a toss.

After the grouping and all which generally happens in the 2nd and the 3rd sem, this is a period when people from different groups come together, work with each other and support. A chance for people to interact, to know people, go beyond the boundaries of their own groups and explore the entity called Batch, to come under a common umbrella. A time for elimination of boundaries and fostering of new relations.

For every IIITian, their Felicity is one the best thing that would have happened to them in these 4 years but you take Felicity out of 3rd year, its got nothing left in it!It would be nothing but a blur, a memory of doing nothing. Felicity, the annual cultural and technical fest is, for which people devote all that time, in return although getting nothing but gaining a lot. This is the only reason why some 50 people were sitting there with arms on other person’s shoulder, all singing the song Yaaron like a chant. It is the reason why people get sloshed, cry for each other, to say in other terms being friends for life. ๐Ÿ™‚ A time of awesomeness.

Though there is nothing much in this year beside Felicity but towards the end of the year, friends become foes, there are hours long discussions, much mud slinging (of the most joyful form). All this because year end is the time of decision of Inter House Trophies. This is may be the time when the strength of 5th house is the minimum, for the only time people are interested in their house participation, worrying about points. All this so that you can laugh at your friend’s face coz u are the best house. 3rd years being the captain and all are the ones who are most excited coz after all it was their year and they all wanna be their house to be the star performer.

Which brings an end to the penultimate year of college life and results in people becoming the senior most guys in the college!! Becoming the big bosses of college ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜‰

The one with The Contrasting Sems

Each year has its own significance in IIIT! Each year brings with it a different kind of flavour, it teaches different things and gives you different roles. In this respect I would consider 2nd year of B.Tech as the most important. This is the time when its decided who would you be for the remaining years, it defines your interests, your place in the college. After the gay abandon of first year, this is the time when you seriously come into the college, start knowing things, become seniors and basically be somebody in the college.

Second year for our batch started with a bang! The whole ragging fiasco was too much for people to digest, there were a few suspensions. Few ppl of our batch getting letters forbidding them to sit for placements, huge drama unfolded, emotions ran high, people cried, people shouted and in the end, for the first time, the batch stood up as a unit. Since coming to the college about 1 year ago as complete strangers, this was the first time when people stood up for each other. This was the time when the community <strong>UG2K5 stands united</strong> was made. This was the first time when this batch gave a peek at what it will grow put to be, A bunch of close friends ๐Ÿ™‚

2nd year is the time when people decide the course of their life in remaining days in IIIT. A whole lot of free time in 3rd sem coz of wonderfully low number of classes helps people a lot in this deciding this. By the end of 3rd sem, the geeks of college have turned into one, the bande who are gonna be working for cult and all stuff are already into the mould, and the people who are gonna do nothing but wasting time are already nowhere to be seen. Its basically decided by what you do in your whole lotta free time.

Geek or not, studios or not, 4th sem is all about studies, you study, go to classes, listen to profs and basically work your ass off, even people like me were listening to classes. The reasons were quite obvious, the subjects taught in this sem are easily the most interesting and important subjects of your B.Tech and even the professors you get in this sem are the best ones. So for once, if you are fine with studies then dont freak out, this is not some disease just the 4th sem fever :). This was the sem when CGs of many people inflated coz of their wonderful showing in this sem. There were 7 or 8 ten-pointers in this sem in our batch ๐Ÿ™‚ (PS: Even I became a 9.something for the first and only time ๐Ÿ™‚ )

After toiling for about 4-5 months in 4th sem, you get the much needed summer breaks, which for most people is the first time when they wouldnt be going home in a 3 month vacation period and instead going to stay in college and do limitless vellapanti under the name of doing a project under some lab or the other. Some lucky asses even manage to get internships and start earning. (And ofcourse get completely sloshed in company parties ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Ofcourse no mention of the 2nd year of our batch would be complete without a mention of the infamous scuffle ๐Ÿ˜› Starting from the whole ragging issue, the relation between our and the junior(i.e 2k6) bacth were quite strained. These issues again heightened up during the inter batch and inter house events, leading to aย  rivalry of sorts between people from these two batches. All this culminated in the Inter Batch cricket final match, this was a day which few people will never foget, the day when there was actual fighting between people, must be the only instance of IIIT history when there was a sort of gand war, around 50 people on each side! ๐Ÿ˜› Punches were hurled, people kicked and even stitches recieved, all this on the ground floor of NBH ๐Ÿ˜› . Surely a memorable if not a glorious moment in our lives.

The One where it all begun

People say trying to describe life is one of the most arduous task you can try and undertake. Thats why I thought of describing life, the journey that we undertake. Trying to cut a snippet of 4 years from the movie called life and try to post in my own words on this blog of mine. And infact I am not gonna describe my life, its gonna be the life of this bigger unit of which I am a proud part. Its gonna be a honest try to tell the story of our batch, UG2K5 of IIIT, bas meri zubani. Its been one thing I have wanted to do since we had our farewell, finally got time and dedication to do this, just wishing I can do justice to these task I have undertook!

Starting from where it all began, the time when we entered this institution, for many of us, the city of hyderabad was a completely different experience. Living all their lives in small places, hyd seem huge to them and in this city came 170 odd youngsters. All eager and excited to start a new phase of their lives and yet a bit scared, a bit anxious at taking their first steps in this unknown world, away from the shelter of the ones who loved them . Into the company of rank strangers ๐Ÿ˜ who would be their only partners for next 4 fucking years. Knowing not whom to trust, whom to befriend and who to treat with care, these people started their journey into; light or darkness only God knows ๐Ÿ™‚ !

The 2 semesters of the first year are 2 quite different experiences. While the first sem is all about knowing the people, the places, the system, the things. 2nd sem is all about enjoying, finally you are comfortable in the place and the city and can let your hair down and enjoy in such a child like spirit as is left in you from school time.

First sem of our batch was dominated by just one guy, Prof. C.V.Jawahar ๐Ÿ™‚ he was the man responsible for all the anxiety, all the hurry, all the work in our batch. His C Programing assignments were the only talk of the city. Every Sunday night you will see that the work space and even the labs 204 & 210 are filled with anxious people, biting their fingernails in anticipation that the code they have working on for the last 3 days finally doesnt show a bloody seg fault this time and they could be free and finally have their dinner (skipped doing this assignment) before the canteen closes at 12 am :|The first sem was Hectic, people were busy almost all the time doing assignments. Also with the new new PT jane ka josh, people tried to sleep early those days. ๐Ÿ˜›

And ofcourse these plans of sleeping early were generally laid to rest by the usual evening sessions of healthy interaction with the ever so friendly seniors ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of us learned the pleasure of abusing after doing this in OBH. Wont talk much about this part before things start getting a bit unruly ๐Ÿ˜› As said earlier, this was the sem of knowing people, people came to know about their batchmates, the people who they would be living with, for the next 4 years ๐Ÿ™‚ the seniors who would be their guides and mentors for their stay in IIIT ๐Ÿ™‚

2nd sem was the time of fostering friendships which would last for their remaining life in IIIT. It was a time when grouping in the batch started, when ppl started finding out the right type of people. people who they would be comfortable with, the people who would be their family now on. This was the sem of fun & frolic, every weekend we used to go to see any damn bollywood movie which released that week. People have seen movies from the 10rs wala stand and even those tickets were bought in black for 40 bucks.

First year basically was a time of having fun, enjoying and doing all that which we had been restrained from doing for last few years when most of us were busy preparing for competitive exams and didnt have much time for the type of BC which can eb expected from the vellah people in college! This is the timwe when most people get their first introduction to stuff like smoking, drinking and others ๐Ÿ˜› ;). The high point of first year is getting to know the people and places and getting the hang of the place and the best part of your zindagi called College Life!!