Friday, January 26, 2007


Pareto’s FCQ Law: 80% of the time you study for the wrong FCQ and as a result end up with 20% of the marks

Cell’s Law: The time you go to the bathroom is exactly when your cellphone will ring the only time the entire day

Assignment's Law: When you spend 2 hours working on an assignment all by yourself by taking the initiative, you realize that it was totally unrelated to the actual project

Time’s Law: The class where the professor expects you to be on time exactly will always be the first class of the day

Orkut’s Law: When using a special proxy server to access orkut, the tasteful flash ads will appear as your director passes by.

Pre Quiz's Law: The 1st time you win the quiz on stage will be at a no name college and the prize will consist of a trophy (nameless and to be given to the college) and 2 certificates. You will not even be on quiz to collect the same.

Quiz’s Law: When on quiz for a quiz in front of the home crowd for a quiz, you will be in the worst of forms.

Extension of Quiz’s Law: When the home crowd leaves after seeing you have no chance is when you make the comeback of the decade.

Hyper Extension of Quiz’s Law: The prize you win after your remarkable comeback will include tea bags, masala packs, salt and pepper shakers, two useless books. Anyone who participated in the prelims would also get the same certificate as you got. And your name would be spelt wrong.

Knowledge's Law: You will be a stud in the subject which you have never studied your whole life which you will never use. But your specialization+ background+summers subject you will need assistance from someone who has heard of it the 1st time in his life. And he will end up getting more marks than you.

SMS's Law: When you are expecting a message at 1 am in the morning from someone special it will be from the Airtel operator telling you that the if you don’t recharge you will die in 3 days.

Excel's Law: When you think you finally master a function after 20 minutes of hair tearing and cursing , you discover that it was probably voted “Most Useless Function of the year 2006” by –

Example - NEGBINOMDIST: (Returns the negative binomial distribution. NEGBINOMDIST returns the probability that there will be number-f failures before the number-s’th success, when the constant probability of a success is probability-s.)

Anonymous' Law: When you want to remain hidden when you are with someone else is when the biggest loudmouth will see you and make sure that everyone knows what is going on between the both of you.

Power's Law: The one day when you bring your laptop to college for official work, you get this plan to goof off by writing blogs such as this is when you realize that it is only 30% charged and you have a good 6 hours of class left.

Extension of Power's Law: You would have forgotten to get the LAN cable and the charger does not work and as you try to update your 2 year old antivirus using a fake serial key, you get a message that the key was already used by some wise guy in North Slovenia.

Study's Law: Your friend who you decided to team up with to study accounts a week before the big exam will have the busiest week of his life and will turn up at 12:00 at night your door with a sheepish smile when you are just ready to hit the sack or have another agenda lined up.

Hindi Song's Law: The one hindi song which you listen to everywhere- the laundry room, at a hotel, on the radio which really rocks and you want to get it desperately. Then you realize that when you ask your friend to give you the song, one of this will happen- You forget, you can’t sing or he himself has not heard of it. ( I did manage to finally get it(thanks Matsye!, its ‘Kya mujhe Pyar hain-remix’ from Woh Lamhe, which ironically does not feature a song called Woh Lambhe, another movie..yea I don’t get it too!.)

Free Class's Law: Out of the III divisions A/B/C/ , your division will be the lot who get a 2 hour class free in between two classes. So unlike the other divisions, one set can get up late the other will leave early whilst you are battling what to do in the 2 hour gap. 2 hours are the worst time period, you don’t know if it’s long enough to go back to the hostel or small enough a period to sleep in an empty library cubicle.

Fine List's Law: The one time you feel reckless and bunk a guest lecture/batch meet you see that your name heads the fine list (rs 500, up from 200).

Door’s Law: Just when you snuggle into your blankets with the lights off ready to sleep , you will hear a knock on your door, its your neighbor who wants to chit chat. (Worse case scenarios include the paper guy, Sharath and Somnath(the cleaner guys)

Extension of Door’s Law: Your bed will lie the closest to the door and when there is someone at the door, it will be you who always has to do get it. Your roommate will pretend to snore at a volume at that time.

Keys' Law: The one time you return earlier to the hostel than your roommate is the time you forgot your keys.

Water's Law: You will feel thirsty only when your water bottle is empty but when it is full you won’t take a drop of the same.

Mess' Law: The one day when dinner is good at the college mess is when you will be out in the city

Extension of the Mess' Law: You will never miss the other 6 days’ dinner.

Life’s Law: The girl you are after will be the one every second guy is after.

Blog’s Law: The blog which you think was the best would be completely ignored but the worst blog would be the cynosure of all eyes.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Break The Shackles

Everything in life is a trade off. To get something we have to give up something. The only you have to be careful about is trying to strike a balance between so that it does not affect the nature of things. It seems that I paid a bit too much for a particular transaction which I seem to feeling the pinch for now. Although I am writing a blog about this, It gives me a sense of perverse satisfaction that I, yes, I, who actually challenged mother nature and have ruffled some feathers. Ever since the fact I could think (long time for that to kick start into action) , I’d never have thought that so much could happen cause of me.

Funnily though, I really don’t give a damn anymore. Let me clarify that whatever I did is completely unintentional. Originally I’d feel insecure and see what could/should be the future course of action. But it seems that the time is finally come to play the game according the rules I set. If they feel they were served a bad hand, well read ‘em and weep cause that’s how the dice rolls. I've seen it all, the apex and the nadir and staying in any of them gives more insights and learning about people than just being a middleman

Let nature find its own way to restore parity in the system. We as humans are built on chaos, it resides in us. But we are forced to be subdued by society to adapt to the so called ‘norms’ that it creates and makes us like meek 'yes men'. Chaos is a fundamental attribute in us and denying that would be denying the very thing that makes us human.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Starcraft II- Ficitionally Factual?!

Ok, I never do impromptu posts, I plan and write but this I gotta share with the world..I was at -

'As of today IGN has officially listed StarCraft 2 as "Rumored" on their site and is now selectable to be put on your Club IGN Wishlist. And they have also reported on the statement by Itzik Ben Bassat(Vice President Business Development and International for Blizzard Entertainment), publicly uttered the following sentence on at HMV Oxford Street, London last night at the London WOW:BC launch:

I'm a StarCraft player myself and I hope it's not a decade, and we launched StarCraft in 1998, before I'm standing here again, celebrating the next game in the series," stated Bassat while on stage'

And again, to drive me more crazy..

"As of today IGN has officially listed StarCraft 2 as "Rumored" on their site and is now selectable to be put on your Club IGN Wishlist"

Please God, let this be true, I've been waiting for this game's sequel more than anything my whole life!! I leave you with a previous blog link of mine on Starcraft and an awesome pic..

Terran infantry ambush a Protoss patrol

I just hope its not too good to be true :(

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Message

I can feel it …slipping through my very fingers
Like the grains of sand on a pristine beach
I was riding on the crest of the biggest wave
Overpowering and Overtaking every obstacle in my path
But it seems that the distance is too great to the shore
The momentum once there is slowly waning
The energy to continue has been diffused
It seems like the return of the ancient mariner
Who was down but not out
Knows the secret on taming the seas.

Alas, I am just a novice;
Trying to stay afloat;
Trying to get my share of the air.
As I float across the gentle tides,
I see something glittering, it reflects;
The golden rays of the sun. What is it?
It is an ornate bottle, it bears within it;
An ancient parchment;
It is a legendary myth.
Which unfolds to read:

‘….Many have gone far out to sea,
Armed with the courage and hope
That the prized fish they spotted
In the clear blue waters
Would be taken back as their trophy.
But the seas were too rough that
Cursed beautiful full moon night
And they drowned in their quest
Alas, the hunter became the hunted…’

I stare at the parchment, then tear it up
And scatter the pieces into the sea.
The bottle will no longer carry the fateful message.
For my heart tells me that I am the chosen one;
Who will rewrite the last verses…

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Night at the Royale Casino

There was confusion on when the game
Was to begin.
Agents worked against me
I almost abdicated the royale scepter
But I decided that if I wanted to play
I could not play as a jack;
As a jack alone couldn't beat the Queen ;
I needed an Ace up my sleeve;
To Bridge the gap
But it all had to be done with a Poker face.
Lest my Bluff was called.

The game began; 'twas the first hand
Cards were dealt,
At a double edged show.
Darkness descended but it was like a comforting blanket
Sweets by the Sweet neutralized the bitterness in me;
Salvages of the same saved for time immemorial.
Kernels popping into their destination;
Unaided by me but so desired by me.
Hoping that the pack was bottomless
Alas it was, but;
The half centenary paid was now worth a million.

The second hand was at cross roads
Nostalgic memories around
Strengthening a common bond
Going to the Faraway Tree would hopefully;
Lead to the Seven Ancient wonders.

The final hand right on the street
Time certainly did not wait, it flew
Cold Coffee would go down warm
Thanks to reciprocating attire choices
Moreover the tilt of the head on the pillar
Nearly burned the tongue
But ‘tis a scar one can bear with no burden.

I had the best hand in the table that night;
The stakes are high;
The players are professionals;
And the prize money is immeasurable.

Did the cards read in my favour…?
It did that night.