hey ye ye reached tampa long time back...and I dunno what kishore has been saying some 'Maybury' in the prev posts! Jus had an exciting extended flight journey from Mumbai to Florida..that's all about it! I gotto see NewJersey since i missed my flight ...LOL
tampa seems to be a beautiful place..no culture shocks...verry hot...a bit unpredictable climate too...Tampa means lightning and thunder storms!
first week of classes got over ..lot of homeworks...seems to involve quality time and work man! I got bored sitting in the library doin my hw..so jus thought of PG forum and Yo logged in! we have been attending a lot of social gatherings for the past 3 weeks...and know what? this sunday there's an ice cream party! this would be the last of fun weekends....then back to school!..that's it from here...
Hope all of you mgmt guys out there are preparing well for CAT..and looking forward for the Mocks. Allwin: GMAT ka kya haal hai? having a good time at TIME :p..?
Here is wishing you a very happy and prosperous future ahead. I'm rooting for a PhD after MS
BTW, which university in US?
This is a super day.. drats and I can't eat icecream ! Got to get over this fever first
i jus noticed these new smileys since am making a post after a long time. I really don't like them. huh! no smilies in this post.
What do I say! All are mind readers. They jus posted what I had in mind
Well after seeing Allwins post I couldnt refrain from posting in this thread. But I should say this thread has taken a new direction. For the first time after a long period I gotto see long meaningful posts from the forum members in the chit-chat section.
I happened to see this thread a week after it was posted by coolio and all actions subsided. At that time I didnt want to rekindle the whole issue, hence I hadnt posted any message.
But I would like to say that the thread was started by sheer mis-understanding, mood-off, stress or whatever name u give to it (when u r absolutely outta mind). What I understand from my conversation with coolio is that It wasnt a post made wantedly to raise collision. I know how dear this forum IS to coolio (sheesh kishore is better. No more coolios). I think he felt apologetic, and thats the reason he hasnt posted anymore in this thread..? mebbe.
Initially I was the one who used to hang around in the forum whole day, but eventually I lost interest and visit jus one or twice a week. But kishore browses the forum daily taking time from his busy schedule just like allwin
I think phillip is right about the activity of CAT forum. Whos gonna prepare for CAT in may? Allwin..? Dont tell me he prepared for CAT
I really like the idea of weekend chit-chat section.
about Healthy discussion? hmm
How about people talking about their hidden talents?, few might know astrology, reiki!, even philosphy is fine ;)
Sure I can give examples ;)
ALLWIN heehe I may not know all of his talents. But I was really amazed to know that he was interested in Science in his school days! He has done or cleared (am not sure) the pilot course (theory)!! And many morewhy dont u take some time and share it allwin
Schuey : a great sportsman during his school dayswhos had the most hated donnish memorable school days :P
And others pls join ..take time and keep the Chit Chat area in good shape and initiate healthy discussions as allwin says ;)
OK it's a loong post...I really hate reading long posts myself unless it is allwin's.
bye for now,
PS: pls ignore grammatical or any tense mistakes I might have made LOL.
PS : Hey how is the US admission coming along ?
This one is for those who had nightmares during their Engineering Viva's.
They bring back fond memories for those who care to smile at the past..
Interviewer: Why is a thicker conductor necessary to carry a current in
A.C.as compared to D.C. ?
Candidate: An AC current goes up and down (drawing a sinusoid) and requires
more space inside the wire, so the wire has to be thicker.
Interviewer: How will you tell if that wall outlet carries AC or DC?
Candidate: I will put my finger in. If it is pushed away, it is AC. If it
gets stuck, it was DC.
Interviewer: How will you reverse direction of an Induction motor?
Candidate: I will remove the four bolts at the base, turn the motor around,
and put back the bolts.
Interviewer: How do you start a synchronous motor?
Candidate: Vrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (in rising pitch)
Interviewer: Stop! Stop!
Candidate: rrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (in falling pitch)
Interviewer: How do you limit surge current within an integrated circuit?
Candidate: By using a miniature circuit breaker.
External (to student) : "Why does a capacitor block DC but allow AC To pass
Student: See, a capacitor is like this --- --- , OK. DC comes straight,
like this ----------, and the capacitor stops it. But AC,goes UP, DOWN, UP
DOWN and jumps right over the capacitor!"
Examiner: "What is a step-up transformer?"
Student: "A transformer that is put on top of electric poles."
Examiner (smiling): "And then what is a step-down transformer?"
Student (hesitantly):"Uh - A transformer that is put in the basement or in
Examiner (pouncing): "Then what do you call a transformer that is installed
on the ground?"
(Student knows he is caught-can't answer)
Examiner (impatiently): "Well?"
Student (triumphantly): "A stepless transformer, sir!"
TOP FACTS ABOUT ENGINEERS
Engineers at work: Assignments solved by one and then carry out mass
transfer operations throughout the class
The most important machine for Engineers: Xerox Machine (Without which
assignment Completion wouldn't be possible)
Hum hoge all clear Ek din,
Mann me hai vishwas,
pura hai vishwas,
hum hoge all clear ek din
Top two Engineering Rumours:
'Did you hear the results are being put up today at 5:30pm'
'Did you hear the exams are postponed by two weeks'
The most dreaded acronym for Engineers: ATKT ( After Trying Keep Trying)
Common Engineering Dialogues after a paper:
'What is this pal, 60% of the paper was out of the syllabus'
'This was the worst paper set in the entire engineering history'
'I am failing'
ooh those where my dialogues too when I finished all my 4 dreadful papers this april
I'm pasting an e-mail fwd which is written by an indian guy studying at stony brooks. Read it in leisure 'cos it's a long mail but a humorous one! He definitely writes well . This guy deserves a pullitzer
I hear curses...pinch myself...nope...not a dream.
It's my roomie lying next to me and screaming. He's mad at my alarm going
off at 6.30AM. Well, I can't help it if he sits up all night chatting
with his friends, enemies and any other human being having a Yahoo ID!
Ok...ok...I'll switch it off...slowly open my eyes, and I see my
other roomie standing beside my bed.... bath towel around his waist,
toothbrush in his mouth and giving me the look. "Wasn't it your turn to go to
Walmart??...We are out of toilet paper!" Great! Looks like a fun filled
After some quick formalities in the restroom, I manage
to find a tee shirt amo! ng some pile of papers, popcorn and coffee
cups. Thank God (well, actually, thank my roomie) for the deodorant!
Time for a quick breakfast...as I enter the kitchen, my roomie walks
out munching on a sandwich. "Forget it...that was the last one", he says
"What about cereals?" I ask. "Finished last week...there's some milk
left...". Milk??...Only if I can find a cup in this jungle. Oh...forget it! One
less breakfast won't reduce my life expectancy. I
finally make my way out of the apartment not stepping on anyone or
anything. As I walk out, I realize it's raining heavily. All I have on is
a tee shirt and jeans. I stand there thinking of my options. I can
either go back to bed or...hey! There's that guy living next door (don't
know his name...they call him 'the guy with the car'). I see
five guys wearing 5 layers of clothing, gloves, raincoats and under one
umbrella...all walking towards his car. As he ! starts his car and fills up
the parking lot with black smoke, I look at him and give him the best smile
I could. "You need a ride?" he shouts out like a Hindi movie hero.
Well, what do you think?, I say in my mind as I run towards his car.
At least, I got to sit on someone's lap...much better than those worn
Huffing and puffing, the car finally reaches school. I see all these
people staring as six guys come pouring out of the car. Hey!
Do you think we were having a gay orgy in here??? I thank the 'guy
with the car', when suddenly I hear this most gayish tune...something
like a nursery rhyme I remember from two decades ago! It was his cell
phone ringing. Downloaded it yesterday, he tells me proudly and
attends the phone. I hear words like..."talk faster"..."day time
minutes"..."gas prices"..."classes"..."Priya needs a ride?"..."Sure no
problem"..."on my way". As I walk towards the fridge (to be understo! od as our
school building which likes to show off its air conditioning powers), I can see my
friend, the 'guy with the car' pull out of the parking lot and driving
off...DDLJ music blaring out of his 5 W speakers...with other noises
from the car making it sound like a badly made remix....Some girl
somewhere needs a ride I guess.
My brain starts to work as soon as I enter the Fridge.
I was supposed to meet my proff today...oh well...I am only 10 minutes
late and she must be getting used to it by now. After the meeting, I run
to the computer lab and find myself a PC. Man, anyone who walks past the lab
might think that the Chinese and Indians are so dedicated and hardworking
and determined and studious...but only the privileged few know that
while the Chinese are use the lab times to be dedicated and hardworking
and everything else, the Indians are busy strengthening family bonds
around the glob! e. (I would like to take a second here to thank that
cool software that can integrate yahoo, rediff and msn messengers all
into one!). After exactly an hour, I just have one more (out of the
six) e-mail account to check. As I walk out of the lab, I see this
human traffic heading for the exit. My proffs, the department secretary,
janitor...I see all of them heading out. I look down at
my watch and realize its 12...time for lunch. 'Lunch'- a word I
knew before reaching this country. As long as the Civil Department offers
courtesy coffee, I don't need lunch. I see my roomie by the vending
machine, standing there like a lion waiting for his next victim.
Finally, it happens. Two unsuspecting desi guys walk towards the machine.
One of them - a nerd doing his Ph.D. is bragging about his research on
developing an adaptive control chart to eliminate the difficulties
of using a standardized control chart to cont! rol processes to
his friend who is also doing a Ph.D. ,...well, ...to keep his visa status
As soon as they get their chips and cookies out of the vending
machine, the lion...oops!...my roomie goes to them and I see his
hands disappear into the packs of food. Well, at least he knows to keep himself
healthy (or should I say...filled??). After taking a one hour 20 minute nap
in class, I pick up my assignments and head straight for the lab. You
see, the probability that someone somewhere would have sent me
a mail in the last two hours is quite high. And then it strikes me again. I
was supposed to meet a proff for chances on funding. Maybe another
day. After deleting the twenty forwarded mails that reached my
inbox in the last two hours, I walk back home, catching a glimpse of those
flashy cars zooming past me. Someday...I think...
As I open the door to my apartment, I see my roomie
sitting w! ith a bottle of Corona and watching an Amitabh movie for the
twentieth time??!! I tell him something's burning in the kitchen. "Don't worry...its
aalu sabji...its for dinner", he comforts me. Aalu...again?? I ask myself
as I find a spot to place my shoes. "Where's my laptop?", I hear a
shout from the bedroom. "Check in the laundry basket", I hear a reply
from the restroom. "Get off the phone...I wanna use the Internet!"..."Hey,
its boiling in here...which chu**** switched on the heater??". My
roomies...they are all here. "Lets all clean up the place", I say...hmmm...maybe
they didn't hear me. I say it once more..."Lets all clean up the place", a bit louder
this time. "Assignment due tomorrow!"..."headache"..."midterm day after"..."Aunt's
cousin's friend online!"... come the replies! Oh well...might as well do it myself...
After I make some quick phone calls to my friends
spread over from Alaska to Florida and also usi! ng up the last two
minutes of my phone card to India, I decide its time for bed. I slip under
my comforter cum sleeping bag cum bed spread and slowly doze
off...thinking of sports cars, rock music, hot girls...and all the good things
I used to think about while standing in line for the visa, under the
scorching Mumbai sun, outside the American consulate.... Life goes
Borivillager warned me... :P