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A Trip to Remember… September 14, 2008

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Atlast we, the Integratedzz went to an Industrial Visit to Kochi after a dropdown IV plan which was scheduled for Bangalore on 13th of August. Due to serial blasts of Blore, Ahm and Delhi, we were in a situation to drop that plan and came out with a schedule for Kerala on 3rd to 7th of September.

3rd September, 2008:

It was Ganapathi Chathurthi and we got a holiday to pack our things on. We need to catch up Trivandrum Express at 4pm so we all met at Chennai Central around 3 to 3:30 in the evening. Later we started our bon voyage to Kochi and had a great fun in that train journey. We ate several dishes as everybody had food in surplus. We played cards for sometime and chit-chatted most of the time till 1am in the morning. Afterthat, I slept for a couple of hours in the train.

4th September 2008:

It was around 3:30 to 4am in the morning when we reached Ernakulam Junction(Kochi Junction) and we made a little walk to the bus. At that time it was raining heavily and streets are filled with water. The bus driver was little confused about the location of the hotel so he made several reverse gears. Then we boarded into a van and we reached Star Homes Apartments(Four Star hotel) at 5 to 5:30 in the morning. We watched TV for sometime and had a nice bath and got ready for the breakfast at 8am. We ate dosa in Star Homes which costed 45rupees. Later at 10am we reached Hill Palace,Its just a museum consisting of precious things used by Maharaja of Travancore in 11th century. Then we went for the Industrial Visit to Chipsoft,its actually like a browsing centre and they talked about Java,.Net..Blah..blah..blah. After that we got down near Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium and ate South Indian meals. In the afternoon at 3:30pm, we went for boating in the backwaters of Kochi. The boat guide explained about the various ships in the Kochi Harbour. We saw the Taj hotels and some sky scrappers of Kochi. Later we went to Dutch Palace (At first i thought it was Touch palace or Death Palace as that boat guide pronounced like that).I didnt have much interest in watching that museum so we went for shopping and there we got to meet the ECE batch of Anna University.In the evening, around 7 to 7:30pm, we went to a famous temple in Kochi (can’t remember its name). We ate dosa in a roadside shop and most of them refused to eat that food returned to hotel at 9 to 9:30 in the night. We watched TV till midnight and went to sleep. Seven of us stayed in Room no:218 and rest in another room. Actually the mechanical AB Batch of Anna University stayed in that same Apartment on that same day but we hav’nt able to meet them.

5th September 2008:

It was a nice morning and we got up at 5:30, had a nice bath and got ready by 6:30. We went to the 13th floor (i.e terrace of the building) and enjoyed the birds eye view of kochi. At 7am we started our trip to Munnar (its actually 5 to 5:30hrs travel). We got down at 8am and ate nice dosa & poori in a hotel. Later we went to Athirampally Falls at 10:30am where we enjoyed a lot. At around 12 to 12:30 we reached S.N.Tourist homes and left our baggages over there. And we went in search of a non-veg hotel while the other people went to Saravana Bhavan and we finally ended up with Chicken Briyani & Chicken Masala in a restaurant. From there we left for echo point in munnar and we got there by 3:30 to 4pm. In echo point we happened to see Vishnu Vardan(i.e director of billa, pattiyal, arinthum ariyamalum…). Actually he was there for the shooting of the movie Villu (i.e. next Ilayathalapathy vijay movie). Then in echo point we had some fun by shouting some names and hearing their echos. From there we left for Mattupatti dam and reached by 4 to 4:30 and we stayed there for a longtime as some of my mates went for an elephant ride. There i made some shopping by buying some home made chocolates and munnar tea. We also ate the Passion fruit which will be available in munnar. In the meantime we stopped at severeal places and saw the tea farms of munnar. From there we reached hotel by 7pm and we all dressed up for dinner. In the night we searched for a naother non-veg hotel which would be better than the oe we ate in the afternoon. But we all ended up with the same restaurant and ate Chicken Fried rice. Then we returned to S.N.Tourist hotel by 9pm. Asusual we watched TV but we slept around by 10 to 10:30pm as the room got damn chill and went to a deep sleep.

6th September 2008:

We got up by 5 in the morning and started our journey to Kochi by 6:30. At around 7:30am we got down near a  view point and there we drank a cup of tea. We all need to miss our breakfast as we had less time to reach veegaland. We got down near a waterfall and there we spent about 10 to15 minutes. In the afternoon around 12 to 12:30pm, we reached Veegaland and changed our dresses in the locker room. Firstly we went to a 3D generated fear ride which is inside a cave. Then we went to Twister ride, its one of the best ride i hav ever seen. It twists your body in 360 degree rotations and you will be literally floating in air. Afterthat we went to a ship ride which goes like pendulum then and to space gun (i.e.its actually the ranger ride of MGM,chennai which lifts you upside down). Later we went to another ride which takes you to a highest place and make to fall down. After that we spent sometime in laser and fountain show. Meanwhile we went to the restaurant and ate vegetable rice. Then we went for a couple rides in dashing car and had a lot of fun over there.

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My Toughie Calculus August 8, 2008

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I really had tough times in my first two years of college where I used to get struck with the Calculus. I started avoiding Integral Calculus from my High School, as our exam pattern had a plenty of choices in it. We had 10 chapters in Math and if we are thorough with 6 to 7 chapters then we could easily get 90 to 95+ marks. So i mainly concentrate on Matrix, Vector Algebra, Permutation & Combination, Analytical Geometry, Probability and Differential Calculus and eliminate Integral Calculus. Finally I got just a 90+ mark in Math and I finally entered Anna University in MSc Computer Science (5Years). I havnt performed relatively good in any of my Math assessments and i always had Internals of less than 35 marks out of 50. I scored only D and E grade in Math which can be considered only as a mere pass mark. I remember Fourier, Cauchy, Legendre, Bessels were too toughie for me and i always thought why I got stuck in this hell rather than joining a B.Com or any other Bachelor’s degree. Anyway i am going to crack CAT and it would easier to keep a good acads in B.Com rather than in Engineering. I can blame only one thing is that our High School Pattern with too many choices which made me easier to leave out integrals and suffer a lot in my college acads.

My NSO camp at CEG… July 5, 2008

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Actually we are ruled out of the NSO (National Sports Organisation) camp 2007 due to lack of attendance. But its not a great deal, even if we have attended the camp we would have got the certificate. But most of us were in dilemma whether to attend NSO camp or not, then later we decided to attend the camp next year. During that time, I were in IIMA for my brother’s admissions and i had no chance of attending the camp. I always wanted to join NSS, but out of compulsion i made my choice to NSO as most of my mates joined NSO. We all met on June 25th morning near canteen and as we are 2nd years we didnt have a separate NSO number. We got delayed and in the evening we occupied Room no:50 in Block 3, where i used to be in my 4th sem. Later we went to the ground, where we got to opt any one of the games and we opted volleyball. We had a lap in the hostel and so we used to watch movies at night.

NSO Work Plan :

6:00am-Jogging in the ground

6:30am-Game Practice (Session I)

8:30am-Breakfast

10:00am-Class Room Lecture(First Aid/Chess)

12:30pm-Lunch

4:00pm-Game Practice (Session II)

7:30pm-Dinner

We were ten of us and used to sleep in a single room. Bathing is one of the toughest job as we had only one bucket for 10 of us. Tomorrow morning we had our volleyball practice session and attended First Aid course at 10:00am. Later in the evening, we changed our game and opted Thai-Chi (combi of Kung fu and meditation). I even thought whether i have caught into wrong job after watching some of the Kung Fu moves. Later i got used to it and i leave out some of the faster moves. We watched movies as usual and got up late in the morning and we missed the morning session and went for dasavatharam matinee. From that day we started bunking NSO like anything. On July 2nd, the cross country race was held and on 3rd July we had the camp fire and we were almost at the end of the NSO camp. In the meantime, i was busy with my hostel admissions and i got alloted in Room no:32 in Block 11. On July 4th,we had only to sign in the NSO attendance sheet. It all ended at 4pm in the evening and i reached home at 8pm.

My 2nd year hostel life… May 12, 2008

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We had a happy vacation and during that one month I went to IIMA for 3 days. Our 2nd year started in July 5, 2007 and i was approaching the hostel office for the admission of hostel. Finally got a admission to hostel and joined in June 23, 2007 and my alloted Room no:26 but i used to be only at Room no:44 in Block III. As i joined hostel one year later, i couldnt make friends easier as they were all set with their friends. I used to me with my classmates most of the time and later i get to some of the Mech juntas. We had a nice time during our Juniors freshers meet “Agni”. After 6 months, I conquered the Room no:48 since there were only two mates in the room. In Room no:48, I get to know some of the Electronic media students who were always dreaming about flash and documentary film making. We had some enjoyable memories during Kurukshetra and Techofes. In Kurukshetra, we sat as audience in many biz events and we came across the robotics arena quite a few times. In Techofes, i spent only two nights there and left home as it was quite boring for me. On February 19, 2008 I lost my Nokia 6600 in Room no: 48 and i can still remember that incident. I took my desktop to Room no: 48 and i can remember those moments of playing Cricket 07, Prince of Persia and AOE. At times we use for study some stuff also especially Graphics and Animation using C Language. Finally i conquested Room no:50 for only a month and the April month was a terrible one since we have water only in the morning and that too only for 2 to 3 hours and most of the times we dont have electricity in the afternoon from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. My second year was a period of my memorable hostel life.

My 3 days at IIMA… July 4, 2007

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I got a chance to visit the prestigious IIMA as my brother got selected to study among the 2007 PGP batch. We all started by Navajeevan Express on June 17, 2007. It took the whole day of June 18 and we reached Ahmedabad at 7pm. The sun hasnt set yet and it was brighter as evening. We reached IIM, Vastrapur by 8pm via autorickshaw and on the way we drank a cup of tea in a road shop. My brother approached Mr.Jones and he gave him the key to Room no:6 in Dorm 23. Actually Block 23 is located in New campus and for that need to walk through the 132-feet underpass and in the meanwhile my brother got his alloted room in Dorm 18 Room no:2 which is in the old campus. We ate our dinner at the IIMA canteen. On the next day morning we went to my brother’s room at Block 18, cleaned it and made it look neat. We had our afternoon meal at the canteen that is exactly opposite to class room 9. Later in the evening, we went to a shopping market in Ahm and purchased some things like pillow, bed sheet and other necessary goodies. After returning we ate and slept in Dorm 23. On June 20, my brother approached the SBI bank for his educational loan and it took the most of the day and on the next day morning, my brother went to collect his first term books. In the evening at 4pm we got a chance to hear the speech of Dr.Atul Dholakia, the former director of IIMA. He presented the statistics of the IIMA and said that since 2001, IIMA ranks the No:1 B-school among the Top B-schools in Asia. After the speech, we got to meet some of the tamilian gangs in IIMA. On June 21, 6am we started our return journey to chennai and reached chennai on June 22, 4pm. I enjoyed that trip and its afterall a trip for me and nothing else. After that visit, I made up my mind to crack CAT 2010 and get into that IIMA Heaven…

My 1st year at a glance… May 20, 2007

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As I had no option to opt with, I finally chosed to study MSc Integrated Computer Science in Anna University in 2006. We are exposed to some new things in Anna University campus while the other colleges lack that. MSc Integrated course was started only from my brother’s batch of 2001. We were only a few in the class at the beginning of the 1st year but later a few of our mates joined us. As I was a day scholar at the 1st year i couldnt get much opportunity to move with those mates. I always thought of studying with people who are from different places but it didnt work as most them are from chennai. We enjoyed our English class a lot.We were the first batch to have Kurukshetra fest and it was partially a success. We had some memorable days during the Techofes, the cultural fest of Anna University and we had a chance to see some of the cine celebrities of Tamil Nadu. We made some hangouts to theatres, beach and some shopping complex. On overall in my first year, we had only a little opportunities to cherish with.

My visit to Delhi… April 2, 2007

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I write this blog to share my experiences about my visit to Delhi. I had went to Delhi once and we started on March 24,2007 by Red Fort Express as my brother need to pay his fees for an admission seat in FMS, Delhi. It took the whole day of March 25 “The day for the exit of Indian team from the World cup 2007 as they lost that match to Srilanka” for the journey and the train was just 4 hours late. We reached the railway station at 11am. My brother had to pay fees only on March 27 so we decided to visit places in Delhi. We approached a tourist agency and rented a cab for 800 bux then we booked a room in The Delhi Regency hotel in Pahar Ganj. Next we ate a north indian style dosa and went to the famous Indira Gandhi Museum which is actually her house and got renovated as museum after her assassination. Later, the India Gate-the landmark of Delhi and Delhi Haat-marketplace in Delhi. I also came across to see the famous AIIMS institute and IITD. In the afternoon we saw Lotus Temple and we left out Qutab Minar as it was far away from our place and finally returned to Connaught circle in the evening at 7pm. We spent sometime on the lawns of Connaught circle and decided to go to Karol Bagh via Delhi Metro Train. We made some shopping in the Karol Bagh and later went to a nice cake shop “Bikanar Wala” and bought some cakes and returned to hotel via autorickshaw. On the next day morning we started to walk and reached Chandni Chowk and had our breakfast at McDonalds and hired a richshaw to reach Red fort. It was not allowed for public to go inside due to some terrorist threat at that time. Then we went to Delhi Zoo and found most of the cages to be empty. And after coming out of the zoo, me and my dad waited infront of Delhi Zoo for an hour and in the meanwhile my brother and mom went to pay the fees at FMS. After they returned we went to the Domestic Airport in Delhi via autorickshaw and returned home at 11pm.

My childhood days August 25, 2006

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Date: 24th,November,1988

Time: 6:10am

I was born in Adyar, Chennai. After the marriage of my parents they moved on to Chennai to take over their occupation. I remember that we lived in Ayanavaram and later in Anna Nagar. I have a brother who is 5 years elder to me. I used to play with the neighbouring house friends. We used to watch the Heman, The Duck Tales, Dennis and the Menace, Superhuman Samurai (the list continues) in DD Metro. I studied in J.G.V.V., Anna Nagar where we used to play Hollywood (The movie version of Hangman) and the place finding game in maps. In my 4th grade, I became a fan of Popeye Series which they broadcast in Cartoon Network. After finishing my 7th grade, my brother passed out of his schooling and it changed my schooling too. The new school wasnt looking nice for me but later i got used to it. In my 8th grade, my parents bought a computer for my brother. In the meanwhile, he got a good score in 12th grade and got into Anna University as a ECE student. In my 10th grade, I used to study hard and got a good score. Later in 11th and 12th, I struggled a bit in studies. I opted French as my second language in my 11th and 12th grade. Then came the 12th grade final exams,i wrote my language papers well and in the physics paper i got little embarrassed after seeing the questions. I kept on thinking the physics paper and i got ill and i coulnt write well in my chemistry and biology papers. Later, In the results i got a pretty decent total and entered Anna University. I always had second thoughts of cracking AIEEE wtih a good score and entering into any NITs but it didnt work out in my way.

About me in Français August 18, 2006

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This is my first blog in wordpress and even my first blog in French which i studied in my 11 and 12th grade of my schooling. I refreshed my french mind a little and wrote this blog so if there is any grammar errors please guide me.

“Mon nom est Vijay. Je suis étudiant en ordinateur science (1e année) en CEG, Anna University, Chennai, IN. Je suis 17 ans.Ma date de naissance est 24e, Novembre, 1988. English, Tamil et français sont les langues connues.Ma ville native est Chennai. Je fais partie de la religion hindu. J’aime regarder des films et jeu jeux vidéo.”

Thats it for now. I actually struggled a bit to think those simple sentences. I’m a tech and movie freak. Can expect more blogs in these genres.

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If you know french, its well and good and dont try to translate it with a translater.