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June 30, 2008

A weekend after a long long time

Filed under: Life — Abhinav Sahai @ 10:23 am
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Saturday night at 11.30 in the night as I have dinner with my friend Gurpreet I uttered “hey,its sunday tomorrow, and it seems like we’ll realize the importance of a weekend after a lo(oo)ng time”. Then later i thought of this and then realized its been almost or maybe even more than TWO years since we waited for a sunday. No, if you’re thinking that we’ve been working so hard that sundays didn’t matter for us then I am So SORRY that you’ve guessed it absolutely wrong. The period I am talking about signifies only that we’ve enjoyed all those years irrespective of the day. A sunday, an off day for normal people, or a monday, a busy day for the working class, had little significance for us. All days were equal and enjoyment was the need of the hour.

Ever since I have taken the responsibilty in the summer workshop, on Yogesh’s request, its been like i have taken up a 9:30 to 5 job which keeps me busy and then doing something for myself after the job and then going to bed around 12 or 1 am. And when the same cylce continues for even 5 days on the drought, it gives me immense pleasure to think that today’s a SUNDAY. A big-big weekend for me. AaaaaHhhhhhhh….a huge sign of relief. God, if this is how life becomes after i join some company, i doubt how long will i be able to survive?? C’mon yar show me some creativity and get me out of this “working for others” industry and that too as per “their” timings. Phew…i need to think of some IDEA soon and start afresh a business or else all my life i’ll keep waiting for the WEEKEND!

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June 28, 2008

Too many tweets !

Filed under: Internet — Abhinav Sahai @ 12:09 pm
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Ever since I’ve been using Twitter, its been like something I never thought of. “What are you doing”, thats what they say and I sounds perfect too. But so many people doing so many things at the same time that they wish to tell everybody ! Phew. I logged into twitter just now and found that it was down, and on enquiring I found that it often has been down. This is what it shows.

While I was about to blog this I recalled that in the past 15 minutes I recieved 3 tweets and all of them personalised, addressed to someone for a specific task. If I had been there I guess I should have smsed or called for that matter in order to get those tasks done, why bug everybody unnecessarily. I dont know what I think is write or wrong but gives me the feeling that ethically it should be the case. Anyways this world is full of unethical people especially those earning the most amounts of money so its no point in complaining. Hope twitter improves soon or else it would lose traffic because of traffic.

Twitter down again

June 25, 2008

F1’s becoming interesting again..thanks to Schumaker

Filed under: Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 3:33 pm
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This what the official formula1 site shows.

LAST RACE

France
01 F.Massa 1:31:50.245
02 K.Räikkönen +17.9 secs
03 J.Trulli +28.2 secs
Fastest Lap
K.Räikkönen 1:16.630
Pole Position
K.Räikkönen 1:16.449

Well though the race had Kimi at the pole position again, but I guess it was something else that ruled the winners list. Technical faults in his car handed him a second place in the French GP and made Massa the winner, thus strengthening his position at the top of the table in the driver list. With Kubica in the second place I guess it’s becoming difficult for Kimi to grab that lead position again. I just hope that he wins the British GP coming up with Kubica someway far behind.

Lets see who’s winning that one, though practice sessions show Massa’s again leading the pack. Well, ever since Schumaker’s left the race tracks each year the competition is getting tougher and more interesting. Thanks to him for making F1 again interesting and worth watching.

Ferrari\'s Felipe Massa-the winner

June 19, 2008

IT industry downfall….hammers on my head this time

Filed under: Life — Abhinav Sahai @ 4:38 pm
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Dear Abhinav Sahai,

This is further to your Offer of Appointment with iGATE Global Solutions.  We are glad to share your date of joining at iGATE.  Please note that you are required to join us on 14th May ’09 at our Bangalore office.  Please find below the address of our office along with relevant details for your joining.  Please carry a copy of this email on the day of joining.

This gift is received when I logged into my gmail inbox a few minutes ago.  All I could say was WOOOOOW….huh. The industry is headed for a downfall but I thought that they might delay it by six months, well I ended up with my final semester exams on 17th of May’08. And now wait till 14th May 09.

Well this is just a confirmation of the fact that the companies are just respecting their offer letters and nothing else. Everyone knows that by giving such a delayed (with an extra d) joining date, the person would automatically look for other options. Well now I can call myself very smart as I was already on the hunt for another job. May I succeed quickly. Amen.

An advice to all those graduating this year, start hunting for other options as this might,though should not, but maybe, happen to you as well.

Saw this at the footer of the mail apart from the text in between, only for those who might be thinking that the company which recruited me might be poor.

iGATE is Ranked No. 3 in DQ

-IDC best IT employer survey and Ranked No.6
by Business Today-Mercer Human Resource Consulting-TNS  in a cross industry survey of Best Companies to work for in India

Sarkar Raj : really govinda govinda govindaahhhh !

Filed under: Movies — Abhinav Sahai @ 11:08 am
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Its all about power, thats what message RGV wants to convey by making the Sarkar series. After much criticism from his last movie, the Sholay remake, one must admit, he’s come back strongly, very strongly indeed. An immaculate mixture of Power, Respect, Love, Hatred, Emotions, Betrayal, Brains, Smartness, Sympathy, Selfishness, Selflessness, Expectations, Desires, Attitude, Game and above all POLITICS. Nothing seemed to be over or exhaustive. Beautiful direction supported by good cinematography, editing, to the mark stunning music and above all the power packed performances by the star cast, basically the Bachchans make the movie a lethal combination. A perfect blend of something which you need to watch in order to know for yourself. But mind it, you need to have a liking for slow, dark movies with all those family drama and songs shot at exotic locations ABSENT. If Sarkar showed some way that movies can be directed with keeping all audience in mind, and not for a particular genre.
Amitabh and Abhishek once again proved to be a deadly combination with all those talking between them done with the eyes itself. The expressions, the stares, the “one-line” answers (only one words in some case)…..simply awesome.
If somebody’s a superpower in Mumbai then its got to be Sarkar(Amitabh) and with son Shankar following suite, it gives him enough respect and popularity, in just a little over two years, what took the Sarkar a lifetime to earn. Taking his father’s footsteps, he does everything and takes all decisions all by himself, and does not consult his dad even before firing Chander, his father’s most “vafadar sevak” who’d been around for 20 long years. In the end its mindgames that rule as Sarkar loses his son, bahu along with the to be born grand child and terms his deeds as the cause of all.
Anyways though from the ending it seems that Aishwarya was the temporary replacement of Shankar but it would be Chiku, his grandson from the Sarkar’s elder son, who would be ruling if Sarkar:3 is to released. I hope and really want Ramu to do that and so would all those people who love to watch politics and mindgames being played. Eagerly waiting…

June 14, 2008

It works !

Filed under: events — Abhinav Sahai @ 4:48 pm
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Aaaaahhhh! Gives you immense feeling when you see something like this. After hours of hard work and a deep study of the documentation when I could see my first “Hello World” program in PHP, I thought to express my happiness before moving ahead with it. Well those of you who know PHP must be thinking how damn easy it is and what took me so long to do it. Arghh, it was just something like not knowing what mistake I was committing and hence was unable to find the solution. Anyways its working now and I dont wanna waste any time before moving ahead. Wishing my self all the best, its time to do some coding.

June 12, 2008

Ran out of party time !

Filed under: Uncategorized — Abhinav Sahai @ 7:51 pm

Yesterday night attended a bday bash from a close friend Honey SIngh. Drinks and food all over the place and some great experienced bar tenders residing in the hostel itself, make the party an awesome experience. So many friends around and talks of all sorts, with loud muziccc make the party just unforgettable. Was wondering could we ever enjoy the same anytime in future. So many friends at the same place, seems quite improbable. Enjoyed all of those parties…..will seriously miss them. Especially the one which I hosted around an year back, with more than a hundred and fifty people around. With chicken and paneer(for the veg guyz) in a quantity which I can’t tell. And still it fell short….God..guyz eat like hell. But then thats what we enjoy. Oh man….am going to miss all those a party a lot. Get me those days back again yarrr….. Wish someone could do that… Phew, its time to move on with life I guess. With honey moving out of hostel in a couple of days I guess it will all be over. All’s well that ends well and thats what has happened. Happy ending to partying in the college.

June 11, 2008

Being away shows the importance

Filed under: Life — Abhinav Sahai @ 6:08 pm
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March 27,2006. The date when I created the Orkut Community Rkgit 2008 Batch. Batchmates joined it initially in a hurry and then with time it slowed down. It was just once in a blue moon that some request to join the community was visible and it brought a smile on my face always, someone wants to be a part of it. With around 150 members I had believed that this is the max no. of people that would associate with it.

Then last year all of a sudden, some unconventional activity saw the ratings go up to the peak all of a sudden and there’s were several requests all of a sudden. Well, in the end it all went in the negative side. Barring that day never had I seen so many requests.

Now the batch has completed its engineering. People parting their ways in search of bright careers. Everybody heading for different locations and places. Some still waiting in campus for some thing fruitful to happen. But what is common in everyone is that now nobody wants to be separated. Being in touch with everyone seems a difficult task but not impossible, thanks to these social networking sites. Nowadays the batch community might be inactive as far as polls or topics are concerned but what is active again is the no of people joining it. Each single day I have at least a couple of requests. Some times I have to go through to people’s profiles in order to find out whether he/she ‘s really a batch mate ! But feels great to see everyone dropping in. At least they find it important to be in contact with the batch whatever means it may be possible. Getting away from college is showing them the importance of the group. Chalo whatever be reason, wish that everyone remains in contact. Amen.

College Days

June 10, 2008

Maula mere lele meri jaan !

Filed under: Thought Provoking — Abhinav Sahai @ 3:25 am
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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of

B.Tech.

This is what our project report has inscribed on its cover page. I guess it means if you don’t complete your project then you won’t get your B.Tech degree. An engineer without a project means I guess he’s just finished wasting 4 most precious years of his life.

Well that’s the rude part, now lets talks about practicality. Out of around 350 students not even 15 have actually made their projects. Around 15-20 tried making it but were unsuccessful due to various reasons and 5-10 were termed a fool by their group-mates when they expressed their thought of making something on their own. Lets take the round figure to 50 (at the max, being a bit lenient). That takes the count to 300. That means 85% of the students have not even tried making projects from their own. These stats are from my college but what I realized when I saw students from other U.P.T.U. colleges I was dumbstruck. I found that in some colleges the rate was even high. In some colleges the rate being 100%. What a petty sight especially if you happen to be a teacher or someone from the university.
Well the problem I guess is not with the students, its with the entire system. The University, the curriculum, the colleges, the teachers and last but not the least the students. The way the things are taught, the exam papers are framed, the way they are checked, the way students get their marks (be it external or internal) and the way the students pass. The entire system is at fault, I don’t say that students are not at fault but you cannot expect much from them, and I even say it would be wrong to blame them.
I remember one of my friends in EC (Electronics & Communications) said “

its better that teachers take Rs.3000 themselves. Its much better than spending time and hard work going to Delhi and fetching that project.

It may sound stupid but it’s not wrong either if its pondered practically. As far my personal experience of the project presentation is concerned, the examiner said

Kuch batano ho to bata dijiye (you may tell whatever you want to)

and while we in the process of explaining him, his dumbfounded expression led us to say that it was all. 3 of us didn’t even need to open the locks on our mouths.
After the presentation I thought it was good that we didn’t work hard for it, just downloading and reading the documentation once did the trick, though a couple of people who were in the group didn’t do even that. But in the end everyone gets almost the same marks so what’s the point in doing it ????

I guess every year as I have been doing it, this university is never going to produce actual engineers if it doesn’t change its SYSTEM. I can just hope that it improves, and maybe pray a bit. In the end all i can say is Good luck to all those unfortunate and non hard workers who are going to join the UPTU in the coming years. Or else as soon as they will land up the industry and face those interviews they are just going to utter the same thing which students cry before and after each project presentation……..

Maula Mera Lele Meri Jaan !

End of the most beautiful phase of LIFE!

Filed under: Life — Abhinav Sahai @ 2:34 am
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Life, seems to be getting better day by day. When we were young we thought this is the best phase of life, no tension, no fear, felt like the king of the world. Then we grew up a little and thought that the standards 11-12 were the best phase. that was the time when everyone says is when one actually enjoys the school life. Belongingness to the school starts in class 9, when we give the Good Luck party to the seniors of class 10 for their BOARDS. Then in class 10 we get the party ourselves. Class 11 is again when we play the hosts and bid farewell to the senior most batch in school. And then the last year of school life and by the day of the farewell everyone is crying, parting with friends is a tough job, something that no one wants to do. There are cries that this was the most beautiful phase of life and will never come again.
I guess even I said those words maybe. But 4 years down the line I guess maybe I was wrong. Life is beautiful always. It doesn’t matter what phase is it and what class or work we are performing. It totally depends on how we take life. If school was great then college life was awesome and not to mention the life ahead may be even better. It’s just the perception of the person. If you enjoy life as it comes to you then you will never going to regret about your past or maybe think that past was better. Obviously memories remain and they should remain, good ones always remain close to the heart. Close friends always remain in contact, again it depends whether you wish to remain in touch. I am still in touch with my school friends even now. Some of whom I haven’t met for around 6-7 years. In the end what matters is WISH.
This is not the end of the most beautiful phase of life, IT IS THE BEGINNING. Come lets celebrate this new era with open hands and take life in such a manner that one doesn’t need to say that the past was good. Lets make the future even better. Cheers to this new generation of engineers !

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