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2012, YOU WERE AWESOME - Part III

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2012 was a perfect example of a sine wave. :D Yeah certainly the Mayans didn't predict it. :P
It came with a few surprises and happiness in the first part of the year along with sadness and difficulty in the latter part of the year. Well the good news is, that it is ending peacefully with calmness in my heart. :)

The starting of this year was filled with new experiences. First of these included participating in an all night coding event at JNU. It was so much fun. I will never forget the experience of that day, giving prelims, waiting for the result, passing time by roaming around in the campus, chatting away with friends and luckily even clearing and even winning an event in which we had to stay there all night!! It is the first time that i must have spent a whole night awake and outside home. :D In the morning when the contest was over it was nice to go out of the lab and feel the chilling cold while the campus covered with fog.
The second of these exciting experiences w…

2012, YOU WERE AWESOME - Part II

This is the hat-trick year of this custom where I ask my friends to review their year or write any special moment that they might have had during the course of the year. I am going to have a good time decades down in time when I come to read what my friends had written. There were seven friends the first time, nine friends the second time and ten this time. The graph is in the right direction. When you think deep enough, you always come to the conclusion that there is nothing that is inherently important in life. Its a clean slate and that which you place importance on becomes important. I have always maintained that friends are one of the most important part of our lives and I continue to think so. 

The time spent with friends is the best. They take you into a parallel universe where there is no worry, where there is no tension about future and no worries from the past to trouble you. There are just your friends, you and the moment. I have never wanted those moments to end. And now th…

2012, YOU WERE AWESOME - Part I

Sorry Blog, I have not been here for a long time.

With just a day and a half left in this year, in a true engineer style, I am here to recap this wonderful year. It was the best year I have ever had. Too much has happened in this year to review in a single post. Each event deserves a post for itself.

The year started out with preparations for the technical fest of our college, in between participating in technical fests of other colleges. The ones in which I participated were very memorable. I talked about them in a previous post. Soon enough, preparations for the placement season started. In between, me and a couple of my friends started work on an ambitious project which we did not see to the end, which is the case with me every single time. This is one thing I really want to change about myself. No one can match my enthusiasm with which I begin things, but I falter midway and leave the task completely. I have truly lost count of such occasions.

Last year, I lost 3 weeks due to Dengue.…

6th Semester

Let me write, till this writing "blanket" covers me. It's rare.
Eventful. That's the word for this semester.

The overnight programming competition in JNU, where we came third after solving 4 problems in the 8 hours allotted to us. That was the only competition for which I really wanted to clear the prelims. It turned out we could only clear the prelims for that one amongst the 4 to 5 prelims we sat for. Staying out of my house all night was a big thing for me. The extra 1000 bucks, icing on the tasty cake.
Organising Mini Todo-En-Uno ( puzzles and maths and brain teasers ). The feeling I got on witnessing 270 people turning out for an event I consider to be my baby. Even in our wildest estimates, we hadn't expected that. We fell short of people, question papers, but managed everything quite well. Had to run around a lot. A fitting reply to the "gooondas" who came. And went. :D
Youth Festival at Amity. Totally rocked at it, won a total of 4 trophies. We wer…

THE ONE WITH THE CAR

EPISODE 1
Dad to me, just before I left for college - "It's been so many days that you have been taking car to the college. How come you never brushed it against anything ?"
EPISODE 2
Speed = s Distance of Aunty Ji from my car = d
An empty road, awesome weather, let's push the pedal. s = 85 kmph
A slight turn in the road. s = 80 kmph An object appears at some distance. Namaste Aunty Ji . d = 50 mts ( She was standing right in the middle of the road )
Me thinking , "Normal sight on roads. She will cross."
s = 75kmph d = 40 mts Aunty Ji runs two yards, only to realise she wouldn't be able to reach the road divider until after I crossed her .
s = 70 kmph d = 30 mts Aunty Ji takes a step back. I push the brakes a little.
s = 60 kmph d = 20 mts Aunty Ji calculates mentally. Realises that I was 'slowing' down. Takes a step forward.
s = 55 kmph d = 15 mts Just the next second, she thinks that she had misjudged my speed. Again calculates mentally. Steps back. Me thinking, 'whi…