Friday, September 26, 2008

LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring

Saw Fellowship again a couple of days ago. Yes, I am really jobless and this doesn't explain my poor midsem marks. Some quotes that I love from this movie.

Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends.

I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.

If anyone hasn't seen the trilogy-- you suck!!
On a more polite note, you are highly encouraged to see it. :P

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Active weekend!!

After a full weekend at home, I am back in campus to be slaughtered for the coming weeks. I visited an old age home and was struck by the amount of sadness and cheerfulness at the same time in the place. There's something that stirs up inside you when you see a elderly person who has done and achieved a lot in his life, full of anecdotes, vivid experiences, memories and plentiful advice just reduced to a weakling in a tiny room, ousted from his own house by his own children.
I caught up with an old friend of mine, now in NDA. Just how different their lives are. Sigh!! You envy them and you feel sorry for them. Envy for the level of fitness they have and the uniform they are going to be wearing at the end of their tenure. I, on the other hand shall pass out as just another un-groomed, unfit, non-mannered engineer with a salary package to inflate my tummy and reduce the hair on my head.
Had dinner at Mainland China. A very fine place for chinese, though very heavy on the pocket. Had duck for the first time. Liked it!!
Saw "welcome to sajjanpur". Definitely a one time watch movie. Lots of social messages beneath the peals of laughter. Amrita Rao looks her best ever (personal opinion). Very cute and appealing. Loved the lyrics of the song played expressing the inability of Shreyas to express himself to her because of the circumstances.

"Man ki gali mein chor chhupa hai
Nisdin chaahe hai kya kaise bataye
Hichkichaye tadpa jaaye
Dil ki baaton ko hothon pe na laaye
Dil ki baatein jitni
Hmm.. aankhein kehti apni tu ban na paaye"

Have had similar feelings myself when have been unable to put my feelings into words, being too scared of rejection or maybe just apprehension. Nothing pinches your heart than the thought of "what if I had told her". Would something have happened. You shall never know and find out.
Another first for the weekend: came back via train on an unreserved seat. Went and took a seat in the reserved compartment and waited apprehensively for the rightful owner to come and claim his/her seat. Nothing happened and I fell into a deep sleep after the train started moving. However, it was too good to last. Barely, an hour had passed that I was woken up the man and his family. I got up quickly, conscious of neighbors watching me. Spent the rest of the journey standing. Sigh!!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Love the following image. Hopefully, just a figment of imagination else anybody taking fast Rubik's cube solving classes.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ponderings of the (un)troubled mind

Very recently, at our department freshie welcome, a professor when asked to say a few words managed to convey the following message across. I'm not completely sure whether this was intended as it was interpreted by me :P. But then, it's MY blog.
He said that our generation knew what we wanted (I'm sure he was speaking in terms of percentages) and worked hard to get it. According to him, we are working too much (don't we all agree). The society is exploiting us and making us work too hard. He told us that we shouldn't let ourselves be exploited.
Another favorite quote of mine that I frequently muse on is "This too shall pass". A very effective antidote to any kind of nervousness, tension, sadness or general frustration. Let's not get intimidated in any way by our circumstances.
Is this just a coincidence that all these thoughts rise to the surface only during the troubled waters of a mind plagued by the mid-semester examinations.
Today was my first mid-sem. Needless to say how it went. :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google Chrome

After a lot of excitement, hoopla and hope that all my browser worries shall be laid to rest forever - not much to mention though - IIT splashes cold water over all of it. I can't install the Google Chrome while inside the campus :(
If anybody has managed to unlock the secret of this, please share.
Update: Yes, I installed Chrome using offline installer and yes I was very disappointed to discover that it doesn't work properly in campus. Thanks to all the people though who suggested it to me (but no use finally). :(