Archive for May, 2005

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May 30, 2005

I gave my party at Pizza hut. It was supposed to be from 7:30 but in keeping with the tradition, almost everyone came late :p

Anyway, after that we had fun, ate, played the usual pranks (secretly putting chilli sauce is someone else’s Miranda etc)

Some people have alreday become sick of pizza. I beought back enough pizza for five meals so I’ll also be joining that club shortly I guess.

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May 28, 2005

I got my second semester grades about an hour after the previous post. The grades were one grade below my expectations in all the subjects thanks to the conujunctivitis before the endsems. One day of depression followed but now I feel better after talking to two of my friends.

Today I had probably my longest chat session and got to reflect on a couple of my thoughts about several issues concerning internships and plans after graduating (MBA vs higher studies, MS vs PhD).

Tonight is the first “proper” party… In all the previous parties we split the bill. This one isn’t and its at a nice but slightly expensive Arabian-Indian cuisine restaurant. Its ironic.. at some restaurant.. a dish called “appam” which cost a few rupees per piece in Kerala cost about fourty rupees here and there are lot of people (including a lot of North Indians) who buy them. Its ironic that we take so many things for granted. Anyway……tommorow I would be giving a treat at Pizza Hut to basically whoever is in my batch in Muscat.

I’m really starting to enjoy my online internship now. The internship is basically in a company based in Noida..they have a small market and want to track the visitors visiting their site and also to find out which sites the traffic is coming from, so that they can display their advertisements to get maximum coverage with minimum costs .. the company director looks at the interface, asks me “can this be done?” then i spend some time doing this, then he says “good… can you try to analyse this and make the result come on a seperate page” etc.

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May 25, 2005

I got my second semester grades about an hour after the previous post. The grades were one grade below my expectations in all the subjects thanks to the conujunctivitis before the endsems. One day of depression followed but now I feel better after talking to two of my friends.

Today I had probably my longest chat session and got to reflect on a couple of my thoughts about several issues concerning internships and plans after graduating (MBA vs higher studies, MS vs PhD).

Tonight is the first “proper” party… In all the previous parties we split the bill. This one isn’t and its at a nice but slightly expensive Arabian-Indian cuisine restaurant. Its ironic.. at some restaurant.. a dish called “appam” which cost a few rupees per piece in Kerala cost about fourty rupees here and there are lot of people (including a lot of North Indians) who buy them. Its ironic that we take so many things for granted. Anyway……tommorow I would be giving a treat at Pizza Hut to basically whoever is in my batch in Muscat.

I’m really starting to enjoy my online internship now. The internship is basically in a company based in Noida..they have a small market and want to track the visitors visiting their site and also to find out which sites the traffic is coming from, so that they can display their advertisements to get maximum coverage with minimum costs .. the company director looks at the interface, asks me “can this be done?” then i spend some time doing this, then he says “good… can you try to analyse this and make the result come on a seperate page” etc.

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May 24, 2005

Hmm. I’m spending a lot of time chatting nowdays. Yesterday night I went for dinner at one of my school senior’s house.. he also did his BTech in Mech from IITK.

Yesterday I tried making french fries (yum!!) by myself but unfortunately my mom found out (the frying pan was still hot when she came) and then she fried me for cooking when she wasn’t in the house.

Today evening I’m going for a reunion of our batch.. at the beach.. should be fun 🙂
I managed too convince two others to give parties so now hopefully the parties will properly start. So far just the one party…. a floppers party at Pizza Hut (floppers means we split the bill).

The CBSE 12th results came out today… and a girl topped in my school for the first time…the world is doomed 😉 hee hee

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May 22, 2005

Something is wrong… this is supposed to be a vacation… which means I should feel bored two weeks into the holidays but that is not happening!!

I got an ADSL (broadband) connection yesterday and its sure is much faster than my earlier dial up.. I end up getting about 45 KBps consistntly. I uploaded some of the pictures that I took at Bangalore at
http://cherian.siteburg.com/gallery/lucent/

Now I have to go for an interview but this interview is a different kind of interview since I am not applying for anything…. will write about it later..

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May 19, 2005

Something is wrong… this is supposed to be a vacation… which means I should feel bored two weeks into the holidays but that is not happening!!

I got an ADSL (broadband) connection yesterday and its sure is much faster than my earlier dial up.. I end up getting about 45 KBps consistntly. I uploaded some of the pictures that I took at Bangalore at
I’m almost done with the first task of my internship which involved writing scripts to track clickthroughs and making a conversion matrix etc.

I went shopping this morning after breakfast…ended up buying a wireless microphone… I have no clue as to what I’m going to do with it. After shopping I had a ‘Zinger Supreme’ at KFC.

Tonight again I’m going to hang out with friends at the ice skating rink, followed by dinner at McDonalds. My mom and dad are both complaining that I am restricting their access to the comp.

I just went for a hair cut… and I was thinking.. why dont we have combs which have some kind of blades which cut one’s hair while one is combing? That way, one doesn’t have to go all the way to the barber shop and also the hair never grows long… hmm ok that would add ‘comb’ to the list of dangerous items.. incidentally this time when I was at the Cochin Airport, they actually confiscated my sello tape (Scotch tape) saying it was not allowed. Come on!! How in the world can you hijack a plane using Scotch tape??

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May 17, 2005

…….. and the partying begins. I hope to meet all my schoolmates who are here at Pizza Hut, Al-Khuwair tonight. Should be fun.. lots of news to catch up on and of course the pizza 😀

I cancelled one of my internships (the one with BEC) since I expect to have to go back to Delhi to officially get the schol. Now I’m going to start with the online internship with HytechPro. Just got my first project which I have to start working on tomorrow.

The biggest problem with having a comp right next to one’s bed i that you don’t get enough sleep… today I woke up at 6 but instead of going back to sleep I started checking my mail and one thing led to another and I didnt sleep after that.

I had downloaded a large number of the pages from the IITK intranet. Today I spent mostly going through all that… went through about 400 websites and got to know some interesting things about people/departments in IITK. Incidentally this is the reason why I was in the CC during pretty much all my free time in the 1st semester.

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May 15, 2005

I reached Muscat in one piece but Im feeling extremely tired. I finished setting up the hard disk I bought from IITK and I’m able to access whatever is on it.

Yesterday evening, after 11 years, I got to watch “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” for a second time. After that I watched the highlights of that epic match between India and England when Kaif and Yuvraj shot to fame. After that I took a train to Cochin then flew to Muscat via Trivandrum. Only problem was that they would allow only 20 kilos as luggage, so I transferred some stuff to my hand baggage which meant I had to lug around 13 kilos on my shoulders.

I transferred the pics I took at Bangalore to my comp. Next I have to resize them all and find a place to upload them. but for now I’ll take a nap 🙂

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May 14, 2005

I checked my mail yesterday after a 2 day break and spent three hours reading and replying to emails.

My flight to Muscat is at 7 am tommorow where I will land and a lot of my schoolmates will be waiting with knives and forks demanding treats…. talking of treats… this is for all those at IITD/IITM/IITK/my schoolmates whom I know… treats are a very small scale affairs… and the (Maurya/Chola/Oman)Sheraton is definitely not the place for treats :p

And this is to the two souls at NIT Trichy who got GPAs of 10.0 and 9.8 and also to the insti topper at NIT Suratkhal.. the three of you MUST throw three distinct, non-simultaneous parties when you come to Muscat and I should be in Muscat when there parties are on.

Hope to upload the pics I took at Banglore and IITM in a day or two, once I find a place to upload. Now its time to go and once again start packing :((

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May 11, 2005

Just a note.. I will be in a place where there is no net access (but lots of food to compensate) For the next two days so if you want to send me a message, you can sms me from

http://home.iitk.ac.in/student/cherian/hutch.php

My number is 9839358865 There is something wrong with my hutch SIM… it doesn’t charge me for SMSes…so if you leave your mobile number, Ill definitely sms back. Thats it for now.