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Saturday, September 25, 2010
Link to the video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah-ODf9SPX4
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Our main group in college had 2 flats currently. Amals and Pranavs. So whenever we used to bunk,we used to hang out there. From sharing stories to taking peoples case to trying all stupid stuff like the unconscious trick, games etc etc happened on a usual basis there. Although the main part was playing the game of 'Maindicort'. You may be wondering why have i given a special place for it. Its simply because, for the homies, it was not just a game of cards, it was their life. While playing it, emotions ran high and the game was played as if your life depended on it. Another advantage of having a house in Palghar was something i called 'Palghar Nights'. Staying overnight in Palghar is something I've always enjoyed. From partying to roaming an the streets around 2am, it was just awesome. In the past one year i may have had only 8 Palgar nights and trust me , having even 1 is like living a lifetime on a single night. And as the saying goes "What happens in Palghar, stays in Palghar" so i am quite bound to rules that do not allow me to reveal classified stories :D .
Now that i have finished with the details of my class and college group, its time for my third and final group. Its something i call 'station group' or my 'sisters' :P . This consists of mainly only two people. The 'Sharvaris' as we call them. Talking all the worlds rubbish, irritating and troubling them, just to see their childish reactions,make my day!!. The Sharvari couple are 2 girls , both sharing the same name. They are Big Sharvari (aka Civil Sharu; cause she is taller than the other one) and Small Sharvari (aka Choti Sharu;cause she is shorter than the other one), The Sharvari Couple are my favorite TP characters, and they both are unique in their own way. There was a time when i pretty much disliked them. It was only after the 4th sem and when they gave me a set of rules to follow (like 1-tell them HI daily, 2- Reach them from college bus to college entrance etc etc) that i actually began getting attached to them. In fact soo much, that i specially came to college on Rakshabandhan day, just to get a Rakhi tied from them.
Big Sharvari is a total tomboy. She is more like a caretaker of the other 3 in their group. My first impression of her was pretty scary , especially when you here her talk in hindi. Words like 'Mereko','Tereko' and that finger pointing style of hers, makes you wonder if she is actually speaking to you or giving you a dhamki :P . She is always ahead in all class activities. Sometimes i wonder if she is my sister or a brother actually, cause on rakshabandhan day, instead of the brother promising to take care of his sister, she was the one who promised to take care of me.So its quite opposite in our case. But that was the boyish side to her, the girlish side is equally interesting, Extremely cute, friendly, kind , helpful etc etc and a totally bindas type, unlike other typical girls. I usually give her lectures on how to be more of the girlish type but in the end i always realize that she is the best, the way she is.
Small Sharu is my all time favorite!. She is also Vismays Cousin(now you know where those smiles come from) and the youngest and shortest off the others. I like her soo much that i consider her as my real blood sister, and would do anything just to see a smile on her face(she looks like a grandmother when she is sad :P) The most shortest and cutest girl i have ever come across. Seeing her itself ,makes my day in Palghar. Hearing her speak and talking to her is like talking to a small innocent child :D . But people, don't go much on her looks, cause no matter how short she may be, she is very smart and someone who is impossible to beat in an argument cause no matter what you tell her, she always has an answer ready. Overall she is very polite, friendly, kind (i wont mention helpful here, cause she never writes assignments for me :'( ) She is the most dearest of my 3 college sisters.lol :P
So for me , college was only about 3 things-
1-Doing timepass in class with my class group.
2-TP at station with the Sharvari couple
3-Enjoying the entire group company in the flat.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The first week in Palghar was pretty boring. I roamed around with the other diploma students( two of which, were from my diploma college) and eventually making friends with a few HSC students. Lucky me, i had someone like neville in my class which made it easier for me to mix around with the other HSC students(unlike being a complete stranger,knowing someone is actually helpfull)
My first memorable day in SJCET came a week later when all we diploma students decided to bunk and go to kelve beach. That day was awesome! From beach football to taking Pathaks case. Totally perfect :D
As days passed i started hanging around more with the HSC students rather than to diploma ones, as i used to do my travelling with Neville. He was quite helpfull in helping me gel around with most of the older students i met . Untill i completely shifted with them. A group of 6 people, Neville(aka Dodo; a DJ, quite emotional , a good person but usually suffers from mood swings, he is either in Normal Mode or himself), Melwyn(aka Slim; a malnourished guy, cool to hang around with, someone who returns humour, with humour), Nehal(aka Defect; another malnourished guy, talented, but seriously lacks manners when it comes to speaking with others, always bankrupt), Chaitrali(aka Jai Mata Di; a healthy female, extremly polite and helpfull, someone who i like talking to when im bored) and Pratiksha(aka Drama Queen; a totally malnourished village girl,very emotional and cries for everything). These were the people i sit in class with. Although our college group is pretty huge and consists of people from all departments.
he main ones include-
Amal (Civil; aka Ballu; He chose the wrong field IMO, he should have been in the film industry. Very talented when it comes to creativity. Very humourous also. He is such a nice guy that whenever he sees a poor child begging , his heart melts and always spares some cash for them ( even for Nehal). He has his own production company which has realeased many morphed music videos, named Apple Motion Pictures.)
Kevin (Civil; aka Kaivish; apna 5th 6th 7th Std ka best pall. One of my school buddies who i was supposed to stay in Palghar with. A very cute and friendly pesron , with a boy-next-door image . But he is the laziest person alive. People call him 'Kaivish' because he posseses superpowers(brother of Krish). Trust me fellows,he can actually fly!!)
Rishab (EXTC; aka Chotu; The shortest but quite an active member of our group. A good footballer also. Channel V the player, playboy, name it all!, every name suits him, although a few prefer tocall him 'slum kid' :P . Tries to act stylish at times. And has a habit of talking rubbish(wen he's high).lol )
Amit (Civil; aka Bhaji; nice guy, always keeps telling me stories about first year. When he grows his hair it actually looks fake.)
Vismay ( IT; aka Gutter; a happy-go-lucky guy from agashi. There is never a time come, when i have actually seen this guy sad. No matter what, there is always a smile on his face. Even if he fails to get a job in the IT sector , i am quite sure he will get one in the advertisment industry for toothpastes :P . Overall a timepass person and a decent footballer. )
Dipen (Civil; aka LePees; The only guy from our group who has a GF from college itself currently. Has a very weired accent. Has a very wiered sense of attitude (just a saying, 'when a cat closes its eyes, it thinks that the world aint looking at him':P )
Shreyas (Civil; aka Dentist; There is not a single girl in college, which this dude hasnt flirted with. Thats not all,he has even reached the pharmacy department now.lol. But all in all,a very lively and comical guy. Always happy and lives life to the fullest)
Marvin (IT; aka Narcotics ; people say he is gay )
Hiten (Civil aka chicken noodles; he steels peoples headphones. Lol)
Abilash (Civil aka Bhaiya; A really nice and supportive person. He tries to induce humour in every sentence of his, although it takes time for people to actually comprehend his jokes. Always looks at the positive side of life.)
Wensley (IT: aka Painter babu: No matter what time of the day,week or month it is , this dude always has a cap on him. Has a habit of randomly saying 'yoyoyo' whenever he feels jobless. and he too has stamerring problems. YOYOYO!! (Upar wala bhale wrong hojaye ,lekin wensley kabhi wrong nahi hota... :P ))
Darren (Civil aka Popot; He is so delicate, that we even think twice before shaking hands with him, for the fear that it may actually break off. Very quite,thin and miserable person.)
Shashank (EXTC; aka Lele; We are still confused to which group this chap belongs too. We see him with different class groups daily. As Gandhi followed the principle of non-violence,lele follows the principle of non-groupism.)
Pranav (EXTC; aka Ek Minute; He is one of those , who has his own flat in palghar.He has the habit of repeating words twice every sentence. Extra hairy and sweats like a pig daily. But a nice guy and a good friend.)
And many others such as, Manish (EXTC; aka Ma ka...), Meldon (Comps aka Pingu), Binnie,Raunak, Dean, Irfan etc. Our group was the biggest in college
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
> >there ruled a PROCESSOR
named DOS-rat. Once he
> >EXECUTED a great sacrifice
PROGRAM after which his
> >queens gave an OUTPUT of
four SUNs - RAM, LSIman,
> >BUG-rat and SED-rughana.
> >RAM the eldest was a
MICROCHIP with excellent
> >MEMORY. His brothers,
however, were only
> >PERIPHERAL ICs.
> >Once when RAM was only
16MB, he married
> >princess 'C'ta. 12 years passed
> >decided to INSTAL RAM as his
> >However, Queen CIE/CAE
> >was once offered a boon by
DOS-rat for a life
> >saving HELP COMMAND ,took
this opportunity at
> >the instigation of her BIOSed
maid(a real plotter),
> >and insisted that her son Bug-
rat be INSTALLED and
> >that RAM be BOOTED to the
forest for 14 years.
> >At this cruel and unexpected
> >SURGE passed thru DOS-rat
and he collapsed,
> >RAM agreed to LOG INTO
forest and 'C'ta
> >insisted to LOGIN with him. LSI-
man was also
> >resolved on LOGGING IN with
his brother. The
> >forest was the dwelling of
> >tranSISTOR of RAW-van,
PROCESSOR of LAN-ka.
> >Attracted by RAM's stature,
> >that he marry her. RAM,
politely declined. Perceiving
> >'C'ta to be the SOURCE CODE
of her distress, she
> >hastened to kill her. But LSI-
man cut off her nose.
> >Weeping, SPARC-nakha fled to
LAN-ka, where RAW-van,
> >moved by tranSISTOR's
plight,approached his uncle
> >MAR-icha REPROGRAMED
himself into the form
> >of a golden stag and drew
RAM deep into the forest.
> >Finally tired of the chase, RAM
shot the deer,
> >who,with his last breath,cried
out desperately for
> >LSI-man in RAM's voice.
> >Fooled by this VIRTUAL RAM
> >urged LSI-man to his brother's
DELINKED 'C'ta from
> >her LIBRARY and changed her
ROOT DIRECTORY to
> >RAM and LSI-man started
SEARCHING for the
> >missing 'C'ta all over the forest.
> >friendship with the forest
> >SU-greev and his powerful co-
> >SU-greev agreed to help RAM.
SU-greev ordered his
> >PROGRAMMERS to use
powerful 'SEARCH' techniques
> >to FIND the missing 'C'ta. His
> >all around the INTER-
NETworked forests. Many tried
> >to 'EXCITE' the birds and
animals not to forget the
> >'WEB CRAWLERS'(Insects) and
tried to 'INFO SEEK'
> >something about 'C'ta. Some
of them even shouted
> >'YAA-HOO' but they all ended
up with 'NOT FOUND'
> >Several other SEARCH
> >useless. Ha-NEUMAN devised a
> >and used it to cross the seas at
> >CLOCK SPEED. Soon Ha-
NEUMAN DOWNLOADED himself
> >LAN-ka. After doing some local
SEARCH, Ha-NEUMAN found
> >'C'ta weeping under a TREE
STRUCTURE. Ha-NEUMAN used a
> >LOGIN ID (ring) to identify
himself to 'C'ta.
> >After DECRYPTING THE KEY,
'C'ta believed in
> >him and asked him to send a
STATUS_OK MESSAGE to RAM.
> >Meanwhile all the raakshasa
> >'C'ta captured Ha-NEUMAN
and tried to DELETE him using
> >pyro-techniques. But Ha-
NEUMAN managed to
> >spread chaos by spreading the
> >Ha-NEUMAN happily pressed
> >LAN-ka and conveyed all the
STATUS MESSAGES to RAM and
> >SU-greev. RAW-wan decided to
take the all powerful
> >RAM head-on and prepared
for the battle. One of the
> >RAW-wan's SUN (son) almost
DELETED RAM & LSI-man with
> >a powerful brahma-astra. But
Ha-NEUMAN resorted to
> >some ACTIVE-X ingredients
and REBOOTED RAM and
> >LSI-man. RAM used the
SOURCE CODE secrets of RAW-
> >and once for all wiped out
RAW-wan's presence on
> >After the battle, RAM got
> >I/O-dhya and spread his
MICROSOFT WORKS and other
> >USER FRIENDLY PROGRAMS to
all USERS and every one
> >lived happily ever after.
I still remember the first day i entered the campus. It was the 3rd of August. Palghar in general looked more of a picnic spot to me. There were more trees and animals than people and vehicles on the road. But i had no other option, but to secure my admission there, as my admission in Xaviers was still on hold and i couldnt take a risk of missing out on both! Lots of questions started popping up, will i be able to settle here? How will the crowd be? Will my new friends be villagers or decent people :P
The news that two of my three school pals(the only ones i actually knew in that place) had got a drop, came as a big shock to me. And i got a bigger shock when i was told that the only friend who ha survived the torture had decided to travel daily (i could already feel those dreams of freedom crushing :'( ).
And so it was decided, i was supposed to travel from borivali to palghar daily. Travelling such a hugh distance was just one of the many obstacles that i faced. The other included , lack of frequency of trains, spending around 4 hours a day only to get to your destination, the amount of tiredness that engulfs you, its effect on your academics etc etc etc...
It was just the start of a whole lot hardships, a whole new beginning....
(To be continued)
Sunday, September 5, 2010
So what does it mean to be a Bayern fan?
Individually it can mean many things to each different person. For me,every fans opinion are important, and vital for club to succeed as a unit. Bayern is one of those clubs, which people either love it, or loath it. No one in between. Love them or hate them, Bayern has won it all as a German team and they rank up there toward the top with the greatest clubs in the world.
Die Roten is one of the those clubs that have to succeed in every competition they are involved in otherwise they are severely scorned by their fans, while everyone else celebrates their failures and loathes their successes.
Being a true football enthusiast in a country like India,where cricket is religion and cricketers are gods(and where every other channel on television tries to outpace the other by dedicating more time and programmes to cricket telecasting and finally ending up with seperate channels dedicated only for that sport) is quite tough and annoying, especially if your void of the services of a decent internet connection or lack intrest in online discussion. And i mention 'true' cause of the amount of gloryhunting wannabe's lingering around here and there.
What is even more tougher,is supporting a league other than the highly publicized english, spanish or the italian. And if your reading this, there is a 90% chance that you support the above. Not criticizing your choice, we all have our own reasons for supporting a certain club. The same situation is with the people i meet,speak or come across. None of them share the same love for the league i do. The German Bundesliga.
The club that i chose to support was Bayern Munchen of the German bundesliga. Although life now is a lot more easier (thank you Neo Sports),than what it was back then , when i had to rely completely on the internet even for the slightest updates of my club. And a lot more thanks to football forums where i get to read,discuss and voice my opinions with the people who share the passion that i do..
Arguing/debating with your local and college friends on football related topics is a whole lot different, considering the fact that they are absolutely unable to understand what your talking about when it comes to supporting your point, your club. And usually ends up on a comical side with everyone making fun of others supported club :P
So, I repeat, what does it mean to be a Bayern fan? For me, its dedicating time to a club that has captivated me for many years, and whom I have seen my emotions ride up and down depending on the outcome of a game, or experienced happiness at a signing. Ultimately to be a Bayern fan is to share my love of the club with other fans around the world..
(The above article has been inspired by BayernZone blog and its member Bayernleben)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Miroslav Klose is a German footballer Born on 9 June 1978 in the Silesian city of Opole, Poland, to Josef and Barbara Kloze, Miroslav Klose is one of German football’s most successful footballers ever to graze the pitch. With 100 plus caps and Bundesliga goals to his name, one can barely argue to his credentials of being one of the the most prolific strikers in the footballing world.
Little did young Klose know about how his life would change when his parents moved from their native Poland, fleeing the Communist rule, to France and finally Germany, settling in a small town near Kaiserslautern. As a child Klose was a very softspoken and shy, many blame this cause of his lack of knowledge of the German language during his childhood. so shy that he would rarely mix around or speak. No different from now is it? When Klose was 19 years old, he was training to be a carpenter and playing amateur football for a club called SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf in the seventh division. A late bloomer, one might say. But as early as 20 years old, Klose was playing for a bigger club, Homburg, but only for its second team and the fifth division. At 21, he finally played for the club he used to support from the stands,Kaiserslautern. But again Klose was put into the reserve side, known as the ‘amateur team’ ,which competed in the third division along side the reserve squads of some of Germany’s biggest clubs. Klose continued his job as a carpenter, until the age of 22 and when his childhood dream came true he made it into the first team of Kaiserslautern. In his first 67 matches, Klose scored 33 goals. A few more consistent goal scoring performances and finally Rudi Voeller and the German National team came calling to his doorstep. A time when the old German team were looking for some fresh blood.
It was the 88th minute of the World Cup qualifier, the opponents were Albania, the score still 1-1. Miroslav Klose came on as a substitute and scored the winner on his debut appearance for his adopted country. And from then on the world finally got accustomed to his trade mark somersault, which interestingly also has a story about it. During Miro’s youth days he had a team-mate , Micheal Awe , who went airborne every time he scored, ” He knew I couldn’t do that, so he kept taunting me about it, I bet him 20 marks that if I would ever play professionally, I would celebrate it with a somersault.” And Klose’s finally made it big, he not only pocketed his 20 marks but also went on to be nicknamed ‘Salto- Klose’ by the German media for his this traditional celebration.
His decision to choose Germany over Poland proved to be a boon as he went on to become one of the world’s top scoring players in a Die Mannschaft jersey. After a successful World Cup in 2002, he transferred to Werder Bremen in 2004, but not by his own consent. Kaiserlautern had taken a loan for the club’s financial stability and when the time came to repay it, they had no other choice but to sell their star player. ” We had to sell him because of the 5 million euros loan we had taken. Its also important for him for his development to move to the next step to become a world class striker”, Rene Jaggi the chairman of Kaiserslautern recalled. The mighty Bayern Munich had their eyes fixed on Klose ever since the end of the World Cup, however a disappointing 2003-04 season for Klose cooled off all interest. And so on 2 March 2004, Klose signed a four–year contract with German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen for a fee of €5 million ($6,2 million).
His days at Bremen transformed him into one of the world’s most feared strikers. The 2005-06 season turned out to be his best ever, finishing as the top scorer of the Bundesliga as well as the WC ’06 and winning the German Footballer of the Year award followed by the Golden boot. During a match in his Werder Bremen days, an opposition goal keeper had apparently seemed to have fauled Klose inside the box. The referee immediately pointed to the spot, however a modest Klose went to the ref to tell him that the decision was wrong and to cancel the penelty given. How honest could a player be?
After a marvelous World Cup in 2006, suitor came aplenty as Barcelona and Juventus lined up to sign him. Klose was also linked with a move to German giants Bayern Munich and in June 2007, Klose confirmed that he was Bayern Munich bound. One could argue about his poor form at Bayern, but if you look at the wider aspect, Klose continued to have a huge workrate for Bayern just as his previous clubs. Even in his first season at Bayern, Klose was pretty good, although it was Luca Toni who took the limelight, or Frank Ribery for his circus acts, it was Klose behind the scenes creating assists as well as helping back in defence when needed. Under Jurgen Klinsmann’s regime, it was only Klose who was the most in-form player for Bayern. He was even the Champions League’s top scorer until he met with a season ending injury during a Bundesliga match against Bochum. Infact if Bayern even managed to secure a Champions League spot that season, they owed it to Klose whose goals against Karlsruhe , Dortmund etc were vital for Bayern’s qualification. Although his goal scoring stint suffered drastically on the club level under Luis Van Gaal ,his international form never died out. He proved his critics wrong time and time again when he sported the 3stars of the German jersey. This form continued in Euro08 and WC10 finishing as the worldcups second highest goalscorer of all time, finishing 7 from his head and 7 from his feet.
Despite age catching up with him, Klose’s work rate never diminished. It’s true he may never emulate the club form he once had, but that never puts his place in the starting 11 of Germany in doubt. An enigma on and off the field, Miroslav Klose is a role model for many to follow. From working as a carpenter, to becoming an elite amongst the ranks of Muller, Voeller etc, Miroslav Klose will go down in the German and world history books as one of the greatest ever players to sport the three stars of the German jersey.
Miroslav Klose, my idol, my God...
(I have also posted the above article at sportskeeda website.)
So here i am 20 years later. Pursuing my engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication in a place know as Palghar around 90km away from my home. Already finished my diploma in ET and now another 3 years and i am off to live on my own.
At present, i have two lifes . A Real one in real world and a virtual one in the world of internet and social networking. And both of these have had their fair share of adventure.
This blog is all about these adventures, and an account of my likes,dislikes, happenings etc