Full time College

It’s almost been a month since I had my last blog post and a lot has changed in my life during this one month.

As you might be aware that I was doing B.Sc. (I.T.) part-time from Mumbai University, but this month for the second year I got admission in a college near my home and yes its full time.

Since Mumbai University is famous for it screw-up’s, our semester-2 exams were held when full time colleges had their semester-3 starting, and as a result I am over a month late and have tons of stuff to catch up and a lot of assignments to complete. Plus the first internals begin from August 6, so I might not be able to post anything new again at least for next fortnight.

So just stay tuned to the blog just in case I find something very interesting and put it up on the blog.


Exams Over

Hurray!!! My exams are finally over. Well they actually got over on Thursday itself, and so this post is 3 days late.

Anyways the exams were great and as far as I am concerned they were pretty easy. After the exam got over, we went to Juhu Beach and had a blast, then got completely drenched in the first monsoon showers, which I was very much looking forward to since that day began. I never really had so much fun after the end of my exams.

I then spent the whole of Friday sleeping and on Saturday, I went to meet my good buddy Amit, from my engineering days.

As for today, I am just eagerly waiting for the US F1 GP to start and see how the Lewis Hamilton & Fernando Alonso drama unfolds.


I don’t know

Ya frankly, I don’t know what to write, my minds completely empty and the lack of posting proves this.

So any ways, just for the record I am putting my life update out here.

  • Turned 20 on May 20, had a great fun with a day time party, by watching Spiderman3, and then enjoyed the whole day out with my friends.
  • Results for my B.Sc.(IT) Semester 1 exams finally came out. Got ATKT in Maths (damn what’s with me and maths) and also topped the university in C-Programming. Now that’s something baby.
  • Have to fill out the KT form on Monday and Mumbai University is charging bloody Rs. 765/-, and the best part is you have to pay 765 even if you have 1 KT or 5 KTs. Call that extortion.
  • The Semester 1 KT exam for Mathematics is on 4th June, and the normal exams for Semester 2 begins from 5th June. Man Going to Kalina Campus of Mumbai University is going to be a big headache, especially with the Monsoon season that kicks in from 1st week of June. The reason I am worried is when the 26/July/2005 Mumbai Flooding happened this was the area that was the worst hit.
  • After a lot of fooling around with Partion Magic I finally partioned my 20 GB HDD and have successfully installed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), and am also making this post from Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).
  • Another of my tech updates would be me moving back to Firefox from Opera and that’s a big one considering that I have been a staunch supporter of Opera for ages. The reason for the move can be attributed to Yahoo! Mail Beta, which doesn’t run that well in Opera, and so do quite a few other Web 2.0 apps. My stay at Firefox might not be long as I still love Opera and with their new Opera codenamed Peregrine in the offing, I might just move back if it runs Yahoo! Mail Beta & Google Calender seamlessly.
  • And as I come to the end of this post, I have just received my Autocar India, June edition.
  • Plus its race weekend, so I am going to crash @ my cousins place today and tomorrow evening to watch the Monaco F1 GP.

And that’s an end to my boring life update.

Also I have one request to all my blog readers, could you please give me suggestions on how I can improved my blog and even suggest what topics I could write on. Please leave your suggestions as comments on this page.


I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry!!!

It was one of my New Year Resolution, and am about to complete it. The resolution was to apologies to anyone & everyone out there. I have let you people down; I have lied to all you people out there for a long time now. And I would like to apologise for it.

The reason is; that as you might know I was doing my chemical engineering, but well failed miserably in my first semester it self and even after a total of 4 attempts couldn’t clear it. The only heartening fact was that, I did clear my Semester 2 that too with first class but heck who would have let me into Second Year without clearing Sem-1. As I reached my 4th attempt I had already lost interest in pursuing the course, I just gave the exam for the heck of it, and as expected flunked again. I know I have let a lot of people down, am I am very sorry for that.


My First Day @ Driving

Finally my driving lessons started yesterday, with the timmings being 6 AM to 7 AM (but I am always late) and I have the best and the worst teacher in the world, my Dad. Best because he has tons of driving experience and his control is awesome. Also he’s the worst person to teach because of his temper. Well frankly he will shout at me till I become a perfect driver. Which I want to be, and I will try and reduce my firings every day hopefully, but I know they will increase as he finds even more flaws.

Basically I am a car freak, and pretty much know how a car works, and have for a long time have been taking the car out of the Lane (with Dad standing nearby to guide), so I have a little bit of judgment as to where the car is headed and thankfully don’t stall the car, like I used to stall the scooter when I started learning it.

The first few things I have learnt is that the amount of concentration levels required while driving a car as compared to say a bike/moped are massive. Or maybe, it’s just that I lack confidence when it comes to driving a 4 wheeler. Hopefully in a few days time my stress levels will come down.

There are so many tiny details one never comes to know while in the passengers’ seat, like while taking a U-turn, when the car is almost turned, one needs to start straightening the car, or else you end up in the wrong lane. Also how important it is to stay in your lane, especially while tuning, the inputs needed and using more of those mirrors. Never had to give a damn about such stuff, while on a two-wheeler, maybe it’s just that driving a bicycle in the child hood and then the moped, made me pretty perfect in those departments.

A few of my flaws are mainly moving out of the lane or getting too much inside it and looking and shifting, I tried shifting without looking today, but the car tends to go slightly towards the right. Maybe that’s because I hold the steering wheel too tight, which I also need to loosen a bit. Or why don’t you just ask my dad what my flaws are and I bet the list will be huge. Actually I do find improvements in my driving, in just two days, but they are just slightly less wrong. But sill the flaws list is huge.

Now, my immediate aim is to get a learners license for 4 Wheelers. Which as it is no big deal, those RTO guys are really good, and as to what those RTO agents make them look like. But damn my good old Sunny Zip has given up and is all set to go to the Junk Yard. So the travels going to be a big pain, and unless Dad stays home tomorrow, the auto-rickshaw guy is going to make some good some tomorrow.

P.S: I am just going to update this post, to tell all you people reading this blog as to how I am improving, unless something really big happens that needs a new post all together. So please keep checking.