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Friday, December 23, 2005

Orkut and My Relationship Status

There has been much confusion over the last few days about my relationship status in . Basically what happened is I changed my relationship status to "Single" to "Committed" due to some good things that happened to me this year. That's where this story starts! One fine morning, as I start up my computer and get ready for another day's fight with variables and functions, I get bewildering scraps and mails from friends, all asking when did I got married and demanding why they weren't informed! Little did they know that I myself wasn't informed that I have become"Single, Married"!!!
Yes, you read it right. Orkut has decided me to be a trend setter and allotted to me more than one-values from a drop-down list!! In their opinion, my relationship status is "Single, Married"!
So here's my message to all my bewildered friends, ITS A BUG! And a humorous one at that, no doubts!! Hey Google-ians, if any of you are reading this, please look into the code and rescue me ;)

So, bottomline is I am not "Single, Married" afterall!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Ethan Hunt is back!


When C++ Coders get pissed off!

When C++ coders get pissed off, they create something like this -

Stroustrup's fictional interview

Its hillarious!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Underarm bowling becomes underhand deals : now in Team Selection

Sign the petition We oppose the exclusion of Ganguly from the Indian cricket team .

Well, i got nothing more to say. Words are useless, everyone knows some people have gone trash and started using Indian cricket like their tissue papers. Shame on them, but frankly, I don't even feel like screwing them with choicest words ...... hell thay ain't worth it.

Still, if you want to read something well-written on this in the Indian blogosphere, go to Deepak-da's blog - here

Just sign the petition. But nothing will happen anyway.

Don't forget, this is India.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

World Cup groups

The World cup grouping are here, and once again, good teams get the death groups! Argentina and Holland in the same group...both my top favourites. Czech Republic and Italy also have been placed in the same group, while Brazil, Germany are placed in cakewalk-ish groups(not underestimating the teams in their groups though!). Among my favourites, Spain has managed a rather easy group.

Hoping both Argentina and Holland qualifies for the second round(and more).

Groups Schedule

Matches Schedule

Sala Main to Saab Ban gaya!

Tribute to my Hero

From the age of 6, I have been following his batting and been inspired by his sheer genius. He is not just a cricketing hero, but a champion who has inspired a generation - a deserving cult-figure. Hats Off, Boss!


Another good guy killed for corruption

After Satyandra Dubey, another one - Manjunath. Killed as a reward for being honest.
Mera Bharat Mahaan!

In the long run, we are all dead, I know. But, for heaven's sake, he was just 27. Murdered. Brutally. In cold blood. For something so abstract, so derided, so demeaned as "Values"...

Read the full story at Outlook

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Obscure as Hell!!!!

The following is a C code. Can you guess the output?

If not, try a C-compiler. You'll love it!!!

main(int t,char _,char *a)
return!0main(-86, 0, a+1 )+a)):1,t<_?main(t+1, _, a ):3,main ( -94, -27+t, a )&&t ==
2 ?_<13 ?main ( 2, _+1, "%s %d %d\n" ):9:16:t<0?t<-72?main(_,
t,"@n'+,#'/*{}w+/w#cdnr/+,{}r/*de}+,/*{*+,/w{%+,/w#q#n+,/#{l,+,/n{n+,/+#n+,/#;#q#n+,/+k#;*+,/'r :'d*'3,}{w+K w'K:'+}e#';dq#'l q#'+d'K#!/+k#;q#'r}eKK#}w'r}eKK{nl]'/#;#q#n'){)#}w'){){nl]'/+#n';d}rw' i;# ){nl]!/n{n#'; r{#w'r nc{nl]'/#{l,+'K {rw' iK{;[{nl]'/w#q#\ n'wk nw'
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?putchar(a[31]):main(-65,_,a+1):main((*a == '/')+t,_,a+1 ):0

Friday, December 02, 2005

Good bye to the Prince of Football

"George Best will get a standing ovation from the Old Trafford crowd for one last time on Saturday when Manchester United take on Portsmouth, hours after the former United great is laid to rest in his native Belfast. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric, a personal friend of Best's, will both arrive at the early evening match after flying back from the funeral in Northern Ireland, where up to half a million people are expected to turn out in honour of the province's greatest ever player."

-- Good bye, the Vincent Van Gogh of Football! Rest in peace! Your glory will remain forever.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Longest URL and longest list!!

Interesting stuff!!! Check it out Junta!

Quentin Tarantino is a genius

Anyone who could write and direct stuff like has to be a genius. Will watch out all his movies. Simply unforgettable.

There's a passage I got memorized.
Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the
righteous man is beset on all sides
by the inequities of the selfish
and the tyranny of evil men.
Blessed is he who, in the name of
charity and good will, shepherds
the weak throu gh the valley of the
darkness. For he is truly his
brother's keeper and the finder of
lost children.
And I will strike down upon thee
with great vengeance and furious
anger those who attempt to poison
and destroy my brothers. And you
will know I am the Lord when I lay
my vengeance upon you." I been
sayin' that shit for years. And if
you ever heard it, it meant your
ass. I never really questioned
what it meant. I thought it was
just a cold-blooded thing to say to
a motherfucker 'fore you popped a
cap in his ass. But I saw some
shit this mornin' made me think
twice. Now I'm thinkin', it could
mean you're the evil man. And I'm
the righteous man. And Mr. .45
here, he's the shepherd protecting
my righteous ass in the valley of
darkness. Or is could by you're
the righteous man and I'm the
shepherd and it's the world that's
evil and selfish. I'd like that.
But that shit ain't the truth. The
truth is you're the weak. And I'm
the tyranny of evil men. But I'm
tryin'. I'm tryin' real hard to be
a shepherd.

Great Stuff, awesome!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Our "professional" cricket coach!

Hi! Here's a video link of our "professional" cricket coach. Just click on it!

Sadly, he didn't have the nerves to do it to the opponent! Instead, he choosed the local cricket fans! Three cheers for the "brave old" man, ain't this is for what we pay him a kings ransom?
Read it in his own words

We did have a man who could show it to our opponents, in their own grounds, after winning. Alas, that was a different day, that was a different time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Sony BMG going Spyware!

Just when we thought it's nasty cheap providers who issue spyware, down comes a biggie!!! Sony BMG is in bigtime spyware scandal! Man, our machines are in perennial danger!

Sony in Spyware Scandal

Microsoft rescues!

Bad, bad news for Sony product lovers :(

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

For the ones who cant install Chat Clients in Office PC

Try Meebo -

Can connect to Yahoo/Googletalk/ICQ/MSN and what else god knows. My experience is it works cool in broadband, havent tried at home.(I tried it, though I CAN install Yahoo msgr in Office :) )

Tremendous Business People!

It is said that keeping ur eyes open can be good for business. How? Read this to know! Hats off to this guys wisdom!

"Kiyoshi Nishikawa established the Tokyo company in 1971 as a signmaker and parking lot equipment supplier. He noticed that he was selling an awful lot of No Parking signs, as more cars flowed onto Japan's crowded roads. So 14 years ago he switched gears, taking up the business of managing parking lots. "

Read the full story

Friday, November 18, 2005

30 GB Mail Account+ 200 MB Attachment

Go here for a 30 GB email ID!
For those on a broadband connection, who needs a hard disk?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven

Saw the movie. Since I always fall for crafted dialogues, here are a few good ones:
"Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless. That is your oath. "

" A king may move a man, a father may claim a son. But remember that, even when those who move you be kings or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God you cannot say "but I was told by others to do thus" or that "virtue was not convinient at the time. This will not suffice. Remember that."

Monday, November 07, 2005

Speed Up Mozilla Firefox

From my favourite forums!

1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!

Find more at

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Gmail Rocks!

For gmail enthusiasts, check out this!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Speling erors!!!

(This was mailed by Amit Da of Mensa to us)

In the Kolkata Metro, INCODA TV runs the monitors that have
programs and ads, and also scrolling news superimposed on
the programs.

In the text news, one recent news item was that --

CBSE to go spft on speling erors, ICSE to folow suit.

Metro Railway Leading by example? ;)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

To Prantik ..... recursion

My dear brother Prantik has toiled hard to understand and explain recursion in his blog:

Here's my shot at recursion(though neither me nor my dear friend Joydeep Chakraborty never really got what the heck was recursion!!! ;) )......................

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Online Personality Test

Found some good personality tests from some good old friends......try them!

Which band should you be in?

Which Band Should You Be In?
by couplandesque
Your Name
Band NamePink Floyd
Love Interestgrass

Monday, October 10, 2005

A Tribute to the Magnificent Seven

Here's a tribute to the magnificent Seven that ruled JU CSE 2005.
We called ourselves the BaWaL group.
May the spirit of true bawal live on forever.
Chulbuli Chulbuli Dhum Dharakka
Horr bor bor bor bor bor!

The Magnificent Seven

We are(from left).....................

Syamantak aka Gambu/Gambat/Mar Load/(!)Mukto Purush
myself, aka Laltu/Guns
Dhiman(slanted) aka Budu/Badani/Badu/(any khisti will do for him)
Aritra aka Gola
Vijit aka bi*hi/vk/vijitkhanna vijitkhanna
Debamitro(slanted) aka Boggu/Kisses
and last, but not the least,
Joydeep aka Chhoru/Roses

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are.....................................
And Nothing Else Matters!

Durga Puja on the web

For those who r not currently in Kolkata and missing the Puja burst, take a look at

Best of Pujo - 2005

















Saturday, October 08, 2005

Cool Logo for Your email

Create kool logos for your email account(s). These r kewl!


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Qriosity 2005, Open Quiz for students in JU

Debating Society and Quiz Forum
Jadavpur University


Dear Quizzers,

This is to inform you that Enquiry, the Jadavpur University Quiz club is going to host
Qriosity 2005, a quiz open to students of all schools and colleges. It will be held on 1st October, 2005 at 2 pm in Jadavpur University. The quizmaster is G Sreekanth, one of the most reputed young quizmasters of the city and a revered member of the TCS Kolkata quiz team. We have successfully hosted Qriosity 2003 and 2004 with generous participation from best quizzers of the city and with much success. We will like to invite you and your friends to participate in the quiz and make it a huge success.
Please feel free to forward this email to all your quiz loving friends as we will be glad to have people with a love for quizzing as a part of this endeavour.

Event details: Qriosity 2005


1st October, 2005

2 pm


T.T.Room, Jadavpur University (Ground floor, A C Canteen)


An open quiz for all school and college students. No restriction on the number of teams per institution. Mixed teams will also be accepted, as long as there is no school-college intermixing. The event focuses on having a quality quizzing session as well as emphasizing the main motto of Enquiry :
Quizzing is Fun!

The Quizmaster:

The quizmaster, G Sreekanth, is an employee of TCS Kolkata and a well-known face in the Kolkata quizzing circuit. An engineering graduate from Bhubaneshwar, he is regarded as the best quizzer in Orissa. He has been a Semi-Finalist in the prestigious Mastermind India Quiz-1999 (where he was the Runners-Up in the East Zone semifinal) and won the Economic Times Brand Equity Quiz 2004 East Zone Winner. He conducted open quizzes at IIT Kharagpur and XIMB. He has taken the Kolkata corporate quizzing circle by storm by winning almost all the corporate quizzes viz TATA Crucible, Royal Bengal Corporate Quiz, Ad Club Quiz etc.


• Each team must have three members
• There can be any number of teams from a particular institution
• The three members of a team must either all study in school or all study in college/university
• Forming of cross-teams is permitted in the sense that you can team up with a college/university student only if you are a college/university student yourself, and with a school student only if you are a school student yourself
• Participants must bring their institutional identity cards. Without proper identification, participation may be cancelled

• Spot registration will be offered on the venue from 1 pm
• You can register online by visiting our website (from 28th September): or

With Regards,
Quizzing is fun!
The Jadavpur University Quiz Club
A part of Debating Society and Quiz Forum, JU
Email :

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Photooos of my office

These are some kewl views from and of my office.


We RocK!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Greatest Use of a Computer

What is the greatest use of a computer?
Elementary, my dear Watson. Its Copy and Paste!!!

So here I go .............

Stupid Label Instructions

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods: On a bag of chips: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (The shoplifter special!) On a packaged dessert (printed on bottom of the box) Do not turn upside down. (Too late! You lose!) On packaging for a iron: Do not iron clothes on body. (But wouldn't that save more time?) On a Children's cough medicine: Do not drive car or operate machinery. (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just kept those 5 year olds off those fork lifts.) On a string of Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only. (As opposed to use in outer space?) On a food processor: Not to be used for the other use. (Now I'm curious.) On a packaged peanuts: Warning: contains nuts. (Really???) On an Airlines packet of nuts: Instructions: open packet, eat nuts. (I'm glad they cleared that up...) On a child’s superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly. (That's right, destroy a universal childhood fantasy!) In a Laundromat : Automatic washing machines. Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out. In an office: Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken. Quicksand Warning : Quicksand. Any person passing this point will be drowned. By order of the District Council. Seen during a Conference: For anyone who has children and doesn't know it, there is a day care on the first floor. Notice in a Field: The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges. On a Repair Shop Door : We can repair anything (Please knock hard on the door - the bell doesn't work) On some frozen dinners: Serving suggestion: Defrost. (But it's *just* a suggestion!) On a sleep aid Warning: may cause drowsiness. (One would hope!)

Different World

A worldwide survey was conducted by the unitednations. the only question asked was "would you please give your honest opinionabout solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?"The survey was a huge failure.because ,In Africa, no one understood what "food "meantIn India no one understood what "honest" meantIn China, no one understood what "opinion "meantIn Europe no one understood what" shortage "meantIn the Middleeast no one understood what "solution" meantIn South America, no one understood what "please" meantIn the US of A no one understood what the "rest of the world" meant


OUTSOURCING funda, an aweeeeesome article. If u have free time like me, waste it by reading it, undoubtable intersting:

Answer to Everything

Whoa! MY first free day at office. Lets celebrate it by bloggin a lot!!

This is a collection of things to prove that 42 is the answer to everything, indeed(Those who have missed H2G2, please don't mind!)

First things first. If we have a question, we need an answer. For an answer, we go to : . So go there and type: "answer to life, the universe and everything". What does Uncle Google has to say?,_the_Universe,_and_Everything

And this is irresistable, just look:

There is a joke amongst computer programmers that Deep Thought may have had some order of operations issues. The following code in the C programming language defines the macros SIX as "1 + 5" and NINE as "8 + 1", and then performs the computation "SIX * NINE". It returns the answer "42", because "SIX * NINE" is expanded by the computer to "1 + 5 * 8 + 1", and the multiplication takes precedence over the additions. (This occurs because the macro expansion is textual, not logical.)

#define SIX 1 + 5
#define NINE 8 + 1

void main()
printf( "What do you get if you multiply %d by %d: %d\n", SIX, NINE, SIX * NINE );

Saturday, September 17, 2005

I am not dead yet!!!

Its true that I haven't posted for a long long long time, but nor am I dead, neither did I forget my blogger password. Was just too busy managing the transition from idler to working man. The office is a kewl place......nice people, good treatment of employees and complex but challenging work. Anyway, this post is just blah this blah that one! I just wanted to announce that I am not yet.


Sunday, August 21, 2005

Roger that!

Roger Waters is back! He has written an opera named "Ca Ira" set during the French Revolution. It will hit the stores on 27th Sept! Will be waiting for that!

Welcome back, Roger!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Wisdom from Michael Crichton

Finished reading 'PREY', one of Crichton's more recent works. Its a nice read, more so for people having little interest in AI and stuff. Frankly speaking, I understood more about AI from this one book than I did from my full 6-month semester course on AI(gives you some idea about me ;) )! Anyway, I liked the ending and I would like to quote it for those lost soldiers who will wander to my realm -----

"They didn't understand what they were doing.
I'm afraid that will be on the tombstoneof the human race.
I hope it's not.
We might get lucky."

Interested? get it and read's worth it.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Unjust action of the Norway Government

In the name of tourism, Norway's Government is offering killing baby seals as a "sport" to tourists! What a way to celebrate our race's infinite stupidity! See the revolting images at . Goes to show the basic instinct of men. If its a liability to kill them, please don't make them a product! There are already enough things to sell on the earth if you know how to sell(and innovation is going on constantly)..........don't trade life in the name of ecological balance and trying to masquerade your one gives that right to you!

Norway's new government has outraged animal rights campaigners by proposing that the already controversial practice of seal hunting should be turned into an "exclusive" tourist attraction.
In an interview with the newspaper Fiskaren, the fisheries minister Svein Ludvigsen, who took office last month when a Labour-led coalition stepped down in favour of a centre-right government, said the plan could help wipe out hundreds of the coastal seals which play havoc with fishermen's nets.
"Seal hunting on the wild Norwegian coast should be sold as an exclusive product to tourists," he said.
"This could be a big hit. We cannot just blindly follow the views of [French actress and animal rights campaigner] Brigitte Bardot. "We have to take out more animals."
His comments angered the Norwegian branch of the international conservation group WWF which, while it supports sustainable hunting, believes that it is wrong for people to hunt seals for pleasure.
"In Norway we have left safari hunting - placing a bullet in a living target and running off - well alone," its senior Norwegian official, Rasmus Hansson, said yesterday.
"This would actually just be a question of seal hunting for target practice, and that's not something we should go for. This is not ethical."
It is not clear in what way tourists would be allowed to kill the seals under Mr Ludvigsen's plan.
Photographs of baby seals in the Arctic being clubbed over the head with an ice pick have caused international revulsion, although hunters argue that this is the most humane way of killing them.
Norwegian fishermen are allowed to kill 1,200 coastal seals annually to protect fish stocks.
But their interest in culling seals is actually quite low and they destroy only about half of that quota, and it is this shortfall that has prompted the government to consider turning to tourists.
Mr Ludvigsen believes that issuing tourists with licences to wipe out seals is no different from giving them permission to hunt moose.
"Sea mammals are a bigger consumer of fish than we humans," he said.
But according to Mr Hansson, who has debated the issue live on television with the minister, claims that seals are a pest are unsubstantiated.
"The alleged problems surrounding seals are exaggerated and have partly been proved wrong," he said.
"The extent to which they transfer parasites to cod for example has not been proved, and there are other problems of which they are accused that are unfounded."

Saturday, July 23, 2005

The Business Experiment: I like this idea!

Found this pretty neat, cool site............the business experiment where you can discuss your ideas with likeminded people and maybe, start a business without investing a dime! I don't know whether its going to succeed, but I'm having fun doing THINKING on that site! So if you are like the idea, just go, register and see it! I am pasting the main description below.

The Business Experiment is a site meant to explore three concepts: wisdom of crowds, open-source business, and the distributed nature of work. The goal is to have the registered users of this site collectively start and run a real business. Business plans will be written. Financing will be sought (if needed). Employees will be hired. Systems of accountability will be put into place.

We Miss You, Kurt

On his heydays, he felt he was cheating his music, and bid goodbye to this life. He said, "Its better to burn out than fade away"! U havent faded away Kurt, and U never will. We miss you...........grunge in peace!

Feed a hungry Indian

If we can do nothing to prevent the unspeakable suffering of our fellow countrymen, we can atleast click once daily on this site to help some people who are actually fighting this battle. Kudos to those who have made this possible, I am just doing my littlest bit, by putting the link on my blog. If any of the lost souls of the cyberspace come here, please visit:

May be even we can do our bit.....however small.

Friday, July 15, 2005

The BOSS & U2

"Uno, dos, tres, catorce. That translates as one, two, three,fourteen. That is the correct math for a rock and roll band. For in art and love and rock and roll, the whole had better equal much more than the sum of its parts or else you're just rubbing two stickstogether searching for fire. "

One of the best articles I have read about Rock ......... and written by the BOSS ................ while inducting U2 to the Hall of Fame of Rock n Roll. He says about Bono ....... "He is gifted with an operatic voice and a beautiful falsetto rare among strong rock singers. But most important, his is a voice shot through with self-doubt. That's what makes that big sound work. It is this element of Bono's talent, along with his beautiful lyric writing, that gives the often-celestial music of U2 its fragility and its realness. It is the questioning, the constant questioning in Bono's voice, where the band stakes its claim to its humanity and declares its commonality with us." Very interesting ........ read the complete speech at Bruce Sprinsteen on U2

Sunday, July 10, 2005

And Gmail for All!

Anyone in need of a gmail id, get one from me NOW. I have plenty of gmail invitations left, just drop me a comment in reply to this post with an existing email ID and I will send your invitation. As simple as that!

Gmail really is cool!

Monday, June 27, 2005

Steve Jobs delivers an inspiring speech

This one comes straight from my idol, Mr. Steve Jobs. I urge all those lost souls who make the
mistake of landing here to go through this article, its a bit long but trust me, its worth it. There are two other parts as well to this article which are equally outstanding. You can also find the original and full article at: Stanford University Website .

My second story is about love and loss.
I was lucky – I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation - the Macintosh - a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.
I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me – I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I retuned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.
I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Bob Geldof works miracle: Pink Floyd to perform together again!


On June 12, 2005 it was announced that Pink Floyd would be performing at the Live 8 concert with Roger Waters rejoining David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. It will be their first concert together in over 24 years, the band's last show with Waters being at Earls Court in London in 1981. Live 8 is due to take place in London's Hyde Park on July 2, 2005. In a statement, David Gilmour said:
"Like most people I want to do everything I can to persuade the G8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world. It's crazy that America gives such a paltry percentage of its GNP to the starving nations. Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if re-forming for this concert will help focus attention then it's got to be worthwhile."
Said Waters: "It's great to be asked to help Bob raise public awareness on the issues of third world debt and poverty. The cynics will scoff, screw 'em! Also, to be given the opportunity to put the band back together, even if it's only for a few numbers is a big bonus."
The impossible has been accomplished by rocker Bob Geldof also starred in the 1982 cult movie Pink Floyd's The Wall as Pink, the main character who went comfortably numb and is a longtime acquaintance of the band. Nowadays he is on a noble mission to help the poor in Africa.
Pink Floyd will be a top draw in a show that will also feature performances by fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul McCartney, U2 and Elton John, along with A-list artists like Coldplay, Madonna and Mariah Carey.
So many people attempted to get tickets to the London show that it set a new record. Per The Guinness Book of Records, exactly 2,060,285 text-message entries were submitted for a shot at the free 66,500 pairs of tickets, making the giveaway the "largest text-message lottery" in history.

S H A M E S H A M E : Black Friday in JU

On 10th/11th June 2005, in Jadavpur University, a place which once used to be the grooming place for leaders in education, research, engineering, business, science and humanities, mayhem was planfully invited by some people who are supposed to be respectable and accountable. These are the scenes of Police Violence that occured on the campus that the brainchild of likes of Rabindranath Tagore and Rishi Aurobindo! This is the dirt to which some people have brought down JU's pride - fasting students and even girls being beaten up mercilessly commanded by Lucifers of modern times. We, the people of BCSEJU05 and JU, condemn this hellish episode with all our heart and appeal to all authorities and conscious citizens to take appropriate steps.


For further information and updates, visit the official website of Jadavpur University Global Alumni Association.A xvid compressed video(1.5 MB) is available here . A quicktime streaming video is available here:

Police Vandalism at JU

The threat starts

They performed well in HS and WBJEE to come to JU to study. The reward from people decorating some coveted chairs? LATHICHARGE. See for yourself.

"Authorised" to hurt students!

We can run, but we cannot hide. The police will not tolerate free thinking boys, so they chase and hit and massacre JU students.

You thought they were after someone like Charlie Manson? WRONG AGAIN. They are chasing students, who were peacefully fasting to register some valid points.

No, its not the Abu Ghraib prison. Its a state where such violence is officially condemned! Well, those "offices" are unofficially closed tonight, because vested interests have been challenged by these individuals.

This state is an "oasis". Women are "safe" here. Well, not if an educated girl wanted to make her thoughts heard - then her reward is like this. Feel sick at this sight? Wait, they are just starting their show!

SHAME, SHAME, SHAME. Don't they have children of their own? This is what these people do to a girl? Is this the information age? Or are we living in a jungle, predators masked as protectors?

Whoever gave the orders, this is the behaviour of ACCOUNTABLE OFFICE BEARERS? Then, he better grab a copy of a dictionary and check the meaning of that word once again!

Now even media cannot record. Its safe for them - inside the van - and yet, it will be called an ARREST. Sick people are running the show......HELL ain't much different.

None knows what happened next, and since nobody is accountable, nobody ever will. JUSTICE? INTEGRITY? HONESTY? DECENCY? "You have called the JU authority office, so you see, its a wrong number!"

Voice of Protest

JUGAA President Protests

IISc Bangalore Students Protest

Protest from History Department, JU

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Grand Image Unification Program

We, the people of BCSEJU05, wish to integrate all the digital photos of our group under one place which stores them and unlike webshots which keeps threatening us "Maximum images limit reached", will give unlimited storage. We have found such a service, Imagecash . You can create an account for yourself there and upload our fotos OR alternatively send the photos to me so that I'll upload them. I have only uploaded ONE ALBUM till now at

I will keep uploading other images in other galleries. The links to them will be available at my blog - as well as here . Check it regularly for updates. This project will be codanamed "Grand Image Unification Program" or GIUP.


Wednesday, June 01, 2005

A long battle comes to an end

A very very very long battle ultimately comes to an end. My 19-year long struggle for existence with acads is OVER!!! On 30th May I had my last exam of last semester...............and now I am FREE!! Yahoo!!!!! I can't believe it yet! In this long battle, I could never bring myself to like it...................and it felt the same way about me. Now, looking back, I find that it was a hell of an opponent and am pretty happy to escaspe unscathed.

So much for now...........I'll be back!

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Another lovlely song

Stumbled upon this nice song by Elton John. It features in the Rocky 5 Soundtrack, the only fine thing Sly Stallone did in his film career. The song is really inspirational..............check out.
These battered hand are all you own
This broken heart has turned to stone
Go hang your glory on the wall
There comes a time when castles fall
And all that's left is shifting in the sand
You're out of time, you're out of place
Look at your face
That's the measure of a man

This coat that fits you like a glove
These dirty streets you learned to loveS
o welcome back my long lost friend
You've been to hell and back again
God alone knows how you crossed that span

Back on the beat, back to the start
Trust in your heart
That's the measure of a man
It's the fire in the eyes, the lines on the hand
It's the things you understand
Permanent ties from which you once ran
That's the measure of a man

You've come full cirlce, now you're home
Without the gold, without the chrome
And this is where you've always been
You had to lose so you could win
And rise above your troubles while you can
Now you can love, now you can lose
Now you can choose....................
That's the measure of a man

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Apprentice Seasion Three

Today my favourite TV show "The Apprentice:Part 3" aired on India. Last season as I watched it, I felt the need for speaking my mind about some of the decisions made( as if that mattered! ). But now I got my blog to give a url to my random thoughts. Today's episode was a good one. Though the choice of people looks a bit odd - we must remember that the ultimate value of a TV show is viewer's attention and the Donald must give that through colourful array of contestants. The teams were divided as "The Booksmarts" vs "The Streetsmarts" - nice labels. Their job was to make, market and sell burgers for the "Burger King". Streetsmarts won, but in the boardroom, a good decision was taken. There was a guy called Danny who looks simply ridiculous on the surface(though very creative with his musical ideas,writes Rock Operas, has worked with Medialab MIT, is the CEO of his own corp which has Fortune 500 clients and more,my soft corner is ROCK MUSIC!)- tries to be a business leader in hippy outfit! But for this particular task, the booksmarts lost due to poor leadership from Todd, a sales exec. He looked very impressive, seemed to be in charge and delegate everything properly and when the moment came, nothing seemed to be in order!! And in the boardroom, everyone other than Kendra tried to make a scapegoat out of Danny. But this time, unlike the case of Andy in season 2, the Donald did the proper thing - fired Todd whose actions led to the loss. He was the main reason.
Anyway, the season promises to be exciting with the fight being labelled as successful high-school passouts vs fresh,high-profile college grads. I'll be glued to the scene on friday nights - despite all the compulsions to be a profittable TV program, The Apprentice still remains an enjoyable business case study. Keep it up, NBC.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Amazing Facts

I ripped them off from a website..............hey,CTRL-C CTRL-V is a netizen's birth right!!!

Here they go

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but mens noses and ears never stop growing.

When Coca-Cola began to be sold in China, they used characters that would sound like "Coca-Cola" when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was "Bite the wax tadpole". It did not sell well.

Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

Monday, May 16, 2005

I have seen GOD

I have seen the god of guitar play his magic music with my own eyes.............LIVE FROM 15 FEETS................I don't have the linguistic mastery to do justice to the heavenly performance, so it's better to just say that

One big thing is the man’s professionalism. He was supposed to take the stage at 7. He did. He didn’t need a long sound check – just got started. And the break he needed between songs was less than 1 minute in every case! He performed with the exact same enthusiasm from 7 to 9.30 for two and a half hours with incredible joy! No stops, No excuses, No Sound Checks. Only pure showering of heavenly sound from the God of Guitar!
Here are some photos that I took with my cell cam of the show. Enjoy and KEEP ON ROCKING IN THE FREE WORLD!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

About Shyamal-da

I was thinking about making a post about Shyamalda(Mr. Shyamal Ganguly) whom I met last Friay. Quite a remarkable personality - he is the president of JUGAA - Jadavpur University Global Alumni Association and the president of Sigmabit Technologies . Me and Debamitro with few other team members of Computer Jagat met him regarding several matters and the experience was worth. He is a passout of ME, Mech. in 1962! We got lots of experience and insight about life, industry and JU Alumni's status from him. I am really bowled over by his personality and will remember this experience of meeting him. Will be having another sitting with him shortly. Looking forward to it.
Anyway, today's my date with Joe Satriani!!! WHOAAAA!!!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Killing is their business, and the business is fine!

Here is something from today's Calcutta Times. Now I am getting confused! What is dream and what is reality?Any Morpheus out there for help? Megadeth after Satch? Whooooooaaaaaaaa!!!
The surprise over the Joe Satriani show has hardly subsided when word comes that one of the primary metal biggies of the world, Megadeth, is all set to rock India in October. Yes, even though it sounds unbelievable, it is true. And it is the same guys who are bringing in Joe Satriani. Confirming the event, Cyrus Gorimar, director of the event management company which is behind Satriani's tour to India, said, "The Megadeth tour is confirmed. The performance is slated to be sometime in October. We have now decided on Mumbai and Bangalore as being the two venues for their performance. Depending on how the Joe Satriani show is received in Kolkata, we will decide whether we shall fly Megadeth there or not."

So what do we need to do during Satch show? I am sure Kolkata Rock fans( though the community is a sheer minority ) are gonna fire all shells on that sacred day. So Mr. Gorimar( Isn't he the Brahma drummer as well? ), don't hesitate. Bring Mustaine right in - and let Kolkata be on fire with the symphony of destruction.

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Free SMS in India

This site claims it can send free sms to mobiles in India. I have sent sms with limited success. Might work better for phones in other areas.Try for yourself.

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The God is coming!!!

Its final and official now. The God of Guitar is coming to Calcutta, and performing in Rabindra Sarobar Stadium. Yes, I am talking about Joe Satriani! And boy, this ain't no fairy tale. Thus far all the Rock icons coming to India have missed Calcutta - gods like Knopfler, Waters, Purple, Stones and even ppl like Bryan Adams and Sting! But now is the time for payback, and with none other than Joe!!! I have already got my Rs. 400 ticket, too bad I can't afford the Rs. 900 ones! It doesn't matter! Calcutta is gonna rock on Sunday with SATCH! I can't wait............JUST CAN'T WAIT!!! I am going to listen to Joe Satriani, Live, in Calcutta! Tell me I am not dreaming! I've heard Brahma is going to open the show.......they are good. Heard from them in OAT 2 years back. They did a fine version of "Am I Evil" and another rock version of "Imagine"(Yes, John Lennon's one) without making a mess of it. I enjoyed the show until it was stopped for some very cryptic reasons. Doesn't matter. SATCH is coming!!!

Dilbert's Law of Money

Dilbert's Law

Engineers Vs. Business

Engineers and scientists will never make as much money as business executives. Now we have a mathematical proof that explains why this is true:

* Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power.
* Postulate 2: Time is Money.

As every engineer knows,

------ = Power

Knowledge = Power
Time = Money
we have:
------ = Knowledge

Solving for Money, we get:
------------- = Money

Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity! - regardless of the amount of Work done.

Conclusion: The Less you Know, the More you Make.

Note: It has been speculated that the reason why Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard's math program was because he stumbled upon this proof as an undergraduate, and dedicated the rest of his career to the pursuit of ignorance.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Now thats me! Posted by Hello