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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

You can also make a difference, if you are shocked by this
unprecedented episode of barbarism.
Visit now and condemn the incident by signing the petition.

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!