Sunday, February 19, 2006

I Was Just Wondering

A group of owls is called parliament. So also is a group of our politicians. Owls are supposed to be very intelligent animals, and intelligence is the last thing I would associate with our politicians. So in order to avoid damaging our owl's reputation, we should consider changing the name of our parliament.

Friday, February 17, 2006

"Please Submit"

Today, some of my friends had FEM(Finite Element Method) mid-sem exam. The paper was very lengthy and Suman decided to skip one question completely to be able to complete the rest of the paper. At the end of the paper, after submitting, he saw Vikas frantically writing in his answerscript. As the invigillators were nowhere around, he went up to Vikas and pulling his paper started saying "Time is up. Please submit... Please submit." Vikas Chandan was so engrossed in writing the paper that he didn't realize it was Suman and without looking up started saying "Just one moment, Sir!...". It was a long time later did he realize that it was Suman and started smiling over what has happened.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New Found Love

I remember when I was in 8th standard, one day I was talking to my friend named Kabir who was very knowledgeable about the countries of the world. I wondered how he knew so much and I found out that he reads about them from some encyclopedia (it used to be spelt 'encyclopaedia' then, but I guess times change and so do spellings). I was also very excited about it and as a childhood wish declared: "When I grow up, I want to write an encyclopedia". He started laughing and told me that writing encyclopedia is not a piece of cake and one man can't do it alone (as if I didn't knew it then). I didn't say then, but decided that I will be a part of one someday. Two weeks back, I started my journey when I edited my first article on IIT Kharagpur on Wikipedia. I waited till now because I was not sure whether it would survive a few days. But now as it has, I am writing about it.

By the way, if you are interested, you can check my works at my homepage. I have even got an award of being an 'exceptional newcomer'.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Who is Romantically Challenged?

Below is a screenshot from an Orkut community titled: "The Romantically Challenged".

While I was about to navigate to other pages, I noticed something very strange. It was the related community links. Look at the one at the centre. Does Orkut mean to say that if you are romantically challenged you are most likely to be an Iyer, or are from Madras? No prizes for guessing that it made a great bhaat session for the day with Amogh Ra.