With Blessings Of
Shree Sant Gajanan Maharaj
Bhagwan Shree Satya Sai Baba
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil
Shri Vijay Patil
Smt. Pushpalata Patil
Shri Ajeenkya Patil
Blessings I am very pleased to know that the students of
Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, Nerul are bringing out the annual magazine of the Institute "The Wall", keeping up the tradition of RAIT. The entire magazine promises to reach out to many readers. The quality and content management in this issue has been done meticulously and the help from the College Faculty is appreciated. The effort of students of RAIT is praiseworthy. Their enthusiasm towards building this magazine has been very consistent. I bless them all for their excellent future career.
With Blessings, VIJAY PATIL Chancellor, Dr. D.Y. Patil Group.
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‘The Wall’ Over the Years The Wall Masons
Lead Story Headline Over the years, The Wall has become the voice of R.A.I.T, since it was first incepted in 2001. Ever growing in its paper quality, content management, creativity, graphics content, and more, The Wall this year has encompassed all set bench marks from the past years by going down in history as the first ever all-coloured college magazine. This monumental achievement was possible only because of the growing reputation that The Wall has accrued over the years on account of the unwavering work ethics of
the Wall Masons over the years and their undying commitment to the college, to make a difference. In all these glorious years, The Wall has covered countless sections like college-centric articles, literature, poems, sports, graphics, caricatures, photographs, technical articles, etc., in its hallowed pages. Truly portraying all the happenings in college, The Wall has amassed a huge fan base and support from R.A.I.T-ans. So extols and lauds are in order for such a boisterous ‘Voice’.
Why is the magazine called ‘The Wall’? Understandably, students and faculties are baffled alike to try to explain this most unusual name. The magazine was named ‘The Wall’ hinged on the name of the famous music album “The Wall”, performed by Pink Floyd. Back in 2001, Pink Floyd was a big-hit sensation band, and the Wall Masons then simply decided that the magazine should share the same name.
How was The Wall formed? Well, to answer that question in detail, we would have to personally ask the first Wall Masons. But since a database wasn’t maintained, the records of the students who had introduced The Wall has been lost over the years. But, a brief history about the magazine is still known widely among the Masons. The Wall was initially a SUC incentive. The magazine was initiated under the guidance of the-then G.S. of the college. It continued to be a sister committee of the SUC until the year 2009, when the-then Editor of the magazine, Sushrut Munje along with a grade of other seniors decided to make it an independent committee. The Wall since then has been an autonomous committee.
What did the first magazine look like? The answer to that question is a tad-bit astonishing. The very first magazine of the year 2001, surprisingly was never technically “embodied” into a magazine. The first edition of The Wall did feature a host of articles written, and paintings drawn, by R.A.I.T-ians, but, instead of compiling them into a book or magazine, it was stemmed up on an empty WALL, so that the passers-by could easily appreciate the talents hidden in R.A.I.T. Eventually over the years The Wall was “embodied” into a magazine.
The Wall should mean something more than sharing a name with a famous album. As a matter of fact, sharing a name of a famous album wasn’t the only reason why it was named The Wall. A wall, any common wall that we may see outside could be an adobe to graffiti’s and posters. For example, the graffiti’s drawn on the walls of the Vashi station by N.I.F.T. students depict various crimes of man against nature. What it also depicts is the TRUTH. Analogously, The Wall magazine is a volume that portrays all the aspects of life in R.A.I.T. The events around college are portrayed in absolute truthfulness. There-by justifying its namesake. Reminiscing over the past few months that I have spent with my team to shape a brand new edition of The Wall, I feel deep satisfaction of being a part of this committee. We have tried to keep up with its rich history of literary content and creativity. Being in its 10th year, having all-coloured pages for the first time makes it all the more special.
We hope this year’s magazine will cater to all the students , teachers and non-technical staff alike. We hope to initiate a positive change with this magazine, and that this will be a new chapter in greater things yet to come.
JUST IN CASE YOU WONDERED, WE DIDN'T WRITE THE PAGE NUMBERS ON PURPOSE BECAUSE WE WANT YOU TO EXPLORE! :P
Our Attitude to Failure By Professor Anupama Shenoy
The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart!˝
When I started to ponder over the above
lines, I realized the truth of these words. Courage lies not only in facing a battalion of armed soldiers and winning the battle, but also in accepting defeat gracefully without allowing it to demoralize us. Very often we allow failure to overwhelm us and kill the spark of enthusiasm within us. We venture into a field expecting to meet with success and acceptance but end up encountering inexplicable failure. We lose sleep over the causes behind our failure - perhaps we have not got that much awaited promotion or recognition or we have yet again failed in a subject… the list is endless. When we fail, countless questions assail our minds – questions about our ability to perform or undertake a task. Our self-esteem plunges to an all time low. This reaction to failure is natural. After all we are human. However we owe it to ourselves to be strong enough to accept failure and bounce back with renewed vigour.
One can experience failure at many levels. It can touch different aspects of life. For example, a scientist may fail with research and experiment for the umpteenth time – (We all know the story of Thomas Alva Edison and his bulb); Parents may fail in nurturing and bringing up their children in a proper manner. A teacher may feel a sense of helplessness when he or she cannot connect with the students in a particular subject. A soldier may feel a deep sense of shamelessness when he is unable to protect his country against failure. Examples of such are numerous. But how someone comes out of it is important.
Even icons have faced failure. Pandit Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister, met with failure after the debacle of the Indo-China war in 1962and it is said that he died a heart-broken man – however, a day before he passed away, he apparently was reading a poem by Robert Frost – ‘the Road Not Taken’ which ends with the words “… but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.” These words reflect Nehru’s own indomitable spirit. Similarly, the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi acknowledged that he had failed to curb communal violence in Noaklah in Bengla, but undaunted, he went there to provide succor and peace in the riot affected areas as India celebrated her independence on 15th August 1947. Failures affect us negatively because we are surrounded by the principle ‘Winners take it all!’. The aura of success around winners and the resultant adulation makes others crave for the same successful experience. But life cannot be all about winning. Those who became extremely successful and have reached the pinnacle in their careers did so after many a tumble and fall. Actor Amitabh Bachchan had to do but roles in many movies till he hit the Jackpot with Zanjeer. As someone said, ‘It is after giving up that you find out how close you were to success.’ Hence, it is important that we move on when we fail. After all, we have nothing to lose except useless baggage from our failed experiences.
Youth and Swami Vivekanand By Dr. Arpita Palchoudhury
“ rise, Awake and stop not, till the goal is reached.” Swami Vivekananda’s clarion call to the nation has been a source of inspiration to millions across caste, creed, gender and religion. An embodiment of infinite energy, zeal, courage, patience and compassion, he preached Hinduism and Vedanta philosophy throughout the world with immaculate style and charisma. People from all walks of life were attracted by his magnetic persona, and the pearls of wisdom disseminated by him are still an inspiration for the youth today. Swamiji’s insight and foresight continue to influence the lives of countless individuals across the globe. He strongly believed that the country’s fate would be greatly influenced by young India. He emphasized the need for an all-conquering will amongst the youth, and constantly endeavoured to reawaken the spirit in man to the highest degree. Enwrapped with a small sunlit serenity and childlike grace, Swami Vivekananda was a religious teacher with a difference. He loathed blind faith, unrealistic religious practices, dogmas and beliefs that would pose a hindrance in the spiritual progress of mankind. He was even ready to accept a person with all his wickedness, if he turned out to be a man with a fiery intellect and unflinching faith in himself; he believed that salvation would definitely come to him through his own faith and iron will. He could not tolerate cowardice and hypocrisy. Swami Vivekananda laid a lot of emphasis on character-building of the youth. He firmly believed that India’s future lay in the hands of the youth. He advocated the concept of Karmayoga, and believed that the solution to problems would not be found by kneeling in front of God seated on a throne. One has to arouse and awaken his inner strength and potential to fight the battle of life. “The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain, and the whole world is at your feet” – he declared. Swamiji felt that there is no such thing as failure in the universe. It is faith in oneself that makes lion of a man. He once told his disciples, “People say, have faith in this fellow or that fellow, but I say, have faith in yourself first; that’s the way.” Swami Vivekananda was a firebrand religious
leader with an irresistible charm which had infected even the orthodox European society. He was leadership personified. He advocated that every youth possesses the inherent capabilities of a leader, which just needs to be galvanized into the making of a new India. Unawares, he often said things that startled the audience. He spoke about the simple truths of life with so much authority and conviction, that they would shake you to your roots, sweeping away all depression and releasing within you a new source of energy which would propel you forward. He felt that the smallest attempts made by man are not in vain. He often said that somewhere, there is an ideal ‘you’, but you need to manifest it. A very apt quote from the great Seraphic master, which may inspire the youth in today’s scenario – Things do not grow better. They remain as they were and we grow better by the changes we make in them.” (The country is commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, and 12th January is declared as “World Youth Day”)
A BRIEF HISTORY OF RAMRAO ADIK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
By Saumya Pant - BE (Tronix)
The Current Story of RAIT:
Ramrao Institute Of Technology is housed in a spacious buliding, part of the huge DY Patil Campus which is home to many other sister institutes. Most if the canteens and faculties are connected internally. There is consiberable interaction between the people of different faculties.
>> CROWD :
A masala mix of scholars, cyber junkies, die-hard head-bangers, take-it-easy goers, flunkers, Martians, etc. can be found here. Life in RAIT begins at 9.00AM and seemingly ends at 6.00PM (People never leave. They just fade away. RAIT is never lifeless). People are into computers, rock music..rock music, computers. Half of RAIT comprises of cyber-nerds and other hallf sleep on guitars.
The RAIT canteen (managed by Anna) serves good food at the higher-end of moderate prices. Thali, vada pav, fried rice are favourites. The ambience has been recently upgraded and now attracts students from every department, be it Medicine or Law or Engineering. The change has been so drastic that alumni who havn't been to the college for long , can't believe its the same canteen.
The placement records have been sky-high in the recent years and there has been a plethora of companies ready to recruit talented RAIT-ians. The major recruiter has been Infosys over the past few years. Great progress has been recorded in recent years and the placement statistics match those of IIT, Bombay. RAIT IS DARINGLY DIFFERENT. WITH A HEALTHY MIX OF EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, WE REALLY ARE ENGINEERS WITH A DIFFERENCE AND WE REDEFINE 'ENGINEERING'.
RAIT in 1983 (When the institute was inaugurated) It all started when Padmashree D Y Patil started an engineering college in CBD Belapur- Navi Mumbai. It was christened Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology and was established in 1983.
RAIT in 2008 (Before the makeover)
Several Years down the line, the institute now stands on a 40 acre campus along with several other D Y Patil institutes in the D Y Patil campus in Nerul, Navi Mumbai.
The college underwent a massive makeover recently. Several floors were added to the building and the whole place was painted and whitewashed. The dingy and smelly toilets gave way to hygienic, well lighted and subtle ones. Even the college library became air conditioned. It was a welcome change for everyone considering the fact that we spent the majority of our everyday in the institute. A whole new garden was raised, complete with grass beds and a fountain. All this gave a major lift to the entire individuality of the institute. The work is still on in several parts of the building and that makes us look forward to the changes that will be brought up next. It's good to see RAIT grow and that too for the better!!
RAIT at present
Reclaiming the lost
I remember my early
days as an FE. There was a lot of excitement, and equal sorrow to the start of a new phase of life. The College Years, the alleged “Best” in a person’s life. It is the time you make friends which last forever, and do things which you never have done before. But it’s not that easy at the start, you wander around aimlessly trying to find your niche in a robust college scene. You’re not quite sure which path to follow, but it really doesn’t matter. All roads lead to the Circle. The famed RAIT Circle of whose serenity the seniors and alumni rave about. It is any RAITian’s first hangout. You make your first friends at the Circle, for it seems to attract people of all interests. The Players playing their games, the Geeks with their books open under its shade. Some just goofing off, as is the RAIT way, and some in deep conversation discussing matters of utmost importance (or not, most likely not!)
It is like an oasis under the parched sun, and a place of many comings and goings. Many hours you can spend just sitting and staring at all the activity around you, inevitably to be driven away by the watchman. It’s the place where assignments are copied, notes are exchanged. I’ve completed my ED sheets
over there, even though I could not find any spot more uncomfortable for the task. Such is the pull of the Circle. The Circle has seen some of the best days (and the worst too) of my first year at RAIT. Many memories I have of spending quality time with my new found friends, of shared lunches, casual conversations, and of
By Anuj Mulik - S.E. (Comps)
hours spent appreciating the ‘beauty’ of the scene. There were bad memories too. ‘Result Day’ for instance, was a particular horrible experience I’ve shared at the circle. The sight of seemingly lifeless faces huddled together, all having the same blank expression, some holding back tears, some crying profusely. There were some who were trying to calm down grieving friends, whispering few encouraging words here and there, and offering a shoulder to cry on. But as ghastly the scene may have been, it is a memory that brings people together like nothing else. And that is what the Circle has always been to all students. The fond reminder of the things we miss about the First Year of college. But now, sadly, the Circle bears a deserted look. A big bold sign saying “SITTING HERE IS PROBHIBITED” is all that remains. So it will remain, empty and soulless, till it is claimed by the next generation of FE’s.
Kahaan Gaye Woh Din A
Written By : Asmit Keetey (2010 Batch Comps)
ugust 2006. That was when I had realized that I would be joining RAIT. It was slight of a fall as I was planning for the IIT’s and the NIT’s but then so are scores of other students all over the country. The fact is, not everyone can get in. Anyhow, I was happy. I had secured admission to the Computer Science course and coupled with having to travel not more than fifteen minutes to college every day for the next four years, RAIT was like a dream come true for me.
Initial trepidation, a sense of finding a foothold in RAIT and the need to prove my worth – all cumulatively worked towards me doing very well academically in both semesters of First Year. I made new friends along those four years. I sat for lectures, studied, attended all the events in college, roamed the campus, travelled, ate, solved assignments on the under construction 4th floor, hung around RAIT Circle or the Famous Banyan tree in front of Dental College to gawk at the girls and did a myriad of other activities with those friends of mine. ‘RAIT mein Padaai hoti hai pakka, par ‘Fun’ ka quota pura hone ke baad’. This was bliss. Aaylaaa, that rhymed. ;) As I moved along to the core years, SE and TE, I developed a sense of responsibility. I had to now work on charting a definite career path for myself. Participation in technical events in and outside college helped strengthen my Computer skills. I also worked closely with societies in the college to give myself an exposure to the various hierarchies and politics in an organization that I would soon face in my professional life. But that doesn’t mean I stopped having fun. This incident happened in TE. We had successfully managed to blow the top of our practical teacher (of a certain subject. Can’t mention.She perhaps stil teaches. :P ) and she was intending to punish us that week. So it was unanimously decided to bunk. Now generally while mass bunking we either go in small groups to malls to hang out, or for a movie, or just sit back at home and do time pass. BUT, we were different. We all spontaneously decided to go to Essel World and the entire class went there on that Wednesday. And this was just because we wanted to bunk. It was fun travelling all together and the Essel World experience is still regarded as one great bonding trip by everyone from our batch. Soon, I was hired by Infosys and In June 2010, I left RAIT to join this prestigious software company. It’s been a great 2 years of my life out here in the Outside World. Alongwith CAT preparations and work, Life has become mundane. Though we learn a lot more now, but we had more fun then. These four years are the foundation stones of your life. You will make or break your life. ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. So, Enjoy every moment when you’re in RAIT. Life in RAIT is different from anything that you’ll encounter anywhere else. Mazaa hi kuch aur hai. Khelo, Khudo, Masti Karo. Yeh Chaar saal ke baad tum log RAIT ko bahut miss karoge yaar. R.A.I.T Rules. \m/
The Southern Odyssey
By Vinita Patil - FE any seniors told me that to complete the Engineering experience, I had to go on an Industrial Visit (IV). I was gullible enough to sign up for the C.S.I-IV before my exams and paid the entire fees too. After my FE Sem 1 Exams, I was all excited about the fact that I would be travelling alone without family and my best FE friend was coming along with me on the IV. I felt a sense of trepidation as this would be my first interaction with a whole new lot of people from R.A.I.T. 56 people had registered for the IV and we all together boarded the Udyan express headed to Bengaluru on Day 1 of our trip. At Bengaluru, our first stop was Infosys and visualizing myself 4 years hence at the same place amidst the same surroundings with big fountains and huge campus sent chills down my spine. We then proceeded onto Mysore. Mysore is definitely one of the best places I’ve ever visited. The Zoo there houses the most exotic and colourful birds, loads of snakes, cobras and monkeys. We explored Mysore Raja’s palace and the huge palatial grounds. In the evening we visited Brindavan Gardens and on display was a wonderful double delight of a dancing fountain and a light show. Onwards to Ooty, and this was the best leg on the trip for most of us. We explored Bandipur National Park, went up to Doddabetta Peak (The highest peak in South India), travelled by a mini train from Connoor station, went to a botanical garden where flowers were woven with thread by 50 women (and it took them nearly ten years to complete), did boating at Ooty lake and also had a DJ night back at the hotel. Music and Dance – Masti The R.A.I.T Way! We had to then leave Ooty and headed back to Bengaluru after shopping for friends and family back home. Had a typical South Indian Breakfast with Idlis and Dosas and then went to Viswesaraya Museum and ISKCON temple. We then head to board the Udyan Express, back to home. We were sad but it was inevitable. The trip was full of some brilliant moments to cherish. The Train journeys with Dumb-Charades, Antakshari and sharing of Gossip, Watching movies at the hotel room and telling each other scary stories at night, travelling across lush green locales all over Karnataka, doing a lot of time pass in our ‘RAKSHA’ Bus, photographs clicked everywhere, painting people’s faces on the return journey – The trip was full of such instances. Unbridled and Unalloyed fun. Most of all, I’ll treasure some of the new friends I made. I made 55 new friends. But there are few special ones. Sharing happy moments with friends increases the level of enjoyment multiple times. Thanks for a wonderful time folks. Namba Ooru Bengaluru. :D
A Tryst With Palaces
By Pooja Sampath - BE (EXTC)
It was not my first Industrial Visit (IV), but it was going to be my last one. With
my R.A.I.T friends. ISA ingenuously decided to take us to Rajasthan. I could not have suggested a better place for my last IV. Iâ€™d like to firstly thank Nikhila and Supratik for a wonderfully organized trip. There were no glitches. Only fun, fun and more fun.
We boarded from Bandra and our first stop was Jaipur. It is not called Pink city for nothing. Almost all buildings there were made of red sandstones. The cities in Rajasthan are very clean and efficiently maintained. The Birla Temple is so beautifully constructed and it was very peaceful in there. We visited Chowkidaani there which gave us a brief introduction into the Rajasthani way of life right from their clothes and culture to their food. Rajasthan is the state of palaces. In the course of history, the royalty have seen to it that a display of tasteful architecture is built and it stands tall even today. The trip to Ajmer Fort, Ajmer Dargah, Jal Mahal, Jodhpur, Mehwrangad and Hawa Mahal was visually appealing and aesthetic. We also happened to visit Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary. We spotted plenty of Sambars, Deer and Peacock but our national animal was elusive to most of us though there were two of us who managed to spot one. The drive through the forests was fun as it was cool and we were one with nature. The drive through Rajasthan was characteristic of playing dumb-charades and antakshari and singing random songs at the top of our voices. Playing cards and UNO also added to the fun element. Sagnik, one of our BE Friends, had brought his Guitar and he played the guitar at regular intervals. We RAITâ€™ians are always ready with our style of music wherever we go. The food provided throughout the trip was simply delicious. We tasted all the delicacies that the area had to provide and it was amazing. to sample almost everything. The last leg of our trip was to Jaisalmer. We had a desert safari where we had a camel ride, and at the end of it there was a Rajasthani folk dance wherein we participated and danced too. It was negative 1 in temperature but all of us were having too much fun to care. A huge bonfire and huge comfortable tents thereafter to sleep and it was bliss. This trip was special. Last IV with my friends. And we made it even more special by visiting a stunning place with a great history to boast. Taking back happy memories of the entire trip. Hearty thanks and a big hug to everyone who was part of it. Thank you.
A Scream of Individuality
By Gursimran Singh - SE (Tronix)
ost of the audience prefer music which is pretty much easy to hear and does not mess with their minds, some with lyrics “supposedly” coherent with the happenings in their life. Some prefer music which tells them a story create an alternative world, luring them into a figment of imagination of the writers mind. Not every genre goes down well with everyone, dislike turns into hate which is then channelled through mockery in various ways by the intolerant masses and the whole purpose of music being a language of individuality is lost. Intolerant masses with façade of their “off the net” knowledge criticise and the posers follow them religiously and hence a genre or song is propagated giving you nothing but personality conflict and them, enormous riches.
“I call silently for Thy presence, As I lay this oath”
In late 80s, taking inspiration from influential bands like Slayer, Celtic Frost etc, two sub genres of heavy metal evolved death metal and black metal. While death metal became more of a main stream genre and became popular all over, black metal enjoyed huge popularity in underground metal scene and limited in the regions of Norway and Sweden.
“Part of me wishes this hadn’t become a cult, but you know, people like to dress up”- Fenriz (Darkthrone)
Metal fans are usually portrayed as extremist, Satan worshipping posers which they rarely are. The misconceptions arose because of the devilish images, satanic references and AntiChristian take of some of the band members, which was blown out of proportion (whatever happened to freedom of expression!! Fad!) this hurt many sentiments and the music was labelled as a Anti-Christian genre in those parts and the albums of the same were boycotted by many shop owners made sure that it never took off like the other genre even though it being popular amongst many. As everyone who has ever listened to metal must have noticed the shrieked vocals, pig squeals and the death growls popularly known as guttural vocals, fast tempo and distorted guitars and must have labelled it as “noise” and might have never listened to it again. The first mistake most people do is they listen it on YouTube which makes them sound way bad than they are supposed to be, yes! They are supposed to sound bad, it is intentional, and the unconventional song structure and the intention to make the music sound raw and cold which also mark the rebel against the “good production”. People who start listening to metal either start with all the wrong bands because they lack knowledge and end up listening wrong genres or listen to “Bluetooth songs” thus committing idiocy which is almost insulting to metal. Listening it superficially or just a song won’t even get you close to understanding what metal is, it is not easy, the lyrics you come across might be the deepest you’d ever find, you also need a good headset or speaker to appreciate each and every riff or notes produced because as I said it production is not of good quality and it needs time.
“Hear the anger of Black Metal rising as a sunwheel Praise the breed of heathen blood Praise the breed of warriors”
So, Lose yourself in the mystical, chaotic and sometimes mythological realm of metal, music that praises mother nature…music which at times arises from the darkness within and let them entwine you in the world of history...Sacrifice...War-stories, and I am sure once you overcome the initial barriers and look beyond the gore reality it portrays ..You won’t turn back to the hippy... Money minting genres which have corrupted everyone’s mind for too long now. Bring to life the individual beneath the surface… that has been taking shelter from the lies that has been bombarded from every direction. Some posers …”Satan worshippers”… and people who find this “cool” might have created the mirage of metal being satanic and extremists…and associated with church arsons..Murders …but what it promotes foremost is individuality. Lend a faithful mind and a devoted ear and the black metal shall unfurl its beauty… its true form….
We first played at a friend’s birthday party and there before announcing ourselves we randomly stuck on the name - Wired Anxiety. Wired Anxiety is a phrase referring to the excitement of not knowing what awaits us in life in the future of simply getting high on ‘Anxiety’ Interview Taken By By Gursimran Singh and Srinath Bharadwaj
very own groove metal band Q- Music has its varied forms. Why did you choose Death Metal? Dheeraj - Death Metal music is powerful as it has strong vocals which are backed with sounds produced by the riffs and bass lines. People have a misconception that we play only Death Metal. Our music on the other hand is a dynamic mixture of both Groove and Death Metal. Q- Despite the plethora of death metal bands on the Indian scene, how has Wired Anxiety managed to create a niche for itself? Dheeraj- We write songs based on current social and political issues and songs that help us to express the feelings, ideas and thoughts of any individual. Our songs explore various facets of life, spreading a message with a unique feel and ensuring complete annihilation at the same time. ‘Music what we like to listen to is what we play’. We do not play gory
music. We, at WIRED ANXIETY, play Metal with a difference. Q- How was Wired Anxiety formed? Priyam - Niti, Keshav, Ninad and I formed this band way back in 2009 and they started off by playing covers from Godsmack and Metallica. Niti, Ninad and Keshav left eventually and Dheeraj, Adwait and Naval were roped in. So we now have Dheeraj on Vocals, me on Drums, Adwait on Bass, and Naval on Guitars. Q- Wired Anxiety seems a very off-beat name. How did you come up with it? Priyam - We first played at a friend’s birthday party and there before announcing ourselves we randomly stuck on the name - Wired Anxiety. Wired Anxiety is a phrase referring to the excitement of not knowing what awaits us in life in the future and of simply getting high on ‘Anxiety’.
Q- What have been the memorable moments of this journey? Dheeraj- Wired Anxiety has been around for a long time now. And we have sustained because our music connects with people and so we have a good fan following. We have been winning competitions at VNIT Nagpur, NMIMS, DY Patil, VIT in Mumbai, NIFT, TSEC amongst other places. We were selected as Mumbai winners of a TV show called Aspire conducted by Zee Network and we performed at its Delhi Studios too. Our work was critically acclaimed by Subir Malik (Parikrama), Luke Kenny (celebrated musician and critic) and Singers Shilpa Rao and Aditi Singh Chauhan. Q- From where do you draw your inspiration? Adwait- We are inspired by bands like Cannibal Corpse, Dying Foetus, Pantera, Lamb of God, Abraxas. And artists like Alex Webster, Steve Harris, George Fisher, Derrick Rody, and nearer home Shashank Bhatnagar, Rahul Hariharan and Mayank Sharma. These artists have showcased their talents on a global platform and have motivated many of us all around the world. Q- Rock stars are normally associated with various vices. Your comments… Priyam- We don’t drink or smoke on principle. We
don’t like it. We don’t do it. Others like it and they do it. One should not generalize. Sahil Makhija, considered to the father of Indian Heavy Metal, also doesn’t smoke or drink. It eventually is a matter of choice. Q- How would you describe your vocals? Dheeraj- The vocals I sing are guttural. They are harsh, heavy and they blend with the music. Adwait and Naval play some riffs and bass lines and then Priyam does his thing on the drums. I being the lyricist then write what I feel and we then mix both to create our songs. Q – Where have you performed recently? What is in store for the future of Wired Anxiety? Priyam - We last headlined Mokshpit 2012 alongside Zygnema at Terna College of Engineering. We performed at apna RAIT alongwith Bhayanak Maut, Abraxas, Devoid and Grimmortal during Unchained at Horizon 2012. We are in the process of recording our first EP (extended Play). It is titled ‘The Eternal Maze’ and will feature 5 of our tracks. And after the EP release, we look forward to catering to a larger pool of audience thereby furthering our reach. We intend to release our TShirts too in the first week of April.
"Music what we like to listen to is the music that we play" Q- Managing a band is a task in itself. So, do you guys have assigned roles? Dheeraj- Adwait and Naval create the basic music with their riffs and bass lines of all our songs and then we work collectively on it. Priyam works on the drums and is manager who works and gets us gigs. I take care of the creative aspects, and have made the logo of many bands. I am also the lyricist and the Jam-Fixer (in arranging place for practice). Our band manager is Adit Khanzode, who arranges our participations in various events and handles all the internal affairs of the band. Q-What after RAIT? Adwait- We’ll all start working of course but we will keep the passion of music burning in us throughout. It is something that gives us a vent. It is a part of us that will never leave us. Q- The biggest problem you have faced till now? Dheeraj - Finding a decent jam room to practice. Earlier we used to travel all the way from Navi Mumbai to Andheri with all our Musical equipment. It was very tedious but we soon then got used to it. Navi Mumbai lacks a decent Jam Room. It is a must for upcoming bands in the satellite city. Q- How do your parents react to your music? Adwait- They have been very supportive throughout our musical journey. Initial apprehensions were
there but soon they realized our passion and encouraged our talent to get bigger and better. Q- What are your thoughts on the music scene at RAIT? Dheeraj and Priyam- The musicians here are good. But they fail to cross the bridge of Good to better. RAIT has a rich culture of music and artists. But very few focus on that dream of getting big. A lot of factors might hamper your progress. But a battle is won only by some struggle. Q- The highlight of this journey so far? Priyam-We have played our music for a movie. Adwait and Priyam were given a call from Yashraj Productions. They had seen our videos and wanted us to play for their movie Mujhse Fraandship Karoge. We needed the cash, and it was a great opportunity. The whole experience was very professionally done. Priyam noticed that the drum kit provided was not very good and they got it changed immediately. We were given a separate room to relax. Dheeraj missed out as they already had a vocalist with them. But it helped us make some great contacts in the music industry. The singer of the song was Suraj Jagan. And the song is picturised as a fest in that college called Wired. So it gave us that extra impetus to do our best.
Attention Deficit Disorder A common disorder :P
This is how it manifests itself:
By Agradeep Khanra - TE (Comps)
I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I head towards the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I picked up from the postman earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the recycling box under the table, and notice that the recycling box is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the recycling first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the post box when I take out the recycling paper anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my chequebook off the table, and notice that there is only one cheque left. My extra cheques are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the cup of coffee I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push the coffee aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The coffee is getting cold, and I decide to make another cup. As I head toward the kitchen with the cold coffee, a vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye – the flowers need water. I put the coffee on the worktop and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I put the glasses back down on the worktop, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote control. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realise that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I put the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day: Ø The car isn't washed. Ø The bills aren't paid. Ø There is a cold cup of coffee sitting on the counter. Ø The flowers don't have enough water. Ø There is still only one cheque in my chequebook. Ø I can't find the remote. Ø I can't find my glasses. Ø And I don't remember what I did with the car keys. Ø Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired. Ø I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it...
If this isn't you yet, your day is coming!
MAGIC IS MIGHT Intervierw Of : Rishabh Sharma - FE
"Please note that, at no point in the performance, does my hand leave the end of my arm..." Magic!Is it something to be expected in everyday mundane life? Well Magic... This is definitely not something you would expect anyone to do. People's reactions? I remember when I used to tell people about my hobby being ‘magic’; they would have a confused and almost mocking expression on their faces. That is because of the stereotype that is created about magic being only about flashy feathers and stupid masks (no offence), cutting a woman in half and those typical cheesy dialogues. :P Breaking that stereotype is definitely a task because people assume that’s what you are going to do, and sometimes, don’t even give you a chance. Sad, but true. Type of magic you perform? This particular category of magic is known as ‘closeup magic’, where the audience are actually about one to two feet away from you during the performance, rather than being miles away from the stage and not able to ‘inspect’ anything. I can’t really reveal any secret, but it does take practice to perfect sleight of hand, i.e., ‘haath chaalaaki’ as it is commonly known. When I started off, I did not really have the guts to perform. Why is that? The fear of failure was always greater than the joy of success. Performing live would be like going to a battlefield!! I used to get so nervous – before the performance, I would be completely isolate myself and wouldn’t talk to anyone. I used to wonder what would happen if I goof up! And then on I realised that Failures are nothing else but the pillars of success.
The only way to ‘practice’ is to perform, because that is when you learn crowd control and “covering up your mistakes” and basically the way to conduct yourself when on stage. ;) Life at R.A.I.T. I can proudly say that the maximum number of performances I have given is in R.A.I.T. These 8 months have been a lot of fun. It was actually my fail-safe for ragging. So, every ‘ragging interview’ that I went to, I had a deck of cards with me. That would earn me some brownie points and save me some humiliation. Any last words? To sum it all up, I am really glad that I got into this art, because even three minutes of entertainment for someone makes me feel happy that I can make my audience forget their worries for a while. “MAGIC IS MIGHT”
Money Has No Memory
By Vishal More S.E. (IT)
Well the news is, recession is back, again. And suddenly the question ‘Is money everything?’ was raised
and my thoughts started swirling around this question which is rather a mystery still unsolved! Seriously, is money everything? I mean you will never remember what the total cost of your education was, but for a lifetime you will recall and relive the memories of your school and college. Few years from now, you will forget the amounts paid to settle the hospital bills, but will ever cherish your dear one’s health. Or birth of a new life. The cost of your honeymoon will be forgotten, but till the last breath you’ll remember the experiences, and the bliss of togetherness. Money has no memory, experience has.
There are good times and bad times, times of prosperity and of poverty, times when the future looked secure and times when you didn't know what new chaos tomorrow will bring. Life is always a rollercoaster ride for everyone. Beyond the abundance and beyond all the deprivation, what remains is the memory of experiences. Sometimes the wallet was full. Sometimes the pocket was empty, not even a single dime. At times there was enough and you still had reasons to frown. Sometimes there was less, yet there was a bright smile on your face. Someday you will look back with tears of gratitude for all the times you had laughed together, and also look back with a smile at all the times you cried alone. Life has filled you with experiences, to create a history of your own self, and you alone can remember it all. The first time you balanced yourself on your cycle without support. The first time she said 'yes' and it was two years since you proposed. The first cry, the first steps, the first word, the first kiss. The first gift you bought for your parents. The first gift your girlfriend gave you. The first award, the first public appreciation, the first stage performance The list is endless, precious memories never forgotten. No denying that anything that's material costs money, but the fact remains the cost of the experiences will be forgotten, but the memories will stand. So, what if there is an economic recession? Let it be, but let there not be a recession to the quality of your life. You can still take your parents, if not on a pilgrimage, at least to the local temple. You can still spend time with your children, if not on an international holiday, at least in the local park. It doesn't cost money to lie down on the grass, or to take a loved one onto your lap. It’s time to train your juniors, pass on wisdom. Create leadership availability and be ready for the wonderful times when they arrive. Aspects like your health, the quest for knowledge and spiritual growth are not economy dependent. Hard times will pass. The economy will revive. Currency will soon be in current. And in all this, you wouldn’t want to look back and realize you did nothing but stayed in gloom. Recession can make you lose out on money. Let it not make you lose out on life. If you are not happy with what you have, no matter how much more of it you have, you will still not be happy. Because money has no memory, but experience has.
DO WE NEED A GOD? Does God exist? Where is He? Does God write our destinies? Or Money? Why doesn't He cure me? War, hunger, poverty, floods, corruption some of the taints, in a otherwise perfect, GOD’S resume. Having a religious upbringing has taught all of us to never question god and his (pardon me for not writing ‘h’ in capitals hope I am spared) existence, learn some songs and god will answer all your selfish needs from a meagre toy-car in the dilapidated stalls outside the temple to get the hottest girl in college to take notice of you. Sometime the false promises and exaggerated claims the religion has to offer can surpass all the idiocy and baloney of our political leaders before elections and one can do nothing but watch in awe how generation after generation people are lured into the escapade where they are exploited by “god men” . The all-powerful god has one weakness –MONEY MANAGEMENT, he always wants a bit more even after tons of gold reserves in the caves and ginormous non-taxable “donations”. What draws us towards god is nothing but blind faith which has been passed on to us in huge amounts by our society. During ancient times, if there was unexpected calamity it was all because the supernatural deity was unhappy, sacrifices and rituals were performed to make the deity happy again because there was no scientific explanation to justify the events.
If He doesn't exist, what draws us to Him? Have we lost faith humanity in an attempt to practise religion?
The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful, and has nobody to thank. There is no proof God exists? What proof do you have that God doesn't exist? " According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn’t exist. ". No, I don't comply that, but let me explain something. Can we feel heat?Yes.Is there such a thing as cold?No.You can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat.. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 0 Kelvin which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. What about darkness? Is there such a thing as darkness? No! It is nothing but the absence of light. So we can see that the philosophical premises are flawed. You are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life but just the absence of it. We all know for a fact that humans evolved from monkeys. Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes? No. Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are we not teaching ourselves a general opinion? We are being preacher by a preacher. Is there anyone here who has ever heard another person's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says the other person has no brain.
Amidst all this, the sole factor which draws people towards god is greed and fear,( some fear parents, some fear they won’t fit it in the society any longer and you fear because bereft of god there wont be a driving force in the universe and and you force yourself to believe that there is someone jobless watching you all the time) because over the years indulging in this disturbance named religion we have lost faith in our existence and lost touch with ourselves and have not given due importance to our existence. The sole thing that governs your existence and what impact you have on others lives is simply YOU, yourself. You should be able to create meaning to your lives by choices and morality. You have to discover the purpose of your life by yourself despite the emotional obstacles such as jealousy, greed, despair alienation and boredom. You have to believe that there is no being putting us on earth to test us and then analyse our lives and segregate us into heaven-deserving and hell-deserving. Your upbringing and conditioning might determine what you are, those values are always with you, but it is you who determine what you become. The chinese yin and yang truly describes humanity to a certain extent. People are capable of infinite love and terrible cruelties BUT there are no laws governing us, we need to have values of our own and pursue them, we all know life is uncertain and absurd to an extent And that is it... The link between man & god is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving & alive... but that doesn’t stop us from improving humanity.
“Religion is just a fight over who has a better imaginary friend”
"Welcome to the 8th Annual
Dr. DY Patil T20 Cup….
By Srinath Bharadwaj SE (Tronix) ... Today’s match is between India Cements and DR. DY Patil A and it is the match 35 and the final of the tournament that has been on for the past 11 days. Our University ground and Stadium played host to some world renowned Cricketers who’ve represented India in the past. Both the teams participating in the final have tasted defeat once in the tournament and have bounced back strongly to stake claim for the bragging rights associated with victory.”
Doing commentary in the course
of the 12 days of the tournament was the best thing that happened with me in 2012. Ranji Level Cricketers, International Players like Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Shaun Pollock, Robin Singh, Munaf Patel and many more, Scorers, Umpires, Analysts – I had never experienced such proximity to cricket ever before in my life.
As I write this, Dr. DY Patil Team
A have won the toss and have elected to bat first. Iqbal Abdullah (Captain), Swapnil Asnodkar and
Surabh Tiwari are some of the starts in the team. I then go into flashback mode and reminisce of the past eleven days, wherein hardcore cricketing action was on display for all the connoisseurs of the game. Teams like Customs, Western Railway, BPCL, Indian Oil and in all 16 teams with some really good players on their roster were part of the tournament. The teams were divided into groups of 4 and a round robin league was played out. The best 8 teams qualified for the knockout stage.
Dr. DY Patil Team A have somehow managed to creep past 150 and have reached 155 in their allotted 20 overs with S Mangel, Abhishek Raut and Y Pawar contributing with the bat. The captain Suresh Kumar and S. Suresh kept the total in check with some disciplined bowling and wickets at crunch moments. Sreekumar Nair and Arun Karthik are on the field now to reply to the easy yet daunting target of 156. Chas-
ing is never easy in a Final. The knockout stages were great fun. It all happened on that one day. 26th January. 4 Matches. All close contests. Handsome strokeplay, Intelligent captaincy, Skillful bowling, Match-saving catches, beautiful fielding – The True Cricket Fan would have definitely enjoyed every bit of it. And then that Saturday, 28th. The 2 finals were extremely well fought and both matches went down to the wire. The teams that held their nerves best, won. The finals are happening in the stadium today. Under the floodlights.
Coming back to the finals, India cements made as much mess they could, losing their top 4 best batsmen for merely half of the runs on the board, but their star players, Hemang Badani (the eventual man of the tournament) and Dinesh Karthik, both slugged it out hard and took India
Cements to victory in one of the best finals I have seen. Hemang Badani had once told me in course of the tournament that, “The Sports facilities here are one of the best and the best cricketing talents are here on display in the tournament. Winning it here has taken patience, skill and cooperation from each one of us.” Praveen Amre, Current coach of the Mumbai Ranji Team, echoed the same sentiments that, “Cricket is like a bowling game. 2-3 pins falter and the entire arrangement can fall easily. India Cements have showed that team spirit right throughout the tournament.”
The real drama that happened in the Indian dressing room after Bell's run-out By Agradeep Khanra T.E. (Comps) Scene : 3rd day of the Trent Bridge Test between India and England during the Tea Break. The Indians are taking their ‘tea’ (to be precise, masala chai and samosas ferried in from a Malayalee Tea stall near the stadium) in their dressing room after the controversial dismissal of Ian Bell. Dhoni is seated in the center with Raina, Ishant to his right and Rahul Dravid, Duncan Fletcher to his left. The Little Master is looking out of the window forlornly. Harbhajjan Singh is heard muttering to himself in a corner of the dressing room.
Raina (animatedly): Bell ki Ghanti baja di. Bahut runs le raha tha. Acha kiya usko out kar diya Dravid: Well, well, all’s well, and that ends Bell (All laugh uproariously. The reverie is interrupted by the entry of Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower into the dressing room) Ishant (sweetly): Hello Strauss and Flower Uncle, want some cutting chai? Strauss (looking distraught): No thanks. Just had my Tea. Donhee, you have got to take back your appeal and call back Bell. This is just not on. Dhoni (mischievously): Ghanta!!! (The Indians laugh again) Strauss (puzzled): Eh? What did that mean? Fletcher: I think he meant Bell’s time is up. (Some more guffaws) Strauss (exasperatedly): Look Guys, I have no idea what you are saying. But poor Bell is in tears, this is complete bollocks. Dhoni (leaning over to Dravid and whispering): Dravid bhai, yeh ‘bollocks’ kya hota hai? Dravid: I am well versed with Victorian era literature but not contemporary English slang. I think its something to do with balls or may be bellbottoms or may be bells and balls…ermm..lemme check on the net. Dhoni (in a firm tone): Look Strauss, what we did was within the laws of the game. Sorry, Bell is out. Strauss: But Donhee, this is not in the spirit of the game. (Suddenly Bhajji intervenes after hearing the word ‘spirit’) Bhajji (in a theatrical fashion): Guys, have I made it large? Dhoni: Abe, tu phir se shuru ho gaya? Bhajji (now almost close to tears): Sorry, Dhoni. The word spirit reminded me of the Royal Stag liquor ad and those memorable lines. I am confronted with that question again after my pathetic bowling in this Test. (Bhajji goes back to the corner weeping) Dhoni (muttering under his breath): Looks like he has completely lost it. Isko drop karna padega. Dravid: Look guys, we did everything within the laws of the game. What case do you have? Andy Flower (in a pleading tone): But Donhee, the law is an ass. Dravid: Andy is right, Dhoni. He’s quoting from Charles Dickens ‘Oliver Twist’. Read it yesterday night before falling asleep. Dhoni: Yaar ab yeh gadha kahan se aa gaya isme. Ab kya karein? Kuch samajh nahi aa raha… Lets just toss, shall we? Straussy, heads or tails? Dhoni takes out his lucky coin and spins it high into the air. Strauss calls ‘Tails’. Just as the coin lands on the floor, spins a bit and seems to be about to settle down, Sachin, who had hitherto been looking out of the window, yells, ‘Ailla plane !’ Everyone rushes to the window to catch a glimpse. Everyone except Andy Flower, who quietly kneels down to have a look at the coin, glances up to check on the distracted players and noiselessly flips the coin to make it Tails up. And the rest is history.
By Rajat Mathur S.E. (Tronix)
andan Nilekani, the Ex-Chairman of RAIT’s biggest recruiter(Infosys) is more busy than he ever was. He’s heading the UIDAI- Unique Identification Authority of India, India’s biggest project in the field of Computer and Electronics Engineering, even bigger than the likes of creating the world’s cheapest car, tablet PC, mobile. More than 1Lakh Crore has already been invested into the scheme. UIDAI consists of collection of Biometric Data (10 fingerprints and Images of Iris), Photo and Basic data like Name, Address etc. on verification from existing documents like PAN , Voting, License ,Passport, Birth Certificate, or by Affidavit or Certificate from a Gazetted Officer. All this data shall be stored at a Centralized Database in Delhi. Every citizen shall be provided with a 12-digit random generated identity number. The 1st thing most would get in their heads shall be that crores of rupees shall drain into the pockets of the corrupt Govt. Employees, but well this scheme is indeed here to check corruption in future. Well the obvious question is HOW? Well India has a large number of ghosts, i.e. people existing on paper but not in reality. This is done by politicians and corrupt officials to goof up on the exact number of beneficiaries of Government schemes like Cheap/Free Ration, Monetary help given during times of adversities, Job recruitments and numerous others especially affecting the lower rung of society. Now UIDAI can do the following things:•It would ensure the right people (with matching biometric data) get the benefits of Government schemes and shall improve PDS (Public Distribution System) in India. •This would be used as the single Identity proof and people would be spared off the hassle of showing multiple supporting documents to prove identity in getting the work done •Bank Accounts and cell phone connections can be linked to the UID and shall help in checking black money and improving security and tracing terrorist activities. •By matching fingerprints from the UID database, ACP Pradyuman shall find it easier to solve the cases. •Bank accounts of the poor shall be opened using UID as proof and help in direct transfer of monetary benefits of govt. schemes to reach their savings accounts rather than coming into the hands of the corrupt. The list seems endless. Everyone can think of the benefits of this system. Thus many more things never thought off can be done by this unique 12 digit number because of its property of finding fakes and repetitive persons quickly from the database. To get enrolled you need to visit any of the authorised UID centres and get registered. Housing societies and offices can also call upon the authority to run a small 2-3 day registration camp on their premises. The huge cost of the project running into lakhs of crores is too high a price being paid for a never adapted system in the world. The reliability on biometrics is highly debated by among people from scientific community. No large academic partner for providing constant support and report of the project exists. A similar scheme of National Population Register (NPR) is also under way and shall only be a redundant thing. Number of private groups have filed against this project fearing loss of privacy of individuals in a democratic nation. The project too allows the Government to spy on its own people which is seen as derogatory and against the privacy of an Indian. Well only time shall tell how this project shall tackle the real issues affecting us and find a cure to our slow and corrupt systems. So watch out for this larger than life, state of the art project.
The Elevator Theory in RAIT : Now..
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By Anirudh Menon - SE (EXTC)
TRolled Out The Library Diaries : By Rajat Mathur
The Printer Break : *Click* Enters Print command
A tradmark RAIT dot matrix printer
All it takes is one word, C
NO! By Srinath Bharadwaj - SE (Tronix)
“ orruption hum log maa ke pet se seekh ke nahin aate hai. Yeh paapi sansaar aur yeh nirdayi samaaj hamein yeh sikhaata hai!” LOL to that. Yeah, so what happened to the “I am going to live life my way! And Im the boss!” etc. etc. etc. Hollow Words? Living life on your own terms reflects from the decision you take. And by not bending down to pressure. Corruption is ingrained into every small facet of life. We face corruption everywhere. When we leave a medical hospital, we pay 100 rupees as consultation to the doctor. Does he give a bill for it? NO! He doesn’t. That’s corruption in a way right? How do we know that ahead, he is paying taxes properly? We’ll never know. Admission to schools and colleges next. Why distinction based on caste, creed and economic grounds? Everyone should be given an equal opportunity for that particular seat. But it doesn’t happen anywhere. For one job, so many doors have to be pulled and pushed, we have to run from pillar to post and then that one job is sanctioned not before an inconspicuous bag is handed under of left next to a table. For getting one certificate from anywhere, it becomes an hindrance. My friend’s father passed away. Converting all the documents in his name from his father was such a painful process that he has still not been left alone to grieve properly. Why is the situation so pathetic? I have the answer for it. Yes, It is NO. A resounding strong No. Not to give a bribe, Always to do what is right irrespective of its consequence, and not to take anything lying down. That is the way forward for a nation like ours. We can achieve everything that is to achieve. But we need to know how to do it. Imagine that being possible by a negation word?
Auto guy asks double the fare just for return. Say No. You’re not given a bill. Insist on it. Someone penalizes you for your mistake. Accept it. Pay the full amount. You’ll learn and never do the same thing again. You can be caught travelling without helmet thought you would be 200 metres from your house. You could pay 50 rupees and go away. But you can rather pay 100 rupees for which you would have to go to the police station. It will cumbersome. But you would be happy.
Horizon 2012 has decided to have the theme ‘Anti-Corruption’ this year. You’ll see many posters
abhorring corruption all around college during our fest. Corruption is something that needs to go. And fast. But this will happen only if we take a stand against it. Mahatma Gandhi has said, “Be the change you wish to see!” I completely concur with him.
Results are declarde Most feared and depressing days in college life. Only a few escape with joy on their faces. Orientation The first look at the new ‘bakras’! Emotional day, especially for the newly promoted SE’s, when they find themselves lifted from the bottom of the stack!
Placements Start The first of the companies arrive, keeping the BE’s on their tippy toes
FE Might , Prom Night A day of shared love, happy dancing couples and broken hearts. And of the ignominy of being Forever Alone! Rock Riot An SUC initiative, highlight of the odd semester! A superb show, but fell just short of brilliance. Curse the rains! Submissions Start An eleven letter word. Most feared by everyone who has been through one.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations filled with fervor and excitement. A truly uniting experience Teacher's Day Fun filled celebration for the teachers. Time for them to let their hair down and take a well deserved place in the spotlight.
Technical Fests ISA, IEEE, CSI fight it out to put up the better show. 3 Days filled with robotics, gizmos, and fun! The Wall work starts!!
Try-out for Sports The defending Olympia champions RAIT begin with their selection process. Hand picking the stars of the future! Vivas and practiclas Tales of passing your Viva without reading a single page of the book. Making new theories before the examiner, and proving them
Preparation Leave Last minute crash courses, panic attacks.
Industrial Visits Well earned break after what always seems like a never ending month of exams. IV’s are organized by the technical committees. Awesome experiences, full of unforgettable and often referred to moments! Horizon Preparations Begin Olympia The inter DY Patil Campus sports fest begins. RAIT annihilates the opposition to defend its title. Two years in a row, we’re crowned Champions! Viva RAIT! RAA Alumni Home Coming The warriors of RAIT return from their battles out there in ‘the Real World’ bearing Medals of Honor and with them tales of wisdom and experience.
College Starts Many never grace the college with their presence. Some are still in vacation hangover. Reluctantly, lectures begin! All India DY Patil T20 Cup You nod your head to the music, swing to the beats while in lecture. The cricket is going down in our very own stadium. A good break from all the studying, watch some cricket, cheer your team. Traditional Day Lungis, salwars, sarees and dhotars are paraded with pride! Aakarshan Return of the paper balls! Awesome evening filled with great music, passion and excitement. Letting go of your inhibitions and rocking out: RAIT style!
Horizon 2012 D-Day for which everyone is waiting for! Three days of pure awesomeness! Technical Fests Tech Fests return, bigger and better! More robots, more fun! Stamina 2012 Hearts racing, beats pumping, adrenaline rushing. The sports event is here!
Saree Day, Tie Day, Rose Day Saree-up gals, tie-up guys, and roses flying everywhere.
Submissions, Vivas, Practicals The torments of practiclas and vivas repeat their timely loop.
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Five Novel Reviews A dark tale set in the analogous background of a snowy Stock-
holm explores the life of a boy named Oskar who lives with his mother in Blackeberg. It tells the putrid tale of the modern society, focussing on dark side of humanity and existential realities such as bullying, paedophilia and murders, through the eyes of the little boy. His life takes a completely different course when he befriends a 12 year old vampire named, Eli, who moves in next door with a murderer who is in love with her and murders to bring blood to her. Dark and edging towards gore, yet the novel is joyous to read at many points. This is what twilight could never be. John Ajvide Linquist can easily be added to your list of best horror writers who will gross you out completely and compel you to read the next page at the same time.
Set in the fictional village of Mano Majra on the Indo-Pak
border where partition doesnâ€™t mean much to the villagers who have been living in harmony. Hindu, Muslims and Sikhs alike unaware of the hatred brewing between the communities outside, the bubble is burst when a train comes with a sickening and unusual silence and then fumes are seen rising from it which burns the concord of the villagers. A money lender is murdered and the blame is on a local transformed gangster, Juggut Singh, who is in love with a Muslim girl. The village is altered into a battlefield and Khushwant Singh skilfully gives the largely political topic, â€˜Partitionâ€™, a human dimension. It is filled with gruesome accounts of death, corruption , torture, rape and how the urge for revenge leads them to formulate a plan to kill all the Muslims travelling to Pakistan on a train. One guy with courage saves them with his life.
Five Novel Reviews This classic booker prize winning novel by Ian McEwan is a mas-
terpiece. It tells the story of two best friends Vernon Halliday, a newspaper editor, and Clive Linely, a composer. It starts with them meeting at the funeral of their friend Molly and ending up making a strange euthanasia pact. The portrayal of the characters and how they at some point are faced with difficulties which makes them dig deep into their morals is phenomenal. A morality tale disguised as a psychological thriller and the trademark style of Ian McEwan makes it a page turner, you can easily read it in one go.
A story of a teenager, who is expelled from his school,
yet again for achieving low grades. It follows the life of Holden Caufield for the next few days where he leaves the school four days prior to the date of suspension to â€˜take a vacationâ€™ in the city of New York where he lives too. What ensues is a psychological battle where J.D Sallinger expertly portrays the events of his vacation as a build up to his nervous breakdown. The book challenges the attitude of society towards people like Holden, who dismiss him as a lunatic and one with no future. This classic is a must read for teenagers and adults both because there is a Holden somewhere in everyone.
Story revolves around a Samsa household in the time of capi-
talism where Gregor Samsa, a lone breadwinner of the family finds himself changed into an insect, hence the title. Gregor who was already trapped in the rut of his job and parentâ€™s debt finds himself in the condition where he can no longer work. His family suddenly had to work to make their ends meet for which they unrewardingly were dependent on Gregor. They ignore and isolate Gregor and wait for him to die. This is one of the best works in fiction by the legendary Franz Kafka, a must have and a must read.
By Gursimran Singh - SE (Tronix)
TELEVISION COMEDIES Page 1
By Sagnik Roychowdhury - BE (IT)
1) Flight of the Conchords - Here’s one really funny television show that is bound to catch your attention once you start watching it. So, here’s the plot. "Flight of the Conchords" is the name of a band formed by Brett Mckenzie and Jemaine Clement. They once were New Zealand's 4th best folk/parody duo. Since then, they have migrated to the US-of-A to pursue super-stardom in the field of folk/ parody. But, unfortunately, their pursuit doesn't really go so well and they always remain poor and penniless. This HBO television show which spans over 2 seasons, portrays their stay in the States trying to gather fan base and make it big in the promise land. What follows is a series of unfortunate and downright hilarious events that the band faces in their day to day life. Along with Murray Hewitt (their band manager) and Mel (their only fan), Flight Of the Conchords tracks the career of these apparently not-so-good musicians as they "try" to create magic with their guitars; and fail miserably. 2) Curb Your Enthusiasm – This is by far one of the most intelligent comedies ever made. Larry David, the creator of Seinfeld( Another brilliant comedy show) stars as himself. The show revolves around his life as he goes through his business. More often than not, larry comes in the firing line for things that he hasn’t done and gets blamed all of the time. Curb your enthusiasm tracks the misfortunes of Larry David’s life and adds a comical punch to it. If you want to witness a laugh riot and comprehend sarcasm at its peak; this is the show to watch.
3) Arrested Development – To begin with, I must say that AD has a near perfect 9.5 rating on IMDB. So, yeah that says it all. The show revolves around the calm and good Michael Bluth and his completely dysfunctional family. The storyline tracks Michael Bluth’s life as he tries to hold his formerly wealthy family together amidst all the shenanigans that they present him with. While watching an episode unfold; you can’t but feel sorry for Michael and you form kind of a deep connection with him. Do give it a watch. Due to popular public demand, this short run TV show is being made into a movie next year!
4) 30 Rock - How do you make people laugh without using a single cuss word? Ask Tina Fey aka Liz Lemon, the creator of the show. 30 Rock is the name of G.E. building and home to NBC studios. 30 Rock takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series depicted as airing on NBC called “The Girlie show with Tracy Jordan”. Why is this show so good? It is probably because of Tina Fey’s quirky and hysterical character and Alec baldwin’s controlling and suave nature. The other characters of the show seem to blend in perfectly and give it a wholesome appeal. P.S. 30 Rock seems to take away all the golden globes and EMMYs for every season that it has been running. 5) It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – The only way to describe this television comedy would be to call it a mean, disgusting, racist, foul-mouthed & more or less, made in bad taste version of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. That should be enough to grab your attention. The show revolves around a bunch of friends who own an Irish Pub in Philadelphia. They get into all kinds of crazy shit together. From getting addicted to cocaine to exploiting the mortgage crisis; the ‘gang’ probably does every possible crazy thing under the sun. You will definitely get hooked onto it once you start watching it. 6) The Life and times of Tim – This one is a rather unknown animated comedy
made by HBO. As the name suggests, the show, you guessed it, revolves around the Life and Times of a guy named Tim. Tim always falls at the wrong place at the wrong time and there is never he could do anything about it. Tim and his barely middle-class life have some really weird people in them. A priest who goes to the disco; a best friend who has night terrors; a hooker who is addicted to dope; these are just some of the most eccentric and quirky characters you could ever meet. In the end of every 2-part episode; you can’t just not feel sorry for Tim. Sometimes when I have a shitty day, I just think that Tim probably has had an even worse day. It gives me comfort knowing that someone is worse off than me. Pretty selfish of me you say? Well, probably yes.
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7) The Inbetweeners – Ah! Well, there had to one British
comedy to round it off. Situational comedy is probably what this show is all about. The show follows the life of suburban teenager, Will and three of his friends at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive School. This BBC comedy is about high school students who spend most of their time trying to get alcohol and meet girls (though they have much more luck with liquor than with the ladies). This show is more or less like watching 4 guys spending time with each other in their natural environment. There is a lot of swearing and is definitely not for the weak- hearted.
8) Seinfeld – Okay, so I want to begin by saying that Sein-
feld is the greatest comedy created by man. Brainchild of Larry David(yes, him again) & Jerry Seinfeld. What makes Seinfeld this good? Well, everything! Seinfeld is a story about 4 friends named Jerry, George, Cosmo (Guess who?) & Elaine; living their lives in the city of New York. The show carefully documents the misfortunes of each of these central characters as they always seem to fall into a soup (read Soup Nazi :P). It is the peculiarity of each character that makes the show so close to my heart. Jerry is your average nice guy. George is your average loser. Elaine is your average messy and disorganized woman. And Krammer…er, well…. not so average…er well…it’s difficult to put down Cosmo Krammer’s character into words. The shows brilliance lays in its ability to exaggerate everyday happenings to such an extent that it more often than not spirals out of control. One must really watch this show to understand what I am talking about. So, anyway, Seinfeld is what sets the benchmark for all others. Yes, it is THAT good. But, hey! Watch it & decide for yourself. I’m sure you won’t regret it.
9) Black Books -
This is yet another excellent Brit comedy that will have you in splits. “Black Books” is the name of a London bookstore which is owned by Bernard Black (the protagonist). Bernard is an extremely hostile, arrogant and displays extremely little interest in the retail business. It is Manny who actually runs the shop along with being Bernard’s personal “butler” (Manny is actually the accountant though) Along with Fran, the neurotic, psychotic & hyperactive lady who owns neighboring store, the show revolves around their hopeless life of excessive smoking & drinking and treating a bookstore as a library. What surprises us is the fact that Bernard still is able to keep the shop running. But, hey, there is a scare in the final season wherein his shop is about to be closed. Oops. No spoilers. Watch the show to know more!
At first I thought the title should be ‘Blackberry’ but I figured, the berries won’t get it. Fools because it turns the best of our species into one ignorant Fools. This might offend the seventy million subscribers of blackberry that dig their way through their devices every single day (pun intended – You might not get this too, never mind!). For a girl who has always been the one with the torch (BBM Torch nahi saalo... An ordinary phone with a blue torch on top which recently very sadly broke down) it was a crazy transition. I know mobile phones when we paid 12 rupees per minute for an incoming call. I wasn’t a fan of it especially not because of the size, why would you call a cordless phone sized, a mobile? Anyways, I started liking it when music, camera and the internet looked at me through it. Still those things couldn’t get to me. I am just too stubborn at times. The berries take the cherries in this case. No matter how screwed up your messenger is, it doesn’t matter if you pay triple the price for the nominal messaging when you fly abroad, you don’t care if it takes RIM 3 horrible days to fix the network that paralyzed you and you were down to using your mobile internet! In spite of all these life altering disasters, you won’t say just for once ‘screw you blackberry fools!’ I recently realized that using your mobile internet is something you would do only if you are below the poverty line or you are suffering from recession or you have endured some serious mental injury when John Abraham said he will marry that investment banker! (I detest female investment bankers!) Unless you have gone through anyone of them, you cannot justify using your mobile internet. You might think I have a problem with BBM users because I don’t have one. How naïve I must say. I don’t have one because I do not want one! The people who have one, whom we have conveniently termed black-berries (partly due to my hatred and partly because I am not that articulate), have a peculiar ways of going about their jobs around the clock. If you are a blackberry fool, this is what you would do:
1. When you walk, you don’t watch your step or who are in the way. The people around you have to sense your presence. 2.You are constantly immersed in your phone, at it like rabbits and hence will never know when the meeting has ended or the movie is over. 3.You will be the last person to leave any gathering be it a wedding or even if you had just entered the washroom to pee. 4.You talk seldom, but whenever you do its more like you are getting high. For example: Me: BBM Fool do you brush your teeth? BBM Fool: ah... haaah! Me: Dude you look like Rakhi Sawant gone bald! BBM Fool: oh yesss! Me: Bhaiyaji you wet your pants. BBM Fool: Did u just call me Bhaiyaji??? ZOMG!!! Lemme update my BBM status! 5.Whatever you do, you can never have an evening with your friends or anyone rather, without looking at your phone. 6.The *ping* people hear constantly isn’t from your phone, it’s your heartbeat!
Ok I think that was a bit too much. But still I guess now you get my point. No? Hi! I have written this for you fool! When I go out with friends, I go to spend some time with the people I consider family (People who meet me mostly on weekends, BFF types I mean. People whom I meet everyday are not applicable) The BBM syndrome makes them all find their phones more interesting than me! It’s as difficult as it is to be single in this city! (I love it here! only BBM makes me sad) to top it all these people around me stick their heads into their mobiles like its something out of the world! Its not that I feel lonely or anything, I feel strained to make a conversation. I feel cheated to when after half an hour of blabbering, the guy says, “What did you say?” It’s just irritating and frustrating. I would rather spend free time with my 83 year old landlady in my hostel than with a self absorbed BBM fool.
Okay. Now I think I’ll buy one. Torch kaisa rahega?
Art Work By Prof.Vaibhav Sanas
Art Work By Shikha Tandel - BE (Tronix)
15 Types of People on Facebook! 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11)
The Lurker : They never post anything or comment on your post, but will read everything. Mr./Mrs. Popular : Has 4367 friends for NO reason. The Gamers : Play online games on facebook like Mafia Wars, CityVille, bakes virtual cakes and stuff all day. The Philosopher : Their every they makes a reference to wisdom and knowledge and act as if they know everything. The Thief : Steals status updates, and will probably steal this one too. The Cynic : Hate their life, and everything in it, as evidenced by the sombre tone in all their status updates. The Collector : Never posts anything either, but joins every group and become fans of most random stuff. The Promoter : Always sends you invitations to events that you ultimately miss on purpose or ignore. The Liker : Never actually says anything , but always clicks the ‘Like’ button. The Hater : Every post revolves around someone hating them , and they swear one or more people are trying to ruin their lives. The Anti-Proof Reader : This person would benefit greatly from ‘Spell Check’, and sometimes you feel bad for them because maybe they never learnt the English language.
12) 13) 14) 15)
Drama Queen/King : They post sentimental status updates and exaggerate the most meagre of situations in life. The Womp-Womp : They try to be consistently funny , but fail. The News : Always update you with what they are doing , and who they are doing it with , no matter how arbitrary. The Farmers : They are hell bent on sending you FarmVille requests all day long, despite you warn ing them not to, and it makes you feel like burning their virtual crops and slaughtering their cattle for good!
Selfishness is GOOD!
By Tanushree Tewari SE (IT)
t was a usual sunny Monday morning. The usual bus, the usual crowd, the usual tactics to secure a seat in the bus; in short the usual grind to reach my college. With earphones tucked in currently set to my favourite track from Red Hot Chilli Peppers I commenced the short walk to RAIT after having reached the bus stop. Music uplifts my mood any given time of the day and today it was being used to drive away the Monday blues. I particularly get irritable if I haven’t had my daily quota of sleep and today was one of those days. Still with the music on soothing my sleep deprived soul and a relaxed pace automatically syncing with that of the beats, as I neared the glass doors I saw something very unusual. The area outside the glass doors was crowded with scores of students trying to have a look at the white walls. Something was not right, my intuition said. I managed to catch a glimpse of what seemed like a list. Realisation dawned and I could suddenly hear my heart pounding against my chest faster than ever. Snatching away the earphones, I sprinted towards the crowd. I tapped on the shoulder of one of those guys. “Which results!?” I panted, barely managing to squeak. “What??” the guy asked, bewildered. “Which results??” I asked again, finally finding my voice. “TE Comps” he replied. Phewww! Not mine! His words were like honey to my ears. I heaved a sigh of relief. My heartbeat started returning to normal, the earphones were carefully folded and kept and my relief knew no bounds. And then as I found my way into the elevator, just the thought of the past few moments made me flash a wide idiotic smile which lingered on for quite a while, much to the amusement of the elevator man. Its one of those small moments that you never forget .
You Know You're In RAIT When
By Anirudh Menon 1. Studying is an Extra-Curricular activity for you. SE (EXTC) 2. Mass-bunking is your birthright. 3. Fests are a routine and lectures happen. 4. Rock Shows are our Holy Grail. 5. Lecturers are a rare sight. 6. Love is always in the air, gets stronger as we move towards the proximity of the Med canteen. 7. The med canteen is more than just food for us. 8. They call us “cheap“- We hear “Cool”. 9. We don’t fear our parents as much as we fear double lectures. 10. Rules and guidelines are just mere options for us. 11. We take pride in cursing the Externals marginally more than the Lab Printers. 12. The circle is a Multipurpose ’Adda’.(Yes. We all miss it! :P) 13. Studious ones walk around like criminals..(Curse at sight!) 14. We are too smart for smartphones! But Apples and Blackberrys are part of our diet. 15. You end up dancing with five other Proms and end up never having danced with yours. 16. Sometime through the 4 years you will find your assignment/test paper falling on your head at FE Nite/Aakarshan! 17. Seniors are role models and teachers are friends. 18. Where engineering is a lot more than the word suggests!
Marketing Stratgies A
close friend of mine recently told me that he participated in AIESEC GDs (Group Discussions). I had heard of it , ofcourse , but being garullous , I had particularly avoided the AIESEC GD. Any of the readers who are aspiring candidates though, should not be encouraged to follow my un-pertinacity-towards-acause attitude , but instead I would like them to participate even more. So not being more disparate , the AIESEC GD consists of a 'Marketing Strategies' round. Now, since I was not present in these GD's personally , I do NOT know if this round changes like the hands of a clock. But, if you happen to cross paths with this round , and you fear marketing is not your cup of double-shot latteÂ´ then fear not! I will give you some ideas which I aquired first hand! The following is very brief know-how about the various marketing strategies that you can imply. You might find the next few lines VERY unorthodox, but it is exactly what I inferred after my friend had finished ranting about it (no offence in case my friend reads this :P). Strategy No.1: You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, "I am very rich.Marry me!" That's Direct Marketing.
Strategy No.5: You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says, "You are very rich." That's Brand Recognition.
Strategy No.2: You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says, "He's very rich.Marry him." That's Advertising.
Strategy No.6: You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, "I'm rich.Marry me" She gives you a nice hard slap on your face. That's Customer Feedback !!!!!
Strategy No.3: You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day you call and say "Hi,I'm very rich.Marry me." That's Telemarketing.
Strategy No.7: You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, "I am very rich.Marry me!" And she introduces you to her husband That's demand and supply gap.
Strategy No.4: You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink. You open the door for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her a ride, and then say, "By the way, I'm very rich.Will you marry me?" That's Public Relations.
Strategy No.8: You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say, "I am very rich.Marry me!" she turns her face towards you -she is your wife ! That's competition eating into your market share.
So there you go. I hope you all become Team Leaders and Global representatives with AIESEC one day! And if you do come across the 'Marketting round', you know you heard it here, first!
Movies are not mere entertainment
ovies are not mere entertainment. They are immensely informative and enlightening. Creativity indeed goes a long way in bringing about the willing suspension of disbelief. Here we are talking about our lessons from Hollywood in general but what are time zones in the world of fantastic cinema. Nothing, I say. Watching movies, we have learned that 1. Large, loft-style apartments in New York City are well within the price range of most people whether they are employed or not. 2. At least one of a pair of identical twins is born evil. 3. Should you decide to defuse a bomb, don't worry which wire to cut. You will always choose the right one. 4. It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts - your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors. 5. When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in your bedroom will still be clearly visible, just slightly bluish. 6. If you are blonde and pretty, it is possible to become a world expert on nuclear fission at the age of 22. 7. During all police investigations, it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once. 8. It's easy for anyone to land a plane providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you down. 9. You're very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home. 10. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris. 11. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating but will whine when a woman tries to clean his wounds. 12. If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it before long. 13. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they're going to go off. 14. A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty. 15. Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.
The People You'll Meet in College...
By Agradeep Khanra TE (Comps)
Going back to a new semester at school means change, right? While that’s generally how it works, there are some things-- and people-- that never change. Regardless of your campus or class size or your attempts to avoid them, there are certain types of people that you can always expect to encounter, during your years at college. Whether they live down the hall or lurk in the back of your lecture class, they’re going to show up. The “Free Spirit”: This guy/girl has always had their own mindset, but college has allowed them the freedom to fully bloom. They are willing to latch on to any and every cause, from pamphlets about a Revolutionary Communist party to saving the tigers. They question everything while always having the last word in any discussion, in a mellow, “pensive” voice. They have a propensity towards obscure books, which they read in any coffee shop but at Starbucks. Though most of them would yield the same conversation as picking up a brochure or doing a Wikipedia search for “philosophy”, if you do find a genuine activist/philosopher, try to spark up a conversation. They could help you get involved with a meaningful cause. The Person Who Raises His/Her Hand In Class Just To Hear Their Own Voice: There’s always that one person in class who has to make a comment. This can vary from constantly agreeing with the professor by relating what was said to his/her own life or disagreeing just to argue and ask a million questions to try to prove a point. Either way…it’s always annoying. They are also the one to constantly ask, “Is this going to be for homework/the quiz/the final?” and cause everyone else to roll their eyes in irritation. The Rebel Without A Cause: This person has, usually, grown up in a sheltered suburban household, and is now ready to cut loose in college. This is their chance to be whoever they want to be, which often changes with the crowd. You may find this person in a kegger who you randomly walked into, or bonging beers until incoherent. This guy or girl feels the need to fully experience every single aspect of the college life, just because they can. They often try to seem more experienced than they are, and will be quick to tell that one story they have that makes them look cool…repeatedly. The Twenty-Something Year Old Still In High School: Quite the opposite of “The Rebel,” this person will do whatever they can to hold onto their lives before college: wearing t-shirts of their high school sports team, constantly talking about their lives before college and often hanging out with the ten other people who do the same thing. They chose to attend a college that was close enough for them to still see friends from high school and cause whispers of “Didn’t they graduate like 2 years ago?” at any of the many high school functions they still feel compelled to attend. Clearly afraid of change, these people have some growing up to do. The Gym Addict: This is the guy that sits in the back of class slurping a protein shake while discussing what he maxed out at this morning at 7 a.m.; or the girl who insists on wearing leggings as pants and carries her yoga matt to class. (Necessary?) These people live every minute of the day that they aren’t in class, at the gym, or at least that’s what they want you to think by constantly wearing workout gear around campus. Catch them in the dining hall either having four hamburgers with a side of pizza (him) or a salad, dressing on the side (her). ...And More! Yes, there are going to be more “stereotypes” at college, but that doesn’t mean you have to adhere to any group. Your best bet is to figure yourself out first, and base how you act on your own ideas. :)
In Blooming Haze
By Shikhar Morodia BE (Comps)
ou know what you desire, but often not how to get there. Doubt and fear are quick to fog along, when you find yourself alone in your journey. Its easy to be discouraged on occasions when you share your vision and its perceived as vague. The thing that fuels your drive is your belief held by Mr Faith Unshakeable. I would like to reflect on the realization of such a journey.
A lot of factors are at play, when it comes to shaping our perspectives. And it can be enormously difficult to realize the boundaries that our views can possibly set on us. Our beliefs and ideas can be limiting or liberating. Just as a computer is at the mercy of its OS, the mind is significantly dictated by the belief system it adopts. A reason why organizations are run by a group unit rather than just an individual. A team opens up a boundless array of possibilities for discovery and growth which wouldn’t have been accessible otherwise. When we operate from a viewpoint of duality, determining what’s good and what’s not- immediately cuts us off from the other half of the possibilities. Possibilities which could be the greatest answer to the problems at hand. Great leaders and organizations were formed at the dying edges of adversity, to prevent the possibility of a similar upheaval. It is startling to look at the countless historical quotes down the ages, that couple strength with adversity. The rarest diamonds are formed from the very chunk of carbon that’s deemed valueless, subjected to much pressure and temperature. Now there’s an alchemical transformation. A plausible shift in perspective, immediately grants us a view that is missed often. The shift that makes all the difference, the turn that gets all the leverage. The arresting times, which come to a standstill, may have something to suggest. The very thing that imposed itself as a crisis can turn out to be the key to your triumph. The test that you face can be an enabler- to discover that one thing which is eager to manifest in you. The fresh element which wants to be a part of your composition, that makes you feel an inch taller. Remember the times spent contemplating on discovering your hidden gifts, this could give birth to one of them. Everything has a different blooming span, things age to perfection at varying rates and to different states of perceived quality. To expect yourself to blossom at the same stage with that of your peers can inhibit the culmination of your experiences and actions. The bloom that you wait for, can be a moment away from that one hurdle which awaits you. That one impossible task, that one person or a bunch which always got in the way or that one fear waiting to fade away in your light.
TAKEN FROM : TRIVENI KESKAR's BLOG
BE AaiNa Placements kaoNaI ivacaarlaM tr “[MijainaArIMcyaa SaovaTcyaa vaYaa-laa Aaho” saaMgaNaM saaopM Aaho pNa jagaNaM ittkMca kzINa. yaanaMtr ka^laoja laa[-flaa TaTa AaiNa naaokrIlaa salaama, kuNaacaa puZIla iSaxaNaalaa ‘haya…’ tr daoGaanaa ‘baaya…baaya…’. SaovaTcyaa vaYaa-laa p`vaoSa krtao na krtao taoca savaa-Mnaa DaohaLo laagatat ekaca gaaoYTIcao. to mhNajao ‘Campus Placement’. hjaarao-laaKao [MijainaArsaarKo AapNa ‘baokar’ nakao yaacaI icaMta. AaiNa hI icaMta GaalavaNyaasaazI ek ]paya ‘Campus Placement’. yaat eKadI kMpnaI ka^laojalaa yaoto, 4-5(kQaIkQaI 100-200 :) ) ivaVaqyaa-Mnaa inavaDto AaiNa inaGaUna jaato. pNa eka sava-saamaanya ivaVaqyaa-cyaa dRYTIkaoNaatUna pahIlaM tr 300 maUvhImaQalaM Bayaanak yauw. hao…hao…yauwca. yauw Aptitude Exam iva$w, yauw Group Discussion maQyao Aaplyaaca ima~aaMiva$w, yauw HR-Team iva$w. Aptitude Exam mhNajao kahIMsaazI sa%vaprIxaa tr kahIMsaazI ramaBaraosao ABCD caa KoL. lahanapNaI kolaolaI baorIja, vajaabaakI k$na ]%tr SaaoQaayacaI AaiNa naahIca jamalaM kahI tr punha ekda ramaBaraosao manaat yao[-la to zaokuna maaokLM . naMtr Group Discussion. ima~aaMcyaa kT\TyaasaarKM vaatavarNa inamaa-Na krNyaacaa ek p`ya%na. pNa maaJyaa manaat pihlaaca p`Sna ‘KrMca AapNa kT\Tyaavar Asao baaolataoo ka ?’. 2-3 iSavyaa idlyaaiSavaaya kaoNaacaMca kama haot naahI AaiNa samajaa JaalaMca tr AaorDlyaaiSavaaya, raDa kolyaaiSavaaya tr naahIca naahI. pNa HR-Teamlaa kaoNa samajavaNaar??? AapNa jarI savaa-MSaI sahmat nasalaao trI saurvaatIlaa 2-3 vaa@ya baaolauna SaovaTI conclusioncyaa naavaaKalaI AaplaI ( ExperimentscaI ) SaovaTcaI laa[-na ‘Hence we conclude that………..’ baaolaayalaa kahI hrkt naahI. AaiNa maga sau$ haoto Final Match. Shortlisted students iva$w HR Team sqaL : Interview Cabin vaoL : HR saaMgatIla tIca yaaogya vaoL yaa ma^camaQao HR baa^laIMga krNaar AaiNa AapNa f@t ba^iTMga rahula d`ivaDsaarKI . hurLUna jaa}na saohvaaga Jaalaat tr ivakoT na@kI (pNa saohvaaganao 219 maarlao tsaM kahIMca naSaIba Asaola tr ibanaQaast. HR nao foklaolaa ivacaarlaolaa p`Sna itt@yaaca safa[-nao KoLUna kaZlaa kI AapNaca The Wall !!! . hI ma^ca kaoNa ijaMkNaar saaMgata yaot naahI pNa p`ya%na krNaar\yaalaa yaSa na@kI. AaiNa inavaD JaalaI kI 'V' for 'Victory'. AanaMd ek yauw saMplyaacaa AaiNa ijaMklyaacaa. %yaasaaobatca sau$ haoto tyaarI puZIla yauwacaI. Aro|||… AaplaI University Exam. to ivasa$na ksaM caalaola… pNa ho sava- jarI yauwasaarKo vaaTt Asalao trI %yaacyaa AazvaNaI AaiNa yaa caar vaYaa-t (Diploma Gang saazI tIna vaYa- maI sauwa %yaatlaaca ek) ka^laojamaQyao kolaolaI Kup Qamaaala, qaaoDa AByaasa AaiNa BaoTlaolao sava- ima~a AivasmarNaIya AsatIla. yaa maOi~acaa gaaoDvaa naohmaI iTkuna rahavaa hIca [cCa. puZIla AayauYyaasaazI AaiNa AayauYyaatlyaa yauwaMsaazI savaa-Mnaa Kup Kup SauBaocCa. saucanaa : Placementcao xaNa maaMDNyaacaa ha ek gamatIdar p`ya%na Aaho. trI ihtoMd` jagatap (BE Computers)
Gaaba$na jaa} nayao.
Bridges Rules For Bridges:
The rules are simple. Bridges is played on a rectangular grid with no standard size.
Some cells start out with numbers from 1 to 8 inclusive; these are the islands. The rest of the cells are empty. The goal is to connect all of the islands into a single connected group by drawing a series of bridges between the islands. The bridges must follow certain criteria: They must begin and end at distinct islands, travelling a straight line in between; They must not cross any other bridges or islands; They may only run orthogonally; At most two bridges connect a pair of islands; and The number of bridges connected to each island must match the number on that island.
THE QYESTION :
Rules for Hitori:
Hitori is played with a grid of squares or cells, and each cell contains a number. The
objective is to eliminate numbers by filling in the squares such that remaining cells do not contain numbers that appear more than once in either a given row or column. Filled-in cells cannot be horizontally or vertically adjacent, although they can be diagonally adjacent. The remaining un-filled cells must form a single component connected horizontally and vertically.
THE QYESTION :
Just 'Flippin' Do It! RULES:
Each digit in a particular number corresponds to a particular alphabet,
the objective of this game is to try and crack the code and guess what these numbers mean. The alphabet represented by the numbers can be either capital or lower case. To make the code easier to guess, another clue will be given about what the numbers mean in the initial 4 questions. The digits of the number are not jumbled up for the initial 7 questions while the remaining three are anagrams ( Jumbled Words). The first example question has been solved so as to give an initiation to decoding… Special Ultimate Hint to Everything: Just ‘Flippin’ do it
7 7 3 4 – A Engineer’s Life == HELL 7 7 3 8 - A Famous Deaf 1 7 0 4 - Festival of
6 0 7 8 – A personal journal published on the World Wide Web 0 1 4 0 – The 7th Most Populous state of USA
063 5317 38076
These 3 are Anagrams
83i60 738066 0876531
definition for cloud computing can be given as an emerging computer paradigm where data and services reside in massively scalable data centers in the cloud and can be accessed from any connected devices over the internet. Cloud computing is a way of providing various services on virtual machines a located on top of a large physical machine pool which resides in the cloud. Cloud computing comes into focus only when we think about what IT has always wanted – a way to increase capacity or add different capabilities to the current setting on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software. Here ‘on the fly’ and ‘without investing or training’ becomes the keywords in the current situation. But cloud computing offers a better solution.We has lots of compute power and storage capabilities residing in the distributed environment of the cloud. What cloud computing does is to harness the capabilities of these resources and make available these resources as a single entity which can be changed to meet the current needs of the user. The basis of cloud computing is to create a set of virtual servers on the available vast resource pool and give it to the clients. Any web enabled device can be used to access the resources through the virtual servers. Based on the computing needs of the client, the infrastructure allotted to the client can be scaled up or down. From a business point of view, cloud computing is a method to address the scalability and availability concerns for large scale applications which involves lesser overhead. Since the resource allocated to the client can be varied based on the needs of the client and can be done without any fuss, the overhead is very low.
By Mahesh Garje SE (IT)
One of the key concepts of cloud computing is that processing of 1000 times the data need not be 1000 times harder. As and when the amount of data increases, the cloud computing services can be used to manage the load effectively and make the processing tasks easier. In the era of enterprise servers and personal computers, hardware was the commodity as the main criteria for the processing capabilities depended on the hardware configuration of the server. But with the advent of cloud computing, the commodity has changed to cycles and bytes - i.e. in cloud computing services, the users are charged based on the number of cycles of execution performed or the number of bytes transferred. The hardware or the machines on which the applications run are hidden from the user. The amount of hardware needed for computing is taken care of by the management and the client is charged based on how the application uses these resources. Cloud computing will definitely change the future of computer field. User will be switching from desktop to the cloud. The data of person will be in cloud and he can access from any part of the world. Now a days we are accessing cloud services via a computer but in future I can definitely say that even mobile phones, television sets and CD players can also access a cloud. Cloud reduces lot of budget for new enterpriser and provides him everything at zero budgets. Cloud saves money, time, resources and lots of efforts. Thus cloud computing has a bright future and lot of demand in next future. Cloud computing is not just an technology but it’s an Revolution in computer field. The future is CLOUD itself.
The Mantra is – ‘Main Karke Dikhaaunga’
You have FAILED.
By Srinath Bharadway SE (Tronix)
That one word is enough to derail someone from his/her life. It might an important deal at work, an examination or even life. It is as if a Tsunami just came and washed over all that you had done in a large time span. We are drawn into a whirlpool of emotions that drags us away from everything – The people we love, things we like to do, our aims, ambitions – Everything. And the same whirlpool sucks you in mentally too and you feel that you have hit rockbottom! So when you hit Rockbottom, the only way to go is – UPWARD. Whatever be the problem, there is always that one way we can come out of it. As water seeps through the walls or flows wherever possible, likewise there is that one way to escape the conundrum that is plaguing our life at any instant. It is a given that Hard Work has to be put in, but the fruits of hard labour are the sweetest. This also brings to the fore our true potential and strengthens our Character with the virtues of grit and determination. After all this, when you succeed in your endeavours, you feel happy. And that is an honest and unalloyed feeling. It cannot be reciprocated. Failures help us understand perspectives. We learn about people, their behavior towards failure, attitudes of those who did well, our mistakes and how to avoid them. And we work so hard so as not be in the position of a failure again. That is exactly the reason why Failures are termed as the pillars of Success. So If you lose, fail or fall back in the race to the top of the mountain, remember it is never too late to start again. Victory is Victory. You might not be the first. But atleast you will eventually reach the top! You need to believe in yourself and your capabilities and that is where the mantra ‘Main Karke Dikhaaunga’ helps. PS: In the movie Udaan, The main protagonist, Rajat Barmecha, fails repeatedly to do well. There is a song called ‘Naav’ that is used as a morale booster. The Soundtrack and the Lyrics are powerful. Do listen to it if you feel low, sad, disappointed or all three for that matter. It will surely remove the pall of gloom.
TAKEN FROM : TRIVENI KESKAR's BLOG http://4yearsandstillalive.blogspot.in/2012/03/what-all-and-what-not.html
The Wall Quiz was an initiative by Gursimran Singh and Srinath Ravi to encourage more people to participate in the creation of The Wall. Our 4th year students ,
and former Wall Mason
led the charts and participated whole heartedly. We would like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone for participating!
Answers For Bridge
Just ‘Flipping’ do it 1) BELL
(Alexander Graham Bell)
2) hOLI 3) BLOg 4) OhIO 5) EgO 6) Lies 7) gLOBE 8) BOgIE 9) BoggLE 10) OBLIgEs Just flip the magazine by 180 degrees and you can observe that each alphabet can be shown in terms of the segmented numbers. And hence these numbers represent meaningful words.
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