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For the last 8 days at least for some part of the day I was traveling in train from one city to another. I was traveling across the southern states of India through Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
It all started on 4th of July when I boarded the sabari express to Hyderabad from Trivandrum via Tamil Nadu. After a 30-hour journey I finally reached secunderabad on 5th at 1PM.
On 6th I went to my college which is an hour and a half journey in train to get my provisional certificate and for a change I came back by bus! On 7th July, I started back to kerala and reached Trivandrum on 8th. I could take little rest till 9th evening as I started to Manglore from Trivandrum for my MTech counseling and reached there on 10th morning. After the counseling on 11th July I started back to Trivandrum in the evening to reach on 12th morning to end the marathon train journey I started a week back!
It ended on a happy note as I got a seat in MTech CSE in MIT, Manipal!

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Posted: July 1, 2009 in Polls
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HOLY HOLI !!!

Posted: March 3, 2007 in Festival
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I love the whole concept of the festival itself. But if there’s one thing I don’t quite like about Holi, it’s the hard-to-remove colours! It annoys me no end that one has to walk around with red heads, blue hair and yellow nails, looking like something out of a horror movie, even a week after Holi !!! Well, here’s some good news for those of you who feel the same way. Say goodbye to the artificial colours and go natural !!!

Holi is India’s festival of colors. It is a Hindu festival but is widely celebrated all across India by people of all faiths. The festival marks the beginning of spring time and usually takes place at the end of March or early April, on the full moon of Purnima, according to the Hindu calendar. On the first day of Holi, bonfires are lit at night. On the second day of Holi, revelers spend the day throwing colored powders, buckets of colored water, and water balloons at each other. This ritual is where Holi gets its name “the festival of colors”. And the riot of colors is the inspiration for this design.

Well, I personally don’t play any holi now, but used to play when I was in school. As of now I’m glad that I got a break from my college !!!

Its like a very HOLY HOLI for me today…lol !!!

Will u be my Valentine?

Posted: February 10, 2007 in Festival
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Time for all guys and gals to take love seriously when it comes to the valentines day. Well if they have taken love for time pass…this will be THE JUDGMENT DAY !!!
Valentine’s Day is coming up on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other like sending Valentine’s cards often anonymously. Mostly, it is in the form of flowers and candy as presents that are given on Valentine’s Day. The day is named after two men, both Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages in Europe, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
And for those who really fear to propose to their dear one’s…here is something for u to cheer about !!!

“I love you” in German is “Ich liebe dich.”

Valentine’s Day in India…

Though this day has taken birth in the western countries yet adding lot of fun to the young Indian youth…but how did the old Indians digest this new day in their lives??? Well todays youth have only one answer to all these people…and that is “These people will never change ” … and hmmm … rightly said so!!! Shiv Sena, a nationalist political party in India, has spoken out against Valentine’s day, calling it “nothing but a Western onslaught on India’s culture to attract youth for commercial purposes.”

hmmm…I stop writing about what everyone thinks about this lovely day. Now its my views to follow.

My Valentine???

Well, I personally don’t believe in all these love and stuff and so obviously got no valentine !!! I always wondered ( looking at my friends who were caught in this love fever ) what these guys keep talking on the phone all night long …and the best part is when u ask them what they were talking…Its absolute ZERO!!! Anyways…I have only one thing to say in favor of them and that is

“LOVE IS BLIND” !!! (No Comments from me)


“We must become the change we want to see in the world.”
                                                            -Mahatma Gandhi
                                            October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948

{Can any one of us could spend a lifetime mastering the discipline of living just one of Gandhi’s sentences ???}

Today is the 137th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
This day should remind us of the path of truth and non-violence shown by this great man. I have resolved to constantly strive to incorporate his teachings in everyday life.

DURGA MATA KI….JAI !!!

Posted: October 2, 2006 in Festival
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Dussehra (also called Durga Puja) is marked by the worship of Goddess Durga. The common theme in all the celebrations is the triumph of good over evil.
Today, the whole sequence of good vs. evil is played out culminating in burning the effigy of Ravana.

Durga Puja celebrations begins with the traditional beating of drums, chanting of hymns and a surge of humanity flocking to thousands of eye-catching marquees to savour and pray before the bedecked images that showcase the best of craftsmanship. Bijoya Dasami, called Dussehra in other parts of India, is also known as “Dasa-Hara”, which means the cutting of the 10 heads of Ravana, now observed with the burning of giant effigies of the demon king.

On the day of Dussehra, Ram killed the great demon who had abducted the Hindu lord’s wife Sita to his kingdom of Lanka. Dussehra marks the end of the nine days of Navaratri.


HAPPY TEACHERz DAY !!!

Posted: September 4, 2006 in Festival
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Gurur brahma gurur vishnuh gurur devo maheshvarah
Gurur saakshaat parabrahma tasmai shree gurave namah

Know the Guru to be Brahma himself. He is Vishnu. He is also Shiva. Know Him to be the Supreme Brahman, and offer thy adorations unto that peerless Guru.

A teacher is an architect for a child’s future. Teacher’s day is celebrated on the occasion of the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (September 5, 1888 – April 17, 1975) best known as the man who introduced the thinking of western idealist philosophers into Indian thought. He was an Oxford don who became the first Vice President and the second President of India. Saluting this great man means not only remembering him but paying respects to our teachers.

When he became the President of India in 1962, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday on 5th September 5th. He replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher’s Day.” Since then, Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on September 5th. Radhakrishnan’s life is a great message to mankind, particularly to the teachers and the students. In fact, one is a learner always.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President to give away ‘National Award to Teachers-2005’. National Award to Teachers was instituted in 1958, which is celebrated in our country as the Teacher’s Day in honour of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, former President of India and a great teacher.