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The week that was!

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It started with my first sessionals(internal exams) of my MTech in MIT on 14 September. What an auspicious day as it was also my 22nd birthday! Three hectic days, five exams spoiled the whole idea of fun in the campus. On 16th, all of us were still not convinced that we were done with the exams and we are “supposed” to party and enjoy. Well I guess one of us did want to enjoy a lot as he(Vikram) was chasing another guy down the stairs and until he finally twisted his ankle! Ambulance was called and he was soon taken to the hospital!

While we were on our way for a cup of coffee the same night, Vikram returned back from hospital. We helped him to his room which delayed our coffee! As usual we took our coffee and were sitting on the footpath and having a chat when suddenly we saw something fall down from the top of girls hostel, adjacent to our hostel, which also made a noise like a water bottle or a heavy book falling on the ground! But, suddenly we saw something moving like a hand! All of us ran towards “it” to find a girl fallen flat on the ground!!!

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I’m not going to disclose the identity of the super girl, don’t even ask! 😛 We called up the ambulance, again, and in the mean time we were asking her the reason for her intrepid, rather stupefied act. Let me tell you, only a bunch of us know the real story behind this! The version caretaker of the hostel and most of the hostel mates know is that her cell phone slipped from the window while she was talking and on her attempt to reach for it, even she slipped and landed on the ground from the second floor.

ya, I know its a dumb story to fool the caretaker! Here goes the real story.. The super girl returned from a party where she was drunk with his boyfriend who actually ditched her and told her not to contact him ever again. She wanted to meet him at that part of the night for which she had to come out of the hostel which she couldn’t from the main door and hence the shortcut. From the window to the sunshade and slowly sneak out using the pipes was the plan which eventually didn’t go well! She was boasting about her athleticism while crying in pain on the ground. All of us thought and even she was damn sure that her back is out of order for the rest of her life and in turn she will be of no use in the future! 😛 lol!

Meanwhile the ambulance arrived and guess what she got up slowly and I was sure she didn’t hurt her back. And steadily she stood on the ground which showed me that even her legs were also fine! The attender pulled out the stretcher only to find the girl open the front door to sit beside the driver! lol! My friends were so sure she hurt herself and it was the drinks that made her feel painless! I was right after the medical reports came out. She is all fine except for a sprain on her right hand. Miraculous escape indeed.

A quite party on Saturday night followed by a movie on Sunday. Nothing can overshadow the 16th night ‘cus when we were dull and were waiting for something to happen, it really did!

Party Time
Time to write something about my last weekend! We had a look at the pubs around MIT here in Manipal. There are few around like Dee Tee, Sky Lounge, Blue Waters, Down Town, etc. Well we had no clue about any of them to choose where we party. Just randomly we selected Down Town and what a great decision it turned out to be!

It was Saturday night and what a great time to party. Our internal exams actually got postponed which was scheduled to the coming Thursday so we thought to just go out and freak! We were six of us – all guys – ya I know stag entry, but it was fun nevertheless! We obviously got no table and well who wanted it! lol! We got place to sit, ordered our drinks and were listening to the rock music which was being played and the TV was showing some boring bolly song in channel V.

Everything was normal until they put on ‘System of a down – Toxicity’ song with its video in the TV. The whole place got alive. My friend finished his beer bottoms up! Later, ESPN was turned on and the match preview of Manchester United and Arsenal was underway. It couldn’t get better than this! All of us were cheering for Man U – “come on Man U” – except one guy who was unfortunately Arsenal fan. lol. He had his laugh when the score read 0-1 after the first half.

All of us were out of our mind by that time because of the drinks. We just kept ordering one after the other! We were literally drinking like a Fish! lol! We were dancing to the rock music. Though we didn’t know it, we were singing! And Manchester in the end won the game as it does always! The perfect end to a great weekend party night!

Sadly, All good things come to an end! But, an other weekend, an other place, you may never know! lol!

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My first post from Manipal. I reached here on August 2 and things are going pretty good down here. Classes are going on great, busy with labs. Schedule is pretty hectic here. We got 6-day week with working hours from 8AM to 5PM for three days and till 12:30PM the remaining days.

The food in the Food Court is awesome but now kind of getting bored of the same old awesome food, lol! I joined the gym and am working out daily evening, just to keep myself in shape! I’m staying in the 3rd floor of 8th block in the MIT hostels and there is no lift. I am probably in the best floor you would want to be in this building because TV room is in the 5th floor which is closer than other floors below and we have TT table in this same floor, so no need to walk at all! I play till late night!

Weekends have been cool. I went to the End point. Its a valley view and was really great with the clouds in the same altitude to where we were standing. Another weekend for some shopping and a movie “kaminey” didn’t like it though.

Lately it has been raining here. From the last weekend its pouring for almost six days continuously until yesterday when finally the sun came out from under the clouds. Thank god ‘cus I even lost my umbrella. I hope the rainy season is done for this year and I needn’t have to buy another umbrella!

I will come up with some campus pics. Its 23:26hrs and I’m signing off. Gudnite!

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I reached Manipal University early on 11th morning for my M Tech. counseling. Its a 2 hour bus journey from Manglore Central Railway station. I had breakfast in the food court in the campus. I was glad to find cool food joints like Subway and Dominos pizzas too there. I was not that tensed because I was pretty confident that I would get a seat! The counseling began with a couple of presentations about the new programs introduced this year. The countdown of the seats began very soon as the seat were getting filled one by one. My top priority was to get a Computer Science and Engineering seat. If failed then Software Engineering or Network Engineering.
The total intake was only 24 and my rank for the entrance exam is 171. As the rank neared 100 in the counseling, there were 16 vacant and 8 seats filled in CSE. So I thought, for another 100, another 8 will be filled and 8 vacant making my chances to get a CSE seat better! I kept my fingers crossed as my rank was nearing.
And finally my name was called and there were 8 seats remaining in CSE, just as I expected! All the three branches were there for me to choose from. I was thrilled and excited as I got my CSE I wanted. Later I booked my hostel room and also got myself a bank account in SBI!
After failing in the IIIT, Hyderabad exam and seats falling short in VIT, Vellore, I can now finally taste success at MIT, Manipal!
Looking forward for a new beginning at Manipal. To study in a new state and a new language to learn! Lots in store for me as a challenging 2 years study in MIT will begin early next month!

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!