Friday, 30 November 2007
"You have been consumed by your ambition", said Ice as he coolly whisked his weapon out and equipped it in one smooth motion. The tube light thingy emitted a slight humming sound. The thing stared back at him with contempt, "I will rule this universe, and it will be much better off like that". They were now stalking each other, walking in a circle, each closely watching the other so that no surprise attack would be possible. " A wise man i know would tell you if he could see you now- ' Blinded by the dark side you are (about halfway down the path to the dark side was a portion of the path not illuminated by street lighting and hence the saying), train yourself to let go of all the things you fear to lose' ( for example: certain 'colorfully' dressed clowns escaped from circus, books bought at five times their original price from distant 'landmarks', certain airport landing patches capable of walking around, ability to get drunk and lie senseless on a beach after having just a whiff of wine, imported 'goods' from Alabama, native 'goods' of recent academic excellence, stupid looking long hair falling over a naturally stupid face, the ability to make matches for lone gals by a mere look of interest... the list goes on and on, but i think i have successfully driven the point home)". The thing smirked, "I think i know the little green creature who talks like that".'swish...', it was all over in the blink of a human eye (none if the human was blind or did not have an eye of course). The head of the thing still wore the smirk as it hit the ground a couple of seconds before the body. "No one and i mean no one insults moskyoda in front of me". The thing lying in front of him dead now, while alive had the habit of speaking in too loud a voice, with stammers thrown in and repeatedly uttered the primitive sound 'pullu' and was called Sujeesh.
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Someone someday someplace sometime said one Tuesday in the cool afternoon something I never understood, but it went something like onnil pizhachal moonnu
Green and blue have been already explained before.
In human color psychology, red is associated with energy and blood, and emotions that stir the blood, including anger, passion, and love.
No confusing ladders this time around. The three colours make white (purity, innocence etc which is an irony) which is already signified in the white background. If we have a closer look, we can see that E comes in front of the other letters, which suggests that electronics is our core.
I made an alternate version too.. here we can see the letters in lower case too
Microsoft Paint Rocks!
Monday, 26 November 2007
10. ICON - Fredrich Forsyth
Icon is a historical fiction novel by British author Frederick Forsyth. Its plot centers around the politics of the Russian Federation in 1999, with an extremist party close to seizing power. Published by Bantam Books in September 1997. Icon became a New York Times Bestseller. -wiki (Read more)
I haven't thought much about this book after reading it. Read it many years before and loved it at that time. Since then, it has been in my top ten. Thinking back now, I don't think many would say it deserves a place in it. Yet the book had something more than the excellent plot and detective style, it must have been the first book I read in which characters made an impact (Remember it was the time when I was still reading hardy boys just after famous five which were preceded by simpler Enid Blyton novels).
9. Crooked House - Agatha Christie
Crooked House is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1949 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in May of the same year. The action takes place in and near London in the autumn of 1947. Christie has said that this was one of her two favorites of her own works, the other being Ordeal by Innocence. -wiki (Read more)
Crooked House unmistakably is my favourite Agatha Christie novel. It is the quintessence of Christie's style - detailed and calm build up and superb climax, always with a twist in the end. Her knowledge about poisons shines through this one too, which along with other factors makes the plot very believable. The most amazing part in this particular book is it's ending which thrilled me so much, I can still recollect parts of it after 7 years.
8. Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer
Kane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer. The title and story is a play on the Biblical brothers, Cain and Abel. Released in the United Kingdom in 1979 and in the United States in February of 1980, the book was an international success. It reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and in 1985 was made into a CBS television miniseries titled Kane & Abel starring Peter Strauss as Rosnovski and Sam Neill as Kane. - wiki (Read more)
Jeffrey Archer, the storyteller is at his best in this one. He builds up the story from the time the protogoniasts are born to their death. We feel like living a double-life both of which aren't our own, but are the lives of Kane and Abel. Many of Archer's books are conceptually similar in the fact that they follow the lives of two opposing 'heroes'. But every story brings about a new flair and different characters who grabs our interest till the end.
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final book of Harry Potter novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The book was released on July 21, 2007, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This book chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and leads to the long-awaited final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. - wiki (Read more)
There is a whole generation of children who grew up reading the Harry Potter series, and I do not deny being one among them. Though I've never been an outspoken fan of Harry Potter, I'd always enjoyed reading them. The two books preceding Deathly Hallows failed o thrill me much, but the final book more than made up for it. Maybe it attracted me so much because the style was modelled on LOTR, and while reading the book felt like going through an epic journey over again.
PS. I'm almost through reading my first unabridged romance classic, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and it's fast climbing into my Top Ten.
6. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a bestseller that was first published in Brazil in 1988 and is the most famous work of author Paulo Coelho. It is a symbolic story that urges its readers to follow their dreams. - wiki (Read More)
To be honest, I do not have a clue what the story was. Read it long time ago, and just remember that it was something about following your dreams. I've already decided that Wuthering Heights would replace Alchemist at it's position.
Sunday, 25 November 2007
This was created in Adobe Photoshop CS2. (You guessed it.. the cracked version ofcourse..) in just five minutes... [:D]
Hmm.. i like the colour blue so used it..
Blue is a colour, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 440–490 nm. It is considered one of the additive primary colours. On the HSV Colour Wheel, the complement of blue is yellow; that is, a colour corresponding to an equal mixture of red and green light. On a colour wheel based on traditional colour theory (RYB), the complementary colour to blue is considered to be orange (based on the Munsell colour wheel). -Wikipedia
One thing unique abt this is that you can find a lot of 'A's, 'E's and 'I's in this logo dependin on the way you look at it...oh! and theres is the elusive ladder to great heights too(*some rugs missing*,surely it doesn't belongs to our class...)Doh! see a rope is also there if you wanna hang up on the climb...
Copyright protected in the name of SiTech, so feel free to pirate the data, do it the Indian way boys!
Don't feel free to criticize,definitely not... This is the best logo for our class...
Friday, 23 November 2007
If you look carefully you can see
a all the outer lines
e take just half of thte rightmost line
i the rightmost line
then by coincidence in the prefinal draft
A just ignore the small line at the bottom
E ignore I
I ignore E
there was 2 options
green for growth
blue for freedom
i just thought green was better describing us. besides growth, coolness and love for 'nature'. all the phulls in the class. phul-e-s we got for neighbours. garden at the centre of the department. pigeons in our class (pigeons aren't green i agree)...
Then there is the ladder. its obvious. just look. ladder to greater heights. u can notice that the steps are expanding as we move upwards. just shows our increasing grasp, knowledge, again growth comes here.
copy left protected. feel free to steal all the idea. but don't use the exact same logo anywhere else.
P(dot)S(dot) - feel free to criticize.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Days later he asked himself, "Who should I pick from these beauties I met at the shop". He knew this would be a 'landmark' in his life but like so many other times he let his heart decide it on the toss of a coin. The final verdict is out on his choice now...
The real story stages on the backdrop English countryside. I've noticed that most of the modern day classics are similar in that aspect. Like any romantic novel, it began with the history of our main characters. A gal falls in love with guy, but is forced to marry another. Guy knows about it too late and flees the place in disappointment. Later the guy returns. This guy and the one to whom the gal is married enters a cold war. Physical fight results soon which saddens the heroine. She dies due to illness caused by her mental state on seeing her lover and husband fight. The end?
Nahin picture abhi baaki hai..
What happens after this is, for me, the confusing part and the part that made it special. You've to read the book to find out. The book opened my eyes to new avenues and side alleys of relationships that I didn't expect to exist. It taught me how far broken relationships can change you. If you start off expecting a calm romantic novel in Wuthering Heights, you might end up disappointed. The book is more than that, it's about strained relationships, hatred, self destruction and intense love.
P.S.- Still debating where to put this book in the Top Ten.
Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres. (As an adjective, wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather.) - wiki (Read more)
Saturday, 10 November 2007
Just wanna write something
So here goes my blog
Series peeping just around the corner
I'm reading not the text
But the romance classic 'Wuthering Heights'
Yeah I know the question-
"Why haven't you finished it yet?"
To which I have no answer.
Life's reached a point
Where you find more questions
Than answers. Questions to which
You try to answer, ending up
Making another question to which
There never maybe an answer.
Friday, 9 November 2007
It all started when I was sixteen. My family was visiting one of my mother’s friends. It was the first time I saw her. And oh! She was beautiful.
My father was talking. Her father was talking. The mothers were in the kitchen. She sat there opposite to me. She was happily listening to the fathers talking. I didn’t understand why she wasn’t in the kitchen with the ladies. I didn’t understand why she was sitting opposite to me, but then, it was just the beginning of things I didn’t understand.
I knew that her name was Soumya. That she had just joined for electronics in CET. Don’t misunderstand me. It wasn’t love at first sight, or anything like that. There she was, all perfect…..beautiful, smart, intelligent…. Who was I to love her? It was just appreciation then.
Days after the visit, no matter what I did, the only thing I could see was her face. Everywhere! The only one I could think about was her. And yes, those days presented me with the most beautiful dreams of my life.
I needed to see her again. But there was no mention of another visit. Gradually, I felt that it was all up to me. That sparked off two years of hard work. I needed to get into CET. I worked and I worked. There was broken friendships and suffering. But all I could see was an angel, standing at a distance, her halo the only glimmer of light that guided me.
There was no one to whom I could confess. It was too precious a secret….. My secret…
Then there was two years of bliss I got into CET.
I didn’t see her for the first three months. I didn’t have to go looking for her. I just needed to know…. To know that she was there, near me.
I came to know that she was quite famous among the guys. The first time I saw her I wasn’t alone. I was with my friends. I just needed a glance. To see she was beautiful. To see everything was as it should be. Perfect. And I played along with my friends.
Everything went on fine. Until…..
She was about to complete her course and it was time for me to let go . Only a few days left! It was the last series exams of the semester. I just wrote each exam for an hour. Marks weren’t a priority. I knew she would leave early. I waited. I saw her. It was the first time seeing her hadn’t brought a smile to my face.
And she left…..
I don’t know what more is left. It is all over and I am tired. My mask sustains me, but I am withered inside.
She didn’t know me. To her I am just one of her admirers. And it will stay that way.
I have told my friends that I have had three crushes. I didn’t name the last one. But it was not a crush… not even love….. but something ….. something I don’t understand.
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
its a long time since i blogged or commented on a blog, actually even read a blog. but now i am blogging not because i have anything to blog about but coz i feel like blogging. you just happened to be at the recieving end. that is pretty much it.
today i realized that our 5th semester is coming to an end. only 3 days of classes left. and i havent bunked enough classes yet this semester.
vacation starts in a week......
jon wishes he got an ipod.the only good thing in this blog is the pic. now on, believe me when i say i have nothing to write about.
Logic synthesis is a process by which an abstract form of desired circuit behavior (typically register transfer level (RTL) or behavioral) is turned into a design implementation in terms of logic gates.
THere can't be a better introduction. ie, unless the same thing is said by our ls sir.