Sunday 31 August 2008

Yeh Duniya Aisi Kyun Nahi......

I just loved the new advertisement by Cheetos...

Jumping cows,green skies,rotating world,rockets whooshing by, all of it is simply too artistic to let go without praise.I never thought that ad was for Cheetos when I saw it for the first time.It felt more like an ad for something like Backyard Science.It reminded me of the times when kids ask innocent questions, and adults sweat trying to satiate them with their answers.

The way the scenes have been shot is extremely good, and I'm sure it's going to lure a large number of kids.After a long time, I've seen a good ad meant for kids.But here,I'll have to mention the Horlicks ad starring Darsheel Safari as well.The ad portrays every emotion felt by every kid in his/her childhood,and schoollife.The videos of theses ads don't seem to have been uploaded online.I'll put a link as soon as itz there.Till then, try to catch it on the T.V.

Thursday 21 August 2008

So true....

What it says-
From our planet's point of view,there's no throwing garbage out.
Because there is no "out".

Sunday 17 August 2008

Independence....

I read a lot of posts and SMSes,chastising people for nor remembering and wishing the others on Independence Day.My answer-I don't believe in doing it on just one day.I believe in doing it on every single day of my life,and every single moment that I spend on this land.I don't believe in Gandhi,but as for Azad,Sardar Patel,Bhagat Singh and other freedom fighters(fighters in real sense),I remember and salute them for ever!!!!

Yeh hai India.......

For the past few days,the whole media has gone into a frenzy,the reason being Abhinav Bindra's sole solo gold medal at the Olympics.Abhinav has been hailed as a hero,a guide,a I-don't-know-what-not.But hey,what right does the country have over the medal?Least of all, what right do the politicians have over his achievement?

People have told me that the achievements of the sportsmen are achievements of the nation because the nation provides them with the coaching and spends money on them.But, in every case,all monetary rewards come after something has been achieved,rather than those meant for helping the development of a talent.Abhinav doesn't need any monetary help.I wish this money would've been spent on making available better and more ammunition for the shooters when they had been preparing for the Olympics.Apart from Abhinav,all the other shooters have given an abysmal performance,and I can't say they alone are to be blamed for this kind of a fiasco.

And now comes the news that Sports Minister Mr.Gill,who has been fawning upon Bindra since his arrival,now is pushing him into the very avoidable politics.We have a Mr.Gill who has single handedly bleaked the entire future of hockey in the country,and we have a Mr.Gill who might do the same for shooting if we are not careful.So, I'd request the politicians to kindly stay away from the arena where they are neither required nor wanted,and please don't proclaim Abhinav's medal to be yours because he has achieved it by staying away from the system and by staying away from you all.

In the meanwhile,as an Indian would be proud of the achievement of another Indian,Mr.Abhinav Bindra,this is a salute to you from a member of the young generation.Hope we'll have a lot more such opportunities in the future!

Saturday 16 August 2008

Installation over....Study time now

So,finally the much talked about Electrolitz installation is over,and with a blast.It was spread not just over one day,but the fever had started three-four days back.What with all the students busy organising and participating,the studies had gone for a total toss.But hey,it's over and not coming for another full year.

But then there are always installations of other branches coming around.

Sunday 10 August 2008

Atlas Shrugged

I just completed 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand last night,and was it a read!!!!

I've been at it for quite a few days now,and what with the busy schedule and exams and not being able to carry about the book(coz it's an ebook and it's on my laptop),it took me longer than ever.But when I did finish it,I had only one question,and that too not for myself.It's a question I have for the person who recommended it to me in the first place and that was Do you believe in it?


I don't know how many people agree with the sentiments of the book,but what I do know is that I do.I have always known myself as a businesswoman at heart,and what this book has taught me is to be proud of it,and not resentful of being what I am!I realise the kind of pressures that are put on by the society and maybe,it's going to be a little easier living with them,now that I know what exactly it is!

What has been said for that particular country is I think very relevant in India's context today. Even though I know that people find it a highly debatable topic,I think that is the kind of revolution India needs today: to get rid of the James Taggarts,and the Weasley Mouches,and the Lawsons and the Dr.Stadlers and the Dr.Ferrises....,namely the sticky slimy politicians,who are pushing the country to its doom,and to encourage the Reardens,Dagny Taggarts,Ragnar Danneskjolds,Fransiscos,and most importantly,John Galts.....,namely the people who have the 'minds' to reach there.

Friday 8 August 2008

Tired,but exhilerated!!!

Hey!We've just returned from organising a group event which included quizzing,web search,C coding,on the spot paper presentation,penalty stokes and group discussion,and it was so much fun!!!And the best part was that these events were kept strictly confidential,right upto the last moment.



The actual execution of the entire event was sooo good,except for a few cliches,but ones beyond our control.The U.P.S. server which has never known to be broken down,decided to desert us today,and where we required 85 computers,we could get only 35.We were informed that 14 teams would be selected,and had prepared quiz sets accordingly,but half an hour before the quiz was about to start,a bomb was dropped on us and we were informed that 3 more sets would be required coz total 17 teams had been selected.This did throw us all off our feet for a few moments but I think it was management at its best after that.It was a great exposure to the practical difficulties that can crop up at any time.As the very first event of the 3 day programmes named Colleseum, I think it provided a very good start!!!

Wednesday 6 August 2008

Times Change,People Change......

Why is that people change with time???As they grow up...The child within gets lost somewhere.As kids we are carefree,oblivious to everything.And now...Just a thought!!!!