Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Old Habits,Die Hard!

Well...I did enjoy my day today and the guilt which iam feeling at the moment, i guess is worth the free afternoon that i got off or rather the afternoon that i took off.
The day started in the same monotonous fashion,my computer alarm started blaring with the song "Allah Ke Bandeh"(A song which i used to love but now have come to hate due to it being my alarm) at about 6:30.Lazily and Drowsily got ready in about an hour.I was really dreading my Khahkee uniform not fitting me which will raise a whole new sceanario of embarrasing excuses.But due to my luck my khakees did fit me...woohoo...Ahem!! guess i am maintaining my wonderful physique...or atleast not bloating up any further.All this was being done as i was contemplating the thought of bunking my first Thermal Powers Lab.Well...after that had my daily "4 Idlis at Hot-Chips" in the mornin,got to college in time and inspite of being reasonably early didnt get the seat under the only proper fan in class. *Note to self-Must leave earlier to college*.

My first professor begins the class by reminding us of the lecture given by our new VC the day before, which we all conveniently missed.Let me fill you in on the details of the speech.
1.No T-Shirts
2.No Jeans
3.No Mobiles in classroom.
I have about 2 sets of Formal Shirts and Trousers.Wish me Luck.The rest are all T-shirts and Jeans.

Anyway, As my professor mentioned about the mobiles, I instinctively put my hand in my pocket to check if my mobile was on "Silent Mode" and Voila!! It was missing...and maybe this is the most appropriate time to enlighten everyone of my unfortunate adventures with mobiles

First Mobile-Nokia 3650(The really big one with the camera and Circular Buttons-I know it sounds ugly but for some reason i found it amazing at that time, it was, afterall , state of the art and all.
Anways,That was the very first mobile that i lost.My dad had actually warned me taht i will lose it within my first year and i lost it during the last day of college.I had given to one guy who handed to another guy who placed it somewhere and then conveniently backed off from the responsibilty and a huge hungama followed and eventually i let it go because i hate fighting with friends.The fact that my dad had warned me made it all the more worse.

2nd Mobile-Nokia 1100-This was the punishment for losin the previous phone.Then, saw that hutch gives net for ur comp using the mobile but only for high-end models so i sell off this one to a class-mate and persuade my dad to get me my 3rd mobile

3rd Mobile-Nokia 7250i-Got it ,didnt get net coz the hutch guy insisted that it SUCKS and then lost it within a period of 6months.I went on endless chases, retraced my exact routes.Checked my auto dude.Did everything short of filing a FIR and informing the CBI.I was a nervous wreck.I just couldnt face telling my dad about this so used all the savings that i had and bought the same mobile 2nd hand

4th Mobile-Nokia 7250i -Second Hand-I guess it is fair to say that by this time my interest mobiles had faded away

And now back to the present.Here i was,frantically searching my bag and pockets for my mobile.But for some reason i was not as tensed as on previous occasions.I guess it is because i no longer cared for mobiles.I couldnt even share my grieviences with my compadres.WHY?..WHY YOU ASK??..I can still hear thier mocking laughter when i lost my previous mobile.I cant start to imagine the numerous taunts that my "Friends" will think of if i confided in them.With friends like these who needs, i convinced myself that the mobile probably fell in somewhere in Arjun's car and i can retrieve it later.I forced myself to take notes for the next 2 hours and as we were leaving for the car, i did the mistake of lettin Arjun in on my little secret which he passed on to Harish(He is the "laugher" in the group-you can count on him to laugh at any small comment that even remotely ridcules someone.)But luckily this time, they didnt focus too much on me.And made a relatively calm trip to the car and we begin our search of the car and within 2mins,My good "Friend" Arjun(YES YES! he is my friend again) finds the mobile.This calls for a celebration and thats how we ended up bunking our afternoon lab.

Came home and did absolutely NOTHING-Sat on my comp,played Ragnarok for 5mins(Iam an Addict to this online game).Current cut.Slept for 2hours inspite of current cut.Current came back.Played ragnarok for 3hours.Filling up blog now.

You see, my life is pretty exciting...who says that my life is boring,who says that i hardly get out fo the house for any activity?
Uhm..on second thoughts...dont answer the above questions.

Good Nite

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Hey all....Iam still quite confused about blogs and the whole concept of it.This will probably be one of the more boring blogs compared to the tons out there.Let me first get the hang of how to manoevre in this site and then i can bore all of you with my thoughts.For now enjoy some of these questions.

Who Am I?
My name is Gowri Shankar.Currently doing B.E. Mechanical ,just started my 3rd year at College of Engineering,Guindy-Anna University.Did my schooling in Muscat,Oman.My parents and brother(younger doing his 10th Std.) are still in Muscat.

Q)Hmm...Why Mechanical??
Uhm...Coz I dont like medical and anything related to circuits tend to make me want to puke,thereby ruling out Electrical,Electronic.
Seriously....Am plannin to do my MBA and thought that maybe doing Mechanical will give me an all round exposure to engineering and get me better placements.

Q>Sounds like you really know what you become in life.
Yeah! I always sound "wisdomess" when i talk but only my true friends who hang around me know me for what i really am.

Q>Which is?
Lazy!!(All my friends will vouch for it)Thats why i sit on my comp all day and thats why i am startin this blog....Always putting of things for the last minute.But will work my ass off when it is the last minute and loads to be done.Thats how i have managed to scrape through my last 2 semesters.

Q>One good thing about yourself?
My sense of Humour...but this aspect in me only comes out when i have reached a certain comfort level with the person. Till then you have to make do with the awkward and kinda shy "ME".

Q>Why did you name this Blog "The Big Bad Blog"?
It sounds good.Kinda rhymes.I have a habit to do such things spontaneously..even though i may probably regret them later.

I will add more questions as i get the hang of the blog.