4/13/2004

A happy ending

THIS SITE HAS MOVED TO FREEPGS.COM/ABHISHEK.
THANK YOU!



I am moving to Movable Type again. Recently I bought some webspace from Ploghost and hence my new home on the web is http://freepgs.com/abhishek. Sorry for the inconvinience but as I've said before MT is the best. I hope you guys will visit me on the new site.
Bye!!!

4/12/2004

Friendosphere

Recently I was invited to join Orkut by Prem. Its actually a community maintained by the search engine giant Google. Its much like MSN actually where you can send messages, invite new friends or join communities. The only catch is that someone has got to invite you to join this, you cannot just sign up. Anyways after receiving Prem's invitation, I signed up and then invited A~Lotus to the club as well.
So if anyone wish to be my Orkut friend, please do drop me a line in the comment box or send an email to me at abhi3@ml1.net or abhi3@fastmail.co.uk.

In other news, today's Calvin and Hobbes strip was pretty funny. Here it goes:
Calvin: Oh, Mom? I just remembered, some lady called you about an hour ago.
Mom: Did you get her name and number?
C: No...
M: Well! How am I supposed to call her back?!
C: You don't need to, she's still on the line.

And here's a joke that I found in the Brunch magazine.

George W Bush went to see the doctor to get the results of his brain scan. The doctor said: "Mr. President, I've some bad news for you. First, we discovered that your brain has two sides: the left side and the right side."
Bush interrupted, "Well, that's normal, isn't it? I thought everbody had two sides of the brain?"
The doctor replied, "That's true, Mr. President. But your brain is very unusual because on the left side there isn't anything right, and on the right side there isn't anything left.

4/10/2004

I just looooooooove it!!!!!!!!

Here's a challenge that I found in Tina's site via Michael's site (pretty long connection, huh)? Okay all I've to do is write a list of 100 things that I like.
Okay here it goes (in no particular order though):
1. My mom.
2. My sis.
3. Biology especially medicine and in medicine especially neurology.
4. Psychology (pretty strange, huh, liking both neurology and psychology *winks*)
5. Friends (not the serial but real life friends)
6. Tanu's accent (not that I like Tanu as a whole but I like her accent even more)
7. My blog
8. Dr. Dasgupta
9. Tantu Kaku
10. Biryani
11. INTERNET (boy do I like surfing)
12. Visual Basic and Q Basic
13. Sleeping
14. Action movies
15. Jokes
16. Puzzles
17. True worship
18. Silence
19. Library
20. Good books
21. Helpful people
22. Newspapers: The Telegraph and Hindustan Times
23. Luxurious hotels
24. Exotic tours
25. Science city
26. Nicco Park
27. Microsoft Word
28. Windows XP
29. Computer and video games
30. Water
31. Coded language (I love uncoding them)
32. My new hobby
33. My UNI-SAR mitsubishi pen
34. Pritviraj for his ability to smile even in the most sadistic conditions
35. My dad
36. AIIMS
37. Smilies
38. Comment boxes in blogs
39. Spiderman
40. Scientists
41. Classical mechanics
42. Rohu fish (Labeo rohita)
43. Catla fish (Catla catla)
44. Chicken
45. Email (I can't live without it)
46. People who can think out of the box
47. Thinking out of the box
48. Research papers
49. BMJ
50. Nature magazine.
Yay!!! I've scored a half century...
51. Tea
52. Coffee
53. Coke (too bad I can't drink it now)
54. Mathematics
55. Inspiring proverbs
56. Knowledge (who doesn't like it)
57. Love (c'mon you have got to admit this)
58. Laboratories (any lab...I just love the feeling of it)
59. My name...hmm...pretty cool name, isn't it...lol
60. My computer
61. Ice cream (especially the chocolate ones)
62. Fries (without sauce...I hate sauce...yuk)
63. IQ tests (did the last one from emode.com)
64. Writings which seems pretty important and nice but in reality is crap (if you are confused check out this site).
65. Truth or Scare on Discovery Channel
66. Studying paranormal activities or para psychology (don't you think I should try to become a psychologist instead of a neurologist)
67. My enemies (don't ask why I love them...it seems kind of funny to me whenever they threaten me but if it has got to do something with somebody I love...god help them...*@#&%*)
68. Saurav Ganguly
69. Team India
70. Ronaldo
71. Beckham (can anybody bend the ball like him)
72. Ronadinho (I like the way he defeats the defence)
73. Cricket, footbal, chess
74. Libraries
75. Making friends (wanna be my friend???)
76. Spending (saving money is not meant for me...this moment I have it, next I don't...that's why the resturant people likes me so much...*winks*)
77. Encyclopedia Britannica
78. Wikipedia
79. A~Lotus' blog (she has got this something about her writings that attracts me)
80. Visiting wedding parties (not that I like to see the bride and groom but I like the food they serve)
81. Home sweet home
82. Conducting any form of research
83. Rice (I just love eating it)
84. Teaching
85. Challenges
86. Linux
87. Sify Iway
88. Dogs
89. Praying silently rather than going to a temple and showing off how much you love God
90. Giving gifts without funfare
91. Carnivals (I just looooooove the video games stand)
92. The song 'My heart will go on' by Celine Dion (I think I will listen to it now)
I'm tired...
93. My watch (a HMT Lalit collection)
94. Mom's potato fries
95. HTML (how could I've forgotten that)
96. Javascript and DHTML (obviously)
97. The most twisted picture one can get (I have some here but it is recommended that you don't visit it)
98. Lying down and thinking about what I know and trying to recall every detail (becomes really tough at times)
99. Kashmiri Pulao
100. Wishing 'goodbye', 'thank you' and stuff like that.
Bye!!!

New hobby


The only thing missing in my life (other than the out of question stuff like a ride to jupiter) was a proper hobby, so I've decided to start one from today (actually I've done a part of it before posting this). I am going to study on Osteofluorosis or Skeletal and Dental fluorosis. Osteofluorosis, as you must be knowing, is a disease cause by excessive amount of fluorine (in the form of fluoride) in water, beverages, food, air, etc. The maximum amount that a human body can take is 0.5 mg/Kg. But ofcourse that value differs in case of pregnant woman, construction workers, people suffering from artiritis, etc.
What's most dangerous about this disease is that Phase-1 of it or the pre-clinical phase is almost not detectable. Symptoms are almost similar to arthiritis or rheumatic arthiritis. Fluorosis is prevalant in India from a very long time yet NO CONCRETE STEPS HAS BEEN TAKEN TO SOLVE IT, god knows why. Previously the north east part of the country was spared but now the disorder has surfaced here as well. Places like Teghoria, etc has been affected.
The first symptoms (of dental fluorosis) is the brownish or blackish spots that appear on one's teeth. Also pits are seen since the enamel is destroyed. Over exposure may lead to Poker's syndrome.
I will be updating about my study through this blog. Ofcourse the usual talks would also go on. Posts on this study would be in blue colour and other talks would be in the previous colour that I have used. The reason I am posting all these here is that I would like to request for any forms of help that you may be able to provide (like weblinks, names of books, papers or articles on this topic, etc). I would be highly obliged for any form of help.
Thank you.

4/09/2004

Booooooooooooooooo!


Finished reading 'The World Famous Ghosts' by Ashok Kumar Sharma. Its a wonderful treatise on many unexplained events that have taken place in the past. It covers almost all stories from the widely known to less known. For example, there is this story about Abraham Lincoln's ghost. It goes on to say that Kenny was incharge of Lincoln's security when he was assasinated. After his death, Kenny used to see his spirit roaming about and looking at him at a very displeased manner. However, he never harmed Kenny. Kenny understood that Lincoln held him responsible for him untimely death. He called in a priest and other people who deal with parapsychology and called Lincoln. He told him that he was sorry for what has happened but he is now in charge of the next president. After that the spirit of Lincoln never appeared to Kenny.

In another story, there was a Bengalee family, a nuclear family consisting of father (Mr. Jay Ghosh), mother and their three year old daygther, Ritushree. Ritushree was very very naughty. After sometime the couple decided to shift to a new house. The events that followed their decision frightened them out of their wits. There were scribblings on the wall with coloured pencils and the books were torn into pieces. At first the couple suspected that it was Ritushree but they soon discovered that it was not her job. Then they laid their suspicions on their maid but unfortunately she was clean too. The couple was perplexed. Finally, after about a year, the maid went to her village. Strangely the phenomenon stopped after this. Parapsychologists concluded that may be the 'mischevious' spirit used the psychic powers of the maid to do all that stuff.

There are other similar true incidents: one about Heathrow Airport and one concerning the spirits of famous musicians. This book really returned my interests on the paranormal so much so that I am now thinking about registering myself with the International Society of Ghost Hunters.

I would like to take this oppurtunity to narrate an incident here. There is a place near our locality called Kaliyanibas. Recently about 3 or 3 and a half years back, a couple bought a house there. They had no children. The wife used to busy herself with the house work and making her home as decorative as possible since her husband earned a whooping salary and there was no need of that extra money. Unfortunately last year the wife died due to stroke. Now the real fun starts here. The husband who was all alone now began hearing footsteps in the kitchen and sound of someone dusting the floors and walls but nobody was visible. It didn't take him long to understand that his wife's spirit was roaming about.
After a few days, he went on an office trip and hired a boy to guard the house. This guy decided to use the couple's bedroom for his night's slumber. Nearly about midnight he woke up and found something soft on his face. He switched on his bedlamp and found that it was a lady's hair falling from the ceiling fan. The very next moment he heard the sound of mopping right under his bed. After that he lost consciousness.
Now the house has been sealed and is being slowly destroyed by weather and wild plants... Anybody care to buy a cheap house???

4/08/2004

This post is dedicated to A~Lotus' HTML problem. OK I am going to do this step by step.

1. Go to Settings and change your archive type to Individual.
2. Open the Template page and find the code for the archives listing. It will be something like this:

3. Delete that code and replace it with this code:

4. Voila! You are done.

If you are using Javascript, then just delete it and replace it with the above code. Coding a drop down within a javascript code is pretty hard.

You can also use a div code to make a scrolling list. I will tell about it in my subsequent posts.

4/06/2004

Whew! What a day today was. A long wait and at the end a dangerous result. Well I got through: that's the most important thing, I never expected anything more considering the fact that I was unable to complete my syllabus and my primary concern is to gather knowledge rather that see a few big numbers on a piece of paper.
But that was the previous academic session, this is a new one with new challenges to be faced. And I can't expect anything short of the best. I got 83.94% in my ICSE and I HAVE to get atleast 89 to 92% in the Higher Secondary. There is no alternative to it. I have to do it and for it I have to work towards it.
Besides the marks that I got this time were the lowest I have ever got in my life. I can't let that happen again. I need to get back to my former position.
Mom said that it was okay and I should look for better marks next time but I know that she ain't satisfied. She is not happy with my results. I have to work harder. Other than the HS, I also have a tough competitive exams on my head which I have to clear at any cost.
I don't know whats gonna happen, I guess only time will tell that. But I sure do like to believe...

4/05/2004

Well I am back. Thanks to Prem's words and A~Lotus and other wonderful people out there. I don't think I will be closing this blog.
Cheerio until next time...:-)

4/03/2004

I am closing this blog and I won't be posting anymore. The reasons are pretty simple actually. I tend to spend a lot of time posting stuff, the time which I can't afford to loose. I don't think I will be making another blog ever.
However I am putting up a website purely for educational purposes. The URL is http://geocities.com/abhi3deydas.

4/02/2004

Here's something that I got from Dr. U Bannerjee, MIT. Its an invitation from the All Mighty. Whats best about this is the challenges and whoever holds on to these challenges are truly the best...

AN INVITATION

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I
want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to
dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know
if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for
your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your
moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of
your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's
betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from
fear of further pain!

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your
own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your
own, if you can dance with wildness and let the
ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you're telling is
true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to
be true to yourself; If you can bear the accusation of
betrayal and not betray your own soul.

I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be
trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is
not pretty every day, and if you can source your life
from God's presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and
mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout
to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!"

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how
much money you have. I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair, weary and
bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for
the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be
here. I want to know if you will stand in the center
of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you
have studied. I want to know what sustains you from
the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and
if you truly like the company you keep in the empty
moments

Learnt about this test from A~Lotus' site. Its called the Death Clock. Or in other words, predict how many seconds you have to live. Well I took the test and it turned out that I am going to die on the 11th of September 2081, so I am going to live for like 78 years which ain't pretty bad.

I am dead tired today. There was no biology practicals...thank god. I finished the Age of Empires game today. It was wonderful. I just love the strategy and tacts and it just gives me a great feeling to control an empire...lol. What I like most about the game is the intermingling of facts and fiction. The history is pretty real and you have to create a world of fiction based on the facts. Microsoft sure knows how to make a good game.

Some days back I borrowed Max Payne 2 from a friend. The game's not running no matter how hard I try. It just gives an error message saying that 'Direct X 9.0 is not compatible with Graphics Adapter. Please update your driver'. I am using the latest version of the driver and am running Windows 2000 with 192 MB of RAM, a P3 processor, a 2.5 GB mother board and 20 MB of space. I really don't know what to do, its such a nice game.

In other news, the HS (Higher Secondary) board exams have started. Some of the guys in our neighbourhood are sitting for it. So..well...best of luck to them...:)

4/01/2004


Hurrah to Sehwag for scoring a triple century and I can bet we are gonna win the first test. Sehwag was just great in the first innings. Team India under 'dada' (Saurav Ganguly) is sure turning out to be a wonderful team. I guess we only have Australia to take over before we are the best in the world.
However it sure was a sad thing to know that Saurav won't be playing the second test also. I just love to watch him lead the side. Dravid is a pretty good captain too but Saurav's the guy. Kumble's bowling yesterday sure did prove a fact: experience is a must when it comes to cricket. And Yuvraj was fantastic when he got Inzamum run out. Too bad I can't see the whole match due to studies.
I particularly like the way Sehwag got is 300. He was playing more of an ODI than a test match. I mean he went for a biggie every other ball. That's some cricket alright. Many people say that he has a flawed technique but that sure didn't hinder him from scoring the maximum runs an Indian has ever scored in an innings.
And lastly congratulations to Sachin for breaking another world record (he sure has a knack for breaking records): that of the 14th double century partnership. He is now second only to Sir Don Bradman. This page contains a list of those cricketers.

3/31/2004

Today my mother asked me to choose between studying for the AICBSE-PMT (All India Central Board of Secondary Education Pre Medical Test) and WB JEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination). Well I really can't see the difference between the too. I mean competitive exams are supposed to be elimination tests, a place where both knowledge and skills are tested. So the more you know, the more brushed your skills are, more the chances you have of getting through. So what's the hype all about?
Many students say that the courses are not alike. Well true, there are some differences but they are DEFINITELY NOT TOTALLY DIFFERENT. For example, in Biology there are extra chapters on Taenia solium and Neurophysiology in the WBJEE that are not present in the AICBSE-PMT syllabus. So if you are in CBSE, you've got to study these extra chapters. Big Deal!!! In chemistry also, the variety of sums asked in WB JEE is great and so you have to PRACTICE PRACTICE AND PRACTICE but I would like to ask aren't you doing yourself a favour by practicing different kinds of sums.
Also a few months back I saw the WBJEE 2003 question papers (for Medical Entrance Examinations), thanks to Bappa da. The questions were subjective and...well...kinda creepy. Like as far as I can remember, there was one question regarding milk turning sour, etc. Recently (only a few days ago), I came across the expected question paper of WB JEE 2004 in PCMB. They are tough but not impossible to crack.
Recently I got this email about a FREE IIT/AIEE online mock test. Its not going to be of much help to me because I am least interested in engineering but I know there are a lot of guys out there who are dying to solve the toughest of problems. So I am publishing the email here. Hope it will be of help to all.

ANNOUNCEMENT: IIT-JEE+AIEEE 2004 Open Tests


Dear Students,

Registration is open for FREE Model Tests for IIT-JEE 2004 Screening, Mains and AIEEE 2004. The course is called, "Open Global Online Tests" the details of which can be found at http://www.123iitjee.com/iitjee_open_test.htm . The tests can be taken by students across the globe.

Wishing you great success,

123iitjee.com
indianetgroup.com

3/27/2004

Here's a wonderful story that I found in Prem's blog.

My husband is an Engineer by profession, I love him for his steady nature, and I love the warm feeling when I lean against his broad shoulders.

Three years of courtship and now, two years into marriage, I would have to admit, that I am getting tired of it. The reasons of me loving him before, has now transformed into the cause of all my restlessness.

I am a sentimental woman and extremely sensitive when it comes to a relationship and my feelings, I yearn for the romantic moments, like a little girl yearning for candy. My husband, is my complete opposite, his lack of sensitivity, and the inability of bringing romantic moments into our marriage has disheartened me about love. One day, I finally decided to tell him my decision, that I wanted a divorce.

"Why?" he asked, shocked. "I am tired, there are no reasons for everything in the world!" I answered.

He kept silent the whole night, seems to be in deep thought with a lighted cigarette at all times.

My feeling of disappointment only increased, here was a man who can't even express his predicament, what else can I hope from him?

And finally he asked me:" What can I do to change your mind?" Somebody said it right, it's hard to change a person's personality, and I guess, I have started losing faith in him.

Looking deep into his eyes I slowly answered : "Here is the question, if you can answer and convince my heart, I will change my mind, Let's say, I want a flower located on the face of a mountain cliff, and we both are sure that picking the flower will cause your death, will you do it for me?"

He said :" I will give you your answer tomorrow...." My hopes just sank by listening to his response.

I woke up the next morning to find him gone, and saw a piece of paper with his scratchy handwriting, underneath a milk glass, on the dining table near the front door, that goes....

My dear,

"I would not pick that flower for you, but please allow me to explain the reasons further.."

This first line was already breaking my heart. I continued reading.

"When you use the computer you always mess up the Software programs, and you cry in front of the screen, I have to save my fingers so that I can help to restore the programs.

You always leave the house keys behind, thus I have to save my legs to rush home to open the door for you.

You love traveling but always lose your way in a new city, I have to save my eyes to show you the way.

You always have the cramps whenever your "good friend" approaches every month, I have to save my palms so that I can calm the cramps in your tummy.

You like to stay indoors, and I worry that you will be infected by infantile autism. I have to save my mouth to tell you jokes and stories to cure your boredom.

You always stare at the computer, and that will do nothing good for your eyes, I have to save my eyes so that when we grow old, I can help to clip your nails,and help to remove those annoying white hairs. So I can also hold your hand while strolling down the beach, as you enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful sand... and tell you the colour offlowers, just like the color of the glow on your young face...

Thus, my dear, unless I am sure that there is someone who loves you more than I do... I could not pick that flower yet, and die.. "

My tears fell on the letter, and blurred the ink of his handwriting... and as I conntinue on reading...

"Now, that you have finished reading my answer, if you are satisfied, please open the front door for I am standing outside bringing your favorite bread and fresh milk...

I rush to pull open the door, and saw his anxious face, clutching tightly with his hands, the milk bottle and loaf of bread....

Now I am very sure that no one will ever love me as much as he does, and I have decided to leave the flower alone...

That's life, and love. When one is surrounded by love, the feeling of excitement fades away, and one tends to ignore the true love that lies in between the peace and dullness.

Love shows up in all forms, even very small and cheeky forms, it has never been a model, it could be the most dull and boring form.. . flowers, and romantic moments are only used and appear on the surface of the relationship. Under all this, the pillar of true love stands... and that's our life... Love, not words win arguments...

Anonymous *



3/26/2004

Today I had a chance to see The Matrix Revolutions. Its a wonderful movie, full of action, nostalgia and romance. Neo (Keanu Reeves) was at his best. Smith had grown beyond control, so Neo makes a deal with the machines: to stop Smith in exchange of peace. What I cannot understand is why on Earth can't the machines stop Smith. Since Smith is only a program, a counter-program can stop it. If Smith is a virus, then an anti-virus can stop a virus, what's the need of a saviour.
Another thing I was unable to understand is what happened when Neo turned into Smith in the last scene. He just exploded, I mean what exactly did the director meant to show us by that. Why did Neo explode and not the Oracle and other important people whose 'powers also extended beyond the Earth'.
In all other ways, the movie was great. The APU's were cool and whats the full form of APU and EMP. The people of Zion were great too. The most interesting thing that seemed to me about the people of Zion is the fact that they lived under the soil and the machines had to use diggers to get to them. Another question that keep on coming to me is why there is no sun or moon in the sky and when Trinity flies up the ship over the clouds, why was there both a sun and a moon visible. I mean we don't see all these phenomenon now, so whats the scientific explanation for it...



Among other news, today we had our practical exams. I think I've aced it. Chemistry was too easy. Just a green solution was given and we were told to add Potassium ferro cyanide into it. Then the teacher asked to recognise the radical. Ofcourse everyone knows that a green solution usually contains Cu2+ ions. Even then we added the reagent and sure enough there was a chocolate brown precipitate, thus confirming the presence of copper ions. In viva, I was asked to name the valency of copper ions (can you believe that?)Even a class two child will be able to answer this question.
Biology was a bit tough but fortunately I answered my part. The specimen that I was asked to recognise was Fern. I recognised it by the brown spots (sorus or sori) underneath the leaf surface. In practicals, we were asked to write the identifying characters of the Genus Hibiscus. That was pretty easy.
In physics, we had the option to choose between a number of experiments. I took the one to find the Time Period of a pendulum of wires of different length. That was fun. Nobody else in our group did that. Every one went for Screw Gauge and Vernier Callipers. But doing something that I've done a hundred times is no fun. Doing something new is where the real attraction is.

3/25/2004

Bollywood Titanic

Found this in Partha's blog. Its a wonderful read...

Titanic - the Indian Version

Have you ever wondered what would be in "Titanic" if the same was made in
Bollywood? The name of the movie would be "Goa to Bombay". Well here it
goes!

- Madhuri has to be Rose and who else but Sharukh as JJJJJ JJJ Jack.
Madhuri's fiance would be Gulshan Grover who mutters "bad man" everytime he
sees Shahrukh.

- Amitabh Bacchan would make a guest appearance as the Ship's captain and
would be waltzing with Madhuri during the party. Of course, he would not
die.

- Shahrukh will be travelling with his sister and 5 other chamchas from
college plus 50 extras who are well trained in every dance sequence in the
world.

- The movie would only last for 7 hours. Thanks to great piece of editing,
there would be only 22 songs in the movie out of 30 in CD album.

- The ship would be overflowing with extras whom you normally find in movies
that have a court scene full of people or a slum full of aam-janta. The ship
will start sinking, not because of the iceberg but because of excessive
on-board population.

- The infamous lovemaking in the back seat of the car would be replaced with
a song in the Swiss Alps.

- Best friend of Shahrukh will save his sister from being raped during
chaos. The sister will instantly fall in love right after this and she will
also get a song or two.

- Remember Rose changing her mind about jumping into the water ? In our
case, Madhuri changes her mind, since...since.. the ship is moving along a
creek and the water stinks!

- How can we forget the painting scene? Shahrukh would be painting Madhuri's
portrait with Madhuri fully covered minus the locket (censors yaar!). This
is to be followed by a dance number, with extras of course, in a art
gallery.

- Shahrukh would eventually find his long lost mom Aasoo Devi on the ship.
Only during the climax would Aasoo Devi tell Shahrukh about how Gulshan
troubled them. Shahrukh would then yell, "Kutte mein tera khoon pee
jaaoonga". The ensuing fight would only last for an hour.

- There would be an antakshari for the "drowners" conducted by Annu Kapoor
instead of the trio playing the violin.

-Most important!! The number of times the word "Bachaoooo" would be yelled
would be a record in the history of cinema.

And the masterpiece would be waste of time...ooops waste of money without...

-"Raaabert...Captain se ja ke kaho ke agar apni maa or bahen ko zinda dekhna
chahte ho to naav ko Hindustaan kee sarhado se hamesha hamesha ke liye
bahooot door le le..."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...

Today my sister celebrated her doll's birthday. It was kind of funny to watch a 12 year old dressing up her 'son' (which was acually the doll), praying for him and wishing him the best of luck. Ofcourse we had to give the doll gifts and my sis treated us with nice goodies. But behind all the fun and games lies a basic evolutionary fact that cannot be denied.
The primary question that arises in our mind is: "Why do girls do all these stuff while boys prefer to break things down instead (atleast I used to do that when I was a kid)?" I think the answer to this lies in the fact that evolution has made the female of the species more protective and caring. Having said these, most probably they are the ones who become mature more quickly than boys. Most probably evolution has made the females (of all species) to look after the young ones and take care of the ecological niche they occupy. On the other hand, Nature has made the males food gatherers. Hence, they become more aggresive in less time because that aspect is necessary to rival with the enemies. But that definitely dosen't mean that females are all goodies-goodies and the less aggresive lot. They are aggresive but only under certain conditions when they have to protect their children or similar conditions like that.
Coming back to the fact at hand, my sister did all the things that a grown-up would have done for her own child. That raises the question: "Did Nature actually prepare us for the future challenges through the games we played as a kid?" Maybe. And most probably the answer is 'yes'.
Well whatever the case may be, all we can say now is HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAUL (thats the name of the doll).

Whew! Today was someday alright. Dr. Dasgupta said that he is going to teach from 10AM. So I was there on time. Unfortunately he came at 12:15PM. Thats a 2 hrs 15 mins wait.
Two new students joined us today. One is a boy from Bholananda National Vidyalaya named Rohan. The other is Ananya from KV (AFS), Barrackpore.
Today was a wonderfully interesting class. Sir taught us photosynthesis. Though it may pretty simple at first sight, the process (thermo-chemical) is not at all that simple. I mean there are a lot of concepts involved in understanding the process and a thorough knowledge of chemistry and parts of Quantum Mechanics is required to apreciate the finer points. Today we were only able to complete the light phase of the process and hence would be doing the dark phase the next day.



Today we (my parents and me) had a casual talk about WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination). It is a well known fact that there are only 750 seats in the whole state. What's surprising is the fact that of these 165 are alloted to the SC (Scheduled Castes) only. Also 6% of the total number has been alloted to the ST's (Scheduled Tribes) and 4% to the OBC (Other Backward Classes). Can you believe that? That leaves only 500 seats for the General category. What surprises me the most is how can somebody call some of these people Scheduled Castes and give special advantages to them. Citing an example, there is a Mr. T who is a so called SC. His father earns a whooping salary, they have a huge house and a fat bank balance. If they can be termed as opressed, god knows what the other people would be termed as.
I personally think that these advantages should only be allowed to those meritious students who are below the poverty line so that they can do something in their lives, not the not-so-meritous students who only use this help to their advantage.

I can get no...satisfaction

I am totally dissatisfied with my previous host. They have a high amount of down time, something I hate very much because most of the time you cannot see your site, neither can you use FTP not can you log in via the file manager so I've shifted to Blogger. I mean what have I got to loose except the fact that I've to start all over again. But what the heck?

Well so much for now. Bye!!!