Thursday, March 31, 2005


The game is about to begin...

Monday, March 28, 2005

i M iN dEsPrAtE nEeD oF hELp

Presently I have many things in my mind.
Should I collect them and grind

Is there any simpler path for me to take
Bcoz all the paths that I have in my mind are the ones I want to take

It is then when I gather some insight
Why havent I still got my priorities right?

Am I so confused in life?
Or is it jst a passing phase in my life

Hey I need some free time
To sit and introspect my crimes

I hope that this time comes soon
Till then I will remain in a cocoon

written by -- Akky

Saturday, March 26, 2005

hApPy HoLi

HOLI is the festival of COLOR.

Thought of wishing all my CSI mates HAPPY HOLI wid this >

<CSI post convention HOLI meet>

I m sure everyone enjoyd it !

These were some of the reviews i recieved on this pic :

Barkha : cool haan
Barkha : ":_
Barkha : nice job
Barkha : n happy holi

Neha Mendon: Cheked it
Neha Mendon: u seems to do a loads of hardwork...............
Neha Mendon: grt work.....................Wish a Very Happy Holi

Aarti Ramanathan: saw re
Aarti Ramanathan: really gud

Pascal Nunes: wow
Pascal Nunes: so its holi party

Varsha : the pic is amazinggggggggggg
Varsha : cool man
Varsha : really cool
Varsha : re u were suppose to spoil some more(though the spoilt ones luk gr8)

Sid Nimkar: good 1

praful (paps) : Akki is just 222222222222222much. Abe, after reading his mails i just remember one song "YEH LADKA HAI ALLAH".

Pamella Das : Well I was prtty Grumpy ;) coz I was not there in the
iDeas'05 team pic, but aftr seeing Akki's HOLI Version
of it I just cudn't stop smiling. I must say he did a
Fantastic job on it, (Very Imaginative) and I totally
agree wid Prafull.

Manisha Papriani : akshay, that was nicely done. very imaginative i must say

Nikita Dashputra : tht was really cool on the post convention website......i liked tht concept of online"Truely Online Existence" i can say!!!

Tanya : hahah....nice pic
Tanya : have fun...happy holi
Tanya : hope these memories nevr get bitter...

Waiting for some more of such reviews...

Sunday, March 20, 2005

finally... someone did post a comment !

thnks Pascal a lot. for this >> the first comment on my blog.

good to knw tat someone reads my blog even more when someone posts a comment. its a nice feeling. after all this is not only for me to read.

looking fwd for some more comments.

keep hookd to it.

CResCEndo -- a good end to this season

Ya.. ya.. ya... I won at CResCEndo (19th March)! [actually Manav was also wid me bt he was there only to get a feel of things and jst 2 see by his eyes wat i xactly do in a webD competition.]

It was a nice experience winning at Fr. Agnels tech fest CResCEndo after da forgetfull xP of VESIT. The best thing at Agnels was that they had this competition in the Mac lab which had e-Macs everywhere. For others it must be something new ... bt for me it was fine. Had used eMac at college before [thnks to Kevin sir and Rina mam]. Also met Nishant and loads of others who knew abt me thru Nishant. Feels gr8.

I guess this was the last competition of the season [sem]. Thnks to UMIT (sud thnk them for few other things also), IEEE360, NCST, IDeas'05 and CResCEndo now I can buy a cell on my own. I always wanted to buy my own cell otherwise jst wait till such a day comes :-)

Today I had been to Vartak college for their tech fest Touchstone. Had been there to meet Aseem, Srikanth and party and also to participate in s/w shocase event[which was secondary]. Was late as always bt the event strtd even late.

Sandy & Pascal were there to my surprise. Seeing them my chances of winning had already vanished. Firstly bcoz I had brought CRMProbe only bcoz of the prize money factor and not bcoz i m proud of it. Actually even i dont knw now why I m not proud of it. Its really gr8 bt open source thoughts have taken over. [good in some aspects I m moving over from VB and also that I dnt use .NET for my final year proj. tat wud be a nightmare]. Finally i came a close fourth ... hhaaha there were jst 5 entries. lol. Though all who won [
Dhruv,Pascal,Sandy] were gr8. No regrets at all.

Also participated in C Programming ... did live upto my reputation of being good at C Programming and not the best :d.

Monday, March 14, 2005

finally ......... Mandrake is BaCk

After 3 years ... Mandrake is back on my computer. Feels great because it was the first distro that I used. I loved it then and I m sure that I will love it even now. Hope I get the Internet started fast because then it will be all the more enjoyable. Hope mandrake 10.1. stays on my computer for a long time.

Didnt do much of anything today. Wil have to start writing assignments and journal sincerely because of the bet with Sampada ( and i dont wanna loose )

Wouldnt be tough to finish all the journal wrk and assignments.

Tommorow being Monday will have to live upto all the decisions I have made in the course of last week.

rest is fine

take care

Sunday, March 13, 2005

tHiS wAs bOuNd To HaPpeN oNcE

After a series of wins ........ finally i didnt win this time.

Ya after winning at UMIT, IEE360, NCST and IDeas'05 (this sem)... I finallly didnt win. I m continuously sayin that I dint win and not that I lost ( bcoz I didnt loose in this competition.. I simply didnt win)

Things that will be with me after this experience:

1> Loosing is part of the game when you participate ( i did tend to forget this )

2> Good that I lost today bcoz of improper judging ( atleast i m of that opinion and also my fellow competitors were of the same opinion) and not bcoz i lost my touch. Actually today I was the best with my banner as always. I loved making it and I guess thats wat counts.

3> I was all the more disappointed when the results were declared bcoz I had not won and I had also missed my CG unit test for this competition. So frm now onwards no missing tests for any competitions.

4> Don't miss an opportunity of visiting UMIT (......... lol ........ I didnt write abt this UMIT ka kissa here ever before. Will wirte abt it if something substantial happens. )

5> Everything is VESIT suckz .......except the prize money. I will be back next time for the prize money :d.

6> Good to not win once in a while ....... it doesnt build the presurre of having an unbeaten record. Feeling a little relieved now of the record.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

nO i AiNt bUsY nOw!

I wasnt studyin all these days...

I wasnt attending college all this while...

I wasnt involved with anyone ...

And wasnt flirting wit a chic !

I was jst a lil busy all this time...

Do tak a look at this pic...

Sunday, March 06, 2005

IDeas'05 memories

I m just going to spk of the good things that i noticed ( its not tat i dnt kne wat went wrong, everyone wud hav his own opinion bt i will leave it for the comming convention team for next year ) .....and sorry if I miss to mention some of the good things.

Let me start by saying that it was the most enjoyable experience on the whole. As all were leaving Kornark(hpe i get the speelings right:-) i had a lump in the throat lik the one i had while seeing Black. Probably I had the feeling of missing all of U ........ and more so I was waiting there and was seeing others leave one by one.

I must say we worked hard ........ya really hard in our own sense. I m sure everyone of us have sacrificed a lot to be here and also shuffled our priorities. I missd many of the meetings for the convention which were held at the chpt office and also the sandwhiches (or biscuits watever tat was served). But now I feel I should have attended some more because I missd the opportunity of being with U all.

Let me try and desc the committies in one liners and their keywords (consider it as my personal opinion and not of everyones if u find it offensive :-) :


"truly Online exisistence"

What I feel is that since we were in the technical team we had to be techno and this was our way of being techno. Also one more thing that I would like to point out is that according to me we ( 4 of us [+1 (bcoz i wud consider patrick to also be one of us)]) worked very well together unknowingly dividing our work equally. Also Nikita's sincerity surprised me bcoz before i was not sure wat a gal wud do in a technical team ( and i m sorry for my foolishnes ) since she proved me wrong.


"Website par Hiranandani upar hona chaiye that aur Microsoft neeche"

Sponsorhip team had all the BigTime members. Do I need to list them? The only drawbak of me doing the spons. brochure was that bcoz of me our accnt went into negative even before sposorship money strtd comming in. I also remember Pinto sir telling me that "if we are expecting 5 lacs then never mind if the brochure printing cost is more . go ahead"

Publicity and Registration:

"everything of theirs depended on other committes and thus they had to postpone most of their plans"

It had the max no of members. One standout pt abt the reg team was that during the first day we had all of the SFITians ( which had 100+ registrations) comming up early,then registering for GNU/Linux wrkshop which had a max of 60 seats......... thnks for this to Prajakta,Patrick,Siddesh & Tarun and others fron their college. It was sad that only SFIT was attendin the GNU/Linux wrkshop. guys I dnt have any grudge against anyone watsoever bcoz after the 61 entries

( ..... 61 bcoz after 59, 2 ppl had registerd simultaneosuly .... fuuny na bt this is a fact ) i managed to get in 4 DBITians ( 100% of the DBITians who had come on the first day) in somehow with the help of Tech Team batch and Tarun who was at the door.



feels great to knw that they had pulld up this mag in just 5 days without much help frm others who cud have submitted articles. I must say even the ISRO dir. was impressed after looking at it though he didnt say anything.


"ICOC is everywhere"

They were the ppl who performed well finally. I was esp impressed by the hardwrk put in by each one of them. They were the ones who won the hearts of everyone. 3 cheers for them


"They got it all together"

A lot of work was put in by the PC team. I fell He-manshu lead them well. Though many felt that he was doing a lot of 'natak and chilamchalli' bt on the convention days I m sure he was the one on whom the spotlight was. They didnt let us down. I also felt they were most well orgnized.

Few one-liners for U all ....if u missd them:

"You should get in Mahesh Murthy ........ " -- Patrick (lontime bak ........and everyone likd it again)

"I will need 50k for robotics" -- Anurag ( robotics event head ) as tld to Bhavik ....... at chpt office

"SNDT is a university ....and umIT is our college name......... " --UMITian

"Your team cant be contacted ....... we sud gift Akshay a mobile" -- Nirupama */*/05 ( she tld this to niki . i feel it was such a noble thought)

"Haan ....haan main aa raha hoon abhi thodi der main pahunchta hoon..." -- Digant 3/3/05

"i hope something magical happens" -- Manisha 3/3/05 (comenting on the low regis frm TSEC)

"Ravish Singh .......... ( and something more without sayin sir or anythig else with it ) ........................ " -- Pradnya 3/3/05 (for which she had to hear some firing frm him)

"Aunty ............. !" -- Vicky throughout the conv ( i m sure u knw who he was adressing)

"Hey tu free hai kya .......... okie yeh kaam kar ........ " -- Bhavik/Pratik ( frm wat I hav come to kne...frm others... though I must say both of them are sporting enf. ... i appreciate tat)

"Padtalidictory ...... ( ceremony in which Bhavik and Pratik got targeted...)" -- Aseem,Praful,Vicky 3/3/05

"Hey! yeh toh English paper hai ..." -- Akshay (to nikita when she was piking up times of india at TIFR since we had to pass sometime)

"I m frm SNDT college .. UMIT " -- Nikita 5/3/05 (believe me guys she said it to that ISRO Dr. ..... i hrd it clearly and she said this in hurry bt she may not acept it bcoz she may be court martialed or sued quite a possibility [bt this is my side of the story])

"I m the only one frm the tech team .... akshay has only come for his events (webD and programming)" -- Nikita 5/3/05 (couldnt hlp it ....... it was the reason i was in the tech team . cudnt have ignored participating in the events)

"Akshay ....akshay .......... " -- Vicky 5/3/05 (when DBIT won the Best participating college award ... was a good gesture )

"Bosco Bosco Bosco Don Bosco ........... " -- DBIT studs ( and some others 2 i guess ) [the trophy is imp for us only for the reason that we can show this to our princi and somhow make sure that we get attendance for all these days .....and also attendance for the next convention beforehand]

" ......... Red Bull ........ " -- Priya/Barkha 5/3/05 ( still dnt kne wat it was bt ..ya it continued for a long time )

" John the baptist .......... " -- Ravi Miranda 5/3/05 ( plz save us frm these PJs ........)

"He is a dudu boy " -- Priya 5/3/05 (whn i said i drink jst milk)

"Ismain cheez kam hai .......... vapis lake do ! " -- Barkha 5/3/05 ( on having less chese on the top of pav bhaaji)

"Yeh hamare Mahila Morcha ka adyhakash hai" -- Voiced by Varsha and seconded by Jalpa,Barkha and Priya finally accepted unanimously.

"Ismain kanda nahin hai ..Jain hai kya" -- Barkha 5/3/05 (after having one spoon of pav bhaji.. lol) ........ "chal vapis karte hain ... " -- Priya (continud barkhas discovery) "

"M^1n 13 ba6ky m^^` b&ew^^L! h00n" -- Varsha 5/3/05 ( I am sure no one missed this frm Varsha [i m sure the pitch was so high that no one wud have even if he had coverd his ears]....... I didnt write this bcoz I fear for my life..........and wud surely not dare to include this on the website . ;-).

"Yeh sunne ke pehle mere kaan kyun nahin phat gaye" -- Akshay 5/3/05 ( on hearing Varsha's cry)

"Dont do it .. not on the website ......... I will kill you " -- Varsha 5/3/05 ( i wont ...and i havent ... and will never think of doing it . kyunki mujhe meri jaan pyaari hai)

In all it was a memorable Xp and thnks to Ravi sir for the dinner at the end of the convention which was much needed. Hope to find some more by comming to a post-convention meet whereever it is. Looking foward to see U all there and treasuring all the hectic, stressful, busy, funny, touching, stupid moment with U all.

--[ ak47surve ]--