This post is for everyone who has been wondering where I’ve been all this time. I’ve started with my last semester in college and it is turning out to be synonymous to joblessness. For those who don’t know yet, last September I got a job offer from Nagarro Software, Gurgaon. It was followed in December by another job offer from Applied Materials, Bangalore 🙂 . In other news, I took my GRE last September and got a pretty decent score of 323/340. I’m not applying to any university this year at least; not interested in doing a post graduation as of now. I would be joining Applied Materials this July most probably. So, in short, no more campus placements for me and studies have never been an issue in college. With a little over 3 months left, I think I’ll take some time off and relax this semester.
Just when the jobless me was typing this post, I realized that I do have a lot of work to do in the near future like the college magazine design work and a website design. So I’ve decided to post some random updates once in a while till May after which I’ll have two months that can be called the epitome of joblessness. My blog would get a completely new look around that time. Until then, stay tune to the random jibber-jabber.
First things first. Apologies to my regular readers for not being able to update my blog too often. I owe you guys an explanation and hence this post. I also regret not being able to help my entrance-exam traffic this year as much as I’ve done in the past years. I’ll try to be more regular with my blog updates from now. ( Yes I know this is not the first time I’ve said this 😛 )
My last post dates back to January which was a very ordinary month. Just the usual college life, early morning lectures, which for a change, I did manage to attend. Then came the very busy month of February. I spent most of my time working either for Technosearch and Maffick 2011 or Excelsior 2011, the college magazine. The magazine was a big success. You can download an e-copy if you haven’t checked it out yet. March was the month when life started getting easier. After Techo-Maffick ’11 was over, the focus shifted completely to Excelsior ’11. Being involved in designing it was a great experience. It was fun working with my buddy Anupum Pant who also happened to be the Chief Designer. Learnt quite a lot of new stuff in Corel Draw. March was also the month when I actually had to study a bit too 😛 . Moving on to the release of Excelsior ’11 that was early in the month of April. Along with it came the realisation that the magazines are heavier than they look, specially when they are in bundles of 25. The month of April also meant that it was exam time. I completed my minor project on Building a home security surveillance system using the Lego Mindstorms NXT successfully but making the project report and getting it printed turned out to be a big PITA. The project coordinator literally made us work (for her) for extra credits; result to be out soon, hope it pays off. My exams and practicals were over in the first week of May and I’ve been in Delhi for last 12 days or so. I’ll be here till the end of June before the commencement of my final year in college.
That’s all about what I’ve been up to for the past few months. Now, I’ll get to what I’m into right now. This weekend seems to have a lot of sporting events lined up. I’ve been following the 4th edition of the Indian Premier League and am supporting the Mumbai Indians as always. They have a big match tomorrow against RCB. Hope they manage to pull off a victory. I’ve also been following the French Open. Hope to see another Federer-Nadal final resulting in favour of Federer. I’ve been following Formula 1 a lot more ever since Michael Schumacher has come back from retirement. Sadly he doesn’t have a car good enough to support his potential and he hasn’t been in performing that well. Hope to see a better performance in the Monaco Grand Prix scheduled for this weekend. Needless to say the Indian in me supports Narain Karthikeyan too but again wish he had a better car to drive. Just to add to the list of sporting events this weekend, the UEFA Champions League final is also a big event to look forward too. I’m not much of a fan but I’ll be supporting Barcelona for the final.
It feels good to rediscover the joy of blogging after a long break. It can be tough to get your mind working at times but once you get past that stage, its pure joy. I could go on and on about anything and everything and make this post look like it would never end but its getting really late so I should get some sleep now.
<blowing away the cobwebs> I’m back again. This is my first post from my new phone, the HTC Desire Z. Just wanted to test the wordpress app for android. More posts to follow soon. I’ll also be publishing a few mobile posts occasionally.
Next up: A post about where I’ve been for the last few months and my 6th semester at college.
There are two reasons for making this post. The first one is to wish all my blog readers Merry Christmas. Have a great holiday season.
The second reason for this post is that I’ve been watching too much of South Park lately. Initial seasons of south park had Christmas-special episodes and some of them were really funny. I also discovered about the Jew festival Hanukkah through south park. I know I’m late with the wishes but still wishing all Jews a Happy Hanukkah. Coming to the point, I want to share a hilarious video from one of my favourite South Park Christmas special episodes. So for joo readers, here’s the dreidel song-
More posts to follow soon, stay tuned. Happy Holidays 🙂