retro-post

A 14-post collection

The Excursion & My Birthday

On Friday we went for a class excursion. We visited the hill stations Kodaikanal and Munnar and finally the theme park 'Dream World'. It was nice to have a break from the usual monotony of college. And we had the fun of our lives! Also had a chance to get to know about my classmates. It changed my total perception about my class (in a very positive manner). We first

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Soft Drink Scare

What a shock we had yesterday! Pepsi, Coke and their other brands of soft drinks (Limca, Mirinda, Sprite, Moutain Dew, 7 UP, Fanta, Thums Up) had been found to have dangerous amounts of pesticides in them according to a study conducted by Center for Science and Environment (CSE).. And for the first time (in history?) Coke and Pepsi have come together saying that they will consider legal action. Whatever.. I'm

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Back to school

Today went back to school again. We have this cultural festival every year at school called 'La Fest'. It is an inter-school competition in various items like dance, music, drama etc. The event is totally organised by the final year students all by themselves, so that we can learn about all the aspects of conducting such events, thereby improving our organizing skills. We went there to help out our juniors

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Harry Potter - Why?

Yesterday I watched the madness surrounding the release of Harry Potter. What the hell? After all it is just a fairy tale!! I have read the first two books in the series. They are well written, enjoyable and all, but I don't think it deserves all this attention. The media seemed to be waiting to celebrate the occasion. Both the newspapers I subscribe to, had front page snaps of the

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India vs Holland

Am I seeing this?? Can't believe India is batting like this against Holland!! They have to bat way way better than this if they have to have any chance of even getting to the next round!! At the same time, I think Holland played quite well too.. Fielding was nothing short of excellent and bowling was quite tight! I'm happy for them.. I think they have a good future in

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Game Project

I have been reading a book called "The Making of Microsoft".. Great book. Its really stunning to find out how two hobbyists went on to make the largest company in the world. That gives an idea for a game. We have all seen Sim City, Sim Earth and even Sim Ant.. but why not Sim Software Company? Its still in the planning stages.. But the theme of the

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Driving License

So, I finally got my car driving license yesterday. I wanted to get the license while I was still 18 (minimum age in India) and so happy to have managed it. But on the flip side.. I could not take the two-wheeler test.. Its pretty weird, most people have a two-wheeler license but not the four-wheeler.. I am one of those rare ones who have a four-wheeler license and no

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Optical Illussions

A cool optical illusion! The boxes marked A and B are of the same shade of gray!! Don't believe me? Test it by yourself! Cover all the squares except A and B with your hand and now look.. If that's not convincing, open the picture in a photo editing software and check for the colour values! How it works? From MIT website .. http://www-bcs.mit.edu/people/adelson/checkershadow_illusion.

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My message on BBC

Wow!! I had my message read in BBC World's Click Online.. The message may be small but, BBC World!!... Hurray! I was heard all over the world Text Transcript is here at BBC World website For Real Video stream click here

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Money comes, money goes

Something very interesting happened this month. First of all I got a cash prize of Rs. 1500 from my Dad's office association. Then I got $35 for a programming job at rent-a-coder.com. So far so good. I earned more than what I earned in the entire 2002 within one month of 2003!! Anybody would be happy. But here comes the bad part. This Tuesday my computer mysteriously refuses to

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