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As the name says this post describes the after effects of VTU life. From my past experiences I just wanted to share how VTU has influenced my life (may be even yours) even after I am no more a VTU student. For people who don’t know what VTU is, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), was the university from which I was graduated (really?? unbelievable!!!) from. But VTU was never expanded so, but instead we use to call it V Torture U (VTU), V Trouble U…. and trust me if you are a VTU student, you will be knowing those expansions made sense.
It all began a few days ago when I had been to a temple. As soon I stood in front of god, I started praying “Oh god please let me get good marks in the exam…” But wait a minute!!!! What exam??? What marks??? I am no more a student!!!! That’s what VTU has influenced on me. Whenever you go to god, the first thing I do is to pray for marks (I don’t think god has listened to that anyway!!!), the default prayer. We use to be in such a mental tension (atleast during exam times ;)) where you never get what you expect so let the ‘marks’ thing be included in all the prayers was the concept behind this and it is being followed till today!!!
Do you remember this… http://results.vtu.ac.in/... How can one forget that!!! It use to be nightmare in everyone’s dream… I bet atleast 95% of VTU students hate this. We learnt a very important lesson from this website, ”Expect the unexpected”. We rarely use to get marks which they were supposed to give. And then would be the revaluation time. The revaluation is the main thing due to which VTU is that rich now!!! I had applied for revaluation just once and that was sufficient for me to lose trust in VTU.
Anyway its all over now. Feeling bad that my college life is over... However, definitely happy that I should no more lead a VTU life. If possible, I would like to go back to my college life but if its VTU life… I better stay where I am.
Finally, I would like to tell one thing…
Saturday, February 12, 2011
It was few days ago when I was strained in office as usual, so had a deep sleep and that gave rise to this post. We usually go for a family trip atleast once in a year and my house will be a planning place for that. In that dream, all my cousins gathered in my house to make such a plan and we had a long discussion to decide on the place to be visited next with a lot of suggestions pouring in. After long time we finally decided a place, scheduled it to be visited after 3 months and were forced to start acting as per plan since we had no much time. Well this time the place was something different, really different. It was called “A trip to the Moon” (lol).
In all trips, we will usually be 30 people but this time only 20-25 people were interested (as I remember). We immediately booked seats with NASA (you heard it right) and were actually in need of one entire space shuttle. They agreed for that with a timeline of 3 months; however we were asked to take rigorous training for a period of month before boarding the shuttle. So came the training period.. We were given trainings both theoretically and practically which would be helpful for us to survive in the moon. Well as I remember, we were asked to sit in sophisticated machines, something that resembled a roller coaster and had a rough ride. All kids were enjoying and the old ones struggled to manage to pass those tests.
Unfortunately, I was waked up by the alarm which I cursed as usual and got up cursing the alarm and with a lot of questions still in my mind. I really wanted to experience (atleast in dream) the life in outer space, that of an astronaut. I wanted to know for how long the trip would last and most importantly, how much would be the total expenditure for the whole trip and many more. Let me try to get answers for such questions when I get similar dream next time. However, the thought of going to moon was just superb by itself. Looking forward for more dreams… Good Night
Sunday, January 2, 2011
It was a few days ago when I was real tired and expected to sleep atleast for 8 hours. And that is enough time to watch atleast 2 movies, dreaming (I actually get to watch movies in my dreams, my own one with some story and unknown actors). This dream which I am talking now is not any such movie but just a series of instances like……. Well you read it out….
It was an evening when I meet one of my good old friend, a technical geek, in Mysore after many days. We spoke about how our lives changed after college and what he was currently doing. He then asks me if I know where the circus was put up in Mysore. I was surprised with that question since he was a guy who hated child stuff and now asking for circus? Well I knew where it was and he asked me to take him there. Then we left late evening for the circus in our individual bikes and I still remember the rash driving. We rode the bike in dense busy roads as if we were racing in an empty ground (best part of my dream).
After a while we reached the circus whose name I don’t remember. Then guess what we were escorted there by Kannada superstars (lol). One pair took us to VIP seats; the other followed us and served Juice and snacks. I had no clue what was going on and what those stars were doing there and why were they doing that to us (may be that’s why you call it a dream). Then we watched the most different circus I had ever seen which was something like a magic show with aerobics and stunts. I don’t remember the rest.
People say you get dreams about what you like and what you think more about. But in this case it was nothing like that. I met a friend whom I never thought of, HE asking me for circus, rode a bike in a manner which I can never do, went to circus (disgusting!!!), saw KANNADA actors (not even my last option) and so on. However, it was a nice ‘virtual’ experience and hope will come up with a different type of dream soon :)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
It took me atleast a month to realize that I was a professional. Now I just came up with an idea to compare those two lives which I led/leading.
Here is the comparison of those two.
(STUDENT LIFE)Class starts at 10.00 but you leave home by 10.00
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Work starts at 10.00 however you will be in office by 9.45
(STUDENT LIFE)At night, wonder if anyone sleeps before 12.00
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Its 10.00 and the bed is calling you
(STUDENT LIFE)Be it class or outside, always think of having fun
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Work is the only fun, your wish to consider it or not but have no other option.
(STUDENT LIFE)Bunking class is which you do before thinking twice
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Bunking??? Don’t you dare to think about that in office
(STUDENT LIFE)Talking in English means He/she is showing off
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)No use of knowing languages other than English
(STUDENT LIFE)Always depend on parents or friends to do anything
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Depend??? U’ll find no one to depend on. You are on your own to do everything
(STUDENT LIFE)Never miss to roam here and there after college time
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Hardly have energy after work to roam
(STUDENT LIFE)Never care about tests or exams. Anyway we will be having a night before those tests or exams
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Complete plan of what you will be doing to meet the deadline
(STUDENT LIFE)Nearly 90% of softwares in the PC are pirated including operating system
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)It takes atleast a week to get a licensed version of MS Office because using pirated versions are illegal
(STUDENT LIFE)Enough time to cultivate different hobbies and try out new things
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Free time??? Are you kidding???
(STUDENT LIFE)Always updated about new movies and tech stuff
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Movie..? I’ve heard that somewhere…
(STUDENT LIFE)Cricket, football, tennis, F1, WWE……
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Oh I’m tired man who cares my favorite wins or not…
(STUDENT LIFE)Hangouts, long drives, parties, trips…
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Waiting for just one such chance since months
(STUDENT LIFE)Weekends was as good as any other day except on other days we ‘visited’ college
(PROFESSIONAL LIFE)Friday will be the most awaited day of the week since we have a weekend coming up next
These are some of the differences that are identified so far and still continuing to explore them... So looking all these I think I can justify my statement “Life in 180° out of Phase”. It means life it is going completely opposite to what it was. Hope I get used to this life as soon as possible but I still miss my student life and I know I can never get that back.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
It was Aug 5th 2010, the first week after I was deployed to a project in IBM. Some of the instances I witnessed were really funny. Today I was excited, scared, embarrassed, happy, sad, all in one day.
The day was just as any other day till noon but all the drama started it after lunch. It was 1 hour post lunch and I’ll hardly sit for more than an hour at one place so I needed a break. At the same time my colleague also asked me if I can join him to go to cafeteria outside the building. Seizing the opportunity, I went as soon as he asked. We came out of the office and scanned my ID card watching my mobile just to bang the door because the door did not open after I scanned my card. Only when I saw my card case I realized that only the card case was there and my id card was missing.
WHAT THE HELLLLL!!!. It was the most disgusting thing, a nightmare to lose one and for that moment I went totally blank. My colleague understood the seriousness of the situation and started searching for it. I tried to tail pass with him but the security came running saying I have to scan my card to enter the office which I did not have. Then I went out to access center for a temporary id and got one. I went searching for it all the way, dispatch section, lift lobby, inside lift, way to my cubicle, workroom and so on. Finally I found it out with my colleague who got it in my workplace. I just felt awesome at that moment, thanked him. I felt like getting my life back.
After the day was over, I left the office and boarded a city bus which was crowded like hell, so I was made to stand at the door itself. Within minutes I heard some mobile ringing and was irritated because no one was picking the call. The person standing next to me yelled “hey where is the sound coming from???”. I didn’t understood why was he asking so but within a second I realized it was his phone that was ringing and it was stolen in that bus. Everyone understood that and started searching it. That thief, pretty intelligent one, dropped it inside the bus as soon as he heard the mobile ringing, so the owner got the mobile on the bus floor. But one of the passenger started saying “there is some *********** in this bus and we shouldn’t let him go today” in local language, he asked the owner to spot everyone who was standing around him.
And don’t know if it was my bad luck because even I was one of the people standing around him :@. For one moment everyone were staring at me. I thought “dude today you are gone…” and to divert them I joined them saying “yes today we should not let that thief go without some punches” so everyone turned to some other guy and started interrogating him. I thanked god and stepped out of bus in my stop and went home thinking what would have happened if I’d have caught in that act even though I’m innocent.
So what do you call it, a bad day for getting so many tensions or a good day because nothing became so serious it would otherwise be. I say whatever it is, a good day or a bad day, I enjoyed it.