Category Archives: NITK Nostalgia

Satya Nadella as CEO – good thing, or great thing?

As you might have heard, Satya Nadella is now the CEO of Microsoft. As an NITKian, I’m outraged that a guy from down the highway from my alma mater made it before any of my seniors did. As left-leaners, some … Continue reading

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100ft NH-17

Little sleep. Tiring day. Hour-long ride home. So the moment I got into the volvo that’d take me home, I went to the first available seat and proceeded to grab some shut-eye. I pride myself on sharing one trait with … Continue reading

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Mark of a T-School.

(When there can be B-Schools, why not T-Schools? There’s more of a demand for them in India anyway. And it sounds way cooler than ‘Engineering College’. My lame attempt at introducing a new word into everyone’s vocabulary. Like bitchcakes.) There’s … Continue reading

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Blush II

This is not an isolated incident I’m blogging about, but a whole series of them. Has it ever happened to you that you are talking about someone, and that very same someone happens to be eavesdropping on your conversation? 🙂 … Continue reading

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Fabtastic Four

So this blog officially turns four today, the 10th of May. This post is written to commemorate that. And reflect. At this particular moment, my mind is a mire of chaotic thoughts all of which are competing to be penned … Continue reading

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Exactly 365 days ago…

Tuna, Bond and the rest of the Chem bunch left for a trip. Mal, Pub, me, Bond and Tuna simultaneously got teary-eyed.Saranya was stoic as usual. And after the ‘byes to this bunch, Logik and I had a cuppa at … Continue reading

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Women’s Day

Went for a Women’s Quiz conducted for Women’s Day by KQA. It was held right after BizKashi – the Biz Quiz. There were only five teams, so there wasn’t even a need to conduct prelims. I didn’t originally intend to … Continue reading

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Yet another instance of irony.

So I have a fair amount of good stuff on my comp thanks to NITK’s LAN. But if you have 10 GB of music, you surely cannot listen to everything regularly. I wanted to see what I’d been missing out … Continue reading

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Song Stuck In My Head

Rash of that happening since Friday. I’ll probably do a more elaborate post as soon as I can. This is a placeholder… if I mark this a ‘draft’, it’ll never get done. Watch this space. And if you’re reading this … Continue reading

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Baaje Bansuri Sunaho Chaurasia (Or, Why I like SPICMACAY concerts better)

Just came back from my second Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia Concert. Distaste for the way this concert was being organized was ringing in the back of my head through out. I feel SPICMACAY ones would give it a run for its … Continue reading

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PJs

I’m relatively new to the world of making poor jokes, pioneered and perfected by various others, including this guy and this guy, not to forget the Tronix class of ’08. I was recently surprised by the lines I come up with under duress … Continue reading

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Happy Friendship Day!

To all those of you who make my life that much more palatable, and delectable – with your scoops of sweetness, the spicy gossiping, bitter reality checks, sour fights, and astringent sarcasm. And to all the rest of you, too. … Continue reading

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Emotional Baggage

So in the last one week, it became a regular feature to be at the bus stop between 9 and 10:30 pm bidding goodbye to good friends, best friends, and acquaintances, and then come back and roam around the campus … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

I’ve thought and thought and thought some more on how to say farewell on my blog to the place that has been my home for the past four years. Should I mention each person I’ve known here individually? Just some … Continue reading

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NITK: First impressions

I find I’ve not really talked about the wonderful place that is NITK much on this blog. I’ve talked about the life we’ve led here, the quirks, the travails we’ve had to face, the fun we’ve had during our fests, … Continue reading

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I’m amazed…

… that I came up with this. Someone: I got blasted because 90% of my report was from Wikipedia. Me: Tchah….. why didn’t you just say you wrote the Wiki article? Or maybe it’s just cryptomnesia.

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Cause for celebration

Yes, Yes, that is right. Your eyes are not deceiving you. Canines have indeed been thrown out of my hostel block. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. More than two years after this, … Continue reading

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Aaaand…… the rest of my Last Inci as a student at NITK – An Incident – 08 post

Warning: Long post ahead, with pics. Day 1 of Inci started off quite nicely with India Quiz. This guy and this guy had put together a nice set of questions for the prelims. “Good questions”, I complimented Vishwas, to which … Continue reading

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Last Inci – First Day. And farewell to S. Rangarajan aka Sujatha

Now Listening to: Some darn good fusion version of Raghuvamsha Sudha by an unknown artiste. The day started off not very good, and YouKnowWhoYouAre (I suppose you prefer you_know_who_you_are), if it’s any consolation, I feel really horrible about how I … Continue reading

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Young blood in Politics – A follow-up post.

I wrote this post on the decline of student activism a while ago. Since then, a lot has happened, more notably, Engineer-2008, and more specifically, Last Word @ Engineer 2008. I won’t go into the details of what happened, though … Continue reading

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