Monday, December 22, 2008
I have been using this to my sub-ordinates since I 've made a leader of the quiz team of QQuest'09 ( www.qquest.org.in ) I guess. Most of my orders(lol) have an attached ASAP with them. Since I have learned from my TQM book that I should not set objectives for works to be done by sub-ordinates I started using more of this signifierASAP.
Recently I have not only started using this to my superiors, may be because I feel I m someone they couldn't afford to lose :-) but also to my friends and my girl friend. Conversions as casual as check your mail is now coming out with an appended 'asap' to it. To my girl friend, 'I want you to call me ASAP'.
(Aditya Kaushaf giving orders to his secratary Ria with an A.S.A.P. in the movie 'Jab We Met')
I don't know why I am always in such a hurry!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
For now I trammel myself to the undisputedly the best story teller of our time Jeffrey’s, ‘A Prisoner of Birth’. I always enjoyed his works not to mention that ‘Honor Among Thieves ‘ is an all rounder. He on himself being a lawyer and then a member of parliment has profound knowledge on both these subjects not to miss his experience with regards to prisons.
This particular novel doesn’t require too much of his political expertise which certainly made 'Sons of Fortune' a best seller, but has lot to do with the other two expertise. I feel a little enligtenned about the court room procedures in England and I even feel like I could appear as a barrister(lol) in an English court with the information in this novel .
The courtroom procedures are very perfectly pictured and the thrill of justice being failed to an innocent keeps us sticking to the book throughout. The neat plot of revenge by the hero for the injustice caused and revealing the universal truth of “Satyamaeva Jayathae” (Truth alone Triumphs) at the climax though is well expected still kept me trembling over the last few chapters.
Never to miss his style and his language(though I wonder whether I am even qualified a lil to comment about it) that is marvelous. I am sticking to the usages in the book now in my own conversations.
/-----Those who have not completed the novel better stay above this line-----/
Though there are a few discrepancies on how come two completely different men are misidentified for each other by people who are closely associated with them, why there is no stain of blood in the bar when Fuller arrived even if Craig could manage to change clothes, why none suspected Danny on the death of Nick etc etc. the novel still is sensible or atleast very interesting. Hats off to Jeffrey Archer ‘The Greatest Story Teller of our Time’.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wall E. is one other similar movie but it's a completely animated movie in simple turns it is a cartoon. This gave the movie the freedom to visualize fiction well. The movie is based on the alarming increase in waste and growing pollution that makes our beautiful planet extinct. So humans resort to live in space.
The quest for a planet possible for life continues. Survey robots are sent to earth and other planets to find vegetation. One of the old model robots left on earth for cleaning up the waste in earth encounters one such survey robot. This old robot develops feelings for the survey robot.
The climax is that the two robots love each other and they get people back to earth and they release people out of their machinic numbness.
The feelings between the two robots is beautiful picturised. The movie also gives an insight into the future of the planet and shows us what our greedy developments ll do to our wonderful planet. Nevertheless the movie is very enjoyable.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"I don't know what's worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
I don't know why I instigate
And say what I don't mean
I don't know how I got this way
I know it's not alright
So I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit, Tonight
Im breaking the habit.."
Previously I had written a post on Savage Garden. My co-Enrique fans where a lilttle troubled but anyway I could convince them by saying Savage Garden is just for a change, but for Linkin Park I couldn't pardon myself.
The thing that I missed it because it's more than just music or hobby or anything trivial like these. Linkin Park is more like a religion. Though music is in general said to reach the depths of a person, nothing else did reach this deep into us.
Linkin Park has saved me a lot of times from depressionss. It gave me the courage to encounter knaveries, discriminations etc etc.
"Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you out of the fame
Puts ur name to shame
Cover up your face
The phase is to fast
You just won't last."
I would gain strength to fight believing someday I would sing this before them. Right on their face.
The most quaint feature of Linkin Park is, though a few songs have a theme, they are mostly generic, they suit most other similar emotions. It brings out all those awes in you. Many a time Linkin Park keeps people out of a feeling of solitude or hostility.
"In spite of the way you were mocking me
Acting like I was part of your property
Remembering all the times you fought with me
I’m surprised it got so (far)
Things aren’t the way they were before
You wouldn’t even recognize me anymore"
Monday, December 1, 2008
This story dates back to 1980s when my aunt joined B.Sc Physics in a college. Then our family was so poor. My father had to take over the family burden at the age of 19 with an younger brother and 3 younger sisters as my grand pa died of cancer. Poor to the extent that he used to skip meals to save money for my aunt's college fees. My aunt was so good at studies that she scored good marks. Despite all these her request for her favorite Chemistry was denied because she is an FC, bloody quota system. My kins often used to remind me that we are doomed and have to put huge efforts to save our interests.
Now coming to TNPCEE 2005. My cousin a very serious CEG aspirant. She stood 2nd in her district (Villupuram) in TN_HSC 2004. But unfortunately she missed CEG then, so she waited for another year made hell a lot of preparation to achieve her dream. She is from a lower middle class family with the only source of income being her dad's salary from a petty job in railways. Her parents never passed through their secondary schools. She scored good in TNPCEE 2005 and got an overall 207th rank amongst the 70+K students who appeared for the exam from across the state.
No use. She still lost her dream, her place in the CSE dept of CEG. She can't afford to wait for another year so, she choose CSE in MIT(Madras Institute of Tech). If only she were a BC at least. She lost her dream by a meager 0.18 marks out of 300.
Though these people are my blood relations I still don't take it too personally. Then how did I turn out to be a racist?
Yes it happened to me. I appeared for TNPCEE 2005. I rarely slept for more than 5hrs a day through out my 12th standard. I would never say I worked hard but I worked with a passion, a passion to achieve. Achieve what? My robotic dreams. I honestly wanted to be a robotician and work in DRDO to put India's defense tech much forward then others. I aspired to study ECE in CEG.
I stood 150th among the above mentioned 70K+ sudents. I scored the best engg cut-off in my educational dist. I didn't say this to boast myself but to tell you that I proved best, provided the environment. May be If I were in Chennai, in some good school like DAV, may be, I would have brought my mom's IIT dreams true.
Then what happened in counselling? I were in the first day 1st batch of counselling. There were 160seats in the ECE dept of CEG (Now it is 200+). And more than half of those 149 before me opted for other options like IITs, NITs, Medicine or Aeronautics etc etc. So I would have got ECE if only there was no quota system or at least if it had been a little sensible. How could they just like that turn me down just because I was born a OC. My dad is not rich. He is just a Police HC and earns somewhere around 16-17K a month and my parents are not even graduates.
May be like my cousin I could have compromised. I could have opted for ECE at MIT. However it's the least I can do for my dad. When I entered the CEG campus for counselling, my dad recalled a incident 20yrs past. Then he had just joined the force and was posted as one of the guards during an electing in the same campus. He recalled that then he wondered whether his son will ever get to be a student in that campus. The tinkle in his eyes nothing's bigger than that. So I made the choice of CSE at CEG.
When a girl from a rich and well educated family ( both her parents are proffessors and her elder sister an Engg.) said that she got 194th place 44 places behind me and got ECE because she is a BC. How do you still expect me to acquiesce the first line of the pledge, "All Indians are my brothers and sisters". How could you expect me to believe all are equal. No way.
Why would I care to defend some country where my dreams are destroyed? where my people's interests suffer. I can't. I am no more a patriot. I m a racist. I wan to be a rich to serve the interests of my people. Yes I m a bloody brutal racist.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Ok then, where is this CAT? What happened to it? Why is it wet?
Read more to find out the answers..
Certainly kitty is the cat. This cat now practically lives in the middle of a semi-flood in it's 2nd floor room. Don't panic the water is still at the ground level. Then how is there a flood at the 2nd floor?
Hmm.. I am living here in my college hostel. I guess the building I m in is as old as my college(CEG)..lol. The window frame is withered a little and when it rains heavily it leaks and puts my room in flood. This ruins my place which is in general a massive mess already.
I don't know what measures to take. The room has become so cold as a mortuary with me sleeping here as a corpse, unaware of the pathetic environment :-( I couldn't sweep of the water because it keeps flooding again and again. All I could do is to spread surf excel powder to control fungi(lol) or at least the horrible smell.
Thank heavens the rains seems to have seized and I ll have to clean up my room tomorrow. I don't know whether I m regreting or realising mom's words that I ll learn life in hostel.
P.S.: I thought of adding my room's photo here, but may be if you are weak hearted you may start sobbing at the piteous condition of a final yr student in the country's 8th best tech institute...lol.
I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope
I'll be your love
Be everything that you need.
I love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply, do..
Hmmm..soooo pleasing to hear. I truly madly deeply love this album. I have this collection of songs "I want u","to the moon n back","Break me shake me","Tears of pearls" for a long time but I never cared to listen to them once.
Then one day was so bored of the other songs and felt like there must be something to compete with the then monopoly Enrique. So I thought of giving this a chance, 'oh my..' since then I m completely 'adddicted' I finally got something to replace 'Enrique' addiction.
It may be not be the case that u really want to say,
"I ll fly to the moon n back
If u ll be, ll be my baby'
but it feels great to recite these lines,isn't it?
Then comes this 'Tears of pearls' I simply couldn't control the temptation to dance (lol). Beautifully composed and perfectly enjoyable.
At first when I found most of Savagegarden's lyrics are copyrighted I was ridiculling what's so spl? but now I feel they are outcomes of some serious effort. The magic they have on me is very quaint.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I have already dreamt too much on what I may be doing in my 20s. Hence, I ventured to look beyond that. I started dreaming of what if I had a cute daughter like 'Peyton' of 'Game Plan'. Hmm.. How would it feel like being a father? What expectations I ll have on my daughter? What privileges I give her? Should she be western, traditional or a bit of both? etc etc..
“This daughter of mine ll prove better than a 1000 sons” –Jawaharlal Nehru on the eve of his daughter’s (Indhira Gandhi’s) birth said this when people kept complaining on not having a son.
Do you know something, I have even named her. Wanna know her name? hmm.. it certainly is my blogger ID. Yes it's Kitty, Kitty Keth. Sounds good isn't it? Once she takes over my business empire and once she becomes a respectable woman in the society she ll be called Ms.KK. LOL
I always told my mom n friends that life is either to achieve or to enjoy and it’s rarely both. I also told them that I don’t want to make someone else’s future mine and hence I ll never have children. But recently I developed this dad sentiment. I must curse my over demanding dream thirst. I should have found some better topic to dream about.
(A scene from the movie Kidnap)
P.S.: Nevertheless dreaming of being a father feels fantastic…lol.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Hmm... I had long been interested in writing a blog. But I was too lazy and none around me had a blog. This created an opinion in me that only 'vetti' (idle) people write blogs. Nevertheless my desire to post a blog kept throbbing me.
Then one day I come across a profile in orkut. I being a business aspirant, I always work on what people like n what not? Profile reading is my favorite hobby (lol). The profile was not soo striking and it was very much like ‘just another profile’. I guess I was so vetti then, so I clicked the blog link.
I was just then introduced to reading. Dan & Jeffrey never let me down. I had nothing to read then so I started reading this blog. The blog was(and is) good of course. Though a few posts like “Soap Story”, “Study holiday yawn” etc were in general mokkais(boring) though, there were people even to read them and comment them even.
This inspired me to start my blog at once. In fact I always wanted to write something so that others can read it only hence I was once writing testimonials practically to anyone and everyone in my friend list. Now I have this blog. I don’t really know how many people really care to know what happened to me in SQC or Kuruk or in college or whatever but I still write hoping someday I will also have some people to follow my blog.
I don’t know how good and interesting my language is when compared to this inspirational blog but I still love what I write. After all it’s just a matter of practice.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Till the beginning of this year I was at least a little serious about CAT (Common Admission Test) for IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) if you are so out of the world and if you never heard of these, may be this would help..lol. Even the first month of this sem I was a bit serious.
Bloody laziness, things started getting so weary and I compromised myself saying ‘ha I would do MBA after 2 yrs of work experience’. I completely gave up the preparation and I didn’t even cared to get my study materials from IMS the institute I joined for CAT preparation paying Rs.18,500/-.
Finally this day Nov 16th ,2008 comes and I get up early in the morning (6.30) and take a bone chilling shower by 7.00 AM and get ready to go to my exam centre Vels College in Pallavaram. Thank heavens this guy Hariharasudan a sincere CAT aspirant and my friend already paid a visit to the centre last week so I never had a problem reaching the centre with him.
Suddenly there seemed to be some problem with his watch and I as a good friend.. lol told him that he needs a watch more importantly than me and I donated mine to him. I was having a very cool exam very much like I took IIT-JEE.(that’s another funny story worth a post ll tell you later).
Mom once had this IIT mania and now ‘T’ is replaced by ‘M’. Though she is just a 10th std she never compromises on anything second…lol. Though I don’t want to let her down for the second time I thought that I still have a lot of time for an MBA in IIM.
Coming to the exam I spent 2hrs in quantitative aptitude (PS) and Data Interpretation and the remaining 30mins in verbal reasoning and RC (lol). I am good at DI and not bad at PS but when it comes to English hmm.. the options in which I put too much thinking are sure to be wrong answers. Miserably the pattern was 25 PS, 25 DI and 4ttttyyyy VR/RC.
I tried and marked 14 questions in VR and then my instinct said I would be much more lucky than I m knowledgeable in this part. So I randomly marked the rest of the questions. And when I checked my score after the exam it turned out that I scored only 4 in the 14 questions I attempted (4 for correct answer n -1 for wrong one so 4/56) and in another 10 random marked questions I got 10/40 and I m not sure about the rest 16 random answers and this gives me a lot of hope as I have cleared the cut-offs in PS and DI I m praying that half ya ya half of those 16 to be right for my IIM dreams to come true.
P.S.: Pls pray for me….LLLOOLLLL
Friday, November 21, 2008
Then after repeated trying I got into the club after two months, my first days of fruitful college life. I joined NSS unit VIIIand I was directly made the treasury. May be people believe I m trust worthy (hey hold it right there.. I m really trust worthy). Had an entire week of fantastic camp coordinating work esp. my documentation team which documented the entire camp events and I bet that is the best ever made NSS camp report.
Then comes KURUKSHETRA'08 I got in my favorite event Dalal Bull as an Event Manager after immense efforts and numerous turning downs. You know something, I was the only one to control the entire market, lol. My stock market interest put me there. Then comes QQuest'09. Hope I have already told enough of quiz team. I always wondered why be second always?
I dreamt of being an Event Coordinator (One who is in charge of the entire proceedings of an Event). I had a lot of plans to make the event great If suppose I were made the Event Co-od. But it turned out to be that I was the only one left out among my peers to be not recommended by my senior. Hope you could figure out how letting down it would have been.
But then like this favorite dialogue of mine from Jab_we_Met "One who desires for something truly from his heart, would get it for sure" I got it. I just tried sending a mail with my ideas for the events team and anyone who read the mail wouldn't have had second thoughts. Even then there was little hope. I just consoled myself saying that I have better work to do. Then this day comes. I just got a call from the events team saying that I can start working on the event. I don't have to tell you how it felt. Now, I am working on the event. For now there are 6 3rd yr CSE students working in the software team of Dalal Bull and 40+ students both second and 3rd yrs are working in the Market Analysis team, headedby my good friend Swathi of 4th yr ECE.
Continuing with SQC, this year office bearers have formed committees for various dimensions of the club like HR, logistics, marketing etc. I had worked so hard in the quiz team and loved that work and it happened that I started developing passion for TQM. So I wished to be in the quality committee but the people in charge felt I would better be heading the marketing committee. As I have already said I was bored of being the second, so I choose to be the committee head.
Then on the day of responsibility handover I was shocked to know that I am just an executive and another guy heads the committee possibly because he is been in the club for an year more than me. I wouldn't have asked for a top position but they told me I m the best fit for the purpose and then they let me down.
Now comes QQuest'09. I was called to the club after long. I am asked to head the marketing team for QQuest'09. I don't really know whether I have any more annoying surprises. Anyways I hope for the best. I am going to be assigned my team tomorrow. I have to address them and form an action plan to bring in more people, precisely to take out QQuest to more and more people.
The online Event of Dalal Bull is scheduled to start this Dec 20th, onsite event Jan 21st and QQuest is scheduled feb'09. I am perfectly sandwiched between these responsibilities. Anyway I am enjoying this pressure and pain may be I am getting masochistic, lol.
Let us see how worthy I am. Fingers crossed.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
As I have already told you in my previous post about QQuest'08 that I am so engaged with the quiz team that I rarely had a chance to look into what else is happenning. Here I am writing about what else happenned related to QQuest'08 in my knowledge.
Chenba akka was the design team head is one of the bright colors of the notorious IT rainbow(2004-08 batch). She is truly a great kind of person to be with. She is optimally humorous, enormously helping and cutely childish(at times), totally a trancing personality. One of the very few memorable seniors I had. Ha..I missed something.. her patience. I tortured her too much asking for her c# project..lol. She politely beared it, always with a smile.
The design team is responsible for the qquest site and is involved in other generic designning activities. They esp. akka designed the tags for volunteers. She misspelt my name as 'shankeit'. That was my first tag as a team leader. I am keeping it safe with me. Every time I see it I am remembered of chenba akka with a smile. No probs ka.. just nostalgia.
One of the days during Qquest I guess the 2nd day.. We (myself Bhavana and 2 others I don remember) were preparing seriously for quiz in the front office system. A participant from TVS I guess, came into the office and looked at the 5S board. And looking at the pathetic condition of the office, asked us, "Is this what you call 5S?" I don't know why the 1st 2Ss are colored pale. Then he himself commented "Are only the pale Ss implemented?" We couldn't do anything other than having an embarrassed smile.
The QQuest quiz conducted by proffessional quiz master for managers is called Q Factor. I had to organise the event and then as the event started I am one of the audience. The work I put in for the quiz team helped. I was able to answer more than half of the questions posted. Felt pride in me..lol. And do you know something, I am the dept topper in TQM this semester, with 48 on 50. Thanks to the quiz team.
Finally I asked for Jegan anna's tag (the president tag) as a souvenir. He rejected saying he is keeping all his qquest tags safe with him. hmm.. I don't know whether he forgot or he didn't care but the tag is still in one of the shelves inside the club.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Love the most mysterious of things about human psychology. But it's true that it's nothing more than some kind of an addiction like drugs, narcotics. You get into something keep using something start enjoying the metabolism i.e. the chemistry that thing creates in you and you start feeling like you can't just live without it. Love is nothing more than this, nothing more sacred or worse.
It's been hypothetically proved with experiments on animals and few indirect experiments on humans that certain hormones might be the reason for love. After all everything is chemistry right. What makes you sweat when you are frightened adrenaline? What turns a kid into a man testosterone? Simply everything that are not directly controlled by ones conscious is controlled by this chemistry, certainly if one could master his brain he can for sure control all this but I am speaking about common man.
Love is said to be a chemical reaction caused by a hormone called oxytocin. The feeling of intense closeness after orgasm is attributed to this hormone. The oxytocin levels in blood before and after orgasm are measured and there seems to be some increase in this hormone content in blood. Similarly experiments have also been conducted in certain other situations and many results proved positive on oxytocin being the culprit.
Like drug de-addiction love is definitely curable provided you give it sometime. I could definitely understand that it hurts but be clear in something that love is not something divine. All emotions are created by God. Even opium is a God's creation and our body's reaction to it is certainly a mechanism created by him but that doesn't mean it is divine.
Like social/occasional drinking you can enjoy love sometimes in fact it's essential, after all we as humans have to feel and embrace all sorts of emotions like love sometime in our life, but see to that that you don't fall prey to it. Love is just a part of life and life has a lot of things. May be love is one of the colors in a rainbow but that doesn't constitute the entire spectrum. Don't get fooled by some stupid movies. What ever be it give it sometime you still have got a lot of time to live on this planet. You don't have to ruin it for this silly simple thing.
Then why am I depressed? There for sure is a valid reason. If she has turned me down no problem. I ll wait. I would have tried harder to prove my love for her. I would have made her understand that I am the best guy for her. But she loved someone whom I introduced her. Anyway I pray for his handsomeness. 'Let him remain as smart and handsome as he is now forever so that she stays with him forever'.
Finally a piece of advice, “you do your duty fortune, fame and figures will come to you based on your diligence in your duties”. Good Luck!!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Love.. has been one of the very pleasant mysteries since time immemorial. Scientist recently have managed to give at least a vague explanation blaming the hormones and giving weird names Oxytocin, Vasopressin and testosterone blah blah blah.. Nevertheless the true feeling of love the feeling of indispensable togetherness, the very thought of the lover’s welfare without any worldly expectations still remains a mystery.
This movie “My Sassy Girl” is a Korean movie on love. When in India where people call themselves most civilized and cultured take love for granted in movies and put unacceptable things in the name of love this movie is very decent and I could sense zero lust anywhere in the movie.
When the girl says true love is not about living happily with someone but letting the lover live happily, the exact words “Your girlfriend changed her mind, right?. Did you really love her.? Ask yourself. I think you didn’t. If you really love her, you should let her go, If not then it’s not love.” It not just breaks down the desperate soldier who lost his girlfriend to someone else in tears, but also touches our hearts. I don’t know how touching the lines are here, but in the movie they are.
The claim by the girl’s parents that the guy is an idiot and has no plans for his future does sound pragmatic. But the life without the one whom you loved truly, is it worth all the sumptuous living with someone rich or well to do. I really don’t know I never felt true love, between money is my career. Nevertheless this question of the existence of true love keeps hitting me every now and then.
knowing a guy as his lover's fiance the hero instead of showing his annoyance politely advises him on how to deal with the girl. When the girl runs for him hearing about this incident ah! I don't know how to put that in words.
The climax of the movie thank heavens is not tragic as in tamil movies. The climax of the movie is the best part of the movie. The logic that true love triumphs though fictitious (“building a bridge of chance for someone you love”) it’s better left unexplored. As the pop saying “Ignorance is bliss” some things are better left unknown, after all life is all about emotions and feelings.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
After a month I was back home. Rainy dull chill climate. I came here 4 days before diwali. We don't use to have non-veg on fridays and saturdays sooo sad :-( . I m a non-veg freak that to when it comes to mom's dishes ah! I go crazy.
Then comes this sunday. I woke up directly for lunch. As soon as I got up wow! spicy smell of mom preparing something. Infact I was woken up by the fragrance. I was wondering whether it's chicken or fish because mutton was reserved for the next day. I couldn't differentiate from the smell. To my pleasant surprise it's both chicken and fish. Should you ask me how the lunch was.
Sunday night the day before Diwali. Actually I were a little busy with a software I were developing for a doctor. So lost interest in crackers. But when dad is back home, how can I still maintain I don't mind crackers. We reserved crackers we bought for the next day. Had two big gift boxes, burnt them down completely in an hour. It was great fun. Soooo colorful though felt sorry for the air & noise pollution caused by us.
The big day. Diwali!. AS I were working till 3am I got up only by 6.00am. After dad's oil massage had a sound bath. Usually we would be the alarm clock on Diwali days the day ll start with a 5000wala or at least a 1000wala lit around 4am but this year only 600wala that to after six.
Anyways that is not a inhibiting factor. Dad said it's not goat as usual but sheep. I said never mind. I had 10+ idlies and 2 more dosas. Man after all it's one in a month meal for someone staying far away from home.
Then I went to Vallab's home. His roof top is our launch pad, lab etc etc. We used to do our acetylene experiments, explosive experiments and projectile range calculations etc etc there. We had an entire pack of double shots, our personal favorite for projectile experiments. The sad thing is even after 50 double shots we failed to tamper the neighbor’s syntax plastic tank. Then comes the 20 rockets not as funny as double shots . We use double shots as shot gun shells load it into a pipe and fire like 19th century canons.
Then in the afternoon Thala's movie Aegan. Definitely worth the 100 rupees at least for Nayan..lol. Well before the climax I was reminded of the lunch I missed due to over eaten breakfast. As soon as the movie got over I returned home after dropping Vallab & Deepak in their homes. Yup triples in my Yamaha Lebero.
After lunch at 5.30 pm long wait for dad to come till 7.30pm. Then starts the ultimate fun my sister Abhi's friend Dennis joined us. We altogether burned 2.5k worth toys. So very colorful the 12shot is the highlight, continously 12 shots kept firing to the sky one by one creating a colorful circular carpet in the air.. oh neck acke kept watching the sky.
Then gotta go to bed I have to take the bus scheduled at 4.45am next morning, back to my dirty room in our quaint hostel.
Friday, October 24, 2008
As I said in my previous post I am very fortunate to be part of the quiz team'08 of SQC. We conducted a Biz quiz for CEG and 3 other quizes in QQuest.
BIZ+Quality for college students.
Qualit Quizes for FLMs and Operators.
k k enough informative stuff.
It was a tough month myself and Bhavana among 3rd yrs and six others Dinesh, Bhagya, Sabarish, Preethi, Yuvaraj & Aarthy were in the team. There were a few others who left the team due to weary workload. Most of us spent sleepless nights. 2nd yrs prepared questions and I had to review them, the toughest of all. There were reliable sources with inconsistent data like both Tata Power & Reliance power claiming they were they the largest private power firms. Many such things in quality subjects. But the nevertheless it was fun. I used to get calls after midnight and i the early mornings as early as 3am, though annoying I was pleased by the commitment our team ppl had.
I must admit that I almost fell for all the skills(that made her the exec vice-president of SQC 2008-09) Bhavana possed in getting things done. I as a token of my admiration for her asked for her Event Manager Tag ( Every 3rd yr had one during QQuest) and she with a sweet smile gave it after a week, one of my valuable possessions.
I ll never forget the tough look Bhavana gave me when I was controlling the slides and I messed it up once nevertheless she is witty and handled the situation, she really is a good quiz master.
After every quiz we would report it to Kuzhalee akka, she would listen quitely except to point out my excessive excitement in telling her what happened.
The embarrassing moment when I slipped off in the stage's steps when I conducted the FLM quiz now brings a nostalgic smile on me.
It was my life's best enjoying+learning experience. I will always be grateful to Kanimozhi akka (then exec vice president of SQC) for being an important part in taking me in to SQC.
Miss those days badly..
PS: Will never in my life talk in a meeting again kani ka.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ya I understand I never told u the name of the person yet. It's none other than Elavaarrkuzhalee akka.
as described by Karthick.
Initially I were more with Jegan anna and Kani akka. Only a couple of months before QQuest(will write a post on it later) I got in good touch with her. She was soo soft for her position I thought I never heard nor opined that she is soo strict and is fearfully called as BULLET( I wonder whether it's the horror or her height..lol) till the next week of QQuest.
The first task she gave me was to prepare a case study for FLMs for QQuest. I was assigned the task in the morning and I came up with an acceptable piece that evening she is pleased(I guess) may be if I delayed it for a couple of days I would have got hit by bullet.
Then as a fortunate accident I got into the quiz team(see in QQuest post) with Bhavana. And fortuantely Kuzhalee aka was incharge of the team's work. Every now and then we had to update our status to her. She used to give a perfect evaluiation of our work but never hurt us even to the slightest possible degree.
I would never forget how badly I was annoyed when she said she was getting married the 30th of that month(Feb) and I idiotically asked her why so early.
She deserves to be the Boss( definitely paera kaetalae athirum)anywhere she is.
We miss u ka.
(Kuzallee Akka & Manonmani Akka Discussing Q Factor prelims)
With Lots of Love,
PS: I dedicate this post to Kuzhalee akka's slam book, in which I never wrote.