Been really long.

November 13, 2009

It’s been a really long time. Long time for what? Lots of things.

  • Since I posted on this blog.
  • Since I actually enjoyed listening to music.
  • Since I gave a thought to where I am headed in my life.
  • Since I felt good about attending classes. (:P)
  • So much has happened in my life in the past 6 months (2nd year at IIT Kharagpur) that when I look back it makes me confused and kind of dizzy.  I have been wanting to post since the past 1 month but fail miserably every time I sit down to write. I have around 10 useless drafts waiting to be published. So, I thought instead of going on in a chronological order of what’s been happening with me, I should rather post something random to just get started.
    I was thinking about music. As in the music that I listen to and the music that makes an impact in my life. Sometime in the past, I saw a guy wearing a T-Shirt with the quote-
    “The only problem with life is that there is no background music.”
    How true! Only if there was background music, life would be so much more fun!
    Getting back to what I wanted to say in this post. The bands that I listen to.
    1. Led Zeppellin
    2. Iron Maiden
    3. Godsmack
    4. Black Sabbath
    5. Coldplay
    6. Cradle of Filth
    7. Megadeth
    8. Metallica
    9. Nirvana
    10. Pink Floyd
    11. Poets of the Fall
    12. Rammstein
    13. Tool
    14. Aerosmith
    15. Beatles!
    16. The Rolling Stones
    17. Jefferson Airplane

    Note – The list is not in any particular order.

    That’s it for now. Have a lot of other things to post. But all that for later!

    Yo RK!

    May 14, 2009

    Hall Allotment is something that every first year (boy) at IIT Kharagpur looks forward to at the end of his first year. The tradition at IIT Kharagpur has been that the first years, when they arrive at the institute, are put up in a separate hall namely MMM (Madan Mohan Malviya Hall of Residence). There they stay the whole year happy amongst themselves, aloof from the rest of the happenings in the campus, away from the much dreaded seniors. Since ragging is officially banned in Kharagpur and the first years are in a separate hall, the chances of a first year being ragged are almost nil. The few cases which do happen are mainly some show-off self-acclaimed-stud first year taking the case of some poor chap who doesn’t realize that he is being ragged by his fellow batchmate. These cases are rare, but they do happen.

    Let’s get back to the topic. At the end of the first year, each student is alloted a senior hall. There are mainly 6 senior halls-

    • RP  (Rajendra Prasad Hall of Residence)
    • RK  (RadhaKrishnan Hall of Residence)
    • LLR (Lala Lajpat Rai Hall of Residence)
    • PH   (Patel Hall of Residence)
    • NH   (Nehru Hall of Residence)
    • AH   (Azad Hall of Residence)

    There are two more halls MS (Meghnad Saha Hall of Residence) and HJB (Homi J Bhabha Hall of Residence) but they aren’t really considered to be senior halls as not many cool seniors stay there. (There are many more halls, but they aren’t B.Tech. halls, more on that in  a later post.)

    The entire year of my stay here, I had looked closely at all the halls. And I had decided that I wanted to go to RK. Well, hall allotments aren’t done based on wants, so it was just a wish. When the second semester final exams got over and I came back home to Delhi, the list hadn’t come out yet. My apprehension was at an all time high. I didn’t know what I was going to get. Random fearful thoughts of me getting HJB or MS kept coming to my mind. Those were tough times. I kept fighting back and tried to think about going to RK.

    Finally, a few days ago, the hall allotment list came out. And I got RK!

    Yo RK!

    Hello world!

    April 7, 2009

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