Counter Strike and Time pass at Basic E.C.E LAB

Before coming to IIT Kharagpur, I had a perception that IITians will be surrounded by laboratory equipments and busy with research work 24x7.

Now being an IITian, I've realised that it was a myth. No doubt IITians are creative but in their own way. They do a lot of things which others can just dream of. Here are two videos you must watch.

For IIT KGP folks, watch these videos to get a relief from recent sad developments. This will also give a nice feeling to other guys who have their practical exams in coming days.



These videos are brought to you by "Palkush Rai Chawla" and "Samar Rehman Patel" of IIT Kharagpur.

These videos make you realize that you can savour and enjoy each and every moment of your life be it irritating or boring.

You guys Rock!!!

PS: I also have my Basic E.C.E Lab test on 31st March.
PS: How were these videos?
PS: Finally, I've posted something funny, that too which is not mine.

Tribute to "Rohit Kumar, IIT KGP" : The Power of Youth

In this time of "Lok Sabha General Elections", every political party is trying to sue the youth. Apparently, if you don't see the power of youth, you can't realize it.

Rohit Kumar, an undergraduate student of Electrical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur died due to lack of basic medical facilities and negligence at B.C. Roy Hospital, which is responsible for providing healthcare facilities to IIT-Kharagpur campus residents, but it’s more known about its improper treatment and inadequate qualified doctors.

After this what happened was really dramatic and the authorities need to learn a lesson or two from this.

Around 2000 students rushed in after the LAN/ internet was shut down. People gathered outside the Director's bungalow. The media was not allowed as IIT still remains a very secluded and restricted place for media activities.

Director at last announced his resignation on moral grounds and followed it was an "openhouse meeting" at "Toat-the open theatre". The meeting was very inconclusive due to anger of students and "unsatisfactory" opinion of the authorities."Dean of student affairs" announced his resignation after the "Deputy Director" followed the "Director's" path and announced his resignation from his post at B.C. Roy Hospital.

The anger of students was further flamed due to irresponsible comments by "Dean of student affairs", "Deputy Director" and other authorities.

This is utter shameful. I urge the readers not to think that IITians were reckless when they did all the above inevitable acts, they were helpless!!!

Visit Rohit's orkut profile

Another case of Negligence by "BC Roy Hospital, IIT Kharagpur"

Gaurav Tomar, a 5th Year Student of Civil Engineering at IIT Kharagpur who is already placed in the Indian Registrar of Shipping with a handsome salary is in ICU, on dialysis, as the malarial parasite has already affected his kidneys. His case is an addition to the carelessness of this hospital in recent years. BC Roy Hospital was not able to detect a very common disease "Malaria" in 6 days. After this the parents of Gaurav arrived kharagpur and took their son to Meerut. Gaurav was in ICU of Apollo Hospital, Delhi for few days but now he is out of danger. He will be released from the hospital within 10 days.

Read the detailed news from here

Is this the way IITians are treated in their own homeland?

Despite all these shameful events, "Scholars' Avenue"-the IIT Kharagpur students' newspaper is doing a commendable and honest work by reporting each and every detail at their web portal/internet-edition. Read "Scholars' Avenue-Blog" for more details and updates about this news.


1. A peaceful candlelight condolence march was organized by the students in the evening.

2. The exact status on the resignation of the Director yet to be known.

3. Justice Umesh C. Banerjee, Former Chief Justice, Andhra Pradesh High Court and Former Judge, Supreme Court of India has been appointed as one man enquiry committee by the Board of Governors “to enquire into the unfortunate incident that took place at IIT Kharagpur on 22nd March 2009 and to examine whether there was any lapse on the part of B.C. Roy Technology Hospital or not”. He will have to submit the report within 30 days.

4. Prof. Souvik Bhattacharya of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been made the Dean of Student Affairs, while Prof. Gautam Sinha is our new Chairman of B C Roy Technology Hospital.

5. Prof. Damodar Acharya has reportedly been reinstated by the Central Government as the Director of the institute .

This is the power of youth.

Rohit has become immortal in our hearts and may his soul rest in peace forever...

Free Rapidshare accounts contest and "Advantages of short height "

I know this is not an ideal way to rant about my height. I was just wondering about my Short heightedness and tweeted it through my twitter profile.
“There are many benefits of short height :P”
One of my tall friend tweets rather changes his facebook status
“There are many benefits of being tall :P”
This inspired me to think of some benefits of short height and I’m here.
Googled Information
1. Shorter people have faster reaction times, greater ability to accelerate body movements, stronger muscles in proportion to body weight, greater endurance, and the ability to rotate the body faster. They are also less likely to break bones in falling.
2. Shorter people are also less likely to require surgery for herniated spinal disks. In addition, shorter people are less likely to break a hip from falling.
3. Another advantage of smaller people is that they are less likely to die in auto crashes. One study found that people weighing less than 132 pounds had the lowest risk of dying or suffering serious injuries compared to bigger people.
My Experiences
I’ve a lot of them related to short height. I’ll list only benefits as promised.
1. Once, I was travelling all alone for the first time in my life. I know everything happens for the first time in life but still that was a big occasion for me. I was nervous. Things were done for me. I didn’t have to pack my stuffs, my mum did it. I didn’t have to book tickets, my father did it. I thought this would be fun exploring everything while enjoying the scenic beauty outside the window of train alone. I’d a test to give, so I opened my course books and acted to be quite busy as my fellow travel-buddies were quite older than me. The train stopped in a station, some strange people entered the coach. Those were the species I feared a lot on train journeys and this time I’d to handle them. Any guesses, who were they?
No, they were not goons, robbers or vendors. They were frightening “eunuchs”.
I was quite aware of their menace since my childhood days. One of them came towards our seat and...
Eunuch: Aye mere salman khan kuch dena.....arrey handsome!!!....(in hindi)
These were words used for few people around me and though these are compliments but it seemed very different under such circumstances and one of them came towards me and started staring me. I was awfully frightened....
Me: Papa bahar gaye hain (in hindi).....which means My father has gone outside and I don’t have money.
And I’m happy that I’ve used this trick of using my short height and innocence to trick these eunuchs quite a lot.

2.I don’t need lots of space in the car/bus/Train or in general anywhere in this world.
3.I don’t have to worry about 'mind your head' signs.
4.I can squeeze through crowds easily :p

Being small rocks, you can act all little and helpless so people do things for you
Free Rapidshare accounts contest; Win 100$

As on 24th March the domain will complete its first year. So, my friend who is the owner of this domain is organising a Free Rapidshare Premium Account contest in which he will give away “Free Rapidshare accounts” to the contestants and they will be all new and only for you. The First Prize is open for all the subscribers of that blog and the last three prizes are only for the bloggers who have written about this competition. Bloggers will have extra advantage as they will have more chances to win the prizes.

The prizes are:

1st Prize: 1 year Rapidshare premium account worth 71$.
2nd Prize: 1 month Rapidshare account worth 9$.
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So the total prize money equals = 98$.

Now the criteria to win these prizes are:

You need to subscribe to that blog via email and verify the subscription; this is the primary condition for winning the prizes.
You need to write about this competition in your blog and give 2 links to this site, one to the homepage of Computer Talks and other to this post. This will give you chance to win the rest three prizes as well because they will be given to three bloggers.
Winners will be chosen by and last date to enter into the competition is 30th march

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PS: I should start doing something fruitful rather than watching a lot of movies.

7 Days

It has been 7 days full of idleness for me, though I’ve loads of stuff to share with you. After my exams got over I spent my meaningful week doing things which I always wanted to do. Let me write about them
Film Festival at my Room

I watched lots of movies and almost err all bollywood flicks. I particularly preferred those movies which usually trigger a sacrilege almost similar to “PSPO nahi jaante”, during some gossip sessions which made me feel awfully ignorant about bollywood.
Those movies included old films like “Angoor”, “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak”, “Naram Garam” and new films like “Water-(Deepa Mehta)”, “13B” and many more...
BTW... I’ve recently became a fan and admirer of “Anurag Kashyap”. I know this is cheap publicity of my orkut community but do join my orkut community of “Anurag Kashyap”.
Now I’ll tell you about some movies which were successful in creating an impression over my artistically retarded brain.
No Smoking:
As the title suggests, the movie is all about “no smoking”. It is a perfect answer to Hollywood’s science-fictions. I hate science fictions not just because they present a lot of violence and unnecessary action but they are illogically unrealistic. “No Smoking” is also unrealistic and as termed by critic Taran Adarsh it leaves you exasperated and disgusted. However, I felt there was some logic in this “Anurag Kashyap’s” movie which could serve as a better substitute to bull-crap movies like “Hostel”, “Saw series” and all science-fictions including blockbusters. It is all what I think.
Anurag sir’s dialogues in the movie were more than enough to appreciate the excellence of the movie. It’s all about widow remarriage. It is a movie not for everyone. There are only few people who can like this movie because actually at times it is unrealistic and sensitive for Indian audience. Lisa Ray looks extremely pretty in her white attire and is perfect for a role opposite John Abraham.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak:
Aamir Khan debuts in this film with Juhi Chawla and I don’t know why I missed this movie for 20 years after its release as they both are one of my favourite male and female actors. Though this movie was nothing at all great to describe about. The story is not new. Despite wonderful performances from both Aamir and Juhi, it couldn’t catch my interest at any point of time. Once again this bollywood movie defies the meaning of serendipity with a lot of unusual coincidences.
This movie proves why situational comedy is far better than stand-up comedy. It is based on Shakespeare's play 'The Comedy of Errors'. Sanjeev Kumar and Deepti Naval are simply the best in this movie. Do watch it when in need of some laugh-alone moment.
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer:
I liked the movie for two reasons. First, the movie flows very smoothly and second, Konkona Sen Sharma, one of my admired actresses is superb in her artificial Tamil accent. I did feel the movie could’ve been more meaningful if the relationship between the lead protagonists was of a different nature. The ending was apt and bollywood type. No spoilers!
Sirf Tum:
Remake of block buster national award winning Tamil film Kadhal Kottai, is an average romantic movie. The story is highly based upon imagination and strange coincidences but due to perfect acting by all the actors in the movie it deserves some applause. Priya Gill is the only thing for which you would see the movie more than once.
Naram Garam:

The “Amol Palekar” and “Utpal Dutt” duo shines again in this movie with Swaroop Sampat, the popular face of the hugely popular TV comedy show “Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi”. Everything is just perfect in this movie and I wouldn’t have been surprised if someone goes to court for adapting his/her true life story in this movie. It is too realistic to be considered as a bollywood movie.
Holiday at Home

I really needed this break after a lot of things over these past few hectic months. I really loved this holiday. I chatted with my grandmother over non-trivial subjects at which she is just an expert with her friendly behaviour. I wonder (Generation gap)2 = (NO generation gap).
Other thing which caught my attention was the fact that most of the billionaires and entrepreneurs are young and are computer geeks who are also college dropouts. Let me name a few for you. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook), Steve Jobs and quite a few.
I read a lot of books on paraphysics too but I won’t bore you with “Karma” and all such “Re-birth” stuff.

PS: Feeling a lot better after writing this post.
PS: I really loved the past 7 days.
PS: Do comment on the movies I wrote about.