Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My thoughts ......

Well its been an era I didn’t turn up to put anything on my blog and finally I got some time from my “Not-so-busy“ schedule and as the owner of this blog I reserve the rights to write anything here so if you have enough time to waste, then you can read this crap.
Well this time again I would try to incline my post towards some philosophy which is part of my weird imagination. Day before yesterday I watched a movie called “DASVIDANIYA” in which apna hero Vinay pathak was supposed to die because of stomach cancer, so he decides to make a “Things to do list “ or you can say he decides his priorities in life. I liked the movie very much and I have also decided to set my priorities but don’t worry folks I am not gonna die so soon, but still one should have his/her priorities in life.

Well I have decided that happiness is my first and last priority now. I have decided to be happy in all circumstances and in every footing. Also I have realized that if u really want to be happy then work for happiness of all beings, your friends, family, relatives.

If you will follow the path of happiness you wouldn’t find any enemy because I firmly believe that road of happiness starts from the point where road of hatred ends.

Now I have decided that I will express myself with truth, authenticity and transparency. I will try to judge myself and will stop judging others. Also I will try to forgive the mistake of others regardless of the harm that mistake made to me.

Now I will accept the entire responsibility for my life on my own and will try to put barricade to the causes that sprout up misfortunes in my life and I will try to release my mind and inner self from all the harmful beliefs. I will try to nurture the positive attitude and salutary emotions and will abolish all severing emotions. I will try to laugh at my mistakes and misadventures.

Now my priority is to live the present moment with my heart welcoming all the happiness and love. I will interact with everybody with kindness and generosity.

I will be grateful to god, my parents, my friends and everybody for giving me this wonderful life and auspicious moments. I will try to change my life and world around me into a delightful, blissful and peaceful creation.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Pursuit of happiness..........................." By:- "yash" (Sandeep Choudhary)

Well, today I would like to be a bit philosophical . Somedays back I had been to one shopping mall and saw a showroom of "Swatch" (for those who dont know about it ,its one of the expensive brands of watches from Switzerland) and I told my friend that I would like to buy a watch from here . Though I already own two watches, one of "Titan" and other of "Fast track" ,which are considered to be a brand good enough in India but I was coveted for "Swatch".
When I was returning from the mall to my apartment I saw a guy who had amputated hands . After seeing him I had that unsettling feeling that "how lucky I am"!!!
In our entire life, we run after the wordly pleasures and try to figure out happiness out of that materialistic outlook. But now I firmly believe that happiness is a state of mind and pleasure is a mere event.
Happiness comes from within , "if you think that you are happy you are, and if you think you aren't you aren't.
Pleasure is driven by egocentric desire ,on the contrary happiness is related to the longing of the soul . Pleasure remains for a moment but happiness stays forever. But to make that happiness stay with you , one should have ability to find happiness which resides in your innerself.
Desire to see a good movie is pleasure but being lost in your fantasy is happiness .
Doing introspection is pleasure but thinking about growth is happiness.
Being addicted to drug and alchohal is a pleasure but having a feeling of euphoria is happiness. Just having a dinner with your beloved in a good restaurant is pleasure but anticipating that moment is happiness which stays with you forever . Flirting with someone or having Sex with someone is pleasure which stays for the time he/she has that charm or beauty but loving someone truly is happiness which stays with you forever .(According to me loving someone truly is the biggest happiness and biggest strength of one's life) . Feeling blissful after being complemented is mere pleasure but taking someone's rude comment sportingly is happiness.
Giving punishment to someone or to take venegeance is pleasure but to forgive someone is happiness.
When I was supposed to leave for "Mata VaishnavDevi" darshan last week I asked one of my friends ,"what do you want from God ?" . She told me "nothing, I already have enough given by God , such a wonderful family, gud friends and this beautiful world , I dont want anything more from god". I saw so much contentment in her answer and I too felt contented . To be satisfied with what you already possess is real happiness , It doesnt mean that you shouldn't keep your aims high in life, you must set your goals but the first thing is you must be happy with what you already have and then try to achieve your goals beacause , If you aren't happy then even after achieving your goal you will feel unsatisfied and will have dsire to get more.
Dont search happiness around you, Happiness is in your innerself .Try to bring it out .
Cheer up and Live your Life King Size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Purani jeans...

Here is something I got as a forwarded message from one of my pals and I would like to share with you which made me feel nostalgic. Some moments that remind me of college days.

1. On being Late:
"Kab shuru hui class?"
"Attendance ho gayi kya??"
"Kal raat der tak gappe marte rahe yaar"
"Aab nind nahi khuli to mein kya karu......... bolna ....... kal kya padaya tha isne"
"Ek page de na.......... abey pen bhi to de, nahi to kisselikhunga......."
" koi subah kaise aa sakta hai........"
"wo bhi iss class ke liye "

2. During the lecture:
"Yesss!!!! Sirrr.......The answer is........huuuummmmm.......aaaaaaaa............."
"No sir......I know the answer .......sir...."
"Saala apne aapko Newton samajta hai"
"Abe lecture ko maar goli..... Anjali kya lag rahi hai aaj........."
"Uski tshirt pe kya likha hai dekh"
"Uske bagal mein nahi baith sakta tha kya.......gadha......."
"Kya bore kar raha hai. Bola tha canteen chalte hain .."
"Heads, we go canteen , Tails, we go now!!!"

3. Lab:
"Expt. 2 likha??"
"last time tu aaya the kya?"
""Karna kya hai??"
"Yeh bhai.....merko pata hota to tere pass kyon aata........"
"Areee tu to bura maan gaya .........chal dikha na.....bhau kyo kata hai...."

4. Sessionals Test:
"sessionals test???? ......Aree yaar...... "
"Kya....... abe unit test mein itna sara topic hai to final mein kyahoga...."
"Oye Sushil kaha hai......uska roll number mere baad hai.......wo nahiaaya to mein pakka fail...
."After test......"yaar pada tha....recall nahi kar paya.......chhod na ....... Canteenchalega..." SAHI !!

5. For attendance
"I was in the class, attendence bolna bhool gaya "
"Oye usko thoda khush kar list se tera naam hata dega........"
"Bola tha proxy regularly maar......... Saale tera class karne ka kyafaida hua....."

6. Late submission of assignments:
" Maine us ko bola thaa ki copy karke mera assgnment bhi saath meinsubmit kar dena"
"Ab mein kya karu usne mereko bole bina hi submit kar diya........"
"They should allow XEROX........sala system hi kharab hai "

7 . After exam:"Yeh bhi syllabus mein thaa kya? Shitt..."
"kya bol raha hai yaar..aise karna tha kya"
"1st mein 3 marks.....2nd mein 0.......3rd mein 2.......Gaya..........fail pakka......."
"Yaar notice lagte hi hata dena........wo kya soochegi mera marks dekhkar......"

8 . VIVA (b4 exam):
"Submission ab tak hua nahi hai , VIVA kya ghanta doonga"
"Aeee.......Akash......terese kya kya poocha....mood kaisa hai.."
"External ke ghar mein bacche nahi hai kya......."
"Dekh Boss!! external bhi aadmi hai. Usko pata hai students ki ab takpreparation nahi hui hai"

9 . Submission:
"Ye bhi chhapna hai kya?"
"kaat kaat ke likh le...kaon padhta hai"
"Iska bhi print-out lena hai kya?""Jai ho computer baba ki......jai ho Ctrl C - Ctrl V ki......."
"Tujhe Sir ka sign aata hai kya?"

10 .Copying Assignments:"Ye tune kya likha hai????"
(The best one)"Jo word samajh mein aa raha hai woh likh, jo nahi samajh mein aa rahahai uska drawing nikal""Phir bhi, kuch to idea hoga??"
" Maine uska likha hai, mera assignment check ho gaya, tu bhi wohi kar."
"Koi hint........""Are baba ghaseet de.........na tu samjega na wo........"

11.. Exam:
"Jo (mujhe) aata hai, woh (paper mein)aata nahi hai; jo nahi aata haiwoh NAHI aata hai" ..VERY VERY TRUE !!"ye question 2 saal se nahi poochha hai yaar....to ab kya poochenge"
"ye last time hi poochha thaa......is baar nahi aana chahiye"
"tere paas is ke notes hai??"
"Neend aa rahi mujhe to...thodi der so jata hoo..utha diyo pakka"
"woh chapter... mark weightage 6 marks... (facial ex-pressions speaksthe story)"
"nahi samjha to rat le" - PERFECT ONE"Iss paper mein roll number ke kya order hai........"
"Ek aur din ka gap de dete to kya 3rd World War ho jata tha kya........."I AGREE !! !!

This one is dedicated to all my friends:
"bas ek bar wapas lautne ka man karta haiAaj har wo din jeene ko man karta hai.kuch buri batein jo ab acchi lagti hainkuch batein jo kal ki hi batein lagti hain.abki baar class attend karne ka man karta haiDopahar ki class mein aakhein band karne ko man karta hai.Doston ke room ki wo baatein yaad aati haiexam ke time pe wo hasi mazak yaad aati hai,college ke paas Jaggi ka dhabe ki yaad aati haitab ki bekar lagne wali photos chehre pe hasi laati hai.Apni galtiyon pe tumse daat khana yaad aata hai.Par tumhari galti dekhne ka ab bhi mann karta hai.Ek aisi subah uthne ka mann karta haibas ek bar wapas lautne ka man karta hai.bas ek bar aurwapas lautne ka man karta hai."

Monday, March 30, 2009


Hello Guys, today we have with us one of my Bestest senior of all time and my very gud friend Kashif Shaad....A man wid a brainy brain ,very much down to earth, Gold medalist of Mechanical Engg. Department ,Unit leader of NSS(National service scheme) and above all a very nice Human being :)

Kashif:- Kashif Shaad
Me: Sandeep Choudhary

Me: Hello Kashif ,its my pleasure to chat with you on "Rendezvous with Sandeep".
Kashif :Hi, nice to chat with you too.

Me: Please give your brief introduction to our readers .
Kashif : Well, after finishing up with the NIT Durgapur (Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering) I was fortunate enough to bag an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to pursue Masters in the field of Hydro-informatics and Water Management (EuroAquae). For those who are not aware of the Erasmus Mundus program, it’s a unique series of courses in the European Union under which a single course co-ordinated by a consortium of Universities rather than a single university. For example, my course is jointly held by universities in Nice (France), Newcastle (UK), Cottbus (Germany), Budapest (Hungary) and Barcelona (Spain). This allows us to choose where we want to study and of course tour around Europe as wellJ. My travels so far have kept me in Newcastle for two semesters, Cottbus for one, Nice for a project and now Swindon (UK) to do my internship.
My specialization is, as I have already mentioned, in Hydro-informatics which basically means application of information technology and computational sciences in addressing water related problems.

Me:- What feeling you had , when you carry a tag of topper of Mechanical department of N.I.T Durgapur.
Kashif :Haha, the Gold medal is now mostly a relic of bygone times. I am of course happy about it but I sorely miss that I wasn’t able to make it to our convocation ceremony and take it personally.

Me: Well,How did u achieve that mark.?
Kashif :Umm..I just tried to get things done on time, and as we had to sit through all sorts of classes for sake of attendance (I am sure everyone remembers that part ;) ) I figured it wouldn’t hurt to listen to them as well. That was basically it.

Me: How did you manage your studies alongwith the important post you hold as Unit leader of National service Scheme.
Kashif:It was quite a challenge to keep things going but actually, I enjoyed every bit of my time spent with NSS. In fact, I would rate it as the most important learning’s I have taken from NIT Durgapur. The subject matter under the degree (at least for me) mostly turned out to be obsolete but the interaction and public speaking skills that I was able to develop during my work with NSS has helped me immensely to keep a competitive edge here, and as my friends say: keep the Indian flag flying high.

Me: How do you relate your current post graduate study programme with your interest...
Kashif :I find it to be quiet in sync with my interests and intensions. Water management is a field which is coming up very fast and many developing countries like India will need experts in the very near future to manage this precious resource. I hope that I might be able to play a role in this.

Me: What tips you want to give to our readers regarding their campus placement preparation.
Kashif: Know your company and do targeted preparations. Especially for interviews, HR personal usually want to see you know about their company and will fit in. If you are able to paint a picture in which they can see you successfully working with them then more or less you are in.

Me: Tell us something about your research work and project you carried out to strenghten ur profile .
Kashif :I had a few projects, mostly done on my own or with group of friends. Most of these where for competitions, like design papers for IIT kharagpur and one for Birla institute. Things have changed now since then, as brand NIT was very new then and was difficult to get summer interns at good universities. However, the main thing is that all your work should have a common thread of interest running through them. When an independent evaluator is looking all your work he/she should see a logical connection and your interests should emerge, rather than looking like a diverse collection of ‘I did what came my way’ profile.

Me: Please give us some information about IELTS. What strategy one should adapt while preparing for exams like IELTS AND TOEFL. and tell us in brief about application procedure and study material for IELTS.
Kashif :IELTS is basically “the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.” Similar to TOEFL, it the basic requirement to prove your English skills for foreign universities and visa requirements. I chose IELTS over TOEFL mostly because score reporting for me was easier with it (and cheaper). If one has good command on spoken and written English there is not much need for preparation as such. I don’t remember doing anything special for it. I was to appear for the exam in kal just 3-4 days after end sem exams of 7th sem. I solved a few sample papers during those 3 days.

Me: From which universities you got the admit.?
Kashif :I had applied only for four courses. Three under Erasmus mundus and one at other. Out of these I got admits in two Erasmus mundus courses. One was EuroAqaue, which I chose and other was in Mechanical engineering, with Trinity College (Dublin) and two other universities from France and Spain part of the consortium.

Me: Tell us something about challenges you faced in your life while preparing to get an admit from good university and how did you tackle it.
Kashif :Well, like most I was confused by what exactly I want to do with my life. I wasn’t sure if higher studies were my cup of tea. Besides that was the question of funding and going away from home and family. For this I had to do a lot of soul searching and so far have no reason to regret my decisions.
Unlike other from my batch, surprisingly I didn’t face any problems with the administrative issues involved (It took me about two weeks to get applications done, starting from references, attestations, mailing, etc). I guess my experience with NSS to deal with authority paid me out there. It was mid November in seventh sem when I seriously began considering higher studies abroad and by mid Jan I had applied to the four uni’s.

Me: What is ur mantra for.success
Kashif :“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” J
No, but seriously, learning from experience and having a little faith can take you a long way. Take advice from the multitude one meets but in the end decide for your own what your heart says is right.

Me: What else u want to share with our readers who are preparing to pursue their higher studies and want to do research work .
Kashif: It’s really a gut instinct if one wants to do research. But before making any choice please try to get your priorities straight. I see many students dabbling with management and research at the same time (which are like chalk and cheese) to achieve success as quick as possible. It’s good to keep one’s options open but money shouldn’t be the sole driving factor. Ending up doing something you don’t like can be a very frustrating situation. Try and think through what you want to achieve and rationally how can you achieve your goals.

Me: What do u want to say about this initiative (about this blog)?
Kashif : It can prove a good means recording experiences from various batches of NIT Durgapur. Really kool!! Spread it out. We have alumni spread across the face of the globe and hold the key to a treasure of stories waiting to be told. Go Sandeep...go get em J

Me: Thanks a lot for giving ur precious time .
Kashif : Ur welcome. Best of luck with ur intiative!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jaunt to Delhi Haat

Finally last weekend I started exploring Delhi again, The journey started with an awesome note as I got four new gud friends. We decided to go to "Dilli Haat" , Though it sounds like a vegetable market but it is not an arcade of vegetable shops . "Dillii Haat" is a perfect felicity for foodies and craft lovers . "Dilli Haat" is perfect depiction of Unity in Diversity "The Real India" having flavor of every State of India where you can have taste of infinte varieties of food of India and Its fine Craft work. One must not miss the opportunity to have delicious "Sabudana Khichdi " of "Maharashtra " stall. :)
I enjoyed a hell alot with some of bestest people foteek ,chinka and my new friends Neha ,Arpita,Shivani and Rajni who didnt seemed to be new to me coz of their so very gud amicable and cordial nature . :) At 11.30 we reached back to our apartment and awesome day came to an end.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


"As years pass by and time flies,
Its been an aeon which is going to end,
An aeon that left me in solitude ,
Now I desire to make atonement ,
For the atrocities I commited ,
Atrocities that didn't bruise anyone,
But abolished my life and built barrage to my dream"!!!,
"God give me a chance to redeem those moments ",
The moments congested with joy and splendour ,
The moments blessed with blissful life,
The moments that were my prizest possesions,
"God give me a chance to resurrect "!!!
A chance to resurrect my ambitions ,
A chance to bring back the smile that enchanted me ,
A chance to prove the worthiness of my commitment and affection ,
A chance to sprout up the love in the hearts I broke,
A chance to exhume my esteem and dignity,
"God give me a chance to live my dreams"!!
"God give me a chance to strengthen my conviction that you are there for me"!!!!!!!!!!

Disclaimer: This poem has nothing to do with anybody's personal life . :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

"तन्हाई" - लेखक - "यश" (संदीप चौधरी )

"पहले हर सुबह एक उमंग लेकर आती थी ,
एक नई दिशा और जोश दे जाती थी ,
पर आज सुबह की पहली किरण बिना कुछ कहे ही खो जाती हे ,
बिना पलक झपकते ही सुबह से शाम हो जाती हे ,
बस उसके ख्यालों मैं ही डूबा रहता हूँ ,
बस यही बात मैं अपनी तन्हाई से कहता हूँ,
की वो चली गई और अब मैं तनहा रहता हूँ "!!

"पहले उसकी आवाज़ सुनकर ही दिन का आगाज़ होता था ,
उसमे ख्यालों मैं डूबकर मैं चैन की नींद सोता था,
आज नींद भी हमसे मुह फेरकर चली जाती हे ,
पहले पतझर मैं भी बहार नजर आती थी ,
आज वसंत ऋतू भी बिना बहार के चली जाती हे ,
जिन सपनो को हम सदाबहार कहकर बुलाते थे ,
आज लोग उन्हें पतझर कहकर चले जाते हे ,
बस यही बात मैं अपनी तन्हाई से कहता हूँ ,
की वो चली गई और अब मैं तनहा रहता हूँ " !!

"पहले लोग मुझे अनपढ़ कहकर बुलाते थे ,
मुझे देखकर भी अनदेखा कर जाते थे ।
उसके आने से जीवन रंगों मैं डूब गया था ,
सारा अँधेरा कहीं रौशनी मैं खो गया था ,
उसके आने से ये नीरस जीवन उत्साहित हो गया था ,
जीवन का हर पल गम से बदलकर सुकून हो गया था ,
आज वो तारा फिर से कहीं खो गया,
और उसकी याद में अनपढ़ से मैं कवि हो गया ,
बस यही बात में अपनी तन्हाई से कहता हूँ ,
की वो चली गई और अब मैं तनहा रहता हूँ "!!!

Disclaimer: This poem has nothing to do with anybody's personal life.