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We will miss you Maam

For the first time ever, I’m going to right about a person who has knowingly or unknowingly made a difference in my life. With an association with her which would not go beyond 120 hours if put together (of which I would have missed 10 odd hours), she has really left an impact on me. To be clear enough, I’m talking about Professor Preeja Sreedhar. Tomorrow, she will be taking her last class that our batch would have and I’m not happy about that. I would love to be taught by her for a longer period. The way she has taught us is just awesome. This batch of ISME, as spoken by the ISME faculties is one of its kinds. The students are unruly, undisciplined, need to grow up and blah blah……. But how does everybody just sit composed and suddenly become attentive in her class? Sounds a bit odd, but its true! The reason why students forget to create disturbance in her class can’t be attributed to any wizardry, it is her sheer teaching method which motivates us to remain calm.

I’m simply impressed by the way she has differentiated herself from other professors. For the very first time I found a teacher admitting the loopholes in our educational system. In her own words, the teachers don’t take the credit, if a student scores exceptionally, whereas they should take the responsibility, if a number of students fail in a class. It is not the student which fails, but the system. She is perhaps the only teacher who has tried to channelize the unused potential of students to generate some good results. She is the one who motivated students to add some values to their lives.

The study of HR is about the study of some ornamental words, I had this notion till she took up the subject. Now, I love the subject very much. It is hard to see a teacher having such tremendous mass appeal. The best achievement for a teacher I believe is invoking the interest of the students in the subject one teaches and I feel she has been successful in doing that (ofcourse that is my personal opinion).

Personally, I have not talked to her very much apart from a few occasions like asking her help for some research paper or trying to help her regain the password of her blogger account. On one such occasion, she had asked me to reset the password of her blogger account and fortunately I was able to do that. She thanked me for that and I as usual acting like a moron shook my head with a smile that hardly deciphered a meaning. She continued thanking me till I responded properly. After hearing “Thank You Prasan” from her for the third time that I realized, I was committing a terrible mistake and then I answered with “Welcome Maam”. And perhaps this was an attempt on her part to infuse some good manners in me.

I would really thank her for the effort she made to impart knowledge in us. And I also pray, she continues benefitting students by her unique method of teaching. I hope most of my friends agree with me. Now as the 3rd term ends and the 4th term starts we can only say, that “We will miss you Maam”.


Wonder La Memories

HI friends, Plz click the link below to have a look at the memorable Wonder La pics. I’ve tried my best to compress the poster size images and upload them in Picasa.

Don’t forget to leave some comments.

Bollywood parody

Have you ever thought beyond the usual Dharamji and Big B dialogs in Hindi movies? We have a lot of stereotyped conversations of those Hindi movies which seem funny now. If somebody wants to make a movie using all those dialogs, I’m sure; he will be able to do cost cutting in script writing up to a great extent. So, now I’m thinking of giving a free advice to Mahesh Bhatt to quit making those sex and violence movies and make some comedy movies. To make his work simple, I’m writing some sample dialogs, hope he picks up an idea from them.

Scene 1:

A female call centre employee is kidnapped by a goon.

Kidnapper: Chal phone lagaa ghar pe………aur maang bees lakh, nahin to tujhe pata hai, apun kya kar sakta hai tere saath!

Ladki: Jo karna hai, kar le. Main nahin karoongi phone…..aur haan teen din ke andar ek Unwanted-72 le aana!

Scene 2:

Wife and mother of a salesman kidnapped.

Kidnapper to mother: Aee….. boodhiya, phone lagaa apne bete ko….aur paisa maang, nahin toh abhi tum donon ko khallas kar dalega!!!!

Mother: Yeh kisko pakad liya tum logon ne……kuchh nahin milnewala tum logon ko!!!!…isse achha hota, agar tum uske potential customer ko pakadte……..!!!! Tum logon ko paisa miljata………..aur mere bête ki sales bhi badh jaati. Lekin humen chhodane ke liye uske paas time kahan hai?

Scene 3: A top NASA astronomer is kidnapped by a biotechnologist.

Astronomer: Tum kya karne wale ho mere saath?

Biotechnologist: Hum tumhara ek clone banayega…..aur usme tumhara memory dalega……hum dekhna chahta hai ki human cloning kitna successful hai?

2 years passes by. The astronomer, once back from a space tour finds his clone with his wife in bed. The wife not so intelligent, but a beautiful ex-model, says – “Ab tum dono aapas me faisla karo, kaun mere saath rahega…bahut confusion hota hai… the way, I’m comfortable with both of you”.

Scene 4:

The conversation between the CEO of a company and his gorgeous lady secretary….

Lucie: Boss, mein aapke bachhe ki maa banne wali hoon…

Boss: What crap..!!!!………..arre meri biwi ne chaar saal pehle, jabardasti mera nasbandi ka operation karwadiya tha.  Uske baad maine na jaane kya kya kiya…….tab kuchh nahin hua, toh ab kaise hogaya?

Scene 5:

Villain: Agar tune apne maa ka doodh piya hai, toh baahar nikal…..aur lad mujhse………..!!!

Hero: Kaise ladoon saale, tu ne condition jo rakh diya hai………?

Villain: Matlab, saaf saaf bol….

Hero: Kaash meri maa ne apne khoobsoorti se jyaada mujh pe dhyaan diya hota.

Scene 6:

Arre……Ruk ja bhai……….ek din me sab kuchh padh lega kya? Aaj ke liye itna kaafi hai……….aur haan, if you have any more of them, please contribute. The best contributor will be awarded “ONE PACKET GOA”.

1000 reasons to smile

Once a friend asked me, “How do you always manage to put a smile on your face?” I jokingly answered, “I keep on smiling on the last joke cracked and when the smile is about to fade somebody else cracks another”. You know, it is not hard to put a smile on your face. If you always make a poker face, everybody around you will make a wrong judgment about you and probably go away from you. There is no dearth of reasons for a smile. Be happy that you are in a better condition than people who are living on footpath. Be happy that you are born as human and have got a mind to make your life better.

Many times I watch people loosing temper over petty issues without even being bothered about what the person before them will think of. By behaving this way we only make our lives difficult. We make innumerable mistakes in our lives, some of them we repent over, some we forget, get angry with our near and dear ones a million times and while doing these we forget to bring the best expression on our face “a smile”.

Just think for a moment. There are so many animals in this world. How many can express their happiness by smiling. Ofcourse, you can readily say that animals of the same species can read each others expression. But don’t we know, the expression that animals can display at the  most is aggressiveness. That is the reason why we depict cruel, rude and aggressive persons as animals. But, do we ever compare a smiling person with any animal? Not at all, because a smile on the face of a person is so unique an expression to be compared.

When we smile, the world around us also smiles. So, let’s use the unique gift of God to makind and smile always.

Blogging and something else

It gives me a sense of pleasure as I’m completing 2 long years of blogging. Started at Delhi just for passing time, I never hoped to last long in this sphere. Never expected any comments, never ever tried to popularize it. But, I’m happy that I have sticked to something that I can say of my own. Blogging was not really my cup of tea, until I got inspired by one of my good friends Debashish who I will always remember for his exceptional writing skills and technical knowledge. He was the one who introduced me to blogging.  The blog has also been a source of inspiration.

Sometimes I run out of idea and sometimes they appear as if a cool breeze of air has just blown over my head. I have tried to choose topics randomly not confining myself to a particular thing and simultaneously being unbiased to what society speaks on an incident. If I had to put it blunt I’ve done it. I’ve thought and rethought upon simple matters like a chewing gum almost loosing its sweetness and tasting bitter under your molar. Sometimes got bored, sometimes excited.

Today I write more seriously, more cautiously coz I’ve found some readers. Hope to continue till my eyes recognize the keys on my laptop and my hands don’t freeze due to aging.

A very very happy and prosperous CHRISTMAS to all my friends and my esteemed readers who have wasted their precious time to have a look at this page.