Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
For people like these, the Times of India has made an arrangement such that its representatives would give away free passes to the show at various hotspots of the city during the peak hours i.e 8.30 AM to 10.30 AM and 5 PM to 7 PM. Hotspots also include the busiest signals of the city.
- Mount Road - Spencer's Junction
- Nungambakkam - Sterling Road Junction
- Adyar Signal Junction
- Luz corner
- Tidel Park
- Parry's corner
- Nandanam - Chamiers road Junction
- Anna Nagar round tana
- Vadapalani - 100 feet junction
- T Nagar Bus terminus
- Kamarajar Salai
- Chennai citi center
- Abhirami mall
- Spencer Plaza
- Sathyam Cinemas
- Elliots beach
In case if you get to find yourself in any of the spots, do look out for persons giving away passes and donot miss this once in a life time experience. The most important aim of this program is to create awareness to the Chenaniites about the increasing population, traffic, pollution, changing culture etc and to keep the city well maintained and a greener city. Well, i have got my pass for the show and you people don't miss it too. Lets appreciate the efforts of Times of India and A. R. Rahman for doing something to the city and make it a better one for living.
The show is on 20th April at St George's ground near Pachayappa's College at 6.30PM.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
First thing, you notice in the Macbook Air, is its sleek design having a tapering design at the base. No wonder it is the ultimate thinnest lappy. It is light weight weighing around 3 pounds. The full size keyboard with backlight make is easier to work with even in the dark. The touch pad is also quite large and apple has integrated the iphone's gesture based commands to the Air. The processor found in the mac book air is Intel dual core 1.6Ghz processor with 2Gigs of RAM.
But looking at the hype created for Air, the output was a bit disappointing. The Air has got its own limitations such as only one USB port, no card reader, no embedded optical drive, no upgradable RAM etc. And also the battery standby time of the Air is around 3 hours and like the iphone it is also not user serviceable.
Although the mac book air has certain shortcomings, it is certainly the cutest lappy found today. Hope Apple compensates the shortcomings and release a better model in the years to come.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
But today, it was my day. When i woke up, first thing i saw was the Time of India paper lying on the table. I took it enthusiastically and on the cover page what i read was, the CM being questioned on water quality in Chennai city. The following page warned the Chennai locales regarding the spreading of Cholera in the city. So, i thought of getting more info on Cholera, its symptoms and ways to prevent it. These are the info which i got from the net.
Cholera is an bacterial disease, Vibrio Cholerae the name of the bacteria causing the disease. The disease spreads through water and mainly contaminated or impure water. The symptoms of Cholera are extreme diarrhoea with great lost of body fluids. Fever may also be witnessed as a result of secondary infection. The only way to treat the disease is to compensate for the loss of fluids from the water. We know very well that Prevention is better than cure. Ways to prevent cholera are Boiling the drinking water, maintaining clean habits and habitats etc.
Though my inputs on cholera are very few, a detailed info is given in wikipedia. Please follow the link for more information on Cholera. So, Drink safe water and live safe.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Here is the list of top 100 movies ever...
|1.CITIZEN KANE (1941)|
|3.THE GODFATHER (1972)|
|4.GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)|
|5.LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)|
|6.THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)|
|7.THE GRADUATE (1967)|
|8.ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)|
|9.SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)|
|10.SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)|
|11.IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)|
|12.SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)|
|13.THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)|
|14.SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)|
|15.STAR WARS (1977)|
|16.ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)|
|17.THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)|
|20.ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)|
|21.GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)|
|22.2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)|
|23.THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)|
|24.RAGING BULL (1980)|
|25.E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)|
|26.DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)|
|27.BONNIE & CLYDE (1967)|
|28.APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)|
|29.MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)|
|30.TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)|
|31.ANNIE HALL (1977)|
|32.THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)|
|33.HIGH NOON (1952)|
|34.TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)|
|35.IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)|
|36.MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)|
|37.THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)|
|38.DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)|
|39.DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)|
|40.NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)|
|41.WEST SIDE STORY (1961)|
|42.REAR WINDOW (1954)|
|43.KING KONG (1933)|
|44.THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)|
|45.A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)|
|46.A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)|
|47.TAXI DRIVER (1976)|
|49.SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)|
|50.BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)|
|51.THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)|
|52.FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)|
|54.ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)|
|55.THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)|
|57.THE THIRD MAN (1949)|
|59.REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)|
|60.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)|
|64.CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)|
|65.THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)|
|67.THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)|
|68.AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)|
|70.THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)|
|71.FORREST GUMP (1994)|
|73.WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)|
|74.THE GOLD RUSH (1925)|
|75.DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)|
|76.CITY LIGHTS (1931)|
|77.AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)|
|79.THE DEER HUNTER (1978)|
|80.THE WILD BUNCH (1969)|
|81.MODERN TIMES (1936)|
|85.DUCK SOUP (1933)|
|86.MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)|
|88.EASY RIDER (1969)|
|90.THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)|
|91.MY FAIR LADY (1964)|
|92.A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)|
|93.THE APARTMENT (1960)|
|95.PULP FICTION (1994)|
|96.THE SEARCHERS (1956)|
|97.BRINGING UP BABY (1938)|
|99.GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)|
|100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)|
Sunday, April 13, 2008
My last post was a Techie post and so i din't wanted to make the next post a techie one too. Thinking of what i could post for my blog many options came to my mind, my personal life experiences, my crushes, my mokkais, people whom i can never forget in my life etc etc. With all these things coming in my mind, i thought posting all these would make this blog a place of personal feelings and i don't want it to be so. As my blog name says JUNKS, it should be a place with all sorts of information which i could share with my blog visitors. And i hope, this sort of postings would satisfy all my blog visitors.And also i assure that there would be a many number of posts from now on as my summer vacations are on. so keep checking the JUNKS regularly.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
- Aldous Huxley's - Brave New World
- D.H. Lawrence's - Sons and Lovers
- D.H. Lawrence's - Women in Love
- D.H. Lawrence's - Sons and Lovers
- Edith Wharton's - House of Mirth
- Ernest Hemingway's - The Old Man and the Sea
- George Orwell's - Animal Farm
- J.D Salinger's - Catcher in the Rye
- James Joyce's - Ulysses
- Joseph Conrad's - Heart of Darkness
- Robert Heinlein's - Citizen of the Galaxy
- Rudyard Kipling's - Kim
- William Faulkner's - The Sound and the Fury
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
March 2007. The month which gave our college students the image of job holders. Yes, it was at this period where our campus recruitments started and today most of our college students got license to propose their love with one good reason. ( I am yet to get LLR L ). So I thought it would be good to share my interview experiences with my page visitors. ( anyone there????? )
The first company to recruit our students was Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ). We were already informed that our campus recruitment will be starting in March and so the preparations started way before but not me. I started to prepare for TCS 2 days before the placement. I have this habit of not spending money on books and followed the same for placement too. So, I went to the library and took the GRE Barrons 12th edition book and started to work out on the logical section. But I couldn't understand even the question. Embarrassed with myself, I started to work on quants section and never touched the Vocab section because I am very very bad in my English. At the end of 2nd day, the day before the aptitude test for TCS, all what I prepared was the mathematics section and mugged up some of the logical reasoning questions. I never had the confidence that I would clear the aptitude and made up my mind for CTS which was the next company to recruit us. All what I had in mind was that if I could clear my aptitude, then there is a better chance of me getting placed in TCS.
Having a feeling of wasting the 2 days, I entered the lab for the aptitude test with very much low on confidence. The first section was my enemy, Vocabulary section. Right from 12th Std, I have this habit of calculating the probability of getting marks if I answer the same option for the consecutive questions and it have worked for me in exams like AIEEE etc. So I sticked on to my formula and was staring at the monitor which option to select. Having no clue of what the words meant, I made up my mind to select my initial as my option which is 'C'. I selected 'c' for all the synonyms and antonyms and did something for the comprehension part.
Next section was the Mathematics section, which was very very easy and I got the answers for all the questions. Then the logical section came and by god's grace I got questions 2 of the questions of the same type and I cracked 'em easily. The third question was of average difficulty and I managed to find answers for 3 of its sub divisions. Having done the quants and logical section done fairly, I had 2 minutes left. I was at the acme of my nervousness whether I would clear or not. I decided not to click the submit button and waited for the 2 minutes to pass by staring at the monitor and counting down my fate. At the end of 2nd minute the screen flashed and the message came " CONGRATS! YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO THE NEXT ROUND" . And finally my formula has worked again for me.
Then, we were asked to come the next day for the technical and HR interview. The next day, with lot of enthusiasm we all reached the college and there you could see everyone in neatly pressed new attire, cleanly combed hair, boys having ties around their neck etc and I was also no exception. Everything I wore was new and with a good looking "OSI" tie, I waited for the technical interview. During my wait for the interview, I could see different kind of faces like tensed, completely cool, some has the thought of 'kalaichifying' the interviewer etc. I dunno how I looked for others, but inside me I had a bit of fear because I have the habit of blabbering when I get nervous or tensed, even in tamil. Think how would I blabber in English. I wont even find words to blabber in English. By the time I was thinking how am I going to tackle this, a voice calling "C.Karthik! you are next " and there I go.
I entered the Interview hall with a smile and there I could see 3 interviews, 2 guys and 1 girl ( sumaar figure in her late 20's ). I wished 'em and I was given a seat. Here is how our interactions went.
Interviewer 1 : Hello karthik. New shirt ! New pant! New Shoe! You are looking smart
Me : Thank you sir. These are interview special
Interviewer 2 : So karthik please tell me about yourself
I said what I have prepared and it came in a flow with out any pause or struck in between
Interviewer 1 : So whats your favorite subject?
Me : Microcontroller, Sir.
Interviewer 1: Anyway I am not going to ask you questions from that.
Interviewer 2: (Seeing my resume) you are an electronics student. Why did you go an IV to aavin.
Me : Sir, that was during our 3rd semester. We were new to our field and so we just visited aavin for nam sake.
Interviewer 2 : You have written you came first in maths talent test. So can u solve a sum for me?
Me : sure sir.
The sum was some number power something
I gave an approximate answer. But he asked me the accurate answer or at least the methodology. I said it can done by binomial expansion sir. He said tell me the another way. I said sorry sir. I couldn't guess it. Then he asked about my mini project and I explained I well. After that he said ok karthik you can leave now. All this time the sumaar figure hasn't opened here mouth and I wanted to hear her voice. So I turned towards her and asked her " do you have any questions for me ma'm?" She asked me "would you like to solve a puzzle?" I said " I will give it a try ma'm". She gave me a puzzle which I couln't solve. She said " that's ok. You can leave now". And immediately I escaped from that spot.
After that , I waited for the results and I was through to the HR which was very normal. Like asking the personal questions etc etc. So finally the interview process was over and the results came at night with TCS selecting 143 ( I LOVE YOU ??? ) from our college and me one among them. This is how I became a "KUDUMBASTHAN".