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Jan 26, 2009

A predicament alright!

What happens when you wake up and reach for your cell-phone and find it missing?

First reactions, might be let me complete brushing my teeth and will look for it. Or can also be the other way, start shouting, wailing at the fact of not finding it.

Well mine, though was the first kind, the fact of the loss now unfolding itself, I could not put the bristles to its work. Started searching vehemently all around the house, my room and where not!!!

Then Dad tells me that he found a long stick near the main door while he opened the gate today morning. Then suddenly a bolt of realization strikes me in the form of another loss. This time, my favorite ‘TIMEX PERPETUAL CALENDAR – WATCH’, the one which I first saw on Shamith’s wrist in HP. Going back in memory lanes, I recall what all I did to buy that watch. The first chunk of money I spent on myself that would be there with me all the time, no matter what. This was a memoir of an award for the cash prize I had received in HP (e-Award).

Well fact of the matter is there seems to have been a theft from the window of my room, next to which on the table I had left my cell-phone and wrist watch.

Well, after the fact sinks in, what do you do next?

Probably, go lodge a complaint. I did just that. Also might call up the Telecom Service Provider to bar all outgoing calls, did that too.

What next? Well what else?

There is a sense of disbelief that engulfs when something like this happens. Until 2.30AM the night before the phone was in use and the watch seen on the table. Next morning you wake up its gone, just gone… now long gone.

Neither sad nor angry, I am just plain confused how to react. I see the mirror, I see myself smiling.
Am like “What the *&#^”? I shouldn’t be smiling atleast.

I have heard and experienced the ‘tears of joy’, now the reaction I am going through makes me wonder if there is something like ‘smiles of sorrow’?

Have an exam that starts in 4 days, and I just can’t put my head into the books. Thus giving a vent to my feelings this way, I hope to steer clear from the state I am in.


Jan 18, 2009

After weeks of pushing ahead due to unforeseen circumstances and continuous persuasion, December 17th, 2009 was the opportune day decided to celebrate Kannada Rajyothsava in IBS-Bangalore.

It’s always said that it doesn’t take too much to bring something to life, when there is a force of desire driving it. This was exactly something that, we, the organizing committee realized. Just two days before ‘the’ day it was communicated to us by a zealous senior student Harish, about the event.

In line with expectations it was all it took to motivate a bunch of Kannadigas to come together and get the wheel rolling, but commendable was the support shown by non-local students of IBS. The fact that 17th December was also celebrated as an ethnic day made the occasion an interesting affair for the 300 strong members that attended the event on the day.

The program was inaugurated by Prof T.R. Venkatesh, Director IBS-B and other dignitaries present.

Students of IBS-B, Rajatha and Prithveesh set the right tone to the program by invoking blessings of the Holy Lord through their enchanting voices.

The other attraction of the day was the local professional folk dance ‘Dhollu Kunita’ group, who performed signifying the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.

Main eye-catchers of the day were a 20 strong team of visually challenged kids that came from ‘Samarthanam’ lead by the talented Mr. Nagesh (an international Artist, Professional singer and a Mimix Master Ceremony). The kids performed with so much zeal and passion, that it prompted the IBS junta to come up with an impromptu dance on a Kannada song.

The event was also graced by Smt. Saraswathi Murthy, an exponent in Carnatic classical music also a regular performing artiste at All India Radio. She enthralled the audience with her devotional songs.

The day also saw the students and faculties judged on their attires for the ethnic wear competition. While Himanshu and Sudha from the students staked their claim on the best dressed students’ awards, the faculties lead by Prof. Dakshina Kanthy and Prof. Nityananda showed that they were up to the task by winning the best dressed lady and Gentleman awards.

Special delicacies of Karnataka like ‘BisiBeleBaath’ and ‘Dharwad Pedha’were served to everyone present on the day.

Like all good things that come to an end, our program also concluded with Prof. Sukesh Kumar giving away prizes for the day and the hosts Sanjay and Uthra thanking the organizing committee and the audience for their gracious presence that made the event a huge success.

Sanjaya K.S
MBA, Class of 2010
(P.S:This post got here, just in case if it doesn't get printed on the college mag)

Jan 11, 2009

Dec 31st 2002: Had won a pass in RadioCity, a couple entry ticket for Vibe 2003. My friend Ady had won one too. He couldn't make it due to domestic commitments, and like usual I dint have a partner. That is exactly when Rj came into the picture, by buying Ady's ticket and my 2 cousins who accompanied us for the Bash. Had a nice time, and we were back home by 2 AM. Rj and me, bajaj Chetak .. what a combination eh!

Verdict: 3.5/5 (Free passes, couldn't ask for more, in those days of student life)

Dec 31st 2003: The first official New year's bash of 'the Boys'. Well that party started this unhealthy trend of all men. Well it's like Fevicol's mazboot Jod. Tootha hi nahi hai :).
A rich party in terms of liquor, food(bread, v/nv - biryanis, cake and what not). Remember that it was the 13 of us, amazing sound system and a rustic farm of our friend MB. What followed till 6 AM was absolute mayhem. We fondly call it the 'Vaanthi Party', enough said !!!

Verdict: 4/5 ( Sheer experience before and after the party. Vinay, do you remember the show in discovery "I shouldn't have been alive")

Dec 31st 2004: A job that paid for our wishes, brought about a trip to hogenekkal. 5 of us, a super cool Maruti Omni, and a passionate driver in Vinay. Some gala time with Kerala parathas, oil massages, beautiful drive on country roads.

Verdict: 4.5/5 ( Gave me the courage to choose a resolution and also somehow help keep it)

Dec 31st 2005: It was an unlimited party our friend Dolly organised, at the very exclusive Farm of our friend MB. It was different i think, don't really remember much from it.

Verdict: 2/5 ( Nothin too different)

Dec 31st 2006: A tough time at home, decided to cut on any outdoor party this year. Glad i did, coz' i learnt a very big lesson.

Verdict: 3/5 ( Well, just being a bit wise after the event)

Dec 31st 2007: Party at Magnolia resorts on Mysore Road. It was nice time, coupled with some nice dance floor time. The B'lore cold sent jitters down our spine sitting in Anup's Santro. 

Verdict: 3.5/5

Dec 31st 2008: This time another farmhouse was waiting to happen,  but for the mismanagement and a problem of wild elephants. Ultimately, ended spending 2 hours at Uppi's resort Ruppis and then whiling away some precious hours on the roads.

Verdict: 1.5/5 (Cudn't it give it lesser, had my good friends spend time with me)

Well this much said, its time to wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year. I wish you all get lots of topics to blog and lots of successes to speak off.