Friday, March 31, 2006

India Wins! Three cheers for Raina

Today India won the one-day cricket match against England which was played in my own backyard, oops I mean Faridabad - the place where I am presently residing. India required a modest total of 227 to win the match and they were going smoothly at 60 for no loss. Then as usual, disaster stuck - from 60/0 India went on to 92/5. No words can describe the poor cricket the top order batsmen played. At that time, I wondered whether India would reach even the 100 mark? But, it was only because of S.Raina's brilliant knock, along with the help of Dhoni, that India could win the match by 4 wickets.Inspite of the tremendous pressure Raina's performance was brilliant. Dhoni got Out just before finishing off the game, but nevertheless, he had already done his job.
The most heartening thing to see in the Indian team these days is that, there is some one or the other with a brilliant performance and the team is not dependent on just 2-3 players' performances, as it used to be the case earlier.
The fielding of Indians today was nothing to write about - too many dropped catches and missed chances.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Bas yaadey! yaadey! yaadey reh jati hai

I read about the post by Preeti on Chandigarh(here) and started remembering all that 4 years spent at my college - Punjab Engg. College, Chandigarh. That was one of the most beautiful years of my life and today also thinking about them, I am feeling very nostalgiac. Sometimes I deliberately try not to think of those 4 golden years, because those lead to flood of emotions with many many sweet memories etched into my mind. Chandigarh itself is a very beautiful city to live at, as you might have guessed it, if you read Preeti's post and on top of that - PEC - it's just beyond words. In this post, I'll not go into those funny, sweet and other exciting instances that kept happening - each and everyday at college, but I'll just post some of the pictures here. Those instances - may be in some other post.
This is the main building of my college. Countless hours were spent here. There are rows of

rooms visible on the first floor (right side) which are drawing halls and our semester exams were held here.

The same main building
from a

Our library - not much time was spend here, but outside the library
there were a few stairs to sit. A lot of time was spent there, just sitting
and talking with friends.

My CSE Deptt. building. Much more time was spent sitting
on the 3-4 stairs that you can see in the picture and very
less time inside the lecture halls

Last but the most important - our Verka booth, which was
near our deptt. building and literally the whole day
was spent there sitting on bikes and scooters and enjoying.

Remembering the song....
Purani jeans aur guitar
Mohalle ki vo chhat
Aur mere yaar
Vo raaton ko jaagna
Subah ghar jaan
Kood ke deewar
Vo cigaretee peena
Gali mein jaake
Wo karna daanton ko
Ghadi ghadi saaf

Pahunchna college hamesha late
Vo kehna sir ka
"Get out from the class!"
Vo bahar jaake hamsha kehna
Yahan ka system
Hi hai kharaab
Vo jaake canteen mein
Table bajaake
Vo gaane gaana
Yaaron ke saath

Bas yaadein
Yaadein reh jaati hain
Kuchh chhoti
Baatein reh jaati hain
Bas yaadein..

Vo papa ka daantna
Vo kehna mummy ka
Chhodein ji aap
Tumhein to bas nazar aata hain
Jahan mein beta
Mera hi kharaab
Vo dil mein sochna
Kar ke kuchh dikha dein
Vo karna planning
Roz nayi yaar

Ladakpan ka vo pehla pyaar
Vo likhna haathon pe
A + R
Vo khidki se jhaankna
Vo likhna letter
Unhein baar baar
Vo dena tofe mein
Sone ki baaliyan
Vo lena doston se
Paise udhaar

Bas yaadein
Yaadein reh jaati hain
Kuchh chhoti
Baatein reh jaati hain
Bas yaadein..

Aisa yaadon ka mausam chala
Bhoolta hi nahin
Dil mera
Kahan meri jeans aur guitar
Mohalle ki vo chhat
Aur mere yaar
Vo raaton ko jaagna
Subah ghar jaan
Kood ke deewar

Purani jeans
Aur guitar..

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Chasing one's dream

I read this article. Here. Its about an IIM grad. who is to graduate this year from IIM, Lucknow - turned down a lateral placement job of 9 lakhs to persue his dream. How many of the people in this world would do that? Possibly, a very few. Most of the people I meet, just want to be successful - earn big money and be popular. No, there is nothing wrong with earning big bucks or being popular, but most of them are doing what they are doing - because either someone asked them to do so - or thats the way they knew to become successful. If you ask - What they like? most of them would say - things like - But, if I do what I like, it won't earn me big money, let me become a computer engineer or probably do an MBA and then I'll be successful. Then they say - I will be happy - once I do that.
So, then end up spending countless hours in persuring false dreams, the dreams that were never their's.
This article is an example to those people and might inspire them to persure their dreams, the dreams they might have seen as an innocent child, the dreams if fullfilled will make them really happy from the core.
After all you have only one life.