04 December, 2010

WikiLeaks

There should be a WikiLeaks type website which reveals Indian Government's secret documents. A lot of scams and scandals would be unearthed. Huh?

03 December, 2010

Have I forgotten my blog?

Nopes!!!

I was busy with examinations and a cool software project. Now I'm back! :)
:) :)

11 October, 2010

18 September, 2010

When we teach our parents, "How to handle a computer"

We experience a lot of funny moments while teaching computers to our
parents or any elderly person. Our parents have experienced a
technological burst, they have seen a lot of changes in their lives.
Some could cope up with technology but some couldn't. Teaching
computers to them seems very difficult. I've been teaching my dad
since the past 1 and half years but got no success till date. They
forgot everything we tell them in a short span of time. But there is
always fun teaching them.

Below are a few instructions I gave to dad and got some very funny responses.

1) Me: Okay, now move the mouse pointer upwards
Instead of moving the mouse, lifted it and said, "Arrey, move hi toh
nahi ho raha"

2) Shut down the PC
The PC is powered off directly without even shutting down windows.

3) Close this window
"Kaise karu" replies dad. I said, "Dad I've told you so many times, x
button for closing windows". And I see dad pressing the X button on
the keyboard.

4) Me: Open Firefox, we are going to create a new email-address for you.
Dad: Arey beta, first let me learn how to turn on and turn off the computer.

5) Dad wants to check his mails, but he opens the browser without
turning on the modem. Then he calls me and I've to turn on the modem
every time. This happens always.

6) Inspite of telling them the whole procedure a number of times, they
still ask, "What next" or "ab kya karna hai"

7) Once dad saw me transferring a song from the computer to my mobile
phone via bluetooth. Soon he started admiring the technology. "Kya
technology hai", "no need of wires!, kya baat hai" were few of his
responses.

Somehow, I taught my dad how to operate a mobile phone. "Dad! when
will you start operating a computer". But still, he has learnt a lot
of things, it is just a matter of time to learn it completely.

Do let me know in the comments, if you share a similar experience.

03 September, 2010

Scanning your computer

I have seen people who daily scan their computer for viruses. In my opinion there is no use of scanning the PC every time you start it. It is just a wastage of time and processing power.

Okay, let us put it this way,
When do you go to a doctor for a checkup?
Only when you feel ill.

Similarly, scan your computer only when you feel that something is wrong with it. If you scan your PC daily, it is like going to a doctor for a checkup everyday even when you are healthy. Its common sense, isn't it?

01 September, 2010

Pic: Overflowing


The famous Ambazari lake in Nagpur city is still overflowing due to incessant rainfall.

24 August, 2010

This Raksha Bandhan...

Credits: Wikipedia
...I'm not going to college. The reason is 'Rakhi'. All boys have decided to bunk college to escape from being tied a Rakhi from their female classmates on whom the former have a crush on. There are a lot of unwilling brothers in our college. I second their idea, so yippie.. no college today. They say, there are girls roaming in college with a lot of Rakhis, and it is dangerous to attend college.

Imagine how would you feel if you have a crush on one of your female classmate and suddenly she turns up on Raksha Bandhan day and ties a beautiful Rakhi on your hand and says, "Where's my gift, BHAIYA?"
Oh my god! man! you're gone, you've become a BHAI now. All your chances are shattered. Thats why, don't go to college today. Be careful, be safe!

But still we can't escape from this situation. Girls are clever too, they will tie Rakhis tomorrow. So we boys are going to be a target anyway for few days.

And there are some of my friends who are very happy. They don't have sisters, so they are calling their female friends and asking them to tie Rakhi and take their gifts. Lucky girls! they always get gifts. Unlucky boys always have to give away gifts. Anyway its a nice and very happy festival, so enjoy Raksha Bandhan with your sisters.

I'm a bankrupt now, I have so many sisters (cousins) and I have to gift everybody. Mom!! I need money!!
Jus kidding. All my lovely sisters, come and tie me Rakhi, your gifts are ready, take 'em!

15 August, 2010

Poem: A humble request

From the heavens I descended to see my very own child
I gave it everything, I gave it love, and a peaceful birth.
Past is gone, present is bloody, humans made my child go wild
Is that what I sent humans for? To show no mercy to mother earth?

You call me God, you pray for your child in your womb,
Then why do you test and detonate another nuclear bomb.
I see no future for your children and your weeping wives,
you go on a rampage, killing people in your bid to survive

I wish I stretch my hands and cover all the nations
Erase borders between them, sheen then with Love's radiation
Then no suspicion will remain, no chance of rivalry
Unity will prevail all over, not just in a single country

I hoped to see all of you living in brotherhood
What went wrong? You created religions, you’re still getting rude
So rude that you frowned upon your brothers creating castism,
Living a life which has got nothing rather than just division

I wish I had my very own God to pray for you,
To tell you that this life is worthless and your days remain few.
Change your mind, your thoughts and the wrong things you’ve done,
Because I’ve given you an earth which is one and the only one.

I don’t want religion, castes, and race,
I just want to see your smiling face.
Because I’m your God and you’re my child,
Its my humble request, “Please don’t go wild!!”

-Gaurav Bhorkar-

12 August, 2010

06 August, 2010

Another Award!



Harman awarded me this time with this SuperStar Blogger award. Thank you Harman!

...and she tagged me to answer a few questions. Here we go

1)what do u wanna be in next life...ugly n rich or good looking but poor.... why?
Honestly, I'd prefer ugly and rich. Because I can use that money to change my looks i.e. PLASTIC SURGERY. hahaha..

2)how strongly do u believe in his power..? why?

I believe that there is something that controls this world. Reason, how could everything be in such coordination when there isn't something? How did life originate? Why only earth has life?

3)If u win a 500 million lotto..what will be the first thing in your agenda?why?
(plz be true to urself in answering)
500 million!! Baapre..um I'd first spend some money for me any family (Y' know buying a Merc, and other stuff, then some part will go to charity.


4)whom do u consider most beautiful person on this earth alive? n why....??
How do we define beauty? When 10 people say that someone is beautiful, then that someone becomes beautiful for us. Is that most beautiful person me?

5)describe urself in three words.....
Mediocre in Everything. (but somewhat good at some things)

6)India....in next ten yrs....where would it be?
India will be a very good economy but will suffer hugely from poverty, and corruption.

7)do u believe in mayan theory ...that world will end in 2012? why?
Nope, that's bullshit.

8)if the country faces trouble....would u be ready to give up ur life....for your country(u r the only child of ur parents and ur parents doesnt permit this !since its not mandatory...would u still go ?)
Definitely! I'll go for it!

01 August, 2010

Friends forever

The process of making new friends is never ending. Whenever you are in a new place you make new friends. In my school days I changed a couple of schools, hence made a lot of friends. What is the use of having such a large pool of friends? Most of them forget you as soon as the school session ends. Nevertheless, there are a few people who care to remember you, but these are very few people, very few. The concept of 'friends forever' in my opinion is somewhat bleak. I think people are good friends as long as they are in contact with each other, but there are exceptions. Your best friend may forget you but there can be someone who thinks that you are his best friend.

Among the pool of a lot of good friends I have, I consider about 4 people as friends forever. That's because they love me and aren't jealous of me at all. They always want my well being. In turn, I believe it is my responsibility as a friend to remain a friend forever. And I hope that I keep on getting such friends throughout my life. A few months ago I wrote a post on friendship on Mayur's blog, do check it out here. After many experiences I came to know that apart from the family, you friends are also important.

All I want to say is, friends are important in life. Don't forget your friends, care for them, and keep a contact with them so that you find out many friends who can be with you, forever!

Happy Friendship Day!

Update: I would like to mention the names of my best 4 friends.
Chaand, Vishal, Pranov and Ruchita, thanks for being my best friends!

30 July, 2010

The so called lecturers

Right from my childhood I've heard that a teacher will always help you in difficult situations, teachers are always there to lend a helping hand. Today we were in a situation desperately waiting for help. My friend, Ms. R's vehicle got punctured. Fortunately she called someone from her home to bring an extra inflated tire. When he came, we discovered that we don't have the spanners to open the nut-bolts and replace the tire. It was evening time in the college and everybody was going home. We decided to wave and stop someone so as to use the spanner from their vehicle's toolkit for just a couple of minutes. We were looking for someone driving 'Hero Honda Pleasure' as R's scooter was of same type. We waved and waved to all 'Hero Honda Pleasure' drivers, not a single student stopped. The lecturers, they too ignored us. The one who stopped said she doesn't have the toolkit directly even though her vehicle seemed brand new.

The days are rainy and the roads are slippery. When someone needs help desperately, nobody shows up. At other unimportant times everybody mingles around. We expected the lecturers to stop at least, but all went in vain. Most of them ignored us and straight away drove past us, only one teacher stopped. At last we gave up and went home leaving the scooter there itself (Her uncle came and took the vehicle afterward).

Everybody in this cruel world think about their own good. Where is the helping nature? All are selfish.

25 July, 2010

Another Tag - My Sins Against Gender Stereotypes.

The Rules are

If you are a woman,
Have you ever wanted something that is considered ‘manly’ ? Like a basketball, a cell phone, a dog, a camera or a new laptop? A new car or motor bike? Ever wanted to be a pilot? A doctor or not a nurse? And the manliest want of them all – The remote! As a kid did you enjoy playing with a bat and a ball?
There was a time when books were considered ‘manly’, women authors had to pretend to be men – would you say books are still rather manly – women should want to embroider and crochet?

If you are a man,
Have you ever wanted something that only women are supposed to want – like bags, shoes, clothes, creams, perfumes, babies, flowers? A peaceful home and a happy family? Have you ever been afraid of the dark or of insects?As a kid did you ever want to play ‘teacher-teacher’, cooking or did you like playing with a doll? Have you ever enjoyed cooking? Bought something in pink? Loved chocolates?


Okay now,
  1. I like to go for shopping clothes. But I make my choices quickly, not like you girls.
  2. I used to be afraid of syringes. Recently had a blood test and my heart beat went straight up when I saw the needle in the docs hands.
  3. I love chocolate, chocolate cakes, :P
  4. I'm not afraid of dark but I do fear insects especially cockroaches and lizards.
  5. I can cook. Don't love it though but I like cooking.
  6. Babies, I like them untill they don't pee in my arms.
  7. As a kid I used to play 'langdi langdi' and 'tickker goti' with my sisters.
Thats all. Am I girly? I don't think so. YEah I can see that small smile on your face. Now DONT LAUGH.

Tagging some buddies,
Madhav
Ankita
Enigma
Pranav
Dr. Chandana
Sahithi Pallavi
C'mon guys!

Update: Thanks to Bikram for tagging me.

21 July, 2010

Stupid elements in classroom

Today, the college management had arranged a series of lectures on 'Improving communication skills and Functional English'. Today's first lecture of functional English didn't went really well because of some stupid students. The lecturer was such a gentleman, he was trying to make the lecture as interesting as possible. He was a very senior person having about 30 years of teaching experience and his teaching was superb. A respectable and a pure gentleman he was. But things didn't come out very well for him because of some arrogant and bad behaviorist students.

"Students are like Gods, we teachers are here to serve them and gain virtue" were some of the noble sentences he uttered. He was also fair enough to allow uninterested people to leave the classroom. But some anti social students, were not at all interested but wanted to spoil the spirit of interested people like me. Whenever Sir used to turn to the black board, there were comments from the last benches, some made weird sounds..absolute bullshit! When the class was about to get over, some bad guys directly asked Sir to end the session. Such a rude scene it was!

Atleast they shouldn't have done this to such a respected person like him. Inspite of such things he was calm and humbly requested students to cooperate. I thought he has come to a wrong place with wrong students. People who aren't interested should not attend, why to disturb others and spoil a good classroom session. I hate such a$$h*les, hopeless and useless people. I'm furious!

16 July, 2010

Different types of lecturers

Some lecturers really piss me off, I have to attend their lectures just for the sake of attendance. This semester we have six subjects and three of the lecturers are sooo boring, most of the students are sleeping.

1) The bad pronunciation guy
We have this guy who teaches us Object Oriented Programming. I burst into laughter when I first heard him. He is awful with the pronunciation. His accent doesn't sound like Indian, its something very weird. 'Constraints' becomes 'kaanstraants', 'Stroustrup' becomes 'stroostroop', 'Bjarne' becomes 'beejarneee'. It is a mix of some Marathi, South Indian, and other accents which make it non-understandable and kinda weird. And he dictates notes in the class which makes me go nuts. Accent is not a problem but atleast it should be understandable.

2) Thik hai thik hai sir
In the middle of nowhere this guy came and started teaching us Operating Systems. I don't know what's the problem with him, he is always kind of scared. He also misses some words in between the sentences. His English skills are crap. I mean, he is always wrong with the tenses and grammar. It is fine if one teaches in Hindi. The worst thing, after every sentence he has this bad habit of saying THIK HAI and OKAY. I guess he must be uttering that word 'thik hai' a million times in a day. Useless!

3) The Superfast express
This madam is always in a hurry of completing the syllabus. She has stored all lecture slides in a pen-drive, comes in the class room, takes us to the Lab and teaches using those slides. She completes one chapter in one presentation, and at the end of the lecture, all done! a whole unit (2-3 chapters) completed! By now she has completed half of the syllabus, and we're still in the first month of 5th semester. She's got no teaching skills.

These three lecturers, huh! I think I should immediately start preparing for exams or I'll fail. There are some other lecturers too, one ma'am has a very shrill voice, but thats okay. The maths teacher is the most lazy person I've ever seen, she starts the lecture with a yawn saying, "kya padhana hai aaj?". Some lecturers just come in and start dictating notes. WTF

14 July, 2010

06 July, 2010

Getting a driver's license

The situation in our country has worsened a lot more. About three years ago (when I was 16) I applied for a driving license for a moped. I didn't hire any agent and preferred to do all things legally. The police officer there at the Regional Traffic Office (RTO) was posted to judge whether they are able to drive a vehicle or not. When it was my turn, the cop as usually arrogant, asked me to drive my scooter. I drove perfectly! Then he asked me questions like "What does that sign mean?". I answered most of the questions (not all). Then he made weird faces and stamped my application 'DISQUALIFIED'. And you know what, you can't argue with Indian policemen, they are very much arrogant (same is with army officers). It was the worst WTF moment for me. Firstly I had all the documents, secondly I drove perfectly and answered all the questions asked, then God knows why I was disqualified. Same was the case with most of the college goers who were applying for the license.

When you are disqualified, you have to come again next week and do all the processes again. This means that the government considers us like fools, we don't have other work to do. I was furious, I hired an agent. You know what the agent said, "Sir, aap documents mujhe de do, mai aapko kal learning license de deta hu, aur ek mahine baak permanent license bhi de dunga" (Sir, just give me the documents, I'll give you the learning license tomorrow and the permanent license a month later). He charged me Rs. 200 for learners license and Rs. 550 for a permanent license. And when you are furious and frustrated you don't worry more about money, so I finalised the deal with him. All I had to do is sit at home and wait for his call, no driving test, no questions, no arrogant policemen.

I drive a motorcycle with gears, but I held a license for a moped. All I knew this time was to hire the same agent and give him Rs. 200 and get a learning license again.
My heart says that I should go the legal way, but the bitter experience I had previously made me hire an agent.

If you are missing some of the documents, still you can get a license, the trick is to hire an agent and give him more money. Weird huh! This is India.

What is the procedure in your country?

04 July, 2010

I'm tagged!

 Last week Bikram tagged me on his blog. So here are the answers to his questions,

1. What one material thing are you hoping/ scoping to inherit?
Ans - I don't know, maybe a house in my hometown and some property.

2. If You were a character in a movie that you've seen who would I be and why?
Ans - I don't know Bik very well. Still you can be a ROBOCOP.....hahaha don't mind.

3. If You could do one thing for Someone, no matter what it was, what would it be for Who?
Ans - That someone is my family, they want me earn a lot of respect.

4. You’re driving. It’s great weather. Attractive member of opposite sex in expensive car looks at you and half-smiles. You’re in a relationship. Do you return the look and half-smile back?
Ans - Ofcourse yes, smiling back is a good manner.

5.Pick a situation
a. You’re 42. Would you rather go without sex for three years and win a lottery after that, enabling you to never have to work again? Or
b. Get twice the lottery money now (at 42) but have your partner sleep with your boss?

Ans - Situation A. No comments!

6. What has been the craziest thing u have ever done?
Ans - Once I placed a 20 rupee note instead of 150 rupees below a rock when a traffic policeman asked me for a bribe. He told me to put the money below a rock. ha ha ha! You know, that was the last time a traffic cop caught me.

7. God gave u chance to alter any one event in the past, present or future. What wud that event be?
Ans - I wish I become more intelligent in future.

8. Would you rather go bald or lose your front tooth?
Ans - I'd rather go bald, it's a different style. Front tooth! aaaaaaaaa!

9. Your sibling is sleeping with your married close friend. Who do you go to first, sibling or married close friend?
Ans - They are matured enough to decide things.

10. Would you rather your kid turn out to be a nymphomaniac or gay?(For my amusement, please answer in the format: I would rather my kid be —)
Ans - A  Gay.

Now I have to tag people. My blog has limited number of readers, so anyone who follows my blog and is not tagged before, take up the tag and spill those answers out.

29 June, 2010

Did I make a difference?

I remember, about 6 months back I gave a long lecture to my friends about cleanliness as they were littering the college environment. I told them that the college is ours, we should keep it clean always. The reply was, "You words make no sense in this country". I explained them, "Look brothers, this is India, this is our country. Look at the western countries, we all copy them. We all copy their style, but we never copy how they live, how they follow their rules. Look at their streets in Google Street View, they are so clean with not a single piece of litter. Compare their streets with our country's. Do I need to say more guys?"

...and the debate went on. Some one said, "Indians never understand rules, no one follows rules"
I said, "Then you guys are acting like real orthodox Indians who never want to change, I'm trying to tell you some good thing and you guys are just adamant!"
I didn't see any effect on them. They were like a bunch of stones listening to a fool. But what more could I do, after all they were my friends.

Our group grew in members over time. About a couple of days ago we were having fun in the college campus. Someone brought hot tasty samosas packed in a paper. We had the samosas and the paper was left where it was (on the floor). It didn't get my attention (otherwise I'd have put it into the dust bin), but suddenly I saw one of my friends going back to pick and take it with him. He came to me and said, "You told us, this is our college and we should care for it and keep it clean".
I said, "Good! That's the spirit, apply the same concept to our country", and the reply was "Yep!"

I felt so proud at that moment. I guess I did make them think before.

25 June, 2010

Remembering Michael

Image credit: Wikipedia
It has been an year since the King of Pop left us.

Remembering this para:

If You're Thinkin' About My Baby
It Don't Matter If You're
Black Or White

24 June, 2010

Driving with your dad

Whenever we drive with our parents (or elders) we often hear these comments:

"You tilt the bike too much while turning"

"Hey Drive slowly, you're too fast" (even when you're driving 40 kmph)

"Why are you overtaking a lot of vehicles, there is no need"

"Don't drive through the potholes, you'll damage the shock-ups"

"What a dirty vehicle, you never wash it"

"You hit the brakes too hard"

"You have ruined the bike in a single year"

"Drive carefully" (whenever you go out alone)

"Don't honk too much" (You are honking at the front vehicle)

"WAIT! Let that car go first" (even when that car is very far away)

"I can't imagine how you drive when I'm not with you"

"These youngster na...they drive awful"

"Drive with economical speed, ...mere paas paiso ka jhad nahi hai"

I don't remember more...*laughing*

22 June, 2010

14 June, 2010

Reservation, wtf?

Just read the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) score card of my sister and found this written on it,

Yardstick for permission to fill the online for counseling for B.E./B.Tech admissions
GEN Category : 55 Marks
OBC Category : 33 Marks
SC/ST/all PH categories : 20 Marks

What do you think?

11 June, 2010

Program: Yoga Master

Wrote this program in C++ using the .NET framework class library (just learnt the basics of .net). It was fun writing the program, came across a lot of difficulties, but it was fairly easy.

Yoga Master is a small tutorial program which gives description of some basic yoga poses which can keep you healthy if performed regularly. Only photos of yoga poses are shown in the program as I don't know animation yet. I don't why I named it "Yoga Master".

Just try out the program and give me some feedback as to improve the program further.

System Requirements:
  • Windows XP or later
  • .NET framework 2.0 or later.
  • any amount of RAM and CPU
Here is the link to download the program -> Download setup (0.5 MB)

I don't know anything about using GNU general public license in making the source code available. But still I am making the source code available, techys can download the VC++ project here (3.5 MB).

For those who just want to have a look at the program, here are a few screenshots,
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Note: All the images used in the program were downloaded from Wikipedia, they belong to their respective owner. I hope I haven't committed any copyright infringement as such.

08 June, 2010

Electronic appliances

We are never satisfied with the electronic appliances we buy. We buy the appliance happily but when days pass by you are like, "yaar thode din aur ruk jata to isse accha mobile / TV / ... mil jata". It is futile to be crazy for buying latest electronic stuff, every year some new and superb tech gadget come to the market, and the prices of older gadgets dip instantly...and the cycle continues.

I've seen crazy people, every time you meet them they have a new mobile phone. Some are crazy for upgrading their Personal Computers. When I bought a PC a few years back it cost me Rs. 30,000 and the same PC now costs Rs. 15, 000. Such a drastic dip in costs. Recently, my sister bought a phone worth 7500 rupees, after six months, it was worth Rs. 6500.

And if you continue to wait, you'll never buy a phone. :P

I used to be crazy for mobile phones. Till now, I've changed about 3 mobile phones. The first one was very basic, then a slight advanced one, I always wanted more and great features. But now I have lost interest in mobile phones atleast.

Now my dad is planning to buy a new phone, he doesn't like his old phone anymore.

06 June, 2010

Nokia needs to improve upon s60v3/v5 homescreen.

As compared to other manufacturers' mobile user interface, Nokia lags behind in the design of their home screen (standby screen). You cannot customise your standby screen, we have to chose between only 3-4 designs. Nokia should allow placing of icons, sidebars or customised widgets on the home screen.
Nokia Standby
The standby of Samsung star is very interactive, it features a sidebar and widgets. In fact we can move the widgets, like a desktop icon.
Samsung star standby
Android's standby screen is on of the most simple and best, I think, very similar to a desktop.
Android
No need to talk of IPhone, it is just awesome.

I own a Nokia 5233, and I think if Nokia pays more attention to their user interface, they can conquer the smart phone market (although still 40% of smart phones run Nokia's Symbian OS). Today's generation is more inclined towards the looks of a mobile phone.

04 June, 2010

Privacy settings recommended by Facebook

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According to these settings recommended by facebook, we have to share all our posts, photos, and status messages to everyone. In my opinion, our photos shouldn't atleast be shared with everyone.

What do you think, are these recommended (default) settings by facebook okay?

03 June, 2010

Buying vegetables is very difficult...

...for me. I don't know why. May be because I'm very bad at bargaining and I find it very difficult to differentiate the good and bad quality vegetables.

01 June, 2010

Friendship

My brother Mayur is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of his blog. I wrote a guest post on his blog, thought of sharing it here too,

There are some people who don’t forget to talk to you, who are always behind you, encouraging you, stand by you in difficult times. I think they are your true friends, than someone who gives you study notes, pay for hotel bills, etc. I am very fortunate to have such good friends. And there comes the vacation time, when you miss your lovely friends who are away in their village enjoying, but you feel good when you talk to them on phone. Your ears soothe when you hear their voice, talk good things with then, and enjoy the conversation. And you smile when you hang up.

Only those are your true friends who stand by you. It doesn’t matter to have a friend as a girl or a boy, a friend is a friend, who always trusts you. Friendship is not determined by the money a person spends on you, not by the nature of the person, not by the attention he or she gives at you. It is determined by how much does he or she cares for you, stands by you when you are in pain, enquires about your well being. True friends always get happy when something good happens with you, unlike those people who are jealous of you.

Jealousy and friendship are poles apart, a true friend will never get jealous of you. If you ask a classmate for notes and he/she doesn’t want to give even if he has them, then he is jealous of you. Such people can never be your true friends. Rather if you ask a true friend for notes and study material, he will arrange it for you, even if he himself does not have any notes. Not only notes but your true friends stand by you in each and every situation, be it cheating in exam or a tussle with teacher.

We in turn forget our responsibility as a friend. We ask for everything but fail to give anything. Remember, friendship is a give and take relationship, if you only care to take everything and don’t give anything, then the relationship deteriorates. Our friends also face problems like us, we should care for them and help them. If your friend is trying to arrange study notes for you and the friends circle, you should not just sit and wait for the notes to arrive, you should actively search for arranging notes. Friendship is a collective effort. Fights and misunderstandings are bound to happen in friendship, look for ways to resolve them, and be friends forever.

I wish all my friends good luck and a prosperous life (both online and real ones).

30 May, 2010

In case of a nose bleed...

PS: Doctors please correct me if I go wrong.

I had a bleeding nose twice in two days. Maybe because of the high heat here in Nagpur (Or may be I was picking my nose hard hahaha.).

When someone's nose bleeds, it is really a harsh site, people around get scared. So, whenever you get a nose bleed find a bathroom, or a place away from people. Pinch and hold your nose and breathe through your mouth. Never lean your head backwards as it will lead the blood to enter your throat and you will have to swallow the blood. It is said that swallowing blood is not good, unless you are a vampire bat.

Keep your head (nose) above the level of your heart. Never lay on your back. Stand still for about 5 minutes (bleeding stops mostly in 5-6 mins). After your nose stops bleeding, don't blow hard from the nose, gently wipe out the blood outside, don't wash your nose as it will soften the blood clot formed inside to start bleeding again. After sometime when the insides of the nose are dry, wash your nose gently.

Take care. Don't pick your nose hard.

PPS: I thought to share this as I've seen so many people proceeding the wrong way in such cases.

24 May, 2010

Cute guest

This cute kitty came to my house today. I gave her some milk to relish.


I am cent percent sure she will come back tomorrow.

19 May, 2010

What a bad day, all Murphy's Laws valid.

I had a terrible day today.

It was so hot in the morning. The afternoon was really boring with poor internet connectivity. I decided to watch TV, the current went off. I was wet with sweat cursing the electricity board officials. When the current was back, I watched TV, but to add to the frustration, suddenly sparks came out from the back of the television set and it went off never to start again.

No TV, no internet, what else could I do rather than sleeping.

In the evening there were light showers, the weather was awesome. Me and my sister decided to visit my aunt and relish some Paani-Puri. The evening too was spoiled when a dirt particle got stuck in my eye. Even after washing several times, the eye was irritating. Somehow ate the paani-puri and came home. My eye is still hurting. I wish all gets normal by tomorrow morning.

now what happened to blogger? This post isn't posting.

17 May, 2010

Choices

Just saw Spider-Man 3 for the third time since it was released. Peter Parker (played by Tobe Maguire), while the movie ends, says,
"Whatever comes our way, whatever battle we have raging inside us, we always have a choice, my friend Harry taught me that, he chose to be the best of himself. It's the choices that make us who we are and we can always choose to do whats right"
That quote is enough to inspire yourself. Choices, we face a lot of them. Sometimes we just choose whatever comes first, sometimes we have to think. Always think before you make any choice, think so that you can choose a better choice and be a better human being. Like, in Spiderman-3, firstly Harry refuses to help Spiderman to fight with the two monsters, Venom and Sandman. He had two choices, but because of rage and hatred, he chooses the wrong one. But when the servant explains him that his friends love him so much, Harry is moved and chooses to help Peter and be the best and good human.

Like Harry, we also face a lot of challenging situations. For example, your best friend wants you to drop him to his room, and there is a sick classmate who is not feeling well, and he lives by the same route. Here you have a choice, whether to help the sick classmate or go away with your best buddy. If I am in such a situation, I'd always choose to drop the sick mate to his home, because he needs help. If you help the needy, you are a good human being, you can bring on a change in society.
A person met with an accident, it is your choice to be an onlooker or a helper.

It's all upto us, how we perceive things and make proper choices.

16 May, 2010

5 reasons for India still being a developing country

1) Corruption
  • We have corruption everywhere. In fact people never hesitate to bribe someone.
  • Caught by a traffic cop? Give him a 100 Rupee note, he will oblige.
  • Want a driving license even when you don't know driving? Hire an agent, give him 1000 Rupees, and you're done.
  • Want to process your file first in a Government organisation? Just wink at the babu and pass on the money from below the table.
  • Got less marks in entrance exam? Don't worry, if your dad got money, then you'll definitely get admission in the best college in your city.
  • Roads in India have a life of just about 5 years, whereas roads built in developed countries last for about 20 years. Why? Because the contractor uses cheap material and fills up his pocket.
  • Court cases in our country last several years, because the client keeps on feeding money to court officials to delay their case.
  • Politicians build colleges on Government land. For a politician, it's easy to get a grant to open a college.
  • This list is endless...

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11 May, 2010

My apologies

I've been changing the design of my blog frequently. I was not able to decide on one particular design, but now I guess, this current simple theme is looking good. There were readability problems in the last one.

What? CS got no scope?

Whenever I meet any elder relatives or parents' friends, they ask me a general question,
Uncle: "What are you studying?"
Me: I'm studying Computer Science and Engineering.
Uncle: "Why did you choose Computer Science? It has got very less scope today."
Me: "Then which branch I should have taken?"
Uncle: "Electronics, Mechanical, ... any of the core branches."
Me: "Uncle, I don't like Mech and Electronics"
Uncle: "Son, in today's world you don't have to go after your likings, all that matters is money, your salary."
Me: "Oh!!", Then I leave making a weird face.

I'm sick of these questions, I'm tired of answering them. How can be people so mad after money? That's why most of the people of their age end up working as a clerk for some government organisation. By no scope I don't know what do they mean. They think that there are no jobs remaining in the IT sector. I know that the IT sector was down a bit in recent times, but I doesn't mean that it will never ever boom again. Computers and their applications are immortal so are the other engineering branches. By the way, I don't care about the scope of CS engineering at all. I decided to pursue Computer Science right from the beginning and because I love this field, I know that getting a job will not be a difficult task for me. I don't just want a job, I am here for a change, to cultivate and share knowledge.

There are so much false speculations about engineering. Each ear lakhs of engineers graduate and most of them end up working a monotonous job. Why? Because they didn't take interest in the field, they were interested in something else. They were dragged into engineering either by their parents or because of seeing so many fools doing engineering.

This post is addressed to all those who just gave their engineering entrance exams. Remember guys, don't just be a puppet of your father. Our parents hear something from the outside world, think their son / daughter can earn a lot of money doing xyz engineering, and then they ruin your career. You gotta look deep into your mind, your interests, your weaknesses, your strengths, etc etc. In my opinion, it's best to get an aptitude test done. Engineering is not just the world, there are many wonderful careers out there. You just need to answer question, "Will this career suit me, will I be happy into it for lifetime and am I worth for engineering."

09 May, 2010

Mom, I love you!

You were the first person I saw, when I was born
The nurse pinched me, I cried so long,
You smiled and showed me the beautiful morn.
But the nurse made me moan
Tears of joy, down my cheeks, they rolled on.
Because I was delighted to see my beautiful mom.

Mom! You taught me how to talk,
Dad held me, but I wanted to come to you.
So I stood up and tried to talk and walk.
"Mamma, Pappa", in my vocabulary, were the words few.
How could you manage office and me simultaneously,
I guess, grandma passed you that magic secretly.

You remember ma, I used to eat earth
and you used to slap me real hard,
and hug me soon, which you did right from my birth.
I surely miss that slap and the soil in our backyard.
You were always there for my good,
to play with me and recharge our mood.

Look mom, now I've grown up,
I can never forget the love you've given.
Such a beautiful relation I'll never break-up,
Because in this relation, I just feel like heaven.
I love you ma, may you live forever,
God shall give everybody a mom like you, so clever.

- Gaurav Bhorkar.

Happy Mothers day to all readers of Gaurav's (good) blog.
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PS: This post is a candidate for this contest by blogadda, thanks to them.
PPS: I would like to give that white mug from Pringoo with this design to my mom.

For You Mom

For You Mom
For You Mom

07 May, 2010

Teenage life

This is the last year of my teenage (nine-teen). People say that a boy turns into a man after the so called teenage. During the teenage we go through various traumas and brainwashes with different levels each time, quite similar to the clothes which are washed inside a washing machine with different wash programs. So here's the wash program of a typical Indian teenager,

Gentle (Age 13 - 15 years)
In this wash the child is washed gently, he has no tensions, no stress. Children of this age are like kaccha nimbu, they don't know anything, but they are eager to learn. The school is enjoyable, some have few girlfriends, and life seems on the right track for them. They are gently advancing to face hardships further.

Heavy (Age 16 - 18 years)
There is a lot of tension. A child has to manage between 12th standard studies, tuition, entrance exam coaching, etc. They get a sound bashing from their parents for not getting enough marks. This age marks numerous breakups between relationships. Some people get pimple and get depressed about their looks. This period of life is really heavy on mind. Unfortunately some guys cannot bear the heaviness and commit suicides.

Normal (Age 19 yrs - until we get a job)
After the heaviness, the teenagers are quite matured and ready to face life. Some learn it the hard way, some take it easy. Studies are less as compared to the heavy phase, and students easily pass either by cheating or studying. Regarding relationships, your dad is always angry with you, he always complains about you getting less marks. Love relationships get good as all are matured enough. This gets normal until you get a good job.

Then comes the spinning mode (like a spin dryer). You keep on spinning and squeezed until all water in your body is pulled out. At last you stop when you're dried and laid to rest and your soul departs. This is how life ends.

05 May, 2010

Look at 'em, hit 'em

PS :Just thought of something weird and funny. And the outcome was this,

Look at that man spitting
He spits on the road, pavement, and the staircase
I guess he wants some hitting
Hit him with a flower vase
Let him fall on the spit of his own
all our allegations he will disown

Look at that man urinating
He thinks the wall a property of his father
He is no way ashamed of what he's doing
Hit him so hard that he remembers his grandmother
On his own pee he should fall
A lesson which is remembered by all

Look at that man teasing a girl
The passers-by pretending nothing
At him a boulder I quickly wanna hurl
To strike his head, make him forget everything
The girls, they should slap him real hard
You know, all these fools are fuckin retards

Why are we just watching?
Why don't we start thinking?
Keep your brain and your environment clean
Love the country, than bribing and winking
So that we are envied by all the way by the west
And we move forward in this technological quest.

Author - Gaurav Bhorkar.
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03 May, 2010

Petrol Partner - Go get one for you

In my 2 years of engineering, I've learnt a very good concept of sharing vehicles. I was initially reluctant to share the pillion, but gradually I understood the importance. It saves petrol and money, it saves our environment, it gives you company for a long ride, etc. My college is about 15 kms from home and my bike isn't very efficient, and hence I desperately needed a petrol partner. If you travel to your college by a two wheeler, you are approached by potential petrol partners, on the very first day.

On my first college day, a guy asked for my bike. I said, "It's my bike, why should I give you?". He just started quarreling with me. That was ridiculous, "why should I give my bike to someone who wants to go to 'pan thela' to smoke?" He wasn't a potential petrol partner, he was just bullying on me. So, while selecting your petrol partner you have to be very careful. If a wrong partner is selected, you will suffer, he will enjoy free rides. I had several petrol partners. Following points would help selecting a good partner for you,

1) Potential petrol partners themselves approach you, but stay away from people who bully on you.
2) Tell classmates that you are in search of someone who stays en route to the college.
3) While you negotiate with someone, determine his attitude, some people may want to use you.
4) When you deal with someone, take trials, and ensure that he does refill your vehicle. This may sound awkward, but people don't refill your bike, and you have to remind them time and again.
5) Try to get a petrol partner from you own class, so that the timings don't clash.
6) Ensure that he is not a late comer. This is really important, because of your partner you get late, so you and your partner, both should be active.
7) In my personal opinion, one should have a girl as a petrol partner. I observed that girls don't have to be reminded to refill the vehicle, the get ready on time, they are light weight (hehe..your bike won't suffer).
8) If your petrol partner has his own vehicle then you are the lucky guy. In this case you don't have to worry about refilling your ride, you can alternatively use the vehicles to get to the college.

Thus getting a good petrol partner is important. Hopefully I should get a good partner this semester, or I'll continue with my old pal (he's good but lazy). Any girls from my class reading my blog?

PS: One more advantage of having a petrol partner, tell dad that you don't have any petrol partner. You can save the money you get from your dad for petrol, like me. (if you don't get any pocket money)

28 April, 2010

Farmville - It's really getting bored

It seemed an interesting game, but it's getting really bored now. We start with a small farm of four plots, and eventually goes so big that you start to hate the game.

Why do I hate farmville?
  • The farm gets really big and I find it very difficult to plow, then seed, then havest, those virtual crops.
  • The fame loads very slowly even in a broadband connection
  • If we want to delete several objects, we have to delete each of them individually
  • What is that FV cash? Bull**** we have to buy it.
  • I can't wait for crops to grow
  • It is very addictive, in fact, you are always worried about your crops to be withered.
  • Why is it possible to unwither crops in FarmVille? Developers are mad, I guess.
  • Whats the use of a Post Office, School, etc. is a farm? I told ya, developers are mad.
  • We find fuel in our farm which we can share but cannot be used by us. He hehehea hahaha.
  • People call me to send a certain gift in farmville.
  • The farm does not look real, it is like a cartoon.
  • The well is just for decoration, you cannot draw water from it.
  • To add to the frustration of players, the developers should have added the functionality of watering the plants.
  • The points system seems faulty. Everybody is desperate to get to the next level.
  • Hehe..rice grows up in 12 hours, wheat in 3 days. How true!!
  • You can move the trees.
  • I hate the ugly sounds made my farmville animals, especially the pigeons.
I can list a whole page with negative points. People are so much addicted. Hehe..but very very few people buy stuff for their farm in FV with real cash. Seriously, that is also possible in FV.

I stopped wasting my precious time on FarmVille. I can now surely do some other interesting and good work which yields me something good, not like FV.

23 April, 2010

The future of Delhi's 28 storey Civic Center

Indian cities expand outwards, not upwards (I hope you understood that). Our country lacks infrastructural development and it's good to see a tall multistorey building in the capital. After the inauguration, MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) is planning to shift to the new building soon.

Have you ever wondered, what will happen to this building within a couple of years?
Be it Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata or Nagpur, there are people who have very dirty habits. Those dirty habits include eating Ghutka, Kharra, tobacco, ...eew whatever. Even I don't care if people eat shit, but I feel very bad when those jerks spit in public places. MCD's new building is a public place and soon it will have RED patches (spittings of Pan, ghutka, etc) on walls and corners of staircases. Now the building is very posh, but it will become dirty as soon as people start coming.

Few years ago a new Administrative building was constructed in Nagpur. It was awesome and posh, very clean. As soon as the administration moved in, after few months, a lot of Red Patches appeared, windows were broken, the floor was dirty, etc. The same will happen with the new 28 floor building in Delhi.

How can this be stopped?
People of our country don't want cleanliness. I see people going to the dustbin, but throwing stuff around it and not inside it. People don't care about surroundings. This cannot be stopped until there is a lot of awareness. The government should invest money on awareness campaigns. But before that the government first needs to clean the cities, and stop their own employees from spitting.

You know why people move out of India to developed countries? It's because they like the cleanliness which is maintained in those countries, unlike India.

21 April, 2010

Symptoms of being a couch potato

  1. You wake up at 9 AM.
  2. You read a news paper while brushing
  3. You switch on the TV while sipping Tea.
  4. You continuously change channels as there are no interesting programs.
  5. Still you watch any program.
  6. You dad yells at you for watching TV in busy morning.
  7. You put off the TV and immediately start the computer.
  8. Suddenly, you realise that you have to bath. So you shut down the computer.
  9. After bathing and having lunch, you're again on the PC.
  10. After checking mails, you have nothing to do, so you leave the PC and start the TV.
  11. You watch two back to back movies on any random TV channel.
  12. You are very much irritated by TV advertisements.
  13. You fall asleep while watching TV
  14. TV is boring so you are on the PC.
  15. After sometime PC is boring, so you are on TV.
  16. ...and the cycle continues.
  17. Your life is only computer and TV...
I am becoming a couch potato. Aaaahhh! It's high time, I should start jogging tomorrow onwards.

17 April, 2010

Unsuccessful launch doesn't mean waste of money

People think that we waste money on our space missions. They say that we don't have enough money to eradicate poverty in nation and we spend huge amounts of money for our space ambitions. There were comments on the unsuccessful launch of the GSLV with indigenous cryogenic engine that more than 300 crore rupees have gone waste.

What would have happened if we wouldn't have developed any cryogenic engine? The government would have used that 300 crore rupees in other development projects, the politicians would have been very happy and half of the money would be in Swiss bank, right? So whats wrong when we spend money for our own scientific development so that we become a self sufficient nation.

The scientists have worked very hard for the development of the complex cryogenic engine for more than 18 years. Failures are bound to happen in science. I'm sure ISRO will study the matter and bounce back next year with a successful launch and shut all the mouths.

PS: For those who don't know,
ISRO - Indian Space Research organisation.
GSLV - Geo Synchronous Satellite Launching Vehicle (to launch geo stationary satellites)

14 April, 2010

In case of a bee bite...

...if you are at home, then apply Tooth Paste on the affected area. The chemicals in tooth paste act as neutralizing agents for the venom injected by the bee. If possible try to remove the stinger stuck in your skin.

Today morning, a big bee stung me in the left ear. Aaa! that was very painful. The ear has swollen. Now I have one bigger ear (for a couple of days, I guess). Thank God, no allergic reaction took place.

12 April, 2010

IIT-JEE Coaching, my story.

Indian parents do not use their minds extensively, they can be easily influenced by anyone. I had terrible experiences when I cleared my 10th board exams. Somebody told my parents to prepare me for IIT-JEE exam, and that somebody was our relative, I guess. The fact that one of my cousins is an IITian was enough to inspire my dad. I was a kid at that time, I didn't understand anything and at that time my aim was to be a cricketer (hehe). I played good cricket and after 10th boards I also joined a cricket club, and was doing very well. So, the day my 10th board results were declared, my dad saw some advertisements of IIT JEE coaching institutes and their entrance exams. The same night he took me to 2-3 coaching institutes and filled form to take their entrance tests. At that time, all IIT-JEE coaching institutes were very new (except one). I took all the tests and passed in all of them (they deliberately pass you), and the dilemma started of which coaching institute to join. After lot of discussions and arguments I joined one of the institutes.

To join IIT JEE coaching, I had to sacrifice cricket, as the timings clashed. The institute was Kota, Rajasthan based and someone had told my parents that institutes from Kota are the best (They are the worst). The classed started and the time schedule was the worst ever, 6 AM to 10 AM, and after that I had to attend college till 5 PM. So I was squeezed all the way. Everybody told me that IITians are the best, they earn a lot, every IITian is a genius, IITians go abroad, blah blah... I also got very impressed (its human nature). I attended classes regularly and seriously, but soon I realised that IIT JEE was not my cup of tea, I am an average student.


I didn't understand anything in the classes but carried on as I was scared of my dad, because he would scold me very much for the money he lost. Then the time came when I couldn't take it anymore, but it was too late, almost 2 months of classes were completed. I thought that it is better to loose 25,000 rupees than attending two years and loosing 70,000 rupees. As you can see that IIT JEE coaching was way too costly for a middle class family like mine. I gathered courage and told dad that I wanted to leave JEE coaching. Thank God, my dad didn't force me go there again and then I left the classes. It took us about an year and half to win the case against that institute in the court.


09 April, 2010

Poem: Addicted

Once upon a time,
Man was so pure.
Without any diseases,
he had nothing to cure.

He was very happy.
But he had some greed.
Wanting to free some stress,
he did a very bad deed.

What he did was wicked.
He fermented some seed,
Drank its juice,
and smoked some weed.

He felt like heaven.
Feeling the utmost pleasure,
Never knowing the damage he had.
So much, which he couldn't measure.

Even today, he doesn't know this
while he continues to be addicted.
Forgetting the simple traits of life,
which he himself had made.


Author - Gaurav Bhorkar.
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06 April, 2010

Which is Sania's favourite ice cream?

News channels are even interested to know this.

The other day I was watching this news channel and the reporter was in the parlour which Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik visited, and she was like, showing all flavours which Sania and family ordered and tasting them and uttering silly WOWs after licking each of them. That was so funny, news reporters are really silly, they make anything a news.

hehe!

31 March, 2010

Why do people wave their legs?

Just returned from a skin clinic. The man beside me was waving his leg so vigorously. He didn't even cared that he was irritating people around him. I guess he was busy in his own dreams.

I got so much irritated, changed my seat, at last.

29 March, 2010

Greed is not good (in NFS)

I am playing Need For Speed Undercover these days to overcome exam stress. It's quiet a good game with nice cars and excellent graphics. Started playing it a couple of weeks ago, now I got a hang of the game, and I am cruising my career in the game, quite well.

I collected a lot of money by winning races and evading cops. I already had a couple of good cars which I got as pink slips. I had money, and Lamborghini Gallardo was unlocked, just had to buy it. Bought the Gallardo, upgraded its handling and power and I was down and out (in the game). I was left with no money, but Gallardo was just awesome and superfast. I again went on winning races, breaking pursuits, and having a lot of cash again.

You know, human mind which is very greedy, I thought of purchasing the Bugatti Veyron which is the fastest car in the game. I was worth $2,50,000 and I had about $1,75,000. In the greed of having the Veyron, I foolishly sold my Lamborghini at $1,20,000 and purchased the Veyron.
There was I driving the Veyron rashly, and I found out that the handling of the car is not very good. I was struggling to keep the car's pace during turnings and police roadblocks. Ah! and the police caught me several times and they impounded my car.

Now I have a Porsche 911 GT which is not as good as the good old Gallardo. The other two cars are awful and I am struggling to win races. I have no money to purchase another Lamborghini. No! Why am I greedy?

You see, greed affects in the virtual world too.

26 March, 2010

Why do I hate COBOL?

I learnt the COBOL (programming language) this semester. As you probably know that, it is an ancient programming language (developed in 1959) but still taught in various universities. The syntax is also very different from the current programming languages like C++, Java. When you start learning the COBOL, it seems very easy. You just have to write some English like sentences, and you are right away with your first program. You are happy seeing an easy english like programming language, but suddenly the complexity of the language increases. There are various DIVISIONS, SECTIONS, PARAS in it, which make you sick.

If you are in IT then you probably know the GO TO controversy. You know what? COBOL uses the verb GO TO extensively, I mean very extensively. There are no functions (like C, C++) in COBOL.
Do you like a program written in all CAPS? COBOL programs have to be written in all CAPS, otherwise they won't run. Poor COBOL programmers have to follow some rules of what we call the COBOL coding sheet. Every line in a COBOL program starts with 8 spaces (ie from the margin A), and some lines start with 12 spaces. In C family of languages, it is very easy to manage files, but managing files in COBOL sucks, they have sequential file, relative file, blah blah...I don't know how many.
This makes you sick. Most colleges don't provide an IDE for programming in COBOL, and that still sucks.

And you have to write the programs in the university exam answer-sheet in all CAPS, aaaaaahh!!
I don't want COBOL anymore, I'm happy with C, C++. I hate writing COBOL programs.

PS: COBOL means Common Business Oriented Language.

25 March, 2010

Nonsense sms

I got this senseless text a few days ago,
Ek aurat ne sakht bimari k haalat me khwab dekha k "shirdi wale sai baba" usko pani dete hai. Subha jab wo aurat jagi to wo thik ho chuki thi aur uske pas ek tukda pada tha jisme likha tha "sabka malik ek".
Usne logo ko bataya. Ek officer ne yeh sMs 13 logo ko bheja aur use promotion mila, ek aadmi ne delete kar diya to usne apna sab kuch 13 dino me kho diya.
Yeh sms aap b 13 logo ko bhejo, dekho aapke saath kya hota hai.

You know what, I replied the same sms to the sender with some minute changes,
Ek aurat ne sakht bimari k haalat me khwab dekha k "shirdi wale sai baba" usko pani dete hai. Subha jab wo aurat jagi to wo thik ho chuki thi aur uske pas ek tukda pada tha jisme likha tha "sabka malik ek".
Usne logo ko bataya. Ek officer ne yeh sMs 1300 logo ko bheja aur use promotion mila, ek aadmi ne delete kar diya to usne apna sab kuch 13 seconds me kho diya.
Yeh sms aap b 1300 logo ko bhejo, dekho aapke saath kya hota hai

21 March, 2010

I want to break passwords

Many guys ask this question on CrazyEngineers Forum.

Aren't there some good things other than trying to break other peoples' passwords. Why only hacking, phishing, breaking? Budding Indian engineers' brains are all stuffed with useless stuff. Ask a computer freak computer science engineering student, what do you want to become, dude?

He: I want to become a Hacker!


You: What? hacker? Brother, hacking is crime.


He: No, I want to become an ethical hacker.

Whether ethical or unethical, hacking is hacking, ie. doing wrong things. Very few people use it gracefully.
Instead learn other things, like creating good stuff (like me).

People are not going to understand unless dozens of geeks are behind bars.

17 March, 2010

Die IE6 die!

Dear readers,

Please avoid using Internet explorer 6 to view this blog. The browser has indeed become one of the worst of all. It has security lapses, several bugs in it. It lacks supports for latest web standards, and moreover it has no tabbed browsing. It is also seen as a sign of stupidity to use this browser. Many websites have also shunned supporting the worst browser.

As blogger rolled out the new template designer, the new themes and designs will not support IE6.

So, kindly avoid IE6 and let it die peacefully. There are many alternatives to it, like Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc which are way better than IE6.

PS: Many people like me have already stopped using it.

16 March, 2010

Blogger's new template designer

Today, this new blogger feature caught my eye.

No need to download third party templates.
No need to tweak the source code of templates.
All customizations can be done with the new Template Designer.

All you need is blogger in draft.
(When you log in, just replace the www.blogger.com/home with draft.blogger.com/home in the address bar)

Do have a look at the post at Blogger in draft blog.

A few screenshots here:

(click on the image to enlarge)
I'm going to try this soon.
Blogger rocks \m/

12 March, 2010

Poem: When an Indian girl is born...

When a girl is born,
Her parents are sad.
They think that
All girls are mad.

I think that
The parents are mad
They don't know the value,
To the family, a girl can add.

So dumb the parents are
They make the girl suffer.
They think that,
Every girl is a duffer.

I think that,
Her parents have no brain
They don't know the pride,
So much, a girl can gain.

So, if you have a girl,
think like me.
You've been gifted by God.
A girl can make you shout with glee.

Author - Gaurav Bhorkar.
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10 March, 2010

Everything seems to slip out of your hands...

...when you are enjoying college life, and you suddenly realise that you have to appear for the university exams after 10 days.

You remember only one word, "God!"

08 March, 2010

Woman's Day

Happy Woman's Day to all readers of this blog!

We say that women today are scaling heights, but still, many women lack basic support from their families. Female infanticide isn't uncommon in India. Women face many atrocities in India (I'd rather say South Asia). There are regular cases of harassment, trafficking, domestic violence, child marriage, etc. As compared to boys, less females are enrolled for basic education.

According to one report, 47 % of Indian women were married before attaining 18 years of age. This means that half of the Indian women have suffered a lot. Imagine, you are a teenager and you have to take care of several babies, a husband, with no time to play, no college, no studies.......ah! this makes me feel sick now.

You may argue that these activities are more prevalent in rural areas. That isn't true. My friend (a girl) told me that her parents were planning for her marriage last year. I was just shocked. She's only 18 in first year, and her dumb father wants to rob her off the good moments of college. But hats off to her, she fought with them, argued with them and made them think. We need women or girls like her, who knows their rights, and who can fight and not just blindly obey what others say.

Long live all (good) women, I respect you!

07 March, 2010

If I were a professor...

...I would always treat girls and boys at par.
...I would always give proper marks in internal examinations.
...I would never discriminate students based on their homeland.

The 3rd semester result was declared. I almost flunked in one paper (Thank God, you saved me!). One of the professors in our college is............ is.......... leave it yaar. Because of him a whole lot of students failed in their 3rd sem examination. The reason was very less internal marks.

Firstly, he doesn't know how to teach. Secondly, he never gives marks based upon performance in practicals (internal). My practicals went awesome, the viva was superb, still I got very very less marks in that subject. Not only me, but almost all boys. In other colleges, teachers give away marks to students so that they pass with good marks.

Dear professor, we understand that you don't know the art of teaching, but at least give good internal marks.

05 March, 2010

A street dog

He daily gets beatings from our college students, security guards, etc. So sad about him. Still, how confident he is!

PS: This post is also published at Clicking Nature.

01 March, 2010

High Holiness

Happy Holi to all.

I used to play holi but from the past year I stopped playing because of the harmful colours the people use. I am only comfortable with the gulal and water. While I'm writing this post, people are playing happily, some anti-social drunkards are roaming aimlessly on the road uttering abusive language.

So, regarding the title of this post, High Holiness, means, too much Holi (not Holy). Yesterday, I viewed the Holi bonfire in our colony, after that, I went to my aunts house which is about a few kilometers from my place. The road was full of smoke, so much that the visibility was affected. Maybe because of too much burning of the bonfire. On the route of a few kilometers I saw about three burning Holis. More Holis must be burning in the interior localities which were causing so much smoke. These Holi fires cause too much pollution.

Well, how can we control this pollution?

28 February, 2010

Should I buy a domain name?

Currently, this blog is getting about 30 - 60 visits a day. Seeing this improvement in number of visitors, I am planning to buy a domain name for this blog. After buying a domain name, my blog will have a definite identity on the internet. Moreover, domain names aren't costly these days. It will cost about Rs. 500 per year for a .com domain (I can save my pocket money, although I don't get it).

Currently, I'm thinking of good domain names like gauravbhorkar.com, goodgaurav.com. Unfortunately the best domain name for this blog (gaurav.com) is already parked by someone else.

So guys, please answer the poll on the right hand side (ie the sidebar) ----->

And as always, you can suggest me any good domain name in the comments section below.

25 February, 2010

Poem: Oh my Grandpa.

This poem is dedicated to my grandfather. Today is his first death anniversary.

Oh my Grandpa!
I wish you could be here,,
To see me become an engineer,
To pat me on my back and say,
"Well done, my dear!"

Oh my Grandpa!
Why you became God's dear,
Don't you have any fear?
The almighty should have allowed you,
To give me more inspiration, here.

I remember the day you were resting,
Resting on the bed of flowers.
That day I cried over and over,
Watching the funeral pyre burn all over.

Oh my Grandpa!
I make my message more clear,
I'll become the best engineer,
Trying all my best and
Make you more happier.

Still, I'll miss that moment,
If you were here
To pat me on my back and say,
"Well done, my dear!"

Author - Gaurav Bhorkar.
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Oh My Grandpa! by Gaurav Bhorkar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India License.

Incredible Sachin!

20 February, 2010

Exam Time!

Well, not for me but for the 12th standard students.

(If YOU are a 12th standard student, then I guess you are well prepared, because you are reading blogs.)

These days the most tensed people on earth are the Indian 12th standard students. They have a whole burden of preparing for the board exams and performing practicals, on their little tiny heads. Don't worry! Every Indian passed through such phase. Go through these following suggestion which I think, may reduce your tension. Also tell them to your friends.

17 February, 2010

Favourite programming quotes ...

What is the object oriented way of getting rich?
- Inheritance

There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who do not.

Real Programmers always confuse Christmas and Halloween because
Oct31 == Dec25.

Do have a look at -
Murphy, you are great

14 February, 2010

12 February, 2010

CrazyEngineers - You'll love it!

Proudly presenting you "The CE - Poem"
I am a crazy boy
I needed some intelligent peers
So I searched on Google,
And I found CrazyEngineers.

To my surprise, it was an awesome site,
Containing KYCEan and Small - Talk,.
I guess, the founders tried with all their might,
To make CE beautiful and fly like a hawk.

Happily, I joined the CE forum,
Where I found quality and original content.
I was surely in the perfect and best forum
And I logged out without any discontent.

If you are crazy,
Or if you are any Harry, Dick and Tom,

10 February, 2010

New Bloom

If you are passionate about environment, or you just love nature, or you care for our mother Earth, then New Bloom is for you.

New Bloom is an NGO which envisions the world where nature and science co-exist and support each other.

Don't you want to live in a world where winds are fresh, river water is clean and crystal clear, rivers don't look like gutter? The world where you breath Oxygen and not pollutants. The world where there is no pollution, no pollution based diseases.

Then start supporting the cause,

JOIN US at New Bloom

The NGO is in its infancy and needs YOUR support to grow up.

05 February, 2010

White collar businesses in our (my) country

Yesterday I visited a Dentist.
Yes, some caries were developed on one of my teeth, so I went there for filling.
Dentists in my country (India) are very rich. Rather I'd say, all Doctors in India are very rich. So, when my treatment was over he charged a good (high) amount of  money from me. Plus, he gave me no receipts.
I have never seen a doctor who gives receipts to his patients.
No receipts means no taxes! Because of these illegal doctors, our country is behind. I have also heard that doctors and medicine companies have 'tie ups', so that the doctor only prescribes their medicines.

Not only doctors, there are many types of 'white collar businesses persons' in India. Some of them include lawyers, shopkeepers (yes, they also don't give receipts), petrol refilling stations, and many more.

There is our mistake also. We never ask for receipts. Do you ask for a receipt when you refill at the petrol pump? No.
I know you'll ask the same question to me. Even I don't ask for receipts, it has become a habit.

I think we should change. Yes, we need a change to give a thrust to India's development.