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Photos of the Month

These were clicked on Daa’s Birthday Party. The third one isn’t mine, but I love it! 🙂

Studio: H6 Canteen

Diwali Reunion 2010

Batch ’99 Reunion – Nov 2010

People: Kunal, Gautam, Vishal, Manav, Alkesh, Surendra, Jitendra

School: St. Xaviers, Mount Carmel, Adarsh Mahavidhlaya
Locale: Adipur, Gandhidham, Kutch, Gujarat, India

Music: Hyperakt (
Photo Credits: Vishal, Manav, Gautam, Surendra, Jitu
Photo & Video Editing: Manav

Climb the hill and a Party follows…

Sameer Hill Trek
It was “planned” by Arti, that all of CC (Control and Computing) students, MTech + PhDs would trek the Sameer hill top today. We started around 5:15 and came back around 7pm. It was wonderful up going up there again, and with new friends it was all the more better.

It gave us the opportunity to break the ice! Infact we even had a freshers intro up there at the top! 🙂

From my batch it was Imon, Nikunj and Me from M.Tech and Subhasis Dutta from Ph.D. There were a lot of juniors, viz; Rachel, Garima, Arti, Mayank Pandey, Sidharth Jain, Pratyush, Sandeep and one more I think. From the seniors we had Ram, Mandar, Debu da, and Swanand the “guide”

Imon wanted to rush back down and play football. Nikunj had to take a leak and was stuck up there with us! The rest of us were quite happy up there! We also met Neeli (Neelam) and Peeli (Priyanka) up there. It was a pleasant surprize!

IceCreams for Bhel
After we parted I realized I hadn’t had enough. And wanted more “masti” so I decided to meet the folks at BJC and have a bhel! BJC was closed so we ended up having ice-cream and chocolates.

Thereafter we went to H11 and were officially treated by Rachel (tho’ I don’t know who paid!) for maggi 🙂

Theatre Fest
“Maagi to kha li par hamara pet fir bhi nahi bhara tha. to hamne socha ki theatre fest jaate hain”

I gave a small introduction of today’s play what I knew but didn’t create a big impression as I didn’t have much expectation myself. Me, Garima and Arti did end-up watching the play and we liked it so much that we were in that trance for almost an hour after that!

Dinner and the rest
We had dinner at Gullu and then a nice walk till the main gate, all of us. It was great! I had a splendid time. Hope to have more such encounters in the future!


10th January 2010
IIT Bombay


We all were at OAT  for H11 Valfi (Valedatory function). People were dressed up for party and the music was on. Enthu junta were having a gala time dancing near the DJ’s Dance Floor. Of course once I was discovered by my gang, there was hardly any chance of me staying out of the dance circle.

Viral landed in OAT soon after. He was a lil reluctant to join us at first. But the right amount of persuation (or bias voltage) coupled with good bhangra music  (ie; input gate current) at right rising edge of the correct clock cycle triggered the transisters into a high gain amplifier. We didn’t step off the floor after that!

It was good fun dancing! Meeting new people. Checking out chicks with Thaker – while having all the tasty desserts! Yum… 🙂

We were not done yet. As if the desserts and chicks were not enough 10 of us from Syscon and EE decided to head towards StaffC for cold drinks. Walking down, pulling each others’ legs and enjoying the wonderful moonlit eve. We had Limca and Apple juice I guess.

We met two new friends there, Ankit and some other guy I don’t know. Viral and I found the night too enticing and decided to suggest the gang for a walk near the lake side. And so we did.. Dani was acting lazy but he soon got into the mood along with most of us – after a little bit of persuasion & teasing of course!

The lake side was beautiful; Peaceful and quiet. It was dark with only the moon lighting the path. We saw huge bats and gave homage to Batman! 😉

It was very scenic I should say. I wish I had a camera there. The view to Hiranandani was just picture perfect!  I could have made a Manhattan skyline out of it! May be next time, Viral is already enthu about making another trip there.

Well, back to the crowd. Jhelum wanted to play Antakshri and I suggested DumbC. But ideas were almost dropped when Nikhil shot a “kirmakov Theorem – ab ‘M’ se bolo” and the IITian Antakshri went into play. It was a hard time getting off Laplace-Ass jokes and everyone, including Hussain was contributing! 🙂

We soon got back. Tho’ I wasn’t in a mood to leave. I knew a few others who shared the same view but well, “Saare meri tarah velle thodi hote hain!”

All in all, it was a wonderful awesome evening! I am lookin forward to such gala days in the future! “Bas yeh exam to khatam ho jaaye!” 😉