Howdy!!! To R.E.S.P.E.C.T. someone is not something that can be taught; neither can it be imposed on someone by some laws. What is happening nowadays in country is known to all of you. So, let’s not go into the background. What my point is, it can only be stopped once people will learn to R.E.S.P.E.C.T.. [...]
Archive for February, 2011
I hate Sundays. Yes it’s true. Many of us love Sundays because it’s the day when we are allowed to do anything that we want. But I hate’em. And the most important reason behind this is, I don’t get Ramu’s chai on Sundays. Apart from that I don’t get those surroundings like weekdays. For me it’s very hard to spend time on Sundays because I rarely take naps during day hours and I generally get nothing to do.
It’s another Sunday. I woke up too early (I had something important to do). Today is one of the most important days for my class (First year’s classmates) but I am not going to be the part of it; intentionally (I’ll tell some other time about today). Focusing back on my main agenda, I went to college early in the morning, to be more precise at 5:30 am. Just when I was returning, I tempted to have a cup of tea. But unfortunately it’s Sunday and Ramu Gumti remains closed on Sundays. So I took my steps back to hostel. But I thought its only 6 in the morning; Tamya won’t be there till 8.30. What will happen if wouldn’t get sleep. So I decided to take a visit to Dhaba for a (not good) cup of tea. So I went there and paid unwantedly Rs 5 for a cup of tea. When I came back to my room, I could not sleep. So I decided to write this one. Now when I started writing, I thought I can eat the breakfast in the hostel. Since I was not going to get tea until 9 am at least so I decided that after completing this and breakfast I’ll take a nap.
I did take the breakfast but after coming back I could not finish it and slept for about 3 hours. Then Kunal came and woke me up and we went to get some tea. But again we could not get it because it wasn’t prepared so we came back and went again after half an hour. This time we took some tea. Now here lies the difference. Since it was Sunday, Ramu Gumti wasn’t open. In Ramu Gumti we can get ~bed tea (I had written in some other post about it). And the painful struggle thus starts on Sunday for killing time. I don’t watch movie that much and as I told earlier that I rarely sleep in daytime, so it’s more painful for me to have a Sunday. That’s why I hate Sundays. I can go to town, but again there is no point in wandering here and there without a purpose. So what do I get to do in the end? Nothing. Though today I have lots of work to do, but I think I won’t be able to complete’em. Why?? Because its Sunday. That’s why I hate Sundays (:-(). On the to-do list today are, wash my clothes, prepare seminar report, do some project work, read about project work and then if time and mind permits read Bulbul Sharma’s BANANA FLOWER DREAMS (I had randomly picked this book from library, and I am loving it).
Well, see you then. Enjoy you people out there (my classmates will understand, others let it go).
Will be here as soon as possible
Sometimes you are left with memories only, and then suddenly when you realize that you cannot go back to that time, it hurts. I was surfing internet and one of my school friends Aditya was online. So I started to chat with him. We talked for few minutes and suddenly he asked for my elder sister’s number and told me that he wants to talk to her. So I gave him her number. I was not sure whether she will recognize him or not. I thought of calling her in advance and tell her that he is going to call you. I thought he will call her next day so I relaxed and decided that I will call her in the morning. Few seconds later my internet connection was lost and it took about 5 minutes to reconnect. And just when I got access to my gtalk account, the first message came was “She identified me” and then “I talked to her right now” and one more “She identified me”. Even though I was not able to see him, I realized, I felt, how much happy he was.
Suddenly we started to remember how we used to enjoy when we were studying in same school, at Forbesganj (I lived there before I came Jamshedpur). Every evening after returning from school we used to play cricket in the ground in front of my home. We used to practice every day. He told me that now they have built houses on that ground and it’s not a playground anymore. On Sundays instead of getting up this late (as I do nowadays) we used to get up early. We used to play cricket. In winter season, badminton, in rainy season, football and rest of the time cricket. It was so much fun. But as I said, now it’s only memory. I cannot go back to that time. People say that memory remains forever but the truth is, it fades as you grow up. I am not trying to say that we forget such beautiful pasts. But the thing is to start a fire we need a spark. I haven’t been thinking about my days at Forbesganj, I had an amazing life there, a spark was needed and it was given by my friend. And everything came in front of my eyes. I started to think about how I used to enjoy there. But all of a sudden I realized that those times would never come again. Believe me, it hurt. I sat still doing nothing but remembering old days. My mind stopped working for five minutes, literally.
Speaking of the time I had spent there, it’s almost impossible to forget them. But we need to grow up. Now in few days I’ll complete my studies and I will be working in a company. People say that you will not get time even for remembering your old friends forget about meeting them. But I don’t want to do it. Unfortunately I will be away from my most of the friends after studies. It was my bad luck (I think) that I didn’t get selected by those companies in which almost all of my friends have got. So, shall I have to start a new life there? This is the biggest and most important question in my life at this moment. But once again, unfortunately, no one can answer this question for me. I have to do it by myself. But sometimes it feels like I am not ready to answer this.
I wanted to express myself and nothing else could have helped. I miss those days
Will be here always
I had never thought about a day without tea until February 17. But on yesterday it almost happened and at the end of day I realized I won’t be able to do this again. Actually it’s partially true. Let me give you some details.
My day started at 10.30 and as usual my steps took me to Tamya’s for usual morning tea. But when I reached there I unexpectedly asked for thums up, not chai. So I drank that and came back to room without having tea. I had to leave for college so I got ready and left my room at about 11.30. But suddenly I saw that network of reliance was not working. My friend called me on my other number but again due to some network problem I could not talk. So when I reached college I could not go to Ramu, I had to wait inside campus because reliance’s phones were not working. I spent some time inside
campus and then I went to see our project advisor. During this period, I didn’t think of having a cup of tea, not even once.
I went to Ramu at about 1.40, but I had a class at that time so I came back. I had already missed two classes of morning so I decided (;-) )to attend the last class. But when I reached near the classroom, my mind changed and I came back to Ramu. When I came back I decided that I will not drink even a cup of tea today. So I spent some time there, then went back inside the campus and spent my whole evening with friends.
Finally, I came back to for my last trip to Ramu. Some of my friends were there. And suddenly something came out of my mouth; I said “Ramu bhai chai pilaiye”. And this is how without any planning my quest for having a day without tea ended.
And at that moment I realized that it is impossible (at least for me) to have a day without even a cup of tea. After that I drank 3-4 cups of tea and came back to my room. I took one more in Tamya’s (my last one, as usual).
Will be here soon
PS: If you read this and found nothing interesting then I think you don’t know me very well (no offense).
One thing I would like to tell you about today and yesterday that it was one of the most frustrating day for me and my project partner. I think you can understand that it’s related to my project. But on the brighter side, as it is said that every coin has two faces, I got a new topic to write about. Right now I am sitting near the Galleria (one of the most beautiful, architecturally, buildings I have ever seen) and telling you the story about how bad things combined with each other and make every moment worse for you. Some of you may think after reading this that it was not that much disappointing. But believe me, it was. Yesterday (Feb 9, 2011) evening at about 5 pm I went to the notice board and came to know that our mid-term presentation will be held tomorrow (that means today). But before that, I think it was all started on Feb 8, when I did not get the morning tea and finally I got the first cup at 3 in the afternoon. So let’s come back to yesterday. I informed my friend that we have to prepare for the presentation. Then we decided to ask for a delay in presentation, because it was almost impossible to prepare. So she (my project partner) called and our advisor told us that now it’s not in his hand, talk to the main coordinator. So we decided that we will talk to the coordinator tomorrow (today) morning. But finally we decided that we will do the formalities tomorrow (today).
So we started at about 9.30 am and finished at 11.30 am. And when we went to meet our project advisor he was not there in his cabin. Here start the miseries. He said, “I am not in college so mail me the slides, I’ll review and tell you what to do”. Now when we tried to connect internet using campus’ wi-fi, it wasn’t working. Then I tried to connect using my mobile’s aircel network. It wasn’t working. Then we decided to go to college’s library and unfortunately it was also not working. Finally I tried to connect using my reliance’s connection. Believe it or not it wasn’t working too. Then I called sir, and told that internet is not available to us right now. He said to try something like go to hostel and look for some BSNL’s connection. Finally I came to hostel and it worked. I sent the slides and informed him.
We had decided that we will prepare for the presentation from 2.30 pm. When I came to college, I recalled that the slides have to be in CD/DVD, no pen drives. I looked at book store it was closed. I called the book shop owner; he said he’ll come in about 10 minutes. I sat near galleria and was waiting for her. In the mean time store’s owner called and told that he is not going to open the store again he is going home. Everything was going in the wrong direction. I called some of my friends and told her too to call her friends for CD. But nothing worked. Then finally I went to nearby market on bike with Shanu (remember Live Google). For the first time, luck was with us and I got the blank DVD.
I came back at about 3.00 pm. Presentation was from 3.30 pm. Now at this moment when we tried to start the preparation, a water tanker came and they started to give water to the grasses. And we had to change the place. We studied for about 15-20 minutes. Then suddenly some students came to us and told us that if the project advisor is not coming the coordinator will not allow us to present our report. We talked to our advisor and he told the same thing again, talk to coordinator. We went to coordinator at about 3.20 pm and he told that we can’t present in the absence of our advisor. Nothing could be done now. We came back to the place where we were sitting.
The struggle for the day finally came to end. As I was sitting there (I am in my room now), I thought checked the internet connection. Ah, it’s working. I checked my phone. Speed of internet was pretty much fast. I browsed something and decided to handle the brighter side of everything. I wrote this with nothing in mind but the day ended with one of the most beautiful way it could have ever been (you may not guess and I am not going to tell you).
Will be here soon
PS: As I was at finishing the first paragraph something happened. The battery of my laptop went dead and I had to wait till this very moment to finish this.
So after 30-40 painful minutes of waiting I was asked to enter the interview room. I entered room and slowly closed the door. I said good evening to the person sitting there who was not even one percent interested in taking interview. He asked me to sit and I thanked him. After that following things happened.
HR: Tell me something about yourself.
I: (I had prepared an introduction for myself, which I had written very carefully. Needless to say it was all suggested by my brother PS.) I introduced myself.
HR: (interrupted me) Ok, now I am going to ask you some questions related to data structure. Are you comfortable with that?
I: Yes sir.
He asked me two questions from data structure. One was related to binary tree, which I could not answer properly and apologized. Then he asked me write the algorithm for quick sort. I wrote. He was satisfied. Then he asked me to explain phases of compiler. I did. Lastly, he asked me about algorithms for finding shortest path in a graph. I told two names and he again interrupted me and said it was okay (I had written in my resume that I like to explore algorithms). Then suddenly he asked me that did you appear the test for Infosys. I said yes. He asked me, why you didn’t get Infosys then. Now, at this moment I was completely unprepared for this question. Nobody told me that they are asking question about other companies. The first thing that came to my mind that he is impressed with my knowledge so he is wondering why I could not cleared the test for Infosys and he is certainly going to select me, after all I have replied all answers correctly (I know I was being completely over optimistic but that’s what I thought). I told him that I had attempted all the questions and questions were not too tough. I don’t know what the reason I could not clear the test was. Though I should have explained something else according to one of my friend (to my friend, I’ll certainly do better next time), but it was all that I could say. Then again he asked me about HCL and I replied almost same answer. He talked few minutes about other companies, nothing related to me. Then he asked me if I have any questions. I was prepared for this too; I asked him about working nature at Mahindra Satyam. He explained something that completely went unheard (I know he will not read this that’s why I have written this here, I am not that much famous). Then he said “Thank you Jayendra”. I thanked him too and left the room. I went straight to Ramu’s, grabbed a cup of tea and after spending some 15 minutes I came back to auditorium. The hall was packed and after about half an hour they came with the results. After speaking some usual formalities they started calling names. And there it was (?). My roll number is seven so while calling according to roll number I was second. So I didn’t have to handle pressure that much. After calling all names, 2-3 photographs were taken with the HRs.
I came out happily. My friends were waiting outside. They congratulated me and I thanked them. I called home to tell the good news for the first time in past 5 days. My father called back me and when I told that I got selected in Mahindra Satyam. He didn’t believe because I had not informed my family about this day except PS. I called everyone. I got messages and calls from almost everyone. At the end I was finally happy and I thought now I can prepare for GATE without pressure (again I hope that any of the MSAT official will read this).
Will be here soon
PS: This will be the last post containing this title. If you liked this, I am sorry; and if you didn’t, good news for you, thank me.
Yes this time I am going to let you know what happened during the campus drive of Mahindra Satyam. If I have to explain it one sentence, I’ll say I was lucky enough this time to clear both written and interview. That means I got selected!!! ( ).
If you want details you can go ahead; otherwise just close this window, I am not watching.
Now if you are reading this, I think you are interested. Thanks a lot for your interest. I appreciate. First of all I would like to tell you what this title means. Don’t worry its small talk. Just because I am not able to write the posts on time, at regular basis, as I used to do, I chose this title. So don’t think I will describe every time how much busy I am. It’s always a new, regular post except the title. Now I would like you to take back to Jan 23, 2011.
It was the day of placement for Mahindra Satyam. I was as prepared as I was for Infosys. So I took the written test. It looked that written will be tough as there were 100 questions in 40 minutes for English and 75 questions in 40 minutes for Aptitude test. English part was dead easy (not because I got through, it was. Really.), I solved 100 out of 100 in 25 minutes (don’t know how much I correctly answered). But aptitude part was a little bit tough. I solved 55 in 40 minutes (same). Since it was online test, the results were out in about half an hour and I had cleared the test. They gave us a form to fill which took about another half an hour to do. Finally at about 12 they called names of about 30-35 students for interview of the first phase. For rest of us, they asked us to be in auditorium at 1 o’clock. I took the break and came back to the audi. I waited, waited, waited. Volunteers came, called some name, went back, came again, called again, and went back again. Hey… I was still waiting. When I was inside audi, I didn’t know what was happening out there. Finally at about 6 pm, a volunteer came and called my name. Thankfully there was only one student before me waiting for interview in my panel, 3. After about 15-20 minutes the student sitting in there came out and rushed to the audi. The interviewer called the volunteer and talked for about 5-10 minutes. She(volunteer, of course) came out and told something bizarre. She told, the guy (interviewer, probably the rudest of all) inside is now frustrated. He is telling that you people are not answering any of the questions. So he has decided to call some MCA students before you two. During this conversation another HR came and visited panel 3. He really is frustrated, I thought. Then after a few moments another HR visited him. This continued and finally an MCA girl went in for interview, and then the HR started talking over phone, he told her to wait outside. After a while she went in again. Finally she came out after 25-30 minutes. Then the HR told the volunteer to call Dean, and not to send next student. Meanwhile except me and one MCA guy, rest students got transferred to panel 1. A student from panel 1 came to panel 3. This was happening in front of my eyes, and I didn’t have the clue when I was there in the audi. Dean was not there so it was taking a bit long, suddenly the HR came out and called the next one, the MCA. I finally took a seat near the gate of the cabin and started counting minutes. During this interview, Dean met the HR, and after about a talk of 15 minutes he came out and told other faculties same thing, that students are not answering and he is frustrated.
Finally my term came about 15-20 minutes later. I went in. Did I tell you that this was the first interview of my life? I didn’t even know how to hold folder (my fault. I didn’t attend any of the ppt class or simulation interview). He asked me questions of my knowledge and I replied and then asked some other things (sorry but I will let you know the contents of interview in next post. It’s getting lengthier). Finally he thanked me and I thanked him. I came out. After an hour results came. I was one of the lucky 55.
Will see you soon