Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Dream Jobs!

Found this cool concept from my close pal Munaf's blog (refer blogs i follow)and decided to let people know what I really like to do for a living. In the order of priority...

1. DIRECTION: LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION CUT... Movies somehow became a passion to me since my childhood and I consider myself a fanatic. Justification: Everyone I know doesn't like to go to a theater alone and they would rather watch the movie later whereas the probability of finding me alone at a theater is 0.7 (don't sue me if its a bit more or less). You can also find out from any of my friends, the level of involvement from my side while watching a movie :). I consider myself having a good taste(everyone does about themselves ;)) and the long hours of discussion with Rakesh, again a close pal from school, and PVK, my opposite room in college, made me fall in love with the profession. I wrote two full length stories (simple ones) which obviously I wont disclose (you know the patent and all :D). Recently, I directed an advertisement for a project in college on a mobile. The main character, Leela Krishna(college mate), complained that I was too demanding on every detail and compared me to James Cameron (obviously for fun) :D (donno when he worked with Leela :D). So, that's my first choice career and I hope to direct at some point of my life (another reason for you to hang on to me).

2. EDITING: F.R.I.E.N.D.S is my favorite TV series and as soon as I completed watching the last episode, due to the connection with the series, which I saw day and night at a stretch, I downloaded the making video of an episode. It was an awesome video and apart from other departments, like the art, sound etc., the one that really impressed me was the editing department. A very good movie can irritate you if the editor doesn't choose the shots right. It takes patience but its wonderful. You get to decide what the audience view.

3. ENTREPRENEUR: The one with all the risk involved. Who doesn't love to have the power to decide everything in an organization! Its just the risk factor that keeps us away from taking that critical initiative to enter the business world. This is something I know I'll become in my life. "When?" I have no idea.

4. THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA: Representing India globally is not an option to reject. The pride involved, control over the armed forces, apolitical leadership just to name a few. The possibility of finding myself in that post, as you know, is zero but, the title justifies my 4th choice. The low priority to such an honor is because of the fear of failing to perform well, which, is not the case with the above three career choices where a failure is not the end of the world.

These are the 4 career choices close to my heart. Name yours in the comments (also elaborate in your blog )

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Vikram Singh Rathode CAT raasthe? (Telugu)

Prakash Raj: Vikram Singh Rathode B.E. 2010 batch Student Andhra Pradesh...
2 years preparation lo rendu coaching centre lu 25 mock lu ekkada compromise kaaledanamaata
record baane undhi kani mocks lo percentile saadhinchatam kaadhu...
CAT ki velletappudu ontlo bhayam bhakti undali adhi neekinka alavatainatlu ledhu... ee bhayam ante ento adhi eppudu ela ostundho telsa... strong anukunna quant lo tough question ostundi cheyachule anukuni modalu pettaka answer raadhu time chuste aipotu untundi appudu putte bhayam ela untundo telsa...
LRDI lo passage motham interpret chestav answers anni ochestay anukuntav kani okka data missing ani telustundi adhi lekunda edhi solve cheyalem ani telustundi aa questions anni odileste score emauthundo ane bhayam ela untundo telsa...
Rathode... bhayam chala viluvaindadhi... dhaanni thakkuvaga lokuvagaa chudaku... one should have healthy respect towards fear... bhayam lenivaadu 99$ile kottadam chaala kastam

Ravi Teja: Naaku bhayam ledani endhuku anukuntaru Sir, eppudo okasari kaadhu rojulo prati kshanam prathi nimisham bhayapadutune untanu Sir.
Rendella kritham coaching lo cherinappudu CAT kosam naa acads lite theeskunta ani decide cheskunna Sir.
Meeru cheppina quant questions LRDI paras ravachu rakapovachu kani edoka roju matram naa CAT result kachitanga ochi theerutundi Sir...
aa roju net lo result chusina aa kshanam anukunna percentile raaka ekkada thala dhinchukovalsi ostundo ani anukshanam bhayapadutune untanu Sir...
prepare avvani vaadi bhayam paper lo prathi section lo untundi... naa bhayam naa Verbal Ability lo untundi Sir...
naa exam aipoindi Sir naa entertainment ki e lotu raakunda chuskuntanani naa friends ki maatichanu now if you please excuse me i'll be on that duty.. Sir

Naadhi okate korika Sir... result naa edurugaa unnapudu naa kallalo neellu undakudadhu... naa cell ninda sms lundali naa gmail lo calls undali Sir

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

'Leader'- Audio Review

Song 1: Maa Telugu Thalliki 4/5
Singer: Late Sri Tanguturi Surya Kumari
Title song. The famous "Maa Telugu Thalliki" original is used and well worked. The background music which runs throughout the song goes well with the song.

Song 2: Aunana Kaadhana 4.5/5
Singers: Naresh Iyer, Shwetha Pandit
Naresh Iyer and Shwetha both sang different songs on Kotha Bangaru Lokam for Mickey and both worked well (Nenani Neevani and Ok Anesa). This time they both got together for this song. The drum work is pleasant and the song is a treat.

Song 3: Vandemataram 4.5/5
Singer: Nakash Aziz
The role of selecting the proper singer for a song to do well is very important and this song proves it. Nakash's voice had the sophistication required to make this song sound awesome. Mickey did a great work too.

Song 4: Rajasekhara 4/5
Singer: Shweta Pandit
A slow song with drum work like in aunana kaadhana. As mentioned above, Shweta Pandit sang Nenani Neevani in Kotha Bangaru Lokam and her voice is apt.

Song 5: Hey CM 4/5
Singer: Sunita Sarathy
Lyrics close to Magadheera song of Okeokkadu. Voice suits the tune and tempo. Not many instruments used-simple orchestra.

Song 6: Leader Instrumental 4/5
Singers: Mickey J. Meyer, Balesh
Different version of the first song. "Maa Telugu Thalliki" is played with shenoy along with Leader bgm.

Sreelu Pongina which is a choir song is a short one and more like a prayer and hence not rated.

Overall Rating: 4.16/5

Verdict: Well Done Mickey!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Arya 2 Music Review

Purely personal review :)

Was waiting for a good audio since Oy! and got one thanks to DSP for a "Arya" like audio once again

#1: Karige Loga (D-Plugged) 3.5/5

Artist: Sagar

Lyrics : Vanamali

Sagar sang the slower version rather the softer version of the song(reviewed next). His voice is apt for this version of the song. Lyrics are easy to catch. Senti feel song.

#2: Karige Loga 3.5/5

Artists: Kunal Ganjawala, Megha

Lyrics : Vanamali

Faster version of the above mentioned song with more beats(DSP style :D) Kunal apt for the tempo.

#3: Mr. Perfect(DSP Mix) 3/5

Artist: DSP

Lyrics: Kedar

Least favored song in the list. This song clearly will be better on screen. Pappu cant dance type of song.

#4: My Love is Gone 4/5

Artist: Ranjith

Lyrics: Chandrabose

A dance number. Full of energy. The song is like celebrating a break up. The tune is awesome. Ranjith has been my favorite behind Karthik and this is one of his best songs. I personally like the lyrics because of experience :P. This will be a big hit among the broken hearts.

#5: Baby He Loves You 4/5

Artist: DSP

Lyrics: Chandrabose

DSP chose himself correctly for the song. The tune is catchy and lyrics are awesome. The song is full of comparisons. (Upamalankaram if I remember correctly :P)

#6: Mr. Perfect 3/5

Artist: Baba Sehgal, Rita

Lyrics: Kedar

Read #3

#7 Ringa Ringa 3.5/5

Artist: Priya Hemesh

Lyrics: Chandrabose

There was a leaked version of this song :) It was much better(lyrics wise and vocal wise) and was a huge hit in the campus. If you haven't heard that song this song will do ok for you :). Item number.

#8 Uppenantha 4.5/5

Artist: KK

Lyrics: Balaji

Best song for me :) No need to rate KK (at his usual best) Lyrics are good. Also never heard the lyricist name before, so its a great entry towards a bright future.

Overall rating: 3.625/5 :D (Average of all songs)

Enjoy the songs ;)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

AH5 to AH8- a difficult transition

New post after a break with a new look to the blog :)

Unlike some people from my college, we didn't have to move to another hostel after the end of 1st year or 2nd. But last semester we received a notice that we have to shift to a new hostel before we leave for the vacation and were allowed to choose from the rooms which were going to be vacated by the students leaving for their Practice School for the next semester.

Though there was a feeling that we may miss the hostel where we lived 3 years, I never thought it would be this difficult. We were the first batch of students to reside in our old hostel AH5 and the first ever inter-hostel competition AH5 participated was Big Break(conducted for freshers), which we won!

Our hostel had the best of everything: controversies, gaming, noisy common room(with TV and carroms), passionate football fans and many more

Whenever AH5 people meet these days, we keep discussing about how life is so different and how badly we miss our what used to be "the second home". Though this is the last semester in campus and the only semester we have to live in another hostel its difficult to halt the memories coming back every now and then.

Finally, if any of you are made to shift your hostels every year IMO you shouldn't feel bad(I know shifting is a tough job) because its difficult to leave a place if you stay there for a long time.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The BITSAL Experience

World Cup 2006 was when I first started watching Football. I was watching a news channel and a sports update on the news channel showed a 'Steven Gerrard special' goal scored in the World Cup that day for England against Trinidad & Tobago. It was something which really caught my attention and after joining college when I started playing the game on my PC, that goal was still fresh on my mind and eventually I developed an interest for Gerrard and the club he plays, Liverpool FC. Thanks to the Manchester United supporters here as they irritated me so much that a slight interest for LFC was no more 'slight' and I became a regular follower of the club.

That was something about my television interest for Football. When I actually started playing football here, it was accidental. My friend and I had to wait for something and he suggested that we go play football and as I have 'seen' a lot of Football -or so I thought- I readily accepted his idea and there I was, amidst a group of footballers who were regular players and all I did was what I was good at doing- watch. I watched them play with commitment and when I got the ball, not long before someone grabbed it from me. I was just not prepared and left immediately. It wasn't humiliating but just taught me that cricket should not be your game all through your childhood.

As I kept on watching matches and playing the game on PC, it was not long before I found myself wanting to actually play the game and there we were, a bunch of hostel mates playing Football in our limits. At first going for the ball was a scary thing to do as your opponent may not only win the ball but also knock you off your balance. Slowly and with more game time I could calm myself, think and play some meaningful football which may not be the best but was satisfactory.

Then in the January of 2009, a 5v5 football contest was held under the name of BITSAL and the organizer was a good friend of mine. Concrete stones were used to set up the goals and the game was played on basketball ground. I was the linesman (assistant ref) for a lot of matches. Though as a linesman there were some controversies the best part of my BITSAL was about the journey of our team. People from our hostel teamed up and I joined their team as a substitute and we called ourselves 'The Pirates of Arabian'. After the grouping was done we found ourselves in a pool with 3 other teams which were reasonably good with regular players.

Our first match was after a long, tiring day of classes and due to the absence of a player of our team due to fever I had to play the first match from the beginning. We had a good striker and theres a hardworker who covers the entire court and the rest of us had no specific roles. As expected we had to defend well and it was a 20 minute match. I didn't see a lot of the ball. When I once had it, I immediately passed it to the striker who had his shot just wide of the target. Then his brilliant effort from long range gave us the unexpected lead and we were 1-0 up! I was very tired and was called off and substituted after 14 minutes. It was a great feeling leaving the field with my team leading the match. Sadly moments later the other team had a penalty and it was 1-1. But immediately a penalty was awarded on the other end of the field and our goal scorer converted the penalty also and won the match 2-1 for us. It was sheer joy as we won our first match and 3 points were in the bag.

I didn't take part in the next 2 matches as our team was completely fit. Unfortunately we lost the 2nd match 0-1 conceding a goal in the last minute of the match. Due to other results in our pool we had to win our 3rd match by atleast 2 goal difference which was a huge asking. Just at the beginning of the match I went to have a glass of water and I heard huge screams of joy. Then I was told that our team scored the opener and we were 1-0 up. I was watching anxiously when the same fellow who has been scoring all our goals made it 2-0 and left us with lots of hope. But, he had more to offer as he completed his hattrick and we were untouchables at 3-0. The events which followed though were heart breaking for a team which worked so hard. We conceded 2 quick goals towards the end of the match and were left in shock. Though we won the match and had 6 points, the same as the two teams which qualified, we were eliminated due to goal difference factor which is the tie breaker. I quickly went to my team and congratulated them for their efforts. Though we were out of the tourney, our team was well remembered and still we keep the spirits high for the next tournament.

As for the present, we play similar kind of football for 2 hours in the night daily and not to forget the lime soda which brings us back to life after the tiring play hours :).