Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Best events in graduation

Some of the best moments of my life:

1. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam visit- 04/02/2009:

Awesome speech and experience- Inauguration of Tech Fest Quark

Found this post by a student from AP who visited our campus to participate in the fest and was ecstatic to meet the ex president:

2. KK Live- 07/11/2009:

Memorable 3.5 hours with 25 wonderful songs including Cheliya Cheliya from Gharshana- Special night in Cultural Fest Waves

3. Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia- 06/02/2009:

SPICMACAY BITS-Pilani Goa Campus chapter was inaugurated by Padmashri Dr. Kiran Seth and by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

4. Vidya Balan visit- 06/11/2009:

She was one of the judges for Fashion Parade event in Cultural Fest Waves

5. Ugadi Celebrations- every year:

With the huge number of Telugus on campus, it was our responsibility to make Ugadi big every year- Ugadi pachadi in breakfast, special lunch, culturals with panchanga shravanam, telugu movie screening- it was job well done every year.

6. Magadheera Screening:

Booked a show and a satellite screening at a local theater

7. Large number of other events:

DJ Nights, events in Waves and Quark, dance performances by Vineeth, Swagath, singing by Eknath, Futsal, movie screenings in audi and many more...

Three and a half years I will never forget and never get back- Thank You BPGC

Friday, July 23, 2010

The language is Telugu and the state is Andhra Pradesh

There is enormous mutual respect between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The states were under Madras province under British rule but seems like many don't realize that we have come a long way since then and Andhra Pradesh now has a distinct identity with a beautiful capital in Hyderabad. The inspiration to this post is the misnomer very often used by people from other parts of India i.e. calling us as Madrasis. The worst part is saying "whatever" when we try to correct them.

  • Telugu is the third most-spoken language in India (74 million native speakers according to the 2001 census) and is 15th in the Ethnologue list of most-spoken languages worldwide.

  • Hyderabad hosts huge number of IT MNCs with Microsoft having their largest outside-US R&D and facebook opening its first center in India.

  • Airport: 5th best in the world and the best in India award by Airports Council International^35015_666_2__

  • Tollywood produces highest number of movies per year and the state and city hold records for highest number of theaters and audience in their respective categories.

So, please try to remember "Telugu" and "Andhra Pradesh" before generalizing South Indians for your convenience. We respect our language and expect you to respect our feelings.

Monday, July 5, 2010

BBT quotes- You'll enjoy them even if you haven't watched the show!

Penny: I'm a Sagittarius, which probably tells you way more than you need to know.

Sheldon: Yes, it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun's apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality.

Penny: If Leonard comes to know that I lied to him, I would absolutely die of embarrassment.

Sheldon: Physiologically impossible.

Leonard: You are not Isaac Newton.
Sheldon: No, no, that's true. Gravity would have been apparent to me without the apple.

Sheldon: You know, it's amazing how many super villains have advanced degrees. Graduate schools should do a better job of screening those people out.

Sheldon: You bought me a present? Why would you do such a thing? I know you think you're being generous, but the foundation of gift giving is reciprocity. You haven't given me a gift, you've given me an obligation. The essence of the custom is that I now have to go out and purchase for you a gift of commensurate value and representing the same perceived level of friendship as that represented by the gift you've given me. Ah, it's no wonder suicide rates skyrocket this time of year. Oh, I brought this on myself by being such an endearing and important part of your life...

Sheldon: A fear of heights is illogical. A fear of falling, on the other hand, is prudent and evolutionary.

Penny: I give up. He's impossible!
Sheldon: I can't be impossible; I exist! I think what you meant to say is, 'I give up; he's improbable'.

Sheldon: In A World Of Emoticons, I'm Colon Capital D

Sheldon: What are you talking about?
Leonard: The cultural paradigm in which people have sex after 3 dates.
Sheldon: I see. Now, are we talking date the social interaction or date the dried fruit?

Sheldon: Why are you crying?
Penny: Because I'm stupid!
Sheldon: That's no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad.

Sheldon: I made tea.
Leonard: I don't want tea.
Sheldon: I didn't make tea for you. This is my tea.
Leonard: Then why are you telling me?
Sheldon: It's a conversation starter.
Leonard: That's a lousy conversation starter.
Sheldon: Oh, is it? We're conversing. Checkmate.

Sheldon: My new computer came with Windows 7. Windows 7 is much more user-friendly than Windows Vista......I don't like that.