Let me start by clarifying that I am an Ape, not a monkey. Monkey see, Monkey do – To quote Wikipedia, it refers to learning of a process without an understanding of why it works. It can also imply the act of mimicry, usually with limited knowledge and/or concern of the consequences.
What has this to do with IITians? I assume you have guessed it by now. This article is a comment on my own family. The IITian family. Continue Reading
I see a lot of people saying a whole lot of things about India. At times, I remain silent, at times I argue, at times I write, and all the time, I silently cry. Continue Reading
This is an instance that I came across on NSS IIT Delhi facebook page. Shamelessly copying it, as-is.
How many of you were ragged at IITD? How many ragged your juniors? Did you ever rag a professor?
Here is a mail I found in a very very old yahoo account of mine.
From: Yahoo! <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 13 April 2012 4:40 PM
Subject: TERMINATION OF YOUR Yahoo! MAIL ACCOUNT
Dear Yahoo Mail Subscribers
TERMINATION OF YOUR Yahoo! MAIL ACCOUNT
we are currently carrying out an upgrade on our system because it has come to
our notice that one or more of our subscribers are introducing a very strong
virus into our system and it is affecting our network. We are trying to find out
the specific person.
For this reason, all subscribers are to provide their USER NAME AND PASSWORD for
us to verify and have them cleared against this virus.
Failure to comply will lead to the termination of your Account in the next 72
hours. Continue Reading
Today, I was reading a note in FB by one of my classmates, in which she was describing her second year experiences at IITD. With her permission, Here I present to my readers, an excerpt.
One week into the fourth semester and I realised this ain’t going to be an easy one in terms of academics and it wasn’t because the courses being taught were very-very difficult or something but because of the way they were being *forced* upon us. Where shall I begin, be it EEL 308( where I didn’t know what the hell was I doing and why, just for some stupid quizzes and marks or a grade) or be it EEL204(which I thought had led me to a level where for the first time in my life I doubted myself). Continue Reading