Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Matki Phod !?

Let me tell you more about my pervious post
And explain it briefly.

I guess there is no need to explain about Wing Treat
Hiranandani is residential cum shopping area near our college.
And its very famous for its structures which looks like old Greek buildings.

Naturals Icecream : "Naturals" is an ice cream company very famous for its taste that is consistant with companies name Naturals. And its really hard to find outlet of naturals.

Matki Phod :
This is one of our traditional festival to celebrate birthday of Lord Krishna.
Lord Krishna is famous for being naughty.
As a child he used to take Curd placed somewhere at hight.
So we also do something like that to celebrate his birthday.
We take a pot and add some curd to it

Then we tie it with rope and [not in picture] and hang it to height
[It was hung from 2nd floor so you can imagine the height]

Thats how we look before going to the Footer Ground.
[The ground between two hostel wings where we play smaller version of football called FOOTER in which each team has six players including goalkeeper]

Then we throw water on footer ground to create mud so that if we fall we dont get hurt too much.
[And everyone loves to play in mud if there is no Mom to scold you !
No need to worry about dirty clothes we have washing machines in our Hostel
Hostel 3 is the best among 13 hostel
H3 Rocks!!!]

Now we remove our clothes
Not all but just Shirts

And now comes the best part
We make human tower

And try to reach the MATKI [the Pot with Curd]
You can see splash of water in the bottom left corner
Other people throw tremendous amount of water the GOPALs [person making human tower]

And sometimes the force of water is so strong [they throw it from 3rd floor]
We fall

but after trying we get the Matki

And then everyone is too happy to say anything

The AMPLIFIED and other electronics part is purely Academic.
But whatever it is I dont know any other Institutes conducting such types of workshop.
[Student manage the whole event rite from componants to managing place and electricity]

I better not say much about my quiz because I have my Physics Quiz tommorow!!!

So bye for now
And wait for 2-3 days and I will tell you more about Salsa Workshop and Face Painting Competetion
And yes for that I need some help
I dont have much space on net to upload pics
I cannt use Hello as Hello doesnt support proxy servers
and village photo that I am using is already saying that I am using all of my free space
Suggest me any other option


[PS: I am nowhere in those pics but I was team leader instructing how to form Human Tower and how to get the Matki]

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Life at IITB

On August 27th I sent an email to my friend describing life here in IITB
This is part of it.
Its usual fun here !
We had wing treat tonight [i.e. two persons gave all wing mates treat!]
We went to HiraNandani [HN] you might have heard about it.
[ Gumshuda from Chalte Chalte, What is mobile no. and many more songs scenes were taken in HN] , We ate "Naturals" ice cream.
They taste like Heaven !

Last night we had MATKI FOD [or in marathi DAHI HANDI] in our hostel.
According to the great Hostel 3 tradition we, freshers, were supposed to, and we did, MATKI FOD.
It was great fun man! forming circles and then other light weight people standing on them.
As usual I was co-ordinating the GOPALs, instructing them how to stand, how to climb.
I learned a lot from it, improved my leadership skills.

Today in morning I attended a competition AMPLIFIED.
As the name suggests it was On The Spot[OTS] circuit designing and making.
Topic was OP AMP of which I didnt know anything but just one fact.
Some 2 weeks ago I attended ELECTRIFIED Workshop where we were taught basics of Electronics
There I learned OP AMP as COMPARATOR, and today's problem was to construct SQUARE WAVE from single 15 V DC supply using 741 and other usual things like resistors and capasitors.
It was great experience, and I learned a lot of Electronics from it.
We [group of two, my room mate Zubin Mehta and myself] managed to come 5th [winners were first three who received MICRO CONTROLLER Kits]

We have Quiz almost every week [usually on Wednesday]
This week it is Physics.
Last week it was Maths.
Aand last to last was Chemistry.
My Grades [we have grade system here not Mark Distribution system] are not yet declared.
But I hope to get decent grade.[hopefully Average +]
I am learning a lot about Quanto [Quantum Physics/Chemistry/Mechanics everything related to Quantum]
Rite now I am reading "Surely You Are Joking Mr. Feynman!" book which is about the great scientist Richard Feynman and covers his analysis of Quanto [not totally scientific but concepts] and his life.
Its a must read book.
You can skip the Quanto part and discover a lot about Feynman, truly a Magician

"There are two types of genius. Ordinary geniuses do great things, but they leave you room to believe that you could do the same if only you worked hard enough. Then there are magicians, and you can have no idea how they do it. Feynman was a Magician"

- Hans Beth, Theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate

So keep in touch my dear friend,
[aka Sudhi]