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Merry Christmas

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December 25, 2003 at 11:00 am

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The Mathe”Magician”

I was watching “Goodwill Hunting” a few days back and it reminded me about one of India’s greatest Mathematicians, Srinivasan Ramanujan. He is respected as much as Euler, Jacobi and Gauss for his natural talent. His lack of formal education did not deter him from leaving his mark on the mathematical plane. Here is a short biography of the this great man.

Ramanujan

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December 23, 2003 at 1:45 pm

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Why is arranged marriage so much like getting a job

1. You have to have good qualifications. B.E is okay…M.S is preferable with EE given special consideration( since the S/W market is down).

2. The candidate should be a local candidate meaning Guy should in the U.S. irrespective of whether he works in Texas Instruments or Texaco Gas Station. RBI Governor in India means rejected.

3. He will have a phone interview with the manager( bride) and then on site with the company authorities.(bride’s parents)

4. He has to clear immigration( Green Card Holder and should be able to sponsor spouse).

5. GPA should be above 3.5

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December 22, 2003 at 4:54 pm

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Direct Reflection of Fixation

This is just an introduction about this God’s creation. I was brought into this world after operation , but with much celebration on June 17, 1979 in the middle of a summer vacation. My parents were happy with the propagation of the generation through this new addition.

I passed Matriculation with hesitation and very little preparation. I followed the procession into the arena of technical education. The four years of under graduation was spent in utter frustration and very little jubilation. The concotion of foolish regulation and needless stipulation had pushed me into a state of desperation. Numerous acts triggered my vexation and irritation.

After undergraduation with little qualification and no other option, I took to graduation in the land of many invention. I had written an examination to test my English erudition to get admission to the nation whose pronunciation makes it a different version. Upon approbation of the application, I proceeded to the office of the immigration to get permission to fly to the destination.

On reaching the office of the immigration, the realization that so many people had been sharing my intention and fascination left me in state of exultation. On getting the information that I have been granted authorization to continue my specialization in a dynamic situation put me in excitation.

I left to the United States after much deliberation, negotiation and contemplation. This location would give me a lot of inspiration to work on my dissertation. My mind was in a state of pre occupation with dreams of no limitation as I was on board in one of man’s greatest innovation.

The touchdown in the land of temptation had me brimming with expectation, exhilaration and trepidation. I passed the interrogation with great satisfaction and proceeded to board my next aircraft to fly to my institution.

On landing at the city of perspiration, I found my accoutrements had be lost in utter confusion. I expressed my extreme agitation to the airlines organization who were in a world of stultification and treated me with obvious neglection. All of a sudden, the land of numerous temptation was turning into a grave of infinite deception.

Await in continuation…

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December 22, 2003 at 3:34 pm

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Association For India’s Development

I volunteer for a non profit organization named Association For India’s Development. It gives me a great kick to work for the upliftment of the country that has given me the identity in this world. India has a very large tech population and still, when to compare it to the population of a huge country like India, the techs only represent a microscopic minority. There is more to India than the techies.

There is a huge population still living way below the poverty line. People who cannot even afford the basic amenities and struggling to make the ends meet. Association For India’s Development is a non profit organization formed by the Indians, for the Indians, of the Indians. We work for the upliftment of the poor and underprivileged sections of rural India. The organization had its roots as a $200 project in a student apartment in University of Maryland, College Park. After 12 long years, AID has grown into a few hundred thousand dollar organization spreading its wings to 36 chapters across America.

So whats so great? AID has no paid employees, only volunteers. Volunteers are basically Indian graduate students. Grad students who have seen the best of the western world and yearn for the overall development of their motherland. AID has close to 400 of these committed individuals working in unison for a noble cause concerning the rural and urban poor.

So why did I join and why should you? For a long time, I have wanted to something of substance to India. Like most of us, I had wasted 22 years thinking what I could do and then I bumped into AID with whose founders and fellow volunteers I could identify myself. The common thread was Indian graduate students in the United States wanting to make a difference in India and the cause attracted me and I have become as addicted to it as a kid would be to a PS2 gameset.

I urge fellow students, professionals in India as well as in the United States to join AID for one reason – You Can Make a Difference and the satisfaction you get when you realize that you have made a difference is ineffable. We have complained and whined about the situations and scenarios in India for a long time. We have waited for the Government to force changes with little cooperation from citizens. Now its our turn to take things in our hands. Here is a social movement that we can support, join and contribute thereby launching our contry on the path of “Real” Development. Please www.aidindia.org for more information regarding the organization.

For all your days prepare

And meet them ever alike

When you are the anvil bear

When you are the hammer strike

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December 17, 2003 at 10:28 pm

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It has been a pretty dull day. Had my finals and had to prepare my cheat sheet which my room mate promptly called “BIT” (Its a piece of paper used by College/High School/ Kinder Garden kids in India with written notes and it is strictly prohibited). I can hear Auto Shankar etc. sending out loud groans as if to say if only they had allowed Cheat Sheets in their schools they would not have become criminals.

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December 16, 2003 at 2:36 pm

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