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10 Jun

It’s been more than a year since i’ve left IIIT hyphen H. Well, college days are over now, and can’t fold this time plane to reach the same place.

Out of innumerous things I miss about the place, tullu mails are one of them. I still remember the Gali-mama/Aazad time, people used to wait eagerly for the next mail to arrive, to find who the new victim is? well, Apart from the Azaad series there were some other small scale tullu mails.

Ok! to clear things off … A small trivia … the name tullu mail was coined by the mail sender’s only. In their early phase most of such mails use to have the same content “I am the biggest tullu of IIIT”. So the word tullu caught up with the “mail” suffix and we got a general term called tullu mail.

Here’s an example of a typical tullu mail

Subject:      Hi Guys and Gals ….
From:      “N***N T***I” <n***>
Date:      Wed, August 31, 2005 11:30 pm
Priority:      Normal
Options:      View Full Header |  View Printable Version  | Download this as a file  | View Message details

Hi ppl,

As you all know I am N***n-DOUBT-T***i …
I am superman because I wear my underwear over my pants .. 😀
Wheee. ….
Its a bird , its a plane ….   No….  Its n***n — da SUPERMAN

so bye take care and if you have any problem remember ur Superman .

Love to all …

Counter-terrorist….. The SuperMan.


They are always fun to read… But as it’s evident, they are composed by someone but the mail ID owner. Though sometimes people knowingly send some mails, which are more amusing than these tullu mails, like this one …


from : ********
to :

Dear Mr. ANKUR HANDA please meet me immediately for head examination.

Also a student has taken my PEN and not returned it. This is a very SERIOUS matter. Return it immediately or I will take up the issue with the DEAN.



And this just a tiniest part of thy awesomeness.

But this one takes the cake …


From: V***** ******* <v*************>
Date: Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 3:56 PM
Subject: [All] 2 interesting movies

I have added 2 movies to share and am of the opinion that students and
faculty alike would find them interesting

Immortal Beloved
This is a biographical movie on the life of the great classical music
composer Ludvig van Beethoven

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life
This is a biographical movie on the life of the author Ayn Rand, she wrote
many bestsellers like “Atlas Shrugged”, “Fountainhead”, etc. In addition
to that, she was the founder of the school of philosophy known as,

My nick on DC is V****

V**** *****
MS By Research

All mailing list


And it was followed by this …


From: V**** ***** <v********>
Date: Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM
Subject: [All] Fwd: Even God has a Sense of Humour!!

*Even God has a Sense of Humor!!*

God was in the process of creating the universe.
And he was explaining to his subordinates “Look everything should be in
balance. For example, after every 10 deer there should be a lion.

Look here my fellow angels, here is the country of the United States.
I have blessed them with prosperity and money.
But at the same time I have given them insecurity and tension….

And here is Africa. I have given them beautiful nature.
But at the same time, I have given them climatic extremes.

And here is South America. I have given them lots of forests.
But at the same time, I have given them lesser land so that they would have
to cut off the forests…
So you see fellows, everything should be in balance.

One of the angels asked…
“God, what is this extremely beautiful country here?”

God said……. “Ahah…that is the crown piece of all. “INDIA”,
My most precious creation.
It has understanding and friendly People.
Sparkling streams and serene mountains.
A culture which speaks of the great tradition that they live.
Technologically brilliant and with a heart of gold…..

The angel was quite surprised:
“But god you said everything should be in balance.”

God replied — “Look at the neighbours I gave them.”




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Well, first mail was informative and second was a little lame but what do you expect from a forward mail … and definitely non of them in any condition are supposed to be forwarded to all@iiit which, by the way includes faculty, students and staff member …

I remember sending a test mail once to students account, then Sysadmin blocked my account immediately, I don’t know what happened to this poor guy’s account.



PS: – Please don’t call me sadistic … I did remove the names.

PS: — Although at least every one at college already know the true identity of the sender.

PS: — Leaving for bangalooru this weekend for a pseudo-reunion.

A little more than normal person

5 Sep

When I was a kid … I heard story of a spider, which was trying to knit a net … “TRYING” … was not able to succeed though, because of the dripping water from the water tank above. But it never lost hope… and kept on trying until the tank got empty and ultimately it succeeds.

The story was supposed to inspire people to stay optimistic and keep the hard work on and one day they’ll achieve what they set out for. But hardly 2-3 among the class of 100 can do so, when things just seems to go worse day by day … one day or another everyone lose hope, cries and curse god or the destiny.


But I’ve seen an exception; that same skinny guy who was obsessed with IIT in his first year at IIIT. I remember him hiding behind me in physics and English lecture working on some JEE problem. Remember him eating only two puffs for lunch coz he don’t want to spend 17 bucks on proper food. He never bought books for himself, not even if it isn’t available at library. Just to save few bucks. But … Destiny …!! He didn’t get through … and irony … the friend he uses to study with did.


He was hard working … worked really hard … got himself an internship in Germany … But unfortunate again … short of funds … dream remained dream.


But, Spider can’t quit can it … gave GRE, scored 1380… and applied for his dream colleges…


Meanwhile came the Placements … the job fair … everyone expected him to win the biggest teddy… But ill-fate again, after scoring maximum marks in written exam, adobe and other vision companies kicked him coz he was an ECE student. A much above average guy landed up at below average paying job.


Still optimistic … tried off campus, had a promising interview with Sarnoff … boy! They were impressed … ready to wait for his feedbacks from the colleges to come … and if … he couldn’t get through he can join them.


So finally things worked out … … No! … They didn’t …


Got rejected from all the 10 colleges … … And the backup job … well! They had no vacancy any more …


So, what now … probably … will be the part of corporate world then … but … this one was different … he called up MD of the company… told him that he wants to do Phd ultimately and sooner or later he’ll leave the job…


And he made a one last try at college he thought would be too good for him and the prof he thought out of his bound. But he applied …


That was the time the leaking water tank got empty

He got a project at IIT Chennai with good stipend. And that’s not it … got a mail from the prof from Imperial college asking for a phone interview… he did well as always…


Got mail from the company he was placed in saying … he can join them whenever he feels like; they’ll welcome him with open hands.


And …… Finally …… Got a confirmation mail from the Imperial College …… saying that he is selected for fully funded Phd. (Given that two of his reference letter didn’t reach them)


This may look like a geeky version of the spider tale … most of the kids and adults will definitely find it boring … but to people like me it is one inspiring story of a little more than normal person.



Those good’ol days

29 Aug

well, its 29th of august = convocation – 2 days …

getting little senti remembering all those Good’ol days spent with Good’ol ppl at the Good’ol place …

this is just a 0.00000045th part of all the fun i had there … !!

PS:-  ohhh… !! those good’ol days … !!

Bah baii !!

23 Jun

Out of the campus after spending 3 weeks as a refugee…



didn’t get chance of proper Goodbye IIIT …:(



DOLC :- 22.06.2008



PS:- If u r wondering, DOLC stands for “Date Of Leaving Campus”.

PS :– 10 posts are in draft, have so much to say … but so less time to publish it.

PS: — Thanks every one from Security guard to the faculty member, from mess to coffee shop, form main gate to OBH for making my last 4 years most memorable.

Dataquest-IDC survey of T-school in India – 2008

10 Jun

Here they are again … ranking of T-schools by Dataquest & IDC.

The them behind the rankings as always is … Rearrange the IIT’s, Place IIITs,some NITs
and other premier institutes in next 10 places. Then fill rest of the places randomly with the institutes left in hand. 😀

well jokes apart… this is the list of top 20 Technical institutes listed by Dataquest-IDC

Rank 2008



2007 rank


IIT- Khadagpur




IIT- Delhi








IIT- Kanpur




































Thapar Institute of Engineering












PSG-college of Technology




M Vishvesvaraya Institute of Technology – Bangalooru







VIT- Vellore





Parameters :- Placement (40%), Infrastructure (10%), Intellectual Capital(20%), Industry Interface (5%), HR Perception (25%)




Miscellaneous aspects of the survey:-
1. IIIT-H stood 3rd in placements and 7th over all this year, just behind the 6 IIT’s.

2. Fall in no. of participating institutes from 117 to 79 this year, although invitation was sent to 300 institutes.

3. Missing this year :- IIT-bombay, BITS-Pilani, NIT Trichi, Jadavpur University, PEC, IIIT-Gwalior, MANIT-Bhopal, DCE, ISM-Dhanbad, NIT-Suratkal, NIT and many more

4. The ranking is done keeping the 2006-07 placements as reference. Hence, the same Schlumberger 45 lac placement at NSIT stands as the highest placement of the year.

5. Interestingly, Bangalooru got maximum 10 institutes in top-79.

6. The list is flooded with the private institutes, most of the places under 30 are filled by them.

7. A Blooper :- On the Website DQ mentioned that they received data from 70 colleges. Although they listed 79 colleges. 😀



PS: – For further Details visit DQ site or buy the latest issue of Dataquest.

PS: — IIIT-H got 3rd place based on 5.4 LPA average last year, I donno where it’ll go with 6.85 LPA average of this year.

PS: — I hope my friends at NSIT will be felicitous this time, After last year’s out burst.

PS: —- What ever people may say, most of the janta do consider Rankings.

PS: —– Now about me…

PS: —— completed 1 week in corporate world. Details in next post.

PS: ——- Have I told you that House hunt sucks … It so does …

PS: ——– recorded 815 visitors on 04/06/08.

PS: ——— Check out the great Sam Anderson, shaking his legs to the beat of krazzy-4.

PS: ———- 1:00 AM already … GOD !!

PS: ———– Good bye .. Z.z.zzz….!!


6 Apr

It’s been 4 days since i left, and I had started missing “THE PLACE” already.

Miss all those late nite maggies.

Miss uninterrupted infinitely long countless and baseless BC sessions.

Miss the Gachibowli stadium garden, who witnessed every one reveled their untold truth.

Miss the Canteen, coffee shop and OBH’s evening samosas, which has be quieted the shouting hungry stomachs.

and Miss certain miss whom i missed.

Once again want to see SICA taunting “Andhra ki kudiyan” ,

Handa flaunting about “soon to be” his hulky body,

Chauhan saying “kyuki hum chauhan hai”,

harry arguing/warring with hobbit and sica reconsidering his decision of living with them.

Keser watching anime with full dedication and burning his lungs with more.

Akash mixing random songs on his DJing Software and grinning at my frowning face.

and Bappe just being him.

Well some one said “change is the law of nature”

and then some one said “one who adapt to the change survives”

So I guess learning process has not ended …
PS: – Batch is on batch trip.

PS: — sleeping – eating – sleeping -eating – sleeping. yeh, this is my time table.

PS: — Nothing is better than home food.

PS: —- how much calories can one loose by stretching hands and legs, yawing ,clicking keys and exercising eyes

PS: —– Did is mentioned that home food rocks …

PS: —— why every channel is so sucking boring these days…

PS: ——- In case u didn’t notice … home food rocks ….

PS: ——– To ORB… plz help me … i m not able to run Half life ep – 1 on my brand nu laptop.

PS: ——— Adios amigos 🙂


29 Mar

Its been long since I have posted any thing here, too busy
or too lazy or too senti or just whateva :D.


Anyway, want to thank Karan for the tag,


Finally I got time to do it, so here it goes …


My greatest fear …


Actually it’s pretty baffling question to answer. I wasn’t
able to arrive at one acme of all. So, thought of writing top three fears, in
no particular order.


  1. Fear
    of messing things up
    : – I have always had this fear, every time I’ve
    been given a responsibility. That’s why usually avoid taking a decision.



  1. Fear
    of growing up
    : – Seriously don’t want to grow up. Unfortunately it’s
    some thing unavoidable. I know soon I’ll be like every grown up.


Day– office problems Night– Home problems


And then won’t be able to escape by
telling myself, “bade log samhal lenge



  1. Fear
    of getting rejected
    : – Little personal to share.



  1. Fear
    of being alone
    : – As every one … doesn’t want to loose people I care
    for. I always wish I die first …




Well, this is all I can think of … there might be few more …
but mind is too preoccupied.


I tag …


Sica, Sultan of samarkand, Badri, Daka, Jags, Raguram, Ranjai, Chauhan, Bajpai


Really want to know what you guys fear from ….


PS: – Wrote last exam of my B-tech yesterday.

PS: — 15ys of schooling 4yrs of B-tech, all clean record …
is clean no more.

PS: — If u haven’t seen it till now then do check this viral video, superbly hilarious.

PS: —- obviously the Song of the day :- o-zone – Dragostea din tei .

PS: —– You can download the song from here.

PS: —— And do check ORB’s Video collection … its awesome.

PS: ——- Signing off … talli hoo …