Thursday, November 23, 2006


Yesterday was a momentous occasion in my life. The first election I have ever faced. I went prepared to make a fool of myself, and surprised myself. Being 13th in line didn’t really do anything to boost my sagging morale, but two last minute points from two of my friends saved me at the last minute. And surprise surprise, I returned to my seat with thunderous applause. What was this suggestion I had made? That we have online elections from the next year onwards and eliminate manual elections which are really a waste of time!!

Even more surprising was the fact that I actually got 82 votes, something totally unexpected to me. Of course I didn’t get into Xsys which is what the election had been for, but who cares about trivial issues like that! ;))

What did I learn? That my networking is next to nothing. That i can soemtimes speak in front of a crowd. That I am very uncomfortable talking about myself. I prefer blunt honesty to grandoise phrases. That there are actually soem people willing to vote for me inspite of all these drawbacks :))

Monday, November 06, 2006

Stereotypes Go Out of the Window

There are so many firsts in life and I have just experienced one of them. A real life rock concert which to my surprise I really enjoyed. Rock to me has always signified men with long dirty hair wearing really dirty tshirts, singing incomprehensible songs at the top of their voices, played at full volume by people who use fuck as every second word in any sentence.

So when my friend dragged me to attend this final concert of xpressions, which by the way is our college fest, currently going on, I reluctantly agreed. And I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed the music (which I had never really thought of in that sense before). The band was Pentagram, an obscure Indian rock band to me at least. But soemthign about the music caught and held me. It was an indescribable feeling, the way I felt listening to the music. Who knows maybe I might end up as a die-hard fan of hard rock