Those Moments…

Dedicated to that Christmas night @ Gokarna beach with my dear friends … 🙂

Million stars in the sky

Gazing back, I wonder why…

Humming along with the wide sea

Best moment of my life, maybe 🙂

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Abhishek came back home at 11.30 PM, totally exhausted. He was having a bad time at work. He had been working from 8 in the morning for the last 9 months on a critical support project. His PM had earlier told him that he had to put in a lot more effort than what he was putting in now, in order to sustain in the company; but Abhishek could not understand how much more hard work was expected out of him.
Once he reached home, Abhishek had a quick dinner and went off to sleep; his mother tried to strike a conversation with him while he was eating, but Abhishek was way too tired to even respond. He went back to his room and opened the resignation letter that he had written a month back, and which he felt like submitting to his PM every single day…

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Optimistically Pessimistic – 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 10 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 53 posts. There were 20 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 7th with 167 views. The most popular post that day was My CAT calling!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, pagalguy.com, search.aol.com, thethoughtsofnikipedia.wordpress.com, and indiblogger.in.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cat, cartoon cat, jungfraujoch, cat cartoon, and cat pictures.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

My CAT calling! November 2008
30 comments

2

Christmas Tag! December 2008
20 comments

3

Europe…The unforgettable tour June 2008
21 comments

4

T.A.P.M.I ! May 2010
8 comments

5

Final sem memories Part 2 – Farewell! May 2009
9 comments

New Day, New Life… Part 2 – EPISODE MANIA!

EPISODE 2010

“Hippppieeees, HIPPIES!”

“PIRATES, PIRATES, PIRATES!”

“Hum Hain WHITE WHITE WHITE!”

“MAFIA, MAFIA, MAFIA!”

…these were the phrases we heard all day for almost a week in the canteen, prior to 13th July. The seniors were wearing shades of Blue, Red, White, and Black, and chanting slogans feverishly! They seemed to be on a mission, out there to prove a point. Come July 13th, and we all became a part of this extravaganza…EPISODE MANIA had taken over, and we brought back magic from the Realms of Time…

EPISODE is an annual intra-collegiate fest held at TAPMI, to serve the purpose of senior-junior bonding, and to inculcate the quality of teamwork among the new batch. This year, we were divided into 4 different teams, namely:
Hippies (Team Blue)
Pirates (Team Red)
4-D (Team White)
Mafia (Team Black)

One day before Episode kicked off, the seniors from the respective teams put up their inaugural skits, which was liked by all. This was immediately followed by allocating each of us into one of the 4 teams. I had a liking for the colour Red, so was very happy when I came to know that I was a part of the Pirate team!

The new PIRATES!

The first day of Episode had some of the literary events like Wordsworth (Poetry Recitation) and Kurukshetra (Debate competition). But the major event for the day was the Poster making competition, which involved all the junior members of each team, with the seniors pitching in regularly. This was the event that helped all of us really break the ice, as we got to talk to a lot of people and the spirit of working as a collective unit came to the fore!

The PIRATES making the poster

The following days saw a lot of events, some of them being the Fashion Show, Street-Play, Dance, Ad-Zap, Blogging Competition, Creative Writing, Exchange and HR Fora (2 personality-based events). All teams began pushing themselves up the points table, but team PIRATES somehow seemed to be lagging behind. There were only two big events with big points left on the last two days- Dream Theme and Valedictory, and one good day could seal it for any of the 4 teams…

During the Fashion Show dress rehearsals

It was then that the lead PIRATES decided to take a Risk… They put a LOTTERY on the Dream Theme, which was a singing competition where the entire song has to be composed by the group members, and the song should be sung by the entire group. Putting a lottery meant that if we won the event, we would get double the points awarded for it, and losing would mean we forfeit half of all the points that we have gained so far… so we decided to go for it, and put in all our passion and Enthusiasm behind our very own TAPMI Theme song…

And voila! We WON the LOTTERY! The first team in the history of TAPMI to have won a lottery! And what’s more, we jumped from 4th place straight to 2nd place!

Pirates’ Lottery-Winning Theme Song!

But things turned around during the Valedictory function. Team 4-D also put a lottery on the ultimate show-down, and thanks to some brilliant performances, deservedly won it, thus becoming the Champions of Episode 2010 🙂 ….

Whoever was the winner of the Fest, it was the spirit of TAPMI that shone at the end of the day. Looking forward to being a part of EPISODE MANIA all over again! 🙂

Senie Pirates!
Junie Pirates!
Samundar Ke Hain Raja Hum, Bajaa Denge Sabka Baaja Hum!