Thursday, September 24, 2009

Life @ UCEOU

Just a few days back I received a text message from one of my friends which goes like this ........
"4 yrs of fun n joyful clg lyf cums 2 an end next yr der after no silly jokes in d middle of class,no bunkin,no cultural fun,no bits 2 pass, no stupid fights,no ego probs,no sharing's , no teasin wid nick names,no project works ,no profs advice,lecturers blame etc only faded faces,lost frnds fight 4 life there will be no use of regret l8r so frnds 4get al de fights n misunderstandings n njoy de forth cumin days of clg lyf till the core"
This message was special which I couldn't delete,which stayed in my inbox longer than any other message and it would be there even after I pass out, as it may be just a message but it describes our life in short yet complete.
Why I chose to start this post with this message is that ,it reminds me of my initial days in the college,it reminds me of all those good and bad times I had here in my campus,our own Osmania campus which I may not be able to claim as mine after a few months....
Many friends of mine don no that I used to be a perfect example of an introvert,highly shy and a person with lack of confidence in my school days.Though I changed a bit during my Inter,it was in engineering that my life took a complete 'U' turn.Now I could say that I am the complete opposite of what I described of myself just now.What made me change ??? hmmm even I don no but the change took place only after coming to engineering....
I still remember it was 28th August,2006 my first day in UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING(Autonomous) OSMANIA UNIVERSITY(UCEOU),which if not spelt exactly the way I said now students had to go through tough time with seniors here.Yea I know I am one of them now but then even I was a junior with high ambitions for career and fear of seniors.Though due to my physique no one recognized me to be a junior as soon as they did my ragging started.Now don't imagine all the deadly stories you here about ragging these days.Ragging in our campus was not so rude.Our seniors used to just expect us to wear formals,wish them,write assignments for them,entertain them at times with jokes and songs etc .This was for people who used to follow every thing as said but for those who rebel ,it would be even tough.Yea I used to get angry some times but had to adjust otherwise you could never survive here.Most of my ragging used to be during my journey in MMTS train.Apart from ragging meeting and interacting with new friends,attending classes regularly and labs which were a new concept to us then, every thing was fun.Our first year ended with a freshers party followed by our exams....
I don't remember what I did during summer vacation that year, as to me college was more fun than any vacation.Our 2nd yr started and that's when we started bunking classes though we had many half days and free periods we choose to bunk as it gives you some kick :D any ways after waiting for two long months here comes our juniors and we were in full mood of ragging.I still don't understand why do we want to rag even after experiencing how it feels to be ragged.But I can tell you one thing all the incidents of my 1st yr that is all my ragging experiences whenever I remember them ,they bring smile on my face.I actually relish those moments now though not in 1st yr .So I ragged students and I don't think I was rude to any of them.But I can say one thing I am now friends with both my seniors who ragged me and my juniors whom I ragged.Keeping ragging aside we played cricket,basket ball,caroms ,table tennis in our campus which wasn't available to us in our 1st year.We rarely attended classes due to which our cgpa's declined.But giving freshers to our juniors was what I really cant forget.I don no about our juniors but we enjoyed it more than our own freshers.Our 2nd yr ended with freshers party to our juniors .......
3rd yr is considered to be the most important year in the entire 4 year engineering course as all the core subjects are introduced in this year .Also we lost interest in ragging so we started giving presentations,organizing events etc.Bunking of classes reduced and I think we concentrated well enough on our academics.Most of us joined one of the three courses for competitive exams CAT,GATE and GRE .I don no why but I personally felt 3rd yr passed very soon.It ended and even before we could digest that we are in 4th yr now...
Being in 4th yr one cant help about getting thoughts of leaving the college and trust me its really painful.I don no how my seniors managed that, but its really tough for us at least to me.I just cant imagine the moment when I say bye to my college,friends and everything here .I don no how I am gonna go through it.But for now we are busy with our projects and competitive exams so time must pass easily until this year end...
Apart from what I said I dint mention my friend circle I have ok i never counted but let me name them.So with out hurting any ones feeling ill come roll no wise with a short one line descriptions Nishanth(true friend),Gautam(mudu)(programmer),Harish(rarely seen with us),Lakshman(known for his punch dialogs and timing),Bhargav(always skeptical),Mallik(always seen along with a bike),Santosh(cool guy),Vishwak(we call him GOD responsible for good cgpa's of many of us) ,Ratna Paul(highly talented ),Roopak(all-rounder),Sujith(true follower of ???),Sunil(organiser),Rajesh(bowler cum fielder),Sai Gautham(talented),Phani(highly explosive equally cool) and Kishore(innocent boy :P). Yea I know quiet lengthy but we had best of our times together.We watched so many movies together,celebrated many occasions and we played cricket .We had minimum one party a month and I feel great to have such friends with out whom I would not have enjoyed the life the same way I did.Hmmm I know guys, no gals on the list that's what you are looking for right? Ok let me name some of them again roll no wise Apoorva,Pravallika,Sushma,Priyanka,Ramya,Devika,Parameshwari and Snigdha.We help each other most of the times in bunking classes and writing assignments and even watched few movies together . By the time we pass out I hope all of us could go on a tour which would be great if turned into a reality.
So friends as the message said lets enjoy these remaining few months to the full extent keeping aside our egos and misunderstandings love you all....... :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Feeling like GOD!!!!!!!!



People pray ,people worship and people spend their time,money and energy in the name of GOD.I am not against it and to be frank I am one among them, but we rarely realize serving MANKIND is equal to or even greater than serving GOD these are those moments when I felt almost like a GOD ........
I was involved in two programs conducted by Red Cross and I am proud of being a part of them.The first program was a blood donation camp .It was conducted in our college one year ago by the Youth Red Cross (YRC) and many students donated blood which was really appreciable.To explain my experience it was the first time that I was donating blood and to be frank I was a bit nervous.When I saw people on beds donating their blood ,I was even terrified.But finally when it was my chance it went on smoothly.After donating blood they gave us some fruits and drinks which I ignored and for that mistake of mine, I fell ill that evening.So my sincere advice is to have something or the other which gives you energy just after donating blood.People who are underweight shouldn't donate their blood and a person who donated blood should wait for 6 months to donate it again.Now after do's and dont's the feeling that your blood is going to save some one's life is amazing and one must experience it to understand it.In our college itself many people were not coming forward to donate blood just because of their fear of the process involved, but just think if we students do not participate in such activities what about the illiterates??? We are the ones who need to spread awareness among them and its our duty that we first follow it and later lead them .So guys remember that even we are humans and we too would be in need of blood one or the other day and society helps you only when you help the society .So do participate in a blood donation camp whenever possible and you would have a feel that doesn't come to you quiet often.
The second one was some of our college friends went to an orphanage and provided the children over there with note books,clothes and stationery required as a part of a program conducted by YRC.It was one of the summers and the entire atmosphere was of a desert's except for sand and camels.The orphanage was located in city outskirts and there was not even one tree around.The orphanage was a very small building with 3 rooms covered by a shed on the Ceil and only the middle room was provided with a fan which was used by the care taker.And all the children who were about 50 in number, have to reside in the remaining 2 rooms which had no facilities, no luxuries, nothing.When I entered the orphanage I felt that its better standing outside with hot sun directly above me rather than staying inside.That's what made me realize that how lucky I am.Though i had all the facilities and even luxuries I always complain my parents about something or the other and kids over there have to lead their entire life at such a place where I couldn't stay for a while.As it was the birthday of Red Cross founder Sir Henry Davidson we distributed cakes among the kids and the smile on their face was enough to forget our entire struggle.I don't know how much it helped them but I am happy that we made them feel happy at least for a moment.It at least tells them that they are not alone,there are people who care about them.
The aim of this post is not advising you people, its just to explain how much satisfaction you get through these events. Though I never got to do something like them again I at least want to encourage people to do them for a good cause through my blog .So guys just think about it and try to participate in such events whenever you get a chance to.The reason I am posting this is to make people understand that how one feels when they do something for the society and how one feels when they are benefited from the society ,though small in terms it has a large impact on lot of people....

Sunday, September 6, 2009

How does it feels to be 6'3" !!!!!!


Hmmm guys by the title of the post it must be clear that I am 6 feet 3 inches tall,but this is not about boasting upon my height or something . I just wanna share my feelings upon being tall.Many of you may be thinking its a boon to be so tall but I even wanna clarify something about it.So I'll give you a slight touch of how it is being tall,large,giant whatever it is........
So friends I don no about gals but when it comes to guys they take their height very seriously .Why is that ?No one can answer, but from my experiences I would say something between 5'10"to 6' is a good height actually we can call it the best.because my height, I would call it over height and I can give you people many reasons like pants of many brands never fit on me due to my height,its very difficult for me to travel in a city bus with or without having a seat due to my height,not even in any small cars like alto,wagonR etc and whenever I walk with my friends I feel awkward, as I am the only one looking abnormal among them due to my height and walking with gals I would better forget about it.But then I also feel that its my height which brings me a celebrity status for example whenever I visit some mall or something of that kind I have lots of eyes looking at me which used to make me conscious b4, but now I am used to it and you need to believe this that some even take pics of mine I don no why!!!!!.I also have lots of friends who beg me to give them a part of my height ,who feel insecure about their height and those who lost their confidence because of their height.So as every coin has 2 sides,every thing has pros and cons even my height has,but then now I am being +ve about my height because at the end of the day no matter what its my source of confidence. Many ask me whats the secret of my height ?I always answer ask my mom :D :P Only reason I feel human is because of my friends teja and monish who are of almost same height as of mine.
So I wont agree with the people who call me lucky about my height but then its better than being short.How ever I am accustomed to the fact that I am tall actually giant and I actually started to enjoy that just after loosing weight otherwise I really used to look 5 years older than I am.So as of now I am OK with my height like not happy nor sad about it.Only matter that is bothering me is that would I ever find a gal suiting my standards ??? ;)