Wednesday, March 31, 2004

River Cruise

Today was a wonderful day. A six hour trip down the river Hoogly. The whole family got together at Babughat (a river jetty at Kolkata) at 2 pm. We started the trip down the river on a steamer named "Adonis". For 3 hrs we traveled upstream. Passing Howrah Bridge, Bally Bridge was really great. I have clicked some snaps. Hope they come out well. After 3 hrs we crossed Titagarh Paper Mills and reached near Gandhi Ghat near Barrackpore, and the boat made took a U-turn for its return journey. It took 15 mins more for the down stream journey.
A wonderful cruise that ended at 8:15 pm at the night.

Friday, March 26, 2004

How can people cheat so much ?

Today, in search of a MCA guide, I went to a computer institute at Bon-Hoogly, in outskirts of Kolkata. First the guy made me wait for 1.5 hrs even tough he knew that he had an appointment with me. Then after he met me, I realised what a big mistake I did comming here. I was shooting him my questions, and he fell in a ackward position, so couldn't answer much. When, I asked him about the qualification and experience of the guide, he said M.Tech without experience. I told him that's against the university rules, he promptly said, no. I argued and said I have the university guide rule (this is send by the university to every student). To defend himself he replied " Thats a mistake in your rule book". It was too much for me to accept. Anyways, I managed not to shout on him, and said bye and left the place. I don't know why the administrative system dosen't crunch down these kind of centers.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

What a day!!

23 March, what a day. Thinking why. Aaah... today is the day I was born, world weather day, and 4 planets were to be seen with naked eye. The last one was quoted in most of the english dalies. To help novice sky watchers like us, the dalies also stated that, the planets will be on the same direction with the moon. Good for people like me. The thrilling moment was to come after 6:45 pm. With major hope I was on the terrace sharp at 6:45 to have a look at this creativity. But staying on the terrace for more than 2.5 hrs, I was utterly depressed. No sign of the planets. And the worse, the moon also vanished at around 7:00 pm. Remember no clouds. What a waste. I think the dalies should be more constructive on the news. What do you say ?

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Wonderful match
It's after quite some time I am updating this blogger. Saturday was a preety good day for me. Meeting old school friend, watching India vs Pakistan one day cricket match. The match was of great significance for both the countries. After 15 years India took on Pakistan at Karachi,Pakistan at the end India won by 5 runs. Wonderful.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Chalta Hai Yaar

Today after visiting Vishakha, I had a tough time returning home. The 15 mins journey from her home to mine took more than 1.5 hrs. Kolkata boasts of her subway train system. The return journey was smooth enough. But after landing at Tollygunge, god...what a mess. I was remembering the book "Things that make me go hmm..." by Anand Adkoli. He starts off like this .."Chalta hai yaar! In my opinion, we have learnt to accept mediocrity over the years..". The road in Tollygunge was in a mess... full of mud, and as usual the foothpaths were dug up ( i don't know why they make the fothpath and dig them up), then stand for the auto line for 45 mins. Aha..I was observing all the people around me. Everyone were busy chatting, among themselves (offcourse there were small groups), and none was quite irritated, disgusted with the situation. Every one accepted it in a very casual manner. Without protest. This is a city, where people call for bandh (strike), for increasing the bus fare by 50 paise, but none seem to protest for such a situation. Chalta hai yaar!
First outing
Today i went out for the first time, after landing at Kolkata. Went to enquire about the prices of a personal computer. By seeing the city after one whole year, I felt nothing have changed, except the pollution level.It has increased a lot. Tomorrow, will visit Vishakha.