May 25, 2011

The JEE shocks- Yet Again!

It was about year ago that I was analyzing what the cut-off for the 2010 JEE would be. Considering that paper was insanely tough, I had expected the cut off to go down from 179 in '09 ('09 JEE was very easy though...). Now, to my surprise, the cut off actually increased to 190. After spending a year at IIT-R, I gradually realised that there was a sort of saturation below the 250 mark line, which explains the unexpected ranks below that mark but marks higher than that corresponded to ranks which could be predicted as compared to the earlier year...

May 23, 2011

Chelsea's Nightmare comes to an end!

It's over a month I started blogging and considering the eagerness with which I follow Chelsea, it's weird I never came up with a post on Chelsea. Well, I've decided to finally come up with one, it's at a very tough time for the club!

June '09. Many significant things happened among which, the most important one was the appointment of Chelsea's new manager- the experienced Carlo Ancelotti, a.k.a Carletto, with two Champions Leagues to boast in the past decade (with a so-called aging squad at Milan; similar to Chelsea's then)...

May 21, 2011

Will the World End Now?

All the while I was thinking 21th Dec 2012 would be the end of the world, and suddenly on 19th May 2011, I find the second most commonly searched term in Google is "end of the world may 21st". Among the top 10 are 'may 21 rapture' and 'judgement day'. I knew there are crazy guys out there, but this crazy?

May 18, 2011

Why using Tables for HTML structures is IDIOTIC?

Maybe a decade ago, when CSS had no existence, people had no other way but to use something like tables in order to implement website designs! However, earlier today, I was discussing with a guy (a so-called professional web designer) about revamping the website of the JEE coaching institute I studied in (ImpaCt) and I was SHOCKED to find that guy was so adamant that he wanted to remain with the table structure even when I said it's plain OBSOLETE! Dude, tables are meant to show data, not design the whole page!

May 17, 2011

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04

If you go happen to be in the terminal 1D at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, and want to use the wifi, it is almost next to impossible on a windows a platform. Restart to Ubuntu and it just works wonders. Why? No idea, actually! Anyways, the first time I started using Ubuntu was early this year for my programming needs at IMG. However, I still use Windows because of my gaming requirements...

May 16, 2011

and then the eee-leaks!

The late risers of IIT Roorkee (like me) got up on the morning of 1st May 2011 to the news that the AIEEE had been postponed by a few hours due to administrative issues. No one could be a hundred percent certain at what exact time the exam was to start! Such was the chaos at the centres due to the high no of students (and the parents, brothers, sisters, pets, relatives, friends and neighbours accompanying them) appearing the exam.

May 15, 2011

Dadaaa- the Comeback Czar!

The Prince of Kolkata, the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Dada, and rarely known as Sourav Ganguly, has been a fighter throughout his life. Be it the long time between his ODI and test debuts, the rift with Chappel and his talking with the bat rather than opening his mouth, the ignorance by Buchanan and his eventual return to captaincy- he has proved again and again why he's the best at what he does- COMEBACKS!

May 14, 2011

25401600 Seconds at IIT-R

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee! That's a name with quite some weight, isn't it? Well, I was thinking the same when, in the first allotment of IIT-JEE, I was offered a seat in this college! I was fairly sure (and this fact was proved later) that had I applied for the second allotment (according to my choice list), I'd have got a seat in Mechanical Engineering in IIT, Patna, Mandi or Ropar. I thought hard for a few seconds and came to a conclusion that it must be a signal from God Himself (it seems crazy now, though) that I somehow got into IIT-R and decided to go with it. Little did I know what was to follow...

May 11, 2011

Airports and AJAX

Back in school, I remember having a chapter in English titled 'Poets and Pancakes'. At that moment, the title was quite a debatable topic, but I never knew (then) I'd title a blog post in a similar manner.

Although you're familiar with airports, I'm pretty sure you dunno what AJAX is...