Oct 31, 2012

What EA does right in Medal of Honor - Warfighter

My mid term examinations might have been affected by Medal of Honor - Warfighter, but then, I must admit, it was totally worth it! I have played a lot of installments of this series- the Nazi Germany based MOH Allied Assault, the different World War II based MOH Airborne, the modern day Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan based MOH Limited Edition of 2010- but Warfighter stands above all of them! Here's why.

Changes in FIFA 13 Career Mode

Almost a month of FIFA 13, and I must admit, it has stood above expectations! Here are the changes in the career mode!

The Piano Guys

The other day, I was going through random YouTube videos when I came across The Piano Guys. It was a beautiful piano solo of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme.

Oct 29, 2012

The Mazacar- and the match which turned from best to worst!

21st August 2011. Juan Manuel Mata Garcia was snapped up by Chelsea for £23.5 million. He was awarded the no 10 shirt from Yossi Benayoun. He made an immediate impact, scoring on his debut after coming on as a substitute. A bunch of great performances through out the season earned him the player of the season for Chelsea, who went on to win their maiden Champions League title.

Eden Hazard, on 29th May, after a long transfer saga, involving flirting with the top English clubs, tweeted-
I'm signing for the champion's league winner.
For £32 million, especially after a failed backheel against City in the Community Shield, people might have deemed him very overpriced, but he silenced doubters bagging the man of the match in each of his first four Premier League starts for Chelsea.

Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior signed for Chelsea on 16th July for an undisclosed fee of the region of £20-25 million. Missing the first few games for Chelsea, he stamped his authority against Juventus in a Champions League match, scoring a wonderful second goal, which even the opposition keeper Buffon ended up acknowledging!

Oct 28, 2012

IIT Roorkee Lingo

There was a post somewhere on the internet (http://iitbakar.com/enpunch/iit-roorkee-lingo/) which explained all the terms used at IIT Roorkee. It was, however, removed (server issues maybe?). After searching a lot, I finally got hold of a Google Buzz post, which had a copy of the same- but you never know when it might be deleted or the visibility shrunk. So I decided to put it up in my blog so that it's not lost- at least till doomsday. Yet again, comment if you want something added.

Oct 25, 2012

What happened to Amar Jyoti Kalita?

Let me refresh your memory. On July 9th, 2012, a girl was molested by a mob on G.S.Road, probably the busiest area in Guwahati. As if that was not enough, it was filmed by a reporter of a 'reputed' news channel, showing the faces of the people in the mob. The prime accused was Amar Jyoti Kalita, an employee of Amtron. Although this was a pretty straight forward case, it was made to look pretty complicated by the media. There were many side plots- the Chief Minister's office accidentally releasing the identity of the girl, the resignation of an NCW activist and the involvement, arrest and grant of bail to Gourab Jyoti Neog- a reporter of the aforementioned news channel!

Oct 18, 2012

The Great Indian Lie

You might have heard of a certain Derp doing a PhD in music in the USA; another working hard to be a professional footballer since his childhood in France; a Derpina somewhere trying to be a ballet dancer. Not in India. The general belief in India is that a child can be deemed successful in life only if he excels in academics! True, we have seen the likes to Dr A P J Abdul Kalam achieve such great recognition on the basis of sheer brilliance and hard work- but among half a billion young people in this country, only few get to such heights!

Oct 13, 2012

Facepalm: So much for clearing the JEE?

On clearing the JEE, there is feeling of awesomeness. You start to think you have conquered the greatest examination in the whole wide world. True, you must have been truly a complete package to crack the JEE, but what you fail to understand is that it is not equivalent to winning a Nobel! There is a time during the stay in college that this feeling turns into plain stupidity! Here are the examples.

Oct 12, 2012

Devdas and Co.

Image Courtesy: Pjmania
This blog post is the blogger's imagination loosely inspired by some of his experiences over the past few years. Any resemblance to any other real persons, living, in coma or dead is purely coincidental. This supersedes all previous notices

Lassu -/ La-Soo -/ noun -/ Lassu is a person who runs after girls.
Alpahar -/ Al-paa-haar -/ noun -/ Place opp to library where you sit (after bunking the class) to have bun-samosa, pakoda and chai. Canteen for the government servants.
Nesci -/ Nay-skii -/ noun -/ Nescafe of the campus.
Chapo -/ chaa-po  -/ noun -/ treat.

Oct 9, 2012

FIFA 13- First Look

FIFA 13 Global Cover.jpeg

After a very hard fourteen days, I finally got my hands on a copy of FIFA 13. And I must say, it has lived up to the hype. Here are my initial reactions on the game.

The People on 6E 128

Although I expected the flight from Guwahati to Delhi to be a quiet one, I was in for a truly enlightening ride!

| 27 A | 27 B | 27 C |           | 27 D | 27 E | 27 F | 

| 28 A | 28 B | 28 C |           | 28 D | 28 E | 28 F | 

| 29 A | 29 B | 29 C |           | 29 D | 29 E | 29 F |

The Seating Arrangement

Oct 5, 2012

'Oh My God'- The Best Satire!

It had been quite a long time since I had watched a Hindi movie, and that too in a cinema hall. After coming to Guwahati after exactly a year, I had movie tickets waiting for me- in the best seats in Cinemax- something which is a bit hard to turn down. Although I was skeptical about the movie, I decided to turn up anyways (considering each ticket cost three hundred bucks). Little did I know what I was about to witness!

Oct 4, 2012

The Counter Strike Like Drill

Arriving at the Airport some six hours before your flight can be a nuisance. However, for as long as I can remember I have been doing exactly that- reaching the airport at midnight for an early morning flight. This time, however, I was about to witness something different.

Oct 2, 2012

The Art of Plagiarism

Before we start, let's be clear with the name, shall we? Wikipedia defines plagiarism as,
the "wrongful appropriation," "close imitation," or "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work, but the notion remains problematic with nebulous boundaries.
In simple terms, copying stuff from others and presenting it as your own is plagiarism. It is taken very seriously in this world.