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July 16, 2011

First Class !

Filed under: Crap, Fun, Inspira, Life, Lit, Movie, YouTube — Tags: , , , , , — Vivek R @ 5:11 PM

So it was another OSM day that I witnessed. The day I Dashed with X men. This Spell binding movie, also took me through some of the Emotional moments.  A “Marvel’ous one ! The other weekend , I was lost somewhere between `Rage & Serenity’. Here I go !

 

Having only THE PAIR, Charles Xavier(Prof X) And Eric (Magneto),  at the movie’s cynosure, Movie was just able to bind the Audience. Second half is swift. Negatives include some buffoon Mutants ( Got Confused for a Sec at one point of time 😛 ) , Not properly edited Script with Punchy Dialogues…

x - mate

Coming to its Positives, I particularly liked the way Director showed how the relation between Xavier & Magneto . And how the things went at their Espionage. Magneto origins were at Jewish Holocaust of Nazi time. A Survivor of some Concentration Camp. Where as Charles Xavier is a Harvard-Oxford-Columbia Genetics Freak. A Telepath(Pretty interesting is it !).  Both of these Characters are Fresh & Energetic.

Some of the OSM dialogue’s :

“There is so much more to you than you know, not just pain and anger, there’s good too, I felt it. When you can access all that, you’ll possess a power no one can match, not even me ”  Prof X to Magneto.

“Mutation. It is the key to our evolution. It is how we have evolved from a single-cell organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few millennia evolution leaps forward.” Prof X.

“Any involvement of the mutant involves the extinction of the less evolved kind.”  – X

(Killer !) If you’re using half your concentration to look normal, then you’re only half paying attention to whatever else you’re doing.

`Listen to me very carefully, My friend: “Killing will not bring you peace.” ‘  ~ Prof X

`Peace was never an option.’ ~Magneto

” We have it (Urge) in us to be the better man.” Prof X

Finally , Magneto and Xavier would eventually part ways because of the differences in their beliefs on how to help mutants.

(Btw , found this interesting , where someone Xplains about Management Principles Learned from X men . Wow ! )

All in all ,  First Class is not a bad film. 🙂 Worth spending all the time with your (Dedicated to) beloved ones. 🙂

-Kevis !

 

November 20, 2010

Simple… :)

Filed under: Inspira, Life — Tags: , — Vivek R @ 7:42 PM

Seven Social Sins:

  1. Politics without Principle
  2. Commerce without Morality
  3. Wealth without Work
  4. Education without Character
  5. Science without Humanity
  6. Pleasure without Conscience
  7. Worship without Sacrifice

(Thanks to ‘Rahul’ for enlightening us! )


August 13, 2010

Awesomeness

Filed under: B.Tech, Fun, IIT, Inspira, Life — Tags: , , , , , , — Vivek R @ 5:09 PM

Lil more Quality Content from MIT:

As you begin your college experience,I thought I’d leave you with the things that, in retrospect, I think are important as you navigate the next four years. I hope that some of them are helpful.

Here goes…

  1. Your friends will change a lot over the next four years. Let them.
  2. Call someone you love back home a few times a week, even if just for a few minutes.
  3. Use the freedom that comes with not having grades first semester to experiment and see what works best for you.
  4. Adjust your schedule around when you are most productive and creative. If you’re nocturnal and do your best work late at night, embrace that.This may be the only time in your life when you can.
  5. At least a few times in your college career, do something fun and irresponsible when you should be studying
  6. If you write your best papers the night before they are due, don’t let people tell you that you “should be more organized” or that you “should plan better.” Different things work for different people. Personally, I worked best under pressure – so I always procrastinated… and always kicked ass.
  7. Become friends with your favorite professors. Recognize that they can learn from you too – in fact, that’s part of the reason they chose to be professors
  8. Carve out an hour every single day to be alone. (Sleeping doesn’t count.) 😉
  9. Your health and safety are more important than anything.
  10. Working things out between friends is best done in person, not over email. (IM does not count as “in person.”) Often someone’s facial expressions will tell you more than his/her words.
  11. In the first month of college, send a hand-written letter to someone who made college possible for you and describe your adventures thus far. It will mean a lot to him/her now, and it will mean a lot to you in ten years when he/she shows it to you.
  12. Embrace the differences between you and your classmates. Always be asking yourself, “what can I learn from this person?” More of your education will come from this than from any classroom.
  13. Wednesday is the middle of the week; therefore on Wednesday night the week is more than half over. You should celebrate accordingly. (It makes Thursday and Friday a lot more fun.)
  14. The key is to not let your relationship interfere with your college experience. If you don’t want to date anyone else, that’s totally fine! What’s not fine, however, is missing out on a lot of defining experiences because you’re on the phone with your boyfriend/girlfriend for three hours every day.??
  15. Take risks.
  16. Ask for help. Often.
  17. Take the serious things seriously, but with everything else have as much fun as possible.
  18. It’s important to think about the future, but it’s more important to be present in the now.You won’t get the most out of college if you think of it as a stepping stone.
  19. Welcome failure into your lives. It’s how we grow. What matters is not that you failed, but that you recovered.
  20. Take some classes that have nothing to do with your major(s), purely for the fun of it.
  21. Every once in awhile, there will come an especially powerful moment when you can actually feel that an experience has changed who you are. Embrace these, even if they are painful.
  22. Don’t always lead. It’s good to follow sometimes.
  23. As a student here, you will have access to a variety of unique opportunities that no one else will ever have – don’t waste them.
  24. On the flip side, don’t try to do everything. Balance = well-being.So Strike at a perfect balance on what U really wanted to do and what You ended up doing.At-least, It  should be convincing to You.
  25. Life is too short to stick with a course of study that you’re no longer excited about. Switch, even if it complicates things.
  26. Enjoy every second of the next four years. It is impossible to describe how quickly they pass.
  27. This is the only time in your lives when your only real responsibility is to learn. That too to Your maximum extent!
  28. The MIT name on your resume won’t mean much if that’s the only thing on your resume.(The Same holds to any IIT`ian).
  29. Eat badly sometimes. It’s the last time in your life when you can do this without feeling guilty about it.
  30. Make a complete ass of yourself at least once, preferably more. It builds character.
  31. Don’t be afraid of the weird pizza topping combination’s that your new friend from across the country loves. Some of the truly awful ones actually taste pretty good. Expand your horizons
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  32. Things that seem like the end of the world really do become funny with a little time and distance. Knowing this, forget the embarassment and skip to the good part.
  33. Take a lot of pictures. One of my major regrets in life is that I didn’t take more pictures in college. My excuse was the cost of film and processing. Digital cameras are cheap and you have plenty of hard drive space, so you have no excuse.
  34. Much of the time you once had for pleasure reading is going to disappear. Keep a list of the books you would have read had you had the time, so that you can start reading them when you graduate.
  35. Take naps in the middle of the afternoon with reckless abandon.
  36. When your friends’ parents visit, include them. You’ll get free food, etc., and you’ll help them to feel like they’re cool, hangin’ with the hip college kids.
  37. When you’re living on a college campus with 400 things going on every second of every day, watching TV is pretty much a waste of your time and a waste of your parents’ money. If you’re going to watch, watch with friends so at least you can call it a “valuable social experience.”
  38. No matter what your political or religious beliefs, be open-minded. You’re going to be challenged over the next four years in ways you can’t imagine, across all fronts. You can’t learn if you’re closed off.
  39. If you are in a relationship and none of your friends want to hang out with you and your significant other, pay attention. They usually know better than you do.
  40. Half of you will be in the bottom half of your class at any given moment. Way more than half of you will be in the bottom half of your class at some point in the next four years. Get used to it.
  41. Try to remember how lucky you are every day.
  42. Read This Tomorrow Once again 😀 😉

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Be yourself. Create. Inspire, and be inspired. Grow. Laugh. Learn. Love.

Welcome to some of the best years of your lives.

That`s all folks for now……

A BEN STORY (From MIT Blogs).

August 8, 2010

Asian Sceince Camp

Filed under: Physics, Tec — Tags: , , , — Vivek R @ 10:49 AM
Three months on, college students pursuing science degrees will rub shoulders with Nobel laureates and world-renowned scientists. For the first time, India will host the Asian Science Camp 2010 in Mumbai. Organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, the camp starting August 17 will see 240 students from SAARC countries.
“The aim is to motivate students to pursue a career in science and research. It will also promote friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in the Asian region,” said H.C. Pradhan, HBCSE director.
The camp will be funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Started in 2007, these camps have been held at Taipei, Bali and Japan. The camp, open to first and second year science students, will have up to 10 Nobel laureates addressing them over five days. The programme will include plenary sessions, discussions, social events and excursion.

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This article is from Hindustan Times .., Mumbai, May 10, 2010.

Link is Here.

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More Details at :

http://asc2010.hbcse.tifr.res.in

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Science is more than just being in a classroom and learning from a textbook !

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