Orissa as we call it, or Odisha as they call it,is what you call a decent place. It’s hot and humid. It’s green and barren. It’s greenery is like Antonia Valencia’s pace – it is there, but rarely does it thrust itself on to your face. It just melts into the overall scheme of the place. If you go around Orissa a lil bit – you know, hunt for those Jain caves, follow Ashoka’s trail, soak in the temples and in general try to go the tourist route on your own you’ll understand what I’m saying. So, I did all of that. But I also learnt something new.
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I do have the highest respect for our traffic policemen. However, they seem to come up with completely ludicrous ideas to control traffic almost with an astonishing consistency that would shame even the legendary Don Bradmani. The sheer simplicity with which they create traffic in areas where there needs to be none makes me rub my eyes everytime I pass that way.
Case in hand, a relatively straight highway, steady traffic. Group of trafficpolicemen get together and think ‘Damn, everybody is going properly here. Things are very smooth. This cannot happen. We should stop this.’ They gather together and conduct detailed meetings till they finally hit it.
How to stop free flowing traffic ?
Stop the flow – SPEEDBREAKER !
As I was leaving college that day something particular struck me. It was not the fact that I would be leaving my home in roughly 9 months, but that I never fully appreciated the things that this place had given me. I’m not generally very attached to things – but once in a while I love something very strongly and deeply like a sketch pen [ Yes a man can love something other than a girl, albeit rarely ]. I thought about the things I love in this city, things I’m fond of, things I think are beautiful and adds character to the city and here’s the result.
As much as I enjoyed their work culture and coffee, my one-week training at Motorola was as much a much-needed sabbatical as an refreshing and rejuvenating experience. Initially though I was a little bit worried not knowing what to expect from a ‘international student exchange program‘ which would ‘give you an exposure to the culture of Motorola in product development and technology innovation‘, I ended up loving every bit of the program .
The participants from our college i was me from our department (ECE) and Parameshwaran from the Comp Sci Dept. I was expecting around 30-50 students with lots of international students. So, after the initial hustle and bustle for finding our room – which was really luxurious ( Though, later I got to know that hadn’t it been for the recession it would have been a Taj ).
There is something quite unique about my department at my college. In an era of sheer joblessness, we’re ordered to complete six weeks of In-plant training. While the concept is rather brilliant, the practical follies of the same cannot be predicted. So, in the same vein me and 5 friends – Ramji, Karthick, Prasanth, D.M. @ Sheelu and Rambabu @ Snake set out to SAMEER – Centre for Electromagnetic Research at Chennai in the month of November. Sharing our experience here.
The initial travel was by Bus. We got off at Tambaram by 4:55 AM. Caught the metro and got down at Chetpet. We were supposed to stay at a hostel at Chetpet. Now, Google Maps had showed me that our place was quite near to the station. But in reality the place was much closer to Egmore Central. So, we walked for nearly 30 mins carrying heavy baggage.