Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Year.

Hello, everyone ! I just woke up a few minutes ago ( was up till 2 at ITC SB Sheraton ). Had a most enjoyable party : Hats off to YCD for pulling it off ! Most importantly, luck seems to be favouring me lately - they were handing out presents to all of us ( ITC people ) and I got a copy of LotR ! Friends of Nayabed will remember how my prized, cellotape wrapped copy was, by a most evil method, spirited from me ( Either someone 'borrowed' it, or I lent it to someone and forgot, and they went of to Tuscany ). I am spellbound. Suspect this may be conspiracy to lower my examination marks. I that case, I fear that the conspiracy's plan is working...
- Guddy vaj, Nayabed.

The Last Stand

Well, This is the last post for this year - goodbye 2005. War, natural disasters and terrorist attacks, vast advances in medicine, literature and computing - 2K5's seen it all. I cannot say that this year has been kind to me - the school staff that we have to tolerate must be the result of karma born out of countless crimes over the last ten lives.
In 90 minutes 2006 will be upon us ! And so, at the Last Stand of this year, one can only wait and hope, as the incomparable Dumas said in the voice of the Count of Monte Cristo, and say :

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
It matters now how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

Goodbye, 2005 - Nayabed.

Monday, December 26, 2005


Earth. The third planet of a small yellow star in the outer part of the Orion arm of the Milky way, the second largest galaxy in the Virgo supercluster. Inhabited largely by carbon based bipeds who enjoy breaking things, these are commonly known as humans, most of whom fall under the subset of moron. These remarkable creatures are well known for their ability to completely ignore facts ( especially the group called 'politicians' ). Humans, insist, for some reason, not to abandon their offspring after a while ( as is common in other mammals ) but subject their children to a most hideous form of torture, called 'education', which completely crushes what little creativity remains, and ensures that the foolishness opf society continues.
Tchah ! By the way, here's
Dibyayan's message : Have a warm christmas Calcutta! I know i'll be having a (comparably) warm christmas as 2C. :) Take care all...miss you guys - Dibyayan

That's all folks,

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Its Christmas Eve !!!

Hurray ! Its Christmas eve ! Time for Much Much Joy , right ? Wrong. I happen to have a brilliant tutorials examination from 9:00 to 17:00, tomorrow. Exam tomorrow=study today, also = too tired to enjoy Christmas after an 8 hour examination. Bah !
As for why I was unable to attend the reading on the 20th, certain persons, who have a rather large influ.. what am I gabbering about ? - my parents felt that losing an evening of study by going to some book launch ( a marriage, or a birthday party, now THAT is a reason to lose an evening of study ) would cause irreparable damage to my studies. I argued that it would not, since I do not study in the evenings anyway, but what chance does logic have in the path of righteousness ? Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
Enough self pity, onto happier news ! Happy birthday to Abhishek Dasgupta, aka Einstein, aka The Alien, aka This-is-what-Euclid-was-thinking-of-when-he-defined-the-straight-line, species Nerdus, genum Geekus Geekus. Warning : This species, while seemingly harmless and physically frail, possesses an IQ far exceeding yours, if you are still reading this.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to Dibyayan Basu, Neel Ghose and everyone else who's reading this.
Nota Bene : If you are a teacher, or are in any other way, connected to the sadistic torture of young humans, then futue te ipsum et caballum tuum. And remember the Chinese Relativity Axiom : no matter how great your triupths, or how tragic your defeats, approximately 1.5 million Chinese couldn't care less.
So, Hurray, and Smile on,

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Brains, people

After having smashed my right hand on a door frame ( this being sufficient excuse to take a few minutes off ), I finally got down to reading the quotes from our most esteemed teachers...I was , not to put too fine a point on it, disappointed, disgusted, and deeply demoralized : Sakku, for example, wrote how wonderful it had been to converse with me , and I quote, " on an intelectual level", which says a lot about his "intelect" - he's about as sharp as a beach ball : if ignorance is bliss, half the school staff must be orgasmic.
Anyway, Physics class was torture - I still maintain that a physics teacher should teach and take examinations on physics, and physics only.
On a happier note, Samit Basu has said that manticore will definitely be available on Tuesday, and he had better be right, or he will be getting a large number of death threats.
Toodles, and Khanbiafo,

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Chemistry no Mystery

Chemistry practical exam today was a joke : everybody knew what salts were coming, as well as the organic compounds. The titre value was not known, so we C2D, and somehow, everybody ended up with a value of around 20.6, give or take 0.2. Went to Oxford - Manticore haas not arrived yet ... this is sacrilege, Samit Basu's book being available in Delhi before it is in Kol !!! Are you not a Bengali Mr.Basu ? On another note, I saw this abomination of an ad today : Let not litter glitter our streets ... Ranjana would probably decapitate the felllow who thought ( is that the correct term ? I mean, if the person had the capacity to think, he or she would not have written this .. okyvuedhyez ) this one up .

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The God of Chemistry

Guess who this is ?

Clue the First : He taught GD.
Clue the Second : He teaches me.
Clue the Third : If I know you, and you have not guessed yet, then your IQ is -ve.

Clue the nth : This person plays excellent chess, and is an avid reader. ( I am saying 'avid reader' - translate to non-bookworm language )

Monday, December 12, 2005

To Tulkify, or not to Tuklify ?

To tuklify. We had our physics practicals today, and it was a complete catastrophe. I think that just about everybody copied half their answers; the rest copied all of their answers. Bijon, as always, was completely helpless, but overall, a good day.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Great Gazoo

Can you recognize this place ?
Go on, Guess.
Nope. Not telling.

Down the Way

The Lab Scene


Class Photo 03

Sudip & The Don

Group Photo 04

Here are some photos from yesterday.

I am quite confused that the name of our esteemed headmaster never came up in the "hate" section of my slam book. Does everybody believe him to be beneath notice ? Reminder to anybody who took photos yesterday : bring the photos on a cd tomorrow.If anyone has not finished his computer project, I will be bringing all the programs and algos on a cd to school tomorrow. And remember, If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Chaos at School

It was complete chaos at school today, with Mexican waves in Chem class and Mr.Sharma being locked outside during the Math period.
Moinak played the last stage of Oni, and Dwip listened to U2 during comuter period, while the rest of us loitered around. Chemistry class was a ... well, lets just say that MG kept shouting " I am NOT ANGRY !!!" while the class performed Mexican waves, and Jishnu kept saying " Ma'am, This is WRONG. This is an irreversible isothermal process, etc.". We had an E-1 period after this, during which we took a lot of pictures, and Arup and Indro discussed College forms with her, and Guru and I walked arounnd the school, snaring unsuspecting teachers and asking them to write down quotes. Maths class was Jhakaas, with Swastik & Co. locking the door, and the momeent Mr.Sharma came in, we all started singing "Happy Birthday", upon which he looked quite confused, and went red. after hordes of photos we recorded a vid. of Mr.Sharma giving a Shayari ( contact me for CDs ) and the subsequent "Vah! Vah!"s. We went to the lab during physics class, and it was complete chaos, with Rajdeep jadofying half the lightbulbs in the lab, Swastik walking the ramp on the tables, and Shabir jumping down from a table ( Shabir is.. big. Large. Huge. Massive. Stupendously colossal. ). Last period was H/B, which was ... empty ?
Anyway, my hand hurts from filling so many slam books, so "Okay for Today".
- Good(s); Bye(s); #define Nayabed;

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Eschkul Today

Here are some more pics from school...

The Great Piyush Bhaiya, without whom, most of us would fail our chemistry practicals.

Thick and Thin

Cheers !

School was, as usual BORING today. Sharma tried to teach us commercial mathematics ( the key word there is tried ). He seems to follow the principle of "If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.". He is also very, very stupid. Staggeringly stupid. Mind bogglingly stupid.
MG tried to teach during lab, but after the initial titration, all the inorganic salts gave incorrect tests. This might have been due to the fact that somebody added some impurities to the sulphuric acid, making it turn black. Jishnu was apparently so engrossed that he did not notice that the conc. H2SO4 was black instead of colourless, which led to some very ...interesting results for his experiments.
Pu-ru-ru-ru-rum-pum Pu-ru-ru-ru-rum-pum pum-pu-ru-ru-rum-pum pum-pum-pum-pum, etc. ( March Past) practice was again as usual today. Pathetic.
N.B. : Never buy bengali translation of Alistair Maclean again. Excruciating.

Auf Wiedersehen.


Aviroop : Here is the photo you asked for.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Google Job Opportunities

Check this out !!! Hear Hear. All encephalonically challenged people get special value jobs for Google on the Moon.

Esphortsh !

Go ( lemme check...) Loyola ! I shall be present on the sports day, providing moral support and free food. Eligibility criteria : You must cheer for LO - YO - LA !
All offers valid till stocks last. The offer may be cancellled without any notice at any time. All offers invalid if I decide not to come.
Warning: Trespassers will be shot. Further Warning: Survivors will be shot again.

My favourite cousins

Pic 1 :Disha and Nili Pic 2 :Nandini

Meet my youngest and most favourite cousins. Disha loves to read, Nili plays excellent tennis, and Nandini is a computer lover. My other cousins would probably kill me if I did not mention them, so : Nayanika, Sonali, Piyali, Rangendra, Deborshi, and by Irodov there's twenty more. I am too lazy to type out all of their names, so tchah ! Dowedzinia .

R, S & Co.

Sirs Swastik, George, Rajdeep and Dwip in the process of giving Gyaan.


Was seriously bored today. Nothing happened at school. Wonder why I am writing short sentences. Nothing worth watching on TV other than tose STUPID Star Plus Soaps. Manticore's Secret has still not come out. Sharma is still alive. I must have done something REALLy bad in my last life.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Huh ?

This happened to me. You still think that I'm paranoid ? "Google cannot find" !!!

Matha Motix

Just got back from the maths olympiad. Very tired now. There were seventeen candidates in the room I was in when the exam began. By the end of an hour, there were six left. By the end of the exam ( three hours ) only two were left.
Note that it is very irritating to speak to JD after any examination. Advise avoid at all costs. Also note that Apratim has different "moods" during which he likes to listen to different kinds of music. If music and mood do not match, then Apratim is as dangerous as someone with PMS and a gun ( He is significantly larger than I am ).


The Grimace. By Lord Rajdeep Sir Chatterjee.

Moinak emulating Greg emulating Moinak

Here is a picture of some of my friends from school ( In the Physics Lab. )


I have now derived a relation between the frequency of salespersons trying to coerce you, and how busy you are. The frequency of such disturbances is directly proportional to the square of how busy you are. Stupid Bloody Salesmen- I keep telling them that I DO NOT NEED a rat killing device OR an electric chimney OR False RIN or TIDE soaps OR motorized lawnmowers but NOO !
Am going to Olympiad now - the exam begins at two. Wiish me the best of luck !

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Attenta !

N.B. ; When listening to the radio in the future, turn off said device immediately by any means necessary upon hearing the song ( Who the HELL classified it as such is beyond me ) called "No Entry". The aforementioned meaningless, loud asthmatic wheezing that somehow passed for music is highly detrimental to the tymphanum, as well as to the mental stability of the listener. I cannot understand HOW these ...noises... become HIT SONGS of all things : people actually voted FOR this song, against lonely no more. Tchah ! Off with their Heads, I say !

HELP !!!

Studying for Mathamotix Olympiad mow. Does anyone know how to prove that : ( (19^93) - (13^ 99) )/162 is a positive integer ? This sum was there in the RMO-1993 paper. I have managed to solve all the other sums, but I am not sure about the fourth question in INMO-2005 : " All possible 6-digit numbers, in each of which the digits occur in non-increasing order ( from left to right eg. 877550 ) are written as a sequence in increasing order. Find the 2005th term in this sequence. ". Now, I got the answer by creating complex AGP ( each number is found by multiplying the previous number by two, then adding an AP ) which went 1,6,21,56,132, etc. , but I cannot decide if 000000 is a part of the sequence or not. If it is, the answer will be 764322 , otherwise, 764330 ( I hope .) . HELP !!!


Am in hiding. My mother is currently trying to feed my one of her "new" recipes, and I know for a fact that I do NOT want to eat anything with cucumber, carrots, bread, milk, and RAW
CABBAGE in it, no matter HOW healthy it is ( Have you noticed, that the healthier something is for you, the worse it tastes : The Universal Law of Balance in action . ).

Anyway, I anwered a Random Question : You've rented a sky-writer to propose to your significant other, but it's completely overcast. What will you do? I was not allowed to enter the answer I wanted to enter because it was too long. So, here is the complete answer : SIGNIFICANT OTHER ? PROPOSE?!! I do not plan on getting married.if circumstances unusual ( am in LUURV, Bride has gun,Bride is $$$, Bride is HOTHOTHOT, polygamy allowed, etc. ) then in current situation , if I was in love, I would propose anyway.

List of Authors

List of some of the authors whose books I like ( that I can think of ) in alpabetical order :

Abraham Stoker , Agatha Christie , Alan Moore , Albert Camus , Alexandre Dumas , Alice Walker , Alistair MacLean , Alphonse Daudet , Anna Sewell , Anne Frank , Antoine de
Saint-Exupéry , Anurag Mathur , Art Spiegelman , Arthur C. Clarke , Arundhati Ray , Ayn Rand , C.S. Lewis , Carlo Collodi ( Carlo Lorenzini ) , Charles de Coster , Charles Dickens , Charles Perrault , Charlotte, Emily, Anne Brontë , Chester Gould , Chetan Bhagat , Chinua Achebe , Christopher Isherwood , Christopher Paolini , Daniel Defoe , Daniel Keyes , Daphne du Maurier , Dodie Smith , E.M. Forster , Edgar Allan Poe , Edgar Rice Burroughs , Eliezer Wiesel , Enid Blyton ( Enid Darrell-Waters ) , Eoin Colfer , Erich Kästner , Erich Maria Remarque , Ernest Hemingway , Eve Curie , Evelyn Waugh , F. Scott Fitzgerald , Frances Hodgson Burnett , Frank Miller , Frank Stockton , Franz Kafka , G. K. Chesterton , Gabriel García Márquez , Gaston Leroux , George Orwell ( Eric Arthur Blair ) , Graham Greene , Grimm brothers ( Wilhelm & Jacob ) , Hans Augusto Rey , Hans Christian Andersen , Harriet Beecher Stowe ,Herbert George Wells , Herman Melville , Hervey Allen , Howard Pyle , Hugh Lofting , Isaac Asimov , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Jack London , James Fenimore Cooper , James Herriet , James Joyce , James Matthew Barrie , Jane Austen , Jerome Salinger , Joanne Kathleen Rowling , Johanna Spyri , John le Carre , John Ronald Reuel Tolkien , John Steinbeck , John Updike , Jonathan Stroud , Jonathan Swift , Joseph Conrad ( Józef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski ) , Joseph Heller , Judy Blume , Jules Verne , Kamala Markandaya , Kate Douglas Wiggin , Kazuo Ishiguro , Ken Kesey , La Comtesse de Segur ( Sophie Rostopchine ) , Leo Tolstoy , Lewis Carroll ( Charles L. Dogson ) , Louisa May Alcott , Lyman Frank Baum ,Margaret Mitchell , Mario Puzo , Mark Twain ( Samuel L. Clemens ) , Mary Godwin , Mary Stewart , Maurice Leblanc , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Neil Gaiman , Nelle Harper Lee , P.G.Wodehouse , Pamela Travers , R.K. Narayan , Ralph Ellison , Raymond Douglas Bradbury , Remi Georges ( Hergé ) , René Goscinny , Rick Riordan , Roald Dahl , Robert Cormier , Robert Jordan , Robert Louis Stevenson , Robert Ludlum , Robert Michael Ballantyne , Robert Penn Warren , Rudolf Erich Raspe , Rudyard Kipling , Salman Rushdie , Samit Basu , Shashi Tharoor , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Star Wars series , Stephen Leacock , Susan Cooper , Terry Brooks , Terry Pratchett , Thomas Hardy , V.S. Naipaul , Victor Hugo , Virginia Woolf , Vladimir Nabokov ( PF ) , Walter Scott , Wilhelm Busch , William Faulkner , William Gibson , William Golding ( Darkness Visible : I hate LotF )

Roses are cyan

Bought IIT form today : cost me Rs. 600, but I probably spent the same amount on petrol, trying to find my local Canara Bank branch - B/N : Why would anyone build a BANK of all things in the middle of nowhere ? This is why Bongs lose out in business more often than not. After reading the form, I decided that it was not something to be tossed aside lightly. It should be
thrown, with great force. I have been suffering from overexposure to IIT conversations, and constant phone calls from friends concerning the Mathematics Olympiad ( tomorrow ). Why
can people not accept the simple fact that someone might not WANT to become a Bong Bloody "Daktar-Enginear". Just read yet another Sin City : why can't Indian writers make
something like this ?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Math Class

Just returned from an extra long maths class with Sanyal - he got a call in the middle of class, spoke for half an hour, and held us back to finish the class. He still has not finished the matter, and is teaching at the rate of a snail with a broken ankle... do snails have ankles ? just go with me on this. Too tired to type. But for today, my motto of the day is :
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.


I am a student in India,and have the unfortunate "advantage" of "buddhi" which means tht I have to become a) A doctor, b) An engineer, or c) A manager ( no jobs allowed in between ). Today was not right in so many ways that I cannot even begin to express it : am bored. Have option to a) study, b) study (I am so badly afffected by my IITJEE preparations that I have been listing everything with abcd options.) . My most esteemed mathematics teacher at school is a complete moron - he is unable to comprehend the simplest uses of the cerebrum. They say "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups " - never underestimate the power of a stupid schoolmaster.

P.S. : I have been reading the Arsene Lupin series : does anyoine know the name of the Fourth book ?

P.P.S. : I hope that Manticore's Secret comes out soon.( read : before I die of boredom)

Hello, World

This is the purpose of every single "first program" in the world : to print "Hello, World"; as I am starting my blog today, I might as well say the same.