Experience is the best teacher

I was thinking back about the first time that I landed in US. That has to be the scariest day in my life, hands down. That day I felt most lonely and vulnerable in my life. I decided to do my masters in US and after everything was done, including flight tickets, I was scared….

Fiction 55 – Third attempt

Here is another pathetic attempt at writing 55 fiction. Hope you guys/gals will not feel like taking out your slippers after reading! 😦 Wikipedia says “55 Fiction is a form of microfiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words.” The Department I was relieved to find portions for…

Teachers: Now and Then

This post has been published by me on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 2; the second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton Today is Teachers’ day, which is celebrated…

MIT’s “V”

I had visited Boston and the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (yes! the Number one engineering university in US).. Here are the two well known Noble Prize winners from MIT: 1. Sen, Amartya 1998 Economics 2. Feynman, Richard P. (deceased) 1965 Physics (shared) I noticed one thing peculiar there. The “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” on…

Engineering Students -II

My previous post spoke about gals.. Now about guys… Nerdy :One extreme case is these nerdy guys who sit in the first bench, keep answering in the class, ask 101 doubts.. These guys wouldnt bunk even one class.. Even if everyone in the class was ready to bunk, these guys would refuse to bunk.. But…

Engineering Students – I

Phew..those weird engineering days!! Met all kinds of people.. Had proper fun and geeky time too.. Engineering students can be broadly classified like this- Gals: Mugging queens: gals who mug answers.. they know only as much as it is given in the textbook.. you ask them why something is like this, they wont know.. 75%…

One semester over

It’s been five months since I came to US. After slogging for 5 months continuously, it was time for a break. I never even skipped having a chocolate bar on time back home. I became like a Somalian during those exam days when there was nothing to eat. More appropriate explanation for starving can be…

US Fever

Blogging after what was more than a month! After meeting so many happy faces, it’s time to leave.. Too many expectations from everyone! Hope I will be able to fulfill them.. After having suffered from fever from past one week, which many deciphered to be US fever, now I am back to normal health.. It…

What is happening?

This was the situation some 6 years back when we were getting admitted into the professional courses: P1: Hi! What is your ranking? P2: it is 9825.. what is your ranking? P1: it is 657.. Your percentage? P2: 75%.. yours? P1: 95% A few days later: P2: Hey I finished my counselling. I got a…

The best gift I ever received

Ever wondered what impact a gift can have on a person!! One day when my father returned home from office, he had a big packet in his hands. I wondered what it was. Surely, a surprise gift for me.. What I saw was a kit with magnets, motor, wires and all such stuff… I vow…