Reflections on the blogging circuit

Some time back, I had decided to regularly update whats up in my blogging circuit. But now, I feel that this doesn’t make much sense. Just because I read infinite blogs doesn’t mean that others who are regulars to my site should also read them.

The blogging circuit however still makes sense. If only, I cut down on the number of blogs that I promote in my posts. How about five posts per week? Sounds cool?

So shall I call it like Vatsap’s five favourites for the week? Eh, too long a name! Okay, how about 5/7? Naah, “Vatsap 5/7”. Yeah this is good enough (till of course someone comes up with a better name).

So here goes the declaration: Vatsap 5/7 shall release every Friday on this site!


The End Sem posts

Sem ends with end sems! And leaves its marks. On blogs!

Twilight Fairy appears to be totally frustrated by the exams, and wonders “why is that when it comes to acads i don really put my all… i don really care so much.. ?? why…??“! Doesn’t it happen to all of us when the exams are about to get over as we realize that we ‘could’ have done a better job had we put a li’l extra effort? But. But. But. We never really cared so much! Why?

Aniket appears calm and cool when he declares that “it’s now time to relax“. It of course is! And surprisingly, in second year itself, this dual degree chap already shows hints of sentimentalism towards leaving insti!

Lays realizes how this sem just sucked it out of him. He shoots back at all the ‘demons in disguise’ who love to call themselves Profs! I like the ending note of his post which states that “I will never have to go through the fourth semester of IIT in my life EVER again“! 🙂

Then there’s this kid on the block, who just wrote her tenth boards. She has gone ahead and described all the teachers that ever taught her. I like this take on her Bio Mam: “She is SUCH a boring teacher that half my class actually slept through the “Reproduction” lesson….Now u get it, don’t u?!“. LOL!

Czar never mentions anything about exams. But when one tries to prove the existence of God, a few days after the last end sem, it has to be the end sem after-effect! To quote him:

There are two things that one would say when asked a question ‘Does god exist?

  1. Yes he does
  2. No he does not

I guess he missed to include a choice 3. Who cares! 😛


Chit chat on the blogging circuit

Youths everwhere are the same. They curse the system, they feel lonely, they love their friends and they keep questioning the purpose of life. More so, youths who blog always have a lot in common. More than anything, they want to tell others whats up with them. Be it sharing happiness and giving a hint of their sadness, be it declaring to the world some new thing that they discovered or putting up some good work of theirs (sketches, poetry, vidoes), blogging helps them.

But there is something which cannot really be blogged about. You cannot talk too much about people who you know very well. And the reason is simple. They wont like it if you have somthing ‘not so good’ to say about them. In fact at times, they don’t like their names being mentioned even without a genuine reason and even when you have something good to say for them.

Well, I respect their concerns. Not everyone wants the world to know whats up with them. And they sure do have the right to. But the fact is, each one of us who blogs, at times realizes this limitation. We can catch hold of few friends and discuss any person, but we cannot do the same thing up here.

But then, there is a simple alternative to it. We can always pick our ‘blog friends’ and include them in our posts. I don’t know how often I am going to do this, but let me try doing it today. I once read some blogpost called india-uncut, where the guy did nothing else besides putting updates on the blogging circuit. I have other things to tell about about but at times, it’s nice to make you guys read things which my blogger friends are up with.

So vatsap on my personal blogging circuit?

Ashtung is trying hard to sell the show ‘The week that wasn’t’. I saw one episode of this show on the IBN site and I will agree with Ashtung (we call him Jaanwar in hostel; yes he is a hostel mate) that the show indeed is funny. While some guys are busy keeping track of the week that wasn’t there are few who are coming up with new stuffs in the week that is. Aniket has taken a break from graphic designing (he is a studd Graphic Artist of the design team that I lead), and this post displays his latest sketch. Aint it beautiful? Neha, a great freind who is also studd in sketching, is back to blogging after quite some time. No new sketches from her end but she sure has has come back stronger after emerging from whatever she faced. And her come back message is as strong as she appears to be: “No one dies virgin, Life f**** everyone”. Simply love this line. I also loved the poem that she put up- ‘I hope you dance‘. It made me feel good. It gave me strength. Hey Neha, hope you blog more often! 🙂 And hope you guys like the poem as much as I did. My best friend Neelabh too has a poem to offer. I never knew he could pen down poems, but then his post will tell you that this is the very reason he wrote a poem. It’s in hindi by the way. Now that Neha brought up the delicate topic of life, I should tell you guys about this lovely pic that Aniket found. It shows life; in a very simple way. I like the colors. I have a couple of other designers as my blog friends too. Cryptic Souls is one of them. These female costumes that she has put up here have something charming and authentic about them.Talking about dresses, I liked what Geetali wore on her B’day celebration here. The dress looks sexy, doesn’t it? 😉

Footer fans will find this post by Krish interesting. “Up against an away loss to Everton at Goodison Park with Chelsea leading against Bolton this is what Sir Alex had to say to his Manchester United players at half time”, is how his post begins. And the rest of it is solid stuff!

Kini has got a serious post here, which should be read by all those in insti. He has expressed his angsts against the stupid new rules that the Insti keeps coming up with. I agree with him on most of the issues. I would like to quote a comment to his post from a foreign student in campus.

I really don’t like the fact that you guys don’t SAY THINGS to people who should be TOLD things. When a teacher is bad, mean, useless, just TELL HIM what the fuck! you shouldn’t be scared by people. Just do it properly and politely, and this is right.

Kini’s post will tell you about the mech 10 minute rule in case you haven’t already heard about it. And here is a live experience of the mech department atrocities by Mohan. The way Mohan has made fun of the kind of questions they were asked later in the exam will make you ROTFL. No doubts about it.

Eh, I have so many friends to talk about. But I guess I will stop now. Let me see how this style of blogging is taken by you guys. I might put up similar posts if the response is actually good. So do lemme know.