IIT JEE - Mumbai tops!

The results are out! Out of the 2.51 lakh students who appeared for the exam 7000+ have qualified. Achin Bansal, from Punjab has topped the exam.

But this post is not about who topped the exam,you will find thousands of posts on tht topic.This post is an analysis of the exam….its actually an analysis of the performance of Mumbai students.

All my life I have heard stories about how my cousins studing in ICSE or CBSE had access to better education.I have read umpteen articles on why the state HSC is no good.

I have heard aunties discuss how brilliant their CBSE and ICSE educated children were and how much better were these boards than the Maharashtra State board.Maybe ICSE and CBSE are better or maybe they are not.The world will always remain divided on these issues.But I found it weird tht the argument tht they put forward to support their statement was tht students from Maharashtra dont make it to the IITs and this is because of the lousy education std of Maharashtra.This was partly true!
During my time(makes me sound old. But I am just 21) only 150 students from Maharashtra made it to the IITs. Out of these 50 were from Mumbai.Too less for a city like mumbai. We had all the riches, all the facilities, still we couldnt make it. The media projected us as spoilt brats who didnt have the perseverence tht is required to get into the IITs. All this inspite of the fact tht the IIMs have a large number of Mumbai students. A high score in CAT requires a lot of hard-work too,doesnt it?.

But the media dishes out what people wanna see/read.There were many readers who seemed to agree with the media.Many of these readers were Mumbaikars(who had completed their education from outside the state). These were the people who made it to mumbai from small towns. They considered it cool to bash the Maharashtra education system.They opined tht the students in Mumbai were spineless. They didnt have the guts to take on the best in the country….

I always predicted tht we will kick ass the day CET type entrance exams take place in Maharashtra. A sense of frustation gripped me nobody understood this simple logic.

You see, we have been bred on subjective exams.In fact we used to get admissions into engg after scoring a high percentage in PCM.(Your blogger had a score of 95%.)
It becomes very difficult to study for both Objective(JEE) and subjective exams(XII).The result-fewer qualifiers.But now things have changed…..

Since now we have CET based entrance,students find it easier to devote attention to Objective type studies. Out of the 45000 who appeared for the exam from Mumbai division, a whopping 2600 have qualified. Kicked some serious butt,didnt we?

Mumbai topper-Harsh Pareek has AIR 8. Also, All India girl topper is from Mumbai.

Thanks Harsh & co. You guys made us proud. Now I wanna hear what the media has to say!

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Btw, it rained tonight. We had a power cut for 2 hrs. I dont understand, why does it happen always? Hasnt MSEB heard about the thing called rain? If the power cut is inevitable why dont we have a power cut everytime it rains?

Its raining cats and dogs as I write this post. Infact there are so many cats and dogs fallen on my car tht I had to remove them using a shovel…er…bad joke!

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How to set a Mumbai university paper

Ever wondered how these profs set the question papers? well this is how-
Prof 1:There is no fun in our life!
Prof 2:(disinterested) ya!
Prof 1:Can we do something to make it interesting?
Prof 2:(disinterested)Nope
Prof 1:yes we can! What do you say we set a really difficult paper for sem 8 students? Isnt tht FUN?!! I know…we can set the complete paper out of syllabus
Prof 3 overhears the conversation
Prof 3: You know,setting questions out of the syllabus is not allowed in mumbai university
Prof 1:Who cares??
Prof 3:If you set such a paper you will be thrown out of the University
Prof 1: er..on second thought…maybe tht is not so much fun…I know…we can set questions which are least expected by the student fraternity…Or maybe we will twist the easy questions in such a way tht they become unsolveable…or/and we could have some critical data missing in the problem so tht students waste time racking their brains…are you with me Prof 2?
Prof 2:(disinterested)ya
Prof 1:are you with me Prof 3?
Prof 3:I dont think thts very smart…Prof 2? you approve of this plan?
Prof 2: (disinterested)whatever!

RAC was a not so good…Last 3 papers to go!

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The art of cribbing

If only I could write exams The Calvin Way…I have been studying quite a lot lately….Fed up…totally…My only respite is Seinfeld and Friends(Its been repeated so many times,I know the dialouges byheart…). Still no cable at my place…Some leaked signals make way to my TV…The quality aint tht good,but beggars cant be choosers(no reference,but what the heck?)

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Top 5-Profs I was afraid of!

As most of you know,my PL is on…PL means Preparatory leave…(kitne bar bataoon yaar?)…Since I dont “prepare” tht much in the leave, I spend most of the time thinking about the economic policies implemented by the planning commission and the allocation to education and health services by the Ministry of coal… er…well actually, I spend my time thinking what my mom’s gonna make for dinner!

So, in one of my day-dreaming spells, I was wondering- who have been the profs I was really afraid of…

1.Prof Rane:Was the most afraid of him…Now he more like a friend…a friend who keeps us entertained by his views on life,college and Suril…

2.Prof Raul:Still afraid of him…And will always be…That is one reason why I didnt attend his lectures :) …Also I guess he is the Prof. who choose to teach the worst subjects…Machine Drawing,Mechanical Vibrations,FEA etc…Btw, Raul sir is Rahul Bhat’s fav prof…Actually its the other way round…Rahul Bhat is Raul’s fav student…

3.Prof. Chauhan: He is pretty jolly,but sometimes loses his cool…I guess he is very unpredictable…

4.Prof.Bhonsale: The silent types…Commands respect…The atmosphere changes as soon as he enters the room…Have seen him get angry once…SCARY…very SCARY!!!

5.Prof Jadhav:The toughest and meanest prof in town…He should have been in the Indian Army…His sense of discipline was very much like Major Ranjit Singh Rathore(why do these majors have two surnames??)

Well, after the war tht I have had with this MIT guy (go back two posts), I was wondering whether we at SP had the best Profs. in the coll…Now I feel they were really good…I mean SP probably has the most approachable profs in town…

I remember,when I had took ill (back in sem4)…I missed almost all the practicals/tutorials and lectures toh I never really care to attend…Every Prof was so pissed off….they were all so eager to fail me… I was frustrated and almost thought of quitting engg.

My friends will tell you tht I dont give up tht easy…But this time,it was different…

This is when I approached my prof-Prof. Bade…I asked him to talk to the profs who were really angry at me… Bade sir did talk to them…I dont know how much of an effect it had on those profs but the fact tht someone was on my side helped..

I always wanted to tell him this- Thanks for being there!

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N95

There’s a thing in my pocket….but its not one thing….Its MANY!

Is this what Computers have become?

Its an amazing ad, isnt it?

Instead of spending on “brand ambassors” like Abhishek and Hrithik companies should think of spending on quality advertisements..

I dont remember the ads “The Thump is here”(sony Ericcson) or Motorolla’s campaign for Motorockr having such an impact on me…

[P.S.- Btw,if you buy this baby– There will be a thing in your pocket….but it definately wont be cash!! lol!

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Dhadkan Dhadkan ya saason me…

I have no cable at my home…This is coz my sis will be giving med CET this year and there is some unwritten rule in my house tht whenever some important exam approaches,the cablewallah will be denied his birthright of playing those 1980s movs(tht too scratched cds)

So, nowadays,its just me and the radio…

I am not much of a hindi song lover,but this song is just going on and in my head

Woh Ajnabee… [mov-TRAIN]

woh woh Woh Ajnabee
woh Ajnabee 5
woh woh Woh Ajnabee
woh Ajnabee 5
woh woh Woh Ajnabee
Figure it out

[Aisa koi mujhko mil gaya hai sathiya
Jise dekhkar bhooli sari duniya]2

[Woh Ajnabee 2
Jo dekhe door se
A dekhu mein usko hi o usko hi
Abb sab kuch bhool ke ]2

A Dhadkan dhadkan ya saason mein
Raatein raatein ya khwaabon mein
Sapne sapne wohi to hai
Yeh bata dun mein use

Shaame shaame ya subhoh mein
Shaamil shaamil woh har pal mein
Har dum har dum woh baatoon mein
Mere rahi hai kahin

woh woh Woh Ajnabee
woh Ajnabee 5
woh woh Woh Ajnabee
woh Ajnabee 5
woh woh Woh Ajnabee

[Abb aisa usse jud gaya hai silsila
Wohi woh nazar aaye mujhko har jagah]2

A aaa zindagi hai Roshan hui
Hai uske noor se
Dil ko sacchi kushi Hasil hui
Hai uske Ishq Se

Mujhko abb har ghadi o har ghadi
Uska hi surroor hai
Dekhe woh usko hi haan usko hi
Aankhe majboor hai

A Dhadkan dhadkan ya saason mein
Raatein raatein ya khwaabon mein
Sapne sapne wohi to hai
Yeh bata dun mein use

Shaame shaame ya subhoh mein
Shaamil shaamil woh har pal mein
Har dum har dum woh baatoon mein
Mere rahi hai kahin

woh woh Woh Ajnabee
woh Ajnabee 5
woh woh Woh Ajnabee
woh Ajnabee 5
woh woh Woh Ajnabee

[Usko paaye paya mene sara jahan
Rab usko na karna naa kabhi bhi juda]2

o ooo abb bandagi shaamil hui
Hai mere jist mein
Dil ko sacchi kushi Hasil hui
Hai uske Ishq Se

Mujhko abb har ghadi o har ghadi
Uska hi surroor hai
Dekhe woh usko hi haan usko hi
Aankhe majboor hai

A Dhadkan dhadkan ya saason mein
Raatein raatein ya khwaabon mein
Sapne sapne wohi to hai
Yeh bata dun mein use

Shaame shaame ya subhoh mein
Shaamil shaamil woh har pal mein
Har dum har dum woh baatoon mein
Mere rahi hai kahin

woh woh Woh Ajnabee
woh Ajnabee 5
woh woh Woh Ajnabee
woh Ajnabee 5
woh woh ajnabee

Download the song HERE

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A F1 driver…

Let me tell you a story…It wont make sense at first,but pay attention and you will get what I wanna convey…

This is a story of a F1 driver,a F3 driver actually who got promoted to F1 coz of his amazing driving skills at the F3 level…lets call him-Armez Rosso…He drives a ..lets say Mcfaren…

This story is about the race of his life…To see if he wins it…read on…

About this race…This race has 32 laps(you could choose any multiple of 8)…
He doesnt get the pole…hes a good driver but cant compare him with the drivers at F1

Alright,the lights turn green…the race starts…he is currently placed behind all the good drivers…They are seasoned drivers,hes just a novice…”Not fair”,he says to himself…
4 laps pass,Armez manages to steer himself past some of the “seasoned” drivers…He finds a driver who probably has the same sensibilities as him…They ride together…He is a lot of fun to be with,thinks Armez.
4 more laps pass…smooth…hes still good…
4 more laps…no excitement…Armez starts losing interest…
Thts when the unthinkable happens…engine failure…pit stop…Mcfaren guys cant figure out the problem…
Lot of time has passed…Everyone has moved on…Only losers are left behind…Armez realises tht some of the drivers have dropped out of the race…He fears being dropped out…Finds some drivers who lend him a helping hand…They share their skills…feels better…Now the race not so much about winning as it is about proving the world wrong…Armez puts the pedal to the floor…Sharp corner…manages well…He is among the best again…The audience is in awe…

2 yrs have passed by…After 16 laps,Armez feels tired…Where are we going?We are just moving round and round!There is no time to think…Race…steer past tht Fellari…F**k u loser!!
End of Sem 5…Next 4 laps are tougher…Armez sweeps past…He wishes the race would end here…Why all this? for a trophy? He probably knows hes not gonna get tht anyway…But is it really tht imp for other drivers…

Placed in one of the best companies on campus…For a moment he feels he has won…The audience claps…Thankyou all…but again does it really matter?
Last year of Engg…Hes got really tired…his grey Mcfaren is covered with dust…but they wouldnt care less…armez shifts down a gear…the car seems smoother…the turning has improved…was he putting too much load on the car?? He could now see other drivers…they wave at him as he passes by…
Those fellow drivers whom he met after 4 sem are still by his side…He now calls them “friends”…They still want the trophy it seems…Armez is too cool to worry,I guess…Hes enjoying the scenery.The track seems familiar,the drivers seem familiar…The audience seems satisfied…They can still see the Mcfaren’s gleaming grey through all tht dust tht has accumulated on it over the years…The grey shines in the sunlight as he takes a turn…
He looks at the audience,they could have been anywhere in the world…but they chose to come here…”You have been a great crowd…Thank You all for coming out…”
He realises tht it wasnt about the trophy…It was about the Race…
Does tht mean he will race again? I dont think so…
And about who won the trophy…Does it really matter?

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Bye Bye Engineering

The last time table…

22 May-RAC (Refigeration and air conditioning)

26 May-SCM (Supply Chain Mgmt)

31 May-DMS (I dont remember…something like Design… )

5 June-IE/ERP (very long long form…)

Bas itna hi…

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‘Hair’ I go again!

I was reading some blogs yesterday,when I came across this line…”I want the money…I want to achieve financial freedom…I want to feel the wind in my hair…” …something like tht…

All of us want money and are willing to work hard for it…There’s only one problem,by the time most of us achieve financial freedom, we reach tht age where we are left with no hair…There is wind but you aint got any hair…

Talking about hair,had a conversation with Suril,Hiren and Avinash…Avinash was sharing his experience about some ayurvedic oil which helped him reduce his hairfall…I found it odd tht so many guys were interested to know about this wonder drug(me included)…All of us belonged to the same club…All of us had hair problems…
I dont know about other courses,but engg. leads to rapid hairloss(I got exihibits to prove my case)…There are so many friends(most of them engineers) who are in the process of achieving complete baldness.
I think if Mumbai University decides to prepare a ad campaign for its courses in engg. it will have the tagline - “From SRK to anupam Kher in 4 yrs”

Its been 4 yrs…most of us have attractive salaries today…But all this at the cost of our health…
What have we really achieved?? 25K cant bring back my thick black locks…

I dont feel 18 any more…Tht maybe coz I am 22…But I dont even feel 22…
I have lost a lot of hair…There was a time when they said I had hair like a bear…There were some female friends who felt I copied SRK’s hairstyle…Actually its the other way round(tht will remain SRK’s dirty little secret…He will never admit it,I am sure…)I wanted a hairstyle like John Stamos(remember Full House..?)Now i know thts a little difficult…
I like my hair…I dont wanna loose them…I promised myself tht after engg. I ll take proper care of my hair…But from what I hear,life after engg. is more hectic…makes me wanna reconsider joining my co.-Siemens.

I wanna do something where I have time for myself…Wanna do something where I achieve financial freedom before I achieve baldom…

Wanna feel the wind in my hair while they last…

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Top 5-Sexiest Cricketers

Read in the papers today tht Slinga Malinga has got the coveted(?) award of being the sexiest cricketer…
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What? What about Murali? Those eyes speak a thousand words…more so when they pop out when he is bowling

What about Dwayne Leverock?…size mattered the last time I checked…


And what about our own doodh-loving mama’s boy - Sehwag? So what if his hairline is receding faster than his popularity…

Well I thought if these guys in the media can do some tp(timepass,kitne baar batana padega?),so can I…
Here is my tp..er..list of Top 5 sexiest cricketers…

1.Sourav Ganguly: Has to be him…I might be a little partial here since he is my fav…But if u have any doubts about he being sexy #1 ,check him swinging his shirt in the Lord’s balcony…lol
Sexy here would be his persona,his attitude,his leadership skills…The last time we looked like world-beaters was when he was the captain…

2.Shane Bond: The name is Bond…Shane Bond…Just one word for him..Refreshing…The only player who can be called more refreshing than him in world cricket ever has to be Ajay Jadeja
Shane Bond’s endearing smile helps him appear on my list at #2…Smiles a lot,doesnt he?

3.Brett Lee: If theres anyone in the Australian team whom I like and is worth mentioning on my list,it has to be Lee…
Boyish charm is his territory…The only guy who can challange Lee in this dept. would be Afridi,but I guess he lost hold when he grew a stubble…
Observation:Its difficult to look boyish in a stubble…

4.Stephen flemming: He oozes style…He doesnt try hard…Infact he doent even try…but stil looks the part.He is a guy whom even older women will fancy.One word…Handsome

5.Tie-Mahela Jayawardene and Lara:both are serene,non-intimidating,cool kind of guys…Good captains…One word - Buddha

I had a lot of time on my hands and couldnt think of a topic,so this post…

P.S.-I am straight…

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