Monday, March 9, 2009

ICE class trip travelogue

Finally after a lotta planning and discussion, the ICE department class'09 trip happened. The places being Veegaland, cochin, Munnar. It was really exciting to go for class trip in last semester of college life. So much memories to cherish for a life time :)

We took a bus for the entire journey. The common boarding point being Bhel, Trichy. It started around 9:30 pm and then a small halt at sangeetas at CBS trichy. The route was along the Dindugal, chalakudy route.We stayed at the YMCA, kochi. Thanks to Shamsu, AB, Pant, Privin for organizing(or helping the organizers).

Day1 started with a Nair kadai chaaya, from tea shop outside YMCA. A filling breakfast and photosessions were already in the pipeline.( gals took boys by surprise.. appearing in their uniform black tshirts for veegaland). After a small stop at Naveen's grandma's place, we proceeded to veegaland. Absolute fun at the theme park. Being my second time, i went for all the dry n wet rides totally and enjoyed my best at veegaland. RB was kind enough to teach me swimming. Veegaland was followed by a small stop at marine drive, for some ppl to booze, while the gals proceeded for shopping. I'd an awesome,filling Mango Milk shake. The dinner was at a 3 star hotel. The veegaland swimming was so tiring and we felt completely exhausted at the end of the day.

Day2 was to Athirampalli falls, 2 hrs from cochin. Remember Aishwarya Rai dancing for Barso re from Guru, Oru theivam song from Kannathil Muthamittal, Namitha's Arjuna song from Aei or the famous Punnagai Mannan. All have been shot at this beautiful place. simply outta this world. No wonder its a favourite shooting spot. The journey to the downstream of the fall was steep and strenuous. The return trip was even more fun, wit ppl pole dancing in the bus. I'd some house building(voodu katturathu..chennai slang) and saroja step. I'd to leave midway to airport to chennai to attend cousin's engagement. The trip continued,minus me, to munnar. A campfire was organised that nite. I really(totally) missed that one. I was awaiting such opportunties to show my dance skills. Chey.. Opportunity missed. :( :(

On the whole, an amazing, evergreen trip to the God's Own country.

PS: The photos that i was posing were big time flops. Either someone shapes the camera, less focus, too much flash, trims the frame. Very difficult for a photographer to get himself photographed. while most(i think) photos that i photograph are much better.

some photos are posted on my facebook album, ICE class trip

Monday, March 2, 2009

too many events in a short timeframe

This is my first post after Rahman sir won the Oscars.. I woke up at 4 in the morning.. very unusual for my schedule, before my mom and grandpa.. Watch all CNN-IBN, NDTV, Star Movies, Live stream on the net.. Finally watch slumdog sweep the academy awards.. And there he walked with two oscars.. Rahman sir.. As simple and humble as ever.. " Ella Pugazhum iraivannukae.." in tamil.. Couldnt believe it... Prayers of a B(z)illions of Indians was answered !!! :)

then back to business at college..
Rushing up with REM forms for the book.. the Ruby cup.. Volleyball matches.. India-NZ t-20 debacle..

A Unique Sensors'09 wit guest lecture from Dr. Radhakrishnan on Recent trends in Bio-med and ephilepsy.. Workshops by Prof. Sadagopan Rajesh ( sadagopan ramesh's bro) on fun mathematics and Agilent technologies workshop on DSOs... A lotta photgraphs.. final yr informals..

Ohh.. shit.. proj review.. OMG.. god save me..