Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Morsels of yesteryear

After a long abatement, m coming to this familiar nook to open myself and it seems a little tricky to put all things together that happened in interim.
So I left off filling out my sees and feels of deutschland. It was d ripest time of my life for fun, frolic nd everything .Following 2 years came with lots of cheers, surprises and dashing times too.
Internship at INRIA came with an opportunity to bask at the beaches of French coast appreciating French beauty. Photography is about capturing the soul of a moment, when I met my chinese friend liang liang, I realised that I could use the opportunity and learn from him. So along with being in front of the camera I slogged behind it as well. Every weekend came up with an itinerary of some rustic or romatic place in france. I took a sojourn in Paris to enjoy the lighted night ship view of cathedrals, museums on d islands of seine and finally meet smug monalisa wid baby angels all around standing on d walls of louvre. This four day jaunt ended up with at Fête Nationale on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris where aero planes were somersaulting & came out with flying colors of blue white nd red. Evening sky was glimmering wid a lot of fireworks and light waves of Eiffel. Music concert added the fun fuel and made it a field day.
From holistic perspective, this internship provided me with a good technical expertise being with scientists performing top notch research and a blend of cultural expo wid my French and Russian mentors & Chinese friend as a fellowship.
With the finale of d French trip came d most operose sem for d electrical junta wid lots of lab nd tut attyachar all d week . On top of it the scary dementor exams of GRE nd TOEFL sucked the remnants of what was left of me. Pick out the universities for apping was another involved ceremony to be carried right after GRE exam. Then came d sire of all these small chores of d sem, penning down your whole life so as it spirits like u survived every part of it to get in to computer vision. Two of my angel friends gave it a rhyme and sprightliness. Next step in the ladder was filling out the forms during end semester preparations which wouldn’t have been possible without guardian angels of IITR. So seventh semester was spent in New York minutes just by alternating between these chores.I wished Prof McGonagall would have given the time clock locket to me rather than Hermione to be at different places at same time.
Despite knowing that outcome of apping is Anyone's Call I decided not to sit for placements& grabbed a monthful of vacations.It had its own consequences, next sem was a trying one for me,I had to hold my horses all d time wen all grad junta started getting accepts and I had nothing in d bag.
Thanks to US nd India being in different time meridian and inhuman grad committees,I turned to be a nocturnal insomniac. After getting 9 rejects and no hope from last one I had nowhere to resort to. But somehow stars conspired in helping me out nd bestowed wid an accept from UT Austin.
Academics for last sem was a lower hanging fruit and reached grand finale easily .Let’s see what future has in store for me.

7 comments:

PRIncipessa said...

I remember your Austin call was such a breezer, infact all of us were in a fix, we wer so sure you would make it. It had the classy Bollywood Touch. None the less, All is well that ends well. and we wer more than happy for you...
It was a very refreshing post !!
Future will tc of itself. dun u worry

dipak-live said...

Way to go man! Read about u after a long long time...well done and God bless!

kj said...

i guess pri wrote most of wat i felt after reading the blog...that austin offer could nt have at a more apt time swooping in when required the most...so hope ure stay is just as interesting there :P ( well, less torturous would be better huh :) neways, keep writing bro...nd i will start coming on chat more often...we would'nt lose touch..so dont u worry abt that....god bless ani....will miss ya bro...

annie said...

@kj & pri
Yeah, a lot of classy events have been added on my life list lately :-).But m privileged to have amigos like u guys to salvage me through difficult times
@deepak sir
Thanx a lot for ur wishes :)
U have been a motivation for me since first yr

Suren said...

hey Annie,
You proved your mettle :). I am sure in the future you will achieve more heights. Miss you bro :(

Aupsy-The cOOlest One!! said...

Awesome man, i'm so j. I wish my last year at IITR was half as exciting atleast! This post shouldve been written much earlier, when we still had the time to meet up face to face and talk about it all!! :)

But, frankly dude first thing that caught my eye while reading the post wasnt the content, but the stark contrast with ur earlier posts. A Layman could come here and point out that u mustve given GRE recently and done some insane vocab preparations. But i guess thats about it... there wasnt any need to complicate the description of an eventful and so amazing last year at IITR... leave these words to barron man, move on! :D

annie said...

@Suren
Thanx dude
yeah I too miss R Land junta especially matwali chal of our babe
@ aupsy
Guess laziness creeped over to revive this place during d sem...

Guess I got to play the game of words
wid humour rather than vocab in more
plain mary jane style