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Movies this Sem

This sem has been very very busy due to Placements, GRE, etc.. Still managed to see 50 odd movies and kept myself updated with 2.5men, himym, HM, etc. :)

Snakes on a Plane
Jashnn 2009
Parichay
Musafir 2005
Kambakht Ishq 2009
Boys Telugu
Aparichit 2005
Baazi
Dil Hai ki Manta Nahin
Kambakht Ishq
Hannah Montana
Black and White
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
ShortKut
Sankat City
Platoon 1986
Ghatak
Love Aajkal
Hungama 2003
Mann
Sehar 2005
Hyderabad Blues 1998   
If Only
Sooraj Ka Saatva Ghoda
Sivaji
Shadow
Fox
Half Blood Prince
Baberr
Dashavataram
My Bloody Valentine
Sadak 1991
Yeh Mera India
Kalyug
Dil Bole Hadiappa
Terre Sang 2009
School of Rock
Superbad 2007
The Hangover
P.S. I Love You
Wake Up Sid
Wall E
Kaminey
Barah Aana
New York
Kurbaan
Pulp Fiction
Ratatouille
Before Sunrise
Amelie
American Pie Book of Love
Sikander
Badhai ho Badhai
21
Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi
3 Idiots
Paa
Avatar
Before Sunset

Counter: 59 movies


Thats 190 movies and 10s of seasons this year 2009 :)
Will surely get it to 200 by 31s…

Qutab Minar 1857

Clicked some photographs of Qutab Minar on my Delhi Visit (for IndoCrypt 2009) last week.

I have tried to click photographs as if they were clicked in olden days (say 1857 :P).
I took care of two things:
1) Used "Old Photos" mode in the camera to give that look
2) Took care that there are no people in the photograph. This is difficult on a Monday afternoon when many groups of school children visit Qutab Minar.

I think a few of them came out to be good. I would love your constructive feedback. This was my first serious photography attempt, so please bear with me :P

Slideshow: http://bit.ly/5Chy81
Picasa Album: http://picasaweb.google.com/pratik.phodu/IndoCrypt2009Delhi1857QutabMinar

Thank You!

Dilbert and IIT

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Dilbert (as usual) Craxx IIT Big Time :)

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Thanks to Ajit Burad (CSE IITB alumnus) for the collection :)

Interesting Facts About India

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India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization) The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus. Chess was invented in India. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India. The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C. The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara T…

Weird things to do in Mumbai

Edited version of the list compiled by Zishaan Hayath (IITB 2005 alumnus)

Get high on qawwali at Haji Ali Spot a celebrity at Juhu PVR Crane your neck to see the Bombay Stock Exchange building Spot a leopard in IIT Bombay campus. If you can't, then spot a girl Enjoy a play in Prithvi Theatre Enjoy the NCPA in a play or opera Haggle for non-antiques in Chor Bazaar Face the high tide on Worli seaface Bet money on race horses at the Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalaxmi Dangle your feet, lean back on your palms and enjoy the sea from the Marine Drive promenade Go for a heritage walk in the Naval Dockyard (first Sunday every month, Indian nationals only) Explore the Sanjay Gandhi national park. A national park in city limits? Oh yeah! Soak in the Victoria Terminus Watch DDLJ at Maratha Mandir Party at Hard Rock Cafe and mourn for a minute the death of mills around Parel Jog on Juhu beach Sit on a tetropod at Nariman Point in midnight till police constables shoo you away Stand still…