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The Week That Was

By on Dec 17, 2008 in Personal | 11 comments

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Am back from my vacation now. From the looks of it, a lot of people seem to be feeling really uneasy over seeing my blog not being updated for a while and / or their email inbox being deluged with feed updates. Past week was quite eventful:

Phew. That’s the update. Can get back to posts and applications now.



11 Comments

  1. Ishita

    December 17, 2008

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    And alas, a new post!
    Btw, attacked by *fashion conscious* langurs?!! :-O
    Now THAT experience makes the break worthwhile!

    • Ankur

      December 17, 2008

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      @Ishita: That encounter with the langurs sure did make it memorable. Discovery Channel proved wrong on ‘these are docile animals’ count.

      @Myst: Motorola ROKR E6e. Linux rules! You use Motorola too? (No denial of the of the h2g2 fan tag. I have an ultra-special towel to show for that.)

  2. myst

    December 17, 2008

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    “and cups of filthy liquid almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea”

    hehe hitchhikers guise to galaxy….gotta love it.

  3. Aditya

    December 17, 2008

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    TCS IT Wiz rocked!! [read at convergeclan.wordpress.com] Too bad Vivek and Karthick lost out and came 8th. Me and Mridul came 7th :( and only 6 qualified. Jimi Hendrix did, but came 4th. But of course you already know that. We lost out on MobileMe :((

    Access 2008 was big and bad. Biased to DPS. We didnt qualify, neither did Mridul, nor Karthick, nor Prateek. Gaming on Xbox 360 – Forza Motorsport :((

    • Ankur

      December 17, 2008

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      @Aditya: So I heard – about Access. Their silly rule of not allowing juniors in senior events will ensure that only RKP has any shot at the overall trophy.

  4. Espèra

    December 18, 2008

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    C’mon man, less of the they-were-biased-to-DPS feelings.
    Only quantity does no good. Quality counts too. Some of the juniors in Exun are really good.

    • Ankur

      December 18, 2008

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      @Espera: I’m not saying RKP didn’t deserve to win. I know there are a lot of people in Exun who are talented. What I am saying however of their silly rule of not allowing juniors in the senior category is that it only allows DPS RKP to win since your school is the only one with enough members to send members to the respective categories. DPS Dwarka and VK were disqualified from the whole event last year on this pretext before one of their alumni intervened. And even then, after getting higher points in the overall tally the trophy was given to RKP because VK had sent juniors to senior quiz. What made it worse was they had allowed this for years, and suddenly decided in 2007 after the results for quite a few events were announced that juniors won’t be allowed in senior events. Seniors not being allowed in junior events is fine, why stop it the other way round? Even Exun has allowed juniors in senior events – our team, Vishesh and Aditya from your school – they were all there in the senior quiz too. What happens at Access isn’t RKP’s ‘fault’; it’s something downright stupid by Access.

  5. Prateek Vijayavargia

    December 19, 2008

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    @ Ankur –

    Core 2008 @ DPSD was well conducted. The Quiz Finals had some nice qns, but the last round’s rules were not well accepted (Atleast I thought it was stupid to have that sort of a round)
    But the Crossword was great :-)
    But Kudos to them for organising a first-time event so well :-) – The refreshments could have been more better managed….definitely!

    Access 2008 was REALLY badly organised. All they have is sponsorship and a big audi. The Quiz Prelims were total crap (Senior)..And overall also, they did not tell us the correct answers, scores and also named just 5 teams for the finals instead of 6!!!
    Yes, that rule at Access is actually bad..Of not allowing Juniors to go for Senior events!!

    TCS IT Wiz – was disappointing for me – Just missed qualification by a point of two :-( But yes, a great quiz overall by Team Greycaps!

    • Ankur

      December 20, 2008

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      @Prateek: Haven’t seen the CORE 2008 crossword yet, but Dwarka guys have promised to put it up soon.

  6. Aditya

    December 21, 2008

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    Just kidding about the dps biased stuff. Yes juniors are really good. But me, karthik, and aditya of rkp had got 18-20 correct, but only aditya qualified:(

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