Monday, November 22, 2010

Tech Grandmasters - Team TECHNORAGE!

Hi all,
Big Synergy, the makers of landmark shows such as Kaun Banega Crorepati, India’s got Talent, Dus Ka Dum, Mastermind India and University Challenge are pleased to announce a challenging new television quiz show to be aired on NDTV Good Times, based on technology, testing participating teams on their knowledge ranging from latest gadgets to the greatest inventions and innovations, titled ‘THE TECH GRANDMASTERS‘.
They are inviting all tech savvy’s out there between the age group of 16-35 years to come and participate in ‘The Tech Grandmasters’, a contest where two teams battle it out over three grueling rounds of questioning by none other than the Gadget Guru himself, Rajiv Makhni.
I, along with Pavan Kulkarni of 7th IS, decided to take part in this quiz. As a part of the application process, we needed to create a 3 minute footage introducing my team. We shot in a camcorder first but later had to re-shoot the entire video in a Samsung Wave as converting the Mini-DV cassette to digital format was a tedious and expensive process.

The following video is our entry for the quiz:

Hope you like it :) We wanted it to be funny and geeky and it turns out to be a bit sillier than we intended it to be :P  Please log in to your Youtube account and like it or tweet it or share it on Facebook.

Thanks to Abhishek Joshi, Vijay Koppad, Manoj and Vinayak for helping us.

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Monday, August 02, 2010

My nephew ~:0

Guten Tag!

It has been a while since I last posted here. Hmpf... yeah, okay... more than a while! Well, I'm not gonna make some silly excuse for that. I've been busy at times and when I wasn't, I was still busy being lazy :P A part of the blame should be taken by twitter for being such an addictive tool for micro-blogging. Moreover, twitter doesn't need a net connection (YAY SMSTWEET!!!) and I don't have a reliable net connection. I'm sure I'm not the only one who left his blog and switched to twitter.

Anyway, I'm back again, mostly because I'll be writing stuff more than 140 characters :D

A friend of mine came over to Bangalore and we hit a couple of malls and watched the awesome Toy Story 3 in 3D. The creativity of the Disney/Pixar guys has to be lauded. BTW, the 3D trailers of Tron and Resident Evil: Afterlife looked great. Those two movies seemed to really use the 3D tech in a more involving way than any of those I've seen till now. Then we made a trip to Wonder La which ended up with me sporting a rowdy look. I fell down while climbing down a net on my face (OUCHH!!! :'( ) I got a few embarrassing tattoos on my face! It is somewhat okay right now.

Btw, if you are wondering what that strange symbol is after the title, it is apparently the emoticon for babies (: Well, as you can see (or you might already know), my eldest sis was blessed with a son on May 22nd, 2010 and I was thrilled. I love kids and the opportunity to look after a new-born was looming on me. I was so excited! I had study leave back then and my sem-end exams were starting from June. I didn't have much time to play with him (rather my parents didn't let me!) Well, then I finished my exams and returned and all I'm doing from two months is play (that's what I think I'm doing) with him, surf internet and watch a few movies.

It is amazing to see the intellectual development of an infant. The feel of the supple skin is nothing like what I've touched in my life. So smooth and soft!!! The way he shows recognition of different faces, voices, lights and objects is marvellous and the manner in which these ways change as he grows up is wonderful. It is truly delightful to spend time with a baby (well, at least until he decides to unleash the withheld forces of pee, poo or spew on you.) Words aren't enough to describe the beauty of it (or is it because I'm running out of adjectives here ;P )

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