Posted by D.Raw El Payne 12 February 2006, 5:11am

Self-Realisation #98

I am so prejudiced. I pretend that I'm not - all the time. I like to believe that I'm an individual who always thinks without any biases. Bullshit.

I'm so emotional. I like to pretend that I'm the cool guy. *smirks*

I'm so useless. I'm typing out a blog at 5AM, with four mid-terms less than 30 hours away.

I'm funny. I like to pretend that I am.

I'm so full of myself. I like it.

Payne

 

PS: Another payne_ful pic. A 5 second exposure leads to a nice lil effect with the seconds hand on an ole clock. My experiments with time.



Current Mood: Amazed
Current Music: A train passing by right now...moonlit silence otherwise.

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 08 February 2006, 1:43am

"Blessed are those who forget; for they get the better even of their blunders."    -  Nietzsche

Not only blunders, but a lot of unnecessary baggage too. To let go, is to take charge.
Amen to that.

Payne

PS: This site has some of the best writers on this planet. Wow. (No sarcasm)

Edit: Arbit Payne_Photo:

Title: Curiosity

Subject: A stunned Praying Mantis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Current Mood: Grand
Current Music: Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 01 February 2006, 2:51am

Have I finally crossed the line from being a kid to growing up? Maybe, the events leading to this post might well make me believe in it.

Blaring trance music, a riot of colors from the blinking lights and the various concealed lighting thingies, the myriad expressions around - grinning/thoughtful/smiling/melancholic...so many people, so many stories, so much alcohol. Some dance to remember, some drink to forget...some post blogs far away from the madding music. There's a party rocking down stairs, which I've given a miss - as I always do. What I post here is just to jot down as a milestone in my life, its time to do a "Things I've learnt" post.

Things I've learnt : January 14-31, 2006

-- Being through tough times does not necessarily make a person tougher. Its not what you've been through that matters, its how you came through.

-- I'll never let go of things I love doing. Even if it means doing a near thankless job.

-- An expected loss can sometimes be better than an unanticipated victory when you learn more from it.

-- Losing hurts, twice hurts more. Losing unfairly hurts even longer.

-- A quote from an old post: "someday u'll look back on this day and laugh" - syko, April 11th, 1:36PM. Someday I'll look back on this week and smile, I hope.

-- People, no matter how intellectually balanced they may seem, will never behave as individuals when thrown in to a community atmosphere. Research should be done on this, the results can be quite stunning. Herd mentality rules, everywhere.

-- There are few individuals, even fewer thinking ones.

-- Never have I believed more that the journey is more important than the destination - especially when you don't get there.

-- I have actually stopped being the 'popular' guy. Wow.

-- Thinking about one thing over and over and over again will not make it better. Moving on is f____ing difficult.

-- This place is so full of oddities, its getting difficult to keep a track of 'em.

-- Sometimes it pays to just dance. No strings attached, just. Maybe I'll do that someday.

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Most of what I wrote above may not make sense to a lot of people reading this, the others will simply not read it. :) By not putting down anything explicitly I'm using this blog for what its worth - a nice lil milestone to carve a few lines on.

This is my first post in 2006, I never really said goodbye to 2005. Should do that. If only to say a proper Hi to 2006 - we haven't gotten along very well so far. *shrugs*

This is Payne signing out.

Good morning new day.



Current Mood: Heartbroken
Current Music: Alanis Morissette - Uninvited

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 22 December 2005, 7:03pm

 


Welcome folks, in today's episode of Gloom Improvement we bring you Gavarilo's innovative Method of Building Aeroplane. An aeroplane, yes. A real one too, yes.

Follow these instructions:

Step 1: Capture 4 flies. Use any method you prefer, refer to Gloom Improvement Episode No. 26.

Step 2: Introduce 4 captured flies into a jar. Enclose jar.

Step 3: Place jar in refrigerator. Ensure that refrigerator is turned on. Store the jar this way for 30 minutes.

Step 4: While jar resides in refrigerator, prepare the chassis for the aeroplane. Use the following instructions for the same.
 
      Step #1: Capture 2 matchsticks.
      Step #2: Break matchsticks into two, along the vertical axis.
      Step #3: Discard one matchstick piece.
      Step #4: Of the remaining 3 pieces prepare the chassis, using the  following instructions.


          Step *1: Align the 3 pieces such that two are mutually parallel and one is perpendicular to both these two.  
          Step *2: Position the parallel pieces at the end of the perpendicular piece. Such that they form a 'H' shaped figure.
          Step *3: Glue pieces together using any form of adhesive.   

      The chassis is now ready.

Step 5: If chassis is built within 30 minutes, act like its a plane and run around your living room. If 30 or more minutes have passed, move to Step 6.

Step 6: 30 minutes of extreme cold weather will successfully knock the flies out cold (no pun intended). Extract 'out-cold flies' out of jar.

Step 7: Using the same adhesive as in Step *3, paste the tiny legs of the flies onto each corner of the H-shaped chassis. All four legs of each of the four flies onto each of the four corners. Ensure that they are evenly spaced  for aerodynamic perfection.

Step 8: Wait till the flies regain consciousness.

Step 9: Give yourself a pat on the behind. You have successfully built an aeroplane!

Once the flies wake up, they will attempt to fly. As soon as all four flies regain 100% concsiousness, the plane will attain critical velocity thus allowing it to take off. Initially the plane will be slow as the flies get used to the new status of their legs, but soon they'll get used to it.

Watch the Fly Plane soar high and far. Enjoy.

Life of plane: Approximately 30 minutes, before the flies lose it and die or you lose sight of your plane after having chased it for ~1350 metres.

Source: Gavarilo himself. Gavarilo says that he obtained this method from a reputed scientist, we believe him.

Watch out for the next episode of Gloom Improvement!

Gloom Improvement - Euphoria Guaranteed!


Payne



Current Mood: Cheerful
Current Music: Beatles - Yestereday

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 17 December 2005, 4:10pm

A strange fear has begun to rise within me. Its the same kind of fear that most prison inmates tend to feel when they are let out of the 3 walls and a grill, and into the real world. Its been only 5 months. Only. But I've become accustomed to these 3 walls and a view. I take things for granted, that I don't have to pay for anything, that I have to simply sign in a register and thats it. Just one of those things.

For a week now, I'll have to pay for things, see real traffic on real roads. For a week now, I'll  be with "near and dear", my dear and near far, far away. I'll have to live with no maggi at weird times. Not having to walk 100ft to to get some food. Not having 2 other monkeys walking with me. Not having to open Outlook. Just for a week. Damn.

Yes, I'm going home. Back to good ole Hyd. Its christmas now, sure doesn't feel like it. The isolation of this place from the "real world" has successfully gotten rid of any holiday spirit that threatened to linger. Its no longer "Its christmas time!", its just "I'll be eating home food!". Haven't heard a carol, haven't sung one of 'em usual choruses all this month. Maybe I should. Now.

So off I go, to pack my bag and to sing my carol while I'm at it.

Going home.

Payne


PS: This trip is what I call the Great Indian Adventure, 'cuz having missed booking tickets early, we're now travelling on helluva route.  We should be hitting the Maharashtra Border sometime tommorow morning, Hyd is only a few hours away from that place. :)

PPS: Play Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Wow.



Current Mood: Bye!
Current Music: Carols in my head

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 21 November 2005, 4:38am

Finally compiled all my photos at one place. :D Here it is>>

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_payne/

 

A lil preview>>

 

 

Please to visit.

Payne



Current Mood: Cold
Current Music: .

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 06 November 2005, 2:35am

Oh my god they made Jet Li cry!

They even tried to make him emote.

"The past is behind you.
The future is what lies ahead"

Hohohohoh! Okay, I reallly need to understand why I do this to myself. Why the f__k do I have to spoil the awesome after-taste of a perfect movie with a pathetic one. 2 movies in 2 nights, one the pinaccle of powerful cinema delivery, the other the heights of hindi masala, english style.

The second movie first: Danny the Dog.

I should have stopped this movie at the titles itself. I mean, jus cuz the filename was "untitled.avi" and curiosity led me to open it doesn't mean I go through the ordeal of watching the damn thing! Anyway, so Danny the Dog is Jet Li with a metal collar - you take it out he kills, you keep it on he emotes. Wow. Somewhere along the line the emoting part starts to get serious and he goes on to say the word "piano", this after gazing for hours on end at an alphabet book which has waaay too gay words assigned for each letter. How does "K for kiss","L for love", "M for milk" and "P for piano" sound? A sexually explicit alphabet book thats how! :|  Moving on, Danny beats up more ppls and ze master realizes he can make some big dosh by letting him kick some butt in an arena. They get the dosh, twist in the tale and Danny ends up at nice blind black man's house. The same guy who showed the Dog a piano. Morgan Freeman in a role which makes his nose look bigger than ever - its the glasses I believe.

Danny the robotic Aibo(redundancy intended), gets in touch with his inner self - much like all the celebrities of his time...with help from a(yes you guessed it) FEMALE LEAD ACTRESS! Lil known actress in the role of Victoria - a girl with braces who finds the Dog cute. How perfecto. Movie drawls for 45 mins, Danny gets human. Old master not dead(duh), finds Danny. Bloodshed begins again, 40 mins too late if you ask me. Major bloodshed, Danny gets onto "protecting his family". The torture ends with big burly Master and Danny in a showdown in a setting similar to the death of his mother (oh yeah, there's a character I forgot to mention). Blind black man and bracesgirl watch from the closet as their good ole Danny beats the living crap out of Master. More crappy dialogues follow.

"You're a dog. You're my dog. I fed you. I trained you. I own you.And I should kill you. Like any responsible owner would do to a dog."

Yeah baby! Fight-le-grande ends with Big-nose Freeman teaching Danny some principles on NOT KILLING! 'cuz killing would make him an animal. Uh ok, Danny the Dog. Victoria gets senti, gives off show with piano in big concert. Stupid joke about collar in the end. Movie done. Me thinking - why the f__k did I have to watch? To be fair, atleast the movie stayed away from the arbit nekkidness scene which is compulsory in this genre. Wow again. Yeah yeah, the fight scenes kicked solid arse. :|

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The first movie second: Requiem for a Dream.

I'm sure that title rings a bell for many reading this. A movie I'd promised myself I'd watch a zillion years ago but never got around to. Well, I finally did. Damn, am I grateful. :) P o w e r f u l. This here is a movie which doesn't fucking mince anything. In spite of the extremely explicit nature of the sequences in the movie, I never felt that they were there just for the heck of it. The very fact that I'm kinda falling short of words to describe the movie means that its good. Payne can blabber when he hates, Old Jungle saying.

Goldfarb is a family of two - mom and son. Son, druggy. Mom, innocent aged loving mother. Black guy, son's partner in crime. Green-eyed girl, female lead (Jeniffer Conelly in a stunning performance). From the titles to the credits, the movie gives one NO friggin' breather. Following Harry's journey into doom with dope and Sarah Goldfarb's obsession with television leading to her to the abyss, the movie grips you by the balls and leaves you fucked up. The different emotions portrayed are so real and yet so surreal in the context.

From the loneliness of the mom who has noone left by her anymore to the love of the son for his mom, the "romance from the next dimension" of the lead pair, from hope to despair, from pain to happiness. As if the storyline and the way it plays out weren't riveting enough, you have the haunting soundtrack which makes sure the movie will never leave your back - even after Danny the Dog.

But the deal-clincher is this>>> This is one movie which has the power to deliver the toughest message - drugs do not pay. They take away pretty much everythin in return for that trip. This movie is a trip by itself. Its fucking depressing at times and the truly shocking at other times. Scary too, very.  Sorrow, shock and horror, perfect carriers for the message.

Watch this movie. Please. If you do not like it, you are either stoned or you are Danny the Dog (redundancy again).

Sara Goldfarb: "In the end it's all nice. "

 

Payne


How can a Payne post end without a pic?

I call this one - Loneliness

 

Late edit: 30,000 hits. Uh, whoa. I shall write big thank you post soon, for now I gotta go crap. Whoa.



Current Music: Clint Mansell - The party

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 02 November 2005, 2:47am

What does it mean to you?

To me its photography - shutters, apertures and the whole gamut. Its the warmth on my eyes at 8AM everyday - a natural alarm. Its the moonlight that says so much. Its the yellow halogen glow that reminds me of walks during a college festival not so long ago. Its the dimness that restaurants seem to revel in - the kind where they'd rather not let you not see the food. Its the blue backlight of my cellphone - the one I'd tap away on in utter darkness sending SMS after SMS. Its the damn high beam that every rider/driver on the road prefers to go by. Its the one bulb of our car which refuses to shine. Its the scene in Face-Off when Nicholas Cage breaks open the prison door to be blinded by the sun. Its being back in Janakhpuri Colony firing up these things called "chichibudilu" and watching them go crackle-spark-crackle. Its that matchstick I was always afraid would burn up my fingers someday.

Festival of lights they call this day - something I've never related to. To me, this day is about climbing that rooftop and looking at all those  big sparks fly high in the sky. Its about wincing every time a big "atum baamb" goes off. Wherever I've been, whichever stage of my life...its always been the same. To sit and watch families all dressed up blowing up (literally) indecent amount of money...this act bringing happiness and smiles to their faces. To wonder how it'd be to be in a flight right then - how does it look from up there? She doesn't much enjoy fireworks too - for different reasons. She made the day for those street kids, brought a smile to their faces...she likes the chichibudilu(calls them flowerpots, she) too, detests the atom bombs.

Another year gone by with me on the rooftop - this time with a camera. :) ...and a bunch of people celebrating this day away from home. Customary pictures follow.

Payne

 

My company on the rooftop. :D The line of light is a rocket shooting up. :)

 

 

We gotta have a diya pic right? Thats B-block in the background.

 

I can never take snaps of fireworks - never.

 

So I get back to taking artsy-fartsy macro shots as usual. :D



Current Mood: Feeling Better
Current Music: Bryan Adams - Spirt OST

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 28 October 2005, 2:59pm

Serious. Quiet. Not smiling. Speaking sense. Worrying. Thoughtful. Selfish. Making a decision. Standing up to it. Assertive. Focussed.

The race is not over, yet.

Payne



Current Mood: Worried
Current Music: Baz Luhrman - Wear Sunscreen

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 21 October 2005, 12:37am

So there's this wheel barrow on campus. Flipped. Here be weird shots. I call them "wheel barrow" and "wheel". Simple aye? :D

 

Upturned wheels

 

Payne



Current Mood: Gloomy
Current Music: Darkness in the light....leftness in the right....:D

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 17 October 2005, 4:24am

What is Life@I like?

Lets see, at 10PM I was taking part in an online event for IRIS 2005 and an hour later there's an online quiz going on for Eco n Int. Business. Last night was a marketing event. We have mid-terms 2 nights from now. There're people preparing forms and other things for certain summer times - marketing themselves. :D There're people finishing off that Fin assignment, there're brains leaking outta commerce-fed heads reading "MIS". :D I can hear sirens wailing and guns rat-tatting away as yet another server for NFS and CS is fired up. Somewhere down the main road along the acad block there are people taking a silent walk taking in the awesome scenery - new bonds formed, existing ones strengthened. There are silent minds at work in the library - an eeriely quiet place. Along the corridors of A,B,C,D blocks everything from heavy metal to girl pop to sambhar music to aashiq banaya aapne to kishore kumar blares outta the myriad of speakers that abound in every room. Computer monitors and laptop screens display presentations with a million bullet-points in each slide as the bleary-eyed soul in front laps it up relentlessly. Endless chatter abounds in a last-minute group meeting for a marketing presentation - last-minute arbit additions are made. A zombie-like human walks to the laundry room and picks up his ironed suit to wear for that same presentation.

Hot steaming maggi is being served right now to the guy who decided to take a break from the rote. The same maggi is being served to another creature who has decided to take a break from watchin 6 movies in a row. Walking along the laws are people with their phones stuck to their ears. There's a thin gangly guy speaking for the last time on that reliance phone. There's a lone soul who looks on into the distance standing on the moonlit terrace, his face lit by the orange haze of the halogen lamps - maybe a moment of inspiration, maybe a moment of retrospection. There's an addict typing out the next spam on the newsgroups. The shuttle zips to and fro on the badminton court, a place which never sleeps. Another printout emerges out of the printer, this time a balance sheet...the next a crossword. There are design wizards at work busy creating masterpieces for IRIS 2005. A business plan is being finalized as an enthusiastic foursome give the finishing touches to their MasterPlan entry. The "tring" sound of Yahoo messenger resonates through the night as conversations continue between students 20metres apart from each other. Eggs are being hurled on the two poor souls who happen to share their birthday...followed by sauce and maybe some curd too. :D The auditorium is a silent place tonight but was host to more than a hundred late-night movie goers last night. Work continues on the new hostel block under construction. The AcadCOM is busy getting together material for preparation for the midterms, CulCOM is drawing up plans for the next big partay, PlaCOM strives to gives us the best we can get...:) There's me typing this here, freezing in the winter breeze flowing in through my window.

A book is closed, the lights switched off, a long day ends. Elsewhere, a room comes to life, as another tome is opened...an early day begins. The screams of triumph from the badminton court are an echo in B-block, the last basket for the day is scored in D-block. A bunch of insomniacs take on topics ranging from world peace to b-school peace (IIPM), at the melting pot. Movie credits pass by in one room, as yet another quiz is being prepared in the next. That group-meeting moves onto discussion of AOE tactics and to talk fearing the impending mid-terms. A lonely guitar provides a backdrop reminiscent of rocking music, in an empty C-block common room. Laptops hummm through the night, after a last round of FIFA matches in A-block. Parathas and maggis do not cease to be ordered in the mess.This post reaches an end in B-315.

Life at I. The sun never sets here. Never. :)

Payne

 

PS: Here's yet another picture. Titled Nightouts@I. :D



Current Mood: Cheerful
Current Music: Air Supply - Goodbye

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 10 October 2005, 12:15am

I'm in a island in the middle of somewhere. The sky fiery above and the waters a red crimson stretching as far as the eye can see. Is it summer? There are no tall swaying palm trees here, a gull renders its voice to the environment every once in a while. Its just me and my 7-year old Creative speakers against the emptiness.

That first para felt good. Where am I though? In Fin classes in the mornings, yes. A place I never in the wildest of my imagination placed myself. In a place where the word "place" brings to my mind the prospect of answering vague questions like "mention a situation where you were immoral as crazy" in less than 200 words. A place where a esume is a weapon calibrated to the minutest detail, where an extra comma doesn't find its place(there's that word again). The word "summer" in the middle of winter brings up images of me sitting in that hot seat again screaming "please let me complete" all over again. But lets get back to that Fin class.

There are certain exceptions and notions that one enters into an institute with. Some of them ain't always turn out quite right. :D To steer away from being politically incorrect here, lemme jus say that all the good ole gulti bald-headed beacons of education here somehow remind me of the same breed I left behind. :) Education is an intriguing concept and its now that I am finally starting to get me some of the "education". This place is a great example of being inch-perfect in concept and not so very blessed in practice. I do pre-reading before classes, how is that for a sea change? I hear everyone around cribbing that there's too much load and that class presentations must be banned. That a report everyday is a concept for nuts. But then, when you are like me - a "student" passing out of a system steeped in ancient practices - you want more of it. I do crib, I do make it sound like we are all here for learning in alternate ways, all the while hoping that the perennial sword of assignments hanging over my empty head is not taken away. What am I trying to say? That I'm slowly starting to learn how to make me learn. :D

In other news, this blogging thingy is apparently a big thing. There are people out there (other than the 30-35 who know my identity) who are cognizant of my identity. There are people who monitor this slice of the internet that I have here. There are institutes who sue you for defamation. There are losers who need to get some perspective. Okay, it wasn't me - I ain't half that famous. Head over here for further details though >> http://youthcurry.blogspot.com/2005/10/lies-damned-lies-and-fake-blogs.html   My benign neighbour is a celebrity now! Oh where lies my spotlight! 8-}

They are starting to speak all those big words here now "GDP", "bonds", "loss", "cost" all those things. :-s We are also starting to use smaller words like "segmentation", "positioning" and all those fine terms. \:D/  

Finally, its great to be calling myself "a creative, self-motivated individual" again. To say all that crap feels good, real good. Here's wishing me all the very best for the next 2 weeks.


Payne

PS: I won myself the 2nd prize in a phodahgrafy kontest hea. I knew all those hours spent under the moonlight trying to take that ONE shot would pay off. :D Below is my entry. Titled "Waste Committee's Transport", go figure!

 


 



Current Mood: Cheerful
Current Music: Prema Desam - Mustafa

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 28 August 2005, 6:05am
5:50AM, August 28th 2005. On a hill somewhere in central India.
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Sun rise. Dawn. A greyish blue sky with streaks of red and orange. Mist slowly lifting from the hill. The water tank in the distance still just a hazy image. A night spent wide awake.

I've been awake throughout the night on only a couple of occasions in life but this time there's something different. I did not realise it. This is probably one of the things that comes with being in one of these b-schools. :) I have lost all sense of time, I can carry on conversations at 4AM in the morning with either of my neighbours on any topic in the world. I can have food at any time of the day, I've woken up sometimes to ask myself if its night or day. Its 6AM now and looking back, I have no idea how the past 5 hours have rolled by. :)

B-school gives you the liberty to do nothing while being busy at it. :D It gives you the pleasure of having worked all night for a 0.02 increase in your grades(not tonight though). One of my neighbours said "being in an IIM is about the experience, studies are just a part of that", maybe he's right...maybe not but from what I've seen over the course of the past 2 months, it doesn't matter. One can actually live any which way one wants to and still manage a share of that CG pie. Whether it be to study all day and sleep all night or vice-verse or simply sleep in class, it doesn't matter. There's a spot for everyone here. From the bleary-eyed nerd to the perennial badminton court resident, from the invisible book-muncher to the Counter-Strike addict...this place is a learning in time-management, both good and bad.

Enough fart for now. The sky is lighting up now, the mist has disappeared, the street lights have turned off, its morning. I miss my camera.

Time to turn in.

Payne

Current Mood: Thoughtful
Current Music: Robbie Williams - Road to Mandalay

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 12 August 2005, 2:58am
Indeed he does.

Still alive. Hoping to post somewhere in the near future, or distant past.

Till then, shall leave you with these words >> "Look into your heart and you'll find the vein"

So there.

Payne

Current Mood: Amazed
Current Music: Euphoria - Whats your Mantra

Posted by D.Raw El Payne 30 June 2005, 2:55am

There's a soft breeze flowing in through the netlon_covered window, there's the sound of 40 computer speakers belting out everything from U2 to A.R.Rehman, there're 1170kms between me and home, there're disconnected thoughts floating around in my mind which make this moment even more difficult to describe than it should be.

Where should I begin? From my 22nd birthday being celebrated on ze A.P Express with a motley bunch of army officers, Laloo Prasad relative, 1 perv and one punjabi bimbo? Or the 200kms cab drive from hell? Or travelling at 20kmph sharing the autowallah's seat with a bucket in my lap and a big "wtf?" in my head? Or tonight?

72 hrs back I was in Hyderabad saying goodbye to good ole red comp chair and every event in these past 3 days has been so very umm...eventful. :) 'Tis been all the stuff I've been hoping to experience...almost.

What am I talking about? The subject line says it all, though the fact that my birthday and my 1st ever steps into a hostel make this even more significant than a simple "b-school journey begins" kinda shindig. Lets start with the birthday, the cast on the Train #2723 consisted of mom, perv, fat perv, punjabi bimbo, major, wide-eyed major, lalu_prashad_chum and me. Perv possessed a 7610 which he used to good effect to take pics of punjabi bimbo which kept fat perv entertained in turn. lpc was a real treat who held firm to his belief that Zail Singh was illiterate and was oblivious to the fact that Perv n Fat Perv were ROTFL'in at him. major n wide-eyed major made me realise that the Indian Army is not as bad as the Gandipet jawans make it out to be. *salute* Punjabi bimbo laughed. Mom repeated her joke thrice jus to make sure everyone got it, she's cute like that. I distributed cake to all of 'em. :-" Happy birthday to me.

Landed at Bhopal where Mr.Robinson Crusoe (yes, thats a real name) was a real god-send ,what with him directing us to the cab guy and bargaining and all that. Loaded 18 pieces of luggage into the Sumo and off we were. Head-banging thanks to the ride and our generally sleep-deprived states, we ended up lost. :D Till a helpful police station finally got us there. There being "the college on the hill". As we took that left turn at 4:20AM, 27th June, with fingers pointing out frantically saying "worrai! look campus occhindhi!" n d other guy muttering "dude, i dont know telugu :|", it all sank in and everything fell into place. There was not much other than amazement and sheer awe as I looked on at the campus - set high on the hill with winding roads leading to its apex(the acad block) and various green signs leading us to the wrong entrance into the hostels, the campus at night was quite a sight then and now just 3 days later feels so familiar...slowly starting to become a part of me.

The view from D-203 is quite a stunner, totally complemented by the weather which is just about too filmi to be true. A cold breeze breathes over the hilltop every single moment and a drizzle comes down every once in a while to remind us of the season. The black-topped roads and the bright signs look alive thanks to the constant natural cleaning, the grass is golden - a hue of brown which goes with the semi-brown acad block, the architecture reminding me of the jantar-mantar floorplan at the birla planetarium (yes it is that convoluted and yet so breathtaking)...and then the view. Any which way you look there are mountains, wide expanses of that golden grass and not another human soul in sight. :) This room gives the phrase "a room with a view" its very definition. :D I'm now stationed on a floor with tams n gults belting out more south-indian hits than SS Music could hope to access. Yam luwwin yit I shay! :D

Finally, to end this rather long_drawn, non_drp_ish post, tonight there was a meeting of sorts in the mess (btw, the food is so good I don't miss lakshmamma's unedible black oddities ..no seriously, the food is wow.). After the meeting, and my first few "interactions" with seniors and all that jazz, 76 hrs into the IIM-Indore life, here I am grateful. Grateful for having made the right decision, for being in a position to choose and then doing the right thing. For being in a place where I actually have soft-lighting in my room, for being able to blog about this. For being called the guy "who badly needs a haircut". For having the bestest birthday gift - a new life. B-schooling? I have no idea wht tht is for now, but I sure as hell know what the word campus means. :)

Signing out peaceful,
Payne


PS : Happy journey mom! :D



Current Mood: Amazed
Current Music: Cacophony. a mix of high-blaring music everywhere. :|

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