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Posted By Joseph John on/at Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So my course is over, my exams are over... Woohoo... Not quiet, I had this French paper I missed out on one of the previous semesters... I'm not so confident about my confrontation with this particular 'monstieur' from my past... A year is all it took to forget an entire language whole... Damn me and Damn the language... The exam was pretty much touch and go... I'm hoping its 'touch' and not 'go'...

Tough call, to figure out whether its 'touch' or 'go'... But I'm moving on, either way I'll deal with it... Sadly, the sad part would be if it's 'go', my parents will be disappointed... I can't bear that... My degree will have to wait until I get past the French debacle... Be that as it may, while I'm indeed slightly worried about the 'go' part, it doesn't throw a wrench in my plans for the future... I've got a job, I plan to work a year... The degree is not going to increase my pay... I'll still get my experience... And hopefully within a year I'll be a pro in French and ace the exam...

But that is if its 'go'.... If its 'touch' my parents will be happy, most probably my french would suck for all eternity... And I will be constantly doubting the fact whether or not I should do a PG immediately... The tipping point of course would be my parents happiness...

And you don't need to be a genius to figure out which matters in our country... Now all I need are the 'gods' and some 'luck' !!!

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Posted By Joseph John on/at Friday, April 17, 2009

I won't be blogging for a week or so... Oh, I'm not being lazy... I'm in between semester exams... Final year too, the one that's deemed 'crucial'... But that's a farce... All semester exams are equally important... The only difference here being, if you screw up this one you'll hang for it... Lol, no... But your plans for the future, will be put in suspended animation... And I'm not up for being in any form of animation, suspended or otherwise... So bear with me for week or so and hopefully I'll be back, If I have no more innovative excuses to come up with...

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Posted By Joseph John on/at Monday, April 13, 2009

Occasionally, when I take a second look at my blog, I find myself laughing away into the silence... And laughing hard at that... Often when we have a string of thought to follow, words just seem to flow... Funny though, I often forget that my typing cannot keep up with my mind... And my words can't keep up with the oxford dictionary standards...

Anyways, readers if you do happen to find such hilarious mistakes; please... For the love of god let me know... Maybe, I can start up a blog stream called blogger bloopers, if it's hilarious enough...

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Posted By Joseph John on/at Saturday, April 11, 2009


It's not so hard to understand why booker prize winners are booker pr
ize winners, when you see articles like this one... Of course we've seen all the hype around the 'Slumdog' fiasco... Most people I know are of the opinion, it's a good movie, not a great one... And as far as India went besides an award for Rahman (which was long overdue), all it did was sent the image of new India for a toss... Good for AR, not for India...

Now back to the point... I think nothing puts the Slumdog fiasco in perspective like this article, by Arundhati Roy... Check it out...
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Posted By Joseph John on/at Friday, April 10, 2009

And so with the Tata Nano all set to roll out... I too am busy running around for my little portion in motion... However, I'm not gunning for a Nano... With cobblers and the likes booking a Nano, one has to imagine how many Nano's will turn up on the roads... It will be like ants at a picnic... I'm not a conformist, so Nano is out of the question... I hope I won't have to eat my words some day...

Not that I have anything against the Nano... I did, a long time ago when I heard Tata's plan... Because of the traffic woes it may or may not create... But then again, its hard to be angry with a small car that carries more than 2 people, comes at roughly 1 lakh, gives you a great milage and guarantees a safer environment with it around... So salute to the Nano...

So coming back to my little portion of motion... I think the time is right to invest in a cycle... It beats traffic, beats petrol prices, gives a great mileage and gets you to the your destination... Of course, I see a future where a lot of drivers will curse my existence... With all the weaving in and out of traffic, it's bound to happen... But I'll be happy, I think....

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Posted By Joseph John on/at Thursday, April 09, 2009

Well as of today I'll try colouring up my blogs with pictures... It has a blandness about it that I feel needs to be cured...


Don't get your hopes up, I'm in the business of writing after all...

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