Fuzzy Friends #2

Following up the previous post (Link), friendship is one of the strongest bonds between two humans. Being fiends is of course like being partners in crimes, but also believing, sharing and doing anything for your friend. Your friend will always be there for you, if the friendship is too strong, irrespective of the reason.

Friends can be categorized into 3 categories : Very Close Friends, Casual Friends and Hi/Hello Friends.

  • Hi/Hello Friends are basically like your classmates. You meet them daily, greet them, ask/do a favour and prefer them from the people you don’t know. It is the assurance that you know, the reliability that they are from same class/company/locality etc.
  • Casual Friends are the people with whom one hangs out, one spends time with and are the people one seeks to if any help is required, than normal people he/she knows. Casual Friends are basically like the peers with whom one is comfortable with.
  • Very Close Friends are like brothers/sisters to each other. Sometimes they are roommates, other time they are partners in crimes. They do everything together and they are the people who spend a lot of time with each other. Sometimes more than they spend with family. They are the people/person with whom one shares their breakup story, or go sneaking out from a boring class, or mischief around, etc etc.Basically do all possible things which a person does in his lifetime together. They have very strong bonding and are ready to sacrifice/give up anything for each other.

Categorizing your friends like this is not a good idea, but this is the fact. Only close friends care about you. Only they give a shit about you. Others don’t care what have you done/achieved/lost. You don’t matter to them. Of course there can be well wishers, but chances are really low. Close friends are the people who can decide few of your life-changing decisions, they are the people who can make your future, or spoil your future. They are the people who can have a major impact in one’s life and influence it to a very big content.

Choosing friends is really important. Choosing right friends/being with right people can make your life and not being can change your life. If you think someone is good, someone really care about you, someone really think you are cool, just think again about why will a person do something without seeking anything in return. Every deed is a selfish act in this world. Nothing just happens. There are exceptions, but majority of times there is a reason. A pigeon being with a bunch of crows, will act like a crow. Not a pigeon. Thinking  again before doing something foolish enough can change your life.

They can be the reason you are like this, they can be the reason you are just like this, and they are the reason you will just be like this. 


Fuzzy Friends

Being Roman in Rome is not so easy. Sometimes you try to blend in with your friends but it always doesn’t come out properly. Some friends see benefits, some seek a favour, some just want to use your things and some just want to bitch about you in front of others.

Making a friend circle is one of the most important things in a person’s life. Everything decides on the fact about how good is your friend circle is. One can judge a person by the kind of friends he seek, by the kind of friends/people he hang out. They play a major role in a person’s character. A Pigeon acts as a crow in a bunch of crows, it’s not his mistake that he is stuck with those kind of birds.

Being too extrovert can sometimes be a bit hurtful. Knowing a lot of friend circles, trying to be friendly with everyone sometimes doesn’t really bring happiness. Having friends who have a motive in life, are passionate about something, are good characterized or at least know the manners about what to do when and where, are the ideal kind of people one should be. Not a lazy bunch of people doing same repetitive work of wasting their time, or using their time in an unproductive way.

Me myself being an extrovert, know a lot of people who are doing amazingly great with their life, and also know the kind of people who are just wasting their precious time doing irrelevant things. But me being a sensitive guy, sometimes I don’t take things in a good way or a pleasing way. Many words are uttered, many deeds are done, they pierce through heart, till the last vein stretches out.

Having or even knowing people like that really affects your lifestyle, mood and day-to-day things a lot. Someone’s beautiful day gets worsened just listening to a normal sentence of a person who cusses in every line he says, with a person who just finds ways to waste your time or a person who is not right to you. Being with someone who cares about you, who treats you the same way you treat them, who understands your problem. is a kind of person who should be your friend. If your life is not going right, just once look at your friend circle and think are these the people I want to be?

Looking at Laptop

Following up to my earlier post, recently all my electronic devices are going through rollercoster changes, only that they are breaking a lot. My mobile’s gorilla glass 3 got a good crack on it, my earphone’s left speakers are not sounding good, my gaming mouse’s left button is not catching clicks properly, my joystick is missing its both stick pads and last but not the least my laptop is going through a lot of BSOD’s nowadays and also one of its ram module is not working. So I am struck with just 4 gigs of ram till I go back.

All of sudden this things happened and in a deserted place where I am, with no proper food, but beautiful shelter, scenery, weather and internship, first time in my life I felt that all these can be overlooked to enjoy the moment. In a place where amazon takes 14 days to deliver and no electronic shops nearby, atleast till 10 km radius, its one of the worst places for all the breakdowns.

My laptop’s one of the ram module stopped working. But old grandmother remedy it is or an computer engineer’s, to remove it and put it back. My friend helped me to clean them and rebooting it with two sole ram sticks with different combinations (couldn’t go more than 4) it worked after 8-10 tries. Finally my ram is being detected and those additional gigs are the usable gigs because potato PC takes whole first 4 GB for system requirements.

Finally I can get back into coding and stop my project from going obsolete. But all this incident really showed me dependency on these marvelous delicate electronic masterpiece and how a tiny thing can make the whole thing go useless. Just like a jack on iPhone 7.

Pseudo Life

There is a lot of life beyond these 4 walls. Or rather so-called pseudo jail. From where I come from, or rather where I study, there is a lot of cultural diversity. Students come all over India, be it north or south or east or west, from everywhere. There is a lot of mixing of cultural’s, traditions and rituals.

This diversity helps us to know each other better, to understand each other and other cultures. All here who come, have cracked one of toughest engineering entrance exams, so all have a very good background of studying and all are hardworking and determined to do something in their life. But few of these people end up locked inside the room, studying all day or watching TV series or movies or doing something else, but they don’t come out often their room.

Life is plain simple for them. Especially for Studious students. Wake up early morning, have bath, go to classes, come back, have dinner, study, sleep. No fun, no gain of any other knowledge. But is it the real way how one should live?

There are many clubs and departments in every college where one can join to learn something new, to make new friends, to know each other and to meet your crush (in my case). I am in many clubs and departments, worked in many other places, lead a department and a club, managed many things in many fests. This helped me to meet amazing people out there, make whole bunch of friends, meet many seniors who helped me a lot, get to know juniors, saved their asses few times. But important thing is getting to know each other, learning new things and getting socialized.

I am a graphic designer, a videographer, a video composer. I do freelancing in both of the fields designing and videography. Worked for couple of startups, made a quite handsome amount of money. I also got to know a lot of things doing the same, the corporate structures, about how deadline to a company means lakhs of loss, how to talk to an executive, how to get dressed well ( never really helped me), how to make relations better and worse too and lot of other bitter but important things about corporate life.

Being in so many clubs and departments helped me to socialize a lot. Doing so many things simultaneously improved my management skills, including time management. Getting to know so many people helped me to reduce my stage fear, making me capable of striking conversation with anyone out there. Leading many clubs and departments helped me to gain leaderships skills. And a lot of other things helped me to build a personality I have. Or the person I am. 2 years ago I was still a child trying to solve MCQ’s to get into one of Prestigious Institutions in India. Being those 4 walls, never know it would be so amazing. I was an introvert then. Not any more.

And to people who stay in the 4 walls all the time, there is lot out there where you can do better things, spend your time more efficiently. Remember, studies is important, but there is a lot more than studies which will be required in real world. And being in college is the transition phase from student to an independent adult. Just come out of those 4 walls and see how much you can enjoy, or rather live your life than survive inside.

It’s just a Crush thing

Cutting the crap. Every adolescent once had a crush. Let it be a classmate, a celebrity (Emma Watson <3) a fantasy character or the girl from next door. Especially boys. Me being one myself, used to have all kind of fantasies with my crush. Let it be going on a cruise together or living in a villa near a beach or just being in a Ross-Rachel relationship. Or when terrorist attack your school and you save your crush in a heroic way :3 .

Living lives with these fantasies was very hard. Really hard. For me, every time she goes right past me, my heart used to go 150. Sometimes 200. Face used to go all red. Blushing on it could be seen from a quarter mile. Vin and Paul testified.

Birds used to chirp. Flowers flew around. Life was about to get a new reason, to have a wonderful life. But not always things happen as expected. Half of teens who have crushes, have themselves blocked by their crushes. And the other half have not even told anyone about it except themselves.

But after many years, still I regret of not telling her about how I feel. Regret every second of my life. What bad could have happened. Getting blocked on Social Media? It was eventual event to happen any ways. But not telling her about it? Well regretting about it every second would not be cool. Not at all.

So if you have a crush on someone, just let them know how you feel about them. No need to progress anything about it. If they feel the same way, you are lucky. If they don’t feel the same, still you are lucky that you wouldn’t live whole life with regretting about it. If they don’t know what to tell then still it would go to any of the two above decisions. You would be still lucky. But if you didn’t tell him/her, then it would be a life changer.

From Telephone to Social Media

In current technological world, survival without a computational device is very difficult. These computational devices have helped a lot for human mankind like Education, Research, Faster Computing, More organised data, Better lifestyle etc etc. And then comes portable computational devices which too have affected our lifestyle a lot. Let it be Mobile, Laptops or Tablets. Especially Mobiles. These tiny monstrous things connect us with the rest of the world. Let it be California or Moscow or Sydney, everywhere. Whats more interesting is the ability to exploit it by every possible way.

Telephones were the era when having one was far more luxurious than having a car at that time. Then came the idea of portability. So mobile telephones with a receiver, having huge battery with it was first commercially made available which allowed us to talk for 20 min wireless. Then came idea of putting a display into it. And then touch. Then flip. Then Qwerty keypad etc. etc. Our childhood went really awesome with Nokia, especially 1100.

Latest trend told the manufactures to stop after putting touch screen onto it, so that we have to pay less to innovators in mobile technology and usability. But at the same time social media was at full high. Zuckerberg was going to drop from Harvard and Hashtag was about to get a new usage.

Everyone want a good social life. Wild life. Beers, parties, outing, weed and all those. Life is western was about to take a revolution. Multi-Billion Dollar Ideas were being discussed in pub’s. Victoria Secret Models were emerging as something new. RAM was being increased from KB’s to MB’s and Macintosh was about to make a huge revolution into personal computers.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Orkut all were gearing up to change how a person lives, how he stays late, with whom he hang outs, where he goes and what he does. Basically these companies started to get into our lives. Actually we let them do it.

Making these social media accessible into something portable like mobile just revolutionized the way we live. To an extent where Privacy was not Private anymore. Where being Single was raising questions of being straight. Where not posting photo’s was saying that he/she was a jerk.

Currently Social Media has the largest impact on the majority of population. To such an extent that they can start a world war, or they can put a war to rest, just by sitting in their office with a click on computer. These giants control how a person lives, eats, drinks, breathes etc.

Some utilized a variety of ways to do good to society from it. Some succeed. Some didn’t. But many more big companies did turn up. Thanks to social media. This started to expand themselves to other fields too, giving tough competition to many other old tech giants. Ad-Words vs FB Ads. Call over Internet vs video calls on a touch. Posting a video online vs Going live online. Using filters on Instagram vs using #Hashtag on Twitter. A lot has changed. If utilized properly productivity of human mankind can increase to many folds. But thats not a person wants. Jealousy from  a person enjoying, then going themselves to a pub, posting a video with heinekens in a hand, showing all that you too are cool, now that is what is stopping human mankind to not see what all they can do with these things.

But there are few good things too. 500 days ago an Engineer left is work in silicon valley and decided to travel all world and make a 1 min V-Log of it and post daily on Facebook. Today after 500 days, he has more than around 1.5 million friends. Traveled all around the world. Inspired a lot of people. Bought the reality in front of the world. Well that is a person who utilized it in a proper way. Checkout is FB page here (https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/)

Social media is a boon or bane no one really knows still. But we do know that it has influenced more people than any other person could do. Good thing about social media is we have information about any person right in our hand at a click of it. Bad thing about social media is we have information about any person right in our hand at a click of it. Mobile computational devices really did bring a revolution to human existence, but it did come at a cost and a lot of people don’t like it.

Internship’s Accuracy

Internships are really kind of a part time job (unless you are not getting paid), with a perk. The perk is if you screw up something, or didn’t do the work in time or properly, then no one will blame you. One can easily get over the mistakes he/she makes during the internship.

Recently I got a chance to be an Intern in one of largest Aluminium producing company. Being a mechanical engineer, it was not the best, but an average place to do an internship. Reason of grabbing this opportunity was my college forced me to, made it an evaluative component, made it mandatory for another big internship which will last for a semester and is too evaluative.

Coming back to the Aluminium Company; Doing Internships in a well established companies (factories) are always waste of time. First of all lack of new things to do, because all they do is maintain the machines, so will the interns do. Secondly lack of areas of research. Unlike someone like me who had dream’t of doing research, designing and building new tools, implementing new mechanisms, all I had to do was pick up a spanner and start tightening the bolts. Something what I didn’t think of.

But few things never really go well. The Industrial process to extrude alumina was all set over here along with machines. But there were many other fields where there was a lot of work to do. Example being like making or bringing computerized components/machines into the factories, maintaining servers, websites of the company, looking after the finances, bills purchase orders and lot more things, which are essential but not directly linked to the factory.

So doing internship over here as a Mechanical or Electrical Engineer over here doesn’t really make sense. But as a student of  degree Computer Science or Finance or Information Technology, this place can be of different level compared to others. They can get a better exposure to corporate world, they can do a really productive work and they can tryout lot of new things doing the same.

So a Factory doesn’t always mean a Mechanical Engineer’s work place. It also means there are lot of other people who are required and do work apart from Mechanical Engineers and have important works without which a company cannot run.

By the way I did my Internship under IT Department over here and working on an amazing project which is interesting and very useful to the company. Learn’t a lot of new thing along the way and saved a lot of bucks to company :/