Motorola bags Srinath
Saturday, 30 September, 2000
inally a company has been successful in luring the ever so
into joining up. Motorola (the lucky one) is offering 3.79L + frills. This,
had said in the interview "i'm afraid that i might find the work
boring...or i might not join up"
. Very true too as we all know that the routine s'ware jobs are
a real drag and that srinath
aspires to do a PhD, and take up a research career. Must have
given the motorola people something to think about! They did of course make the right decision.
Srinath told this reporter that this was the second most interesting thing that had happened to him this
week. The first being the presense of a
, that was reclining rather snugly under the table in his room.
he XML workshop (sponsored by PSPL, Pune) was held today. Among the
speakers were raghu
. (Hope i got your name correct sailaja). Both
had been extremely busy all week preparing for the talk. While Sailaja
explained an algebra for
querying XML data, raghu
touched upon index structures for XML queries. Check out
for more details.
lightening strikes. I had almost forgotten
did an amazing job
with an almost impromptu presentaion too!
It seems that the night-out of yesterdays was 3rd in a row for him.
was there along and the talk was on
ChemML and something. Chalk up another red-letter
day for SIT!
uresh's tech-talk on thursday night was all about graph planarity algorithms. The
conclusions after the talk were these:
- A necessary and sufficient condition for a graph G to be planar is that G does not contain either of Kurowtoskis two graphs
or a or any graph homeomorphoc to either of them.
- math people are GOD (if this is the kind of stuff they study for 2 yrs) or else they are insane ;)
ince there was not much to do...i made a sort of a
photo collection of all the news
makers! But then they are all never in the same photo. So here goes
And then again, we must add
completeness that rahul
did brush his teeth in the morning ;-)
mtech99 @copper chimney
Wednesday, 27,28 September, 2000
Chalk up another great treat in the annals of mtech99
History. The high point was the walk back to H8 at 1:00AM today!
More elaborate story in a few hours. (after i am back from VT)
i'm back, i'm
back, i'm back,
i'm back, i'm back
It all began when we, the '99 people, who are now so addicted to
these outings tried to coax shish to finance the next bash. Pats also was
in our minds as this duo had to cough up a birthday party. Surprisingly shish
agreed too readily and the treat was on! In the lab yesterday evening (27th) it was decided,
as shish later put it in his invitation, By the common consensus of all (those in the lab),
that the grub shall be had at the Copper Chimney, Saki naka. The time 8:00PM.
A sumptous meal resulted in a 5K ka jhatka for the belated-bday boys ;-) hey
i dont remember wishing them or the bumps for that matter It was around 12:00AM when the happy lot
emerged on to the Kurla-Andheri link road. BEST was the chosen as the mode of transport to IIT. It was then
that the fun really started.
Vikram (or was it shantanu?) came up with this brilliant idea of
to IIT. Immediate (hope i got that spelling right) support was shown by abhi, rahul,
pats, suresh and ... vijju(thats me :) The others got into a 337 and made it in the conventional
way. They surely missed the grand finale though.
e were a party of party of 7 now. In the dark, cloudy night we set about along
road that rather resembled a serpent in its curves and bends. There was a hint of the stars and the moon behind
the clouds that now were thinning away. And the tranquility all around, now and then broken by a rushing BEST bus
was just great! Ever seen that stretch of the road all vacant? We could walk covering the entire breadth!!
Boistrous as we were, relating anecdotes, singing songs, share-o-shayari
and the howls of
distressed face would peer out of a window or from under a bedsheet and promptly frown! The 32-buks-by-auto distance
was covered in an hour and half! But then it never seemed so long.
Lets do it again guys.
Talk By Leena Chandran in IT Tech-talk series
Friday, 22 September, 2000
This week it was Leena talking about classical ATM, IP over ATM , and
application of ATM concepts in Internet that is traditionally TCP/IP
only. The talk was well-attended with most of the KReSIT junta
present, and there was a demand for covering these topics in more
detail. So the discussion went into details of ATM, etc., and it was
decided to continue the talk next week at the same time, ie Friday 4.00pm.
So junta, whoever has missed the talk last week, you haven't missed
This week it was a deviation from the tradition as in the talk was held
in day-time instead of standard post-dinner slot. A proposal came up
to make this the standard practice so that non-hostellers can participate,
and there was a general consensus to this. So there's a plan to shift the
talks to 5-30 pm on Thursdays. Watch out for new announcements..
nother issue was whether to invite the faculty for the talks or not, as
some faculty members have shown interest. It seems there're varied
opinions about this, so do send your comments to preetam
contributed by preetam
Of new Uncles and Aunties
Friday, 08 September, 2000, 11:50pm
ll Mtech99, Mtech2k and Ph.D.students of the School have today become
Uncles and aunties. Mr Daddy is Vikram
, our man from Jammu (blessed
with a son). The happy news hit him (and us all) like lightning. No one had
any idea except him of course. He was completely visibly dazed for 15
minutes. Then we all shared the great news with DBP
, who was thrilled to the
core too. Immediate celebrations in StaffC were in order of course :). The
people present at this momentous occasion were Abhijit
contributed by Shantanu
lots of good news
Friday, 15 September, 2000
That perhaps describes best the mood of this reporter who is
now sporting a broad grin. (nothing to do with the fact that he is going home today...well almost
nothing :-) What with the intel jobs, the spirit in the SIT junta has soared to new heights.
he populace in enthu has taken up some new pasture lands to roam about!! They are
- going out for movies
- getting grub at chick joints downtown
- doing a lot of jogging and stuff
- generally letting the hair down as they put it ;-)
But this is being unfair to the reader. "What ho", one can imagine the discerning reader say...and toss
the newspaper aside and take up the bright yellow tabloid! Lets start at the right end of the story, which happens to be at the very
Care to saunter around to the Y-Point at the time of dusk and behold the budding
IT-Preneurs puffing away the crossy route. Abhi (thats no news!) followed by suresh,
pats, srinath, shantanu, rahul (and I did it too yeaterday :) are
at it with a fervent zeal. (Those 2 words rather mean the same thing i guess). Keep it up guys!
Sailaja, Rahul and yours sincerely were treating the other
day and gang had a whale of a time! Fizaa at gaity was followed by a dah-li-cious (slurrp!) dinner at a place
called Punjab Something. There were concerns about the author being preoccupied at the time...but the
author assures that the extenuating circs were not due to the voracious nature of the ones present.
Surely theres something that i have missed, but then it shall occur to me in due
of time and this crap shall be duly replaced.
lightening strikes. Its all about the
of yesterdays! Srinath
is doing some great stuff in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and has
designed this algorithm called kelpi
. This enables...say... a disaster relief team to scatter in the
affected area and still be connected as a network! Couple the great idea explained in srinaths
inimitably humorous way with that
no-nonsense attitude...everybody had something to learn from this lecture.
Way to GO!
2 ITpreneurs crack intel
Tuesday, 12 September, 2000
Momentous occasion this for KReSIT as 2 more of its 99 batch have been
placed! Venkat and Neeta were today placed into intel. The package is
a stupeduous 4.85 Laks + Perks + Laptop + ISDN connection at home + ESOP + Stock Purchase option.
Hence proved that one who laughs last, laughs the best.
epilouge to T2 - pizza party!
Monday, 11 September, 2000
unta from the treck to Nakhind and other 2k and 99
punters had a whale of a time in the 2k labs! Hot and delicious as the pizzas
were...they vanished in no time. All this resulted as the contributions for the
T2 were Rs 550 in excess. A poll
universal popularity of the pizzas (second only to tea) especially when devoured
in the labs.
So much fun!!
OOPS they did it again!!
Monday, 11 September, 2000
aghu and Sridhar Iyer
now have their paper on
"A Technique for Parallel Reachability Analysis of Java Programs" accepted
for the CIT-2000 to be held at Bhubaneshwar!!
This work was started by Raghu and Sri back in the Guwahati days and was the topic of
Raghu's MTP. congratulations
yet another paper accepted!!
Tuesday, 5 September, 2000
Butterflies in vrigo's stomach got their leave
as a mail last night informed him that his paper "User Interfaces for Jini
Services" has been selected for presentation at "The Jini Pattern Language"
workshop to be held at OOPSLA-2000! Well done vrigo old chap, you deserve a few
good tea breaks ;-)
oday is Rahul's
birthday too! Warmest wishes old
sock! When, if we may ask, is the treat?
contributed by abhijit
T2 - stairway to heaven
Saturday, 2 September, 2000
The 5:10 slow local to karjat rolled slowly
into the KanjurMarg staion! It resembled a somnambulist doing the regular
midnight walks. Fifteen enthu punters jumped into this train, suddenly
adding life to the otherwise sleepy atmo inside. The second trek (T2) had
begun. The fifteen freaks were on
their way to Nakhind!! Nakhind (Nak = nose, Khind = hole) is a hole in
the rocky wall at top of a 700m high ridge. It is a through-and-through
unta showed unprecedented enthu! Many had gone home for the Ganesha festival
but returned on friday night.
The team of fifteen consisted of
- janaki, the leader
- raghu, craved for a vada paav...(got it at around 6:10PM)
- abhijit, the guy at the back...got lost at the waterfall
- suresh, the waterfall must have hurt?!
- srinath, no cow threats this time!
- shantanu, snapper no. 1
- gayatri, snapper no. 2
- vrigo, yours sincerely truely loves the mortal scares, they keep on
getting better ;-)
- pranav, makes a late entry in the list, how could I forget yaa...
- vikram, enthu personified!
- abhilash, risked a java assignment deadline
- neeta, her first treck
- amit, and his
- rahul, -ditto-
- sachin, -ditto- + ate his first vada-paav
report that does justice to this magnificent treck can go to lengths. So
going by the old saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words"
reporter would only add that he is gonna cherish the memories of nakhind
forever! Do take a dekko at the photographs.
Gayatri snapped these
Oh by the way...there is an excellent path right up to the top of this ridge! So
simple minded this path is that it takes you right up to the top...no fuss of
streams, waterfalls or plateaus in between! So we call this trek a
stairway to heaven.