So I did release the VLOG#4

Hey guys. I figured I didn’t want to break the once a week vlogging grind so I edited up a short vlog for this week!

The next vlog is going to be after I go back to Bangalore, so expect it around a week and a half from now.


I’ve Started Vlogging!


So, like the title says, I’ve started vlogging! On a weekly basis! It basically motivates me to do something awesome every week(end) and keeps me busy with something to do apart from studying.

I’ve done two till now.

Here’s the first one:

Here’s the second one:

I hope you enjoy them! I do plan to do these every week and put them out closer to the weekend as I finish editing them.

I may have to take a break for the end sems though.. ah whatever.


The 45km Sunday

A short video I made of mine and Kashish’s cycle trip through the coastal villages of Tonse, Hoode, Kodi Bengare all the way to Delta Point and back. Anyone wants to join us next time? 🙂

Also, here‘s the strava link for the trip. So much fun!

KCET Chemistry 2014 : What The Hell Was That?

Hey guys.

As you all know, yesterday and today were the days of the exam that 23244.23*10-23 moles of students had been preparing for since 2 years back. All those hours of strenuous study were to be culminated in the four (or three, if Bio is not your thing) exams held over the course of the past two days. All those days of preparation were to be tested in these exams. One’s rank in the KCET will determine which college one joins, if at all. (Actually, any rank will definitely get an engineering seat, seeing as to how there are more engineering seats than takers for them. I can’t say the same for medical though.) And as we students of Indian parents all know, this is pretty much a life or death situation. The outcome of this one exam (out of many, though) will initiate a chain reaction which will affect (including but not limited to) your student life for the next four years, the job you get, the kinda girl who will agree to marry you, the kinda boss you will likely have, how happy your parents will be with you… I can go on. I won’t though. You get my drift. (I also hope you get my sarcasm, for all the serious ones in you who are quick to pick up a comment fight.)

It’s also the difference between an office and a bed office. Obviously, we want the latter right?


The Bed Office at my CET centre. Must be good to work there.
The Bed Office at my CET centre. Must be good to work there.


I think we’ve established how important this exam is. But why am I here writing about this? We know this already, don’t we? I’m here to write about Chemistry. Oh Chemistry, you beauty. I’m gonna write about you today.

It was 12pm when I finished my physics exam. It went alright-ish, I couldn’t change anything about it anyway so I chose not to think about it. I saw my mum outside the exam hall, and then we went to McDonald’s to grab a quick lunch, because I was hungry as hell after all those fast paced 60 questions that daunted me just an hour and a half prior. It was quite an uneventful lunch, save for the small conversation I had with two friends of mine while waiting our turn at the cashier. The place was absolutely PACKED with students though. It was as if a big student bird laid an egg in that particular McD’s and that egg had just hatched, to give out dozens of adolescent males and females thronging the cashier there, with absolutely no sense of making a queue. (yeah, in such a humongous McD’s, there was only one order counter. During lunch time. Yeah.)

After having that small (it wasn’t really, I had a pretty large burger. It was awesome.) lunch, I had to spend an hour waiting to start writing this god-forsaken chem exam. ‘Just one last’, I thought. ‘It should be fine, it’s just CET. The questions will be direct. I can hope for a decent-ish score.’ Oh, how wrong was I. I had no books to revise from, but thankfully I had my phone. I spent exactly an hour sitting on the roadside browsing Reddit, exploring Facebook and replying back to some mails (yeah, I use mails. I’m old school.) and then I went inside the Basaveshwara Composite PU College to sit down at my place.

It looked like I was slightly late. Almost everyone had occupied their place already. Anyhoo, I proceeded to sit and soon after the invigilator handed me my OMR. I honestly wasn’t so nervous at first. That feeling changed once I got my question paper though. Once that hallowed bell rang (seven, eight times) at 2:40pm, I started to open my paper. I tore off the seal. “This should be alright”, I thought. So naïve of me.

I looked at the first question. Sweat started dripping down my temples. “It’s alright, just the first one. The others will be easier.” Oh, so naïve of me.

To say the paper was tough would be an understatement. It was as if the KEA paper-setters had a meeting and decided “You know what would be fun? Let’s make this year’s paper anything but of CET standards. That’ll shock people. It’ll be funny!” The paper struck me like the auto-rickshaw that almost crashed into my car this morning. Except that it didn’t almost crash, it actually did.

Somehow, I managed to finish the paper through a combination of guesswork, calculated guesswork, and the application of a skilled craft known as ‘eenie meanie’. A lot of the last one actually. When I stepped out of the exam hall at 3:55pm, I was treated to the shocked faces of all my exam-mates (what do you call them?). Everyone looked like their kidneys were stolen from them. It was… weird. The atmosphere had a strange air to it.

After getting into an auto-rickshaw, I saw I had a missed call from a friend of mine. On calling her I learnt that the paper’s horribleness was true for her as well. I checked Facebook. Somebody had already posted about it. It was starting, the reaction.

Wow, what a paper. Just… wow.

Also, I think you’d wanna listen to this song of mine. It’s about the plight of the students studying for these exams, me included.

Leave your comments below!

5 Things People Do That Make No Sense

Today I’m going to write about 5 things I have observed people around me doing which have made absolutely no sense at all.

#1 : Helmets

This is something which has ALWAYS baffled me.

Why do two wheelers only have the rider sitting in the front wearing a helmet and NEVER the pillion rider?

Seriously? Is the pillion rider some sort of invincible super-human who doesn’t need a helmet? What gives? I’ve spoken to a few traffic cops about this too. All of them say that the law only requires the rider to wear a helmet. Makes sense.

This also applies for cars and seat-belts. Only the front two passengers are required to wear a belt. The rear two (or more?) are totally safe in the event of a crash.

#2 : Sidewalks

This is about people walking on the road instead of the sidewalk. Even when there is a sidewalk available.

Perhaps we like to live on the edge.

#3 : Smartphone Apps

We all know someone like this.

#4 : The PDA Rule

You’re not allowed to show affection in public (read: kissing) but you can quite fearlessly show your privates in public.

Makes so much sense the logic ministry broke down.

#5 : Taking pictures with foreigners

Whenever I’ve travelled around to tourist places with friends from Europe, we were approached by absolutely RANDOM people asking to take pictures. Seriously?


Yeah, so basically that’s it. There are a lot more things, though, which people do and make no sense.

It would make no sense to list them all here.

That is all.