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Thursday, September 23, 2010


The word jugaad typifies the essence of jugaad. Jugaad is a phrase used for a resourceful person - for a quick fix or a work around engineered to compensate for a lack of resources (both tangible and intangible).

Jugaad in its third sense is both an art and science. It conclusively puts an end to the engineering-management debate by effectively validating that they are one and the same thing. A jugaad may not necessarily fix the problem. But it does provide an alternative method to avail it - a technique that is often used as a temporary solution to a software bug.

our college embraces this concept with a lot of spirit. College events and fests are filled with numerous instances of how an ingenous jugaad saved the day. consider the possibility (or rather the certainity) of database of your software getting connection fright a few hours before an event. They obviously didn't teach you to fix that. The only available solution is to well, jugaad another one to replace the rummy traitor.

There is no limit to what and how one can jugaad things during the course of engineering - once you get the hang of it, it sticks with you. Final year projects, seminar slides, guest speakers at an event, library cards, flash drives, fake identities, assignment sheets, certificates, notes, money for flawless spending in canteen --- they are just the tip of the iceberg.

Engineers are often thought to be cranky figures poring over large intricate blueprints,planning meticulously for hours together. Of course actual engineering students with a real engineering degree would find the very idea of blueprints and flow diagram quite laughable, atleast back home in the land of jugaad. As opposed to the ingenuity and quick thinking that an efficacious jugaad demands, plans and designs sap the punch from a problem. Why bother wasting those extra hours on designing when a quick solution jugaad is not only adequate but also has the added advantage of saving extra time for fun and celebrating.

Jugaad versus the actual thing is like a fight between Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. While Bruce Lee uses technique with a finesse that is delightfully fluid, Jackie Chan's style is more on-the-spot, more creative, more jugaad-ish. No one can say with certainty who the winner would be in such a event, but in a bare empty room Chan would probably feel a little lost..

Friday, September 10, 2010

Journey of my comp life!!

I still remember the day when my dad brought a desktop for me when I was in class 8th .That day the shopkeeper came in his own car to deliver the computer at my home.This was because buying a computer at that time was very rare shopping for a person. One of the best configuration at that time Pentium III, 128 MB Ram,40 GB hard disk,white CRT monitor with a HP inkjet printer for 38 K.

Unfortunately for me it was like not knowing how to ride a bicycle and given a motorcycle to ride. Really at that time i was not knowing how to shut down a computer. After installation i asked that computer guy to install games.....my next question was uncle “ye computer band kaise karte h”. He smiled and then told me how to shutdown a PC.

Though in Bishop Conrad School we were taught language “LOGO” and “BASIC” in class 8th but i was having NIL knowledge in basic knowledge of computer because we were given a already started computer with the console of language and we were not allowed to open anything else in school.

So now it was the time to explore what i was not allowed in school. But a child in class 8th was much fascinated by playing games rather than anything else.I with my school friends (Pushkar, Siddhant,Qasim...) used to play the only game “DAMORASH” orderly and it was the daily scenario before and after coaching.

Slowly and steady i gained interest in computer field and i took computer science as subject in class 11th and 12th. This interest continued as i took admission in B.TECH in computer science branch, after 12th in SRMSCET. And now i am placed in India No. 1 and world’s No. 5 software company TCS as a software engineer.

I never knewed that incident in class 8th would change my life. Thanks to my dad and thanks to my 9 years old P–III computer which is still functioning well. Though my dad gifted me a new LENOVO laptop recently after being placed in TCS, that desktop will always be my best gift i ever had in my life.

It’s the time:

Gone are those days !!

Gone are those days with my first laughter of day with my friends,

Gone are those days with my first attendance in head office with my friends,

Gone are those days to show my talent of haramipana,

Gone are those days to tease a friend by a girl name,

Gone are those days to get teased too by friends.

Gone are those days with swollen feeling of grand GPL on birthdays,

Gone are those days of making plan of bunking classes,

Gone are those days of treats without valid reason every week,

Gone are those days of being poorest while entering canteen,

Gone are those days of trying a chance on every beautiful girl,

Gone are those days of using familiar words ‘bhabhi aa rahi h’ ,

Gone are those days of showering rain of comments on our targets,

Gone are those days of masti , rattle and hums.

Friends really missing those days