Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day. Called up home at about 8 am IST. Talked with Mama, Baba, Tamo, Iteima.
The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE ~ My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE ~ My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE ~ My Mother doesn’t really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE ~ Naturally, Mother doesn’t know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE ~ Mother? She’s hopelessly old fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE ~ That old woman? She’s way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE ~ Well, she might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE ~ Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE ~ Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE ~ Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

Manthan GB meeting and elections.

The Manthan GB meeting and elections were held yesterday at 6 pm at the Sutherland Recreation center. Voting was by secret ballot. There was pizza and cold drinks. I missed the meeting coz I was in class at that time.
The new committee members are:
President: Sharath Dandala
Vice President: Shankar
Public Relations Officer: Pankaj Pandit
Secretary: Adrija Sharma
Treasurer: Kshitish Patankar
Webmaster: Bobby Maisnam
I am still the webmaster. Mine is a no-contest and non-elected position.


Today is Cheiraoba – the Manipuri New Year. Actually, Cheiraoba is the last day of the year. But the celebrations are held on this day. Technically, tomorrow (14 Apr) is the start of the new year.
13 Mar: Cheiraoba, Baisakhi
14 Mar: Poila Baisakh (Bengali New Year), Tamil New Year, Vishu (Malayali New Year)
Called up home, Cheche Bheman, Cheche Naobi, Sne today morning (India time). If you would like to send a Cheiraoba E-card, try this website

Computer Science ACM Banquet

The 2004 Computer Science ACM banquet sponsored by Silicon Graphics was held at the University Center Ballroom. I think this is the first time that the banquet is being held outside the Department. The function started at 12 pm and ended around 1:15 pm. It was a nice function and the food was good. I was the official CS Dept photographer. Farial was the official ACM photographer. Photos will be online soon. Do check back later.
Photos are available here. Used Express Thumbnail Creator to generate the album. A short write-up about the event is available here.

Monday afternoon

Just adding this entry because my blog page looks blank!
Today is Monday. Not doing anything much at present. Feeling a bit hungry. Maybe I will have some Maggi. How I hate cooking food!
Lot of stuff to do.
Manish just came and went out again for office work. Milk, Orange Juice and Eggs are over. Guess, I have to go to Bi-Lo tonight.; Saumil’s Marriage; Ek Hasina Thi

Officially launched today. It is now my portfolio website. The speciality of the site is that it uses a auto-generated menu.
Saumil and Jaya’s marriage was held today at HCC. Had a nice time there. Took some video and lots of photos. Here is one photo and another one here.
Watched “Ek Hasina Thi” on DVD. It’s a great movie! Saif and Urmila’s acting was superb! Here is a review from IndiaFM.
Learnt about local access calling cards. Tried one from callnation. Call quality was pretty good. Since they don’t have local access numbers for Knoxville, I tried a number in Athens, GA. Only drawback is that you always need to call from a cellphone if you want the reduced rates. (Of course, you can call from a landline but then you have to pay the long distance charges upto the local access number. And that makes no sense!)