Tuesday, October 19, 2010

here be all voracious readers.

I stumbled upon this treasure chest, the spoils of which shall be revealed!

It is a collection of writeups on every random thing on the planet and it was compiled by oxford university, aptly titled, 'Very Short Introduction to X' (although 150 pages is not really that short after all)

Anyway, from logic to chaos theory, from fundamentalism to sexuality, from dada and surrealism to human evolution, they have a short introduction to Every friggin topic and its no B.S.

For the entire list, refer to the all and mighty wiki :

If you are unable to find a hard copy anywhere (and if you please let me know as well), we have to resort to unscrupulous ways of hunting them online.

so everybody who can visit torrents, go to isohunt.com and search.

If enough people want it, I can upload it as well.

Cheers and keep reading!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

you know

They mould you, they pamper you,

And you know they don’t give a damn for you.

They stay by your side, spend time with you,

But it’s only a deception, one day they walk right past you.

They hate you, try to gag you,

But never forget to hail whenever they encounter you.

They mimic you, joke about you,

But invariably say “I do respect you”.

They may need you, maybe not,

But what about the person who himself is lost.

They make you happy; make you feel complete,

But they are not the ones you presently need.

They made you love, they made you loathe,

But it’s time you throw them out of the gate.

You trusted them, treated them as friends,

But now it’s time for you to not give a damn.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ahoy, sailors on board! After that deluge we witnessed with a bit of everything from scathing attacks on matters of urgent concern to some hard hitting speeches, maudlin sentiments and some very pensive and elegiac poetry, its time to move on. Calls for a topic change. So the topic for the week is "The luck of the draw". So, pen down anything that comes to your mind, be it prose or poetry...
So, lets paint a montage out there.
P.S.-Please keep the tips handed out to you as comments in mind.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Secy Speaketh (title lifted from Mr Raina without permission)

Verve Ended (finally) after the never ending rounds of group discussion. There were a few laughs, the odd heartbreak, the odd spelling disaster and lots and lots of people - but we did manage to (the ambition right from the very start) pull off VERVE at a level never seen before.

The first and Second year surprised me,honestly,with their incessant publicity and marketing drives and the huge participation from within PEC - if you can sustain this kind of energy level, I really do see some good things in the future.

Everyone in the third year, I'm grateful for the immense help you guys were, at the cost of sessionals and classes and MBA classes and what not - grateful really is my word for this fest.

Kshitij, Gagan and Angad - this club really is as much yours as it is mine, and each of the events you guys handled was spectacular in its management. It really is a dream come true to have my own year do as much work as me on the two days of VERVE.

Short descriptions of the event, for the few super seniors who like to know :)

The debate had 80 participants almost in the prelims, has to be some kind of PEC record I'm sure.
3 out of the 10 finalists were from PEC, and both the winners from outside college (although Avneet did only just lose it) - yet both the participation and the quality of it from PEC was quite something. A big thank you to everyone who was in that Audi for the rebuttal - the judges were amazed with our response.

The quiz was conducted in a different and rather fun format this time, 70 teams in the prelims (YES!, be suprised), the quizzing strength of PEC really did shine through, completely steamrolled the event inspire of all the competition.

JAM and twist a script were fun, and very well contested.

The GD did drag on a bit(thanks to our guest from Bulls Eye), but had a lot of wisdom hidden away in the numerous rounds.

Verve is done,I hope everyone is as pleased with it as I am, I'm going on a SAASCless Sunday vacation - but lots of big things to come, I assure you.