Sunday, December 16, 2012

Movie Review: Student of the Year

 It was yesterday I planned for an evening show for Student of the year, Online:P (not to mention Pirated)

Bothered by something a friend suggested to watch movies to divert mind and mindless thoughts. So here I was searching List of Bollywood films of 2012 and found this movie Student of the Year, the first big movie following my seen list. (followed by Barfi, Heroine and English Vinglish).

The heroine was looking fabulous in the posters, and have heard few PJ's earlier on the heroine and the song of the movie namely "Ishq wala Love"

The film is based on two competitive students, who battle it out to try and win the prestigious Student of the Year trophy at some school. And its a love triangle with the heroine Alia Bhatt, who is the most popular girl in the school.

Although Student of the Year is not Karan’s Johar’s finest work, it is an entertaining and well-structured film nonetheless. Alia looked great in the movie, actors were also good. Songs aur dance sequences bhi ache the.  I would rate it "Three" out of Five stares.

I must confess, I like every movie and am not choosy about films. "Sab Achi hi hoti hai.." is what I say.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Duniyan me yun hi hota hai. Dil tu kyon rota hai.

Wanna forget something but I can't, wanna remember somethings but can't. Jindagi aise mod pe aagayi hai, jahan har mod aasan nahi hai, har mod khushi nahi dene wali hai, par ab yahi bacha hai, aur isi ka naam Zindagi hai.

Me bus yahin keh sakta hun,
"Kasam se, Usey Pane ki Khwahish To Bahut Thi Magar,
Mujhe Us Se Dur Karne Ki, Duaa Karne Wale Zyada Nikle..!!

Here are few lines by Jawed Akhtar sahab, read by his son in the movie ZNMD, I cant stop hearing these lines over and over again,

Jab jab dard ka baadal chhaya, Jab gham ka saya lehraya;
Jab aansoo palkon tak aya, Jab yeh tanha dil ghabraya;

Humne dil ko ye samjhaya,...
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai, Duniya mein yunhi hota hai;
Yeh jo gehre sannaate hain, Waqt ne sabko hi baante hain;
Thoda gham hai sabka kissa, Thodi dhoop hai sabka hissa;
Aankh teri bekaar hi nam hai, Har pal ek naya mausam hai; 

Kyun tu aise pal khota hai, Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai..:(  

Aur aaj hi kuch lines padhi, .. 
"Is duniya me apna koi nahi hai, ye jindagi bhi maut ki amanat hai aur to aur ye Sharir bhi smashan ki amanat hai."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Automobiles, Composites and CO2 Emissions

It is great to work on composites, the work on composites is still in nascent stage, lot to learn, lot to explore; this is what makes Composites a challenging career field!  Recently during my composite manufacturing trials, I came across few facts. The research on composites is on a full blow, lot of work is going and in many directions, but the work has just begun and it’s still a long way to go to industrialize the research on composites to be used in automobiles.  The selection of materials, process and properties suiting a particular application is to be identified and established and then commercializing the process parameters to the large scale production is another big job as due to strict and specific property requirements for composites. Fuel efficiency, performance characteristics and environmental load, all these together makes the research problem more critical.

It is to be noted that the problem of climatic change is one of the most serious consequence of the emissions of large quantities of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in atmosphere. Automobiles and transport sector contributes about 25% of all the CO2 released in atmosphere. Composites are the substitutes for heavy weight metals due to their Weight and strength advantages. Also it is found that an average European car contains 20 Kgs of textile and fiber materials into it, these also have got some scope of weight reduction or substitute for other non-textile material.

European Union announced a comprehensive legal framework to tackle reduction of CO2 emissions. According to me the rules in the framework requires a great deal of courage and determination. It says Reduction of CO2 emissions in grams per kilometer of running vehicle from 160 g/Km in 2010 to 130 g/Km in 2015 and to 95g/Km in 2020. CO2 labeling of a car is to be established, so that the customer should get to know the fuel efficiency and the CO2 emission of the car along with its price during buying. The third and the best part was involving the stake holders to do their best by providing incentives and penalties if required. As of now they say the manufacturer would be charged between 5 Euros to 95 Euros for per g/Km of extra CO2 released. And some form of taxes would also be collected by the vehicle owner depending on the CO2 emission from his car. This is phenomenal!

To achieve this task researchers in all fields of automotive division are working on various aspects. And the most promising field in the CO2 emission reduction is attributed to use of Composites which replaces metals. Hence comes the role of textile and polymer engineers along with mechanical and simulation experts to make trials, develop and confirm a product qualifying safety and performance standards. Hence as of now millions of euros are spent and still spending on composites research, as they say it is just beginning.

-  India’s Case:

  • It is still a long-long way for India to explore the composites field, many predicts the scope of composites if far wider in India and it can also be seen that though late but the work on composites Is progressing day by day.
  • In the developed countries the CO2 emissions are reducing while in India the facts are opposite as suggested by a research by CSE (Center of Science and Environment). It states that post 2000 petrol cars with less than 1400cc engines had CO2 emission of 143 g/Km, while cars manufactured after 2005 have emissions of 173 grams of CO2 per Km. The same trend is also observed for diesel engines where post 2000 the values of CO2 emission was 129 g/Km and post 2005 the value is 149 g/Km. Where are we heading is a serious question on our part!
  • Energy policy in India estimates that if 50% improvement in fuel efficiency can save 8.63 cr tons of fuel by 2030 and the CO2 emission reduction which is equal to removing 70 lakh of todays 4 wheeler vehicles.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sickness away from home: The first Responsibility

I know in life there is a time when an unknown place, willingly or unwillingly becomes your home and as they say "Time heals anything and everything" , you start loving the things as they are. During the course of reading I have also come across the difference between a House and a Home.  The House in particular needs essentially few walls and a roof, but Home is something where the wall and a roof are not the necessity, the primary necessity is a bunch of people you love to have around you (your family), to share your success, happiness, love, sorrow and pain.

My home in my village: view after a little rain.
Leaving home and living at other place never bothered me much, but the thought which bothered me was getting sick at the other place. No one to care, to sit beside your pillow with their palm on your forehead, no one to male you a garam chai or a khichdi. You: A sick man is responsible for your own things, as they say in a hindi proverb "Yatri apne samaan ka khud zimmedar hai".

When I am sick I feel really bad, its hard to eat, sleep or interact to others, this is terribly rare but it sometimes happen to me. The first thing I wish that should happen to me when I am sick is to get back to normal within a flash of a second.  I look for available medicines and symptoms, get some advice from friends and family for some gharelu upchar. For this sickness I called my bro ( MBBS Doc) He suggested a paracetamol, cetrizine and an anti-biotic, but here in Germany getting an antibiotic without doctors prescription is a myth. The next thing was I went to a doctor but to my misfortune the doctor said "To my understanding, you don't have to take any thing, no pills. Pills only when the symptoms upgrade." Thus asking me to take rest and wait until the sickness situation hikes.

So here I am hoping for either of thee two things to happen, a) Get normal b) get more sick so that I can have pills to get normal. Sounds crazy na..:P

Anyways its a weekend so..Hope all is fine till Monday.
Take care people. Apna khayal rakhna.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sorry!! Some believe it mean Nothing.

It was an awesome trip and was going to end on a High note, but 10 minutes before it could have ended there, An argument splashed into air and it was awful, poisonous and painful. That pain still reviving periodically when trying to rake up the past. No doubt the selection of words and actions were wrong and that it has to be condemned by everybody. But the question which haunts me is that "Was it only me who was wrong?" and "The one who apologizes first (or the only one who apologizes) be pleaded guilty?"

The next moment when all this ended up is when I realized, Buddy! You did a huge mistake, You could have shut the fuck up!!, But alas! the bullet was out of the gun and was aimed to hit the crowd to an unidentified target. And yes it did hurt the (unplanned) target, destroyed a part of it, but the recoil force hit me deep down and made me hollow. I was stunned Left, Right and Center! The first thing that came to my mind was, Dude you need to apologize.  That silent 10 minutes before getting down the train I prepared myself to Bend down and ask for a genuine apology, cause the relationship was far more worth to me then anything else.

The target was hurt, he swallowed the pain, refrained from expressing and was calm and composed. I knew I was wrong and wanted to accept my mistake and approached to him for that suddeny the calm vibes turned rough and stormy, the reply was straight, "Leave me alone, I don't want to talk right now'" That was an obvious reply to what had happened earlier. It was 0030 hours and wanted to leave for my home from the main station. The last message I gave him was "Stay calm, I would call you after some time."

I couldn't bear the load and quilt of hurting a dear friend while on my way back home messaged him my feelings and also messaged a mutual friend to make my point on my behalf.  Another friend moving with me to my room asked me to cool down as I was restless, but I wanted reply to my apology. It was 0230 hours after a long tiring walk of 30 minutes to my room and we were planning to sleep, but my own guilt did not let me to do so. I thought unless I settle my apology , I will not sleep. So, called my friend (whom I offended)  twice , call attended, heard, but not answered the only thing I heard was, "I don't want to talk" Finally after few calls I heard "Okay, you accept you were wrong, I forgive. I was Relieved!!

I knew the true lines, 
" Rahiman dhaga prem ka, Mat todo chitkay; 
Tute se phir na mile, Mile gaath pad jaye."
I knew the knot would be visible and and the scratch on the plain glass would be visible, No matter but I genuinely wanted all this to be forgotten for good. My effort was from bottom of my heart, Cried my heart out that day, but still don't know the genuineness of that forgiveness , as it was newer Expressed.

What happened can't be changed, but I still think apart from digging a hole down the earth, getting into it and apologizing from there, what else I could have done to to forget my deeds and be forgiven by  a friend.

My efforts seems to be ignored and thrashed. Me Degected!! The only point I would never laugh on someone's pain and would expect others to follow the same. Jokes away from the grey area!

Still wish if he could understand what friendship mean to me.

Gonna get sleep now.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beginning as a new Blogger!

Here is the day and I am Getting into texting not on my phone or any social networking web but on my own Blogging dashboard. I had dreamed of blogging since 2 years But could not get it started but then now I have realised I could have given it a go much earlier.

But no regrets, they say in hindi "Der aaye durust aaye" and I believe in it.
 Its Tuesday, second day after giving an End note to my Paris Tour and say what, it was an awesome experience. This superb experience gave a tough compitation for the list of awesomest experience abroad  which include Prague (Czech Republic) , Amsterdam (Netherlands) and various visits in Germany. But whatever I have seen or experienced abroad are a no match for the UNFORGETTEBLE Feb 2011 tour of Kullu Manali!
First hand at Snow Biking! It was the best thing here.

Skiing! Was good but tough for one with Zero experience of wheels in his feet.

Still holding a grudge for not having a paragliding experience. Could have made to it but heavy snow on one end made the day and snowing experience beautiful and on the other hand spoiled chances of paragliding.

Now I don't know why did I write so much of Manali experiences. But belive me, I had planned to write short blog about today. Anyways this shows my blogging experience. Still amateur!

Planning a day of your Research work is too tough because you dont know what results can cause your mood breakdown or what mood can cause your mental breakdown but believe me you Executing the planned work is more tougher. It is three hours in the department and had just done a little part of rough testing of curing time of my resin samples.

So far so good, largely happy to execute a blog today! Wish to express regularly.

Good day People.

Suggestion, Motivations Welcome!