Wednesday, June 08, 2005

**I get Printed!!** AND**'3.56 reasons why not 2 b @home!!!**

I get printed!!!(for the second time that is!!)

First was in the JAM mag about my college and seeing that getting printed and overwhelmed by the comments to that,I was spurred on to write more and better??!). That was actually the first post on this blog too.

Here it is on jammag

Now, it is in one of the magazines in Surat called YUVA.Guess most people visiting my blog wud've already read the piece anyway.It's the same thing about Gujjus and Engineering.But still here's the link anyway..

Here..on my blog

The magazine doesn't have an online edition but Here's the Cover and scroll down 2 page 24

Here's the story behind the story.

After my exams I had nothing to do(was supposed to be preparing for placements!!).So just called up the office and dropped down to meet Mr.Samir Parikh.

Mr.Parikh,an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj,has started out in Surat and Bombay and plans to branch out to other places like Bangalore soon.He runs this portal which 'dishes' out among other interesting things, 'notes' for various courses.(dishes out coz..that's how their punchline is -"Dialled a pizza?,dialled a Dhokla,Now dial your notes!!). He also publishes a monthly magazine 'YUVA'.At Rs.60 it is a tad too costly and to be very frank not all that great, but the very fact that such an endeavour is being pursued in a seemingly boring and 'unhappening' place like Surat is indeed laudable and Mr.Parikh needs to be congratulated for doing someting new.(NO...I'm not being paid for the article or even this praise!!..He deserves it!!)

I guess now I can call myself a 'freelance writer' or to go even a step further a 'freelance journalist' or is it still too early for this literary neonate to 'graduate'!!.Am in touch with newspapers here to see if anything works out.Anyways, IF ANYBODY COMING ACROSS THIS BLOG HAS ANY WRITING ASSIGNMENTS,I'M (ready 2) FREE-(lance)!!!

Will get to hear the news of my 'internship' (hasn't it become fashionable to use this term -'internship'!! even i like it!!) in a few days.Will 'break' it here soon after that.

*****3.56 reasons why not be @ home******
Reason 1. I don't have a comp at my disposal here(still apprehensive if Harsha's 'disposed'it off to the other Nikhil Kulkarni's place!!).Tired of wasting my time and more importantly money at cybercafes, finally found out a Sify i-way,which I'm sorry to say isn't any better.

Reason 1.I have thousands of ideas for a new blog and just can't come out coz of the incessant rains here.Just enjoy to sit and see it pour and want to write a poem full of meta-'pours'!! But feels like heaven away from the sweltering heat of Surat and Mumbai(tho was there only for a few hours, but even that was too much!!)

Reason 1.Friends here have their internals and the bookworms they are refuse to come out..though monsoons see earthworms coming out!!(what a 'muddy' simile!!!)

Reason 0.56. C'mon man, am at home isn't it natural to feel lazy!!!

More than anybody I guess I'm eager to blog and experiment with new things, but these 3.56 reasons are my bane!!!And Ellie start off wid the grp blog atleast the groundwork(insfrastructure!!) and the inaugural post if you please and will join in soon...


sixtyfourarts said...

had hell of a time putting ur things in tv room and ur comp in your alter ego's home.

Couldn't u have planned packing and put everything in their place?? u should be ashamed of urself, dont even have any responsibility for your things.

hari and i were cursing you all the time shifting those heavy luggages.

f*ck u

Nikhil said...

I promise a 'big treat' for you and hari as soon as I return...and all the best for mini-baja!!

I know, all these curses are well-deserved and I need to be f*cked and all that..But love you and hari for doing guys are CHOOOO CHWEEEET!!!

thnx guys...

N.B. said...

hey nick

good to hear frm u...after a looooong time...can relate to ur prob coz til only a few days net was down
take care and have fun...bye

Ellie said...

Coming up with the group blog mite extend till the next week...will post a review for "To kill a mockingbird" ;-) or "The Rule of four" if I finish it by then. 2 'tyred' at the end of the day after the training...we production engg have to sweat it out in the shop floor all day :( so its is not an "INternship". Should settle into a less taxing schedule from this week on...on that hangs the fate of the group blog if I gotta get it started.

Any other volunteers for the GB?? If there are...plz do the starting honours, me and Nikhil will join the party, or else...Episode 1 of GB next week!

Congo!Was wondering...if it wud be too literal if Harsha were to freelance ;-)?

adi said...

i am not reading your blog for the next two months now, coz i', damn sure i'm gonna read a lot bout your internship,and cant take the'jale-pe-namak', my dad suddenly revoked his perm for my internship...sniff!sniff!