Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer Vacations

               I am having the least busy schedule these days. Actually our summer vacations are going on and i have nothing to do. Being in Computer Engineering Department we do not require to undergo industrial training which is compulsory in other departments. So i m spending time sleeping, playing games, watching movies and meeting friends. I m getting too lazy now a days more coz i am at home and get everything ready from clothes to food.

            Being the Placement Coordinator of my class i had to go for meetings in the placement office and may be its the only useful work i m doing this summer. Apart from this i had bought a new "Java book" but its lying as it is. I am supposed to learn java this summer because we have to build a project in the coming semester and even i m tring but opening book is like inviting sleep these days.

            I m enjoying this vacation more because i got them after a long tiring year of following deadlines and may be its my last vacations because my student life is ending(inshahallah) this year and people say that once u walk into the professional life it become impossible to have such long breaks.

           But i know only 15 days are left and the same monotonous life is starting after them where i need to follow limits, have to perform and be a part of marks grabbing system. But this time i need to be more serious because this year is the final one.
So looking forward to work sincerely in the coming semester so that i get some new and different challanges to face next year.

          But do not want to bear any tensions for atleast these 15 days and want to enjoy them to fullest.

Monday, June 28, 2010

My experience at Commonwealth Volunteer's Training

I was selected to be a volunteer in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi last month. So i was invited for the training session at the Amity University.

I went there yesterday. To reach there before the reporting time I had to get up at 7 o clock in the morning. If I would have been alone I might have never got up so early during our summer vacations. I haven't got up so early for weeks. But thankfully I had two more friends accompanying me so we left our hostel at around 8.20 AM and reached there at 9 AM. I was excited and happy to be selected. More coz all the people who gave interview were not selected and it includes some of my friends so i can tease them and make them feel jealous. I was thinking that most of the people are selected but I was shocked to know that around 40 lakh people gave interview and only 30 thousand of them are selected or may be they just told us a higher figure to make us feel that we are important.

In the initial phase of selection we were told that we will be paid 1000 rupees daily for volunteering but now the situation has changed and we will not be paid anything. The trainer asked us "Do u know why we are not paying you?" and added after seeing our blank faces, "because you are priceless, and without you commonwealth games are not possible". Yes, it sounds good but couldn't bring the happiness that money can, so they need to make us feel important.
             The trainers were nice, they motivated us, made us learn how to deal with guests and even entertained us . We did many activities which include shouting, forming Mexican wave etc. I believe that all is needed to build the interest and make us feel non sleepy otherwise nobody would have been able to attend the whole session till 6.30 in the evening. We were also served snacks and lunch. Overall, it was organised nicely and we enjoyed it.

           The training gave us a chance to meet new people and make new friends.
And yes this was one of the reason I joined. And obviously there were many beautiful girls. Yes, I met many of them and had a chat with few of them. So the training was complete fun.

           But yes the success of these games is the question of our country's pride so looking forward to give my best and obviously waiting for the next session to meet some new people and make some new friends and to learn some new things.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Computers and Humans are Different

With a new processor in market every year we are making our computers and our technology more advanced. The advancement is all about making computers faster, more reliable , making them understand humans better, play with them, make them entertain us and all.

Only things in which computers differ from humans is that they cannot think and cannot take any decision they are not programmed for. But there are things in which they are better than humans. They are faster, reliable, won’t get tired, don’t need breaks every hour, never try to avoid work etc. Today we have designed them to do almost every work humans can do. In today’s world we have a lot of work to finish in a very limited time so obviously computers come to our rescue and help us in completing more work in less time in a very efficient manner.

So we are making our computers more human friendly and trying to put in them the things in which they lack. We have equipped them with artificial intelligence. We have even programmed computers to take some particular type of decisions and made them respond to some feelings too(not commands) like humans. So we have supplied them the ‘feelings’ and ‘decision making’ they lack in. But still to work with computers we have to behave with them the way they expect that is the way we have programmed them or a typical computer way. Now they have become a part of our lives and we are spending a lot of time with them and during this time we have to deal with computers in their language i.e we deal with only the feelings they understand and give them commands in a way they want. Its becoming our habit and now we started dealing with humans the same way and expect them to respond in a similar manner.

Obviously to compete in today’s world even humans need to be more faster, reliable and accurate or may be feelingless like computers. Imagine in nearby future we will even forget(in work pressure even now we do) that we are human and then a computer will remind us that we are humans. Like if you are working continuously for hours a message will pop up on your screen saying “ Hi! You had already worked for four hours, now u should have a break. Go and grab something to eat and stretch your limbs. Should I play some soft music for u? ”.

This way we are not only playing with our health but also loosing our feelings and some of our human virtues. We are now good at work. We are faster , accurate and reliable in our particular fields but are not good humans anymore. We can fight for every single thing and no human can be trusted so easily . We are getting too selfish and we call it “professionalism”.

But this is obvious because creating professionals is the aim of modern education not good humans. We are never tested for any human values but for accuracy and speed. Today even “Social Work” is a professional course.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Beginning


I created this blog over an year or two ago but haven't posted anything yet...actually i always wondered what
to write about and who will read my thoughts.
But now i feel i should actually begin with blogging ...may be just for improving my writing skills.

So now looking forward to convert some of my thoughts into text.

Hope to come back soon with something interesting.

And please leave some comments, suggestions or may be your thoughts about "my thoughts".