Gaming and Flashing at its best !

is a place where you could find the famous Crimson Room and Viridian Room RPGs. I got these games accidently when I was looking for a few flash games online.

The creator of these famous "rooms" - Takagism (I hope I got his name correct) is truely a master of the trade.

He has combined two things that have truely facinated me. Computer Gaming and Creativity. Let me start with the gaming part first. I statred with games very early and statred with Mario, Contra etc. and I still remember playing Tiny Toons at a shop near my place. Then MAC happened and kAgE introduced me to the wonderful world of REAL computer gaming. I had played DOS games like Writer Rabbit and Bricks before but the real gaming started at the cafe near our college and on the LAN between me and kAgE. It was mostly Quake 3 Arena but the important thing was that I got attracted towards it like anything. Then it was Babel where I had a chance to feel the action on the consoles. Amongst them, it was the GBA SP that I thought was the coolest.

Flash - The Macromedia product. I have been using since version 4 and now they are upto version MX. Things have changed. Macromedia as a copmany has given a lot to the internet. There was a time when it was mandatory to have a flash intro for every website. Although things have changed but still the amount of funtionality that can be given to a static page is awesome. Hats off to the creators of this wonderful software.

Coming back to the original rooms... I must admit that I was not able to solve the puzzles but as they say you can find stuff on the internet and I googled my way to glory. Talking of google brings me to another question. Which amongst the Google and Yahoo is better ... (Reason is that when I search for my name on both these search engines, on one, I am on the top of the world and on another I am just another jack in the town).

I am famous !!!!

I always thought, how nice it would be to know someone famous and be a celebrity. I would get to boast about my rezendovous with the rich and famous. My friends would be envious and jealous of me ...

My wish was suddenly granted one fine day when I recieved the following mail ...

Dear Friend,

I am Mrs. Suha Arafat, the wife of Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader who died recently in Paris. Since his death and even prior to the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism, confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and psychological torture. As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with everybody in the country at the moment.

You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the discovery of some fund in my husband secret bank account and companies and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine Government.

In fact the total sum allegedly discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of about $6.5 Billion Dollars. And they are not relenting on their effort to make me poor for life. As you know, the Moslem community has no regards for woman, more importantly when the woman is from a Christian background, hence my desire for a foreign assistance.

I have deposited the sum of 21 million dollars with a Security financial firm in whose name is withheld for now until we open communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund into your bank account for safe keeping and Investment opportunity. This arrangement will be known to you and I alone and all our correspondence should be strictly on email alone because our government has tapped all my lines and are monitoring all my moves.

In view of the above, if you are willing to assist for our mutual benefits, we will have to negotiate on your Percentage share of the $21,000,000 that will be kept in your position for a while and invested in your name for my trust pending when my Daughter, Zahwa, will come off age and take full responsibility of her Family Estate/inheritance. Please, if you are honest, I am going to entrust more funds in your care as this is one of the legacy we keep for our children. In case you don't accept please do not let me out to the security and international media as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith and send to me your complete personal contact information.

May God bless you and your household.

Yours sincerely,

Suha Arafat
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Wow ... Yasser Arafat knows me !

Disclaimer: This post is not about the great leader but this is about the spam that floats around on the internet ...

Jana Gana Mana - National Anthem

Nothing special about the day, just that I am listening to my national anthem ...

Happy Birthday - Sandeep Agarwal

Sandeep Agarwal aka Sandy aka Sandiago celebrated his 126th birthday on 27th March at MDI. With his birthday, he is officially a member of the oldie club at MDI. Other notable members are Nishant Nigam, Amrit Rao Pejawar, Shiva Kumar Chikkamath, Siddharth Sinha, Sandeeep Pandya... and few more names... They are so old that I can't remember their names. They have been lost long time away.

So dear Sandy was so exited about his birthday that he sent a mail to the entire batch himself and asked people to come out and give him a bashing.

Talking about birthdays and bashings, I hate being a friend of someone who has a birthday. Reason being the free kicks and smearing with the cake that you get ...

More to follow soon (may be after the exams...?)

Official Birthday - Sonali Garg

Officially the birthdate of Sonali Garg is 26th March 1984. Unofficially it is 26th July 1984.

The bad thing about two birthdays is that you have to have two gifts and its even worse if its your own sis !!!!

More to come ...

Blow Your Head Off At Every Small Thing

MR. "blow your head off at every small thing" ...

There is a very cute friend on mine who gave me this name about 5 minutes back. I don't know how someone can call me that when I think I am never pissed off at anything. I am ready to take whatever comes my way...

But if she says so, I really have to ponder upon it. After all she is a very very good friend and if she says so, it ought to be true.

She would do anything I tell her to and is one of those people whom I can depend on. Just that she can be very very irritating at times. Another thing to talk about her would be the time keeping abilites. She always makes sure that she is on time. I know she has to get ready, have breakfast, call people up, she is busy but she would always be on time ! (... Intelligent people would have decoded this ;))

Thinkin ...

Happy Holi

Holi the festival of colors is here and its that time of the year when you have loads and loads of fun !

Wishing everyone a colorful and happy H O L I !!!!

This is a small naration of what happened at the MDI hostel on holi ...
It was about 8 in the morning and the entire hostel was as good as dead. Then suddenly, this DholWala enters the hostel and wow all the people are up in a flash. Then someone of us realizes that the ladies are still sleeping. So the DholWala is routed towards the girls hostel. The obvious happened.

As all of us gathered behind the academic block, there was a pit full of mud water, eggs, what not and we all were thrown - yes THROWN - in the pit and then follwoed buckets full of the same mixture.

Then there was a round of Bhaang and few people who never knew the taste of something as divine as alcohol were found doing interesting things.

Anyways we had a fun filled day and was one of those days that I won't forget after passing out of MDI.

The Itchy and Scratchy Show !

The Itchy and Scratchy Show is very famous among Bart, Lisa and friends and they are very famous among me and few friends and I want to be famous some day...

Coming to the point, if people have been reading my BLOG regularly, they would have noticed that I have a piece of IBM ThinkPad KQ1 R51. I even talked about it here. The issue is that its just 3 months old and I already have a broken key. The latest accident or should I say certificate of excellence would be the four scratches that I have put on the display of the computer !

Yes four BIG scratches on the LCD. Somehow it has to happen that I want to keep my things in perfect order and I end up messing them.

Anyways the scratches are so fine that only a few lucky people (who have been gifted with a far stretched vision) would be able to notice it.

Removing se.dll

I posted this title few days back and people have been coming to the website askin for this very thing.

My comp was infected with se.dll and I tried every thing that was listed on the websites and could not do it. Had to waste a couple of nights but finally I found a way. Although I corrupted the Windows Search (that I rarely used) but the se.dll thingy has been removed and I am very happy about it.

If ever someone uses what I tell here, please understand that s/he is doing things at own risk and I am just listing here what I did. I would not recommend anyone to follow the steps.

Step 1. Restart the comp in Windows XP Safe Mode (F8)
Step 2. Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
Step 3. Search for all the instances of Search Assistant and delete them. This would screw the Windows Search.
Step 4. Start msconfig (msconfig.exe), delete an entry called sp.XXX.
Step 5. Search for a four lettered exe file having a size 32 KB and delete that also. This might screw up some other stuff also. Worked for me, others might not be as lucky.
Step 6. Say thanks to me and restart.

I would add more in the mean time but I recommend searching on google rather than on yahoo about this and I am sure you would find it. Also Norton Anti Virus 2004 is able to remove this hook up. I tried other AV software but none of them worked but Norton.

No No No

A friend rad my BLOG and told me that it looks like a directory of all the girls in your college and that you are going around with all of them.

I have got only one word for her - NO.

And I have decided to start referring to friends as friends. Let me not get human by taking their names on a public place.

P.S.: As far as I know, only few people get time to visit my BLOG. And no :p:D you are not the friend that has made me reomve all the names from the BLOG.

As I am writing this, an !dea struck me. Why not codify names... ? What I would do is that I would give code names to people and then use these code names to talk about them. I know this would be a rip off from Priyadarshini @ USC but as they say - You must adopt the best practices ...

DL 1S M 8101

DL 1S M 8101 - The Yamaha RX 135. Sandyz Bike.

When my dear Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber Croma (with disk brakes) is not working, this is the bike that I roam around on.

I can recall four incidents when I was out with someone on this bike, and the petrol finished. I had to drag the bike to a good distance.

Twice I was with Aastha and guess what, next moment I was dragging the bike with her. Luckily I found the petrol pump in the next instant.

Next I went shopping with Surbhi and while coming back from Delhi (yes from Delhi) I had to drag the bike all the way from Delhi to Gurgaon over the border.

Next I was out to get a cake with Shubhi and as usual I was found dragging a bike to the Cake Castle. This time I had to call Jeetu and he came all the way from library to the Sector 14 market to rescue us from the place.

Bottom line... even though the bike is Yamaha, roads are ok, city is Gurgaon, I have great people to take along with me but somehow I don't have a bike. And when I have it, its the same good old RX 135.

I think its a jinx. Whenever I am out with someone male... it somehow never happens and when its the ladies, it it bound to happen !

Bike, my life, when ever I am down, very happy, very sad, I just need to go out on a bike for a ride ...

Saurabh Garg BLOG - 4000 hits old !

I am sure that of those 4000 hits, about 2000 are because of two people. Me and :p:D. If it wasnt't her, there would'nt have been so many hits and so many comments.

And apart from all that, another culprit would be Google. Somehow it tends to point to my BLOG for no reason what so ever. There have been few samples posted here.

India vs Pakistan - Cricket !!!!

India vs Pakistan - Cricket !!!!

Cricket - My Life. As Ashutosh Rana says "aap cricket mujhe sey khilwa leejiye, dikha leejiye, bulwa leejiye, kahin bhi josh main kami nahin hogi"... These lines are applicable to me in evey sense of the world.

I dunno when the fascination for cricket began and I dunno when I started playing but I always knew I am a HUGE cricket fan. There have been times when I got bored of the 22 people chasing a mere ball for one full day or at times on five days at a stretch.

I would like to copy a quote from the soccer world...

"Some people say soccer (cricket) is a matter of life and death...
They are stupid...





It's much more than that"

Cricket for me has always been about trying hard, turning the tables when odds are stacked against you, taking on the most diffcilt competition, team spirit, rivalry, learning and fun. I could have found more adjectives if my vocabulary was a bit more diverse.

There might be a question ... how come cricket after so long and so sudden... Reason would be PD. I was talking to her this morning and suddenly we start talking about the current India Pakitstan series. Its day five and India needs a few wickets to defeat Pakistan and the tailenders are very resilient. They are not giving up !

We were talking about online commentry and how to watch the matches online and suddenly I get this feeling that somehow I want to be close to the game. TV room is so far fform my room that if I started walking, I could become the protagnist of the famous Johnie Walker campaign ... Keep Walking. Then i thought may be online commentry but rejected it. And finally I thought lets get famous. Why not put something on the Dear Blog.

By the way another thing happened... As I was writing this, there was yet another power failure and the entire thing got lost. I was talking to Pd and am sure she would have ran away by now to her best half. But thanks to my dear software, I was able to recover back whatever was said and written and typed.

Talking about Cricket yet again, my favorite players over the years have been Robin Singh (now retired), ofcourse Sachin Tendulkar, Brian McMillan (retired), Late Hansie Cronje :-(. Now since I have touched upon him, I would want to talk about him... I dunno...

Javed Akhtar - Kyonki Fighter Hamesha Jeet-ta Hai ...

Zidagi Hai To Khwab Hain,
Khwab Hai To Manzilain Hain,

Manzilain Hai To Faasle Hain,
Faasle Hai To Raaste Hain,
Raaste Hai To Mushkilain Hain,
Mushkilain Hain To Hausla Hain,

Hausla Hai To Vishwas Hai,

Kyonki Fighter Hamesha Jeet-ta Hai.

These words were penned by Javed Akhtar for an advertisement for a brand called Rotomac Fighter.

This ad was on television long long time ago and a few days ago, I just felt like listening to the jingle. It took me time to get the advert from MagIndia and when I got it, I was SO happy.

As I was writing this post, I was thinking about this writing instruments company in India that was bubbling on to the scene and had at one point of time challenged the authority of interntional giant Reynolds. I think the pens they made were great and they had good reach. The media promotion campaigns were also good. They had huge stars like Javed Akhtar and Raveena Tandon working for them. Today no one probably remembers the company and the brand. This would definately become a nice case for strategy course... I would love to see what Prof. Amit Kapoor would want to say about it.

Talking about Javed Akhtar now...
Hes got a talent with words. I don't realy know what all lyrics he has penned down but I have a lets say brand association of Javed Akhtar with great lyrics. The advertisement that I have talked about above is a case in point here. (I learnt this new term - case in point - in one of the classes at my PGPM).

Wish I could write as well as Javed Saheb and stand upto my promise of a poem to P...

KK - Pyar Kay Pal

Yesterday we had the farewell party for our senoirs and like all the parties at MDI, this one was also excellent.

when the party ended, I was sitting in front of the mess and somehow the DJ played PAL. I had to run to the floor and I stood with my ears to the woofers and speakers. The song is SEXY, the speakers were EXCELLENT and the DJ was AMAZING. He knew where to stop to music and where to give effects. It was awesome to listen to that song with so much energy behind it. I would recommnd everyone and anyone to atleast try listening it to once at full volume. I sang along it on top of my voice and after that I hardly was able to speak.

Here is my favorite song from my favorite singer...

Pyar kay Pal - KK

Hum, rahe ya na rahe kal,
Kal, yaad aayenge yeh pal,
Pal, yeh hain pyaar ke pal,
Chal, aa mere sang chal,
Chal, soche kya,
Chhoti si hai zindagi,
Kal mil jaaye,
to hogi khushnaseebi,
Hum, rahe ya na rahe, yaad aayenge yeh pal...
Hum, rahe ya na rahe kal,
Kal, yaad aayenge yeh pal,
Pal, yeh hain pyaar ke pal,
Chal, aa mere sang chal,
Chal, soche kya,
Chhoti si hai zindagi,
Kal mil jaaye,
to hogi khushnaseebi,
Hum, rahe ya na rahe, yaad aayenge yeh pal...

Shaam ka aanchal odhke aayi,
Dekho voh raat suhaani,
Aa likh de hum donon milke,
Apni yeh prem kahaani,

Hum rahe ya na rahe yaad aayenge yeh pal,

Aane waali subha jaane,
Rang kya laaye deewaani,
Meri chaahat ko rakh lena,
Jaise koi nishaani,

Hum rahe ya na rahe, yaad aayenge yeh pal,
Hum rahe ya na rahe kal,
Kal, yaad aayenge yeh pal,
Pal, yeh hain pyaar ke pal,
Chal, aa mere sang chal,
Chal, soche kya,
Chhoti si hai zindagi,
Kal mil jaaye to hogi khushnaseebi,
Hum rahe ya na rahe, yaad aayenge yeh pal
Hum rahe ya na rahe, yaad aayenge yeh pal

Awesome song...

If you want to listen to the song online, here is the link on at the URL
Since m talking about my favorite singer, here is a link that talks in detail about KK...

I want to write so much about KK here in this post but right now its 1:11 AM and I havent slept for last two days and have a class at 8:30 in the morning tom. Will try to add stuff later...

Ruchi Pokhriyal - My Mentor

Mentor - defines the word mentor as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. Ruchi through this first wonderful year at MDI has been much more than that.

I have talked about her previously too on my BLOG and here are the links to the previous posts if any one is interested...

Today we bid adieu to our seniors here at MDI and as a part of the MDI tradition we were supposed to present momentos to our Mentors and somehow I got this wonderful feeling when I was on the stage with her - WOW. It was like parting with one of the best friends...

I wish her all the best in all the years to come and a few wishes to myself ;)

Nishant Nigam - Happy Birthday !

4th March - Nishant Nigam's Birthday.

Nishant Nigam - yet another very good friend at MDI. Call it luck, call it chance, he was in my first sem academic group and the again in the second sem. In these two sems working with him I realized that he is of the best people that you would ever find. Cool, Calm, Composed, Understanding everything you want from a friend and a person, he has it.

Then came Imperium where I found that he and me had SO many things in common that I lost track. There I learn how to stand for each other, how to care for each other, sacrifice yourself to make sure tht the other person is doing well. The first two semesters and then Imperium bonded us as friends - Friends Forever.

If I start talking about him on a post, I can go on for ever. I can talk about the times when we - a group of 10 people - would sit in his room for hours and do nothing but talk, when we would just kill time by roaming around in campus. When we all would study in his room ! Yeah actually Study :D

So it was his birthday and since he has no roomie, I had to get all the cakes etc and we got em. The number of people that came to greet him birthday was probably the maximum for anyone. Simple enough measure of the popularity of the chap.

Here is the end of this post and wishing him all the luck in life and best wishes.

(copy-pasted from my other *secret* BLOG)

Eternal Bliss !

Today after I had completed the Delphique Panel Selection along with other people, I was walking down the ring road in the campus and felt very very relaxed. Probably the best feeling for quite some time now.

I have realized that the amount of satisfaction and happiness that you get after working so hard is great. I am not one of those who would work hard very often and wait for the result. I normally don't work hard but if I like something, then I am on it like anything.

Also one thing that drives me is Challenge and Competition. if a task is very challenging, I love to work on it, even though 9 out of 10 times, I won't be successful at it but still I like to give it a try. And if you are real lucky, the one time you suceed, the satisfaction that you get out of it is AMAZING. Has happened with me once and boy it was one hell of a feeling...

The Nidhi Kapoor Story

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