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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fun with loads of pending work and deadlines looming

23rd August 2010

Hi Folks,

How are you??Hope you all are doing fine and had a nice weekend. Today I am going to share with you my today's experience which is kinda of mixed experience endued with both work and enjoyment running parallely at the same time. As the deadline for conference paper submission is coming nearer pressure for completing the same asap is increasing. Weather being awesome in Bangalore for the past two days, perfect weather to go outside and enjoy I must say. I too was longing for having the chance to go outside and party with friends. But Alas!! I am running the race against time as the deadline for submission is looming and weekend being the only time where you can work more energetically, free from office worries and tensions.

So, my today's day goes like this. I wake up around 8 AM in the morning, had my breakfast, of course after brushing, bathing etc. I was not good at health since I was down with headache for past 2 days and was getting a feeling that soon I will be getting the fever. But then also the self-satisfaction which I will be getting after completing the paper gave me enough courage and strength to proceed for the work -:). From 9 AM in the morning I stared working along with Abhishek to kick off the best algorithmic approach which is applicable for our work. We kept on discussing about the various approach, there pros and cons respectively. Till lunch there was no significant output. But after lunch we came with the algorithm which seems to be working fine in all cases. It was like a big wawwwww for us. Our joys knew no bounds. We were very much satisfied with ourselves. But as we started investigating further depth into our algorithm we came across few drawbacks which further added to our worries. But finally after working and discussing on the same we are able to get the solution for all drawbacks of our proposed algorithm. It is 1 AM in the morning(next day) when we are able to complete our work finally. I would not say complete but to be more specific we are able to clear the major hurdle towards our paper completion. At the end we both are feeling self-satisfied and atleast we can have sound sleep now!!!

Learning of the day: "Keep working, you gonna succeed!!!"

That's it for now guys, keep in touch GUD NITE.....SAYONARA!!!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Weekend trip @ Black Thunder, Kotagiri and OoTy

16th August, 2010

Hi Folks,

Today I will be sharing with you my weekend(13th & 14th August) experience @ "Black Thunder, Kotagiri and OoTy" with you. This was one of the memorable experience whose reminiscence I want to keep it forever in my memory that's why I thought of capturing it through the blog post. We, in a group of eight started our journey from Bangalore at 1:00 am early in the morning on 13th of August. It was an eight hours journey before we reach our first destination spot "Black Thunder".
Black Thunder - It is the Asia's No. 1 Water theme Amusement Park. On the backdrop of it Nilgiri Hills is situated adding to the beauty of Black Thunder. We enjoyed lots of dry rides as well as wet rides, namely cannon ball ride, lazy river ride, wave pool etc over here along with boating. After having lots of fun for around six hours we left for our second destination "Kotagiri".

Kotagiri - It is located on the top of the Nilgiri Hills and is one of the most popular hill stations located in the Nilgiris. On the way you will see lots of natural views and sight scenes which will not make you sleepy throughout the journey -:). Being the hilly area journey will be full of zig-zag paths and your body will be tested for fitness -:). If you are a nature freak then I suggest you to make a visit over here, I can guarantee that you will enjoy a lot over here. Lots of tea estates and cottages can be seen here and there. I was on ninth cloud after being to such a beautiful place. This was like the life time experience for me. After making a stay for one night at Kotagiri cottages and some of the sight view, including Catherine falls, Dolphin nose etc, we left for OoTy on Sunday morning.

OoTy - It is located at a distance of around 16 km from Kotagiri. OoTy is also known as the "Queen of Hill stations" being famous for its natural beauty and tea plantations. Lots of tea plantation and tea factory can be seen throughout@ OoTy. We made a visit to one of the tea factories and tea museum where, we came to know about the various process involved in the tea processing. After gathering knowledge about the tea processing we made our way to "Botanical garden", another famous place for which OoTy is known. Lots of valuable medicinal plants can be seen over here. You can also find lots of trees with some unique shapes adding to the beauty of the garden. You can also make a sight seen preview in toy trains, although we did not have due to lack of time -:(.

Finally after 2 days of wonderful weekend we returned back with our hearts longing to have this visit opportunity once again in the near future.

Above experience that I have shared is just a preview of my trip, although there is lots more to share and I can keep on writing and writing...

Link to the trip photos can be found at: Trip_Photos