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Pogo Amazing Kids

Posted on June 19, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

hey!

the pogo amazing kids awards is out!

well,I can’t participate in it(u know,i am underage)

but I want all balshrees(of eligible age) who doesn’t know about it,should know about it…

http://www.pogo.tv/contest/2008/06_paka/index.php

putting this up on the blog too..

cheers,
sameer

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Hello…!!!

Posted on June 16, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Hi guys..This is the first time I’m sharing something very very important with u all…I’m the Balshree of year 2003 in creative writing(Marathi).Balshree was the competition which gave me confidence that even I can write well and express my emotions effectively…
N Today I’m glad to inform you all…I’ve published my first ever book of poetry -CHANDANCHURA…Chandanchura means crushed stars…N the sky looks most beutiful when plenty of stars are there…Just like that are our ideas…Random but attractive n beutiful!!!!!!!! Today I’m really really happy to share this विथ all of u!!!
Cheers…
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Fractly Speaking

Posted on April 18, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

After using Photoshop for over three years I finally got tired of doing the same things to get a random fractal-like background. Credit for some of the frustration goes to DeviantArt.com
Seeing some of the work there I was crushed to note that my pseudo-complex designs just didn’t match up.
Nonetheless with 2GB of RAM and a 2.2GHz dual core beckoning it was time to call in the big guns. Thats where I came across Apophysis. It generates amazing fractals in real-time on the basis of the transformation you select. Yes I know the description is a bit vague, but given that even I am a noob as far as this software is concerned I hope most of you guys will tolerate it.
Any way I strongly suggest downloading one of the newer (post 2.05) beta versions as most of the tutorials I found work with these.
Also to get an idea of what you can do with Apophysis I have uploaded 3 of my latest creations.

Enjoy 🙂

The Bedouin

The Lady in the Water(This was touched up in PS later)

Dancing Twins

Note: This post was taken verbatim from my own blog. I found that it was in context for the Balshree blog too, since Creativity can be anything you like.

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Camp:version sameer.1.0

Posted on December 29, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

this is a toned down version of my learnings from the balshree camp reunion of 2007.
meant for those who don’t have a yahoo account or haven’t joined the yahoo group for balshrees.,or haven’t seen this post on orkut’s balshree community.(please join it)

and for those who have already read…..
“nahi nahi nahi…i’ll still post it at a million places,until you read it fully…i’ll make it as familiar to you as the voda phone dog…(though i am much better looking)”

written in _______ and__________ are my comments.

Reunion camp of Bal Shree Awardees (1995-2005)
14th -17th November 2007

14th nov

Awardees witness programmes of ICA with other participants.
Open air Theatre at 0100 hrs.
______________________________________________________
enjoyed a lot…thats where the story of the fallen chip god and
gondhal were made..got to know that i was the lone survivor(I AM
LEGEND) from CSI(for then only)
____________________________________________________________

Welcome and combined session of all awardees with the Chairperson of
NBB, Begum Bilkees I. Latif and director,Amita Shaw.
Mekhla Jha Auditorium,at 1530 hrs.
____________________________________________________________
couldn’t happen…and we loved it…
____________________________________________________________

15th Nov
Awardees divided into their different groups as per their stream.

CW:
Interactive session with Mr.Navin Memon and Mrs.Surekha Panandikar
followed by work on wall mag.
Library,0930 hrs.

CP:
Interactive session of one grp with Padamshri Saroja Vaidyanathan.
Mekhla jha(hence forth MJ),1030hrs.
Another grp interacts with Mr. Lokendra Trivedi.
Dramatics room,1030.

CA:
Collage making session of one grp with the participants of
ICA(International Children’s Assembly) under guidance of Mr.Ravinder
Sharma.
NBB grounds,0900.

Another grp,to work on sculpture with Mr.Umesh Dutt.
Wood park,0930.

Evening
Awardees to interact with Ms. Saba Hasan.
MJ,1700.

CSI:
Demo and discussion on science experiments with Mrs.Asha
Bhattacharjee,Mr.Ashwini Bhatt,Mrs.Parminder Bosu,Mr.S.K.Sharma.
Try science,1030.
____________________________________________________________
the misconception of the lone survivor was gone…got 2 ppl in
science.were told about new developments informally in NBB.met Ghosh
sir,started on the project of treaure hunt.ate milk pudding at Akiko’s
stall(this japanase stall was also there selling great food).

We organized a treaure hunt as a part of our project for sustainable
development.ppl part of ICA participated in the early morning 17th nov
competition.the places were all inside NBB and related to
sustainablity.All accused me of having this programme to have
casualities after reading my poems,as part of clues.
___________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
had an informal session at MJ.got everybody singing..and dancing..to
the beats of oldies…special thanks to 1995 batch for entertainment…
bunk papers signed…
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
combined bunk…

since the day we entered we were not allowed to go out of the campus
due to security reasons(which all appreciate,i hope).the we wrote
signed an application saying we all are responsible for our behviours
blah blah(thank you ramanuj for your legal language..and then went of
to visit palika and CP,got Anant sir’s duracell finally!)
____________________________________________________________

16th Nov.

CW:continuation of work on wall magzine under the guidance of
Mrs.Navin Menon and Mrs.Surekha Panandikar.
Lib,0930.

CP:
Interactive session of one grp of awardees with Mr.Lokendra Trivedi,on
theatrical aspects.
MJ,1000.

CA:Awardees will work on sculptute under guidance of Mr.Umesh Dutt.
Grounds,0900.

CSI:Interactive session on Biodiversity with Dr.Faiyaz Khudsar.
Try science,1000.
______________________________________________
Session was good…were even able to hijack partha da from CW.he
attended for some time and was taking interest more than us..so we
packed him off;)
Dr.Faiyaz discussed a whole lot of technical and practical issues.
What i learnt was that environment and economics cannot be separate.
we need to think from both these point of views.also we can try to
manipulate data of staitistics to make our point clearer to
unknoweldgeable ppl.

He tried doing so to stop ppl of a village from killing the gecko
lizrds found in the surroundings.he said that this creature ate the
germs of TB.and since this one animal was killed,there would be
pandemic in the village soon…point made,whatever might be the way.
___________________________________________________________
Model Making session on sustainale development.
Try science,1200.
___________________________________________________________
could two ppl make a model??ok we made hand made paper at the
recycling plant at NBB.(yes it has not got one…that’s why everybody
was gifted a hand made paper file)
___________________________________________________________

Evening:AV presentation on cartoon making by Mr.Joel Gill.
MJ,1800.

Sabari-Play by children of Aparna Trust.
Open Air theatre,1800.
___________________________________________________________
Bunked both…had a personal bunk…went to chandini chowk with slow
moving creatures,called humans..named sudeep,sneha,sruthi and
ramanuj..and we all collected our blue line souvenirs(tickets)…ate
at paranthe waali gali..with a sweet called rabri..while ppl there
enjoyed shabri..!
___________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
camp fire…

the camp was on fire with special performances by balshrees..rupesh
sir and (*sir i don’t know the name of till then*)sunil sir,simply
rocked…fusion of
classical music(by rupesh sir)and all instruments(electric
guitars,base guitar,drums,anything left out?),created using his
own MOUTH..by sunil sir.
Neha didi’s singing,santosh’s bharatnatyam,manushree’s dancing ,ankits singing..all rocked..!
___________________________________________________________

17th Nov.

CW:wall magazine.
Lib,0930.
___________________________________________________________
as always..
___________________________________________________________

Interactive session with Mr.P.K.Bandyopdhyay.
Lib.,1100.
___________________________________________________________
i was declared the official photgrapher for the event!everybody gave
me their cameras that why i am not in the view.
___________________________________________________________
CP:Interactive session with Mr.Lokendra Trivedi.
MJ,1000.
CA:One activity session with M.Ravinder Sharma.
Grounds,0900.
CSI:Interactive session with Mr.Tapan Chowdhury.
Try Science,1030.
___________________________________________________________
was cancelled due to non availablitiy of audience…

instead we experimented with Ghosh sirs new handicam.he made a movie
called In pursuit of Balshree-ness(or whatever he may want to call it).
kind of a documentary about four fields of balshree and their awardees
at their work.like CW ppl making wall mag.CA ppl making wall
painting,CP ppl performing.CSI ppl doing nothing!.
____________________________________________________________
Combined session of all,qith Mr.A.K.Upadhyay.
MJ,1430.

___________________________________________________________
few ppl attended this session…but was ok ok…got some tips to boost
creativity,but was so tried to listen,
that i thought of a contact lens making me capable of sleeping with my
eyes open…creativity na!.

session was all about how creative process works…got some study
material too..about what to do when struck for an idea..also he
conducted the mensa test…but you all can ask for getting that study
material via post of email fom NBB..i hope..
____________________________________________________________

Valedictory functn at MJ,1800.

____________________________________________________________
kind of gud…gud dances,presentation of the wall
magazine(finally)….and then giving away our certificates and
books…(yay!)..by the way..did any body ynderstand what jonathan
livingston seagull is all about??…(one of the books given to us)…
___________________________________________________________
Valedictory functn at MJ,1800.

____________________________________________________________
kind of gud…gud dances,presentation of the wall
magazine(finally)….and then giving away our certificates and
books…(yay!)..by the way..did any body understand what jonathan
livingston seagull is all about??…(one of the books given to us)…
___________________________________________________________

special feature(and the most important…)
____________________________________________________________
The ending day also featured a combined non official meeting.To
discuss about the manipur issue(the bal bhavan there is being
demolished),to discuss about the social initiative by the balshrees(ok
you are a balshree,then what??)..and collecting names and
addresses…(god know where they are now)
____________________________________________________________

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Balshree Reunion camp 2007 the Schedule:

Posted on December 17, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Reunion camp of Bal Shree Awardees (1995-2005)
14th –17th November 2007

14th nov

Awardees witness programmes of ICA with other participants.
Open air Theatre at 0100 hrs.

Welcome and combined session of all awardees with the Chairperson of NBB, Begum Bilkees I. Latif and director,Amita Shaw.
Mekhla Jha Auditorium,at 1530 hrs.

15th Nov

Awardees divided into their different groups as per their stream.

CW:
Interactive session with Mr.Navin Memon and Mrs.Surekha Panandikar followed by work on wall mag.
Library,0930 hrs.

CP:
Interactive session of one grp with Padamshri Saroja Vaidyanathan.
Mekhla jha(hence forth MJ),1030hrs.

Another grp interacts with Mr. Lokendra Trivedi.
Dramatics room,1030.

CA:
Collage making session of one grp with the participants of ICA(International Children’s Assembly) under guidance of Mr.Ravinder Sharma.
NBB grounds,0900.

Another grp,to work on sculpture with Mr.Umesh Dutt.
Wood park,0930.

Evening
Awardees to interact with Ms. Saba Hasan.
MJ,1700.

CSI:
Demo and discussion on science experiments with Mrs.Asha Bhattacharjee,Mr.Ashwini Bhatt,Mrs.Parminder Bosu,Mr.S.K.Sharma.
Try science,1030.

16th Nov.

CW:continuation of work on wall magzine under the guidance of Mrs.Navin Menon and Mrs.Surekha Panandikar.
Lib,0930.

CP:
Interactive session of one grp of awardees with Mr.Lokendra Trivedi,on theatrical aspects.
MJ,1000.

CA:Awardees will work on sculptute under guidance of Mr.Umesh Dutt.
Grounds,0900.

CSI:Interactive session on Biodiversity with Dr.Faiyaz Khudsar.
Try science,1000.

Model Making session on sustainale development.
Try science,1200.

Evening:AV presentation on cartoon making by Mr.Joel Gill.
MJ,1800.

Sabari-Play by children of Aparna Trust.
Open Air theatre,1800.

17th Nov.

CW:wall magazine.
Lib,0930.

Interactive session with Mr.P.K.Bandyopdhyay.
Lib.,1100.

CP:Interactive session with Mr.Lokendra Trivedi.
MJ,1000.

CA:One activity session with M.Ravinder Sharma.
Grounds,0900.

CSI:Interactive session with Mr.Tapan Chowdhury.
Try Science,1030.

Combined session of all,with Mr.A.K.Upadhyay.
MJ,1430.

Valedictory functn at MJ,1800.

you want my version of the camp?coming up…..

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Comment – Comment

Posted on December 8, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

No, no this is no new article, it is just to inform you all( if your computer gets infected by a virus which makes this blog your default homepage; reason of you coming here), that Sameer and I are playing a very interesting game, name of the game, Comment comment.
Its very simple, we just write about something or other, just to eat up the mighty servers of Google placed somewhere in Mountain View, California (hunch), and then write comments, yes comments…on each others post…isnt it interesting. It is mighty interesting…I am telling you.
Just play it to know the joys of playing it.

Some times I feel like this while I write an article or something…

Wall, Wall behind the Wall,
Who has got most time of all!

And answer…I hope you know.

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Mindful Curry

Posted on December 6, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

So jee sirjees and madam jees,what do you think this article will contain?

i am still pondering over what to write and what not to,but then i decide to write about what you and i are doing right now.

thinking.

and just add a prefix before that,make that creative thinking.

As we all sit in our classes,muging up formulas,batalling assignents(and sometimes teachers),fighting for study material and notes,the aspect of our youthful minds that takes its toll,is thinking.

We are most of the times supposed to do what others are doing,and sometimes when we are supossed to do what we think,we don’t get the time to think enough.

So what to do.
Simple,let your mind run amock.

Here are the various stratergies(a nice word i picked up from english news channels during the cricket season) which i sometimes employ during my waking hours,while doing the normal course of work.

One of the best ways to create something new is the think about the phrase “what next?”.

For example,sitting in my physics class,there was a discussion on polarizers and cameras.i added “what next?”.

The phrase became something like this:black and white pics,coloured pics,digicams,what next?

I asked some ppl,and the replies where surely creative.A hand held 3d camera.

The thinking might have been made earlier,but still something new from the ordinary.

do something like this,telephones,mobile phones,what next?
holophrapic 3d veiwers.

electronic meters,auto rickshaw meters,what next?
cycle rickshaw meters,mechanical or non mechanical,but non tamperable.

Things like these might be present,but then they surely do give you a new idea.As you think more about an idea,the better picture you get about it.

If your answer is something thats very very common,just add some adjective to it.like making things or processes cheap,available to all,locally used materials.

like,telescope,microscope,what next?
i say microscope,with the bamboo poles which are hollow.

i know this article is stretching far beyond its permitted length,but please,bull and bear with us.

The next approach,thats possible,is using problems.
like,just pick out a person from among the crowd,and think what problem would he be facing?

lets take global warming.
take biotech and add.

you get some protein capable of splitting water,releasing
hydrogen by hydrolysis,the economy turns from fossil fuel based to hydrogen fuel based.hydrogen gas,free and simple.

take counter strike.
take electronics,and add.
you get some devices fitted on the caps which act as detectors for lasers(LDR circuit etc.).

you use lasers on guns for firing.with some appropriate arragnement get some thing for scoring,and covert college campus into unreal tournamnet playground.

add biotech and air conditioning.(bacteria’s cooling air?)

add biotech and fireflies.(proteins emmiting light transplanted into plants)

add electronics and pens(a pen that scans and prints too,ideal for copying from books into notebooks)

so just take a problem and add something to it to get something..well in the first and idea and then something concrete.

10 ideas you get,2 implemented,1 clicks.

Keep thinking,till i think..

what next?

Disclaimer:This post was posted first on jiityouthclub.org

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Posted on November 28, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Blogging on a blog which is not read by many is in many ways similar to talking in front of a magical wall. You never know when you may utter that special word and the whole new world of different prospects and dimensions open up for you. This is my second attempt in last few days to try and utter few words to attain the Blogging Utopia. Frankly speaking I have nothing much to write, since its exam time, when most of the people look for hermitage in their books, I on other hand look for other things which would give me a different perspective and once again clean my mental black board so that I can study again. To mention, this blog post is neither about how should we blog and advantages and disadvantages of blogging nor is it about how I study during examination time.
This post is more…something more…its about Examination. Wherever I am crawling on net, I am seeing posted comments which are telling about the global horror of exams. Have any one of ever gave a thought that if Exams have to attain a physical or for that some meta physical shape and body then what it would look like? Spare a thought that is there a nation where there are no examination. We as students must have wasted many hours on debating about our education system, an examinations, so I am not going to reinvent wheel for you. I am in another realm altogether at present manner. I am thinking of giving Examination a shape. What it should be like….
Ahh… I am having a vision…(since this is examination season, we are very close to it…we can feel its presence on our bed, near our table…everywhere)
Its a kind of a elf…yes without any doubt. But we can not decide whether its a dark or light elf. (I for some reasons prefer Yaksha, more than elf…but since JRRT and many others didnt knew about them…so for common people like you and me, it has to be elf) They are beautiful, scented, and promising in their feel, they give you dreams, then enter in your dreams, and can play games with your psyche. Exam elf offers you great deal of promises and rewards if you start working for his purpose, but none is there to see when you reach the pre-stated point. Elf is gone, scent is nowhere to smell. Only bad dreams remains like a curse of elf, your fear surmounts your whole body, because the elf has put you in the result trance. I previously stated that one can not be sure whether Exam elf is a dark or light elf, because if you deny to follow what it is telling you then it starts bothering you in manners never dealt before in life. Your parents are few of the easy target of the elvish powers, it starts controlling your parents brain, and in this way tries to dominate your instinct to oppose its greater cause. Have you ever spared a thought about the possible greater cause of this Exam elf…its to throw us back to the well of world, and stop us to achieve higher knowledge, to know more about yourself. Once you will get that knowledge, you will be in the zone where no elvish( so small) powers will be able to reach you.
I dont know, how this elvish breed got so much space in this world, how it got into the brains of selected few, who sat at the top level. From eons, these elves have been successful in what they want, to throw us away from the path of ultimate knowledge….
I have to cut it short….sorry mates…dears…some how the Exam elf of my house got that I am writing against him. My mom is under his powers…I have to go…to sit for his cause…

Sorry I

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Cricket Crazy

Posted on November 20, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

This is not a forward.The veiws mentioned below belong to the
undersigned author,therefore any brickbats and abuses may be directly emailed to
him.

Cricket crazy!

Chak de India…Chak de India…the rhyme and the songs goes on since
India won the final match against Pakistan,on that red lettered day of
24th september.

T-20,as the name goes,had had its effect.The format was
shorter,peppier and had dancers dancing for supporting each boundary.

ICC it seems has learned how to make the game much more interesting.

But lets think how to make the game even more interesting,inspired by
our famous gully games.

Here’s what’ll happen if the game is now based on the new format of gully games:

1.There shall be nothing as teams.The captains will “tip top” their
way to decide.

2.No toss for batting first.The team who brings the bat and/or the
wicket shall bat first.

3.Every over shall be begin with a try ball.

4.There are no runs for back..simply to say “back ke runs nahi hain”.

5.The cricketer,whose home is near to the stadium will bring water for all.

6.The order of bowlers or batsmen will be decided by “pukai” or as
some people say as “pukam pukai”.
The standard code to be followed will be “teen ka tala band”.

7.If any new player joins the team for that match,he will be given the
first den…sorry the first opportunity to bowl.So to say “nayee ghodi
nayee chaal”.

8.Hitting fours is ok.Hitting,sixes within the roped boundary is
ok.Hitting sixes into the stands is ok.But if the six is out of the
ground…the player is out!

9.If a bowler does not bowl well,he’s given a “baby over” of
3 balls.

10.And the best one…!Direct catches are allowed,but to the ease of
fielders,now even “one tip one hand” is also allowed!

I hope those who have played plenty of gully games would be very happy
for the implementation of these rules.

And by the way,the idea of cheer leaders cheering on boundaries was
also taken from India only,where in Mumbai there’s a dancing beer
bar,next to the stadium.

Cheers,
sameer

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New Looks…

Posted on November 10, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

This is the new look of Geekgam, much bluer andwh much more fresh and intuitive than it was before. I forgot to get the screen shot of old version of Geekgam, which I later got from the Cache of Google’s servers. Many of my friends have told me that the older template was just too plain, and didnt matched to my spirit. Before I could change the template I found myself in midst of exams and they forced me into a small exile which I don’t know when grew into a 4 months long exile from blogging.
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This new template is from Blogcrowds, they have got a cool collection of templates for the new blogger. Feel free to comment on what do you feel about the new template. There are still few tweaks to do, but since I am running out of time I am postponing it for tomorrow.

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