April 20, 2011

BTP completed! \m/

Finally completed our B. Tech. Project of ME dept. IIT Kanpur.

Team partners : Mohit Kori, Sambhav Karnawat, Manish Gupta

Supported by (& really thankful to) : Pramod ji, R.C. Sharma Ji, Ramchandra Ji,  Mannilal Ji & the whole Central Workshop staff!

Guided by : Dr. P.M. Dixit, HOD, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur

We created a tilt & turn tricycle, which worked. It was a 'Jeevan Safal ho Gaya' moment. so relaxed right now that it feels like we've passed out without giving the endsems.

Feels great!

April 19, 2011

Funny Compilation : It happens only in India!

You may have seen some of these photos earlier, here's a compilation of all of them!
It Happens only in India!

April 17, 2011

Mythbuster : Sachin's hundreds & Indian victories!

Sachin Tendulkar's centuries have won twice the no. of matches for India than those that have resulted in a loss.

Below is a photo  that shows the stats for victories, losses & others in games for India where Sachin Tendulkar has hit a century!

Clearly, his centuries have won more matches for India!

Most of those which India lost were actually because rest of the team did not do well. Even in those matches, many times Sachin has won Man of the Match Awards & has been the saving grace for the Indian team & Indian fans!

Go Sachin!
Go India!

April 16, 2011

Funny : Important Life Lessons

6 Important Life Lessons

Lesson 1: Naked Wife

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Be...fore she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks,… “Who was that?” “It was Bob the next door neighbor,” she replies. “Great!” the husband says, “Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?” 

Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure. 

Lesson 2: 

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish” “Me first! Me first!” says the administration clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! She’s gone. “Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii,relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Poof! He’s gone. “OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”

Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 3:

A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said,”Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand. But,changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.” Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”

Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 4:

A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him,”Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?” The crow answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.

Lesson 5:

Power of Charisma A turkey was chatting with a bull “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, but I haven’t got the energy.” “Well, why don’t you nibble on my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.” The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.

Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it wont keep you there.

Lesson 6:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
1. Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy
2. Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend
3. And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!

P.S. : Popular & old sms's combined together.

April 14, 2011

Hall 5 Farewell

Just returned from the Hall 5 farewell.

3 memorable years, invaluable lessons learnt & great friendships forged that is what Hall 5 means to me.

Thank you for the memorable farewell bacchon.

& the delicious Sunday morning DOSAI! :D

April 12, 2011

This photo reminds me of someone

Dinosaurs & Humans : Similar Extinction patterns?

Is this how we will be annihilated?
  • Curve of Growth & Extinction
It is a very common notion throughout cultures of the rise & fall of something & actually everything. "There is light at the end of the tunnel" "Happiness or sadness, they will pass" "The faster you rise, the harder you fall" etc. there are numerous examples from various cultures supporting the concept of a life cycle. Even in business, no company or product or service has lasted forever, everything falls down or dies out & is replaced by something else, usually.

This is also the idea of evolution, Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
  • Similarity between Humans & Dinosaurs
Why am I comparing the two? One simple reason, both are dominant species of their eras.
  1. They rule the world they live in (a major part of it anyway)
  2. They are/were at their prime until they started to die out or died out (assumption)
  3. Dinosaurs were the most dominant species of the Animal Kingdom in the Jurassic Age & Humans are in the modern age
  4. Humans have or are about to reach their prime
  5. The dinosaurs died out much faster than the rate at which they reached their prime (It is considered a general phenomenon of extinction or dying in general.) What I am trying to show essentially is

Is it possible that Humans too have reached their prime & Nature which "aided" them in reaching the prime by allowing it to develop or "giving" it a Supposedly superior brainpower as compared to other known species of their era (as it did by making Dinosaurs presumably larger & more powerful than most other species of their era) is now fed up of them (us essentially) & plans to or will eradicate us?

What is your opinion?

btw, check out another similar post at Human Interference or Extinction by Natural Selection

This idea occurred to me when I was thinking of & relating the current climatic changes, extinction of species with the extinction of dinosaurs. Of course, no concrete data or even an all-explanatory theory is available on the latter concept, it is primarily a creation of my mind & imagination supported by some data & facts that I do have.

Human Interference or Extinction by Natural Selection

What set me thinking & reference for data : BBC Documentary

What I'm thinking is a bit strange & many may find the idea(s) weird too, but its an exploration into "What If?"

I Love Science & Technology, but what if?

These are basic facts, if you know them, move to The IDEA!
  • Fact : Almost 27,000 species of plants & animals are wiped out of existence eveyr year! Primary reason : Human activities.
  • Fact : By mid 1970's 50% of the virgin rainforests were destroyed. Primary reason : Deforestation by Humans
  • Fact : CO2 concentrations in air have increased by almost 40% in the last 250 years. They have crossed a limit in the last 250 years that they never crossed in the past 800,000 years! Primary reason : Industrialization of the Earth by Humans!
  • Fact : Ozone Layer is depleting at a rate of about 4% every decade, way too fast! Reason : Emission of CFCs & excess Nitrous compounds which cannot be regulated by Nature's existing mechanisms.
  • There are a lot of other facts & assumptions that can be set out. By the way, the assumption in the above points is that Human/Human activities are the primary reason of this all.
The Idea

Now, what I am thinking right now is
  • What If all this is not the wrongdoing of Man (not wanting to be a sexist, let's say) Humans, but that is how evolution works when Mass Extinction is required or desirable by Nature & its mechanisms?
  • What If when a species starts dominating the Earth, or Mass Extinction is desirable by Nature (for whatever reason, some discussed below), Nature "makes" the dominant specie lose control & initiate mass extinction?
Possible Reasons for Nature "wanting" this
Pure Science Fiction here, feel free to chip in!
  • Dominant specie(s) are breaking the Natural Cycle. For instance, in case of human civilization, advancement of medical sciences, ability to travel across the oceans, overcoming the need for migration etc.
  • Nature thinks it might be a good idea to let them dominate, then changed its nature or as we humans call it, changed its mind.
  • Nature wants to bring about a drastic change in the Life & Species & needs a medium to do that. Historical examples, extinction of the HUGE & Mighty dinosaurs & reducing their heirs to the size of snakes & lizards.
  • Nature determines a change in the planet-wide conditions is required without the influence of external forces likes an asteroid/meteorite strike, solar flares etc. which can lead to other changes undesirable by Nature.
  • Nature just got bored of the dominant species & wants a change.
This is primarily a creation of my mind & imagination & so in the blog, "Into the Mind!"

April 5, 2011

The Motto of Into the Mind!

Write because you think, not so that others may follow.
write what you Think, not what others want to read.

That is the motto of this blog & that is how I shall write. If I ever deviate from it, remind me of this post.

Signed Sambhav Karnawat
April 5, 2011

Free & Independent Man.

Getting back to the posts I was writing when this stormed into my mind.

April 4, 2011

Kumar Sangakkara : Respect

I was really nice see Sangakkara's sportsmanship spirit when interviewed by Ravi Shastri after the World Cup final 2011. The way he took the defeat into his stride, praised India & his own team was good to see.

April 3, 2011

India has won the World Cup! for Sachin, for all Indians, for the Country!

What a glorious moment! Even the showroom was closed today because of the big India Sri Lanka cricket World Cup final!

& India has finally won!

Cannot even express the emotions going through the mind!

It just feels so wonderful! Wonder how Sachin, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Gambhir feel? Especially Sachin! 4 world cups 21 years, he's waited for this one moment & he finally has the World cup in his hands!

As Neta put it, "Jeevan safal ho gaya" moment!

All I can say is, if my gf were here, she'd be in for one hell of a ride.

btw, still wondering where the hell is Poonam Pandey?

Sambhav Karnawat
An ecstatic & proud Indian tonight!

April 1, 2011

Big NO to long distance relationships

If you cannot meet each other at least twice a month, I seriously think a long distance relationship will drive you nuts.

If you think the person is worth it, trust me, it will drive you nuts even more!

No matter how much technology evolves, nothing beats holding a loved one in your arms & looking into her eyes.

More the love, more the hurt.