Posted by: Shreyasi Ghosh

Dear Lord,

My (belated)Christmas wishes for this year would be to own a Nokia 6110 Navigator GPS mobile phone.Because,once I've successfully proved that I'm hopeless at finding directions.

So please,please somehow make my wish come true.Otherwise,next time you'd again find me blindly pottering on the streets,vaguely asking for directions,flailing my hands in complete despair and then return home feeling like a complete ignorant fool.

Will elaborate later.Tata now.gotta watch Ekhane Aakash Neel.

Au revoir.

Random Tag 2  

Posted by: Shreyasi Ghosh in

Yes.another tag.seems like I've nothing else to do which is a bit surprising as I generally have something or the other to do.So here goes!

first name: Shreyasi

single or taken:single

sex: female

birthday: 7th oct.


hair color: blackish brown

shoe size: 3 :-(

height: tending to 5 feet..okay can we bunk this please??

innie or outie: what does this mean??

what are you wearing right now: Blue faded jeans.whitish pink striped top.denim jacket.

righty or lefty: generally righty.sometimes varies.

can you make a dollar in change right now: no


who are your closest friends? They know their names.

do you have a BF or GF? none.

best place to go for a date: someplace fun and bizarre and unthinkable.but definitely not nasty


favourite place to shop: Gariahat footpath.Dakshinapan.Jadavpur 8B stand.Just Casuals.Shopper's Stop.Pantaloons.

favourite kind of pants: pajama.jeans.

favourite colour: all colours except yellow-the yucky you-know-what-i-mean one.

number(s): 7,10

animal:dogs.horses.kittens.guinea pigs.sparrows.elephants.

drink: juice.fresh lime soda.

sport(s): tennis.

fast food place(s): tibetan delights, campari,ice burg,Tasty Corner.Hot Kati Roll.random roll-kebab-fuchka-bhelpuri corners.


current movie:Die Hard 4

juice: orangeade.lemonade.fresh lime soda

finger: none in particular.

breakfast: luchi-alur dam-nalen gur er payesh,sandwich-coffee,gorom gorom jilipi-puri-torkari,alusheddho-deemsheddo-ghee bhaat,milk-mohan's cornflakes/chocos.

cartoon character(s): tom.scooby cat.dee dee.Johny Bravo.Morticia Adams.Bubbles.Mojo jojo

have you ever

given anyone a bath? my baby cousin sister.

smoked? no.hate it.

bungee-jumped? not yet

made yourself throw up? oh yes! aj o kortam garitey.

gone skinny dipping? no

eaten a hot dog? is it a hot dog or a hot dog?

put your tongue on a frozen pole? no

loved someone so much it made you cry? yes.

broken a bone? oh yes! my left hand.right feet.

played truth-or-dare? yes.

been in a police car? not exactly been as in the way you meant.You see,I've an uncle who's in the police and oneday I found this police van waiting outside his house,so i decided to have a good look inside.And thus i went it.That's all.

been on a plane? no

been in a sauna? nope

been in a hot tub? yes

gone swimming in the ocean? yes.not exactly swimming.i can stay afloat for a really long time.

fallen asleep in school? class 7, drawing class.class 7 L.Sc class.class 8 drawing class.class 8 L.Sc class.class 9 L.Sc class.Class 10 L.Sc class.Class 11 Bengali class.class 12 e khali chemistry portam r adda martam.

ran away? not technically.went to the local market when i was like ..7 to buy chocolates without telling ma.

broken someone's heart? hotey pare.

cried when someone died? Not actually cried.maane basically howled as i was expected to when i was a kid.i can't cry much.and definitely not in public.

cried in school? yes. class 12.farewell.

fallen off your chair? yes

sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call? nah!fall asleep fast.

saved e-mails? didn't bother to delete they automatically got saved.

fallen for one of your best friends? yes

made out with JUST a friend? no

used someone? the diplomat that i am you want me to go public about this??...haha!!..well,in case you want to know....not to my knowledge.

been cheated on? no.

What is

your good luck charm? the 2nd step from top of our 1st floor staircase....yes. seriously.

the best song you ever heard? Banwraa Maan from Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi.

the stupidest thing you have ever done? shouting "hello...hello" at the doorbell and "key acche baire??...uttar dichhen na keno??" at the phone when both rang simultaneously!

what's your room like? mostly organised.sometimes cluttered beyond recognition.

the last thing you said?"okay..okay!" to Arnab when he said he'll call me back after he calls Poulami.

what is beside you? laptop.pendrive.XP SP2 cd.cellphone.woollen scarf.Spanish diary.pencil box.

the last thing you ate? hojmi-Jaina Shilpa Mandir

what kind of shampoo do you use? Garnier Fructis.Johnson Baby shampoo...yes yes!laugh!..hah!

the best thing that has happened to you this year? i got my driving license.some friends i had bad fallouts with came back.i fell in love with robotics.went to Rajasthan.rode a camel.

worst thing that has happened to you this year? screwed semester...---------------

have you had

chicken pox? yess!

sore throat? yesss!

stitches? oh many!!.simply many!

broken nose? no.bloody nose after noisy brawl?yes.with brother

do you

believe in love at first sight? no.

like picnics? 'em.

like school? LOVED it.would give anything to go back--------------------------------------would you/what is---------------------------------------

eat a live hamster for $1,000,000 ? if i really really need c'mon,if someone close is dying or something and desperately needs money to survive,khabo na??but i know where to draw the line.maane eta shudhu kacha hamster khawa chhilo.our ancestors used to have raw meat of some other won't make a huge difference.but barabari kichu korte parbo na for money.....typical Libran rant.please excuse this.

if you were stuck on an island, what people would you want with you? either just one or all my friends and their parents and mine as well.

who was the last person that called you? Arnab.

who was the last person you slow-danced with? slow dance maane ki aste aste nacha??.must be Choi.

what makes you laugh the most? almost everything!!!hehe!!!seriously!my funny bone is very easily tickled!

what makes you smile? same as the above answer...modda kotha ami shanghatik hashi!

who is the last person

you yelled at? A rickshawwalla whose rickshaw narrowly missed hitting me at 8b stand.

who broke your heart? kishob proshno!hah!

who is your loudest friend? jayeeta

do you/are you

do you like filling these out? yes.reminds me of the colorful slambooks we used to fill up in school

do you wear glasses or contacts? none.perfectly healthy eyes.

do you like yourself? of course!

do you get along with your family? almost always.

stolen anything over $50? no

obsessive? sometimes

compulsive? no

anorexic? no...hahahaha

suicidal? heck no man! am scared of death.

schizophrenic? a bit i think(this is NOT an attention-seeking statement).----------------------------------------------------------------

love life

do you have a crush? ishwar janen

if so, does he or she know? holey jene jabe! i think so.ami beshi lukote parina.

have you truly told him or her how you feel, face to face? pagol naaki?

how did he or she respond? koilam toh! hoile zanai dimu

what is so great about him or her? dont get me started.-------------------------------------

this or that

coffee or tea: coffee

phone or in person: depends on who it is...

are you oldest, middle, youngest or only child:only

indoor or outdoor: depends.generally outdoors on winter mornings and afternoons and a bit in the evening.beshikkhon shondhebela baire thaka allowed na

final question

how many people are you sending this to: all are welcome

what are you listening to right now? Dana Glover-It is you

what did you do yesterday? cooked.watched Race,Lagey Raho Munnabhai,Om Shanti Om,Main Hoon Na,Siing is Kiing.talked to Ma.called Spanish.

where do you want to get married? seriously haven't given it a thought man!.

if you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? suspicious nature.sudden momentary lack of faith in people.frowning while watching tv.

are you a good driver? aha!yes.

are you a good singer? oh really!am blushing!

what do you dream about? bizarre prolly already had a taste of it.if not just read the blog post that begins with "Taste it...".

Random tag  

Posted by: Shreyasi Ghosh in

1. What does your user name mean? It's my name. It means 'the best'.

2. Elaborate on your user photo:The one in blogger is of a random boat tied to a post.The one at Facebook is mine grinning at Ria my cousin who took the photo.I was standing beneath some tree amidst the green fields at Mayapur.

3. How many comments do you have?Where?last post? one. courtsey Ching.

4. What's your current relationship status?Single.

5. What exactly are you wearing right now? Greenish grey pyjamas.white tshirt that says "I climbed the Great Wall". black pullover.

6. What is your current problem? Virus in pc.Crashed XP. corrupt exe files.Spanish exam.

7. What do you love most?Parents.Friends.School.Books.PC.Music.Food.Travel.PJs.

8. What makes you most happy?Right now,it's reformatting my pc and fixing tv.cracking pjs. playing 29 and Screw and Bluff.

9. Are you musically inclined?I think so.

10. What would you do if you woke up one morning and found out you were on cocaine?Sounds preposterous.But if it at all happens,I'll go to Ma who'll give me one tight sound slap and I'll get back my senses.

11. If you could go back in time, and change something, what would it be?I wish I could go back to school.Esp the last week.

12. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day, what would you be?A bird.

13. Ever have a near death experience?Oh many!(basks in vanity).I had a killoid(a kind of tumor) operation.I nearly got run over thrice by 2 cars and lorry.I almost got drowned at Rishikonda.I fell down the stairs,twisted my arms badly and nearly cracked open my head.I'd have been electrocuted by the immersion heater had my dida not been you want me to continue??There's more.

14. Name an obvious quality you have? I love walking.

15. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?Lots.Rockstar-Nickelback.Immigrant Song-Led Zeppelin.Seven Nation Army-The White Stripes.Snow-RHCP.....

16. Are you happy today?tired and sleepy.and very happy.

17. Who will cut and paste this to first?Everybody's welcome.

18. Name someone with the same birthday as you:Heinrich Himmler, Feared head of the Nazi 'SS' and 'Gestapo'

19. Do you have a secret crush on someone?Nope.

20. Do you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink?No. I've a dustbin.

21. Have you ever been in a fight?Years back.with my cousins.I nearly broke my brother's teeth.

22. Have you ever sang in front of a large audience? school.At Shrutinandan.

23. What's the first thing you notice about the OPPOSITE sex:eyes.I hate it if people don't look me straight in the face.

24. Whats your biggest mistake?Dunno.

25. Say something totally random about you?I made alubhaja today.

26. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?Yes. Like Preity Zinta!!

27. Are you comfortable with your height?Hah! I'm 5.that's really tiny. :-(

28. What is your favorite smell?Mangsher jhol. Biriyani. Goddess perfume.wet cement.Johnson baby products.

29. What's something that really annoys you?nagging.

30. What's something you really like?Food.pjs.

31. Do you give random hugs and kisses?nopes.

32. What's the latest you have ever stayed up?22 hours.

33. Have you ever been rushed to the emergency room?yeah!

34 How many beds did you lay in yesterday?: Mine.and parents'.

35: What color shirt are you wearing?:White.

36: Name one thing that you do everyday?:Solve the sudoku in T2.

37: Whats the color of your bedroom walls?:White and soft crimson.

38:How much cash do you have on you right now?: 20 rupees.....where'd you go I miss you so??

39: Whats your favorite sport?

40: I cant wait till..?:the microcontroller classes begin.

41: When was the last time you saw your dad?:30 minutes ago.

42: Are you taken?:No.

43: What did you have for dinner last night?:Rice.Dal.alubhaja.katla maach.

44: Look to your left. Whats there?:Laptop.pendrive.XP SP2 cd.a book on Microprocessors.A Calvin and Hobbes comics.

45: Whats the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone?:Jeans from Choi.

46: What website do you visit the most?,, jgood sites on Java and robotics.sites of e-comics esp Calvin and Hobbes and Garfield.of pjs and flash games as well.

47: Do you have plants in your room?:Nope. Outside my window.

48: Does anything hurt on your body right now? left palm.

49: What city was your last taxicab ride in?: Jaipur.

50: Do you own a picture phone?:Nah! good old Nokia 1100.

51: Whats your favorite Starbucks drink?:Never had any.

52: Recent time you were really upset?When Ma was violently ill and I could do nothing to make her feel better.

Computer Organisation exam tomorrow.  

Posted by: Shreyasi Ghosh in

I feel like a goat singing

Zinda hoon main.......(remember that John Abraham-Sanjay Dutt starrer??)

ps: Well, I forgot to write laash. please insert it at the right place.sorry for the godaweful pj. heh.

pps: if you have NetBeans 6.5 or any other similar Java IDEs, you can run the codes given below. nice ones they're.esp the random triangles.

Ignore this's not a real post.will be deleted soon.  

Posted by: Shreyasi Ghosh

// Exercise 11.6 Solution// This program draws concentric circles

import javax.swing.*;

import java.awt.*;

import java.awt.event.*;
public class Concentric extends JFrame {
public Concentric()


super( "Concentric" );

setSize( 300, 300 );


public void paint( Graphics g ) {

for ( int x = 0; x <= 160; x += 10 ) {

int y = 160 - ( x * 2 );

g.drawOval( x + 30, x + 30, y, y );


public static void main( String args[] )

{ Concentric app = new Concentric();


new WindowAdapter() {

public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) {

System.exit( 0 ); }




// Exercise 11.12 Solution// This program draws lines of random sizes and colors

import javax.swing.*;

import java.awt.*;

import java.awt.event.*;
public class Lines1 extends JFrame {
public Lines1() { super( "Drawing Lines" ); setSize( 200, 200 ); show(); }
public void paint( Graphics g ) { for ( int y = 10; y < 200; y += 10 ) { int x1 = ( int ) ( 1 + Math.random() * 199 ); g.setColor( new Color( ( float ) Math.random(), ( float ) Math.random(), ( float ) Math.random() ) ); g.drawLine( 1, y, x1, y ); } } public static void main( String args[] ) { Lines1 app = new Lines1(); app.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter() { public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) { System.exit( 0 ); } } ); }

// Exercise 11.15 Solution// This program randomly draws characters// Note: cover, resize, or restart the program// repeatedly to see multiple characters drawnimport javax.swing.*;import java.awt.*;import java.awt.event.*;
public class Draw extends JFrame { private final int DELAY = 3000000;
public Draw() { super( "Drawing Characters" ); setSize( 200, 200 ); show(); }
public void paint( Graphics g ) { int fontSize = ( int ) ( 10 + Math.random() * 63 ); int x = ( int ) ( 30 + Math.random() * 341 ); int y = ( int ) ( 50 + Math.random() * 95 ); char letters[] = { 'V', 'O', 'L', 'S', '8', '7' }; Font f = new Font( "Monospaced", Font.BOLD, fontSize );
g.setColor( new Color( ( float ) Math.random(), ( float ) Math.random(), ( float ) Math.random() ) ); g.setFont( f ); g.drawChars( letters, ( int ) ( Math.random() * 6 ), 1, x, y );
for ( int h = 1; h < DELAY; h++ ) ; // slow things down repaint(); }
public static void main( String args[] ) { Draw app = new Draw(); app.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter() { public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) { System.exit( 0 ); } } ); }}

// Exercise 11.16 Solution// This program draws an 8 x 8 gridimport javax.swing.*;import java.awt.*;import java.awt.event.*;
public class Grid extends JFrame { public Grid() { super( "Grid" ); setSize( 200, 200 ); show(); } public void paint( Graphics g ) { int y = 30, x1 = 30;
for ( int r = 1; r <= 8; r++, y += 10 ) g.drawLine( 30, y, 100, y );
for ( int c = 1; c <= 8; c++, x1 += 10 ) g.drawLine( x1, 30, x1, 100 ); }
public static void main( String args[] ) { Grid app = new Grid(); app.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter() { public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) { System.exit( 0 ); } } ); }}

// Exercise 11.20 Solution// This program draws a tetrahedronimport javax.swing.*;import java.awt.*;import java.awt.geom.*;import java.awt.event.*;
public class Pyramid extends JFrame {
public Pyramid() { super( "Pyramid" ); setSize( 275, 150 ); show(); }
public void paint( Graphics g ) { int basex[] = { 100, 200, 150, 50, 100 }; int basey[] = { 100, 100, 130, 130, 100 }; int x = 110, y = 40;
Graphics2D g2d = ( Graphics2D ) g;
GeneralPath tetra = new GeneralPath();
g2d.setColor( ); tetra.moveTo( basex[ 0 ], basey[ 0 ] );
for ( int i = 1; i < 5; i++ ) { tetra.lineTo( x, y ); tetra.moveTo( basex[ i - 1 ], basey[ i - 1 ] ); tetra.lineTo( basex[ i ], basey[ i ] ); }
tetra.closePath(); g2d.draw( tetra ); }
public static void main( String args[] ) { Pyramid app = new Pyramid(); app.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter() { public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) { System.exit( 0 ); } } ); }}

// Exercise 11.29 Solution// Roll a six-sided die 6000 timesimport javax.swing.*;import java.util.Random;import java.awt.event.*;import java.awt.*;
public class RollDie extends JFrame {
public RollDie() { super( "Roll Die" ); setSize( 275, 150 ); show(); }
public void paint( Graphics g ) { int yPosition = 50, face; int frequency[] = new int[ 7 ]; Random r = new Random();
for ( int roll = 1 ; roll <= 6000; roll++ ) { face = 1 + Math.abs( r.nextInt() % 6 ); ++frequency[ face ]; } g.setColor( Color.white ); g.fillRect( 0, 0, 275, 150 ); // 275 x 150 g.setColor( ); g.drawString( "Face", 25, yPosition ); g.drawString( "Frequency", 100, yPosition );
for ( int i = 1; i < frequency.length; i++ ) { yPosition += 15; g.drawString( String.valueOf( i ), 25, yPosition ); g.drawString( String.valueOf( frequency[ i ] ), 100, yPosition ); } }
public static void main( String args[] ) { RollDie app = new RollDie(); app.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter() { public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) { System.exit( 0 ); } } ); }}

"Taste it.....  

Posted by: Shreyasi Ghosh in

....and remember,you have to cook exactly like this if you want to survive in this job....." the head chef had an evil glint in his eyes as he explained all the nitty-gritties of the task to the newly appointed cook.Masked threats.I stood,hidden behind the door and felt a pinprick of fear down my spine.

Firstly,because the new cook was my friend who had taken up a job on the Star Cruise Virgo.Reason??He wanted to impress the girl he secretly loved and who was on board the ship as a first-class passenger.My poor friend couldnt afford to buy himself a ticket(inspite of owning posh gleaming Nokia N73 and several other expensive gadgets)and so the only way he could stay near her and find a way to her heart...err...stomach was to take up a job as a cook on the ship. (No logical reasons to dissuade a person from doing such things.At least,I can't think of any.)

Now I had responsibilities too.I just couldn't let him go all by himself.After all I was the one who had introduced them and then tried my hand at ghotokali.So I had to go as well.Someone..(I don't know who)paid for my tickets.Or maybe,no one did and I just managed to sneak in.I was determined to help him but had not bargained for what I found out.

1> The head cook was our Life Science teacher.The lady who we all hated with an omen because she had a vile temper and a vitriolic tongue with words like whiplash.The lady who nearly flunked me in Life Science...ahem not that I was good at it...ahem.

2>My friend can do a lot of things.He can dress and behave like a chef to perfection,imitating them in every possible way,can impress you with his supersmooth banter etc.Yes a lot of things.

He just can't cook.

3>I suffered from sea-sickness.


Ma:"Ai! oth!Choi er phone!"
Me(rubbing eyes furiously): Wahaaat??!!
Choi(small voice):Hello.
Me(eyes drooping):Hello.
Choi:*sniff sniff*
Me(trippy voice):Mmmm....
Choi(trembling voice):Shreo...!!
Choi(stiffled sobs):Ami shopno dekhlam tui mara gechhich.
Me(eyes closed,deep slow breaths):Hmmm....
Choi(alternately sniffing and talking,making it hard to understand what she's saying):Haan!tui mara gechhish! tor shraddho hochhe.
Me(now realising what she's trying to say):Okay.Then??
Choi:Tor chhobi te gandaful er mala.Mashi kadchhe.
Me(yawning):Mara gele gandaful deyna.rojonigondha hobe ota.
Choi(lets out a long loud hysterical sob.Goes in the line of AAAAAAAANNN. *sniff sniff*)...aaaaaann!!!...."Yearkey marchhish keno??Ami shottyi mara gechhish. "
Me(intrigued but sleepy):Arrey ki holo??I'm not denying toh!Tarpor??
Choi(hyperventilating):Mashi bolchhe tor Life Science er Excretion er chaptertao pora hoye gechhilo.
Me(starting to laugh amidst all the confusion):Of all things,Excretion keno porbo?? :D :D :D
Choi:Dhush!Ami ki jani??Ami dekhlam mashi bolchhe.
Me:Acchha,ami toh mara gechhi??
Me:Tahole Excretion kothheke elo??

10 minutes of sniffing,snivelling,sobbing and 'hmmm'ing.After that I hung up.Or the call got disconnected automatically.

2 hours later,I woke up with my mind swimming in a mad whirl and called up Choi...."Lojja kore na????shokal 6tar shomoye amake ghum theke tule bole tui mara gechhish...???" while Choi tried to defend herself by saying..."Ami ki korbo??Ami ki icche kore korechhi?? tui e toh orom baje time e mara geli!"
Me:Tai bole tui amay phone korbi???

Choi:korbo na???Tui mara gele ami toke phone korbo na???
Me:Maane?? Ami mara gele tui amake phone korbi ???
Choi:Arrey!tui toh shotti shotti mara jashni.tai phone korechhi.
Me:Tahole phone korechhish keno??
Choi:Amar koshto holo.huff.
Me: But tai bole tui amay phone korbi??aaan???bhor 6tar shomoye?? phone korechhish keno.....???
As for confused readers,

#1 portals=a deep,soul-searching piece of prose that my dear friend wrote.Why I referred to it is one of the unsolved mysteries of the profoundly inexplicable brain.

#2 Life Science amar pichhu chhhare na!!!....*sniff sniff*. That to Excretion er chapter.OH GOD!!! :D :D :D :D

#3 The ship plot was a thrilling dream sequence,perfectly Hindi film-eesh(my home production,Titanic-meets-Kaho Naa Pyaar Hain)rudely interrupted and thus,terminated by someone who bumps off people at the wrong place wrong time.

#4 uuun=said in affirmation when speaker is sniffing and not in a position to talk.

Such is life.Sometimes.


Posted by: Shreyasi Ghosh in ,

For the first time in my life, I'm really depressed.The kind of depression that hollows your insides and and makes you feel nauseous and completely cut off from reality. Sorry.I'm not good at describing it.

I had a Maths test today.And I had this stupid preassumption that the first part will have only 3 questions.And when I got the question paper, I didn't even bother to check the pattern.When we had like 45 minutes to go,I found out that we have to attempt 5 questions from it.There! Now you get what were the last 45 minutes like for me. I got stuck with a monstrous Fourier Series problem and couldn't complete the paper.

Man! I don't care if I sound like this total loser who whines about a screwed test.But I will.And I don't think it's a loserlike thing to do.That's said.

I'm brooding.God! I hate it.

Aar na! onek hoyechhe.


Posted by: Shreyasi Ghosh in , ,

I hate to bring this up on the eve of my semester, because everytime I do so, inevitably I don't follow what I'm planning.But somewhere down the line,I think it's high time to sit back and get a grip on oneself.

I hate procrastination.Period.It doesn't pay AT ALL.

Au revoir.See you after 16th.

Wishing all students of JU, WBUT, St. Xavier's and other colleges a very very good luck for your semesters.

ps: purple for a regal performance.*no puns intended*