Tuesday, March 27, 2012


KVPY - This is an ongoing program by Department of science and technology of India. This is to encourage students who are interested in science. (For school students to pre- Phd level students)

For more details, check with,
http://www.kvpy.org.in  ( Applications are still not open  this year )

I missed this wonderful opportunity :( I'm too late to apply for it. Engineering students of 1st and 2nd year are eligible to apply. But, I'm at the end of my second year and applications for this year would open only by April or May. By May, I'l be completing my 2nd year :( 

So, I can't apply for it. I even planned a project for it. But, it's too bad that I couldn't apply. 
I shared this, so that some one could get benefited . Keep sharing this info with all the young  scientists (may be your neighbor's Kid/ your friends/ relatives) It may help some one who is really interested in Science. 

And another fellowship program is offered by IAS ( Indian Academy of Sciences ) , Check the link below for more details :

http://web-japps.ias.ac.in:8080/fellowship2012/ ( For this too applications are not yet open ) (for students as well as teachers)

Why these fellowships?
  • To motivate students who are interested in Science
  • To bring out the spark of Innovation in you.
  • To improve the wing of Indian Science and technology.
So, just give a try, apply and bring out the spark in you. 
Keep an eye over these websites and apply for it on time. (Don't miss as I did)
All The best, young scientists :) 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Haiyoh!!!! Lost my love!

Feeling low, Feeling uninteresting! I started hating you! Is it me??! Is it myself who hate you? 
I loved you these many months, I hugged you tight in my bed when I sleep. How great our days were, when we were together! :( :( But now! I hate you. It's because of , It's all because of me. 

Wondering?! What happened to my love? Mm., as usual., I didn't mention about love between a boy and a girl, but, love between my microbio and me. ( Don't get tensed, I love my subjects that much :P seriously, I love them much) 

"Favorite, lovely, interesting... ", the words which i often used to describe my microbio paper! Now, it became,  "boring, uninteresting, .."  :( :( It's too good to read and experiment with microbe's morphology and metabolisms. But, this classifications....!!!!

 Oh my god, this is too lengthy, even the infinite list of castes in India could be memorized, but not this classification chart! I love reading, but, not memorizing! :( :( 

If the paper is with lots of concepts, mechanisms, procedures and metabolisms... I could easily read and understand, but, this microbio mam, now started teaching, classifications of algae, fungi, bacteria... OW.... "I'm really paavam!" (Self-pitying) :(  

The list is too long, algae has a classification, fungi has a classification, in that subclasses... :( ow.. it's too hard to remember these scientific names. A glance or refreshing before the day of exam would never work out this time, must read daily. Must remember the Binomial nomenclature :(  Loosing my interest :(  

I don't like myself , chating in class hours., I listen to all the lectures, very keen (especially, microbio, my favorite :P don't come here to my home to beat me for i talk about subjects all the time :P ) but, I did chat today :( :P (okay this is too much i feel, chatting in class is not that sad thing)

All is well! Loosing interest. Have to get focused, have to regain the spirit of learning. But, memorizing.. :( I can't, "it is the toughest job in the world to remember the names and classification" I feel. 

And, this may also be due to my weakness " I easily forget names" , even the names of persons. It makes lots of troubles with my friendship" :( :(  I often come up with this question when a meet a person after a gap, "Sorry, what's your name?" :(:( I know, how bad it is, but, i'm unable to remember the names. 

I tried a lot to avoid this, but, none worked well. The tricks i tried which failed : 
1) I use to repeat  the names twice or thrice when i ask for the name of a person for the first time.
2) I use to apologise even before asking a new person's name, I say, "Sorry, I may ask you, your name,once again in the future, i forget names :( sorry, may i know your name please?" 

This is too bad, I know, but, don't know why, I have this peculiar weakness.

The lengthy conversations which I made with a person a long back, would be in my mind, but, the name of that person alone, troubles me a lot! I forget names alone! Could call this as name-O-phobia? :( :( 

Please? suggest me a technique to remember names?? 
Have a great time. Keep smiling. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Never AIM!!!?

"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way", Mark Twain said so. ( I googled and caught this :P okay that's not a great problem. What does he mean, that's what important) 

People say, " AIM high!". But, I say, "NEVER AIM". (????!!!)

None can teach me better than my experience. Though my dad, my mom, elders, friends suggest and guide me, what i learn from them, are all not any way better than my experience. 
My class teacher used to say when i was in school, "Learn for knowledge, not for marks, not for placements, not for getting a job, learn with greater interest; when you hear a song, how keen and enjoying it would be for you, enjoy reading the same way". 

:( But, who cared at that time to enjoy with the text books? I hated studying. I read and understood only 75% of the syllabus. As a result got a bit low score in HSE. 
Then, dad put me in B.Tech(bio tech). I didn't like the course at all. :( But, joined for my dad's words. In most cases, this is what happening. It's too bad, isn't it? 

But, luckily, it didn't go that bad in my case. First year, we didn't have any core papers. We had basic maths, physics, chemistry and some other department papers like engineering mechanics, EEE, etc., I was not that interested with these subjects. Got average score in first year of my course. 

But, the second year.... We entered our department. E.coli, Fungi, virus... oooo... A big gang of friends i got here. I gained much interest from the very first class. I started reading with fun, with interest, with involvement, with the thirst of knowing things. These microbe friends impressed me everyday! 

I didn't read with the intention of getting marks, getting a job or anything else. Just I started loving my subjects. I had fun in learning! Things turned upside down. oh.. I got top score!!!! ( Even i was unable to believe this in the beginning :P ) 

I realized , even when we have no aim, but, interest, we could come up, we could shine in our field of interest; the interest will guide us to the path of excellence! So, never aim at anything, never work for anything, just love whatever you do., that love and interest will take care of the rest.  Am I right?
"Love and interest over your course/subject could serve as a beacon, better than the torch of AIM!"

Just do work with interest, everything will go fine. The advantage of aimless living is "you never get disappointed". 

But, most people suggest to aim at something, to aim at greater things, but, what i feel is this, "Never AIM!". 

:P :P just blabbed my opinion / thought / experience / suggestion ( you take it in any way) 
Wish you a successful, aimless life! Have a good time.