Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Amongst the three subjects i have selected this sem, there is a subject about algorithms. A Korean professor teaches that. Its a very difficult subject. Moreover, what the prof teaches is beyond my understanding. He speaks English very indistinctly. One of his favourite words is "Right". He pronounces it as "Rhai ( र्हाय )". Try pronouncing that.
And in his great obscure English, its fun when he says "One, Two, Three". He pronounces them as "Vhon, Thoo, Sree". More fun is when he has to say "Two raised to two raised to two raised to two" He goes "Thoo raythoo thoo raythoo thoo raythoo thoo".
So, amongst my three subjects, this algorithm one is the most difficult. We just had an exam of the subject and i was expecting low grades in that. But, the cool thing is that the prof announced the exam as open-book and open-laptop. OK! So, we were allowed to search for the answers of the exam in books and on internet (No wonder that during the exam, everybody was online on google talk). But, its not as cool as it sounds. As expected, the questions were very tough. Out of the five questions he had set in the exam paper, i could find only two on the internet. About an hour after the exam began, the prof asked " Finished? " Everybody replied a loud NO. He said "Anyways lets conclude the exam. Return me the papers by tomorrow noon." Everybody was like "henh!!?? henh??" Wow! That was cool. This was the first time i appeared for such an exam. One of the new "things" i discovered about US.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
So, on the 17th of April, Jitesh Patel and family boarded the Lufthansa airlines: Chicago to Mumbai via Frankfurt flight at the Chicago O'Hare International airport. Including a stop at Frankfurt, the total journey was of about 19 hours. Finally, they landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. After waiting for about 4 hours, they had a Kingfisher flight from Mumbai to Baroda.