Monday, March 24, 2008

Holi, Easter, Dal Puri and Programming Test

Voting Results: 16 voters
14 votes i.e. 87 % said i was good enough as a Lecturer and that i should keep 'reporting for the blog alone'
1 vote i.e. 6 % said that I should remain a Lecturer as I could be worse as a reporter (I know its you Gun....GRHHHHH!!)

I was shocked by one voter though!
1 vote i.e.6 % said that I was a crap lecturer...Well i am open to any suggestion for improvement buddy.

Well I have not posted for a while!
Was busy! Well lets take it since Saturday.
First of all i would like to thank all of those who posted comments and voted.
Please note that your comments are very valuable.

As you might know, on Saturday Holi was celebrated. I came across the a mythological explanation on, see below.

Holi gets us close to our religion and our mythology as it is essentially the celebration of various legends associated with the festival.Foremost is the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. The legend says there once lived a devil and powerful king, Hiranyakshyap who considered himself a god and wanted everybody to worship him. To his great ire, his son, Prahlad began to worship, Lord Vishnu. To get rid of his son, Hiranyakshyap asked his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap, as she had a boon to enter fire unscathed. Legend has it that Prahlad was saved for his extreme devotion for the lord while Holika paid a price for her sinister desire. The tradition of burning Holika or the 'Holika dahan' comes mainly from this legend.......

Well thats the 'cultural' part. I was deeply shocked however by the misbehaviour of certain UoM 'students' on that day. We might even talk of a 'culturally'-excused misbehaviour. To me no misbehaviour is excused or excusable. We had a bunch of delinquents not far from the cafetaria who were throwing coloured powder haphazardly on random people. And if i am not mistaken, some of those idiots were drunk. I think that these delinquents should respect the choice of some people not be part of that celebration. I saw many students who stayed in the cafetaria, scared that they might have their clothes smeared in coloured powder.

This is disgusting when you see students students afraid of being harassed or I would even call that 'abused' by some brainless thwats. Who would even put colour on a poor dog! Where are we heading?

I know Holi is meant for joy, celebration etc. etc. But where is it mentioned that this joy, happiness and celebration should be at the expense of others? I think Holi festival should be celebrated off campus not only because of the mess it causes, but for the potential dangers that the irresponsible people cause others. What if while trying to dodge a 'Holi Kamikaze' someone slips and badly injures himself! Sheer irresponsibility. Some stupid, consideration-lacking, irresponsible, brainless student(s) even 'graffitied' the walls.

'Unity' ....idiot, written on a wall, its just a word, written in your behaviour, i believe its much better

Futhermore, there is the problem of the consumption of alcohol on campus, or the presence of drunk students who cause problems on campus. This is getting common, and i hope they get caught and bear the consequence from of the Disciplinary Board. some should be expelled just to serve as an example to others.

Ok forget that, my dad always tells me that there is worse than people without intelligence, and these are people with 'intelligence' who do not use it. Guess he is right!

Well, so much for Saturday, ysterday was Easter Sunday, so the son of God came back from the dear! Those of ou who had had the opportunity of wathing The Passion of Christ, can u imagine a human going through the torture.... talk about faith!

If i were the son of God, I do not think i would have been able to go through all this. This might explain why my name is Gavin!

I was watching a film the other day and there was a rally against abortion in the film, and one of the guys had a poster on which it was written, 'What if Jesus was aborted' - can you imagine the consequences.

Seriously, do you realise the consequences, first there would be no Christianity, and worse still, CHRISTMAS WOULD NOT EXIST!!!!, Since Jesus would not have been born.

Well yesterday, i went to Shoprite as i was runing out of Vegetarian Stuff!!!! Got back home and we all watched a movie called 'Sivaji, The Boss', thought it was without subtitle we more or less understood the essence. There was a problem identified in the film, and it was that of corruption in India, an in many other parts of the world. Rajni Kant, was able to beat up a lorry load of gundas - come on you could not expect With one punch 5 of the baddies flew... Anyways!!!

I was online till midnight yesterday trying to solve issues students had about programming...I gave them a hand since they had a test today, and while some were on their last minute revision, others were learning, and still others were discovering stuff n their lecture notes. God Bless them, hardworkers...burning the midnight oil for some marks!

So today, i went for lunch with Jeen, there was no way i could let her go back to Kangaroo Land without meeting her! Since she fancied something really Mauritian, guess what - Dal Puri Dewa!! Well she seemed to have enjoyed it. If people had half her determination and dedication at work, the world would have been such a better place. I will miss her, she is a wicked friend! On my way back to UoM, i bought 'Goyaves de Chine' for my fellow 'Lekip Salad Mangue!' We had fun eating that exotic fruit with salt and red chilli powder! Doesn't that make your mouth water!!!

Then i had to run up and down the stairs as i had some stuff to get scanned and a friend of mine was kind enough to bring his scanner at work. The slightly before 16 00, i ran to Elt 3 as there was a Programming Test today. I know the students were shouced to see me. At some point in time, i had to go to room 3.* where Management with IS people were having their test as well, I was greeted with smiles.... They seemed happy to see me!

Back to ELT 3, while walking around I saw some students giving stupid answers, some were even over-answering the questions. When asked to give a class interface, they were giving the interface, plus the implementations of all the methods...come on for 3 marks....use your brains!

I believe the test was very easy and straight forward, but the results will show me lot! If they still fail this test...then they have to start worrying.

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