Success!

I found this very appealing and wanted to share it.
There can be many ways to reach your goal. But unless and until you are determined to work hard, you can never achieve it.

                             This is one of my favourite quotes:   
                                                                    “Arise!
                                                                      Awake!
                                                                      And
                                                                      Stop Not
                                                                      Till
                                                                      The
                                                                      Goal
                                                                      Is
                                                                      Reached!”  – Swami Vivekananda.
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Halloween Day!

TRICK OR TREAT 😀

Halloween, also known as All Hallow’s Eve, is a yearly celebration in many countries on October 31. It is the day before ‘All Saint’s Day’ and is a Christianised feast originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas.


We celebrated Halloween night in our hostel during my second year. Till then I had absolutely no idea about halloween, so I badly wanted to take part and know about it. But I never expected me to become halloween 😛 . There was a notice about halloween costume competition and then me and my friend decided to take part. Our friends were very supportive and wanted to be the costume designers and do makeup ( actually to destroy my face :/ )

We then started to think about clothing and makeup and came up with spooky ideas. Used a chart to prepare a witch hat! 😉 O my god! I was very ghostly 😐 .We had to scare people with our expressions and moves. And yeah we did that 😛 it was fun! 😀


There were many other halloween games that night in which I could not take part because of the costume. Finally me(The Scary Witch) and my friend (Zombie Bride) won 1st prize for ‘Halloween Trick or Treat’. 

Great job Friends! Had a nice experience… “My first Halloween party” 😀

MAHABS TOUR!

A Beautiful Memory!

It is said that ‘There is nothing better than surrounded by good friends’.
But, until you don’t understand each other you can’t make good friends. Most of the people do not give time to think about people on the other side. 
Well, I am very lucky about it. I am in a batch ( BT Dept, second years) which is very cheerful, loving, loyal, brilliant, and the list goes on…….

                                             Second year Biotechnology students(My class mates) of IITM are pretty well known for their intelligence, unity, their enthusiasm in co curricular and extra curricular activites and department spirit!

In our third semester, bored of being in chennai we planned to go out on a tour. Then we started looking for places near by and finally decided to go to MAHABALIPURAM as we had just one day free.
We booked a bus and around 35 of us went to Mahabs that day.

The journey was very fun. We had ‘ANTHYAKSHARI’ and dance competitions during our bus journey. 
We had two teams “THE SOUTHIES” vs “THE NORTHIES” with a blend of hindi, telugu, tamil and kannada music and songs, it was incredible! 


 We checked out every possible place, climbed rocks,mountains yeah, we did get injured 😛 But being with such awesome people and in an awesome location will never let you feel sad for those injuries.

We took small breaks in the middle and relaxed for a while.
 We were the guide and we the tourist! It was our day! 😀
Travelling through the places, we learned a lot about our history, recap everything we studied in our childhood. 

We did face times when we didn’t have even a single clue about the history of few monuments. So what? Comeon dude, we are students, we had our own stories 😛

My Indian Arts prof taught us about ‘Mahabalipuram’ and ‘Pancha Rathas’ the day before our tour.

I was very glad to check out those places and share those things with my fellow mates.


We also met ‘The Parrot-Fortune teller’. 😛


In the evening, we all went to the beach and played ‘footer’ and other games. Later, we had infinite fun in water.



Me and my friend almost tortured our other friends 😛 We were carried by water in and out, and my classmates had to run into the sea to catch hold of us. There were 5 people surrounding both of us ‘guarding’ 😉




Ultimately it was “our day” and bonds between us got even stronger. It was an ‘exhilarating’ journey!


This is such a  Happy Pic!

It was the very first time that the whole department came forward to hang out together.
I am happy that I acquire the “amazing” friends! These people are “terrific”.

SUMMER BREAK!

New plans, new hopes 😀


I am very delighted to know that I have been selected for the prestigious IAS Fellowship-2013 and will be interning at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad for two months (20thmay  – 21st july).


CDFD, HYDERABAD
           IAS Fellowship is one of the reputed summer research fellowship programs in India. The three national science academies offer several two month Summer fellowships to enable students/teachers to work with scientists associated with three academies.    
           
            The selection criteria for this fellowship is based on write-up, cgpa and a recommendation letter from a prof. Though my writeup was about Bacterial Genetics, my work is going to be about Plant Pathology. (Yeah, I know it’s very sad)

I will be working under Dr.Madhusudan Reddy in DNA Finger printing lab, whose research work is on “Genomics and Profiling Applications”. My project is related to plant pathology.

I generally detest any academic stuff related to plants. But, I had absolutely nothing to do about it :/ except for showing some enthusiasm towards the subject and learning more about it. This was my job prior to joining in the lab 😛 now I can work peacefully 🙂
The best part is that I get to know about Forensic work 😀 Yaay! B)
This is the team i will be working with!
 DNA FINGERPRINTING LAB


I was desperately waiting for this day to step into the lab and take a look at the cultures of “Colletotrichum Capsici”



I am alloted a single room in a triple bedroom flat along with other Msc students. I became friends with all PhD’s in my lab. These people are so fun! They always remind me of my friends whom I am already missing. But it’s amazing here.


Hoping that my stay here would enhance my knowledge and introduce me to new horizons of Science and Technology.
Happy Summer 🙂