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From Pradyut's Desk:

           7:00    Wake up. Decide to do some really path-breaking work today.
           9:00    Reach office. Sign in. Switch on terminal.
           9:05    Check mail.
           9:15    Start replying to accumulated mail." I really hate being
                   popular. "
           9:40    Send mail to occupant of next to next cubicle. "
                   Going for a lil'e booze tonight ?"
           9:45    Log into CyberSpace / M-Net / whatever.
           9:50    Start searching. There must be some girls logged in.
          10:05    Ask a girl for a date.
          10:10    refusal!!
          10:20    Recover equilibrium. Search for coffee. Anybody going to
                   cafetaria ?
          10:50    Back at desk. Decide to really start working now.
          11:00    Realize that the required manual is in the library.
                   Will have to  withdraw it.
          11:15    The spare library card was here somewhere. Where is it?
          11:30    Give up on library card search as a bad job. Of course
                   I can do the stuff without the manuals.
          12:45    Something written. Should get compiled.
          12:46    How can 40 lines of code give 283 lines of error ?
                   Must be some  typographical mistake. Will check it
                   after lunch.
          13:15    The food was really good today. Why don't they make this
                   item a regular feature ?
          13:20    That was a really bright idea. Send a general mail to
                   campaign for inclusion of this item everyday for lunch.
          13:59    Did not include windows.h in the code. Now it should
          14:00    It compiled in one shot. God, I'm a genius!
          14:01    RUN.
          14:01:01 GPF. (General Protection Failure)
          14:02    Stunned. What is the world coming to these days ?
          14:05    OK. Now the hard part comes. Do I debug the code or filch
                   somebody else's library card ?
          14:06    Looked over the cubicle. Chap in next cubicle has almost
                   completed his module. Homicidial thoughts.
          14:15    No, I should really do something about it. Start debugging
                   the code.
          17:45    Continuous GPFs. It would have been easier to kill the
          17:50    Take a break. Go for a fag .Recurrent daydream : "Why are
        	   blonde girls so  pretty? "
          18:05    Start Netsurfing. Search for Sharon Stone.
          18:15    Found the location. Start downloading the pictures.
          18:20    No space. Save it in the server ?
          18:21    Do I dare to do it ? OK, what the hell, DO IT!!
          18:35    Start experimenting with fonts, cursors and prompts.
                   God, I was really made for this stuff !
          19:25    Where is everybody ? Finger !
          19:30    Time to pack up and dart down towards NASA
          23:50    Back from the pub. Consider today a day well spent.
                   Long live  the I.T. industry.Long live TCS . Long live
                   Pradyut MItra!!!
           0:00    Turn in for the night. Resolve to do some really
                   path-breaking WORK tomorrow.
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Is Marriage that bad ?

Contributed by Talu:  2nd Entry from Talu, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF 

> >> Marriage is a gamble. You start with a pair. He shows a diamond. > >> She shows a heart. Her father has a club. His father has a spade. > >> There's usually a joker around somewhere, but after a while he > >> becomes a king and she becomes a queen. Then they end up with a full > >> house. > >> Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. > >> You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, > >> you wish you had ordered that. > >> At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, "Aren't you wearing > >> your wedding ring on the wrong finger?" The other replied, "Yes I am, > >> I married the wrong man." > >> >>> Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is really finished. > >> >>> Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his bachelor's degree > >> and the woman gets her master's. > >> >>> A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to > >> get married?" And the father replied, "I don't know, son, I'm > >> still paying for it." > >> >>> Young Son: Is it true, Dad, I heard that in some parts of Africa a > >> man doesn't know his wife until he marries her? > >> Dad: That happens in most countries, son. > >> >>> Then there was a man who said, "I never knew what real happiness > >> was until I got married; and then it was too late. > >> >>> A happy marriage is a matter of give and take; the husband gives > >> and the wife takes. > >> > >> When a newly married man looks happy we know why. But when a > >> ten-year married man looks happy - we wonder why. > >> >>> > >> It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, > >> he still ends up with the same boss. > >> >>> A woman inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: "Husband wanted". Next > >> day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: > >> "You can have mine." > >> > >> A perfect wife is one who helps the husband with the dishes. > >> >>> A woman was telling her friend , "It is I who made my husband a > >> millionaire." "And what was he before you married him." Asked the > >> friend. The woman replied, " A multimillionaire".

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By Sanjib Talukdar..
                        BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

        standing for what you believe in
        regardless of the odds against you
        and the pressure that tears at your resistance
        means COURAGE

        keeping a smile on your face
        when inside you feel like dying
        for the sake of supporting others
        means STRENGTH

        stopping at nothing
        and doing what in your heart
        you know is right
        means DETERMINATION

        doing more than is expected
        to make another's life a little more bearable
        without uttering a single complaint
        means  COMPASSION

        helping a friend in  need
        no matter the time or effort
        to the best of your ability
        means LOYALTY

        giving more than you have
        and expecting nothing
        but gratitude in return
        means SELFLESSNESS

        holding your head high
        and being the best you know you can be
        when life seems to fall apart at your feet
        and facing each difficulty with
        the confidence that time will bring
        you better tomorrows
        and never giving up
        means BELIEVING IN YOURSELF...
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Shantanu D'Gupta Resigns

D'Gupta resigned his job as a marketing executive at HCL .The mail that followed is given beloe. But he is back again , yes at HCL . He is at Chennai , probably heading towards Calcutta , hunting for emails and ejokes. I am not clear about his status ..
Hello guys,
          No more mail from this end.i'm resigning from my job w.e.f. from today ie. 
          15th Jan. 1998.I have had enuff of it,so chucked it just like that.As of now 
          i don't know where i'll be going and what i'll be doing.Probably B'lore 
          bound-just to see how Being in B'lore feels.That's it
          Keep in Touch (however it may be) & Keep the Faith
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Pradyut to join TCS Calcutta

Pradyut will be joining TCS Calcutta , ( SDF ) from 9th of February . Pradyut was posted in Bangalore after a initial training in Trivandrum. I can very well understand the motivation of such a stupendous achievement , when other guys were complaining of rare chance of transfer to Cal.
I wonder what Sujoys' doing ..

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Pandu's 5th article

         I find myself albeit late in catching up with u all in the new year,but
         nevertheless, the bottomline is i'm  back.Back with the same nagging &
         unchanged intentions of bombarding u with this 
         daily mail, however hard u try to shrug me off u'r back. So let me wish
         u all a fabulous new year
         ahead, picking the trail up from where I had left and extending it by
         hoping that this daily nuisance 
         is all u find miserable in u'r palate.
                          There was a mild chill in the air when I reached B'lore
         at an ungodly hour today.
         The gentle breeze soothed the body & the mind & it felt good to be back.
         The pleasant chaos 
         which we call our work-place & all the hurlyburly that go with it did
         not seem to be a difficult choice. At least not as difficult as to
         forget the lazy evening falling upon the ganges with the last rays of
         the sun or the journey across it in a steamer with someone who
         appreciates. And is'nt it wise to forget anyway?
         Who cares whether u cross the ganges or the pacific & if u feel good or
                         Calcutta was veiled in fogs of nostalgia. It still
         is.With the moments that have passed and will never be.Where the all too
         real & practical
         resposibilities, that life so harshly puts on our unwilling
         shoulders,melted with the first rays of the sun,one knew he was
         happy.That's what we felt.Me & gourab,our dear ol' ornithlogist,talking
         about old times over a bottle one evening.Time has changed. He said.I
         did'nt know of which time he was talking about.I did'nt have to.For I
         too felt like it.'Happy new year',I wished,hurbouring
         a sincere hope in an increase of migratory birds in cal.He looked so
         distressed.'Same to u'.No, I thought. Not same with me.New years are not
         happy.It takes away all u had & makes u older, sadder & wiser in
         has changed',I finally voiced my consent.Knowing that these are no more
         the times when we did'nt need any 'happy new years' to be happy.

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