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Impossible is nothing !

I know the World Cup is over, and yeah, Brazil didn’t win.. but what stands out in my mind ( apart from all the wonderful goals.. ) are the Adidas commercials that they aired before and during the matches… they are, if I may say so myself, two of the best commercials I’ve ever come accross !

I mean, I don’t think the message could have been put across in a better way !

Take a look below… ( they’ve been arranged in chronological story order… )

The first one…

… and the second one

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November 25, 2006 at 10:04 pm 1 comment

A State of Mind

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but think you can’t
Its almost a cinch you won’t

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost;
Far out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will;
Its all in the state of mind

If you think you are out classed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself
Before you can win the prize

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.


November 25, 2006 at 9:44 pm 3 comments

Impossible is nothing !

I know the World Cup is over, and yeah, Brazil didn’t win.. but what stands out in my mind ( apart from all the wonderful goals.. ) are the Adidas commercials that they aired before and during the matches… they are, if I may say so myself, two of the best commercials I’ve ever come accross !

I mean, I don’t think the message could have been put across in a better way !

Take a look below… ( they’ve been arranged in chronological story order… )

The first one…

… and the second one

November 25, 2006 at 4:55 pm 1 comment

A State of Mind

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but think you can’t
Its almost a cinch you won’t

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost;
Far out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will;
Its all in the state of mind

If you think you are out classed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself
Before you can win the prize

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.


November 25, 2006 at 4:35 pm 3 comments

Where I want to be next summer …

They say a picture speaks a thousand words…. so let me give you a hint.


yup. you got that right… MIT in Boston , MA.

You want to know why ? Well , there are probably a million zillion reasons , but i’ll give you some of the best.

  • MIT is perhaps , no it IS one of the leading universities in the world , ranked 4th in USNews’ latest survey of America’s Best Colleges
  • If MIT graduates formed their own country, it would have the 24th-largest economy in the world.
  • Over 1.1 million people owe their jobs to a company founded by an MIT grads.
  • MIT graduates have formed over 4,000 companies, and that number increases by about 150 each year.
  • It has perhaps THE coolest environment and work-play balance , thanks to insights provided by Bryan’s and J Kim’s blogs !
  • its located in one of the prettiest cities I’ve ever seen ( I’ve never been to Paris , but what the hell ! )
  • Some of the companies started by MIT grads … Bose , Texas Instruments , McDonnel Douglas , Raytheon , Gillette…
  • And , if you don’t believe how much fun it is to study in MIT , here are a collection of “quotes” made by real professors… Thanks J Kim !

Rich gems from my classes (all are split into lectures, big talks by your professor, and recitations, small sessions by your TA):

“Now we have a concentration cell. It sounds like a good place to study for an exam. That’s not what it is.”

(on someone’s research paper from the early 1900s about VSEPR theory) “They’ve subtracted his signature. Probably so that no one could use his credit card.”

“You can’t just send an ion through a galvanic cell. Because otherwise, I could put a little charge on myself and run through a wire. Eric –> Eric+ + e-.”

“Now we’re going to move into drawing VSEPR structures. I was considering using red and blue chalk and give everybody those 3-d glasses..”

“You may want to work it out by another method, but that’s not correct…”

“Son of an ellyptic paraboloid!”

“I am probably not telling you the truth.. but this is not the first time.”

And , now , the MASTERPIECE.. Which other college in the world would give you an in-class demonstration like this ?? Take a look.. and prepare to be amazed !


So , if you find a university thats more impressive , gimme a call ( although I don’t think you ever will.. ). Just so you know , I’ve applied to MIT this year , and if any of you have a good idea which ensures that I get in , I’m all ears !!

( psst.. they admit 110 out of about 2000 international applicants.. **sob** )

November 18, 2006 at 7:52 am 6 comments

Where I want to be next summer …

They say a picture speaks a thousand words…. so let me give you a hint.


yup. you got that right… MIT in Boston , MA.

You want to know why ? Well , there are probably a million zillion reasons , but i’ll give you some of the best.

  • MIT is perhaps , no it IS one of the leading universities in the world , ranked 4th in USNews’ latest survey of America’s Best Colleges
  • If MIT graduates formed their own country, it would have the 24th-largest economy in the world.
  • Over 1.1 million people owe their jobs to a company founded by an MIT grads.
  • MIT graduates have formed over 4,000 companies, and that number increases by about 150 each year.
  • It has perhaps THE coolest environment and work-play balance , thanks to insights provided by Bryan’s and J Kim’s blogs !
  • its located in one of the prettiest cities I’ve ever seen ( I’ve never been to Paris , but what the hell ! )
  • Some of the companies started by MIT grads … Bose , Texas Instruments , McDonnel Douglas , Raytheon , Gillette…
  • And , if you don’t believe how much fun it is to study in MIT , here are a collection of “quotes” made by real professors… Thanks J Kim !

Rich gems from my classes (all are split into lectures, big talks by your professor, and recitations, small sessions by your TA):

“Now we have a concentration cell. It sounds like a good place to study for an exam. That’s not what it is.”

(on someone’s research paper from the early 1900s about VSEPR theory) “They’ve subtracted his signature. Probably so that no one could use his credit card.”

“You can’t just send an ion through a galvanic cell. Because otherwise, I could put a little charge on myself and run through a wire. Eric –> Eric+ + e-.”

“Now we’re going to move into drawing VSEPR structures. I was considering using red and blue chalk and give everybody those 3-d glasses..”

“You may want to work it out by another method, but that’s not correct…”

“Son of an ellyptic paraboloid!”

“I am probably not telling you the truth.. but this is not the first time.”

And , now , the MASTERPIECE.. Which other college in the world would give you an in-class demonstration like this ?? Take a look.. and prepare to be amazed !


So , if you find a university thats more impressive , gimme a call ( although I don’t think you ever will.. ). Just so you know , I’ve applied to MIT this year , and if any of you have a good idea which ensures that I get in , I’m all ears !!

( psst.. they admit 110 out of about 2000 international applicants.. **sob** )

November 18, 2006 at 2:43 am 3 comments


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