The Wishlist of the 20 something...

Its been over a month since i have been into exile from roomno368 ,but then there have been reasons behind it.
And now since i m back after a long time ..its time to share something really close to me ...

for the next 3 years (minimum number of years left in my graduation)

Now before i share the list ,a quick glance at the development of the list -
The list would be more of materialistic but then tht's how a 20 something is supposed to be ..
Some of the features of the list are inspired (not as the Indian films,genuinely inspired)
Some of them are truly mine
and the remaining are output of my imagination but then i mean to do those too..

  • Get hold of a decent Car before my graduation (Dont ask y,m obsessed with this one)
  • Grab a ipod + Camera and go shooting into the wild...
  • Tour extensively around India with no constraints on expenses:P
  • Work on an Ideasilver
  • Make this blog as the hub for general junta = a 5 + page ranks
  • Publish my personal novel
  • For once..just once ...get a SPI of 9/10 (SPI=semester performance index)
  • Owing a Macbook
  • Work in a NGO -Explore the social part of me
  • Create a political party
  • Learn Marathi and French
  • Finish of IMDB's top movies list
  • Learning Linux
  • Create a Business plan out of Chemistry

That's for the moment ..
The list would be updated every now and then .
I would love to know ur TO DO LIST do chip in with your lists.
And now since i m back @roomno368 i shall have something interesting coming up soon.
Keep waiting ...

21-Preview with a Premirefull evening ..

First things first ..

When I am referring to a Preview I definitely do not mean a premiere.
A preview as Our Social Media Catalyst defined as the show exclusively for the lesser mortals Media or better known as the Blogosphere ...

Coming back to the title of the post
21---the movie
A story based on the how a MIT grad beats the hell out of casinos in Las Vegas ...
The story is about how Ben Campbell ..
a born genius..a guy having a over loaded resume ..gets thru Harvard Med , but then comes the twist comes Professor Philips aks him to share a dazzling experience with him and our dude starts losing the Scholarship race.
Now this MIT graduate who have never dated nybody except maths formulas, is spotted by the "real hero" Prof Rosa who inspires him to join the not so known club of BlackJack hijackers.
The group of 4 people who have been meticulously trained to crack the Las Vegas gets their Leader when Campbell who is badly looking for 300000 USD joins them
This triggers a chain of events where the BlackJack teams gets all they wanted and few extra addons .. check the movie for the rest of it

Laurence Fishburne "THE MORPHEUS" who now looks like a Bouncer fits great in his role of the "LOSS PREVENTION Head" at the Casino. The MIT grad "Jim Sturgess" does good enough as a gambler who always gets lucky and never losses. But the person who beats them all is Kevin body "beats" him. The best part of the movie comes in the end..
The movie has a amazing ending

"Always a count for variable change"
Nways before the review ends a Vote of Thanks to Moksh Juneja,
the Social Media Catalyst
he truly is :P

The movie is definitely worth the money and the time.
It mite not be as good as Ocean's 11 but definitely it deserves a 3.5 on 5
The movie was then followed by a get together and then a dinner at Cafe Mondegar with Tarun,
Ideasmithy, Gaurav, Melody, Sakshi, Kanishka, Avantika.
After this ideal "extended weekend" evening ,i have strongly started to feel for creation of such posts like Catalysts who would help fastening the reaction time..

Now what could have been an ideal weekend evening was followed by a Friday...
Office time for all of these while i continue to submerge in my beanbag and enjoy the rains from Room No 368.

The 20 Something who is "OFF CONSUMPTION"

Inspired by Gauravonomics where the marketer goes off consumption in

"quests of find the formula to turn consumerism-caused ennui into happiness, and my quest as a marketer to learn how to apply that formula to convert our collective ennui from consumption into a yelp of enthusiasm for consuming even more."

However I am writing this post would reflect the genuine 20 year someone ,a person who has to Unwillingly ,unintentionally has accepted to live with the rules that throw him off consumption every second day when he struggles with his canteen bill , Vodafone Easy recharges and what not.

For "the guy next door " life at 20 as u wud think is really not a bed of roses ,its more then going to college ,hanging out in the cafetaria while thinking about gathering resume points and make adjustments/compromises/sacrifices which are referred to as CHOICES .

The "shituation" is the fact that this 20 year old guy who is badly struggling with


is forced to go into a OFF CONSUMTION MODE for reasons better known to u and me .

Denial they say is the most predictable action of human race ,
still against all odds i still believe somewhere deep in your heart you would be able to relate to the list of reasons and mite help in adding too.

  • Girlfriend in the neighboring state,
  • Pending STD bills,
  • A banned canteen account,
  • Loans @ not so rich friends
  • Another bday,nother party...
  • The odd dinner with the old school friend
  • Add to this inflation @ Pchidambaram and :P
  • just about average grades,
  • The Million $ project ..where u end up investing and the college never feels like reimbursing
SO our guy next door at times feels like the perfect loser.
The dilemma comes in when he starts planning for the Call Center in Bandra but then is this the" RIGHT AGE" and with Bill Gates quoting -

"Money is not everything but make sure u have made loads of it before u talk such nonsense"

the dilemma increases exponentially.

So when Mr Avg decided to fight against all odds ,hoping against hope he THROWS HIMSELF OFF CONSUMPTION and Launches a campaign unknown to everybody The rules of this campaign are not only strangely unique but can set example for Indian Economy

  • traveling in buses and not Autos. (Notion given ---Go Green)
  • takes the special WT train(without ticket) (Its do they really care bout one just 1 Ticket!!!)
  • Avoids CCD hangouts (Staff Canteen's Coffee is much better)
  • Development of a strange liking for Mess food (Rice Dal rocks..)
  • Starts enjoying window shopping.(Inspired by girls)
  • Avoids malls just enough to curb that extra desire for that Blazer.(Got loads of things to Project Report,LAB manual etc etc )
The amount and extent of adjustments our friend would be making sets examples for height for Imagination
The point to be noted was the fact that everywhere and everytime he tries to save his cents..thus he is unintentionally thrown out of Consumption.

Somewhere sometime ,all of us have faced such a phase which we would never want to repeat,but again as another firend of mine sees the "brighter part" of the situation..

"We learn living on the EDGE..the entire concept of balancing the equation is funny
and interesting but do we really have options.No we DONOT "

Personally i have been thrown out of the consumers section many a times and that too for long periods but again life @ Room no 368 should never be boring and monotonous..
Wat say u...

The Six things Meme Version..

Before you stop reading the post ..
First things first ....
Meme --
"A meme (pronounced /miːm/[1]) consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another."

Now that was wikipedic..For the layman is a social virus that goes on propogating ...while people continue to share their Not so Known charaterstics..

And since i have been tagged by the Blue.. with the following meme
The rules (this time) are as follows:

-Link the person who tagged you.
-Mention the rules in your blog.
-Tell us about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
-Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
-Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

6 unspectacular quirks bout roomno368 ...different from all the rooms in the Matrix..

  • I have started off writing in instints have made me believe that the "Form" of life i have been living so far deserves to be read..
  • hmmmm this room is the homeground for a techincally challeneged person who is for the moment trying to create some room for himself in the Web 2.0..
  • While i continue writing this post the room continues to be the single hub for one of most important things in the world ----Bakar
  • From past two years i have developed a strong bond with the invention given to us by Graham thats one things that keeps the room ringing ..
  • Nother thing developed of recent is the habit of stumbling ..perhaps the next best thing that happened to hte internet after google was stumbleupon ..m simply addicted to this for the moment..nothing better then this ..
  • hmmm...nother Quirk..i simply hate people who use word's like ma for my and da for the ...
  • Last but not the least ..the latest trend being followed in the room was the hunt for reserach ..UGC ...reading blogs on SEO ,online marketing, social media and all those heavy words that rule the blogging world ..
so finally here i m ...toook me sometime to get the list to 6 Quirks ...
Nways if u not thru with the post ..go on and see the people whom i hve tagged..




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* That’s four. Note to self - befriend more bloggers for the sole purpose of dissemination of vital cultural exchanges such as this one.

not tht's 4 ..since not many people comment on this blog..