‘Jack of all trades’ or ‘Master of one’????

Life is never the way, it is supposed to be..
But it can always be, what we want it to be…


Drowned by the mighty shakes of life, I sometimes feel, that life is not worth living, in fact never it was, But many a times, small cheers, may be a sweet smile of a young kid, may be a warm hug by the one whom you love, can entirely change your expert views and thinking..

It happens every now and then, and its true too, that Bad times are followed by Good times, but, how if we think vice-versa..
Good times are followed by Bad times” Its just the way of thinking, may be its just the other side of coin, which changes the entire meaning. Thus my kind of thinking may appear to people as simply absurd or idiotic, or may be logical to others, but that is what I am. I am not a pessimistic as such, but i do look at both sides of the coin.

I am a thinker(however i don’t know, what I think, is what I am supposed to, but who cares…), who generally have a diversified class of views and interests, and the same is sometimes great and sometimes harmful. These kind of attitude has many a times favoured me, as at least, I like doing all those kind of stuff which I am supposed to do, but many a times, I have feared it, and thought, why didn’t I stuck to an appropriate one, and chose it to be my destiny, and given my whole life to it. This kind of feeling, comes to a lot of people of my age, and it is what everyone fears. But, my question is, Is it a matter of just feeling sorry to, or is it a matter of pride for all of us? Can’t we have ‘Jack of all trades’ kind of philosophy in our lives, or, there is an absolute necessity for everyone of us, to ‘Master only one‘.
They say, you can’t master all, but one… but then will that ‘one’ suffice for you, for your entire life, if you aren’t that kind of a person?… i don’t think so. I am not here to show which one is good and which one is bad, I am here just to discuss both. After all, it s just the matter of choice and selection, how one want to lead his/her life.

However firstly,let us stick to the latter philosophy and discuss,
Its just a matter of background and the family interest that, you chose what your interest is to be. Thus Mastering it also depends on the same. Thus, the support or rising opportunities at different steps of life, is that what contributes to the essential growth. And the area of interest itself helps in the growth of individual as a person, nurtures his qualities, talents to fullest utilization.

However if someone from different class of group and background ‘tries’ to acquire the ‘different’interest(may be because of it rising popularity or a rising exposure), it is for sure that he can’t be as good as the natives in very aspect of it (I think its a fact), but who cares, about this. May be that ‘someone’ never even thought of acquiring this interest, may be he was never inspired, may be he was never pulled up, may be he never got opportunities, may be he never got exposed to such things, but still who cares. No one is interested in knowing how you started, but on, how you ended.

“No one is interested in knowing how you inserted the seed in the soil, how you nurtured it, how you watered it, how you protected it from Sun and Pollution, but the awaited focus is always on the fruit which you get from the tree, If its sweet, ya its a good tree :-), else, sour fruit, bad tree :-(“.

The ending result should be level up (always expected).
This kind of thinking is what to be changed from the minds. I don’t know how to do it, but surely know that it has to be done.

Now Secondly if we talk about ‘Jack of all trades‘ philosophy, a much easier thing to focus on according to my thinking, but, it might be difficult, for many.
Jack of all trades, Master of None‘ – It follows for those kind of persons who usually can never focus on one area of interest. Their ideas, views, constantly fluctuate. This kind of attitude is at times favourable. But at times, it can keep you out of the race. The background also here plays a major role in determining the fate of the individual. It is responsible for the kind of thinking that ‘someone’ has, and may be course of life teaches him the same. This is not a matter of feeling guilty about, because if properly guided and worked hard, the life is gonna be, how it is meant to be.

In all posts, we never reach to the satisfactory conclusions, I hope this one will do the same, however there is still a chance of finding solution to the posed problem in your minds, or atleast think about it( And that is what my motive has always been).
Should one be ‘Jack of all trades‘ or ‘Master of one‘???? 😛

Please help me

I dont know why.. but i am feeling really very restless..today..
“Pata nahi apni zindagi ka kya hoga..jis cheez k piche bhagna chahiye..usse door bhag rahe hai..aur jis cheez se door bhagna chahiye usk piche bhag rahe hai”

My main motive of writing this post is to just get some counseling..from all you intelligent minds out there..
Our session ends in other two months from now (if we keep Semester exams away)..And I am not sure till now..about what i should do..after my grad. and what should I prepare to achieve that.
My interest includes :
Programming, and all kind of technical stuffs that involves computers and technology. But the main problem is..i dont know what are my skills and my features. I dont know whether I should go for M.C.A or M.Sc or M.B.A or M.S(Houston programme-MSF) and what are their career prospective in future. If I know this I will surely find out what i have to do.
Please do write a comment to help me or ask anything for me..
I would feel grateful to receive counseling from you.

Please help me.

😦

A new start

A very very Happy New Year to all of you.. 🙂
2009 :- The previous year 2009 had a lots of happy as well as sad remembrances.. but overall the last year was an awesome year..
As they say,..”Time and tide waits for none”.. The year 2009 also passed away leaving memories which we’ll never forget. This was the year where we entered in our final year of graduation with lots of hopes and determination to successfully complete it with awesome good marks.. B-)

Being it the last year, we all collected the memories of it with our friends by celebrating our last time with our friends, but the books are still out of reach 😀

2010 :- This new Year brings a lot of  opportunities and resolutions to make..

We should take this year as a new chance to achieve our motives and succeed in our lives.  We all know that whatever we do this year, will decide our future career. As we go on with this new year, let us wish that whatever we do this year favors our life and our future. We will work hard, enjoy hard, play hard, and learn hard 🙂
Let us hope that we will start this new year on a good note, we will keep an optimistic approach to whatever we do, and that too in a rocking style.. ;-). We will help others and will try to make others’ smile. This resolution may seem to some kind of teaching, but truly speaking this is the essence of all of our happiness, which we need.

Top Ten Resolutions to make on this new year

Enjoy Life
1. Enjoy Life( No Worries)
Go Ahead
2. Reach office on time
Friends & Family
3. Spend time with friends and family
Go for Outings
4. Go for Trips & Outings
Keep House Clean
5. Keep House Clean
quit smoking
6. Quit Drinking & Smoking
No to junk food
7. Say no to junk food
Read Books
8. Buy & Read Books
Workout Excercise
9. Workout & Exercise
Writing Diary
10. Write Diary

A very very Happy New Year to all of you…

See..the blunder made.

Our Delhi University website: http://www.du.ac.in opens in below format.

You can even check this through google search.

du-website

And the homepage, have a look:

du-website homepage

Moreover, the results page which i sought through google search of ‘DU’, it links to following page:

du-website results

Now, that means, the domain name: du.ac.in has been given to Ernet India, thats why the ‘results’ page cannot be found.

Whatsoever, but this fault is simply a blunder for a such a huge university, and must be rectified as soon as possible.

(Note:Please let others know about this problem, and do comment on this topic.)


Convictions With Confusions – CWC

Well..
Its have been a long time, I got so busy that i just forgot that i have a big fan following who consistently wait for my posts ;-D
But no matter,i am back..
To start of with, my biggest achievement this summer was that, I became ‘MAMA’.
The prince we got is cutest and the sweetest of all the children i ever seen..(well, u can think of it as if am glorifying it, but still its true..)
The video will be enclosed, you can see and add your comments.And the name ‘MAHI’ is given by me.

By the way, I have turned to writing this post is for one more reason..

The past two months have been a flash of wind for me. They just passed and i am standing there where i stood two months before,though a lot of change took place in that time too..
I decremented from the boast of being the topper(of my class..at least;-P), I secured the 3rd position, however that does not matter me anyhow.. the thing that worries me a lot is the reason why I am here? I do not know why I am studying that crap, which is repeatedly taught in colleges (especially in DU) for last 10 years or so.
In past two months, almost our full syllabus have been covered by our teachers(well their main aim is to just complete the syllabus, not to teach, so, i should not call them the teachers ;-/) The daily classes were there just to wake me up early, and get ready for college(As my college is at 2 hrs distance from my home,which i cover mainly by bus). But still the classes which i attended, well, i attended almost 80-85% of my classes, were no good for me..may be its not the case for others who love roting the big big copies of notes which they write through their class.
However the only subject which I liked was Numerical Analysis(may be because, still there some brain is used) and a little bit of Micro processors. I do not know why i am writing this, may be I am fearing the exams which are just starting from next week or it could be just that I do not want to study this!!(you can take it, either way). By the way, I should not blame our teachers for this, the problem is in our course and syllabus pattern, the 18 chapters of Economics which we have to study in just 3 months(or may be i should say 2 months), is the 2.5 yrs course of a regular B.Com(H), So how in hell, one could study such a big course in those 2 months(Now i know why B.Com(H) students seem to roam here and there 365 days a year ;-P)
I got diverted, it seems so..;-) ok, the thing i was saying that, first problem is the big syllabus and second problem is the course content. We all know that technology changes every hour, then why should we study the Assembly programming which was done in 1980s for 8086 processors(well this is crap ;-/)
I dont know what is the solution to this question, but i surely know that I am not supposed to be here..
In precise, my exams are starting from 18th of this month, and i haven’t studied a single thing or i would say i didn’t felt like studying. But no worries, still I can pass the exams easily, that’s not a problem.

And one more good thing I have joined a 6-months internship programme from MSF, which is starting from 14th August..(well that’s a good thing for me at least ;-))

Well..time to leave..and don’t forget to click the video, which must be down some where here 😉 (Well..the title is given by his mother, but the video is created by me B-)


The Incredible PROGRAMME(IAYM) ends!!

Dr. Dinesh Singh
Dr. Dinesh Singh
Wing Cmdr. Sharad Chaturwedi
Wing Cmdr. Sharad Chaturwedi

As according to Wing  Cmdr.  Sharad chaturwedi,”All good things must come to an end”, finally, the so-called IAYM Programme, comes to an end. But the memories and experiences it cherished, will never end in the MSF books, and in the minds of the 70 Students, the members of MSF, especially the mentors, the associates, and the assistants.
The Programme provided a lot more than its expectations. The programme’s main motive was to instill the spirit of Mathematics, the different way of learning things with an unusual learning environment, however it generated a lot more. The students came with expectations of learning things, as it meant to be in a normal school or institute, but the environment which they recieved here, was completely out of the box. They learned how things should be learned, they learned to devise their own techniques and procedures for understanding things. The programme changed the level and way of thinking of every student who came here. The presentations which took place the final day were Chandrayaan(School group), the Error Correction(College), the Circumference Of the Earth, and Search Engine(Eagle 1 Group).
Each of the project mentioned above, brought new and innovative algorithms, techniques, and steps to solve any kind of problem mentioned above.
The Chandrayaan School group showed their experiment of the projectile motion by inventing their launch pads and their original and unique technique of measuring range, height, angle, gravity, air drag etc. of the projectile. They showed that to do some new, innovative and brilliant, age do not matter. They came up with their skit of Maths communication project on Quadratic equations. Infact their use of knowledge with MATHEMATICA was impressive.
Moving on to Error Correction, this group came up with their own algorithm and methods of determining and correcting errors in a transmitted message.
The circumference Group came up with their method of measuring the circumference of earth, using the shadows measurement of any object at any two places. I will not move into the technicalities of the project. Overall, their show was very good.
Last, but not the least, their was Search Engine’s Eagle 1. The main purpose of the project was to just devise some simple techniques for building a search engine for images. The image searching was done using CBIR technique i.e. Content Based Image Retrieval System. The procedure included many steps like wavelet transformations, average & differencing, cluster formations etc.
All the presentations were awesome and fantastic. The cheer and charm of the occassion cannot be expressed in words, one had to be there to feel it.
In the beginning of the programme, Dr.Agarwal said one thing to all of us and the students,” Even if you do not achieve any milestone in your project,but still you will return with around 71 friends and 14 non-friends. The course of the programme proved his saying, though the achievement was more of a “Sone pe Suhaga” kind, the students’ face showed their happiness when being with friends, whom they did not even know, one month before, “THIS WAS THE MAGIC OF IAYM”.

Finally the departing lecture of Dr. Dinesh Singh was a bonus. He talked about how he just came from Houston that morning, but still, inspite of the tiring flight, he managed to came to the DPS. He was astonished and excited to see the refreshing faces of the students and their mind-blowing presentations. He said that we students of India have the responsibility to give back India his glory in terms of his rich educational heritage. He requested the students to study at any college, any course, home or abroad, but they should come back to India, for making India better.

I want to write more, but lack of time prohibits me from doing this…
Ahh.. We should not forget the beautiful and melodius song sung by Mr. Vijay Kumar jayanti Bhai Solanki(thats his full name) “Jab zero diya mere Bharat ne, Duniya ko tab ginti aayi….”

In the end, My word of in-expressible thanks to Dr. Sanjeev Agarwal, Dr. Amber Habib, Wing Cdr. Sharad Sir, Dr. Saha, Zia Sir, Cyed Sir, Anjani Sir, Jatin Sir, Niteesh Sir,the trio- Charu Mam, Shivani Mam, Manisha Mam, and my friends- Sanad and Sarvesh. AND DPS!!!

You can also look at this or related posts at IAYM’s blog.

For the pictures of the programme, you can click here.

Thanks!!!!!!

Ajaz Ahmed

The Climax starts…

Bright Students
The Climax

The so-awaited presentations ceremony started on june 26th. The students’ hardwork and their invaluable ideas started to show up. The presentations were so divided, that they could be spread out two days: 26th and 27th of June. There were 11 groups. Every group had prepared one presentation on their main project and one on their Maths Communication.
So Every group has to submit two presentations and two reports for the same mentioned earlier. Though many groups prepared their presentations and reports at the later stage, but still they managed  to response back nicely. Their on-stage performance was perfect.

The presenations which took place that day include groups: Chandrayaan 1, Chandrayaan 2(College Groups), Encryption(College), Encryption(School), Error Correction(School), Jantar Mantar, Search Engine( Eagle 2).

Each group mentioned above came up with a different concept to be explained in their Maths Communication. They used MATLAB, MATHEMATICA, FLASH, MUPAD etc. in their presentations impressively, which is quite difficult to those students, who did not even know about these Softwares a month before. The students were simply brilliant and amzing in teir approach towards the subject. Some came up with a story, some came up with a game, some came up with a quiz and so on in their Maths comm. project to explain different concepts. This shows how Mathematics is linked with everyone and everything in this world.
The day overall was a fantastic one. The whole day many students and some of the faculty clicked as many pictures as they could, as everyone of us knew that, how precious that moment and occasion was. Each one wanted to store these moments for their future.

I think around 2000 or more pictures were clicked on the same day. The programme left the students with cheer in their heart, and at the same time, a fear of leaving their friends on the last day. The students energy level showed their excitement.
This can also be felt by the faces of students-cum-faculty members who were clicking snaps, capturing videos etc.

The day was very special to me, in particular, because I turned 20, the same day… Though I wanted to go home early, that day, still I was very happy to be a part of the occassion that day. I made a lot of friends and this memories which I gathered here will cherish me, in my future life.

The Final day was not over.. it was the second last one…
So, let us move to the final day, Thanks!!!

Check out the pics here.
Move on to the  IAYM’s blog.

Ajaz Ahmed