8 03 2012

Hi friends,

Please check out my entry in the Accenture Innovation Jockeys contest. The contest recognizes the most innovative idea in 3 categories: home, college and city. My idea is to have a Smart Traffic Controller that would minimize human supervision and provide automatic road traffic management in a cost effective manner. Please ‘like’ the entry if you think that I’ve done a good job. You would have to go to this link to know more about it. You will find a presentation prepared by me on the idea of a Smart Traffic Controller using WSN.



Check out my entry for this contest at this link: Smart Traffic Controller


Official blog of IEEE Student Branch @ Amrita

18 02 2010

Hey friends, I am glad to announce the launch of the official blog of IEEE student branch at Amrita School Of Engineering, Kollam. The blog is an initiative of the student chapter and aims at popularizing the IEEE events that are organised at a regular basis in the campus. The blog will keep you updated about the latest contests and events and the gallery will have the snaps from the various concluded events. Don’t forget to check out the ‘achievements’ tab that showcases the glorious accomplishments of our IEEE student chapter.
Please visit us at : amritaieee.wordpress.com


InCTF 2010 is here

12 02 2010

Amrita University & TIFAC CORE in association with VeriSign proudly present InCTF’10, India’s First National Level “Capture the Flag” Style Ethical HACKING contest.

InCTF’10 is from February to March 2010 and is focused exclusively on the student community. You can participate from your own university and no travel is required. No prior exposure or experience in cyber security needed to participate.
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We are limited by our own imagination

12 02 2010

Today, after the lunch, as I was walking back to hostel from the mess hall, I overheard a group of boys talking. One of them was referring to the elephant that was tied on to a coconut tree. He said that the poor animal didn’t know what it was capable of. Or else it could have quite easily pulled off the chains and got its freedom.

I wondered: More often than not, this is the same case with many of us. We are limited only by our own imagination. Our abilities are endless, and so are the possibilities. I can relate to this quite well because I never thought that I could ever grasp the DSP ( Digital signal processing ), which is one of my subjects in my electronics engineering course. My seniors, my friends- everyone told me that its too tough too handle. These negative thoughts stopped me even from trying. It was only when I sat down with my DSP textbook and lamented upon it with all my concentration and the purpose clear in my mind that I began to understand the concepts. And yes! The effort was worth it as it has erased the fear that gripped me when I used to hear the 3 letters: DSP.

We are very quickly affected by the negative feelings surrounding us. But if we push hard enough, the adversities will surely surrender. And I now do believe that nothing is impossible.

I would like to quote some lines that would be really fitting in the context of my thoughts.

+ One of the rarest things that a man does is to do the best he can. – Josh Billings

+ Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more
time. – Thomas Edison

+ Never tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and they’ll surprise you with their ingenuity.
– George Patton

The last thought fits well in case of my project – ‘Multiple Distribution System Using Microcontroller’. Rajesh sir, our project guide, gave us this topic but he never told us how to achieve it. He let us do it all by ourselves. I and my teammates browsed the web for long hours to get some idea. But finally we came up with our own ingenious design. And guess what, the project paper is now going to be published in the conference proceedings of WASET International Conference of Computer and Electric Engineers in Malaysia later this month. Isn’t that amazing? We never know what lies within us.

Please don’t hesitate to share your views and any similar experience.

Vineeth   : )

Y i go nuts wen m online ???

25 12 2009

Now,thats something I am truly amazed about because I am a kind of reserved guy who takes time to really open up.But thats not the case when I am online…I would become as talkative as anyone else out there and feel much more free than in person.One of the reasons I’ve figured out recently is that being on the web, I am miles away from the guy I am talking to and that instills some automatic confidence into me. People who have met me in person, often say that that they really don’t believe  that its the same me when I am chatting with them on the internet.
I feel more confident because I have enough time to follow up a conversation and really come up with a good talk …there’s no fear of losing your mind or running out of words.Also, you weigh your thoughts before airing it.

But more often than not, I’ve seen people getting confused as virtual conversations, unlike face to face talks, are little more prone to misunderstandings.People can really take you in the wrong sense as words cant express emotions (though emotIcons are a great aid but they also have got their limits).Such situations can really get worse if one of the two people has got even the slightest of ego problems.I myself have gone through such situations and I can’t tell u how hard reconciliation is !

There are also chances that someone may be spying on you while being your best online buddy- it could be your freakishly brute boss, your untrustful wife or your butt-headed head-master.So you have to be careful with that too!

Honesty on the internet is another big problem.You can’t believe in complete strangers and soaring statistics of cyber crime makes it clear that if you are way too innocent then chances are that you could end up being fooled almost 7 out of 10 times.

Though I am happy that Internet has made it easy for people like me to open up more easily and socially more active, I would really like it if I could come up the same way in real life.Thats where it really matters and thats what you should really aim at.I am ashamed to admit that it took me the help of Orkut to really get close to people around me.But I am also happy that atleast I did so in that way!!
Please share your views and suggestions 🙂

Dev D : simply awesome

23 11 2009

Dev D

Back again, blogging after almost after 2 months! You know these end semester exams – they suck the life out of you.
So, I am gonna write about none other than my favorite theme – ‘cinema n music’.
This time around, I must say that I am heavily impressed by the work of Amit Trivedi – the musician behind the Bollywood flick ‘Dev D’ –a modern retake on the classic Bengali novel- ‘Devdas’. This movie begs to differ from the dragging attire of the previous 7 movie versions ,been made and remade by different filmmakers, depicting their interpretations of the original classic by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.The last one had Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles and was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Read the rest of this entry »

RC : Part 2 … Indian Comics

29 09 2009

I was pleased to see the interest the readers have shown on my previous post titled ‘Indian Comics : an intro’
As promised earlier,here I am with a lil info on other characters from the RC universe.


Vinay was traumatized when he saw his classmate being murdered by none other than the Head of Police.Accidently he found the murder weapon,a police revolver. The wicked Policeman came after his life to save his reputation in the society

'Parmanu' means 'super atom' in sanskrit

'Parmanu' means 'super atom' in sanskrit

His family was brutally murdered but Vinay was saved by his maternal uncle-Prof.K.K – who is a nuclear scientist,Vinay calls him Professor.
In Professor’s lab,they are attacked by a monster affected by nuclear mutations- Bufalo.After a lot of struggle, Vinay saves Professor’s life which encourages him to reveal a secret invention to Vinay.The professor  gives him a nucleo-stable suit and high-tech gadgets that made him PARAMNU – the masked protector of Delhi.
Vinay joins the Police force and covers up all the evidences leading to Parmanu and hence comes up as a super hero with ultra-atomic powers.
Professor K.K or Kamal Kumar Verma was killed in a tragedy,but he left a robot (instinctively named PROBOT) to assist Parmanu.
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