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What’s there in my treasure     Cover story: 05          Engg. Life @                   NIFFT     An exclusive survey, pee...
NEWSCAPE                                       The crisis with destiny!                           The ruining “Gymkhana”Gy...
NEWSCAPE                                KARTAVYA-NIFFT"You must be the change you wish to see in this          Suggestions...
Cover Story                 Engineering life @ NIFFTAn exclusive survey peeping inside the lives of some hundreds ofbuddin...
Cover Story On Friday /Saturday nights while 40% boys say that they are “night watchman”, surprisingly 100% girls admit to...
Cover StoryAbout 33% visit library during the normal days while the number gets nearly doubled to 64% during the exams.   ...
Cover StoryThe erudite say, “TIME IS MONEY.” But many of our skeptic buddies are not materialistic enough to accept them o...
Cover StoryWhen we planned to find out the scope of rising of some C.E.O. from our college, it was overwhelming that 51%wa...
HUMOUR                              ‘BOYS’ without ‘GIRLS’Many people would rate this topic ridiculous after going through...
Are we so changed!    A heavy wind is blowing around the newly lighted sun. People are busy going for their work. The flow...
The green mystery  “There is a garden where lilies & roses                   1: Hybrid Tea – which is white in colour and ...
HUMOUR                   Funny but true incidents during lectures•   It happened when I was in my 11th std. The teacher wa...
S lar Energy Timeline4.5 billion years ago: Solar energy reaches the earth    1892: Inventor Aubrey Eneas founds Solar Mot...
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  1. 1. EDITOR’S DESK Steven Brust said- “One nice N’SCAPE thing about putting the thing away for a couple of month before looking at it is that we start appreciating our Team own wit, of course, this can be carried too far”, but it’s kind of cool when we crack up a piece of writing and realize we wrote it. Chief Editor Writing is like exploration which often makes us Ankit Sharma surprised where the journey takes us. To search new Editing Team avenues in the voyage of innovation we have a boat Ankit Sharma, Shantanu agrawal, Raviranjan singh, called ‘N’scape’, which has been giving the wings to the ideas of NIFFTians for quite some time. Saptarshi Each and every year N’scape has gone through Design and Layout innovative excogitations and some new originations. Navneet kumar This year too we have tried to present something very Cover Page Idea new in the form of an exclusive survey on the engineering life in NIFFT. There are always lot of Ram Chandra, Navneet Kumar questions, some trendy, some funky and some Survey Team serious, related to life, related to career, related to friendship and related to us. Many questions are3rd yr: Saptarshi, Shantanu, Ashwani, Raviranjan, Ankit mysterious. We tried to find out those questions &2nd yr: Chandan Rai, Neeraj, Ashutosh, Saket, Sumeet, their answers and put them in front of our readers in Ashish, Sonal Supriya a very interesting and statistical manner. Acknowledgements We would feel pleasure to light on the methodology Vishwaman Malviya (4th yr), of the survey. About ten teams each comprising two students were made from B.Tech 2nd and 3rd year and Deepak Mishra (2k8 Batch) questions were asked from almost each and every student of the college. It was very enthusiastic to see all the students always ready to help in this task. The experience of working over this edition of N’scape was really pleasant. We hope the readers will find our endeavor interesting. If you have some queries or suggestions, feel free to write us on nscape08@gmail.com Ankit Sharma N’scape | November 08 1
  2. 2. What’s there in my treasure Cover story: 05 Engg. Life @ NIFFT An exclusive survey, peeping inside the Lives of budding technocrats, revealing some very interesting facts and trends.Newscape: Poetry:03 The ruining gymkhana 24 Every night in my dreams04 Kartavya-NIFFT 25 If LostArticles: 25 This Is Life 25 A Psalm of Life11 Are we so changed? 26 Insomniac called eyes11 Unforgettable school life 26 To be or not to be!12 The green mystery14 Solar Energy Timeline15 Word of wisdom Alumni sections:16 Does CGPA really matter? 19 Phir who exams yaad aaye18 What not to do in a college other than IIT 28 And they walked away in sunset19 The new embankment20 Golden moment Others23 Absolute &relative state of freedom 27 CrosswordFunscape: 28 Movie Review10 Boys without girls 29 Book Review13 Funny but real incidents during lectures 30 Point Counterpoint13 Sab Chalta Hai 31-32 Cartoon scape17 Some Do’s & Don’ts for the buddingtechnocrats21 The first empty brain’s yield award 200823 B.E. vs M.B.A 2 November 08| N’scape
  3. 3. NEWSCAPE The crisis with destiny! The ruining “Gymkhana”Gymkhana (derived from Urdu ,Hindu ,Hindustani chance of being read by some worthy reader.language ),word for racket court is an Indian term As a result of survey being made among 100which originally referred to a place where sports students it is found that about 50 % of total studentsevents take place and referred to any of various are unaware of this facility and out of the 50% awaremeets at which contest were held to held the skills of students 60 % are unaware which news papers andthe competitors. magazines are supplied there In India the term gymkhana is commonly referred to As mentioned already gymkhana refers to as sociala gym, more generally a gymkhana referred to a social and sporting club where different cultural & sports& sporting club in Indian subcontinent &in other Asian events take place to test the skills of the competitorscountries including Malaysia, Burma, and Thailand but in NIFFT, Gymkhana unfortunately is unable toetc. justify with its own identity. It is severely suffering The word gymkhana consists of gym which is with a disease called ‘ignorance’ of both the studentsabbreviation of both gymnasium (Latin form, Greek: and the college authorities, there is lack of sufficientgymnasium) and gymnastics (from the Latin resources and a lot is to be done to ignite the spark ofgymnasticus & the Greek gymnastikos) and khana or hope .The building being old and in the ruins has to bekhaneh meaning home which originates repaired andfrom Old Persian word ahana changing renovated .There mustinto xanak in Pahlavi be well equipped gym and other sportsIn the English speaking countries facilities to ignite thegymkhana refers to as multi game students’ interest.equestrian event performed to displaythe training and talent of the horses and It can be ornamentedtheir riders. with the musical instruments andIn NIFFT, Gymkhana refers to an old, equipments forisolated, neglected place which boasts boosting up theover its luck once in a year during the cultural excellence of the students. A trained musicSaraswati Pooja celebrations, and remains in the teacher and the physical trainer can be employed forshackles of seclusion wiping its own tears during the motivating students towards the extracurricularrest of the year activities. Students will also have to come forward for The NIFFT gymkhana was established with perhaps the cause of its welfare. Different clubs includingthe same reasons mentioned in the above part of this musical, sports, cultural, literature, photography etc.writing. NIFFT gymkhana is equipped with a gym can be formed and different events and competitions(comprising of few old age body shaping articles) a can be organized, this will generate in the souls ofreading room comprising of some daily newspapers& students a spirit of competition as well as it’ll help usmagazines, one old piece of guitar perhaps of ‘Beatles’ to cherish our rich cultural heritage.age, a harmonium, placed safely over a cupboard Thus its already high time when we all should wake upfrom prehistorical ages, and a never beaten Congo and involve ourselves in the endeavor ofwhich too holds the historical importance. One improvement of NIFFT gymkhana which in turn canimportant fact we can rejoice over is that it receives be turned as a golden platform for all-roundregular supply of newspapers and some magazines development of we the students.which pay regular thanks to God if they get the N’scape | November 08 3
  4. 4. NEWSCAPE KARTAVYA-NIFFT"You must be the change you wish to see in this Suggestions are also to impart knowledge ofworld". Whenever I read this, I feel the inner alphabets and elementary mathematics throughconscience pushing me to dedicate myself more to multimedia. We are also trying to teach the benefitsKARTAVYA-NIFFT , an NGO being run by the students of proper cleanliness and hygienic conditions to ourof NIFFT for disseminating the idea of education children since they are at greater risks of falling preyamong the poor , deprived and underprivileged to communicable diseases.children living in slums of Hatia. Even after such efforts we think only a little has beenThe Kartavya was started one year ago. Our done so far. We wish to achieve higher and for thatimmediate seniors worked hard day we certainly have some plans in ourand night to make it functional at minds. The expansion of our centre is oncommunity hall, Hatia near NIFFT. the cards and will materialize too soon.Earlier, people of Hatia were We are also going to open a library at ourskeptical about this concept, thanks centre in the months to come. This year,to the effect this materialistic world we would brief the eligible students ofhas created in the minds of people our centre for the Navodaya schools. Wewhere every action of charity is are also looking at the prospects ofweighed in terms of personal gains employing some local youth girls to teachand losses. But at this juncture, the at our centre during semester breakshelp came from a local woman when we become unavailable.Sheela Didi who accompanied our seniors in However, as an industry requires raw materials toconducting surveys and convincing poor parents to sustain an organization requires funds to function .Wesend their children at the KARTAVYA centre. are not an exception to this truth. At present, ourIn the past one year, it succeeded in developing the sources of income include students contribution andnecessary educational environment around the slums selling of old newspapers. . But, it is not sufficient. Inof Hatia to help the masses become open to the idea fact, we are facing some constraints in properlyof education. The number of students taking implementing our plans owing to the lack ofeducation at our centre increased to seventy five. A resources. Recently, Rotary club has come forwardpoor orphan girl named ‘Anjali’ was inducted into a and promised us help. We are also in talk with someprivate school ‘Shanti Niketan’ and all her expenses eminent media persons for support. Butare being borne by KARTAVYA NIFFT. A more comprehensive changes will come only when NIFFTimportant fact observed in the past one year was the assists us either personally or institutionally.rapid increase in number of girl students at our The sole motive of Kartavya is philanthropy. It alsocentre, quite inspiring in itself. provides an opportunity to experience the intrinsicNow KARTAVYA-NIFFT is one year old and a little contentment by rendering service to the poormatured in its approach. We are regularly conducting children. So, open your arms to embrace theclasses at our centre. We have divided students into opportunity to contribute manually and financially fordifferent groups and our attempt is to give individual Kartavya and be a part of this family in its ventureattention to each. We are also providing books, towards educated India.copies, pencils and chocolates to our children on a Shashank Kumar & Dhritiman Dekaregular basis to motivate them to be punctual at ourcentre. Besides, we have tried to incorporate some B.Tech 2nd yrinnovative ideas to make education fun at our centre. Correspondents, NIFFT Kartavya TeamThese include reciting poems and rhymes, story-telling, playing songs etc. 4 November 08 | N’scape
  5. 5. Cover Story Engineering life @ NIFFTAn exclusive survey peeping inside the lives of some hundreds ofbudding technocrats, revealing some very interesting facts & trendsThey were out from their shells, leaving their We for the first time in the NIFFT chronicle havejuvenile, puerile fantasies some fair miles back. tried to find out and spread these colors in frontAway from their dad’s diligence and the luscious, of you.yummy supper mixed with mom’s love, they are Some funky, some voguish, some jazzy and somechasing their rainbows paddling on as crusades in serious questions were asked to 250 buddingsearch of new avenues. To start a new, peculiar technocrats to find out the trend of life in thisand a very different college life miles from their peculiar insti.house was a difficult task but Charles Darwininspired them with an emphatic word - We started with the dawn, the time to wake up‘adaptation’ & they further inspired themselves and found that on the working days 42% studentswith another called ‘modification’. Feverish with wake up between 5 and 8am, 48% of our buddiesEureka, resplendent zeal & many dreams the life leave their beds between 8 and 8:30am and therehere becomes some complex, some simple. are some 4% lazy fellows who believe in gettingSometimes it rolls like a sine wave and up just before class ,the scenario as expectedsometimes as simple as y=mx+c. Exploring leisure changes completely on Saturdays & Sundayswhile busy, smiling at stress and euphoria with when 45% get up between 8 and 9 am, 41%buddies, are some shades of engineering life here between 9 and 11 am and about 14%at NIFFT. ‘khumbkarans’ snore even after 11am.Time to wake up (working days) Time to wake up (on Saturday/Sundays)Before 5am……………………………………………….……….6 8 to 9am…….…………………………………………………355 to 8am……………………………………………..…………32 9 to 11am……….…………………………………………418 to 8:30am………………………………………………………48 After 11am…….……………………………………………..8Just before the class………………………………………………… 14 Are itni jaldi kya hai? …….........................................16 BIG uestion Will they ever see the birds chirping in the pulchritudinous morning?After knowing the time for the start of the day it was important to know when does it goes to completion. Some veryinteresting facts were waiting for us-78% of NIFFT boys and very astonishing 100% girls sleep after 12 am even knowing about the nextmorning’s class. BIG uestion Are the nights really becoming insomniac? N’scape | November 08 5
  6. 6. Cover Story On Friday /Saturday nights while 40% boys say that they are “night watchman”, surprisingly 100% girls admit to be owls. BIG uestion What are these guys and gals hunting for in the dark? Small answer: gone are the days of “early to bed and early to rise”Once upon a time I read some sages crying –“In the and my washer man suggests washing to be a goodhealthy body there is a healthy mind”. The body will method of cleanliness but “Is washing of our bodybe healthy if we are free from disease & once I heard daily really a good idea?” Let’s check it outa doctor saying that disease don’t like ‘cleanliness’ While about 53% boys say they take bath daily. Girls remain cleaner with 100% claiming they dare to be attacked by cold water every day.You take bath daily Big question : Are the 5 % sages bathing rarely suffering fromDaily………………………………… 53 hydrophobia??With a gap of one or two….....36 Small answer: They believe in true nationalism (saving water for theOnce in a week………………………6 nation)Rarely………………………..............5Now when cleanliness is already much exaggerated, let’s talk about the cleanliness of the rooms in which ourbuddies live. While 17% believe in daily cleanliness, 39% clean their rooms with a gap of a day or two.Surprisingly 19% of indolent savages do not clean it until some fungus grows at some corner of the rooms.How often do you clean your room? BIG QUESTION: are these 19%Daily………………………………………………………………17 indolent engineers aspiring to become 58 microbiologist?After a day or two………………………………………Once in a month……………………………………………26 SMALL ANSWER: whats wrong in being JACK of ALL TRADES!Until some fungus grows at some corner ….. 19Studies remain an indifferent part of the life here. For some it is an interest, for some a compulsion and somesmarter guys try to make it an interesting compulsion.When you get alarmed for exams? For exam what do u rely on?I believe in regular studies………………………………………..9 Your own notes…………………………………………………… 3615 days before ……………………………………………………….52 Xerox of your batch mate’s notes…………………………..33Its one night stuff …………………………………………………..32 Internet……………………………………………………………………5It rolls away before I get alarmed……………………………..7 7 Seniors’ notes………………………………………………………….2 6 November 08| N’scape
  7. 7. Cover StoryAbout 33% visit library during the normal days while the number gets nearly doubled to 64% during the exams. Most preferred place for study The stats make it clear that own room is the best Group study 8 place for developing concentration or it gives strength to the ingenuity. Surprisingly only 11% find library to Hostel roof 5 be the most preferred place for studies. Reading room… 5 Hostel roof is not the new discovery. From my Library 11 childhood days, I have been watching many big Own room 72 lenses holders having restless walks with kilos of books in their hands, high on the roofs.Are regular assignments Should regular projects benecessary for good given for better andstudies? practical understanding of the subject? 40 75 Yes……………………… 60 No…………………………25Yes noAfter the studious discussion, it was the time to investigate the paths of fun and frolics. Watching movies withbuddies or an aimless walk on solitary roads, behaving as if paparazzi or being trapped in “www”, there are manyways through which the technocrats here entertain their souls and excite their spirits.The magic of web dominated the other sources of amusement; about 49% love to be trapped in different websiteswhile surprisingly only 4% rely on television for a healthy entertainment. About 48% go to watch movies inmultiplexes/cinemas rarely, while 32% believe that watching movies on 72mm is directly proportional to the amountof money in their kitties.Go to watch movies in theatre/multiplex? The leisure favourite?Every week…………………………………………………………….4 Internet …………………….………………………………………… 49Twice in a month…………………………………3 Television……………………………..……….……4Once in a month…………………………..13 Newspaper/magazines/novels……16 Other, 31 Kaveri, 43Rarely………………………………. 48 Sports……………………………….…….13Money hai to honey hai ………...32 Movies………………………………...18Most happening tourist spot inRanchi Best place forRock garden…………..15 Silver immediate placement party? Roti, 4 Spoon, 16Pahadi mandir……………….26 Juice shop…………………18 Pooja, 6Fun castle……………………..12 hemant ‘s dhaba…………2Ormanjhi zoo…………………...6 Others………………………………1Dasam Fall/Johna Fall……………….….41 67 Manohar/mama ji’s shop……………..… N’scape | November 08 7
  8. 8. Cover StoryThe erudite say, “TIME IS MONEY.” But many of our skeptic buddies are not materialistic enough to accept them or ifthey accept, it’s sure they are open handed. About 39% students love to invest their hours in chatting in somespecific hostel room, while 30% love to share their feelings with each other on “frustration bench”. FRUSTRATION BENCH: (the friend of all times) Who discovered frustration bench, is still a question to be research upon, the NIFFT Research and Analyzing Wing (N-RAW) suggests that like the other great discoveries it too may be a serendipity. The readers will be suggested not to go with its name because it is a lovely place to kill the time even when you are not frustrated. Most preferred place to kill precious time with loads of useless talks? Frustration bench……………………………………………………..30 Hostels’ balconies……………………………………….………..16 Tea stalls………………………………………………………….…16Specific hostel room (chatting room)………..... 38 Have you tried maggi/tea/coffee at midnight in hostel? Yes 49 100% girls say, making No 16 maggi or tea at midnight Sometime 18 is their daily business It’s the daily business 17 BIG QUESTION: are girls the better midnight chefs? SMALL ANSWER: of course they are!Along with all fun and frolic our buddies are also serious about their future aspiration. They seem to be felicitous andingenious while talking about their career and future prospects. Some dreams, some fantasies sparkle theirpassionate eyes and they cherish the illuminating plans to transform those dreams into reality. When asked aboutthe future aspiration, 435 prefer the job through campus while 32% foresee themselves on the managerial seats.15% want to serve the society being an I.A.S./I.P.S.Dream company? Dream sector? Only 3% wish toTELCON……………………..12 Steel……………………………………………..33 leave theirTATA MOTORS…………..10 Manufacturing/Auto mobile…… 42 motherland forJSW……………………………18 Software………………………………………6 doing some higherVEDANTA ………………….12 Foundry and forge……………………….10 studies throughOthers ……………………. 48 Research Projects……………………………… 9 GRE/GMAT.Only 6% students in NIFFT prefer software as the dream sector while 75% wantthemselves in either steel or manufacturing sector. 8 November 08| N’scape
  9. 9. Cover StoryWhen we planned to find out the scope of rising of some C.E.O. from our college, it was overwhelming that 51%wanted to open their own organization. AN EMPHATIC FACT: Ambanis and Mittals are becoming the favourite icons. Hope we don’t have the communist readers! Everybody loves his alma mater and so do our buddies. There are some splendid, some good things about it to beloved. To find out various “bests” of this ‘foundry land’, what could be the better way than asking its reapers?Best novel in seminary? Best lab? Best machine in the college?The Alchemist …………………………..31 76 Communication lab ………………..76 45 Rapid proto typing machine ………….45TOXIN ………………………………………..5 Metrology lab………………………….. 7 CNC machine …………………………………17The Monk Who sold his Ferrari…14 Metallographic lab…………………. 5 Pneumatic hammer……………………… 27 50Five Point Someone………………. .50 Cad/cam ………………………………….12 Optical emission spectroscope ……..11Most liked practical? 41Metallurgical/manufacturing………………….. 41 The most beautiful building of the campusElectronics/electrical……………………………. 29 Main building …………………24Physics/ chemistry ……………………………………6 Administrative building...10Hammering …………………………………………25 Workshop ……………………….3Most liked author for metallurgy? Cafeteria ……………………………30Robert E. Reedhill…………………………………. 9 33 Any of the hostels…………………………. 33 45Donald R. Askeland ……………………………………45Sydney H Avner …………………………….25 Best magazine in the libraryR. N. Tupkary ………………………..21 Any Engg. Journal…………….. 14Most liked author for manufacturing? PC quest …………………………..9Beer & Johnson ………………33 33 Scientific American…………2R.S Khurmi ……………………..26 Electronics for You……… 13P.N Rao …………………………..22 42 Science reporter ………….42J.P.holman …………………………………………….19Most liked subject of humanities Most liked subject of metallurgy and materialsEconomics …………………………………..26 39 Physical Metallurgy ………..39Communication skills…………………. 22 Steel making…………………..10 Which sector is betterIndustrial psychology ………………….13 Iron making…………………….16 (as per the present scenario) Software, 40Industrial Management ………………40 Mechanical Metallurgy ….35 Core (steel and 4 manufacturing), 96 N’scape | November 08 9
  10. 10. HUMOUR ‘BOYS’ without ‘GIRLS’Many people would rate this topic ridiculous after going through. But believe it or not what I am going to unfold isreally relevant especially in colleges consider BOYS as one of most exploited class in today’s world. The superior classwho is exploiting them is none other than GIRLS…hahaha…sounds funny na. If youask people who don’t have a girlfriend the reasons for it, they would say “kountension leta hai!!! Who wants girlfriend man!!! Being single rocks. I am single andhappy…see there are no long phone bills…See how independent I am…blah blah”But something else bubbles inside. And I want to show you the funniest part of it,they throw the kitchen sink at impressing girls but at last they return emptyhanded. lets call them sages as they pretend to be(waiting for nirvana).You can find them in the following places:-1. In the gym: trying to build their muscles. Someone should have told them thatbroad chest attracts girls. Our sage missed to note that money is also kept in the chest pocket. 2. On G-talk and yahoo messengers: trying to find a girl to flirt with. Our sage should have missed to note that only those cases which are of no use in reality are left in the virtual world. All others are busy with their boys in some corner (Ya! corner) of the world. 3. In front of women’s college: trying to attract some chicks. Here our sage drives in an ultra modern bike. Sports black glasses irrespective of the weather, shirt which is torn in different styles to indicate fashion. Little does he know that our girls there are in need of drivers who can drive a two wheeler and leave them at home, nothing more. 4. Orkut and other social networking sites. Here you can see our sage having his best edited photograph (Reality scares) in his profile. He visits as many girls as he can in a day (Hard sellers) and scraps them by crushing his creative machine. “Hey!!! I generally don’t scrap unknown people, but your pic caught my eye.Couldn’t move without scrapping you. Can we be friends?” Intelligent way of begging for friendship right? Friendshipis scraped, sorry sacred!5. Along with boys who already have a girlfriend. Right! Your guess is perfect. “Yaar…..your girlfriend’s roommateyaar cute gal, please yaar ask her to introduce me to that queen. I will bring two old monks this week yaar”. Hmm.Bribe! Our sage can become a Government officer but never get a girl.Well friends! jokes apart, the main motive of writing this article is to show that you gain nothing by running aftergirls. Instead you waste your precious time and energy which can be utilized in shaping your career and in othercreative works. You are young generation and can do wonders if you utilize your energy in right direction. Pratiyush Uttpal B.Tech 3rd yr 10 October 08| N’scape
  11. 11. Are we so changed! A heavy wind is blowing around the newly lighted sun. People are busy going for their work. The flowers areblooming and the birds are chirping. A school girl is seated in a school jeep. In front of her is kept an open book. Sheis reading and is motionless. The jeep is full of unceasing noise and hurrying students. The driver is busy driving toreach his destination in time. All are in their own mood. Suddenly three sweet looking puppies young and innocent came in front of the jeep having no fear of beingknocked down by the vehicle. The jeep driver is smacking his horn to encourage the pups to move away. Disturbedby the noise the girl stands to understand the situation. She persuades the driver to stop the jeep because sheknows that the pups unknown to the meaning of death will have their life ended in a very cruel manner if the jeepdoes not take a break. Her book is thrown away on the jeep floor but avoiding it the girl goes on shouting at thedriver. But it is too late. The leg of a pup is crushed under the tyre. The girl bursts in anguish and pain. The pup is onthe road lying helplessly with no one to pay attention to it. She is persuading the driver to stop the jeep and pick upthe pup to bandage its wound. But the driver says, “That’s life". She sinks deeper and deeper into a bottomless well. In the heart of heart she feels the pain of the pup and theselfishness of today human beings. While returning from the school she sees the pup lying dead on the road. "That’slife", the word re-echoes again and again in the girls ears. The girl was no one else than me and the jeep was none others, it was my jeep. How selfish we are! How selfish we are! Deepmala B.Tech.2nd yr UNFORGETTABLE SCHOOL LIFEDear Readers, As a teenager I always wanted to get into some reputed institution and I feel I am a bit lucky to get intoNIFFT. But today I remember my school days. Those days of adventure & mysteries were beautiful chunks of my life.It was like our second home. We spent nearly twelve to fourteen years at school. Especially the last two years atschool when we got into +2 classes were awesome. As a student I think these years are meant for parties andhanging out with friends, “NO STUDY ONLY MASTI & MASTI!!!- The new theory of life was originated .Teachers werevery friendly. They were always there to make us understand the ups and downs of coming life. Spending time withfriends was the only motive for which we used to go to school. Today our entire close & dearest friends are awayfrom us but their memories are still present in our hearts. We can never forget that life when any sought of tensionwas an alien word for us .Sometime I wish to go back to school like the small kids do. I once again want to carry theloads of books on my back.No one can forget it or even dare to think to do so. It’s really UNFORGETTABLE!!! Akanksha B.Tech 1st yr N’scape | November 08 11
  12. 12. The green mystery “There is a garden where lilies & roses 1: Hybrid Tea – which is white in colour and always are side by side blooms in single. And all day between them in silence 2: Flouribanda – yellow in colour and three to four flowers in bunch The silken butterflies glide 3: Polyantha – which also blooms in bunch. I do not enter the garden 4: Miniature – 5-7 flowers bloom in one bunch. Though I know the road thereto Some good variety of succulent are also found here. And morn by morn to the gateway Succulents are plants which need very less water. Some succulents being grown in this nursery are I see the chirping birds go Furcoria, which has beautiful bicolor long leaves and They bring each light on their faces Green Mother Tongue with flowering long leaves. Spera, money plant and Monostriala are some But they cannot bring back to me climbers you can find here. Spera on one hand has What the lily say to the roses very small leaves while Monostriala has big leaves and it climbs on a big tree. Some other beautiful plants Or the songs of butterflies be” like Crysanthamum (two to three colours), BigoniaIf you really want to listen the butterflies’ ‘enchants (with a circular type leaf like a lotus and exquisite pinkthe lily’s conversation with roses or if you search the flower), Dracina (2-3 varieties) with red, white &fragrance of serenity, don’t just see the birds passing bicolor resplendent leaves will definitely give ravishinglike me, rather go for an exotica into that garden sense to your eyes.which is none other than the NIFFT nursery which A splendid unique plant, Bethlehem cloth which is aholds in itself the sweetness of nectar and the glory of foreign plant is also found here which has a peculiargreen. Many of us don’t know about the unfolded quality of blooming its flower every night andmystery of this small nursery. So I would like to tell shedding it off before dawn.you something about this place. Some picturesque varieties of grasses can also beThere are large numbers of foliage as well as seen here, Dainala and Chinese grass are among theseflowering plants. Foliage plants are those which don’t varieties. Some beautiful trees like Palm, Alkesia,have flowers but make you insane with the beauty of Banyan etc. are also grown in its vicinity.their leaves. The different foliage plants in the nurseryare: Crotam (20 varieties), Arelia (4-5 varieties), When most of us today are worry about pollution,Collius, Palm, Caladium etc. Collius is a plant which global warming etc. this place like NIFFT nursery giveshas beautiful pink, green coloured leaf, There are a great peace to our mind and shows us theabout 5-6 varieties of Collius in the NIFFT nursery. If pulchritudinous side of life.you are the flower lover then this place may be a Ankit Sharmagenuine attractor for you. B.Tech 3rd yrThere are wide range of beautiful flowers like Editorial BoardGladalia, Balsam, Garvara (mixed coloured flower),Dahlia (which is being developed) etc. To have anemphatic fragrance of rose you may move to thegarden being developed by NIFFT nursery. There areabout four varieties of roses namely- 12 November 08| N’scape
  13. 13. HUMOUR Funny but true incidents during lectures• It happened when I was in my 11th std. The teacher was teaching something and the backbenchers (including me) were eating something. He said to utter something, we quietly uttered. He got angry and said “ZOR SE BOLO”. We all stood up and said “JAI MATA DI”.• During my B.Tech 2-2 lecture, sir was teaching & a plane came back from the last bench. Sir remarked quickly “who is sending these planes” and people shouted from backside – “Pakistan Murdabad” :)• One of our school teachers had the habit of Pronouncing P as F, and B as V! On our farewell day, he said, “Voys I feel vad that today youll be farting. But after all it’s a fart and farcel of life! I am feeling too emotional to fart with you voys vut remember you feofle will always v an imfortant fart of my life.”• One of our school teachers had the habit of pronouncing ‘s’ as ‘sh’. Once a student asked him a numerical problem and just after him another one asked the same problem. The teacher then said to the boy it’s the ‘shame’ problem I have told that boy just now so go and ask him. The boy asked, “Is it the same one sir?” He said, yeah ‘shame shame’. Very ‘shame’! Pratiyush uttpal B.Tech 3rd yr Sab chalta hai !!! N’scape | November 08 13
  14. 14. S lar Energy Timeline4.5 billion years ago: Solar energy reaches the earth 1892: Inventor Aubrey Eneas founds Solar Motor Company of Boston to build solar-powered motors to7th Century B.C.E.: Magnifying glass used to replace steam engines powered by coal or woodconcentrate suns rays to make fire 1897: Kemps water heaters used in 30% of homes in3rd Century B.C.E.: Greeks and Romans use "burning Pasadena, CAmirrors" to focus sunlight as weapons of war to ignitefires and burn sails of enemy war ships 1908: Los Angeles: Carnegie Steel Company invents modern type of roof solar collector20 A.D.: Chinese document use of burning mirrors tolight torches for religious purposes 1936: American astrophysicist Charles Greeley Abbott invents solar boiler1600s: Educated people accept the idea that the sunand stars are the same 1941: Approximately 60,000 solar water heaters in use in Florida1643-1715: Reign of French King Louis XIV, ("SunKing"), is an era of solar experiments 1950s: Architect Frank Bridgers designs worlds first solar-heated office building; Low-cost natural gas1695: French Georges Buffon becomes primary heating fuelconcentrates sunlight usingmirrors to ignite wood and melt 1954: Birth of solar cells (photovoltaics)lead Late 1950s: Extensive use of solar cells in1767: Swiss scientist Horace de space industry for satellitesSaussure invents first solar 1973: Energy shortages/oil embargo;collector (solar hot box) Indifference about solar energy begins1800s: Wealthy Europeans build to declineand use solar-heated 1974: Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC),greenhouses and conservatories; largest state solar center, is establishedFrench scientist uses heat from 1977: President Jimmy Carter installssolar collector to make steam to solar panels on the White House andpower a steam engine promotes incentives for solar energy systems1839: French scientist Edmund Becquerel observes 1990s: Tokyo has approximately 1.5 million buildingsphotovoltaic effect with solar water heaters (more than in the entire1860s: Post Civil War U.S. development of solar U.S.); Israel uses solar water heating forenergy; pioneers find that water left in black pans in approximately 30 percent of their buildings and allthe sunlight gets hot new homes are required to install solar water heating systems; Greece, Australia and several additional1861: French scientist Augustin Mouchot patents countries are ahead of the U.S. in solar energy usagesolar engine 1994: The first solar dish generator to use a free-1870s: Augustin Mouchot uses solar cookers, solar piston Stirling engine is hooked up to a utility grid.water pumps for irrigation, and solar stills for wineand water distillation (most widespread use of solar 1996: The worlds most advanced solar-poweredenergy) airplane, the Icare, flies over Germany. Its wings and tail surfaces are covered by 3,000 super-efficient solar1891: Baltimore inventor Clarence Kemp ("real father cells, for a total area of 21 square meters.of solar energy in the U.S.") patents first commercialClimax Solar Water Heater 1999: Construction is completed on 4 Times Square in Continued… 14 November 08 | N’scape
  15. 15. HUMOURNew York, the tallest skyscraperbuilt in the city in the 1990s. It WORDS OF WISDOMhas more energy-efficient 1. Do not believe in miracles. Rely on them.features than any othercommercial skyscraper and 2. The word "politics" is derived from 2 words, first "poly" meaningincludes building-integrated "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood sucking parasites".photovoltaic (BIPV) panels on 3. Rule 1: Teacher is always right.the 37th through the 43rdfloors on the south- and west- Rule 2: When teacher is wrong, refer to rule 1.facing facades to produce part 4. Hardware is the part of computer which you can kick. Software is theof the buildings power. part of computer which makes you kick the hardware. Shantanu Agrawal 5. Love may be blind but marriage is a real eye opener. B.Tech 3rd yr 6. Dont keep a negative attitude such as "I will not succeed”, “I will not Editorial Board succeed”. Instead keep a positive attitude such as "I WILL fail”, “I WILL fail". 7. Money is not everything - There is MasterCard & VISA. PEOPLE’S VOICE 8. Every man should marry. After all happiness is not the only thing in life. 9. Success is a relative term - it brings so many relatives. Most liked casual 10. Your future depends on your dreams - so go to sleep. wear 11. There should be a better way to start a day than waking up every morning. Saree 3 12. "Hard work never killed anybody - But why to take the risk!" Shirt, Trouser 18 13. We must believe in luck .For how else can we explain the success of those we dont like. Kurta pajama 7 14. Men who live in glass houses should change clothes in basement. jeans, T-shirt 72 15. My mom said I’d be a procrastinator. I said "just you wait". 0 50 100 16. I miss my wife, but my aim is getting better. The best weather 17. When everything comes in of the year your way, you are in the wrong lane. April/May 8 18. In a country of free speech, Jan/Feb 32 why are there phone bills? Oct/Nov 32 19. The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The july/august 28 guy who invented the other three, he was the genius. 0 50 20. The trouble with being punctual is that no one is there to appreciate it. KHALID B.Tech 2nd yr N’scape | November 08 15
  16. 16. DOES CGPA REALLY MATTER? It depends upon the field in which you go after engineering, which may be:Does CGPA matter???? This question has made many 1) Researchgraduates’ eyes insomniac. This is one of the most 2) Corporate/Industry (Core and Non-Core)burning and debatable topic in engg. colleges. 3) GovernmentEverybody has different opinion about it. Some say it 4) NGOis not much of importance, some say it is necessary to Now for the sake of clarity, let’s base the importancehave a good CGPA. This creates a lot of confusion of CGPA on the scale of 0 to 10among students especially for a new comer. In Types of Career Importance of CGPAcolleges let me tell you the situation is like that if youscore well, and get a good GPA, it matters a lot. For Research 7.5those who don’t score its bullshit... they just score Corporate (Core) 6.0(the HIGH kind) and live happily. Corporate (Non-Core) 1.0 to 5.0So I thought to write this article, what I am going to Government 2.5write is completely my view about CGPA. NGO 1.0Let me first tell you where the high CGPA helps:- A good CGPA definitely helps. It boosts up your • It helps when you approach any company for confidence. If you have a good CGPA it shows your summer training or for project. over all pious ness towards studies. It gives you that • A good CGPA is of immense importance if you extra edge over others. It at least gives you a chance are planning to get into a good B-school. to sit for your dream company. • Most IIMs provide explicit mark for your past academic performance. So if you are planning But this does not mean that a person having higher for MBA, good CGPA is a big plus point. If you CGPA than other is more talented or vice versa. Good will take a close look on the profiles of CGPA doesn’t not always reflect toppers of CAT, they have one thing in intelligence/smartness/creativity and vice versa. CGPA common: excellent academic record. cannot measure the capabilities of a person. You need • -If you are going to apply for foreign to be multitalented if you really want to succeed in university. life. Those who make CGPA the means to the end, miss the dynamism and team work which intends toWhere it is not important?? instil, and this can be a deciding factor in their future-In your campus interviews! I know this is a bold professional success. Small check one would find thatstatement. Actually, you need to clear CGPA the academic toppers arecut-offs (6/7) to apply for companies. Once rarely the ones to haveyou sit for a company, it all depends on how Diary Entry multiple offers or to be placedyou perform in your interview & tests. They September 2nd 2008 first.hardly take a look at your CGPA. There are I have got 8.91; the A in Does CGPA alone make avery few exceptions to this. P.T. could fetch me 9……. MAN??-In getting recognised from professors for 1) Really not. There have beenaping - here what matters is how much your examples of great men withoutProf. is familiar with you. How good you are very high CGPA. But it can be ain academics is secondary. So, a guy who +ve point if you have it.soaps the Prof. stands more likely to get agood repo than a studious guy who hardly 2) Is it enough for living?met the Prof! Mom, I promise, next time Obviously not. Nobody is goingBut how many of you completely know the it‘ll be more than 7……… to offer you job without anyimportance of your CGPA? Let me show you test/interview but yeah it cana very interesting study made by IITians about how give you a +ve edge in interviews and test calls.important your CGPA is? 16 November 08 | N’scape
  17. 17. 3) Is it an achievement to be proud of? Yeah sure its yourself from others. In the end what really matters isan achievement of a person to maintain good CGPA. what you have learnt rather than CGPA. And howNow it depends on person to person whether to be much you can use it!! But CGPA never kills then whyproud on this or not! So no comments. to take a risk!4) Survival of the fittest? Yeah it may be a criterion to Pratiyush Uttpalbe fittest along with other capabilities. B.Tech 3rd yr Best approach according to me is to have a healthybalance. CGPA is required - as it’s a pre interview filter PEOPLE’S VOICEso it’s vital to maintain a respectable CGPA. Howeveronce you cross the elimination round and sit face-to- Is there the need of organising extraface with the interviewer all that matters is your curricular activities?knowledge, attitude and communication skills. Smart No, 19people will anyhow manage decent if not very goodCGPA. A decent CGPA (not necessarily an extraordinary one) combined with confidence andflamboyance would make you a winner. You should Yes, 81be multi dimensional if you have got to differentiate “For 81%, extracurricular activities are equally important along with CGPA” HUMOUR Some Do’s and Don’ts for the budding technocrats*Do’s Dont’sv Take bath at least once in a month v Always live in your own roomv Utilize your time in internet surfing & v Maintain pin drop silence in class gossips v Always wear your own clothes and shoesv Peep into others’ copies in exams v Study in libraryv Go for a rampage in the hostel v Use your own class notes during examsv Have several girl friends for spiritual health v Use perfumes or deodorants as if yourv Have greed and anger if you want to room mate has …… grow in life v Pass your B.Tech degree without a singlev Always cross the thin boundary between fine in your kitty the ‘just seeing’ and staring ‘(concern The Three Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat)Statuary warning: Following of the above rules may be injurious to your health .Copy and paste of the aboveinto your life is the motivational offense.*take this seriously at your own risk. Harinath Yadav B.Tech 3rd yr N’scape | November 08 17
  18. 18. WHAT NOT TO DO IN COLLEGES OTHER THAN an IITOne fine, day like any other, the old landline rings and Now comes the 3rd year, most important I guess. Wellits papa: “beta results to aa gaye hain, par college doesn’t excite you much and now you havetumhara naam nahi hai”. And you feel like I am virtually surrendered to the realities. Now you don’tgone, it’s all over! Yeah, I am talking about the phase expect much and know that you have got to make thewhich every student of NIFFT must have gone most out of whatever you have. But do you succeed? Ithrough. The day IIT results were out. Hmm… not got am sure many of us don’t. I have heard many of theselected, then the most boring but crucial stage 3rd yr students saying “are yaar 2 saal bache hain basbegins. The name of colleges you skipped a month nikal jayen job ke saath”. This is where they go wrong.ago now needs to be relooked into. “Well an NIT Doesn’t your college deserve your effort? It’s ourserves no less than an IIT”. Now what else could be foremost duty to contribute towards thesaid after a sorry show in the JEE? As you started development of our college.” Kash IIT me hote!” Yougoing through the list of colleges, a unique name can dare to think this but can’t dare to work towardsstrikes, NIFFT! Yes, the same name which you ignored reaching the standards of an IIT. Thinking determinesin the AIEEE brochure a month ago, now suddenly what you become. If you want to work separatingseems really better than an IIT. Well perhaps what yourself and taking a broader spectrum, your collegecould one say?? “Are yaar foundry, forge ka bahut can accomplish everything you wanted it to, when youscope hai”. You knew or you didn’t but you pretended joined it. But the problem is that criticizing takes allat least, that’s good for a start! the time. Who the hell wants to do something? This is the THIRD thing you shouldn’t do in a college otherFirst year starts and you want everything you would than an IIT. The reason is simple:get in an IIT. Do you get it??? I’ll leave this for you toanswer. The year passes in comparing between what “Too many people today know the price ofyou have got and what you wanted. Perhaps, this is everything and the value of nothing” –Oscar wildenot required. Here is the first thing which you Well if you realized the value of nothing you wouldshouldn’t do in a college other than an IIT, because: surely love whatever you have and work for its“Don’t underestimate your worth by comparing improvement. Think about it. Gone through a lot? Butyourself with someone. It’s because we all are wait ladies and gentlemen. Final year awaits you.different and each one of us is special.” Tension, tension and more tension. Placements, companies coming for pooling, and what not?Second year starts and slowly (but not surely) .You Students start getting placed and start separatingstart adjusting and accepting what you have achieved. themselves from the college. Those who get placedStill the expectations don’t fall, but now you are tired think it’s over. I have accomplished the aim I was hereof cursing like you used to do in the 1st year. But the for. What else is left? Just a year of masti and let theeffort and the zeal which would have been evident if college stay as it is!! What do I have to do? This is theyou were an IIT 2nd yr student is still missing. That’s FOURTH and the FINAL thing which you shouldn’t dowhere India loses some of the good quality brain in a college other than an IIT. Finally the reason, why:material. The pain of not getting into an IIT doesn’tallow them to focus technically. This is the second “Half of our mistakes in life arise from thinkingthing which you shouldn’t do in a college other than when we ought to feel and feeling when we oughtan IIT. I’ll give you the reason why: to think.”- Robert Frost“Worrying and feeling pity doesn’t empty tomorrow of Thinking what to do and not simply feeling sorryits sorrows, it empties today of its strengths.” would fetch results. When you felt bad in the 1st yr ……Continued on page no. 19 18 November 08| N’scape
  19. 19. THE NEW EMBANKMENTAfter all my growl and grumble to seize the limb of enchanting future in the frills of IITs, I have finally though quitefiguratively boggled in perplexity ‘banked my course at an academia named NIFFT’.On checking into NIFFT I was in great dilemma, whether it’d appease my whims or not? But its statistical recordsheedfulness contained my affright to a great extent. More ones, I sighed in sheer composure at the very first sight ofits growing campus booked in oozing weather added to my awe.Next of course blessings, of course; it was the time for some bitter faster, which hooked me in as soon as I landed myspace in the hostel, ready for some unread treat to my appease. Funky furniture, thumping beds, yawning bulbs, A.C.windows but their glasses flawed at their messy treat, even more diving were the wobbly toilets sailing in sizzlingstinks. ‘Mess’ did ditch its contemporaries, outcast with some croaky repast. “After all it’s all ‘SARKARI’”!! The trailerwas yet to come, of course the haunting and taunting goblin of ragging, a term which I had only heard of but wasn’tmuch acquainted. But not to worry for long, my knowledge was soon riffled and even hopped by our discerningelders. This periodically merchandised customs, which has definitely produced certain desperately fatal products,was in a sedate and calm stance, accustoming its real senses. Though,a tiffy tapeline sometimes – I now understand,its importance and ‘why it is there?’Anyways ……!!!!!!!! Whatsoever the initials were, things that’d stand uphill afterwards are really promising in thisDEEMED FORGER: NIFFT – which strongly statues itself amidst the lusty and bouncy IITs and NITs. So we call it as“THE HABITAT OF TITANS.” Saurabh Kanchan B.Tech 1st yr ALUMNI SECTION What not to do in….. Phir woh exams yaad aaye…..“Kaisa Hua?” is the most probable question that we used to interchange cant you do something so that yourafter writing the papers. The answer used to be even more typed with successors don’t feel so? Don’t yousomething like good alright or just okay. Now, after writing so many of have the responsibility of at leastthem such conversations seem mere formality. The indifference is not only starting a trend, of working towardswith the performance but the eagerness for results too has vanished over it? What the caterpillar calls the endtime. One of my friend used to say, "Exams to hamesha achchhe hote hain, of the world, the master calls it aresults hi kharab ho jate hai". butterfly. So, think positive and start working for yourself and for ourMy personal experience suggests that results remain the same if not bad college .Your college can becomeover the years. In first year I used to prepare weeks ahead of exams, in what u want it to be. So, stopsecond year. Time shrinked to a few days; one day in advance in 3rd year comparing it to an IIT. Yourand almost JOTS (just one night stuff) in final year, but results are uniqueness is your individuality andconsistent throughout, zeroing near 7.5. Anyway, that does not matter your strength, excel in that and youanymore. will achieve wonders. Just think andI remember kind of relief and joy we felt after board exams in 10th, 12th and work accordingly. I hope its fine withafter competitive exams. The papers have become more tedious, degrees everyone including me. Starthigher but finishing off exams doesnt seem that type of ecstasy now. Yes, thinking and working of course!the bigger wait is for vacations and it still remains……. Himanshu Singh Raghuwanshi Vishal 2k7 Batch B.Tech 2nd yr N’scape | November 08 19
  20. 20. GOLDEN MOMENT We must take advantages of fertile condition created by BeijingAre one gold and two bronze sufficient? Certainly not the first time media narrated India’s success atfor a country with more than a billion populations but olympics in a manner commonly associated withit has certainly made the atmosphere fertile for cricket. All of a sudden Abhinav Bindra became thesporting culture in our country. The three hundred talk of the nation and Vijender Kumar was offered apercent increase in number of medals won by India role in a Bollywood movie. Cricket, the nation’sthen the last Olympic and its best ever performance religion, Times Now poll revealed, suddenly slid in theat the Games has suddenly resulted in the country of popularity chart. According to survey, 53% of sportsa billion waking up to the significance of Olympics. fan in Chennai and 44% in Kolkata were glued to theThe three medals have certainly end up the famine of Olympics. In contrast, 41% sports fan in Chennai andmedals in our country. 29% in Kolkata watched the Indian cricket team in action against the Sri Lankans. InDecades of ill treatment and neglect, Mumbai, an amazing 64% of the fans werewhich is responsible for poor performance unaware of the ongoing cricket seriesof India at Olympics, might just be about between India and Sri Lanka. Several stateto change. When the country was reeling government and Indian Railways haveunder the impact of serial blast at already promised a handsome reward toKarnataka and Gujarat, the gold shot by the medal winners. Surprisingly, BCCI, anAbhinav Bindra made India go hysterical. organization which has nothing to do with OlympicsMany thought it just to be aberration but his has promised to reward Abhinav Bindra with aperformance was followed by near-podium finishes in handsome amount of moneybadminton, tennis and archery. Just when it lookedlike a tale of so near yet so far, bronze medal won by Certainly India’s success at Olympics has madeSushil Kumar and Vijender Kumar made the Indians atmosphere conducive for these sports, but yet wehappy again. Two other Indian boxers Jitender Kumar have to build necessary infrastructure and facilities forand Akhil Kumar just lost their way on the brink of our sports men. India’s sports needs an overhaul andwinning medals, but they have certainly lit India’s these three medals only create a possibility of such ahope for London Olympics. change. Unless the government, sports administration, IOA, corporate comes forward toCricket has always been blamed for the poor embrace Olympic sports, Beijing 2008will survives asperformance of India in other sports. But if we see the an aberration.time of rise of cricket in India – it was afteroutstanding victory in world cup 1983. The fact clearly Ashwini kumarshows that a good performance made by a country in B.Tech 3rd yra particular sport makes it popular in that country. For PEOPLE’S VOICE Are there adequate sports facilities Are there adequate sports facilities (for boys) in NIFFT? (for girls) in NIFFT? yes yes 10% 37% no no 63% 90%Big Question: why the big country like India wins very few medals in Olympics?Small Answer: for answer, have a heedful glimpse on the above data. 20 November 08| N’scape
  21. 21. The first empty brain’s yield (eby) awards 2008 v The nomination for the ‘I Can’t Bear’ award are- • Attending sudden called, mammoth evening maths class • Regular morning P.T • Wasting approx millions of calories in forging an innocent piece of iron • Rubbing of an obstinate piece of steel, thinking that …. “Ek din ayega microstructure dikh jayega”. And the award goes to: “Attending sudden called mammoth, evening maths class” The award in the critics’ choice categories goes to: “Regular morning P.T” v The nomination for ‘Sab Chalta Hai” award are- • The fearless running of a tobacco shop at the NIFFT gate, four yards away from the board prohibiting the selling of tobacco. • The running of a mess in so called NIFFT canteen since pre historic age. • The use of NIFFT 50 seater bus for taking back just 3-4 students from school daily. And the award goes to: ‘the fearless running of tobacco shop…… The award in the critics’ choice categories also goes to: ‘The fearless running of tobaccoshop…… v The nomination for the ‘Natural Calamity’ award are- • Scarcity of girls in NIFFT. • Two hours continuous class of any one subject. • Solving each and every question along with all parts of the maths exam before 10 minutes of the given time. And the award goes to: “two hours continuous class…… The award in the critics’ choice categories goes to: “Scarcity of girls in NIFFT” v The nomination for ‘Aisa Nahi Ho Sakta’ award are- • Khandelwal sir stopped taking extra classes • A student of NIFFT gets his bonafide made within few hours • Sharmajee wearing black shirt white pant And the award goes to: “Khandelwal sir stopped taking extra classes.” The award in the critics’ choice categories goes to: “a student of NIFFT gets his bonafide made within few hours.” N’scape | November 08 21
  22. 22. COVER STORYScience reporter won the race of best magazine, congrates to Do you feel this is one of the best placesCSIR. Rapid prototyping machine with its advanced FDM for technical education in the country?technology is preferred by 45% students. It is a matter of proudfor our institute that such type of advanced technology ispresent in very few technical colleges of India including ours. No, 66 Yes, 34Not surprisingly 25% of our body builder buddies likehammering (practical) the most and about 27% feelPneumatic hammer is the best machine of the college.The point opposition can raise: it is not as sophisticated as Are you satisfied with the placementCNC or RP machine. scenario of NIFFT?OUR PARTY’S clarification: it saves our millions of calorieswasted in beating an innocent piece of iron. Yes, 55Communication lab is the best lab of our college with 76% No, 45students having this idea; regarding the most beautiful buildingthe views are distributed. Donald R. Askeland is the happyman successful in trapping students in his “grainboundaries”. 55% boys while 100 % girls are satisfied with‘The Alchemist’ gets triumph in getting 31% votes while Chetan the placement scenario of NIFFTBhagat as expected holds the nerves and continues to be the For girls:writer of youth with 50% of the votes in his favour for his “If you are content with the best you havenationwide best seller – “FIVE POINT SOMEONE”. done, you will never do the best you can do”BIG QUESTION: why the difference in level of satisfaction?SMALL ANSWER: I have seen most of the girls sitting in air-conditioners in R&D section in a well known integratedsteel plant while boys heating up at the blast furnace!Engineering is an art that deals with ingenuity and to be a good artist we must have power to think & rationalize.Developing a club like robotics can be a halcyon gusto for the rational attitude of the techies. When we asked aboutthe need for establishment of such club about 91 % stood firm in its favour. When we talked about students-teachers relationship 63% said that it needs to be improved. 78% students are unsatisfied with the cooperation of academic affair’s staff.# To get more information either see ‘office-office’ or try to have bonafide at least once.Lack of good hygienic canteen is still a big problem. 93% students dream for a spot where in the evening sometheories, some laws, some events and some life stuffs can be discussed with the sip of coffee and a taste of cake.41% say they will attend the class for some professors’ lectures even if teachers stop taking attendance and 88%think that there is the need of renovation of existing machines and equipments It was quite hectic to collect all the data for this survey but equally relishing to present it in front of readers for thefirst time. There are still many questions to be unfolded, as we all know life is tank of unfolded mysteries and when itcomes to the life of budding engineers, the mystery superimposes with concepts and logics, it was a small trial tounfold some of these superimposed mysteries, hope you all liked it. If you have some suggestions and queries; be free to write us on nscape08@gmail.com 22 November 08| N’scape
  23. 23. ABSOLUTE AND RELATIVE STATES OF FREEDOMMetals are good conductors of electricity and heat, No one is entirely free or wholly bound. Every one ofunlike non metals. Although electrons constitute a us enjoys some degree of freedom and is bound inmajor component of both, the nature of these some way or the other just as opposite coexists inparticles makes the difference. While in non-metals nature. We also have both freedom and bondage.electrons are not free, in metals there are both free Bondage rather freedom, binds us together, be it inand non free (bound) electrons. The free electrons are the family, society or in large entity like the country.responsible for most of distinguishing properties of Bondage resulting from love, affection and gratitudemetals. and sense of duty is a virtue. Sometimes we are bounded by law and rules which we accept as ourSimilarly there is the value of freedom in material duty.bodies. Its importance is no less in life. If a person isasked to choose between wealth and freedom, a It is the bondage among constituents, rather thanrational man would probably choose the latter. The their freedom, which is responsible for stability of ahistory of civilization is the progress from bondage to material too. The science of materials can show howfreedom. Indeed the richness of civilization depends bondage, combined with freedom leads toon the degree of freedom enjoyed by the people. extraordinary characteristics. It can be testified spiritually on the basis of what lord Krishna says toFreedom is related to necessity. If our necessities are Arjun in the Bhagwat Geeta “abandoning all otherignored, we do not enjoy freedom. Anybody can think activities, come into my fold (bondage), I shall freefreely. However if the society or state imposes you from all worldly bondages."constraints in translating our thoughts into action, itdeprives us of our freedom. If we are not responsible, Richard Doleyfreedom is of little value. B.Tech 1st yr HUMOUR BE vs MBAAn MBA and a BE student go to a camping trip, set up A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is their tent, and fall asleep. Some hours later, the BE lost. He reduces height and spots a man downwakes his MBA friend, “Look up at the sky and tell me below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts, what you see." The MBA replies, "I see millions of "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?" stars”. "What does that tell you?" The BE asks. The man below says, "Yes, youre in a hot air balloon, The MBA ponders for a minute. "Astronomically hovering 30 feet above this field."speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies "You must be an engineer," says the balloonist. and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it "I am," replies the man. "How do you know?"tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears tobe approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, "Well," says the balloonist, "everything you have told its evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small me is technically correct, but its of no use to and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will anyone."have a beautiful day tomorrow. By the way what does The man below says, "You must be in management." it tell you?" The MBA asks. "I am" replies the balloonist, "but how do you know?" The BE keeps silent for a moment and then speaks, "Practically, someone has stolen our tent". "Well," says the man, "you dont know where you are, or where youre going, but you expect me to be able “ENGINEERING = 100% COMMON SENSE” to help. Pratiyush Uttpal B.Tech 3rd yr N’scape | November 08 23
  24. 24. POETRY EVERY NIGHT IN MY DREAMS EVERY NIGHTflyIN fly in my dreams in sky; Every night I and MY DREAMS I tell you this is a truth I never say a lie. Seeing me the sun is ashamed of his glory; He chirps in front of me like my dreams in sky; Every night I fly and fly in the bird Lowery. IThe Moon is is a truth I my beauty; lie. tell you this jealous of never say a Seeing me the sun is ashamedSweaty. As he has never seen such a of his glory; He chirpsstars are of me like the bird Lowery. The in front afraid of my shine; And hide themselves as fear on their spine. The Moon is jealous of my beauty; With a pencil on my heels; As he has never seen such a Sweaty. I own Mittal Steels. The stars are afraid of my shine; And hide themselves as fearprize; spine. I have won the noble on their And have thea pencil onof biggest size. With bungalow my heels; I am praisedI by allMittal Steels. or small. own whether big Aishwariya, Salmaan all stand in front of my house and crave for my autograph; I have won the noble prize; I give them that, thinking we should help people of low economy graph. And have the bungalow of biggest size. IThenpraised by all whether big or small. am I feel that my phone is ringing; Aishwariya, Salmaan Iall stand must be of my house and crave for my autograph; think it in front Bill Gates calling. I give them that, thinking weto receive the call, of low economy graph. I come should help people AndThen I feel that my phone is ringing; realize that the night was too small. I think it mustclock is Gates calling. The alarm be Bill calling; And a new day is waiting. I come to receive the call, I take a deep… Jamhai! And realize that the night was too small. And realize The alarmstill onis calling;Charpai’ that I am clock my ‘old And a new day is waiting. Sonal Supriya I take a deep… Jamhai! B.Tech 2nd yr And realize that I am still on my ‘old Charpai’ Sonal Supriya B.Tech 2nd yr24 November 08| N’scape

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