Shashank AgarwalMe(shashank agarwal) at my last college Aligarh Muslim University

Woah... the moment i think of the past year i yell the work "WOW!!!" and exclamation included.... i wonder how can so much happen in a year.....with me(shashank Agarwal)!!! I would recall all that happened during the year and would try to post a few pics as well....
Shashank Agarwal
My life in AMU in pictures
Shashank AgarwalMy dear friends... sharique, me nd kamran...Shashank Agarwal
That is my final year project, the automatic house with laser alarm,
automatic lights , automatic water tank and
infrared remote controlled door...Shashank AgarwalAfter the cricket math,manoj, me kamran, sameer and arif...Shashank AgarwalThats Moin, Mudabbir, umair and raghib...
mudabbir being naughty after 377 was passed..
Shashank AgarwalThe awesome day at girl's hostel's annual fest.... i can never forget the day..
just a bunch of guys and over 300 mad girls screaming !!

Trip to agra and fatehpur sikri
So the year starts... I am in diploma final year (Electronics) ...from Aligarh Muslim University.. New Year party was fun... with friends offcourse !!
So the college starts in a week, we were really sad as the college tour that we forced our college staff to send us. We even got the tickets booked got the letter signed from the vice chancellor...... but the tour got canceled as kasab had to make a visit to mumbai with his 9 member team...Shashank AgarwalRelaxing sumwhr when our car got stuck at a trafic jam!!Shashank AgarwalMe at Taj Mahal
Me at the Taj.....!!Shashank AgarwalMe with hot high school girls from chile.... She was so beautiful (the one next to me )..
But I am Shashank how can we stay and not have a tour, and i forgot to mention we didn't went to any tour during the 3 years. So i with 5 of my friends decided we would go to agra on our own rented car. The news spread like fire those who first rejected our proposal now wanted to have a hare of the cake and i wonder how those bihari gang came forward and gave me the tour money on day 1...Now the total no. went to "18".. so we had to book 2 cars.... but ya the tour was one of the most memorable journey i had ever in my life, from seeing The Taj Mahal for the first time , meeting hot chile girls in fatehpursikri(see the pic)... and the dance of sir satendra ( he's a colleague but we call him sir, ask me why if u r interested).Shashank AgarwalMe with 2 of my most dear frnds( Kamran nd Naved),
they taught me what is meant by a good tea...

Annual Fest So the tour went fine.... now the next big thing the College annual fest..
We didn't had a fest in 3 years, the first year was hindu-muslim riots, second year riots in AMU so we had this third year....
The Annual fest was an experience in itself, i was the co-convenor the second highest post i guess...but i had everything under me even the head...even the head convenor as he was a friend....
I organised the two most successful events and anchored them as well - "the Quiz Show" and "the Fashion Parade"....
Shashank AgarwalI anchoring the fashion show
Shashank AgarwalMy techno fest leagueShashank AgarwalThats my principal.. giving me the trophyShashank AgarwalJust exciting the audienceShashank AgarwalAsking questions to a contestant

Exams Exams
The fun was over now comes exams ...i studied so damn hard during these exams... that let me
to have scored 84% in the finals and a total of 79% in 3 years and a degree that says "First Division with HONOURS"....
And ya i got "103" rank in UPTU entrance and a not expected "18" rank in Indrarshtha University...Shashank AgarwalStudying at my AMU library

I first got MSIT , got the hostel, with a new girlfriend.....the one month there was the most memorable time i had in Delhi and i sometime wished i never changed my college...
As now i am in MAIT the best college in IPU... or i think so...

I have great friends there now.... and life is going great...

The year end semester were the worst exam of my life... just wish i pass in every subject...

And ya not to forget my sis's wedding, the other mega event of the year,.....
Shashank AgarwalMy family at my sis's wedding

And the other things i can't write much about... my changing girlfriends... late night roaming in city (i was there on delhi roads until 2am was great fun).... had vodka the second day i reached delhi in my hostel.... and loads of stuff i can not write about ( #@!$%#..........)....... and ya the new hair-style....
Shashank AgarwalMe Outside the President's house

In whole it was a grand year....so much happened in just a year time...............Shashank AgarwalAnd ya i have a new nick name now Shankee

Yes, Google now helps you to still get in touch with the so called snail mail and lets you send one postcard to anyone in US.

They say
"Sure, email is great, but there's something uniquely heartwarming about the kind of card that comes in the actual mail — especially for folks who don't hear from us as often as they should, simply because they aren't online.

So we've made it as easy to send snail-mail holiday cards as it is to send email. Simply fill out the form below and we'll send one free holiday postcard on your behalf. Yes, through the mail and everything.


So to send the postcard just fill in this simple form and you are done, there are a lot of already made templates to chose from.

holiday card from google

Google is dong this to promote Gmail in a totally different way, the cards are based on Gmail themes that you can apply on you Gmail account. Google says it would extend this service to other countries as well from next year.

Google has been keen on changing its ever static google search homepage screen. And has been experimenting with a lot of different structures and designs. Like it rolls out a new doodle (google logo) on the search page depending on the day or the important event. The latest is the Google fade away that guarantess to increase your speed of searching.

Google has made some chages to the page and until you hover or move your mouse you won't see the top bar and other features that are useless for users that are here only to search the site. It is quite an essential improvement. Google blog says it must have tries over atleast 10 different designs over few months until it finally settled on this one.

Google explains the decision to scrap the additives with this statement on their blog:

“For the vast majority of people who come to the Google homepage, they are coming in order to search, and this clean, minimalist approach gives them just what they are looking for first and foremost. For those users who are interested in using a different application like Gmai, Google Image Search or our advertising programs, the additional links on the homepage only reveal themselves when the user moves the mouse.”

google homepage-1

Apparently Google has attempted to master the fade-in effect, as they tried 10 different variations of it, ultimately landing on one that a majority of testers had positive and neutral reactions to. Interestingly enough though, the fade-in approach they picked also slows down the time it takes for users to take their first action on Google.com. While this would appear to be troubling, Google says that, “we want users to notice this change… and it does take time to notice something (though in this case, only milliseconds!).”

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