12 years a slave

Okay, after the college and gym. I went to get ready for dinner with friends and then movie.
We went for the movie “12 years a slave”. It is a heavy movie. In the end you sit with tears in your eyes.

After the movie I asked a question to one of my friends.
What would you have done in the man´s situation or his family?
The response was: Do not even ask me that question!

The movie is a worth to go and see, specially with the comfortable chairs (just kidding about the chairs). However, the movie is based on real life, on a book with the same title “12 years a slave”. Now. I will try to find the book, the worst part will be to read about violence and if the book has too much detail about blood and so on.

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A whatsapp messes

A whatsapp messes

After the gym I got a whatsapp message from a friend.
“I have made pasta dish, do you want to come over?”

Of course I wanted to meet my friend and try the dish (anything which is not Indian food).
My friend said, it is not the best one but good. I took a spoon of it and it tasted like heaven.
No masala, no cheese, no heavy gravy and just easy normal food or what Indians would say, plain and horrible food.

The whole body was screaming this is amazing, eat more! I was just so happy to eat something normal for me.

Working women

Working women

Non skilled people are everywhere in India. Sometimes I asking myself, are they happy with the job they have?
Probably it is not fun at all to clean the roads with a broom. But, is it better then no job at all?
Or, are there some job which just not at all acceptable to do? I do not talk about prostitution (that is way out of question) I mean job which is legal. For example cleaning the street, maybe to be a farmer in India (very heavy and hard job).

In the end all jobs are needed, but with the right equipment the job can become easier to do. I can not say India has the right equipment for some of the jobs, because they have so much manpower to do the heavy jobs.

When it is bad food in the mess.. We do what?

Today we had such a wired dinner menu in the mess.
Dosa, Utapa and chapati, with chutney.
When I reach my room. The first thing I asked my roommate was: Will you order food? Because the food in the mess is really bad today. Of course my roommate was going to order food.

I think I might have one of the best roommates ever. One of the reason is, I am really bad to order anything from internet. So, it ends up, she order our orders on Internet and I just pay her. After a hour, we get a phone call and go down to the get to collect our food. It is very easy way to buy food from restaruants. But, I have huge problems to do it.
What would I have done with my roommate?

We ordered from Marrakesh 45, in Viman Nagar. Good food for sure.
My order was, lamb with herbs, something with beans and a tandoori roti. I finished everything by myself.
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I have no words

At 11 o’clock all international students were called to the conference  room for a meeting with some heads for Symbiosis.
So, we international students went there, the exchange students and Indians from other countries.
We were requested to ask question, problems we have faced during our time in College.
First we were quiet, none wanted to start to speak.

However, after some minutes a guy started to talk about the FRO. After that, many student wanted to speak. I was one of them.
Some students complain about the the coordinator request about some documents 2-3 times which they have submitted (every time).
Question is, were are the document? Do they loose our documents?

Why does the external exam change the dates, why do we get short notice about workshop, exams etc? We need information to plan our trips to home and make our studies easier.
Why does it take around 3 months to get our result, grate sheet?
Why do you not teach the students how to write a paper with proper reference notes? When there are so many students interested to go abroad for higher degrees?

If, this university want to become a good international university. Then they can not say (as what they did during the conference) we are better then many Indian university and you can not compare us with university which has exist over 100 year or university from abroad. We are a new university, only existed for 11 years.

Well, to be frank, if Symbiosis want to be a international university, then they have to compete and be compared with other  university from US, Canada, Europe and so on. 
Symbiosis should not excuse them self to be young and that is way they have not teach the student how to use reference notes (for an example). To compare to my own home university has exist from 1996 and we know how to write a proper paper. If we do not follow our prof. instructions, the prof. will not even read our paper. I want to point out a university from 1996 in Sweden is a young university (baby one , compare to Uppsalas University).

But, we know, if a university want to be international one, they have to be compared with other university abroad and see what Symbiosis can improve in. They have to improve in many aspects. No doubt this university is good in Indian standards, but international… I have not idea.
For sure, I really miss my academical studies in Sweden.

How can last year students get a bachelor degree without writing a proper paper?
That is my question in the end.
Can a degree from Symbiosis be compared to a degree from ie. Stockholms university?

Time for high

Time for high

When I was walking to the mess for dinner. I met some of my friends, they were talking about high spirit in KP. They have already left now to high and asked me before if I wanted to join them for karaoke.

My statement is, never go out to party in the week and especially when we have allot of tests and assignments.

How will they be able to wake up? Will they be able to give the tests? What about studies?
Do they think college is just a fest and nothing to worry about?

I can not understand how they can go out on a Tuesday.
Well, I hope they will enjoy while I am studying and write job applications.

cow

cow

Maybe this picture should not be a big deal, after 7 months in India. A cow on the street next to garbage and eating from a bag with green things.
If the cow are so holy in India, why do not care what the cows eat, the living standards.

My friend comment, Why do you need to take a photo of this? You are such a tourist!
This is India, so why not take photo of that?