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2nd Year @ IIT Guwahati

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Attendence of abt 10% in class, CPI of 6.75, a girlfriend, an electric guitar, a rock band, few sucking performance on stage, beer rum whisky vodka and lots of friend : In short this was my first year at IIT Guwahati. But then college life is not just about fun, and my experiences of 2nd year were enough to prove this point. There is something about this college life that once people are in here, they dont wanna go back home. Atleast this was the case with most of the people in my batch. 3 months of holidays, means hell […]

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My stay @ IIT Guwahati (1st year)

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I was never a bookworm and didnt liked studies from my school days. Infact I didnt knew about IIT’s even when I was in 12th standard. My father always used to hate my frnds, and the reason was quite obvious…none of them looked like a ‘seedha saadha padhai waala bacchaa’…..Infact none of my close frnd cleared JEE exam and in my case the only reason why I was able to clear it was my father. ‘Unka dandaa naa hota to shayad mein kissi private college ke bahar cigraattte pi raha hota.’ Anyways I now thanx my father for having that […]

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Will google be a new Library of Alexandria.

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What if all the world’s information would be available and easy to find? What if all the news, all books, all texts, photographs and videos would be collected in one place, and made available, always and everywhere? This is the goal of Google, and the company seems to be realising its core mission at an amazing speed: through its popular search engine, through Google Earth, with which users can find any kind of information based on geography, and through Google Print, a project in which Google digitizes complete libraries. Google is divulging ever more information, in the process hiring the […]

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Microsoft Deputy CEO Puzzle

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Yesterday I got a mail from one of my friend whose title read as: FW: Microsoft Puzzle. I just click opened the mail to have a look at the puzzle. Though I am not too sure if this puzzle was really asked my the Microsoft HR team for recruiting their Deputy CEO. Anyways by any chance, if it was really asked by the Microsoft HR Team, I thought it worth sharing with you all. Click for the puzzle here Try out the puzzle. The deputy CEO was given 15 minutes so you deserve atleast that [:P]. Anyways, if after 15 […]

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Life in Bangalore after IIT Guwahati

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Bangalore, Bangalore, Bangalore !!! This was what everyone wished for in their final year at IIT Guwahati. Everyone wanted to get a job in one of the multinational firms in Bangalore and like everyone else, this was what I longed for and got too! After a long wait for my joining letter,  I was finally asked to join my present employer on 21st June, 2007 and if I can recall correctly, it was on 19th June, 2007 that I landed in Bangalore. First trip to Bangalore (2002): It wasn’t for the first time, that I was visiting Bangalore. I came […]

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Altertunes featured in Bangaloreinc.com

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Hello All, Yesterday Altertunes was featured and reviewed by BangaloreInc.com. This is first ever coverage of Altertunes over web. To read more on the same visit: http://www.bangaloreinc.com/2008/05/11/introducing-altertunescom-music-from-the-web/ To have a look at “In conversion with Abhinav Singh, Founder of Altertunes.com” visit: http://www.bangaloreinc.com/2008/05/11/binc-talk-time-in-conversation-with-founder-of-altertunescom/ Many thanks to Pravin Karoshi for covering Altertunes on BangaloreInc.com.

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My journey with Music and Altertunes

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Hey there ! Its been close to 5 years now, since I first plucked the guitar strings and close to 3 years since I started working in the field of Music Information Retrieval and Audio Processing Technologies. Overall I can say that, the better half of my life has been ruled by Music in the past 5 years or so, and it continues to do so in the form of Altertunes.com. Launched on 1 April, 2008, Altertunes is a social utility that helps people find their favorite music more easily and efficiently. It all started about 6 months back in […]

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Music and My Guitar : How it all started (Part 1)

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Well if you ask few things I can’t live without, apart from my parents,love and friends it will be guitar and music that will make to the list. But I was never a born musician. There were friends of mine (Amit Chandra alias Candy and Navneet Singh alias Noni) from school days who used to play old country stuff along with Lucky Ali and K.K. but I was always a part of audience then. My first real introduction to music was done while I was preparing for JEE examination(25th December 2002). By then Candy and Noni had moved from the […]