Thursday, October 30, 2008

Klueless 4

Hi Arjun,

This is Vishal from Klueless Team. One of the players sent me a link from your blog and it was really disappointing to see you directly putting away the answers. This coming from a players who has gone through the grind and is actually at hall of fame 12th rank surprised me even more. We would request you to please take away the answers from your blog which is totally against the klueless spirit. These are the kind of things which actually makes it unfair for people who relilgiously play the game and make it to the end against people who just get answers from somewhere. Getting answers is too tempting for anyone and even if somebody is just looking for hints might get the answers and you take the fun out of him.

We know that we have absolutely no control over what you put in your blog but this is a sincere request from our side to please remove that particular post.

Thanking You,
Vishal on behalf of Klueless Team

Well its been quite a while and I think enought time has gone by since that episode with the mail above. This time, the answers stay. If you don't want the answers, then simply close this window.

Well after another long year, Klueless 4 is back. Its bigger, its better and as expected more frustrating than its prequels.
Well this time it took me 48+ hrs to finish it. But finish it I did, and came 12th on the Wall Of Fame.
I think I have given enough time for ppl to get bugged by it. Here are my answers to it.

** SPOILER WARNING : To those dumb enough to require this, HERE THERE BE ANSWERS. Do not read further if you dont want answers. This is not a forum for hints.

If this post helped you, then be nice and leave a comment :)
I would like feedback u know!

The game can be accessed here .

0. Level 0

Click on Enter

1. Level 1


2. Level 2

Change klueless 3 in the address bar to klueless 4

3. Level 3


4. Level 4


5. Level 5


6. Level 6


7. Level 7


8. Level 8

Halleys comet

9. Level 9


10. Level 10


11. Level 11

dorset square

12. Level 12


13. Level 13

change letters in address bar to onering

14. Level 14


15. Level 15

Door 1 :

pluto (This is your password. Save it)

You reach a
Dead End

Go back to the
3 doors

Door 3:

hannibal (This is your username. Save it)

You reach a
Dead End

Door 2:

This page looks similar to
Level 1. So go back there.

conquer instead of play.

You get to Level 1a.


16. Level 16


17. Level 17

bon jovi

18. Level 18


19. Level 19


20. Level 20


21. Level 21

Change the extension .asp to .txt to get here. Copy paste the text to notepad, save it and close it. Right click and chk properties for size. 203 bytes. Change "itdoesmatter.txt" in address bar to "203.asp"

22. Level 22


23. Level 23


24. Level 24


25. Level 25


26. Level 26


27. Level 27

taj mahal

28. Level 28


29. Level 29


30. Level 30


31. Level XXX+1


Enter you details here to be featured on the Wall Of Fame.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

2.5 Point Someone

For those who are thinking on the lines of Chetan Bhagat's debut novel, please stop right there.
I am a MICAn after all. No dumb IIT/IIM grad thinks like me.
That said, what the title alludes to is not a Grade Point Average (although if we do go by GPAs I would be a 5 Point Someone, ironically) but the number of decades I have walked the Earth.

The 14th of October, 2008, I officially turned 25 years old.
Thats a quarter century. Makes one feel quite old when you look at it that way :)
But still, its been a fun ride so far!
Oh! And all of you who haven't wished me yet or worse still, just plain forgot, WISH ME NOW!
And send me gifts too if you insist. (I accept cash and all major credit & debit cards)

Last year, I was dunked in cold water by my batchmates and friends at MICA. This year, considering I am not in MICA anymore and have been missing it so much, God seems to have taken into his head to recreate the feeling for me and soaked me through by getting me drenched in a typical Bangalore shower.(Guy has a sense of humour doesn't he!)

So well, in 25 years what have I done? Not much.

1. I got my PGDM from MICA.
2. I got my BBM from CMS - Jain College.
3. I started 2 blogs.
4. I learnt how to ride and drive.
5. I changed 3 jobs and am in my 4th.
6. I have a 6 figure salary. (Although it doesnt seem like much once the bills come in)
7. I have had a few good relationships and a few psychotic ones. And I have loved them all.
8. I have had quite a few Near-Death-Experiences and survived them all.
9. I have realized I am a pretty decent quizzer.
10. I became a Competent Toast Master.
11. I have a longterm relationship with books, music, movies, anime and my bike, Ninny!
12. I have travelled extensively across India.
13. I finally went abroad. And liked it. Just not enough to settle anywhere though.
14. I realized one can never have enough Time, Money, RAM, Memory or Band-width.
15. I made a few friends who I can say I can rely upon for anything at anytime.
16. I can cook and pretty decently.
17. I decided I want to be a house-wife.
18. I have had some lovely pets.

Well am sure there are a lot more things I want to add to that list. But am old now. And tired. And my memory ain't what it used to be ;) So will update this as and when something comes to mind. If something comes to your mind first, leave a comment and I will add it! :)

Happy Bday to ME!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Spell Check 2

Deccan Herald Office,
3rd Floor, MG Road

Hmmm.....Letters to the Editor anyone???

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kicking Butt in the Office – No Smoking!

Non-smoking is the new way of being a non-conformist. Kids in college  are now cool because they don't smoke and not the opposite, as it used to be. Grab a cigarette and break it in half in front of everyone and they'll all say "Awwww! What a nice guy!". These are the kids who grow up and become your colleagues and elected representatives to the Government. They then try to make this a conforming standard so they can have more company by making laws which ban smoking.

Many have decided to take this action much farther, however. Devout "non-smokers" harass their smoking co-workers while they are on their breaks with magazine clippings of the various cancers caused by the habit. Some may go even as far as stealing the cigarettes from strangers on the street who they see smoking. Rumour has it that in select extreme cases, some have vowed to hunt down and terminate the plagued portion of society by burning the smokers alive in a vat of tobacco.

The main slogan of the non-smokers appears to be "Death to the death causing smoking community".

To prevent all this potential bloodshed, the Government and our Union Health Minister Dr. Rama-Douse, have brought about a new law which prohibits and deems illegal, the action of smoking in buildings. And corporates, being the model citizens that they are, have enforced the No Smoking rule within their domains as well. Pardon me for drawing parallels between Nazi Germany and the SS for this. Dictatorship anyone?

But before we get to that, let us examine what smoking is.


Smoking is the human practice of ingesting enormous quantities of the aerially-dispersed waste products of combustible organic matter, so that they may be sequestered safely within the lungs and out of harm's way.

Why People Smoke

People smoke for a multitude of reasons, some of which are good, some bad and some plainly ugly.

Here are some of the reasons:

  • ·   Stress Buster
  • ·   Helps bond with strangers (ultimate chauvinistic example being “male bonding”)
  • ·   Covers up the fact that you forgot to brush your teeth today (or was that all week?)
  • ·   Social Acceptance (it’s like belonging to an exclusive club)
  • ·   Improves your communication skills and builds confidence (smokers can walk upto complete strangers and ask for a light/match/cigarette/phone number, if the person is cute, etc)
  • ·   Acts as a better digestive aid than Hajmola.
  • ·   Keeps you warm on cold nights.
  • ·   Kills hunger and keeps you from piling on the pounds.
  • ·   War (see all of the above points)
  • ·   Festivals like Diwali (safest fireworks of the season, all year round)
  • ·   Traffic Jams (it builds your resistance towards all that smog on the roads)

Smoking at the Olympics

Smoking finally gained the recognition it deserved in 1972, when the International Olympic Committee officially recognized it as an Olympic event. Prior to this, smoking had already been established as a national sport in Bosnia, Croatia, France, Poland and Spain.

Health benefits of smoking

Smoking is the only known cure for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and some minor forms of dementia, because smoking kills you before you ever get them. Many studies have also found that out of all people with lung cancer smokers have a 70% higher rate or survival. This is due to the incredible properties of the chemical additives in tobacco which kills all the little men who make the cancer on their sewing machines. A local medical university in, Moscow, Russia has been researching on ways to cure cancer through extreme inhalation of tar.

Also all ad-based research has only proven that second hand smoke kills. Nothing happens to consumers of first-hand smoke. Case in point, the Marlboro Man’s horse died of Cancer but he was still alive and smoking. Need I say more?

Reasons why smoking should never be banned

  •     Governments get a lot of tax revenue to buy their own tobacco.
  •     Smoking is good exercise for the lungs, just like a Bullworker is good for the biceps.
  •     People die younger, so need less pensions.
  •     Keeps tobacconists and other small shops going. Alternative revenues would otherwise have had to be provided.
  •     Tobacco farmers would have to be provided with alternative means of revenue. If from developing countries, more aid would have to be provided (on reduced taxes of which more will be spent on pensions).
  •     Assorted other businesses (transport, tax revenue people etc, the quit smoking industry) will have their work reduced - see preceding point.
  •     The Ad-industry would vanish or become totally dependent on alcohol.
  •     Football players would become dependent on dope.
  •     Smokers are determined to kill someone. Just let them kill themselves, its better than having them kill you when they are going through withdrawal.
  •     Smoking keeps self-important, anti-smokers, who like nothing more than to push other people around occupied, and allows governments to go to war and screw up the economy without anyone giving a damn.
  •     Smoking is the easiest way to separate the men from the boys.
  •     Human stupidity.
  •     Second hand smoke is a good way to damage people you don't like without taking direct action.
  •     Smoking is just plain cool.

Smoking At The Workplace

The new no smoking in the workplace rule that the government has imposed seems to have quite a few reasons for being imposed. With all the previously rock solid companies going up in smoke, nobody seems to want to risk another disaster. ICICI-cle Bank is going to be the new numerologically correct way of identifying a smoke free bank we once used to know as ICICI.

The environmentalists are concerned that all the smoking leads to Global Warming and that their beach houses will soon be submerged.

The Govt isn’t able to find  suitable industrial land for the TATA Nano plant. Its strategy? Run ITC out of business and get their land for TATA.

But all this ranting and raving, and conspiracy-theory-waving aside, what do you think of the impending ban? Like it, hate it or have your own theories? Please do post a comment and let me know :)