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"With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere....this blog began on 23rd August 2004".
This blog is a saga . . . The saga of an idea transforming into an event ! If you are visiting for the first time, it would be advisable to start from the first post... you will have to go to the archives for that.
Friday, September 03, 2004
The Marathi Maanus....
namaskar mandali...

for those not conversant in marathi, it was "hullo folks"!
u guessed it right by a POTter who is marathi by origins and mother tongue, very much like our mastishk originator, Nikhil.

to begin with lemme tell u what is POT...mentioned above and previously by Payal too. POT is simply Prerana Online Team, in short ofcourse. It was a name we had to keep before we landed up with Mastishk. Basically coined for ease of usage in mentioning the reason for us burning oil midnight and much beyond.

Now to my little story of HOW I CAME TO BE A POTter...

Some time way back in March, Nikhil approached me with the idea of an online game. i said, "hey am a hathhoda chhap mechie...and not any comp. guy like u....and wud prefer to be away from the same" and he was like "u don't have to code...just think of a game" and i said, "oh that shud be cool....will do it". and then that was it!! i was on the team. Nikhil told me a few days later that i was teamed up with Anish and we were to make some sort of a strategy game.

Now lazy and not quite so convinced as we were, neither Anish or me bothered to do much. also the idea of Prerana Online seemed dwindling, and we were getting geared up for the endterm and the approaching summers. the endterms came n went, and most of us packed off to our destinations, mine being chennai with castrol. i was told by nikhil, on my way out of mumbai that i was to now team up with shooOOoonya (is that the correct no. of 'o's in ur name, hemant??) since he was to be posted in hosur!! i said chalo dekh lenge....

cut to june last week. came back to campus on 22nd to welcome n make junior batch feel completely at home, away from home. me n hemant were here for that job, and guess we organized the best induction ever in pgdim's short 10 year history! anyways, nikhil was back and so was my guilt of not doing anything for the past 3 months....he's after my life again, i thought....

just then, (and i take the liberty of introducing my pardner....) ashita came to my mind as a person who cud help me with the mind-boggling numerics required to run the game.....YA, I COMMITTED MYSELF TO IT AGAIN. july 15th was our first deadline which we managed to beat (black n blue). and it went on n on....and on n off too! and the game is done now. we were then allotted a set of brilliant youngsters by nikhil, each one a master in the world of html, javascript, blah, which our game was to take shape.

thats about all i want to write about my game for now....more shud come up from ashita shortly....i expect her to be more serious and quantitative in her post ;)

till then,
parat bhetu....
(meaning fir milenge)

p.s: just noticed....i haven't put my name anywhere....not that it matters.....phir bhi....
its milind m. tapaswi (tappu)


At 11:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess u guys can surely publish a paper in Harvard Business review... behind the scenes ' mastishk'... good going guys..



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