26 Dec 2008

Know your CEan - raj87verma88 aka Patty

[Article cross posted from here : Know your CEan raj87verma88]
CEans,

Continuing our tradition of bringing you more about our own CEans, we bring you our editor CEan - raj87verma88 aka Prateek Varma aka Patty. Patty joined CE couple of months back and hasn't looked back since then. He soon joined our editorial team and has been haunting CEans for our Know Your CEan section. We decided to give him a break. Our editor-in-chief MayurPathak interrogated Patty. Check it out here :-

Q: Hi Patty. You are now the associate editor of CE. Tell us more about yourself.

Patty:. Hmmmmm....lets say, age 20 years, 170cm, black eyes, black and curly hair, light brown complexion with a golden tan, athletic build......... Well as you know I am doing Mechanical and Automation Engineering. Am currently based in New Delhi. Did my schooling from Delhi. You can call me a typical Punjabi(Person from the state of Punjab for our non Indian members). I am a very patriotic person who wants to do much for his nation.

Also I love animals and birds. As a child I used to bring home any wounded bird or animal and then would take care of it. My Mother used to go mad as there were always 3-4 different animals in the house other than our pets. I have never cried even on the death of a close relative but I have cried many times seeing a wounded or a dead animal/bird. I think it is just my nature that I don't like the company of humans much. Till the age of 11 I was alone and had only my pets and other animals, books and my music book and instruments for company(Parents away for work and no child of my age where I lived). According to astrology, I am Libra. According to Chinese I am a rabbit.

Q: You seem to come from a medical background. Why Mechanical engineering then?

Patty: Yeah, my father is a surgeon and my mother a gynecologist. My family members tell me that when I was small and people used to ask me, what I want to be when I grow up, my answer always was "I do not want to become a doctor". When I was small I wanted to become a Train Driver and that too of a train that had a steam engine in which coal had to be fed. My mother kept on telling me that I should take medical and then do Zoology honours because of my interest in animals. But I took up Non Medical and then later gave entrance exams for B.Tech and Architecture. Got selected in both. The counseling for B.Tech was a week before the architecture one. I had decided that if I do not get admission in Mechanical then I will go for Architecture. And now I am here.

Also almost all the members of my family are in the armed forces. So I have many people questioning me why I didn't join the forces. The answer to this question, even I don't know. Sometimes I want to join after completing my B.Tech, and sometimes I get other Ideas.


Q: We learnt that you are a super cool football player, Well... can you tell us more about what you do apart from Engineering and CE?

Patty: Used to play for my school team. Started as a defender. In my first game, I handled the ball at a crucial stage. Though it didn't convert to a goal but i was dropped for a year. Practiced a lot and became a better player. Later, was again selected in the team. I was playing center forward now and was later made the captain of senior school soccer team.

Apart from soccer I used to play cricket, basketball, volleyball and badminton. I have taken lessons in classical singing, tabla and piano. I also know flute, drums, congo, harmonica and trumpet. Started the guitar but left it after a month.

I write a lot and am a voracious reader. Usually prefer classics. I am good at drawing and painting and have won many prizes. Had tried my hand at a cartoon strip once. I am a foodie but do not let my body to go out of shape. I enjoy mixing drinks(cocktails and mocktails).

I have a knack of telling stories. Usually, I can make stories as I speak and the funny thing is, however ridiculous story I make many have believed them only to find out later that I was lying.

I have been hitting the gym daily for the past 3 years. Planning to start a course in kick-boxing soon.

Q: So you are also a very good actor and a bike freak. Would you like to tell us more?

Patty: Well, not really an actor. I have written and directed approximately 6 plays and two on the spot ads. Got good reviews for all. Though I acted in all the plays, but did not get any best actor awards. I was most appreciated and considered the best actor in a play which I neither wrote and nor was the director. I was the lead actor in it. I think because of the less tension I was able to give a better performance.

Bikes, what can I say. Words cannot describe the feeling. I have a Royal Enfield and have modified it as a cruiser. Used to race earlier but had an accident that kept me bedridden for 6 months with multiple injuries including a bashed face and head. Nowadays I drive fast occasionally, when am in the mood for some thrill or when am running late. I would love to own a R1 or a 'Busa someday.....and a harley, a ducati, a bmw, aprilia, a custom chopper.....etc

I also drive cars. Wish to buy a willy jeep and a mistubishi lancer. Will modify the lancer for street racing and rallys. Later on will lave to move to porsche carrera gt, lamborghini mercielago, bmw, aston martin db9, ferreri enzo, zaguar xj220, ariel atom........I have an endless list.


Q: Can you share some interesting moments during your school days and Engineering days?

Patty: Actually there are a lot of interesting moments. We once planned a series of bomb blasts(read fireworks) in school. We planted bombs in different toilets at precise moments such that there would be a difference of 55-75 seconds between each blast. The planning took 8 days. Out of the 9 bombs we planted 4 were caught. Someone named me and I was called by the principal to his office. After the interrogation I was freed as I didn't say a single word and he had no proof against me. And also throughout the school I was always at war with my Chemistry teachers. All chemistry teachers hated me and vice versa. My school just conducted a blood donation camp and I went there. When the senior chemistry teacher saw me, she jumped back in horror as if she had seen a ghost and then left the school premises without donating blood. And I finished school 3 years ago.

In college once we all got drunk. I too drank a lot and was completely stoned. Somehow I managed to start my bike. A friend was with me. He was sober and offered to drive but I told him that I was fine. While driving the bike I fell asleep. The next moment my friend was shaking me to wake me as a truck was right in front of us. Though not a good incidence and I am just telling this as an example of why not to drink and drive.

I have many such dangerous incidents in my life which include bike stunts, street fist fights, gang fights in school(have not taken a part in any fights in college though as I have gained a lot of control over my anger and my violent streak), girls...etc.

Q: What made you join CE? Why do you like it so much?

Patty: I was searching for a question that had been troubling me. Googled it and one of the links was for this site. Took a look. Then in two days came back again and took a better look at this site. Found it interesting and then joined it. I like this as each day we have new questions to solve and can search for new methods and discuss them with the top brains of the world.


Rapid Fire:

Q: Describe yourself in one word.

Ans. Unpredictable

Q: Same question, Now in one sentence.

Patty: I am an unpredictable, impulsive, prone to be violent when angry, wild, good looking, handsome, charming, sexy and disorderly, rebellious, always wants to be the center of attraction kind of person........in short I am the typical Bad Boy(I have used the adjectives that many people have used for me)

Q: Who is your favorite football player?

Patty: None. The list is too long and I will not be able to select one.

Q: Who is your favorite singer?

Patty: I listen to all genres depending on my mood. So therefore my list of good singers is very long and i won't be able to select a favourite.

Q: Describe CE in one sentence.

Patty: Somethings cannot be described but can be experienced. CE is one of them. Kudos to Biggie for starting it.

Q: Given a chance, one thing you would like to change about

1. CE: I wish I had thought about and started CE

2. This world: I would like to change the history of the world. I would like to eliminate many wrong doers(religious fanatics, terrorists etc). I wish children below 5 were less irritating(GOD! how they howl). And on a more selfish note I wish I was the supreme ruler of this world and the center of this galaxy.

3. Yourself: I wish I was a bit taller.

Q: If I ask you to recall CEans, how many flash in your mind in one second?

Patty: Big K, Mayur Pathak, Ash, Gohm, MaRo, Just2Rock, Suyash, XHeavenlyX, Mahul, KidaKaka, Prady, Van Helsing, LordEC, Pradeep, friendster7, Kulesh ....thats all. I am sorry if I forgot someones name but Mayur didn't give me enough time.

Mayur: Thanks for your time, Prateek. It was nice chatting with you.

Patty: Thank you. I'm coming after you very soon. Be prepared!
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

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10 years ago
Impressive profile, Patty! You're like Tony Stark in many ways! 😉

... and so much for getting you into the Teetotaler club 😛 Its never too late though 😉
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Thanks a lot Biggie and Ash. A special thanks yo Mayur, who honored me by putting me on the homepage,
And Ash, who is Tony Stark
KINETIC_JOULES

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10 years ago
Wow. . . I've always like animals, and like you, I've never cried over the death of someone close, but a hurt animal. I play the guitar and have been at it for 6 years now. . .
Kudos, Patty!
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

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10 years ago
raj87verma88
Thanks a lot Biggie and Ash. A special thanks yo Mayur, who honored me by putting me on the homepage,
And Ash, who is Tony Stark
Oh, you not a movie buff? He's the guy in Ironman. Pretty cool movie! Lots of um.. engineering gadgetry there 😉

Patty & Kinetic, I'm guessing you two are strict vegetarians? 😛
KINETIC_JOULES

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10 years ago
Tony Stark? Came from Ironman.
And I really only eat seafood. I just don't like meat. I can't eat much of anything atm. . . stomach ulcers/gall bladder problems. . . not sure which one.
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Well no, I eat all kinds of meat (the weird things I have eaten include, octopus, rats, elephant, dog, crow, snakes, insects...etc). I have gone on hunts where have killed and eaten wild boars, rabbits etc.
I eat sea food and red meat and white meat and any other color meat imaginable.
I love animals, but am not a vegetarian. These are two different things.
I guess it is just in the family. We eat meat 3 times a day and usually just eat meat. Vegetarian food is called grass in my home. We have two pairs of canines, so we were meant to eat meat, cows don't have them, they eat grass.
MaRo

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10 years ago
Seems very calm life you have 😛
gohm

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10 years ago
Hey now, them thar are fightin' words! laugh! only teasing

OK Patty so even though I do not agree with what you say below, I found it really, really funny!!!😀
Thanks for the read and was good to have some more info on you buddy. I've had several spills racing so glad you are still on two wheels.

raj87verma88
Well no, I eat all kinds of meat (the weird things I have eaten include, octopus, rats, elephant, dog, crow, snakes, insects...etc). I have gone on hunts where have killed and eaten wild boars, rabbits etc.
I eat sea food and red meat and white meat and any other color meat imaginable.
I love animals, but am not a vegetarian. These are two different things.
I guess it is just in the family. We eat meat 3 times a day and usually just eat meat. Vegetarian food is called grass in my home. We have two pairs of canines, so we were meant to eat meat, cows don't have them, they eat grass.
10 years ago
as I have gained a lot of control over my anger and my violent streak), girls...etc.
😒 😒 😒

😕
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
@biggie: don't roll eyes man, I am not joking. I had a very bad temper earlier. And if you are talking about girls well thats another story (stories to be more specific). And they are all long stories. Will tell later.;-);-)
@maro: Yes I do, believe me, life is very calm. No excitement.😛
@gohm: thanks mate. will meet someday and show our scars to each other😛
@kinetic: Thanks. You will have to teach me the guitar. I think I will have to make a trip to the USA very soon;-)
KINETIC_JOULES

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10 years ago
^_- really? lol. . .
You know what's weird? I met my boyfriend online! We met on deviantART a year ago.
10 years ago
raj87verma88
@biggie: don't roll eyes man, I am not joking. I had a very bad temper earlier. And if you are talking about girls well thats another story (stories to be more specific). And they are all long stories. Will tell later.;-);-)
Alright. You'll write a story for our CE-Studios' first production 😁! Our aim will be to come up with a typical bollywood flick.
KINETIC_JOULES

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10 years ago
Wow. . . ideas just keep getting better and better!
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Yeah sure, will do it. Only trouble, when I write, then I also direct and also write a role for myself. So you will have to give me these three jobs. And, I will choose the actors too.
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
And I may do the music direction and the sets and the costumes.....etc. What the hell man, I will do everything. Just tell me when and where.
10 years ago
raj87verma88
What the hell man, I will do everything. Just tell me when and where.

Really..... 😎

Will test you pretty Soon.... Just Kidding

-Crazy
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
And I may do the music direction and the sets and the costumes.....etc. What the hell man, I will do everything. Just tell me when and where.
10 years ago
Well, will you let us watch it? Or that too, is restricted to you?
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Naaa...I am not fond of watching. But biggie I have a role for you....so be ready. We can use the CE Song we penned some time ago as one of the songs. Will have to think for more songs if you want to mack it like a bollywood flick. Sorry about the double post though.
A story about a group of men who save the world from alien attack. The group idea cam from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the alien attack idea comes from MaRo's thread on communicating with aliens. MaRo can be the scientist who makes a transistor to communicate with aliens. I will take the role of the evil dictator of some small country, who dreams of world domination and to fulfill his dream has the scientist captured and using the transistor allies with the aliens and calls them to the earth.
Will decide and distribute other roles later.....more ideas people.
10 years ago
Gosh, I can't stop myself from posting in this thread 😁

I wish I was the supreme ruler of this world and the center of this galaxy.
Patty, you ARE the center of the galaxy! You didn't know?
just2rock

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10 years ago
cool interview patty...so now i got why u have asked me to share my views of my having empathy for needy:smile:
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
@ J2R: Thanks man. Now tell me from which of my answers did you know why I asked you that particular question
@ biggie: Need ideas man. Lets decide the rest of the cast. I have some of the story in mind. Will start writing the dialogs soon. We can make a sort of low budget movie for the members of CE. We need 5 video cameras and a place to record. I think the whole movie can be made in around Rs. 5,00,000 or less.
10 years ago
It can be made in under Rs 50,000/-. I (rather We) had an unsuccessful attempt at movie making in past. It doesn't require much except enthusiastic, dedicated people who want to 'do something'.
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
True. Can be done in 50,000, but you see I am counting the sets and the costumes which will take some dough. I can not answer on behalf of others, but while I am with this project, I will make sure it is a huge success.
gopi_pm_2020

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10 years ago
Great concept... this one... Know ur CEans.... Patty sounds too.. cool...
and raj sir sounds chhooo.... chweeeeet!!!!!
Kudos... to the inventor😎 of this idea...
gopi_pm_2020

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10 years ago
Raj sir,
Can u pls. share the gist of the story u have in your mind......sounds interesting...
just2rock

just2rock

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10 years ago
raj87verma88
@ J2R: Thanks man. Now tell me from which of my answers did you know why I asked you that particular question
got it from urs love and affection for birds,animals etc.right.thats really affectionable..😁

so u r making my dreams come true of that vision i had in mind for making video coverage ,live cast etc...great ...i had many crazy ideas to kick start of that movie concept...and say GO INDIA...
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
@ Gopi: Yes surely, I will post a gist of the story when I have arranged the story in a proper way in my mind. Right now it is just a cluster of ideas, kind of like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which need to be put together in a proper way.
@J2R: Let us see what we can do in this project. I hope the idea kick starts a revolution. Talking of Go India, India needs a revolution to escape from the sickening political system that we have were the personal interest is more important than the country's. People have forgotten, that nothing is greater and important than the nation, and death in the service to one's nation is the sweetest death and the greatest glory a person can attain in his life. I hope I am lucky enough to get it.
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Working on the Story for CE-Studio's first production(mentioned earlier in this thread). I may take 'inspiration' from some short stories. We will work on the production on weekends. Will finalize everything later.

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