TCS ILP - a makeup that thrills freshers?

Read my whole experience at TCS here - My life with TCS - a Walkthrough

June 16 to September 7, my hopes rose, my career was bright, my life seemed good. ILP, 60 days to be cherished, enjoyed, learn and grow. And yes, the promises given by TCS rose sky high. ILP put me out the fear I get when I Google - "TCS Reviews". I knew bench existed, but always believed performance could overthrow benches. If you look back my blog post, you'll see my overwhelming experience at TCS ILP. I never felt good being part of TCS, but September 7 made me feel proud being a part of the organisation. But what happened next? If you are a proud TCSer, better not go ahead.

With high spirits from the release of ILP, crowned as the Star of the Batch, I was having a very high morale. High aspirations, high expectations, and anxiety of first day at work. I spent my short vacation at Mumbai, with my family. Had to "Join" TCS on September 12, a day after I turn 22. I landed at Bangalore, a city which I knew had a promising future. We found out the offices to report that day itself, was proud to see Tata Consultancy Services hanging all over. Saw about 4 TCS offices en route to my place. But never I knew, how I would feel about this a week later.

Last day at TCS ILP

If anyone gets a better quality pic, let me know!

Read my whole experience at TCS here - My life with TCS - a Walkthrough

This post is addressed particularly to my friends. To others, this is what happened in our final day, details might be insignificant for you.
 A memorable day it was, 7th Sep 2011. I can't stop myself thanking my friends before even beginning my post. But seriously guys, thanks a lot for making it a memorable one. It was a mixture of boring morning, surprising afternoon, thrilling and shocking evening, and an emotional departure. And it does'n end there, the late night travel made the experience even better. I guess I will split this article as mentioned above.

Boring Morning
6 30am - Me and my room mate were sound asleep, as we came to know that today would be a general shift for us(guessing it would be 9-6 am, we planned to get up late). But surprisingly, my friend Vikash Kumar, shook us up saying that the bus had already left at 6.15am. Dang! Bad starting to the last day! Then we began calling up the authorities, who informed us the next bus would be at 7.15. Omg! It was already 6.45! We rushed to freshen our-self, and then attired our-self in ethnic wear - Shirt and Mundu(Dhothi/Lungi)
So we kicked the journey to Peepul Park, our last journey in Suresh. Posing ourselves as proud ethnic dressers, we roamed around the Peepul Park. We(Me and Nakul specifically), were the Kings of the day - helping each and every one wear a Mundu. We took a glance at our buddy systems for one last time, and completed a few last minute responsibilities(which was a bit shocking, the HR informed a few of us that we had to resubmit the Offer Letter for some reason, and none of us were having a copy of it. But we managed to have one in the end). But after that, almost 2-3 hours of joblessness - moments that we urged ourselves to do some work which was not there.
We had our Onam Sadya at the canteen, not a very good one, but yes - for 28 Rs, it was too good! After the lunch, we had to wait till 2.30pm, when the Office boy came and informed us to gather at an auditorium.

The Number of the Beast - 666

 666 is a number that has created so much presumptions in one's mind. Movies, novels and other haunting documentaries play with human emotions using such symbolism's. People start avoiding anything that relates to this number, or even sequence 6-6-6. Medical experts have also given a name to such fear - hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

But how has such fear effected us? It's been bothering me for a while, and there is a reason for it. This is how the satanic number 666 has been bothering me for the past few days.

It all started on 28th August 2011. It was a Sunday, but unfortunately I had to be at the office. We(Me and Nakul) took a local bus to Technopark, Trivandrum. Something caught my attention then. A Volvo(KSRTC) bus, which had the number 666 engraved on it was standing right in front of our bus. I did not mind it the first time. But then this bus continued bugging me, it was like at every bus stop, it would come and stop right in front of us. After a while we lost track of that bus, but then to my surprise, another Low Floor(Green KSRTC) bus came from the opposite direction with the same satanic engraving on it.

Wilder dreams of a citizens’ renaissance

By Manu Zafar

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.”
G.K Chesterton

As suns florid rays flash through the rusty windows of 'SAFIRE LODGE' , the daily news from the receptionist's transistor shouts out  'Anna Hazare' aloud. And yesterday too, I had had 'Anna ' for breakfast-lunch-and dinner. Iam forced to look beyond who this messiah is, for his movement  has definitely sparked the hidden sentiments of at least a fraction of Indians to protest the fallacies of their elected government.It showed the resilience of hope of a nation at the beginning, but has shrunk to  mere facade of a persons path to glory peppered with a crowd full of emotions bereft of any sense. The media seems to be in blazing love with the whole episode, that Anna has grown far beyond his  proportion onto an epitome of truth and justice. Now that we have seen, that a democratically elected government which does anything according to its whims and fancies can be challenged, shaken and woken up from the slumber it pretends to be in, it is high time to direct our creative energy to think freely and debate with reason - what we actually should do next.Take the case of Hong Kong and Singapore where the campaign against dishonesty was both a drive to generate wealth and a movement to impart values of honesty and responsibility within their respective public. As such, the citizens had direct stakes in the success of these programs. In many other cases, in Africa and elsewhere, anti-corruption campaigns were either disguised campaigns to purge political opponents, as some claim underlies anti-corruption campaigns in Nigeria and China.

Second phase of TCS ILP(New curriculum)

Read my whole experience at TCS here - My life with TCS - a Walkthrough

 Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) has introduced a new curriculum for Initial Learning Program(ILP), an initiative to train the freshers. I am proud to say I belong to the pilot batch of this curriculum. It is good, and more towards real life simulations, unlike the old curriculum which fed you theory classes. Our batch commenced on June 16, 2011, and more details on my experience in TCS can be found here.
Details mentioned here is based on my experience at ILP Trivandrum in (Java)IT stream.

What's new?
 In the previous curriculum, TCS followed a strategy of intense theory sessions. There were lots of theory sessions, in which every topic was covered. Apart from this, you have tests every now and then, in which you needed to overcome a certain percentage to get through. Also, you would not know your stream till the 30th day of training, and only then stream specific training is done.

First phase of TCS ILP
Read all about the first phase here - First phase of TCS ILP

Java Tutorial for Beginners : Part-2 First Java Program

Hope you have gone through my first tutorial on Java - Java Tutorial for Beginners : Part-1 OOP Concepts. All the points mentioned up there are very important, and should flow in you blood if you want to become a good Java programmer. But before implementing these concepts into your program, lets take a look at the basics of Java programming.

To run C/C++ you install TurboC in your system to edit, compile and execute the program. Similarly any idea of what is required for Java? You only need to download and install the environment required for it(Of course you have tons of IDE's which will be put up later). So follow the steps to install JDK(Java Development kit) in your PC.