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Monday · 21 Apr 08 · 02:25 AM IST | Posted by Karthik | Category: General

Well, a long time has passed since the last post, so I just thought I'd put in a few words now.  I've been quite busy at work the last few days (as it's appraisals time) so could not find the time to post much over here.  Yes, there are a few things which I've drawn and some video footage I've filmed.  Those will be posted eventually.  I've also watched a number of movies recently, in various languages: completed the Pusher trilogy (Danish crime movies), watched Ils (Them) (French horror), [REC] (Spanish horror), re-watched Banlieue 13 (last time I watched an English dubbed version, now I watched it in French), Kite (Japanese).

By the way, two of my recent drawings are based on a couple of these movies — one is Pusher Trilogy and another is based on Banlieue 13.  Today I also did a quick drawing of Rhona Mitra in Doomsday, a movie which I really want to see.  I will be putting all this stuff up eventually.

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Campus Recruitments and Drawings

Thursday · 10 Apr 08 · 12:12 AM IST | Posted by Karthik | Category: Art

Campus Recruitment Season has started at TCS Hyderabad, and this Saturday and Sunday I went to Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology as a HR Panelist.  Had a very good time — I did 52 interviews totally over the two days.  (Overall, around 350 students appeared for the recruitment process and 95 finally got selected).  I'll be going to a few other colleges too.  Most notably, I've planned to go to my old Engineering College, Sree Nidhi Institute of Science and Technology, in July.

As you might expect, it wasn't just interviews I was doing over these two days.  No, I managed to do a few small drawings too.  This is what I did on the first day —

300 — Drawing by Karthik Abhiram

That evening, I watched the movie Cloverfield, which is about a monster attacking New York City and the whole thing being shown from the point of view of a video camera.  Inspired by that, I did this drawing the next day —

Cloverfield — Drawing by Karthik Abhiram

The next drawing I did is simply some random shape.  Not "shape" as in Michael Myers, The Shape from Halloween, this is just random shading —

Shape — Drawing by Karthik Abhiram

Fortunately, Monday was a holiday and I was able to relax a little.  Took that opportunity to throw some colours onto the 300 drawing in GIMP.  I used different brush settings this time, and the result is interesting —

300 — Drawing by Karthik Abhiram [colour version, done with GIMP]

A small note.  When I went into our Recruitment Cell that morning, I found that they had one computer running Fedora 6.  I tried a "standard" password and was able to log in as root.  I bet you'll be able to log in to many computers in office with that password, or variant (no, of course I won't write what it is here)!  This type of stuff is the topic of the latest post on our company's internal blog, by Karteek.

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27-year old Taurean (birthday 15-May-82), Assistant Manager - HR at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd in Hyderabad, India.  Previously, did Post Graduate Diploma in Management from T A Pai Management Institute (2003-05) and before that, Computer Science Engineering from Sree Nidhi Institute of Science and Technology (1999-2003).

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