The Engineering Baba!

| Monday, April 20, 2009 | |
This one was written for an essay competition, and hell no! It didn't win a prize!
Well, whatever!
Do tell me, if you like it! Enjoy the humor, and do not miss Engineer Baba! ;)


I tried to connect these words to find the answer. Nah, too many options, just too many.
Come on, you’re an engineer! If you wouldn’t know, who would?
“Thanks for the sarcasm My Inner Voice! Now let me think!”
Puff! The cloud vanished.

Help. I needed help. I called up a few fellow engicos, in an attempt to quiz them. I did get redundant answers, alright.
I wasn’t satisfied. I called up my best buddy.
“Hey Doc! Could you think like an engineer for a minute and tell me ONE techie invention that shaped our world?”
Silence. I knew it. After a long time, a reply:
“Umm… Why don’t you CALL Engineer Baba? Wouldn’t hurt you know!”
And if you are guessing, NO, it ain’t sarcasm at work, but a link to the answer I was looking for. Hail O Friend!

CALL Engineer Baba. A task in itself. I prepared for it.
With a cool mind, I initiated it.
“Of Pistons and Cams, CMOS and Routers, Algorithms and Databases; Together We Rule, Together We Create!”
Enter Engineer Baba.
He was one of the weirdest guys I had ever seen. Long hair, nerdy look and colorfully crazy, a perfect engineer. Maybe I forgot, Engineer Baba’s an icon, the very first engineer of the Engineering Community.
“Technically, Good Evening Sir! Nice to meet you. It’s a dream come true…”
He cut me short.
“What do you want O half engineer?” (Yeah, I am in the fourth sem!)
I quizzed The Baba. He let out a scary laugh and replied, “Find the answer in the Avatar.
“Avatar? What!?” Before I could think, this:
And then he kinda transformed himself. Now he looked more like a God, only holding a mouse in one hand, a chip in another… and wait a WHEEL in the next.
ZOOP! And then he disappeared.

I found my answer. Yeah, people, THE WHEEL!
This ONE might sound to be the most medieval of all choices amongst a host of inventions like The Cell phone, The Computer, The Internet etc. but sure is the strongest. The importance of an object is reflected by its absence. Guys think about a world without The Wheel; it’s literally impossible!
It sure has evolved over the ages.
Back to basics!
It’s found in almost every part of every machine! Think about cars! Would you even know what a car is?
IT guys! This one’s for you, how about the miniature parts of your PC? Imagine no cooling for your terminal (your PC fan, a moded wheel of course!) when you sweat it out in CS!
If robotics makes you jive, imagine a bot with no functionality whatsoever!
In my opinion, The Wheel, being the most basic of inventions, is definitely the one that shaped the world.
Give it a thought; you wouldn’t want to live in a STILL world. Get moving!

11 Shouts!:

Dark_Thinker Says:
April 20, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Good realization! So dats what WE engineers have been missin al dese days! :p

VagaBond Says:
April 21, 2009 at 3:25 PM

I think u saw me there...u shud read my latest post only den u wud relate....:P

VagaBond Says:
April 21, 2009 at 4:10 PM

Hehe ya i read ur post...quite a co-incidence .....cya arnd!!

raj87 Says:
April 22, 2009 at 12:08 AM

he very nice,funnily enough engineering baba rang a bell to an incident happened at some point of time during my 2nd year..keep writing...

Vivek Says:
April 24, 2009 at 11:06 PM

ok.. so that's why u did not win!


Yayaver Says:
April 24, 2009 at 11:38 PM

wow..Baba was techie.. and we revolve around the axis of wheel only...
:) Nice Creative Post.U should write engineer harry potter(that idea just ignite in my mind from nowhere while writing comment) now...

Arun Kumar Says:
May 2, 2009 at 2:42 PM

quirky writing... ;)
for a minute i was wondering what the heck u've written...had to read it again... :-)

loved the last phrase...wouldn't want to live in a 'still' world....thats what scares the shit outta me...

Raphael Says:
May 5, 2009 at 8:45 PM

long time since we been in touch. maybe u dont remember.

nice ideas in there! yeah, the wheel definitely means a whole lot, right?

gonna follow u on bloggerhood yaar!
btw, blogrolled u. [shud have done that months ago actually. but we had lost touch with each other]

Rohan Says:
May 9, 2009 at 8:04 PM

the wheel is inportant but i was thinking abt that "tool: which led to design of tat wheel is the greatest invention so i think "Desingning tools" r more important thn a wheel

Nim Says:
May 14, 2009 at 3:44 PM

haha..gud one... that does make sense.. new to your blog.. its interesting...

Dark_Gal Says:
May 15, 2009 at 5:43 PM

@ all

Thanks a lot guys!

For the thumbs up as well as d sarcasm!

Aye aye! :P