Thursday, April 2, 2009

The day that was April 1st

I have had hundreds of ambitions in life but never dreamt about being a lawyer. May be because I thought I am not so good at lying/ fooling people. But my opinion changed on 1st April 2009 when this happened.

We have a students' blog in BITS started by the journalism department where all BITSians are welcome to post their ideas that they would like to share with other BITSians. Recently they decided to start a "Pic of the day" competition. BITSians can submit pics that they have clicked but it should be based on the theme of the day. At the end of the day, the best pic will be declared as the winner on the blog.

So I submitted this pic and did a lot of propaganda that BITS dome will now be seen on Indian Rupee. "Few specimen of the coin have been kept in Student welfare division for students to view and the details can be read on Hindu newspaper dated 01/04/2009." I had not expected anyone to believe it, because since morning a lot of guys/gals had already been fooled by other pranks and when pesticides are used over and over again even pests become immune to them.

But strangely enough a few guys did fall for it. Guess they were first yearites!! One of them asked me how long it would take for the coins to come in public circulation. I told him within a month we would find these coins all over India and even bus conductors might exchange them for change. At the end of the day, my pic did win the title of POTD (Pic of the day). Yoyo!!

Now if most guys guessed that the pic was photoshoped, where did I fool them? Everybody praised my editing skills and said I am pro in using photoshop. Someone called me the topper of Multimedia Course. They still think I used photoshop. Lol! I used a website that offers a variety of effects. I just had to upload the pic of the dome and it automatically put the pic on the coin and published the pic.

So did I fool you or not?

18 comments:

  1. I think you have been fooled..i saw the coin in the mess today..it's of 3rs denomination..

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  2. @ratpik: Cool re! Already circulated in college? Slumpy will be happy! :P

    Thanx@ Kirti...

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  3. excellent work wid photoshop! u shud print it on paper n circulate it as a coin note! :P maybe dat stationery aunty can use em instead of chloromints!

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  4. aarey chimu.....u made many fools ya....excellent wrk ya...hats off..!!!!!
    Ha ha ha ha ...
    its jus Image Editin Guys.

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  5. gud idea n even better article... :P

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  6. You are such a pro...lol!Keep up the good work.
    BITS does sound like fun!

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  7. i belong to ur clan Mr Aam Aadmi...i m reading ur blog coz i have no better work to do... {of course also coz this is the fourth time u r reminding me to read }...

    n guess wat ...i found myself some kaam dhandho...that is of posting my silly comments aftr ur blog..so keep going...my comments will keep following ur good work

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  8. Thanx @Anup, chosen1, pintoo, Appy,
    Yep BITS is hell lot of fun!! :P

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  9. NICE!!! cant believe people actually fell for that!!

    brilliant idea for an april fool prank, how did u think of this?

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  10. Just accidentally ;)
    For more manipulations check my orkut album:
    "Seven wonders of the world"

    http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Album.aspx?uid=10057337884028427376&aid=1238322224

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  11. nice blog...blogrolling you.

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  12. lol....guess dis is ur best one!! i used to think BITSians were samrt...can't belive they fell fr tat :P

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  13. If people fell for it, that too on April fool's day, than it is definately a good prank. Can't wait to see the BPGC dome on Rs.2000 note :P

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  14. Thanx divesh, aditi and vidya (oops sorry anon)

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  15. You played that prank in afternoon kya? You should have done this at midnight on 1st April, then the pests wouldn't have been immune :P lol u call your fellow BITSians pests? Nice post anyway ;D

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  16. Yeah probably should have done it at midnight, the idea struck me late :P

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