Tuesday, June 30, 2009

the idiot box..

I had been waiting for this show to come on air. And at last, after the long wait, yesterday it finally did! Those of you who had the (mis)fortune of witnessing this show would agree with me when I say it’s a ground-breaking show. No, its not ground breaking in the sense that it will change reality television forever( just like all other reality shows claim to ) but its pioneering in the sense that it might just question your very purpose of watching TV.. it will raise doubts on your sanity and good judgment! If you haven’t already guessed it, I am talking about the new show Rakhi Ka Swayamvar.

Did anyone on the planet see that or was I the only jobless one around! Well I am telling u, if u missed it you have really missed out on a lot! It was better than all the Laughter Challenge seasons plus Comedy Circus shows put together! Omg! It was hilarious! I mean what was with that stupid ‘introduction with Rakhi’ thing where these guys were to walk down a red carpet and meet Rakhi, trying to make a good first impression. Everyone bought her gifts ranging from jewelry to Ganesh idols to orange barfi’s (!!) and obviously said something in her ‘praise’. Some of them actually seemed quite close to being genuine by calling her ‘divya rupini’ and ‘sapno ki pari’!! I tell u they will make good actors!

There was this one guy who just kept saying AMAAJING AMAAJING! And there were others trying to flaunt their pathetic English skills in front of You-Know-Who! I really didn’t get the point! May be they were trying to give Rakhi competition! For all I can say, they were treading the wrong path. Each of them was trying different things like poetry, dancing etc etc to score ( not literally!) and get a stupid broach dubbed as some ‘pyaar ka nazrana’. And I was just left thinking how much more dumb can this show get. Add to all this, her fake impersonation of being shy and wary--it gave me creeps!! Agghhrr…I did actually end up missing the loud and in-your face bindaas Rahki! She would have kicked each of these contestant’s a$$!! Well then the producers would have gone bankrupt because the show would have to be taken off air!

In short, as u might have guessed already, I loved the show! It had me in splits! :D

You know what the saddest part is, that there are guys, in flesh and blood, who actually participated in that show. It’s said that lakhs of applications were submitted once the show was announced! Oh for God’s sakes! I can’t believe someone actually wants to be RAkhi’s ‘dulha’! I mean I have nothing against her except the fact that SHE IS RAKHI SAWANT! It’s sad that people like her, who have little talent to speak of, make it this big, thanks to jobless channels like AAJ TAK and INDIA TV. Such people and such shows are nothing but free fodder to these baseless channels that showcase everything except meaningful news! I mean when one hears headlines as – “Katrina hai ‘kis’se pareshaan” and “khooni baba ka khufnaak sach”, one can only scorn in distaste!

It just goes on to further justify the nick name given to our television sets…..

Monday, June 29, 2009


This has been one of the nicest vacations I have had till now. I did not do any extra courses. I did not go to visit my relatives (yeah it a pain in the a$$ sometimes).I did not have any holiday homework (as we used to have in school) nor any extra projects, assignments blah blah… And most importantly I did not get bored! Yeah I almost always end up getting bored within a few days and then crave for the collage/school to reopen. But this time I had fun!

So lets talk about what DID happen.Firstly it was my bro’s engagement. We went to Pune. I met my bhabhi! Had a short stay at Banglore too..met up my cousins..All in all it was a fun trip.

Then one of my closest school friends turns up at my city! She’s doing an internship here. In the past three years I had met her only twice! So you can imagine my glee at the news! She stayed at my place for a few days. We even had sleepovers at another friend’s hostel. Thereby I had a short stint at the hostel life too!

Then, another of my school friend turns up! And him, I hadn’t met for like 3 years! So that was real special! He came here just to catch up with all of us..with all the traveling he had to do and even bunk a class..I thought that was real sweet of him!! He served a reason for all our other friends to turn up. It was like a mini reunion of sorts! In my friend’s words “it was like old times again” ! That was one fabulous Sunday!

Then, ofcourse, the outings with my college friends…that’s always on the cards! And add to all this a bit of shopping and a lot of window shopping, luncheons, birthday parties…..! Meanwhile I also I saw New York (the movie) recently. I even sat down to write a review. But it ended in just two lines- was good but a little too senti. Yeah that’s it. If I were to write anything more I would surely give away the story! One of my friends nearly killed me for giving away the ending to him where Kat n John…OMG ...I was just going to do it again, wasn’t I !:)

Well as of now, I am having a good time. Hope it continues till the end of my vacation which still has a few weeks to go.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I want to go back to the time…..

When “getting high” mean on a swing,

When “drinking” meant bournvita,

When He-man was the only hero,

When “love” was Mom’s hug,

When Dad’s shoulder was the highest place,

When the worst enemies were siblings,

When the only thing that hurt were skinned knees,

When “broken” were only our toys,

When gud byes only meant till tomorrow,

I want to go back

to my childhood……

I wish I had written that! Well…my talent is limited to finding such stuff not exactly writing it…Just read it somewhere so thought of sharing it.

p.s- I am leaving for Pune tomorrow !yeppie!!! To meet my ‘bhabhi-to-be’ ! Double yeppie!!:)

Friday, June 5, 2009


My exams are over! Phew! What a relief! It’s been two days since, and time has just flown by. I didn’t even find time to catch my breath. One doesn’t keep track of time when one is with friends, especially old friends. Met up with two of my school mates after a long time.

All these celebrations have no relation with my exams though! My papers were pathetic. And as every other true engineering student, I too blame the question setters! Seriously, what exactly goes through their minds when they set questions? Always, either the paper is very lengthy or too short leaving us in a dilemma if writing so less would actually fetch us pass marks. Either most part of it is out of syllabus or from those nook and corners of the book which no one cares nor has the patience to go though! Either it’s just concentrated on one single module, which is very dangerous cause if one leaves that module one is bound to flunk, or it covers the whole syllabus so properly that you can’t afford to skip a single paragraph. I do not know if it happens to just our batch, in all the semesters I have noticed that going through previous years questions papers do no good. The pattern, the seemingly important chapters and the mark division schemes everything changes when it comes to our papers! I am sure someone up there in there university just loves us to death. They want us to learn more, so they set questions from like 100 different books making sure there would be a few questions whose terminologies wouldn’t make any sense to us whatsoever. They expect us to learn every possible detail of 6 different subjects in just one semester! What are we, super humans? Oh no, they don’t consider us as anything remotely human else why would they do this to us!

Well truly speaking, we aren’t any less either! The kind of answers we write sure turns them crazy. It ,no doubt, reflects in our results! We have certain tricks up our sleeve to deal with such traumatizing questions. Our motto is simple “if you do not know about the goat, then tie the goat to the tree and explain about the tree”! Either that or our sweet old method of beating around the bush!

Here’s an example:
Q) Explain Wein bridge oscillator. ---8 marks

A) 1.Wein bridge is an oscillator.
2. Wein bridge is bridge kind of oscillator.
3. This oscillator consists of a bridge.
4. Wein is the name of the person who created this oscillator.
5. There are many kinds of oscillator.
6. Eg- Wein bridge oscillator.
7. Its known as oscillator cause it oscillates.
8. Thus this is how Wein bridge oscillator works! :)

See, that’s called tit for tat! You torture us, we wont spare you either!

Another example from this sem’s Operating system paper:
Q) What is dining philosopher’s problem?

(None of us had never even heard anything even remotely close to that .Being a 10 mark question my friend , lets call her ‘Maddy’ , didn’t want to skip it. she took a chance and this is what she came up with…)

A) There were 10 people sitting around a table. They were all dining together. All of them were philosophers. A particular philosopher wanted to take a dish, just then another philosopher too went ahead to take the same dish. So a deadlock happened! (Need I write more………?! And for all that I may know, this might even turn out to be correct!)

Who ever said exams are depressing! We sure know the right time to awaken the humorist in us!

Friday, May 15, 2009

a dog's life..

A ‘dog’s life’ literally means a miserable life .Miserable you say? I have a dog at home but its life is certainly not miserable, rather far from it! Mini has a fabulous life, to the extent that sometimes I even get jealous of her! I tried to do a comparison (Yeah,so I don’t have anything better to do! Like you do? You are reading this!!)

Mini gets up at her will. No one bothers her even if it’s a weekday! And I am to get up before 9 even on Sundays!!

She doesn’t have to freshen up, get ready, grab a hasty breakfast and rush to college everyday! She doesn’t read, write or study! She doesn’t have to tolerate the boring lectures, do assignments or give exams!!!

She wakes up at her will, roams around the house, you know like checking if everything’s the same way she left it last night! And after the yawning, stretching and checking things, she’s taken for a walk. There too she leads the way! She knows were she wants to go and would not listen to anyone else! I am sure she enjoys these walks with her master. I have even noticed her secretly smirk at the street dogs! And why should she not. She’s pretty, eats good food and leads a good life! She obviously would be the point of envy for every dog!

After the pompous walk she’s left to her own self. She can walk around the house, play with the garden insects or just laze around the house doing nothing! No one’s to stop her from doing anything or dictating things that she ought to do. And being a Pomeranian she doesn’t even have to really protect the house or bark at strangers! Her only job is providing company to the housemates and looking pretty! And even that job’s taken care of by others. She’s bathes only once or twice a week. Her owners are to tidy her up, brush her hair and make sure she looks like a doll. See, she doesn’t have to worry even about that!

When I come home in the evening, weary and tired after college, it’s a treat to find her jumping around expressing her joy on seeing me! It’s really great to see someone so overjoyed at the sight of you! She follows me up to the dining table where I sit down for a snack and makes sure that she gets a few tit bits!

If she’s lucky to get a big share, instead of being greedy and eating it all up she would run out and dig up a hole in the garden to hide her treasure! Talk of investments! Though I donno if she goes and gets it later, never seen her doing that!

She doesn’t have to tolerate people she doesn’t like. She can just bark them off! And I tell you she, has a high sense of fashion! She only barks at people who, according to her, are not well dressed! She wouldn’t bark at well dressed strangers! Must have been a clothes stylist in her previous life!

She can spend the whole day, the whole week and year lousing around the house doing nothing and no one complains! And one day –just one day- I spend doing the same and I am deemed lazy and am given hundreds of advices as to how I should put my time to better use! I say- can’t u see the other female in the house doing the same. Why don’t you tell her!

By the time its night I get all tired and even after a hard day I have to stay up late completing some stupid assignments or lab records! And Mini?? Well after a wonderful day spent doing nothing she can doze of to sleep as early as she likes, after having had her dinner of course! She gets very irritated if you serve her dinner late! She’s very particular about food and won’t tolerate incompetence!

And when she sits like a queen on the boundary wall surveying her kingdom, I am sure she enjoys those glances of admiration from not only other dogs but even humans! She’s the prettiest thing on earth and no one can resist touching that cute little fur ball! She’s loved by anyone and everyone she meets! She can strike up friendship with the dullest of people! But friendliness isn’t the only emotion she knows! She can get angry at times and even gloomy when her owners aren’t around. I think that’s really sweet of her to miss them!

So now you see why I envy her! But whatever it is, I love her company! I love it when she pats on my feel to grab my attention, to tell me to play with her or when she cozily sits upon my feet. She knows how to cheer me up when I am down and ease my tensions.

I tell you, she a sweetheart and I love the way she gives a new meaning to her ‘dog’s life’!

Signing off with a related/unrelated slideshow(do watch it till the last slide):

Saturday, May 9, 2009

kya baat hai!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

sms(silly mesaage service)

Have you seen those Virgin Mobile ads where the girls are sms’n each other totally meaningless things! Seems the trend has caught on!! Yeah, the other day my friend was at this wedding reception which was boring as hell. This is what followed:

(I am typing it in sms lingo so as not t spoil the ‘essence’ of the conversation, just in case it has one! )

My frnd: Hey wassup?Im in dis intensely boring marriage reception…pls reply :-(

Me: did u end up thr?! nywaz m jst watchn this serial called Dill Mil Gaye and I don’t have any idea why I’m doin so!its been telecastn the same ol dumb romantic scenes since ages!

My frnd: Yeah,and they say docs don’t have a life! mom promised I wud get a new dress from these so called relatives! u know else I wudnt hav moved an inch!

Me: u bet!nywaz hp d dres is worth d torture!!;-)

My frnd: naah!thats the worst part!i was cheated into attending this reception.i aint getting no dres!i hate dese ppl!i wish I was dead!

Me: poor soul!wel atleast content urslf with the delicious food.

After a while….

My frnd: Help!am almost dead due to!b4 I die ..just tel abhi I luv him,ok?:-)

[Now a lil note about Abhi.. (name changed, OR may be not!;-) ) He’s our classmate and is that typical geeky guy who wont speak to girls! He’s at least 3 feet shorter than this friend of mine and she falling for him would be the joke of the millennium!

Anyways continuing with the insightful conversation..]

Me: r u sure u wanna convey dis mgs onli 2 him?wat abt the hords f othr guyz u r in luv with?

My frnd: naah,in dis life he’s my one hero!

Me: Gawd! U giv new meaning to d term hero!

My frnd: dnt ,mock my lv,its true n pure as the chemicals in our chemistry lab!

Me: yeah rite!btw rnt thr ny guys worth lukn at?!its a reception aftral!

My frnd: in fact der is 1..m not lying..hes in d navy..quite d tall,dark n handsome types..hes lukn as bored as me

Me: ah!thr u r!thn wats stopn u gal?is it ur conscience telln u to b faithful to dear abhi?oops!4got,u dnt hav one!;) dunt wory I wnt let him knw!u can go ahead!;) or atleast patao him for me!:-)

My frnd: don’t thnk hes interested in me yaar..must have got a girl smwhr.

Me: wonder.. as thy say all gud thngs in life r eithr illegal or taken!:-(

My frnd: hehe..Hey, m finaly getn outta dis place!yippie!ciya 2mrw…


Another example of her shrewd sms’s:

“Hey put 9x fast! awesum muvi!” and I excitedly hop, skip and jump to grab the TV remote only to find movies like Censor, Mr. Prime Minister, Love at times square playing; you know those gems Mr.Dev Anand produced, directed, wrote and enacted in, in the latter part of his career! Having to watch even a few scenes from such movies is 3rd degree torture!

I tell you, she hates me!! :-P

Monday, May 4, 2009

can it get worse?

I had to write this post! The recent happenings DEMANDED a post on themselves. The first thing everyone needs to know is that I am an engineering student and am registered under this *uckd up university, which I do not want to name. But mind you, it’s no ordinary little-known unacknowledged university I’m talking about! It’s a large university with some 70 odd colleges under it! (And I’m only talking about engineering colleges! Haven’t even included the non-technical one’s!) These 70 odd colleges with 3000 odd students each, adds up to a BIG number! One would generally expect a university of such large magnitude and power to make level-headed and sound decisions, but our university has taken upon itself to ensure that they defy all our expectations and come up with the most absurd and irrational rules and notices ever!

But all this is old news, what actually made me write this post is yet to come! We had our exams scheduled to be held on 28th of April. But then there was this strike going on for some while now by the students for the removal of some particular rule (which btw, on the behalf of the students, was quite ridiculous in itself!). As the exams drew closer the protests just grew in strength. I do not know what exactly happened - either the strike had gone out of control or the university people just went mad - whatever it was, our exams had to be rescheduled. At 2o’clock in the afternoon the notice was issued saying that the exam which was to be held the very next day had been cancelled! Two days of studying a subject like optimizing engineering went to the dumps! Arghhgh!

Now the exams were to start from 2nd on May but the ending dates hadn’t been shifted which implied that all the gaps between exams were reduced. This resulted in continuous back to back papers for a few streams. This obviously spelt doom and the students got even more agitated. The strikes continued and exam dates were reshuffled AGAIN to make sure there were no back to back papers.

The students having understood by now that the university is finally succumbing to their demands obviously thought this was the right time to make sure all their other demands were met too. They continued their strikes to make sure the rules were changed. There was a huge gathering in front of the university main building on 1st of May. The student threatened that they would not let the university conduct the exams until their demands were fulfilled. Chaos, confusion and lots of drama followed. The whole day was marked with numerous phone calls between the students to make sure if we actually had the exams the next day or not. Imagine, we were sitting at home studying for an exam which we weren’t even sure would happen! You can imagine the amount of zeal with which we were continuing our studies! By evening the rumors grew very strong and seeing the student unions determination, all of us had almost given up studying for the next day’s paper as we were pretty sure that the exams will be postponed.

But we were wrong!

The university makes sure that our lives do not turn out the way we expect it to, not even 1percent! So what it does is , it comes out with a notice that the exams will be held as per schedules and that there wont be any delays! God!, now just consider the plight of the students, we had almost made up our minds that at least the next day’s exam would not be there. I admit it wasn’t the best of decisions to leave studying based on the possibility of a successful strike, but well what else do u expect from engineering students! We just love to study last minute and take it up as a challenge! J Now frantically everyone got back to their books and started studying. But the students who were on strike did not give up and continued with their no-cooperation movement. I do not know the exact minute to minute details but something happened between the last notice and midnight and there was the grandest surprise of the day or should I say the ‘next’ day. A notice was issued at 11.55 exact which carried the following information:

“It is hereby notified that All Examinations of the Even Semester, starting from May 02, 2009 are postponed until further notice”

I can’t put into words the exact feeling which we students went through after we read that notice. We were happy, sad, angry, and mad all at the same time! As we weren’t really prepared for the next day’s examination we were happy that at least that got postponed. But this indefinite postponement wasn’t something which we looked forward to. Of course the people who were at strike were happy that their day’s labor had finally paid off and the university will listen to their demands. But the problem for us now is that we do not know whether to sit and study for the upcoming exams or start partying thinking that the exams would not be held for a long time to come! But whatever the case, we will be having an exceptionally short vacation!:( now that’s bad. All vacation plans will take a hit. We want the exams to begin and want to get over with it as soon as possible! Now everyone is in a state of confusion not knowing what to do next. The hostel-ites are in dilemma whether they should return home or stay back and expect the exams to resume soon. Things look very uncertain at present and we have no idea what’s going to happen next. Exam dates could be announced any day any time-see we like surprices not shocks! Why doesnt our university get that?

At the moment we have let our books rest while we are just enjoying our unexpected vacation and behaving as if the exams are never going to happen at all. It’s the after effects of such shocks, you can’t really blame us! These days I just sit back and think-can it get worse? If my university is the one answering, ahem well, spare me the answer!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

after a break..

Its been a while since I posted. Just wasn’t in a mood to I guess. I am quite a moody person at that! And well lazy too..

In the meanwhile a lot of things happened I got a new ipod ( yeppie!!:)) and a new cell ( double yeppie!!:)), all thanks to my elder bro . Having an elder brother is just awesome!( I have written so coz I know my bro’s gonna read this post and I just needed to remind him that my bday is just round the corner!:)) .

Staying on that thought, my bday is actually just round the corner-it on the 26th of this month. And I know its going to be boring and dull cause my semester exams start just two days from that!:( I am going to spend my bday reading optimization engineering! Yuck!

Now what has optimization engineering got to do with computer science??
Computer Science is as much about computers as astronomy is about telescopes. -E.W. Dijkstra
--see ,I couldn’t agree more!

My exams are going to continue a good 17 days! And thanks to that, I will miss out on a chance to attend my cousin’s wedding! :(The only thought that keeps me going is the two month summer holidays that we get after our sems! See, after all there is light at the end of the tunnel!!:)

Having said that, I suddenly realize that I will be into my final year now!! Whoa!! Just one more year to go and I will be a graduate! Though I do not think that my knowledge quotient is any better than what it was when I passed my 12th. But still if the university thinks otherwise, who am I to deny!:)

Wish me luck for my exams!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

bum bum bole...

This is the first time I have been tagged, and I am pretty excited. So I quickly completed it and here’s my post!

This consists of a list of questions which are supposed to be answered through songs selected by-no,not me, but my trusted itunes!! So I put on my party shuffle and just went on answering the questions with random songs that turn up. Its weird how software’s can have there say in your life!

So here goes……….

rama rama(Love ke liye kuch bhi karenga) “hmm,that would be one of reactions for sure”

lagan laagi tumse (Paap) “aisa kya?”

pyaar maanga hai tumhi se (College girl,sung by Kishore da) “hehe,well seems the song was created for this very question”

it’s the time to disco(KANK) “ And I have exams tomorrow!”

roop tera mastana(Aradhana) “Ahem! No comments on that”

tired of being sorry(Enrique Iglesias) “Yeah,exactly that”

you’re my mind blowing mahiya( Cash) “Gosh!seriously?!!”

words(Boyzone) “yeah,I fall short of them when describing my parents”

tere bin kahin lagta hi nahi dil(Bhagam Bhag) “I do echo the sentiments of the same…ab toh akele jiya jaye na….”

WHAT IS 2 + 2?

Dum laga( Dil dosti etc) “Lol!”

it must have been love(Roxette) “ no ways!I aint no lesbian !!”

tujh main rab dikhta hai (Rab ne bana di jodi) “ hmm,not really a fan of that ‘rab dikhta hai’ concept though ”

kuch aisa jahaan hum banaye(Bas itna sa khwaab hai) “aww, that’s surely one of the million hues of my life!”

carnivals of rust(Poets of the fall) “now,what do I make of that?”

is this love (Whitesnakes) “that fits perfectly!”

loose control(Rang de basanti) “man!how I wish they would think that!”

stop that(Gambler) “Oh My God!!!”

unwritten(Natasha Bedingfield) “I wouldn’t mind”


Nazrein milana nazrein churana(Jaane tu ya jaane na) “yeah very true,dil kabhi ganda kabhi hai nek banda!!”

suddenly(Clinton Cerejo) “you’re the one that makes me smile, I just wanna spend my life with you..”

dard-e-disco(Om shanti om) “ yeah,me dancing, singing or even listening to that song is bad enough”

jai jai shiv shankar(Aap ki kasam,sung by Kishore da) “so,would I die of drinking,visiting a temple,dancing or singing?”

no no no no nooooooooo entry (No entry) “Oh!I surely regret having such songs in my playlist!”

no matter(Boyzone) “hehe,I guess I laugh no matter what!”

deedaar de (Dus) “ memories of such movies makes me cry”

you give love a bad name(Bon Jovi) “oh no!!”

heaven(Bryan Adams) “now there,I should be scared of hell no?”

jaane kaise kab kahan(Shakti,sung by Kishore da) “now that remains a mystery…..”

mere saamne waali khidki main(Padosan) “What? I would like to change my neighbourhood? They aren’t that bad!”

masakkali(delhi6) “I don’t even know what that means”


Bum bum bole(tare zameen par) “aww..thats nice!”

p.s--i forgot to tag anyone!!

so i tag all the people who read this post!

p.s-i again forgot something! I should thank aZoed for tagging me with this!!

thanks a lot!:)

Monday, February 16, 2009

'wail-n-dine' day..

After reading so many posts upon Valentine’s Day, even I was inspired to write one. Being single Valentine’s Day and the whole week preceding it didn’t mean much to me. Yeah there’s a whole build-up to the ‘final’ day starting with Rose day exactly a week before it , followed by Propose day, Chocolate day, Teddy-bear day (!!!), Hug day and Kiss day! Until recently I was totally oblivious to this week-long festival of love having heard only about Valentine’s Day and may be a Rose day but certainly not the others. As one of my friends remarked, if one were to actually celebrate each day for what it stands for, one would certainly not feel the need of the ultimate day itself. Another one suggested there should also be a break-up day or even a slap day!:)

This Valentine’s me and my friends(those few who are still single) decided that even if only for a day, we would join the Bajrang dals or the like, who in the name of ‘preserving culture’ like to torment couples who think on the lines of ‘pyar kiya toh darna kya’! Joining such groups would ensure that no one asks us about our V-day plans.

But all that was easier said than done and I actually ended up celebrating v-day with my school-mates! It was wonderful to meet them after such a long time. Over a cup of coffee we recalled our school days. We talked, appreciated, bitched and ended up missing our friends and teachers! Though it was just a few of us, still it felt like a reunion of sorts! But there was more to it than met the eye. There was this friend of mine, who had planned on proposing this ‘long-time friend’ cum schoolmate of his and throughout dinner it was more than obvious from his face that he was nervous and confused about how he should go about the topic. Actually speaking it came as no surprise to any of us including that girl, because this guy had come down all the way from Delhi on the occasion of Valentine’s Day just to meet her. We all thought it was really sweet of him to have come all the way just to express his love for her. The girl seemed a bit reluctant. Sadly she didn’t accept the proposal. The guy hasn’t given up hope though. In true filmy style he said that he would wait for her till his last breath (or was it till his marriage, umm.. well I don’t remember exactly.) Whatever it was he was adamant on not giving up hope, the whole while we just wished better sense would prevail on him. He is now on his way back. Poor soul, I feel bad for him. The only memories he will have of this trip would be a huge dinner bill, because it was his idea and he insisted on paying it. Being the ‘bade dilwaalas’ that we are, we did not stop him from doing so. At least some one should respect his feelings. (He went back with a broken heart and well he ended up as being broke too!! Agreed, we are mean creatures! ;)

Hope everyone else had a better valentine’s day !:)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

another life...

“the fish looks as if it died of a stroke when it was ‘tandoored’ over an electric wire, and whenever we are served chicken , many of us have noticed a minor yet very mysteriously ominous decrease in the volume of neighborhood crows –not that we link it to the dishes! Not by any chance!”

These were some very interesting description of the food served in the girls hostel of my college. No, fortunately or unfortunately (this bit I am about to explain) , I am not one of the consumers of these delicacies as I inhabit my own house and thereby have to be content with the regular home food, which , by the way, has no excitement and thrill of guessing each which creature of the animal kingdom will be found dead ( or even alive) on the plate. Sob sob……..

Do I sound sarcastic? Do you think I take pride in being a day scholar?

Well, you are not entirely wrong, in that case!

Now how do I say it without sounding overtly modest or covertly boastful?

Actually I have attempted to weigh the options on either side.

These are some of my findings..

The hostel is horrible because:

-the food’s terrible, as already stated above. Moreover you don’t even get a choice in that matter.

-they get a dingy room where 4 students are literally stuffed into, and there’s no guarantee as to who they will be-friends, foes, if your lucky then juniors or in the worst case seniors!!

-they need to share their bathroom! Not with four people but with the whole floor! Yuck!

And trust me when I say it’s in terrible condition. I had been there once …………..and never again!!

-they need to clean their own clothes. I mean that’s not a big deal, till the only holiday you get in the whole week is spent in the washroom!

-one needs to get back to the hostel by 6 p.m. (seriously !it doesn’t even get dark at 6p.m!!)!

-one needs to write an application for everything! You want to go out on a weekday? You want to stay at your local guardians place? You want to let a friend into the hostel? Wanna go for movie? Wanna go for shopping? A trip? A fest? Applications needed everywhere! AAGGHHHRRR…..

-worst of all, one actually has to change in the same room in front of others! Seriously, I was terrified at the thought! If you have been to a girls hostel or mess (and this does NOT refer to the boys), you will understand what I mean. Ok fine, I agree there will be just girls there, but still!! Whatever happened to people being conscious!

-another factor which has become commonplace these days, post the release of movies like ‘Kal ho na ho’ and ‘Dostana’ , is that people actually begin to doubt if one is straight (if you know what I mean….!!:P)

But how much ever I may underplay the hostel life, there’s no hiding the fact that I yearn for the experience.Yeah, I am actually home-sick( to be read as sick and bored of home).it gets boring and monotonous after a while. While in hostel one actually gets to live in with one’s friends-day and night! Hmm… It sure sounds fun! (Ahem!) And moreover, with so many people around, one will never have time to get bored. You can always find someone or the other to give you company. Plus you did be getting the first hand account of all the juicy gossips which are, more often than not, generated in such environments! And then there is the Joy Of Sharing! And many more wonderful things. Some life it is!!:) Hope someday I get a chance to enjoy it too…

P.S- I guess a few statements stated in the above post can be interpreted in more than one ways.[And if any of my relative is reading this I DO NOT know what the other way is!!] I only meant the obvious (which again depends on what comes as ‘obvious’ to you!) and no pun was intended- anywhere!