Sunday, February 22, 2009

The tale of twists

Why did Rohit, Deepak and I watch "He's just not that into you" on 17th February 2009?
A. We were doped and we didn't know what we were up to
B. We love chick flicks
C. Anything is better than attending lectures.
D. It's written.

The 17th of February 2009 was an extremely funny day. Rohit and I didn't want to attend the 10am lecture. So the two of us went to the one place we never have enough of.... THE CANTEEN! We spent, I won't say wasted one hour in the canteen. Usually our topic of discussion ranges anywhere from Superstar Rajnikant to the pathetic state of the city roads. That day I guess we were talking about our most favourite song, "Mile sur mera tumhara..."

It was 10.30am and Rohit said, he did not want to attend the Illumination lecture, and I looked at Rohit and said," Dude, lets watch Stoneman murders. Its a tuesday as well. Nothing can be better than this. Its an omen." Rohit was delighted to hear that. And Deepak entered the canteen at the same time. As soon as Deepak came in, we said, "Deepu, chal." "Where?", he asked us with a weird expression on his face which meant he was extremely confused. "Let's watch a movie", we said. He shrugged and said,"Okay!" And I ran to the library to check the newspaper for the movie timings and there it was. I could see it at middle of the corridor. Everything got into slow motion like Max Payne as I was heading towards the paper. But before I could reach there, some cursed girl came and started reading it. And as I was trying to catch a glimpse of the movie section, she didn't give me a chance to have a look at what I wanted to see. So I called the one who transcends the bounds of time and space - Salil Sabade. I asked him to check the timings of Stoneman murders and let me know. But he called me back and told me that Stoneman murders was not running in Fame Adlabs. So I thought there was no point in going to some other place because only Fame's got one ticket pe one ticket free on tuesdays. So I asked him which other movie was running at Fame. "He's just not that into you", came the reply from the other end. I went running to Deepu and Rohit and told them that the movie was our only hope and the only path that bypasses boredom. But there was a tiny twist in the story. You don't get 50% off on the ticket, but a ticket free on purchase of a ticket on vodafone tuesdays at Fame Adlabs. We were 3 of us. Both Rohit and Deeps have vodafone sim cards. Which meant we would need one more person. And since Divyanshu was out of town, we didn't know whom to call. Amidst the dilemma, Snehali came like an angel sent by God and joined our quest. She also has a vodafone sim. But wait! There is another twist. Snehali did not want to be the only girl in the group. So she called Noopur and Taha. But Noopur said that only she could make it. Which means twist no.3. We were 5. Odd again! So instead of panicking, Rohit called Parinita. But Pari was busy and could not attend to the call. So Rohit and Deepak went in a rick to book the tickets as I waited for Noopur with Snehali. As I was waiting for Noopur, I got a call from Pari saying that even she was coming and she had already informed Rohit. I was glad that the tickets would get evenly distributed. So I let Snehali and Noopur go ahead and waited for Pari. Now comes twist no. 4. Rohit now calls me up and says that even Aditi is coming for the movie. Now we were 7 and 7 is an odd number. That was the first day I asked myself why odd numbers existed. Rohit asked me not to worry and things would be fine. So Pari and I took a rick and reached Fame. Deeps was in the line. And some kind lady with one offer coupon and no partner offered us the extra ticket, though Deepak wouldn't agree she was kind. Anyways, may God bless that lady and may she always help odd numbered groups by never having a partner in her entire life. We finally had 7 tickets and we were 7 people. Absolutely no na-insaafi. And after this we did what we had paid for. We watched the movie.
I must confess that I really liked the movie. It was better than most of the Mega flop Bollywood movies I have seen in 2009. And do you want to know what did we did after the movie? We went to the one place we never have enough of... THE CANTEEN!

D. Its written

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Message of a soon-to-be passout

The last time I blogged was in September 2008. Its been long since I posted something and my fingers feel rusty. Once again, I am aimless and I don't know what to write. Still, I feel this sudden urge to write something, to vent my feelings though I don't know what it is. I feel very happy and contented right now. Everything is absolutely wonderful around me. My friends are being absolutely nice to me. No one is acting like a jerk. My parents are extremely supporting, and they don't stop me from doing anything I want to. Lately, I had gone for a trip with the IEEE of my college. It was wonderful. I made many new friends and besides that, the guys I knew before have become closer friends. I feel a sense of achievement. When I was in the first year, I looked at my B.E.s and said to myself, "these guys are really cool, everybody knows and likes them." I wanted to be a guy who would be known and liked by all when I was in my final year. I wanted to be approachable for my juniors. Something tells me that I have been a nice guy. I think everyone likes me and I am quite approachable. Sometimes Rohit and I think that we have always been nice to our juniours and we have always treated them as our equals. I like that feeling. It also feels nice to tell the FEs, SEs and TEs that SPIT and SPCE share the same college building and there is no point in trying to separate the activities of the colleges. And I am proud that my entire BE Trical class thinks the same. We hate people who try to differentiate between the two colleges. We hope that in our absence from the college from the next academic year, our juniours follow the same trend. I really love my college. It has given me many friends and many opputunities. It feels weird when Rohit says that he will miss the college. But now that I am thinking of it, I am sure that even I will miss the college.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ganpati Bappa Morya!

The ten days of Ganeshotsav were celebrated with pomp and glory all over the country, especially in Mumbai. Hour long aartis took place inspite of the very busy Mumbai life. Smell of fresh prasads had filled the otherwise dusty and polluted Mumbai air. Loud chants of Om Ganeshaya Namaha from the speakers replaced the honking of vehicles on the Highways. On the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, I was at Bandra at 11pm. I saw a group of Muslims playing dhols and taking an idol of Lord Ganesha home, just like any Hindu would do. That one moment I might not forget for my entire life. Who says there is unrest in India between Hindus and Muslims? Whoever said that should have been there with me. It was a wonderful sight.
Next morning I performed the puja at home and visited friends and neighbours. Every evening I tried to reach home early for aarti. On the way to college and on the way back I saw many mandals. They had spent loads of money in decorating their pandals. At the entrance, however they made it a point to erect a banner of the political parties that had sponsored their pandals. Before visiting Shri Ganesh you had to first say hello to Madam Sonia Gandhi, Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Shri. Balasaheb Thakeray or some MP or MLA. It was all fine until one day. That one day I was just thinking about how much money comes to Lalbaugcha Raja. How rich the mandal is. How much money people donate to the mandal. That is when the following thought struck to me. Amidst all this, we have forgotten the person who laid the foundation stone of this 10 day long celebration, Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak. He who revolutionized this festival. Without whom there wouldn't have been a 10 day long celebration like what we have now. What a genius he was. He educated people during this 10 day long celebration. Not only that, but the festival also created oneness among all the sections of the society. It is not just a Hindu festival. It commemorates the beginning of a revolutionary era in our country. Ganesh Chaturthi is an entire nation's festival.
I am sure you readers might have seen a lot of mandals during the 10 day long Ganeshotsav. Try and recollect how many of them had Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak's picture among the Congress, BJP and Shiv Sena leaders. I saw only one on a Shiv Sena sponsored Mandal's entrance, but guess whose picture was bigger than Balgangadhar Tilak's picture. I bet you cannot be wrong.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Believe it or not...

On thursday the 29th of August, I went to college after 11am. Since lecture was going on in my class, I went to the library. At 1pm I tried looking out for Rohit, Divyanshu, Salil, Boli, KD and Chaukya. But, for the first time in the history of Electrical batch 2005-09, SPCE, I could not find them. On the other hand, for the first time in the history of Electrical batch 2005-09, SPCE, the guys didn't see me for a complete working day, though I had been in college.
Believe it.

Lecture or Torture?

This post is my medium to display my sheer discontent against the weird lecture timings. I really hate it when our Control Systems-2 professor, Ms.Sangeeta enters the class during her lecture, Ms.Swati Lavand's lecture and all the other possible free lectures. At times we have to undergo 3 hours of her torture. I really hate it when she enters the class when she is least expected. Nowadays, she is not the least expected professor because we expect her to enter the class in almost every lecture slot. It is not that I do not want to attend her 2X and 3X lectures, but I don't want to see her face at all. She has the saddest face in the world. Sometimes I feel she has lost everything in life. But then, the person would be most confident as one has nothing to lose. You should be there when she enters the class for a 9am lecture. Her eyes do not look sleepy at all. Be it 9am or 9pm. She has only one expression- "No expression". Sometimes I wonder how one can be so expressionless. Does she feel nothing? Does she feel no fear or pain? I really don't understand.
I have put up a theory as to why she is so expressionless. I think she is the daughter of Gaia (the spirit of the earth). I think her feelings control the condition of nature. Maybe sun shines when she smiles, and it rains when tears flow out of her eyes. But I wonder what would happen if she laughed till tears flowed out of her eyes. I think now I know why Mumbai got flooded on 26th july. Maybe she doesn't emote herself to maintain the equilibrium in nature. So that humans, animals, plants and Salil live in harmony without hardships. I really hope this theory is true because I don't see any other reason as to why she feels nothing.
She is so boring that she can put any person to sleep in a jiffy. You don't believe me? Read the conversation below:
Sangeeta's daughter-Mom, mom, Do you know what a wonderful day I had at school today? I won the first prize in running race at school and I got first rank in the entire standard today. It was the best day of my life.
Sangeeta's daughter-Zzzzzz.... (snort).. zzz...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Look and be amazed!!

I was surfing randomly, when I came across this comic strip. The people who used to read this comic in their childhood would love what I have pasted below. Those who havn't read this comic before, U GUYS ARE LOSERS!!!

Look at the drawings here in this comic strip. They are so immature. Looks like a 5th or 6th standard artwork. But I like the way the story flows. So many things have been conveyed in such a small space. Just a few blocks of pictures have taken the story so much further. Don't forget to notice the expressions on the characters' faces. And can you believe this? Chacha Chaudhary had actually trained his horse to run to the police station when crackers were tied to its tail. Insane stuff man! I mean, I have heard of people having a hard time, training their kids and dogs. But this is a horse man! And how can Gabbar Singh be so stupid? He allows Chacha Chaudhary to tie crackers to the horse's tail just because he wants it to run. Chacha Chaudhary*; who is well known for his wit and presence of mind! For God's sake, its Gabbar Singh. The most feared villian in Indian film history. One single comic strip has stripped off Gabbar Singh of his fierce image. If you are a fan of Chacha Chaudhary, you might know that Gabbar Singh became Gobar Singh later. And why not? He deserves the name after what he allowed to happen to him in this comic strip. If you would ask any B.E. Electrical student, his/her view about Gabbar Singh after this comic strip, we would all unanimously say that Gabbar Singh haga!!! The funniest thing I noticed in this comic strip is the 5th block on the 3rd page. Here Chacha is asking the police to keep his 50 grand cheque ready. Do you realize, this is the amount that the government was rewarding to nab Gabbar Singh in Sholay? Remember Sambha saying "sardar, poore pachaas hazaar!"

*Chacha Chaudhary ka dimaag computer se bhi tez chalta hai.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

'COOL DUDES'!! \m/\m/

Have you ever come across "cool" people?? I m talking about the ones who like keeping their hair wet, about the ones who perform social service by playing loud music on the N92s in the bus and keep everyone entertained, the ones who keep chewing gum like a cow by moving their lower jaw such that it forms an ellipse if the locus of all points to which the chin moves is considered. It is not at all difficult to spot such people. All you have to do is get into a bus which has many commerce or arts colleges in its route. You will come across a number of these characters. I hate the way they wet their long hair, which is short from the front, but long enough to cover the neck from the back. It is really irritating when these "cool" guys play loud Linkin' Park songs in the bus. Each time I wish I could stand up and say "You idiot, the world has gone far beyond the age of Linkin' Park. Where were you in the last decade??" And it is even more annoying when they try to lip sync the song and try to feel the song by imitating the expressions of the lead vocalist. Sometimes I am really surprised to find guys who bang their heads to Bon Jovi. "Wat do you listen to?", I ask them. "I only like listening to heavy stuff like Bon Jovi", they say. I have at times come across guys who imitate the guitarists on the platforms and streets. Their fingers move in sync with the guitar piece they are listening to. Their faces are worth a watch. They can put Shahrukh Khan to shame with all their expressions. The easiest way to differentiate these guys from normal college going public is by their attire. They wear jeans that have a wierd wash. Faded at some places where they shouldn't have. They have wierd patches on their shirts and pants. These guys listen to music on their headphones on the way to station or bus stop from their homes. But once they enter their preferred mode of transport, every Riteish Deshmukh becomes a John Travolta. I have had many more encounters with such people. If you want to find such people, just stay where you are because they will come to you. Cheers!