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.