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27th year of existence

Yesterday One more year was added to my age (although I didn’t intend to :P)

Gone are the days when I wished to stay out of home all day, travelling long distances with friends. I am 27 now damn it!

What better way to enjoy the day then in the presence of – Awesome pals, Delicious food and Funky drinks.

Due to a miscommunication (funny story though) I got to choose the ‘Secret Birthday Cake’. So instead of one flavour I voted for 5 different flavours. Doesn’t the cake look awesome !! 🙂

Most interesting part was the name of drinks (check the drinks snap), from left to right – Black Magic Vodoo, All About Love, and Kiss Me Red.

A moment from the celebration.

The female waiter came over with the drinks one by one.

Female waiter –  “Ma’am kiss me red”

My friend – “No Thank you”

😀

Food, Friends and Drinks – Best ingredients for a Happy Birthday 🙂

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Mission Accomplished

June 24th, 2005

Note: The following events are recorded in real time.

An unexpectedly pleasant Kolkata morning. The bread suppliers and newspaper distributors were cycling hastily to reach their customers.  As always I am waiting at my self-proclaimed bus stop for Rohit. It is the third time in this week when we are attempting to reach school before the assembly bell strikes but it seems like a superficial hope as variables are more. Even if Rohit showed up now in no way could we cover 6kms in 13 minutes.

*Skipping my frowning period and fast forwarding to 3 minutes later*

*Rohit is a dedicated student with an urge to stay as the teacher’s pet. Sahil on the other hand is a carefree teenager.*

“You finished your homework?” asked Rohit while trying to stand firmly in the HVM students’ filled bus.

“What homework?” I asked casually.

“Hindi homework. Mam gave nine questions two days back. Today is the submission date”.

“I do not recollect any Hindi class this week. Where have I been?”

“I remembered it today morning while arranging my copies. Hindi class is in the end; don’t know how I will finish”.

“Oh yes! I was playing basketball with juniors”. I replied with a twinkle.

“How we will complete homework bro? There is no free period today” exclaimed Rohit.

“Dude lets first dodge the punishment for coming late”. I replied looking with a plan.

We left the bag in the sitting area beside the main entrance and ran towards the loo. In two minutes the bell rang signifying the dismissal of assembly prayers. We gently walked out and acted like we are guiding the Upper Kg students to their classrooms. Swiftly we picked our bags and mingled with the juniors before hoping into our classroom on the top floor (we are the senior batch).

In the first two periods Rohit tried multi-tasking but failed miserably as the teacher caught him. He skipped lunch and pursued his mission. Although it isn’t an easy one however Rohit is one tough warrior.

*Sixth period*

“Dude lets race to the court. Physics mam won’t come”.

“Sahil you can play basketball tomorrow. Sit and finish the homework with me”.

“Dude forget it. I am not writing 12 pages”.

After 40 minutes we came back drenched in sweat and Rohit is still struggling to keep his answers original in spite of having Ayushi’s copy as aid.

In the next 3 minutes he jumped up on his seat with pen in one hand and copy in another and announced “Mission accomplished”.

He came to join the discussion on – who deserved to be in the ‘morning shift basketball team’.

A fellow classmate came running and gave a blissful surprise. “Hindi mam is absent today”.

‘Yaayyyy’ enchanted all … except …

Evidently the joyful news for us was a heart-wrenching headline for Rohit.

A brave warrior had just encountered a terrible shock. A heroic act will not be rewarded today. The chance for an underdog to shine was dismissed brutally.

The teacher had killed a student’s dedication (unknowingly).

Rohit ‘was’ a dedicated student. Yeah he was. Now he is one amongst us.

Sleep Mantra

Anyone ever slept in a lecture? Were you ever caught sleeping in a lecture? Am sure both happened to almost all of us. Sahil has a particularly interesting incident. So let’s hear it from him.
Characters in order of appearance.
Sahil Surana : Narrator
Prof. N. B. S : Lecturer

As I returned back to University after a heart-warming vacation, I kept the belongings in my hostel room and ran to class. Prof. N.B.S had already started his lecture of nano-cementitious materials. After around twenty minutes of sitting in the awfully boring lecture about strengthening the property of cement by adding nano-fibers, I looked down on my watch to check how many more minutes of suffering were left and was engrossed in admiring the ultra interesting movement of needles. Just then the professor started saying something totally unrelated to the syllabus, “Sahil ji, if you are feeling sleepy then perhaps we should arrange a matrix for you outside?

I was stunned to hear such a thing. I instantly looked up and said “No sir, I was not sleeping, I was just looking at… ”.

Ignoring my reply he continued “Not just me, all other teachers have the same complaint about you.”

“Sir I was not sleeping now”.

Again ignoring me completely he continued, “If you have to sleep don’t come to my class.”

I did not try to speak again, as I was inaudible to him. I think he wanted to say all this for a long time and was not getting an opportunity. So I let the man have his happy seconds.

Well, the Prof was right. I used to sleep in almost all classes. No wait, not ‘almost’, just ‘all’. These copied lectures going on in the same way year after year did not interest me. In the year 2000, the same fiber was used in strengthening cement as it was being used now. Is the technology standing still, is there no improvement even after a decade of ongoing research? Well, since everything the Prof. taught was written in the slides, there was really not much need to pay attention. Moreover, I was an expert in sleeping. Yes, I am. I have slept in every class of my B.Tech 3rd semester curriculum onwards. And I have slept while sitting in the very first bench. If you want me to sleep just bring a professor and ask him to speak on his favorite topic. I can challenge you that I shall sleep within two minutes right on his face. I am not proud of this habit but, well. Hell Yeah! That’s my specialty. Kya kar loge?

Don’t think that I have not tried to get over this habit. I have tried many things like, drinking sips of water, splashing my eyes with water, keeping my legs in motion, both hands and legs in motion, even chewing gum. But you know the interesting thing about human mind (or just mine); after a short while it adjusts itself in the situation and moves on in doing what it was supposed to do, which in my case was sleeping. I soon figured out that it’s a bad thing to remove good habits and the day I understood this great mantra I stopped fighting with my mind. 🙂