Friday, May 9, 2008

The Chronicles of Fart-nia

Well, I'm back. Sounds cliched, I agree, but let me remind you that I've survived(or at least hope I have) the longest of semesters ever possible at IIT M. 26 credits,Period.

A lot has happened between the last post and the time at which this post will go to the press. Lots of stuff to chronicle and lots of stuff to be censored. And what I am to do in the next few days (and hopefully complete the tasks assigned for myself for the next 3 months) will possible be the most crucial phase of my life at IITM.

Some unique things which I would like to first talk (type) about.

a) Put all nighters for 3 of my 6 end-sems.well this may not be unique but what follows may possibly be. I happened to sleep for half an hour at least in 2 of the three-hour exams that followed. Was woken up thankfully by the invigilators on both the occasions (on one occasion, the invigilator thought that I had put my head down and was in Deep Thought ; pun unintended, and if you didn't understand the pun, get yourself a copy of The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy. You may or may not understand the pun after that, but you'll definitely understand the importance of a towel in the Universe :P)

b)I don't know why I didnt do this, but I DID NOT APPLY for any summer internship programmes(while EVERY person I knew in the institute had applied) during this period except in one case where I accidentally mailed my resume to one of the companies, even though I didn't wish to apply (that's coz I felt that it wouldn't suit my needs. After seeing the kind of people it's taken up for work, I regret it and still feel I could've done a better job and had put the dough to some better use) . I'm wondering yet whether or not I did the most stupidest thing in the world.

c)Got rejected twice after proposing, that too on consecutive days.....Hold it, these weren't marriage proposals, but propoosals to companies regarding Sponsorship for a particular something which I'll describe at an appropriate period of time.

d)Got kicked out of class (well not kicked,that's just for the effect, which I dunnno was effective or not) for sleeping. And the worst is that I went back to ask the prof for attendance at the end of the class, and he gave me since I was honest enough to leave the class. I guess I'm able to feel the situation of the students in my school-days who routinely went through such stuff (except getting their attendance back !) and I think of how much trouble I've got them into. Well, the truth is that half the pranks played in my school had my hand but I was well-hidden due to the "sincere student" tag and the "naughty junta" got caught always.

e)I saw the Lit-Soc shield being presented to Godav Lit-Soc secs and swore that by the end of next year, the same shield shall reside in Jam (oh, yes, I forgot to mention that I was "elected" as the Social Secretary of Jam in between. To those, who do not understand the previous statement, I'm sorry you shall never understand and I wont take the pains of making you understand; unless of cousre, we get the shield to Jam next year ! )

f)Saw a Hostel-Nite marred by 'n' hiccups (well, there were quite a lot who boozed enough to have hiccups too, but rest assured, I was NOT a part of that gang. I stuck to my total teetotaller image and even refused offers of sleeping with someone that night. To clear any confusions, the offer was from a drunk senior and HE was a Male. SO obba, I had to refuse :P). Apart from the hiccups and other cups, it was altogether an almost fitting farewell to an illustrious batch of seniors when the night ended at 5am and the Morning Raga started at 12 am.

g)I saw my plate of Bhel being pounced upoon by a cat, who I guess thought it was chicken (which was imposs, coz I'm pure veg). Maybe the cat had a cold that night or probably it could not think clearly and hence, required 'food for thought'.

h) Yes. I finally made use of the pool in IITM and started to learn swimming the day before this post gets puiblished. Was an amazing experience and a much awaited relief from the Chennai-Heat. One of the local radio stations has somehow managed to get Chennai right with its tagline, "Itha Sammu Hot Machi " aka "This is very very hot, mate". He may probably have referred to the "hit" songs being played but somehow those songs dont 'hit' well on my ears.

i) Finally, I managed to sleep for 11 straight hours in this sem. Don't ask me how, but never before had I slept for so long in IITM. This again may not be unique,but considering the tasks I had to finish that day, no guy (or girl) could have possibly dared to sleep that long. And I seriously thank GOD for somehow saving me that day by getting more than half the work postponed to the next week. And as is usual for a normal fellow in this insti, I hadn't done my work by then either, and put an all nighter to complete that work.

So, I hope you had a not-so-good time going through the life of another abnormal guy, coz if you did have a good time, I'm pretty sure you are abnoral as well.(That's good , join the gang !!) To avail a free copy of my complete chronicles, mail your requests immediately to :


jj said...

Who will win the lit-soc?
You know the answer. Great post saar, though i find it hard to beleive the 11 hours bit.

Arjun 'Samaadhi' Bharadwaj said...

Acti-Vettis?? Rolling-over-the-floor-with-fits-of-laughter. And my nose is bleeding :P
Hope, the Soc-Sec keeps the vetti-jam-junta entertained like this. It is your duty.. :D

lord voldemort said...

@jj and Samaadhi,
being my first fans on this blog (ya, pretty sad that not many have appreciated this kind of 'humour') , I'll ensure to come up more such acti-vetties using up my creati-vetties :P

jeoffery black said...

nice post but i guess the readers who are ignorant would have to remain so about lit-soc et al. godav's not going to loose its winning streak while we're here...

insti news letters could use some of this(ever thought of going professional ??)

lord voldemort said...

@jeoffery black : well mr. PaGalGuy, you wouldn't like me to rape you on my blog, would you ? since, it's followed by a pretty much lit-soc enthu "crowd" and who aren't ignorant abt it. And i would advise you to brush up on your spellings incase you intend to be Godav's lone saviour in their word games front, now that Mr. Potax has left. Anyway, thanks for saying that it was nice.:P

Arjun 'Samaadhi' Bharadwaj said...

@jeoffrey Black

Ya....Rrrrrightttt... :P

jeoffery black said...

@lord Voldemort
Godav's lone saviour ?? Me ??
nice joke Tom... :P
Godav has hazaar lit junta to begin with. My statemnets where just a humble reminder of how the situation stands.
Reserve your ire and enthu for the litsoc events. No need to vent them online now is there? :P

(once known as samaadhi)
shouldn't you be worried about updating your nick my dysPOTian friend...

jeoffery black said...

@lord voldemort

p.s. no use raping the few fans you have anyway...

lord voldemort said...

@Jeoffery black -- i wont have a problem raping my 'fans'. it'll just be another publicity stunt on my blog if i put "pagalguy" raped on 'so and so site'. and i guess, u didnt read my prev coment properly. i specified word games in particular. i know godav has lit enthu junta, no need to wry abt it.
Doont worry da. lit-soc shall prove the story. till then, lite ra maama :P

Amanda said...

Who will win the lit-soc? You know the answer. Great post saar, though i find it hard to beleive the 11 hours bit.