Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The '5' Tag

I would like to thank Vyshu for tagging me!

More About This Tag:
The idea is to list five items in each category and not necessarily in order of liking.You can always add or subtract categories according to your will.Then tag five People...

  1. Whatever!
  2. Oh My God! Oh My God! Oh My God!
  3. What a waste!
  4. Eew!
  5. I don't know...
  1. Rupert Grint
  2. Brad Pitt
  3. Neil Nitin Mukesh
  4. John Abraham
  5. Rannvijay (MTV)
  1. Rain!
  2. Earrings
  3. Teddy Bears
  4. Story Books
  5. Hot Chocolate
  1. Don Quixote ("Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes).
  2. Miss Marple (created by Agatha Christie).
  3. Marc Antony ("Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare).
  4. Puck ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare).
  5. Jeeves (created by P.G. Wodehouse).
  1. Calvin and Hobbes.
  2. Garfield
  3. Scooby Doo
  4. Donald Duck
  5. Little Lulu
  1. Ellen
  2. Stephen
  3. Rimz
  4. Chakoli
  5. Rane

Friday, August 14, 2009


It is the wish of every student to experience the fun of bunking classes! I don't think there is any student in this world who has never ever missed even one class!

Many of us try to bunk classes in school. If luck is on our side and we succeed, we can boast of our courage at being successful in breaking the rules and skipping the boring lectures; and if we are ill-fated and get caught, we are doomed!
When I was in school, I have bunked quite a few times - and I especially engaged in group bunking. One fine day, me and my gang of friends would decide to skip school and stay at home. It was fun! However, back in school we had to make our parents sign a note stating the reason for our absence - and what was often a tricky business! While my parents had no issues with me staying back at home if I did not feel like going, many of my friends' parents were not so liberal and my friends often got into trouble for not attending classes!
Once we all got caught bunking assembly -and we landed ourselves in detention!

Once we step into college, rules are more relaxed! We are free to bunk as much as we want - but at the end of the year, we need to have at least 85% attendance in order to be able to write our exams. No one wants to know why you did not attend class - if you don't attend, you do not get attendance! The fear of getting caught bunking is absent, which makes the whole affair not so thrilling!
Therefore, bunking in college is not as much fun as it used to be in school. Initially, it was nice to skip one or two classes and watch a movie - but it did not feel the same as bunking in school: because out here, we were not really breaking any rules!
However, in college - mass bunking is the fun thing to do. One fine day, the whole class decides that none of them are going to attend any class...however, mass bunking has its risks and it is a very difficult thing to do. For one, not all are ready to bunk - there are many who have attendance shortage and want to come to class. Secondly, we may land ourselves into a lot of trouble. However, one finds solace in the fact that one is not alone and is with all his or her friends. In order to engage in a successful mass bunk, the CR or class representative must ensure that the entire class does not turn up. He or she is always the scape-goat because in case something goes wrong, he or she must be able to provide the authorities with suitable explanation! One must keep in mind that the class also consists of a few studious, unwanted elements who may try getting everyone into trouble and foil the master-plan of mass bunking by complaining to the teachers! Keeping these people in check is integral in order to be successful in carrying out a mass-bunk!

All in all, I feel that bunking is an art and an essential part of every student's life. It is fun as long as it is not done very frequently. As students, we should all skip classes at some point of time or the other and sit back and enjoy life!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Swine Flu Scare

With the rapid increase in the number of people acquiring swine flu and not surviving, everyone is scared of catching the H1N1 virus. While Pune and Mumbai are probably the worst-affected cities, panic is on the rise even in Bangalore.
Many schools have been shut down...Face masks are out of stock in pharmacy stores as people are indulging in panic buying of masks - most of them unaware of the fact that the masks are useless in protecting wearers from catching swine flu.

In my college, there have been 4 confirmed cases of students having swine flu. However, instead of shutting down the college for at least 3 days, our college continues to function as always! Students have merely been requested not to attend classes if they are unwell.
My mother is scared and wants me to return home from Bangalore and is exasperated as I am not obeying her.
While I would love to return home, the reason for me remaining behind in Bangalore is that in my college, one needs to have a minimum attendance of 85% in order to be allowed to write the final exams. Under no circumstance I wish to mess up my attendance...even if I get swine flu, I would rather attend classes than bunk - because if I survive, I would need the attendance for being permitted to write my exam. It is my final year in college and I would never want to mess up anything!
This may sound crazy but it is true...I just hope I remain hale and hearty and I pray to God to give strength to all those people who have been affected by swine flu!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's That Time Of The Year Again!

My exams are beginning from Tuesday and they shall end on the 22nd of August.

You may find it strange but I actually enjoy writing exams because during exams, I have to be in college for only three hours and then I am free for the day! The thought of going back home and having to study for the next exam does not appear to be scary nor exhausting to me!

I am a very lazy girl and a big-time procrastinator! There have been times when I have started studying for an exam only a few hours before and gone to the exam-hall simply hoping for the best! Being blessed with a good memory and always having luck by my side, I have generally ended up doing well!
By stating this, I do not mean to say that I have never made up answers nor am I saying that there has never been a time when I blanked out after reading a question-paper!

"A student who changes the course of history is probably taking an exam".

This is an oft-quoted sentence and I feel all of us, when we were students, have ended up indulging in creative-writing when we had absolutely no idea what kind of answer the question demanded! Some succeed in guessing a few relevant points while others fail miserably! Once you come out of the examination-hall, it is often entertaining when you hear some answers your class-mates came up with...

Though examination-time is believed to be the most stressful time in a student's life, I do not really think so. Contrary to popular belief, I feel that cramming up just a few hours before the exam does improve your grade as most of us tend to focus more under pressure!

I may be inactive for sometime from this space! However I hope that your best wishes will be with me - I hope to do well this time too!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lazy Sunday

I LOVE SUNDAYS! This is the only day of the week when I can sleep for as long as I want and even if someone asks me to wake up early, I can actually shut that person up by simply saying, "No way, dude, it's a Sunday!"
Sunday is one day when I just like being at home. Generally, I am out all the time, visiting every place possible - hence, it is nice being a couch-potato for one day! It is so much fun doing absolutely nothing for a change! I can just laze around, watch television, read a book, play 'The Sims'. Besides, Sunday is the only day I get to spend quality time with my younger brother. However, even he cannot make me leave the house on a Sunday. I do not mind going out for dinner, for a movie or shopping on any day of the week but on a Sunday, I just hate stepping out of the house!
One more thing I love about Sundays is the fact that I can have a bath anytime I want - I do not have to go meet people; therefore, there is no reason for me to get ready! Sometimes, I have baths as late as 6:00 pm!!
Of course as Sunday comes to an end, I do experience the Monday Morning Blues! The very thought of having to wake up by 7:00 am the next morning
is enough to dampen my spirits!

Tomorrow is 2nd August and it is being celebrated as FRIENDSHIP DAY. Therefore, this Sunday I do not get to be at home as my best friend wants us to spend the day together. However, I am looking forward to something exciting and I hope tomorrow will be a nice day!