well, right now I have huge loads of magai to be done and since morning haven’t even started. after my last post, I slept for like 5-6 hours, then took a shower and had dinner and after that I have been fooling on the comp!!
anyhow, I just thought that in this post, I should explain the reason for blogging from my viewpoint!
Most importantly, I am writing this blog as a kind of a diary so that I can fall back upon these memories in the torrid times of the future and smile on the futility of everything that one does. Hopefully those torrid times would never come and I would sail on the ocean of life peacefully. Another, but a lesser important reason is that I wish to improve my writing skills. Though I have been writing a lot since the high school days, the blogging thing provides a great platform to vent down ur feelings without caring for anyone and maintaining a blog provides the necessary boost to sharpen ur writing skills.
The name “The world beckons” signifies one of my mottos of life that is the whole world is out there for you to explore and it is just beckoning you to feel it. One ought to just notice the right doors of opportunity at the right time. But hey, this does not mean that I follow it religiously. hmmmmmm
well, i am again starting to feel a little hungry so I am going for extra messing.
interestingly, one good thing that is coming out after writing blogs is that I am starting to think and analyse what is going on in my life and what I need to do in the future, atleast its a start. I am one of the those people who would just life for the present and not think about my future in the long term. Getting worried and mounting tension on myself at the pettiest of things has been one of my major weakness in the past. Though I haven’t got over it, but atleast now I know that there is this thing that I have to work on.
enough of this senti stuff. Most of it was because I have just come after giving my minor exam, and I have got fucked up. Though I did as I had expected because my preparation was not that good this time (as if it is good in other cases), but still it hurts not to do well in an exam. But now I have a day off tomorrow before three gruelling days of exams on mon, tue and wed. well after that its all chill for sometime though I promise myself that I would study hard for the majors definitely.
Work to do after the minors:
2) Chem department website
I am also planning to meet Pooja didi and stay at their house on some weekend. And of course, I would go to Mayur Vihar.
I don’t know why but during the exams, I think a lot about the things that I would do after teh exams are over – playing games, watching loads of movies, going out with friends and so on and on.
Anyhow, I am feeling really tired now … my head is starting to feel heavy – this is becoz I slept for just three hours last night becoz of the exam. I should go and have lunch and then sleep for atleast a couple of hours. Good day!!
P.S. Yeah, I know I have a lot of things to describe – the literati, bhm night and etc., but right now I am feeling really tired.!
Its been another long period since I wrote my last blog, but life has been so very busy lately. Just a few hours after I wrote my last blog, I get a message that we are not getting the BSP winners’ trophy. Shocked at the news, I rush to get the matter cleared. I work on the figures and points for one whole day, scratching my head to understand what went wrong. It wasn’t as if it wasn’t clear. The G.Sec had very cleverly manipulated the point policy to his benefit such that his hostel won the trophy and we had to settle for the runners’ up trophy, even though it was very clear that it was Kara that had handled majority of the BSP work. The next day I talk to the G.Sec for an hour on phone and then have a meeting with him for a couple of hours trying to get Kara more points and making him understand that kara deserves the trophy but to no avail. The President was in no mood to even hear a sentence from us and finally, we had to settle in for the Runners’ up trophy. It did hurt and I was left speechless for a couple of days trying to digest the last minute poltu of IITD. “Reality bites, my dear, but one has to come with the terms of real world”, was the summation of the lesson I learned.
On sunday was the BHM night – a huge day for kara as it had won four trophies – First in RCA, First in BSW, Best House and Runners’ up in BSP. Felt great to have contributed to the hostel!!
After that was the Mid-sem break- it had its own ups and downs!! It started out with Holi (one of the best Holis I have ever played) and ended very badly becoz of the journey from shimla to ambala.
Anyhow, I am feeling a little down right now. Minors coming up from 25th. Haven’t started magai at all. gotta sleep !! good night!
Well, well and well! I am finally writing the third post of this blog! Its been a month since the second one but what a month it has been. From 9th February to 9th March (its over 12 now yaar), I have sat idle in my room which is very unlike the first year of my stay here. It feels so heart gladdening to be able to say (oops, I am writing), that this has been one of the most satisfying month of my life until now, probably the most satisfying I guess. I don’t feel guilty of not being regular after entering the blogosphere because of the enormous amount of workload that I took upon my shoulder and was finally able to peacefully and quietly remove those loads one by one and put them at their right place.
At present, everything looks so beautiful. Kara, my beautiful home away from home, has won four trophies this year and that includes BSP, a trophy that has been won primarily due to the hardwork of just two persons in the hostel and I am very very glad to boast that I am one of those two persons. I am deeply indebted to my other co-rep Nikhil Mahant, who too worked sincerely and religiously to win the trophy.
Well comign back on the duels I battled during the past month, I will first lay them down in points:
1) Pre-Literati work
2) Minors (during one minor, i got a call from my g.sec in the evening to design a poster by midnight, and leaving all my studies I got down to the thing i am loving these days the best – designing)
3) Getting fucked up in the minors
5) Meeting my cousins at TGI Fridays’ and then getting drunk for the first time in my life … an experience worth mentioning here … will do that in another post
6) Pre-marriage work of didi and bhaiya
7) Playing inter-hostel TT matches
8) Attending Meenu Didi’s marriage
9) Travelled for more than 5 hours everyday for four consecutive days.
10) Attended Anu Bhaiya’s wedding – an awesome experience being a Baraati and having my first Bhabhi is again an awesome experience I cannot describe.
I come back a couple of hours back after seeing off my Tauji at the airport, and get the news that my cover for last cr has been finally selected – feels good to hear that my hard work finally bore fruit. During Literati, my G.sec praised me for my work which is a good enough treat for me though I would love a Pizza Hut treat anytime now.
Well i am sleepy now and have to attend the mroning class tomorrow (oops.. today) . even though I want to keep on writing about my experiences – literati, tt, marriages, minors…., but i will stop for now.
Before signing off, I congratulate each and every member of this great hostel, Karakoram, for working hard for making our heart swell with pride in saying,
Jai Kara, Jai Kara. Kara ka enthu high Hai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, before I start to rant about the title of this post, I would like to say that life is indeed populated with persons who just put their own self above anything else. The more I think about it, the more I start thinking that this indeed is true and for what reason would it be otherwise. Even the people who pay the beggars do so thinking that God would become happy and relieve them of worries and blah..blah..blah. On the other hand, I think that I have seen so little of the world yet, to make such a statement anyway. I have, indeed, met a few persons who seem so chilled out to worry much about their future but probably that is just an illusion.
One could guage from the above paragraph that I think of such things a lot, but that is not true. I am (or well ‘was’) a person who never worried about what others’ thought about him or even analysed others’ behaviour. It has only been in the last six months or so, when I am starting to realise and feel the politics of real life – one of the hard truths I have learned in the hostel life. One gotta be really poltu (campus lingo for politics) to move up the ladder of insti life.
I am at present a hostel representative for the english publications of BSP (Board for Student Publications). Well at present, there is huge amount of BSP workload on my shoulders. It is primarily due to my enthu in doing work but also due to my hindi co-rep, who has helped me to become more aggressive and forthcoming in what I do.
To list out the BSP work:
1: Campus Rumpus 6
(a) Cover page & layout
(a) Getting sponspors
(b) Getting guest speakers
(c) Designing the poster
(a) Cover page
This is just the BSP work and the fall out of working with BSP is that I now know Photoshop to such a extent that I am asked to design posters for other things as well. Works I just finished:
(1) Designing ‘Cheminique’ website
(2) Designing ‘Cheminique’ postesr
(3) Designing ‘BSA’ website
(4) Designing posters for ‘Hindi Samiti’
I love working with Photoshop but I have lately realised that such works puncture deep into my time, thus leaving very little time for studies. But I am deeply grateful to my House Secy. for having made me a BSP rep. and as a result a part of the BSP thing. I am having a great time working for BSP. It really means so much to me now!!!!!!!!
Well all this is good and I would have been deeply satisfied if my work would have been paying any dividends. My mentor, a great person, is not at all interested in my work (well i should have used the word ‘satisfied with’). I really don’t know but all the hard work I am putting in is not just bearing any fruits. I just hope that the saying ‘Hard work pays’ holds true for me as well even though Lady Luck betrays me most of the times.
It is really interesting to note that Lady Luck, while being really generous on showering luck on some persons, is equally miser in showering luck on the others. In my opinion, she should be equally generous to all, as we all live in an equilatarian society after independence (oops… a hugga… i had tried hard not to throw one here but I just can’t seem to hold some… I am suffering from diarrhoea you see).
Well I end this post hoping that mera waqt jaldi aayega. Amen.
Well, today I think is a very special day.
I have finally entered the blogosphere with a blog of my own. Yo!!!! I have been a regular reader here at Blogspot, but well, a blog of my own… never took place. I had been planning to do this a long time back that is around six months back, but then my pure laziness ahd kept me from doing so. Another desire shot up in last November when I bought my own computer. However, it crashed down within a week and before I knew, I had lost 2500 bucks in buying a new RAM. More on that, later……
Well its around midnight right now (actually its 1) and I gotta sleep. A hard day of work beckons tomorrow (well I mean today only yaar since its already over 12), and I need rest.
Entering the blogosphere has made another entry to my long list of works, but I hope this won’t be a burden and instead help in venting out my feelings and make me more secure emotionally (wow! the last two words sound cool even though I hardly understand their meaning).
So good bye and a good night!