Friday, February 22, 2008

Backbenchers

As I procrastinate every other decision of my life like taking a bath, cleaning my room and filling up forms, I have decided that since I still have 313 days 12 hours and 27 minutes to complete my resolutions I will work on those issues later. The only time you can see consistency in my life is when I watch Friday night shows of every freaking and crappy movie releasing that week, rest of the days I am this useless potato.
Yesterday I attended the last class of my 20 years education. No matter if my mom says I have an IQ of a ten year old I am almost a post graduate now. All the while sitting in the back benches in every class i used to think why the hell this clock stopped moving. But now it has moved.
All said and done when I was a kid apart from fantasizing about Jackie Chan’s martial arts, Sachin Tendulkar’s Batting and Heman’s Den I always used to think grown ups have such an easy life. They don’t have to worry about the playtime, home work or the scary Heena Paul Maam at school. But as time passes by you realize it’s the best thing in life.
Well life at IIMC has been a jolly ride. Student life is always easy if you stop worrying about petty things in life like grades, exams, projects etc and start focusing on bigger things in life like movies available on LAN, new places to eat and next daaru party.I have done all that and I had my share of fun, A LOT. Now my father’s ATM can’t take the brunt of my weekly withdrawals and everybody expects me to take up a good job and earn some big bucks. This whole thing scares me coz my student life is gonna end and that too pretty soon.
I don’t think I am still ready for the big dirty cruel corporate world out there. But then if I give it a serious thought I don’t think I will ever feel that I am ready. The worst side- effect of being a fresher in an MBA college apart from the fact that most of the females are elder to you is that you are always confused.
A big motivation behind me doing an MBA apart from the fact that I really liked the idea of getting a sexy short skirt wearing secretary was that I wanted to extend my student life. Now I am here and after realizing that being a Manager is different from what Yash Chopra’s movie tell you. I know the sexy secretary is out of the scene and Microsoft Power Point and excel sheets are the biggest reality of life.But then getting a good job means preparing days and nights for all the interviews and that is something which scares me even more.

My father always says that every person should live in a hostel for once in her lifetime. That makes you a better and more confident person. Well I completely agree with him on this issue. Hostel life definitely taught me lots of things and now soon this is also gonna end. Few good things about a hostel are no matter what time it is somebody is always awake which gives you a chance to barge into their room, no matter what time it is somebody is always playing music and yeah the night canteen is there.

We all enjoy the fun time but now I think I will miss the harder times too.

Never again I will feel the thrill of waking up in the morning and realizing I have an exam in two hour of which I don’t even know the syllabus. Never ever I will have those late nights group meetings which by the way are the least productive activity known to human kind. Never again I will be able to sleep in class, never I will sneak into a class room from the back door or put proxies for my friends.

But when there is a beginning there is an end and unlike Subash Ghai’s movies all endings are not pleasant.

17 comments:

SwAThi.... said...

Well i am in that phase too,And that too just graduating.... Its sad every thing has to come to an end.... loved ur post...

Amazing Greys said...

i felt this way too the day i graduated, but now i have become so damn lazy that i dont even feel like doing anything further. But yeah, i miss the carelessness of those times.

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moony said...

jeeez....very well written blogg but i dont like d creeps i m getting by reading this...dunn wanna start on d sentiyaaps rt now :P

Sue said...

The only thing in life that you can count on is change.
But it's not always a bad thing.
The whole world is open to you. You have a million choices.

"I know I was born and I know that I'll die.
The in between is mine.
I am mine." -- (Vedder)

Do something you love. Have fun and good luck.

Lara Baggins said...

Exams don't make sense when u know wots in there to tackle! :P... and subhash ghai movies no more have nice fluffy endings. In fact where is Subhas Ghai????/

Antigone said...

your post got me a little wistful about my own undergrad years...

EYE said...

yeah... student days are the bestest in the world.they never come back, how much ever u wish they may.

Sphinx said...

'life' is just starting. all that was till now was the prologue. Its not the end, not even close.

Anu said...

i can very well relate with u..n man i seriously miss that college life...really those were the best days of my lyf...d way i or u used to write abt our respective fun days, im sure the memories not going to leave us for a long long time..corporate lyf leaves very less scope to b urself...but still its an experience in itself...welcome buddy here in this big judgemental world...

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

very interesting post :)
the grass always seem greener on the other side you know :)

It is true that college life is one's best time of life... you have had you r fair share of that and now its time to face the real world. Good luck. you will do wonderfully :)

Priyankari said...

Student years are really the best years in one's life! But ya...all good things have an end...and am sure u r gonna have some different kind of fun in the "dirty cruel corporate world"...so best of luck for your future!

Sougata said...

Good Post

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Hostel life is golden life in oncelifetime......your time management is very nice

Macadamia The Nut said...

Crib as I might, I can't imagine not sitting in JK's class, yawning and yet deliriously happy

Human Revolution said...

Ankit...you are Awesome!...:-)..I wish you get a sexy secretary with a short skirt and a life no less than a Subhash Ghai's flick;-)