Sunday, September 30, 2007

Engg students : Best Vs Rest


You enter the lab to fetch the forgotten lunchbox from the otherwise empty bag and here they are….doing the assignment that has been assigned in the lab just preceding lunch….u feel “ boss assignment to agle week submit karni hai naa”. The next week ,the same day ,someone from the majority mob has their assignment in hand ….standing in the photocopy shop………..requesting, ”uncle is red right par aur signatures par white paper rakh ke 7 set photocopy nikal dena….” And someone shouts from the back ”abe oye…..2 set aur bol de yaar”


Accessibility to them and possibility of getting a response is directly proportional to your aggregate percentage…and inversely proportional to the row no of your seat[counting starts from front to back….gosh! had it been the other way round!!!!!]. They are like seasonal vegetables….we eat these brains only during exams. They are like chief guests….centre of attraction and away from action[action of course takes place in the backbenches]. They eat books ….drink ink…..and breath chalk powder on the first bench. They are toppers !


Toppers. They are a rare species. They are the lions of the jungle. The beast ! These carnivorous living beings eat out your head until you succumb and your grades die out in the viva. Lioness is better at praying than a lion. Following this analogy, the toppers also predominantly consist of the fairer sex. These Hermoine like girls always give other scholars [err, losers] a run for their money. They are peculiar, Identifying these people from a distance requires one to have a look at their attire….if somebody seems like first year ragging-afraid student, with a book , file ,or assignment pages hand-held , then there is a high probability of him/her being a member of this elite class. Other necessary and sufficient symptoms for identification are: spectacles[myopic of course!] , raised hand in classes, marks in midsem>=20, and-band beautiful handwriting, and variable x tending to 100% where x denotes attendance. The surroundings of these geeks is comparable to quinine…..good for health , bitter , and avoided in cheerful health.


Humour creeps into the situation when these are nominated as class representatives, while the rest of the class is classier [I am biased….can’t help it!]. They are also student representatives….rightly so, coz they probably are the only ones who can be referred to as students. The others better be referred as attendants [;)]


Attendants. The crowd ,the mob , individuals working in perfect harmony of an unbeatable team whose one and only aim is to survive. To Survive the hailstorms of shortlists [of attendance] , to survive the dreaded dragons in form of teachers who spit fire in words when an innocent attendant comes late to attend the massacre, and to survive the unnecessary semesters that somehow always manage to fall in between the prescribed sem-breaks [;)] . They have survived and they have flourished as a race, casting spells over upcoming innocent students and comminating them to expand their own race. Outside the classroom, they are the kings, living life on their own terms , obeying no one but their selves. Over the years they have outnumbered and outclassed the toppers but still they could not make their rivals extinct. The toppers still rule and continue to pass on the throne among generations.


Teachers, have the perception that toppers are god sent and attendants probably must have grown out of wild shrubs mushrooming down the road side. If topper commits a mistake, its perfectly human! If the guilty is an attendant then he better shield his butt…coz a kick is just coming in! Teachers are mentors for toppers, they are gods …second to none. To attendants they are like vampires that suck fun out of their veins. Teachers are biased ! For an example If someone inks into pages an answer that has already been penned down by the author of the book then what good is he? But still he[sorry to the she-toppers…U r gods too :D] gets the grades .On the other hand the innocent and morally correct [so called farzi] attendants who do not copy the text thus abiding by the patent agreement of the publisher get low grades because they follow the rules. Not fair!! [:)]


Thus ,with the referee[teachers] on their side, the toppers have dominated thus far .But with the arrival of newer and farzier teachers[छर्रे !! ] ,the tussle is getting more fierce day after another .The war between the two races will probably continue till eternity, and the farzis will just hope that some day they have their own king….The king of attendants. That day engineers will rule the world and the era of knowledge will doom!

21 comments:

Anjul Sahu said...

kya be....toppers ki uda raha hai...

i like the lioness part specially...good!!

waise abhi blog achche se line by line nahi padha hai...will do dat as soon as possible.

Kshitij Modak said...

u know this man has caught the nerves of the reader. he knows wat the reader wants to and wat the readers are associated wid. so he spreads out his vocab web around and wid no wonder one gets caught. apart from his last blog i duly repect his writin though the last one was gud but not to his standards. i wonder did he only learnt the lessons at the english clubs we attended(just kiddin). becoz it leaves me speechless at times dat the rapid leaning of writin he has earned is off the blues I do understand. Gr8 work dude once more.!!!!!!!!!!

greva said...

no words....
hats off!!!

ankur said...

no comments sirji!!!
I hav gr8 respect to toppers...bcz being a topper is a tuff job...

poorvi...... said...

Well i have never acclaimed anybody in my life for his/her writing skills coz i had enough faith in mine..But dis is a guy who can give Prabhu Chawla a run for his money due to his analytical n sensory abilities..Gosh the article is well presented ,woven,continous and all the other +ve adjectives 1 can think about.What i like about Saurabh is dat dis not so simple guy..presents the very simple issues in an extraordinary way..Multitalented persona...n his article are always a new measure of his current thought process but this time hes given himself a benchmark..teriffic usage of words and the notorious reality is so close to the topic dat d toppers will b hellbound to accept it..
What else can i say..just dat..
"its good to have an IIT material(resembling thought process) in GS"...makes us feel in air...
LOVELY ARTICLE.

Anjul Sahu said...

I read ur article.
I found that one genious is my friend which I am proud of.
If he was a super-hero then he might just throwing his 'creative articles' on the villains and saved the world.... :D
Nowadays your articles are the hottest part of life, everyone just waits for that just like a new 'SRK' movie release....

Saurabh Ektare said...

loads of thanx guys....feels awesome to read ur tareef !!!

rohanmodak said...

andband...This blog can change the outlook of toppers towards the backbenchers or called as farzi.Certainly he has caught the nerves of a reader & kept us astonished abt his wriitng abilities.badhe chalo bhaiyaa..aagla aane do

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devu said...

hey man iski orkut scrapbook mein jake dekho itni taareefein hai ki mere kehne layak kuch rha hi nahi dude!!! from my side this was the best upto yet and want more better after this.....yaar udai to bahut par apne yaha kuch exceptions to hai... aur haan farzi log zyadatar inhike assignments aur notes maangte hai pass hone ke liye aur agar tu bhi notes leta hai inke to ab zara "SAMHAL KE REHNA"...///

Bhushan said...

Yeah man...It's true.

But we attendants have the copyright(err...right to copy),coz we are all the same....

Powered by ctrl+c and,
Driven by ctrl+v....

Some of us are highly attentive during only the most imp. part of lecture, i.e. THE ATTENDANCE, e.g. 6-Yes mam, 10- presnt mam, 14, 16, 27 and so on...

A Quest That Never Ends said...

nice one saurabh.....i like the part in which u have mentioned topper's raiments as that of students of 1st year intimidated from ragging.you have embellished a prosiac stituation tremendously with your creative thinking.i think sometimes in between you have rambled from the main idea.some of the extentions of the cited situations i think are derived.I have read many of your blogs.........and if you want my preception to your writing.....i must admit that you have a great flow in your writings but then somewhere when you extend the situatios it looks like the language that is used by many other writers in their novels....just take a careful naote of that otherwise your message from the passages is quiet original and well crafted.Some of the passages in between looks flawless.
hey one more thing.....is your blog "little things big work" is inspired by "small things great impact".
Their is always a scope of improvement and i think you bring more originality to your work you will soon be the author of many upcoming novels.........

CHEERS MAN...........

Saurabh Ektare said...

Thanx dude...
that was really nice of u...
probably reading has an impact on my writing too...have not really focussed on either but still will take a note of this the next time round....thanx once again!

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i_chitra said...

gr88888888888888888 work yaar !!!!!!

Really the stuffs like assignments , grades n aggre can't measure the intellect of a student . These things r not going to help anyone in life . Finally it's u'r practical knowledge
that helps to escape out frm probs.
Lastly we r only having these 4 yr's as golden period of our life so why to waste them by doing such things

Rohit said...

good gets better n this was masterpiece...
class display of minute observations ...... specially starting was flawless ..... surely many toppers will find it (??? kuch bhi !!! )....but conetent was in no way exaggerated it also shows that toppers r not a race but a lifestyle ........... (waise boss panga to le liya hi tune..that too during xam days ..) ...congrates 4 showing guaranteed improvisation ...gr8 work , keep it up ....

Gajjjjjjjjuuuuuuuu said...

hey dudeeeeeeeeee
its cool
u jus caught d reader through ur vocab web......
but either u dont hav any topper frnd or u havnt met any guy who is beyond ur imagination ,who is a disciple of fun rather who njoy learnin ,n painlessly gets of to the top...............
keep ur eyes open man...
u havnt seen d world enough......

chiku said...

@chitra: every non-topper usually point the same! :D

amey said...

nice work Saurabh.the article has that fevicol-typaa touch which leads you to complete the article once u start wid it.But still the completeness is lasking and I think thats d weakest point of your writin.It cud b d case dat my comment wud not match your other frndz.But in addition to observation you also need to maintain a proper balance when you r writin things like this.
Anywayzzz it was nice but wud have been better(Or it cud b d case dat I expect 2 much frm u).

Nice work..........Improvisation should b d key 2 ur writing............

Anushree said...

heya....what to sayy....damn cool article....and to be honest..even to comment ....one needs to...be good with words....an amazing piece..of work...and seriously once one has tasted his work..One..just can't resist saying ..YE DIL MANGE MORE....just keep writing buddy...

op said...

abey sab log itni tareef kar chuke hai ki mere pas words nahi hai.......lekin ajj mene realize kiya ur awesome man.....kuch to bhi likha hai bhai.mujhe pehali bar life koi article itna achha laga hai ki mene line to line do bar pada hai....vo assgmt ki 7 copy sahi hai baba....bulkul sajeev chitran kiya hai apne.
man gaye bhai....fundoooooo..