Sunday, April 20, 2008



Yawn...spinning head...watery eyes...yawn.I closed the shutter of my lens and leaned towards my desk.All of a sudden,i felt a tap on my shoulder
wake up,she's looking at you
I sat upright.Half heartily I strained hard to interpret the diagram on the blackboard but couldn't make-out any thing.In fact,it looked like a spaceship(psst...i was told later it was an NFA machine...u can guess how attentive I'm in the class;0).
I gulped mouthful of water to arouse from hypnotic state.

Unable to comprehend the words of our teacher,I started scrutinizing the lecture theater.Same old boring expressionless faces in the extreme right corner.The kind of torture being inflicted on them was evident on their faces.Then,i happened to check out the hottest guy of our class,his Brad Pitt looks took away my breath.Man..he was looking dashing even in a simple white tee.His eyes were glued to his cellphone and his fingers were in swift motion...must be messaging his girlfriend...lucky bitch.

I turned around to have a look at the back bencher's in the center row.A pair of chicks were murmuring as if there's no tomorrow.They were just going blah,blah,blah and none of the two was listening to the other.The girl in the center was scribbling something on the desk and her neighbor was cracking brains over a crossword puzzle.I turned around to glance behind my row.Two lovebirds were conversing through messages written on small chits and underneath the desk they were holding hands.Now,this is called 'spending quality time with each other".Once more i glanced at my dream guy,he was taking notes.I don't know how in the world he became conscious,he lifted his head,turned in my direction,flashed his billion dollar smile and went back to his notebook.That smile of his, made my day,i was in the ninth heaven.

I turned to my partner,her head was buried in THE FOUNTAINHEAD.In the center row i saw lots of heads absorbed in Sudoku puzzle.The game has become such a craze these days,its kind of fashionable to be caught cracking Sudoku puzzle.
The guy in front was forwarding innocuous messages.Thanks to this free messages scheme your cellphone never ceases to beep.His neighbor it seemed,was building castles in the air.For a change,I turn to our teacher and observed her attire.She urgently required a style makeover.I mean why can't these teachers dress up like Sush in Main Hoon Na.I'm sure,if they did,class room attendance would increase tenfolds.She glanced at me and i nodded in order to pretend my attentiveness in the lecture.I checked my watch,still 20 minutes left.
Lazily,i fend away flies and again started scanning the room.In the second row three chicks were mischievously giggling,must be discussing some nonsense about their respective boyfriends.Front bencher's were nodding aimlessly,poor things they didn't even have the luxury to fool around like me.But hey! one of them was sketching incessantly in his notebook.That guy surely had guts man!

The serene ambiance of the class was perturbed by our so called Ms.Topper.She had a question to ask and our teacher couldn't duck the googly thrown.I often wonder,where the heck do these people get questions from,in their already stuffed brains.Our teacher promised to clarify the doubt in the next lecture.
Not many people in the room were making an effort to listen lecture and then just before exams we end up grudging about the subject and the vast syllabus.I guess,this is the normal student psychology.Finally the most awaited moment of the class came
Attendance time,quiet everyone


announced our teacher.Everyone became alert ,after all for that precious moment only we endure so much of "torture".Everyone responded to their roll call with full enthusiasm.
This is how an hour glides away in a student's life.I was most attentive in the first five and the last five minutes of the lecture.When the teacher left,everyone stormed out of the classroom as if they had been acquitted from court.Suddenly everyone was infused with fresh energy.In the next few minutes most of us again "adapted" to our class room "conditions".This is a vicious circle and every "normal" student has to face these situations in his/her life.I guess,this makes a student's life more special and I'm sure most of us shall cherish these moments in our life later.

3 comments:

prabin said...

i felt as if i m writin the blog. durin my college days i used to be a last bencher and always used to scrutinize the people around me. feeling nostalgic about past memories.
3 cheers to u.

abhishek said...

i wish i could write in the same flow as her ,i alwys wanted to write about this topic but i think she has done it much better than i cud ever have.. keep writing

Parul said...

Bang on!! u hav identified our situation really well! Being one of d back benchers described in ur blog, it feels proud now. Many wud relate to it for sure.
Dnt giv up writin as il b lukin forward 4 more of ur works, being a true n loyal fan!

HATS OFF!!!