Monday, February 18, 2008

Gone are the golden days - The SCHOOL DAYS CONT...

A beautiful chapel
A new year at Stanes, a beautiful school with chapel(s), trees, flowers, ambient class rooms, Gym, tempting play area for kids...This incident happened after two months in the new school. It was a free period as everyone in the school was busy with sports day activities. It so happened that me and my friend (who was also new to the school) were free. We stood in the corridor next to our class room and started watching our class mates practice in hot sun. It was only then we noticed a beautiful building on one side of the ground. It was a beautiful stone building, gray in color, covered with trees, built in a elegant, classic, yet stylish way. We concluded that it must be a chapel and started wondering how we missed that place for so long!!! No way, we couldn't wait any more, two ‘Alices in the wonderland’ started immediately to explore. We reached the grounds, took a turn and started heading towards our new invention. We went very near to that building and luckily noticed the writing over there. Oh My Gosh!!! We just hurried back in the same way feeling happy that no one noticed us. We realized we were wrong only when our class mates enquired what we were doing near the CK. Wondering what a CK is??? Nothing much, short form of Convenience Kings, the boyz loo!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Gone are the golden days...The SCHOOL DAYS!!!

I wanted to pen down a few of my school memories which never fail to bring a smile on my face anytime.

A great whistling experience

That was the time I started learning to do a simple whistle by blowing. I was in 8th class then. Just like a reflex action, I use to try out whistling all the time not even sparing the class hrs. But all my efforts went in vein for almost a week. On one fine maths class, when everybody was spell bound with maths mam and the board, I managed to blow out a perfect whistle. Maths mam just stopped, stared at my row and , "Who’s that? Who whistled now?” And I was there, sitting totally dumbstruck, trying to hide my reactions which failed very drastically and there was this girl, my bench mate sangeetha, who always had such a reaction in her face :-) so she started suspecting both of us,” I know its one of you, now tell me, who is that?" thank god, both of us blinked the same way. And I don’t remember how maths mam let us free. But finally after the class, all my class mates started laughing at me telling that it was really a treat to watch me blink.

A bossy class leader

I never knew I was kind of bossy then. Now when I look back, I laugh at a few things I did. There were a gang of guys in my class who just lived their life king size even in 10th class. I use to really get irritated the way they treat staff, exams and books :-) One class, we got our evaluated exam papers. I remember it was a tough paper, so the vanara padai got annoyed to see their own marks and just tore the papers and started making rockets out of it. For a stupid nerd like me, it was a "SIN", come on...after all its exam papers, how can they do such things. So i headed straight to the Headmistress's room, and did the neat ettappan job. I was actually very pleased to do that too. I really can't control laughing at myself whenever I think of this.

One more incident in 10th class - A personal Timetable

If you are wondering what a personal time table is all about, its just a plan to study for the exams neatly drawn by self. Most of my class mates use to have such timetables and no one wanted to share it with anyone (coz their secret plans will be out naa?) There was one guy who was really keen to know others' marks or timetables rather than his. And we girls were a strict 'no no' to let out those secrets esp. to our direct competents. Now I am really wondering why all this stupidity!!! Anyways it was really biggest of all issues then :-)

One afternoon, when we were on a study period, this guy with XL sized nose came and sat in front of me. My friend who was sitting in the opposite row of mine, called me for a clarification, when I went to her place, this XL switched his place too to the opposite rows. After clarifying my friend's doubt, I took back my old position, and XL too took back his old position. My friend just happened to notice this whole drama. Just to clarify her suspicion, she asked me to take the place near her. And again mr.XL switched to face me or rather my book :-) My nerd blood started boiling when i heard the whole story from my friend. With all this game of Kho-Kho the study hour was already over.

After the class, I went marching to his place like Jansi Ki Rani and asked him, “Why did u do this? What do u want?" Before he replied, his friends started denying the whole thing and we were having fundoo time yelling at each other. Amidst all this mr. XL stayed unusually calm. Finally he just asked me one simple question, "where is your place?” I was totally perplexed and just pointed towards my seat in the class. He said as cool as he can,” Then just go there and sit". I was like "what"??? Che, what a bulb!!! One of the finest bulb I’ve received so far. I can’t forgive myself even now for being so stupid, just pointing out my place the moment he asked.

P.S1: Then mr.XL started mimicking as if he was really afraid whenever he saw me outside class for quite some time and I struggled really hard not to laugh in front of him.

P.S2: I had no clue where or what he is till last year. Just happened to find him through the school community and we had a really nice time scrapping about all those fun at school.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

உயிர் தோழியே(தோழனே)!

உன் விருப்பு,
உன் வெறுப்பு...

உன் அழுகை,
உன் சிரிப்பு...

உன் கோபம்,
உன் மௌனம்...

இவைஅனைத்தும் பரிச்சயமற்று போனபோதுதான்,
நம் இடைவெளியின் தூரத்தை,
நம் இதயங்கள் பேசக் கண்டேன்!

Monday, February 11, 2008

A moonlight trek

After a week's debate on can we make it, will it be safe and all that, just caught by the chill of a "moon Light Trek" we decided to go on leaving all the inhibitions aside. The journey started with charging up both the torch lights to lead the heights and our vibrant minds to bind the spirit. We, a bunch of 8 people + a driver started at 12.30 in the night or rather early morning and after a mix-up of flyovers across Bangalore, finally managed to reach Skandagiri at 3 o clock in the morning. The trek involved climbing up a few rocks, walking on the flat mud surfaces for a while (much awaited, of course) and resting on some flat rocks for a while. We could find some torch lights signaled from the summit rotating in all the directions which may very well be misinterpreted for a light house signal. It was really a different feeling lying on a rock and staring at the sky, teasing the sky for blotting out the moon, trying to create our own moons with the torch. After an easy but tiring trek of two and a half hrs, we reached the summit at around 5.30 a.m and there were these cranky guys sitting in the dark and chattering loudly for an entry fee. On the hill top as you rest, you feel there is really nothing between you and the sky, just lying down flat and gazing at the sky when every part of you is shivering in cold is indeed a very different experience. There was a small Ganesh temple and a Nandi statue on the top. We could see a fellow lying flat inside the temple just on the pathway and no one could’ve missed a couple of bottles kept just in front of the temple :-) (People have their own reasons to climb a hill.) Anyways, the prime purpose of our trekking was three things, first to see the sunrise and second a moon light guided trek and the most important a campfire on the hill top. There was no moon as it was just 2 days after the new moon, to add to that, the mist and fog concealed the sun too. Our guide was very happy to play the human villain adding up to these villains of nature, by refusing to arrange for a campfire with his own excuses. After a joyous photo session in and around the hill, we decided to get back at 8. The return journey was much easier and less tiring than the climb as expected. And it was fun to watch people breathing hard to climb up on our way back. After some thunderous snaps, we finally reached the plains where a journey full of disturbed sleep with aching legs awaited us.