Monday, September 27, 2010

steps 2 luv

You like any girl, you talk to her, if you begin liking her, then there are some sudden changes in you.

1. Let the girl be "average". (Significance of the word depends upon type of your college i.e. arts, commerce, engineering :( Earlier if any of your friend used to like "average" girl, your comment on him must be like,"How can Amit like her? See her, how pathetic she looks!" But now, "looks are transitory, what's important is that she is nice, understanding. More importantly, why should i bother about others!"

"love is blind" is your favourite slogan.

2. Every song seems to depict your condition and your love status, if not you tend to draw parallels. (No matter, whethern they exist or not). Like after first meeting,"ek ladki ko dekha to aisa laga".

When your "like" starts changing to love,"kuch to hua hai, kuch ho gaya hai"

You tend to like romantic songs with more emphasis on lyrics. (Earlier you may have been an Eminem fan)

3. You begin to spy on her to know more of her like whether she drinks Appy or Frooti, blackcurrent or vanila. Which path does she take after classes? When does she take lunch, dinner? Now, for the first time you realise the importance of Facebook, orkut, as you get to know her birthday, her past school, her friends.



4. This is a stage of strategic importance, as you spend sleepless nights thinking about her, planning places and time of meeting her, which she considers as "coincidence" but actually these "coincidences" are your beautifully crafted plans which you planned last night with your friend.



5. Now, at these "accidental" meeting, you are a totally changed man. Everything changes, your accent, posture etc. Now, you bother about how are you dressing. You think,"does my mobile looks good in my hand or should i keep my hand in my pocket?", "Should i say hi or hello?", "Has she noticed that my nails are not properly cut?"

You may be calm, sincere, serious person but while talking with the girl, you talk about stuff which later you think,"oh shit!! i talked such rubbish."

6. If till now everything goes fine, ( i mean the girl still talks to you), you must be dreaming about her day and night. I know this is the tough time, with heart saying to propose the girl and mind warning you of possible danger to your friendship. Friends play an important role, they set your "accident" and push you there, but you fail at least 4-5 times before proposing to her. Favourite song of this stage,"mere dil me aaj kya hai, tu kahe to main bata du"

7. Next is your luck. I have been unlucky all the times :( Next the song can be "tanhayee..dil k raaste pe thokar maine khai" or "kaise tum mujhe mil gayi"

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Adventure of WAVES

One year back:

"come to my room... as soon as possible...urgent", reads a message in my inbox. I checked the name, It was Jai there. It is hard to guess what's urgent in college student's life, but whatever is "urgent" for us, has least priority for others. Anyways, 2 minutes later, i was in his room. He was preparing a list on MS excel. There were column of name, phone number, priority, and the last one was blank. Jai has amazing skills in drawing, sketching, painting, photography. Due to these skills, he is the member of many clubs of college and i thought probably he was preparing the list of members as "WAVES, (our college's cultural fest) was 10 days away.

As soon as i entered, he asked me "Do you have phone number of Isha?"

I said,"no, how could i have?" Jai replied,"she is in your branch, so i guessed."

I had a class then, so i left him with his list.

Next day too, when i went to his room, he was doing the same thing, preparing the list. I again stick to my reasoning of clubs. 2-3 days later, again i visited his room, the same Excel sheet was there, but with some changes, at some places, the last blank column was marked with "Y". This was the height of climax for me. I asked Jai,"what's this? i am watching this for last 1 week."

Jai replied,"kuch nai yaar, This is the list of girls, whom i intend to ask for prom."
(For those who dont know what prom is, here is the definition from wikipedia," A prom, short for Promenade, is a formal (black tie) dance, or gathering of high school students.")

Then there were many doubts in my mind, what is the meaning of "priority" column and the significance of last column. Jai clarified my all doubts.
He explained that he had given "priority number" to all the girls, depending on girl's look in decreasing order and he would ask them according to the "priority number" only. And then the last column's "Y" meant that he had asked that girl for prom.

I exclaimed,"you mean, you asked those 7 girls where "Y " is written." He replied,"yup".

"What they replied" was my last question. He said,"ob.........................................no"
("ob" is a part of BITS lingo, which stands for "obvious" and now ob has got "obber" as well as "obbest")

Then, i heard when his list ended, he again called the first girl if she had changed her decision. And when she refused again, Jai asked her number of her friend.(The same Isha, whom he was unable to find number)

Inspite of so much effort, Jai was unable to go for Prom. Well, WAVES is coming again, and I see, Jai is busy again :) I wish him good luck ;)


P.S Jai's real name was dispalyed after WAVES 2010.
WAVES 2010: http://www.bits-waves.org

Monday, September 20, 2010

Newspaper Cut

Everyone in my college is genius, and attending lectures is an offence to our superiority. Proof of our greatness; we complete the whole syllabus, which teachers teach in a whole semester, in a night before the exam; our answer paper will show some new theories, which we discover in the examination hall to solve the given question; we are able to concentrate on lectures while playing "missed call-missed call" with friends or observing the motions of teacher in order to mimic them. (After all there are girls too for distractions ;) As the teachers also know of our greatness, they keep on calling us on date through keeping marks on attendance, surprise quizzes.

This is the story of one such class where we were bound to go because of attendance. I was already late for class and teacher's voice was too low to be audible at the back benches, so i decided to carry a newspaper. As expected, class was full and i sat at the last bench, and the next moment i started reading the newspaper. Sometimes wrong way leads to new gate, the most beautiful girl of the campus came and sat besides me. (A survey was conducted on boys of our campus, and this girl's name was found to be the most frequently used word, so she is "the most beautiful") That was hard time for me, as i was not able to concentrate on newspaper. My heart was forcing me to look on her, while mind was thinking of ethical issues.


At once, she asked me,"can you listen to him?" (pointing to the teacher).
me: no.

(This was the glorious moment for me as i was able to say a word to a girl whom 2000 other boys aspire to talk.)

She then questioned me,"why don't you complain?"

It is always advisable not to show your greatness in front of girls, so instead of saying, "i dont want a teacher to teach me", i answered ,"i have headache today".

The girl: i am going to complain.

She then said in her sweet voice,"sir, we can't hear you."

Teacher took no notice of her, but a few boys started staring at her as they became aware of her presence. They got the motivation to attend the remaining lecture.

I dont know why girls are so much after studies, but she raised her hand to let the teacher know of her problem.

Teacher (furiously): You guys dont listen to my instructions properly, in the beginning itself, i made it clear that no one will ask doubts in between the class. And you foolish girl, doing the same thing. Put your hand down, i will talk to you after class.

After facing so much of music because of no fault of her, she looked dejected.

The girl(to me): Give me a page from newspaper.

me (handing over the front page): here it is..

The girl: what will i do with this page? There will be the same news,"bomb blast somewhere, 10 killed", "minister hinted at Pakistani support in the blast. Give me the movie and lifestyle pages.
And she leaned forward to snatch it.

I covered the article which i was reading to hide from her. I failed and she chuckled as i was reading "How to win heart of beautiful girls?"

me(in slight hesitation): ok ok..take this.

After that we continued our newspaper reading without saying a word. Now if ever, i read a newspaper in any class, the sweet memory of that day haunts me.



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Luv-Suv

It always happens, when any girl likes me, i don't like her and when i like any girl, obviously, she doesn't like me. Well thats ok with me, same answer comes always,"we are good as friends and i never imagine you beyond that." But right now, i will not talk of myself but of couples, who have long distance relationships.

These couples are easy to recognize, you will find 2 or 3 cell phones with them with the sim cards of all possible mobile operators, roaming around mobile recharge shops in search of most efficient recharge offers. If you ask them for treat, they will simply blame phone bill. And yes, one more thing, they excel in typing messages. I am very sorry for those keypads which sacrificed their life for the expression of their love, and the expression includes, "had your lunch??", "tumne kis color ki shirt pehni??", "what are you thinking of??", " abhi mera bhai school se aaya", "i saw a rabbit today". ( i m not joking, i used to read messages of my room partner during my +2 days.) Oh my God, what is the point in telling the other one that i have seen rabbit or my brother arrived.

Now, the most important thing, they talk around 3-4 hours at a stretch almost everyday. Many of my friends want to know topics which are talked about. (All most all of my friends, including me, are single and i see no future of being double during our stay here. Its good too, we can get better one as we step out of this. I am able to write all this because of my room partner as i mentioned earlier).

Lets start from scratch. Their talk starts generally from 12 or 1 at night and continues till balance ends or battery ends. Conversation starts with a "main story" (if any for that day) like "today we went for dinner", "one guy/gal was constantly staring at me", "i prepared dinner myself" and then detailed information regarding it like name of restaurant, quantity of salt in soup, description of guy/gal staring, how it started and its end and quantity of spices in dishes at dinner. This continues for half an hour and amazing thing is that no one gets bored. Next they continue the minute details of daily routine. This continues for 1 hour minimum with numerous facts like physics teacher wore black saree, and complain of small stones in play ground. Now starts the nostalgia, tales of era when they were together. How they first met, what was their reaction that time, how they proposed. This is the section which is talked almost all day with new enthusiasm but mind you, this is the part where the chances of conflicts are fairly high. Reasons of conflicts include, previous boyfriend/ girlfriend, any unethical action which is regretted now. If the conflict occurs, add 30 more minutes for saying sorry and compromising. Once my friend was asked to say sorry 500 times, in between the girl slept, which was realized after the punishment. Another one used to take small naps in between, his girlfriend somehow got hint of it, after that day, she used to ask questions based upon the last 5 minute talks. Last hour goes in repeating vows and promising to keep faith on each other and
in future planning like one small home, dogs, two cute little ones.


I hope i have described everything. But there is something which gives them strength to talk so much, perhaps this is LOVE.