30 July, 2010

The so called lecturers

Right from my childhood I've heard that a teacher will always help you in difficult situations, teachers are always there to lend a helping hand. Today we were in a situation desperately waiting for help. My friend, Ms. R's vehicle got punctured. Fortunately she called someone from her home to bring an extra inflated tire. When he came, we discovered that we don't have the spanners to open the nut-bolts and replace the tire. It was evening time in the college and everybody was going home. We decided to wave and stop someone so as to use the spanner from their vehicle's toolkit for just a couple of minutes. We were looking for someone driving 'Hero Honda Pleasure' as R's scooter was of same type. We waved and waved to all 'Hero Honda Pleasure' drivers, not a single student stopped. The lecturers, they too ignored us. The one who stopped said she doesn't have the toolkit directly even though her vehicle seemed brand new.

The days are rainy and the roads are slippery. When someone needs help desperately, nobody shows up. At other unimportant times everybody mingles around. We expected the lecturers to stop at least, but all went in vain. Most of them ignored us and straight away drove past us, only one teacher stopped. At last we gave up and went home leaving the scooter there itself (Her uncle came and took the vehicle afterward).

Everybody in this cruel world think about their own good. Where is the helping nature? All are selfish.

25 July, 2010

Another Tag - My Sins Against Gender Stereotypes.

The Rules are

If you are a woman,
Have you ever wanted something that is considered ‘manly’ ? Like a basketball, a cell phone, a dog, a camera or a new laptop? A new car or motor bike? Ever wanted to be a pilot? A doctor or not a nurse? And the manliest want of them all – The remote! As a kid did you enjoy playing with a bat and a ball?
There was a time when books were considered ‘manly’, women authors had to pretend to be men – would you say books are still rather manly – women should want to embroider and crochet?

If you are a man,
Have you ever wanted something that only women are supposed to want – like bags, shoes, clothes, creams, perfumes, babies, flowers? A peaceful home and a happy family? Have you ever been afraid of the dark or of insects?As a kid did you ever want to play ‘teacher-teacher’, cooking or did you like playing with a doll? Have you ever enjoyed cooking? Bought something in pink? Loved chocolates?

Okay now,
  1. I like to go for shopping clothes. But I make my choices quickly, not like you girls.
  2. I used to be afraid of syringes. Recently had a blood test and my heart beat went straight up when I saw the needle in the docs hands.
  3. I love chocolate, chocolate cakes, :P
  4. I'm not afraid of dark but I do fear insects especially cockroaches and lizards.
  5. I can cook. Don't love it though but I like cooking.
  6. Babies, I like them untill they don't pee in my arms.
  7. As a kid I used to play 'langdi langdi' and 'tickker goti' with my sisters.
Thats all. Am I girly? I don't think so. YEah I can see that small smile on your face. Now DONT LAUGH.

Tagging some buddies,
Dr. Chandana
Sahithi Pallavi
C'mon guys!

Update: Thanks to Bikram for tagging me.

21 July, 2010

Stupid elements in classroom

Today, the college management had arranged a series of lectures on 'Improving communication skills and Functional English'. Today's first lecture of functional English didn't went really well because of some stupid students. The lecturer was such a gentleman, he was trying to make the lecture as interesting as possible. He was a very senior person having about 30 years of teaching experience and his teaching was superb. A respectable and a pure gentleman he was. But things didn't come out very well for him because of some arrogant and bad behaviorist students.

"Students are like Gods, we teachers are here to serve them and gain virtue" were some of the noble sentences he uttered. He was also fair enough to allow uninterested people to leave the classroom. But some anti social students, were not at all interested but wanted to spoil the spirit of interested people like me. Whenever Sir used to turn to the black board, there were comments from the last benches, some made weird sounds..absolute bullshit! When the class was about to get over, some bad guys directly asked Sir to end the session. Such a rude scene it was!

Atleast they shouldn't have done this to such a respected person like him. Inspite of such things he was calm and humbly requested students to cooperate. I thought he has come to a wrong place with wrong students. People who aren't interested should not attend, why to disturb others and spoil a good classroom session. I hate such a$$h*les, hopeless and useless people. I'm furious!

16 July, 2010

Different types of lecturers

Some lecturers really piss me off, I have to attend their lectures just for the sake of attendance. This semester we have six subjects and three of the lecturers are sooo boring, most of the students are sleeping.

1) The bad pronunciation guy
We have this guy who teaches us Object Oriented Programming. I burst into laughter when I first heard him. He is awful with the pronunciation. His accent doesn't sound like Indian, its something very weird. 'Constraints' becomes 'kaanstraants', 'Stroustrup' becomes 'stroostroop', 'Bjarne' becomes 'beejarneee'. It is a mix of some Marathi, South Indian, and other accents which make it non-understandable and kinda weird. And he dictates notes in the class which makes me go nuts. Accent is not a problem but atleast it should be understandable.

2) Thik hai thik hai sir
In the middle of nowhere this guy came and started teaching us Operating Systems. I don't know what's the problem with him, he is always kind of scared. He also misses some words in between the sentences. His English skills are crap. I mean, he is always wrong with the tenses and grammar. It is fine if one teaches in Hindi. The worst thing, after every sentence he has this bad habit of saying THIK HAI and OKAY. I guess he must be uttering that word 'thik hai' a million times in a day. Useless!

3) The Superfast express
This madam is always in a hurry of completing the syllabus. She has stored all lecture slides in a pen-drive, comes in the class room, takes us to the Lab and teaches using those slides. She completes one chapter in one presentation, and at the end of the lecture, all done! a whole unit (2-3 chapters) completed! By now she has completed half of the syllabus, and we're still in the first month of 5th semester. She's got no teaching skills.

These three lecturers, huh! I think I should immediately start preparing for exams or I'll fail. There are some other lecturers too, one ma'am has a very shrill voice, but thats okay. The maths teacher is the most lazy person I've ever seen, she starts the lecture with a yawn saying, "kya padhana hai aaj?". Some lecturers just come in and start dictating notes. WTF

14 July, 2010

06 July, 2010

Getting a driver's license

The situation in our country has worsened a lot more. About three years ago (when I was 16) I applied for a driving license for a moped. I didn't hire any agent and preferred to do all things legally. The police officer there at the Regional Traffic Office (RTO) was posted to judge whether they are able to drive a vehicle or not. When it was my turn, the cop as usually arrogant, asked me to drive my scooter. I drove perfectly! Then he asked me questions like "What does that sign mean?". I answered most of the questions (not all). Then he made weird faces and stamped my application 'DISQUALIFIED'. And you know what, you can't argue with Indian policemen, they are very much arrogant (same is with army officers). It was the worst WTF moment for me. Firstly I had all the documents, secondly I drove perfectly and answered all the questions asked, then God knows why I was disqualified. Same was the case with most of the college goers who were applying for the license.

When you are disqualified, you have to come again next week and do all the processes again. This means that the government considers us like fools, we don't have other work to do. I was furious, I hired an agent. You know what the agent said, "Sir, aap documents mujhe de do, mai aapko kal learning license de deta hu, aur ek mahine baak permanent license bhi de dunga" (Sir, just give me the documents, I'll give you the learning license tomorrow and the permanent license a month later). He charged me Rs. 200 for learners license and Rs. 550 for a permanent license. And when you are furious and frustrated you don't worry more about money, so I finalised the deal with him. All I had to do is sit at home and wait for his call, no driving test, no questions, no arrogant policemen.

I drive a motorcycle with gears, but I held a license for a moped. All I knew this time was to hire the same agent and give him Rs. 200 and get a learning license again.
My heart says that I should go the legal way, but the bitter experience I had previously made me hire an agent.

If you are missing some of the documents, still you can get a license, the trick is to hire an agent and give him more money. Weird huh! This is India.

What is the procedure in your country?

04 July, 2010

I'm tagged!

 Last week Bikram tagged me on his blog. So here are the answers to his questions,

1. What one material thing are you hoping/ scoping to inherit?
Ans - I don't know, maybe a house in my hometown and some property.

2. If You were a character in a movie that you've seen who would I be and why?
Ans - I don't know Bik very well. Still you can be a ROBOCOP.....hahaha don't mind.

3. If You could do one thing for Someone, no matter what it was, what would it be for Who?
Ans - That someone is my family, they want me earn a lot of respect.

4. You’re driving. It’s great weather. Attractive member of opposite sex in expensive car looks at you and half-smiles. You’re in a relationship. Do you return the look and half-smile back?
Ans - Ofcourse yes, smiling back is a good manner.

5.Pick a situation
a. You’re 42. Would you rather go without sex for three years and win a lottery after that, enabling you to never have to work again? Or
b. Get twice the lottery money now (at 42) but have your partner sleep with your boss?

Ans - Situation A. No comments!

6. What has been the craziest thing u have ever done?
Ans - Once I placed a 20 rupee note instead of 150 rupees below a rock when a traffic policeman asked me for a bribe. He told me to put the money below a rock. ha ha ha! You know, that was the last time a traffic cop caught me.

7. God gave u chance to alter any one event in the past, present or future. What wud that event be?
Ans - I wish I become more intelligent in future.

8. Would you rather go bald or lose your front tooth?
Ans - I'd rather go bald, it's a different style. Front tooth! aaaaaaaaa!

9. Your sibling is sleeping with your married close friend. Who do you go to first, sibling or married close friend?
Ans - They are matured enough to decide things.

10. Would you rather your kid turn out to be a nymphomaniac or gay?(For my amusement, please answer in the format: I would rather my kid be —)
Ans - A  Gay.

Now I have to tag people. My blog has limited number of readers, so anyone who follows my blog and is not tagged before, take up the tag and spill those answers out.