Anandhotsav’08 Day 2 & 3

3 and 4th were the 2 days when the fest actually took place. it was a TEQUIP sponsored one.

day 2 started out with JAM and Mad ads. i skipped fancy dress practice to watch JAM. losing my part was worth it 🙂 JAM was awesome. Rajat took part in it for the first time and won 3rd. we were part of the cheering section. me and Mario were paying attention to how the competition goes as we might take part in it next time. had a good free lunch and then hung around with nothing to do. i tried to convince the rest of the people to take part in pencil sketching with me. but no! they didnt want to. their loss. because when they saw that the topic was college campus they felt like kicking themselves 🙂 college won all 3 places. we skipped debate due to lack to preparation. college won the 3rd place. that same day morning there was an express bus strike so we had to go via moodbidri to get home . didnt stay for the flute concert by Praveen Godkhindi.

day 3 started out with quiz prelims and fancy dress. thankfully i wasnt in fancy dress cause i cant be in 2 places at once 🙂 the prelims turned out to be a technical paper. somewhat like a VTU Q paper itself -we joked. part 1 was electronics, part 2 was mechanical, part 3 was Bio-tech and part 4 was an abstract collection of books, music,etc… well hard to believe but our team(1c21-Me,Rajat and Sohan) qualified first 😛 Raison and Karthik(4c21) qualified next! they took Varad into their team since they needed a trio to take part. The Finals were in the main AC auditorium Sambhram. it was more informative to the audience and even we learned a few things. well we were only scared of the 4c21. they gave us quite a fight in the beginning. later we ended with 300. they with 250 🙂 he he he… the group dance and anthakshari finals took place also before the valedictory. we stayed back today cause nitte had won overall easily with more than 360 points in their bag. theyre was a mild wild dance, the final whoops, the jigs on stage and the trophy pics. all this and more was covered by Praahas on his Sony cam. i will try to upload it if i can. Pics may come up on Facebook soon. Rajat took the champion trophy home. while i took the Quiz winner trophy. you know they should give 3 of those da. i got 1k cash too 🙂 the bus ride home was nice with DC, karaoke and other madness.

thus the Phirkee and KRS(or SRK, for the glamour) teams have been born 🙂

Honesty pays???

one of the most argued question. do be or not to be…???? honest that is… i am usually the one for honesty .. except when its me in trouble 😀 My friends know know this and kidd me enough.

ok now this is what happened:

we’ve been having these rumours going around of an inevitable Cell raid after somewhat 10 days ago a circular was read aloud in class stating the obvious: “Raids will be conducted by a special squad of staff ” along with another one dictating that one is to stick to the mandatory dress code. ‘no t-shirts please’ and a host of other things… wish the college would provide the cash for expanding our wardrobe if they are so much worried about morality and other shit.

The notice made most of us wary. and after 2 drills in class participated by me and Ananth only. i decided its too much to give my heart an adrenaline push so often. i did have the option of keeping the cell in my friends PG, but why bother?? laziness rules!! yay! for this week for example i just got it on tuesday since the main reason we need a cell is to locate people. its too tough keeping tabs on where people are or are going.

Today morning i had an intution or something ( claims it rubbed off )  to not take the cell to college, even though i had to pass on a parcel to my neighbour. and Ta Dah! there was a raid at 10 in the morning. The HOD gave a very inspiring speech about honesty and the 3 levels of punishment. so inspiring that the other section “honestly” gave up around 16 cells. next was our turn. i was chill. didnt have anything to worry about. people who did , managed. “Honesty” had 2.5 victims. one was sure to get it back soon by ‘influence’-very indian na? and other was Aks ‘s iPod ( college slang for mp3 player, not to be mistaken for only the Apple variety) . so Technically only one cell was seized.. to be apparently given back after april 14th. Many literally “walked out” with their cells unnoticed. Thus they didnt get anything much from our class. From what i observed, the check was very minimal. i personally opened my bag and just showed them what i wanted them to see. i didnt expect senior lecturers to bend down and check my shoes.

this spoiled many people’s days ( is that grammatically correct???)

My Questions :

  1. Do you think Cells are required ?? especially when our college is around 62 kms away from home sweet home.
  2. Why are Lecturers allowed to get them then???
  3. This experience showed that Honesty doesnt pay… so what should we do ???

Last of all : Kudos to the Guy* who walked out with a cell in each leg.

*- name with held for googling purpose .