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    J Jeers Jealous Jesters

    Jealousy destroys. Doesn’t it? While most of the times you destroy yourself by it, if you are vengeful enough you can destroy others too. In our first year we all witnessed how a seemingly simple turn of events can cost lives.           The start was typical. There was a beautiful girl P and there were a few boys. Two of them particularly adamant. B was her fellow first year – one she was friends with. The other, S, was from the third year.           S wanted to evaluate the situation. He wanted to know whether B was a friend or…

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    I Idolizes Ingenious Engineers

              Ingenious indeed. I believe Engineers are a fantastic thing that has happened to the world. Look around you. Right from the electricity that serves you day and night to the social media you can’t live without are all some Engineer’s gifts to you. I love being an Engineer. I enjoy developing software that people use in their daily lives. It’s good to idolize ones profession, but when there’s too much of it and when others do it much more than necessary, it becomes a nuisance.     Our college was situated within a small industrial town…

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    H Hustles Hostel

              Hostel, the dreadful word, signifying staying away from one’s home and family, somehow holds a very special place in my heart.           But it was not always the same though! I absolutely hated it the day I entered the campus. I was nothing short of eye-popping-ly shocked! There were cows grazing the fields across from the Administrative Building. Wilted winter flowers spread ugly in the heat of summer and a street dog was curled on the front steps.           My frustration only deepened when I saw that the main college building was a humble u-shaped three storied structure whereas…

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    G gobbles Grand Feast

    If eating outs were fun, eating in sometimes was fun too. Especially dinner on the last Friday of every month. Because then the cook uncles of the hostel canteen treated us with a mouth-watering feast, called the Grand Feast.  They cooked elaborate courses as a thank you gesture toward us for bearing with the “normal” meals for an entire month. Well, no, that was not the reason. I was just kidding. The dinner hours were 7:30 – 9:30 pm. While on the other days the server uncles swatted stray flies waiting for people to arrive till at least 9, on…

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    F Fancies Fear

    Back in college we were suckers for horror flicks. When someone rented a DVD from the DVD rental store outside our campus, the entire hostel knew about it. We then gathered in one room, everyone together and then watched those A, B, C grade movies in those old-age desktop computers that we had! One of those days someone rented the movie Ju-On (the famous Japanese horror film?) and the words spread like a wild forest fire in the hostel that it was the scariest movie we had seen so far. Since we were so many and there was just this…

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    E Embraces Eating Out

    You must be thinking – why does this girl want to talk about eating outs? Were there no other E’s exciting enough to share? Trust me, there were many such Es, like the other letters of the alphabet. Studying in a residential college for 4 years does leave behind a plethora of memories. Then again, for a Bong middle class girl, coming out of her home for the first time, like me, everything was exciting. Every experience of the new life with new friends became eye opening. So eating out was exciting too! One of the reasons being my mom’s…

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    D Dreads the Door

    The door looked quite plain really. Painted white with a brass doorknob, it stood seemingly harmlessly against the whitewashed wall. In fact it was so inconspicuous that you wouldn’t even look at it while passing by. Yet it was the scariest thing during the first year of our college. For it separated the sane and the insane. Crossing the threshold meant experiencing something sinister. Or so we were warned, many times, by fellow classmates who made the mistake and went looking for what lay on the other side, enslaved by their vain curiosity which bothered them like a stubborn itch.…

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    C Cries Cheating

    What did you say? You have never cheated in an exam and you are an engineer? Well, I don’t believe you. You can never be a true engineer unless you have mastered the art of cheating! Copy and paste should be the two words you learn to chant like a mantra! After all, that’s what’s going to help you earn your bread for the rest of your life! Now if you have brought your snobby nose down and recognized that there’s no reason for you to be so snooty let me tell you how we did it back in college!…

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    B Begins the Beginning

    2003. The year when it all began. The JEE result was just out and it showed that I had fared well enough to get into a college I liked. It also meant that I would get to study computers! Yes, computers! That elusive thing! How nice it would be to learn to write actual codes to make that damned thing do as I wanted! To make that superpower actually listen to my commands! Then the day of counselling arrived! Those who aren’t aware what it is, let me tell you, the counselling is kind of a fest! Students gather, colleges…

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    A Annotates Alma Mater

    Today I start the April AtoZ challenge 2014. The idea is to post everyday in April except Sundays about topics that start with the letters from the English Alphabet. April 1 is for A, April 2 is for B and so on! If you haven’t already joined, here’s where you can. A blue building nestled in tall green Eucalyptus trees and surrounded by a clear horse shoe lake. Whenever I think about my college, this is the picture that is most vivid in my memory. I have been blogging for almost two years now and this is my first year…