Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A beer for Fun

A friend of mine from Hyderabad has been insisting me to accompany him to drinks since I told him that as a matter of fact I also drink, of course not too often. It has been so many times that he insisted me to go with him, one was just before the exam, then in weekend in the midst of examinations and my silly excuse was that I shouldn't really screw my exams. I told him:"You know I owe my Government everything for this education and the least I can do is to take a laudable result at the end of day" Every time I declined his request, his response was: "what the F**k man, have fun sometimes" And my immediate reaction was but smile.

But yesterday was different! The day was very hectic as well. Although my semester exams were over, I had some silly but necessary unfinished business like to submit my semester Project report, submit tutorial assignment of one subject and submit the library books. So from the time I woke up in the morning I was like running here and there, the worst of it all was when we had to wait for our project mentor (the director of the college) to lend us his signature. After waiting for about three long hours outside his office, we were summoned to his office and gave us his signature and by that time it was almost dinner time (8:00 PM). I directly walked to the mess, exhausted, there again, something seemed unusual! I couldn't swallow more than four spoons of chowal and Alu sabjee. I was frustrated then, came to the room and started to watch the latest episode of the English series titled 'How I met your mother'

Then out of nowhere came the bang on my rooms door and this: "Hey lets go Beer dude" It was the voice of my friend. For a moment the sentence was very pleasing, perfect and timely, as if I have wanted to hear for ages. I suddenly dragged my coat and and surprised him: "Lets go, get drunk today". He was elated as I was, for it was the first time I accepted his request. We went nearby restaurant cum bar called Mikhana, the favorite party place around the college premises. The bar was almost full, most of the customers were our fellow friends (students). We ordered a bottle of kingfisher each and started drinking till it was closed time! (11 PM). By that time, three of us were up to the mark of being called HIGH. In the midst of drinks, we talked of all those silly stuffs and I tell you it was fun. I even learnt so many new expensive kinda drinks that I would definitely taste in the times to come.

We walked along the highway which was almost empty by then, reached the college and went directly to our respective rooms to sleep. And the strangest and boldest thing I ever did was something which I can't tell. I can't stop laughing myself. You know it was really silly,funny and serious at the same time. If we learn anything out of drinks, it is the revelation of our true nature. We become the 'real us' when we are under the influence of alcohol. As long as we don't cross the limit to the extend of hurting our self, I think life without such small enjoyment and fun only make it more regretful,tiring and exhaustive.

After a hectic and exhaustive day, a bottle of beer really is a saver for the time being, after all life is so short and complex to define and unfold all the mysteries and beauties. Why not experience once in a blue moon in our own way?

Monday, 10 December 2012

Seven Over, One More to Go

Life is always a test if we look into it carefully; every moment, from the time we get off the bed in the morning to the time when we go to the bed again at night (perhaps we are tested even during our  peaceful sleep, who knows with guarantee that we will see the next morning sun?..:P)  If we are unhappy or sad, it is the test of our emotions as to how strong we are, if something is not alright and we are unsatisfied  it is a test of our patience and perseverance,  if we are happy with everything going just as wished, then also it is a test of how much we are overwhelmed and taken by that and to what extend we go with that. However, such little usual things are far from considering it as a test. Only things like academic examinations where one is made to write or speak, followed by a result or a bench mark to differentiate means a test to most of us. How far do we pass the life's test is a question we might consider to ask our self as we live this life.

Well, finally after a rigorous duration of about six months, the seventh semester is over now, the final exam of the semester was done today. As soon as I reached my room after writing exam at around 5:00 PM, I opened my laptop and updated the status of Facebook as"7/8..:)" That was when I knew myself how much we are tensed and bogged down by so-called examinations and how much examinations mean to us as a student. For now I am free, I feel free and fresh; my head is light and clear. All the more I am happy, just because the tensions are over(for now) no matter how badly I wrote some papers.

Looking back to this very semester, I find it to be most productive and memorable of all. Productive, because for the first time it offered me some leisure time (final year is lenient!) which I made  good use of it by starting to blog and obviously through blogging, just within a short span of time, I have learnt a lot. Even if i don't write, I enjoyed reading others and that has only encouraged me. I say it memorable for the simple and silly reason, now that the torturous nights with so many tutorial sheets and practicals to write was finally over. I also took keen interest in playing soccer for the very first time in my life this semester and it has been pretty much full of fun. I also visited Bodh Gaya for the second time. This time I was able to visit almost all the near by Nyes which I consider myself to be lucky. I personally consider that trip to be most unforgettable (for some personal reasons) and I am very much thankful to my friends for making that trip a wonderful one.

And lastly (not the least one!..:P) after this very semester I am planning to go home after almost three long years. I have only been meeting my parents only through phone calls. I can't wait to get together with my parents soon although I have very short break.

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