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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us” – Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)

You may wonder why I quote this. Sit down (if you aren’t already), and let me tell you a tale like none you have ever heard before.

Know first, that the day of which I speak is Friday the 13th, 2012 AD. No…I’m not trying to frighten you in the least. I mentioned this date because at the stroke of the seventeenth hour on this very day, students of RVCE (CSE) completed their Semester End Exams (or SEE, as it is so lovingly called). “A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when an age ends, and when the soul of a student, long suppressed, finds utterance.”

Till today, I could safely say that I didn’t suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia, but now, I’m not so sure, for, you see, something happened. Or maybe I should rephrase that – The non-occurrence of an event led me to change my belief.

Since 2010 AD, the end of any SEE was reason enough for us to “suit up” and head to Gopalan Arcade, and treat ourselves with a meal at MacDonald’s and a movie at BIG Cinemas, which we thought we deserved, after a semester of torture. On May 26, 2010 AD, we watched Kites; on January 11, 2011 AD, we watched No One Killed Jessica; on May 27, 2011 AD, we watched Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides.

But, for the first time in the history of Jinkchak, on Friday, 13th January, 2012 AD, the winds of change blew away this unspoken custom (albeit, not entirely). Sure…We did “suit up”, head to Gopalan Arcade and satisfy our famished selves with a meal at MacDonald’s, but that was all we did. As a result, on January 13, 2012 AD, we…yup, you guessed it…watched No Movie.

We did have a wonderful and memorable time eating and laughing at MacDonald’s, so I guess things didn’t turn out that bad. After all, we do have something to remember this occasion by, and the fact that we didn’t watch any movie is a memory in its own right, if you know what I mean…

I will, however, continue with Jinkchak’s tradition of recalling memorable events from the semester just gone by.

A peek at the RVCE Facebook Profile Market reveals some newbies – Bond James…yes! You read that right! The name’s James…Bond James! Joining the list, all the way from The Lion King’s fantasy world, was “Hakuna Matata” – Nowadays, profile names need not be restricted to only nouns; speaking of which, “Unknown Noun” entered the ranks too. Not to be outdone by “Rvce Cse II”, the Electronics department came out with its very own “unique” version: Rvce Ece II. Inspired by the work of the now “non-operational” “Rvce Leaks”, TheFake RvceStudent joined the list of newbies.

But the real icing on the cake was “Faking News @rvce”, which wasn’t a profile, per se, but rather a page. With its tagline, “Just enjoy the sarcasm in a healthy way”, this “page” brought loads of laughter to RVCE Students as they worked their way through this semester. Kudos to whoever’s in charge of “Faking News @rvce” (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Faking-News-rvce/249096718459823)

Coming to the non-fake stuff, RVCE Updates (– The unofficial NEWS service of RVCE), created by “a few young lads of RVCE intent on sharing everything happening around in campus”, was released @ http://www.rvceupdates.com/.

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In RVCE, Proverbs are perhaps the only things that help us preserve our sanity while sitting in class, listening to a lecture that has the potential to bore us to death; while completing Data Sheets and Practical Records; while studying for the never-ending stream of tests and quizzes; while one’s mind is idle and by default, a suitable choice for the devil’s workshop.

And so, it is with utmost amusement that I present to you the section you’ve all been waiting for: This Semester’s Proverbs, compiled by yours truly, with assistance from the FIELD.

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It’s KiloByte…It’s GigaByte…It’s JGD. Yes, folks! Say Hello to the person fondly known as JGD, for the simple reason that he begins most of his classes by writing “JGD” on the top-left corner of the black board. What set this teacher apart from the rest was his dedication – you could see that he practically loved his work. Till now, I’ve never met any other teacher like him in RVCE CSE. Thanks to the way he taught, “Microprocessors” is a subject I dread no more! He was terrific. Unfortunately, he had a bad habit of forgetting to take attendance most of the time…not that it mattered much…

In RVCE CSE, you’ll never find a teacher who teaches well and shares a lot of Proverbs at the same time, but JGD was an exception to the rule. The following proverbs prove my point:

  • “If you go to the mocket (market) and ask for a clack (clock), they’ll laugh at you!” – This extremely unusual piece of advice was shared when he was teaching us about the CLK pin on the 8086.
  • “Imagine that you have an 8086 chip in front of you. Now, which colour do you want? Blue? Red? Ok….Take it!” – Said in order to stimulate our colourful imaginations.
  • “Through interfacing, you can convert your PC into a PC-based Praaduct (product) and you can sell it in the Mocket (market) – Usually said while discussing the RV All-In-One Interfacing Card. His hands will be positioned in the following manner (just about), wherein the hands signify an imaginary praaduct.
  • “Now Listen to this. This is a beauuuuuutiful (beautiful) concept. You can use it for a nummmmmmmber (number) of applications” – Said before introducing any beautiful concept.

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Say hello to the subject of Data Communications and Networks, taught to us by a person rather fondly known as “Steve Jobs”. Now, the history of this peculiar nomenclature deserves mention. It all began one September morning – Mr. You…yeah YOU was bored of listening to this teacher, and was whiling away his time doodling, inspired in part by Google’s Doodles. It so happened that he drew a caricature of a teacher, who happened to be none other than the DCN teacher. This caricature bore such a striking resemblance to Steve Jobs that this teacher came to be known as the latter ever since.

“Steve Jobs” followed two philosophies – Explain everything with PPTs and use a broken Radio Antenna to point at the slides. Whether this philosophy was suitable or not is a question I doubt I shall ever be able to answer.

Anyway, as I was saying…wait a minute…what was I saying? Oh yes! I was going to tell you about the words of wisdom he bestowed upon us:

  1. The following words of wisdom were said to the class when the decibel levels reached unacceptable levels, which was…uhmmm…most of the time:
  • “If you listen to what I do in the class, you can go home and watch YouTube videos.” –For some reason, YouTube was the only website that popped into his mind every time he repeated this phrase. Do students spend their time only on YouTube?
  • “Stay Within, Stay Quiet…Stay Outside, Stay Noisy” – Definitely inspired by the original Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc)
  • “I don’t want to use words like I’ll throw you out of the class.” – Said at least once a week.
  • “If you do not empathize, life is not worth living.” – This highly philosophical statement was shared only once.
  • “Sorry is something often used with no purpose.” – I quite agree. Don’t you?
  • “Curl on your bed for 7 hours. Go to bed at 10:00 PM” – Used to illustrate the advantages of listening in class.
  • “It hurts” – Said if a certain group of students is heard murmuring continuously.
  • “Time Out” – Said at least once in each class (after the lecture on Sessions), to indicate that no one is currently listening.
  • “Bermuda Triangle” – A certain triangular (approximately) section of the class from which all noise originates. According to Steve, all students sitting inside this area are the reason for all the noise in the class, and those sitting outside this area are the quiet ones. As of 2011 AD, this region lay on the West wing of our classroom.
  • “Robustness comes in the face of adversities” – For some reason, I haven’t the faintest idea in what context this Proverb was shared.

2. The following words were used in his lectures regularly:

  • “rvce.edu.in” – Not google.com! Not facebook.com! If there’s one URL he loves, then it is this one. Used in all examples (wherever applicable).
  • “BSNL” – Not AirTel! Not Tata DoCoMo! Not Vodafone! If there’s one ISP he swears by, it is Namma BSNL. Used in all examples (wherever applicable).
  • “3rd Floor” – Not Ground Floor. Not 1st Floor. Not 2nd Floor. If there’s one floor he absolutely adores, it is the 3rd Floor.
  • “IBM” – Not Cisco. Not Google. Not Microsoft. He is definitely an IBMer.
  • “rediffmail.com” – Not Gmail! Not Hotmail! Not Yahoo!! If there’s one E-Mail service he never forgets, it is rediffmail.com.
  • “RJ45” – Not FC. Not FDDI. Not RJ11. If there’s one connector he respects, it is RJ45
  • “Telecom Department” – Not the CSE Department! Not the ECE Department! If there’s one department he absolutely adores, it is the Telecom Department.

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Now, moving on, I would like you to say hello to “Black Mamba”. The reason for this unusual nomenclature can be attributed to the expression on her face while teaching System Software, caused by the almost-constant twitching of her nose, which resembles a black mamba poised for an attack. It is with great sadness that I have to admit I have no Proverbs of “Black Mamba” to share. You see, I was so spellbound by her facial expressions that I failed to listen to all that she said. I apologize.

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Now, the next person I would like you to meet is a person for whom no nickname was created. All I can say is, her first name begins with the same alphabet as the one which “Ullman” begins with. I must admit that she taught the second chapter on Syntax Analysis of Compiler Design quite well, and only that. She didn’t have time to teach us anything else, however, and we were left to fend for ourselves, after her parting words at the end of December, 2011 AD: “I’m sorry. I can’t teach you anymore”, after which she conveniently disappeared. If there’s one thing I’ve carried away, it is that I should never attempt to make a Compiler. She and Ullman have gone to great lengths to convince me of that.

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Last but not least, say hello to “Holy Square”/”Holy Cube”, whose proverbs I couldn’t recollect for reasons best left unknown – Come to think of it, there weren’t any. The only philosophy of hers that I distinctly remember is the one which says, “If a word begins with the alphabet ‘s’, then add the alphabet ‘e’ as a prefix to it.”

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With lots of entrance exams for internships; lots of assignments allotted at the last minute; combined tests and quizzes; lots of department and inter-college fests, the 5th Semester at RVCE CSE had its share of ups and downs.

And with that thought still lingering in the air, I bid thee farewell with the following words of wisdom:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us” – (A Tale of One Semester)

Disclaimer:  All Proverbs and Words of Wisdom are the properties of their respective owners. All disputes subject to RVCE Jurisdiction only.

*It was brought to my attention that I had forgotten to mention the blog, “Prism of Life”. So, I am mentioning it here. 🙂

Jinkchak v2.0

Posted: March 5, 2011 by Jinkchak in Jinkchak, RVCE, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!

This is me…yeah ME! welcoming you…yeah YOU! to the New and Improved Jinkchak —->  Jinkchak v2.0. —> Jinkchak for the New Generation.

Jinkchak v2.0 —————-> http://www.wix.com/jamesbond0112358/jinkchak1


Jinkchak v2.0 will change the way people view Jinkchak (literally).

Started as a result of a joke (if you know what I mean), Jinkchak has grown into a blog with almost 2,600 pageviews, spreading its arms over the web…

Jinkchak v2.0

The New GUI of Jinkchak V2.0 can be found here: http://www.wix.com/jamesbond0112358/jinkchak1

Note: Please be patient. This wix website may take a lot of time to load. The entire site may not be visible in one frame unless your screen resolution is high (720p)

eXtreme Changes:

  • A new GUI powered by Wix.com, taking interactivity to a whole new level. (Thank you, Super Mario, for introducing me…yeah ME! to www.wix.com)
  • Now you can browse through Photos of articles by Category, using interactive Sliders.
  • Clicking on any photo leads you to an Article on WordPress.com
  • Jinkchak believes in the power of Music. That’s why the new UI comes with an in-built music player with Music by Me…yeah ME! (No copyright Laws have been violated).
  • Jinkchak has tied up with SocialVibe(TM) to support the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) Initiative
  • The Jinkchak Blog on wordpress.com has a whole lot of menus, to make life a whole lot easier.
  • Jinkchak is now a Featured RVCE Blog on wordpress.com
  • Jinkchak on WordPress.com, can now be Shut Down. Try it! You’ll be surprised.

Jinkchak on WordPress

What else is new in Jinkchak v2.0?

  • In case you haven’t noticed, Jinkchak has moved to http://www.wordpress.com, due to the lack of customization in http://rvcecsb2013.blogspot.com/. Our new address is www.jinkchak.wordpress.com
  • Articles have been arranged in categories, for easy access
  • The All-New User Interface of Jinkchak features an All-New Menu system, which will be familiar to any user (with the standard Start Menu,etc)
  • A Shut Down Menu has been included. Now, you can Reboot Jinkchak; put Jinkchak to sleep; make Jinkchak hibernate; Terminate Jinkchak (You’ve got to see it to believe it)
  • The Best articles of Jinkchak are listed under the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!! tab
  • The names of other projects of The 21st Century Me…yeah ME! Production Company can be found in the Start Menu
  • In a Random Mood? This calls for a Random Article, and the Random Post Button is present to satisfy your needs.

Jinkchak would have gone defunct in a few days had it not been for the constant encouragement it received from its  followers, especially Sidney Sheldon, Ruskin Bond, Happy Happy Boy, Super Mario, Akon, John Grisham, Isaac Asimov, Auto Shankar, Boss(TM), Robin Cook (you all know who you are), and others whose names I might have inadvertently forgotten to mention here.

I do hope that Jinkchak continues its tradition of keeping people of RVCE entertained for however short a duration.

This is me…yeah ME! signing off, with the words, “What is this craziness?

Greetings from Me…yeah ME!

© 2011 The 21st Century Me…yeah ME! Production Company. All rights reserved and preserved for later use.

What’s so special about 11/1/11? Firstly, it’s a binary date, with only 1’s – or should I say, Unary Date? OK. Enough of this craziness! 11/1/11 is special because it’s the day our exams (and the 3rd semester at RVCE CSE, by implication) ended.

11/1/11. An extremely extraordinary day in the life of RVCE CSE! After two weeks of terrible torture, we (the members of RVCE CSE) can breathe a sigh of relief. Phew! What a mission!

I bet most of us have spent many a sleepless night during these strenuous two weeks. Well, I guess it’s safe to say that our worries are all over. Of course, the examination results are another matter altogether.

To celebrate this blissful occasion, the whole lot of us (you do know better than to ask what “Us” means, don’t you?) from RVCE CSE, marched along to 60¶@L@/\/ @Я¢@ð€ to watch the film, “No one killed Jessica”, and I can tell you that it wasn’t a disappointing experience. It was not at all like last semester’s reward – KITES, an unsuitable reward for the end of 2nd semester.

One of the things I learnt is, “It’s a Bad Bad Bad Bad Bad World”and things are not always as they seem. Appearances may be deceptive. People can be bought. No one’s safe. The very next guy could be a crook. But all is not lost. Sooner or later, you’ll see a ray of light and hope. Whatever happens, Justice eventually has its way! You never know what’s in store for you. I’m getting a bit too dramatic, aren’t I? I just couldn’t help it.

This true story was similar to a novel I had read a long time ago. I cannot recall the exact name, but I’m pretty sure it was a novel by….yup, you guessed it….Sidney Sheldon. This movie also enriched my Bad-Language dictionary.

I would say that its Chandini Chowk number is 30. If you’re a regular reader of Jinkchak™, then you would know that the Chandini Chowk Number is a new method of rating developed by the 21st Century Me…yeah ME! Production Company. In this scale, the lower the rating (out of 100), the better is the movie.

Anyway, it wasn’t my intention to write a movie review. So, fast forwarding to the end of the movie, we were famished. So we had a sumptuous lunch at //\\//\\ ¢ ð, and after that, we all set out in different directions, looking forward to enjoying the next two weeks of peace.

That day, I was left with a variety of thoughts. Memories of this past semester swarmed into my mind.

For one, this semester will always be remembered as the ‘era’ of the online RVCE Profiles – THE RISE OF THE PROFILES (if I may call it that). You could say that there was a boom in the RVCE Profile market.

With the success of Rvce Cse and Rvce Cse II in the summer of 2010, many other profiles joined the bandwagon, including Rvce Cse III. Even the Jinkchak™ Blog decided to get a life, and thus, Jinkchak Rvce Cse was born. After a few peaceful weeks, someone thought it was high time that a person with four personalities joined Facebook, and thus, Ghajinikanth Shivakumar Zuckerberg saw the dawn of a new…..uhmmm….morning (in the virtual world). The hunger for new profiles hadn’t died down yet. A few days later, Rajinikanth Gaikawad joined the scene – as if Rajinikanth Jokes weren’t enough already!

Now, just when everyone thought that the dust had settled down, and everything was back to normal… POOF! Rvce Leaks jumped in, without any warning. This was the real icing on the cake. Rvce Leaks was born, at a time when the founder of WikiLeaks was involved in some scandal – Really nice timing! And Rvce Leaks changed the whole perception of the RVCE Network. Some person, who prefers to remain anonymous, hacked into the network, and made valuable documents of RVCE public. How this person managed to do this is beyond me. What was even more superb was the fact that the hacker kept his own laptop as the server, from which anyone could download any file, at any time of the day. If this wasn’t enough, a new website was created for Rvce Leaks @ https://sites.google.com/site/rvceleaks/home

Alas! Due to the RVCE CSE Exams, Rvce Leaks was forced into a state of dormancy. As of Jan 11, 2010, Rvce Leaks is offline and will remain offline till further notice. And like that….POOF! He vanished into nothingness.

By this time (around the end of December, 2010), the RVCE Profile Market was saturated with IDs controlled by a number of different people. Now it was time to try out something new. The infrastructure was ready, but something was missing. Then the answer hit home. NAMES! AUTHORS! And so, from the beginning of the semester end exams, relatively well-known textbook authors started appearing out of nowhere, on Facebook.

The first pioneer to join the scene was none other than Runge Kutta – a mathematician (it was found out much later that Runge Kutta is a collective name of 2 Mathematicians) that everyone hated for the numerical method he(they) had invented.

After Runge Kutta, Carl Zvonko Hamacher thought it was high time he joined. So…..he joined. Then, it was Padma Reddy’s turn….only this time, it was a collaboration between Padma Reddy and Tenenbaum (of Data Structures fame), leading to the name, Padma Tenenbaum Reddy. By this time, everyone (and I mean EVERYONE, including Facebook) was absolutely tired of these name changes. So, there was yet another collaboration in which Donald P. Leach, Ralph P. Grimaldi and D.S.Chandra”Shaker”aiah (there’s no typo here) joined hands with Padma Tenenbaum Reddy, and rechristened it “Padma Tenenbaum Reddy (Donald Padma GrimaldiShakeraiah).

By this time, 11/1/11 had arrived, and exams were at an end. Thus, these authors lost their value; to be forgotten forever and ever (hopefully) in the ugly sands of time – especially Carl Hamacher. Hurrah!

But wait! This is not the only thing that the 3rd semester will be remembered for. In case you haven’t observed yet, there were no articles about teachers’ Proverbs this semester. Now there can only be two possible explanations. Either I was sleeping and not paying attention in class OR there really weren’t any worthwhile Proverbs to pay heed to. It’s one or the other – I don’t know which. However, if memory serves me, I do recall a few incidents that deserve some mention in this article. So, here they are.

Who can forget the Maths class in which a lecture on Z-Transforms gave way to a discussion on the correct pronunciation of the alphabet, ‘Z’, which advanced to discussions on Zee TV, Zee Kannada, Zee ________ (Insert any other language here). Why, even a few serials were talked about. Who knew that Z-Transforms could be this interesting? So interesting, that I couldn’t answer any question (related to Z-Transforms) properly, in the exam!

At another time, the same teacher (whose nickname was the name of the actress who played Sabrina Lall in “No One Killed Jessica”) thought it fit to discuss the ancient Gurukul system of teaching. The teacher listed out differences, as though she were writing an exam (so typical, ain’t it?). After a while, the lecture (I wouldn’t call it a discussion) drifted to the topic of baths – The pros and cons of bathing with cold water and bathing with hot water. Till today, I’m at a loss to explain this craziness! I remember when baths were spoken about in a different context last semester – Electrolytic baths, Kesari Bath, Vangi Bath, etc.

This semester will also be remembered for the teacher who shared a lot of “Discrete” wisdom with students, in a rather “energetic” sort of way. One of his very famous sayings went like this: “A 50-minute class is like a trip to Mysore, in a Ferrari car. You would have reached Mysore by the time you left Bangalore. For a longer journey, you need to go to Pune, because the roads are so bad that the vehicle’s wheels will fall off.”

He also had a lot of opinions on a variety of topics. For instance, he preferred Grimaldi to D.S.C (D.S.Chandra”shaker”aiah – the author), stating that, “D.S.C. just copied everything from Grimaldi.”He insisted on referring to Grimaldi, all the time, but during the last few weeks of the semester, his viewpoint changed, and thus, he was caught red-handed with a D.S.C. text book in his hands. On being asked the reason for this treachery, he replied, “These are my notes – notes that someone else wrote, and that I bought, for a mere 300 rupees…Oh wait,” he turns to the first page of the book and says, “Sorry. 260 rupees, to be exact!” – Reported by Ruskin Bond.

He went on to say that another author he was acquainted with had done the same thing, albeit in a different subject. The original (foreign) author had somehow found out, and had sued the blistering barnacle. The author lost her house, as a result. He couldn’t figure out why D.S.Chandra”shaker”aiah hadn’t been caught yet.

In another class, when he was discussing “Greatest Lower Bounds” in the chapter on “Relations and Functions”, he thought it was mighty hard for students to remember the full form of GLB. Yeah…yeah! GLB = Greatest Lower Bound. So hard to remember! OMG! I’m getting a headache. So, in a move that could be termed as the first of its kind, he said, “GLB is a prefix of the acronym GLBTQ.”

Here’s another memory that will never be forgotten. There was this other teacher, who always insisted on beginning the class only after he had written three letters on the top-left corner of the blackboard – JGD, which he underlined twice. The letters were always inclined at an angle of 45 degrees with the x-axis.

And who can forget “Drum” and her sibling, “Chotta Drum”? Other than the nicknames, I don’t know what else to say in order to improve their rapidly diminishing reputations! 😛

And CO. The most dreaded subject this semester. The real clincher was the fact that there existed two teachers of this subject, who were exact contradictions of each other. One wanted to finish the portions (but eventually couldn’t), while the other (who was know as Indrani) allowed students to do whatever they wished, in class, such as watching the movie, “American Pie”; sleeping; eating, etc.

Well, that’s all I can remember, apart from the numerous Mass Bunks…Do you have more memories? If so, please feel free to add them to this post in the comments section.

That brings me to the “Fag End” of this article. I’ve written all that I wanted to write. Most of it might seem a bit crazy, but do pardon me. I happen to be in a crazy state of mind. This could be the aftereffects of RVCE CSE Exams! Oh! Somebody stop me…yeah ME!

 

Adios Amigos! Happy Holidays!

 

Written by

Me…yeah ME!

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I’m sitting in an examination hall of RVCE CSE, a non-functional calculator in my left hand and a blue ball pen in my right. The Computer Organization (CO) <Or, if you want, Replace CO with any other subject> question papers are being distributed by an invigilator, who has a look of vehemence in her eyes.

A drop of sweat breaks on my forehead. I start hallucinating. Thoughts of “The Social Network(2010)”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows(2010)”, “The Adventures of Tintin(2011)” and “Rockstar(2011)<Insert the names of any other movies here, if you want> start taking form in my mind. My mind is in a total state of confusion.

I see the teacher approaching me with the question paper.

Finally, the moment of doom arrives. I grasp the paper in my hand, and look at both sides of the sheet. I open my blue book (Yes, that silly answer booklet that we all hate) to begin answering. The pen’s nib makes contact with the first blank sheet of my blue book. But everything comes to a standstill. The truth is revealed. I don’t know the answer to even a single question out of 5. And the worst part of all – I can’t even eliminate questions I don’t like – No choices. Wow…. Just imagine the state I was in.

So, the next question that pops into my mind is, “How do I spend one and a half hours in this silly exam hall?”

At least this question is not as tough as all the questions in the CO paper I’m holding in my hand. After a few seconds, a bulb lights up in some small corner of my brain (I wonder why this never occurs at other times). The solution is clear, and it ensured that my stay in the exam hall for the remaining time was anything but a disaster…

So, what did I do? I started observing everyone – yeah EVERYONE in this exam hall. After all, what else could I do? I was completely idle, and they say that “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop…” – So, I had to keep my mind occupied….and well, you get the picture!

After making careful observations during the remaining time, I can safely say that I drew a lot of conclusions, one of which was that there are many types of students in an examination hall.

The first kind are those who just don’t lift their heads, but continuously fill up their answer booklets with ink for 1.5 hours, without taking any breaks in between, and with absolutely No emotions or expressions on their faces. (Saraswati mateya vara putraru)

Next: There are some students who always ask the teacher (invigilator) after every 15 minutes, “How much time is left?”, after which a discussion similar to the following discussion ensues:

Teacher: 30 minutes……
(The student looks down at his/her watch)
Student: 30 minutesaaaa…..
(The invigilator smiles and nods his/her head)
Teacher: Yeah……
 
(After 15 minutes… the story repeats, sort of like a looping statement…..)
Student: How much time left….?
(You expect the teacher to say 15 minutes …. But…)
 
Teacher: 10 minutes…..
(The student looks at his/her watch)
Student: 10 minutesaaaa …..
(The invigilator smiles and nods his/her head)
Teacher: Yeah…….

From the above situation, I can state my theory (or law – call it whatever you wish) which states that :

“Whatever may be the make of the wrist watch a student is wearing and irrespective of the quality of its battery – In any examination hall of RVCE(or Rvce Cse),there is every chance of a student’s watch slowing down OR the teacher’s watch getting faster.” – It’s all a matter of Relativity.

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Anyway, I’m drifting. Where was I? Oh yes! I was telling you about the different categories of students in the examination hall.

Now, let me tell you about the third category of students. They write seriously, just like the first group. But they differ from the first category in one aspect: If, by any chance of fortune or misfortune, you happen to fall in their line of sight and smile, then they’ll immediately notice you and smile for a long time……and during this time, the following question might pop into your mind like popcorn, “Are these people writing an examination or observing your Colgate smile?” 🙂

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The fourth category of people are the most “talented” people of all, and in all probability, practice all styles of neck-rotation and eye-rotation exercises daily – You could say that they are masters of the art by now. Now anything anyone does has a reason, right? Even these “talented” people have an ulterior motive for perfecting this art. They do this, so that their chances of perceiving the answers of the students sitting anywhere adjacent to them, becomes higher. Some even manage to catch glimpses of the answers of students situated two or three benches ahead of them or behind them. How they manage to do this is a question I think only they will be able to answer perfectly well!

Here’s a bit of trivia for you: “Don’t think that gals do not fall under this category.” – You’d be astonished to know the truth.

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Now, let’s look at the fifth category of students. They are the ones who have already decided that they will spend only 30 minutes in the exam hall. You’ll also find them looking around, observing everyone in the hall. After 30 minutes have passed by, these people submit their answer booklets and leave happily with the expression of satisfaction and joy on their faces!!!

One particularly notable fact: You might have noticed that I used the term “30 minutes” – nothing more, nothing less. And it’s true. Believe it or not, it’s not an approximation. Perhaps, these people keep a (biological, mechanical, digital, etc) alarm to remind them about when they should make their departure OR it could just be because one of the rules of the exam states that no one can leave the exam hall before 30 minutes from the time of commencement.

Now, let’s look at the sixth category of students. They are almost like those in the first category but they are so engrossed in their work that, by the time the test concludes, they would have completely fallen face-down on their desks. – A clear indication of their close relation with their answer booklets!!!

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Finally, it’s time to talk about the last category of students. This category (not surprisingly) includes students (like me…yeah ME!) who have no other better work to do than to observe students belonging to the 6 other categories.

There might be many more categories and specimens, and I’m sorry if I’ve inadvertently forgotten to mention them here…… but 1.5 hrs is too short a time for a thorough observation.

Somehow I spent one and a half hrs time observing almost everyone, and writing my own theories in my blue book!!! But it was time well-spent!

So, which category do you fall in?

(“Nodi swami, naavu iruvude hege”)

A Small Update: As of 2011 AD, Blue Books in RVCE aren’t blue anymore….they’re white.

Written by

The Old AKA New Godfather

(A pinch of masala added by Me…yeah ME!, with the permission of The Old AKA New Godfather, of course)

All Disputes subject to RVCE Jurisdiction Only