Whosoever has said that Hostel life is the best time of life must be a genius or a clairvoyant, I bow to him.
Read ahead to know why….
Ever since I have left my college, though I have learnt a lot of things but the reservoir of experience hostel life provided is incomparable. Each individual is an unique and antique creation in hostel or it just might be possible that by chance I had met all the unique ones in my hostel life..lol 🙂
Though there are many stories to share, with each person being an encyclopedia in himself; even if I write single quality about each of the 400 people this blog would last forever and ever.
So today I would like to share one out of those “types” which I met and which are generally present in all colleges
I address them as sleeping geniuses.
There are certain students who are lesser known in class since they are hardly present there, or one can say they try to keep a low profile. Even if they are present they will make sure no one disturbs their sleep or the intellectual thinking they must be doing somewhere in the corner of the classroom or beside a window.
These are the guys who are totally different; sleep when others are awake and vice versa, can be seen playing when
others are preparing for semester exams.
They will booze, drive, play pranks and do all those stuffs which are not
considered decent by “sincere” students.
Returning to the main point these are no mere ordinary mortals. These are mostly who had narrowly missed a seat in IIT or other reputed institutes; who don’t believe in the system but believe in their dreams and ideas.
Generally we did not care about such people and virtually forget them till they appear a day before semester exams and ask you “Yaar ..what’s the syllabus for the semester exam tomorrow…“. Your mouth generally remains open in awe to hear that.
As the topper of the branch would teach each chapter they would listen attentively and will raise few questions in between. But by the time this session would end there would be role reversal and it would be this guy explaining the tough numerical to the topper… funny na ??.
The story doesn’t end here itself, the real fun is yet to come on the day of result declaration when majority of the class would have got a back in that subject and few would have cleared by the grace marks, but these guys would have been amongst the top scorers. But overall percentage would be less, thanks to the professors who gave them fewer marks in internal tests.
Nevertheless these unsung heroes are forgotten sooner in final year as rest of the batch gets busy in celebrating their placements in MNCs whereas these guys are not even allowed to appear for interview panel. Thanks to the rules of placement committees.
Soon as we get busy with our corporate lives we almost forget them till one day they appear from nowhere in your Orkut or facebook profile with status as “Gaurav – IAS officer“ or “Nimesh @ Google “ or “Abhishek -ABC my new company” or………
OMG..!!!!! ya this is the first reaction you have.
The people whom we called as nerd were the actual heroes because they believed in the beauty of their dreams. They were the guys who actually followed their heart.
They persevered, struggled, survived and rose like phoenix against all odds.
And when they arrived to the scene, they arrived with a BANGGGGG….
They didn’t follow the path created by others; in fact they created one by themselves, trudging alone with grit & determination.
The people who were criticized and mocked for their innovative ideas and thoughts have proved themselves and are having the last laugh today.
But yes somewhere in the corner of my heart I had a feeble voice always telling me “you fool !!!!!!! Just live your life in the way they are living…. follow your dreams and do what you feel like doing”
But somehow I didn’t want to hear those voices assuming them as noise. Still quite often I feel like quitting from my current job and do what I always loved to do.
I wonder if I can come so far in my current profession with minimal interest then how satisfied and contended I would have felt doing the things I have always longed to do.
Have you met such underestimated people in your life??