Friday, March 24, 2006

And There Ends My Academic Career ...

Results have come. I passed this year also with usual mental peace. Finally, after almost twenty years of passages, I have no more usual academic class to go through. There will be no more class tests, no more subjects, no more college projects, no more round making across college campus and yes no more spicy stories. You will tell me, okay you can have PhD yaar, but then I will respond back -- "no more interest". My career was never rosy and also it was never pale, it never made me jump high, but it never made be feel remorsed, it was a typical career of an average Indian student.
I still remember how much it was tough to study Geography in school days and how many times my Father used to mention me exam schedules. I always disliked going to class and I will wonder if my average attendance through out my career will be more than 60%. Well, the white shirt and navy blue short was always boring to wear. I remember the first day when I cheated from my friend the definition of leap year. It was class 4th and still after cheating, I solved the problem in wrong way. I never had luck on my side but then whenever I laboured I got some thing. I think after that cheating incident I once cheated in GK examination in class 8th and then did forgery with Chemistry class test in class 9th. I think after that, I never cheated in my whole career. For a student like me this is enough to get proud of. And I know, nothing else but the frustration on my Father's face when I revealed to him that I cheated in GK examination, prompted me to never cheat. I don't know whether father/mother of new generation children do get angry over their child on these matters or not, but I have found in my own big family that people have started thinking that "money" matters most, "success" matters most. By the way cheating means cheating, please don't make your own personal comfortable definition.
Classes were never interesting. Geometry classes were irrelevant, whole six year period of engineering (undergrad + grad) was suffocating, even the Mathematics class was quite a bit boring, still life went on eating lot of Samosas and gossips. I always thought whether I am correct or the professor is correct. Whether my query is relevant or is it just another question coming from mental pool. I never got any answer. Yeah, now I can firmly say that I could not get any enlightening teacher in my whole career. May be because of my own attitude!!! In the whole engineering career the best enligtening tool that I found is "Computer" and ofcourse a dearsome language called "C" running it. I use to love Mathematics and Physics but I love to talk in C. You will tell me that this sounds quite techie, I will tell you - "No, its poetic."
RBC - rumor broadcasting corporation. I have been an active member of RBC. We used to launch stories across college campus. I was never part of any game, but I always loved people being part of game. Like almost all colleges, we used to launch "Aashiques" , a perfect "bakra" and one of my friend used to tell us -- "Its not like that guys do have crush for girls (to that greater extent), rather friends create a vivid picture that this guy have crush over that girl." And then their comes 14th Feb -

"Majnu where are you going."
"Don't tell any one, am going to gift Laila."

Spice is there. Stories are triggering. Ears are wide. Get,set, go. My god, sometimes it was hard to keep control over smiles. ... Ofcourse one of the job was to break bondages also!!!.
For last three months, I am partially in job. The kind of work I am involved in, has set some limitations over me to meet friends and family members. I still gossip, I still launch stories, but then the joy is somewhat less intense. Result has come and relation with college is only ceremonial.
I am remembering words from Swami Vivekananda - "Utho, jaago aur aage badho. (Wake, Rise and Go Ahead!!!) ... Work, work and Work


  1. gooood finally somebody's educational career has come to an end...congrats

  2. Dont say your educational career has come to an end...say your academic career has come to an end.
    Me thinx we never cease to learn of educate ourselves in our entire life span..every day of our lives,every episode in our day..give us something to know which we never knew or rather could have never known if that episode hadnt happened.
    What say...?
    Nice to know the trauma has finaly been done with.
    Wondering when's mine gonna be..!!

  3. Hey,
    that bhaashan was for Diana..I forgot to mention that.
    Sorry if it made you thnk otherwise.
    Goodluck for your days ahead.


  4. @Diana -- Thanks diana.

    @Iman -- Thanks Iman.

    @Cindrella -- Yeah ofcourse, its the end of academic career only. Educational career is something which covers whole age. I think Diana, was putting academic context only. But then jurnos do like discussion. Don't it is!!!

  5. this dreams are the reasons that let us live and move forward that someday we'll accomplish it..i live my dreams everyday...thanks for visiting my blog..
    Tk Cr

  6. @stellar Yeah ... you are correct. But then transition from a secured world in which you were living to outside completely open domain is something to be taken care of.

  7. Best of luck for u'r professional career.
    Many Thanks

  8. Thanks Som. Thankyou very much. Keep visiting my blog.

  9. Educational Career or Academic Career----coming to an end for Reetesh----As far as I know Reetesh,it amy happen in his thoughts but not in his own life----He will definitely continue to study hard and hard for himself because this guy can never live without books----A real gem for any friend and I am lucky to be among them....
    Anyways a warm farewell to you from IIITB even though the official Convocation is still 3 months away.

  10. Be prepared, of course, of my special treat to you on the convocation day......

  11. @Deepak -- Deepak, yeah, I can't live without books, but then no more academic noise. I am Tired of this feature. Anyway, thanks for your comment. Keep visiting to my blog.