Sunday, June 22, 2008

Engineering

A few analogies that comes to my mind with the word Engineering especially in VTU!!!!

Engineering == Test Match Cricket ( 4 gruelling sessions in both!!!! )
Engineering == One Night Stands ( basically preparations before the exams!!! )
Engineering == Results of One Night Stands ( getting F***ed!!!! )
Engineering == Bowling ( U always end up rattled with the question papers just like the pins )
Engineering == Nuts and Bolts ( U always end up getting screwed end of each semesters!!!! )

Well there are many such analogies that can be drawn for engineering, but still the profession sells like hot cakes. Finally I can say that I am an engineer. Yeah even I am into the most fashionable brand of engineering. This statement is very much subject to the condition that I manage to clear the final paper of my under-graduate life. The last paper that we had to take up was Constitution of India and professional ethics. What profession and what ethics one might ask? But all the same its a compulsory subject that requires a mandatory pass to avail a degree certificate. A very basic question occurred to one of my friends when we were preparing ( that word is just a formality ) for CIPE. When the makers of the constitution themselves have taken 4 long years to prepare one then how do people expect us to study the very same thing in a span of 4 weeks or 4 months. Very interesting thought!!!!!!!

Anyways finally the course is complete and I can say that quite an illustrious journey has finally come to an end. It started way back in 2004 when I chose to join my college. Every face was a new one for me sparing probably one or two at the maximum. I realised that I had made a big mistake of opting a college where none of my friends from PU would join me. The starting was really pathetic. I found myself brooding why did I manage to screw up things. I used to think what went wrong that I found myself landing up, in this college where everybody was an alien. I had a pretty tough time adjusting myself to the new environment. I was no extrovert back then and was pretty much hesitant in approaching people and getting myself acquainted with them. While all this was going on there was this one person who actually understood what I was going through. I guess that it was a similar kind of situation for that person too. All thanks to that person, my first few days or rather my first few weeks passed by without much of grumbling. Thank You buddy, I am sure you will be reading this and smiling to yourself thinking what maha did I do?.....But yes your friendship did mean a lot and helped me out of a pretty tough phase.

Well that was four years ago. Now when I look back, I sometimes wonder how time has flown. I ask myself how did we manage to do so many things within a span of four years. After the initial few road-blocks in the first semester I did manage to find myself some really good friends. From there on it has been a roller coaster ride. Be it the cultural events or the sporting events. Be it the night-outs for exams or be it the night-outs for time pass. Everything that I did within this course of time has become so memorable now. It is all history now, and they do say that history does repeat itself. But will it repeat in such a case?
I would not mind if it did reapeat but it should be sans the exams and the studies. The golden period has finally come to an end. The journey which began without any friends has now come to an end with a plethora of unimaginably wonderful friends. Some say that the journey does not matter but the company with which you accomplish the journey matters. Some say that the journey is what matters the most. I would say that the journey matters the most with the best possible company that you get. The company and the set of friends that I got during these four years was simply wonderful. For me the journey was super and the company was even more better.
Signing off with a big thank you and loads of luck to all my wonderful friends who have made these past four years of my life absolutely memorable.

8 comments:

Myth-i-la said...

:)

made me cry!!!!

Pooja said...

aaawww....me feeling nostalgic tooo!....(stiffled sobs..sniff sniff)...yeah....wonderful 4yrs... Its amazing wen we look back at everything tat we ve experienced n learnt....true...we ve made some wonderful frens :)...

somayajulu said...

hey buddy i dnt knw y u come up wid such posts man... i feel really sad wen i look back... i stil remember comin wid ma dad to coll n gazin at every1.. stil remember tat first look of my seniors in hostel wen they came to knw tat iam a junior heh... neways good post dude... made me a bit emotional... these 4yrs were so cool.. ahh sad part is it has to come to an end.. everythin happened in a wink of an eye...sometimes i ask myself...this is it??everythin over.. heh nw i hv to leav b'lore too :(.. tak care dude.. u rock

CHEEKU said...

spelling mistake maga..
"Compulsory"
He he... Macha.. you are following exponential distribution. Each post a few notches better than the previous ones.. What magic are u doing da?? I feel the standard of my posts has come crashing down.. Somehow not happy with what I write..
There seems to be something missing.. Plus I ve forgotten my GRE words :(
and yeah.. i ve made ailingmonkey public.. U dont need to login and do all that stuff to check it out:)

raghav said...

hey bro!!! it actually makes u feel nostalgic abt the 4 yrs wat we spent!!! hmmmm !! keep up the good work!!! wil keep checkin for more of ur posts!!

ciao

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ಪುಷ್ಪಲತ said...

hehe whatt an anologies hehe sooperb .Eventhough iam not an engg student still all ur anologies in a way applies to our field too!


For the first time i was viewing ur blog .Good Mr karthik...ur blog is quite interesting!

keep writing!

Dee Bee said...

nicely done :)