Saturday, May 26, 2007

Results Day

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I woke up early, not usual for me. No, I was not worrying about my high school results, but I had another goal in my mind, to catch up with my friend as he comes to collect books from me at 7:30 AM. I do another thing against my routine and brush up my teeth early and after getting fresh venture out with books in my hand, it is already 7:40 and I am late, very common with me. Thinking that my friend must not have arrived I walk towards the skating rink. And suddenly at next turn I find him coming. The sun is bright in the sky and you can feel the summers Delhi is known for. We greet each other and start moving towards my house while discussing some unnecessary stuff. Suddenly we plan to move back and go to his house to get books I need from him. After taking books from his house and meeting his family we come back. He glances the clock in his mobile and finds it is 7:58, our results will be on net in two minutes! At my home I jump towards my PC to log onto the 'results' site, while my father says he has already checked it on cell and I ask him to keep it to himself. First I check my result and find that at a measly 68.2% it is still good. The next moment we all are congratulating my friend at his excellent performance, he scored 89.6%. Now the flood of phone calls begin, with my close friend being the first and he tells me that he scored 87%. After checking results we plan to go out but find it better to stay at home and enjoy a flick. After my friend leaves I am now thinking about future and asking myself to clear the enterance exam which approaches in two days. In morning I take up the newspaper and ignore some early morning calls. At 11:00 AM I call my friends and have chat with them, there are all sort of news some good, some bad. to everyone of my friends I ask to concentrate on future and enjoy. Till evening rest of the day is creepy, except few of my friends visiting then and now. I do not feel like studying and have sleepy eyes. In evening I try to study a bit but am tempted to design few graphics on PC. Orkut is a regularity and today was no exception. By the day end I have my dinner and manage to learn attempting few questions. Before sleeping I am still thinking that we all will be together for the last time soon when we collect our mark-sheets from school and venture onto different paths in life.

Really life is very strange and beyond comprehension.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Feel Of Power

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This incident dates back to my class III days in junior school. I was appointed monitor of my class and thus had to shoulder responsibility of managing class in absense of any teacher. At that time it was considered hip to be monitor of the class, so I was more than happy for the duty entrusted upon me. I used to hold a wooden scale in my hand and would leave no opportunity of beating it on a desk in the front row. Many a time the noise orf the stick was far more than that caused by my friends and therefore I was left flabbergasted 'what the hell I was doing?' Remembering those days I think how stupid I would have looked stopping children from doing what is there nature! But the next moment it comes to my mind that the whole reason, for which I behaved like that, was the feeling of power which I used to get by proving my control over a huge group of about 40 fellow students...