The first question that comes to your mind will be “Where is part 1, 2 and 3?” For all those ignorant readers part 1 is here . But, still part 2 and 3 is left. Well, you can’t find them on the blog because I am still writing them. So, the question now arises why PART-4 before the other two parts. To understand the answer, let me first tell you how the 1st year is divided into 4 parts (2 semesters +???).
PART 1: First Semester (16 July – 5 Dec)
PART 2: Holidays after the first semester (6 Dec – 11 Jan)
PART 3: Second Semester (12Jan – 29th May)
PART 4: Holidays after the Second semester (30th May – 19th July)
Many of you would disagree with my division of the year into different parts but in an engineering student’s life, this is how it is. So bear with me!
Now , coming to the point , the reason of releasing part 4 before the other two is simply because PART 4 is still fresh in my mind … I will have to go deeper into my mind for the other two parts (lolzzz…..)
First Three days ( May 29 , 30 and 31 ) : 29th May was the last working day which also coincided with my Engineering Graphics Exam .. and more importantly my BIRTHDAY.. (I would describe my experiences of E.G. in detail in PART 3 ).. My birthday celebrations were mixed with packing woes ( I had to pack all my stuff and lock it up in the common room ) … but despite the busy schedule, my friends had time for the coveted “Birthday Bums “.
Rajdhani Express, boarding time, 6.50 am, May 30th : As I got late packing my stuff, we planned to go on for a night out, and thus ordered pizzas. We went on to play scrabble for like 4-5 hours and then it was departing time. It was the first time, that there was no one else on my ticket but still I knew a couple of friends on the same train. As soon as I boarded, we were given breakfast in which I noticed a considerable drop of quality from earlier. I won’t go into much of the details except that I slept most of the time, read a novel and played cards. I knew few people in my compartment and made friends with the rest. I reached Hazrat Nizzamudin on 31st May at around 2.30 pm, the train was late by around 3 hrs (I hope Mamta Banerjee does something for these delays). Then, I went up to the wrong gate of the station (the Nizzamudin station has two gates).
I reached my home finally at 4 pm and then had a hearty lunch (the famous Mummy ka khaana). In the evening, I went to Nirula’s to have my favorite ice cream (Butterscotch flavor).
June: June went off pretty peacefully without much major events. I had started to become an internet addict thanks to the free Wi-Fi by my neighbors. I was online most of the time. Chatted almost daily with five different people, increasing my contacts manifolds. Well, it was great saying “hi” to the same person five times a day (Aamir and Prateek would understand it much better). I also honed up my skills of programming (learnt JS, PHP, CSS, and HTML). Then, came the 10th of June the R-DAY (results came out). I was very anxious about my result this time because of EG. I got to know my result when I was in a dentist’s chair (imagine getting to know your result when a doctor is operating upon you). So, the question arises what’s my GPA (Grade Point Average), a modest 8.38 and CGPA 8.77
Many would think of it as a very good one. I am not boasting but being ambitious I expect more of myself.
One of the major things that happened was that I got a Learner’s License made and started learning driving. Well, it was cool to be in the driving seat.
Me and my school friends had two reunions this time around. Even after two I could only meet up half my class. It was great to meet my friends after a gap of six months. We played cricket, TT, pool, carom and HIDE N SEEK (that too in the biggest mall in NOIDA, The Great India Place). I suggest all my readers to try playing hide n seek in a mall; believe me its great fun running around with all the onlookers staring.
July: The onset of July saw to an enhancement of my driving skills (took a couple of U – turns etc.). I met up with my friends once again. But this time at the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place. This was our third reunion which saw an increase in the boys to girl ratio by a great deal (there were 3 girls and 4 boys, a number never seen before). We spent a lot of time hunting for an eating place (imagine we couldn’t find an eatery in CP!!!).The most important outing of this month was the visit to my school .. It was a great time meeting all the teachers after you have passed out … I have to mention here , the change of attitude one sees when we meet our teachers after passing out .. Almost every teacher of mine told us that ours was the best and the most disciplined batch they had ever taught, but during school , I remember hearing the opposite .. The only irritating thing was that I had to repeat the answer to “what I was studying ?” almost 15 times … I managed to watch ICE AGE 3 with my friends .. Also , I went a couple of times with my family for a outing …
As only 12 days have passed there is nothing more to add. But we friends plan to watch the much awaited movie Harry Potter – 6, first day first show and be the guinea pigs of reporters.
After such a roller coaster of events in these holidays I am really looking forward to the re-opening of college. Ah yes , I would be a senior …
PS : This is the first time that a post on this blog by me has been edited by someone . I am grateful to Anirudh ( for editing ) and Prateek ( for critical comments ) for their help …