Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Contrasting Classroom Chaos

Twelve years at DAV Public School, Burla, Sambalpur and then just two years at Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi were enough for me to decipher the contrasting classroom scenarios that prevail at the two places. Instead of explaining things, I guess it would be much better if you have a look at some of these contrasts:

NOTE: The sole intention of this is humour and fun alone. None of the expressions mentioned below are meant to hurt anyone from either Delhi or Sambalpur or anywhere! Just Enjoy it guys...:)

Students (about assembly):
Sambalpur (SBP)- "Yaar rozz subah assembly mein prayer karna padta hai"
Delhi (DEL)- "Yahaan assembly hi rarely hoti hai!"

Students (again about assembly)
SBP: "Aaj hum assembly attend nahi kar paye kyunki humara extra class tha"
DEL: "Aaj assembly hai? Wow! Mast hai, pehle ke 2-3 period toh barbad honge! Badhiya hai"

Dialogue in conversation amongst two friends
SBP- "Oh no, recess ke baad ka bell bajne ka already 10 minutes ho chuka hai. Ab pakka punishment milega. Chal jaldi class mein."
DEL- "Shit yaar, break khattam hone ka already 10 minutes ho chuka hai. Chhod class me jaate hi nahi hain abhi. Next period me jayenge. Teacher ko pata bhi nahi chalega"

Teacher (on seeing around 25% of the class strength absent)
SBP- "What is this? Why are so many absent today?"
DEL- "Wow! Is there something special today? You have some practical? How come so many of you are present today?"

Students (before the class of a boring teacher):
DEL- "Yaar ye teacher bahut bore karti hai. Main toh PE field ja raha hun. Agar wo puche toh bol dena ki main absent hun"
SBP- "Abhi ek aur period apne aap ko control karna padega from falling asleep!"

Teacher asks a question and a student answers. Teachers reaction:
SBP: 
(Student doesn't stand to answer)
"Don't you know that you should stand up when you are answering? Is this something that I need to tell you?"
(Student answers incorrectly and sits down before the teacher asks him to)
"Did I ask you to sit down? Apne aap hi baith gaye?"
DEL: 
(Student stands up to answer)
"No dear, there is no need to stand. You can seat and answer"
(If student is standing after answering awaiting the teachers permission to sit down)
"Sit down dear. There is no need to wait for my permission"

Student (about bunking)
DEL- "I am going to the internet lab. Chemistry period bahut boring hota hai"
SBP- "Bunk karega? Paagal hai kya? Kisiko pata chal gaya toh?"

Student (after remaining absent from class for a day):
SBP- "Yaar kal kya padhaya gaya tha?"
DEL- "Ek din hi toh absent tha, kya phark padta hai? Aaj bhi nahi aata toh achcha hota. Medical ceritificate toh paise de kar banaa hi sakta hun na!"

Teacher (on seeing some student who was absent the previous day)
SBP- "Why were you absent yesterday dear?"
DEL- Teacher doesn't notice!

Student (about homework):
SBP- "Mera homework complete nahi hua, aaj phir daant padegi class mein!"
DEL- "Homework? We haven't done that since ages!"

Teacher (about homework):
SBP- "Atleast the students will study something, thanks to the homework we give them everyday"
DEL- "We prefer not to give any homework. 2 reasons: One, the students are never going to complete that! Two, the immense workload they get at their coaching centers is enough. We shouldn't increase that! We know they can do well without homework from school. homework would just increase their burden!"

Students (if caught doing something wrong):
SBP- "Aaj toh gaye! Pakka punishment milegi. And agar ghar pe pata chal gaya toh?"
DEL- "Fuck man! Again a long round of lectures! Teachers and then parents! Whatever! Who cares? Just get all this done soon!"

And yes, this one's the best:
Boys (on seeing some very good looking lady teacher)
DEL- "Mast hai yaar. Ise toh modeling karni chahiye. Yahaan kya kar rahi hai? And agar teacher hi hai, toh ye kaunse lucky class ko padhati hai??"
SBP- Ye sab buri baatein hain. hum nahi sochte...!

Well, I must say one thing here. When I joined DPS, I found these things really weird. From a completely disciplined school environment to a carefree environment, the change was un-ignorable (I don't know if that word exists)! Some things were welcome but many things surely took me time to adjust. But at the end, I was sure about one thing: the way masti is defined at the two places is seriously contrasting!

I don't think we can say that what happens in Delhi is not correct or that students in Sambalpur are the very goody-goody ones. These are the changing trends! And somewhere I do feel that in about another 10 years or even less than that, the present Delhi environment would prevail in Sambalpur as well and nobody would notice the fact that there has been so much change already! And then, we don't know where would Delhi have already reached by then!

I hope you had a nice time reading this guys. Do let me know what you feel about this contrast. Is what happens at SBP or DEL, similar to what happens in your place? Or there is a third version as well?? Do share your ideas and let me know. ;)
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21 comments :

  1. u think this is weird wait when college starts.....u will get the shock.....no studies at aaaallll fultu masti...the only tense days are the one's before exam(one week before exams- if in first year....one day -if in forth year) - dhruv....lot more to see buddy..don't start panting now....lot more to know ..lot more to see

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  2. hahaha...yes!! true! Ab college start ho phir pata chalega! :)

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  3. Yeah! The contrast was absolutely true and funny too. Even I have had a very gud xperience of it at dav, unit-viii. It was really a mind boggling entry but wat surprised me the most is "the most unnoticed boy of our class once upon atime, now notices such things too.............." heh! Heh! Never mind. Life is achange.

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  4. @pratyasha- I guess, the two things "most unnoticed boy" and "now notices such things too" are completely UN-related! the first is wat odrs think of the boy n the 2nd is wat the boy thinks of odrs! hehe...Anyways..
    I used to observe things well even then! and may be now i m no longer the most unnoticed! ;)
    times are changing fast u see! :)

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  5. 1ce again i njoyed readin ur entry.... well out hea in jmu its more f d delhi culture... n as u noe i personally believe dat skul z d "perfect shit" 2 piss u off!! lol... *i guess its quite 2 much nw.. ;P

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  6. i dont think everything s correct about sbp students............its nt about delhi vs sbp,bt about times n ages.when u went 2 delhi n noticed all dis , same was also happening here.everything changed aftr Std X.kaminapan aane k liye time nhi lgta.

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  7. May I pls know who u r Mr/Ms Anonymous (7.30 AM wale)?? Well u r ryt abt dat "kaminapan aane me tym nai lagta"...and yes, i think i clearly mentioned dat wat i hv written is abt the 2 yrs i spent in delhi and the 12 yrs i spent in DAV, not 14!! So I guess, the change is already happening after i left! ;)
    @manav-hahaha...lol..!!! :D

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  8. My dear SBP friend,

    I appreciate the humor!!.. i mean its awesome humor but honestly, i think you and i are from very very very different sambalpur!! :P :D

    its hilarious, cause now i have an insight into your school :P :P :P

    on a serious note, its well compiled.... and very well written!!

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  9. 100% sahi hai....
    Apni cls 10 to barbaad thi....
    i totally agree with d sbp part...
    kuch aur ho na ho..
    sbp k teachers agar 10% v delhi teachers type ho gaye naa....to kya baat hogi....

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  10. @sam bhaiya- ye toh mere hi school ki katta ho gayi!! lol...i think nw i knw why every1 at the hostel used to say ki although we both are frm the same place, we are poles apart!! Thanks for ur comments though! :)
    @pinky- hahahahahaha!!!! waise kya baat hogi?? :P :P

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  11. dats really a nyc 1...
    i also felt d same differences wen i went 2 delhi....
    bt u hv missed out some points...abt dressing styles...

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  12. @lipsa- hehe....i thought already it was long enough! So aur zaada likha nai..may be sm odr tym..!! Dressing style toh can have an entire article to itself!! ;)

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  13. in sbp, upto 10th d article is correct 2 a large extent bt a lot many thngs changed aftr tat....like homework n then abt lady teacher...
    wel d article is really nice n interesting.....

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  14. @rakesh- thanks! :) Probably things changed...bt i still hear the same 'loads of homework' trouble from pinky! So may be dey hvnt changed so much yet!! ;)

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  15. Well written. No comments on the changing times and places. But the presentation is attractive. Keep up the creative spirit.

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  16. Hahahaha!
    Mast hai Antarik, made me laugh!
    But unfortunately you exaggerated in some of the cases :P
    No wonder you were the best student of our class!
    :P

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  17. is it not the most humourous write-up by u!!?
    well compiled and written!though i can relate to all of it but writing it all in 1 go is an ability!:)

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  18. @Vartika- is it?? hehe...thanks! Entries during this time (when I ws cmpltly vella) were amongst my best! :)

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  19. Was the Chemistry period bunk for internet lab inspired from me??

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  20. @Yasho- Probably...I can hardly recall :D

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