Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yaadein... yaad aati hain.....


I wrote this when my computer was out-of-order and I was completely freaked out. And I wrote this on paper!! Check it out....

"Well, to be frank, I don’t know why I am writing this…all this bloody boring ‘crap’ (forgive me for the language) that is going to come up here…May be because my computer malfunctioned 3 days back & refused to start-up….as a result of which I got completely cut-off from my world, my life: my friends….and got frustrated and as a result of this I started reading Five Point Someone, the movie based on which had already ruined my past 3 months!! (Ruined? Did I say that? Not possible!! The last 3 months were the best I ever had!) The date is 22nd April 2010 and the time is 4.16pm by my wall clock…and I just completed reading the novel!!

DPS VK hostel- that was the place that started it all…Two years back, I had no idea of this place and now it seems that’s the only place I have got to be at! It’s been almost a month now since I left the place…but I feel my soul still lives there…in 203 and 204…in those corridors…in the verandah where I stood for long hours doing nothing but just staring at the beautiful campus and imagining how much I was going to miss this place once I left. This was the place that had given meaning to my life. This was the place that had given me friends who I could trust for life…friends who cared for me… This was the place that actually taught me what life is and what life without friends is…

The whole year I was in 11th, was spent so fast…new place, new people, studies, coaching etc etc. I never got to know how fast the year fled away. But one thing still remained…I still hadn’t made any “friends”…

I reached 12th, my seniors left…it was then that I actually learnt to be independent…Life brought many new things…many new challenges in my path and then suddenly, studies no longer concerned me (although I seemed to be the most padhakoo!!) They say, quantity doesn’t matter, what matters is quality… But in my case, I would surely say, it was the fact that my batch was so small in quantity (just 6 in a complete batch!!) that enhanced its quality and hence the strong bonds that tied the 6 of us together tightened. It was this 2nd year that taught me how enjoyable as well as painful life could be at the same time! I actually was enjoying my life now!! All these years I just used to lock myself up at home and I could never truly refer to anyone as a friend. It just used to be people I am meeting in my life’s path who were there for the very reason I was there: ‘Do my bit and leave’. I had so many ‘friends’…hundreds…but except may be 1 or 2, no one ever ‘cared’ for me!

But these 5 people I stayed with at DPS VK Hostel were not there just for the sake of being there. They became an integral part of my life. I couldn’t imagine a day without these guys!! As the days passed by, we became the best of friends and then suddenly one day all of us left the place…to start a new life…to move ahead…to be our own masters…to be independent…Atleast then, I had not imagined how much difficult this step was going to be…It’s been a month now, and even now I can’t spend a minute without wishing to get this last year back… I miss the place so dearly!! I just keep looking for a chance to strike a conversation with anyone…anyone who is related to the hostel!! (“it’s been almost 17 hours since I last talked to someone!!)

The school website actually has a sentence about the hostel which I really like and could actually understand the truth behind: “Only a DPS VK Hosteller knows how much this brick building means to him”. And reading Five-Point Someone, just reinforced this feeling. I really liked the following lines on page 265 of the book, “Life is too short, enjoy yourself to the fullest. One of the best parts of campus life is the friends you make. And make sure you make them for life”. I differ from the author on one point that “Friends are not one of the best parts fof campus life, they are the only best part. They are the life!”

I might have passed out of this brick building already but my soul still lingers there…may be thinking of all the masti we had…may be planning the next ‘evict-the-warden’ mission…may be…..may be……….

Sid, Venky, Amrit, Love, Mangu- I am just praying for a get-together as soon as possible. The 3+3 Idiots did it all and I’m sure would love to be together once again and enjoy every bit! Love you guys and I miss you so much!!"
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MY STAY AT DPS VK HOSTEL 2008-10- THE TIMELINE

14 July 2008, 7 pm: I entered DPS VK Hostel for an unforgettable 2 year stay…unimaginable at that time…Intro, pledge…etc…Great food…

10 August 2008: Freshers’ Nite…Mini Audi…I danced!! “Pappu Can’t Dance” & “Dil Dance Maare”…”Rubaroo” by the Be’sur’-Be’taal’ group!! Venky is Mr Fresher…
August-September 2008: Stupid games, adjustment problems, coaching etc…

December 2008: Chickenpox- thanks Sid! Memorable birthday…winter vacations…

13 January 2009: Wonderful Lohri Celebrations…

30 January 2009: Farewell…had worked really hard…was a huge success!!

February-March 2009: Final Exams…bad results…vellapanti…

April 2009: Seniors-bye bye…scanty hostel…Venky’s *ahem*ahem*…Hostel Premier League…Good Friday…

May-June 2009: Ambience Mall…”Monsters-vs-Aliens”…Good, bad and confusing times…Summer Vacations…I really have gr8 frnds! Sid, Amrit, Venky in PG…Love left VMC!! No studies…
July 2009: Back to hostel…Mid-Terms- Very bad result…Juniors-ki-entry…Mangu-ki-entry…Bad “ragging” cases…abuses…memorable time!!!

August 2009: CBSE Science Exhibition…problems with Mr Parmar start…some revelations…Freshers…”Time bataana…Dedh baj gaye kya?”

September-October 2009: Phones caught…Half-Yearlies- worse result…Love’s I-pod caught…Slaps, slaps and slaps!! “Love, Venky, Eashan- why did you do that?”

November-December 2009: Almost all time- I was the only 12thi in the hostel…good and bad situations…great conversations…Principal Sir’s demise…my best birthday ever…Love’s *ahem*ahem*…conspiracies… Great time with Mr Parmar …Amrit, Atul and I- the only 3 in the hostel during the winter vacations…great time…gr8 food, basketball, studies…an end to the “Year of my Experiments with Life”!

January 2010: Slaps, slaps and slaps! A gr8 start of the year! Pre-boards- are we studying? ‘3-Idiots’ leaves a lasting imprint! My realization! Sid’s *ahem*ahem*…School and hostel farewells…Mr Flubber, Mr Rhythm Divine, Mr Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Mr I am Legend, Mr 10-on-10, Mr Ram Gopal Verma…grt time!

February 2010: Board Practicals…Some very memorable experiences… Canteen masti…

March 2010: ‘Memorable’, ‘colourful’ and ‘clean’ holi…”Tu kabhi sweeper mat banna!”… Boards…Unexplanable and unforgettable conversations and experiences that strenghten the friendship bonds...Time to say goodbye…

23 March 2010- 5.45 pm: Some loved ones can understand you so well that even afterb so many ups n downs, you still become the greatest friends. Thanks Doting Virtuoso. Goodbye Venkatesh Singh…

25 March 2010- 5.30 pm: Very few people have the quality of remoulding and restarting a friendship that kicked off bitter. Thankyou Zealot Euphony. Goodbye Love Garg…

26 March 2010- 2 pm: Some people can dedicate their entire lives to the happiness of others! That’s my Fuddled Despondent. Goodbye Mayang Srivastava…

26 March 2010- 6.45 pm: Some people provide you with a companion in themselves who stays with you at every good n bad times of life. Thanks Oneiric Comrade. Goodbye Siddharth Saxena…

26 March 2010- 7.05 pm: Well…time for me to leave…Jaate jaate bhi rulana zaroori tha kya? Thank you so much everyone for making my stay so eventful…specially my Special 5!

27 March 2010- 11.20 am: The Frivolous Victor, Amrit Raj Kapoor waved a final goodbye to the hostel…Behti hawa sa tha woh…Well, I guess, the song speaks for itself!

Thanks for all the memories guys…The journey doesn’t end here…It’s just the beginning of a life-time contract of never-ending friendships!

Monday, April 26, 2010

What the hell???

Hey everyone......It's been long since an entry came up here...don't you think so? Well, I guess you will have to wait a bit now....just a bit...not too long....Actually I had written many new entries to be put up on the blog, in MS Word and saved it on my PC to be later uploaded to the blog....and last monday, my PC broke down...everything is now gone!!!! I don't know how I am going to write those entries again!! The Special 5 entries....the Girls Hostel entries (that had taken really long to write!!)...the Hostel Timeline....and many many things....they are all gone!! Seriously, sometimes I feel really angry with this techno-revolution! The disadvantages are more than the advantages!! Had I written those things on paper all would have been safe n sound now! I chose to type it on the computer n with just some stupid-idiotic-attack (I dunno if it ws a virus attack...my Windows got corrupt!), I have lost all the data!!!! And what is more? My very own movie.."Blissful Reminiscence of a Bygone Era" is also lost...so is the new upgraded one n another movie project that I was working on, on the request of a dear friend of mine!! All is seriously not well!! Now let me see what I'm gonna do!! Probably I will be putting up the hostel timeline first and then an entry that I actually wrote on paper on 22nd when I had no tech-access!! The Special 5 entries will come up next...The Girls Hostel one will have to wait a bit longer, I guess (It's really not easy to write about girls!! :-p..lol..) So...keep your fingers crossed!! 8=D
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Monday, April 12, 2010

My Juniors....

So 27 juniors! That’s a really BIG number when you have just 6 seniors! The 6 of us were surely very excited to meet these guys… 8th July 2009, all our so-called juniors entered DPS VK and the time they spent here has created history! I would not delve into the history and write another one of those long boring entries… (Remember the Dilli Darshan ones??? Lol…) So, let me start with a brief introduction of each one of the 27+3 and end with it too! Juniors, are you listening? Hehe… have a nice time…




How should I go about this exercise? Room wise perhaps? Yes, that would be the easiest for me and the best! So I am presenting, all rooms in ascending order minus 203 n 204!


Starting with Gaurav Sharma, Kitna khata hai yaar?? Everyone was fed up with this guy’s appetite! Hehe… The PTS President…Waise that was a nice speech he wrote on “Reservation”….lol… Kunal, the ____, was that a wrong legacy he received from Venky? Hehe… This guy has been a complete load of fun throughout the year, not ignoring padhai at the same time! The third one here…umm..naam yaad nahi aa raha.. Was it Manav? Hehe… Left hostel in just 2 months?!! The reason? The mystery continues… I got to know him mainly after he left…Never thought ki koi kisike liye itna sab kar sakta hai with just 2 months of knowing each other! Thanks for those cards...the curd really helped!


A guy with no intention to study, a bit irritating at times but still mast! That’s what defines the future 204 inhabitant…Mr Mozika! Akash, the computer maestro! I still wonder from where he got those tricks in C++!! 2-D array using a single loop. Kaise? Enjoyed my time with his super-computer-intelligence! Kumar, hehehe…The RTS President! And the prospective topper of the batch! Padhai toh karta hi tha but Amrit ke saath so much vella-panti bhi! Great combo!


Aviral, the vella boy…right from the beginning of the session he appeared a fun-loving guy, may it be for the bournvita in his room or 95% ka aim. Thoda padh liya hota toh shayad abhi bhi saath hota…koi nai…this is life! The mystery of 9th October still remains… Shubham, the innate terpsichorean, the guy who is always on his study and sleeping…hehe… patanahi kitne logon ka murder kiya tha humne in those vella nights… And I fear to say anything about the third one in this room….Siddhant: “Seniors ko bol do ki main kal canteen mein sabko cold drink pila dunga!!!”


Abhilash, probably the only one who we, as seniors, considered to be thoda dimaag wala in the whole batch at the very beginning of the year! Most of the time spent outside the hostel…But I seriously liked the guts of this guy, VP ko written complaint! Good! Mohak, hahahehehihihoho….kya hasi thi iski? Pura hostel sunta tha! Huh!! The Yellow-card incident brought him to the lime-light. And hann…school mein ofcourse, Himani maam ka favourite student from 11-C! Haha… Zahaib, the innocent bachcha..kuch bhi bolo pata nahi kitne saalon tak sochta hai!! 22 Dec…16 Jan…etc…I should say this guy needs to learn to start enjoying life now, by accepting things the way they are!


“Katta kya hota hai??” Haha….Eashan….probably our sole source of full-time entertainment before the freshers! With his stupid questions he has surely won many hearts! Or probably Shivani maam, “I know you have a killer smile but that won’t work for me!” With his aim of serving the world’s best country, Sankalp is a bit confused and has a really ambitious soul and of course a bit of _____…hehe….Eashan being the kid and Sankalp the lecturer, I really had a good time with these guys… And of course, not to forget, Dixit… the present king of the Heaven… He has been a real help for us in these two years… Starting from helping us with the 2009 farewell, I have known this guy to be a very simple, understanding, mature and introvert kind… He is very very sensitive but surely a grt fun-lover!


The sabse chota bachcha, should I say? No, I don’t think so! With the longest tenure in the hostel (even more than the present wardens!), Atul has really entered into the hostel spirit without ever neglecting his priorities…studies! I had a really enjoyable time with him mainly during the last winters when thanks to him, I learnt to play basketball! Madhav, oh sorry… Maddy, probably the ‘hottest’ guy at the place…hehe…thoda aur dhyan se padh le toh he can surely do wonders just as he does in Maths! Hiding in the cupboard to bunk the Monday tests and many other innovations are all credited to this guy! Hooray! Gaurav Rai, it was really a memorable experience, the way he got his name: Beepu! “Main tera beep hun #$%^&*@” haha….


Agam, the studious guys…and he was on the stud-ious’s bed too…hehe…(Sahil bhaiya pls don’t mind if u r reading this!) I still wonder how he got that 98 in maths with just a few hours ka preparation!! Kartikeya…Namaste mamaji/chachaji… mazaa aaya tha when we discovered that relation! Venky ka chehra dekhne laayak tha! Haha… Well, Mr Singh has been a quiet personality throughout the year…and of course a good load of trouble for Mr Tarachandani…hehe…Abhishek, the daraa hua bachcha, one who needed advices hamesha….clearly reminded me of my July-September 2008 time in the hostel…(Remember, Love?? Hehe..)


302: That’s the room! Hehe… Sanchit, the environmentalist, my successor at the CEEC and of course Adita maam’s favourite… probably the most introvert amongst all his batchies and surely creative (the entry he made in my diary clearly shows that!) The Bengali babu, Samannoy, “Agar Venkatesh bhaiya hain tabhi main aaunga intro ke liye!” Hehehe… And Annirud, in everyone’s perception, a very quiet and serious guy, but he knows better…he is the jolliest one of them all…


“Kya height hai!” Wow…Ronit Verma, or our very own ‘chotu’! I got interested in him right from his intro when I got to know he was from Orissa! And woh bhi mere hi purane bed pe! Nice guy! Saumye, the Meerut-ian! The Light weight boxer! Yaar itna daraa hua kis baat se rehta hai hamesha? Come on yaar, its time you got out of your nutshell!! Enjoy life! And of course, the late arrival and early departure, Harsh…maze mein rehta tha…probably one of those who had managed his padhai as well as vella time very well…


304: The room with whose inhabitants I had the least amount of interaction throughout the year…and so I have the least knowledge about the 3 here…Probably Amrit can describe these guys much better! Vedant, got to know him a bit when we went together to the VP in December…Had enjoyed the time! Ronit Musharray, baat toh kabhi nahi hui, except the ‘hi bhaiya’s in the corridors! And Bhavesh, probably the only one from whom I have ever heard some praise for the hostel ka khana!!


So guys that was it! Finally completed this after a delay of 10 days! And I did put up many photos! Have a look...




So what next? Next, what I think would be coming up is an entry about my class mates and friends at the girls’ hostel! I’m not sure now! Let’s see…..:-)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hello guys....I am really sorry for not being able to keep my promise! (Which promise?? C the previous post) I was first on a trip to Bhubaneswar to my nani's and then I was busy (and still am) in doing something special that I planned almost 3 months back when I was in the hostel! Amidst all this and ofcourse today's IIT JEE....(which I'm sure I'm going to top! lol....) I had no time to write the posts! I did start with the juniors-wala entry but am still mid-way! I hope I would be able to complete it and write the rest soon...no promises this time! But yes, I must say this, There is gonna be something for everyone in these posts! Just wait a bit...I am somehow so-engrossed in that 'something special' that am unable to take time out for anything else!! I just hope I get all the proper and required material soon and complete it in the best possible way as soon as I can! Chalo then....catch you later.....:-)

Antarik
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Friday, April 02, 2010

Hello

Hello everyone out there.....
Well, well, well… I am back now…at home....actively blogging! As promised, I will be putting up many new and exciting entries in the coming days… And it would surely have something for everyone…….classmates, batch mates, juniors and of course my SPECIAL 5 and that too with as many photos as possible! So keep your fingers crossed… first of all, I think it would be easiest to start with all my juniors at the hostel….Coming up in a day or two, hopefully!!  Excited?? Hehe….
C u soon...
Antarik
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