Nalanda Hotel, Pamela restaurant, Agra sweet house were my favorite places there. For others, they love chaat of hanuman chaat near agarwal's (chemistry coaching) & search friends shop for cards. It was fun for coaching students to sit on the bike and have malai wali chai in winters after coaching classes. But to stalk beautiful girls with few appreciating words was favourite time pass of each boy. Now in Kakadev CCD's coffee, mandal ke momos or rock'n'roll 's patties are more popular. Lover point from JK temple has now changed to Rave Kakadeo. Time changes everything and make you feel nostalgic about past.
With my friends, I was engaged in various gossip ranging from academic degree of coaching teachers to the ill treatment of regular batch students by teachers. Fiercely debated discussion about history of expulsion of ajay sir from IITK, cheating scandal of Vishnoi sir at ITBHU and bank balance of Pankaj sir. I was in the league of those who wrath on Pankaj sir for giving no credit to Nirmal sir despite his sincere efforts. One of my best friend was dead sure that Pamela restaurant was named after Pamela Anderson (most decent photo) ( why my friend likes her is self explanatory). I always pray that 'Barb Wire' or 'Baywatch' star one day make her presence in this part of the world for sightseeing.
Scenario Inside Classroom:
Getting Inside and capturing seats of the coaching centers was like mission impossible. The most tough arena of Kakadev region was chemistry classes by Pankaj Agrawal. There was always small queue of 600 students arranges before class from stairs to a small room on first floor. We may have to wait for about 20 minutes before we enter the class. There was literally no place to stand & people all pushing over you from all sides. People at the back would pushing the whole line forward and people in front would push it backwards. The whole line start oscillating in simple harmonic motion. If by the great grace of god you are captured in the middle, then pray hard that you remain OK to attend the class. Even one of the most intense physical exercises would not give better health than the exercise you get in this short span of 20 minutes. If not blood then the sweat on clothes was enough signature of our struggle in the class. The 'staff' control rather tries to control the crowd with an additional responsibility of checking I-card & checking unauthorized intruders.
Now the grand entry begins, much enthusiastic crowd of film premier would be ashamed of the rush. The young junta run like hell, jumping over and under the railings, not caring for their life. Such scenes are rare to watch when students want to sit on front seats just to attend class. Somehow each time we crawl in the classes. Then, the saga of reserving seats for friends begins which can take bloody end between young guns. The most difficult job for boys was to get next bench of the girls row. Great battles have been fought for such issues between student gangs. Its no exaggeration but beauty sensex declines gradually from 12th batch to regular batch and least in ranker batch. It was amazing for us to stand on the edge of the desk and lean at angles extending upto 10 degrees for synchronizing his face expression with voice ! What amazing balance we used to have and to breathe and study in the crowded coaching rooms. The assignment sheets full of questions were distributed and mostly put in our register as a symbol of archaeological preservation. I have seen that even toughest question of the sheet was done by some ingenious bastard. You get to know about amazing alien minds that few human of your class only, possess. The thorough discussion with different styles by each teacher will discussed in coming post.
Till 2003, the class room were non AC. It was very hard to listen and involve in class after 2 hours. Then after the shout of 'bas bas' ,the important questions for JEE began to be discussed by teachers in all coaching centers at last moments. And, finally the class was over after 3 hours. It was like more people running to gate someway as they had entered, enthusiastically. They run as if they had been tortured in prisons for the centuries...
I retreat slowly and still remember me gazing image of Celina Jaitley on Janasheen poster at Devaki theater.....Uff!!! Nostalgia revisited and more will be coming... For information of readers, On orkut you could even find fans of shuklain, the lady who manages the vehicle stand of Pankaj sir.
PS: Thanks to orkut and blogs for few minor data. Any good photo of coaching mandi, please send me ASAP.