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Sunday, January 17, 2010

3 Idiots and ITBHU Days

The success of 3 idiots lies in reflecting its unusual and strong under layer of moral anger against educational system. I have so much anger or affection for ITBHU that it flows in my several writeups. 3 Idiots bring some fine memories back in my mind. No one in mech08 batch would ever forget the opening lecture given by B.N. Diwedi 'on IT-BHU' in one of the first sessions of Applied Physics Lab. Sripati Sah, Ankit Gopal Pandey, Vikramraj Naidu, Abhishek Khanna, Suryakant Gupta, Abhishek Arora, Shashank Jain are just few names of persons who were similar to character Rancho. The bondage of friends like Hathi, Srikant Bhaiya, Agp, Chandan, Bond, Chandu, Shukla & Chammo boosting each other even at the darkest hours is unforgettable. I missed my college days most in all of them...

Like other good Engineering College in India, I was surrounded by guys discussing Playboy, Deboniar and even Mallu cinema in classroom. Illegal download has flooded pornography, movies, documentaries, TV serials, cartoons, LAN games, software and even study material. That the world of college and sharing, basically was ours utopia.

Our Bakchodi starts through lengthy discussions on pending state of ITBHU conversion to IIT. Add to that the amazing series of sessions, we went through about Share Market, Cinema and Cricket with ripping apart both fiction and non fiction literature. Swades, Matrix Triology, change in Indian Cricket under Ganguly leadership,etc. Few even know about the foreign language movies, and lots of it.

The campus did give me a tremendous dose of education in each and every aspect of my life in every conceivable way. It taught me to respect, to fear, to understand, to empathize, to look up to not only to great but also too good students, alumnus and teachers. Few times, I feel guilty about me not being one of them.

I was a bad student in academics. Somewhat, I doubt that I did not deserve to be a part of that campus as I failed to grab spirit of engineering in me. I ended up in IT company with mechanical background and interest in development issues.

I began to wonder now on the laws designed by me years back for college days. Much has changed since college to corporate and I have to revise all of them to settle in corporate environment. Probably this is what they call change, the laws that were so instrumental years back then are obsolete now. Still, I have kept my passion alive for out of course studies and get me driven...

I hereby declare in full awareness that I detest my job from bottom of the heart. So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life. (rip off from a movie, but true !!!)

I am still in the process of figuring out what I want to do with career/ life etc. I always think on the humiliations of living a life you don’t want, regret for the unlived life, and the empowering potency of being shown you can choose otherwise. I guess that my friends who are in different parts of the world and each of them in a different phase of life can understand my feelings. I always assume that once you realise that it’s your job and happiness inherent is unleashed. If, it is your dream to be an actor, you automatically start performing with the best of your abilities, not really worrying about who you are working with. Currently, I am happy with my present transient state as I am also an Idiot; 'Idiot' really means 'I did it on my own terms'. Cheers for 3 Idiots!!!


  1. Bhai...I have being reading many about the movie..many ex-iitians loathed the movie...but atlast I got an honest and true is loud..but the underlying issue is as relevant as sun and moon...last few days I am seeing editors ripping it apart..but the movie is matter what...I have written piece on the movie..somewhere same as of yours...but I am not from field is legal (I am not a lawyer) Kudos to you and to the movie

  2. BHai, a movie is like an experience compltely unique. I herby told what I experienced after seeing movie with vivid college memories. And its basically not about engineering, it is about creativity and self expression. Be an apprentice of any field of life.... Thanks for the kudos and the comment...

  3. Oh it reminded BND's lectures 55 minutes on IT BHU and 5 minutes of quick but powerful dose of physics :)

  4. to say about the blog...
    u remember a lot about your college days... that's great...

  5. Salil Sir, who can forget BND sir youthful spirit in dark arena of IT BHU.

    Umesh, thanks for nice words. Nostalgia is a very strong feeling once you are departed from the thing or place or person you love. That feeling just comes out as words here in this blog. You are yourself a good writer... Keep on writing :)

  6. so true words !!!felt by everyone who has spent 4 great years of life....that was the "real life"..

  7. Gaurav, the past always appear romantic and cheering...but the life there was full of fun and very little accontability. :)



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