Friday, April 25, 2008

Exam Time Eccentricities!

Talking about Exam Time.....a whole lot of memories come flooding by. Some of the Exam Time Eccentricities would be worth examining by the Psychologists.

Putting hair oil is not something strange to us Indians. It is supposed to nourish the hair and cool one's head.....but of course only had "Behenjis" with oil on their head. However, as exams approached, one could see all around more girls walking with oil on their hair... in fact extra oily hair braided tightly! Yes! perhaps we thought that the oil would prevent the escape of what we read from our heads!!??

Now this, I must tell you is real strange but it's so true....and we tease her till date. A very good friend of mine....only during the Exam Time needed to study with a "Dupatta" (scarf) tied tightly on her forehead. She too cannot fathom why she did that.....perhaps she did not want what she read, to fly away from her brain!

Then I had my room mate with her Lucky Tee Shirt. A shirt she was willing to lend if one needed when she was not using it. How generous of her!

Yes, one thing about living in a hostel is that we all felt like one Big Family. We would understand and help each other. Of course like all families there would be fights and back biting.....but then No Outsider / Day Scholars could touch any of us, Hostellers! We would all be united then!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Burning the Midnight Oil!

Gawd! How time flew......before we knew...realization hits us that the academic year was coming to an end and we were to give our Final Exams!

You could feel the intense academic air.....talks of in Guide Books....past question papers...abounded. Trips to the library increased and suddenly there were more people in the library or was it me who was noticing this now?!

After dinner gossip was now replaced with us hitting our books straight away and only breaking up later for a cup of coffee. We would fix a time as to when to meet up for coffee as we were in our own rooms (only 2 sharing) that I think, it would sure have been convenient if we had mobile phones then!

For some reason, I used to feel real sleepy only during the Exam time. I simply failed to understand balance of the year I would be wide awake late into the night. Thus, most of the time I would not even make it to the time when we had decided to break up for coffee. My friends would find me sleeping with my books opened. I would be scolded...tickled....and pushed to washing my face...having coffee...and then hitting the books again....

Yes, burning the midnight our case the electricity!