Friday, October 07, 2005

They say history repeats itself.

Or does it not?

Well in my case in in the case of numerous people who make the mistake of believing that they are worthy enough to satisfy their ~Intellectual~ thirst and give back something of use to the world, it must be true. Yea I am talking about Grad School and being a first year student again. Yet Again. Not that I have bad memories of my first year at IIT Kanpur but "Kuch bhi bolo! First Year first year hai aur Fourth Year Fourth Year" - (remember our good ol' singla sayin "Kuch bhi bolo! Hall 2 Hall 2 aur Hall 3 Hall 3" ).

Final year you are the boss - you are the ultimate - you are the champion - you know the loopholes of the system - you are what you are - and above all you have 'Friends'. But first year is different. You are polite - you are the one who will say a Hi to a senior first - you have to know and explore the system - you dont have knowledge - you are 'Alone'. !@#$%^&*Ahhh! Its really nice to be back in first year cus this is the time when you learn the most - you are active - you are open - you make New Friends - your knowledge increases - you learn a new way of life - you Live a new life. But was the old life bad that you needed a new life? Someone told me at Appin, Life is all about asking right questions! and I must say he was totally correct. The question is not that was your old life bad that you needed a new one, the question is Isnt' Change Necessary?. Well i'll talk about that some other day cus this one is one first year and final year.

So after establishing myself for four years in IIT, life has put be back to the same spot where I was when I joined IIT. I know that these will be the instances that will be imprinted on the memory perpetually, but only that going thru it once again is some kind of a pain. It would have been much better to say directly enter the third year with all the information needed be fed into the brain in matrix style. Then all these inital extra efforts of the first year will wane away. Is'nt anyone working on thing like memory loader through which Neo learn jujitsu?

5 Comments:

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Abhishek Porwal said...

Well said dude.
First year is like the first peg of whisky; its hard on the throat and taste like shit. Now, what you get after 4 pegs is something worth the smoldering :)....

bevda ~porwal

 
At 6:20 AM, Blogger Ankush Garg said...

Is there a concept of ragging at your university ? If there is, I would love to know the intricate details you went through.

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger pango said...

Isn't it true with every aspect of nature? I mean "First" of everything is great, lively, enthusiastic, wonderful....we enquired much more in nursery, we played much more in school, we enjoyed much more in school days. So, what really puts the shackles on? Oh dude, I can surely propose a theory here. Nature, left by itself, is full of life, adventure, exploration, questions, answers; It's the surrounding which puts in the shackles and takes away that liveliness.....
keep going back to your natural ways to live better!!
I think I should write a paper on it :)

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger pango said...

Hey, dont call our singla "old" :)

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Nikhil said...

I think you are true - the only thing we are not in first year is that 'we are not we'- because of the surroundings. We feel succumbed to act in a way cus we feel that - 'that might not be right'. Thats what changes in the fourth year cus either we have changed ourselves acc to the system or atleast take a conscious call to go against it.

 

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