“History is created by those who are enlightened by the power of knowledge, not by arrogant nerds”
Niyati * and Nitin* were classmate’s and were in the commerce stream. Niyati on one hand was an introvert; shy yet a soft spoken girl whereas Nitin on the other hand was an ambivert yet a confident guy. When it came to studies Niyati was an average performer whereas Nitin on the other hand was a bright student who used to excel in academics, was clear about his goal and knew where he wanted to reach in his life. But there was one thing about Nitin, he described himself as a down to earth guy and it reflected in his personality. Never ever he boasted about his achievements, was rather helpful and was actually the apple of the eyes of his teachers. Niyati always teased Nitin for him being “so humble yet good at academics “and used to tell him again and again” next year you are either going to study in St Stephens College or Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC)”. But Nitin neither felt flattered nor uneasy because he knew he didn’t want to continue with commerce rather he wanted to make a niche for himself as a writer. Soon came the most dreaded period in the life of a class twelfth student. The “BOARD EXAMS”. The month of March was a stressful period for all the class XIIth students and Nitin and Niyati were no exception. And soon by the end of May the results were declared. Nitin scored 91% with a 95+ in all the four commerce subjects and on top of it he was the subject topper in his school for Business Studies. But the poor guy scored a mere 69 in English. On the other hand Niyati who was comparatively less focused than Nitin and who accepted things as they came scored 90% which was quite unbelievable for her. While on one hand Nitin surely had a reason to celebrate but he could not. He wanted to do English honors from St Stephens College (Delhi university) which is one of the premier institution of this country and has a long list of famous alumni like Shashi Tharoor (author, peace maker) Konkana Sen Sharma(actor),Montek Singh Ahluwalia(economist) to name a few. But the poor guy didn’t know that despite being a 90 per center he could not study in his dream college.
REASON: The cut off in St Stephens for English honors was 97% and a minimum of 90+ in English was needed which he didn’t have. In fact with a score of 69 in English he couldn’t even make it to the second rung colleges. The only way out was: he either be a Christian or belong to any of the minority community to get admission. On the other hand for Niyati it turned out to be a cake walk. She made it to Shri Ram College of Commerce through the reserved category quota, perhaps rather than mincing words she belonged to the Scheduled caste and for her the doors of all the top notch colleges were open.
STATUTORY WARNING:This post is an exaggerated off beat post providing another glimpse of writer’s ( out of) school life.
Alright, day before yesterday I had participated in Prodigy -2008 organized by College of Business Studies( CBS), Universityof Delh. CBS has been known for imparting quality education in field of business research and is one of the premier colleges in entire Asiain this field. I told you the writer will exaggerate ( but yes, it is a good collegewith about 120 seats and 5000 students competing for it…okay then what is so good about it ? 😛 ) .
It was a chilly morning ( yipeeeee winters are coming back 😛 ) . I was sitting in the front seat with my friend accompanied with the driver ( felt like kicking him because I was not getting enough space,.but then who would drive). I was going through my business studies book and the worst of all chapter “ Marketing” because I was part of the event “Marketing Pitcher “whose prelims was based on this chapter. So I wrapped up the session quickly ( after all its harmful to read in a moving vehicle 😛 ). Then my sweet tooth stuck in between ,so I ate gems and offered some to my favorite economics teacher ( oops why am Imisinterpreted? 😀 ) . She accepted it at my first offer( okay what am I supposed to do….I thought she had refuse! 😦 ). The journey was boring ….but thank god there was no traffic. The venue was located in the north campus( Delhi’s hotspot and students hangout) . It is one of the posh area and it fascinates me a lot ( I don’t know if I had land up there in one of the colleges next year …..but I don’t want to). Okay , so finally we reached the venue after wasting away 15-20 minutes searching for it…not to forget we passed in front of it and then found it wasVIParea so no U-turn was allowed. It was a big auditorium and had 70 schools competing in the event. At the entrance we were greeted by one of my school senior , formally dressed( hey! do we actually change so much after passing out from school 😛 ). Next the guy greeted me with a genuine smile and I gavea polite gesture. So next we moved in , were handed out the schedule of the programmeand were seated. As I told you earlier that I wascompeting for two events one was “Marketing Pitcher “and the other was “Acumen” – the brainstorming quiz( it should have been brain washing quiz 😛 …….tell you about that later).
So I took a glimpse of my surroundings…….okay so there was Modern School , Barakhamaba road., girls from St Thomas School Mandir marg, Bal Bharti Pitampura, boys from St Columbus, Amity International and of course Apeejay School Pitampura( hey that is mine)…..and list is endless(70 schools and half the names I dont even know ). The event kicked off with the college’s Principal welcome note and then introduction to the theme by one of the professor ( not to forget his bad accent). And with the blokes from Modern School laughing their way off as if they were some lunatic out on run 😛 , the acumen competition began.
It was absolutely a bad quiz( not to mention that I suck at business quizzes) . So out of like 25 questionsboth me and my partner were able to answer 10 . Nowhow the hell would us be knowing that which bank financed VEER –ZAARA. (these questions are part ofBBS entrance exam). So finally going through so much hardship of answering questions, thankfullythe time was up and sheets were collected. The result were to be declared at 12:45 . So then we waited for the marketing pitcher . But we were told that the students participating in acumen cannot help the group in Marketing pitcher preliminary round. What the heck? . ( actually it was our teacher who screwed up things by placing people wrongly 😦 the marketing pitcher guys knew answers of acumen and we knew answers to marketing pitcher). So finally results of preliminary round were declared , guess what? We were shown the way out! Yes we didn’t get selected in either of the two. And to add on to our agony, the comparers gave so many pauses in declaring the results ( as if it was an Indian Idol show)…..for instance they went on like this “the next school selected is Apeejay School………………………..NOIDA) .Great so there was another branch of Apeejay…and we thought we got selected. But at least the refreshment was good. Thankfully I didn’t have to feed on my lunch because on that day my motherhad given me my least favorite dish……so the day ended in a trash….. with the school bus not available to pick us up……we took the metro…and with my teacher on top of it who didn’t even know the way out( imagine she took the token and went out of the station… 😛 ) and then finally I landed way back home and crashed !!!!
So that was one day( god it had been better if I had attended the school) of my school life or shall I say out of school life.
But that too is going to come to an end…….its just 4 months more to go for the transitional phase of journey from school to college ( I don’t know how I am going to live without my second home) …..
Humble request to readers not to mind the writer because some points have been exaggerated by him. He is humming to the tune of ROCK ON and is unmindful of the fact that tomorrow he has a test so he needs to go to sleep! Go to sleep you nutty blogger. I told you ………….see 😛 🙂 !
please do poll for the writer wants to know your views whether the exaggeration worked out or not 😛