In search of

So I had some time to spare and wanted to waste it. Yes, you read that right, waste it. I decided to Google the most random things are see what would be in store me. Google to us is a platform for many many many queries of our. We get answers for questions that would have been running in our minds for hours & days together, within seconds. Better still, Google works decently even in super slow internet conditions. Such a winner this Google is. I wasn’t looking for answers though. I typed in words in our beloved search engine, so simply see what it had to say. Here I present to you: In search of nothing.

  1. where does

    Surprisingly, I do not know the answers to any. The first question isn’t even valid, anyway.

  2. who is
    You wouldn’t want to know the answer to the 4th question, believe me.
  3. what is a
    Because fidget spinners are as important as any other elements in the universe.
  4. tell me
    Well played, Google. Very well played.
  5. food is
    One thing that no search engine or force in the world can lie about.
  6. twinkle
    She is clearly more popular than the very first thing we learnt at school
  7. how did
    Asking questions that actually help none is just human, isn’t it.
  8. gravity can
    So there are two kinds of people. Ones who think, and…
  9. gravity cant
    These.

Just when I thought I had successfully wasted time, I released that I hadn’t. Any time that results in you leaning something isn’t waste. This silly search activity of mine just made me understand that each one has their own priorities. What seems silly to me, may mean the world to someone else.(Still not sure of the 2nd search query, though 😀 )

Judge none and  you’ll find that awesomeness lies everywhere. 🙂

Till Next Time,

Keep Smiling

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Cockroach Menace

This happened about three weeks back.

I had a lot of petty tasks to complete for one day and hence I decided to sleep over them, my way of avoiding them. The next morning I woke up a little early because no matter how lazy a person I am, work is work and time won’t wait. I opened my cupboard and thought that I saw something move. How could something inside my cupboard move on it’s own? I convinced myself that it was my early morning brain that was playing with me and proceeded with whatever I had to do. After a while I could  hear water gushing out of my hot water tap (which I open  at 6 AM every morning because, you know, I love hot water showers). So shower time it was. I set aside my laptop on which I was working and opened my cupboard to  take out my clothes. And then I saw him! I wasn’t hallucinating earlier that morning. He was there. He was quick, very quick, but he was there. A giant cockroach! Inside my cupboard! A giant cockroach inside my cupboard! I began to freak out. I am not really scared of cockroaches, but finding a cockroach inside my cupboard was equivalent to stabbing the cleanliness freak in me right at the heart! Just about a week before that I had cleaned my cupboard; every nook and cranny. Things in my cupboards are arranged such, so that whatever I want can be accessed in no time and of all things that could land up in my cupboard, a live cockroach? It was pretty much a shocker. The thought of how the cockroach could damage clothes and other properties inside the cupboard was very disturbing too. I had no cockroach killing spray in the room then and realised that I would get late for college if I continued to stand and ponder. I had to carry on, then.

That very evening, I went to every possible store and shop in Nitte and inquired in multiple languages if they had any form of medicine or poison to kill cockroaches. To my disappointment, all I got was ‘Lakshman rekha’, the chalk with which you draw lines and this line, apparently, repels cockroaches. I had to settle with that. I came back to my room and began taking out things from the cupboard one by one, rack by rack, I realised that I do have a lot of things I do not need, all thanks to my undying love for inanimate things. I drew lines all over my cupboard, While I was doing this, a junior walked into my room and inquired why I was doing what I was doing. I narrated to her the entire incident and she said that room freshener would help to a great extent too. She brought it from her room and I sprayed in into my empty cupboard. I put back my belongings into the cupboard. Surprisingly, throughout all this, the cockroach was nowhere to be seen. I wasn’t successful in spotting the cockroach but I was content because I did my part. By the time I was done with arranging my cupboard, it was supper time and the rest of the evening went by in a a snap of a finger.

Next morning, I woke up a little later than usual. Thank you, lethargy. In fact, I woke up to the sound of my hot water tap, so yes, I had to hurry. I opened my cupboard and BOOM! He was there again! HOW COULD THAT HAVE HAPPENED! He ran like an Olympic sprinter and disappeared in a flash. I was furious, even more so because right then I did not have the time to sort things our with Mr. Too Quick Too Smart. The whole day in college seems unusually long because I couldn’t wait to get back and deal with the cockroach. That evening, I repeated the entire process, removed all possible things from my cupboard and waited. Waited very patiently till the mean demon would emerge out from wherever it was that he was hiding. After what seemed like years, he did! And BAM! He was dead. Again, BAM! To confirm to myself that he was dead. Phew! I felt cruel and guilty to a certain extent, but I was relieved. My room suddenly appeared brighter and my shoulders felt lighter. It was as if the cockroach’s soul was being raised and it took away all that irritation it had  brought upon me, along with it. It felt nice.

Sorry dear cockroach, but that was my domain.

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Till Next Time,

Don’t just see, Look.

 

Shivali

A Little More About Me

Every year, the Placement and Training Dept. of our college organizes a Freshers’ Orientation Program for the first year students right as the enter our college. The intention being to familiarize them briefly with the functioning of the college, allow them get to know each other a little better, to make it easy for them to approach their seniors; In short, for their well being as freshers in the campus.  When I was in the first year, I came along with most of the students but was put into the ‘H’ section and we with section ‘I’ were asked to wait for another two sections for our orientation to happen and sadly, it never did. Somehow, I never volunteered for FOP until this year. This year I did. the intake was higher than ever and the crowd was obviously very huge. Thanks to the training provided by our Counselor, we could carry out all activities neatly. It was an amazing experience. i so wish I would have done this earlier too. The juniors did remind me of myself, a little less than three years back; a little naive, a little nervous, very excited and very very curious. And hey, our these this year was comic characters, so double yaay! 😀

In addition to the planned activities, I had to address the juniors on an issue which some would consider to be a little sensitive. Here is my 2 minute long speech. I am very keen on knowing your opinions about the same.

 

It went like this:

 

Hello everybody. I am Shivali from final year Mechanical engineering. I will be sharing a few words on the topic ‘Boy Girl Relations In College’.

You’re now a part of a profession college. Things aren’t all play anymore. This is where you learn, enjoy, experience a bit of everything and above all, makes friends for life, from your own gender and the opposite.

While your guy friends will keep you updated about the happenings in an around college, the girls will be your saviours during exams with important questions. When a guy friend shows you the fun part of any activity,  female friends will warn to about the possible risks involved. When a girl is about to give up on something because it is too hard to accomplish, a guy will come up with a solution as smart and simple as it could be.

Friendship sees no gender.

And then there are relationships. ‘A little more than friendship’, some would say. ‘A little different from pure friendship’, is how i would term it.

We are all independent individuals who are entitled to our own opinions, choices and decisions. You should be mature enough to know what is good for you and what isn’t. Attraction and infatuation are often mistaken to be love and you let that take over your senses. You are here to make a career. If something is distracting you from that, it might  not be worth it.

However, in due course of time, if you do find someone who you think is appropriate for you, you have yet another reason to be grateful to Nitte for.  Just ensure  that your enthusiasm about the same doesn’t violate the decorum of the institute. Maintain a healthy relationship with clear boundaries.

Remember, eve teasing of any form is an offence and may result in suspension from college. Public display of affection is taboo in this set up.

From this very day, till you graduate from NMAMIT, you will meet people who are going to influence you in many many ways.  Treasure them, gender unbiased.

 

Thank you.’

 

😀

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Till Next Time,

 

Keep Smiling.

 

Shivali