Month: October 2005

An Insomniac Speaketh

Well, its around 3 in the middle of the friggin night and I can’t sleep, so I guess, I just might as well compose a new post. You know, when I come to think of it, the single greatest contribution which NUJS has made (so far, at least) has been the complete and absolute distortion of my body clock. I go to sleep and wake up at all kinds of ungodly hours. Leaving that aside here’s something interesting I discovered today.
Remember that shrieking, screaming girl who plays Cruise’s daughter in War of the Worlds, Dakota Fanning. She is the same adorable little girl who played Sam’s (Sean Penn’s) daughter’s part in I am Sam. I would have never thought of this if I hadn’t come across this trivia in a magazine. She was delightful in the latter flick; as for the former, ummm…….I guess her appearance could be regarded as the cue to cover your ears ASAP.

Examination Blues

Hell, Its been quite a while, huh? You know, its kinda weird, the sheer range of emotions you go through, during an examination. A month left to go ; Sheeesh, haven’ touched my books so far, no bloody idea what the teachers are blabbing about in the classrooom, better start studying. A fortnight left ; Aww hell, still haven’ started, better roll up your sleeves Shekhar or you’re gonna get it royally this time.
Two days left ; Finally start, with the time divided equally between praying to God, berating myself for having wasted so much of time, promising not to keep things till the last moment in the future, motivating myself by telling yours truly that its still not too late and that I can still do it. Day or rather, night before D-Day ; Stay up till four or five in the morning. Hit the sacks resolving to wake up in 1 or 2 hrs of time. Don’t hear the goddamn alarm and wake up at around 8:30. Do whatever little I can, and then pray to The Lord God Almighty with a fervour and intensity as yet unknown to mankind. Examination Hall ; Still praying, and hoping, fingers crossed, to get lucky, just a leeetle wee bit of luck.
And finally the exams are over. But what really pisses me off is that why do I have to do this over and over again, year in and year out. Why the hell can’t I start a little bit earlier like the other guys around me and at least finish the bloody syllabus in a propah manner.
Ever since Class 9, 10 this has been the way it has been and whats worse, I don’t seem to be able to change it. But still, during these exams I have made yet another resolution (for the next sem, that is). Remains to be seen whether it will go down the drain like all the others or I will be finally able to grow ot of my disease of procrastination .