It has been more than two months since we arrived here at IITK. But somehow, the last few weeks (
My pseudo family (my
My father taught me to speak respectfully. My
Even in front of the professor?- you might ask. Well yes and no. They are disguised as anthems of the hall in which you belong! That being said the hostels are little works of art in themselves! We were really underwhelmed by the rooms at first. However, with time you realize that it is the perfect scenario. The ‘green’ campus forces the bugs in, which in turn force you out. And here, rooms are just for sleeping. Also, the somewhat unsettling lack of LAN connection and code against laptops makes sure you are bonding with your
Then each resident is meticulously programmed to hate and despise every other hall. We have a President and his Cabinet i.e the HEC. Its main function is to look after the everyday functioning of the hall (20%) and generating ‘
Don’t get me started on ‘
Now each of these major section holds its own annual completion: Hall level and College level. How wonderful! Having experienced Takneek in its full might, I am a little (nay, a lot) buzzed off about the Calender. Almost every weekend has some or the other competition going on! That being said, I cannot deny that it was Takneek that finally made me realize I was in college. And a wonderful one at that.We make stuff in our first year which third years of other colleges research on! The night-outs working on the projects and then the cheering are just some of the great moments.
I would have been immensely happy at the number of competitions and clubs if not for studies. Then I remember studies are the reason I am here in the first place! This divine knowledge dawns when the
And the subjects themselves are funny. MTH101 mocks your ideas on the obvious. HSS? Eh? What is that? With such vast changes, including the return of subjective papers, you are highly likely to crash and burn along with your CPI. What doesn’t help is the “
The only course I am currently excelling in is the Compulsory PE on the basis of attendance. It is still hard, though. Waking up at 5:30 AM just to run a given field twice. People say it should be scrapped. These are the ones with 3-4 bunks and staring down the barrel of ‘repeat’.
How hard is it? Sleep at 3:00, wake at 5:30. Should be enough! And there will always be that one guy who would
Finally, Mess Food. My reactions in chronological order-
- Great Menu
- I can live with this.
- I can live on this.
The last one is open till 2:00 AM. Midnight snacking is a lot of fun. And suddenly, home feels too mundane. (Who’ll cook you up macaroni at 2 AM? Huh? Your mom? Ha!)j
As Jahangiri (the lesser known poet) said-“If there is heaven on earth, it probably isn’t here…” But all the same. It’s our college. And it’s IITK.
This article was originally written by Pratyush Garg and published in Vox Populi the campus magazine of IIT Kanpur.