Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I had ‘batasas’ last night. At 1:30 a.m. Nice scrunchy, sickly sweet ‘gurer batasa’. While desperately trying to understand Coetzee.
Coetzee, ‘gurer batasa’, a splitting headache and watery eyes makes a very interesting combination. Inject some intense panic in it, and the combination turns positively lethal.
So I closed my book, switched on my computer and read The Sandman instead. I have been reading it a lot recently.
And nobody please ask me how my exams went today.
I made up stuff as I went along. Especially about Rushdie and "Haroun and the Sea of Stories".
And Hamlet Pow Pow Pow advised me to think of it as 'meta academics'.....because 'I made up a story about a story about a story'....
Wow!! Interesting thought....that.....

18 comments:

anna-rchy said...

ah you influence me to study...not.. bless you

Tiny Black Cat said...

yeah, making stories about haroun... should be fun. we have all heavy-heavy texts, some of them "interesting", but none of them "fun". stuyding haroun... was more fun nishchoi? naki class-tlass'e jetish na?

Diviani said...

you have haroun??? you have haroun? and you are cribbing?

probably you know already, but there was this really famed caliph haroun al-rashid, who figures in a lot of the arabian nights tales. in rushdie, there's haroun, and his dad's rashid.

Agarwaen Mormegil said...

hah!!! try making stories in economics honors exam. Been there, done that. what marvellous jewels they were, the answers i.e. (of cousre, it was a class test).

"sen"sational said...

@ anna - ;)

@tbc - errr...ei course ta te bodh hoy puro semester e 4te ki 5ta class attend korechhi....and yeah...reading Haroun was fun....I think I like Rushdie's style of writing...

@diviani - yeah..i know this funda ...had to study it...but even a fun book can lose all its charm when u have to study it i guess

@aragorn - i made up stuff in my statistics paper in the HS...ar kichu bolbi??

_ð!®†ß¤¥ said...

U know of "meta-acads" too.. Darn.N we engineers thought its our monopoly domain.. How else do you think we pass?

Generally_Speaking said...

Do you have a link to Sandman?

Agarwaen Mormegil said...

stat paper e golpo!! tobe puroskar tokei dite hobe.
guru. na nan guruma!!!

AquilusAltus said...

You have coetzee and you are complaining?
Imagine coming across this at 1.30, the night before an exam:
'the hybrid fusion gene BCR-ABL encodes a chimeric protein that has constitutive tyrosine kinase activity'

My life sucks!!!

Diviani said...

heh, the grass is always bluer on the other side. the deal with us arts students, well, me comparative lit student atanyrate, is that I never know how i'm going to fare, and amount of studying is never directly or inversely proportional to score obtained, whereas, in science, or at least at the rudimentary class xii level, i could farely predict what the red ink would state. i'm trying to discover how the the two are related, any illuminating observations, anyone?

Diviani said...

greener, greener, the grass is greener..

"sen"sational said...

@facesmasher - hah...i don't...my friend does...

@aragorn - tathastu botso...

@aquilusaltus - well...what can i say?? my heartfelt sympathies..

@diviani - yeah...i guess..but then...i dont think the grass is greener on aquilusaltus' side 'chemeric protein' and 'kinase activity'...geez!!!

erebus said...

i hate bloody batasas... too bloody sweet...
and...
how were your exams?

blade said...

Good blog!

"sen"sational said...

@erebus - well being 'too bloody sweet' is what makes them 'batasas'. and the exams were pure unadulterated 'bhaat'. but thank you for enquiring.

@blade - thank you. thank you very much.

Agarwaen Mormegil said...

geez, toder exam cholche na joo'te?
ami saala boshe bore hocchi. college bondho. poray mon nei.
too much testosterone perhaps. :D

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Sympathies for exams.

Thank you for the poem quoted in the previous post. It brought a breath of peace into a rapidly deteriorating work day.

J.A.P.

"sen"sational said...

@aragorn - hehehehe...except for the exams and the testosterone part...I am suffering from all the other things u mentioned....

@JAP - aaahhh...what-to-say...what-to-say....thankooo thankooo...
p.s. and that song really soothes one down...doesnt it?? It has helped me a lot...glad to know that it helped you too...:)