Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Convocation hues – II

Part I : http://innominate-iam.blogspot.com/2008/08/convocation-hues.html

I could convince Paaji (aka Anuraag sometimes) to attend the convocation but couldn’t convince his luck. Well, something better happened with him, got his joining date, but on the very day of our departure. And how can we be so perfect with planning? Something must go wrong, and this was the first of the series. I canceled his ticket. We were relying on Tiwari for his Camera, but he backed off for some stupid (?) reasons. I and Lalli were only two of the class of 18 to attend the convocation.

Tiwari got news from his information network. “The convocation fees must be deposited before 6 today; else you won’t get the degree on stage.” IIIT management is very good at creating rules overnight and implementing them. It was 6 already and I had left my house to catch PrayagRaj. There was no way to deposit the fees in time. Office-leave-train-fair-cancel-convocation-robe-no-stage-waste-useless-loser-time-waste... Brain works so fast. I got the news confirmed from PPS, official IIIT khabari. It was so true. I have weird habit of taking chances if I see even 0.1% probability. I continued towards NDRS, repeating “I want degree on stage” to myself.

Got delayed due to traffic, I saw Prayag Raj moving. Caught it!!! (Eating Pani-Poori at IFFCO chauk was unnecessary:))

Relying on Lalli was another risk we took. We all are losers, but Lalli is worst of us. Draft in favor of “IIIT-Allahabad” was required. Respected sir brought it for “IIT”, payable at Allahabad. I had asked him to deposit it early in the morning. When I reached hostel, respected sir was in Gym with a couple of juniors. I am a bigger idiot to join him and give him a “super set” for biceps.

Well, thank god, somehow we deposited the fees by 10:00 and got a robe!!

Director bored us with his typical speech. Nobel laureate killed us with his speech. I and Lalli fell asleep. Suddenly one of the coordinators of the event woke us up, gave some water and we were all set to receive the degree. Receiving the degree was just a formality now.

I was supposed to get the degree certificate for Paaji, and 3 others. While sending authorization mails for all, paaji had jumbled names and roll numbers!! Exam-cell guy started crying:). I explained the situation to that kid and got the remaining degrees.

Well, still we had some scope to mess the situation up. Lalli grabbed the opportunity. He forgot paaji’s “Cap from Korea” in hostel, and realized it at a distance of 8KM from IIIT. He went back to take it.

I had plans to go to office next morning. PrayagRaj was delayed by 4 hrs!!! “God … Thanks a lot:)”!!

All degrees are with Lalli. (Paaji, Pranay, Neelam, Preety)’s money is with me. My thesis report is with Pranay. All messed up, we still have some plan for long weekend, and are optimistic that it will work!!

20 comments:

Vaniki said...

"Today we all are present in this world because we have some optimistic hope deep inside our heart! "
And you presented a perfect example of the above statement :)

Vaniki said...

even after so many odds ;) you SUCCESSFULLY reachd iiit....took your degree and went bak again ;)

Anonymous said...

convocation hues 2 was awesome ...........tribute to tiwari's information network , IIIT khabari pps and messy lalli.
they did not leave any moment not to make us smile
so all together it was great ...............keep going dude
-shrikant nangare

koustubh kulkarni said...

@vaniki
god is great :)

@shrikant
we really missed those who couldn't attend the convocation.

Aniruddha said...

So Pappu finally pass ho gaya ha .. :P .. great post koukya .. ur writin hs improved like nythng .... loved the IIT ridicule ,"management is very good at creating rules overnight and implementing them.. " .. very true for ny nd every institution(s) management ... all the way frm shahu :P .... nyways keep entertaining ... ve fun

Aniruddha said...
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Aniruddha said...

btw congrats for ur convoc'n .... :)

koustubh kulkarni said...

@anya

Thanks a lot!! It's party time now.
Join us for long weekend :P

"ur writin hs improved like nythng"
-feels good being appreciated by my English teacher :P

Sonu@iiita said...

"Cheers for success of my ever helping seniors of IIITA."
Nicely pinpointed IIITA's management team.."management is very good at creating rules overnight and implementing them.. " Unfortunately we missed all our seniors day Convocation day...
What can I say about lalli... I just want to laugh!!!!! :)))))))))
Njoy your professional life & party ............

meetu said...

convocation hues-II --> ultimate...tooo gud.....
i was reading this in my office...i really wanted to roll on the floor....i know how i controlled myself...
...gud kou....expect some more post...

koustubh kulkarni said...

@sonu
Thanks a lot.

@meetu(pranay/tiwari)

hahaha,
can't believe you controlled yourself ... i can picture you rolling over the floor in your office and ur boss standing in front of you :)

Ayu said...

Very Nice Article on Covo. and very funny too. This is a Live cast of convocation event. :)
I was not at all aware about the writing skills of kousthubh, You are really good writer dear. Multitalented.

koustubh kulkarni said...

@ayu

thanks a lot...
'twas even more fun there. sorry you couldn't receive ur medal on stage :)

... said...

Yeah! I got the degree, but some one forgot to put the stamp of H'Onourable Director.
Lalli bought the cap back, but lost his new T-Shirt while Shopping in the Mall and and left his old shirt back here in Delhi!


I wish I'd have been there!

koustubh kulkarni said...

@...

hahaha .. don't worry abt the stamp ..
no one would notice :)

tushar said...

Koustubh You still have to pick up your BE convocation snaps from me...I hope I still have them ;) Dude the pain of getting those snaps from that shop in budhwar peth were worse, where the grumpy old man had our sexy snaps in a grand pitara ;)

Nice blog TC!!

koustubh kulkarni said...

@tushar

haha .. well same is the case with this convo snaps ... don't know who clicked me on stage ... but i really want them ... as badly as i wanted "budhwar peth" wale snaps ...

well i remember we kept those snaps in your vehicle's dicky .. check it out .. they must be laying there still.

sRk said...

after reading this, felt i should have attented the convo :-( but the very thought was scary for me after my experience of 2 week before trip to allahabad for final presentation :/

koustubh kulkarni said...

@srk

really .. you should have attended the convo. real fun.

... And now you know how I used to travel from pune to alld !!!

Basic question ... were you eligible to receive a degree this time? :P

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