-By Divya Gopal : IT III Year
” The best minds are often found on the back benches”
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
The beautiful monsoon rains and a spectacular view out of a classroom window….hold on…now where did classroom veneer out of thin air….ahh…well the irony is just that…a 2 hour long hard hitting lecture on the database design amongst the most bemused backdrop ever….an engineering classroom!
The class hits off with what’s database, why do we study it (??) but a certain you is too busy rummaging through her sack of books for a 4 by 4 cm parchment called the time table and as if knocked out of her reverie of sharing the centre stage with Joe Satriani on the lead guitar…u quite loudly exclaim your exhaustion.
“Lord…not Database Design again!”…after earning a growling acknowledgement to behave and amused and tardy stares, you involuntarily are made to descend the world of an engineering classroom…the slides over slides on the projector make innumerable never-to-be read entries in your two timed notebook of DD and ADS! At first you give a sincere try to sit back erect, ignore the “empty your inbox” call on your mobile and LISTEN to the class…yep…you tried to do that…its all going fine until you realize that you are seeing two DS teachers asking you “What is a query?!”…the bookish inkhorn on the first bench sneers at you as to what a cake walk it is! And, you, poor you only know that a spade has been struck at your throat…ruthlessly! For a saving grace you look on to the white washed looking white board with the dark black pen lines playing tricks on you….you see 4 lines instead of one….ahh….you had sincerely slept over the last ten min in which you were supposed to sincerely listen…! you just stand there trying hard to “remember” and answer this one question….but all the memory evades you and you are struck down by amnesia…a quick temporary one…it was as if you were stunned by an “obliviate” charm and you helplessly look around for your pals to rescue you! But damn them! one busy into an Archie comic, the other in her oblivious world of mobile phone and the last one keeping the face of Socrates who seemed too pensive to bail you out… So you still standing there to be ousted off the class…but alas! The gods or rather the demons decided to punish u for your karmas…
The teacher simply mouths you a word of advice and you find yourself promptly sitting at the place you were at the beginning of the lecture…the fateful last bench on database design lecture with an absent marked on the attendance sheet!