Saturday, April 28, 2007

4. Nite-outs!!!


That’s yet another one of those standard rules laid out for college goers…especially for hostellers(night-schies???).To be frank, I came across this word for the first time only after I joined the college—that too from an ol’iit pal of mine that too while chatting. The first time that she mentioned she had a night-out, I was like……. er..nite-out???....she???....she was out the whole night? OMG!!! what was she doing? Naaa…. but I never let her know that I was sooo ‘low funda’ed on such ‘technical’ terms. By yet another one of my ‘ingenious ways’ I extricated out from her that piece of info. At last I became enlightened of this new ‘collego-technical’ term. So night-out means….well it’s just another name for ‘burning the midnight oil’---the only difference being it needn’t necessarily be for studying alone. No.. no rules like that. It can be for doing anything ranging from serious studies to chatting, blogging or just chattering away through the whole night.


Thus being enlightened of this new term I realised that we’ve had many a night-outs… a looot many. The very first of our(or rather my) night-outs…. we were literally outside. We were in the audi; it was the LH farewell. The farewell party extended well into the night….way till 2:00 am. The party was…er….(cant comment on it in public---danger of being spied by the seniors who organised it). Well the only worthwhile part of the party was after 2:00 am when the party was over…and we made our way back to the hostel. We had to pass by the AH(1st yr guys hostel)…and guess what we did??? The girls howled and hooted and screamed their lungs out….in the dead of the night…at the AH. A few heads appeared at the balcony, whose unfortunate eardrums had to endure the horsepower of the gals’ vocal chords. Well!!... so that was something..….


The 2nd sem witnessed night-outs at almost regular intervals of time---the period of interval being 1 week. Being in the ‘rocking D-Batch’ these are unavoidable weekly circumstances. Come Friday evening, all the books will be closed(ie…if any were open by then). The next two days will be that of blissful enjoyment, completely unaware of the burdensome realities of the remaining 5 weekdays. As though fast-forwarded by some invisible remote control, the two days pass away at lightning pace. Sunday evenings come like a blot from the blue. Along with it comes the great realisation of the next day’s assignments, submissions, tutorials, records, and what not??? But still we don’t start the work…there is always a time for it…and that time is at around 11 pm(literally the 11th hour). The next few hours are that of searching frantically for the long lost books; scurrying from room to room in search of completed copies; racking our brains over Shames and Theraja problems, and where one head alone doesn't work, gathering in the common room with a packet of Parle-G, to put our heads together (….. and also to fill our starving tummies). By then daylight would have set in. So when do we sleep? Oh yeah…there is always time for that in the class, listening to the not-so-melodious lullabies of the faculties.

Night-outs have now become a part and parcel of our NIT life. The last of the night-outs that I had...it was a proper night out…didn’t sleep at all for over 44 hours. It was the last day of our first year in the campus. We were supposed to be dead tired after a mind boggling mechanics test, but the extra energy pumped in by the excitement of the forthcoming three month long vacation drove the sleepiness out from us. Sat through the whole night---packing, chatting, orkutting, watching many movies at a time in a number of laptops….that was a real night-out. The next night too, I had to stay awake till 3:00 am(poor me) to make sure that certain people get down at the right station at the right time in the right way……. (but… psst…psst don’t tell anyone…. I slept off just 5 minutes before they alighted the train).


PS: I had to take yet another nite-out to write this nite-out. It’s now 3:33 am local time.

14 comments:

Smilee said...

Ingenious ways?? rotfl! knew all along that u were 'low funda' on such 'technical' terms.. u always been tht, ol' pal..
ahem have u heard of a real night out? up till 5 30 n crashed (for 2 hrs) just for th psychological effect!

Neethu said...

oye chinky...don kno to read eng or wat??? i said i dint sleep fr about 2 days and u r bragging about staying awake till 5 30????

nimisha said...

"NITE-OUTS" -for the 'Rockin D batch...it wuz only the NO's dat saw us safely thru...or v wud nevr hav got the assignment marks n' thrfore backd comfortably . . . ur style of writin is 2 gud neethu, n' i competely agree wid wat u hav 2 say on NO's

Neethu said...

hey nimmi thnx...

Shiba said...

Hey...really fun to read...was laughing at the bare truth of it...especially how "fundaless" we were and how "funda full" we all are now, in more than one way...right??? Keep them coming.

Ashish said...

polappu thanne ketaaaa

reshma said...

kaliiiiiiiiii..i alwaysget dwn @ d rite places @ d rite times...nso did i dis timetoooo.....u slept lik log...whoa?nite out huh?

Neeths said...

@ resh...
well...atleast we were out that nite....wernt we?he..he..

Nematho said...
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Nematho said...

well..hey..here it is...ur writing occasionally reminds me of someone...ME!(oopss...i was supposed to complement u rite?..sorry)..anyways,keep posting...im sure NITC LH provides plenty of reasons to...;)

Kish said...

Ooh la la!!..my lil blood relationz started blogging!! for some darnd reason, i'm feeling proud here :) ....true, Night outs are like caviar to those who have the luxury of being able to stay up during the day and sleep after dusk - quite a delicacy, difficult to obtain and as a result may only be served for special occasions!.. but for poor souls like me who are having to work in night-shifts, its the 'day-outs' that exquisite!....sigh!

Kish said...

that ARE exquisite, i mean :)... excuse the typos!

Roshan said...

huh..u got some skills to make people walk down the memory line a few steps!! nice blog !

Viajero said...

Me more inclined to takn nyt outs w/o reason... ;) unplanned ones... thnk of a full week 168 hrs havn nly under 16 hrs of sleep with 3 continuous nytouts and dayouts...my record ;) but 1st yr was spend w/o nyt outs :( began 2 njoy tat nly frm d 2nd yr