Are you a bored Science student trying to wade your way through the huge pile of books (Journals, rather)? Are you the one who ignored the only piece of sound advice your relatives gave you to take up Commerce/Arts to enjoy LIFE? Do you think that your social life is as interesting as Mallika Sherawat in a burqa? Does your daily schedule consist of a home to class to college (lab) to another class to home schedule? Do you think your kids would be a tad less interested in knowing about your college life than Rakhi Sawant is interested about knowing the revenues generated by the IT industry in Croatia? OK! I’ll stop sounding like a bhaade ka firangi talking for a Telebrands ad and get down to some serious business. If the answers to the questions put above are positive, here’s how you can enjoy your LIFE even in the humdrum and bordering-on-melancholy schedule of yours, in your class itself! (Shit! I'm still sounding like the firangi advertising for Telebrands!)
Playing Antakshri, dumb charades etc are so 16th centuryish that even Einstein’s portrait hanging in your class would yawn in boredom! So, for a change, you could play cards in class. No, this ain’t a “21” hangover. There is a variety of games one could furtively play in class. But please refrain from playing the game where you pick one card from the pack and then sit and calculate the probability of it being a red card or black… a face card or a numbered!
If you think you’re the only enlightened soul in your group, desperate to get a LIFE, you could ensure your friends’ participation by singing those ‘80’s and ‘90’s songs from the movies of Govinda, Suniel Shetty and the likes! Either your friends will permanently cut all ties with you or join you. The probability of the latter occurring is higher as not many can resist laughing over those songs and singing them again and travel back to those days when you first sang these songs, at a time when you still probably used to wet your bed at night!! Some songs may actually, even end up giving you much required tips such as this song “ Aangana pe baba, dwaare pe maa, kaisain aaye gori, hum thore ghar ma??” gives tips on entering your girl’s house. Just a humble request to all the Himmesh clones…. Please do your bit for humanity by keeping away!!
Now, this one’s for BSc students (read: a classroom with 99.999% girl population and the probability of finding a cute guy is like spotting Kareena ‘Size Zero’ Kapoor gorging on Blueberry Cheesecake). During the lecture when the natural sleep inducer, the professor, is at his job, you could well, pass your time by zeroing down on the 10 Hot Actors/Sportspersons in a book. I assure you, it will take you the entire duration of the lecture to come down to ONLY 10 guys from sooooo many of them! And, more so, it would give the professor an impression tat you actually followed the gibberish he/she spoke and hence are ruminating so intently on the topic.
If you have friends who can read tarot cards, palms, faces, legs, toe nails, hair strands etc, you could have fokat ke astrology sessions in class. Everybody is curious about their future na; however kale andhere main lipta hua it may be! You could also eat like kids from Somalia who’ve just been treated to a seven coarse meal. All the moms would be happy looking at the empty, licked-to-the-limit-that-washing-it-would-be-redundant tiffins returning home! You could also gossip in hushed tones (exclusively for BSc girls, again!). You could also satiate your creative urge by doodling, writing love letters to your girl/guy, writing poems, articles etc. Yes, you win a 3 night 4 days trip to Hawaii with Pamela Anderson/ Orlando Bloom for guessing when this article was written!
Basically, there are innumerable things one can do during lectures. Although they aren’t exactly the ways to help get you a LIFE, they definitely are the times, the memories you’d cherish until you suffer from Alzheimer’s. Things that you would laugh at, at the college reunion 10 years down the line. And if your partner is from Arts/Commerce, you could tell him that practicals and 100% attendance was fun too!!
P.S: My heartfelt thanks to my college gang by indulging in all the aforementioned antics, which gave me the base to write on! (Yes, these are tried and tested methods!) And yeah, I wasn’t paid by the Telebrand people and the Mathematics Dept (I spoke of probability so much!!) of my college to advertise!!