The Engineering ‘Un’advantage!

| Saturday, November 1, 2008 | |

Nurturing a dream is one thing and getting nurtured (unnurtured in this case! ) is another.

Engineering was/is one such nurture.

Much of my thoughts, like of many others wistfully sublimed when shot with what next after school.

Hardly a made up matter, but it WAS and HAD to be engineering!

And there were definitely many reasons to it, not one being redundant

Finally, I am in an engineering college to air the reasons.

The Fresher Year was fun. All we had to do was get ragged by seniors, awe at the marvelous campus and the pen-ultimate would be to find the answers to many a questions that we actually sung… like Somewhere I Belong by Linkin’ Park, but yeah hardly study. It’s like a reward for the extreme ‘tortures’ that we faced in answering all those coveted (Yeah right!) engineering entrance exams. Not to forget the difficult times to choose which college would be our den for the next four years.

Later in our post-junior year, the scene:

Academics (Here, it is personified, mind you!) as if in frustration gives you back all that you ‘possibly’ deserve…

Like deadlines for completion of journals, no notes and material to study from, attendance issues, sad outdated frustration-invoking subjects, sadder classmates who’d be nine pointers cause they’ve got the awesome, flattering ability to rataa-marofy every single line in the text book and so on…

Output: Utter frustration, fed-up feeling and an attempt to unbelong to engineering.

But hello, all these feelings are invoked internally, like in program compiling.

But, you possibly wouldn’t succumb to all those. At the most, all you could do as a consequence of the invoking would be crib to like-minded studs (other frustu engicos! :P), give up for a few days… (Engineering ultimately sucks you in!) and in my case would be writing a yayaver blog! (LOL!)

But hey Mr. Engg ain’t that bad. The infinite techie terms which engineering teaches us find their way recursively in blogging rather than my sem-end answer booklets!

One example:

Me and a group of friends were treating ourselves for dessert at Baskin Robin’s.

The infinite flavors available always put us in a fix.

Me- “Hey, I think I’d satisfy myself with World Class Choc” (It’s a flavor!)

A friend- “Hot choc over pineapple for me.”

Me- (Getting tempted by the hot choc topping…) “Hot choc topping for me too!”

A friend- “Err… Shradha, ain’t hot choc over World Class Choc a bit redundant?”

And that left me thinking about the word REDUNDANCY rather than the redundancy itself!

Boy, now that’s the story of how our ice-cream got a bit ‘techie’ised!

There are many more of these… I’d probably have a ‘blogfull’ of these!

Two more years of bliss with vengeance and I know I WOULD and HAVE to make it!


Duh! :P

15 Shouts!:

Kalidas Says:
November 1, 2008 at 7:20 PM

hmm.. 1st to comment! yay!

so u r an engineering student too?? guess lots of engineers like to blog.. (like urs truly) after all, it is a very good medium to unwind.

and yeah.. me too happen to techiize some stuff of common life

Tanmay Says:
November 2, 2008 at 11:06 PM

awesome writing..simply awesome..really liked it..and Iam aspiring engineer it'll be good to keep reading your blog..
I'll subscribe..
visit mine back if you like soccer..

Dark_Gal Says:
November 2, 2008 at 11:13 PM

@ kalidas

Yeah, true, lotsa engg studs like 2 blog!! Infact love it n compltly hooked to it!!!

And techiising things.. is but natural 2 us! :P

@ tanmay
First thanks a lot! :)

Well, yeah will read your blog.
I am a Goan, football definitely runs in every Goan's blood! :P

Varun Says:
November 2, 2008 at 11:39 PM

just finished engineering.It's ridiculous,you have a dream and you see that in living that dream,you haven't got anything you expected.That make sense at all? maybe...
nice post


Dark_Gal Says:
November 2, 2008 at 11:44 PM

@ varun

Thanx 4 writing.

I am sorry I couldn't make much sense in what you meant in the last line.
Having a dream is fine... but there are times you'd get frustrated... that doesn't necessarily mean you deviate from your goal...

This was one such post.. out of sheer frustration... but yeah in balanced compensation.

Yayavar Says:
November 10, 2008 at 5:58 PM

@nice post about eng. life

Dark_Gal Says:
November 12, 2008 at 12:32 AM


Thanks for reading in.


Keep visiting.


viyoma Says:
November 14, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Hmmm...well explained..your style of writing keeps the reader hooked to each and every line in it, without getting distracted. Says:
November 17, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Ya right, i think it's common to all of us, leaving school and thinking of college is fun for just a couple of mons, after that its d same, any place where v have to study abnd learn something, v'll alwaz hate it !

kaber Says:
November 17, 2008 at 6:53 PM

i am an engineering student too (too many of us in india i guess :) )

"first year was fun".. redundant opinion..


keep saying that, till it become just another sound, and looses all sense.. ?

and i can't make up my mind when it comes to ice creams either

Rashi V Says:
November 21, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Thats one thing I hate about YOU engg guys :P Well you assume the world understand what you say..Well yes, I agree almost 75% of educated Indians are either docs or engg but hey, Im not... I hate going out for dinner and people talking about things I dont remotely understand..If I was a dumb blonde, I wouldn't probably mind but I'm not... :( Seriously, you all would do a great favour if you didn't speak engg language..You would like if I spoke about Hippocampus or Hypothalamus, would you??

Yeah google it!

The Solitary Writer. Says:
November 21, 2008 at 11:19 AM

oh yeah anothr engg kid on blogworld.......welcome dear engineer.....hmm this happens yaar.....nw we r obsessd vit this thing......:p.....and v cant help......born to b an engg :p......hey exams must be starting naa.:p...good luck frnd

btw i am an engg student as well...

visit wen u have time

Yayavar Says:
November 25, 2008 at 4:44 PM

Good post and keep it up...

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Born Vagabond Says:
December 29, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Anothe Engg in making..haan?