Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A nostalgic journey to Potheri SRM College



Finally back to college.. Oh no,not in real life,but in this world of blogging.Yes this post is all about my some happy moments of my college life.Every single second was a happy moment for me when I was in college.And yes am from SRM Institute of Science & Technology(SRM University),Kattankulathur campus. Well I used to go only in train to college.I will start from Tambaram and will get down at Potheri(see pic).Its hardly a 20 minute journey(if the train doesn't stop due to signals).The fun starts from Tambaram itself.But my close friends start the day with a bang from Egmore,Saidapet etc..

I joined SRM in 2005 Aug.I am basically not from Chennai.I have heard about the 'kind-of-treatment' in Jeppiyar institutions.So I expected something similar in SRM too.Fortunately here things were quite different,that people started bunking classes in 1st sem itself :-).I never hesitated to speak with guys in my college and as a result from day-1 I started roaming with a gang of guys.Fearing ragging in trains,in the initial days I used to go in buses.Then only I learnt that lot of beautiful gals from SRM and Valliammai College were travelling in bus.For the 1st one month,I used to travel alone in bus and what else I can do?Sight..

Then I started going by train and we became a gang[Naanga motham 10 per,engalukku decency eh kidayathu :D]

.All were depressed and disappointed when our 2nd semester results came since many guys got arrears(my friend Gokul expected 2,but unfortunately he escaped :D with no arrears).But there was one person who never bothered abt the result and was completely happy&satisfied with the result.Yes your honor,u r right,its me.Now you don't think that I cleared all the subjects.I too got 2 arrears.My friend asked me:

"Macha what da u r so happy?u cleared everything huh?"

I replied-"No 2 wickets(electronic devices and digital electronics) gone"

my friend-"then how r u so happy?", I replied-"I expected some 3 or 4 da,thank God,it stopped with 2"

My parents-"ithu unakkoru paadam"

My reply-"onnu illa paa 2 paadam" 

I was like this only.But as days passed on,our friendship bonding got strengthened.What I really felt/feel as a biggest achievement in my college life is that,I never had people,who considered me as their enemy.



This is how I used to sit in college park and we will keep on passing comments on whoever crosses us.We will keep teasing each other.None was spared,including me :D.

It was in my 3rd year,college life took some different twists and turns.There was a subject called personality development.That was a subject to enhance our soft-skills and it was handled by a Madam named Deepa[nice mam :-)].One day she asked one of us to speak about any topic for 2 minutes.Since I was desperate to make some political speeches :D,I went and shouted something.My friends encouraged me by giving good comments :-).It was my class,which at no instance degraded any student about his/her communication skills.Even when we stammer on stage,the whole class will listen wait until the person completes and u can hear the same kind of claps when every student completes his speech.

Then comes the famous title to me,'RamuJi' :D.There is a history behind this title.I got pass mark in mathematics in a cycle test.So people started calling me as 'Ramanujam'(maths genius).Now u need not think whether it is so difficult to get pass in that subject.Its not like that,but,it was sooooooo difficult for me to get pass mark in cycle tests :D.My friend Gokul(mavane :x) gave this title 'RamuJi' to me,since he felt it was stylish( Enna koduma sir ithu?).From that day onwards all started mocking me by saying RamuJi :D and I really felt bad for getting pass mark in a subject :-(.

Another part is ragging.We ragged so many juniors.Guys,gals no partiality in this alone :D.Most of the ragging will take place in canteen and electric train.Its a real risk to rag in other places.We will ask guys to drive car using 50p coin,will make them go for a march past.One day I caught hold of a guy.All my friends were ragging only Tamilians.Its too bad to be partial right?So I caught a north Indian guy.The moment I caught him, he told,"bayya bayya Tamil nahin maalum bayya". My friend yelled at him-"u know English na?then what"... that guy was so clever-"bayya bayya muje english nahin maalum bayya".. "Arreh bayya muje Hindi maalum,thum ithar aavo"-ya its me..Goyyale yaar kitta?



While travelling in train,we used to speak all non-sense.I saw gal and as usual I started passing funny comments about that girl to my friend,who was standing on foot-board.Oh shit!!Then only I came to know that I was speaking to a stranger and my friend was behind me.Then what,as usual,we were laughing for some 1 hr about this :D.It was during this train travel my friend M S Karthik will bash us in bad words,loudly, for making fun of him :D.

My friends GK and Harish Bharath used to fight for Sachin Tendulkar respectively.Myself and Gokul will be one team(Ajith fans) and will bash actor Vijay and will tease my friend Harish.He too is no lesser to us,he will also give punching counters,but the audience hated Vijay more than Ajith,so most of the time we will only win :D.My another important friend Naveeth(Bhai) will spice up the arguments with his powerful comments :D

Now it wont be fair if I don't mention about KoushikBarath(Science).I named him science on day 2 itself.I have a funny pic of him in my system.I used to threaten him that I will put it in orkut,fb etc.He will still get frightened for this blackmail.But,science,if u r reading this post,make it sure that u make good comments about this post.Else I will put that pic in orkut :D.

Another important person is Jagadish.He always used to give lectures about girls to me :D.

Finally I too took a seminar in SRM.They made me take a seminar.The topic was GPRS.Most of them enjoyed it thoroughly.Not because of my wonderful explanation,but because of the comedies which I made.I was speaking about actress Genelia and some beautiful girls to explain GPRS[ada practical examples ba](see pic below)

Then came the campus interviews.I never got selected in any company until my college life was over :D.But later I got some offer,blah blah..,lets not get into it now :D.

Now this is September month.I have to mention this here.The only birthday which I celebrated in college with my friends with lot of fun means,it was during final year.17-09-2008 was the date.Had a great time like this :


Hmm.. I am able to understand ur questions.. You are asking me what about girls.Honestly speaking, I have never moved with a girl in my 4 yr college life.But still there were some good girls :-),who considered me too as their friend and I too consider them as my friend.We went for an outing to IG resort.There again I teased everyone by making some normal mimicry.My friends gave an overwhelming response and encouraged me to do more and enjoyed it thoroughly.After that some girls with whom I have never spoken with,became my friends :-).Thanks to social networks.. But for these social networks(orkut,fb etc),I wouldn't have spoken with many people in my life.




Now am really missing such an awesome life.One guy is in Navy,one guy is in Shillong,some people in US etc etc.. The thing is am not even able to meet guys who r in Chennai regularly.Happy that am able to meet atleast few guys in regular intervals.Whenever I pass through SRM college,I want to get into college.I will be happy if time machine becomes a reality.I will go back to my college life and will stay there forever.I will ask Sabha sir and Jeba sir to take class and will sit in last bench and enjoy.I want to do a final year project once again,with Sumathi mam as my guide.. Again I will buy it from Spiros technology itself,coz still I don't know to do projects on my own :D.I am really missing my Andhra friends Keshava,Munaga,Sarangaru,Kerala frnds Jithin,Ismail etc.. I met some 100% pure-natured guys like Manikandans(2 Manis are there).Its not so easy to get a friend like Naveeth bhai,who used to support me and other friends at all occasions.

Now is it possible to go to SRM college with same gang and re-do my UG again(but without paying fees)?

Note: What I have written is just 0.1% of our atrocities.That too with lots and lots of censor :D. You can imagine how it would have been in reality :-).

And I dedicate this post to all the 2009 passed outs of SRM college.

14 comments:

s.c.vinod said...

good one machi...am so jealous!!!

balaji said...

well that was pretty insightful into what happened during the 4 years you spent at SRM..

throw some light on Polaris also sir!!! :P

Harish.M said...

@Vinod - thanks machi for commenting here :-)..

Harish.M said...

@Balaji - Thanks sir for commenting here :-)... Well I will write about Polaris soon :D

Jagadish said...

*sniff sniff*.... gethu machi....

Harish.M said...

@Jagadish- Thanks for ur comments machi :D

GK said...

Machi!! Good one da!! Try writing 1 or 2 more posts in the same topic as part 2 /part 3. I am expecting a lot from you!!

Harish.M said...

@GK- Sure machi... Once in a while will be blogging about our college life for sure.. Keep watching this space for more updates :-)..

Thanks for ur comments :-)

Anonymous said...

Bosss....Raggin pannadellaam open ah potrukeengaaa paarunga...edaachu satta sikkal vandra pogudhu....:)

Ungaloda sernthu naanum maatuvaen...:)

Harish.M said...

@Anonymous - Athellam oru sikkalum varathu thalaiva.. Athukku bayanthuttu anonymous comment vera ya ? Enna Koduma Sir ithu?

Neenga Gokul ah thaan irukkanam :P

boom boom said...

ji as usual u wr rockin..keep rockin:)

Koushik said...

super post ji..

Harish.M said...

@Boom Boom Naveeth - Thanks a lot for ur valuable comments machi

Harish.M said...

@Koushik - Thanks da.. I won't put that photo.. be happy :D