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October 11, 2007

College Life – Kanavugal

Filed under: Comedy-Keemedy — Santhosh @ 4:25 AM

My bro’s just joined college (for the first time too!) and he’s been telling me how it’s all sooo (the use of so many o’s indicates he’s fast turning into a Chennai vaasi) different from the castles he’d built in his mind – when he was supposed to be reading up on solenoids and gas law equations – in 12th. Maybe the let-down is because he’s watched his elder bro follow insane college timings by staying home for cricket matches and holding cultural club meetings in Coffee Day. Anyways, as a result of all those college life movies mainstreamed by namma Kollywood, this is the way I thought those 4 yrs of my own college life would pan out for me :

I’ll be Dennis the Menace and Calvin rolled into one. Without a thought to internal marks, placements or repeat courses, I’ll boo the lecturers, throw torn notebooks in the air, use only four-letter words to the college management, talk back to professors and walk out of class followed by 4-5 guys. Then again, I may opt to be the super-hero and end up being the gold medallist apart from hitting a six off the last ball to win the match against our parama edhiri college. And finally there’s this something that every college movie has (even the ones dating back to when Chinni Jeyant acted in the first of his 230 movies as a student) – go around campus with a football in hand. Ultra Cool man!

Me and my gang, we’ll rawk! Football teams, culturals, canteen, dance teams – we’ll be the only ones in each of them; and what’s more, we’ll even decide to be in the same class. And in case we get bored of beating the shit out of local politicians and talking about Himalayas, student power and Kanyakumari (in one particular order), we’ll go on these college tours where each one of us will gleefully wave our hands out of the bus windows all through the journey, at the end of which we’ll have 5 star accommodation with room service.

Since I’m the college dada, girls will come to me with petty complaints. Like say, the principal has told “seat laedhu ma” to her because she’s just 6 months late in applying. How dare he tell that, the pessimist. He should have paarattufied her eagerness to study for applying 6 months ahead of the next year and given her admission straight into 2nd year. I would tell the girl “Naan parthukaraen. Nee alaama po!” because all I’d need to do would be to call the principal and tell him “Namma ponnu dhaan sir“, and set up a side business at the back gate tea-kadai, to take of these and other related petty problems like “fees kattradhuku date mudinjiduchu”, “hall-ticket tholanjidichu” or “lecturer ungala vida mokkai“.

Since I’m also going to anyways win the research-project competition, I’ll be in the library researching quantum physics in micro electro mechanical systems. And so I’ll walk to the nanotechnology section and try to pull out “(Help! Book names needed)” from the shelf and end up playing tug-of-war on it with my to-be figure* who’s also trying to pick the same book from the other side. We’ll even flutter our eyelashes a couple of times at each other (sidenote to myself : that’s the killer, you Romeo!). But mind you pretty girl, I also have half a mind to let-go suddenly and watch you go sprawling down.
*figure(s) – girl(s) (not all of them though)

See, we can all be Mustafa-Mustafa friends and classmates and all that, but when my figure (yeah, again!) walks alone towards where we’re sitting on OC bikes, even though she’s in the same class as us, one of you guys will pipe up “machan, ava varra da“, and everyone leaves the spot like true gentlemen. (This has personally been the biggest letdown. Maybe my college guys have never watched all those movies, because they’ve gone the opposite route and made sure they pop up everytime I’m, you know, busy. Adhan kadalai pottutrukkanu theriyudhu la, “No Disturbance” sign a vaikka mudiyum?)

Up Next : College Life – Unmai, nadanthathu enna!



  1. As you’ve told, kanavugal.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 11, 2007 @ 2:14 PM | Reply

  2. ROFL. Even if i didnt get the lines in tamil, i think i got the gist in them anyway. This is just toooo good. Hey you’ve missed the great college love triangle plot

    Comment by vibhusha — October 11, 2007 @ 4:10 PM | Reply

  3. @anonYeah, as I’ve told, kanavugal!@vibhushaHar! Since it’s what could have been, I’d rather not waste those 4 years in messy affairs, unless of course you’re talking about 2 girls fighting over me – but for that story you’d have to get to their blogs!

    Comment by santhosh — October 11, 2007 @ 6:01 PM | Reply

  4. machan, u frgt to write about that small fite u had with the eventual heavyweight champion of the world who was then a sweeper in ur college…

    Comment by crazyBugga — October 12, 2007 @ 5:33 PM | Reply

  5. College is a place where dreams turn into reality. I’ am eagerly expecting you next post. College turned our dreams in nightmares.

    Comment by Narayanan — October 13, 2007 @ 12:47 AM | Reply

  6. @crazybuggaNow that you mention it, yeah! It was in fact a 2 vs 1. Summa pandhadinomla!@nanaDon’t even get me started on the topic!

    Comment by santhosh — October 13, 2007 @ 7:49 AM | Reply

  7. rofl da. but isn’t murali the senior to chinni jeyant for college movies?you forgot to mention how you will chase villains al over the college and break lab equipment and doors and desks and the single bulb above you :-))

    Comment by vijay — October 13, 2007 @ 8:33 PM | Reply

  8. @vijayHey, weren’t you one of them? 😉

    Comment by santhosh — October 13, 2007 @ 9:36 PM | Reply

  9. LOL over “*figure(s) – girl(s) (not all of them though)”

    Comment by OMG — October 14, 2007 @ 5:14 AM | Reply

  10. LOL.. But how does Dennis the Menace and Calvin come into the picture..? I thought they were inherent loners…?

    Comment by sirpy — October 14, 2007 @ 10:37 AM | Reply


    Comment by scribes — October 15, 2007 @ 2:40 AM | Reply

  12. ha hamapi you did almost half of these in college anyway…waitin for the “Unmai” blog

    Comment by kumar — October 15, 2007 @ 2:52 AM | Reply

  13. @OMG:)@sirpyThey’re here purely on account of the devastation they cause and the one-liners they make

    Comment by santhosh — October 15, 2007 @ 2:29 PM | Reply

  14. RMAO againnnYour observation skills rawk dude!That “machan, ava varra da” one was the absolute tops!Awaiting the unmai blog….

    Comment by pras — October 17, 2007 @ 1:59 AM | Reply

  15. @prasI’ll take the ‘observation skills’ line as a compliment 🙂

    Comment by santhosh — October 20, 2007 @ 4:48 AM | Reply

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    Comment by santhosh — November 16, 2007 @ 8:41 PM | Reply

  17. ambi, where’s that dialogue about ponnunga + adakkam hearing which your figure will start look vittufying you

    Comment by ambi — November 16, 2007 @ 8:41 PM | Reply

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