"... and the most happening place in the campus is - THE LIBRARY."
Well, it is true at this point of time at least. Everyone seems to be flocking there. So I too joined the crowd. I have been unaccustomed to the library environment for a few months now, so it took me some time to adjust. Yesterday, I actually spent five hours studying four pages there. Hence, I had decided that no matter what I would study like a 'dog' today. But, my mind had other ideas. Here is what happened in the one hour I actually sat there. (Imagine a conversation between ME and Me, like you know, when you talk to yourself, silently.)
ME: Shit! Everyone is studying like a dog!
Study! Study! Study!
'Seismic Data Acquisition is one stage of a multi-stage process known as
Seismic Surveying. Other stages include...'
(Ten Minutes later)
ME: There is too much noise here. Where is it coming from? (I look around.)
How the hell is the tube-light making noise? Isn't it supposed to give light
instead? Someone switch it off.
Me: Time to unleash the earphones. Block out the noise with some melody.
Song: "अरे यारों दोस्ती बड़ी ही हसीं है..."
ME: Yeah. Good Song.
'Modern Data Acquisition is basically Imaging of the Earth and consists of
the following steps...'
(Fifteen minutes down the line)
ME: Why do those two always sit together?
Me: Because they are a couple dumbo. You know, like love and stuff.
ME: Ohhh! But they aren't studying at all. Why sit in the library then? Taking up
Me: Who cares? You got one, didn't you?
Song Changes:"वोह पहली बार जब हम मिले,
हाथों में हाथ जब हम चले..."
(And my mind starts wandering towards 'other' things.)
Me: Hello! Come back to Earth!
Concentrate! Concentrate! Change the song.
Song: On Sacred Ground (by Yanni)
Me: That is more like it. Now study.
'Single impulsive point sources cannot efficiently produce enough seismic
energy needed to image deeper targets well... ' (Studied for 15 minutes)
ME: This place is so crowded. All because of the country's population.
(And then, for some strange reason, I remembered a Biology period in Class X.
Sir was teaching about sex, contraceptives and stuff.)
SIR: "One of the reasons for the population explosion in rural areas is the fact
that in really remote places, people do not have access to any other source
ME: Hmmm. We need a multiplex in Dhanbad. Pronto!
Me: Cut the crap! Study!
Me: Let's go back. You are wasting your time here.
ME: I agree.
(And back I came and wrote this piece of nonsense. I have exams from Monday!)