Tuesday, May 29, 2007


The general papers are finished. I'm sure the profs would be astonished after seeing my brilliantly bad performance in the answer script. Now the remaining theory paper is Microbiology. some microbes tried to show their gratitude ( for me studying microbiology) by giving me a gift of common cold. If I ignore my running nose, the cold gave me good many excuses not to study & sleep off anytime, blaming that on the medicine I took a week ago.
Anyway, as the exam is scheduled to be tomorrow; I should be studying. but before going to resume my studies on antibiotic resistance, let me acknowledge certain things without which the exam would be even more pathetic. So here goes the list:

  1. Nescafe or occasionally lemon tea, which helped me to keep my eyelids open at those late hours.
  2. ITC for obvious reasons[ my earlier brand gold flake is now a fantasy, thanks to the budget 2007. to cut the cost a bit, smoking special nowadays instead of flake.]
  3. The Black table lamp, which came handy when the tube light was not working.
  4. The terrace of our home: the best place for late night strolls
  5. My friend Debarchana Sarkar, the instant doubt clearing person. Just give her a call, & she'd tell u answer to any question, structure of any chemical compound in fact... simply anything.
  6. Copiers, Scanners & emails: I don' t think I need to discuss the usage of copier. scanned copies of notes are often coming as email attachment.
  7. Harry Potter books. whenever I got bored by Botany, I started reading potter. Reader's digest was also of great help.
There are many more things, but the above mentioned 7 helped me most. hope they would helped me to combat the 4 hour long paper of tomorrow. wish me luck...

Monday, May 21, 2007

one down;2+1 yet to go

One year of sleeping in the class, doing free association writing instead of taking the class notes. studying very little in the month long study leave & finally start studying in the last 10 days. mounting tension bout the exam results in excessive smoking. ll the time I just keep saying to myself... just 1 week more..just 4 days more.. just 2 more days.. just more day.. and finally paper is over. with my performance in the answer script, I'd better not talk bout the exam ...I'll just say it's over..I'll never ever have to study bryophytes, pteridophytes and plynology. just a bit more for the grand viva.
anyway...I have t focus myself for ecology, gymnosperm and paleobotny now. for 2 more dys only...just 2 days..

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Morning walk. Pteridophytes and Another SleeplessNight

slept for 4am to 5 am. phone calls started coming since midnight. some scraps in orkut. had a slice of fruit cake. went out on a morning stroll along with my cousin Vikram. Collected some plants to make herbariums. had a glass of sugary tea along with plenty of milk. feed a biscuit to the stray dogs.

and I've to manage the pteridophytes along with the bryophytes today. last night couldn't study much as my lazy mind gave me less study as a gift. and the 25th year of my life is history now.

she called up near about 00:30am. just when after attending two calls I was wondering why she hasn't called up and the phone rang with the CLI showing her number. we talked for some time. of course, about exams and our preparations and suggestions.

so what life has given me in the last year??
well.... it's better to put it in point wise (the practice may come handy in the exams which is starting from Monday). so here they are:
  1. appearing in the exams with a BAD preparation and getting a good marks...I love my proffs
  2. the vacation in shillong
  3. oly oly olyyyyyy
  4. the excursion to Sikkim overwhelmed with THE illusion
  5. The Delhi trip during Christmas
  6. 4 new friends in my life: Varsha, Aklanta, Adi and Deepti
  7. Meeting TAJ
  8. Not much to mention except so many marriages of my loved ones...
here ends the list. Let's see what this year unfolds. I might do another master's. or I might start working ( hello!!!! anybody wanna hire me????). but one thing is sure... I'm back in your life to irritate you once again


Sunday, May 06, 2007

midnight company

The exam is only a fortnight away. and so even I'm studying!! and I'm spending some sleepless nights (which means I'm having some days with loads of sleep) to combat with the taxonomy, pteridophyta, gymnosperms and other stuff of the same genre.

last night, around 2 am, I was fighting with my second attack of forget-study-let's-sleep-now syndrome. So I made myself a cup of strong black coffee, and with a cigarette I went to the terrace. I was welcomed by a heavenly cool breeze, which had as much stimulant effect as the coffee.
Then I tried to see if anyone else is sleepless. I found some lit rooms of the nearby houses. someone was watching television in a room. about others I didn't know. but then I found something which I liked instantaneously. the pond behind our houses was awake. the road beside the pond was awake. so was a small temple beside the pond. then I looked into the heaven. the stars were awake with me. and somehow, I felt . I'm not alone.
and I spend the longest sleepless night.