Jul 10, 2010

Being back-benchers @B.Tech…


A post on this title is long over due; my heart knows. Whenever I start thinking of sharing something about me being a back-bencher, some or the other issue would rob my thoughts. Now, I know why so long I was kept waiting to write these lines.


Yesterday I spoke to a friend of mine almost after a gap of four dumb years. She is a good friend of mine, forever. She is the only person who deserves the place in this post the most, having always been the only friend with whom I sat for a long time of four years in the back-bench, during B.Tech as the title says

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I know, for sure, many voices would love to join with me to say proudly “we are the back-benchers”… bravo!!!


What not the back-bench provoke us to do? We sleep, we talk, we chat over phone, we read (not subject books obviously), most importantly, we day-dream, a lot in fact. She and I were two of those who would answer lecturers and solve problems most of the times, so, many of the lecturers would end up with an eye-contact with us. What maximum the eye contact could do, if we were sleeping with our eyes wide open?


The most enjoyable part of the back-bench life was the way we included our voices with the commenting-boys; boys, it wasn’t commenting boys. I said the same in our farewell, but I was not good at expressing then, so were my expressions. I don’t think even some of my classmates could get what I had said on the stage.


Mobile phones were not so frequent then, I never had it till final year. But the girl in this post had one. She taught me how to play games and there I kept full-stop to my listening skills (of course, classrooms). Now, you can understand how the most boring classes would have been received by my neurons! Btw, do neurons receive them? I doubt! I‘m weak in biology.


We used to enjoy the show when some of the girls envied us for being there in the back. But, somehow, we were never blank when the lecturers tested us. You know that, lecturers always doubt the back-benchers!!


Now, expressing this makes me happy; those were the days I enjoyed the most in classrooms. Before and after B.Tech, it was only black board / power point presentation and of course lecturers/professors.


And now, in professional life… Hmm...!! What else would you expect me to say? It’s the same chair, same desk and same monitor, never mind what happens in CPU!! Of course, same salary is not expected/tolerated for long time, no?


Best wishes to all the back-benchers who are out there in every class across the world.

30 comments:

Hemanth Potluri said...

back benchers rock and reading ur post i was lost for a moment :)..that was nice memory post for me :)..

urs..hemu..

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful post and I did so love the photo's

Enjoy your week-end.
Yvonne.

Saumya said...

What maximum the eye contact could do, if we were sleeping with our eyes wide open?...lolzz....

yep back benchers always have all the fun in class...esp if it's btech :D

very nice read...i'm still smiling :)

Ria said...

This post made me nostalgic.

Creativity!! said...

Enjoyed Reading This Post :) :)

Zanskarite said...

hi !
how ru doing
one month free from blogging for FIFA
Muller should have get the golden boot but he suspended for the semifinal still germany rocks!!

hope Holland will win this time

Villa from spain must get the golden ball he deserves it

btw RAFA got his 2nd Wimbledon title :)

Zanskarite said...

back benchers will know the complete transformation of student life
its good to be a back bencher depend on the kind of mischievous things we prefer to do

im one of them

so one more backbencher got into IIT :P

good one

Snow White said...

Loved the post dear :)

Amity said...

Hi Prams;

Long time not around here...sorry dear, am so busy the past couple of weeks...my daughter got sick so I have to rush to the city and have her hospitalized...nurse her while recuperating, tend to their needs with his brother who is also in college...so it was a busy one for me, and its hard being a working Mom you know...you would be shuttling from work, home, kids, school...whew...so stressful but I enjoy it...only it does not permit me to have enough time to blog and bloghop...:-)

Hopefully these domestic concerns will subside later and I would be at ease and be back to blogging soon...though I try to post I could not leisurely bloghop!

Thanks for being always around to read my posts...it makes me inspired though I don't have time to visit you...:-)

You're like me here in this post of yours...back-benchers and I enjoyed it quite a lot...:-)

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Pramoda ;)
and our pics are absolutely amazing!!!

The Holy Lama said...

It is the back bechers who enjoy life.

Mag-:) said...

Hey Prams..Its a wonderful post...I enjoyed reading:-)

Sabi Sunshine said...

love the post:)_this post make me to go back to memories:) and my fav pic was the 4 kids one:) they are so cute and adorable! Thanks for sharing with us!

Love
Sunshine

Jack said...

Pramoda,

True. All teachers feel that back benchers are no good at all. But realities are so varied. Nice of you to share it.

Take care

Diana said...

It is great to catch up with old friends! Love Di ♥

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Hemanth, thats a big complement fr me..:) Thanks so much..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

hey yvonne, thanks dear

Being Pramoda... said...

Hey Saumya, yeah if it is Btech, then no stoppage..:)

thanks yaa

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Ria, glad that you mentioned this. thank you.

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Sahana, thanks aa

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Zanskarite, yeah.. thats a good choice..:)

Its Spain... ive been supporting them since starting..:) happy that they won this.:)

Rafa...rocks..a;ways

Being Pramoda... said...

@ Zanskarite,

yeah, being back benchers we know it .. hehe. yeah in to IIT finally..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi SUma, thanks a lot gal..welcome back here..

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Amity, nice to see you back. hope evry thing is fine by nw. yeah, when our family is in crisis, its very difficult fo rus to manage all works.. nice that you could cross that...

Its ok abt blogging.. i can understand..

take care of your family..

Being Pramoda... said...

New beginning, hi, thanks gal.. and most welcome.my pleasure.

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Lama, well said..

Being Pramoda... said...

@Mag..

hey, i hope this is rams...:)

welcome here dear.. and many thanks fr the comment..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Sabi, thank you, yeah even i love the pic..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Jack uncle, thank you. its pleasure doing so.

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Di, thanks yaar