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Saturday, October 30, 2004

About a Frog!

This is a tale about a frog in the city of Pune and a certain engineering college in the city of Pune. What made this city stand out from others was that apart from being a city slated to be the next IT boomtown, this city was inhabited by frogs! Just frogs and frogs and only frogs! However, as far as our frogs were concerned the college was the city, the city was the college except at times when they would hop over to the cinema!

And believe me when I say these frogs were real smart! At this point it should be mentioned that their city was all wired up by wireless, never mind the low bandwidths they were after all teething problems! But I digress, or maybe not. The city made many of these frogs (who already weren't) tech-savvy and addicted to the internet, specially one notorious lover who would spend hours in the "net centre"! Going back to the smart frogs - hey, they even carried smart cards that weren't smart, teething problems again.... there I digress all over again! However as I talk about their being smart, kindly do not misinterpret it as them being super-frogs, they were like other mortal frogs pouring over texts by human authors like Simon Haykin and John Proakis! (Psst....the preceding text should be read as is, like good engineering students they would rely on plagiarised materials by Pune McGraw Hill!)

Amongst these, there was this one hell of a cute frog, had she been a little bigger she could have passed off as a mouse! A trend setter, this one - wore a skirt in the city one day, and soon half the city was buying skirts, even the not-so-adventurous-ones were talking about skirts! One nice helpful benevolent soul, who even didn't charge the other frogs for the excellent German-English translation services that she offered... But she did go about teaching them "Ich bin verruckt", that literally translates into "I am mad", and these other unknowing frogs proudly said that only to realise the implication of the statement much later!

While the rest of the frogs were publishing papers in state and National level technical symposiums and developing robotic vehicles, there was this one little frog working on smart systems for the blind tadpoles. While her other friends used the sms service with such a frequency that had AT&T continued to keep sms free, as it was back in late 97 if I'm not mistaken, they would have had to resort to text advertisements to recover operational costs... this one believed in telepathy. While her friends would text message hugs and kisses to each other this one telekissed! While the rest of them gave long speeches and presentations and wrote editorials and felt like they owned the city, if not the world, this one helped backstage and helped others pull off what they started - by bunking classes and playing with thermocol and glitter!

And, I could go on and on - a lot of stuff that cannot be put in words, and a lot of things that have gone unnoticed... and the other prominent ones like about the fact that if there ever was a "bad handwriting competition", guess who would have won it?? And then if there ever was someone who kept a record of all blunders by the professors... Guess again? And then about the largest contributer to the canteen and then about the front bench. That reminds me, don't take this little froggy to be all that nice. She's one hell of a mean bitch, more so when it comes to stealing the bench of this other frog... always eyeing her bench!

And I could go on, however before this gets too esoteric and/or boring I shall conclude. This biography is dedicated to the sweetest frog I have known for the last 7 semesters!

Nazdravi Danny, this one's for you!


  • At 2:07 AM, October 30, 2004, Blogger Daneshia said…

    Dearest Kathak, you've really surprised me! What's up? This sudden affection - sweet lil' froggy and all? Not that you've never been affectionate before! Well, thanx a ton, you've really been noticing me! :D
    Now I know, who'll be the best biographer for me. Who remembers my bad points as well. Hmm. Good. There's so much that can be written about our 4 yrs together in college. I really enjoyed, what with you around, one can't help but enjoy!!!
    Here's to a continuing friendship, frogs or otherwise!

  • At 2:10 AM, October 30, 2004, Blogger Daneshia said…

    And here's a sweet telekiss for you!

  • At 3:12 AM, October 30, 2004, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    "I really enjoyed, what with you around, one can't help but enjoy!!! "

    I'm honoured, really am!


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