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Friday, January 21, 2005

The journey of a loner in just another engineering college

From the skinny uncouth instrumentation engineering graduate to the Hep Sandy! He's probably been gymming, managed a total makeover - hep clothes, style and (something I always notice) neat footwear!

From a lecturer who couldn't in one semester explain the basics of measurement to the (ahem...) professor who explained how a sampling oscilloscope down converts the input frequency with eloquence and finesse.

From the throwing chalks and "yes you, stand up and tell me how the transducer converts the flow of water to an electrical signal" to the guy who manages to laugh at his mistakes and laugh along with us and manages a few PJs in the process.

Sandy has travelled miles, and a pretty decent journey, in my not so humble opinion!

But then there are those things that never change. Like after one of his attempts to explain a particular concept, the eerie silence is broken by a voice that says "excuse me sir" or probably just a tentative "sir" Sandy goes like "yeah"? Please note the "yeah" and not "yes" ! And by the end of it you've forgotten your question. The "yeah" has so much emotion (!!) to it that you could practically melt in his arms ;-)

It conjures the image of Sandy on his bed, thinking about some international issue, a woman half onto him *the morning after* and after some time groggily says "Sandy", part tentatively, part asleep, part not knowing she's talking to him, part wanting to say something to him (Women........!!!) and good old Sandy with all thats left of him says "yeah baby"?

And by then if you can "Sir, wouldn't this method of down conversion have its drawbacks, such as in case of a non periodic signal?" you deserve a letter of commendation!

32 Comments:

  • At 11:00 AM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Rahul said…

    Good one Kathak.

    Enjoyed it immensely.

     
  • At 6:17 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Thank You Rahul!
    I enjoyed writing it :)

     
  • At 12:10 AM, January 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    visited ur blog for the first time. it was wonderful reading ur entries.....good work:-)

    himani
    Delhi School Of Economics
    Delhi
    himani_mib@yahoo.com

     
  • At 12:39 PM, January 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OK now who is sandy in that labryinth of professors at the college?
    You have one swell blog here Miss Engineer.
    Love Your friend
    Miss. Non-Engineer

     
  • At 7:25 PM, January 23, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Himani, Thank You!

    Miss. Non-Engineer, I'm sure I know who thou art and O great one I have a good feeling you've been leaving all those anon comments sporadically around here.

    Now Look Here, anon non-engineer, confess your identity else I'll make it public knowledge you were stero-typing South Indians and two of my most loyal readers are South Indians, so I'll get them to use you as a nice walking talking punch bag!

     
  • At 1:19 PM, January 24, 2005, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    Now Look Here, anon non-engineer, confess your identity else I'll make it public knowledge you were stero-typing South Indians and two of my most loyal readers are South Indians, so I'll get them to use you as a nice walking talking punch bag!
    > " SLAVE! WHO ARE YOU?!

    Maximus can hold it no longer. He spins to Commodus --
    ripping off his helmet mask -- and THUNDERING:

    MAXIMUS
    I AM MAXIMUS MERIDAS, GENERAL OF THE
    FELIX REGIMENT OF THE ROMAN ARMY AND
    SERVANT TO THE EMPEROR MARCUS
    AURELIUS!"
    Source:
    http://www.hundland.com/scripts/Gladiator_SecondDraft.txt

    K.. Bad that u r using ur loyal readers from South India as ur personal body guards :)

     
  • At 6:54 PM, January 24, 2005, Blogger S m i t h a said…

    lol... south indian body guards!! i dont have a problem with that K. i would be happy to.

    "They also serve who only stand and wait"

    Sorry Miss Anon Non-engineer, but u would have to come out of the closet.

     
  • At 6:12 AM, January 25, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Sudhakar, ROFL! That was just too funny! And Trust CAPS for the additional effect!

    Smitha, You really want to switch careers? My wishes with you *evil grin*

     
  • At 10:11 AM, January 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well if miss non-engineer had the time she would have come more often so here I am finally all fresh and ironed out of the closet.
    If I had any passions for being a Sherlock Holmes I still have them. Aah the joy of being secretive!!! But Miss Engineer here has let the Cat out of the bag. So Indeed I am the G who was accused of stereotyping South Indians which was ahem.....a slip of the tongue!! Now I leave it to the South Indian court to decide Maar diya kaaye ki chod diya jaaye!!!:P
    Regards
    G G G G G G G G

     
  • At 4:12 PM, January 30, 2005, Blogger Nishit Rawat said…

    Nice blog Kathak.

     
  • At 2:08 PM, January 31, 2005, Blogger Phal said…

    ooooh nice!!! hello kathak luvvie! how is you been? long time no?

     
  • At 10:28 AM, February 01, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    G, aap aaye, bahar aaye!
    Do come over more often!!
    Say no to college, say no to assignments and remember the writing on the wall "We don't need no education" !!

    Nishit, thanks and welcome in here.

    Phal, yes deerie. Its been a long long time. But nice to see you haven't deserted me. It would be really lonely without you dahling!

     
  • At 5:17 PM, February 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There are so many people born intelligent but I am exceptional. I was born with no brain and still I manage to function!!! And now the silly thing called eduation has left me with this irritating workaholic habit. Well I'm not completely on the way to being one but indeed I'm halfway there.
    So before Education does end up ruining me completely I better log in to your blog more often/

     
  • At 7:24 PM, February 01, 2005, Blogger S m i t h a said…

    fresh and ironed indeed... might i add `eloquent` as well.
    i accept the `slip of the tongue` excuse and forgive u for all southindians...we r very /*cough*/ good people. truth is we r defenceless against such eloquent-and-neat-talkers!!

     
  • At 11:00 PM, February 01, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    >>I was born with no brain and still I manage to function<<

    You remember the time you went to buy a mercedes, took it for a test ride and it stopped after some 100 km? And you were really livid on the sales guy who peacefully opened the bonnet and said "Ma'am, its got no engine, its come this far solely on its reputation" !!

    Babes, you manage an encore... Carry on fine and so well if I could add, just on that reputation, whats you going to do with a brain anyway?

     
  • At 11:02 PM, February 01, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Smitha, beware... Ms. G here is a very smooth talker and a sultry seductress! She might just enchant you to the extent that you lose all your senses and fall prey to her charms!

     
  • At 12:18 PM, February 02, 2005, Blogger Phal said…

    oh I would never ever desert thee!!! in fact i linked you!

     
  • At 7:52 PM, February 02, 2005, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    Ms. G, No brain no pain :)

     
  • At 10:37 PM, February 02, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Phal, I love you too!
    Thank You for linking me! Once I get around to linking people (I need some time with that template) I shall reciprocate in kind!

    Sudhakar, that statement deserves an applause! No brain, no pain... I like the sound of it!

     
  • At 7:12 PM, February 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    No brain no pain...hmmmmm But then why do people try to prove they have a brain???? I wonder!!! That means most of the people in this world are psychos who wanna inflict pain on themselves hun?????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yaeeks!! I'm living in a world filled with freaks!
    G

     
  • At 7:15 PM, February 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yup babes mercedes sure comes through only on the wheels of its reputation. Give me an Enzo any day. :) You buying me one??? :P
    As for the sultry seductress........well my infamous reputation precedes me I guess!! :P I'm the seductress of words!!
    Regds
    G

     
  • At 10:56 PM, February 07, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    No G, you ain't living in a world of freaks... you are living in a world of masochists !!!!!!

    And don't worry, as long as I exist, every man alive on planet earth shall know about the reputation, so that they can take care to not lose their heart to madame G!

     
  • At 7:39 PM, February 08, 2005, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    seductress? Then G shud be someone from Hollywood or Bollywood or our own Kollywood. Darn.. when will u reveal ur identity?

     
  • At 1:08 AM, February 09, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Sudhakar, can't someone who's not from the movies also seduce?

     
  • At 6:52 PM, February 09, 2005, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    "Sudhakar, can't someone who's not from the movies also seduce?"
    Maybe. But I never knew anyone, not from movies, who cud do that :)

     
  • At 1:14 AM, February 11, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Sudhakar, May I?

     
  • At 1:27 PM, February 11, 2005, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    K, Yes.

     
  • At 12:25 PM, February 13, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Sudhakar, as much as I would have loved to right now, given the proximity to 14th February and the fact that it's going to be a lonely 14th Feb.... however, on priority basis, I have to seduce a fRiends bf (?), so.........!!

    But, on second thoughts...

     
  • At 11:55 AM, February 14, 2005, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    "however, on priority basis, I have to seduce a fRiends bf (?)"
    >Making ur fRiend jealous?

    But, on second thoughts...
    >What is it?

     
  • At 6:47 AM, February 15, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    >>Making ur fRiend jealous?
    Nah... just doing what I like doing most, eyeing *other* men!

    >>What is it?
    You really don't have to be so succinct... and so mean!

     
  • At 12:32 PM, February 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hmmmmmmm.........Why for heaven sake is the R Capitalised??? Well 14th Feb has come and gone as drab and dreary as ever. And here we are back to the normal routine which may I add is as exciting as ever.
    G

     
  • At 3:20 PM, February 20, 2005, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    G, that is one mystery that will forever remain a mystery... Remember baby "Ignorance is Bliss"....... !!

     

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