Saturday, March 25, 2006

This one is dedicated to the bane of my existance....

....Organic Chemistry

Guys I know my poetry is not even worth ath anna
But you know me, I just need a bahana.
And its amazing where i find them,
Like this one, inspired by Organic Chem!

Ab organic chemistry ke bare mein mai kya kahu,
Its more boring than those shows about saas-bahu.
But everyone says stop complaining buddy,
Why dont you just sit down and study.

Alright I said i'll go over my notes,
Although id rather feed them to some goats.
Wait, I think that would be a chook,
Those notes will probably make them puke!!

Anyway, I opened up my book,
Decided that I might as well take a look.
The first thing one there was an Alkane,
My God! Orgo is such a pain!!!

The Alkane was followed by an Alkene,
Proabably some of the most boring stuff I've ever seen.
Just looking at that double bond,
Made me want to drown myself in the nearest pond.

Alkenes ke baad came triple bond wala Alkyne,
This definitely was not a good sign,
Reactions padhte padhte ho gaya mai itna bore,
Twiddling thumbs never seemed so entertaining before.

Aldehydes, Ketones, Alcohols, Esters numbing my brain,
I studied and studied so much my eyes I did strain.
Trust me guys organic chem is not a cruise,
I definiately like alcohols better when they are booze.

So after studying for a week I put my mind to rest,
Mujhe laga theres no way I'll do badly on the test.
But lets not talk about my marks on the test dude,
Lets just say it makes the Indian teams scores look good.

Ive been trying to write this post for well over a day,
In the end this is all I have to say,
I cant wait for the end of this sem,
Because I freakin HATE organic chem!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 24, 2006

That feeling....

Dont you hate the feeling when you study really hard for something, and then still mess it up. Thats what I just did on my organic chemistry II test. I wasted a number of hours last week scruntinizing the reactions of Alkynes, Alcohols, various reagents used to give a variety of other organic compounds, blah ,blah,blah. These hours wasted could have been more constructively utilized by engaging in actvities like sleeping, doing timepass, sleeping, going to the gym, sleeping, flirting, sleeping, hanging out with my friends and......sleeping. But no! I decided to be a nerd and study. And now im up at 8:30 am, slept for just 3 hrs at night and I still have more classes today. I hate organic chemistry so much....................so Goddamn much!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Another one?

I think yesterday's attempt was rather dry,
So doston, im giving it another try.
Was reading about the smuggler Veerappan,
Do you guys know who he looked like in his bachpan?

None other than my good friend Aquil,
Man! that boy has looks to kill.
Yaar Singhania ke kisi bhi student se poonch,
5th std. se hai Aquil ko dadi aur mooch.

Ek bar yeoor ke jungle mein mili dono ki jodi,
Aur Veeru ke saath tha Adrian Brody,
What he was doing there I dont know,
Maybe he got bored of playing the piano.

Anyway, Aquil was wearing a mask on his face,
and seeing this Veeru started taking his case.
Said he,"Abe Adrian look at this baccha"
"Isse toh mai do second mein kha jaoonga kaccha."

Par isse pehle ki Aquil kehta kuch,
He took off his mask and brandished his mooch.
Aur phir bola,"Kyon be Veeru, jyada shana banega?"
"Kya tu is mooch se panga lega??"

Dekhke Aquil ki mooch, Veeru ki pant hui gili,
Standing there with his insufficient mooch, he felt quite silly.
Palat kar, bhag gaya Veeru kahin duur,
Never after that was he seen in Yeoor.

That gunda Veeru was trying to be a hero,
par Aquil ke samne toh ban gaya zero.
Aquil celecrated his victory with much band-baja
Aaj tak yeoor mein kehte hain usse 'Jungle ka raja!'

Turned to check the score of the match,
Arre nahin!!!India dropped another catch :-(
By the way, Mumbai crowd whats wrong with you??
Mat karo yaar mere hero ko boo!!

For all you guys that are giving Tendulkar dosh,
One more great knock and you'll all be khamosh.
Aur phir garv se kahiye Sachin ji
"Boost is the secret of my energy!"

Monday, March 20, 2006

Arz kiya hai.....

Baitha mein aadhi raat ko post likhta,
kash kisi free stream par cricket match dikhta,
Aur mein yahan trying to be a shayar,
Waiting for my laundry thats in the dryer.

Arre dekho isse, likhne chala katha,
poetry ke bare mein toh kuch nahin pata.
What to write about that is the question?
Maybe Josh McCabes constant indigestion.

Nahi yaar, have a heart
Oh no! theres another rancid fart!!
Sorry boss, mein kya kar sakta hoon
I guess air freshner will have to do.

But guys, he's not the one to blame.
Yahaan ka khana khakar everyone's the same.
Miss good old home food and how
Khila do yaar ek vada-pav.

Kahaan hai woh rajma-bhaath,
made by mummy's loving haath.
Khaani hai mujhe pani-puri,
Food situation toh hai bahut buri.

Ab choddo yaar khane ki baat,
varna rote rahunga sari raat.
Padhai ki baaten toh karunga nahi,
jab tak dimagi halat hai sahi.

Wish I could atleast watch some cricket,
Chillaoonga jab girega dushman ka wicket.
Ye firang toh sirf daude from base to base,
I'd rather watch some donkeys race.

Socha tha mumbai mein India jitegi without a doubt,
Score dekha toh sehwag, tendulkar, dravid out!!!
If you have to, throw some fists,
But beat those damn imperialists.

I feel there is a bit more to be said,
but unfortunately its time for bed.
Neend toh ane wali hai jhakas,
par 5 ghanto mein hai orgo ka class.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Update

Well, this update is basically for the principle of the thing, ie. updating my blog. Ive tried updating quite a few times since my last post actually but due to problems varying from my internet explorer being as stubborn as John Howard(give us that nuclear fuel goddamnit!), homework taking up all my precious time and me simply oggling at piya trivedi on my background everytime I want to use my laptop.
This time around however, my internet explorer seems to be behaving itself, i changed my wallpaper and I just wrapped up my homework. Which actually is the subject of this post. I dont know how many of you who read this blog are English majors or have every had to write literature papers or papers analyzing literature. I have had the oppurtunity or rather misfortune of doing a few English papers over the last year. And I have a few general observations about these assignments:
1) Writing them is boring, very boring, i mean in the same category as golf, country music and most shah rukh khan movies. You cant even source stuff off the internet because you dont really require any information, just the ability to bullshit.
2) No one (except maybe people majoring/graduating in English) find any of the articles assigned for such papers even remotely interesting. The paper I just wrote was about how the 'creatvity' of African women was repressed due to 'contrary instincts' and how despite these 'contrary instincts', the creativity managed to express itself in ways such aszzzzzzzzzzz.........................
3)As I mentioned in point 1) you dont really need to apply yourself because half the time the topics are ridiculous and the list of instructions, is as long as the paper is supposed to be. for example, the paper i told me that my "job is to invent a way of describing how the author works and how her methods-her way of gathering information materials, of thinking them through, of presenting herself and her thoughts, of imagining a world of speakers and listeners-might be related to the issues she raises and conclusions she draws", please note that this 'instruction' is all one sentence and there are around 10 of them i was supposed to follow. So ultimately all you need to do an english paper is to be able to bullshit well, use big words now and then and use a thesaurus to make you paper sound intelligent.

I think english papers on the whole are a bad idea. They're fine as long as the topics are restricted to stuff like myself, my family, my favourite sport, my favourite festival etc. but anything more advanced than that is highly unecessary. Josh had earlier put up a post ridiculing English majors here at our prestigious catholic institution(where art majors dont even have face paint or non-toxic color powder) where he has largely ridiculed english majors. Although I agree with many of the things he says, I do not think it is fair to ridicule people who choose to major in English. Anyone who can manage to get through 3/4 years of being an english major is in my opinion worthy of admiration just for not having dropped dead of boredom somewhere along the way. So English majors, I applaud your ability to numb your mind to a point where it is not affected by boredom, and rest assured if I am ever in a position where i need to hire someone to bullshit for me you guys are first on my list.

Well, thats it for this update, Im hoping to put up a post about my trip to NYC over spring break soon because it was a lot of fun.Cheers!

P.S. If you are wondering why im ranting about art majors not having face paint and powder colors, it was Holi today and I felt like celerating but apparently art majors serve absolutely no purpose to humanity whatsoever.