Friday, February 16, 2007

Q: Is India part of the Asian or South Asian Subcontinent? Ans: Does it matter?

I'm back to the normal routine of college life (sleep late, let the alarm clock go into snooze mode, wake up 10 minutes before class, eat cornflakes that are a month beyond their expiration date, spray deodorant all over yourself and run to class in the clothes you were wearing when you went to bed) and thankfully I am finding this semester to be much less tiring and strenuous than the previous one. I think, nay, I know that the reason for this is the absence of killer Engineering Physics in my life. Why a Computer Science major needs to know advanced physics baffles me. We program microwave ovens, not construct them.

Anyway, I've taken Intro to India as an elective this semester and if you're not in college, you're not supposed to comment (unfavourably) on me taking a course in which I should probably make an A without going to class. People in college will be able relate to my reason for taking this class- I wanted an easy A (for once!). When you're in college, you just need that blow off class that you don't need to worry about. Unfortunately all the dates and facts of Indian History that I mugged up when I was in school aren't helping me with this course and I am spending more time studying for this than I was hoping to. The articles that I have to read are better than Cetzine in putting you to sleep and the videos shown in class are a big yawn. On the syllabus it said that we were going to watch Sholay, DDLJ and the like but we've been watching boring rituals and low grade documentaries. To top things off, I didn’t really make a confidence inducing score on my first midterm. That was disappointing because I made mistakes I wouldn’t have made if I was smarter.

Another long week has come to an end and before I realize it the weekend will be over and the above mentioned routine will start again. My weekend routine, however, involves me taking a nap right now and that is what I intend to do.