But, is it nothing to know when you are dying, when you are about to take leave of this world, of its joys and sorrows, when the past of your life is unfurled before you, when eternity opens wide its portals, is it nothing to know at that last awful,supreme moment of your lives, that you have not lived in vain, that you have lived for the benefit of others, that you have lived to help in the cause of your country's regeneration?

-Surendranath Banerjea

Monday, February 16, 2009


At first when i heard the creaking sound,i thought it might be the stupid rat..I'm bestowed with so much blessings as to host all these poor beings for my house is pretty antique! I concentrated as to find where my dear guest was busy at work..Aah,Divine revelation!It was my brother snoring..nap gives way to deep slumber it seems..huh! I was busy with the chores,poor me,the servant had not turned up..
In fact,i was startled when i heard Karthik yelling,"Ravi,..Raviii,..Raviiiiiii...wake up man..wake up..Your friend's mom is on phone.." Wow,Hats off to my ears,..i didn't even hear the phone ringing.!
"I know you are fooling me,..there's no one as my friend's mom on hold..i wanna sleep dog,.leave me alone!!",my brother seems to be tooo sober even at sleep..
"No man,it's akhil's mom,she says,..",to this Ravi woke up..Akhil is Ravi's bestfriend..

"Hello aunty,.sorry,i was asleep.. Whats the matter?"
.....Karthik was equally baffled as i were as we couldn't evesdrop the conversation at the other end.. But we figured out that Akhil's mom was quite disappointed by her son's performance in the preboards(quite natural!..)..and he seems to act quite weird these days..He even did the grave mistake of having a shave when he was let to the barber shop to have a haircut..(Grave indeed!)..Well,even now we couldn't hear the conversation full duplex..but luckily my bro repeating every single word his pal's mom was ranting..of course in an exaggerated tone..!

"Aunty,there's nothing wrong with akhil's friends(of course becoz he happens to be one)..Just that he's still not serious..Guess what Alexander sir told us,(Alexander Sir refers to Alexander Jacob,IPS,who quite often bestows KV students with his speeches!!!)..it's promisingly effective to study at 3-6am..that too facing the east!And efficiency increases by 25% if we have a cadburrys every half an hour..even while writing the exam(Smallest cadburrys dairy milk costs Rs2..One every half an hour implies 6 chocolates for a single exam..likewise 5 exams,.so altogether at least Rs60 for the whole pre-board!..i quickly calculated..I strongly doubted if Mr.Alexander Jacob earned commission from all those chocolate companies..)If possible give him enough shoves and nudges,that's what my dad does if i disobey(What a wonderful child,..i remembered all those moments when he darted into my room raving when he was scolded,not exactly beaten up by dad!)You'll definitely see a positive change in him..and if all these still doesn't work,try to do some Vidyamuttu at Paramekkavu temple..god save him then.!!(Vidyamuttu was an offering to godess to help overcome all the barricades in studies..never knew before that my bro was good at all these stuffs!)

Karthik and I exchanged confused or amused or astonished looks..Poor akhil's mom,..she rang up to ask what was wrong with her child just to find the whole mob was idiotic!!She lost all her money and half an hour time just to hear the musings of a sleepy bluff..!!!And at last,my brother was looking at us,explicitly seeming to be proud about his train of advices!!WTH..lool...!

Khuda Hafiz