Thursday, July 22, 2004

From Dusk till Dawn...

If there is something I enjoy doing most, it’s sleeping.. For me, a day consists only of about 14 hrs.. The remaining 10 hrs being permanently reserved as my sleeping time.. And under no circumstances do I allow any other activity to encroach into my moments of rest.. An afternoon nap is as much part of my daily routine as any other natural activity.. Sleep comes first.. Exams, assignments, presentations, sports, games, travel.... everything can wait..... till I wake up.........
  
In  school and college, there used to be regular time-zones when I could rest in peace.. But for the last 1 year, my sleeping cycles hav been turned upside down.. Quite literally.. Earlier, I rarely, if ever, saw the sunrise.. In the last year, I’ve seen it many times.... before I go to sleep that is.....
 
B-school students are nocturnal creatures, who never sleep until early morning.... Ya.. They must be slogging it out all the time for assignments and tests, right?.. Wrong.. Nothing cud be further from the truth.. Staying awake all night is a part of B-school culture.. It gets into your system as soon as you land in one of these weird places.. whether you have some work to do or not, you just don’t sleep early.. You play games, surf the net, chat with friends, read books, watch films... But you do not sleep.... 
 
So, how does one account for this sleep budget deficit?.. What are classes meant for? All u hav to do is to strategically position urself in an inconspicuous corner of the classroom, select a suitable posture (which makes others feel that u r reading ur notebook), and comfortably wander into dreamland.... There are a few guys (and girls) in my batch who hav perfected this into an art-form, who can doze off right under the noses of the prof. with consummate ease.. And if that was not enough, wake up all of a sudden and ask the most incisive of doubts.. 
  
I wish I could be in their league.. But I never manage to sleep in class.. And thus tend to carry the sleep in my eyes back to my room.. where I sleep at all sorts of odd hours.... But make no mistake.. Rain or shine.. Never once have I betrayed my commitment of 10hrs-a-day slumber.. Wonder what will happen when I get into a job.. would I be able to become a normal human being again?? Or  have my sleeping cycles been incorrigibly convoluted??.. Only time will tell.. for the time being.. It’s good bye and good night...........

2 comments:

Nikhil Kulkarni said...

I can vouch for that one ... u do sleep 10hrs daily ....
As far as my own habits go .. i m not a hard sleeper ..but sleeping in class is my favourite pastime ... whether i hav had a good night's sleep or not (which is usaully "NOT") .. i tend to doze off in class ...... and yes i also do ask wierdest questions as soon as i get up...but i am not one of the Royal 'Sleepers' of the class....fortunately not here...(i used to be one in my engg days)

Sabyasachi said...

you really are the Jack of all Trades.... inclusive of SLEEP. well, since ashii seems to hold the post of King/Queen of that trade.. aur yeh nikhil kya bak raha hai... muthu ka lecture shuru hua nahi ki aise mastam so jata hai ki kya bataoon...