My @Quora answer to What are your funny moments of hostel life?
Answer by Arûn Râinâ:
In my first year during the election time, the SOP (Statement of Purpose) for House Secretary was going on. It was highly dramatic with full on bragging & mudslinging. I passed a comment regarding the extent of exaggeration, hearing that a nearby senior told me that this is nothing and told me the famous story of his first year.
Our hostels being one of the oldest had the buildings in very sorry states with walls full of crack. That year the contest was very fierce between the two full time rivals. The one who went first for SOP gave a very interesting proposal about making the hostel more beautiful & having a stone statue with jharna (water fountain) in front of the hostel's entrance. He also said something like this attract more girls to the hostels & couples could hang out there, resulting into lot of cheering for him. Next when rival's chance came he started rather nervously and told about his intention of better maintenance & hostel repairs (very cliche) to which he was booed heavily by the crowd. Then he started telling about how Delhi lies in a earthquake prone area and talked about recent earthquake at that time & number of casualties in them(silencing the crowd). Growing louder & louder he asked the crowd angrily whether they wanted to sleep in peace in a renovated hostel without the useless jharna or die under the rumble while being dreaming about sitting beside jharna with girlfriend. By the end he was all red & sweating and ended with shouting a slogan in the top of his voice "bhaiyo! hosh me aayo or nirnay lo tumhe jaan pyari ya Fawwara" (Come to your senses & decide whether you want your life or a fountain)
I don't know who won but ironically the jharna was actually constructed followed by a part of east wing building collapsing suddenly during one night and that too without any earthquake. Fortunately the collapsing process was slow enough that everyone had evacuated before the building crashed & no one got hurt.
– True stroy from Vindhyachal Hostel
EDIT: Dont know how I missed it in first place.
"DOGS AND IITIANS ARE NOT ALLOWED"
The story is seeded outside IIT,Delhi in the cultural fest of AIIMS called PULSE. Apparently a few of the senior IIT guys from a particular hostel(jwala) were trying to get too friendly with a group of the AIIMS girls. Seeing the hush & fuss crowd one of those guys, a pure gentlemen "grabbed" the chance to measure the firmness of the natural paddings of a fair lady.
The honourable lady in total awe & shock of the daring behaviour done to her in her own college started cursing the guys with full grace and called for the knights of her college for revenge. But before the knights of AIIMS could arrive. the gentlemen were marching out of the gates. But in a act of pure stupidity they gave away their identity by shouting out their hostel slogans "Jai jwala ki" while leaving . Knowing the slogan to be one of the IITD hostel's, the AIIMS guys banned all the IITs from their fest & used to put big banners of "DOGS AND IITIANS ARE NOT ALLOWED" at the entrance of the fest.
In retaliation of the insult, we countered with the banners "DOGS ARE ALLOWED BUT DOCS ARE NOT ALLOWED" at our fest entrance. With the years the enmity has faded between AIIMS & IIT,Delhi but for getting us banned & defamed by their dumbness of shouting out hostel slogan, the gentlemen hostel were branded ICs (InstiChu*iyas – Chu*iya is a hindi slang for total fool) and still called by that name. The funny thing is that at hostel orientation, seniors of the hostel tell the freshers that ICmean Insti Champs for their dominance in inter-hostel events which is another irony in the story.
Here are few of my personal experiences.
1. Staying awake from 4 – 8 just to have breakfast.
2. The moment when everyone is broke.
*Bhai nikal na paise*
3. When your parents call you and you hastily look for a place safe enough to talk to them
4. Lizard scare, *Bhai check kariyo bathroom main chipkali hai kya*
5. GPL ( Birthday bombs)
6. Late night sutta begging.*Bhai yaar nikal na*
It's not the big moments but the small one that make hostel life beautiful.
ALSO ONE OF MY FAV STORY FROM IIT
One Night 4 students were playing till late night and could not study for the test which was scheduled for the next day.
In the morning they thought of a plan. They made themselves look as dirty with grease and dirt. They then went up to the Dean and said that they had gone out to a wedding last night and on their return the tyre of their car burst and they had to push the car all the way back and that they were in no condition to appear for the test.
So the Dean said they could have the re-test after 3 days. They thanked him and said they would be ready by that time.
On the third day they appeared before the Dean. The Dean said that as this was a Special Condition Test, all four were required to sit in separate classrooms for the test. They all agreed as they had prepared well in the last 3 days.
The Test consisted of 2 questions with a total of 100 Marks.
See Below for the question Paper
Q.1. Your Name…….. ………
Q.2.. Which tyre burst?
a) Front Left
b) Front Right
c) Back Left
d) Back Right