You don’t need a reason to ask why teachers call a school class as a fish market, You just need to see them returning back to there classes after the morning assembly in those few moments before the Class teacher enters for the Attendance. There are always those 2-3 students from the back who just don’t want to take their seats without being getting punished or insulted by the teachers and guess what Indian schools have special teacher only for this work, They are knows as PT Teacher.
PT Teachers are somewhat like an arranged marriage, In the initial few years you are really scared of them not knowing the consequences of getting into one but as you grow and reach in High School, You realize that it was all an illusion and you need not be worried about them. Their whole purpose of being in school premises actually starts after the school ends. If you have studied in an Indian School students here don’t have professional wrestling arenas so its the small stationary shop or daily needs shop outside the school campus where all the internal disputes are being resolved, Those who have bike show there stunts and PT Teachers are paid just to make sure these small fights do not took place. I never figured out the reason why those guys burn petrol without a motive, or maybe girls were really drawn towards stupidity in early years.
Coming back to our story, Raghav used to sit on 5th bench from the start (a position logically selected to avoid getting any extra attention from the teachers). How your day is going to be in a school depends a lot on the bench you are sitting in. The opening benches are normally reserved for the toppers or those who have there homework sorted, Back benches are for those who only take one Bill gates quote seriously other than that I always thought they have some gold mine back at home but i am thankful to them as its because of these back benchers i was able to consolidate myself “you are not that bad”. Middle benches are where you find dreamers or IT engineers. Raghav used to sit in middle also because its strategically placed two benches away from the girl he wished will notice him someday.
Raghav falls in love with every single girl who pays a little bit attentions towards him. He had everything planned in his mind how he should propose , what are the easiest and practical way to let her know about his feelings the problem is just that school romances do not depend on your salary or looks or family status they depend on just few simple things, You just need to have guts, money to buy chocolates occasionally and a rank in top 10. Yes that’s the formula, Being a part of sports team is always an add on. But Raghav possesses none of those qualities.
To Be Continued….
Well this blog series is about the story of all those poor souls who have completed there schooling in a CBSE School.
The whole problem with CBSE board is that it makes you normal (by normal i am not complaining as if i wanted to be mentally unstable) I mean its more like being an IT Engineer in Bangalore you accept it or not but every second person you are going to meet is the same. They are proud of it but, somewhere in there mind they know that there is this guy from ICSE who was studying “How to launch Rockets” when our CBSE students were still debating on “Science- Curse or a Boom”.
If you will ever go to a CBSE School prayer all the students are lined up in the order of there inferiority complex. The smallest kid who is not so happy about his being small and not a complain boy has to stand right in the front and the Tall ones who will certainly do good in life are right there in the back. The next interesting thing about School Prayers is -“They generate special antibodies to resist the heat and Sun rays” I mean standing in the summer sun for almost half an hour every morning singing songs which are not very interesting and listening to Thought of the day is as stupid as a system could be(Unless its created by RaGa in which case results will be on just another Level). To be honest Polishing your Shoes with the back of your Pants is probably the only good thing i learned from School Prayers.
Standing in between two girl rows always made me nervous at least. I don’t know how my brain processed things at that time but i have this theory that the better i will sing(all those stupid songs) the more are my chances of getting noticed by a girl. Girls are a mystery in school time I mean you start as friends in early years then somewhere in between of schooling some magic happens and suddenly all boys and girls just stop talking to each other. The boys who tried starting the old custom of talking again are either abandoned from the Boys community or are being labelled as Bad Company. My parents always said never get in company of Bad Guys but i was never able to tell them that Clark kent is The Superman.
Raghav was sitting on the porch steps when his mother approached the House after her morning walk. He was leaning back against the steps and trying to understand why do Newspapers have so many Pages when everyone just reads initial and last few pages( Though the part which contains show times and movies in all Talkies around the cities is the one he was most fond of).
When will you get ready, School Bus will arrive in 15 Mins ? Said her Mother. She knew its the first day of school after the Summer breaks and He doesn’t want to go But I guess you all know whats going to happen next So, right after 15 mins Raghav was standing in front of his House waiting for the School Bus.
If you all had a normal childhood you already know the kind of experience a School Bus provides. School Buses teach you more about Life then those periods in your Time Table, After all Life is a struggle to get a place of yourself. There will be bullies in your way and no one to hold your back but you either have to show strength to get that place of yours or just stand in a corner convincing yourself you don’t need that seat. With Each day in school there are thousand of stories that you get to hear in that school bus( some fictional, some true) but every single one of them gives you a moment to laugh, worry, amaze.
Raghav’s bus was no different Senior students occupy all the seats and he chooses to stand there with his best friend(which is almost every friend we have in childhood). They were talking about the summer vacations what they did, where they went with there families when his friend Ankit asked him about the History homework(Funny thing about History that there is nothing funny in it). For a moment Raghav tried to understand what ankit is talking about and when finally he realized the seriousness of this matter He started thinking about all the 100n excuses he can use to avoid the Punishment from his History Teacher.
Accept it or not the worse thing you can think of in School time was a punishment from the teacher The humiliation is same as that of getting naked in front of National Media( Poonam Pandey only promises never delivers ). All your hopes that the most fair girl of the class will like you just gets crushed at that very moment.
To be continued …..