Thursday, February 18, 2010

10 reasons why one should have water crisis in hostels.

1. You get to tune your body clock according to water availability timings - you can probably publish a Nature paper titled "Rewiring the circadian rhythm - a study on effects of water availability on the human wake-sleep cycle" .

2. You can kick bad habits like getting up at 6 AM, as you don't get water till 9 in the morn.

3. The long walk from your room to the only bathroom in the hostel that has water, on the floor below yours, can prove to be the morning walk you always wanted to take, but were too lazy to actually go on.

4. You can experience emotions which you never thought you were capable of - like the murderous rage that hits you when you see the unkempt lawns in front of the main building being watered incessantly, when you don't have water for basic needs.

5. Your mind gets sharpened and inhibitions lowered; and you come up with crazy ideas like taking a face wash and tooth brush to the main building, and freshening up in the morn, using the water which is available in plenty there.

6. You get to check out all the loos on campus - on other wings in your hostel, the ones in other hostels, the ones in your dept etc.

7. You can publish a book titled - "A comprehensive survey of bathrooms on the campus of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and classification of the same based on water availability and hygiene"

8. You get to play your role in the water conservation movement by not taking the daily bath.

9. You can opt to be a subject in trials for perfume and deodorant companies.

10. You appreciate the administration's successful efforts in making you empathise with the under-privileged, who have to struggle for the water on a regular basis.


Praveen Kulkarni said...

hehehe.. we used to cry "Neerilla, bore on maadi boss" in our hostel at Davangere. And, in summer, "bore kettogide, pakkad hostel ge odi boss" :))

Rupesh Nasre. said...

Marvellous! Hats off.

M said...

Awesome! How aptly you portray our plight! This ought to be brought to the attention of the appropriate authorities. maybe a signature campaign or something? :D

czuee.morey said...

I am mailing this to Balaram!!.. hahaha!!

czuee.morey said...

This one by Arpita:

jb said...

I would really like to sympathize, but the urge to burst out in laughter has just won :)

Pushkal said...

I dont have much Hostel experience...But i have seen these things during my college Days...!!
Anyway a good Post :)

altered egos said...

most importantly it helps you to find out who your neighbors are ;)

Vijayanth said...

Wonderful! Very aptly put.. And I completely agree, especially, as today is the day when my hostel has been devoid of water for three days continuously :(

If I may, I would like to add another reason:

The Indian Institute of Science is primarily based on Research. Work here is mostly of a practical nature.

Considering this to be the case, it is not surprising that IISc is allowing the students to practically see how the world would turn out to be when Global Warming depletes water resources the world over.

Actually, the Optimist in me cries out that IISc is actually getting us to gear up for those days to come. :)

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