I wrote this post with lots of help from Mahesh Mahadevan.
This is a sequel to The inspiration. In their association of 2 years, the Bunking brothers were caught only once and Vishvesh was partially responsible. Lets me tell you this story.
It was an another lazy afternoon which had a boring session of Engineering and Technology Management(ETM) taken by the Head of Department. He had a very good habit of keeping his sessions in the first hour after lunch which enabled all students in his class to have a very good nap after their lunch. The problem was, he didn’t want the students to sleep.
Bunking Brothers had their lunch and sat in class thinking over the options available. Normally they had only two options
1. Stay in the class and sleep
2. Watch a really good movie in the hostel
Knowing how much they hated the subject(ETM) the decision was always option number 2. But this day was different Vishvesh decided to stay back and Mahesh grudgingly agreed to stay back too.
The grandmaster(Nishanth) for clever enough to go missing from the class during the lunch break.
And then Ashish turned up.
Ashish : Hi Mahesh, can you please give me company to the computer lab, I need to look for something.
Bunking brothers were always compassionate and would go to any extent to help their friends.
Mahesh: Why company, I will give you factory and industry dude, come let’s go.
Mahesh convinced Vishvesh to come along to the lab. The lab provided complete access to internet and most of the guys spent time on social networking sites and as usual it turned out to be a long wait for the bunking brothers while Ashish was busy with his work.
While they were waiting for Ashish, devil had started a new process in Vishvesh’s mind and he started thinking about bunking the class. This was one thing most people hated about Vishvesh, he would give right suggestions at wrong times. He liked to do things late, in this case very late.
As Ashish was doing this stuff. Vishvesh now convinced Mahesh to bunk and they went back to class to get their bags so that they could go to hostel.
Mahesh was pretty sure that Ashish was chatting with ladies and he was curious to know who those ladies were, so they walked into the lab again and Mahesh was utterly disappointed to find him searching for seminar topics. Soon they realized that it was time for post lunch session.
Mahesh: Guys, it’s time to go. It’s HOD’s class now
Vishvesh: It’s almost time, Lecturers will be in the corridor. It will be risky lets wait for 5 minutes
Ashish: Come on guys, you are here all you have to do is to walk for 2 minutes and you will be in the class. Why do you have to bunk?
Mahesh: We have come too far, we can’t return now.
Vishvesh : Our actions are like an atomic operation, either this way or that way. We have prepared to go to hostel and hostel it would be. You can always join us.
Ashish walked away knowing very well that convincing the bunking brothers to attend class was Mission Impossible and he wasn’t Tom Cruise either. The bunking brothers stayed back in the lab. And after 15 minutes they decided to get out of the lab. They had just stepped out of the lab door and stopped. Right in front of them was a professor. The professor for surprised to see them in lab with theirs bags when a class was going on. Cool as the brothers were, there weren’t anything like the grandmaster, who could poke a sleeping dragon in the eye and live to tell the tale.
The professor looked surprised and after blankly staring at them for couple of second professor finally spoke.
Professor : What are you doing here?
Vishvesh : We had come to the lab…….
(Mahesh was thinking, isn’t it obvious that we are still outside the lab.)
Professor : I can see that, but why are you guys still here?
(Vishvesh was speech less, quickly thinking over what to say and Mahesh cashed in.)
Mahesh : I had come here to fix the image corruption issue in my steganography project. I could not fix the issue, So I thought Vishvesh and Ashish could help me fix the issue, so I brought them here.
Professor : Where is Ashish? Is he still inside the lab?
Vishvesh : No, He went to class. We got delayed since we were compiling the code.
Professor : You guys don’t know how to manage time. Your HOD has prepared power point presentation for your class and is planning to take class for three consecutive hours and you guys are here!
(Vishvesh looked as if he could puke at any moment)
Mahesh : We are going to the class, We had spoken to HOD before coming here.
(Professor looked at them suspiciously, fortunately for them they had good reputation)
Professor : Okay.
(Mahesh and Vishvesh had heaved a sigh of relief, but professor shocked them again)
Professor : Anyway I have to go to ground floor too, you guys carry on I will be right behind you two.
(Thinks couldn’t get any worst than this, attending a single hour of HOD’s class for painful enough but 3 consecutive hours has to be the worst possible nightmare)
Saying so the professor went inside the lab and in no time came out. The bunking brothers had started walking back to the class and the professor was walking right behind them, there was no way to escape this time round. The brothers had been caught in the act and their punishment would be to attend three hours of ETM saga(torture).
They walked down the staircase disheartened and had come down to the second floor and there they could hear rampaging foot steps and in no time the staircase was filled with about 60 – 70 freshers running towards their labs. Professor started telling them off.
Sensing opportunity Vishvesh pulled Mahesh’s shirt and directed him to go towards the corridor on the right instead of the going down stairs. Taking cue from Vishvesh, Mahesh started walking towards the corridor on the right towards the back stairs. They coolly walked through the corridor and walked straight out of college through the back stairs.
College of horror
The bunking brothers went to hostel and enjoyed watching movies for 3 hours and rest of the students were left watching the college turn into a horror house. The students who attended the session named the session as Class of horror. It was later found out that the power point presentations were downloaded from the net.
Bunking brothers were involved in lots of other adventures and in time those stories would also be told.