Monday, April 28, 2008

Third Angle View

Not that many people visit my blog....but for the very few who do..firstly, thank you very much !! The reason for my infrequent blogging is well...."Ghoting" - for the unenlightened (by BITSian standards obviously), here is the BITSLang library entry :
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void ghot (v) { A mysterious behaviour exhibited by a select few to attain a state of perfect sin achieved by the soul through seclusion and 'gyaan-praapti'. Supposed to be caused by a virus of a unique kind. Infects a majority of the population, especially during the months of December and May. Although most manage to recover, some may turn into the living dead. This strain of the virus stays mainly dormant in the individual and is spurred by the need for better grades. Symptoms are usually uninterrupted solitary self-confinement in the 'BITSLib' ( not to be confused with couples who are found in the same locations indulging in the practical study of the human anatomy ), involuntary loss of interest in the more enjoyable pursuits of life and slightly distinct external appearance in the form of a large removable appendage on the back that holds the books for the victims. Etymology : acronym for Generating Heat On Table. The resulting activity is alternately referred to as 'ghoting'. Usage: "Hey macha, how much did you ghot in the library today?";}
void ghot (n) { Any particular person who diligently dissolves oneself into the act of ghoting without reason and prior warning. In biological terms, the person is suspected to have been incurably affected by the virus. Puritan ghots can be identified by certain pointers such as regular class attendance, occupancy of the bench closest to the teacher (it is believed that these creatures are under the impression that the teacher says certain things useful for the examination under his/her breath that cannot be captured beyond a certain range), surge in attention given to them during examination periods and their consequent gloating and high-handedness regarding the same. People may even find them identical in looks to drug addicts. Suitable distance is supposed to be maintained from the patient and if infection is suspected, the victim is supposed to be exposed to various forms of entertainment to render the virus dormant again. Overdose may however aggravate the situation due to psychological guilt. usage: " Oh my God ! Do you know my friend soumyadeep ? He's such a big ghot.";}

Well during the 'ghoting' sessions I have had in the last couple of days, I noticed something spectacular. Usually while solving problems, one tends to fill up the page with obscure symbols and formulae and due to some inexplicable reason, doesn't wish to shift operations to the next page and hence keeps on filling up the gaps that seem to take up too much page-space. Then there ultimately comes a stage when you are absolutely convinced that no more can be written whatsoever. This is where I noticed that if you just rotate the page by a right angle, a lot more space pops up from nowhere into which you can fill more random stuff. Here, I do not wish to give mundane ideas to save paper and protect the earth stuff....but what needs to be actually read into, is the manner in which a simple change in the view angle brought up much more space which you had otherwise thought had been exhausted entirely. Similarly, having a different perspective towards a particular situation may pop up a whole range of new options that you had never thought would be possible. This definitely does not mean that you have to always strive to think differently than you already do. It just expects you to to reaffirm your decision and assess your existing options by giving the issue at hand, a THIRD ANGLE VIEW.

8 comments:

Mayank Mohta said...

Gosh that was an elaborate discussion on ghots......and according to me only a guy presently infected by the so called virus is capable of writing such a thing ;-).
The second para was interesting......nice simile drawn......

Soumyadeep Ghosh said...

Thanks for the compliment!!! Apparently, this is the first compliment of the said nature that I've received.

by the way, what does "being locked up into your own room with books always open in front of you and music/southpark running in the background to distract one's backie and to give the impression that one is not ghoting" imply? Rings any bells, does it?

Soumyadeep Ghosh said...

WHAT A FOOL I AM!!!

LoneRanger said...

oops just what happened to Deep back there??!?!?!? :-O.. nice post.. bit rich coming from you though :P...
PS You are saving paper anyway!!

bin-it said...

ummmm.......waited for round about an hour....still no bells ringing :P ...
and deep, was that a faux pas back there???

bin-it said...

@mayank: I did mention that I am in the 'ghot' mode....picked the virus up from you ;)
@deep: I hope you didn't miss out the drug addict part...thanks nilanjana !!

Soumyadeep Ghosh said...

what a fool i am!!! once was bad enough, but to do it twice even after proclaiming that i'd logout is well, plain stupid. I'll get you lone!!!

Anonymous said...

nice thinking ... ( in the last para ).