it all started with a joke. one of my friends, rajan joked to join jnu by giving exams in a very unpopular course, like arabic and persian (that may not be the case); but he thought that competition would be weak.
then, enter ranjan anand, another friend from school days who coaxed me to give the exam.not only that he filled half of my form and also gave rs.20 at the time of buying the form. he also advised me to fill only for arabic and persian. i thanked him a lot and he told him not to worry, and that i would do the needful. he then went on.
now comes the last man who advised me rightly to atleast fill form in one very popular course. now i got the moral courage to do that. although the form was filled only in two subjects, i had to scratch the form and insert the very popular and competitive course japanese in the 1st choice. i did all this apart from public glare, and told them i had filled only for arabic and persian, which they agreed.
the form was filled and every one had the news, but only what i wanted them to know. i shifted from my old room to the new building which just at a few paces from the old. the preparation was still not going on. and i was still with my old habit of moving like a wastrel.
when only one month was left, the my new room-mate, who is also the elder brother of my dear friend madhav told me to study as there was also good fight among students of arabic and persian. so, gradually i started to do the needful. i got the previous years’ paper and stared to solve them first. i started to spend more time on the net than having fun with my good friends. although they complained, but remained gently firm and they got to do things without me also. i also bought a manorma year book 2007 and started reading it. i had no idea about the english course which already was not going well.
the exam time came, i did’nt feel nervous at all. i also prayed everyday that gave me strength from inside and cleansed my mind.the exam date was on my birthday itself. i along with my friend, neeraj thakur went to give the examination. he was there like my guardian….! the exam went almost good but not very best, i had done few mistakes which i had studied, but i was sure to qualify in any one subject apart from japanese because it attracts a very tough competition.
that day during exam ajit also called but i was in examination hall, so, i had to call him later. i told him about the exam and he was also hopeful of my selections.
as the date of result came near, people began asking for the news and i told them it was still not declared and they did not believe me. this continued for three days. then i was trying to get admission in du regular in some so-so college, i was quiet in tension during those days.
after coming from du, i reluctantly came to this cybercafe and opened this site of the jnu.
i saw the results were actually declared. i feed in the data and waited with my breath on hold to see the result. and lo, what i saw made my heart skip a beat. i had already cracked the exam.
this was a story of joke to reality.how is that!