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Kayyalackal, Mannar: I reached here today morning. The bus was little late. But managed to reach before 9:30 AM, so could meet Papa and Mummy. This is the First time I’m coming home after our Ammachi (my Grandmother) left us all, to rest in the peace of our Good Lord.

Whenever I think of my house Ammachi’s face used to come to my mind. There were weeks/days when my parents (transfers, trainings etc) were not here… but except a few weeks of hospitalization Ammachi was allways here.
For the past 18 years she was ‘the presence’ which made our home complete.
It has been one month since she left us….
And now…The room is empty… The voice we loved is still… I miss something here… It might sound weird for some of you… But at my home .. I feel quite strange today !!
No, No one can fill that gap that she has left in our hearts… Her prayers were our strength. I can still feel the warmth of her love for us…. I miss you a lot dear Ammachi !!

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The Day He finished with Micro Prelims (Practs) my good friend Ja Ja Ja (a.k.a Nitin) told me, That was one of the worst days in his life. And he asked me which day in my life, I would rate as the worst…  I had no answer for that. Rather, I told him I’m very optimistic and filled with positive energy that I would not rate any single day so. But then a few days after the same on November 21, i found myself screaming “This is the worst day of my life” several times.

November 21, 2009: The thought of doing some Mad Acting after a long gap of 2 months (?)  and the thrill in winning some quick bucks made me and my team mates – the Mad Med Men Juniors enthusiastic about NLS Le GALA 2009. And there is definitely some other connection with Le Gala for my team, which I think I will write later. We left for NLS as two batches, 3 of us (Nitin, Jobin and myself) in an Auto and the Rest in RV’s car. Everything was smooth and we happily gave 20 rs extra to the Auto guy and waved him off only to realize that I had given him an extra tip… yeah I searched my pockets – my Nokia 1650 was missing… That was the beginning and Just the beginning…

Half an hour later Roshan (the chocolate boy) came up to me with another news. The girls of my batch, were complaining to him about some strange messages and calls from Jino’s number, with filthy language used lavishly. That was enough to get me tensed up… But then it suddenly struck me that I had just 75 paise balance and it would be very little that anyone could do with that. But any way Thank God for such nice batch mates who didn’t blame me or rather in Johnite style “chori” me for those messages. They had enough common sense to realize it was not Jino who was behind that. OK,  I thought that is it for the day. But then as we rang up this ‘guy’ who did all this ‘thamsha’. He seemed to be pretty chill and identified himself as a cop and promised to return the phone to me by 2.00 pm. And right guess… after 2 pm All that I could hear when we tried calling was “switched off – message”. To block my SIM with Air tel again was not an easy task on this ill-fated day. They asked me about my last recharge time, amount, mode etc… I didn’t have any idea except that I recharged Rs. 30 some 4-5 weeks back. But finally some how i could convince Air tel and get my phone blocked.

My bad luck seemed to affect my team’s chances also. Though we got 1st prize in movie spoof, the Mad Ads was disappointing. It was supposed to an impromptu competition, where the product to be performed was given just 30 minutes before the show. We  got “Lucid Lying Lotion” as our product and we managed somehow to put a few ads for 10 mins. But the smart dudes from other teams just did their same old products with just ignoring the given product or just like that mentioning the given product out of no where in between their show. The Judges, seemed to have no Idea about how impromptu mad ads should be. And Blame our luck, we didn’t Win at NLS – Mad Ads ! A place where we have a fantastic track record. We were disappointed not just because we didn’t get the prize, but because the effort we put in writing and enacting a new script in 30 mins went waste.

Even, The ‘2009 dance team’ who won in BMC,  could not impress the judges at NLS. And I must say, the Choreography at NLS was the only event apart from Strawberry fields which kept some standard and was worth watching. The competition was pretty tough, though.

The 1 hour drive in busy Bangalore traffic could not do any further harm to my already low levels. The only good thing that evening was the Dinner which I had with my Team Members at the Paramount Hotel – roof Top. That was just awesome !

It’s said: “Never turn back… while you Run a Race “!! But I felt this small account on what happened on 21st of November would be intresting for at least a few of my readers….

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Prelims to JPL

And Phew ! Finally Liberation ! On writing that I should warn myself that though the Prelims are over I have hardly a month left for my University Exams. And they say 2nd year is the toughest of all. But as the saying goes “Fortune favors the brave”. The brave and extra ordinary Johnites are often favored by RGUHS and I hope that magic works out this time also.

Apart from studies, something else is happening in my college campus… the much hyped Johnite Premier League is back in a miniature version – A knock out T10 Cricket Series. I hope this one also would work out like JPL Season 1. And as this unfolds I would like to share with my readers the story of how this JPL came into Johns… On a quick take, it would be right to say ‘JPL is the height of joblessness of a few Johnites’. It all started on a Sunday afternoon when a few of us who were sitting quite bored in my hostel room (B-206), doing nothing but our usual stuff – gossiping and cribbing. Then suddenly everyone wanted to go out play some cricket. It was IPL season, and no doubt the match had a regional flavor immediately. APites and Mals formed different teams. Teams where christened as team Hyderabad and Team Kochin (Team Kochin name rooting from the disappointment of Mallus including me who felt Gods own country was not adequately represented in IPL) . And thus the first JPL  match was played. A detailed report on this match is available on Johnknight – The St. Johns Medical College Blog. ( http://johnknight.in/?p=40)

The concept of mixing up players from different batches and playing became a sudden hit. Thus other batches and guys who wanted to play

JPL

with Jarvis, the owner of Mumbhai 420 (Champs JPL 2009)

cricket started approaching us. And thus after a few table discussions, brain storming sessions (?), arguments, debates and what not… finally we came up with a set of rules, guidelines and a fixture. Thus JOHNITE PREMIER LEAGUE started officially. Again the first match of the official version was between Bhagyanagar Beewars (Team Hyderbad) and Kochin Kudos (Team Kochin)

The success of JPL was in the fact that people who never played cricket or rather never bothered to even go to the playgrounds (read as Jino Joy) came down and played for their teams. Can you believe that a total of 124 Johnites played in the series with 6 teams and 25 matches spread over 2 weeks. Not to forget the presence of the fairer sex not just in cheering but also on the ground playing cricket with the guys.  All together it was fun + Cricket. JPL would have never happened this way without the support of my batch mates and 2005. Some people who deserve a special mention are:- Yatta, Nitin, Pranit (Ass. coordinator), Tony, Roshan, Murtuza, Jarvis, Suyash, Charles, Basanth, Rajkumar, Judi etc.

I would not claim JPL as something so great to write pages about, but rather would put it as an example of how small things work out in a big way at my college – St. Johns ! And this spirit is what we call as our Johnite Spirit.

That’s all for now… back to JPL Core Team work…

Follow JPL on Johnknight.in

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Rainy Day ! Gloomy Day !

Did I hear anyone tell “Damn ! Its Rainy and Gloomy!”. Well I would not have agreed to this statement before, but today I accept that it indeed is so gloomy. May be not because of the unexpected showers in Bangalore today morning But because of my microbiology practicals.

It’s supposed to start in another hour and I’m here blogging !! I seriously don’t know what to prepare.
On top of that, today the newspaper guy has not yet come and when I reached the mess the food was not ready too…
Feels Good when things go wrong !! 😉
And in another hour I will be torn into pieces I guess… for my Microbiology is so good.

Well, All the Best to me ! May God help us !

n.b. If anyone reads this post::-
” why don’t you do something better like praying for all Microbiology students rather than reading a stupid Blog??”

Good Morning !

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16th November 2009

After all that campus blogging and public forums, today 16th November as I sit in my room almost jobless I just got this wonderful brain wave and this is what it has lead to.  A personal blog :- jinojoy.wordpress.com

I handle a couple of campus blogs with word press back up… But frankly this idea of having one personal blog never struck me… I do not know whether what I blog here would be powerful or rather appealing enough to get subscribers and readers for my blog.

But for whatever reason or ill fate, you have landed up here… I wish and hope you have a great time reading me !

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