All characters in this story are fictional and any relation to any individuals living or dead is purely coincidental.(Yeah,rite!)
There was once a boy named Yadait.He had just passed 10th std with flying colours and his parents and relatives where all planning what stream he was going to choose and what he was gonna do in life(By now,u must have figured which country he was from).
But his thoughts,on the other hand were dwelling on different things.11th standard.Hmm....what was the first thing that came to his mind when he thought of it?And Yadait remembered the sensational story covered by AAJ TAK which he saw last week about some people of this age showing the world the innovative uses of the MMS service and their applications .
Yadait's parents asked him"Son,where do you want to do your schooling now??Do you want to stay here ,or go and join the prestigious PPS in Delhi,or the prestigious DSBB in Chennai,though you will have to stay in a hostel in Delhi or as a paying guest in Chennai.."
For some reason,Yadait was very interested in joining the school at Delhi,but he decided to think again.This was a golden opportunity for some "exposure" to the outside world,and he better make a well thought descision.
He had already stayed in Delhi for 4 years before and had seen EVERYTHING there was to see there....
While in Chennai he could see something new,after all life was all about experience and trying out new things,right?And also chance to live as a paying guest was not lost on him.Paying guest...hey,he had heard that term also very recentlky before.where was that??Ah,wasnt there something recently in the news about.....never mind.After a lot of deep thinking,he decided that DSBB chennai was the place to be.
So after a 2 year stint in Mlore he bid adieu to it,leaving with a lot of fond memories....for a new adventure.To Chennai.
Somewhere on the way,his dad told him something about a small test he had to give to get into the school.Ahh,well,he knew it was just a formality.WIth the marks he had scored,they would be just waiting to take him in.
He reached his new home finally, expectations rising by the minute.(Except for the hour after his first in chennai,coz he fell unconscious thanks to a heat stroke).But no matter.This teeny-weeny incident wasnt gonna dampen his spirits.
He directly went to his school to be.As he stepped into the campus the first thing he saw was..........A temple.Hmm...not exactly what he had in mind.He walked ahead and went into the principal's waiting room and was promptly kicked out.He had to give the entrance exam first,they said."Fine,bring it on",Yadait was begining to get a little irritated.Lets get this over with.
So they took him to the library.And gave him the paper,and told him to start.
"How long is the test?",He asked.
"2 hours",the librarian replied,glaring at him as though he was pulling her leg by asking the question.
And so he started answering the questions.Or,well,he did try.After 2 long hours,the paper was snatched away from him.As he got up and was leaving,the librarian asked him"Where are you going?".
He innocently replied"I dunno,is there a canteen here?Im a little hungry".Now she really got pissed.
She replied,"Boy,if you want to study here,youbetter stop making these jokes.This is a prestigious institution and if you hope to get into this school you better mind your manners".
The boy was dumbfounded.He didnt know what to say,so he just went back and sat in the seat next to the one in which he had given the test.It was really hot.
The teacher came to him.For some reason,he put his head down like he had done some grave mistake.She said,"Its ok,dont do it again."
He looked up,trying to not look confused,and that was when she put the second paper on the table."Two hours"she announced,and went back to her place.
After 2 more tests,and three more seats,he finally left the library,already looking for his father and wondering how he could convince him into changing the Chennai plan after all.He saw him outside the principal's office,talking to some old woman.Hid dad saw him and called him over."Madam,this is my son,Yadait"he said proudly.
"Hmm,so you hope to study in our esteemed institution??"she asked,2 huge magnified eyes staring at hime through soda glass spectacles .
He just bowed his head just as he had done in the library,giving the same guilty look.Apparantly,that was what she was looking for.
"He will do well,this boy will,IF HE CLEARS THE TEST.The result will be out tomorrow.Pray,boy,pray"she said,again glaring at him.
Well,now he knew why the temple was where it was.
This was going to be one long day.
(will be continued in the next post...)