Exam Season

The Indian Institute of Technology, the dream institute of every parent, is exactly where I have managed to land myself.

Hi, I’m  a B. Tech ‘freshman’ at IIT Gandhinagar. In this blog I will attempt to describe the culture of examination at the IITs. I must say that exams at IITs are fascinating (I can safely say that as the exams for freshers are scheduled in October). The mid-semester exams for everyone else began in the last week of September and I decided to conduct a little survey on what happens during exam time at the IITs.

First of all, I should clarify that the IITs follow  a policy of continuous assessment (in most courses, at least) and relative grading, something we haven’t experienced at all in our school days. So the approach towards study during exams is completely different. For some, the course is reduced from what the prof has told to what everybody is doing in that course! Merits of relative grading, I guess?

Although these exams last for only a week it seems as if they last an entire season! Exam Season” is just really a long week for everyone that is filled up with intense studies, fits of madness and occasional ‘chill’ busts when there is a rare gap between the exams. But one thing that I’ve come to realize is that these exams are nothing like what I expected them to be. They are not intense, stress filled periods of time like the board exams. They have a certain air of ease in them, maybe my seniors have just become used to giving exams like this (although that does not put my mind at ease for my coming October midterms). Here are some of the questions from my survey along with some interesting responses:


  1. So many exams are held in just one week, shouldn’t they be spread out over a longer duration of time?

See, if the exams take more time then we might get better marks, but more importantly our vacation time would be reduced and nobody wants that. Nobody.


  1. How do you prepare for your exams if you do not attend all the classes?

See, every class has its own scribes and the key to good preparation is managing to get notes well before you start to prepare. Frankly these notes are like the Namaaz for last minute ushers like me. We study them 5 times a day in the hope that they will get us through the examination.


  1. I have seen that many of the students hanging spots are somewhat empty. Are students so stressed out that they do not even come out of their rooms?

Our hanging out spots actually shift temporarily indoors. The only difference is that we hang out with a book in our laptops that is also glanced at (sometimes), besides the usual crazy stuff. And yes, exams are also the time when you can forge long lasting friendships when find people with similar levels of unpreparedness as yourself.


If I have learnt one thing about the Exam Season, it is this: though they seem long and are stressful (after all they are exams) they somehow also pave way for learning, stress-busters and a lot of fun in between. To tell the truth, this survey has actually got me looking forward to my own exams a little bit to experience all this!



12 Things You Are Doing Wrong Till Now.

there are many things that your are doing, but you know that you have been doing it wrong till the way you started. here are some of these and find out where do you do all the way wrong. Check it out.!!.

1. The clothes you fold.

The way you fold your clothes may not give you much space to keep all the clothes, This time try Rolling’em up.



2. When you Drive.

You drive with your cellphone buzzing arround you, so avoid it, silent down your cell phone & Save 2 lives..

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3. You Lie 200 times.

You believe it or not but on an average you lie 200 times a day, Now ask your self.


4. Volume up And Earplugs on(BUT!!).

Yes, over here too you do it wrong, the correct way to plug’em in is to keep the wire round about the ear lobe, for better attachments n nice grip of the plug with ear.



5. Bon Appetit!!

While its the time to eat your meal you should spread the food around the border of the plate and then put it in the microwave. So that the food gets heated from all the sides.  



6. My Best Coke.

Hey guys here too. You get your best coke and wait you are missing something, Yes the tip of the can you use to get a hole in that, actually that’s a straw holder. Enjoy now. 

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7. Eating cup cakes.

The most mouth watering time when you have a cupcake in front of you but hey relax be a gentleman. you need the twist up the base, keep it on the top and enjoy it like a sandwich. 

how to eat a cake.


8. Ever Noticed How you Eat a Banana!!

The way you might be peeling of the banana where the long little stiff handle is, But it can damage your banana and let you not to eat it. You only need to squeez the banana from that black end and pop the skin out of it.

how to eat banana


9. Making The Sandwich..

This sandwich is yours but you can make it more tastier and more delicious in every bite, just you have to do is to spread the semicircular cheese slices along the sides of the brown bread.

how to make a samdwich correctly


10. Don’t Freak out if the plastic knot is not opening.

Hey guys you just need to twist up the free end of the knot to loose it up and it will be very easy for you the.

how to unknot.


11. Also Poop Wrong.

The way you poop, and feel mordernised poop in potty pot, but it actually collapses your anus and then the person need to serve extra efforts to get relaxes from the morning pressure. The muscle should be stretched and the anus path should be clear for your fresh mornings.



12. Is your Bin Bag stuck in the Dust bin?

 No worry, put some holes at the bottom of the Dustbin and you will never ever face such situation. 

why to draw holes in dustbin.

10 things every Amdavadi will relate to!


1. People here are crazy about food, especially street food. That probably explains why you see BMWs and Audis parked alongside autos and scooters in Manek Chowk

2. Amdavadis are probably the most enthusiastic and energetic species in India when it comes to celebrating festivals. Look at our Uttaran and Navratri Celebrations if you are still unconvinced.

3. The word “Discount” is like a drug. They will happily spend 100 Rs auto fare for a 50Rs Discount!

4. Amdavadi’s take great pride in speaking correct and purest version of Gujarati. They often make fun of the funny accents of people from Rajkot, Surat, Mehsana etc.

5. When it comes to driving, they follow a rulebook of their own. They overtake vehicle based on space and not on side. They also park their vehicle wherever they see space irrespective of obstructing a lane of traffic. The autowallahs, who sit little bit sideways and drive are probably the roughest drivers in whole of Gujarat.

6. Bargaining is their birthright; and they are so good at it, it probably comes wired in their genes.

7. Any medium Amdavadi family has some one living in USA, Mumbai or Vadodra. New Jersey has monopoly of Amdavadi Patels.

8.  Any Amdavadi school has atleast three students each with surnames Patel, Shah and Mehta.

9. People of Ahmedabad have a supernatural business sense, and will see business opportunities in seemingly impossible situations. Another one of those things which comes wired in their genes, perhaps.

10. Amdavadis are simply lovely! Everything from their food to their Gujju accent is irresistibly sweet!

Pizza Pizza Pizza in Ahmedabad !


Who needs love, when you can have Pizza!

To all the Pizza lovers out there, did you know October is the Pizza Month? So, on this “auspizzious” occasion, we have compiled a list of the choicest places in Ahmedabad where you can indulge yourself.

Statutory Warning: The photos alone can induce serious mouth-watering cravings.

1. No Mad Baker – Vastrapur

  • This eatery  is famous for its non-veg varieties and its choice of toppings. Also, the cheesecake here is worth trying!

No mad 1 No mad 2

2. Fozzie’s Pizzaiolo – Bodakdev

  • They have dessert pizza varieties! (Caramel, Apple Farm etc) Need we say any more?

Fozzie 2

Fozzie 1

3. Chef’s Pizza – Bhadra

This modest and delicious eatery offers the unique Indian-style pizza. The best part – it is pocket-friendly!



4. Jasuben’s Pizza – Ambavadi

  • The cutest Gujju pizza around! Some truly ingenious recipes which will tickle your taste buds. A sure not-to-miss.



5. La Italiano Ristorante – Thaltej

  • A one-of-a-kind Italian restaurant famous for its Wood-Fired pizzas.



6. Bon Pasta – Ambavadi

  • Fun Fact – The chef here has actually worked in Italy! It shows, because it has an authentic taste. A special suggestion – try the Arrabbiata, you will not be disappointed.

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7. La Feasta – Bodakdev/CG Road

Been here since years, still one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. It also has another branch now, however, we still think the Bodakdev branch is the best. A little heavy on the wallet, but worth every penny.



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