Musings of the Z Gang
Way back in the winter of 1997, few souls met at the amphitheatre of BMC and in no time they found themselves bonded for life. They called themselves 'Zites', belonging to the ' Z ' Gang. ...Last Benches, Proxy attendances...Late Night movies, Long rides...Hostel fights, Ragging...Screwed up elections....These images conjure "Zites". This is a blog dedicated to the zites and their musings.
- Name: Seeji
Failed 'id'... Wounded 'Ego'... A quest for 'Super-ego'...
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
What does celebration mean to you?????
Once up on a time, there was this chap Seeji, who used to maintain a blog 'Musings of Z gang'..... Infact thats how I should start this post, given the frequency of my posts. Itz really long time I wrote for this blog. (I'm not apologising... Just a fact). Studies, TV, Projects and my other 'two babies' kept me busy. Shocked!!!??, I was referring to my other two blogs.
With all pains I have to admit that, this blog has come to a pathetic condition where I am posting a 'e-mail forward' to maintain the frequency (Sheesh!!!) . Nevertheless, a nice one.
If your idea of celebration is any one of the below, itz assured that we have celebrated the most of our lives. Our life in BMC was a party. Three Cheers for that !!!
Note: I dont know the author. It was a forward from my long-time buddy Prashanth (No, not the one from Z gang... he is still learning A, B, C, D.. of e-mail :) :) ).
A chilly winter evening.
Four friends.Heavy rain.
Four glasses of chai.
[Remember the late night tea at Taj, Shivaji Nagar ?????]
few hundred bucks of gas.
A rusty old bike.
And an open road.
[Very frequent, was almost a routine]
A hostel room.
[That reminds me of Hot Egg fried rice & Omlette at 3-4 AM in Hostel Mess by Shreenivas, Kumara. ]
3 old friends.
3 separate cities.
3 coffee mugs.
1 internet messenger.
Rain on a hot tin roof.
Neighbours dropping in.
You and mom.
A summer night.
A bottle of coconut oil.
A head massage.
Gossiping about absent family members.
[any typical visit to Native]
Best pals hanging around,
most imp exam tomorrow,
no one's studied before,
we end up being nostalgic,
[ I know, that explains our grades in MarksCards... But, who is complaining? ]
You can spend
Hundreds on birthdays,
Thousands on festivals,
Lakhs on weddings,
but to celebrateall you have to do is spend your TIME.
Keep in touch with your loved ones ........
For 'Z Gang'
PS: Visit my other two blogs www.seeji.blogspot.com & www.clinpharm.blogspot.com
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Shiran's maiden book
Our gang had few friends who were strongly associated with us but still detached in the public eyes. (May be scared of the notoriety of our gang). They did contribute to our fun-filled days in many ways. Their contribution was in the form of encouraging (pushing!!??) us to contest in elections (for which they had no time or interest), being good spectators when we ragged juniors, listening & adding to the tea time gossips and in giving moral support for the hostel fights. They did remind us of all the internals and exams, which otherwise would have gone unnoticed.
Shiran is one such friend. And today I am here to congratulate him on his maiden book in Medicine. They say writing a book is no child’s play. I can’t agree more. Last year I had a failed attempt at writing a book. That was a combined effort with another friend ‘R’ who turned out to be equally if not more, lazy than me and we had to shelve the plans after getting the offer letter (from the same publishers for which Shiran has written a book now). And that incident got entered into my compilation “Book of lost opportunities because of laziness”.
Well, Shiran’s book is titled “Rapid review in Internal Medicine”, published by Jaypee publishers and is co-authored by Dr Smitha. At this moment I don’t have the information about cost of the book, which I will update at a later date.
Being a childhood friend of Shiran and knowledgeable of his potentials, I can assure you of the high quality of book. William Foster once said, Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. I am positive that this book will do justice to the students it is targeted for, ‘The Great Indian Entrance Employees’. Most of us are out of that phase, but please refer it to all of your ‘friends and their girlfriends’ who are still sweating it out there.
[Note: I solemnly state that I neither have stakes in Jaypee publishers, nor any promised commission from Shetty ]
I was supposed to be closer to Shetty, being a childhood friend. It may be surprising fact for you guys that we studied in the same primary school, high school, PU College and finally the medical school. That is more than 18 years of schooling together. But surprisingly enough, we maintained a distance. Something like, not very close and not very far. We can safely blame it on different frequencies and move on rather than grilling the reasons. I have some cherished memories with shetty in my memory. Memories like sipping Banana punch in Sharavathi(an eatout in our good ol’ hamlet), playing badminton in BraSam (It was a building-under-construction which was as attractive as its name) or eyeing Sagar’s pretty babes after settling ourselves in a Friend’s jeweler shop (That friend eventually shut his shop after incurring huge losses, On lot of discussion & introspection we unanimously came to a decision that we were in no way contributed to his losses….. I hope you don’t happen to hear his version of the story) and many more.
Indisputably, a brilliant chap. During school days I was always desirous of his photographic memory. Competitive to the core and had a strong craving to be there at the top always. I used to observe at times. He did change a lot during medical school (for the better!!). But one of his hallmark body language never changed. Observe him when you try to teach him or tell him something important or when he is studying in library or classroom, he keeps looking at surroundings and keeps playing/scribbling with pen or something. It looks as if he is totally uninterested. Beware; he is taking in each and every detail you are blabbering out or from the book. I wonder if this is similar to what Sabeer Bhatia remembers of his meeting with Gates during the hotmail deal. (For the uninitiated, Bhatia says in an interview that Gates showed as if he is absolutely not interested in the deal by incessantly looking around and getting distracted). Never know!! Big people do have things in common. Look at us…..By ‘us’ I meant myself and Da Vinci.. .. I heard Da Vinci used to whine about his procrastination just like me.
Guys, now buy, borrow or steal that book from somewhere and write in a review in the comments section. Don’t ask me to do that job. I hate entrance books. I had them enough. Let my few final days on this earth go in tranquility.
For Z gang
PS: We are planning to meet up in our hamlet this Diwali; For sure we will miss that Friend’s shop.
PPS: I have a happy news right at this moment (At least for me :) ), about which I will write in my next post.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Heights of Joblessness
PS: Congratulations to BS on his new Four wheeler.. We have heard it is easy to pick babes if you own a four wheeler (Here I'm not talking of good old Ambasador) . Hope this prediction comes true in BS's case.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Congratulations Kutta !!!!
Kutta in news again…. He clears the Civil service exam Prelims for the successive third time. Now that is what keeps him apart from others. Any avg chap (I’m not referring myself…mind you) would have been happy with an IRS and would be planning to settle down with a nice girl, family and lots of money (After preliminary investigations, I found out that Asst Commissioner, Income Tax actually spells lots of money & money only… Yummy :p ). Kutta refuses to settle there and determines to make it to an IAS, for which he has spent almost 2 years burning midnight oil….. We love people who chase their dreams and wish the the very best….
Congratulations & Good Luck for the next level.
For Z gang
PS: We heard that Kutta is busy attending all the felicitation ceremonies and giving talks …….. We envy you dude…..
Thursday, August 17, 2006
An Update !!!!!
I was supposed to put pen to paper (rather, ‘put fingers to keyboard’…yuck, that sounds creepy) for this blog and maintain it regularly. But, for various ‘interconnected’ reasons I could not even write a single post. (Laziness & procrastination top the list, Aren’t they interconnected !!!?)
This blog was conceived after going thro’ a similar blog from 1971 batch of BMC. Only change we like to bring in is to be more punctual in updating the information. (I’m positive here in spite of my laziness coz; they never updated their blog ).
In my first post I’ll like to update on the current whereabouts of our core members.
Teeyes, Currently pursuing MD Pharm in CMC, Vellore. Of late has become Mr Confused with lots of dilemmas & distractions.
Seeji, A strong follower of TS (literally) in his 2nd year MD Pharm in same CMC, Vellore. Last seen suffering from ABD (All-but-dissertation) syndrome.
Kutta, fellow has got a new fancy designation, Asst Commissioner, Income Tax with an IRS next to his name. Dude not yet satisfied, has determined to make it to IAS and waiting for his Prelims results for this year.
Kaykay, first chap from our gang to complete a PG. Completed D Ortho from JJMC Davangere and now working as an orthopaedician in Velacherry, Kerala. He has already started his hunt for a prospective bride. You know, that is another first for our gang.
Reddy, enjoying all the attention in BMC, being an Ortho PG. It is definitely a great feeling to snatch the most coveted PG seat (MS Ortho) in the same coll from where he graduated.
Kempa, Lady luck is deceiving him in PG entrances for quite some time now and we are hoping, this is just a wait before getting the best.
Beeyes, has settled in a PHC. He has almost metamorphosized into a Govt Medical Officer. But we wish him to come back and go through the gruesome phase of PG preparation. We are socialists and believe in equality. We don’t expect one to miss that ‘pain in *$%#’ phase and lead a comfortable life.
Dubbi, another ortho chap for our gang. Presently in final D Ortho in KMC Hubli. Enjoying the duties and of course, the mess food. We are sure he is missing all those colorful Telugu movies.
That is it. I hope to update information and write other nostalgic moments, travelogues, and get-togethers as and when I feel so. Purposefully I have refrained from using the actual names.
For Z gang