2016 has been a strange year for me. I say strange, because it’s difficult to summarize the year in a single word like “good” or “bad”. Lets take a quick look at all the things which happened to me, and then I will let the readers decide on the verdict for this year.
To begin with, last year this time, I was preparing for my school Rehearsal Exams for ISC, preparing for JEE, and was somewhat tensed for both ISC and JEE. 3 months seemed to be a long time, but it was too short for me to secure good grades in either. ISC was satisfactory, but my JEE was outright horrible. Now, like everyone else (except the elite few who knew they would have a sure shot placement in IITs and NITs), I too was burdened with the thought of my higher studies, and which institution I would get into, with the horrible marks which I expected in my JEE exam. There was a point where I had decided to drop this year as a whole, and re-appear for JEE exams next year, and since I was (still am) studying a year advanced, dropping seemed to be a sensible choice. (I did not stick to this decision though, and that is one of the few choices made in 2016 which I do not regret).
Turned out I did not perform as poorly as I had thought in JEE, and that gave me admission in my current college, Heritage Institute of Technology. It was already August when college started. I was lucky to get the department of my choice, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). Originally somewhat depressed because I had a really weird stereotype about private institutions, (which was completely shattered in the very first month there), I began to consider re-appearing for JEE again next year, after getting in a college this year. Another downside waited for me: two of my best friends left to study outstation. One got into KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, and one got into Medicals in Mumbai, thus leaving me alone with nobody to hang out with. Life seemed dull, especially for the first 2 weeks in college, where I only managed to make a handful of friends.
It was September now, and this is where things turned for me in 2016, in ways more than just one. Our college offered a variety of clubs, one of them being Rotaract, and joining this was my best decision in 2016. It would only be fair to say that from this point onwards, college life became 10x better than what it was, simply for the people I came across in this club. Originally, I was reluctant to be a part of club activities, but this certain Sunderban trip is what changed everything. My parents, of course did not allow me to go, because of a lot of reasons which they formulated. One particular person managed to convince my parents somehow. I have no idea how this was done, provided I could never shake my parents of any decision they had made. Also safe to say this person is my favourite senior in college, and someone I love and look up to. I will not be taking any names but pretty sure most would get who this is. This trip also exposed me to a handful of more seniors. Trust me all the seniors who went on that trip rank 2nd on my list of favourite seniors. I will not take names once again, but why not just mention their posts? 😛 Presi (the guy who is a living example of troll and hard work at the same time), the Vice Presi (whose stories and “gyaan” are unparalleled), the Secretary (well… what do I say, those who know this person know what fun is), and then the “time-nikalke-mar-jao guy”, and someone who would receive “500 word essays” because of things I do. I will remain indebted to you for everything you have done. Oh and then there is Miss Slapper. Please stop slapping, like for real. 😛
This group and people from this same group became my lifeline in college. And then, there are certain retards from my own year, who made life better. Like I said, I will not be taking any names, but here’s the description of a few (feel free to identify yourselves, guys, and don’t kill me if you’re reading this). The certifed “C****y*”, who has a 1 day lag in everything, his cousin who is very “savage”, the rich ass guy with a Hyundai Creta, the universal “brother”, roll number 69 (ahahhahahaha), Table Tennis stud, “Alfi” the comp-wiz and of course the Conductor (xD). I will also mention one certain guy from a different department, who may or may not be a 3rd year senior, who has been a constant victim of my hitting almost everytime. All of you people are the reason why college has been so very special to me.
I also happened to achieve some personal benchmarks. I sometimes write articles for Nihonden, and also help with the coding stuff for the same. I did a course on Web Development and made a website which was well rated by the judges, with my KIITian retard, of course. And then, I happened to win a Web Page making contest when I was in college. Not to forget my schoolmates, we had meetups whenever possible, and eating and football sessions, where troll ensued, which was expected.
The end of the year, has been quite interesting. I decided to join a workshop on Ethical Hacking (which is not-so-ethical), and I had (still doing this) an epic time with my seniors who were there with me and our instructor. Oh, how could I forget, I made a crapton of memes on people and pissed them off, and assisted the infamous Meme Lord in his exploits (get the pun, hackers :P). Finally, on 31st December 2016, I had a small toast with..”savage people”, which was totally and completely a very big trolling session as well.
If I were to judge this year, I would break it into 2 parts: the first half of the year was as bad as it gets, whereas the second half gave me things which I will remember forever. I leave the verdict of this year to those who read this. This has been a bit long, but I needed to get this out there, and vent out all that I had been holding in.
Thank You everyone, for tolerating me and my shortcomings. Have a great and magnanimous 2017.