Sunday, October 28, 2007

five point someone

This is the second time I read by Chetan Bhagat. First was the " one night at call center" and this is "Five point someone."

I did not find any great about one night at call center. but definitely some good in five point someone. and it goes like this.....

Five Point Someone is a story about three friends in IIT who are unable to cope.
The book starts with a disclaimer, "This is not a book to teach you how to get into IIT or even how to live in college. In fact, it describes how screwed up things can get if you don't think straight."

Three hostelmates - Alok, Hari and Ryan get off to a bad start in IIT - they screw up the first class quiz. And while they try to make amends, things only get worse. It takes them a while to realize: If you try and screw with the IIT system, it comes back to double screw you. Before they know it, they are at the lowest echelons of IIT society. They have a five-point-something GPA out of ten, ranking near the end of their class. This GPA is a tattoo that will remain with them, and come in the way of anything else that matters - their friendship, their future, their love life. While the world expects IITians to conquer the world, these guys are struggling to survive.

Will they make it? Do underperformers have a right to live? Can they show that they are not just a five-point-somebody but a five-point-someone?

I started late in the evening after food. was already tired. Still thought of finishing in one go. Somehow with small and wrinkling eyesIi finished it late in the morning. Got terrible headache. My astigmatism once gave me a kick, warned me not to strain my eyes. Whole Sunday my head was like just sustained a thunderclap. Watery eyes, frustrating headache, restlessness and what not. I think i need to evaluate whether it my astigmatism or a real migraine. If it is astigmatism it's ok but if migraine can't think off. whatever, its a bad headache.........

Things are going smoothly. Every single days I am counting and putting a cross in the calender. I am fade up with residency in India. Infact i am fade up with India stay. But its not a homesickness also. At the back of my mind i feel like not to join plastic surgery . No more India stay. cause where ever you go in India its almost the same system in residency in fact i don't like the system, hitting at the place where it hurts more this is what the consultants do. How can somebody imagine to hurt somebodies self respect and confidence. And at this age i don't want to join residency for free. I am already exploited like anything in the residency. Haha Haha..... I am doing residency for free. Paying tutuion fee and hostel fee but i am not getting stipend. I am doing just to get degree which cannot make me eat during residency though later after residency.

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