So Mischief Mongers Inc. has proved its worth. The legends
of Kings mischief alone can make an epic, so this section will have only
snapshots of Kings Horus’s deeds over the periods. The last one was from the
ancient era of “The Child Who was King”. Cut to – much modern era, in college.
Some snapshots, why the name IC was so feared by the professors and loved so
much by his mates and juniors.
The lecture rooms of BES College, used to have seats with
low bench of one row fixed with the high benches of the row behind, with the
high benches having a natural slide angel. Madam Bapat’s math class on the
sultry Wednesday afternoon was cancelled, as either the all the students have
to sit with their back to the professor, or the professor had to stand at the
back of the lecture room. All the benches of the room were turned backwards by
IC and Co.
Dr. Roy ( the only professor who used to wear a tie –
always!), had the severest shock of his life when he entered the classroom to
see the occupants of entire first two rows sporting ties; ties of all possible
shape size and color. From the best possible to those with elastic worn in
school (the inspiration of “yours truly” made some bring them from home, and
the person with nearest home contributed for those who forgot). From one which
hung till the knee, while my mate Tahqiq chose to wear one with only three inch
length, with a double know making the tie jut out at and 45 degree angle from
his body. Even couple of Chemistry honors guys moved in too with their ties to
be a part of the historic event. Dr. Roy looked from end to end, turned towards
the board, paused, turned back for another hard look, speechless – moved
towards the door, only to pause turn back announced to fill our own attendance
for the day on the register and with a last glimpse left the room; the class
A sample of questions that used to bother them – Dr.
Banerjee, while teaching thermodynamics explaining Random motions, told us to
imagine that all of us in the room with a circle drawn in the middle and cobra
set lose among us. We all will run helter skelter and he will calculate how
many of us pass through the circle to calculate our random motion. My question
was what will happen if the cobra goes and decides to sit in the middle of the
Both Physics and Electronics laboratories used to be our
favorite joints. Never missing a class, but doing things our way. So if we
decided that we will use the moving coil galvanometer, and the team of Anindita
and Jayita trying to be one step smarter, they will find the entire setup
dismantled in a way that no one can reassemble, which was sadly discovered by
Proff. DPC. Once all resigned, we would go, reassemble it and start our
experiment in 5 minutes flat. Oh btw the beakers and heating pad used to help
us boil our eggs and the traveling microscopes when fixed in right order was
great to watch the ladies playing Tennis in the South Calcutta Tennis Club.
And then last but not the least those mass bunking for
movies – the criteria the size of the group can not be less than 30, all
boarding the same bus, which will be stopped by us till everyone boards. All
will stand on the ticket cue and but one ticket a piece to make the ushers
inside the hall sweat to make us seat together. After movie there used to be
walk back to college will all brains running wild for pranks during the walk
Monstrous mischief, raining terror, wild maddening times…
reign of Horus!