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The A Div Chronicles : Episode 6 - Tripping The Light Epileptic

Horizons was the annual RAIT fest, which would run for 72 hours non-stop. The day time was fine, lots of events…but the single biggest attraction at night was the ‘LD’ (Laser Disc) show. A sloping steps waala classroom would be converted into a ‘theatre’, and movies would be screened non-stop for 20 bucks a pop. A good way to kill time till the first train in the morning. A word about this ‘theatre’ is in order here. The windows would all be covered with black chart paper, and totally sealed. No air-conditioning.
The fans worked if you were lucky. So the discomfiture was directly proportional to the number of breathing creatures present.

Doesn’t take a genius to imagine what it would be like to watch a let’s say… (nudge nudge wink wink) movie in such conditions (everybody breathed heavily…and the mixture of sweat, carbon dioxide, and lust in the air made you even more light-headed than you already were…). Which is exactly what I’m coming to next…

(This is based on hearsay…dunno whether the following happened or not…if it didn’t, the guy who thought it up was a master of behavioural sciences. Good stuff either way.)

Once upon a Horizon, people (a large majority of which were mint-fresh FE’s) had been watching movies non-stop till the wee hours of the morning. Then it was time for some educational stuff. Mid-way through a particularly enlightening movie, one poor FE started having an epileptic seizure, frothing at the mouth, convulsing, the works. The LD show guys were totally at a loss, and scared out of their wits. They went up to the guy’s ‘friends’…

LD Team : Arre bhai log, isko jaraa sambhaalo yaar…take him outside
‘Friends’ (eyes riveted on the screen, not missing a single frame, absorbing every ounce of knowledge) : Abbe usko baahar feko yaar, theek ho jaayega apne aap…hum log ko pichchar dekhne ka hai…

The LD team then took the guy outside, and nursed him back to some normalcy.

This incident just goes to show that the brain when soaked in testosterone becomes totally immune to social obligations. Macabre.
Maybe it had something to do with the air they were breathing.

Footnote:

(Another incident based on hearsay)
The air definitely had something to do with it. Once an educational CD started skipping, was totally scratched beyond repair. The LD guys declared the show over, and asked the people to go home. Nobody budged. Was around 5 am.

Pupils : We want to see the movie…
LD Team : Arre nahi chal raha hai…kya karega?!!
Pupils : Jitna chalta hai wahan tak dikhao!
LD Team : Khaali 2 scene theek hai chalega kya? 5 rupya?
Pupils (almost climaxing) : Yesss!!!!!!!

And so for the princely sum of five bucks, the pupils got 10 priceless minutes of some more gyaan.
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12:23 AM, September 30, 2005
Anonymous Amol said...

sahi hai be..abe woh bhaiyya wala aad nahi kiya tune...jab diploma wale
10Rs. me movie dekhne aaye the...    



1:26 AM, October 04, 2005
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was me .. showing BP's (as they were called at that time) .. 5 rupya fullto vasool
Vishal Damania
P.S: Do you know of the time when that workshop wala prof(the one with the 'chashma') wanted to get into one of these movies free and he asked me about the washing machine that i had promised him to complete my FE ka wood assignment (welding or something). I had to let him in for free coz i told him that the washing machine would take some time.    



5:25 PM, October 14, 2005
Anonymous Sridhar Karra said...

Good One!!!
Really i miss those day's, but kya kare...
I still remember when I missed the Kamasutra Movie. Shit man i cursed myself at that time.....anywaz...
Life goes on!!!!!!!!!    



10:33 PM, October 27, 2005
Anonymous Muthu Konar said...

How could you forget the all time hit movie "Regina" which left everybody spell-bound and earned us a fortune.
And the standing ovation worthy of a Oscar ceremony that the movie had after it ended.
And to add to that FE guy who fainted, his exact statements were something like this "Main jab bhi BP dekhta hoon merko Aise hi kuch hota hai."    



3:58 PM, August 18, 2006
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HILARIOUS MAN!
u r 2 good.but pl pl remove black background    



11:35 AM, June 27, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

got breathless and also tears in my eyes reading the epilepsy bit.love to suffer ur blog oftener.too too good man.    



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