Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Builder from Comps!

Look at the smile on his face... If you are a regular reader of this blog you would have guessed the name of this Animal by now.... If not, let me introduce to you Naveen D'souza... the guy thanks to whom we had so much fun during our college days. He is next only to Pritam and Ali for providing us with so much entertainment.

Well, you might be wondering why I am writing a post on this guy. Well... it is because it’s his Happywala Birthday today. And everyone knows that I never miss an opportunity to strip the guys on their birthdays. So, today is Navandee's turn and he will be more than happy to show off his body. Hmm.... Navandee is what we call Naveen. The name Navandee is derived from Suppandi... the famous character from Tinkle. Not only does Navandee act like him but he liked this name too. So, we continued with the same name.


Apart from Navandee, he is also known as Builder (his passion for body building ... he is currently working on his 6 pack abs), Connecting (because it takes him time to understand things... by the time he understands everyone else is on some different topic) and Mand Comps (do I need it describe more...). I only recollect these names at the moment.

Naveen, Tarun and I know each other since our school days. A decade year old friendship that still continues to grow. We three shared the same school, same engineering college and same workplace. Tarun and Naveen still share the same workplace. Being with him for so long... has given me the opportunity of witnessing some of his funny antics... I wish to share with you all... I am sure after reading all these incidents will bring a smile on your face. So without wasting any more time here I go...

The second semester exams were being conducted and Shirish was busy studying Chemistry which was scheduled for that day. Suddenly, he saw Naveen reeading from a Physics book. Seeing a Physics book in Naveen's hand on the day of Chemistry exam rang alarm bells in Shirish's body. He asked Naveen the reason for reading Physics. Naveen calmly said, "Today we have Physics exam. Chemistry is scheduled day after tomorrow." Confusion was sowed in Shirish's mind by the great Naveen. Without wasting any more time and praying to God.... Shirish opened the time table and heaved a sigh of relief. Now, it was Naveen's turn to panic. Poor guy did not even have a Chemistry book in his bag. Somehow he borrowed a book and started reading. But could read only one page in the entire half an hour journey.

As luck would have it, the seating arrangement for the Chemistry exam was such that Naveen would be sitting right in front of me on the second bench from the last (second-last)... This way I could dictate him half the answers and I did that. The exams went well and then Naveen said his famous dialogue, "For the Physics paper... I will try to score full marks... After all I got extra time to study." Soon, the exams were over and the results were out. When we saw the results we could not stop laughing. Naveen had cleared the Chemistry exam but his dreams of scoring higher marks in Physics were dampened. He had just managed to scrape through. The moral of the story is - Copy and Pass Comfortably than Slog Hard and Just Pass.

Tarun was the sole witness to the second incident. It was a hot summer day and he had to go to the Diploma College to collect some Journal papers. Now, our Engineering College was located behind the mountains amidst the desert and the Diploma college was miles away. The road to our college had no shade or shelter whatsoever. If you carried a chicken to our college, it was bound to get roasted on the way. As, it was urgent for Tarun to go and buy those Journal pages, he thought of borrowing a bike. Soon, he got the keys after telling a guy from his class that he is a good rider. After, the truth was something else. So, Tarun handed over the keys to Naveen and asked him to drop him.

Little did Tarun know that Naveen had just learnt to ride the bike. It did not take much time for him to realize this. On the way to the Diploma College, Naveen did a Wheelie (For those guys who are unaware of what a Wheelie is... have a look at the pic below).

This made Tarun lose his balance and he fell off the bike but balanced himself. He stood next to Naveen who asked him, "Arre.. Why did you get off the bike?" Naveen had no idea that he had performed a wheelie dropping Tarun. The moral of the story is - Never sit on the bike with a guy when he himself does not know that he is performing some stunts.

I have many more incidents to share.... but kya karen???? There is a lack of time and space. But, don't worry guys. There are many Birthdays in quick succession and yes... how can I forget the Goa Carnival and all the fun the Animal Kingdom had in Goa. Will keep you all updated about the blast we had in Goa. VIVA GOA CARNIVAL... Till then Keep Guessing...

9 comments:

dexter said...

Naveen jaisa koi nahi....

I remember many things....
many to share...

but will like to wish a Happy Birthday before i say anything else....

Ali said...

Belated happy birthday Naveen........V missed u in Goa....

Anonymous said...

thx yaar

White Forest said...

Adventures of school and college life are always the best :)

PS: you still in Goa ?

CEDRIC said...

Belated bday Naveen, Hope u'll had a good time at goa

wormtongue said...

hahaha.. happy birthday naveen saar :D:D >:D< ....
dude for a second i thought that was a pic of naveen on that sexy bike....*&%^$,l..
and dont you all date write about the goa trip ..dieeeeeeee.. gaand mat jalao yaar itna bhi :((

DENZIL said...

To White Forest... I am back in Aamchi Mumbai...

And hey Cedric... Naveen was rotting in Mumbai when we were having a rocking time in Goa....

Hmmm. Wormtongue.... I am gonna write about the Goa trip.... G!@# Jalti hai toh jalne de......

JP said...

nice to read your blog. in fact its nostalgic to recall my days of 'amchi mumbai'.

DENZIL said...

Thanks Jatin... Mumbai surely is a wonderful place to live in...