Thursday, September 15, 2005

Sleep Patterns:A Case Study



1.The Initiation-The lecture begins.The chap in the green tee thinks the time is ripe to have a little harmless nap.He somehow adjusts in the cramped position and goes to sleep almost instantaneously.His friends in the blue and red tees look on,almost with envy.They keenly observe the method.The intricacies,the techniques,the subtleties.Now they are thinking,"Heck,I could do that!".The transformations have begun.






2.The Propagation-By now everyone in the last bench has emulated the green tee guy.This is clearly seen in the image by the unobsctructed view that the last window gives.While the window in front of it is eclipsed by people who have yet not succumbed to this spreading effect.But it's all going to change now.The guy on the extreme left of the image is seen giving hush-hush instructions to all his fellows around him to join this wave.The exact opposite of the Mexican wave you see so often on TV.And people are listening.



3.The Steady State-The effect spreads like wild fire,even faster maybe.The consequences are self evident.Except the first benchers,who somehow have developed a permanent immunity to this extremely contagious phenomenon,everyone is in the surreal dream world.Afterall if our dreams shape the future,then we need to sleep.And we do.




All these photgraphs have been taken by an alert photographer during our lectures who has sacrificed his sleep to prepare this amazing footage.Kudos to Hitesh for doing this.

As for the guys in the green,blue and red tees,puhleeeeze dont lynch me for this!It's all for the case study.We all gain in knowledge after watching this.You are not alone,as clearly shown by the pictures.

Sleep on.

18 comments:

arunabh said...

I don't care about how lovely,
dark and deep the woods might be.
Good sleep inducing posting and
miles to go after i sleep
and miles to go after i sleep

Krishna said...

ROTFL !

:DD

shrek said...

amazing man!! can we borrow the photographer for a similar case study on our class? pls

Santo said...

awsomm work man !!!
whose lecture was it btw ?

Anonymous said...

GODMAXXX.... yaad rakhunga.... haan yaad rakhunga...... We'll all surely remember this for a long long time....

- shantanu

Handa said...

hehehe.... ye to roz ka kissa hai... wahi purani kahani hai...

Phoenix said...

Hey cmon..this happens everywhere...I have slept even at the first bench, when I was so late I had no option but to sit right THERE.
Infact i've slept even in 15 students-a class tutorials!
But nice work with the pics, whoever did that:)

Arnav said...

If there was some award for innovation in posts, I would have nominated you for it.
All of us, or at least barring the few who have grown immune to it, have done it, and considering that all my lecture courses in IIT are over, it brings back fond memories.

Nikhil said...

[shrek]The photographer was a freelancer.Infact I've posted his originals without consent.So I am of no help here.Though if you want me to do the write up,I'm always in :D

[santo]Ask 'meta' na.He'll tell you in detail.There are some Earth Sciences chics,unfortunately who can't be seen as they are sleeping.But that should be hint enough.. ;)

[shantanu and all my batchmates who saw this]Abe without your help,however unknowingly that might have come,this was not possible.So thank you.

[handa]Haan yaar daily ki hi kahani hai,bas kehne waala koi nahi tha.To maine keh diya :)

[phoenix]Ma'am you don't know me.I slept in a viva (5 ppl) in front of a shocked and alarmed prof who offered me a vantage postion to sleep after that.Will have more on that later.
And the piece was written AFTER the pics were taken,wasn't pre planned.So the interprations of the pics were left to yours truly :D
Nice job though.

[arnav]thanks.just wait and watch :D

gorgeous said...

hey this is common everywhere ofcourse as we r all humanbeings n more over students.........but I think this is something that is going to help us to b alert n catious in classes atleast right?n WELL DONE by the person ..INCHARGE hahaha...

thedq said...

ROTFL :-)
Ive done that in the lectures at gatech. surprisingly never in india! :-)

devil said...

=))
nice one dude .. hav always watched it happen during the lecture

Nikhil said...

[gorgeous] The person in charge is clueless most of the times.He thinks it's better to let the devils sleep than disturb and face the wrath.

[thedq] You went to the US to chase a different kind of Great American Dream then :P .Wonder how you could miss sleeping back here.Didn't even sleep in the boring MI quiz?

[devil] Thanks.Just watched it happen or took part too?

Bombayite said...

kickass stuff...
one more thing Sleep patterns is directly propotionate the bore level of the Prof teaching :))

Vinod Khare said...

Do you study at IITB? I was in IITB a few days ago and one of my friends had shown me the same pics. Nice work!

Scribbler said...

that 'green' guy looks so much like I did in college!! :D Great job!

Nikhil said...

[bombayite] Boredom..naah! It's directly prop. to the strictness level and flexibility of the prof. We are so pathetic that we can sleep even when Feynman comes and teaches.Provides he allows that of course.

[vk]SSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH !! Are you trying to put me in trouble ;)

[scribbler] you don't know the green guy.If you did,well,you would not want to be connected to him in anyway :))
Once again,sorry green guy.

And thanks to all of you :)

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