My Marks are incorrect sir…

16 Apr

Has been a while since I put something out on Vijaya High.

This happened when we were in 8th grade. Our arithmetic teacher was M. Venkatachaliah (MV). MV was a very senior member of the staff and a good teacher as well. Of course being in the 8th standard we were at the bottom of the pile (meaning juniormost in the school).

We used to sit in the “seminar hall”. A huge room with a large stage. You literally had to “look up” to your teacher 🙂

So we had just had our VERY FIRST maths test and MV was giving out the marks. He had been very generous and ALL of the class had got full marks… except for Yogesha. He had gotten one mark less than the rest.

So he gathers up the courage to go up to the stage. MV is sitting at the desk, his head bent down entering marks. Once he is on stage, Yogi gets braver.. goes right to the desk and says “Saar neevu nange ondu mark kadime kottidheera” (Sir you have given me one mark less).

For a split second MV does nothing, then he pounces off his chair, grabs his test paper and throws it outside the class…. “Yeno Marks beka??? (You want Marks??)” he screams at him… “Go to the high court I say… Go to the Supreme court I say”… as he is saying it, he advances towards Yogi trying to slap him… Yogi is stuck between trying to escape and looking for his paper which is now lying in the corridor…

By now Yogi has lost all fear (Dying men have no fear). He actually starts arguing with MV about how the sum is correct… This infuriates MV even further… “Yeno baddi magane… marksu nimm appana mane asthi antha ankondiya… baro illi…” (loose translation… Do you think your marks are your personal property?)… by now Yogi is tethering at the end of the stage.. he jumps off at the last instant (just as MV’s hand swooshed by where his face was)…

By now the entire class was watching this episode (we were hoping for some blood)… but then the anticlimax of all anticlimaxes… the bell rang…

Amazingly enough both MV and Yogi forgot that incident and life went on normally the very next day…

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20 Responses to “My Marks are incorrect sir…”

  1. Veena April 16, 2007 at 2:53 pm #

    Very scary incident vijay, all that slangs ayyo paapa.. were there any girls in the class? that guy yogi must have died with shame …!

    Reminded me those days when we had more interest in what marks our friend got rather than ours. We deligintly followed up with the teacher to say, both of us have written the same answer still 1/2 marks lesser kind of arguments. Our madam one day gave us a warning, if you come here asking for more marks then I will cut 1/2 mark for that person antha…

    I remember the way they classified the marks giving technique, handwriting, paragrahing, good grammer, (steps if its maths(even if final answer is incorrect)) would carry varied degree of marks scoring & hence the difference.

    I still remember, we few people in the class used to maintain a separate sub totals & totals among us & compare & just compare, we would even know all our ranks before the marks cards were out.. All these are girls thing, so thought of sharing here 🙂

    out of out bandadakke congrats, nijavaaglu 8th standard chennagi odideera neevu, monne monne nikhil passed his 8th alva ?

    nanage exams andre ee naduve onthara pressed feeling(school college alli irlilla), ivattu ondu miscrosoft certification ittu, pass aago tanaka full tension, sadhya mugithu mooru paper! 🙂

  2. Veena April 16, 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    BTW you never give any stats on your no of blogpost etc, ? ellaru century double century hoditaa idaaralla neevu ? I see that your hits on the blog is quite tremendous, so the readership is fairly on a higher rate!

    ps – your photos on the ficker with meese, ayyo raama! you look so different than you are 🙂

  3. Nags April 16, 2007 at 3:06 pm #

    Nice blog…Nostalgia…motivates me to start wriging blogs now. There are so many such stories…each one better than the other!

  4. greatunknown April 16, 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    Tragicomic episode… reminds me of my days at school where I was a no-gooder at the subject!

  5. bachodi April 17, 2007 at 1:51 am #

    “aa magane , ee magane .. ” etc from teachers ??
    My teachers never used to say those. I had learn it on my own 😉

  6. gmohanprakash April 17, 2007 at 3:47 am #

    Lol…. this remindes me of my physics meshtru…. poor yoggesha but only people of those traid can win and run in todays rat race.

  7. Vijay April 17, 2007 at 5:52 am #

    Veena: To tell you the truth, I havent kept track of the number of posts… anyway during those days we had “yemme charma” (ALL OF US)… no question of being embarassed…

    Nags: Please let us know when you start blogging ….

    Anand: Which school.. which city/town?

    Bach: Our entire “sanskrit” was thanks to our teachers…

    Mohan: We still tease Yogi about this episode..

  8. MP April 17, 2007 at 6:39 am #

    That is tragic. I hope it did not scar Yogi for the rest of his life! Unfortunately, some of our esteemed teachers used to burst out in this illogical manner without realizing the damage they cause. I think it is far better these days and that there is more awareness.

    Good post sir and about time too for VHS.

  9. Vijay April 17, 2007 at 6:55 am #

    MP: In those days getting a whacking at school was normal… many an evening I’d come home and soak my ears in water to get the “redness” caused by the “kivi hinding” out… these days you are right theres less of that…

  10. MP April 17, 2007 at 7:05 am #

    Yes I was the brunt of many of those too. One particular incident I remember where I ended up with huge red weals on my calf as a result of caning – of all people my PT madam – because I was not in line. My mother was so upset that she dragged me and paraded my injuries to the HM. And I was in my 2nd standard then! Unfortunately that was just the first of many such hidings.

  11. Vijay April 17, 2007 at 7:07 am #

    MP: That is baaaad.. I am talking high school where we were “vaddas” anyway.. not 2nd standard.. hats off to your mom…

  12. vinay April 17, 2007 at 7:09 am #

    i know this is a Vijaya HS nosta. forum , but still just remembered something in our HS ( Mala Ille gala Sangha ) MES where our PT teacher chased us brandishing a cricket bat for 2 floors … hehehhehe he retired soon engh

  13. Vijay April 17, 2007 at 7:12 am #

    Vinay: lol…All nostas welcome here.. thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. neel3 April 17, 2007 at 8:00 am #

    The part I am happy about is:
    Amazingly enough both……..the very next day.
    It is rare to see such shishyaas and gurus these days.

  15. Vani April 17, 2007 at 9:36 am #

    My experiences are quite similar with Veena’s. We would be counting marks and comparing papers all the time…. being the “class leader”, I was privileged enough to know all the marks beforehand ( had to assist “Miss in entering marks in report cards)
    and would leak out all the info before “miss” gave out the report cards….oh, and that was an ordeal in itself…..”Mother Superior used to make a grand entrance to distribute the marks cards…..it would be enough to say she had an acidic tongue and killer eyes….God help those who performed badly………

  16. greatunknown April 17, 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    I studied at Clarence High School in Richard’s Town. Our school was established in 1914 and started out at the local post office in Fraser Town!

    Btw… I am a Bangalorean; never stirred out of the city for education or work.

  17. Pushpa April 18, 2007 at 2:55 am #

    Haha Nice one Vijay.. en gotha.. when i studied there,our kannada teacher ond dina paata maadtha idru. I remember it was the last period for the day… all of a sudden he stopped and approached one of the guys in the class.. this guy was very very intelligent (and I mean it).. bari odalli alli.. GK li anthu he was tremendous+ football freak ella… so all of a sudden he slapped him right on his face.. “eno nan paata maadtha idre ninge nagu na”.. and i remember venkat was never given a chance to speak out.papa he was crying out loud..it came as a shock to all of us… this was in 9th standard.. VHS li, they have this concept of best boy and girl awards.. they give this out in 10th standard..apparently Venkat was awarded with the best boy trophy.. and when he was given a chance to speak, he narrated his best experience throughout his high-school was the slap Mr. Krishnamurthy had given him last year and he was laughing.. he said “even today I don’t know why Sir hit me “antha.. however most of us giggling… on a lighter note, we still tease him whenever we have alumini…

  18. Vijay April 18, 2007 at 5:20 am #

    Pushpa: Kannada andre CNK naa? He used to arrange “ashu bashana spardhe” every saturday… I remember in National College, one of our classmates was “dentally forward”.. this meant that he always seemed to be smiling… poor guy was subjected to a lot of “Why are you laughing at me?” by teachers… 🙂

  19. Pushpa April 18, 2007 at 3:01 pm #

    Vijay.. houdu avre ne…. houdu he was always smiling.. adakke namgella, he slapped a student andre asth shock agithu… avru nan kaili yavaglu “baadi hoda balli inda” haad haadstha idru.. nange kone konge esth bejaar bandbidttithu andre… but andru teacher.. so hedrkond irthidde…haha..

  20. Mysorean April 19, 2007 at 8:07 am #

    Great one!

    Ondu mark kadime kottideera…hahaha… As if he cared. I am sure he walked up there just to create a scene! 😀

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