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Student who wrote gibberish in exam, says he got inspired from foreign textbooks


A student who wrote gibberish in his physics exam yesterday has said that he got his inspiration from “foreign text”. He told NTMN that he wrote in the exam hall for as long as an hour and a half, thanks to the motivation provided by non-Indian authors. The exam duration was three hours. He wrote long complicated stories and explanations, “without making sense”, and created long words and sentences at will. He says, “Emulating a foreign author gives one a license to write nonsense.”

“The books recommended by my teacher are by angrez people. The angrez cricketers beat India only in one series, but these angrez authors beat us up before every exam. I thought that if these authors could fill page after page without being understandable, and yet impress my teacher so much, I can also do the same! After all, those authors are also human beings like us!” said a jubilant Ganganath Shukla, the hero of this inspirational tale of intelligent wordplay in exams. Shukla told friends that he expects to score at least 60 marks out of 100. However, he confided to us that he could score anything between 3 marks and 40 marks, based on how intelligent the examiner himself was.

"Like, solving Irodov's questions is a mind-BLOWING experience totally," said Shukla.

“When I saw the question paper, I thought I wouldn’t score more than ten marks. After writing one answer, I thought an ‘absent’ would have been better on the marks-sheet than what I was going to score. What I found funny though, was that the guy in front of me had been telling everyone before the exam that he was under-prepared, but he had already taken two extra answer sheets in half an hour. Bloody bastard,” Shukla narrated his exam experience. “Then I closed my eyes for a minute. An image of a book by Griffiths came to my mind, and then the image of a book by Chand Lal Daya Raam. Then came the confidence: yes, I could do it! I could impress the examiner without saying anything sensible!”

Motivated strongly, Ganganath Shukla then filled page after page. In a tale of a superb comeback from impending failure, the miracle man finished the exam in half-time, while others took three hours because they had probably studied from Indian authors.

When we told Kapil Sibal about this, he said, “For those who study foreign authors, the subject is easy. For those who study Indian authors, the exam is easy. For everyone else, making up things is easy. In my sincere efforts to reduce stress and yield more and more bogus students in years to come, I encourage students to burn foreign author books.”


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6 Comments

  • This doesn’t really make sense!! Swimming in a pool of books by foreign authors currently, i can very well guarantee you that studying from a foreign author consistently throughout will indeed get you the bigger picture of the subject. books by indian authors are purely examination oriented and can fetch you just a couple of marks. the fact is, you write something that isnt picked straight from some easy-to-go well known “kunji” or an equivalent, the evaluation committee will anyway not give you a good score out of maybe lethargy. The professors in college teach for just marks and we students run after just marks. so well, yea! that’s where the indian author helps. (not all indian authors, just the ones i’ve been able to come across for subjects in our grad course.)

  • Hi
    I hope you read the last paragraph. The article is meant to be a comment on the wrong attitude of students towards foreign textbooks, and not the foreign textbooks per se. I expect the last paragraph conveys the message. I myself prefer non-Indian authors and the Indian authors who write about the subject more than for the exams.
    Anyway, thanks for reading and commenting. 🙂

  • That’s a neat and funny article :D.

    “When we told Kapil Sibal about this, he said, “For those who study foreign authors, the subject is easy. For those who study Indian authors, the exam is easy. For everyone else, making up things is easy. In my sincere efforts to reduce stress and yield more and more bogus students in years to come, I encourage students to burn foreign author books.” ”

    and especially these lines, they seem to be written in a golden ink. XD great job:).

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