I remember Prashant, my friend from my days in engineering college.
In our engineering exams we had total of six units to appear, and all you had to do was score a 40/100, quite an easy achievement you see, which most of the time was hard. The scoring meter suddenly used to run out of fuel on exact 28 (I had this score for 3 subjects, all moved to 40 during revaluation)
So like studying for six units was not a big task, but if you see the size of the books we pretend to read, it did sounded like a herculean task. The exams used to be at 2 am in hot scorching heat, so I used to drive early in the morning to pretend to study, which never happened, but still I used to go… for Prashant.
He used to sit there close to exam hall, usually near the terrace reading from his notes. Now, I never visited him for his notes but for…
‘Hi Prashant,’ I greeted him as I walked towards him.
‘You came, good,’ he exclaimed.
‘Yup, tell me,’ I said looking at him.
‘See, in unit 1, read this part, unit 2, read this paragraph to this, I am sure this will come in paper,’ he used to
Now he never had a leaked paper with him, he never had any Jack with the university, nor was he a distant
relative of Trelawney.
But look at his confidence.
Everyday for four years 2 hours before exam he used to tell me what the paper will have and with full confidence.
Whatever questions he marked never came in paper.
Never even once but confidence.
*Name changed as I do not know where he is now.
** Trelawney is the divination teacher in Harry Potter, a seer. Go read a book.
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