ranchoddas shamaldas chanchad

Professor: What is a machine?

Rancho: A machine is anything that reduces human effort.

Professor: Will you please elaborate?

Rancho: Anything that simplifies work, or saves time, is a machine. It’s a warm day, press a button, get a blast of air. The fan… A machine! Speak to a friend miles away. the telephone… A machine! Compute millions in seconds. The calculator… A machine! We’re surrounded by machine. From a pen’s nib to a pants’ zip – all machines. Up and down in a second. Up, down, up, down…

Professor: What is the definition?

Rancho: I just gave it to you, sir.

Professor: You’ll write this in the exam? "This is a machine - up, down…“

Professor: Idiot! Anybody else?

Chatur: Sir, machines are any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained and by which means, force and motion may be transmitted and modified as a screw and its nut, or a lever arranged to turn about a fulcrum or a pulley about its pivot, etc especially, a contruction, more or less complex consisting of a combination of moving parts, or simple mchanical elements as wheels, levers, cams etc.

Professor: Wonderful. Perfect. Please sit down.

Chatur: Thank you

Rancho: But sir, I said the same thing, in simple language

Professor: If you prefer simple language, join an Arts and Commerce college

Rancho: But sir, one must get the meaning too. What’s the point of blindly cramming a bookish definition?

Professor: You think you’re smarter than the book? Write the definition, mister, if you want to pass

Rancho: But there are other books…

Professor: Get out!

Rancho: Why?

Professor: In simple language – Out! Idiot!

Professor: So we were discussing the machine…

Professor: Why’re you back?

Rancho: I forgot something.

Professor: What?

Rancho: Instruments that record analyses summarize organize debate and explain information which are illustrative non-illustrative, hardbound paperback jacketed non-jacketed with forward introduction, table of contents, index that are indented for the englightnment, understanding enrichment enhancement and education of the human brain thru sensory root of vision… sometimes touch.

Professor: What do you mean?

Rancho: Books, sir. I forgot my books. May I?

Professor: Couldn’t you ask simply?

Rancho: I tried earlier, sir. It simply didn’t work.

Aal izz well

I just watched 3 Idiots for the first time ever. Friends recommended it to me a long time ago, but I never got around to checking it out. Until now. Too much time on my hands today, see.

I don’t think I’ve ever watched an Indian movie before, so I really didn’t know what to expect. I think it’s also part of the reason why I kept putting it off. Anyway, I’m glad I finally did!

First off… I was touched several a couple of times in the movie. Okay, maybe a tear or two escaped somewhere. I am aware that it’s a very cliche and very predictable movie in that you just KNOW the main protagonists would be able to achieve their dreams despite the fact that they’d get so close to being expelled from school more times than should happen to a student, but the lessons, man. The lessons you learn from the movie weigh more than its predictability.

And maybe I just really need a picker-upper from time to time to remind me that the world isn’t going to end with every minor setback in life.

Not to mention Rancho is a pretty good-looking guy (sometimes, though, the angle and his facial expression just make you think “Wow, a bit weird” but I guess that’s part of his character).

I’d have to say, my first experience of an Indian movie is pretty good. I think I’ll look up a couple more Indian movies from now on. :)