aNRum iNRum: School-College-Work

School & College: You paid
Work: You get paid

School & College: You are a student
Work: You are not only an employee you are sometimes referred to as a resource as well!

School & College: Bench, chair, black board, chalk, duster
Work: It’s only cubicles and computers here and bench takes a new meaning altogether πŸ˜‰

School & College: Address teachers as Sir/Ma’am or even Miss
Work: Age is not given any consideration whatsoever and you are on a first name basis with everyone.

School: Assignments, Mid-terms, Quarterly, Half-yearly, Annual Exams. Try to study well and come for exams.
College: Cycle Tests/Unit tests, Semester Exams. Come for exam and try to study well in the last few hours before the exam πŸ˜›
Work: Certifications. Do your work, prepare for the exam in parallel and try to give your best to both.

School: You get a break from classes by celebrating Children’s Day, Teacher’s Day, Annual Day, Independence Day, etc. by putting up shows/skits/music performances/speeches
College: You get a break from classes either by culturals or by seminars where the presenter is hell-bent on inducing sleep to the students πŸ˜‰
Work: Cubicle decoration, Ethnic Day, Culturals, etc.

School: At the end of the day, bell rings and you run out the class
College: Once you have decided that you want to leave, you don’t even wait for the bell to ring πŸ˜‰
Work: Start saying end of day as EOD, look at the time at EOD and remember that it is morning in US and end up spending time for onsite calls

School: Excursions to lots of nice places in and around the city
College: Excursions in the name of Industrial visits to some company (totally unrelated to your branch of engineering) outside the city limits and a visit to beach later
Work: Go for lunch at any of the many restaurants on ECR (which not many apart from teams from S/W companies will go to) and then, watch a movie at Maayajal

School, College or Work – which was/is fun?

16 thoughts on “aNRum iNRum: School-College-Work

  1. sangs

    nice template ! me likes it πŸ™‚
    well,its work, anyday for me ..anythings better than marks and grades and GPAs .Not to forget,the exams -boodham !

  2. T.U.Dinesh

    definitely college …

    no leave requisitions like in office, no leave letters like in school, walk in any time walk out any time … life cant get better …
    get attendance pretending to go on college work and hang around at satyam all day … the best part of my life was in college

  3. Prasad

    i stumbled across your blog searching for alaipayuthey reviews. Anyways i see ur blog as a window to my good old chennai from half way round the world….thank you for that…….school is most fun in my view …..richer in memories than the others….

  4. Sathej

    Well, nice theme, Aparna…but Thirteen will always be my all-time favourite:)

    And to me, college is much better than work…especially considering the vacations, highly-flexible timings and so on:)


  5. Srikanth

    Wow! Nice look & feel… good template. You know what, I was initially using your old template – that felt like a small room – closed on all sites :))

    This is bright and fantastic :)) Good one !

  6. Ranjhith

    aNRu: in a cluttered design & with frustrating ads!
    iNRu: with clean refreshing looks & devoid of ads.

    When’ll you enable Tamil support?

    PS: We are sorry Aparna. Couldn’t help you in earning much. πŸ˜›

  7. Karthik Ramanan

    Nice blog!!Mani and ARR should be every chennaite’s favorite.. :). I see lot of posts related to carnatic music concerts. Since i am not in chennai at this point those concerts are something that i miss. Do you know any online link where i can listen/download these excerpts from these performances?

    Happy blogging!

  8. Aparna


    I too like this template πŸ™‚
    True but long vacatione illaye workla πŸ™


    I don’t feel so

    Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚
    Compared to others school was most fun for me too

    Same pinch πŸ˜‰ Why not? This theme will suit any kind of post in my opinion

    I see

    I too like it more than thirteen πŸ™‚ Had been searching for a neat white theme for a long time now. I finally managed to find one that suits my taste

    F e r r a r i,
    Thank you πŸ˜‰

    >iNRu: devoid of ads.
    Huh? What happened to your eyes??
    Will try to enable Tamil font soon…


  9. Aparna

    Karthik Ramanan,
    Welcome to my blog! Thanks πŸ™‚ I am not aware of any site that has concert recordings

    Thank you πŸ™‚



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