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February 6, 2010

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 7; the seventh edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

“So. What if! That seems to be your favorite phrase huh?”

“Sir… i jus..”

“Do NOT answer back! Do not speak unless addressed to!”


“What was that?”

“uh.. yessir.”

“What are you huh? A boy or a girl?”

Classroom titters. He preens, success.

“Boy or girl huh? Speaking so softly! Answer me!”

“uh.. boy sir..”

“You know any boy who talks so softly? Like a shy girl you seem! That and your ‘What if!'”

” sir, i ..”

“ShatUP! Insolent rascal! One more word, and you can take yourself and your ‘eeeemagination’ out of this classroom! This is an art class! You must learn some rules about art first! Do you try to say you are better than teacher?”

“i.. no i just..”

“Teacher is guru. Teacher is form of God on Earth. Do you disrespect God?”


“Then who gives you right to disrespect teacher?! I teach this class, you will learn as i teach. Learn rules before you try to break them! ‘Sir what if we use this colour, sir’ Nonsense! You will do as the book says! Gottit?!”


“Go back to your seat! If i see anyone talking, the whole class will be punished! Now draw from still life!”

Class is silent, save the scratching of pencil on paper.


Standing near the window, muttering to self, “Thinks he can try to teach the teacher how to draw, huh! ‘sir what if we use colours instead of white, sir see it is not pure white sir, the egg has colours’ takes me for a fool does he! Insolent rascal…”

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2010 8:49 pm

    Enna Rascala… Liked it :D

  2. February 6, 2010 10:18 pm

    nice….ande ka funda….

  3. February 7, 2010 11:14 am

    3 idiots effect? :D
    Very funny and entertaining.
    All the best for BAT!

  4. February 7, 2010 3:29 pm

    yeheehee,,super story!! you’ve portrayed the egotist of a teacher I also had back at art college extremely well!
    I feel one with your protagonist coz’ I remember having seen that the coconut inside wasn’t white. And my Saar refused to agree!
    It happens!!!!

    • February 9, 2010 11:03 am

      it does, it does!
      and it’s pretty horrible when they think you’re being oversmart! :S
      thanks for reading! :)

  5. February 7, 2010 4:23 pm

    Lol! Good one!

  6. February 7, 2010 9:44 pm

    Possibly the shortest BAT entry!
    Good one :)

  7. February 8, 2010 9:31 pm

    loved reading it…
    all the best for BATOM 7!!

  8. February 8, 2010 11:42 pm

    Saw 3 Idiots lately? But this is good!! Btw, the exact color of anda is creamy white

    • February 9, 2010 10:59 am

      :D yea i know! but i read somewhere, about a teacher trying to get her students to see all the colours, except white, in an egg. and depending on the colours and light that fall on the egg, it gets differnt shades and tones.. :)

      and yes… i did see 3 idiots recently! :P

  9. February 9, 2010 3:00 am

    That brought smiles and some now fond memories ; back then, it was painful like your protagonist . Short and sweet..

    Good Luck ..

  10. DilOnTheRocks permalink
    February 9, 2010 12:56 pm

    Short and crisp..Unlike other What ifs..this What if has a future that’s probably ruined by the egocentric ppl

  11. February 9, 2010 4:28 pm

    Touching.. really brought back old memories.. very nice post!!

  12. February 10, 2010 10:38 am

    good one, the teacher felt like the art teacher in Taare Zameen Par :) I really liked the idea behind the post, good one.

    • February 10, 2010 8:21 pm

      :) thankies!
      yes, he is rather like the teacher in Taare Zameen Par :P

  13. February 10, 2010 1:55 pm

    Lucky me, I had more encouraging teachers throughout :D

    • February 10, 2010 8:14 pm

      haha! yes, i would say that’s very lucky! :)
      people learn better with encouragement, than with humiliation!

  14. February 10, 2010 5:38 pm

    Funny it was!!
    good work!!

  15. February 10, 2010 6:19 pm

    A better what ifs among the posts i read till now …
    a different take tooo…
    i liked the way you said many unsaid things…
    bit inspiration too ….
    i dint like this post…… loved it ….
    sensible and thought provoking too ….
    wil conisder this for voting …

  16. Tanmaya Acharya permalink
    February 10, 2010 10:53 pm

    Hi! nice post… loved it.. best of luck!

  17. February 10, 2010 10:56 pm

    Nice one….reminds me of some of our school/ college teachers…very good concept


  18. August 20, 2010 9:27 am

    LOL!Insolent rascol….:P . But I thought such kids are like the Ayn rand’s Fountain head hero…..

    By the way, what if hens laid colored eggs??? Won’t that be a colorful world (and maybe, kids will fight for their favorite colors ;), another reason for sibling fights )

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