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August 5, 2010

Just another random pointless tale from the past………………..

Yesterday, for no particular reason, I thought about my friend Mr. A from college. And well, had to write down this incident, which happened long back.

Back in college, the blokes could have been basically divided into two categories. The ones, who followed all the college rules, studied and generally thought that they were boon to the country. The second category was basically us; blokes who took pride in breaking the rules of the college.

We mechanical students were generally at the forefront of such activities. We did it, not because the rules were strict or anything but merely, we did it because it was the “royal mexx” thing to do. It simply was our tradition.

But Mr. A was different. He viewed everything in college with a detached sense of dis-interest, almost like he was an outsider. He had no rules because he hardly ever visited college.

A docile soul, he only visited college after 4 PM to spend time with his girlfriend and the rest of the time, he either spent time reading books or working out in the hostel.

We tried our best to push, prod him into spending atleast sometime in college but to no avail.

One fine day in our second year, out of the blue Mr. A suddenly showed up for a “Fluid Mechanics” lab session. We were all surprised!!! And even more than us, the professor was shocked.

At last, I get to see the face behind the name”, the professor told us showing the attendance register. It was the first time he had visited the FM lab in the whole semester.

Other souls would have been embarrassed; other souls would have looked distinctly tensed but not Mr. A. He merely smiled; as if such things did not bother him.

We were all split into different batches alphabetically, and each batch was assigned an experiment to do. We were grouped in the same batch; Me, Mr. A and another comic soul known as “Jaba”.

Since ours was a old government funded college, the machines in our lab were the old ones probably imported from England in the 19th century. The machines worked only when they felt like it and we had to cajole them to start, which in itself was an exhausting experiment.

We were assigned the “Pelton Wheel Turbine” that day; a monstrous piece of equipment and we had to study the in-efficiency of the turbine.

As Professor Unnikrishnan went on explaining the experiment to us, most of us fell asleep.

Mr. A was like a kid in a candy store. Since it was his first foray into the lab, he was excited but he did not quite know the name of the machine and hence he asked Jaba.

He whispered, “Paeru endharadae?” (What is the name?), pointing to the turbine.

Jaba, who had almost drifted into the other world, suddenly woke up and said, “Unnikrishnan”. He thought Mr. A was referring to the professor.

Mr. A on hearing this was in a daze. He just could not believe it and thus, he spent the rest of his lab session, trying to digest this single piece of information. He generally as a rule did not believe in taxing his grey matter, but that day, he did!!!!

Next day, we had to submit our rough records and Mr. A also came in with his rough record; a rough record which stated: “Load Test on UNNIKRISHNAN Turbine”!!!!!!!! We spotted it before he could submit it, thankfully.

This became such a hit in college!!!!!!!!!! People regardless of batch/branch/sex made fun of him and it was too much for him to take. Never again did we see him in that lab. That pretty much put an end to his feeble attempt to get educated.

He eventually dropped out of the course in the third year and I do not know where he is now. Need to find out……………

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 5, 2010 3:13 am

    ROFL !!! ROFL !!! ROFL !!!! 😆 😆 😆

    OMG !!! This is too much…I am laughing so much. 😆

    Thank you OG, for making me laugh so much on a morning. 🙂
    OG: hahahahaha, you are welcome ums 😛 😛 😛
    OMG ! OMG !! Load test on Unnikrishnan Turbine !!! OMG !! OMG !!! Just imagining how the whole class would have roared with laughter…. 😆
    OG: the whole college 😛
    FIRST !!!! :mrgreen:
    OG: yes you are 😛

  2. August 5, 2010 8:20 am

    ROFL !!! Another wild character from your college !! But even we had such ‘janmangal’ in our college !! 😀 😀 😀 Dont even know how they get admission in the college in the first page ! 😀
    OG: 😛 😛 they were the greatest as well 😛
    Btw, ‘jaba’ was named after watching Punjabi House ?? 😀 😀
    OG: yup……………….

  3. August 5, 2010 7:02 pm

    OMG!!! That guy is worth his weight in gold!!!! * omg I SO miss the Yahoo rofl icon * 😆 😆
    Please find him….we need to hear more adventures about him !!!! 😀 😀 😀 What a character!!!
    There’s only so much education he could take !! 😛 😛
    OG: haha 😛 I dont remember any more adventures of his 😛

  4. August 6, 2010 3:53 pm

    Sad that he dropped out! But ROTLFLLL!!! 😀 😀 😀
    Unnikrishnan Turbine! 😀 😆 😆
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  5. August 6, 2010 8:37 pm

    OMG.. this is the ROFLest of all 😆 😆

    No wonder the whole college laughed…. 🙂 🙂

    This is why one should go to college at least few times even though there is nothing to learn 😀 😀
    OG: abs true machi!!!

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