Myself Chandu Sandeep R S Kishore Gopal and Samir Raizada (Subho Ghosh joined in later) were having fun playing TT cricket in the corner room. That was one of our favourite pass times when Sanskrit sir used to come late or when he used to miss the class. Well that day P N Mishra sir was teaching class 10 students and we were as usual merrily playing. He came in once and very mildly told us to maintain silence. Well we were Vanar Sena as you know 😄😄
Post that, the Vanar sena got his ire and the blows came in thick and fast starting from Subho Ghosh and ending with Sandeep 😂😂😂
He came in silently and watched Subho bowling and Sandeep batting and then the thrashing started with a chaini on Subho head and slap. No one was spared. Even ‘poor’ Samir too got caught in the middle…sometimes it is just bad luck 😄😄
Further review and round table discussion on the Vanar Sena…
PP: The funny part of the story for me was imagining the total guiltless expressions of all the Vanar Sena as they played their game of cricket as if doing that inside class was their birth right and then the sudden barrage of blows coming as a ‘surprise’…waking them all up to reality…and of course Samir caught in the middle of it all. Though I always felt (while closely observing Samir) even to this day…he always had a massive mischief maker tendency inside him which got suppressed by his equally strong sense of self restraint
GP: So are you saying he didn’t mind getting punishment because he internally he made mischief anyway!
That is a very good way to negotiate the action (mischief) vs result (punishment)
PP: Yes I think he knew very well he was doing a wrong thing..but just gave in to the urge while others were having fun. Vanar sena members, in contrast…never had the sense of guilt…they all thought everything they did was perfectly normal… Their surprise came whenever they got punished …as being too disproportionate to what they were apparently doing
GP: :)) Yes they were true Krishna Bhakts. All their mischief was pure innocent acts. :)) they just didn’t have any attorney to represent their innocence.
GP: Also, all of them were highly regulated kids at home. They came alive at school. They were used to showing puppy faces (perennially been wronged face) of innocence after getting punished, something they continued to carry from home to school
PP: That’s a good observation…the hormones had to find an outlet. But thinking back…both Samir and I were also highly regulated at home…
GP: As one of my engineering proffs would say, you guys were externally silent, internally violent! Not as bad as it sounds but you know what I mean
PP: 🙂probably right…Or perhaps we found a way to channel it unto benign ways…or altogether kill them by practice
GP: Benign ways like actively laughing and enjoying at these gags?!
Documenting mischief stories in Prabhatitara and smugmug ?!