Online and Offline Classes: Some Things That Never Change

Online classes had been the lifestyle of all students for the past few months of lockdown. As new as it seemed at first, we have all realised that there are still some things that never change in a student’s life, no matter what happens.

Being late

Online or offline, being late to class will always be the fate of the average student. Sacrificing your future for that extra five minutes of sleep, followed by the mini heart attack when you look at the clock and realise that you’re late again – this would still be everyone’s story.

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Distance won’t stop the chit chat

“Enikk veshakkunnu” or “Ithetha subject” which were usually whispered to the other person now comes in capital letters through WhatsApp. Though the medium changed, the comments would still keep on coming, and nothing can stop that one jokester in the class from making more of their inside jokes.

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Zoning out anywhere and everywhere

From staring at the trees out the class window to admiring one’s own video in the call, the dreamer is a dreamer. Whether daydreaming or simply zoning out, the feeling of cluelessness once in a while is a must in every class. 

“Ni adhyam kaeru”

That five-second argument on who should go into the class first has found its way online as well. There will always be that last-minute debate on who must go in first when the teacher posts a meeting link.

Food and sleep is bae

While the usual first benchers would obediently switch on their cameras and focus on their classes, we all know the backbenchers, with their cameras off, would either be in bed or at the dining table. Food and sleep before anyone or anything else!

Homework and assignments

Nobody can escape from this. With a tear rolling down their cheek, every student will remember their days of endless typing, writing, and scanning.

The joy of the teacher leaving the class

Be it minor inconveniences offline or connection problems online, that five minutes of joy has its own value everywhere. 

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Copying just got easier

The classic act of copy adi just came back in full force in the online era of classes. When the distance might have seemed like a threat at first, WhatsApp came in like a lifesaver.

Online Mavelis and class bunkers

Teachers would expect full attendance since it’s a learn-from-home experience, but a class would never be ‘complete’ without its usual set of Mavelis. Be it in the name of network issues or sudden errands, classes are always meant to be bunked for some. 

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The intense wait for the lunch break

As usual, breakfast is out of the question, and despite the snacking in the middle, the clock striking 1 would always be an ecstatic moment in any student’s life. With laptops slammed shut or phones thrown away, lunchtime will always be greeted with the greatest happiness.

So which of these could you relate to?

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