In 2012, thrill will overcome laziness for Ankit Seth.
Seth, 21, has always wanted to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s films, but lethargy and other commitments have always come in the way. This year he plans to feed on a cinematic diet of Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window and 52 other films of the iconic American film director. With the New Year just around the corner, college students from all over the city have been busy making their New Year resolutions. Seth, a movie buff, plans to watch all the 55 movies made by Hitchcock.
“I have already watched around 25 to 30 of them. Hitchcock is my favourite director and his movies are just brilliant. I hope to complete the list this year,” said Seth a fourth year engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay.
For Rohil Sanil and Devi Sheth, it is time that they started studying instead of chilling out with friends in the evening. “I have been spending far too much time with my friends at college. I want to maintain a healthy balance between my social life and studies,” said Sanil, 18, a first year student at Dahanukar College. “I am planning to study five hours a day. I will go out with my friends only during the weekends,” said Sheth, a first year student at Sophia College. Sanjana Gudka wants to learn contemporary dance in 2012. “I was always fascinated by this style of dance,” said Gudka, 16, a first year junior college student at HR College.
The national anthem played at the cinema halls before movie screenings would bore Nikola Gola and she would consciously reach screenings late to miss having to stand up for the anthem.
“From this year, I will make sure that I respect the national anthem at the movie screenings,” said Gola, 18, second year student of Bachelor of Management Studies, RA Podar College.
Social Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have many students hooked for hours which has even led to ‘addiction’ in some. “Facebook alone eats up around three hours of my day. I want to dedicate more time for studies and other productive activities,” said Rahul Iyer, 18, a first year student of Bachelor in Financial Markets, Dahanukar College.
While a lot of students make New Year resolutions, the majority does not stick to them. “I have made new year resolutions a lot of times when I was a child, but couldn’t stick to them,” said Prakash Pratik, a fourth year IIT-B student.
“I am planning to change that from this year. I want to help the slum kids by teaching them basic maths and science,” Pratik said.