In one of the several engineering colleges that have come up in the outskirts of Chennai, Sentahmizh studies mechanical engineering.
He hails from Ariyalur, a small town in southern Tamil Nadu, and admits that he doesn't understand a word of what his teachers say, learns by rote and studies just enough to pass.
He can't speak English.
The college, when he was seeking admission, had spun fantastic tales about multinational corporations falling over each other to recruit its students.
Sentahmizh suspects that might never happen.
He may soon join the ranks of unemployed engineers.
Image: The famous Gangaikondacholapuram temple in Ariyalur district built by Rajendra Chola I (1012-1044 AD).
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