Wednesday, January 28, 2009

And I Shall Miss....



With less than 2 weeks left for my 2 year B-school journey to end , I wondered how much will I miss these days – and If I will , at all ? How much ever I would like to believe otherwise – I know , I will. There is always something - about everyone, everything and every phase– that is worth cherishing. My two years were no exception to this.

As the DJ played the cliché “yaaron” and “summer of 69” towards the end of our farewell bash, we couldn’t help but become a bit “senti”. As we walked back to our hostel rooms on this chilly winter night ,I was caught between the past and the future . But let the future rest for a while , I will use this space to scribble some moments of the past ….those which I will miss the most..

Ø I Will Miss my friends – who knocked on my door at odd hours , wore their dirty chappals and walked around in my recently cleaned room , borrowed stuff and conviniently forgot about it, also never expected getting their possessions back from me . I will miss those night-long “addas” in our hostel rooms , where hours flew away with the aid of maggi spiced up with “short stories of x, y and z”. The expert opinion of everyone on everything, the hours spent on analysis of the past and plans of the future .

Ø Will miss..Waking up at 12 noon , bunking classes….knowing that a friend is giving proxies .Wiling the time away , mastering the art of doing “Absolutely NOTHING”.
Ø The immense utility derived out of that first paani puri or the first bite of a mayo-filled Mc burger after weeks of “mess(y)”soda rice and mirchi rasam.....sigh!

Ø I will Miss “acting like an MBA”, competing for our GPAs -- saturating every statement (intentionally or otherwise) with our favorite jargons – ROI, competency gaps , Maslow’s , locus of controls , TQM ..and blah blah .. will miss cooking a common recipe to every problem and every case , writing exam papers as easily as writing a blog and still managing a respectable CGPA.( also writing every damn thing in bulleted points like this :P )

Ø Making presentations with the most incompatible group members on a night before, arguing and cursing them- smartly and selfishly avoiding those slides which wouldn’t fetch marks -but still being a “team” rather than a group the next morning.

Ø I will Miss my companion, my virus-ridden laptop and the junk within, where to create that “extra space” for a new movie – we deleted projects crafted by our blood sweat and tears in the last semester.

Ø I will Miss my Nirvana @ 6. To silently view the sunset from the terrace of my high-rise hostel is something to die for- to witness the world change its shade from a serene blue to a feral saffron to a melancholic purple…and finally to the gorgeous black studded with silver stars.

To put it simply - I will miss- “belonging” somewhere ,where I found many things worth missing. Its a new end ...its a new beginning.

13 comments:

Isha said...

So finally you admit that you will miss certain things ;)...I have been a part in all these things with you (specially knocking on your door :P ) and sharing each and ever thought with you, sometimes the silence, the good and the bad experiences, the tough times when you were there for me and of course the good moments where we enjoyed so much, making faces when the lecture was boring, waking up each other for studies, cribbing about the groups and the teachers and each other damn thing in which we can find a fault( you know what i mean :P ) and the list will never end.

These 2 years have been really loooong and now its coming to an end....No idea where the life will take us now...But these moments and the friendship will always give a reason to cherish...Thanks for being there....love u lots :)

Rag said...

One word!!! Nostalgic!!!
I can empathize ur situation!
U jus reminded me of my engg days that concluded 6 months back!!! These are the few years we'll never ever forget til we RIP!
but life moves on right!!
new people to meet!!
more things to look forward to...!!!
All the best for all thts coming up!

Kaber Vasuki said...

Nostalgia is always interesting. We used to delete our old projects for movie space too. universal I guess.

All the best for your career.

pooja said...

thanks isha
Rag and Kaber :)....i need all the "good" luck! ;)

yogesh said...

pretty nicely framed all the things which an outgoing student frm hostel miss in his/her life...
all the best for ur future..

nea said...

hey, beautiful description.. would like to add a few 'points' of mine.. hehe..
ill particulary miss the walks in the cold winter misty mornings and also running into the first rains (when everyone else seems to be trying to find shelter), ill also miss the vast blue sky, (which now from the city is nothing but grey due to pollution) and the village kids who are so innocent you cant help but smile at them and 'try' to talk to.... :)

chanchal said...

hey puja....... can't resist the urge to comment on t beautiful things u will miss from hostel life..... so now u understand fully what it means ...... why all of us hostelites of IHM were weird and strange ...... but I tell u those were t best days of me life....... it gave me all I need to face life and prepared me for everything.....it is some experience which will b with me always........

U take care and have fun....... good luck for ur future ...... b good and look preety as always......

T-REX said...

Whew! yeah feels bad...Dont tell anyone but I even wrote an embarrasingly senti poem when my engg. college was about to end.

Nicely written...*nostalgic smile on face*

pooja said...

Thanks yogesh , nea ,chanchal and Trex - , great to see ur additions -afterall we all have been there-done dat isnt it :)

Viyoma R said...

You have stolen my thoughts, literally every word,entered in this post, is exactly how i felt a Year back, when i was out of a B-school!!

Miss those lovely lovely days....

Tiger said...

Hi Pooja, nice post. I can relate as I would be passing through the same phase in about 15 more days. Good luck.

ArUn raFi said...

simply beautiful..nt cos u wrote it :P .. just because anyone who decides to write on a topic like this should or can never go wrong..
unlike other blog posts where u have to free tht mental block to write ..writing about the place where u inhabited and fought for ur survival,battled deadlines,made friends ' true and fake',gettin angry at ur loved ones.. etc etc
just come naturally..
infact i just made maggi and am eating ryt now cos the mess(y) food wasnt all tht great..
the best part is people will always crib abt th place bt then in the end as they say ''misery loves company'' and u get more bonded when u find tht u have to stay so to get the most out f whr u r..
by the way where u passin from?

pooja said...

:) yes its true..idea for such a post flows out naturally ...it is these bitter sweet experiences that makes life worthwhile ..
m passing out from icfai hyderabad