…and he ran away

He ran as fast he could
So fast, that he’d begin to fly anytime.
The swiftness of his movement convinced me
that there would be no looking back.

He ran, as if to prove me wrong
I had taken him for granted long enough
He ran, to show me that he could
I hadn’t bothered about him all this while.

As he ran, I felt uneasy
Was he really going away?
What would I do now..
There was so much to do..so much to say.

I remembered how everyone said I was being naive
I thought..I thought, he’d stay
I felt like crying, but that was all I could do now
For he was long gone.

He had given me chance after chance
to mend my ways
Night and day had passed
and he had warned me that he would soon run away.

I looked at him eagerly
Expecting him to wait
I gazed ahead hopefully
Waiting for him to turn and return.

I felt guilty for not respecting him
while he was there
I felt alone..
Now I had to pave a new way.Β 

Had I listened to him a little more
Would he have stayed today?
Had I done what I should have
I might have not had to face this day.

I could only see the road that I had left behind
He ran to blur the road ahead
He had promised that I would be sorry
And then he ran way.

As I stand on the threshold of Β a new life that awaits me outside college, I cannot help but feel emotional. To be honest, the feeling of college having ended hadn’t yet sunk into me until toady.
Gripped with nostalgia, I cannot help but look at the five years that passed so quickly. The memories will remain etched in my heart forever.
I feel a sense of nothingness. I feel guilty. I feel bad.
There were times when I’d happily declare how many lectures I had bunked in a day. But now I realize, that I won’t have lectures to attend at all..on any day! It suddenly strikes me, that nobody will give me a free lecture..ever again. Proxies, attendance, canteen and punishments will only be a thing of the past.
I wonder why I didn’t do all the things that I should have. I wonder why I didn’t realize that I’d regret that last day.
But Time had seen this coming. Time reminded me day by day. Time had given me chance after chance.
But eventually, even as I stood waiting for him, Time did run away.

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(This is the toughest part of writing a random post)

Hi there!
This is one random post I am writing only to make myself laugh or turn red with embarrassment when I read it when I turn old.
But because I’m going to turn ‘old’ in like ten days, it hardly matters.

Yeah so first things first,

1. I turn 20 this month. Sigh. Should I be happy about it? Or should I crib?
Not only will my birthday mark the end of my teenage, it will also signify my entry into ‘the age’. With older age, comes greater responsibility and more nagging. Coming from a gujju family that I come from, I have observed that every time my folks want me to stop talking or want to change the topic of an (apparently) uninteresting conversation or simply want to annoy me or pull my leg, they start discussing marriage with me. What the hell?! How I should get married at 24 or 25, start seeing guys and blah blah. Gosh. Gujju families, I tell you.
But now that I know why they keep pestering me with marriage talk, all I can say is, let them go ahead and say whatever they want to say. Mom (let’s not get started on her match making abilities) and everyone else can start boy hunting for me whenever they feel like. You can join in, too. Seriously. See, why I hate ‘the age’ so much?

2.Β Oh, today was the defaulters’ parents meet in college. Hilarious! In a college where parents proudly discuss and compare their children’s marks, I overhead the following conversation:

Gujju Mom1 : Tamara chhokra nu attendance ketlu aayvu?
Gujju Mom2 : 54%. Tamaari baby no ketlu chhe?
Gujju Mom1 : Maari baby nu toh Β 68% chhe. Tamaaro baabo college nathi aavto toh kyaa jaaye chhe?
..and it continued.

Why didn’t this come as a surprise to me? Because in my college, parents want their kids to be the best in everything they do – exams, extra curricular activities and very evidently- as in this case – best defaulters, too! πŸ˜›

3.Β The grand Student Of The Year (SOTY) promos and music videos are out. Now now, if college life was even *this* close to how it is portrayed in the film, trust me, we wouldn’t even need the above mentioned defaulters’ meets in college. Maybe, my college principal needs to fix up a meeting with KJo or something of that sort.
The music of Barfi is so refreshing and absolutely wonderful! I guess I’ll go watch the movie only for its music. Can’t believe how Pritam came up with something soΒ marvelous! πŸ™‚

Ok I’ll go now.
Need to get my bags packed and fighting gear in place. Mount Mary fair begins tomorrow, which means I will have to make way through crowded streets, gawking hawkers all around the place, overcrowded/no public transportation and over exploitative rickshaw waalas. Sigh. One week of torture and trauma.
Chalo, see you.
Btw, wish me on my birthday, ok? I like getting birthday wishes πŸ˜‰

Adios SYBCom A :)

We were meant to be different, weren’t we?

What with almost all our friends (YES! 900 of them!!) opting for Advertisement, we were only 90 of us – courageous enough to have opted for Computer Programming! πŸ˜›

We were meant to meet, weren’t we?

REWIND>>>>JULY!!

–> Yes! College reopened! A little more than a month to go for the dreaded IPCC results, class attendance was at its peak and most of us did not even know each other!
–> All I remember of this time is Gnanesh and I sharing our trekking experiences, Samannaaz volunteering to set up the projector in all ALL the FC lectures and Nishit happily announcing to all the professors that he was off to Harvard Summer School πŸ˜›
–> Wait! We also played our first fish pond with Deepa Ma’am and had Prajit sing in class! This was an ice-breaker, for sure πŸ™‚

COME…OK, DON’T COME AUGUST!

–> August came and so did the IPCC results and so did my jaundice *Sigh*

–> This was supposed to be one of the most happening months in college. The farewell programme for Mrs. Kher, Umang ’11 and loads of fun! I sure seem to have missed a lot of fun and activity! 😦
–> Oh yeah! Thanks Bhavik, for creating that fab group SYBcom A group on FB πŸ˜‰

YO SEPTEMBER!

–> Jaundice over, I finally resumed college! πŸ˜€
–> A couple of weeks to exams, and there was absolute chaos in college for important markings, notes, etc etc (as usual :P)
–> I guess, most of us knew each other fairly well by now and Radhika ma’am finally managed to Gnanesh’s name right!
–> The FC project topics were announced leading to some much required excitement in an otherwise drab and exam infested month!
–> In other news, this was when we managed to extract out first free lecture from Chitra ma’am (FINALLY!! \m/), there was a mad scramble for Deepa ma’am’s famous “charts” :P, exams came. Wait. Wasn’t this was also when we started planning our super ambitious class picnic? Essel World? Remember? Oh you do? OK thanks bye! πŸ˜›

WE’RE BACK IN NOVEMBER πŸ˜€

–> After almost a month and a half of ‘funning and frolicking’ we got back to college!
–> The FC skit practice was a major ice breaker, I must say.
–> We got Melanie ma’am as our new Commerce professor!
–> What I remember most is mutual grievance over the non happening of the class picnic, discussing interesting issues with Radhika ma’am in every FC lecture and hopelessly hoping to have free lectures every day! πŸ˜›
–>And remember, guys? We tricked Chitra ma’am into wasting one whole Economics lecture over the Students’ Forum discussion?! ONE WHOLE ECO LECTURE!!!! *wipes a tear* πŸ˜›
–> Boy! Hadn’t we started loving college, already? πŸ˜€

DE..DE..DECEMBER!!!

–> This was when the final installment of ice-breaking happened! College days, class picnic, FC skits et al! πŸ˜€
–> College days :
This was the best!! Carnival day, Chocolate day, Gang day, Sports day! And I absolutely love how we bonded during Traditional day! maximum attendance, but no attendance sheet :P. Antakshari, and all the singing, class photographs, endless photo sessions and rose dedications! πŸ˜‰
Also, sports day was fab! (PS: Sam & I won the throwball competition! #justsaying :P)
–> FC skits :
Thank God it got pushed to Jan! Phew! Although we did practice for it, that one extra month of practice worked wonders for most us πŸ˜€
–> CLASS PICNIC!! :
Thanks to Parv and Karishma, we finally did manage to have our first class picnic! *emotional*
Don 2, a fab lunch at RK, and some binging at Temptations got us to bond like never before! Those who missed the picnic, missed a hell lot of bonding, madness and some shameless couple stalking, too πŸ˜›

HAPPY NEW YEAR – JANUARY! :

–> With the new year came a renewed spirit of friendship!
–> I simply love how Radhika maa’am coaxed us into going for Sherlock Holmes! The confrontation with Chitra ma’am, the mass bunk, almost 40 of us at Cinemax and….POPAT!!!! *ROFLOL*
This flopshow *has* to be the highlight of the month πŸ˜‰


–> The first surprise birthday celebration and cake cutting happened – Karishma.
–> In other news, the FC skits were fab! We sang, we danced, we clapped, we laughed! Thank you, Radhika ma’am for coming up with the brilliant idea of having us enact a skit! Presentations would’ve been drab and boring!

‘LOVE’LY FEBRUARY :

–> The last month of college! 😦
–> Birthday celebrations again! – Saili, Gnanesh, Krishma. The surprises we planned for each of them were super fun! Thankfully Saili came to college, Gnanesh didn’t figure the surprise party we planned for him, Krishma didn’t turn up and left the cake for all of us πŸ˜›
–> Exam time tables, scramble for notes, free lectures and the same old story!
–> We watched Kahaani after the last exam, took a looonngg break from articleship, bade adieu and finally found some free time to cherish all the memories of the year that had just passed by! πŸ™‚

MISCELLANEOUS:

–> The secret entrance on the 4th floor was a major life saver πŸ˜‰
–> Gnanesh’s secret crush on Shephali ma’am isn’t that secret after all πŸ˜› (OMG! I hope he doesn’t kill me for this!!)
–> Priya, we will give you a surprise party on your birthday, too πŸ˜›
–> KPK, I guess you’ll need a little more publicity! πŸ˜› and Yash, you are free to change your name to Sachin! πŸ˜‰
–> Hardik, thanks for always being such a good sport! Drumil, you need to get us the Essel World tickets now ;). Kaushal, don’t worry, you’ll pass Computers :P. Vidhi, you’ll regain your lost weight just like me. Anu, the next time, we will ensure that your gift wrapping skills are utilised to the optimum level!
–> Raj = Cute terrorist (At least Radhika ma’am says :P). Kartik, I still haven’t figured who kept putting your proxies :P. Jinal, you raised way too many queries in Don 2! Harshil, Minal, Pooja, Priya, Ankita, Meet, Riddhi, Vibhuti, Shilpi, Monal, Devanshi, Tarjani, Niyati, Ragnyi, Mitali, Shilpan, Siddharth, Nishith, Karan, Nikhil, Shruti, Isha – it was awesome to have you as friends! πŸ™‚
–> Jay Shah will always be Jay Shah. :P. Shwet, thanks for Kher ma’am’s farewell pics!
I have tried to include everyone in this list! (At least the ones who attended :P) Please pardon me if I have missed your name. It is unintentional. Arnav, I am not mentioning you here because of your lack of attendance :P.

This was way too much nostalgia and reminiscence for me!

I’m so glad to have made awesome friends like you! Thank you for being a part of my life and making this year such a memorable one! πŸ™‚

Years will come and years will go…but it is these memories that will remain etched in our hearts forever! πŸ™‚Β 

PS: I might have missed out on a lot of other ‘College happenings’! Please feel free to add to my list of memories πŸ™‚