Monday, 12 November 2007

Catch 2

Just as I was about to retire,
Just as I was to extinguish the fire,
A thought flashed into my mind,
That I was to leave my college days behind.

Those were the days of fun and frolic,

Those were the days of gifts and gossip,

Those were the days of bunking the classes,

Those were the days of “cheering” with tea glasses.
Days of bowing down before seniors in first year,
Days of fearing EDC and NT the next year,
Days of running behind Profs for internals in third year,
Days of preparing for MBA and Campus the last year.

Now, these days will never come by,

Now, we’ll never do “Assignment ki Chapayee”,

Now, in the canteen, we’ll never have samosa and tea,

Now, in the gathering, we’ll never dance to the rhythm of beats.

No “hyaaa…t” screaming in the class,

No aero plane flying towards the dais,

No linking of girl’s name with that of a boy,

No fresher parties full of “masti” and joy.

But these days have taught us to take pride,
nd also to take success and failure in our stride,

They have brought out our hidden talent,

They have taught us to be independent.

There are so many memories to take away home,

There are so many friends that I am not alone,

There are so many contacts in my “INBOX”

There are so many messages on “Sign-off”.

The extra tuitions, the Internship training,

The “Industrial” tour, the canteen chatting,

The VII SEM seminar transparency,

The VIII SEM project: FACTS and FANTASY.

The Exam form, the Express coffee,

The Result day, the Class party,

The writing on the desk, the writing on the wall,

The cheating in exams, fearing one and all.

All these “yaadein” are there forever,

All the GFs-BFs, may there love be forever,

The DOSTS and YAARS may change NEVER,

Remember the movie we saw together!

So, Just as I was about to retire,

Just as I was to extinguish the fire,

Another thought flashed into my mind,

That this part of the tape will never "REWIND"

Saturday, 10 November 2007

The 'Sachin' Incident.

This happened a few months ago at college. It was noon. Nivi and I had been to the library for some work. After having done with it, we happened to walk towards the mini cross-road (one leading to the lib and another to the café).

Nivi wanted to meet a friend from another class.. whom we usually find almost anywhere in the campus, cross-roads included! Normally this place is crowded. But that day we could actually count the ones present.

There was one group of boys standing on that way. We passed by them and something happened. Suddenly I turned, thinking that I had seen my friend’s classmate.. (naturally.. wanting to ask him where we could find her). I called out.. Sachin. He didn’t hear. So I called out once again, this time a lil louder SACHIN. And all of them looked at me. But this fellow wasn’t looking like Sachin. For a while I wondered YYY????

Soon I realized.. almost everything.. my misunderstanding, his not being him and possibility of people watching (but... amm.. probably his green shirt was the culprit). Ah!

Sorry.. I thought you were someone else.. I said and took an about turn. My shoulders up! Tongue the left.

And this side I find Nivi laughing at me, at my funny act (as she thought it was).

That wasn’t the end. I began explaining to her why all that happened.. the causes, reasons.. After all.. it was she who wanted to meet that madam. I just happened to have a helping heart at that moment, that too.. one completely out of the way :D

And among that laughter and those live facial expressions.. as we walked with all possible hand movements, I saw hero (another fellow!) coming towards us. He met us within half a minute after that incident. Thank God! He didn’t witness it all.. I thought. But what would have happened?.. Just that his gleeful face would continue to smile a little longer.. for the reason being me and wouldn’t that be nice?.. Naa!.. I shared this with quite a few friends that day and many times wondered yeh kyun hua?!!! :)