Wednesday, August 20, 2008

IIT Delhi Revisited !!!



Firstly a very sorry to the handful of readers of my blog for not posting anything from quite a some time now.I was having my very good days and not very good ones, my system was down with fever so was I, had 4 days off from office so couldn't really access anything and all this while i kept thinking of hundred of blogs i wish to write but just couldn't pen down anything.So I am still clueless about what to write.Anyways let me try....As I mentioned in my last blog about my Convocation so this blog might end up about those final 4 days ..or rather 'Masti k chaar din'

It was 6th of august when me along with my 4 college frens boarded the train from secundrabad and excitement to go back to college was on our faces. More then going back to college we were more happy to meet college friends and 4 days of no work and complete fun. Skipping the details of 24(+2) hours of journey let me brief about my days and psuedo days (nights) in my alma mater, IIT Delhi. Reached friend's room in some hostel at around 8:30 PM, didn't had any lunch or dinner that day during the journey so was bit hungry, but just after usual hugging n all i was told it is supposed to be a party tonight coz its sort of reunion of 7 of us :-) , don't know why i just forgot all my tiring journey and got on with the things, walked all the way from hostel to main gate, around 2 kms, reached the nearest hang out place (SDA) and got things which would let us enjoy for the rest of night ;) So here we were once again , one small room of our hostel and around 8 guys sitting on one bed and every other possible place , but there was something different about this night, some of us were in formals, no songs on high volume, we were just gossiping about how life has been in last two months, how it feels to be working and how is it different from college life and may be we were enjoying far much just being with each other after a long time. I don't remember when did i sleep off in between all these talks but i do remember that i was a bit high and i went to meet my juniors and other friends from my year who are still in IIT. It felt great, so relaxed, so enjoyable and was always smiling :)

The next day was even more surprising, it rained all day in delhi, all roads were jammed to the max, had to run for 2 kms in that rain to reach college at 3 PM, coz we had so called rehearsals for our convo, i don't think i ever tried to reach somewhere so punctual, anyways I was 15 mins late and found out that all B.Tech are still on their way, don't know why i ran so much !!!! Reaching convocation hall I only realized that all B.Tech guys have been asked to sit on the upper floor, don't know why IIT Admin treats us so differently may be coz we are not Ideal IITians but still take all credit of it :D

Anyways, half an hour into rehearsals and we were already getting bored coz it was Matkes & Phadoos turn for rehearsing and we would be having the same after 90 mins, so without wasting any time we moved over to our nescafe for a bigger get together, around 200 B.Tech talking loud and laughing out louder, everyone having something or the other and no one knows who will pay for it, I myself had a maggie and an ice tea, don't know who paid for me :D After 2 hours of talking and get together we reached our places back, did some rehearsal for 10 mins and back out enjoying :D

The night followed was the one I missed most after leaving the college, I was out for a walk at 1 AM in the night, I went to nescafe,saw someone's Birthday Celebrated in a typical Hostel Style, I had my midnight snacks at the Canteen, went to main building and felt nostalgic about the infinite late night and early morning walks we had,I couldn't have so much freedom of living anywhere else except @ IIT D. On the way back to hostel, I saw a group of guys walking in the middle of road and chilling out,some guys playing basket ball in the court, some one was trying his hand on tennis and I just wished I could rewind the time and stay at this place for one more year without loosing anything !! I was happy to be Convocated very next day yet I didn't want to go from this place, All I could think was how to make this happen; though at the back of my mind I knew its impossible unless i decide to be a Prof at IIT :P !!! So I came back to hostel and went to the bed thinking of the "Convocation Day : 9th August 2008" !!!!

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Smriti Srivastava said...

That was a nice leaf out of your book... a non-IITian like me getting a first hand experience on a convocation...and a good one at that...


Matkes & Phadoos was awesome... :D

I bet many wud hv doubts regarding what it means...

Plannin on writing somethin on actual Convocation ceremony too??

Parul Gupta said...

i can understand ur nostalgia...i knw what it feels to leave ur college n ur memories behind....