Friday, February 11, 2011

Reunion... in part

The day before yesterday was the convocation day. Finally, we graduated with master’s in Statistics. As the date of convocation was announced, the excitement mounted since it was meant to be a day to be spent with the good old buddies. (Not old exactly…it’s just eight months since we have parted, yet it seems to be a lengthy interlude of separation from the cronies (especially the hostel dwellers)). But, alas…not many of them were there. No prize for guessing reasons…because though graduation means passing the final exam i.e. the end of studies, it’s in fact like qualifying the entrance exam of real life; to decide whether you are fit to come out of the academic cocoon. And there come the difficulties associated with the real life like getting leave, securing tickets and so on… So were my friends pestered by these problems and couldn’t make it to the program. But still, there were quite a few lucky ones. To be precise, we, four project partners were able to meet as planned, after overcoming some petty obstacles.

It looked as if nothing had changed. The same meeting place: open canteen…, the same delay by one of us (though this time it was me who caused the hold up and not the ones who were known for getting delayed most of the times), irritated others bothering her by calling every minute…, everyone skipping lunch for making up this delay, the relentless chatter, the incessant photo session, …all these, unmindful of the other tasks seeking attention. And then abrupt goodbyes, once the deadlines were looming. The only difference was – we didn’t think twice, while hiring an auto to catch the running time, the reasons being: we are earning and now, missing deadlines would cost more than just a few grades here and there. 

After all, that’s life…smaller joys replaced by bigger ones at the cost of lesser sorrows being replaced by the larger ones…


  1. its a treat for me to read your thoughts !

  2. Its nice to read about our reunion in your blog..since on that day we just couldn't express our feelings the way we used to do. your Blog helped to realize that we are same as we were, no one has changed a bit; just carrying some resposibilities these days. Our reunion, though for little time it made the memories of old days to again occupy the mind which was for some time before filled with the monotonous work thoughts and its deadlines...these memories are of those days when we learned about nature of people (which later became our friends) along with the academic courses...i always think that "Those were the best days of my life.." knowing the fact that they are not going to come back.

  3. That is how life appears across a always longs to be at the other end; but once we are there the life back home appears more special, so much that whenever we get tit-bits of moments from that life, we want to treasure them forever.. in our own ways..
    as u did it here, by expressing it so beautifully !!

  4. Yes we are now out of academic cocoon and missing all that days specially internals and of course your notes and paper.
    I read some where the people are changes according to time but there thoughts,there feelings are never changes.
    Friends and there friendship are the greatest gift in the world.

  5. we were there unseen with u all... in ur missings...
    Felt gud by reading ur blog..
    hope to meet all buddies together under the same treeeeeeeee.........Miss those days...

  6. Remember the days when we used to get glued to your stories coz of the suspense u created ? Hope u know u are too good in that! And now yor blogs are also too captivating..Good.Keep on writing!

  7. Thanks a lot to all of you...

    @ Anand, I'll try to ensure that you continue to get this treat...

    @ Karuna, I totally agree with you. Those will be the most cherished days, in our life...

    @ Deep, You are the one who showed me this way of cherishing the tit-bits, which we don't want to lose, special thanks for that...

    @ Madhav, Nice to read that you miss my notes and papers as well...

    @ Chetan, Reunion under the same tree, where all are present physically (not in missings), would be great...

    @ Swati, Special thanks for invoking the sweet memories of storytellings...

  8. Hey I went back to those days for a while after reading your blog....miss u guys....And ofcourse you are very good writer..Keep it up :)