Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My new life


My room-mates: Vaidehi, Anu, Shephali and Deepika

its been a week since i left home and it already seems as if i have been living life this way for years. tears yes they came, when i was leaving home. i couldn't believe that everything i called my own was taken away from me. as the train rolled out of the platform and my mother's and niece's silhouettes was blurred as tears made it impossible to see.. soon they disappeared into oblivion and i was forced to get into the Ac compartment where i had everyone wondering the cause of the tearful farewell. thus under extreme embarrassment i swallowed my tears. it took me two nights to finally reach the city where my dreams were to be realized.

Bangalore is good. it strangely felt known as if i was made for it even though it was all new to me... i could hardly manage breathe it is really impossible to explain the varied emotions coursing through me. it was around 3pm when i first entered the campus and found my rooms. they are nice and spacious, almost like mini apartments and room mates are like pretty decent. people wonder that hostel food is like really terrible to consume but then really IIJNM is really an exception.. where else do you have four course meal with desert and friams almost every single meal and four meals a day. the amenities are simply awesome. its a tech freak's paradise. we have swipe cards for the media labs where we have a computer all to ourselves. this is the first place where i saw no manager or caretakers to overlook our work and doings.. we can walk in the campus anytime between 6am-11pm and almost at all times someone is around doing their work. its just 3 official days at college and we have had 4 assignments. its really harrowing and hectic for it seems like i am always on the run. Deadlines is the one word i really fear if not Nikhat mam. our first class in college really bowled me over, which began with an address by Ralph Framalino who is a visiting faculty from the US and he is a Pulitzer award nominee for this year. man! its so exciting and thrilling i can express. and yes the schedules are jam packed and hectic to say the least and they say the first month is smooth and slow... if this is slow i hate to see the real hectic ones...

there are so many changes in me these days and all for the better i see. i have been living a really disciplined life since i first came here. i wake up as early as 5.45 and try and go to bed by 12. and despite being drained at the end of the day i managed to do my ironing, folding my laundry and preparing for the next day. did i mention we need to read newspapers in the morning for a quiz first thing in the morning? yes well... that's life now.. and hating as i like its life now... impressive na?? :) :P its getting really late now.. and i need to head to the hostel which is a 5 min walk from the college, where i am now in the media lab.. and i have tons of chores to do.... i hope you guys are fine?? i ll try and visit blogs daily from now on.. yea this time its a promise... :) not as frequent as before though but i will try.. :) do tell me what i have been missing.. please... :) god speed... tadaaa

27 comments:

The Rat... said...

hugzz baby.. enjoy ur college to the last drop... :-)

believe u r missing nothing great.. so just stop worrying :-) Take care

Pranav Kumar V said...

Time is the greatest equalizer of all mankind...

I'm sure it'll all be called routine soon and you'll do just great!! :) So, when the Sun comes up, you'd better be running!! :P

Have fun and see you when I see you... :D

Americanising Desi said...

awwwwww this is so refreshing :)

miss you!

freelancer said...

do yu have any idea how jealous i am raka??? i wanted to do this!! n m stuck with engineering!
god bless you girl..go chase ur dreams...mine are over

Aditi..............:) said...

hey raka....its so good to know that you already having a good time...i know it wont be the same all the time.....yeah you will keep missing home...but thats okay...for me I am shifting to mumbai...my hometown....so its a reverse case for me....:)
read my post about it...:)

Priya Joyce said...

nyccc to see u writing here more often now..yehe it's one week..now and already u r fully involved in studies and stuffs...

keep going juss dun forget us :)
hugs

Hopeless Romantic said...

good to know that u have settled well, keep rocking!

cya ard,
Amit

MultiMenon said...

GREAATTT!!!!! :D feels great to know ur getting in tune with things there..I had told u na?Just a matter of time before u fall in love with IIJNM.. :D

Take care and study hard... :)

Hugggggggzzzzz

Nikhil

Ki said...

Awesome! Keep having a GREAT time!

Ki said...

Awesome! Keep having a GREAT time!

Ki said...

Awesome! Keep having a GREAT time!

Ki said...

Awesome! Keep having a GREAT time!

Arv said...

see....... aint it lovely???

lovely times are ahead :)

take care da... Enjoy them... :)

cheers...

vanilla sky said...

Nice to see you happy and settled :)

Ria said...

hey good to c u updating us on ur college life. :) Cheers to ur new life and enjoy it to the core gurl. U'll never get this back.

Harshita said...

Chalo ji.. kuch toh achcha hain ab share karney ko... :)

Hey! I also need admission in this institute... mainey abhi abhi socha...

Mera admission ho jaayega kya.. next year ke batch mein...

You will teach me naa??

Bolo..

Amrita~Ams said...

chalo...u happy happy :D

gud to know..
now enjoy...n tc

ANWESA said...

nice to know ur busy and doing well..

lotsa love...

Dhanya said...

hey! So glad ur liking it there. See u were worrying about absolutely NOTHING! :)

Keshi said...

Thats the way! :) lovely pic. Hv fun girl.

Keshi.

comfortably numb said...

Enjoy dese days dear...dey won't come back!!!

joiedevivre said...

i undestand what u r feeling...
take care

Sumit said...

good to know you are settling down and enjoying your life over there :)

Akshat said...

Hey sis!!!!

Remember me???

Aww...you left home a week ago????...I don't know how I'd react if I had left home....but it is highly probable it would have kinda been the same!!!

Take Care

Akshat said...

P.S. I love what you have done to your blog!!!! D

muthu said...

just great...

have a blast @ your col.. :)

SHWETHA said...

Welcome to Bengaluru! Enjoy ya days now, here. They never gonna come back.