Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Passing Out.. Finally!


Today was the VERY LAST DAY B.sc Electronic Media, Batch of 2008 walked into college. We were called to collect our Transfer Certificates, sharp at 10.30am. Most of us walked in dot on time, knowing fully well that we'd have to wait for at least 2 hours to get our TCs in hand. But today was different, we walked in on time because this was the last time we'd ever see each other again as a class. The noise, the chatter, the sound of the old rusty fan, the faces of our profs - we would drink in the details for years to come.

I clung on to my best friend and made promises of being in touch with her, come what may. Life as we had known it to be, was coming to a sad end. We all wanted to burst into tears, but held them back for fear that we'd kill the festive mood. We smiled a smile that reached only our lips, our eyes spoke of the gloom that lurked inside.

It was finally my turn, to collect my TC. My faculty adviser smiled and wished me luck. I smiled back and walked away, too chocked to let the words come out. I walked out of the Department and looked on with envy at a few 2nd year kids talking animatedly amongst themselves.

I went back to my best friend and clung on to her. We walked into our classroom, looked at the wall that had all our names scribbled on it, looked at our desks, the window we used to spy on the watchman, glanced at the house we thought had caught fire and called the cops (whilst in reality a havan was on and the smoke was from the sacred fire), the blackboard we never used (well, not NEVER, we did doodle on it occasionally) .

We went back to the Department and waited for her turn, to collect her TC. I spotted my gang in the cluster of people inside the Department, hugged all of them and said goodbye.

TC in hand, we decided to walk down the stairs, promising one another to keep in touch through Face book and G talk.

All good things must come to an end; she said. I nodded silently, gave her one last hug and we walked in opposite directions with the hope of seeing each other again, someday!

23 comments:

Mr. Poplatho said...

Sniff.. sniff...

Alameen said...

you took me back to a friday evening 5 years before...

my campus... my political party... my classmates.. my Ranjna.. my everything.. all are sweet memories now..

Sai said...

Ashooo 1 sad story after Hair dresser boy.. Damn ur blog ahs the workings of a Bollywood script ! :) .. But its ok da the world is a small place after all.. ur not too far away with technology... But stick to the promise as much as u can... ok I'll go cry now :P

Assasin said...

i jus passed that phase last year... n i swear it was rotten!!...bt then life moves on!!

CM-Chap said...

Glad ur stepping into next phase of life. Yeah I knw its tough to do so..but u hv to move ON.

Hmm colorful pics aaa :-) **smiles all over**

All the best. Whats ur next plan?

vasavi said...

three year flew by ....so will the years to come. the next thing you'll know is we're catching up for coffee or a nice heavenly meal! i'm sure that day will come. and if doesn't come soon enough , i'll make sure it does !! muah :-)

Ekta said...

:-( ur post reminded me of my last day in college and how terrible it was to end the 5 yrs on campus..probably one the best yrs of my life...
And life moves on...

--xh-- said...

compleete senti aakilo maashe... u tok me back to an evening almost four years back - the farewell party of our MCA. yeah, as some one said all good things must come to an end. Most fo us still keep in touch over frequent e-mails and phone calls, and once in a while we get together to see each other.

it is a phase of life, a very sad phase. we will keep missing these days for long...

archana said...

So true yaar.. i just held back my tears.. hope ur words cum true and we maintain our frndship live long.. but anyways we gotta go on with our lives as no body stops for the othr person.. keep in touch.. see u soon.. miss you :( and link me ur blogs lik this so that i canread coz am not able to open the site othrwise... thanx.. :)

The Pseudonym said...

Good hai. Yeah a lot of people miss college life. But me I always wanted to get out of studying texts. Yeah bunking college and all that is fun... but education really bogged/bugged me down. But yes friends made here, some of them stick on for life.

Mr. Poplatho said...

Oh gosh... its just college. From what i remember the parting was full of dialogues and then kaboom the world hits you and you dont have time for the past... :-)
Thats my world now... hope your's is better...

Mr. Poplatho said...

Sniff... Poor Archana..
LOL.. Please dont pass this blog. Im just kidding...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Congrats first..Its an emotional moment though..Many things get etched for life and one such thing is this college life.evgen decades later these moments and friends become the best recalls !!
I can vouch for it
Good luck
TC
CU

Mustang said...

sorry to intrude and comment out of the blue..Ive 2 words for your writing - good stuff. Read more of your posts, amazing writing...

college life is something like training ground... prepares you for the step onward... Good luck on that !

Cheers
D

Sam said...

Wowww... this one can take anyone down the nostalgic lane! College days... BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE!!!

JollyRoger said...

Welcome to tomorrow! Nothing will be the same ever. Oh for those wonderful college days!

Da Rodent said...

hmm.. life has a lot more than this.. my dear lady ;)

Dushti said...

your post took me back to my college days! sigh :-(

Zii said...

they wont keep in touch, neither will you...nobody's fault really.
but it will happen

arunkumarsrinivasan said...

"We all wanted to burst into tears, but held them back for fear that we'd kill the festive mood"
really nicely put.
"All good things must come to an end"
should it?? :(

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acid_ice said...

Hated 4 years of my college, everything there except the friends it gave me. Nevertheless, the last day of college was poignant. But one thing I can promise you, things are never gonna be the same, they'll change. It might be for the better, or for worse, but change they will..

Gravity Eyelids said...

you didn't say a word eh? maybe its all part of a bigger and more convoluted plan ;-)