Doing a post for Aditi came as a pleasant surprise! Now our dearest is suffering from ahem “writer’s block” and wants me to do this post for her. While I secretly know that Jiggs is one of the most laziest ones around and this is another of her banahas to not work, but this might just turn out to be fun. So today when Mumbai is submerged in water and college has declared a holiday, I sit cozy at home and complete this impending post :-P This one is gonna be about us, me i.e. Express aka Shatabdi aka Kabul Express and Aditi aka Jiggs aka Fundoo, and the thing that binds the both of us together [apart from blogger], Ruia college :-)
Joining Ruia was a turning point in my life, as I am sure it was for many Ruiates. Ruia is one of its type. I don’t think too many people who’ve not been to Ruia will be able to relate to it, but then, we are addicted to that place, this is the case for us. So addicted that we ‘miss’ college on Sundays [miss college and strictly not lectures :-P]. The best thing I like about Ruia is that which-ever kind you are [eg. nerd, brat, fun-loving, sincere, hard-working etc etc.], you find your kinda people there :-P
Life is good within and around the walls of Ruia……..
Apni laid-back lives,
not getting bored of the typical hang-outs,
wohi Vishnu ki chai [teri coffee],
wohi Gulshan mein ban-maska/ keema pav,
wohi DPs ka dinn mein atleast ek chakkar,
woh Mondays ko-hi Mani’s [Mondays closed] yaad aana,
wohi “quadrangle mein mil”
Teri ultra-stupid msgs,
Canteen mein gup-shup,
Blogger-world k saare updates!
Endless talks about Metallica and F.R.I.E.N.D.S and BSB and bitching about all possible people!
Subah late-wali train mein milna,
Reading hall mein padhne baithna, aur padhai chhodke baki sab-kuch karna,
Exam k baad k utre hu-e chehre,
Results k baad ka celebration,
I am gonna miss you so much gal! sob sob…
Guess this can wait for another year :-P So coming back to both of us………….
I remember that we got introduced in First year Microbiology lecture; one of the disaster lectures by your favorite Prof. P .Remainder of our tenure with the micro department in the lectures was spent grinning around the entire class to each other and thinking of methods of passing time. That man really got to your nerves, didn’t he? Well, I still continue to respect him, for his ideas and ideals of-course. Baki non-sense toh hamesha were a constant source of entertainment. He couldn’t stop abusing us, we couldn’t stop abusing him. You even had him in practical! Ha ha, I was lot more lucky, Vora sir, total tp!
Obviously you gave up Microbiology and took Life-Sciences for Second year. Good for your management plans. I canalized my energies into the subject of my choice, Biochemistry. But we had a common chord again, the grand our very own locker no. 39! We shared it, just kept journals in there, but none of us actually used it. Oh no! Your old bag was dumped in there all year long! LOL! Both of us lost the key! The bacha hua extra key is all crooked, thanks to all the force exertion :-P Now you use it for your current locker! Before late, get extra copies of the key made and distribute to people all over Mumbai!
Now, one thing many people don’t know about Jiggs and I will do a little pol-opening here, teehee… Aditi is prolly the only person I know who begins to ‘seriously’ study about more than one month before the exam commences! Baki time she is doing all tp possible, but exam k pehle ka ek maheena and exam ka ek maheena, you will find her posted indefinitely in apna Reading Hall. And now she is talking about me inspiring her to study, lol!
Second year was sprinkled with so many moments of fun that I can’t even re-call so many of them. All I hold back is the bond, the sense of attachment that shall keep us bonded to Ruia forever.
All said and done, I can’t think of an end to this post, coz there is no end to us, isn’t it? But I guess in Third Year we don’t need any chord as such to keep us together. Ek aur saal jhelna hai iss pagal ladki ko, end tak shayaad main bhi pagal ho jau….
Abhi toh I have lost a bet to her, kyuki by chance Spain defeated Germany in Euro 08. Unlimited cups of Vishnu ki coffee pilani hai madam ko, dekhte hai kitna loot-ti hai :-P
Love you lots!
NO! I am straight….. :-D
Pervert budhdhi! ;-)
Shatabdi Express ke Disoriented Neurons :P :P