April 30, 2010

Bari

An air conditioned room, a cane rocking chair, uninterrupted supply of calorie and non calorie food, parents and not a worry in the world. I have been talking about changes throughout the past month – this seems to be the biggest leap I am about to take. Tomorrow, I board the flight to Gurgaon; a place I have not known at all, to people I have known for a little while, taking the largest independent step in my entire life. I feel a little shaky, but I know it will all be okay, with time. My father just spent the last three hours talking about things he learnt in life,…

March 27, 2010

Change is here to stay

And just when I thought that I was finally getting used to our hill campus, the city of Pune, the fact that one should not bother at all about anything happening at all in college, apart from the gossip of course! The day before, my road transporter friends from GATI came and picked up my suitcase, trunk, sack, shoe rack and 2 cartons which are labelled ‘Destination Gurgaon’ and another suitcase and Baba’s old wooden table, ‘Destination Kolkata’. Two crisp thousand rupee notes less from my wallet, my room and cupboard looking stripped, the happy thought of not having to lug a heavy bag to Muscat, and a deep sigh…