June 25, 2008

3 years of precious memories: Goodbye IMS

How come! Kal hi to college shuru hua tha yaar… Achhe se yaad hai, 1st of August 2005, our first day at college! It was raining, we were standing in long queues to submit some useless form, silently observing the proceedings around us, trying to get the feel of the place, observing new faces around. Everything was new! The building, the place, the teachers, the peers…

3rd of August: Classes started. Some initial confusion regarding section allotment. We were seated amid strangers, who were soon to become our bestest pals, with whom we were going to spend three most wonderful years of our life! Haha… I feel funny when I recall how we were introducing ourselves to each other in tooti-footi Engilsh! SSHHH… Teacher comes in, first class! And then started the tiresome procedure of coming up and introducing ourselves to the class, one-by-one, in each and every period! The first day got over with just formal introduction.

Studies quickly gained momentum. And so did the bond, the friendship between us. Innocent, young people, just stepped out of the school, out of their home in a different city, for the first time in hostel, alone! Sometimes we used to feel homesick and miss mom and dad, and always found our roommate’s shoulder to cry upon. We started becoming each other’s comforter, sharing deepest of sorrows and stupidest of joys. All this, while unknowingly forging a bond, developing a relation called friendship, which would last forever.

Friendship was in full swing. So was the hostel life, isn’t it guys? Hostel life was F-U-N, to say the least! Oh sure there were seniors, ragging! But hey, that was fun too. No rok-tok, no paabandi… Din-raat fullllll masti! Man you were like king of the world. Raat bhar jaagna, ek doosre ke room me masti maarna, seniors se chhupna…

Lo! Pata hi nahi chala 2 mahine beet gaye, internal exams aa gaye.
You sincerely studied hard for the exam, and were pleasantly surprised to discover how damn easy the 10–marks paper was—just two bloody simple questions! Time flew by rather fast… Kab 1st internal se ham 1st semester exam tak pahunch gaye aur kab 1st year se phir 3rd year me, hawa bhi nahi lagi!

Hmm… Where did the time go? Someone great has said, “No matter how long and arduous the journey is, it seems rather easy when you have some great friends to walk with.” And just how true it is! In these three years, we have been through lots of ups and downs. Someone close passed away, something terrible happened. There have been moments that’d have broken us, had you, my dear friend, not been there for me, to stand by my side to share your love, warmth and affection…

Man! No doubt it is because of our great friends, whom we love so much, that we didn’t realise just where the bloody hell these three years went! This life with friends, day in and day out, it was like a three–year–long, fun-filled vacation. And at end of a vacation you liked, you always think it went by rather quickly. This is it pals—great friends, great time, great journey, unforgettable moments, priceless memories… Sad that it’s over now, and we have to part ways.

And it’s not just our friends that we’re gonna miss, but also our classmates with whom we hardly spoke. These are the faces we’ve been seeing every day, theirs are the voices we’ve been hearing for the past three years. It has become a habit to see them. We’re used to it, man. I gotta admit, when in final year our sections were reshuffled, I started missing people I had not talked to much! There ‘is’ a bond. We all will miss each other. We’ll miss our daily routine, our habit of coming to college and chilling with our superb friends, bunking classes, sitting in Nescafe, Monu dhaba ke parathe, marking proxy attendance, sleeping in class, sitting under the tree and having good time. Damn! Ek Sunday toh jhela nahi jaata tha, sem breaks seemed like waaaaay tooooo long; how we used to crave for college to reopen soon! Heck, now this college won’t reopen for us. Life at IMS is over. We’ll sorely miss this life. UGHHH I’m already missing it!!!

Ok. It’s hard to say goodbye, we’ll miss each other terribly. We’ll miss this place terribly. Damn! This is where you found your first crush, some lucky ones found their true love, we made great friends, we learned what life is. Boy! This is where we lived, we laughed, we cried, we loved, we lost, we comforted, we flirted, we sang, we teased… This is where we grew up!! We’re gonna miss this place a lot, for sure…

Hey, it’s alright! Human beings are emotional creatures. Go ahead, cry out a tear for your friends, for the priceless moments you’ve shared. It’s completely worth it! Do remember your friends and miss them, and when you do so, let them know it. College is over, now we won’t get to see each other every day, but whenever we’ll feel low, we’ll remember that there’s a friend who cares for us, loves us, understands us and will always be there by our side, no matter what. And that would bring out our most innocent smile! What a great feeling it is…

Cheers to life! Cheers to our friendship! Cheers to the BBA 2005-2008 batch! And I had never thought I’d say it, but cheers to IMS (ewww)!! We rule!! To bhaiyon, aur ladkiyon… Love you all, miss you all (seriously yaar). Kuch kaha-suna maaf kar dena. Keep in touch, scrap karte rehna, and keep bugging each other! Love you!

“...You wanna make a memory
You wanna steal a piece of time...”
— Bon Jovi in You Wanna Make A Memory

3 comments:

~ank!t~ said...

This is what comes directly from heart!!!!
Good yaar!!

Ashwani Karwal said...

Awsome time it was.... Thanks hemant bro.... For recalling dat time..... Our heart is still there

Garima Agarwal said...

Wooww awsm lines Hemant... thank you for recalling those days