Tuesday, May 29, 2012

After nearly 3 hearty years of college, I learnt/saw/experienced-
  • Muslin, although cheap, is a pretty material.
  • I have forgotten nearly all I learnt at school.
  • Your friends were right. They are nearly always right.
  • Take chances. Always, always, take chances.
  • It is possible to survive an entire day on a muffin and a frappe. Sometimes, just the muffin.
  • All those habits you thought you were going to kick? Nice try.
  • Jury members, regardless of what department they originate from, are dangerous creatures.
  • It is possible to stay up till 2. Every night.
  • Seeing a sewing machine will always bring back fond memories.
  • Don’t come to college with the expectation that people are any more mature than they were in high school. They aren’t. Pray that they will better with time.
  • Never say never.
  • You will miss people with every fiber of your being and not realize it till you hug them after months of absence and remember why you liked them in the first place.
  • There’s no graceful way to eat a khan chacha roll.
  • There will be students in all classes who will do better than you on everything. It does not mean they are actually better than you. Numbers on an assignment have no relevance to passion. It’s okay, to have picked what you needed from your work. Just so you know.
  • Nothing will make you make you feel more like a student than when you’re fishing through your wallet for spare change so you can buy a coffee.
  • You know nothing mostly. But you also know absolutely everything.
  • Never, ever, EVER turn down free food.
  • Remember money? Its just a memory now.
  • No matter how broke, you are never broke enough that you don’t agree to on a trip.
  •  When you go out of your way to so desperately look for something, it will go out of its way to make sure you don’t find it.
  • It’s okay to cry.
  • Your problems aren’t as big as you make them out to be in your head. Doesn’t mean you should disregard them completely. Just know you don’t have it that bad.
  • Know that some people don’t realize that it’s possible to love someone in different ways.
  • There is no set time to get drunk, rather get high.
  • The ones you loved and thought had left were just taking their time to find a way back.
  • One of the best assignments you’ve done all year will receive a failed grade because you were over the word count. It’s an excellent paper. Deal with the shitty grade.
  • Take a look at the people you last spoke to (via text, gmail, phone, etc) before heading off to bed. These people are who you really care about. These people are important.
  • Just because someone is good to you, does not mean they are good for you.
  • Saying “fuck it” does work. On most day atleast it does work.
  • Everything worth knowing leaves scars.
  • There is something about the applause from the back of the class that makes you swell with pride. On most days atleast.
  • Procrastinating on your submissions is a public activity.
  • When in doubt, cite it.
  • The friendships you suddenly make at the end of the year, standing in line to buy coffee or over piles of assignments or at some exam, are more genuine than you give them credit for.
  • Always tell the truth. Even if it’s dirty and unpleasant. Do it. If the person doesn’t thank you then, they’ll thank you later, to your face or silently to themselves.
  • Always return.


  1. :* it all fits in perfectly!

  2. Aww my grown up lady.. you sound so mature and intelligent and more mature. :-*

  3. i can think of an incident for EACH of these :*

  4. my god Somya!!! Each and every one of these does ring a bell in my head!! :)

  5. next time when i shudder thinking a'bout the fast ending collage days .i am goona think about the post and say to myself. I know the moment has arrived, for killing the past and coming back to life. Keep writing girl.