Hava Nagila!

Everything does pass, and we can endure and we can survive!! – Rahul Dravid

Kalloori Salai – Part 6 – The end of wonderful remembrances

We had lots of fun and also we took our studies seriously. Our class of 42 produced 8 ranks among the top 20 in the entire Univeristy of Madras. The convocation was the last time I felt like a celebrity. We posed for 5 full minutes with a grin on our faces and there were flashes all over the place. All of us are now well settled – career wise as well as personally. As a batch, we hosted the National Conference for Chemical Engineering for the first time in our college. We also conducted a lot of competitions as part of that. Our college won many music (what with Anoop Shankar and Srikar heading the show)! They always got big applause for the slowest of songs in inter collegiate culturals. Trust me, it is a big deal!! Even now, when I hear ‘Idhazhil kadhai ezhudhum’ or ‘Aagaya vennilaave’ or ‘Vaseegara’, I remember those days.

All good things must come to an end and so should my college remembrances. 🙂 🙂

That jittery feeling before the results and when thinking of Lima Rose Miranda, that feast at Haridharan’s house after the IV, that stupid unwanted fight which the guys of my class created between ourselves and our seniors over who got to dance on college day, that get together before our farewell, those multiple sessions that Geetha mam conducted in class to get us all to talk to each other – they all make me miss college a lot. Even remembering the scoldings we got in Sarada’s house when we came very late at night after going to purchase similar kurtis for all of us in TNagar for Farewell day brings cheers now.

College filled our heads, even if just slightly so. College also gave us great friends. College gave us fantastic experiences that we revel in even today. College forms a great part of who we are today. Even its memories flood us with happiness. I am grateful for that.

At the end of all the reminiscing and the autograph moments my friend and I were left wondering whether we had grown up at all. ‘Naama dhaan innum varalave illayo nu yosichunde conversationa mudichom’.

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6 comments on “Kalloori Salai – Part 6 – The end of wonderful remembrances

  1. Sarada Lakshmi
    May 18, 2012

    loved every bit of the 6 parts. lotsmore you remembered and made me remember :-). Thanks for actually putting the whole thing in writing.

  2. Meenakshi
    May 21, 2012

    no problem dee…. would have loved to write more but avoided taking many names and stuff…. so had to keep it to 6 parts…. 🙂 🙂 u can share this with whichever of our classmates u think may be interested…. i will also do the same…. 🙂 🙂

  3. Gopal
    June 6, 2012

    At the end of the life’s journey all that is left are only memories!

  4. Meenakshi
    June 7, 2012

    Yes Gopal…. nice to know you went through my memories…. hope you enjoyed them…. 🙂 🙂

  5. Bugs
    June 29, 2012

    Sooooper series. It ended too fast. :D. Awesome work recollecting everything.

  6. Meenakshi
    June 29, 2012

    Thanks bugs!! 🙂 🙂

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