So its 17th of August.
We are past 15th which happens to be the Independence day of India. We also are past 12th which happened to be the day of my college re-opening! And today perhaps is the day when I slept for 12 hours on the trot- missed the alarm and then the 4 classes that were lined up!( I dislike attending college everyday)
I had to re-locate yet again from my home-town to this little place called Manipal which probably is 2500 kilometres away from home. After spending 3 odd months at home, this was difficult considering my mother is not keeping well. Anyway I had to come and so I’m here! I usually dislike boarding the plane chiefly because of the train route. Yes, the train route! The train goes via Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Roha, Goa and many other picturesque town that lie on the western ghats which perhaps are the most beautiful mountain ranges I’ve seen specially in the monsoon. And this is exactly why I ended up spending my 36 odd hours of my journey at the train’s door looking at the nature instead of my berth! Yes I know it can be dangerous but who cares! You probably would have known by this time that I’m a sort of a person who if given an option to stay in Vegas or in Alaska would choose the second one! Hell Yeah!!
Life in Manipal is always good. Well, this is the only place that I know of which seems to follow some wayward season shifts that pretty much are unknown elsewhere in India- winters from July to mid-November and summers for the rest of the year! So its like when whole of the country burns in the scorching Indian summer, Manipal definitely is the place to be at the first place and when the country sleeps in their cozy quilt, you will burn literary!
My first week has been good, really good. I bunked the class today(Saturday) and Thursday was a national holiday. Therefore I had so many more hours with me for myself! No, I’m not a narcissist! It’s just that I don’t like going to college- everyday you wake up at 7, go to college at 8, sit in their for 8 odd hours and return till 6! C’mon, I’ve been following this lifestyle ever since my diaper days! I acknowledge the fact that one get to know things while sitting in the class- I use to do it and still try to do but things have changed! There is a thing called the Internet on which you’ll probably get most the things you need- from Wikipedia to pirated stuff!! My college has this 75% attendance thing according to which if in any circumstance you have less than that then you have to embrace yourself to face the music- which in many cases is a year back! This is so pathetic, I mean we are no more kids who necessarily need a classroom environment to get the stuff going. Anyway I’ll share my views on this topic in some other posts.
Coming back, I’ve purposely chosen a hostel that’s close to a valley and this makes it quite far from the Academic Blocks- the place where we have our classes. On second floor, my room faces that valley and scenery is just awesome.
From my room!
Sorry for the not-so-good photo. Took from my Nokia 5 MP camera phone. Ahh! I’m so used to SLR sensors!
Signing off for now and hope that this semester would be as great as the previous one. Take care. Cheers!