Archive for September 2008
The world around is a large place, quite a large one infact…. And sometimes one finds it hard to keep in touch with the happenings of one’s own friends, leave alone the rest of the world. Luckily, the media’s role has been awesome. Right from Times of India to Facebook to Wiki to just about everything you can think of, it has changed our life in ways more than one… Some articles you read and forget, some linger in your mind and very few can really impact your thinking. Here are two articles, not so recent that kinda affected me. Reading them, you’ll understand the meaning of the title “Face Off!”.
‘S-15’**: These were the ASCII characters that shined brightly on my admission letter; characters I didn’t realize then, would change my life for the next 1 year. . Yes, I had gotten admission to one of the nation’s most prestigious institutes with the branch of my choice and heck, nothing else mattered. Not the fact that I would be 2000 miles away from home and (2000-2) miles away from my friends, nor the fact that the state I was going to had 93% forests (Thanks to one particular friend for pointing this fact out!) nor did the concerns of food bug me…Yes, nothing else mattered/.
But heeding others words, I did not come with great expectations for the fear that they would shatter just like many times before. But to my pleasant surprise, I found I liked the place (Now I’m lovin it!!). The food was *gasp* edible (thats a huge compliment coming from me). Some people DID speak English and my biggest source of joy – A SINGLE Room. For a not so glorious 4 digit rank, this was awesome. What I’ve always craved for, my own space under the sun. True Independence, no prying eyes…..Yes…it was mine atlast… my precioush… The first few days were simply awesome. Looking at some of my not so lucky friends (with a double room), I felt good.