So today in a small tiny way was a bit nostalgic. I went back to my old college "Christ college" - a.k.a "Christ College- The College of Knowledge" - please note all to be said in a good mallu accent.
Anyways coming back to the college, woke up this morning knowing i was going there for a meeting & i realized that i automatically started looking in my wardrobe & examined what i was going to wear keeping the college dress code in mind when i was in college (no sleeveless, no showing skin, nothing tight etc. I thought to myself how silly your passed out wear what you want - well turned out that was easier said than done. Finally reached college and was walking down the endless entrance that led to main block & i felt like i had never stepped out of this college. I blended in - (well so i think), i did'nt for a minute feel out of place - waited for teachers to catch me saying something like - that shirt is to tight, don't use your cell phone in college, take off your sun glasses - hahahha. Sounds really stupid right - but for those of you who have been with me in christ college, you would i guess relate to this better.
Went back to the old department - teachers greeted me the same old way, which is basically a 'now what have you been upto' - 'now what do you want' 'your actually on time?':) In a way it was nice, for a bit of course. Wandered around college with Sneha for a bit - had a craving for the good ole egg puff & coffee only to be terribly disappointed to find the kiosk had become all hep & only serves instant coffee( instead of the strong decoction one) & no egg puffs. Thankfully the kiosk itself was still the same so we sat around completely aimlessly for a bit - and did our usual gossiping - reminiscing about all the funny stuff that happened around this place. The kiosk was the hub of everything for us - we flirted there, met the loves of our lives there - at least i did, bitched, hid from teachers, sang, played dc - the list could go on.
Loads of changes in the college - they have gotten even more strict, once know for its space, they planning on becoming a university so they are building more & more. The famous 'parking lot' is completely gone & getting ready for another concrete giant. All in all i felt the 5 years we were in college were those just perfect years - where the college had the just- perfect blend of everything. (Glad i am not there now)
Being there & thinking back on all that stuff brings a smile to my face. Being back to your alma mater definitely conjures up a host of emotions - no matter how old you are they almost always make you feel like it was just yesterday that everything happened. I completely recommend going back to your old college - better still if you go back with your bunch of friends ;)