The constancy of change

Whilst I was accusing an acquaintance of mine for ditching me on Sunday, which rendered a non-fruitful evening of watching TV series, lamenting about the one’s that I couldn’t watch, watch videos of people bashing ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ and play with cats who think they’re my room mates; a thought about “Change” struck me.

Back in Mysore my Sundays were different. It started with getting up early, calling Samy and asking if she’s up and ready. Later cycle to the foot hills off ‘Chamundi Hills’ and park our cycles. Then began the 30 minutes ascend! Talking about utter non-sense and life changing matters simultaneously we’d reach the top. Sit down for a while, later go to the tender coconut gut and drink tender coconut. Later we’d descend in 15 minutes but suffer cramps, serves us right for dis-regarding physics! Later came breakfast at GTR. We’d order Masala Dosas and I’d later follow it with Uddin Wada (Medhu Wada). Head home and crash.

Get up in the evening and do something crazy, read a book, just cycle with no destination in mind, or go to Sam’s place and hog and gossip.

Since the time I moved to Mumbai I’ve never had these fun rendezvous with friends. And with the home sickness it invoked a craving for friends and a reason for dis-liking Mumbai.

Change is constant. 

We can’t stay put neither can we always delve into our past. My Sunday schedules too have under gone changes. From the dosa dipped in ghee days to the buzzing days to the current static ones. Life keeps on moving and we need to accept it!

We fret about change and we fret due to change!

We are in constant struggle with change whether we like it or not. So where is peace?

Does this mean we’ll have to find peace within war ?

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Character analysis

​”Who are friends?” 

Are they the ones who laugh at your lame jokes? Are they the ones who know that you are crazy? Are they the ones who pull your leg at every possible moment? Are they the ones whom you are so comfortable you are your true self?
YES!!! 

This July I started a new phase of my life, college. It’s quite frivolous at first as your old friends are scattered and you have to make new ones. It feels really sceptical especially when you are making a three week late entry. The first two weeks is quintessential in the first year of your college life. You make your friends and create your peer group. By the fourth week group wars on social media start to spurt. 

So you can imagine my nervousness. I had to fit in, choose the right gang and all of that. Thankfully I’ve made remarkably good progress within a short span! (sigh!)

So, on special demand I’ve been asked to blog about my friends I’ve made so far. So here is my character analysis of them all.

Anagh Mamadapur- The first person to talk to Mr college, but crashed me out by the way he first tried to talk to me. I was alarmed thinking he’d make a pass at me! (Face palm) But then he turned out be my bestie. He is kinda similar with my home bestie Varun coz both of them eat a LOT! But yet never gains weight! I joke telling that I’m 90% sure about 100% of stuff! (Face palm) He gets my sarcasm (Thankfully) (Eye Roll) and his mom’s sweet as candy! And I like hanging out at his place (He’s got strong WiFi!) All in all he’s the proper bestie material for me. (Wink)

Sukanshi- She’s another person like me ‘doesn’t eat but is not zero size yet!’ (She’s in the making though) She’s the clichéd bubbly girl you need in the group. Funny, cheerful, smart and totally joyful and expressive about it! And her Hindi is actually good because she’s not from Mumbai, but the local ‘Ghouti’ Hindi is influencing her. (My Hindi notes!) (Face palm) All in ask she’s a delightful friend. 

Khushali Changel- Well she’s not in my college but she was the organiser the fest. She tolerated our tantrums and was a good sport. She’s highly talented, focused and is a huge help. She gave me information regarding a National Conference and motivated me to participate in it! But the super cool fact about her is that she has spectacle like Harry Potter! (In Reddish Pink though, quite a damper; if it was black then it would have been fabulous) She might get a little tipsy, of you know where I mean (Wink, Wink) but a friend to look up to.

Prerna Nangla- Another person who tolerated us for a whole day, she’s quite the fashionista. Likes to shop. Easy to text. Tolerated us. (Most important one though), and understands and accepts that we are slightly off our rockers. BTW, she’s going to a trek timeout at Ajoba Hills! (You go girl!) 


Anyways, that’s all I could fit in for this article. I’ll try to fit the others in the next time.

Until then,

Ciao! 😁

Arthutsav

​It’s been a while since I last blogged. My phone’s display broke and I ended up in a frenzy. I’d been planning to blog about Economics since long but haven’t been able to. And today I just wanted to blog so took a general topic. Basically blogging about last Friday.

Last Friday there was an Economics fest “Arthutsav” at Nagindas Khandwala College, Malad. We’d recurved the info a couple of weeks before and as soon as we got info regarding the great we stayed of chalking out the team. It took us a week to be honest and we were able to submit our entries just in the nick of time (12 his before the deadline to be honest). 

Slightly rephrasing Dr. Sheldon Cooper’s statement “Procrastination thou art a heartless creature” engulfed us. We didn’t bother about it and exactly 4 data before the event a bolt striked me to start getting prepared. I went to Thane, my friend Anagh’s to start off our ppt presentation. My main motive was to collect information and give it to another teammate Srujan who was in charge of designing the ppt. But we ended up taking and did minimal work. 

Come Monday we jovially forgot about the event until Wednesday, when I dragged my teammates to my apartment and prepared a draft of a ppt. Later Srujan took it home for further designing and we all planned to give a demo presentation in front of our Economics department. 

The next day that is on Thursday we have our demo presentation and realised we were far behind, loads of editing was required and the same day we went back to the apartment and did all the edits and Srujan did all of the stunning design and animation back at his place. 

Then Friday the big day came. We decided to meet at Dadar West station and take the local train to Malad. The five of us met 30 mins later than the time we’d planned to meet at. The journey takes about 35-45 mins, giving us loads of time to gossip and talk! 

We get off at Mulund station and the first thing that strikes us is the smell of fish. Even though I’m a vegetarian I have no prejudice out grudges against non-vegetarian food or people. But the smell of sea-food always nauseates me and especially in the morning when you have a big day ahead it’s disturbing. We took an auto cut a deal with the driver and all five of us travelled in the same rick (PS- It’s illegal for a rick driver to board more than three people). 

We were late, the inaugural programme had just started and the college anthem was being played. We stood near the door until the anthem got over later made ourselves comfortable in the LAST seats. 

“Winning isn’t important” (PS- I’m not trying this coz we lost. Infact we won the best college award and I won in every thing I participated in and I was converted the best presenter award)


We had load of fun. We made amazing friends who were organisers too, Khushali Changela and Prerna Nagla. We annoyed the volunteers by pretending to summon them for important reasons but pissed them off by asking them what’s on the menu and such stuff! 


Over in all we had an amazing time. And I’m gonna miss it.

Ciao! 😁