Saturday, April 11, 2009

COLLEGE-COLLAGE OF MEMORIES

College is such an important part of growing up that it is sure to leave behind deep imprints in the road to self-discovery.

Some lucky ones, like Chetan Bhagat, write books on their college days (Five-Point Someone) and become rich and famous.

Not being Chetan Bhagat, however, I hope to write about my college memories in this blog. In bits and pieces, fragments and filaments, as is my wont.

Pritam, the very resourceful editor of the e-magazine Pentasect, very kindly allowed me to indulge in an all-expenses-paid nostalgia trip back to my college days in Presidency College of what-was-then-Calcutta. If you want to come along for the ride, do click here.


DO SHARE SOME OF YOUR COLLEGE MEMORIES WITH US.

11 comments:

ugich konitari said...

Great article. Hugely enjoyed. I went to Fergusson College in Pune in the late 60's, which has, or rather, then used to have , a typical traditional old college ethos, and I sensed some of the same in your article. Very evocative word/person pictures .

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

North Campus, New Delhi was the dream but due to personal family problems it never happened.

Kavi said...

Great article. Brought some memories of college years.

And you have a way of weaving the words, drawing from memory and sealing the package with panache !!

Well written.

SGD said...

Wonderfully evocative article!
Milieu memories of Presi mone pore gelo...no I wasnt a Presi student, but my friends were during '93-96.
And college days, canteen, adda, exams, assignments, tutorials...memories of days we all miss!

Indyeah said...

Loved this glimpse absolutely loved it!:))
Yes you do have a way with words:)
I went to South campus New Delhi:))

Loved the words at Pentasect :)
they reminded me of my college days:))

here are my memories
http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/02/04/looking-back/

Peter Rozovsky said...

Ah, I long to have had an education like that. No, I take that back. You could make anyone long for any subject about which you choose to write.
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Koel said...

Great article Sumidi....it is really great to be able to reminisce college memories, I relieve the hostel days everytime I speak/chat with a classmate .....I do need to bring up my past blog to pace to come up to my college days...
I am sure you can convert your memories to a much better novel than Chetan Bhagat...though I haven't read that one, the other more hyped novel of his "one Night at a Call center" left much to be desired....

ugich konitari said...

I agree with Koel....

lopamudra said...

Those were the days...by the way, congratulations for being the consultant,you would be our popular choice to provide insightful details of our college any day.Great going!

seanag said...

Yes, it's a terrific memory piece, Sucharita. I went to a very different type of school, one that had been founded only ten years before I arrived, in fact, so it was quite a different experience. Perhaps the similarity is that though a university, the classes still tended to be very small, so I got to know many of my professors well, and the fact that I ended up living in the town I went to school in has only emphasized that.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Thank you, everybody, for adding to the collage of college memories.