No, not the Harry Potter series [which would make a very sad post if I start writing about my feelings when this phenomenon..this era..the magic is coming to an end 😦 ]
What is coming to an end, hopefully, is my tryst with studies. In spite of my insincerity and lack of concentration, I have managed to come a long way on this path (credit to my sister, my intelligence, memory and luck. Here are some memories from each step of the long ladder I have climbed till now :-
# Kindergarten – “Ye Kahan Aa Gaye Hum”. Called a boy “Motu” and got punished for it.
# Class 1 – Realized the meaning of coming first in tests and exams. God knows how…Started coming first in every unit test, half yearly and yearly exam! At the end came to know that we get prizes for that too! Got my first Russian folktale book. 🙂
# Class 2 – Got scared like hell when the class teacher came to my house after annual exam ! [ Didi used to scare me saying she will complain my naughtiness at home to my teacher. At school I was like butter won’t melt in my mouth types 😀 ] Thankfully she had come to collect my notes as I was her best student 😀 😀
# Class 3 – Had a totally crazy woman as the class teacher!
# Class 4 – Got the specs! Sigh 😦 😦 First few weeks were really tough with boys teasing and calling me “Chasmish” among other names. Simply out of jealousy. Didi’s encouragement helped me survive that phase.
# Class 5 – Started writing with ink pen!! Messy affair! Scored 100/100 in Social Studies 😀
# Class 6 – Learned cycling!! Started realizing I suck at Hindi. 😦 Arch rival came into picture.
# Class 7 – Learned one of the first lessons in life. The population of so called friends dwindled after I came second for the first time. 😦
# Class 8 – Fell severely ill for the first time. For the first time studied sincerely and seriously as city board exams were there. Came 5th among all schools in hometown and got my first watch as prize. 🙂
# High school – Chemistry practicals, Biology dissections, long assembly time, new friends, Board exams, Competitive exams, Medical or Engineering, tuitions…
# College – Where do I begin? Hostel life, friends, foes, ragging, funny moments, memorable moments, movies, picnics, late night talks, Maggi, water shortage, food shortage, girl politics, crushes, love stories, gossips, thieves, best friends forever, heart breaks, fights, illness, …it is endless!
# 1st M.E. – Morning classes, rushing to work, being not only the youngest but also the only female in class, first solo viva-voce!
# 2nd M.E – Due to promotion related rules, I had to enroll for a Master’s degree in relevant branch and thus started my 2nd M.E studies, causing some people to be shocked, some to be amazed, some to worry and some to falsely believe I’m a very studious person. Whereas the joke was on me. The first day in class was a torture! Then as days went by, it became harder as I was working and studying.
Got married last year and yet stayed at hometown till now to complete the degree. Kudos to D for being so understanding and considerate. 🙂
And now finally, day after tomorrow, my M.E. final thesis viva-voce is due. Phew!!
Wish me luck people!!