Finally I am back to where I belong after a huge gap of half a month due to loads of work. But yeah at the end of all this only one phrase comes to my mind “Mera number kab aayega”. But I have realised that “sabar ka phal meetha hota hai”. Ok guys I know you must be bored by my crapping away, so I shall get to the point.
This is about the four of us. A group which probably was as different as chalk and cheese, a group which was an example of diversity to the world (2 christians, 1 muslim and 1 hindu – we had never thought of this aspect before but yeah its lovely the way we gelled together), a group which didn’t hang out together so much per se as during college hours, a group which remained incomplete even if one of the members wasn’t there…this was us – Arun, Girish (Giri), Mohsin (MBL) and me.
In the first year in F-Block, Arun stayed just across my room in the same floor while I somehow met MBL (dont exactly remember when :P). Had met Giri though didnt talk much that time. It was in the 2nd year when all of us shifted to the International Hostel (IH- which was later renamed just D-Block – god so much for the name :P..lol)
Ok now I shall talk a little about all of them. MBL has been the cleanest, nicest and sweetest guys (this nicest and sweetest part obviously applies to Giri and Arun 2 :)) I have ever seen in my life. He used to literally sweep his room 5-6 times a day and that to many times with talcum powder (now thats something big im sure!!). Ok for him the nicest and sweetest part is reserved a lot for gals (older and younger both – I shall not go further cuz I am sure he will kill me if I do :P). His way of saying hi and other antics were imitated so well by Arun…lol..But yeah hes an amazing artist, a great multitasker doing everything from Art work to singing to studying at the last moment many times through me teaching him till the last moment till the point hes about to enter the classroom for an exam and then topping…(even though he used to say that He gassed up the paper!!!). N Yeah his debating skills maan this guy can debate on anything from having just one kid to Indian movies having sad endings to I dont know what not…He just manages to keep debating even though he may know that its not exactly true (That sure is an amazing quality)..How can I forget his sleeping habits…Before coming to VIT I thought that I was Kumbhkaran sleeping like crazzyy..But he was the one who no one could beat..Setting records of sleeping for upto 19 hours on a stretch and also sleeping the day before the exam and then studying full nite…Your the one dude!!…
Girish aka Giri aka 50 cent aka Rapper from Panruti…even though I started talking to this guy a lot only in 2nd year we became real close friends pretty soon…His way of saying “Yo maan whats up..”.. and wazzup and stuff like that became the talk of the whole IH hostel and also the college…he also came to be known as Giri (though pronounced Givi) as everyone caught this lingo in hostel and it became like a word that everyone used 2 use even though he may not be there around…Hes an amazing guitarist, a great bball player (dude I am sure if you would have kept on playing you would have surely got into the team) and also a great chicken lover (god I still remember how MBL used to make fun of the way he used to have it lol..:P)…But the best thing I am happy about is the fact that I was able to help him improve his CGPA in a way by teaching him before the exams prbly through the nite or even full portions 2 hrs before exams…
Arun the one who may appear slightly sleepy eyed and also like someone who doesnt speak much…But dont go by his looks cuz he has one of the greatest sense of humor I have ever seen in a person..(I mean he can just crack jokes in the most serious of situations )..He is an amazing cartoonist with his caricatures being publicly available in the book “Shimmering Reflections” – his caricatures were of teachers, situations in the college, in the mess, outside college and what not…Hes one of the most creative guys I have known…Both MBL and Arun are amazing cooks (they could surely give great chefs a run for their money with their exotic dishes!!)
All our times spent in MBL’s room debating on various issues (where I was the one mostly getting pissed off and raising my voice, Giri trying to mediate and MBL continously arguing while Arun used to go off to sleep and get up in between to see us fighting and again sleep off :P), our visits to Spice Garden for sizzlers, Rivierview, Darling (for Afghani Chicken and Macroni – oh maan it was amazing:)), Sparkies, Barbeque Nation, our trip to BITS Pilani, Goa Campus for a presentation (MBL, Giri and me – What a way we found to go to Goa hahaha:)), mine and Giri’s visit to IIT Roorkee (where Giri had the most amazing veg food in one of my aunts places) are treasured by me.
I still remember my last day 17th May 2009 when MBL decided to come to leave me all the way to the airport from Vellore and then how all of you agreed and came standing half way in the train with me in the reserved compartment. I was really overwhelmed by the fact that you guys came all the way to the airport to see me off. When I had landed at Anna Salai airport on 2nd July 2005, I hadnt imagined even in my wildest dreams that 3 guys would come to see me off 4 years down the line. Thankfully, I left that day because I am sure otherwise I would have broken down.
You guys made this the best days of my life seriously….
THREE CHEERS TO OUR FRIENDSHIP!!!!