I was travelling in the train the other day with my friend. At borivali station,a lady and her daughter boarded the train…and sat right across us.
Now let me tell you that I’m one of those people who just cant go off to sleep in the train…so i do the next best thing that is there to do—observe people… and if you are travelling in ladies coach…you really do not have to worry about time pass…woh toh ho hi jaata hai… 😉
So back to the train…
Right from the start you could feel the tension…as if “abhi bomb fatne wala hai..” The girl, who must be somewhere in her teens, kept herself busy with the cell phone. Mother dear clearly looked miffed….Once or twice the girl looked at her mom and turned away…its like you just know when your mother is going to give you a piece of her mind!
MOTHER :“Why arent you attending classes regularly??”
GIRL : I dont understand what he teaches. Its a waste of time.
MOTHER : Then how do you think you are going to pass??
GIRL: I’m going to study on my own…
MOTHER : If you were that kind of a girl you would have done it long ago… See sneha..”this is the most important year of your life”
At this moment, unable to control myself i let out a chuckle…and i just could not control laughing…..My friend deserted me with a “I’m-not-with-her” kind of a look. The girl was clearly embarrassed and the mother fuming…After giving me a “Mind-your-own- business-look” the mother stopped..
“this is the most important year of your life” oh really?
How many times have you heard this from different people????
In 10th they first told this to me…. ….and I believed..
In 12th they told me ”Study only for this one year and your life is set” ………… I thought maybe..
In 1st yr of engineering they said ”this is the most important year..you do well in this..you can rest for next 3 yrs..” …………………I really had no option but to listen….
In 2nd and 3rd yr of engineering they said” Only Ist class is not enough..if you want placement, study only for these 2 yrs..placement ke baad aaram hi aaram…” …………I gave it a try
In the final yr they said ” only graduation is not enough…study for post graduation…..”
In the first year of post graduation “First years are always difficult”……i smiled…I had had enough..but in the end my anxiety got over me and as usual I studied…
Now that I’m in the last year (and hopefully the last year of my studies ever!!) i find people telling me…”ab kya…last year hi hai…padh le…”
And all that I can think of is..
Bachpan toh gaya…jawani bhi gayi…
Ek pal toh ab hamein…jeene do jeene do..
And ya..placement is round the corner again…must start studying..after all its time for my first job now!!
Oppressed…Suppressed and Depressed…
Abha Deshkar 🙂