Sunday, July 10, 2005

Last day@IIIT

Though we were late in leaving the campus but still we did not have enough of IIIT in these 4 years. 1st July was the date we were supposed to vacate the hostels 'officially' . But then , we do have the concept of IST (indian 'standard' time) and also the apartment we had to shift in was not ready. We were ready to shift on 2nd of July but then we just found out in time that some wood-work and paint is still to b done and so we had no choice but to stay back in campus.

Another weekend just got over on 3rd without doing anything. We had plans for buying lots of stuff for our new place(including utensils ;) ) , but all in vain. We managed to continue our stay in campus for another week and had finalized 9th to be the day when we would shift fully.

The day came, it was a saturday . We started in the morning and it took us about 6-7 hours to shift fully. We were finally done with shifting by 6:00 . The painting work was still going on so we had to place our luggage in the living room which covered more than half of it :D .

We got ready and left for shopping to big bazaar and spent more than 2K to buy some food/cleaning etc items. Still a long way to go...have to take a gas connection, have to arrange for drinking water , laundry .. huh!! the list is just growing every now and then..

Well! we reached our apartment at 11:00 and guess what ? we were dying of hunger. The last time we had eaten was in afternoon and then we had done so much physical labour as we do in a week together. Previously we had thought that we will prepare 'Maggi' , eat bread-butter etc and just go to sleep..but we were not willing to prepare food :) .. anyways..we called PR (punjabi rasoi) and asked if we can come at such late hours of night...to which he agreed happily. We ate to our fullest and were not at all in a state of doing anything else but sleeping. Now the best part, there was no auto-rickshaw/mini-taxi on the road .

The place which seems to be very active generally was all desolated. I was just repeating 'we have come to the real world' slogan :) for which I know I will be kicked by my room-mates. After waiting for 10-15 minutes and asking for a lift to any truck-wala or car-walas we started walking. After walking for 5-10 minutes we came across a parked truck and the driver was nearby. We somehow managed to make him agree for a lift. He dropped us pretty close to our apartment and we walked frm there. The whole area was dead-quiet. The environment in which we were for 4 years , which seem to be full of life till late nights was all gone. All lights in apartments, shops were switched off ..

We reached home and went to bed. Nitin and Dixit were in one room and Gaurav and myself were in the other one. We chatted for sometime and then went to sleep as everyone was very tired ...

Everyone slept very nicely as the weather was pretty cool and cozy and it was raining every now and then. In the morning we got up around 8:30 (except nitin who woke up at 7:30) and were ready for the breakfast.

We started with Bread, butter and jam and soon it got monotonous. So Nitin and Gaurav prepared Maggi. We had eaten so much that we could not even take Lunch today :) . After the breakfast as there was nothing to do and also the workers had to start the paint work we thought of leaving. As there are not many places in hyderabad where you can hang out for long without spending alot we came to IIIT.

We had a good photosession on the terrace .. after which we came to pankaj's room. We told nirnimesh and Dixit to bring Samosa/Jalebi for us as they were going to indra nagar. Samosa/kachodi tast best if you eat them in rainy weather and so we did. We were browsing through airlines' websites and found that airlines are still not very cheap :D . I slept for sometime and now Nitin is sleeping. Gaurav has left to drop Parida who came here for soem passport verification. Dixit left for his stay in Oracle's guest house and I am writing the blog now after so long...

We have some plans of going for dinner tonight..lets see what happens...

1 comment:

pradeep said...

dude, howz life and the new house? have you settled down? you must be having a good time with 4 of u together. I'm still in campus. me and ravi are staying in vamsee's room :)