August 3, 2005

The boulevard of dreams fulfilled...


As the initial exhilaration wears off, its time to settle down. The daily routine works with clockwork precision, with a time assigned to everything, even thinking! The changing seasons usher in a metamorphosis that makes one wonder at the beauty of nature. Everyday is an experience, an exploration and an adventure. Peacocks, cranes, langoors, and the odd scorpion or snake or two add to the kaleidoscopic canvas of life at Mica. These interspersed with impromptu jigs; inter batch clashes in volleyball and football and our own batch-band performances ensure that boredom doesn’t set in. Add to that, the endless walks around campus or treasure chest (a resort just outside campus), tennis sessions and sketching in the serenity of the amphitheatre, and we have a heady concoction in our hands.
Mica allows one to just be. Be yourself and believe in who you are. It ensures that we let go of the baggage that we end up carrying in the urban jungle. It enables you to hone your talents and experience a life like no other. Far from the commotion and madness of the corporate world, Mica feels like an oasis in the middle of a parched and dry desert. It also, makes one wonder whether the rat race at the end of it all is even worth it. But then, life here also teaches you about cut throat competition. The undercurrent of one upmanship is subtle but surely there. Project submissions and presentations are the perfect place to realize that you are surrounded by a set of equally brilliant individuals and that you will have to work just a little harder to keep from going under. And make no bones about the fact that the professors are here to ensure that we are kept on our toes. Project briefs at the eleventh hour are so common that eyebrows aren’t even raised in surprise anymore. Projects at 3 in the morning are everyday occurrences. No wonder then, that we have all turned into compulsive insomniacs…This is life at Mica!

14 comments:

Pravahan said...

Hey, I guess you're getting used to the MICA culture! *smile* that's great!

To be honest, these moments at campus are actually full of opportunities for learning that lives forever in life.

I'm sure you'll have a great time on campus, and beyond.

Wishing you all success!
Pravahan.

P.S: You write well! Keep it up, and yeah, do think of "writing" as a possible full-time engagement in the future! Who knows!

Jormund Elver said...

That was really well-written. Best thing you've written IMO.

The Soothsayer said...

Hi Pravahan...are u a mican or an ex mican? u sure sound like one...thanks for the compliments...i am considering writing as an avenue that i woud like to explore...maybe even while am at Mica...so if u have anything for me...do let me know...:)

Jormund...Thanks as usual...hope the serpent is enjoying his stint in the world of management...

Long time no see old boy...

Kari

Pravahan said...

Hi Karishma!

Although I would have preferred anonymity, I cannot desist myself from MICA's "umbilical" cord connection.

Yes, you're right--I am very much a MICAn, and presently on my internship.

And true to my taste and fondness for good literary expressions, I do keep visiting your blogger's page for some updates. :)

By the way, try to get hold of Amartya Sen's recently released "The Argumentative Indian". You may like it!

Enjoy campus!

Pravahan.

The waterbearer said...

well my visits to blogosphere has been rather rare these days...thanx to the maddening deadlines!...not to mention the vsit to my own space....
nice stuff kari....just keep writing and giving us glimses of mica-dilly....n btw i did put some lines at my blog too....so u can visit now!..my blog is finally out of comatose.

Jaggernaut said...

Heylo,

I have a very dear buddy at MICA. He responds to calls of Gaurav Kohli and looks like a model. If you tell him this, he'll blush :D

I get an idea of life at MICA, and suddenly he's forgiven for not keeping in touch. Expressive words, keep it up!

It's a small world they say, as small as a Maruti 800, maybe smaller still!

Jormund Elver said...

ahem...~koff koff~...psycho...~koff koff~

sorry old thing, choked on a wishbone :P

The Soothsayer said...

Dear Jaggernaut...

Thanks for the good words...yeah i know Mr.Kohli quite well...hes in my batch..i shall tell him bout what u said and watch his reaction as well:P:P..

Small world indeed...

Jormund u upto ur sill comments again eh?

Kari

Jormund Elver said...

moi? silly? hardly, m'dear....boring, perhaps, geeky, maybe, but not silly.

Amod said...

Nice to know about life at MICA in good old ahmedabad, wish you best of luck!!But I never understand how does keeping on toe continuously helps the learning process.. but life's just not fair..

The Soothsayer said...

Hi Amod...

Thw twisted logic of education is something that even the greatest of scholars cannot comprehend!!!
How else could u explain the fact that we end up sleeping in class (when we are supposed to be learning) because we are working round the clock....

Somethings in life are just left unexplained....enjoy the experiences while they last though!

Kari

bichishort said...

enjoy it while it lasts. very soon the only greenery in ur life will be the green bucks that chain you down to the System. if possible, flunk and stay another year.

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