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Thursday, December 18, 2008

M.A. Previous- 2006

The most detestable part of this winter is that I have to sit back at home instead of university. In university we used to sit on terrace with tea glasses in hands and sandwiches in between some discussion on Horace’s odes or satires. Oh, the day when we discussed Peloponnesian war, we seriously had a heated argument on what exactly is the purport of Thucydides.

There is always some special memory in your life one that you just love to keep thinking about every now and ten. That makes you cry and yearn for that once again in life. /there are certain moments in your life that you want to relive… and rekindle that fire again.

2006 winters… Me, Shree and Abha used to spend our morning hours right after GC’s lectures on library terrace. There is a small canteen sort of for lib staff where you can have “garam chai” and tomato/onion/chilly sandwiches. Ahaa! The best treat of the world. We used to discuss our lectures, notes, reading, backgrounds, satires, odes, novels, critical theories, literary criticism…

Those corner looks of that lib chap, the way he used to grant useless permissions to take reference books to me because he knew only reference books will keep me sitting in the library. Running back to Patel Chest to get this or that readings xeroxed..." Array bhaiya… kamal kar diyaa apne ab nahin karaungi main aapke pass se photocopy itna bulk mein karwane ke baad bhi you charge 20 paisa per page… make it 18 lest I won’t come here…" hhahah.. And every time I used to go down to Patel chest to get my readings photocopied Uncle Tom’s Maggie was must to have with a banta… university delights…


Bookland, Motilal Banarsidas, Mc Donald's, chache ke bahature- the most frequented places.

Rush to get notes photocopied, attend lectures- especially that of classical literature- GC is just awesome. He infuses life into the dead poets and writers of classical era. It seems as if Sappho would have been alive she must have hugged GC for giving such a brilliant interpretation of her odes… Gautam Chakrabarthy – just a look at him makes you feel that he might be some Greek bard …


Beggar's Opera- i must say.. one of the best play and most discussed over by trio of we girls


Byron- was one of the biggest fascination of that year, i literally read his biographies, and literature simply devoted to him; the biggest of the Casanova of Seventeenth Century, handsome, and charming persona; his biographies and love quests depicts how much Eros favored him most.


Life is like that.. Time keeps changing at its own pace and we humans are left just with the memories of bygone days.

Time is so precious of all the worldly things… it never stops for anyone so live the moment….


Pic: William Hogarth- The Beggar's Opera(John Gay)



Now, all these persons from different ages must be discussed under individual headings...

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