Friday, 18 January 2008

No Name Yet - Part 3

Huh have been out of this space since long.
Have taken a short break from work for parenting full time, wah what an experience it enjoy home all time.
Should write about it some other time, and now no name yet continues.

My college - Like everyone else, I have gained many good, life time friends in college. Indeed, my husband is one in that too...:-)

I write about them here in no order.

Kavitha : From my day one in college, we were together all through the four years. We sat next to each other in all semesters, know where first bench. This one is too too sincere and just because I sat next to her, it was assumed by some lecturers that I was sincere too! She is sensitive, yet practical, trust worthy, open. She does not poke her nose into anyone's matters, yet she cares for us.

Subhashini: செம வாலு
I used to call her Kapish. Unfortunately we did not spend much time together in college, except for our project duration in the final semester. Our trips to Sriperumbuthur in the chennai outskirts, where we did our project, were unforgettable. We used to play lots of games in the bus...
Kavitha was with us too.
But then it was yahoo messenger where we spoke even more than personally, after college days, while I was in Delhi. Then I moved to Bangalore and shared the house with her. I must say, I really cherish the time that I had with this girl. She is so passionate, does not give up so easily...
I went to Paris for a short trip (knife and fork flight travel...), when she was in Germany, and she came down all the way just to meet me, despite she has toured in Paris twice before.
But she is sensitive to an extent that if she is hurt by someone who means to her, she gives the biggest punishment of quitting them forever.
Unfortunately I made a blunder in her case and the same punishment, inspite of my repeated sorries. I was thinking the episode between me and her was closed forever, but God Saved me, during my pregancy and after delivery, she started speaking to me and we are on track again. Now she is a mother too, I was so touched when she called me while she was in labor and just after she delivered...

This is my sweet heart. She was my junior in college, 2 years younger to me, but I always have wondered that she is much more matured than me. She is so fun loving.
I was out of college 8 years before, but me and this girl still know what happens to each other day to day...we are so constantly in touch. She came to meet me quite many times when we were in India, when it was actually so dificult for her to come down...I mean in terms of the distance she travelled, and amidst her schedule...We talk so much on phone, chat lots, still mail each other...
இப்போ ஒரு தெலுங்கு பையனை கல்யாணம் பண்ணி
பப்பு, அந்த்த scene லேது, பச்சடி னு எல்லாம் பேசிட்டு இருக்கா..
She does not cry so easily except for few occasions, and she did while bidding a farewell to me at college.
I am sure she is my lifetime friend. Dont want to write more, but her friendship means a lot to me.

Actually our college has sister concerns and we all have the same hostel. Mercy was studying in a different college but we were in the same room. Maths expert, no wonder she inherited it all from her dad who was a Maths teacher, but generally she is very intelligent, she loves her family a lot and she does a lot of things for her
friends too. She is quite religious, has lotsa faith in God and everyday prays for all of us. Even now, when I am in trouble, I tell her to pray for me:-)
She is so humorous, cant ever forget our exam time studies in our hostel room balcony.With mosquito coil on, we would be studying the whole night. In order not to know the time, we would not have watches. But we used to sense the time through the adjacent house TV, the guy in that house used to watch TV all night. One night, itseems to be Vanakkam Thamizhagam advertisement in TV around 1AM, and me and mercy apparently thought it was already morning and got really we had lot more to study.Then when we realised it, we had so much of laugh that night, and even now thinking about it, a smile crosses my lip. I am sure it does for her too, if she happens to read it. There were many more funny incidents, and I really enjoyed the time with her. I used to be so possessive on her...:-)
Married and a mom too, her husband and son are her world, she has been making a lovely home, and then recently chose to step into the industry and is working now, I am sure she must be performing great there too.

When I write this, I am chatting with her. She is one kind I really like. Unlike few, who used to be so close when they are together and then when life gives them differnt roles, they forget friends. But this one is like me, who likes to be in touch with friends, forever.
She was my junior by a year. She vacated the hostel in her final year and was staying as a paying guest and I was searching for job, so shared her room.
She was so adjustable, a well wisher. When I got a job, she was genuinely happy for me.
All that she cant tolerate was stinginess, she is ofcourse very generous.
Married and a happy mother now.
While all of us were running after software jobs, this one is moving ahead in HR field. I feel its her strength area, as her communication skills are excellent.
She is on a break too, for parenting. One of the inspirations for me to decide about my break.

There is another one who inspired me to take this break, will write about her in a forthcoming episode.

I have had many more friends in college life, Hema, Anu, Shobana, Revathy, Gayathri, Pallavi, Karuna, Madhuri, Another Anu, Deepa, Gajalakshmi, mention a few down here, but the busy life style had put us out of touch, I mean I still mail, chat, talk to some of them but rarely.
I pray God that all my friends are Blessed with good health,wealth and happiness ever.

(To be continued)


Anonymous said...

Hi Priya,

This is Abi(Mercy's Co-Worker more than a year) She is very friendly, humorous and helps all a lot. As you said she is really doing a great job in the office too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Priya,
you mentioned here about all your friends and your perception of them. I thought i should put in some words about you as a friend.

I have know Priya right from the first day of our college. As she mentioned we were the first bench girls. from then on we have grown to be very good friends. She is very trust worthy, talented, sensitive and cheerful. i have know her to speak her mind with me.

I can never forget our trip with her and 4 more friends to Tanjavoore. The way we dressed the same, went to the temple, lunch at her grand parents house. That was a time i cherished very much. She is a true friend with whom i can always trust my secrets.

She and her hubby compliment each other well. I have not met them after their marraige. But i have known them both from college and always knew they will make a great couple.

I just pray to god that we never lose our friendship