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6 Months Later By Ranjitha Raghu

I woke up this morning to an email with words like “experiences”, “journey”, “guidance” ,and the most dreaded one, “alumni”. That is when it hit me, that within 6 months I have become an “esteemed alumnus” from being a mere, carefree student.

Sleeping at 6 A.M has changed to waking up at 6 A.M

Chucking breakfast has changed to making breakfast

Coffee/Tea has become the most consumed beverage (wink wink)

Afternoon nap is replaced by Post-lunch meetings

Saturdays and Sundays have started making sense

Attendance Proxy?  I only know the internet settings’ proxy

I’m fighting with my bai (how lower middle class is that?)

My flatmate and I discuss leave policies and who has better timings

Vadapav and chai? Please, that is so unhealthy

Favorite activity on weekend? Sleep

“I think my boss wants to eat me alive”

“I’m going home next weekend for the festival!”

On duty tours to Kolhapur (yay, that rhymes with Singapore)

“Let’s go the tapri” is replaced by “Let’s plan a meet”

Most frequent question – where’s the money, honey?

“He is getting married”, “she is getting married”, “they’re getting married”

We discuss what companies have visited campus and end up feeling that ours was the unluckiest batch

Numbers that matter to us are not “number of people in the HR/Marketing batch”

Slides? Pfff, it’s a child’s play

All these changes make me wonder how, just 6 months ago, I was able to go 3 sleepless nights in a row. It is all because that place had that magic. The campus life was so vibrant. What I am today is because of a choice I made 2 years ago to join SCMHRD, one that I will be proud of for the rest of my life. Those friends I  made will be my family for a lifetime. I’m forever thankful to the 2 years ago me.

I still proudly say “Jisne sabki maardi, SCMHRD”!

I woke up this morning to an email with words like "experiences", "journey", "guidance" ,and the most dreaded one, "alumni". That is when it hit me, that within 6 months I have become an "esteemed alumnus" from being a mere, carefree student. Sleeping at 6 A.M has changed to waking up at 6 A.M Chucking breakfast has changed to making breakfast Coffee/Tea has become the most consumed beverage (wink wink) Afternoon nap is replaced by Post-lunch meetings Saturdays and Sundays have started making sense Attendance Proxy?  I only know the internet settings' proxy I'm fighting with my bai (how lower middle…

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  1. Rahul Kulkarni

    Ranjitha – aankhon me aasu aa gaye blog padh ke.. A great read from the other side of the campus. Cheers :)

  2. With a tea in hand at tapri, this suddenly makes so much sense reading our ‘Just next -To Be Future ‘
    Long Live Ron !!! :-)

  3. Wow Ranjitha… that just brought back so many sweet memories… and at the same time made me realize that this is how life is going to be going forward….

    Wonderfully written. :)

  4. I too conceive thus, perfectly indited post! .

  5. Lovely Ron!! So true …..6 months make us feel that we have grown 6 years older :(

  6. Ranjitha Raghu

    Thanks guys! :)
    Bad bout of nostalgia hitting me. I do hope the juniors make most of the place. And the current seniors live a 100 yrs in these 100 odd days 😀

  7. Well said Ranjitha!

    It’s been 8 years I passed out of SCMHRD, but still feels like it was yesterday.

    SCMHRD taught us to face tough waters of corporate world by being tough wid us. It taught us to not to lose focus on health with those compulsory yoga, gym n aerobics (my time). We never took it seriously then but now we strive to make that work life balance.

    SCMHRD truly introduced n prepared us for the real world. You can’t change the world, but world will change u each day.

    Hats off always…
    Cheers
    Priyanka

  8. Awesome Blog Ranjitha, inspires me to write one myself…
    but I have 4 questions…
    “Afternoon Naps”???? Really??? When ??? How???

  9. Ranjitha Raghu

    Thanks guys!
    Priyanka,
    Indeed. It was a struggle in campus, but it’s reduced to just a whim now!

    Kunal,
    The naps we took during class or the bunked hours 😉

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