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Emotional Mixture

Just back from Delhi after attending the wedding of two of my closest friends - M &A - to each other! As Shubham put it quite aptly on our way back from Chandigarh to Delhi – "Hamare jeevan ka ek aur parv sampann hua"! Indeed, this wedding actually marks a ceremonial moment - not just for the couple - but for our whole group of friends, in the gradual transformation we all are going through.

[In NITIE, we had christened our gang as G-7 (actually a gang of 8 – a counting mistake while choosing the Yahoo Groups identity of the group created this name!). Among G-7 – only I, Shubham and Sabyasachi now remain the un-married and/or un-committed ones!]

Today, as I was returning through Saki Naka towards my home, a sudden feeling of nostalgia gripped me and left me wondering as to what the nostalgia was all about? These two friends of mine just got married, but they are not going anywhere, they are still going to be around! Then what was the nostalgia about? I guess deep inside I know – its about the end to the careless freedom that life has enjoyed for the past so many years.

I wrote two years ago that “with friends leaving my student is slowly coming to an end” – I was wrong! My lifestyle in the past two years hasn’t been too different than my student days except that the space earlier occupied by studies has now been taken by work.

However, now, with most friends getting married and settled – that stage of life is indeed coming to an end. A silent transformation in underway even within my own self – slowly one is feeling more responsible for one’s actions, less carefree about future and a ‘bit’ more knowledgeable about matters pertaining daily routine. My lifestyle too is finally undergoing changes – I have been increasingly feeling that I need to stop living out of suitcases and organise my life a little.

I really don’t know where all this is headed … and to come back to the plane of reality - its quite late in the day and I have to go to office tomorrow so let me leave it here … But as I sleep today, it’s a mix of emotions – joy, nostalgia, fear, anxiety, excitement, expectation and exhaustion!


  1. wait till you get married ... and you'll realize the "change"!!! ;-)


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