|4 lovely yrs at tumkur.......|
|i am coming up with this page fairly earlier than planned bcos of a request and suggestion from a cousin/family friend (Satisha) to come up with one such page....and this page is naturally dedicated to those friends, relatives and cousins in tumkur....
I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT AT THIS POINT OF CREATION OF THIS WEBPAGE I HAVE ALMOST NO PICS TO MAKE THIS AN INTERESTING ONE.....
THIS ONE IS PURELY FOR ME TO RELIVE THOSE MOMENTS IN LIFE AND THOSE PPL WHO WERE A PART OF IT
| I dont know if i can say i have some kind of SIXTH sense or not....but i have relied on my intutions lots of times to make some important decisions in life(surprisingly they have worked)...and similar thing happened when i was supposed to choose an Engineering seat at the counselling...
I had gone by the trend to choose a Computer Sc seat in a college in Bangalore, but in the second and final round i chose to study at a college in Tumkur (60kms away from home) known as SIT and an altogether different stream of Engg...electronics...
...i had one of my aunts there and stayed at her place for the whole of my engg course...(though sometimes i regret for not having enjoyed hostel life...my stay here in sweden is compensating for that and many other things...)
even though i didnt stay at the hostel i did have a kind of very special and different environment...in the sense that i was away from home but still not away , i wasnt at the hostel but still enjoyed hostel life(as i frequented to the college hostel and have also camped there lots of times), so i had a kind of "have the cake and eat it too " situation...
the locality in which i stayed was called sadashivnagar and was at one end of the town while my college was at the other....well the distance was not that large so as to say (was about 5kms), but that was the distance to go from one side of the town to the other...and everyday i biked/drove through the entire town..
before i go ahead with the rest of the story i wud introduce a few ppl i still remember bcos of some intersting situations....
praveena : he was my super senior in college and had almost convinced me for a smoke
(at a dhaba just outside my college), but it was only later that i realized that he was
actually testing me....yippeee i came out clean...:)
satisha : this guy was a medical rep and surprisingly frequented to shimoga (out of the all
other places) on pretext of work and only later to be enlightened why he liked
shimoga so much ;) :P ....well now everybody knows abt tht .....and is happily married,
and a proud father as well.
Dr Srinivas : popularly known as seenanna (a doctor) ....was one who confused me lot....i never
knew when he spoke to me serioulsy and when he was joking...somehow i always
was lucky to get away with the right answers ;)
venka : he was another senior who had a single seat moped, Luna and still rode doubles on that...
i rode pillion as well on his super bike, sitting on the metal back seat...
nanjundi : used to talk often in his sleep, had scared the shit out of me one night while i was
studying for a test and this guy sleeping closeby started talking loudly ...and it took
sometime for my pulse to get back to normal
gireeshanna : i always would imagine him imitating how a rocket would take off...which he
had done when i had met him years early (whn i was a very small kid)before i went
back to tumkur again
one interesting thing that i observed was that, every year, on the first day of my college it always rained and i remember getting drenched everytime...and the first time was the probably the worst experience as i was quite new to the place and took a long time to reach college. returning back home was harsher as i got lost in that small town.
since i had slogged in pre-university to get a good engg seat (which i did not manage to get), i decided to relax and enjoy life in engineering and moreover i did not have too much of exam tension...i always got sound sleep. While at tumkur my mom used to come during exams on the pretext of giving moral support to her son (or make sure tht i did not laze away??) and on the eve of one of the exams i was caught watching a movie.. red-handed (as i had assumed that my mother had slept long back) and after that incident i succeeded in restraining my mom to come to tumkur during exams and keep a watch on me.
apart from watching TV sleeping was the next best thing that i enjoyed doing and did most of the time... thanx to the 2hr long lunch break bcos of which i took atleast an hour of sleep every afternoon, and my sleeping marathon reached its peak during my 5th sem whn i did not have classes in the afternoon and almost always slept every afternoon only to be waken up by the repetitive doorbells from my aunt at around 6:30 or 7pm when she would be back from office
overall i enjoyed the 4 lovely yrs of my engg life in tumkur...and only some of them that are mentioned here ...wished i could photgraph some of these moments to relive those memories...