1. Freedom: No matter how liberal your parents are, the amount of freedom you will experience after joining a hostel is priceless. Late night talks with friends, bike rides and bunking classes- they will be a lot more enchanting if you live in a hostel. 2.Valuing home: You won't realize the value of your home everything else about it-food,bed,AC, toilet,cleanliness and your own space. You will come back home a more loving son/daughter to your parents.Absence makes the heart fonder. 3.Adjustment: Hostel will give you all new lessons to adjust with total strangers.…

I feel stupid. Sometimes, I feel even more stupid. Not as lost as Forrest Gump but certainly near. Quora has made me realize there's so much that I still need to know and there are things that I am practically unaware of. Plugging earphones, listening to the same set of songs again and again AND AGAIN on Youtube(I am so lazy that I don't even download them- I have an all new ipod- but the set up didn't work and didn't try it again.), checking notifications on Quora and writing whatever comes to my mind has become a daily…

It's been two years since we started seeing each other. In the initial stages of our togetherness, I felt as if you forced me to be with you. I was a desperate teenager- fresh out of an All girls' school and I had no better options. It seemed right to be hooked on to you. Your rough attitude, obscure ways and old-fashioned culture annoyed me no end. At the back of my mind, I always reflected on the other choices that I could have owned. My mind incessantly juxtaposed you and other options. There were times when I was highly…

1. Library: I have spent practically all my days here. It’s comfortable, quiet and amazingly full of great books! Right from Coding to Maths to Management to Supply Chain to Economics to Religion to Fiction, all the books are here. Standing tall for over four floors, I haven’t seen a more beautiful library. The cubicles are an add on to the privacy. You can even sleep inside those if you want (I am sure they didn’t design it for that purpose.) The computers inside the library are all in the right shape and have relaxing seats. I…

Possibly, no combination of words can manage to express my love for you. You had been with me for more than an year and we were happy in each other’s presence. You have made me look so beautiful in my own ways and evoked in me a confidence, which I never knew existed. As I recall the past times which made my days so blissful because of your companionship, I can’t help but feel a deep sense of loss because of your absence. How I wish you were with me! But the gods had willed it differently. The…

I and my other intern friend, Megha had decided to go out and explore the city of Ahmedabad. We Googled a few places and zeroed on going to Law Garden which is at a proximate distance from IIM Ahmedabad. Since the Google result showed a pond full of lotuses, I was expecting a garden full of beautiful flowers, old people, kids playing around, swings, a few ponds etc. Further, Law garden has a beautiful market of typical Gujarati wear, street food, soda, show pieces etc. It added more to its charm. I was quite excited to be there. If you…

It’s my birthday. Fuck the world. Unlike the previous 20 birthdays this year’s birthday had had a promising start. It was just 10:00 am and I had already received a new website as a birthday gift. A close friend from drop year who had forgotten to wish me on my birthday for the last two years had called me and before the clock struck 00:00 , I had already been wished by 3 friends. It was going great. I was supposed to meet my professor at 10:00 and he had been in his office for the…