So today I was browsing through all the numerous pictures I have on my phone stored up all through the year. Weird face selfies, screenshots (mostly those that’ll land me in grave trouble), birthdays and so much more. A phone camera (and specially the front camera), comes in handy in situations that you don’t have a proper camera and yet is a priceless moment that needs to be captured. so here is a series of such pictures, documented July onwards.
This is my first post, and since it’s the 26th of December, I decided a short recollection of everything that happened during this year was the best I could start with. I personally decided to focus on the happier aspects of it because there is never any point in dwelling in negativity. So, here goes!
The first part of the year was dominated largely by a lot of studying and panic, thanks to the upcoming ISC examinations. The most traumatic period though, was the phase post the examination where I firmly believed that i wouldn’t get through a decent college. I cried and cribbed all day and two people who need mention here for helping me get through this phase were Rheya and Jashodhara (she has an extremely embarrassing nickname which I choose not to reveal here). These two girls, have known me since I was in diapers (literally) and would meet me in the evenings and make me laugh till I was in tears.
Well, I did manage to get into a fairly decent college with a subject I’ve grown to love. The first semester, which ended just a few days back, was mainly a learning experience mixed with a lot of fun moments and good times.
There was also this guy, I developed a strong liking for. It’s a funny story about how we met thanks to an examination. What followed was, lots of coffee, good food, getting drenched in the rain, slight bit of alcohol, deliberately getting lost, long walks, lots of jokes and plenty of memories. He seemed to like me too.
But, as all good things come to an end, this did too. Standing at the end of the year, I frankly don’t have any regrets or complaints about whatever happened. I indeed, gained a good friend.
There was pujo, with all its colours and grandeur. Those were five days of insane dancing, the mammoth food festival, sarees, dressing up and sleepovers.
The first semester at college was a rather eventful one. In Jadavpur University, the first few months comprised of new faces, freshers, departmental events and then, the unacceptable event of police brutality in campus and Hokkolorob.
I met new people who are going to be like family for the next three years. There’s Shivangi who can talk endlessly and yet be loved by everyone, Dwai with his stupid jokes, Joshita and her sense of responsibility, Vanshika, the pretty one with a crazy fan following, Rahi, who has heard too much of our feminine conversations and many more. There are also around 8 canteens in campus, which meant unlimited options for lunch. (Yes, all the recent weight gain has been thanks to college)
One of the most important things that happened towards the end of this year, was Papercup. The coolest boss and the coolest workplace. Ever. Do check it out on Facebook.
The most significant bit, was perhaps School coming to an end. I miss the uniform, gossip, lunch breaks, teachers, the art room and the four walls which protected and had nurtured us for the last fourteen years. My closest friends from school, Adrija, Toshani and Adrija still remain my closest friends.
That could appropriately be called an apt summary to a wonderful year that just went by.
PS. I’ve perhaps been a good girl, considering the wonderful waistcoat Santa gave me this year.
PPS. There are two people who deserve mention for being instrumental in me starting a blog. They are Arjyak and Anirban da. Here are the links to their respective blogs.
(All pictures are clicked by friends)
Earlier during this year, the idea of creating my own blog came to my mind. It also was something I have contemplated over several times during the last few months but never quite got to opening it.
So eventually, I decided I should definitely open it before the year ends. So here it is.
I just realized there’s possibly much I’d like to talk about and discuss. From my art work, to dad’s photographs and even mindless rantings about chocolate, there’s perhaps a lot I would like to keep documented.
Why “360 degrees”?
Well, this blog is not going to be about one specific subject. I would love to talk about travelling, perhaps write stories sometime or even put up some of my paintings. So thus, a Full Circle. A collection of varied ideas, pictures, memories and thoughts.
Here’s hoping you love reading my blog.