Today all day people in my college and I guess colleges around India have been talking about the spectacular mind-boggling packages and placements being offered to the IIT graduates this year…. and to them all, i just want to say one thing “I don’t give a FUCK!!!” it doesn’t interest me, fill me with wonder at what is happening or anything of the sort ok… It makes me feel worse for mistakes I have made and instead of propelling me forward on a constant draft of ‘I need to be like that someday’ in my case it makes my situation seem ever more helpless, so what I need right now is not to revisit old mistakes or be made to realize how big they were, I need more positive sentiment for the time moving forward because I have only one message for the world as I prepare to work hard and lick old wounds opened up today…’Look out world, a force is coming and its called Kshitij Manish Shah, be prepared cause its going to come and when it does you had better be prepared cause it wants to allow its parents to hold their heads high, and nothing will stop him from achieving that’
Smack in the middle of exams right now, my last set as an engineering student and to be honest it feels kind of weird, not the ‘EWW!! whats that?’ kind of feeling, rather one which seems to tug at the heart-strings for no apparent reason kind, I’m sure every college student who passes through this feels the same thing in the same way, so much so that it’s almost become I’m sure a feeling which binds most of the college graduates on earth together in some kind of unspoken bond of respect, acknowledgement and nostalgia when they ever mention this even amongst themselves.
At the same time though in my college specifically with half of our class men leaving this semester to train elsewhere next semester in the hopes of learning something new on this long road of life, one can sense a palpable excitement, a tad unspoken, a little bit suppressed but it’s there, showing itself when people mention the various internships and training programmes they will be indulging in.
As for me I’m here in Manipal only with a long hot semester to look forward to, one which holds a lot of promise, of mirth and hard work at the same time and opportunities too, how many are realized , how many crazy moments are sought out and realized and how many more memories are forged only time will tell, lets just hope time is kind this time around….