Going Home

Well, its that time of year again, when I have to go home. BTW I’ll be at home after skipping four Diwalis in a row. Its not that I don’t love to go home or I don’t love people back there but most of it leads to embarrassing situations in one or the other way. You can’t be a free bird as you are while in IIIT. The worst thing is you can’t use the fu**ing F word and any of its variations. Here are a few common problems I face at home

  • THE BIGGEST PROBLEM : I can’t remember faces πŸ™ Whenever I visit some relatives, I can’t recall their names. This happens in some extraordinary manner. I went to my uncle’s (Tau Ji) house and the moment I saw his son, I forgot his name. Total WTF!!! How can you forgot the name of a person who is almost like your real brother. Last time I was at home, it happened at three different locations and drove me crazy.
  • Music : I can’t listen to Ear-Blowing (basically at high volume) music there because of the inherent agreement to social terms and conditions.
  • No Internet : My home is within the boundaries of a national park. At first it sounds super awesome because you get to live really close to nature but then you don’t get high tech facilities there. Weak mobile signals and no internet is such a turn off. Still its not as big a problem as the first one πŸ™‚
  • Embarrassing Questions/Comments : Every single time you go home, there will be neighbours who don’t have any sense of what you are upto and will ask the same questions or deliver their expert comments. ‘Padhai kaisi chal rahi hai?’/’Kitna kamjor ho gaya hai?’ WTF!! If it was so, I should have disappeared in four years.
  • Off Topic Discussions : In four years, I (or any engg grad) have lost total sense of what typically goes or discussed in a family. Now, all we remember/know is the word “BC”, ‘THE F WORD’ and tech-discussions. The discussions/talks which are treated off-topic here are considered relevant back there. And the worst part is that I don’t have a report spam option πŸ™

Leaving apart the problems, I hope I’ll have a great time at home this Diwali.

PS : Last point is a bit exaggerated πŸ˜›


9 thoughts on “Going Home

  1. LOL at first one btw ask your sister name of all relatives u r abt to visit πŸ˜€ and dude buy a reliance broadband card, will have connectivity there also πŸ™‚

  2. I find No.4 to be the biggest problem. I also get asked “PASS kab hone waala college se??” and also “Naukri lagi ya nahin ?” and when I explain my PhD plans “Aur 5 saal !! Pichle 5 saal se kya kar rahe the ?”

    But I never get told “Kitna kamzor ho gaya hai” πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    Happy journey and enjoy the real reason we all go home – food!

  3. “And the worst part is that I don’t have a report spam option :(” HA HA HA.
    I agree with ShArK. Fourth problem is actually the biggest problem!
    Have a good time at home. πŸ™‚

  4. @Gaganpreet why do you have to add to my worries πŸ™ Now I’ll have to remember their names as well!!
    @Sachin Mind blowing idea. Pretty cool. BTW Tata Indicom wont work there.
    @ShArK I understand your situation especially the naukri part πŸ˜›
    @Kapil Bajaj πŸ˜›
    @Himank something has to be g33ky in there πŸ˜€
    @Abhishek Sainani Can’t agree with you. Not able to recall the name of your brother can drag you into some really embarrassing situations 😐

  5. ya saini, after long time visit your blog, nice to see you still continue the writings. Keep going and enjoy the Happy Diwali !!

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