02 June 2005

What are they doing now?

I wonder what has happened to a few of my friends/class mates in school and college.

There was this girl who used to sit next to me during the computer practicals. It was on "Fortran" and during every practical class she would ask my help to find the cursor, which had moved down because she unknowingly pressed the "Enter Key". This was repeated in every class and even during the exams, in spite of me explaining to her what had happened and how she could get back the cursor each time!!! Hope she didn't land a job as a Computer Science Teacher!

Wonder what happened to the girl who used to fail in practically all the Physics tests/exams in school but managed to get into a medical college by virtue of her caste. Hope she doesn't fail her patients.

Then, there was this girl who was from a very poor family, but with an enthusiasm to succeed. She was above average in her studies, and excelled in athletics. She had bagged quite a few district level awards when in school. Hope she was able to pursue her dreams.

Wonder what happened to the girl who got married when we were in the 8th standard and the other one who married the person she loved in spite of finding out that he was not what he projected when he proposed to her. She married this guy with the blessings from both the families. She married him just because she was afraid that the society would speak ill of her if she didn't, as she had gone out with him quite a few time. I was very much against this, but couldn't convince her.

Where ever they are and what ever they are doing, hope they are doing well. Wish them all a happy life.

11 comments:

Chakra Sampath said...

Very good one...

Whenever I see a Doctor's name board that starts with P, I used to think abt my classmate who never used to pass in Biology but became a medico by "investing" few lakhs. Reminds me of that.

saranyan said...

married while in 8th std... can't believe it.

Narayanan Venkitu said...

You made me think about my own classmates.

A few of them who couldn't even spell the word 'Doctor' are doctors now.!

Time just changes everything.!

I never thought I'd land up doing Computer Software.!

AF said...

Yes nice post. Yea. sometimes I too wonder what happened to all of them.

For me only my PG friends continue, not sure of others. I just hope i donot lose touch with you guys too.
AF

JaganLee said...

Ungaloda 'Autograph' movie'a ithu... but a nice read. marraige in 8th is bit too much.

Twin-Gemini said...

Most of my schoolmates are here in the US and we have a pretty much close-knit communication among us (thanks to conf. calls and yahoo groups). So we know exactly who has shaped out into what! :-)

Me said...

nalla vela nan yendha category layum fit aagala...

blogrolling you ...hope its fine..

PVS said...

@Charka, So I think I wud have to avoid doctors whose name start with P :)) The "Doctor" without merit is the one that I find really difficult to digest.

@Saranyan: yes, her sister got married when she had completed 9th and my friend had completed 7th. During the wedding, the groom's family saw her and liked her. She got married after the half yearly exam. We were pretty excited at that time....one of our friend's getting married and all ga ga about it. But none of us could attend it as it was in Rajasthan. Our teachers were unhappy about the wedding at that time. We never understood the true impact and used to think that the teachers were just being mean as they were losing one student. Thinking back, its really a shock to see a girl from a wealthy and educated family getting married this young. Never heard about her after that.

PVS said...

@Narayanan: Me too didnt think I would land a job in the computer field. Was fascinated with Chemistry :))

@af: yep, hope am able to maintain at least the contacts I have now.


@Jagan: yennoda "Autograph" movie na oru kaadal kathai yaavathu irunthirukanumae...

PVS said...

@TG: You are very lucky

@ME: thanks for blog rolling me :)

Ram.C said...

Eventhough, there is no personal love story in your 'autograph', the other realities are striking....

I hv not seen my college mates for the last couple of years.. thinking of organising one soon..