Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Hamesha and forever…

Waking up to an overcast sky outside took me year’s back to class VI A of Gokhale Memorial Girls School where gloomy days meant dark classrooms, Kishore Kumar songs and a strong desire to fall in love. I can still hear Mondol (Dipa) or PaNchu (Panchali) singing ‘rim jhim gire sawan’ and can still see clearly our infamous gang positioned in the different spots in front of the windows looking out and getting lost in those dark clouds. If Manisha or Gargi di were bunking class that day for some reason, they would pop their heads out from the screen wall that partitioned the senior dorm from the classroom and join in the romantic mood. So many years have passed and yet these dark clouds here in Sacramento take me to that very same spot, amidst my friends forever.

I think the best part of my life was spent in those halls and classrooms of GMGS with an amazing group of friends who I miss dearly. Cannot wait to see you all early next year.

8 comments:

MsRantyPants Herself said...

So fun. What camaraderie you must have had!

dipa said...

touched my heart..:-)

sukalpa said...

made my day....infact its cloudy outside my staff room rt now....thanks for bringing back the nostalgia

sukalpa said...

PS> u inspired my new post..

Urmi said...

Heyyyy Munni di didnt know u were a part of Gokhale!!!Its my school as well...and Juneli Di is my Schoolmate Piyali's elder sis....U were in das House!!!wow!!!I was Mukherjee House...wow the walls behind the swing were still mossy those days..now its all renovated and looking spic and span....:( affected vastly by nostalgia!!!!!

Mala said...

@MC: its truly amazing we're all still friends.

@Dipa: tor gaan onek din shuni-ni. gaan shonanor jonne ekta Sacto trop kor.

@Sukku: thanks for the 'chunouti' song reminder.

@Urmi: oh wow! i guess you were lot junior to me which is why our paths didn't cross.

geli said...
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anuradha said...

an old gokhalite - passed out in 1974 (imagine). Was surfing aimlessly and came accross your blog. It made me go back in time. will share your blog with other Gokhalite friends.