Have a four hour break from classes now, so I have scurried back to the warn confines of my room, and as I type ... chik chik chik ... my fingers blaze at the keys ... but, an extraordinarily frigid weather, numbs them to the core. Temperatures have dropped here like anything, and as I look out of the window, all I see is fog ... fog ... and fog ... A glance at my watch reminds me that its past 11 o' clock in the morning, but weirdly, the dense fog, makes it impossible to reconcile the reality with what it seems to be. Wearing four layers of clothes, does not at all deter the cold from penetrating right into my skin, and at this instant, dressed as a wannabe polar explorer ... all I can do, is shiver and quiver like a trembling hare in front of a lion, wishing that things could possibly have been a bit more comfortable.
I have never thought that I would actually be staying in so cold a place. It's OK in vacations and all, where the cold can actually be fun, but when you have to actually live through this cold for some tens of days, it can turn out be a spot of bother for you. A big spot. Consider this. You are in hostel, so there is absolutely no way you can hit the bed at night before 2 or 3 AM. And once you've done that, you cannot afford to get up before 7 AM ... and now that's it shockingly cold, the 7 AM deadline itself, takes a thousand times larger will power, and determination. Why 7 AM? You may ask ... well, classes for me start at 8 AM this semester thanks to a bogus timetable that I managed to obtain. Baths are out of question, unless you really want to hurt yourself, and going out to the mess during meals has almost become a compulsion, despite of the good hot food we get here.

Hang on ... I'll be back!

It's night now ... and I return to complete this post.

So second semester has begun, and I now have my very own laptop to spend time with, therefore I am using it to the fullest. Classes have begun as well, and we have three new subjects this sem. Probability and Statistics which replaces Thermodynamics, Comp Programming, which replaces Bio, and Workshop Practice which replaces Engineering Graphics. The profs have started droning on in their ever monotonous voices in the huge lecture dromes ... which are chillingly frigid now. Moving around the campus, all you get to see through the murky fog, are (leaving aside the peacocks), students marching, alone or with friends, too numbed to speak, to chilled to look up and withstand the piercing cold of the misty drafts of air. Brr ... even typing this post has become difficult now ... should be 7-8 deg outside ... plunging to near zero in a few more hours ... shall curl into my bed with a movie now :)

see you people, and will be back :)


Siddhesh Kabe said…
We will wait for you bro...keep on studying...:D :P
STUDY??? huh?? sems jus started!
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Roshmi Sinha said…
Wow! It seems that you are in a make-believe world... that of Antarctica, minus all the seals and polar bears that is :)

"Baths are out of question"

Ummm... hope you have stocked up on deo ;)

P.S. How about a post on the dakats or the Dakate Kali mandir... you mentioned in your comment... ???
Unknown said…
Workshop??*shudder* I hope you are one of those ppl who likes such subjects! :) I used to detest Workshop and Engineering Drawing :( I never understood what good those horizontal and vertical projections brought to my life! Nevertheless, good luck! :)
Shilpa Garg said…
Oh yes, Pilani and Churu are the coldest places in Rajasthan!! I can empathize with you, coz here in Jammu the cold is no less!! Its freezing cold!!
Agree with can enjoy the cold at vacation destinations but the bone chilling in and day out, makes you just duck under warm quilts and blankets!

All the best for your new sem.
And good to see you active in blogosphere again!
Cheers :)
@ROshmi: lol .. regarding the deo :D

@Anu: engg graphics screwed me in 1st sem .. lets see what workshop has in store :D

@Shilpa: brr .... yups ... thanks for those boosters :D
Dhiman said…
I can empathize with you having faced almost sub-zero temperature first hand I know what a torture it is .... anyway you'll get used to it soon, so till then enjoy the frozen ;)
Anonymous said…
I can totally understand how you feel. Even my place is pretty cold and the worst part of this is that I dont feel like doing anything. Just feel lazy all the time. Waiting for summer :) I love summer!!!