Then and now...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sometimes I think back about the past and wonder... Where are all those people that I was once friends with? The ones that I met during my course of college, school, clubs and get-togethers... the ones with whom I vowed that we would always be friends no matter what happens and wherever life takes us... 

I am one of the lousiest persons in the world when it comes to keeping in touch. I do! With very few people. On a regular basis. The others, well.. I lose contact within a couple of years... yeah! call me mean hearted and whatever, but that's the way I have been! Admittedly I am a lot better now! Getting back in touch with old classmates and people whom I thought had vanished off the face of this earth, thanks to networking sites like orkut, facebook, linkedin etc.. I at least scrap them or post a msg or a comment on their snaps or something to make my presence felt. 

But thoughts about those people whom I grew up with cross my mind a lot. 

Like, the "ettans" of the colony that I lived in until my tenth... Wonder what happened to that big gang, how many are married and have kids, where they all are now? Would they remember me from that scrawny girl that I used to be riding my cycle at breakneck speed through the rocky colony road and getting scolded... Do they still meet up for old times' sake?

Or the girls in my graduation college that I used to perform all the dances with... The dance gang as we used to be called... I met one of them when I was working in Hyderabad. We were in touch for say, 2 weeks, and then whoosh! Gone! I tried calling, she did not respond. Well whatever...

The guys at the Rotaract club who used to crack us up with their dumb pj's and stupid expressions... 

The girl from school who told me that 'she could not be my friend 'coz she was already friends with this other girl who did not like her being friends with anyone else'...

The instructors who taught us 'tableau' and 'drama' for those school competitions... 

The guys from the rival gang at CBE who used to constantly irritate us with stupid comments...

The girls in my class at school... the ones with whom I used to have lunch with everyday... 

I did try and find a lot of them very recently through facebook and orkut etc.. And of course I hear about a lot of others who are not on these sites from the ones I got back in touch with... Man! Have things changed? Have people changed through the years? :-)

This girl who was one of the best dancers when I was in school (my senior), now is of course happily married with a cute boy baby. I wonder if she still dances! Or whether her husband knows and appreciates the fact that his wife was once an award winning performer.

Classmates of mine, some who have not changed a lot... some who have lost/put on weight, have become more hep and trendy than I remember them to be... Really... girls I never expected to see wearing jeans and kurtas are now dressing up in skirts and jeans and t-shirts... quite an unexpected change, all for the good.. :-)

Its funny how much has changed from back then till now... 

But I guess, that's life! :-)


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  2. @ Thinkala --> Not homesick or anything, just wondering thats all! :) We do come across some people who leave a bad impression eh.. :P but that's fine!! I wonder how many others are thinking of us in the same terms! :P

  3. loved this post.. its something i've been meaning to write about for sometime.. and i agree with you.. things change a lot and fast... people who we thot we'd always be friends with stop contacting you.. and the most unexpected people end up being friends.. :) guess its the age old law of nature- everything changes... :)

  4. Everything is for gud. The singlemost 'valid' reasons for not seen around is 'marriage'. U get married and u see aliens in the rest of the world. So do they! And also, as my friend says "out of sight is out of mind". Very true!

  5. Hey ... Nice post!

    Quite a walk down the memory lane (and making me meet those school friends again, many of whom I haven't met in quite some time!)