Chennai IMDR Alumni Meet..

30 09 2005

Yesterday we had an IMDRite get together at Dhaba Express in Cenotoph Road of Chennai. Thanks to Juniors and thanks to Placement preparations, I could see a lot of IMDRites. It was a small gathering of around 15 people. There were a few who were about 5 to 10 years seniors to us. I really liked their commitment to come after this many years.

The gathering brought back quite a lot of memories.. Sitting under the Bodhi tree, fighting for the computers, gossiping with friends, arguments with Doc, the serene quadrangle and the feeling of Bhupi’s presence. Every moment seems the Best. I am pretty impressed by the feeling of unity among the alumni. Really, its very important to have a sense of identity and IMDR has a unique culture of itself. IMDR makes one simple and down to earth. It made me more introspective and observant. Down the memory lane, I know that IMDR has made a big impact in my life.

For a moment, I wished to be at IMDR.. To silently walk around the campus, to see Bhupi from far (I am a little hesitant to talk to him,as always), to sit on the stairs and to listen to the humming of the birds. It really made me nostalgic. I know its not possible, yet, its great to have good memories, longings and a sense of belongingness. When I was at IMDR, I never thought of the feeling of being an alumni. The corporate life is quite a shift from the sensitive culture of IMDR. Yet, I need to come out of the shadow someday.. To realize myself and to be myself.

Why Robert Frost comes to mind always? May be his poem is very exquisite. It sums up my feelings..

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


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7 responses

4 10 2005
bhushi

Hi Rani, the lastline in the first paragraph should have been -commitment to come after “these” many years.

You Had a great time it seems.Enjoy the nostalgia!
Bhushan

4 10 2005
ekgumnaam

Sowmya,
You write very well. In last two days I read all of your posting . It took me back to IMDR..
Keep it up…

5 10 2005
nrsl

Thanks for the Gumnaam posting.. Its good to hear nice words.

17 08 2006
Manmeet

HI Rani,

Nice blog posting. IMDR talks but not many listen!

12 08 2008
Deepak Singh Chauhan

A very good port but gradually everything is changed and I feel really bad about it. I hope things come back to what they were. Anyways nice description 🙂

13 05 2010
Booklover

Kinda made me remember my college reunion days!

17 01 2011
Akhil Agarwal

Hey guys…
I am an IMDR alumni of batch (2008-2010) in Chennai, would like to meet someone here of IMDR….Please let me know ur future get together

Akhil
09382539312

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