Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Yes Indeed I was ' There '


This is about a long overdue visit to Rahul's campus at IIM Kozhikode .

After attending a ' puja ' at Goa in the Shantadurga Temple , I had planned to extend the journey to Calicut [ Kozhikode ] and visit the campus .We reached there at 10 in the morning by Netravati Express which leaves Madgaon at 11.30 pm . In the afternoon Rahul took us to his campus and I just could not believe myself that I was indeed standing on the very grounds that I had seen in photos sent by Rahul or as seen on the IIM K website .

In 2006 , the year Rahul was admitted to IIM K , I had made a model of the classrooms for my annual 'Ganapati ' decoration . It was done painstakingly taking measurements from photos on the computer screen and converting it to a scale . I had not seen the buildings or the layout . It had turned out so good that Rahul had posted it on his blog
{ http://www.rahulgaitonde.org/2006/08/ } and made me a campus hero .

We went around the campus saw the huge and well stocked Library . the Computer room , the ' Thinking center ' , classrooms , canteen and hostels . We went to his room and had a good snooze there .

Well that was indeed a satisfying and refreshing trip to the great IIM K campus

1 comment:

Anita said...

Hi! Shami,
This is Anita Rajan(nee Karnad)-- from the 70's!!! and Ruparel College. I was thrilled to find your blog and pictures. I have been trying to contact Neelu, for the past several months. I tried to find Nimatai's contact, as well. Hope you get this message---Please convey my birthday wishes to Neelu for June 17th(I hope I am right)I will always remember the wonderful times at your parent's home in Khar.Please confirm receipt of this message at rajan.anita@gmail.com.
Best Wishes,
Anita