Thursday, July 03, 2008

I am back

Suddenly got inspired to blog today.First I thought of uploading photos and then leisurely add the text to the posts whenever I get time . So many events have taken place since the last blog in February , that before I lose track let me try to piece them chronologically .
The first of the series to cover the backlog will be Rahul's convocation at IIM Kozhikode on 22nd March 2008

We reached Kozhikode by Jet air flight leaving Mumbai at 11.40 am. As Rahul was busy with the convocation rehearsals and as I was familiar with the area from our earlier visit ,we found our way to the hotel. Next day in the morning as we had nothing much to do we went to town to the Focus Mall , a departmental store, to get the famous Kerala spices. In the early evening we went to the campus . How I wish I had such a campus in my student days . I am sure the students must have been reluctant to go away from here. The sky was overcast ,there were showers the previous couple of days and though the arrangements were done for the outdoor function , we were told that alternate indoor facilities were on standby. We went to Rahul's room to help him get for the ceremony. That's him giving final touches in front of a mirror. All the students were instructed to collect their robes from the classrooms. We all parents were eagerly waiting , cameras ready to see them in their proud moments . A lot of running about was going on . We were told to occupy seats in the classrooms to see the live telecast of the ceremony which was to be held in the Auditorium due to rains . The students were asked to assemble at the main entrance for a group photo .Many parents followed them but I thought of getting good seats in the classrooms to click photos off the screen . The function was clearly seen on the screen and a special thanks to the staff ,students and others to have organized this live telecast so well. We never felt we missed out anything , though an outdoor function would have been grand . After the faculty and guests departed from the auditorium the students must have rushed out to the outdoor stage to have a satisfaction of being felicitated there. As we went out of the classrooms we could hear the screams and jumping and hugging and calling out to their friends and parents. We then had a buffet , went back to the rooms and did the final packing . Rahul and Jean Marsh had booked a car for both families to go back to the Hotel Sana . We had an early morning flight back to Mumbai , hopefully it was on time and it was a great victorious journey back . Grrrrrrrr !!! Never realized that an IIM K MBA greets everyone that way .

Congrats Sunny !! and on to a great career ahead !!!! All the best from us !!!!!!

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