Empty chips packets, bought to stave off the mind numbing hunger which results from missed lunches. Fruit peels, the reminders of the promises of a healthy lifestyle made to self over the years. Piles and piles of newspapers, drooled over during exams, untouched otherwise. Except for special reasons.

CAT and placement books on the table – reminders of those bygone times when I used to think about studying. The entire wardrobe on the backrests of the chair of the bed. Colorful, random crumbs on one particular pair of jeans. Remind me of that crazy farewell drink.

Eggs, egg peals, chaney, Tiger Balm – remnants of the sports day.

A few black wristbands, random gifts I picked from Tirupati for my sisters, never presented it to them. A green pen, bought long ago, for no particular reason. An orange colored whistle, looted from Himank on our awesome last cult nite.

A pair of scissors, bought to trim nose hair. Small pin-up national flags, long preserved on the window sill. Broken pairs of glasses, from one of the dirt football matches. A small lock whose keys I lost somewhere.

A game of cube I could never solve. Coins left randomly here and there. In times when the need to really scrounge for money arose, their predecessors always showed themselves up out of the un-likeliest of corners.

Question papers, memorabilia of all those dreaded times one could never wait to get out from.

The dust on the guitar, the less than perfect laptop and the huge Shield won on the sports day.

And finally, the reminder pads and sticky notes, bought to remind myself of cleaning the room, and later cosigned to the piles of debris.

Such richness, so many souvenirs. It never ceases to amaze me how much memorabilia you can collect only if you don’t clean up your room!

And just to think that after tomorrow, it’ll all be gone…

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7 thoughts on “Memorabilia

  1. Terrific post, as I told you. We, the guys with the dirty rooms can certainly identify with this! Am off now, to clean up 😀

  2. Puneet Gangal

    OMG aniket !! like always, again an eminent piece of work. Engineering-Hostel-Life remains always unforgettable, memorable , no matter it is managed haphazardly…. keep writing…wud love to see more from you 🙂

  3. Sachin

    Nice description 🙂

  4. except for the guitar part… it was like description of my room …

    it all seems like yesterday to me …

  5. varun

    dude…wtf! fruits, eggs..clean your room man!

  6. Sandeep

    awesome description… just add some cobwebs and lots of biscuit wrappers in my case….

  7. Nice description of feelings.
    Be in touch 🙂

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