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A walk down the memory lane

Who doesn’t have fond memories attached with his/her own school. For me, my school was not only my 2nd home but also my Mecca, my Temple, my Church, my Gurdwara, my Alma Mater. And what better than reminiscing those long lost memories on the eve of the school’s 51st birthday.  St.Xavier’s School, a tag, a brand and a mark in its own self. I always dreamt of studying here and was on cloud nine when I was selected for admission.

The strong bond of 12 years gave me the courage, base, strength and lessons for a whole lifetime. It was here I got my identity, it was here I understood who I am and what I want from life, it was here I learnt to dream and fly. An air of nostalgia envelops me and I fall short of words as I sit to write today. I can only say that the love for my school and my memories related with it will permanently be etched in my mind till my last breath.

It is here where I gained my roots, it is here where I grew, it is here where I blossomed. Today, on this very auspicious day, I wish my school a million more happy birthdays in the years to come.

-Shades of Life


When I am not busy scribbling and sketching away on little pieces on paper, I am found cozying on my recliner enjoying movies and cartoons. A dreamer and an artist, I am in love with all things beautiful. Prefer Bukowski and Gulzar over Shakespeare and Tagore. And nights over daytime. Anti-social and friendly in the same breath. Desperately trying to bring being nice in vogue. This blog is an itinerary of a girl amidst the cacophony of metropolitan life facing the struggles & unexpected surprises that life offers.

2 thoughts on “A walk down the memory lane

  1. I can definitely understand how you feel. While I grew up in a small town that had only one school, it made a huge difference in my life. A few friends from there are still friends 30 years after I left. But for me the teachers made the biggest difference in defining who I am. Without one teacher who pushed me to take classes beyond just science and math, and another who taught me to think critically about social and political issues in his class, I would be a completely different human living an entirely different life. (And it would be hard to beat the life, family, and friends I have today)

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