Saturday, July 17, 2010

When old becomes new

Life has come a full circle for me. I'm back on the IIT campus and, for the time being, living in the same building in which I grew up.
The trees in front of our building have grown taller than the building now and the foliage is so thick that we can barely see the Powai lake that is only about a 100m away! These trees (except the big Peepul tree) used to be only a few feet tall 22 years ago when my parents had moved in here. There is also a new playground in front of the building, which Kabu has been making the most of.


I have spent uncountable hours in my childhood looking at these mango trees from my bedroom window. Now there is a little parking shed built under them, so its no longer a good idea to aim stones at the mangoes hanging from the branches.
It is a strange feeling to walk the same lanes and by-lanes with my children now. I find myself saying the same things to them that I used to find annoying to hear from my parents : "don't jump in that puddle", "don't bend out of the balcony", "don't put your hand out of the elevator before it stops" (even the building elevator hasn't changed in the last 22 years!). However, I'm sure I'll find a lot of new changes once I start to venture out a little bit more.

5 comments:

Abha said...

Ah! How beautiful...There is nothing more beautiful than IITB campus in the monsoons....
Motu, you must be having a great time.

bhavna said...

Sounds wonderful. Agree with Abha...nothing like IITB campus in the monsoons! Lots of love to Kabu and Anu.

Smita said...

I envy you. The campus and the life in campus is just beautiful. Enjoy!

sampi said...

Hey Pooja! Lovely to see IITB pics here. Reminded me of the years spent there. For you it must be a flood of memories! Wonderful that you are there. Kabu and Anurag will love growing up there. And gives an added incentive to visit campus now :)
Lots of luv

Nagaja said...

That's beautiful. Enjoy your time there. I miss campus!