April 17, 2009


Hi people.. This is dedicated to all those students, specially engineering(read: i am one of them thats why! ;P) who live their lives in hostel ... and live it to the fullest!!!!

Where the door is not shut, instead it is slammed,

Where the most important thing to us is our CS Clan,
The day always starts after dinner, and ends in a "Damn!",
We call that place a "Hostel", where life always hits a bang!

The eyes struggle open two minutes before class,
The hunger is excruciating, we can agree to eat yellow grass!
Still we get up, and wear a week old uniform,
And run to class to face a sleepy storm!

And a realization gets born, in our half asleep conscience,
"This is the last day, from tomorrow all this should end",
And the moment we step in our actually filthy but "clean" den,
The resolution decays like Uranium as we pretend!

And the days fly by, and we forget whats a breakfast,
Movies are our food for soul, 3 a day, or 1 on a fast,
Pranks become a way of life, the musics on 24hours,
Undisputed freedom lies within, restrictions become a thing of the past...!!

All goes well till the time arrives,
4 days for the first exam is what we are supposed to realise,
"Ho jayega, tension nahi leni",
Chanting this mantra, we absorb fake respite!

Now comes the memory unbound,
Of the moms food, and dad around,
Home seems the ultimate breather,
And nail biting the activity around!

Phones switched off, even for home calls,
We holds hands together, and face the course as it stands tall,
Maggi at 2:00 am, and quarter soup at 4:00,
That is the saver staple for us all...

Last exam is always a pain,
Homes calling once again!!
Widest smiles can be seen that day,
And faces read "Here we go away!"

Life in a hostel rocks alive,
In such few lines, it cannot be described,
Friends and politics, live together,
But what we hostelers live, is called LIFE!!!!

PS: Cross posted here


  1. You make me wanna stay in one and you know my feelings about it...


    Some1's on a roll!

  2. wonderful description! Vivid expression of wat life at a hostel is!

    And since am an engineer too, I can understand da pain....hehe....

    Brilliant! :)

  3. Brought the good old memories back....
    I miss my hostel life.... :(

    And u missed the group march towards the nearest tea shop.... :)

  4. @mav
    thanx brother... and i appreciate the recognition with a ahumble heart as i can understand it completely! We belong to the same category of "vagabonds" searching for the purpose of their presence in this hostel life!

    :) ;P

  5. @Vitru
    Arre..at the end of the writeup i realized that i missed a lot of things! But i also realised if i decide to pen down all of that, maybe i would need another WL to be created!!

    Cuz you jus cant get enough of describing this life.... i missed the march, i missed the outings, i mmissed the fights, i missed the "shit-no-women!" feeling.... i missed a lot man... but cant help it!!!! ;P

  6. this goes on for day scholars like me too...
    Btech 2nd year, EC.... could relate to each of this!
    god bless!

  7. @Ste
    it was supposed to.

    yea man i know....every engineering student can relate to this!!

  8. hostel life is fun
    nicely summed it up in this poem nik

  9. thanx aparna...!!! hope to see you drop in up sometime at my blog -



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