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The excitement of entering college is still fresh for Aning. She made her first friend today,a “Delhi girl”...

Written by Hamari Jamatia | New Delhi |
July 18, 2009 12:54:30 am

Day 2: Getting ‘introduced’ to seniors
Aning Gao,daulat ram college

The excitement of entering college is still fresh for Aning. She made her first friend today,a “Delhi girl”. Making more friends in the coming days would hardly be a big problem,her classmates being a very friendly bunch,she adds.

After a relatively event-less orientation day on Thursday,Aning went through an “introduction session” conducted by her seniors of BSc Botany (Hons). Aning,however,does not label it as ‘ragging’. Between classes,second-year seniors entered their classroom. They were told to go up to the front,introduce themselves and then perform either a song or a dance number.

“I just said my name and came away,” says Aning. The second day at college saw fewer classes,which got over by early afternoon.

College? a yawn
Gaurav Mittal,Shaheed Bhagat Singh College

Gaurav’s second day at college proved exactly opposite to the first. While his maiden day was full of excitement,today proved “dull” by Gaurav’s standards. He reached college at 8.30 am sharp all charged up for the scheduled class,which never happened. Even the canteen option fizzled out,with most of his friends taking the day off. He ended up roaming about the campus alone. Then the idea of checking out the college struck him.

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“That too was a disappointment. When I went to the library,they told me I couldn’t stay as it wasn’t opening time yet. I chucked the idea and sat in the canteen,” Gaurav said.

Later he chanced upon a notice inviting applications for leftover seats. Hoping for a similar situation in North Campus colleges,he rushed there to see if he still stood a chance. But he was left disappointed. “It was such a waste. I hope tomorrow is better,” he said.

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First published on: 18-07-2009 at 12:54:30 am

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