That Yellow and Blue Salwar kameez
The tangling of chunni
Fear of ragging, of kajra re and mujhse shadi karogi,
Fear of canteen
Getting lost in college.
Coming out of the shell,
Those dosas and samosas
Signing up on orkut
Blaring your heart out in front of seniors
And then being told “ab bas”
Those first steps in the canteen
Feeling more cautious than ever,
Studying all the same
Finding life and vigour within you
Being what you truly wanted to be
Letching at the mod gals
Dubai wali, U.S. wali,
Looking at the tall lasses with awe
And then saying “ model shodel, ekhane keno elo”
Kalle kalle movie dekhna
Being enamored by Dhoom2
Dreaming of heroes
Holding first crushes close to heart “no I won’t tell”
Gave the first exam
As honestly as one could
Then passing out and
Thinking one down.
Moving on to the last lap,
And thinking …..
Only one left?
seems like yesterday …
That Blue’n’Yellow Salwaar kameez.