In Present
November 16, 2021

Some life stories, some mute & unmute, some contracts, a little bit of tort, and a toad load of memes…and finally, my first year in law school came to an end. I’ll tell you what things were new for us- the 2020 joiners, aka, the ‘humare saath hi sab kuchh hota hai’ batch.

First are the online exams, more of a boon than a bane. The speed with which I can Google now surpasses the rate of Sundar Pichai himself. If you don’t believe it, ask the said person to compete with me. For the first time, my parents would be hoping I didn’t win this one.

Secondly, no freshers’ party. I hope no one is laughing at this because we aren’t. The time when we’ll go to college in the real world will be when we’ll be seniors ourselves. I am already picturing myself standing there like a loner and a fresher coming up to me and asking, “Hey, where’s the college canteen?” The only answer I would have is, “Let’s go and ask seniors.”[1] For once, I can also imagine myself sitting in the first years’ classroom for two reasons: either the teacher throwing me out or me saving myself the humiliation.

Third, making friends online. Earlier, parents used to be scared of letting their children talk with strangers, and I guess they would get a heart attack if they found them talking to one online. Now, I often find my mother chatting with my friend’s mother, whom I met via online classes. Some people have even made best friends from these online classes. Well, no one can save them the humiliation because they don’t know what they are getting into.

Fourth, no books. My father’s credit card loves this one, and he hates it for all reasons I don’t want to listen to. What would even be the use of them, though, if I think for once? I won’t explain because if my mother reads it, I don’t know if I’ll be there to tell you more about my fantastic self.

Fifth, the virtual classes. It should have been written first, but I believe in keeping the fun for the last. Having heard an entire episode of Chhota Bheem (I don’t know if the spelling is correct), Indian Idol, and even Jethalal’s father scolding him, I don’t think I need to tell you more of what happens in these classes. We all sure do have a little less viral Shweta’s in our classes.

On this note, I would end my long rambling on how my law school life was till now. Stay tuned for more updates.

[1] Some student from my batch, phone call, time unknown.

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