Once again, life had brought us all at cross roads. We had to choose our careers as per our choices. In Mumbai, we have college right after class 10 . We were all excited about beginning our new phase of life...the COLLEGE life..!! We all explored the various options and as destiny would have it for us, Damini, Urvashi and I were all in commerce. Though Damini was in a different college, we could still meet up once in a while and discuss what was going on with our life and college... And Urvashi, she did not leave me here too... She was in the same college and we would meet up almost daily.. Time just passed and two years passed in a snap. It was actually one of the best times we had. Our whole day would pass going to college, classes, learning the debits and credits and the economic policies.....!!
After 10 + 2, for our graduation, we all thought of some different courses and colleges once again. We all wanted to do something basically related to finance but none of us were sure, what it would be. But it seemed that two years of separation was enough for us and so we all got together in the same college and for the same course.. That is till date the best part of my life.. From that time onwards, the three of us have been together in college which is for about three years and everyone minute spent here has been so precious and memorable that writing about it all in a few words would not be possible..
These three years have been the most amazing part of our lives. Firstly, we all are learning a new course, trying out with new experiments while presenting, making notes , using references. Also we began trying participating in the various co-curricular activities. It was quite different an environment from what we had in school. Out there we were very shy but being in college, we began to clearly express our thoughts, we made new friends from various other places and everyone had their unique behavioural styles and habits. It was really surprising at first to find everyone around us so different.. But the three of us were a company for each other.. later on , now as three years have passed, we feel that none of our class mates are different from what we are or what we were.. We, in fact through the continuous interactions, got to know each other better in the course of time.
College life also brought technology in our lives. Yes , I mean those SMS n IMs... In school, our communication was only upto the contact hours in school(read hardly a few minutes) But when in college, we all got Cell pones and later on computers... all these things seemed so new and fascinating then.... It was a wonderful means of being connected . Sometimes even in the middle of night, we used to text each other, sometimes important matters, sometimes just a good night message or sometimes just a "hi..Neend nahi aa rahi... r u awake?? " or the worst sometimes, just give miss calls. If someone on the other end is awake or gets awakened replies back.. The funnies part about all this is that we never ever run short of topics to talk or discuss about .But I guess it is these small things that have kept us connected and made us more and more comfortable in each others company.
Today, after being with each other through our teens and early twenties , we all have just known each other better. We speak up to each other about our mistakes , weakness and also praise for our achievements . We come together when in a problem , try to sort it out in the best way and over this period we have realised that we all started thinking in such a similar fashion.. Be it about our problems, other friends or any other prank too... Our thoughts have become like one... In fact, throughout our college, everyone has started recognising us as one only.If somedayDamini or Urvashi don't turn up and we happen to pass by someone, they would stop and ask, "Why are you two alone..?? Where is Damini/ Urvashi...??"
So although people say "Two is a company , three is a crowd", for us it has always been "Three is a company..." :) :)
P.S.: This is my final post for the series and have written it from Binal's point of view. I had tried series posts for the first time and also this work was not fiction, unlike my previous ones. Thanks all for your wonderful comments and thoughts since the first part... Would be back with with something new soon.. Cheers... :)