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delhi Updated: Jun 18, 2008 14:35 IST
Neha Vermani
Neha Vermani
Hindustan Times
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College life for you was...

A lot of fun, though I still feel that school days are the best days of one's life. I had a measly 67 per cent in my Class XII's board exam, but I managed to get through KMC English Hons, thanks to the dramatics quota. I was very involved in extra-curricular activities in school.

Coming from St Columbas, a boys' school, to a college where the majority of my classmates were women, was a major change. In fact, we were only three or four guys in the class. It was fun to be surrounded by so many girls giggles. The college elections were party time, as the campaigners would come and disrupt the classes, giving us an excuse to escape the lectures.

And then there was the U-special bus that I took to the college. I don't know why, but the the driver would take the bus around the Shakti Nagar circle at least seven times. Every day It was so irritating.

Where did this wannabe Shakespeare hang out? Since the Delhi School of Economics was a stone's throw away from KMC, my gang (seven girls and I) would go there for sasta khana and nimbu paani. We liked Tinku's lollipops and candies, sold on the college compound. Since we had theatre sessions after classes, we would hang out a lot at Kamla Nagar.

Tom uncle was another attraction. What about the ragging scene? Healthy ragging is fun. We used to rag our fucchas on the U-special. They were made to get off the bus and run along with it. And college crushes… Every year I'd have a crush pause, but sadly it got crushed every time. From being an English grad to RJing... For as long as I remember, I wanted to play the villain in films. Radio happened by chance. Friends told to me try my hand at it. I did, and the rest is music.