Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BESU Beautiful

Life at BESU started without an introduction.. which though at start made me feel a bit awkward but soon it blended smooth into me..and I began to feel that I belonged to BESU forever.. It would be very true to confess that memories of Patha Bhavan haunted me for quite long.. I tremendously missed my school.. I felt for my school much more after leaving it, than I ever felt while being a student.. I know I sound a bit childish, but truth is truth.. and I still miss school, and I think I would be missing it forever..
But then again life started rolling at BESU .. Assignments, Class tests kept me involved.. Didn't imagine that I would have to study so much, or study at all, just at the start of college life.. But on the contrary, I started lacking behind from the very beginning.. Moreover, I found out that I am quite pathetic with watercolors and my free-hand sketches unveiled the fact that my hands are too free...soja kothae, jake bole , besh chhorachilam.. However, with all messed up assignments, lectures going even above the ceiling, regular infinite-dilution-solution daal at the canteen and the waking-up-too-early-and-returning-home-too-late schedule, I started loving BESU, and BESU started loving me...and I took an oath, I have to go a long way ahead...
I made new friends.. There is a golden rule for friendship, which I realized once more, that is , there is no time or prerequisites for friendship, it comes just when you want it to come, there is no cause, there is no reason, - if you can't be a friend now, you can't ever...
Our seniors..
well, let's keep it for another day... ;-)

I uploaded some pics at Facebook..

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Aj hotath

Aj hotath onekdin pore,
khuje pelam purono roddur er tukro,
thik jemon onekdin age,
protidin petam khuje
gariahat e..

aj hotath e akoshmik 
chena fuler gondho notun kore chinlam.
aj dinta bodle galo puro
jemon bodlato protidin 
gariahat e..

~Soumya Dasgupta/Gabloo

Sunday, August 22, 2010

17 days at a stretch!

It takes about 50 minutes to reach, break-trip by bus, hardly get chance to sit, adding on that class starts sharply at 8 o' clock most days, then again when it ends roughly around 5 pm, it takes about 1 n a half hours by bus and metro and auto to get back home. All left of the man lies straight on the bed to get up the next day and rush again until the weekends arrive. But still, ..... still it does not seem hectic to me, cause luckily and lovingly I am gaining a very warm and affectionate feeling about BESUS, and also on my course of Study- Architecture. To be a part of a 150 years old heritage is something one should have dreamed for ..

A blend of science, technology, mathematics and most importantly creativity - is what Architecture seems to me, till date. The course has hardly started in main stream, but still after my 17 days of college, I find that Architecture is one of the very few subject that can appear to you like your hobby. I do not mean, in any manner whatsoever, that I am doing great with it, or that it is a very easy subject to master. Rather on the contrary, it is very difficult to feel the subject. But once felt, I started to think that this subject would give me a tremendous opportunity to work my brain and flourish my creative senses- which leads me to one of my much adored wisdom- freedom..

Float Victoria
Have an assignment on photography- to study and make articulation of  'Architectural Examples' around your locality.- So I visited the most popular Victoria Memorial, and had this snap!

Friday, August 13, 2010


An iron Jali strangled on the road, full of rust, creates an unusual pattern.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day 1, Day 2

My journey with BESUS (Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur) started brilliantly last Thursday, 29th of July, 2010. The first thing I knew was the proper name of my department, which is a bit different from what WBJEE board mentioned in their allotment letter. Name of the department is not Architecture, rather it is Architecture, Town and Regional Planning. But nothing else was different- I am the student of 'Bachelor of Architecture' course.
My class was to begin at 8 o' clock. It was a tremendous challenging thing to wake up at 5 o' clock in the morning, I think the last time I attempted such a difficult task was in my primary school days.. But at those times I used to sleep quite comfortably as my Mother woke me up, brushed my teeth, dressed me up, tied my shoes, fixed my satchel on my back, and dragged me to the bus-stop at put me in my school bus , all by herself, every day.. I had to do nothing but follow her and all my efforts were limited within the domain of non-retaliation.
But now, I grew up. So, unfortunately I had to do things myself. Off course without my Mother's help I still could do nothing. But still I think it would not be wrong to claim that I grew up. I grew up and I woke up. And was quite pleased with myself - yes! I can wake up early. It was quite an achievement from my side.
The route 5 bus took us straight to Exide-More, which is a just next to our next hop- Rabindra Sadan. We crossed the road and I noticed Kolkata rose way early than I did, as the streets were quite full of people and the streets already having substantial traffic.It was around 6:30 only, which, even a day before was my midnight.
From Rabindra Sadan we got up in another bus which took us straight to BESU, though the conductor still referred it as B.E. College, its earlier name.
The college campus was had a lovely moist smell due to last night's heavy rain. It was undoubtedly an atmosphere to be absorbed in, but I had more important things to do- to find out where I had to report.
But it was quite easy, we were instructed a little before 8, to go and sit in our department's room, which was on the ground floor of the new eight storied building. There was where I read the board "Department of Architecture, Town And Regional Planning". I thought I would be too excited straight from the beginning but amazingly I was quite cool.
Our room is not big, neither small. It was a medium sized room, or may be a little smaller than 'medium' and a little bigger than 'small' ( I am here to grow my quantitative senses...LOL) .. We were like 16-17 people.. Earlier I had a notion that Architecture is a course for women, but we had only 4 girls here. [ :'-( ] Everyone was a new face to me, and I was also new to everyone, else than Nilendu, who was from our Patha Bhavan.
The first period was really quite serious! It was Engineering Mechanics. The teacher came in and started writing the syllabus on the board, then he started giving problems, then dictated few definitions, made a Roll-Call and left the class, and I noticed he never told us his name ! It was though one of the best Mechanics classes I ever attended, the depth of his lecture was surely something that made your brain be active all the time.
Very soon, we all became friends. Our seniors came in and spoke with us. The things they told us would be  exaggerated  to refer as ragging. A senior called me by name and ordered me to open my wrist watch, warned me to never wear Jeans, Half-sleeved shirts and sneakers to the college. Though amazingly, his shirt was Half-sleeved and he too was wearing jeans!
Our next class was of 'Design Fundamentals'. Which was, unlike the previous one, an introductory class only. The teacher introduced himself, asked to introduce ourself too. That was when I came to know my fellow classmates (lots of blog soon to come on my friends).

That's all today.... rest of my experiences are to be posted very soon