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“IIT, IIT, IIT!” shouted a stadium full of my friends and family. I stood there blushing, taking in the applause. There were the countless flashes and clicks. I waved and the crowd went crazy. Then there were guys in suits throwing money just to get my attention. I wave them off, nonchalantly.
Ever since my JEE results, I had been waking up grinning and happy. Everything all me was just perfect and as Freud had said, so were my dream. It was the best time of my life. I was a mini celebrity. People were awed around me. The amazed look on their face when they heard IIT Kanpur was priceless. Hell, I even started getting a hundred likes on my Facebook status! From the early days, it looked as if me and IIT were made for each other. I had my fingers crossed. 😀
After the asking her out for a few times (Read: Homesickness Period), I started dating IIT. You can’t believe how good we were together. She was the perfect girlfriend, I got everything from her. Good grades, Badminton team, the Senate. I knew that when she was behind me, even the sky wasn’t far. It looked like we were going to spending the rest of our lives together. :’) \\This paragraph is not intentionally expressing the dire shortage of girls in IIT.
Then came the climax, Antaragini (Read: IIT Kanpur cultural festival). That was the zenith in our relationship. I got to meet ex Miss India, Gaurav ( Ref: College Days! ) and had an amazing time, all cause of her. It sounds unbelievable but it’s true.Yes, like every normal person, even she had shortcoming but together we were perfect. 🙂
However, I wasn’t exactly faithful. I had this brief affair with Law in my high school. I liked her but I just wanted to get together with IIT. So, it didn’t work out. Soon, Law and I started talking. Then, the inevitable happened, I succumbed to her charms. All hell broke loose. IIT and I started to fight. A lot. I just couldn’t stand her anymore. The more we fought the more irritated I got. Until, one day I just broke up with her.
So, I got back home. I was devastated. People wanted to know why I broke up with IIT when things were so good together and frankly, I had no clue. My parents tried to talk me out of it. They even tried to talk to IIT but I was in no mood to face her again. I blamed it all on Law. After all, she had seduced me. She didn’t argue.
I couldn’t shake my mind off IIT. What we had was perfect. I just didn’t know why I threw it away. I really missed her. I didn’t know whether it was cause of the “Relationship Goggles” or that I made a mistake. But, I just missed her.
Months passed and I got nowhere. I was unbearable. Even Law kept her distance, I guess she was scared of my temper which seemed really bad those days. It was hard on me, leaving IIT. To the world, she was “settler” and I was the “reacher”. I felt it too. I kept pondering over it. With time, I got back on my feet. Let go of IIT and started looking forward to law.
I left IIT in September and in around April, I got into some serious dating with Law. It was fun being with her. She gave me our one month anniversary present a few days back, NLU Delhi.
Now, that I look, I realise that I didn’t love IIT. Yes, we were good together and all but, I didn’t love her. I love law. I really do. She just takes my breath away.
To every out there who thinks I made a mistake leaving IIT, Beware! Law doesn’t like hearing that and trust me you don’t want to get on her wrong side.
PS: Law and IIT actually only mean Law and IIT. 😛