It’s been a long day without you my friend,
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.
We’ve come a long way, from where we began,
I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again, when I see you again.
– Lyrics from Fast and Furious 7 – A Tribute Song to Paul Walker
It started last June…a class of 20 students from varied background as all enrolled in the Advanced Integrated Communication Programme (AICP) at Xavier’s Institute of Communication (XIC) – then all were strangers – now almost a family.
Being a weekend program, all of us met on Saturdays and Sundays, and despite being working professionals, and some married with additional responsibilities to handle, each one of us waited for the next weekend…well, for several reasons – to study in library, chitchat in canteen, gossip (exchange of information – some relevant to the course and mostly otherwise), gain knowledge, admire the handsome faculty, socialize after class, enjoy the Sunday chef special lunch…and many to add.
And now that the course is over and after the convocation there is a sense of emptiness – it has been a habit for the last one year to wake up early every Sunday to catch 8.55 am train to Fort…but now you wake up just to realize that this journey is over.
XIC is a memory…a beautiful one. It is a destination blessed with the wealth of knowledge. It is not just a college but an institution you are associated with for life.
Here, I have had some of my best memories, interacted with some of the best professors in the field of Advertising & Communication, and met some best people who are very dear friends now.
Today, again I woke up to catch a local, this time it is a different journey, yet the XIC memories are afresh in my mind, and when I think of my batch mates I wonder if all 20 of us will ever meet again – all at once, at the same time and at the same place. To be connected on WhatsApp and Facebook isn’t similar to us being together at XIC.
We have, indeed, come a long way from where we began, and I wonder how much information I will have to share with each one, whenever, if ever, I see you again.
I am glad that I got the opportunity to be associated with a prestigious institution, and I wish all my dear batch mates Good Luck in all their future endeavours!
– Ashu Bolar