It is inevitable, perhaps.
Old friends fail to keep in touch.
They don't find anything worth talking about. That's what has happened in our batch. But nevertheleses, it is very sad.
We have formed a mailing list on Yahoo Groups (group by the way, is a word which gives it too much credit) Nothing seems to happen on the list. Technically, a mailing list is for people who have a common agenda and who want to keep update with the latest trends of something. For example, a software library or an event or a research area. But this cannot serve the purpose of keeping old friends in touch !! (See my previous post.)
I have got the idea from a website that has been built by Ravikiran. The website was an archive of bakra emails. We have to have something similar to this, but something which is alive. So I have started Best of GDIT 99. Something which functions as a nostalgia diary. Anytime a person is hit by nostalgia, he can visit this blog, rejoice, and may be even inspired to contribute.
What do old friends have - except for fond memories ? If they cannot remember them, the friendship is as good as dead !
If you are from GDIT99, please become a member of the list. You can contact me, ravikiran, dhol or santhosh (the admins currently) Enjoy the posts ! Also, please post comments. As Rajan says, a blog has limitations in functioning as a medium of conversation. But atleast let's make use of the comments !!
You are also welcome to create new posts. They need not be mind blowing. They can be
- simple memories of funny incidants that happened in the B.Tech days
- funny/bakra emails that you have sent/received
- photographs (I hope that soon there will be a lot of them ! Currently, there are none)
- tales of reunions with old friends
- funny incidants that happened to you after you have left IIIT