The ride of their life
Photo: Serish nanisetti
The gang Bonding over foodstuff and chat is easy
What’s to love:
The piped WorldSpace music, Salimbhai’s ‘khana’ and ‘gupshup’, the easy conviviality where the sexes are not segregated.
“At lunchtime it is WorldSpace music but then we spin our own discs (spinning not as what DJs do but what college kids do: burning their favourite tracks). The mix is Hindi and Telugu,” says B. Satish. The gaggle that has collected now is not from one group:
“Most gangs are based on the subjects we are pursuing. But some bus gangs do get formed, but the bonds are less intense,” says C. Anirudh a final-year student. Why not the canteen?
“Here the views are awesome and you can hear the music and can be one with the nature,” says Anirudh, who has a copy of J. Krishnamurthy’s book with him.
“Though people might say this is far, actually our college is not very far, it is 10 km from ECIL Crossroads and we have a dedicated bus service,” says Satish.
“Though this is a boys gang we don’t eye the girls, they are our friends, so, there is no distinction like other colleges,” he says.
“You don’t have to call it that. It can be called an introduction or initiation ceremony where people join in. It isn’t a very serious problem. There are never any complaints and because of the travel people bond really well,” says P. Bharath.
“The signal strength is very good in the classrooms, though it might drop in the canteen and the other hangout places,” sniggers Bharath. “Of course nobody talks in the classrooms,” he laughs.
What’s not to love:
“Academics,” pipes in C.S.K. Chaitanya. While another bloke says it is the college being too fussy about everything. “They have excellent equipment and facilities, I think they don’t want to lose the quality,” he says.
The volleyball court and the basketball pit.
Geethanjali Institute of Engineering and Technology
The Hangout: Canteen corridor
Where it is: Ground floor of old building
Rush hour: 12-12.30 and 1-1.30 p.m.
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