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CAMPUS HANGOUT

Corridor is hip and cool

NEERAJA MURTHY

Photo: NAGARA GOPAL

Loud and clear We are having fun

University College Of Law, Osmania University

The Hangout: The corridors

Rush Hour: Before and after every class

Where it’s at: It is in front of the classrooms and leads to a quadrangular open space

What’s to love:

Hasini of ‘Bommarillu’ (played by Genelia) would have done the jumping act better if she had visited Room No. 106 on the first floor of University College of Law on the sprawling Osmania University campus.

“When we jumped out of the classroom window for the first time, our joy knew no bounds. Now, it’s become a child’s play,” the second year students Apurva and Dishit say in unison.

The students claim they have ‘masti’ when they leap over to land at their favourite hangout spot, the long corridor which leads to a courtyard.

However, unlike Hasini, the students indulge in these jumps only when there is no class.

No heat zone

The zone is marked by an open courtyard surrounded by huge trees. Sit on the cemented place and there is cool air 24 X 7. “Thanks to these trees, the place is always breezy.

Even in summers, we don’t feel the heat. We can stretch our legs and feel so relaxed,” say Anvesha and Shailaja, first year students. Anusha and Shravani reveal the calculations they do here while sitting. “Since it is in front of the classroom, we can easily see who is attending the class and who is not.”

Creative writing

The corridor inspires some young poets too like Vaishnav, who writes poetry in Hindi.

“When people are cutting down trees, it feels special to be studying in a campus which is nature’s delight. I lose myself to imagination and express through words,” he says. While he enjoyed his solitude, his seniors made some plans for the fresher’s party, which was held recently at Belson’s Taj.

Cards and cricket

The budding lawyers are good cricketers too. The boys and girls play cricket on the corridor but the game is played little ‘hatke’.

There are eleven players sans their bats, ball and pads but has some real spectators.

“It’s fun cricket played by our juniors,” says Apurva. The group also loves playing Uno cards here.

What’s not to:

The men’s toilet is to the right side of the corridor and needless to say, it adds to the discomfort.

“Sometimes the bathroom’s window is open and we feel very awkward to sit facing the courtyard,” says Lakshmi.

Her friend Chandana chips in: “We cannot indulge in long talks here as the place has signal problems. We have to go down to talk.”

Alternatives:

Terrace, Sports room, Moot court room.

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