Entering the portals of the Mecca of management education in India was a proud moment. My first impression of IIMA with the majestic buildings, paved roads, lush greenery & well manicured lawns was awe inspiring. Adding to the captivating beauty of the campus was the unique structure and layout of houses.
My hubby handed me the house keys & the welcome file which mentioned the location of playground as adjacent to MSH 10, how exciting & convenient!!. I relished the fact that I could take the occasional break from childrearing whenever they ventured to “heaven”..Little did I know that “children’s playground “would become a part of my identity & existence here..This 100 sq meter ground was gradually divided into two zones, the kid zone & the playground moms’ zone( disclaimer- some of the members of this group are not moms yet), despite their motherly behavior .
Soon I witnessed my darling husband undergoing a stunning transformation. Gone were the days of vacationing together, our silly romantic rituals or playing the doting father to our kids. He metamorphosed into a perennially awake, non smiling, non vocal creature with his head buried either into his books or his laptop . The first few days passed in a haze since there were the school hunt, maid hunt , grocery shopping events, which we accomplished successfully. Then came the day I ventured into the park with my kids. The bevy of beauties I had run into earlier, graced the ground.. I have no recollection of how the the ice broke but 2 months later these people have carved a special niche for themselves in my heart, our children discovered new friends and so did we !
This was just the beginning of carefree days, fun-filled nights, spicy gossip & hysterical guffaws.
|The playground( This is where it all started)|
|The beauties of IIM A|