Twenty One

Finally 21, and legally able to do everything I’ve been doing since 18

I’m turning 21 and that’s a big step for me. Adulthood has now kicked in my door and its startling eyes are staring me right in the face. I can’t say exactly what it is that makes the 21st year radically different from the 20th year. Somehow, it just feels much older and wiser :P. I guess I have done a lot of maturing this year though, so in a way it makes some sense.

I got my first job (at Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.) in August this past year and I definitely didn’t expect it so soon. Thanks to an extended run of my very good luck , I received an admit for graduate studies from the University of Pennsylvania a week back. And though I am really not sure as to which school I would be attending post-VNIT, my dream of making it to an Ivy League school has finally come true. It is inevitable that I would be leaving my second home( VNIT ) in a few months time and bid goodbye to all that was familiar and dear to me for a long time.  So, while one part( the 20 year old :P) of me wishes not to leave the insti. and my best friends, another part( the budding 21 year  old) of me reminds me of the responsibility-ridden life in a new land ahead. A sad realization that this is the maximum carefree fun I am ever going to have in my life until probably in my old age post retirement :P.

Anyway, looking at the glass as half full rather than half empty, 21 ushers in a whole new range of things I can now enjoy. I am now ‘officially’ entitled to booze in most states of India and ( considering the party animal I am ) rock every pub in town :D. Not to forget the fact that I can now legally marry. All that’s missing however is a willing bride :P.

So, there I go. 20 turning 21. I thank my parents, God and my wonderful friends for everything I have today. Let’s hope the next 21 years are just as productive and wonderful as these 21 have been.

Cheers !!


8 thoughts on “Twenty One

  1. Ha ha ha!Barring a few stray incidents,you sure have done a lot of maturing in the past year!I can vouch for that.And congrats on all the super-awesome stuff happening to you.And you can booze in probably all states except for our very dear one,Gujarat 🙂 Yes,you can now legally marry and what’s that stuff you said that was missing?Really?Hope your next 21 years are productive and wonderful but most of all, “reproductive” too:) He he.



  2. @Tyrant : Dear Ole’ pal , Thanks for reminding me of those stray moments where I have erred so miserably in judgment and action. Ya, Gujarat remains a dry state. No liquor in Deng’s nuptials then :D. And as for ‘reproductive’, definitely definitely 😀 !!

  3. Hey!
    You know, you can’t ‘actually’ drink till 25. Yep.
    That’s what I sadly read in the newspaper a year back.
    Anyway, U Penn maaan!
    U Penn!!!
    Chuck IOC. Yuck, I mean. In front of U Penn.
    God, I’m so happy for you.

  4. @Suchi : Is it ?? 25 ?? Thats really sad 😦 but who gives a fuck now anyway 😛 . UPenn is gr8 and definitely much better than IOC but I still need to hear from a lot of other univs before I finally decide :). Thanks again for the wishes :).

    Cheers !!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! U Penn, as I have gathered from the comments here — OH MY GOD!!!! Good luck, and grr, BLOG more!

    I actually thought you’d be like, 22. Strange, considering that you were only one year senior to me in school with Aggie, Suchi, Shwetu and the others, but still 🙂

    • @Sharan: Thanks for the wishes 🙂 . Sure, I will blog more cuz I have way too much time in my hands rite nw :D.
      I am 21 alrite :P. And cmon…how is that STRANGE ?? Dint Aggie turn 21 just a fortnight back 🙂 ??
      Btw, Why arent u blogging nowadays ?? BLOG for our sake, will you 🙂 ?

      Cheers !!

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