Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Room


After getting admission in one of the the engineering college in Dombivli, I began my search for a place to stay with a roof on the head somewhere around the college. This was because commuting to and fro from home to college was like a trek everyday. My parents wanted me to be an engineer and not a professional trekker. So, they suggested that I rent a room and stay in Dombivli.

I was thrilled at this idea of staying away from home. Imagine staying in a place far away from your parents. I could do whatever I liked, no one to nag me and living life on my terms. In short, I could live life KINGSIZE.

So, myself and Tarun rented out a room somewhere around Dombivli station. Our room was a secret hideout in itself. The narrow entrance of the building was well concealed by line of shops. Our room was further hidden in the dark alley on the third floor. If it was not for pure observation, you would find it difficult to say that our room even existed.

Our room resembled a pigeon hole and it was divided into two compartments by a hollow wooden partition. The room was painted baby pink. Each compartment of the room had a balcony. But the balcony served no purpose as it opened just within a handshaking distance opposite to our adjacent building. The buiding was not painted in years and wore a dull gray cement color.

The kitchen in our room was sort of a stock room with the tin drums neatly stacked along the length of a wall. The room wore a dark and smelly look. I could sense the mice peeping around from their holes.

The loo was in bad condition too. There were muddy footprints all over the floor. The sparrows had made their nest here too. Now, imagine your private place being invaded by someone.

It is not all. You are yet to meet my and Tarun's room partner. He was my first ever room partner. You will meet him in my new post. Till then..... keep guessing.

12 comments:

Pritam said...

Hey dude u r wrong,room was not on third floor,it was on fourth floor.How can u forget the good time we spend in tat room---u mentioned"the balcony served no purpose as it opened just within a handshaking distance opposite to our adjacent building"---wat abt the main room balcony----bawa used to sit there for hours with only one hope today he will get something to see.

DENZIL said...

Hey Pritam,

I think you have got it wrong.... I am not talking about the room we used to share.... How can I forget that room???? The room described in this post is the one which we had rented when myself and Tarun were in the first year...

And dude.... I am also gonna write about Bawa and our beloved room in the posts to come.. ;)

Tarun said...

How can we forget any of the rooms.. Both the rooms we shared during the four years were fun in its own ways..

Maybe engineering was so much fun because of the time we had in our rooms..

Anonymous said...

DEX: i remember playin cricket in the room....
the best moment was after final exam....all guys came there in the room and did kida kandi.... kandu will not forget the toothpaste on his armpits...

pritam do you remember "PROD ET BHAI BHAI..."

we had a great time there...

DENZIL said...

Hey Dex,

I think you got it wrong too..... The room you are talking about was my third rented room in Dombivali.... That will be covered in my later posts... I am planning to come up with a series on the rooms i have stayed in and all my room partners....

So my room partners beware: all your secrets will be disclosed in the posts to come....

hahahahaah ;D

Anonymous said...

Russ : sounds similiar 2my hell hole experience of staying in a room @ mumbra horrible time i had #@%^% #@&%#%

Anonymous said...

dex:

:-(

mallik said...

Interesting stuff dude. Whats up with u these days?

DENZIL said...

Hey Mallik....

Nice to hear from you..... I am still here in Lionbridge.... All the big guns have left..... I think you already know this.... ;)

Anyways do keep in touch... after all you r like my big bro.... :)

wormtongue said...

hehehe.. >>one of the the engineering colleges<< .. i didnt know there was more than one shit hole in dom :P..

hehe.. your place reminds me of the place we used to be in...:( sheeesh.. what torture it is..:(

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