Time is running fast, my second year has passed in TIP and it feels like just six months. People change, things change and so do we. Each semester brings new changes in our lives. During each and every semester our thinking evolves into new dimensions of ideas and innovations, making us more mature. As time passes here, you will realize that some of your best friends change into your nastiest foes by the time you reach next year. Trends change quite drastically here some times positively and at times negatively, but then this is TIP.
There have been many changes in the past one year in TIP. Many of our friends have left us and some very important rules have changed. Year old traditions have changed in TIP, again some are positive and others are negative. Top five Ins and Outs in TIP during the last one year are:
1. Suspensions are In, warnings are Out :
Gone are the days when you used to escape without getting penalized. Harsh punishment awaits you if you are caught in any mischief. Rumors are that the administration has printed extra suspension letters by mistake and to utilize them they are giving them to students. We all know how many students got these letters.
2. Hostel residents are In, Burgers are Out :
After the cutthroat scenario of the elections and its after effects, the burgers seem to be out of touch nowadays. On the other side of the town the hotel residents are gaining confidence day by day. They sure do follow the famous saying “Together we stand, divided we fall.” You won’t see a better example of unity in Pakistan.
3. Flirting is In, Hooting is Out :
There seems to be a drastic change in the approach of boys and girls towards each other. The ice has broken. The reason for this sudden change is still not known but this happened around election time. And the amusing part of it is that the same guys who used to hoot on girls and curse them of being liberal are flirting. I must say it’s certainly not a negative sign.
4. Nazimabad point is In, Gulshan point is Out:
The famous Gulshan point which was known for it’s masti and feared for it’s dangerous ragging is no more fun. With the passing out of people like Salah, Prince Faisal, Umair Tharkee, Adeel Shah, Batool and Sadaf the point seems to be out of fuel. The new guys haven’t really taken the position of their seniors. In Nazimabad point people like Adeel, Umair, Mazhar, Omer, Faraz baji, Asran, Uzma, Ali Mehdi and Ali daddy are messing things pretty well for the perfect recipe of fun.
5. Boys are In, Foxes are Out :
After that “elfi” and a number of other incidents the administration has decided to lock the door of boys hostel after 12:00 am. No one is allowed to take a deep breath of fresh air. Even the gate to the roof is closed permanently. The hostel residents had to stay inside in the hot conditions during the final exams with no fresh air . Looking at it from the other angle the administration had to take this step to ensure security of the campus.
Note: These are only a few of many Ins and Outs in TIP. I have excluded some of them because they were too controversial. No offense is made on anyone intentionally in this article.