In my last four years at TIP, I never saw any day when there was no new story about the hostel, hostel students or hostel life. I could never understand and digest why students specially the day scholars, who have nothing to do with the hostel, are so worried about the hostel. Why they make up stories which have no reality, or comment on any one without any confirmation and solid reasons, I do not understand.
TIP hostel has nothing special about it, except its location 51 km away form the lively city, where after 10 pm no living thing is found except snakes, reptiles and hostel students.
About the hostel students first thing which I hated the most their nick “bacaray hostel walay.” I could not understand why they are “bacaray.” They have every thing which others have and even more than others. They have all the facilities provided by their parents. The reason they are staying here away from their homes is not enjoyment but to gain some education and make their future.
I know some day scholars who stay in hostel just for enjoyment and use to say “yar ajj hostel main rooktay hain shugall lajian gay,” or “hostel main rooktay hain tafree hai gee.” They come just for shugall and tafree.
There are also some students who seriously come for studies. When I was in my first year and taking my math course, Sir Hisham bin Zubair used to advice weak students to stay in the hostel and spend time to learn math from the brighter hostel students. People used to stay and they got a lot done, and now I’m sure they will agree with me.
During hourly’s, the hostel used to be fully packed even with three or four students in a room. But unfortunately the times are changing. The person who used to advice students to stay there, now started warning them against it. Now no one come during hourlies to study, but hostel students go to the city for studies.
I can’t understand why all this happened. During my four years, whenever I tried to stay at my uncle’s home, I could not concentrate on my studies and I had to come back to the hostel. The environment and the undisturbed time that one can get at hostel, one cannot have at home. I always got good grades during my stay at hostel. But why students are not getting good grades now? Even other hostel students and not doing as good as I and my seniors used to do. Always there are hostel students, who used to top their batch. But why now there is no one now, I can’t understand.
I hated a lot when somebody came late to class and say “hostel ka point late hoo gaya tha” although he was coming from city and spent his time some where outside with someone.
Hostel ki life sab say zada mazay dar hai or main iss ko sari zindegi yad karoon ga is what I found in my last four years. At the hostel although we are away from city we enjoy it a lot whether it is BBQ night, Music night, Carnival night, football, cricket or volleyball tournament, every night we enjoyed a lot. And what about other days and nights which we spend alone here in the “jangle” first year night, new comers interview night, first week of every semester, golden night and our own designed music night (free from all rules) and above all a week before the election. Every one come to hostel for votes. Always hostel was the center of the election campaign and of all the strategies and the do numbery. Hostel students always played the role of king makers.
Although there are some cases in which hostel students nominated guilty but the DC never succeeded in proving them guilty although they some of them were punished for what they didn’t do. The ELFI case, Abid’s case, Naeem’s case and most recently the Thatta case and some cases which I can’t be discuss here (I hope you get the hint). At one side they are not pleasant but on the other side when we see them under enjoyment. Heading we will have lots of enjoyment shuggal and tafree in them.
I agree that there are some black sheep who don’t take care for others and think only about themselves and their own benefits and friendships. Sometimes they hoot others (seniors) and then maar bhi khaty hain, sometimes they come to back the election candidates and “band kamray main Quran pay qasmain othwathy hain” and when they come for the leadership they are terminated from their seats and a new establishment come into power. I can’t understand why they cross their limits.