For a few of us indoor stadium, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, 'is a podium', where we change all our worries, tensions, grieves, happinesses to revelries till twilight; which probably will change to 'was a podium' by two years..! We killed each moment of the last hour of our class schedule of each day with the hidden ecstasy to go to indoor after that! Each of us learned volley after coming over here (a great advantage of taking this course! ) and we lifted the inter-collegiate volley cup last year, after an intervel of several years. And it is worth mentioning our patient guide, Binu machaan (one of our seniors). He was that patient while guiding us..
Coming to indoor stadium, we 9 regular girls are there (Thansi, Gayathri, Anu, Aparna, Sumi,Achu, Archana, Manju and myself), who are indoor lovers.Actually our hangout corner is indoor stadium. Our rollicking volley, our chats, our funny remarks; really...,indoor is an alleviation! We will miss everything...! We used to play till twilight, till half past 6pm, as the time limit to enter lh(ladies hostel) is 6.30pm. We thought of extending the lh-time limit, but didn't work (bad luck yaar).Exams also never bothered us of not going to indoor; as anything can wait except indoor; as exam will come and go, but can't compromise with indoor.
Our sincere gratitude for 2004 batch girls to whom we first played volley. That was a deplorable game for us as we were just ameteur and we started going to indoor to practice volley afterwards. Then it was just for fun, then a bit serious and then our favourite hangout.If we finish off our game early, we may used to sit over the very old lean tree (popularly known as Kuttimaram,as pairs used to sit there years ago) with spreading branches, fine enough to make us a seat for our favourite hobby, 'mouth looking'. This lean olg tree is our second hangout.When exam comes, the only thing we miss is our indoor and on the last day of our exam we rush to indoor to play atleast one game, after days!