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Friday, October 07, 2011

Chp 369. A visit to Mizoram University

Notable poet and etymologist John Ciardi once said, “A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.” Whether that’s true or not, I did happen to visit our reputed Mizoram University during my short vacation in Mizoram.

You know you’re really old when you go to a University and all your friends over there are WORKING in the University, not studying.

The day started with me going to my friend OP’s place. From there, we took his bike instead of his car because of the rush hour traffic jam.

The road to MU was, as Chris Rhea crooned, The Road to Hell indeed. I got a sore ass by the time we reached MU and I wasn’t even in Prison picking up soap, if you know what I mean. Horrible the road was. Kinda shocked me as to how our Government could ignore such an important path.

At MU, I met my cousin and friends at the Bio-Tech department. Hung out with them for some time and I got to see all their researches and experiments. Later, we all moved to the MU Guest House where I met my friend Francis who’s the caretaker of that place. Other friends from the Education department too came and we all had lunch together. I met a few faculty members too.

One thing that definitely took me by surprise was the sheer size of the University. I mean… I wasn’t expecting it to be THAT vast. It took me almost half an hour just to travel from the Bio-Tech department to the Guest House. And the University is still expanding as I write this!

Francis took me for a short tour around the University Guest House, and by the time we were done, there was no time to meet my friends in the Administration section, Psychology department (U Baby) and English department (Cherrie)! It was already 5pm then. Closing time. Dayyymmmm!

Had I known it was going to be like that, I would have definitely planned it better. So I really felt bad telling my friends that I wouldn’t be able to meet them even though I was right there in the freaking University.

I did take a few photos and even a really good video from the “highest point” of MU – On top of a water tank!

On our way back, it rained like crazy. There was no way I was travelling back in a bike, but fortunately Francis was on his way to Aizawl for the weekend, so I hopped into his taxi. The road back was scary as shit, as we battled the heavy rain, thunder, lightning and landslides in an almost zero visibility mist while avoiding falling rocks, trees and boulders, but Francis assured me I found it scary only because it was my first time. Suddenly, I was filled with newfound respect for all those who journey that precarious road every day just to earn their living or learn something new.

All in all, I had a great time there, and I look forward to visiting the University again (but of course with much better planning next time).

Here are a few photos and video I took that day. Cheers!

[With my friends from]

[Funny thing. As we climbed up the “highest point”, water overflowed suddenly from the water tank above and drenched me completely!!!]

A 360 degree video view of Mizoram University from the “highest point”.


DayDreamBeliever said...

Welcome to our world! :) The roads...yes. I have nothing to add to that except that we literally risk our lives everyday for our livelihood :D I'm somewhat mollified, but not entirely coz we stay so near the Education dept, plus, had you called, I could have come over. Maybe next time, eh?

Mizohican said...

Yes dear DDB, I know the English dept is right next to the Edu dept. I asked around. But I didnt meet my Edu dept friends at the Edu dept. I met them in the Guest House. So that is why I didn't even have time to come visit the Edu dept and English dept. :(

DayDreamBeliever said...

:) hokays. You are hereby forgiven :)

Mizohican said...

Now I can sleep in peace :) Gnite...

H.Vangchhia said...

An laih dawn lai vel kha ka hmuh a ni ve mai. I vannei e.

caribou said...

University nge nge a pui tham khawp mai. State University chu nise, infrastructure lamah a pachhe ve khawp ang, a panna kawng, tui leh electric lamah duhthu a sam lo em mai. He zirna sang ber hi Mizoram ta a ni a, ngaihsak a tul khawp mai.

Banno said...

Mizohican, I really enjoy your Mizoram posts. For me, it's almost as good as travelling there. The university has a beautiful setting, but the dangerous roads sound like a daily nightmare for the people working and studying there. What a shame! Laughed at your observation that you know you are old .... hmmm, that's the way it's been for me, for a while now. :)

Maisek said...

Too bad! you didn't have enough time to take a look at the chicks in Education and English departments - seeing that this was the main reason you came to our University...:D :D :D

benjamin rualthanzauva said...

Looks like you got a lady's ass :)

Mizohican said...

@ Banno: Thank you Banno, I'm really glad I could be the eyes for people who have never been to Mizoram. And yes, this realization of being old is still a bit too hard for me to take :D

@ Maisek: lolzzz... nah, the main reason I came was because I thought Francis had some wine. lolz.. just kidding :D

@ Benjamin: How did you know? :P

@ H.Vangchhia: Tunah chuan mawi tak a ni tawh.

@ caribou: Dik khawp mai. Kalkawng kha chu a rapthlak tawp!!! Vai visiting professor te hian engtin nge an ngaih ang le?

KymBawi Khuptong said...

Next time you may need to bring your own soap and towel in case the water overflows again...:P you will able to have a complete shower on that top...:D

Btw your posts are insightful.

Mizohican said...

lolz... :) and thanx :)

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