I have recently come to appreciate, how much of mobility possession of a simple thing like a bicycle gave at IITK. Keeping a bicycle is not really a trend here. Some people have it, but those are exceptions. And others, if they keep vehicle, they will get a motor-bike. A bicycle is not needed as such, because campus is so compact. Particulary from our hostel every place you need to go is so near. Karishma had commented at distance of the academic block from our hostel as being probably less than the distance between GH Main Gate and G-wing (in which we lived) there! And she was right, I guess.
But sometimes I really miss that bicycle. It could not have given me so much of mobility so as to go to the city, but at least simply going around the campus (without needing a company) would have been possible. Walking alone, you give the look of a wandering soul to the people. (I sometimes wonder why has ‘company’ become such a ‘must have’ in our society, but on that later!) On cycle it’s not that bad. Further, you can certainly venture a few kilometers beyond the campus to see whatever is there around it. I can not forget that ‘adventurous’ (yeah – almost so) cycle trip to Panki from IITK. Wonder if any of my companions are reading this post. Too bad we lost all the photographs 😦 And that unforgettable one to Bithoor. (That was a long one, I must say!)
But all this is not to happen. I don’t think I am going to get my parents to buy a bicycle for one year because I want to go around the campus! And I am to remain as little mobile as I am for another year.