Why Leaving Campus Reminds Me of an Amicable Divorce

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Why Leaving Campus Reminds Me of an Amicable Divorce

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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t is a warm April afternoon in Delhi, and I am fresh up from a sporadic nap following a couple of obligatory lectures that I must attend to maintain the “final semester is brutal” memes on Facebook. Surely this is the best part of my last few weeks at Lady Shriram College – being able to just come back to my bed in between classes to take all the naps I insisted on missing when I was a child.

Alongside, I am texting the two friends who are still in class, about the finer details of the nap and how I dreamt of buying four packets of Milk Bikis from my favourite store in GK-1’s M-Block Market. It makes for interesting conversation on two grounds. One, they send several angry emojis that I get to nap five minutes after stepping out of class. Two, I get a series of “???” for the dream.

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