Antarik Anwesan, New Delhi
6 December: It’s been just three months at the Madhu Bala Institute of Communication and Electronic Media and my perception of Delhi’s so-called “ultra-modern teenagers’ ultra-ethnic fashion trends” has changed completely! I have been observing this since some time now and it was just today morning that I realized the importance of the clothes you wear to your workplace and what effect it has on the people around you.
[Wait a minute, I need to check something. Umm… What (fashion trends), Where (my college), When (last 3 months), Who (my college mates), Why (something happened today morning) and How (by observation). Okay, I have put the 5 Ws and 1 H of media writing (I am sure if my Writing for Media lecturer reads this she would be having a hearty laugh!)]
So coming back to the point…
[Following chronological order]
Before coming to college I had for sure imagined that this place would be one where one’s dressing style would matter a lot, especially when the college is located in the national capital- supposedly a very ‘posh’ area! I remember having a class discussion on the very first day of college about having uniforms in college and at that time I had supported the statement with the fact that it was a headache for every teen to get dressed for college each day and look the best amongst his/her peers. I myself had practiced this for some time. I say ‘some time’ because my perception changed very soon.
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“One of the best thing about our college is that here no one is considerate about how we dress, unlike the scenario at DU”, said a friend of mine in a recent discussion of the topic. No body here judges you by how you ‘look’, in fact I am sure the ease with which people here ‘read’ each other’s body language (that exclusively does not go for my faculty) is something I was awe-struck on finding out! People’s perception of how you are is determined by your attitude rather than your dressing style!
But the main reason why I am inclined to write this ‘out-of-my-box-thinking’ kind of entry suddenly today is quite different. The external practicals of my seniors started today and the way they all had dressed up to look ‘decent’ to the external examiner is something I couldn’t help but notice. The guys in formal shirts and trousers and the girls in salwar-suits! “Lag raha hai aaj MBICEM mein insaan padhne aaye hain (Seems as if today humans have come to study at MBICEM)”, remarked a friend of mine. Haha… I am sure he was correct in saying that! I don't mean that those who are not dressed in formals are 'animals' or something else. In fact I am myself one who hates formals! What I mean is just that it was just weird to see my seniors dressed up in such a different style! MBICEM is facing some really drastic fashion trend changes! Haha…
And now I am wondering what I should wear for my practicals next month? I don’t have even a single pair of ‘formals’!! Never thought a need to buy those!! Aren’t those what adults were??
This is surely going to be an awesome experience…and I am sure this time you enjoyed reading this entry…awaiting your comments!
P.S.: I have ignored the fact that while writing a news story we should avoid using ‘I’ and ‘you’! Hehe…