October 2010 was a great month that brought in a lot of good news. One that we had been looking forward to (and not talking about) was Rahul being accepted for an MBA at IIM Ahmedabad. And from that day on, began our 6 month wait to eat, pray and live on the hallowed campus starting April 2011.
All bills were paid, accounts settled, house wrapped up, car loaded and we were ready for a 1000 kms trip from Noida to Ahmedabad. The drive through Jaipur - Ajmer - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Himmatnagar and into Ahmedabad was fantastic. Pothole free roads, minimal traffic, and a smooth drive was a breather from Delhi/ UP roads. Finally on the evening of 6th April, we checked into the campus that would be our home for the next one year!
Just about 3 weeks in, and the course has started taking the best of R. I see him in precisely in three states - sleeping, studying or eating and this is just 60% of the peak in the first term. Life isn't the same for the wives on campus. While PGPX6 are at their case solving best, evening spouse meetings in the MSH courtyard is the high point of the day. Amidst peals of laughter, occasional shrieks from the children, the evening chatter moves into a more fruitful midnight coffee session - planning and re- planning and then perfecting plans for the week ahead.
For this week - Dam Maro Dam it is!