Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Time of Day : 1: 50 am
Focal Length: 29 mm
Exposure: 2.5 secs
F Number : f4.5
The ubiquitous end.
Long classes, dry classes, happy classes, not-so-happy classes, surprise tests, long-drawn out assignments, group work, role play, submissions, presentations, competitions, commitments, cultural activities, committee responsibilities and the list goes on. Sleeping early, in TAPMI, is a blessing, granted to very few.
Lovely weather, not-so-lovely weather, mess food, no food, examinations, conclaves. Whenever you have to skip food, stay awake, stay rejuvenated, discuss, debate, argue, resolve, create or simply chill-maadi, this is the communal spot for the academically burdened MBA graduates of TAPMI.
The one spot to fall back on. The Night Canteen. Till 3 o’clock in the morning; BBC, Poha, Parwes Sandwich, Maggi and the assortment of drinks. The ever smiling Gopi Anna. Students come, they order, they eat and leave but un-erringly he keeps track of every single transaction. The walk, halfway up the hill for some, half-way down the hill for others: serving a strange kind of justice. And the smile, that ever-present smile.(Sigh) How does he do it?
On a less crowded days (sometimes the junies do have their work cut out for them ) , he even entertains requests and displays his culinary skills… Keralite appam to Andhra-ishtyle pessarattu.
Reliable, dependable and ever ready to feed the starving stomach, the starving mind and the starving soul.
A Brief Respite: Manipal never fails.