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My 19 days Journey - II

Continued from here.

By Sonika Rajkumari

After withdrawing my engineering seat on July 14, again we left for Mohanpur the next day. After taking lunch there we went to Kalain at evening to catch our night Super bus. The timing of night Super tortured us to the spine. It was supposed to come at 6.30 p.m but it reached Kalain at 11'o clock dead night after waiting for 5 hours.

On 16th at 11.00 a.m we reached Guwahati and decided to have lunch there. We were so tired that as soon as we reached home we fell asleep. At evening I went to meet my friends and told them that I am going to Vijayawada the next day i.e., 17.07.08.

At 6.30 at the morning we boarded the train from Kamakhya railway station to Vijayawada. Next day we reached Vijaywada at night 12.30a.m. We were advised by the local people of Vijayawada in train if we reach Vijaywada at mid night we should stay in refreshment rooms of Railway station or we should go to hotel by auto. So we spent our night their in refreshment room as we were new in the city. I noticed the station was very neat and clean. There was no need to go outside, as in the station itself we could get anything, right from internet cafe to restaurant, PCO to ATM, everything was available, only the institute SPA was not there; lest everything was there.


After freshening up and having breakfast we left station in the hunt of SPA institute. We found difficulties in communicating with the local people. Neither do they understand Hindi nor English. We didn’t have address of SPA, Vijaywada, through enquiring in station we came to know that it is near the airport. There were already many colleges near it like vetenarary College, engineering college. Through a college we got to know the exact location of SPA. From big and broad road we entered into a small and narrow road. It was actually a village where there were no means of transportation like bus or auto even the auto in which we were sitting, went to that area for the first time. I started persuading myself about not worrying about the village the location of college, often the good institutes are situated at desolate places and away from the city, IIT, Guwahati, NIT, Silchar are examples. When we were crossing the villages, bulls and goats came on the middle of the road, even graveyard and bunch of trees. After few minutes I found four people in the road - the autowallah, my father, my mom and me.

I was trying to reach my sight as far as possible from inside the auto if I could see any building. But the only thing visible was trees, and trees everywhere. I got sad also seemed my parents. I started thinking if SPA would be in that remote area I would leave it as only ghost could live there even in the bright morning. Than I thought i did not even have my engineering seat so how could I leave this college. situation was like: I should start crying thinking why I withdrew my engineering seat. Like a light in the end of a tunnel, we saw a building, it was a girls’ school. The lady in the Principal’s room told us that we are not the first alien (for them we were alien as it was difficult to communicate with them if we don’t know their language), before us many student had come in search of SPA. Then she gave us a telephone number.

The person on the phone on the other side of the line instructed us to reach SPA Delhi as soon as possible by first means of transportation before the extended day Monday i.e.21st July.

We rushed to the station again to get information about trains and flight on the same day. In trains no seat and no flight from Vijayawada, we could only get flight from Hyderabad for Delhi, rate 6000 something per head. We also didn’t have any other option but at the same time we were trying if we could get seat in Rajdhani express. We got waiting list 1-2-3 in Rajdhani which was from Chennai to Hazrat Nizamuddin via Vijayawada on 20th July which would reach Delhi on 21st at 10.15a.m. So we opted for Rajdhani.

At 11.00 a.m we boarded Rajdhani from Vijayawada. The TTE confirmed our three seats. I was feeling happy ultimately I will be studying in SPA, New Delhi, which I always wanted.


Reached Delhi at 10.30a.m. From there we directly headed for SPA. I deposited my demand draft in favour of SPA,Vijayawada and photocopies of certificates and got admitted. The classes will commence from 25th of August.

Now, I am at home relaxing from these 19 days hectic schedule journey, now when I look back I find that actually this was a type of journey I never had. I will never ever be able to forget this after giving trouble to my body, mind, ups and downs of my dreams, at last I will be studying in SPA, Delhi. I know the journey is not finished yet there is a long way to go ahead, and for this I have to work hard.



  1. Whew! You indeed had a dramatic tour of the subcontinent but all's well that ends well.

    By the way, congratulations on your success. God bless you and may all your hopes and dream comes true.


  2. I hv gone thru' your nail biting adventure, which is just like “around the world in 80 days” perhaps better than that.

    My and my family’s best wishes for your coming days in SPA.

    Your Rajuda

  3. It will remain the journey of your life. Trust me, u won't forget it and no other journey would be as interesting and challenging as it was...

  4. The and the manner in which it was presented was not up to the level...the Author was in a hurry to hush hush the situation ...

  5. I regard it not as an article but as a dairy entry. i hvnt written the article after the end of my journey . i wrote all this while sitting in the waiting hall of Vijyawada rly. station.

    my speciall thanks to Raju yamung. i think without his help we would hv faced more problems while we were in silchar. thanks pink floyd, Tridiv, sanju and names that would come below this comment.

  6. I have to complement ur patience, since undergoing all this problems u at last took admission..if it would have been with me i would have given up..

    wish u good luck for ur upcoming journey which will need more patience..really very happy for u..take care dear


  7. Congratulations once again Pompy.You have written a very lively description. Just now gone through it as I am not a regular visitor of BM blog.You are really strong and I always admire your strength within. God is with you always sweetheart.

  8. Ya Definitely, If you want to get something then You have to do work hard and this Journey never ends Dear Because at every moment of life you have to get more and have to do work more….. Even I was feeling the same when I got admission in M.Sc. in Dehradun and My College was surrounded by the forest … can’t even see any house or any animal over there only trees were there …. At that moment I was thinking Why I decided to come here… but Now m happy because now I have finished my M.Sc. from Dehradun with good percentage …So it’s good na…….God Bless Sweet girl and All the Best Dear


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