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The past that faces forward

There are two struggles that one never forgets when it comes to higher education: the paper work, the running around it takes to get admitted to a university and the frenzy which goes into putting up a degree show.



A degree show can be likened to a birth, the panic and anticipation of the unknown, the sleepless nights amidst scattered spaces, the feverish drive to make something coherent from all the chaos. The triumphant moment is the first step towards facing the world without the cocooning safety of the institute. The degree show forms the first mark of a professional identity, by which people recognize you. With the passing of years, its memory may get fogged and cast in different lights. Moments of frustration become pleasant reminiscences, critical remarks become life lessons, the distance between that point and the now continuously increases, but it is never forgotten.


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