Recently, I have had the most memorable days in my life. Firstly I recovered from a deadly fever on my own. I am a foreigner here (Gujarat) but I had to act like a local myself to find all the doctors and medicines. Thanks to my Bhutanese friends, I think I found them at the right time.
Secondly, I had to write my exams sick and weak. I think I had the worse days in my life for not being able to write well. It was like writing exam in my half sleep and half dreaming.
Thirdly, the news of a Royal wedding taking place in Bhutan came not only as an excitement, but it also brought me many hopes and dreams about the future of our nation. Emotional lines from our Prime Minister on his facebook page really churned my feelings and made me more homesick.
Besides, in the last minute, some other things also kept me going busy and frenzy. I had to submit assignments and do presentations one after another. Not only that, I had to also attend presentations of which 98% were in Gujarati medium. So anybody can very well imagine, the condition of a lone Bhutanese man attending a presentation in Gujarati medium (dozing and blinking and yawning). I attended classes just for the sake of attendance! And the most interesting part is that we were given only 5 minutes to wrap up everything in most of the topics. In the middle of chaotic condition, there were friends in my class who preferred simply reading it out. There were also people in my class who preferred photo copying the entire text for their assignment!
Two days ago, I had been to four different offices looking for an examination form and each office treated me indifferently. They (I presume sweepers and guards) tried to chase me off like a dog from their office. But I resented. I had to tell them that I am a foreigner here and not local.
I credit my worst of the bad lucks that brought me here. I don't know how I have landed in this confusing place. We neither had an orientation about the place and institute nor do we have a calendar or a prospectus. Everything seem to be happening at whims and fancy of some mysterious and “anonymous general manager”
Now I am down preparing for my semester exam.