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Life@Hostel: 'Friendships you make are the strongest'

By Abhijit Masih
September 16, 2019 13:30 IST
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We'd asked you, dear readers, to share pictures and tell us about your favourite hostel memories.
Abhijit Masih describes how the friendships he made at boarding school changed his life.

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Image published for representational purposes only. Photograph: Kind courtesy

Boarding school bonding is akin to Fevikol ka jod -- un-tootable (unbreakable).

It's the friendships you make that are the strongest. That has been my personal experience.

Between being dropped by parents as an 8 year old and leaving on my own as a confident 17 year old, boarding taught me all that I know and am thankful for today.

As I moved on in my life’s journey there were many relationships formed and friends acquired. But none have ever been able to match the friendship that I have with my boarding school mates.

It continues and will do so forever, that is certain.

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