New Girl Enters the Campus!(Episode 3)

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My theme for #MyFriendAlexa 2020 is School Days & Musings.    Hence, I will be penning down 8 stories that you can fall in love with and may revisit your beautiful innocent days that were never perfect but were filled with fun, laughter & pure joy.   The protagonists will vary every day to add a little more fun and I have used the most possible simple way of getting into these young minds. The Posts will be like diary entries made by these kids at the end of the day about how their day was (mostly about some very memorable encounters)! I have tried to visualize the world from the eyes of the unadulterated souls. I aspire to pass on a little smile that I can to each one of you reading my pieces so that I will feel that I was of some use.

Dear Diary,

Today was my sixth day in my new school. The school seems like a mystery house and the long walk from school main gate till the main building seems never ending . I still get confused about which way leads to which location in the School Campus. The serpentine corridors and the never ending class rooms sometimes make me wonder if I have reached my own Hogwarts World! The long path ways of the corridor are no less than the dungeons of an alley. Being a big Harry potter series fan , these aspects do appeal to me. But even after all these factors , I still haven’t been able to completely love my new school. May be because this would not have been the case if I would have joined in the beginning of the session!

Joining a new school mid-session is always a very difficult task. My father’s transfer every few years forces me to adapt to a new life and sometimes a new syllabus. It’s going to be the same this year as well. I don’t like the uniform prescribed here but I guess there is no escape. The scenic beauty around the campus just takes my breath away every morning! The location of the school in the serene environment with lush green surrounding just makes me yearn to be on the campus every morning. This is probably the only reason so far for me to push myself to get on the school bus every single morning.

Last few days have been quite eventful. I have been assigned Class IX- A as my class. The first day was all about introductions with teachers and my classmates. My Class teacher is Sheela Mam who teaches History and she seemed quite strict.  I am just praying that she is a bit lenient towards me. The most typical of all the teachers I met was Ramesh Sir, the Sport’s teacher. I had a very unusual interaction with him. “Juhi, myself ,Ramesh Sir and you can reach out to me if any issues…ANY ISSUES!” He said that with extra emphasis.  I just nodded my head and suppressed my laughter listening to the way he pronounced every word in a typical manner. Next time I face the most difficult question in Maths,  I am going to reach him and seek his help. Let me see how he helps!

By the way I am really happy about my sitting arrangement in the class. It’s just next to the window. The view outside the window is no less than beautiful scenery that seems unreal to be so beautiful. Pallavi sits next to me. She is quite a chatterbox and there are few of other girls who seemed quite helpful. Well there are always a bunch who seem to give you those wrong vibes and I sensed there is a girl’s gang already existent in the class. Silvia is the leader of the gang and she certainly seems intimidating. With long hair , a fair complexion and sharp facial features, she looked like she owned half the school building!  I need to be watch out for her, it seems. There is also a bitching group among the girls and it seems mandatory to join them or else one gets boycotted otherwise in the section as per my recent information. The entire grapevine gets discussed and the affairs among students and as well as among teachers is discussed with great detailing & gusto. Pallavi , who sits next to me is a genius when it comes to collecting such news of the entire campus.

The entire week was tough because mostly I had to make sense of the syllabus. I have joined about three months late so it is surely going to be tough. The boys of the class seem a little extra caring. Almost everyone had been helping me in some way or the other. Some willingly gave me their notebooks, where as others were ready to   make notes for me.  I was really overwhelmed by the response. As compared to the boys not many girls wanted to help me. However, there is one guy with bushy hair, pointed nose and a sharp jaw line who caught my attention. He seemed quieter than the otherwise over- enthusiastic boys lot of the class . His eyes are very intriguing and it is quite difficult to decipher his body language. Every day, the moment when I enter the class, he would look at me with those piercing eyes but then he has never spoken a single word to me even once in the entire week! At times I see him putting his head down on the desk and I don’t understand if he is feeling sick or thinking something else.  Quite a case, he is! His name is Shekhar.

But, I have noticed he is quite mischievous otherwise.  He sits on the last bench & his best friend is Dipankar, who is  probably the dumbest guy I have ever met in my life ! Shekhar, to my surprise is quite intelligent . He mostly answers all the questions that the teachers ask him in the class.  Probably he has ego issues because he thinks himself to be the most intelligent one!

He seemed high headed and full of arrogance at first.  But today, the case was little different.  I had to collect my insignia ( today being the last day) as I had been assigned to the Orange House from the old office room. Pallavi was absent today and hence I had to go alone.  Few boys of my section came forward and had directed me the way but I got lost while finding the old office room.

I would have missed my school bus had it not been for Shekhar, who at the right moment came into my rescue and guided me the right direction! He did not talk much but just introduced himself and led the way. I wondered as to how he even knew that I needed help! Why can I never figure out what’s in his mind?  Probably along with the difficult syllabus that I have to complete within such a small span of time, it is another added task to understand this mysterious classmate that I have got this year!

Juhi,

Class IX-A

*Notes: Juhi is the new girl who joins the school in the mid semester

*Shekhar & Dipankar are best friends and last benchers . They are in the same section as Juhi ,which is Class IX A.

  • To know more about the Shekhar & Dipankar please click below and read previous posts in this #MyFriendAlexa series
  • Morning Assembly Sagas (Post 1)
  • Last Bench Chronicles ( Post 2)
  • “I’m taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s My Friend Alexa”

69 Comments Add yours

  1. hello. nice diary. hope to see you as my new reader. Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara; Book on short stories ; in 21 countries, 519 libraries India, 17 libraries in USA

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    1. Sure Sir. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  2. Rashi Singh says:

    A very heartfelt story..I loved to read every paragraph of it. Will wait for the next part.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your comments and feedback, Rashi . Glad that you took time to visit my blog.

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  3. Jyoti Jha says:

    Lovely stories Chinmayee. Waiting to unfold the chapters of this beautiful diary full of interesting entries.

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    1. Thanks a lot for all the love Jyoti

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  4. Very delicately and aptly explained feelings! I completely empathize with Juhi as I too changed a lot of schools as a teenager.

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    1. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. I am so touched that I could pass on the emotions to you. Stay tuned for more such stories 🤗

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  5. Blogaberry Foo says:

    oh yes the thoughts that go on in our minds when we are new in school. i still remember my days when, as a new girl, I was troubled by the most notorious of boys there. Ufff!

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    1. Thanks so much for your time and effort to read my blog. I am glad I could bring back those memories. See you soon for more such stories 🤗

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  6. practicalmumnupur says:

    Well, this was the best of the lot. I’ve been in Juhi’s place a few times in my school life (frequent transfers, understanding class dynamics etc). So I can’t wait to see how Juhi deciphers the rest of her classmates!

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    1. Ohhh wow.. I am really glad that I could bring back those memories to you! Thank you so much for your encouraging words and the time to visit my blog. Hope I deliver in the upcoming episodes. Stay tuned 🤗

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  7. Well written scenes and well explained emotions. bit of nostalgia.

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    1. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. I am really glad and grateful for your encouraging words. Happy that I could bring back those memories.

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  8. Sweta says:

    Can’t wait to read the next part. Loved it.

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    1. Thanks a ton for visiting my blog. I am equally excited and keeping my fingers crossed to deliver the next story of the series 🤗

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  9. jainnehas says:

    It is a diary entry which tempts you to turn the pages over and over. I loved it.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am so glad you liked my attempt

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  10. aktal2012 says:

    Loved reading your blog reminded me of my school days. Those were the days my friend—Would love to read more of your stories

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    1. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. I am really humbled by your encouraging words. Hope I can deliver in my next posts! Stay tuned.

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  11. shail says:

    Such a sweet entry. Even I had a diary when I was in school. It reminds me of my diary days which no longer exist.

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    1. Thank a ton for stopping by! I am so glad I could bring back those memories for you. School days are surely the best and yes even I miss my diary!!

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  12. Ruchi says:

    Adjusting in new school is always difficult that too midterm. Guess juhi won’t have such problems.

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    1. yes, absolutely Ruchi… Ha ha ha… let’s she how things turn out… you never know !!!Thaaank you for stopping by, dear.

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  13. Neha Sharma says:

    Loved the story and the way you have chosen to narrate it as a diary entry is just amazing. You took me back to my childhood days when I changed my school after Xth boards and I started writing a diary about my day at school. Will be catching up the other stories too.

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    1. Thanks Neha for visiting my blog. I am happy to bring back the memories to you that we all cherish. Please stay tuned as all the stories are connected. Thank you for your encouraging words!

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  14. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    Loved the theme dear. during these days of pandemic, it was so refreshing to read this post. it has made me nostalgic and bought back so many beautiful memories of school days. indeed those were the best days of life when we did not have much tension or responsibilities in life. looking forward for next post,

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    1. Thanks a lot Dr. Surbhi for stopping by. Well all the stories are connected and I am trying to deliver my best. I am humbled by your words that I could recreate those memories.

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  15. AnecdoteMomlife says:

    An adorable diary entry by a 9th grader, sharing all her stories with her secret friend. Reminded me of my own diary from school time. 🙂

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    1. Ohhh wow,I am so happy to hear that. I am really humbled by your words. Thank you so much for your time on my blog. See you around for more stories 🤗

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  16. jayanthi6 says:

    Lovely story,Chinmayee…hope the beauty of the series continues….

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    1. Thanks a ton Jayanthi for stopping by. Yes even I am crossing my fingers that the fun part is delivered as per expectation!! So glad to hear from you!!

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  17. Haimanti says:

    Your diary took me back to my school days and I started remembering the boys and girls who joined mid session in the senior years! They must have felt the same way! Nicely written story…

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    1. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and I am really elated that my post could bring back those memories. Stay tuned for more such stories ✨

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  18. Loved Juhi’s entry in her diary. And the description of the class and its students is rich and full of life. And the personality of Shekhar seems to be quite interesting. The scenic beauty of the school is described well. You have got me interested and I will be visiting your blog regularly for further updates on Juhi’s journey in her new school.

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    1. Thanks Jay for visiting my blog. I am so happy that you liked my attempt at recreating the School Memories. Will surely look forward to hearing from you about future episodes that are all connected. Encouraging words coming from you means a lot!

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  19. Doctor mommy says:

    What a nice post. Made me nostalgic about my own school days as i had also changed schools mid-semester. Looking forward to more such diary entries.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by ! It means a lot that the fun filled nostalgia has come to the surface due to my little attempt. Would love to see you around for future posts!

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      1. Doctor mommy says:

        Definitely 😊

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  20. By the way JUHI is my nickname and I seriously felt I was reading my own story. This was such a beautiful read.

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    1. Ohhh…that touched my heart now!! sending you hugs… Do stay tuned for more stories and thanks a lot for stopping by!!

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  21. Lavanya says:

    Shekhar and Dipankar sound like the dynamic duo.

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    1. Ha ha ha…thanks I am sure they are! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  22. A unique kinda post, morning assembly sagas is a cool post too. Themed Alexas are always a pleasure to read

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by. I am glad you liked the theme and the post.

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  23. Wow, that was such a nice and happy read. It took me back to my own school/college days and how we used to have fun. I am sure going to read previous stories to understand the whole plot better

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by! I am so happy I was able to bring back the cherished nostalgia. yes all the stories are connected and reading them all will surely help understand the plot better. Hope to see you around and hearing from you will be great!

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  24. freemindtree says:

    The account you penned did hit some bit of nostalgia back in my head… loved reading every bit of it..

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am so glad that I was able to get those old memories come alive. Your encouraging words mean a lot.

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  25. Archana says:

    More than Dipanker, that serpentine corridors, the serene environment around, and that almost gone school bus made me remember my school days. I think I missed one of the posts of Dear Diary. I have to catch that too, can’t afford to miss this sweet nostalgic school days journey.

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    1. Archana thanks for stopping by. Great to hear from you again. Please catch all the stories as I have given links to the stories in the post as well. Your feedback means a lot.

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  26. Ashvini Naik says:

    This diary entry is so touching. I specifically understand Juhi for I too changed schools & it brought with time a lot of changes in life & my psyche. Very beautifully penned, Chinmayee.

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    1. Thanks a lot Ashvini for visiting my blog. I am really touched by your words. Glad to have been able bring those beautiful memories to you.

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  27. I am amazed to see how beautifully have you expressed the emotions & feels of Juhi. Can’t wait to read the next part.

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    1. Thanks Parul for visiting my blog. I am so happy that you really enjoyed reading it. Please stay tuned for the next few episodes. Would love to hear from you.

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    2. Hi Parul , thanks for stopping by. I am so glad that you liked reading the my article. The next episode is live too! Would love to hearing from you for sure

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  28. pythoroshan says:

    I found this series quite nice and nostalgic. Will go back and check the others in this series too.

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    1. Thanks a lot Roshan! I can not wait to hear from you about other stories in the series. Coming from you, it means a lot really. ✨😇

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  29. A nice write-up reminded me of a time when I changed school to a new one mid-year and experiencing some of the moments and many questions that ran through my mind… Very well written

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    1. Thanks a lot Srikanth for stopping by. Well, I think the purpose of me writing this story is being fulfilled if you could connect with those beautiful past memories ! Your words mean a lot to me.

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  30. Atulmaharaj says:

    I’ve changed close to 11 schools across different states and education boards. Every 2 years or so, I was prepared to see a new building, new people, and make new friends all over again. Only once I joined in the middle of the semester in Goa and was terrified with whatever was happening around. Brought back those memories.

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    1. OMG… 11 schools …. hats off to you for managing it. it must have been a real task . But at the same time you have gained such vibrant memories and that too experienced cross culture vibes. lucky you!

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      1. Atulmaharaj says:

        Yes! You serve me Sambhar or Dalma, I’ll love both! 😋

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      2. I will serve you Dalma, Rasagola , Chenna jhilli, Khajja, Macha Besara and yes Sambhar too, apart from other odia delicacies 🙂 Swagat he!!

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      3. Atulmaharaj says:

        Aare mast! Anything vegetarian I’m in. Chenna Podo also 😋 Let’s hope we meet soon! Warna bas comment comment khelte reh jaayenge. 🙊

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      4. Fingers crossed 🙂

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