Words from a BITSian describing
the meet. The BITSian being Vish Sharma.
“The Wellington chapter of
BITSAA (NZ) had its first meeting on the 20th of Sept 2008, in Lower
Hutt. Hosted by prominent Wellington BITSian Naresh Puri and his
wife Suman at their home, the evening had all the pre-requisites for
a delightful BITSian social get-together: good food and wine,
vigorously contested viewpoints on every conceivable topic under the
sun, and of course, the inevitable nostalgic meanderings down memory
In all there were 10 BITSians,
including that rare phenomenon – a BITSian couple –ranging from
graduates from traditional Engineering branches, Information
Technology, and Pharmacy – making this a truly multi-disciplinary
group. Additionally, the fact that the alumni present were from the
1960s through to the late1990 batches, made the
sharing of BITS stories all the more interesting, spanning as it did
anecdotes from forty or so years of life at the Institute.
There were many in that
get-together who were meeting each other for the first time – but
the spontaneity of the conversations clearly belied this fact. It
seems to me that the common BITSian heritage is in itself enough
invigorate a social event – a endorsement of the positive feelings
we have for the time we spent in Pilani.