Three months of stay with parents was really invigorating. Tormenting works in scorching sun and sopping rain did not drain out the charm of living together with parents. It was time of buzzing works in farms. Farmers busy working in their respective farm lands. My parents too owned few paddy fields. It was chance that I could help them at need time indeed.
Early at 4:00 AM, parents get up and prepare for the day. By six, I accompany father in the field. It is not easy as we think to work in the field. It needs lot of skills and techniques without which energy ooze out in vain.
Before my return, more than half of the farm works have been done. Suffice it to say, I am overwhelmed that semester break paid me best price.
As we did return reservation on 2nd August, 9:00 AM, 2013, I came to Thimphu one week before to withdraw stipend and tuition fee from the RCSC. I arrived at Phuntsholing on 1st August. Other friends they came two days ahead. On 2nd August, we hired Taxi from Phuntsholing to New Allipur Duar, West Bengal, India. It was distressing news; train would be delayed by twelve hours owing to Assam Strike. We waited for eleven hours and could board at 8:30 PM. On 3rd August, we arrived in New Delhi at 10:30 PM and journeyed by bus instantly at night. Time read 8:00 AM, 4th August when we arrived at Punjab.
The journey wasn’t good. One of friends, Durga lost wallet at Kashmiri bus station. Someone pick-pocketed from backside of his jean pant. All important documents were inside it. “Any part of India is not safe. Be careful” I recalled the statement stated by Lobzang Dorji, Principal, during farewell gathering.
Bhutanese, hot chili lovers could not cope up with spicy Indian dish, thus decided to stay out. It was tensed moment for Rinzin and me, as we own no room to check in. Four madams have been so generous to host us meal and lodge for three nights. From 7th August, 2013, regular classes commenced. Third Semester; is going to be taxing, we presumed looking at the time table. Till then, we remained optimistic; nothing is impossible and easy at the same time.