Face of Zephyr


Zephyr literally means a soft gentle breeze. When I looked up the name for the first time, I was confused. Can the inter-hostel festival of any college be called Zephyr?

When hostels turn into battleground, the auditorium echoes with curses and flashlights. When the college gets divided into 14 different communities it’s not a festival, it’s a war! I remember in my first Zephyr we were given space in the auditorium balcony along with two other hostels AH7 and AH8. I could tell you from the look on the faces of people of our hostel as well as the above-mentioned hostels on the third and the last day of the fest. We were not BITSians then, we were the CH3ites, AH7ites and AH8ites by then. Funnily enough, one of our guys did take down guys from AH7.

By the way this wasn’t my topic. Actually one of my friends took part in an event called Face of Zephyr. So, I was requested to write an article describing her (What an honor :’) )

Her name denotes love and though many a times I have made fun of that, she never seems to mind. I met Nazish in my first year, and since then she has proved to one of my best friends time and again. She never seems to mind anything and I can tell you that I have talked to her on some explicit topics. 😉 I have met a lot of people in my 21 years of battle on mother earth, and I can tell you, she is one of the most fun loving & happy go lucky girl I have ever met. She believes in a new day and she has faith in her life. Things go wrong, she might get depressed, but I have rarely seen that 32-teeth open ‘D’ smile vanish from her face. Friends are her life. And, now that I am writing this I hope she considers me good enough as a writer and good enough to know her as a person (another honour).

Besides being pretty (yeah I know I exaggerated ;)), she is a beautiful person at heart. She is a big drama queen, literally. Drama runs in her blood and kicks out every now and then in the form of weird actions. She can play an old maid with a trembling voice, she can play an old woman, she can play a betaal with an extremely shrieking voice and how can I forget your sensual kiss scene 😉 And as she flaunts always, she is a core member in the drama club. They ask her to read scripts and finalize it. Bade log!

She is an excellent speaker. You can see her voice modulation change as she goes from talking to you in the next seat to speaking on the stage. (Courtsey LPBP session (Lets Promote BITS Pilani) & PS1 seminars.) She is a confident speaker to be precise and even if she is wrong, she can convince you that she is right, such is the confidence in her.

She knows how to enjoy life. She does what she loves to do, and doesn’t what she doesn’t. End of story! No grumbling, she doesn’t like it, she won’t do it. I remember her joining Depp (Department of Publicity and Public Relations), Drama Club, Aerodynamics Club, Nirmaan, Fash club & EPAC (Environment Protection and Awareness Club). While she was in nirmaan for few weeks, she continued with DEPP just to get the department t-shirt. Fash & Drama are her greatest obsessions. She sometimes forces me to go to a beach and clean or write poems at 2’o clock in the morning!

Well, that all apart, the most beautiful characteristic in her is that she trusts goodwill in people. She has borne me from more than two years, though I don’t have much of good in my soul. She is a friend to preserve for life.

Cheers Naz 😀

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