Ranjan suddenly announced last night that instead of his usual Saturday night trysts, he was off to a different locale to attend a reunion with some colleagues from a company that no longer exists but where all of them worked together fifteen years ago!

One of my old colleagues from my Bengaluru days is coming to Mumbai in April and has been trying to organise a reunion of old colleagues currently resident in Mumbai and Pune while he visits.

My daughter in law went for a girls night out with her colleagues from a company where she worked ten years ago.

I have been attending many reunions with my classmates when one or more of come to Pune and those here organise a lunch or dinner and invite the locals. Besides that, when I was in Delhi, one of my classmates there organised a lunch with Delhi classmates to meet up with me. We also regularly meet once a year at some resort or the other to which I have not gone except for one last year which was close by at Lonavala.

The point is that everyone seems to be attending reunions of all sorts all over the place thanks to the very important tool the internet being available now. Long lost friends are catching up with each other, and family and other associations are getting revived through such reunions.  I for one am glad to have been able to reestablish contacts with some old classmates and colleagues through such reunions.  How about you?

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20 Responses to Reunions.

  1. I’m so happy for you. Yay, internet!
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  2. Grannymar says:

    My school days were very unhappy, so I have never attended a reunion. I do keep in contact with one school friend, by phone or in person when I am in Dublin. Ex work colleagues have faded in the mists of time. I now have a wide circle of internet friends and the majority of them I have met in real life, some several times and a few have actually stayed in my home. If I have a problem and mention it on my blog or facebook, I immediately have genuine offers of advice or help to sort things out. Last weekend I had the opportunity for a siblings reunion plus wives, the only one missing was my brother in Australia. We are fortunate that the sibling chain is still unbroken and at our age it is important to get together when we can and not just at funerals!
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    • Family reunions too have increased in frequency and more importantly, with modern gadgets and inexpensive links for video calls, distances have shrunk and bonds are getting stronger.

  3. Mitali says:

    i avoided my tenth standard class of ’89 22 yr reunion which was held a year or two ago. If anyone comes up with a college or university reunion, I’d probably avoid that as well 😛

  4. nick says:

    Like Grannymar, I had a miserable time at school and was bullied constantly, so I had no desire whatever to meet up with my old schoolmates after I left. The school invited me to a reunion once and I wrote back telling them exactly how horrible my time at the school was.
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    • I approached my school’s Principal to see if he would assist me in arranging for a half a century reunion with my classmates and his response was so lukewarm that I gave up halfway through. But, unlike you, I have good memories of my school days and would have really liked a reunion.

  5. KRD Pravin says:

    with advent of interent new relationships are build. Past life relations are renewed, some find lost uncles/nephews through the net. Its not about reunion new unions are also happening – everything… 😀

  6. Rajam says:

    Hi Ramana
    Here in Chennai friends from our school days meet once a month and at times
    more if someone from our batch is visiting Chennai. We chat , talk about
    old times, laugh have fun and get home. I have other groups too like this.
    What about our Peters Road gang? That was fun too.

    • The Peters Road reunion was one of the best that I have ever been to. It was so nice that all such grown up oldies reminiscing about their pre teen and teen years and the food was simply out of the world.

  7. Anna says:

    The same with me. I started to contact my school mates when I found out about my old school portal. I am even tempted to call a mini reunion the next time I am in Poland. Maybe it is also a function of age and the young years nostalgia.

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