From a boy to a man. Aasim graduates from UWC Mahindra College

Two years back, in August 2014, we sent our boy, Aasim to a UWC. Two days back, on May 21, 2016, he completed his IB and graduated from MUWCI (United World College, Mahindra College, India).

Aasim at MUWCI August, 2014
Aasim at MUWCI: August 2014

While we saw him changing during his time at MUWCI, and we had expected that he would, it was a pleasure watching him interact with his peers and teachers as a grown up. We sent a boy to this school, and he returned to us as an educated man.  A man who aspires to make a difference to the world we live in,  a man who perhaps may.

Aasim graduates from MUWCI
Aasim graduates from MUWCI

As parents, we will always dote on him, and fuss about him because he will always be our little kid. But the world he is going to step into, he won’t be a kid, and as an adult, we feel reasonably sure that he is ready to face the challenges that life would throw at him.

The graduation ceremony was a beautifully and thoughtfully organised. The performances by the students moved us as did the speeches given at the occasion. Aasim was the first in line to get his certificate. Here’s a short video that I took.

Here’s Aasim with his friends Pulkit, and Saket. It seems only Pulkit (kind of) knows where the camera is 😀

Saket, Aasim and Pulkit
Saket, Aasim, and Pulkit


I couldn’t have asked for more!

It’s been 22 years to our marriage. Over the years, we have had many adventures together. My wish today is for us to keep having fun all our lives after all,  YLOO – You live only once.  No, not YOLO. Right, Aasim? 😛

Thanks for the lovely gift of the Surly Long Haul Truker, I love the bike <3