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Thursday , January 10 , 2013
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It was back to school for the classes of 1960 to 1989 of Loreto house

Gangs of girls hooting, whistling, clapping and fooling around even as the teachers asked them to keep quiet, with many of them giggling and whispering every time the teachers looked elsewhere. A usual classroom scene, but these were students back in school years after they had passed out.

The occasion was the Loreto House Reunion, which saw students from batches 1960 to 1989 get together at the school on Saturday. Coming from various corners of the world, the old girls could not help but compliment each other on how well each of them had turned out in life.

Nostalgia notes: Time seemed to have rolled back a couple of decades at Loreto House as the girls stood alongside their teachers and joined in singing Those Were The Days, My Friend (top). It was soon time to catch up over phuchkas and jhalmuri (above).

Soon it was question-answer time and old students got quizzed on things that only a Loreto girl would know about the school’s history. PR consultant Rita Bhimani, a guest at the programme, talked about the word of the evening — “nostalgia” — and what it actually means.

Staying on nostalgia, the party came to a close with the song Those Were The Days, My Friend, an all-time favourite, sung by one and all. Some of the girls could not resist the temptation of dancing to its tune as they sang their hearts out reliving their girlhood days once more. Happily posing for pictures with their teachers and gorging on phuchkas and jhalmuri on the school ground made them even more, well, nostalgic!

Text: Swati Tewari

Pictures: Arnab Mondal and Sanjoy Chattopadhyaya