No one can know what goes inside a girls' hostel except those who are living in it. When you ask guys, you will receive all kinds of assumptions ranging from pillow fights to cat fights. We can't say these assumptions are entirely incorrect, but there is so much more to the life in a girls' hostel than just fights and gossip. There's a completely different world inside a girls' hostel and here we give you sneak peek into what goes on in there.
Becoming best friends with the laptop
Binge watching on Netflix using hostel wifi is THE thing in the hostel. Girls spend hours and hours watching stuff on the internet. This includes everything from romantic comedies to action thrillers and random things on Youtube. Many nights are spent watching great movies back to back and repenting it the next day.
Stalking cute men together
It is very important to know everything about that guy who visited your college for a competition and that is how the online stalking starts. The entire group of girls sits together to assess whether the guy is even worth it. And what happens next? Most of the times, nothing. Online stalking usually leads to nowhere
Doing yoga/exercise together
Let us make corrections by saying 'planning to do' yoga/exercise together. Most of these plans do not materialize because nights are spent watching sitcoms and gossiping, making waking up before classes a real tough task. Out of the 20 girls who make the plan, only 2-3 stick through it and make others feel bad but to no effect.
Making maggi all the time, every time
The menu offered by the mess is monotonous to say the least and there are only so many days you can spend eating the same thing. Maggi comes as a saviour in those situations. It is also the go-to food during midnight gossip sessions when you need something to eat. We are not surprised by hostellers' dependency on maggi because it is easy to cook and delicious to eat.
Sharing clothes and makeup
With so many girlfriends living together, you have the best of everything from makeup to clothes and shoes. Buying everything can be a little difficult considering financial constraints and that is why sharing becomes so important. Many roommates buy things after consultation with each other so that they do not end up buying two items of something which can easily be shared.
Sneaking in prohibited substances (and people)
All of us hostellers have sneaked in prohibited substances and people (read: boyfriends and day scholars) just for the thrill associated with it. Harmless breaking of rules is common in hostels and happens all the time. Until of course someone gets caught, leading to a blanket ban on all such activities, which makes the culprit a much hated figure in the hostel.
Coming back from home to hungry, desperate friends
In case you have to go to home in between the semester, you will return to people eagerly waiting for the home cooked food and snacks they have all been missing so much in the hostel. You will be more than happy to share most of the eatables, except the ones which are your absolute favourites. After all, no heart is big enough to share food so dear to it. You will look for the food item sneakily in your own cupboard and eat it in silence of the night so that no one gets to know and no one gets hurt.
Planning surprise birthday for roommate
Surprising someone who is almost literally always together is as difficult as it sounds. A lot of planning goes into accomplishing the goal of surprising the roommate. You have to make a secret whatsapp group where you discuss everything, from planning party to gifts. The celebration usually happens in someone else's room because how else are you supposed to keep things undisclosed?
Self-pampering to glory
One of the most important things living in a hostel, particularly girls' hostel teaches is to take care of oneself. There are countless self pampering sessions which may also include practicing makeup tricks and tips learnt through tutorials. These sessions usually lead to a prolonged bonding time during which discussions happen on a wide range of topics.
These are still only fraction of activities which happen in a girls' hostel. You will find a girl of every personality type in the hostel, trying to gel with someone with completely conflicting ideas and opinions to make beautiful memories which last a lifetime.