I will buy Kharagpur souvenirs with my first stipend

Name: – Vishal Gupta

College: — IIT Kharagpur

Interning at: – Hubtown Limited

How will I spend my 1st internship stipend?

With over 2 weeks left for my internship, the stipend still seems distant. That too a miserly sum of 5,000 rupees for 2 months (not to mention the free accommodation and food I enjoyed). But for my 18 year (plus 36 months) old needs, the sum seems lofty enough. Since my first year in college I’d seen seniors and batch-mates alike buying all sorts of Kharagpur souvenirs  like bags, t-shirts, sweats, and in some cases even gifts for their girlfriends. It was in that moment that I decided what I was going do with my internship stipend. I was not going to use my parents’ money for these souvenirs; I was going to buy them with my own. Now with one year left at college and the feeling that I have earned, I know I’ve a lot of t-shirts and bags to buy. Plus a nice sweatshirt by the fest team.

But that would mean I’ll be saving a good amount from my stipend. So what am I to do with it? A part of me asks me to invest it. For the first time I’d have money in my hands and I can nurture it to grow. But I know there are responsibilities as a senior now! Treats for juniors and (dry) parties with friends. I think that would be (more than) enough to drain away my stipend. So that’s going to be the story of my stipend.

Anyway, I need to get back to work now. If someone sees me dreaming about my stipend here, then farewell to my dreams of shirts and treats!

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