Between handling cadavers with bare hands, pestering female batch mates as an unknown caller, only to be caught red-handed and to be delivered tongue-lashings by seniors, and a hostel littered with human bones, Gaam, a first-year medical student who has never ventured out of northeastern India before, develops a crush for a north Indian girl; only to be thwarted in his efforts by his flirty room-mate.
He meets the first love of his life – Sonam, an insecure, unpredictable Darjeeling girl – only to add to his confusion, leading to a break up, with no explanation from Sonam.
Gaam's life is forever bombarded with confusing advice from a busy senior and a roommate on how to handle girls.
Will Sonam ever disclose the reason for the break up?
Will Gaam ever learn how to handle women?
Irreverent and humorous, Once Upon a Time in College is replete with Gaam and his friends’ stupid, unforeseen misadventures.
Gumlat Maio was born in Arunachal Pradesh. His series of stories and cartoons about his experiences as a student in North Bengal Medical College has been regularly uploaded on Facebook, garnering over two lakh views so far. He is also the brain behind the satirical cartoon strip Arunachal Mirror, which pokes fun at problems faced by the common man in the sensitive border state. He works as a doctor in Bordumsa, Arunachal Pradesh.