Saturday, January 26, 2008


King Ashoka once said: "Give me time and I will conquer the world."
I say: "Give me time and I will conquer myself."

PS: I am not sure about Ashoka's statement.
But history did give him The Battle of Kalinga.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Open up

Samay ke baad aur bade logon ke pehle kisi ko bolne ka mauka nahi milta.

Well the first part is simple. I had the student discount coupon to Domino's and forgot to mention it while placing the order. Thus had to forgo the offer.
Now about the second and also a bit about the first. Had a busy Sunday today. First the GRE class, then a meeting with the meditation group followed by a lunch together. Then the "History in the making" UK-India Entreprenuers Summit. It turned out to be an exhilarating event. But in order to not spoil the image of IIT, as had happened 3 years back when a senior posed a stupid question to the then Chinese Premier, I was sceptical about myself right from the start. Why do I think so much? So I ended up not raising the most pertinent issue and letting it all go unspoken.

May be it was because of the one mistake I made early in my life that is holding me back most of the times to speak out my mind. But then to dissect further, I have been an introvert throughout my life. I distinctly remember not claiming a prize though I was way ahead of the winner back in pre high school. May be its because I tend to be perfect within, before expressing it out to the concerned. In the process not letting the concerned know the whole picture and leaving the subject decieved with the outcome of my stupid conclusions. May be its because of this whole scientfic assumptions and methodical training that I recieved early in my life. I am not blaming it all to it. Coz it has helped me in some of the crucial events. But still there is room for improvement.

Its hard time, I start applying the first sentence of this blog which is a fact of life. May be thats what all our pursuits are directed towards. Haves are different from Have Nots because they have got this point strong in their head. We always look for that extra time that extra space to use and if you waste all that time in thinking to perfection, Man you are not gonna make it. Open up.

Lately, I have started observing things that were so obvious to others. Don't know if it was because I had no time before or I was heading in the wrong direction. But its good to be learning the fulfilling lessons of life. And as I have said over and over again: Let there be illumination. Let there be light.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mai aisa kyun hu?

Mai itna bada alsi hu ki chahta hu, bina aram kare hi aram ho jaye.
Mujhe sudharna hoga.

Monday, January 14, 2008

My Daddy Strongest

You are the wind that nourishes the saplings,
You are the light that provides the warmth,
You are the rain drops that soothes the skin,
You are my Dad and
My Daddy Strongest.

- Happy Birthday Pappa.

Friday, January 11, 2008

So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

No, this post is not a review of the 4th book of THHGTTG series. But one thing a casual reader of this blog would have guessed from my recent posts and the aura around this blog, is that I am a big fan of THHGTTG. Well, that I am.

But this one is even closer to my heart. Here in lies the answer to my life, universe and everything around me. The incidents that have shaped me are the ones I value the most. Its not by choice that I invited them. But I do take the responsibilities of the acts I performed, which I believe were the apt thing for me at that point of time. Obviously, thus I may have been weird, incomprehensible or repulsive at times. But with all your support and goodwill today I am in a position to understand life from a different perspective which would have simply been impossible if none of you were in my life.

Now that I stand on yet another crossraod, a crossroad I have been eying for long, all I feel is hope and zeal instilled by you. Let me have the strength to spread this vibe among the people around me.

Let there be light.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

A New Me

I can't believe I am writing this. There had always been a fear in me to express out myself. Not that I never tried it or faced a failure attempting to express myself. But more than that it was due to a belief that one is responsible for his own actions and thus involving someone else in the process would unnecessarily violate the eternal law of universe. Yes, I actually believed in such things and thus created an air of loneliness around me. Trying not to complicate things I ended making things difficult for those who cared for me.

Its not that I have become an extrovert overnite but that I have realised the importance of expressions which are so inherently a fundamental to our existence as a social being. Hope I live up to the expectations of all the people who have stood by me through the rough times. I have always cared for you. But its just that I never told you. And thats what you will see in the new me.

Saturday, January 05, 2008


I passionately hope to be dispassionately passionate about all things in my life. (hope that such a day would materialise someday)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Freedom At Last

I don't think that my life will ever be same again for i have tasted the 'exclusive' and the 'ever elusive' (atleast for me) freedom a two wheeler offers to guys of my age.
This freedom as it goes for any other human endeavour was not a windfall to me. It took me tonnes of pleadings and persuasions before the successful transfer of my TVS Scooty from Tarapur (a small town 100 km from Mumbai and the first nuclear power station of India) to Delhi could materialise.
The story goes like this...

In case you are hoping to know the explicit pleading procedure that I had to go through, I would like to state it at the outset that I have no intentions of disclosing it. Thus for the sake of letting you figure out your own reasons to have a two wheeler, I would instead mention here the aftermaths of the whole process. I believe that this process has been a exciting happening in my life.

Well, so it started with me packing my bags, atleast the thought of it, (as all my packings actually start 45 min prior to the departure time of the train, including in it the 25 min it takes me to reach station. Gosh, I need to change this habit!) a day before I was about to leave and my friends back home started suggesting all steps I should have taken a month in advance. And after braving them all, I embarked on the journey to delhi.

After reaching Delhi and getting my bike out of the station (which is yet another story of the Great Indian Efficiency at work and thus I won't describe it here) I was confronted first of all by all the masked (helmet) men for which I was not equipped. Thus began my race for getting into IIT premises before the patrolling team could get me, which I won ultimately. And this was a experience a God (law) fearing soul like me would cherish forever.

Warning: I know that this is worst anyone could get at describing things and my sympathies are totally with you for having to go through this (:P) Hope I improve sometime.


Aksar aisa kyun hota hai
sochte hai joh, sochna unhe hi padta hai
mana ki sochna unhe bhata hai
par kya koi sochkar hi unhe yeh baat sujhata hai.