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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dear Royals !

Hi Royals,
Wassup guys ? Another year is drawing to a close and a new year awaits to bloom. I would like to wish each and everyone in the group and their families a very happy and prosperous new year. I pray that all your wishes get answered this year and in the years to come. I hope God gives you the strength to endure and the determination to persist for what ever you want to achieve. Would like to take this opportunity to recount the happy moments that I remember with each and everyone of you. 

1] Abhinav: The one thing I always remember is your room which was the place for all meetings, placing cakes and what not. It almost always had something to eat and also had humongous Dove and Head and Shoulders Hand wash and shampoo courtesy your cleanliness nazi room partner. The Bhubaneshwar trip was very awesome in the Year end of 2010 if I am not wrong. You always ask me teri GF ke saath hua kya yaar tab tak to sab sahi tha. You used to field badly very purposefully to irritate me and then Sudhakar Sir had to reprimand you for that, but you never did that in important matches like the one against Research Scholars or the other Hall guys (i m forgetting the name). You were ready for any plan any time one guy anyone could count on. Your seriousness in the imp matches was commendable and enjoyable.  
2] Swapnil: What to say dude, firstly Jai Maharashtra ! I remember the time when you stayed in SDS 433 with me. The cat that we used to bring to our room. Listening to songs 'Ashai Mugham' 'Nakka Mukka'. Going to temple, dosas at the stall,  jogging (barely half a dozen times). Making the ppts, you used to be a real health inspector not leaving even small details. I always admired your neat and clean and systematic room, wished I could have stayed that way. You used to cancel my numerous alarms :D. Our long walks around the campus talking hi fi stuff like relationships :P hahaha. Tarbhooj wala birthday cake. Affefaeee !
3]Ashish: Your confidence in chemistry was truly remarkable. Hum to maggi hi khayenge :D. Your express speed in cycling. Your printer in your room. Your collection of books kept in your room. Playing cricket .
4] Tanesh: Hare Krushna prabhu! First meeting in your room, and the loads and loads of eatables you guys had with you. Never felt I was away from Mumbai. The divine and positive energy in your room with the arti and diya and agarbati actually inspired me to install a small mandir in my room (Aniruddha's mandir also inspired me). We used to go to Mumbai to our home together with Abdul. We occasionally used to meet at breakfast, You and Tvarith full dressed and ready to go and me just brushed my teeth. You went with Sudhakar Sir to scout for a cricket bat if I am not wrong.Our heated discussions over religion :D. 
5]Tvarith: All of above where u were involved plus ->Alumina particle got finally dispersed I heard the other day ? Purging the mixer. Hall wala polo maine Hole me khaya. Pure veg khana, pure veg pani. Abe sale tu kitna khata tha be kamine, kisi aur ke liye to sabji bachaya kar. Your sound, how much you used to shout. You got beemar and me took you to hospital with aniruddha, we called an ambulance and you acted as if you needed absolutely nothing :P. Will remember the birthday bumps you gave me, your kick was ruthless really. 
6] Nayantika: The way you bunked classes reminded me of Btech days and that even in IIT we have uber cool people like you. You wanted a ppt from me, I asked you 50 rupees and u sent me a 50 rupees image.
7] Prabhu: Dae dae dae. You were the dude of the group. Your energy and enthusiasm for things you are interested is simply unprecedented and inspirational. You arranged for the cakes for all the birthdays. One day you told Arju about me at the canteen. 'dae evunku tamil suttama vallai da' I still remember that :P. The way you were terrified when we came to your room during holi and then once we were done with you, the first thing you said was. 'dae Parthajit is there in the next room lets catch him !'. You played cricket with us in our first match. Your awesome expressions during the class. 
8]Arju: I think I have said this before still its worth mentioning, you were the most laid back guy when it came to preparing for exams admired that man! We once got into a cycling race which you won and my poor cycle broke and the chain came off. Came many time to your room during initial days just to while away time. Bhubaneshwar trip And yes how can I forget "Hey". Mid night egg maggi with you and Damu at that joint by the vollyball court. 
9] Damodar:  You once smeared cake over me and I had shouted on you  don't remember whose b'day twas at tikka. Bhubaneshwar trip, midnigh egg maggi. Discussions at your room during exams and other wise. Your shouting at the dance floor. mama, completely fully entirely. Because of you I have started calling most good telugu friends of mine as mama and they do the same to me. Amma chudali naanunu nennu chudali.
10] Nagabhushan: I gave you a blanket on your birthday party but still I am nat coming. anyone remembers this? You used to do all sorts of warmups during the pre match stuff and then in the match you used to say I am tired. Siggu leda neku mama aise chepneko? I am sleeping. You cycle was one which me and Swapnil used to exchange time and again. 
11] Narendra: Bhai tune to jeena haram kar diya tha mera, tere liye to mai english me likh bhi nai sakta. Shuru me tune aur Goutam ne milke to li thi meri Pink T shirt ki , utha to saala btech me ragging bhi nai hui thi meri harami. I was silently happy jab tera aur Gauti ka cold war chalu hua ki saala meri jaan to chuti, tere waje se sale maine vo t shirt pehen na band kar diya. Tu aur Abhinav milke jo politics karte the salaa Btech ke bihario ko barobar takkar dete the :D. Tere waje se hi to project me maja aaya itna. Uthke tereko call karta tha mai ki kahi tu to nai pahunch gaya lab tab saala tera awaj sunke jo dil ko sukoon milta tha sachme 2 ghanta aur so jata tha mai. Tera kisi bhi party me na shamil hoke ladiko type bhaav khana sale chachi. Teri cycle sabse fast thi yaar sachme. jeans ke neeche vo woodland ka boot sachme lagta tha nala saaf karne nikla hai. hahahha. Bhai dekh mai kita liberate ho gaya hu, Mtech me to itna tera majak galti se bhi nai udata tha mai. hehehahaha. Yaad hai jo tune aur Goutam ne gali suni thi Akbar se? 
12] Joyjit kundu: Saleeeee. You are the darling of the group. Free entertainment, you open your mouth and there is entertainment. Always remember how we used to run behind you to smear cake and to give birthday bumps to you for everyone's birthday. We took a party from you once that was a great achievement for us. There are some 250 GB more things that I can write about you but this mail will be too less for that.  
13] ParthaJit Pal: Your Tamil skills are amazing, they always put me to shame every time I hear you. Your dancing skills , singing talent and your hands with the harmonica are something that prove you to be a true Bengali.You used to come up with the grooviest moves on the dance floor which were challenged by probably only Bunker Sir :D. The SEM image where you proved that there was interface adhesion was simply awesome, I would have published it in Nature if only i was the Editor in chief for the journal.
14]Short Temper: Goutam yaar tere bare me kya bolu mai. Narendra ke saath teri silent ragging seriously humesha yaad rahegi mujhe. Teri Kundu ke saath ki chemistry jo workshop ke class me explosion me tabdeel hui thi :D. Apne corridor cricket me teri defence se to Dravid bhi sharma jata. tera to bat pakadne ka andaj hi ultimate tha bhai.Aur apna high voltage agruments ko kaun bhool sakta hai. It really helpd having you and Akbar in the same team, i didnt have to face you in the arguments. Fried rice khane aur akram ke yaha maggi khane jate the. Prafullo da ke yaha chai cigarete khane. and then finally wednesday ko wikipedia me wicket girana. 
15] Abdul Rahim ckd: Tu first sem me mere saath padai discuss karne aata tha yaad hai. Meri notes aur books apni cheel jaise nighao se scan kar jata tha. Teri sirf veg ya sirf non veg khane se kaam nai chalta tha canteen me, plate saaf karke dusre staal me pakka jata tha. Exam se pehle sabse jayda fate haal teri rehti thi. Apan first sem baad saath me ghar gaye the. teri batting bohot critical thi sare imp match me. When you got out against research scholars wala match I really got very angry and upset that you had to get out without scoring in the most Imp match. Corridor cricket me tu lungi pehen ke khelta tha sale aur defend karta tha lungi se. Aur bowling me kitna fast karata tha cheater sale. DB Sir se milne jate waqt kitni fate rehti thi teri yaar.
16] Bunker Sir: Like i said before your style of dancing would any day give Govinda a run for his money. Your walking style waah sir mashalla tha and your jokes and laughter was one of its own. always admired your bindass attitude. Very happy that finally you dont need to surgically implant the earphones into your ears anymore now that you are married. and as a consequence battery researchers have lost a lot of funding amount now that there is no more pressure to make high performance batteries. Konsa phone tha sir? us phone ko Defence ministry ne battle field recommendation de dena chaiye. (Defence guys now plz dont give the scornful look, i know it was a bad joke to make in front of you ppl)  
17] Kang Sir: Once I sat with you on your bike and was shit scared that i will fall apke baithne ke baad mere liye kaha jaga bachti sir. Your expressions during SB sirs lecture was awesome. The spontaneous party that was arranged at your home one evening was awesome, me swapnil and aniruddha were the ones to start the idea sitting at tikka. exam hall me aapka face dekh ke Btech wale din yaad aa jate the mujhe jab mai bhi itna clue less hota tha ki ye sab bhi sylabus me tha? ye kab padaya yaar. Holi ke din aapke jo atack kiya tha humesha yaad rahega.  
18] Sudhakar Sir: I could write one mail for the entire class and then one full just for you. Same with Sridhar Sir too. Actually I have said much of all that comes to my mind now many times before so ill just write points. I got to ride a bike many times because of you and also MVS Sir. Your contribution towards our cricketing hopes in MTech can in my eyes only be compared to Sir Ramakant Achrekar's contribution to Sir Sachin in his career. Your contribution in getting all of us together for all events and celebrations is like a compatibilizers in an immiscible polymer blend (i know this joke is repeated :P ). How did you ever manage studies, cricket, family, and everything so well? let us know on the secret please. Yaar if he happens to see this side then just nudge me and wake me up yaar. we missed you in the match against research scholars and dedicate the win to you (der aye durust aye). You know Sir Playing cricket with you and all your friends from the Navy was so good. but only till 2 matches at most. beacuse after that when sitting in the shade in the afternoon sun  after becoming flat tired me and abhinav used to steak looks that prayed ' God please no more matches' and then one of you Navy Sirs would quip ' ek aur match ho jaye' and you used to say 'haan yaar ek 6 over ka kar sakte hai'. Our hearts used to sink like hostel kya stretcher me jayenge? But in the end its was awesome. 
19] Kalmekar Sir: You were there with me when I needed the most support from someone. Your professionalism is very commendable sir. You should replace some of the faculties in Mat Sci dept one day and then things will be great for the students there. Apki aur goutam ki lab me jo hara gel jalate the humesha yaad rahega. It felt like we all were doing projects while you were doing some sorcery harry potter style. Your wedding aniversary party was awesome, ill always remember how you had maild a map of your address that was pretty self explanatory but still we called you to ask directions kya kare aadat se majboor the.Rememver the Gift we gave you? Agar kisi aur ne aapko utha innovative gift diya ho to batana sir Ram sir ke sir me baal uga denge. :D. You had come with us to buy fire crackers during diwali. 
20] M V Sridhar Sir: I learnt that partying was actually a delicate art, when all the small things came together for every one it made a blast! Most gracious host ever. Miss you a lot sir and putting the lessons to good use here at bangalore ( the party lessons not the exercises that accompanied them ). The trip to BBK Sir's home was memorable thanks CHV Sir for lending your bike. I got to ride your bike multiple times and thank you for that. And now that, i think, may be, you may not be able to reprimand me; i once touched 90 kmph in our campus. of course the conditions were safe. seriously ye likhne ke liye i argued with myslef for 5 minutes fearing the push ups. Rides to Sher e punjab at mid nights were just wow and then Narendra's awesome rendition of the Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow song. Thanks to you and i now have a enviable DJ song collection. Your DJ ing talent at display during the freshers party was awesome ! First holi yaad hai ? thanda pani and a dozen monkeys over you ? hahhaha and you thought you will give us the slip eh ? Once you also joined us in the cricket match and after seeing me getting tired after bowling one over you gave a look that said what a worthless piece of rut, isko fauj me bharti karao to sari charbi nikal jayegi. Inspired with that look maine 2 aur balls full vigour se dala :D. Your dance steps were awe inspiring Sir. Just as i was about to end i was remined of another thing. remember the prank call when you impersonated BBKSir and asked me to come to lab immediately. I was shell shocked to hear because the voice sounded so serious as if i had broken the SEM or sumthing and I came half running to the lab just to find u and Narendra and you were even not ending it then. It was Narendra who passed a wink and let me know it was a prank. I still dont know if you had mimicked BBK Sir or had actually got Sir to call me uo because seriouly you could do both. Please lemme know the truth for above.  
21] all the girls: Take care. sorry for anything i might have ended up as a villain in.  

Hey guys ! wish you all a Happy New year .. Made most of my office time at new years ever recounting all the sweet memories with each and ever one of you. sitting in office till 1130 pm on 31 December sucks big time. 
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A stroll by the shore . . .

By the shores of the Digha beach on the stone pavements as I sit and stare into the sinking sun, the melody of the gushing waves beating the shores in the backdrop of an unusual but peaceful silence fill my heart with contentment for apparently no reason. I feel unusually happy. Good, because I haven’t felt this way in a long while, exuberance starts to fill me out of nowhere. However, unusual, because I simply do not know why I feel so.
My mind starts to dive into an overdrive trying to find an explanation for the genesis of my mind’s apparent pleasurable state of affairs.  Questions, questions are the key to unravel things that you seek answers to. I had known this since sometime now as I had a habit of trying to find answers to things. I start to ask myself then; questions that I think may offer me my answers. I began with ‘When’; when was the last time I felt like this, happy and content without a reason?  I do not know this, simply because I haven’t felt this way in a long while since childhood probably.
Ok, I’ll move on to ‘Why’ I thought; why was I feeling so? Well, if I had an answer to this I would have probably found a way to be perpetually happy. Why me? Anybody who could know how he or she could be happy would be the most content people in the world. For all we know there maybe people who know this and are leading a content life.
I ponder further and trying to get the best out of me I start walking, dragging my feet in the cooling sands. As walked, I started to wonder what people said about happiness. Started to think when people generally fell happy. This one question, thankfully, I could come up with some answers unlike the ‘When’ and ‘Why’ of before. People generally feel happy when they meet someone the first answer that came to my mind as I had just met my girl a week back and the memory was the first to strike me. They also feel happy when they get something probably a gift, an appreciation, salary or bony may be. They also are happy when they accomplish something significant.
So far so good, so how often then people feel happy? Well, going by the above we don’t feel happy for a long duration as material things they are the common reasons for our happiness the sources for which have but a finite time of existence. You meet someone, how long do you feel happy? Till the company remains, or more practically till such time that the company of that person does not grow old on you. Either the company itself or the memory of the momentary meeting fades away and it is no longer strong enough to stimulate you anymore. Much the same way, when you get something, say a gift, your happiness is bound to a finite time duration after which you get accustomed to it and in a way the worthiness of the thing fades away. I thought, that would mean people are at the mercy of a set time limit during which they could feel happy much like a wave, feelings rising up only to settle down again. Their cup in essence could never be filled.
Just then, something pricked my leg and broke my thoughts. A small thorn had made its way into my feet. I removed it and threw it away and saw around that during my thoughts, the sun had already set. I had already passed an hour lost in thoughts. In that one hour, I was privy to the happenings of my surroundings. I was not blindfolded but yet was cut off from the world. I had not closed my ears, still the sound of the gushing waves the ones I described as a melody didn’t register in me. I could not relish the soothing sun peacefully making its way for the night to set in. I didn’t see the children play their pranks on each other by the shore nor could see the people taking joy rides on horses and camels a little distance away. I felt sad as I no longer found the sound of the waves soothing nor the cool winds comforting me. I realized that it is nothing but our brains that keep us from enjoying the little things that are in plenty in life. The brain makes us take these things for granted, just like how an hour back I took the awesome feeling for granted and started to ponder over stuff that didn’t matter rather than enjoying that moment. I, in a sense, became accustomed to my ‘pleasurable state of affairs’.

I life, much the same way we fail to realize that it is the small things that matter to us and should not be taken for granted. The sooner we realize this, the better for us. The key to being happy is to control our brain and try not to decode life too much. The most important thing is the moment that we live in. to make it count to not take it for granted, to not become accustomed to it. When all these small moments add up we will see that we are no longer bound by the finite limits of time and we need to look no further to be happy. Stop finding reasons for happiness because what you do, what you have each moment is the key to be happy then and every moment you have something and you do something don’t you? 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Questions and more questions

Is there a purpose of our lives? or is it that only a few good men who have made something of their lives say so? If the answer is yes only some people who have made something of their lives say so, how do we adjudicate that something that they have made their lives into? And does that mean there is no purpose of our lives? How absurd is that feeling ? No purpose ? On the other hand is there a purpose ? what is it ? How do we know ?
Its really tough starting a post with such questions in mind but of-late such questions bog my mind, specially when I am free.  Questions range from why do we do what we do? Should we be doing it ? What led us to do it ? Did we get here by mistake or by our actions or by our decisions?  Did we have any control over our actions or decisions or were we help less? All such question never really have a perfect answer. Any answer that we supply without being biased can be countered by an equally un-biased answer to the contrary. Arrgh ! Frustration !

Nevertheless its important to note what do these questions signify. I believe they are important questions whose answers are not very easy to get but whose examinations help us lead peaceful lives. These questions arise in minds which are not lost in lives but are aware of the happenings in it. Everyone else seems to be lost in life. I wish I was lost in life too, because I do not have the answers and i am hence agitated at it .  Bad Bad way to usher the new year I say ... Happy New Year .

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me .....

Yes its my birthday today  and i have officially become an year older today and today i realized to what extent friends can go just to show some meanness. I also learnt why people say that you should not expect anything from anybody. Celebrating every classmate's birthday in our hostel had become a sort of norm in our class. So i was expecting that they would have readied a cake and would be bring it down from some one's room . I was so much excited like a child to see the cake and all that i left my room at 11:58 itself and went down. I knew i would become a laughing stock if i went down without invitation but i could not care less. the last two floors i went down real quick . then just at the turning where i expected few people readying a chair and a cake on top of it and calling out people and waking people to come down, i saw nothing but a few students playing badminton.
     My heart was pounding fast now, but i steadied it seeing that a lot of insects were flying above due to the lights and it was not really an ideal space to host a cake. " so they must have choosen a new place ..."  now i had to "find" the new place. But no matter where i look or where i go neither did i see any of my classmates or any cake nor the chair . My heart said : " they must have purposefully delayed the celebration by half hour or so  "  that sure did explain why none of my classmates had called me to wish . Yes ! that's it ! another half hour... Thinking so i decided to take a walk down the road least any of them finds me and alerts everybody and they in turn change the plan to delay it by an hour more .. it will become a hide and seek game ...
      So I took a stroll and came back in 20 minutes and i found a classmate strolling on the road. he came and wished me, a first indication that nothing is planned. and almost 20 minutes later  was confirmed that nothing was planned at all .

Sale Dost sachme kamine hote hai .. :) so happy birthday to myself ...

P.S. ek call jo har baar aata tha vo nahi aaya ...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2 yEars of blOgGiNg

Well it seems i have completed or am about to complete about 2 years of blogging. It has been a nice ride till now. 2 years seems like a lot of time, but in reality considering the number of blog posts i think my blog is fairly new. In the mean time during those 2 years i started two more blogs both of which prove out to be dismal ventures :) specially due utter lack of advertisement on my part.

The blog has some 21 followers whom I thank from the core of my heart for keeping my heart and following my blog ( literally meaning clicking on "follow") as per my instructions, laced with sentimental barrage :D. In the course of time i got appreciation form quiet many classmates for some of my posts. Some of them like Sunil, Shreya, Amogh, Manish have been inspiring me to write by their constant inquiries about my upcoming post. I get a Lot of views from my friends At Kharagpur whom i must thank a lot coz every-time i open my blog these views tell me that i am not writing just for walls and somebody did take out time to visit my blog.

I have a small anguish that none of my family members ever read my blog. It took a lot of coercion from my side to make them read my first post which is always quiet close to my heart even though it is a little incomplete in a few places. My mother did like that post. After reading some posts my friends and my mother did advise me to stop writing in a criticizing tone which made me realize that ma be criticism is my forte, it does come easily to me. 

In two years of writing- or trying to write must i say, I have learnt that it is not a very easy task. Often the yearning to write is much much more than the ability to write. More often than not you need a really clear mind to write a good post. Which has made me realize how gifted writers are who captivate their readers all throughout their books { looks like i have graduated from criticism to appreciation :) }. Recently, after Chetan Bhagat released Revolution 2020, I read a lot of seething criticism in some of his book reviews, which I found completely appalling. The choice of words in the criticism were so absurd, almost always conveying that the author and the novel both lie at the bottom of the pit. I am sure given a pen in hand, some of them wouldn't be able to write anything captivating even in eternity. Trying to write has certainly made me think highly of people who are good authors, be it in newspapers or novels alike.

My own ambition of authoring a Novel one day has undergone a sea of constructional changes in the past two years. I am sure one day i will be able to understand the nuances of the target audience and in view of that i would like to dedicate this post commemorating two years of my blog to all my friends, bloggers, strangers everyone who took effort to read and appreciate my blog. I surely do owe  a lot of happiness to all of you guys. I am thankful to you all. Surely today there are a but a bunch of people reading me, but, i am sure one say there will be millions. cheers !