Friday, May 29, 2009

Nostalgia - is it?

Here I am - thinking what should I be posting here. Since I don't really know what I am going to be writing this is going to be an arbit post. These are the last couple of days with my wingmates in the hostels of IIT Kanpur. And the emotions are weird - would not call it nostalgia. As Nitin put it, may be last year, when most of our batchmates left, we were nostalgic. This time around - when we are finally leaving - the emotion is some kind of indifference. Probably its the communication revolution that makes us believe that people are going to be close to you no matter where they physically are. Personally for me, the emotion is weird because I have spent the last couple of months in the lab working and now suddenly I am spending a lot of time in the hostel. But anyways, I am sure that later on in life I am going to look back and look fondly on these days.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Naked Truth..

This was a post that I had intended to post quite some time back but had saved it in drafts and forgotten about it. Looking through the posts today, I realized that I had missed out on this. Here it is.

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I came across an awesome poem at Niki's blog that put into words feelings that I have felt at a lot of times. The original post can be accessed at: http://invincibleniki.blogspot.com/2008/12/naked-truth.html. I am also putting up the post over here.



Naked Truth..

There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know
We please the fleeting guest
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.

The come back post

Its been quite a while since I posted on this blog. Looking at the previous posts, I am reminded that I left the readers with a feeling of incompleteness by not posting the outcomes of discussed events. As for the festival controversy, the name has been retained as Techkriti and the tag-line has been changed to include entrepreneurship as well. A very wise thing to do. As for Galaxy, the structures contest was won by Hall 2 - I don't know how. Without any biases, the structure put up by Hall 3 was far better and complete. The good news (with biases :-) ) is that Hall 3 is Galaxy winner once again. So the anthem remains, Galaxy Winner Hall 3.

With the reader informed about the previously discussed events, let us talk about the last one and a half months. This has been a really different one and a half months for me. For once, I have really worked my arse off - barely checking mail or orkut or facebook or even answering the phone. This was the first phase in my life where I was so focused to achieve something. That explains the absence from the blog. Though that phase of hard work is not really over but still I would try to blog occasionally.

The coming one month is the last month of my IIT Kanpur days. After that I move on to a new phase in life. I am not sure what that is going to be but I am sure that it is going to AWESOME. :-) Barney Stinson from the sitcom - 'How I Met Your Mother' has sure influenced me.

In case, you are wondering why I am ranting about so many different topics - guys, this is my blog. I am free to talk about whatever I want to. Anyways, I stop here and would be back soon.