Marriages are Made in Heaven

A young man loves a woman; the love is also reciprocated by the lady. They have spent their most memorable college days together. The obvious question in your mind would be, "There are many love stories like this.......What's different?"
The story is about an IITian.
There are many IITians and merely this doesn't make the story different.
Okay, let me put the whole story in a different manner than what I decided before I started writing this post.
A studious boy studies and succeeds in getting a seat at an IIT, is he lucky?
No, I don't think so. There is a reason behind this answer.

The next dream of every IIT student (male) is to have a female companion at college.......why am I
using such respectable word for the much common word "girl-friend"?
This also has a reason.

The boy finally enters into a relationship with an IITian lady (her classmate), is he lucky?
Again, no.

They both pass out of IIT with spectacular offers, is he lucky? ...err are they lucky?
No, certainly not.

Finally, there relationship takes a decisive turn. The most important event in a person's life is marriage. They are finally engaged and their wedding ceremony is due on 6th December. Are they

Around a week before their marriage, the girl came across a bad news. Her fiancé was shot dead at Mumbai. The
terrorists did this to end an eternal love story.
This justifies the above phrase (title of this post) about marriages. However, I'm quite depressed.
I know a friend whose mother was also a student of Prof. Banerjee, the father of the boy who died.
The Professor also teaches my friend. He is also very upset after this incident.
Some serious steps need to be taken to demolish terrorism.
I don't know who is responsible for this shameful attack on the financial capital of India, but obvious finger points towards someone, and I don't want to name them. I may be wrong but I cannot help my emotions. India is still a developing country. India is still not a safe country to live in. India is not poverty free. Our democracy is not democratic enough to handle many critical situations.
I just salute the people who have lost their lives in Mumbai but I've special affection and empathy for the girl and his fiancé.
Malayesh and Khushboo were made for each other.
Destiny had different plans. Life has been quite unfair to the couple.
I cannot gather my thoughts to describe Khusboo's present state of mind but she would be definitely in shock.She was all set to tie the knot next week. Now her world has fallen apart.

They (Malayesh and Khushboo) are definitely not so lucky!!!
Their story will always be in my memories.
Marriages are made in heaven!!!

PS: You can visit their webspace about their wedding from here
PS: We should stand together and fight against terrorism
PS: BTW...have I deviated a lot and started writing bad posts??PS: Going home tomorrow.
PS: I'll not be able to blog too much for a month, but please keep commenting as I would definitely be checking my e-mail's

The Immortal

In this world, there is nothing called invincible, immortal, or any other synonym you would like to use. However, every rule has its exception. The almighty god is certainly immortal and he is the only power which can control the immortality of everything.
Every tangible matter in this world is always uncertain about its existence. Any Guesses.....about what you are going to read...??
I'll give a hint.
What is the opposite of mortal? (Answer in Hindi)
Do you need more hints?
Okay! I'll give another clue, what would you do if you are going to die within 3 months?

Yeah! I've seen Dasvidaniya. The character of Amar in the movie is one of the few characters in recent Bollywood movies which has a lot of influence in our lives. There is a bit of Amar in every one of us. Amar is organized, disciplined, honest, dedicated but his simplicity and innocence makes me feel apparently that he is responsible for everything which he is facing. Life has also been quite unfair to this person who chalks down his "Things to do...". When the doctor explains the nature of his stomach cancer the innocence of Amar can even melt the coldest heart.
The actual character of Amar starts after this bad news.
I've not given any movie review nor will I do it for this time.
I'm just touched by the protagonist of the film which can be felt by everybody at some point of time.
The way he plans his ten "things to do before he dies...." is very special and unique for any movie (at least in my recent memory).
What if I ask you the same question?
I know this is a difficult question but do give it a try. I tried to answer the same question and believe me it's much more difficult than what it seems. I’ll try to simplify this for you.
Just answer any one of these questions which are influenced by the movie Dasvidaniya.
1. Would you propose a married lady who is also your childhood love?
2. Would you go to an alien land, i.e. a foreign tour to meet your selfish friend?
3. Can you afford to pay an EMI of 3 lakhs for a car loan?
4. Would you stop reading/writing blogs?

PS: Dasvidaniya is a heart touching movie, please don't miss it.
PS: Apparently I felt tiny droplets rolling down my cheek after the movie.
PS: Should I change the title of this post?

I'm so sick of love songs.....

".......And I'm so sick of love songs
So tired of tears
So done with wishing you were still here
Said I'm so sick of love songs so sad and slow
So why can't I turn off the radio?

Gotta fix that calendar I have......."

This song is echoing in my ears loud and loud and even louder. The lyrics are very sharp which has penetrated my heart and I can't stop listening to this song...........I've been listening to it again and again and playlist is full of this song.
Coming back to my life, exams are over and please don't ask any questions about it. It has been a horrible week for me; this one week taught me enough lessons. I know college life makes everybody vulnerable to exams but it was different in my case. There is one course which is still giving me nightmares......I didn't have an answer to even a single question and do you know what people do in such circumstances???
They write every crap which comes to their mind and try to give back the misery to the evaluator...........I did the same thing.........I wrote everything which I knew about the subject. The fact is I knew a little, so I didn't write much........but according to many experienced experts (people who have gone through the same phase say "I'll pass....I hope their words come true....").
Well I won’t bore anymore.

PS: End-semester exams are over.
PS: I'll be writing some better posts than this one.
PS: Please comment on my posts....either positive or negative..or even nasty
PS: I would like to know what you want to read in my blog?
PS:I mean suggest some topics...after all it's you people for whom I'm writing.
PS:I'm waiting for your suggestions

Sourav Ganguly - The disputed legend!!!

In life everything is an act of chance. There are some things which you don't like and you have no reason for it. The fact may be that the prejudices associated with those are such strong and influential that it is difficult for you to have a first impression of it. However, you must have been annoyed with these lines.
There was a time when I was not attracted towards girls. It's not that I didn't like savouring pretty faces but I was a kid and my small childish world was not infested with the hormonal effects.
There was a phase in my life when I disliked my father watching cricket matches while my favourite cartoon shows were aired on a different channel.
There was a time when I wanted to be a medical practitioner or in other words a doctor.

After these many years my likes and dislikes have changed.

I love watching girls, I like talking to them and I like spending time with them. (Only exception if the girl is not pretty)
I'm a crazy cricket spectator who cannot afford to miss a cricket match in which India is playing.
I'm studying at IIT kharagpur and after more than 2 years I'll be an engineer and not a doctor.
Destiny is such a beautiful thing that it always plays the fair game.
I cannot describe each of the three changes which have affected me but one popular and the most searched of the hour is cricket, so here I'll talk about it.
1999, Cricket world cup
I was watching a cartoon episode probably of the Duck tales, when the transmission was interrupted for a while. I switched to many channels (not many as at that time India was not a victim of the idiot box fever).

I had no other option than to watch a cricket match of India against Sri Lanka. There I discovered my disputed legend, Sourav Ganguly.

That innings by ganguly made cricket my world and I was lost in ganguly's world. His off-side extravagance and spectacular sixes over the long-on and long-off looked more gorgeous than pretty faces of girls.
After the world cup India saw many changes, the team was not doing well and captaincy was juggling in the hands of Azharuddin, Sachin and Jadeja.
If this was not enough the match-fixing scandal added to the woes of Indian cricket as two of its great players were lost as its repercussions and Indian cricket was probably facing one of the greatest crisis in their history.
Sourav ganguly was made the Indian captain as Sachin himself rejected the role as his batting form was affected due to captaincy. When Ganguly was made the skipper everybody raised eyebrows over his appointment. However, I felt great as he was my hero.
Under his captaincy finding new talent was never difficult. We saw the birth of Zaheer, Sehwag, Dhoni, Yuvraj and the list goes. He always had the fire to fight till the last bowl.
Ganguly saw many criticisms. His captaincy was doubted at times but he went on to become the most successful Indian captain. His batting was always under the microscope and every Tom, Dick and Harry enunciated the end of his career. Here was Ganguly's way of giving them the answer, he fought hard and came back to the Indian team and it's not a matter of surprise that he batted like a maestro in the last series he played against Australia.
India might have forgotten, the last time when Australians came to India after winning 15 test matches in a row, he was the captain who led the Indian side which haulted Australia's dream run.
Dhoni might prove to be a great captain but he has to learn many things.
I would also like to pay respect to the other Indian fighter on the field who has also retired recently, Anil Kumble. This legendary spinner had no problems in engineering his action and style of bowling, his degree in engineering must have come to great use.

Coming back to sourav Ganguly, I'm reminded of the aggression in Indian team which has been due to the legacy which Ganguly will leave in Indian cricket.
Indian cricket has starting saying," You rub it in my face, I'll rub it back with extra chilli powder ".

Sachin, Gavaskar and Dravid are no doubt the batting legends of modern cricket but Sourav definitely is a legend in himself, he is a complete package and probably the disputed legend.
Ganguly has made Indian cricket team as "Team India".
Now that ganguly has achieved more than what an average cricketer dreams, his thoughts would be occupied by these words," It’s the journey which gives you happiness and not necessarily the destination"
BEST OF LUCK Sourav ganguly!!!!!
I wish you a bright future and enjoy your life with your family


In my life everything has occurred very strangely and unexpectedly but I would rather like to use this word, "serendipity". Yeah I've become a logophile .
When I thought something is over, it starts again. There is one good thing about predicaments, "they are always unexpected, just as you feel everything is going smoothly they knock your head."
Yeah!! This is a fact. However, strange coincidences have often gave me some sweet and nice surprises; Some of them has also helped me carve out my career. It is the result of beautiful coincidences threaded together with some inspirational encounters. My life has always been dynamic and though it would not be quite evident to everybody but if someone is really close to me then he would be able to comprehend what I'm trying to say.
To be honest enough I've not done a lot of good things to talk about. I still would like to acknowledge the effort of few people and some coincidences.
When I was a kid I was aimless. I know that I thought of becoming a doctor but that was just a childhood imagination as a result of some good experiences with smart doctors. I'd a lot of good prejudices about the medical field, for most part of my teenage and childhood-phase I admired doctors and wanted to be one.
However, destiny had different plans.
Serendipity no.1

When I was a kid I usually did everything for fun, aimless and meaningless. I know kids are like me but there are a few smart kids who are smart enough to think about their career and goals in life; nevertheless, I was not the one.
Until class 9th, I was an unimaginative boy. One strange thing happened which changed my life; you can find out what actually happened with me from here.
In short, I was changed by this incident. I started setting my goals. I realised I need to have reasons to live life. I always hope that by being successful I'll be able to win her. I know people have their self-motive behind everything, so do I. Initially when she went, I couldn't get any way to come out of the loneliness, the void was getting bigger and deeper in my heart. I made a resolution to myself that I would have to be successful for her. I couldn't stop thinking about her!!!
This made me a man with reasons. I kept on increasing my level of thinking to establish myself.
Nevertheless, I would be rude if I don't mention about my grandfather who has helped to delve my personality. He searched my potential winner attitude and gifted to me when it was most needed.
He is the only one person very close to me whom I respect more than I love .There are many reasons for it.
Yeah!!!This was serendipity as though my career was keen to turn towards medical field one of the talks with my grandfather and the memory of her made me an IITian.
Thanks grandpa!! I really mean it.

Serendipity no.2

I never wanted to read books. I almost hated reading anything. I though glanced at the morning newspaper for the important news and all. There was a good friend of mine who suggested me to read the Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. I read that book in 1 day, followed that with his second book, "One night @ the call centre". The books made me a fan of Chetan. I started reading books. Recently I started writing blogs.
The way it turned my life is unimaginable. I've made few friends through this blog and one of them who made this all possible is the owner of deadlypj. This website is one of the amazing things I've ever seen which is a product of a student. The guy with his immense contacts made my presence felt in the blogosphere.
I know my blog have received mixed reactions but I want to end this post by these words
,"Every week 200 new visitors visit my blog, out of them 150 don't read my blog, 20 hate my blog, 20 would not visit my blog again, 10 love my blog and I write for those 10"

PS: This post is very close to my heart
PS: I would love if you leave a comment.
PS: B.T.W I've an exam just 2 hours from now, yes I'm blog addicted.

My score is 1-2 !!!

I know that some of my last posts are very much engulfed by my thoughts about IIT but still I can't help as this post is also not going to be different in respects of IIT blab.
Kindly handle my lunacy.
My life so far has only seen three goalposts and my score is 1-2.
As you read "1-2" you might be tempted to comment something on my perception of looking life.
I know considering the positive frame of mind you are currently in or not may think that "2-1" would have looked better.
"There are always two ways to look at a half-empty glass."
These views may trigger your thoughts about me. You may think that I'm a pessimistic dolt.
However, I'm a kind of person who is among the rare cricket fans of India who troubled his eyes late-night and witnessed the most part of the famous NatWest final between India and England. There was a time when India's chance was very bleak, but I still couldn't resist my temptation to watch the match till the last bowl. It's not the only occasion, I can articulate a list of around 10-20 matches but I don't want to hurt my blog hits, which is also not so good these days.
In short, I'm an optimistic creature with a little introvert behaviour which makes people think that I'm very boring, dull and self-centered but there are a lot of reasons behind this unusual behaviour.
At first instant you might think that I'm no different person but if you spend some time with me you will discover my boring personality further.
So here I go with the actual story for which the blog post is published..
I'll carry from the "1-2 score.........."
The goalposts (are/were):
1. To secure admission in a good school at Ranchi (my score 1-0).
2. To do engineering from an IIT (...... 2-0).
3. Read further to discover yourself, but I declare that my score is (1-2).

People at IIT are quite ambitious; to be frank I'm no exception to this rule. However, I don't like doing everything which is a potential catapult for my career. Jerks might write an essay story about themselves but I've just a line to describe myself ,"I do each and every thing passionately, either I fully commit to a task or I say a loud and clear "no"; I cannot do a chore half-heartedly".
I may sound very arrogant but I don't prefer my humble attitude to couple with my so far negative post to hurt my ego.
I had only one dream after coming to IIT. I always imagined myself as a core-team member of the organising team of the SpringFest (the annual cultural fest of IIT Kharagpur). I tried to emulate the personalities of some members of the core-team in my dreams. My mind was occupied with the planning needed to get in to the team.
The wait was over as this august just few weeks after the start of third semester the selection process started. The first round was the traditional GD (group discussion) and interviews followed for the candidates who cleared the GD.
I reached the Gymkhana (for GD) very late. I mean was among the last four guys to give the GD. There were questions about my delay in coming for the important GD but my reason was genuine as my train was unexpectedly late by two hours.
However, I was able to impress the seniors with my GD.
Yeah! The process of intake in the team is looked after by our seniors. I kept my fingers crossed until the results were out.
I was among the few 50 out of 150 (plzz.. forgive the figures are not exact) to sail through the first round.
The next day we were called for the personal-interviews. I was a bit doubtful about my chances but still I'd a feeling that there is no reason that I'll not be a part of the core-team. I'd to wait for a long time for my turn to come. Finally, I was called. After the interview everything changed, it was not difficult for me to realize that I'm not going to be a core-team member. The reason was quite obvious. Politics at IIT Kgp is really a cause of worry. I lost my third dream just because of the silly politics which has ruined IIT Kgp.
It was really difficult for me to handle my emotions, I was left shattered. My interview got over at around 12:30 am (night) and the state of disbelief made me cycle around the kgp campus thrice.
It took me quite a long time to come back to normal frame of mind.
It is not that I've forgotten my dreams about SpringFest but now I have few reasons to be at IIT Kgp.
1. I'm in my Department's fest "Great Step" organising team . This was the first edition of the Great Step which took place on
1st and 2nd November. It got a sponsorship which was worth more than the sponsorship Kshitij (Annual techno-management Festival of IIT Kharagpur )got when it started.
2. I’m also associated with one more society at IIT Kgp which is doing very well; SFIH.
3. I’m happy at IIT Kgp.

I end my post with a positive note that my score is 2-1 (and not 1-2).

PS: This is one of my rare posts which doesn't have a girl character.
PS: I'd a great weekend; Swastik(the rock band) came to IIT Kgp.
PS: Thank-you for reading a long post.