Thursday, February 10, 2005


Its a little late in the night, as I sit down to right this. And the first thought that comes to my mind- WHY?

Its a funny question! This friend of mine, (I will call all my friends pappu here, for anonymity's sake), proposed this very beautiful girl. "I love you", he gushed! "Why?", was her response. Kids often say- I want to be a Kurt Cobain, or a Sachin Tendulkar. The moment they grow up, their parents ask- Why? Why can't you have a more normal choice of career? Kids retort- Why do you have such a narrow view of a career?

The best answer to a Why is a Why! you may ask Why? Even I dont know why!! but what I have seen over the years is that a Why is never satisfactorily answered using a because, what, where, how!! the series of Why is an infinite sequence unless another Why clause is added to end the loop!

The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind
the answer is blowing in the wind.....

Another example of why neutralizing why is this famous incident- Roughly 40 years ago Robert F. Kennedy eloquently argued for idealism in a time of great conflict. He said, “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." Speechless! right?(you may want to ask yourself- Why?)

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

my tongue gets tied.
And that's no Lie..

Irrelevant! the remaining part of the song in the context of this post.

But this is how it is! I get down to write when I am bored, or when I have a lot of time. Wondering, whether thats the best time to write, and giving in to the temptation, 'coz therez so much to write.

the difference between then and now, probably, is that somoene else is also reading it.

A writer's block
Someone told me that Shaukat (Sanjay Dutt) in the movie Shabd (Word), has a writer's block. And he is not able to figure out his next story. And he plays a game which involves his wife! I wonder, if it's that easy to overcome a writer's block. But then, I am assuming that I am a writer. Many would disagree. But then, I am not here to live up to people's agreement! Am I?

The long and short of it- I get into a block, everytime I write ;) but writing an introduction is easy!

The Story of my life
I grew up as a small town boy, moving from one city to another, finding, or defining his identity. Born in a small town in Darbhanga, Bihar (India), I spent my early years in Raebareilly (1980-1986, 'then' constituency of Smt. Indira Gandhi) and Bhopal (1986-87, capital of Madhya Pradesh). Completed most of my schooling in Ranchi (now Jharkhand, then Bihar), before moving to Delhi to finish off my undergraduate studies in Economics. My college was one of the most rowdy colleges, and my second week in college explained why it was so! For those who know Delhi, I saw more than 25 buses standing back to back, from Dhaula Kuan to Nanakpura Gurudwara, with not a single window pane intact.
Not long before I could get over the smirk on people's faces when they realized that I was from ARSD (Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma) College, better known as SD, I joined IIM Bangalore (which was the other extreme of image and sophistication).
Two years at IIMB taught me more than a lot of places put together. And not just in academic terms.

Started off my career with TCS, large, beauraucratic and slow. Not my kinds. Quit after 16 months of rationalization to myself and joined Inductis. Small, moving and exciting.

Will write more later. Am running out of time now