An auspicious Odyssey commences

Much as there is to be explained and wondered about the cosmic chasm of forces that surpass all human action, faith never fails those who embrace it. It works in it’s own mystifying and magical ways, leading the hopeful towards a purpose that is well set. With every step comes the realization that this purpose is what must be fulfilled. And fulfilled it will certainly be.

I am so humbled and grateful that I am a student in Carnegie Mellon, one of the world’s most illustrious and profound centers of learning. I have come here because of those who have nourished and given me an upbringing that is second to none.…

Marching Season

I’ve often wondered why some people are more susceptible to melancholy. Melancholy that is the bane of brooding over things that happened in the past, and things over which one has no control. Heck, the vast chunk of humanity seems to have a mysterious affinity for it. I’ve always thought of them as weak people, those unfortunate souls that have got trapped in a vicious cycle of self-pity and self-hatred ness. But never in the foggiest of my dreams did I expect that I’d ever go through such a phase. No one can ever be fully immune from certain things in life, or so it seems.…

Privilege of a lifetime

It is as though you step into another world. A world so complete and so rich in detail, that it appears as if you are in it. You are so immersed in it, and so mesmerized by its newfangled way of life, that you adore and relish every moment of it. It is like gliding like an adventurous cloud over a vast wonderland. No, I am not talking about the Aurthur Conan Doyle or about Tolkien. I’m taking about Joanne Kathleen Rowling’s world of magic. Yes, I’m talking about Harry Potter.

I was waiting for the release of the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for a long time.

Steadfast and resolute

Even for those who are genetically sensitive, those inclined towards a conservative view of themselves, there are times when the tides of life seem to hit especially hard. The past month and a half has been particularly tough and testing. Nothing seems to work, and no amount of hard work and diligence seems to fetch anything substantial. It is as though one is meandering through stagnant waters, where no matter how hard you row, you are at the end of it all, still meandering.

What I should have done differently, or how better I should have done things – I do not know.…

The Fellowship will continue

Today marks the day when we had our very last class in college. The last class in a long time span of four years. Attendance was taken for the last time, and it was the final moment when we all sat together as a class.
Yes, the time has come when the curtains draw down on one phase of our lives. The end of a glorious period of learning, of forging magnificent acquaintances, and of cementing bonds of fellowship that ought to last for a lifetime.
I have met so many wonderful people during these four years. I have seen talent, conviction and acts of friendship, things that stand as a testimony to the fact that there is a lot of good in this world.

The North Gate opens

This certainly has to be the most wonderful week that I have had in years. I made it to Yahoo! as an intern. A place of I had so yearned for. A place where I really wanted to be.
This means more than an internship – it means that basic values are always indispensible, that every ounce of hard work is rewarded, and that every fibre of faith is always held true.
I am about to enter a new and exciting world of opportunities and challenges. I want to do my best. And I want to have a ball!
I want to thank Ashwin for introducing me to freeBSD.

Live Life

It’s been an incredible past couple of weeks. Quite intriguing actually. It’s been a time of self-discovery, and of learning the bare truths about life. A realisation and an acceptance – that the worries of a man should be of no more importance to him than the scurrying of ants is to this universe.
I have learnt that life is precious, and life is unique. It is also a gift. To worry needlessly would amount to wasting it. The true meaning of life is when one studies not only for the sake of an examination, but to quench a thirst for knowledge.

Serenity and Bliss

I am back after my trip to Kukke Subhramanya, a magnificent sacred place nested whtin the picturesque hills of the Western Ghats. I was a little hesitant to visit it at first, but I lost my apprehensions once I reached the place.

I really enjoyed watching all the greenery that surrounds this truly unique place. My face and lungs, conditioned to breathing dirty air here in Bangalore, welcomed the atmosphere that bathes Kukke. I am convinced that it is delusion that we lead comfortable lives in our cities. Nothing could be more further from the truth. We live in concrete jungles, with little affection for greenery, and afflict our bodies to the mercy of all dreaful chemicals imaginable.…