Friday, June 25, 2010

A New Life


Greetings to all my readers!

Yes! I am back on the scene after a long gap of one year...But I am sure I am her to stay for good this time around.

Quite a few things have changed since the last time I was here. I am now a student at Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Lavale where I pursue MBA in Advertising. Needless to say, I am on seventh heaven at this time. Now I feel so much nearer to my dreams...

This place is out of this world, literally! A beautiful hill-top campus, complete with lush green hills on all sides, clouds so near you can touch them as they go by, world class amenities as far as residences and recreation are concerned, a well-built, spacious & airy academic block, etc. But most importantly, what I love is the serenity this place holds. I really think if one really wishes to learn/study - this is the place to be in. It's simply awesome!

Of course, there are snakes, scorpions and other assorted animals for company, but given the vast spaces around me, I don't really mind them!

Hold your breath. Here comes the topping on the cake. In fact, it's several toppings! For a sweet tooth like me, it's like a pastry party happening here... For the common induction, we had Kiren Bedi come and speak to us! She is one of those women I really look up to, apart from my mother, that is! Just when you thought that was a lot of inspiration, guess who did I have the privilege to listen to? Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam! The man, himself!

I will never forget the first question he placed before us. He said, "WHAT DO YOU WANT TO REMEMBERED FOR?" That said a lot to me.

I am a patriot to the core. But I felt so meek, so tiny in front of his words. I have read about his vision for India before, but hearing him speak was an experience in itself. When he speaks for India, you can sense the passion, the love, the dreams, the vision, et al.

And yes, my belief that the highest of men are the most humblest is reinforced yet again.

There is so much more to tell, so much to share, so much to learn, so much to ask, so much to do. Life suddenly seems to much shorter. Maybe that explains why I am trying to fit and more and more into everyday that I live.

The opportunity has been given to me. And I want to make the most of it.

Until next time I leave you with this...

"I can do it. We can do it. India can do it."-Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam