Sunday, January 23, 2011

23rd January

Today is a very special day in Indian history.One of the most prominent leader of all times "Subhash Chandra Bose" was born on 23rd Jan,1897.His contribution in independence is well known to all,but the saddest part is that he was not given enough justice and respect as he deserved.Still he will be always be remembered as the greatest leader in Indian history.

In between ,I got to see the Cat result announced on 12th January.Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to write the exam this year.But after getting the selection criterion of IIM's ,the thing that strikes my mind is the fact that none of the IIM's this year would have given a call below 99.5%ile with the best of profile.Even with a average profile like mine,I am pretty sure that even a 99.9%ile willn't guarantee me a call from existing 6 IIM's.The biggest satire here is that the great managers that IIM's seem to be producing every year are the one's who have been the toppers from their childhood,a great all-rounder ,who are the best among their peers.Then is it the quality of education that such great institute provides or the quality of students who does take admission after facing the most difficult of battle which is not only about 2hrs and 15 minutes,but actually the aggregate of whatever they have done in all.But in my opinion,the past should not be the factor that decides 1's fate.We have enough examples to prove it,but the education system in India with so much complication involved in the selection process hurts some times,but still life is all about it.
As one of my friend says that everything is pre-decided and our fate is already written ,we can just make it better by our deeds.So just chill.:0

Good night.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Enchanting And Uplifting, The Sound Of Solace

I read an article I found it very interesting and would like to share this.

The vibrating strains of Azaan always have an enchanting effect on me; they resonate in my mind, filling my soul as well as the atmosphere with their sound of solace. I don’t offer namaz (being too young for it). Yet, the prayer makes me feel like surrendering myself – submitting to the spirit of Islam that stands for peace and purity, humility and discipline.
The term ‘submission to God’ is a deep and divine term when it is followed in true spirit. We are not expected to visualise God but to worship Him and adore Him as a Protector.
I wake up everyday, my eyes opening to the serene sound of the Azaan, every word finding its way into my consciousness as the new day dawns with the promise of a new beginning. I don’t know Arabic, but the words and their impact are so evocative that it is easy to recognise and submit to the One Power that protects and guides us, and surrender and submission to the Almighty is but an expression of Divine trust.
The day goes on with nothing but a daily routine. My holidays are going on, but with the 10th boards ready to occupy my mind, i tend to frown a lot, worrying about the future. The evenings are meant for tuitions but the brighter side is that on my way i can hear the beautiful sound of the evening prayer.
The sounds of solace give me a feeling of protection and this prayer tells me that someone is out there to hear and know. It takes me to a different world, a world that may not be real in this day and age but is still alive and these prayers have kept it alive in a conventional kind of way.
Salat or Salawat is the name given to the formal prayer of Islam that serves as a formal method of remembering Allah. The prayer, one of the obligatory rites of the religion, is performed five times a day – at dawn (fajr), noon (dhuhr), in the afternoon (asr), at sunset (maghrib) and nightfall (ishaĆ¢). Prayer is also cited as a means of restraining a believer from social wrongs and moral deviance.
These prayers are a medium and it helps us to remind ourselves of a God who looks over us. Whatever we do, we will receive compensation or otherwise in the here and now. Heaven and Hell are not places to which we are destined to go, but they are states of our own mind. Any religion, which can successfully help us overcome material influences, has to be scientific, and spiritualism is just that.
For me spiritualism is not a compulsion or a daily routine. It is a feeling i get when i smell a flower or look at the clouds. For me helping an animal is spiritual.
I remember the day when i helped a cow with a broken leg. It was hard to move her from the middle of the road but my father, determined, called the Sanjay Gandhi hospital and meanwhile we gave the cow water to drink. Seeing her being rescued from pain and the maddening summer heat i felt liberated as it brought me closer to the Almighty and His Creation. It was like offering a prayer and being rewarded, too. The happiness and joy i felt at that time was immense. That is spiritualism to me; that is my namaz.
The writer is a tenth class student in a Delhi school.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Unknown Territory....

Sometimes,I think what this life is all about.Why everyone is running and what is the ultimate thing which we want in our life.For some it is love,for some it is money,some say it is fame and for some peace is what they strive for in the life.
But what is that thing which I want from life?May be I am not aware of this myself.Is it an unknown territory for most of us.But before going to it,the thing that comes to my mind is whether it is the unknown territory for me as well?The difficult part in this territory is that everyone like to enter in this territory,but there are only a few who actually know what is that element which they are searching for in this territory.From the childhood,I entered in this territory many a times.The various forms have been cricket,love,bike,many i's and the list is long.The important thing here is that to be the master of this territory. Rather than searching and running towards many things,a better way is to wait and stay for some time.Relax and think over what we want from life and may be you can be the master of this unknown territory.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1st day in Bangalore!!!!

Finally I.L.P. got over and me through with it.Now it's the first day in Bangalore.Bangalore has so much to attract.From 1st look of the city,I was caught in the difficult traffic jam in the city.But there is something in this city which will entice you.Tomorrow,I have to report at the base branch.Me just hoping to get everything fine there.I heard of an excellent TCS office in Banglore.:) Got to for a ride now.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Final day in Coimbatore!!!!!!!

This is probably the last day of my stay in Coimbatore.
Last 70 days have been excellent,even much better than my college days.I was the first one to come in Coimbatore on 30th October and would be the last one leaving from Ilp TCS batch along with Gaurav.Gonna miss all the songs and great RJ's which we usually enjoy during the free time during ILP.The small encounter of Tripathi,choti si luv story of Sir Ji ,Yes mam of Champu,PJ's during the class,great songs of Shivam(Chacha),great time spent in Munnar and Coimbatore are those things which stay intact throughout my life. It was such an experience which we can n't forget .Thanks everyone for their love and support.Miss u all @Kaliappa hotel and C-15 batch.
Gonna miss u Paul,Champ,Shivam,Manu,Sir Ji,all JSSian's , BVPian's and DND's.All the best to all.