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Oct 28, 2013 - Scribblings    2 Comments

Is It Worth Going On The Jagriti Yatra?

Some of you might remember me taking part in the Jagriti Yatra (previously Tata Jagriti Yatra) and writing about it. This was in 2010.

Lately, many folks I know are being selected for the yatra, which can only mean that my circle has some amazing people in it. Attending the yatra isn’t free, and most of them wont quality for a full sponsorship. Currently the cost of the yatra is 46,500 INR. Getting to the location and other expenses can easily make the total cost of the yatra at about 50,000 INR.

50k isn’t cheap. My college tuition fees for 4 years was about 26k. Most software professionals getting started with their career would have to toil  for 2 or even 3 months to make 50k. So when they ask, ‘Is it worth going to the Jagriti Yatra’, I can try and understand their question.

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Sep 30, 2013 - Scribblings    18 Comments

25 Year Old Boy

Wordsworth said, “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility”.

On the night of my 25th birthday, this September 14th, I was hanging with a few friends and late into the night, I found a corner and I took on a voyage through my past. I must have found serenity, because I came up with some of the best poems I have ever written.

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Feb 20, 2013 - Scribblings    5 Comments

Flying In A Perfect World

Flying is insanely boring. I wonder if pilots enjoy their jobs except for all the glamor they command on the ground. Waiting for check-in lines to open, then waiting in those lines, customs, clearance, waiting for gates to open. Such a ritual!

I was wondering what could make flying more enjoyable. That got me thinking; what makes travel enjoyable? On first thought, a difference of scenery, but I think flying companies have that covered already. You cannot ask for much up in the air and then there are those entertainment screens with hard-to-navigate touch screens and lousy ‘edited’ movies.

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Mar 13, 2011 - Scribblings    2 Comments

Where are you?

My intention of starting this blog was to blog for the joy of blogging, to write down random ramblings and to document my life. The only people I expected to read this was my real family and the people I think as my family.

But soon it became an obsession and started growing on me. I started writing down every thing in my life, and it grew to a point where I didn’t want to do something, cuz, if I did, I would have to write it down in here. I felt it during the Tata Jagriti Yatra where I had to note down the details somewhere so that I would remember it when I was blogging here. It was not fun anymore.

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