Time Flies Fast is an age old saying.
You start realizing more of these age old quotes wisdom as you enter thirties and henceforth the rest of your life. !!!
And meeting your old school pals brings forth those cherished memories that are close to your heart. New Year brought in a pleasant surprise when I received a call from Hitesh.It has been more than 12 years since we last met. He was posted in Japan with Samsung. He is still as slim as he was a decade back .His style which I appreciated the most about him since my school days is intact. I must thank him for the gesture of taking time for planning this visit to my place .
And yes I truly agree with Hitesh that after meeting , we are now just not dormant Facebook contacts.
Varun also visited probably after a gap of three years. His IAS exam has taken a toll over his stylish hair. But I bet people could sport Anupam Kher hairstyle for rest of their lives if someone would assure them of clearing the exam. Luckily Varun has managed to clear IAS without that.
It was very heartening to meet after so long. The time just flew as we were recalling those years .It just seem yesterday while were discussing and yet it seemed so much had happened in our lives during those years.Zorawar was also exited meeting them and he would pop in a few thoughts here and there to let us know .
Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind
It was an immense pleasure to see this blog achieve over 25000 hits this month.And incidently this happens to be the 50 th post and makes it more special.
Over the past few years there have been visitors from all around the world and have nearly 100 comments made on the posts.It gives an immense pleasure to thank all the comments,criticism, appreciation that have come along the way and have helped me improved the blog and kept alive the passion of writing in me.
And lastly thanks to my parents,wife, sister ,teachers and friends who have have encouraged me in continuing the work………
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
It has been a decade since I have seen brainstorm evolve.
From 2002 where i spent sleepless nights with many of my batch mates checking those mcq exams with Gubakshish Singh (98 batch)to a phase where we started involving the private education institutes for conducting exams 2001 batch to a phase where brainstorm evolved into a multi city event .The success and growth of Brainstorm has been tremendous and reflects the commitment of GMCH students to Euphoria .
Looking at the history of brainstorm which is now into 15th year; mock test,exhibition and counselling are a part of the event nowadays The term used for the composite event which is spread over 5 days is “Integrated Health Education”.The event now has about 4000 participants and this year covered over 20 cities .
This year I again got an opportunity to be a part of the brainstorm and held an interactive session with over 400 students on “Adolescence-A big challenge,A big change”.
The organizers had done a great job and kudos to the Euporic spirit that drives this event on…………..
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream — and not make dreams your master;
If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And — which is more — you’ll be a Man, my son!
It was a real fun to be part of this campaign ,and there was so much to learn from this endeavor.
A lot of school children participated in this drive and as a part of campaign a poster competition,essay writing competition,Rally and tree plantation drive was carried out in the sector 56 Chandigarh.
I got to have an interactive session with school kids and it was real fun interacting with them and hearing them talk.And lot of practical ideas for saving paper were generated by them during talk which included subscribing for E bill for phones,and avoiding printing ATM statements and so on..
The posters made were really good and few of them are pictured below………
Diwali happens to be festival celebrated with great fervor across whole of India.It is time to meet all near and dear ones,exchange greetings and share love and joy.From shoppers bonanza to eating spree it probably adds all colors to ones life.In a materialistic world of today, Economists may call it a Chinese Diwali,businessmen may find it earning opportunity,families find it get together time.So for everyone Diwali may have different significance but message of Diwali is same for all.
“Life is a festival only to the wise.
You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed.
Let this diwali burn all your bad times and enter you in good times.
Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival…because when you are unhappy, you also throw unhappiness all around. ”