Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Internship Hunt - Epilogue [The Dark (K)night Rises]

Previously  : Act II Scene III [ITC : My First Interview]

It is my last day in the office.
If you read my previous posts, you might be wondering this guy went mad a few months back and started blabbering on this blog taking out his sheer frustration after being rejected time and again.
Even I think so.
There is a point after which this cut throat competition takes its toll. But the hard fact is that many of us have the same feelings. Some of my friends even ran out of slang cursing the corporate world for being biased, pervert, and what not.

Right now I am sitting in my office admiring the codes I developed for one of the best non-linear finite element package.
Things ended up quite well after all.
A strange realisation has just dawned maybe it's time I take things to the next level.
Time to look at life with a broader perspective.

But, right now all that is going in my mind is what Batman said in the The Dark Knight -
"Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded."

Oops, I forgot to book a ticket for "The Dark Knight Rises".
Koi nahi, I'll watch "Cocktail" instead ;-) .

Monday, July 23, 2012

The story of Ravana and his people

I just finished the final chapter and took a deep breath.
For past few weeks I had been spending some time reading Asura - Tale of the Vanquished.
It took me weeks because the whole concept of the book was so deep that after every chapter I used to wonder for hours questioning myself, what I have been told since my childhood, was it the truth ?

It is the story of a simple boy, who faced poverty, hunger and various other hardships.
It is the story of a man , who was brave and ambitious;
who loved his country and his people; and who defined his rights in his own way.

Death Note amused us not because of the struggle between L and Kira,
but the fact that they were both right in their own ways.
When Pain took down Naruto, deep down in our heart we all knew, even if Pain was wrong, 
his philosophy was right somewhere down the line.

So in this book I met this simple boy who turned into an ambitious warrior named Ravana.
The author never glorified him, still he was the star in the eyes of his people.
Many a times he was wrong like any ordinary man, still his subjects respected him.

The story behind the origin of dashamukha was presented in such a fashion,
I wondered if we all have a Ravan rooted somewhere inside us.

But, the most striking thing was the parallel story of a common man named Bhadra. The way in which he evolved definitely left mark. We all hear about kings and their values, but what about a common man who even at that time had to struggle for a piece of meal and who would willingly die even for a glass of wine. I was mesmerized by this ordinary man who did some extraordinary feats in this journey of the rise and fall of the Asuras.

A must read :
If you are rational,
If you want to hear the other side of the story,
and if you have the ability to question yourself - Who is wrong and who is right !

Check it out here !