Wednesday, June 30, 2010


All people in the world are eternally emotional when it comes to observing- observing the helpless, weeping, poor, downtrodden, heart-moving, eye-flashing sights of the world!! And when it comes to helping, to lending a hand, to wiping the tears , to sharing a thought, ironically, the same observant people move back- simply because they have many problems of their own, and what help can helping someone essentially lower in status than them do to them. And let’s accept it, we all, are in that category, if not apparent, then actually, inherently!!
This is about a short anecdote that I virtually saw, felt and assimilated today- and the credit goes to sir, proudly saying, our mentor! Morning 9:30, is the time when people in India leave for their offices, schools and colleges- finely dressed, perfumes in place, brilliant cars and showers of other things to flaunt. And then when they step out of their cars, if they see some sweeper sweeping the floor, they are likely to, and most of the times they do, get offended for that low person to have flown dust across their face. And in 99% cases I have heard people saying-“Could you not have done this earlier?”(Frowning)
And now maintaining the fact that Sir is different, here’s it. Morning 9:30, yes the same time that defined the story above, sir was in his office. Seeing the sweeper turn in, when I was expecting the normal Indian answer, sir smiled and said- “Yes, yes come in! Should I go out? And you must also have some cold drink; it is very hot these days’ and more than that- The same Smile!! Small incidence, Big lessons. I know, it is just a part of his good behaviour may be, but for me – it’s a lifetime thing to learn – to learn that sometimes the biggest impressions are created when you are close to people , not when you tend to be away, sometimes the biggest satisfactions are earned when you bend a little, not always when you walk upright, sometimes you earn respect when you smile, more than when you want to earn it when you frown, sometimes the biggest values are imbibed when you help those who are the less helped , not always by extending dinners at Hyatt, sometimes the heights are more high, when you stay connected to the bottom, sometimes the highest zeniths can be touched, when you drop a little rope to help those who lie at the Nadirs, may be then – the flight would be different, the colours of sky will be different- that’s what sir has taught me!
I do not know how to thank a person for making me imbibe the biggest value- the value of helping, the value of smiling, the value of being a person, but whatever words can be framed for that “THANKS”, I wish to use for sir!! Thank-you sir, for that constant teaching where you taught your followers to be humans.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Well, the readers of this blog have asked me often, how can it be true about an Engineering college's professor, that too a DSP and Image processing Professor. How can a person be so perfect when it comes to the Human Domain, as he is in the Signals Domain ? So for all readers and friends, I have no answer. I am myself surprised all the times and elated at others when he talks flawlessly about Life , with an Image Processing book in one hand, and strict professional technical papers in the other. All I can say is- We are blessed to have such a person. Having him as our mentor, has been one of the most biggest blessings, we ever had, because everything in life is easy except finding a right direction. And he helps everyone with that, even his foes , I suppose. So here's another rhyme, from his students, to him- for all his followers- the most special teacher...

Some philosophies win your heart,
Some will win your soul,
Some thoughts will touch your mind,
Some will colour your personality, whole.

Some people will show you your paths,
The special ones will make you walk through them,
Some will brush the leaves of your tree,
The special ones will strengthen the stem.

Some people will be present when you need them long,
The special ones will stay with you, on your journeys along,
Some people will come to you, when for help you will call,
The special ones won’t need to be called; they will take your worries all,

Some people whom we meet on the roads of life wide,
Some people, special, in whom we all confide,
Some people whom we call – TEACHERS
Some people whom we call PREACHERS.

All we have to say today, for our teacher is short,
The lines that come ahead, that’s the only thought.

We wish every teacher was just like you,
And every one in the world, had a mentor true,
People come and people go,
Special ones like you are rare, though,
For your convictions strong, our heads we do bow,
“The value of life” ,for making us know!!!

We promise....

Not everyone is blessed with the most favourite people of God, those people who infuse in us a spirit of kindness, innovation, energy, faith and truthfulness, but we indeed are luckier than the most people to have been blessed with Him, yes i'll not use him, i'll say Him, because that's what the truth is! And today, when He said " It's not the failure of the student, it's the failure of the teacher." He further said, it's not the system that's incapiciated, it's the person who has made it so.I realised, everytime i think, i know the vastness of my mentor's ocean of enlightment, of selflessness, i come to know, i had just counted those shells lying there and thought that was the end of His soul's beauty, but it's actually unfathomable. And today, we promise you, sir we won't ever let you down, we won't ever let you fail and all we need is your blessings, your guidance that has helped us tread through the toughest of tasks and has enlightened our souls!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Well, seven hours ago I was a representative of the 'FRUSTRATED MANY' that form India today . Now I am a representative of the 'SATISFIED FEW' who might form India someday. And the credit goes to a person whom I will call belonging to a category of people who are -so positive that negativity will fail before them, so optimistic that pessimism will bend down, so stable that instability will surrender, so ethical that immorality will fail!! A person , by now, I think you all know!
Sir says- India just needs the best people at the top. And if you being a worthy candidate for that post back off just because others are weird, it is you who loose. To flee, is to loose, to leave is to loose, to surrender is to loose, and I am sure people in India will play on their lives, but they do not like to loose.
The moment you leave the battle ground, for whatever reason, the battle is lost and the enemy wins. The enemy, which for India can be imagined as a big monster, with the face of corruption, the black robes of immorality, the hands of self made prisons and a mouth which always keeps praying , requesting for protection, but it is "WE" who fail to hear!! So this one's from sir , not just to his followers, but to all Indians , who are doubtful if they want to change India! Sometimes, you need to leave back cribbing and come to the battleground, and that's what Sir has taught us to be- Fighters , the reformers, not rebels!
And to end this one- let me end it at a simply gracious thing I heard today from sir- Things which you do with your heart's support are things that make you win biggest races of this small life, easily, effectively, efficiently and happily... And the last one's the best one...
And for sir, please forgive me sir, but you have so much to teach your students ,that now  my big bag of thanks has started ending up, so let me search out for some other synonyms to express my infinite gratitude...