Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Says sir, placing hurdles in someone's path is the easiest what people can do to stop you, but that inner devotion and your belief in your work, will make those stones, those hurdles transparent and you will easily pass towards success.
This I would name as 'THE PRINCIPLE OF GANGETIC SEDIMENTATION', like the Ganges, even life will sediment, it will keep people who are free and light of mind, without their heavy conspiracies and diplomacies, and the ones playing strategies and games to increase their payoffs, and reduce others' , will be left behind.
As for sir, I will perhaps put it this way, in an Engineering college where Professors are busy in analog circuits, voltmeters, op-amps, DACs and what not, it is Strange and equally Elating, to find a person like him! He has what others lack, just those three small things, 'VISION' , 'OBSERVATION' and 'OPTIMISM', without which humans can never become humane.
1. You shall always be honest and truthful.
2. You shall not cheat or deceive anyone.
3. You shall be responsible and punctual irrespective of where you're.
4. You shall not let any system transform your good intrinsic values into bad ones.
5. You shall help everyone selflessly.
6. You shall not get worried or change yourself to gain the validation of those who have not the rightful honour to be your judge.
7. You shall believe in giving and not keeping your knowledge to yourself, for this shall only enlighten you.
8. You shall believe and understand that faith is between you and you only. Faith with an external entity is irrational.
9. You shall make sure you follow the path of truthfulness and remain free from strategies.
10. You shall always remain modest, however big your acheivements may be.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
But when it comes to vision, a mentor's vision is far wider than yours. Little things, that we slip and slide, appear worthy and full of wisdom when he elaborates them with meanings so intricately well knitted in what I call- "A Mentor's Personality Perfect". So, let me put to text, a beautiful idea that he stated today- 'S'- we all know that alphabet, yes, the same one that stands for 'Self-respect', 'Sincerity','Serenity' and 'Stability' , he put a new perspective to it! Says sir- S is a graph of endings and beginnings, when you start making it , its deft and clear, when you move towards the top , the dimensions and the prosperity of that curve increases, but when you reach the maxima, there comes a tipping from which you may come down the curve!! Then the next thing is- what to do when that tipping comes! So sir has to say- 'Move on, that's the start of a new beginning, the start of a new S, the start of the same S that stands for - Sunrise, the same S that stands for Success, a never ending way to an ever defined destination, that people like sir call faith and self-belief!!
In India, systems keep changing! On that sir has his own stand- In his words- 'System is a donkey, so try making better donkeys' Well, sir all that your students have to say about this is- We agree that systems are donkeys, but some donkeys , some systems are so dear and near, that we wish the horses were few and such system donkeys more, just because of that unbreakable faith that you hold on a segment of the system that can make the donkey a horse!!The segment, that we are sure, you are!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Questioning him about the ethics of my institution, there I was with a hurt heart! And he just said- "Ethics are something that come by themselves, and that's why everyone is not Arjuna, everyone is not Eklavya", And that's as true as truth itself. But, yes, I have a different notion to give- Sometimes, Arjuna might be looking for Krishna, and not finding Krishna, may be he fails to know he's Arjuna! An equivalent analogy is that when professors make you believe their convictions, you are encouraged to become one Arjuna, because your Teacher's aura is strong enough to make you an Arjuna.... And for sir, I think needless to say, he must have made many Arjunas and Eklavya's..... for his ideas are robust enough to support themselves right through your souls...
Says sir, with his abundant knowledge in Game Theory, that life would be nothing if you reach that Punctuated Equilibrium, as then everything turns out to be stale, stagnant, and life is not about stopping, it is about moving, moving forever, dyanamically about a new direction, a new way, a new morning...
As in his words- Never get perturbed by someone if he is not ethical, because at the end it's just you!! Work , work with full efforts but do not wait for appreciations , that craving for appreciation of your work, might be fatal for your true work.
And then to us, his students, sir always says- " Enjoy life! Because once you are going to face the real life- The pressures are going to be so heavy that they will either make you or break you". So, as a gist , I must say- It is true that mentors matter, more than that, it's their guidance, some words that they might say, walking casually in some college courtyard, but words that you will look back to, when somewhere in life, you will be stuck. And then looking haphazardly around , you will remember- Ah! Akash sir said- Move on and forget worries, and there you will be - happy again!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Ever in life, if you get a chance to come to our college, you can recognize him right there. A composed person, listening to everyone, solving everyone's problems, responding to his students nicely, and above all accepting himself to be happy even inspite of everything that goes around.... That's him!!
Well, when you start learning from a mentor, it's infinite! You can never find ends to what limits you can learn. This large blogger space is less, for sure! Still, even bits of his sayings are worthy to be read, so I thought I will put it down for you all to read! He does not believe in carrot and stick, and why should he? He does not need to! For all his students, are by themselves devoted. They don't need carrots, his tecahing is much bigger than that to us! He gives us a single reason for that- "If one to one interaction can not help you adhere to my principles, I doubt if any other electronic or social system can ever!" ... We are glad to have you there sir, for all of us, always!!
Without mention, engineering students are mad about their projects. They want to be at the top, beating everyone else down. They want to publish papers, too many. They think their life is an ideal impulse; everything should have success, magnitude infinity but duration to achieve that delta, tending to zero!! And I was the same person, just a few hours ago!
People transform, but for someone to cause a metamorphosis in your thinking, it requires the truth of conviction, the light of a notion which can bring about changes, permanent changes!!
As far as I have known professors, they have been just professors! But now I think, I have found a mentor. Professor Akash Tayal, one person I think the whole college respects, so I am no exception. Projects, he says are not just platforms where from you learn, they are those steps from where you will learn to climb the steps of the real success. We all keep running to him, sir we have done this and that. And always with a smile he says, well, what next? He tells us that the real happiness of life is in the dynamism it has, so keep on working. He is the person who told us, what an impulse function is, but I think, he implements it a bit differently. He likes to keep the impulse moving, shifting it throughout, uptil infinity, sieving the values that it requires to make a good signal in the signal-domain, and a good person in the human-domain! Because- everything in life is made of shifted deltas, the values have to be accumulated one by one, each one is precious! He explains to his students in an unmatched way that publishing papers will never help you, know the things, understand them, and then everything else is little play!
He says, always to work rightly and successfully in life, you will require three things- Energy, Enthusiasm and Direction. Unguided enthusiasm will not lead you anywhere. It’s just like the ray of light, travelling haphazardly through space will never help you, but when provided a core and a cladding, it will help you communicate! So, whenever you have an idea in life, to do the smallest or the biggest things, first look for a direction! Once you know where to go, the way is not difficult ahead.
And on an ending note, let me put it straight in his words. Life always gives a choice; just learn to know the right way for yourself. The direction you choose will never make you sad and unhappy. So, go forward, work on what you want to!
After four long semesters, I have realized something for sure- Engineering subjects are not bad, they are like unpolished diamonds, if you have professors who can make diamonds out of them, you will fall in love with the subjects!! And I must embed something for sure, in this piece of text- I know one such person. He does not like getting introduced by great degrees he has, so we call him the most famous person across our college. If you have problems with Signals and Systems, go to him, about DSP -go to him, problems with your project- go to him, problems with your training, go to him- in one word- he is the panacea for all problems we have. Prof. Akash Tayal!! And his room our temple!
Well, as far as I know, we engineers, in our labs, do not experiment. We look at the devices, we try to operate them, and when we do not get results, we establish results, we start from the answers going right back to the question. And we think we are experts at fooling teachers. But lord, we can fool everyone, but not him. And then more, when you see faith showering right from the other person, you can’t ever dare to deceive!! It appears he has the real powers to be the GURU, he can see you right through.
He says, experiment, see around, look for things, and then no power of the world can stop you from getting the results. Just follow the right paths!! Keep working, do not worry for the results and then everything you desire is bound to be given to you. Absolutely wonderful!
Working in our Analog labs, we often used to get the wrong readings for our capacitor values. And he would always say- try to get the right values for the capacitors. But this capacitor would not matter much, what matters is your life’s capacitance. Even if this capacitor goes from 2pF to 4pF, does not matter for me, but keep the values of you own capacitance correct. Once calculated wrong, it will not let you live. Keep connecting the capacitors with truth, faith and sincerity, and then your device would work, without error…undoubtedly.Often when we are tensed with our minors and majors, he says just do what you want to do! Whatever you do, play music, do research, write articles, do it 100%.We view the waves ,always waiting to wipe us off, and he makes us see the ocean behind those waves- vast, wide and silent. Salutes to him for that!!
In the first post, let me say why we are followers forever. It is because Sir is a true mentor, a true person, a person we know we will respect forever, rever forever, treasure forever. Must have heard of the L2 Norm, I today introduce the P2 norm, because our Professor is Person Perfect and both those words have wide meanings.