This August month made me think what all I will miss if I die anytime soon, You may call me stupid for this. I have made a small list of things I will miss incase I get hit by a truck or die in a plane crash or something else.
Parents: I love my parents & want to be with them every minute of their life. It will be very unfortunate for them being without their son.
Love of my life: Ooh, I have fallen in love a few times before, but still waiting for that REAL LOVE which people claims, when it has to happen will happen.
World Trip: Ooh, I really want to see the world or in simple term all the known continents, I don’t want to die without seeing them all.
Beer oh beer: I love beer & so far have only tried 50-60 odd brands I want to try at most 500+ brands before I die.
Meeting Razique: I don`t want to die before meeting Razique, he is in Canada & we have been interacting for over 3 years, thanks to OpenStack project. I want to meet him, hopefully sometime next year.
The Porsche: Well, when it comes to driving a car, my saying is either ride/own a Porsche or don`t ride/own a car. I am yet to learn car driving, will do once i will buy Porsche.
Akshaya patra pledge: I want to donate enough money every year which will feed 20 street children, Akshaya Patra the NGO works on same direction.
PS: I am 100% in my senses & not stressed, so no need to call/ask/inquire why did I blog this. 🙂
I am writing this out of my previous experience & yes, that makes me asshole at some point of time.
Stop giving free advice : No one gives a fuck to your advice if you’re giving it for free.
No help unless someone asking for it :If you offer help without someone asking for it, you’re not helping him/her instead making an ass of yourself.
You don’t have to be good for everyone: It’s good to be bad at times, just make sure your actions are not hurting someone else & you have your ass covered.
Stop chasing : You don’t have to make someone else’s life miserable because you need help from him/her. Someone has to respond to you it will happen if it has to running after it every fucking day will not help.
Stop taking free favors: Pay for the service & someone else’s time.
Now if we do a small calculation assuming every engineering college will have 60 seats for IT & another 60 for Computer Science. Every year we produce 120*5672= 6,80640 engineering graduates with degrees in IT & Computer Science.
Let’s do some more calculation:
1. Who are the mass recruiters from Campus Freshers?
Infosys, TCS, Wipro Others..
2. What are their selection criteria?
60% through out 10/12/Engineering [Ask honestly, how many IT/Comp Sc engineer has it]
Appear in the Aptitude test
Appear in a written test
Appear in a face to face interview
3. Do these companies care about your majors while hiring?
4. What does that mean?
Even mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electronic Comm engineer can apply for these college placements.
Adding more numbers assuming only 25% of these departments are interested in joining these IT company so the number becomes (15+15+15+15) * 5672 = 340320
5. So the total pool of Freshers for chop shop becomes
3,40320+ 6,80640 = 10,20960
WTF these many engineers are waiting for campus recruitment.
6. Let me be more genuine
Assuming half of these students are not qualified for one or the other reasons, still will the Indian MNC by any means going to hire 500,000 Freshers?
Our engineering syllabus is so outdated that we are still reading Fortan & other old age languages.
So once we are out of college on the basis of the college degree you are not getting a job.
Even if there is a job the pre conditions like marks or aptitude test will be another barrier
Some even ask for money like CMC computers & others to give you a job.
But their is a BIG WILD WORLD open for You.
Do it yourself
You can easily add your skillset while you’re in college, by enrolling in online courses from.
Also, most of these internship will end up with getting you a job where your recognition will not be determined on the basis of your marks, aptitude test, race, color but contribution upstream on yourgithub page.
I I visited Srinager while returning from Ladakh. It was a frantic ride, crossing Drass, Kargil, snow filled road & rain. I reached Srinagar early morning & got a room right across Dal Lake. Most people are friendly & they know tourists are bread/butter for them.
I have tried to summarize my overall experience in simple notes.
Dal Lake is more beautiful during winter, although summer is peak tourist season.
Shikara ride is hugely recommended & if you want more fun spend a day or two in house boat.
I was not lucky to enjoy Wazwan because none of my local friends were getting married at the time of my visit. 🙂
Spend one complete day visiting all the beautiful gardens.
Do visit Hazratbal shrine & feed the pigeons, if I remember correctly, you are not allowed to carry your cams.
An evening walk at Lal Chok is another great way of seeing and meeting locals.
Mughal Darbar at Lal Chok makes excellent kebabs.
Do drink Kahwah[local chai] from roadside shop.
I spent 4-5 hours at Shankaracharya Temple, its a good walk. The temple is very small & easily gets crowded so try visiting early morning.
Also, thanks toMir Nazim & iKraft team for Gulmurg trip I was unlucky so could not enjoy Gandola Ride. Although I enjoyed the whole trip. 🙂
Last not the least you can either take flight, train from Delhi to reach Srinagar or like me take state roadways bus.
I am home with my parents after 4 years, so i have decided extend my stay whole June. I don’t remember when was the last time i spent 30 days with my parents after leaving home in year 2000. I have added my thoughts on few things i have noticed over my stay, i will keep updating it.
Most of the sweet shops are gone & the new ones are not that good.
My school has new owner, real owner i.e principal moved back to Kerala.
Most of my friends are outside hometown & are happily married.
Enjoying delicious home made food, fresh fruits & vegetables.
Lucky to be here at this time to enjoy mango & lychee.
More children’s started attending schools.
Road & power/electricity situation has improved.
My tuition master is retired & has moved village.
All our playgrounds are replaced by concrete buildings.
City is crowded & traffic is getting worst.
Mobile service has improved & that is how am connected via 3G.
My milkman, barber, washerman & domestic maid tells me am all changed.
Joined parents for evening walk & crossing through every street reminds me of my golden childhood days.
1. Become an engineer.
2. Get a job
3. Repay the study loan
4. Get married
5. Buy house & car
6. Die paying EMI.
7. Keep running after school for kids admission.
8. Force kid to become Engineer
9. Get old
10. Stay dependent on kids
11. Die with pain of what all could have done with this precious life and how it ended.
I know a lot of you will agree & some of you might not & some of you are already in this life-cycle. This is what i have seen happening to most of my friends & hence this post.