Should vs. must

I have earlier posted a blog with the similar title here. This post is my version of Should vs. must, that I realised after coming to IIIT-D. Unlike GNDEC, courses at IIITD aren’t easy going. The students ‘must‘ work here to survive. If not anything else, IIIT-D did make me learn the difference between should and must. 

‘I must work, here’  because only ‘I should work’ doesn’t work at IIIT. As I ponder, I realise how this shift from ‘should’ to ‘must’ can bring a lot of change in our lives.

Changing ‘I should practice’ to ‘I must’ , would make me a lot more skillful. Changing ‘I should have green tea’ to ‘I must’ would make me healthier πŸ˜‰ This not-so-big 4 alphabet word ‘must’, if adhered to, can bring really big changes. Let’s then bring ‘must‘ in our lives or rather, we must bring must in our lives. πŸ™‚

Let’s mustify ! πŸ˜‰

Let’s do it !

With no intention to write, I downloaded the WordPress app in my new phone. The app has improved a lot. The interface is a lot more friendly and smooth. As I logged in, the first page that appeared on the screen triggered in my mind a series of thoughts. 

It’s been 5 months since ‘And then IIIT-D happened’ was published. 

Yeah! It’s really been 5 months – a full semester and I didn’t write a word. IIIT kept me so busy or may be I kept myself so busy that I forgot to write. The love for writing, which I supposed was inherent to me, seemed to faint. I can’t let this happen because, this is the thing that makes me happy and feel lighter. So, after the seemingly-long 5 months, ‘Let’s do it, again’ ! πŸ™‚

Stay tuned for the coming posts. πŸ˜‰

A visit to NSIT-Delhi

So, after exploring the options of IITs and NITs(through CCMT), NSIT was the next option to explore. NSIT doesn’t conduct any test/interview post Gate and admissions are purely based on merit in Gate.
7th June:
They had called the candidates who applied for admission for document verification. Yes, for mere document verification, students had to travel to Delhi. So, I and papa reached there at around 8:30 a.m in the morning. Things started 1 hour after the scheduled time of 9:30 a.m. Most of the students and guardians were not happy with this thing where everyone had to travel for document verification even when getting admission is not final. However, coming to the campus, it was big. The buildings gave a royal look. We left as soon as the verification was done. It was hectic travelling for more than 12 hours in a single day.
At the latest:
I received a call for admission from NSIT in the 5th round at July end when I was already happily settled elsewhere. πŸ™‚

Happy New Beginning !!

As the clock ticks for the last second of 2014, I hear my mom wishing A happy new year in her melodious voice with her arms stretched to fill me in them.
Celebrations…wishes…songs …smiles…this is what I, at this moment, see all around.
But, celebrating and wishing others a happy new year isn’t the only purpose this thing was meant for. It’s more than an occasion to be celebrated..it’s more than just ‘A New year’….it’s a motivation…an inspiration for ‘A New beginning’…..’A New desire’…..’A New Start’ ! (or in Hindi, calling it ‘Ek Nayi Saver’ sounds even more beautiful πŸ™‚ ).
While wondering about the purpose and notion of celebrating New Year on every 1st of January (the 1st month), it just occurred to me how important this number ‘one’ is. Have you ever tried to look at ‘1’ in a way that what it symbolizes is ‘A New Start’…’A New Beginning’…’A New Inception’ !!
So, When you see the date being changed to ’01-01-2015′, promise to give yourself a new start….a new chance…..For an unfulfilled dream…..For quitting the feeling of quitting…..For a lost desire…..For growing a step higher….
On this new year eve, promise yourself to start over, for anything that is worth a new start !
With this, I conclude wishing each and every individual being A Happy New Beginning and A Happy New Year !! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

God is One : The Mathematical Proof

Just read this somewhere and felt like sharing with you all. πŸ™‚

If A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is equal to

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 respectively,

or more specifically with each alphabet getting a number, in chronological order, we can write as :

A = 1 ; B = 2 ; C = 3 ; D = 4 ;E = 5 ; F = 6 ; G = 7 ; H = 8 ;I = 9 ; J = 10 ; K = 11 ; L = 12 ;M = 13 ; N = 14 ; O = 15 ; P = 16 ;Q = 17 ; R = 18 ; S = 19 ; T = 20 ;U = 21 ; V = 22 ; W = 23 ; X =24 ;Y = 25 ; Z = 26.


Then,

For Hinduism :

S H R E E   K R I S H N A
=
19 + 8 + 18 + 5 + 5 + 11 + 18 + 9 + 19 + 8 + 14 + 1 = 135 = 1 + 3 + 5 = 9    ( equation 1 )


For Muslims :

M O H A M M E D
=
13 + 15 + 8 + 1 + 13 + 13 + 5 + 4 = 7 + 2 = 9    ( equation 2 )


For Jainism :

M A H A V I R
=
13 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 22 + 9 + 18 = 7 + 2 = 9    ( equation 3 )


For Sikhism :

G U R U   N A N A K
=
7 + 21 + 18 + 21 + 14 + 1 + 14 + 1 + 11 = 1 + 0 + 8 = 9    ( equation 4 )


For Parsi :

Z A R A T H U S T R A
=
26 + 1 + 18 + 1 + 20 + 8 + 21 + 19 + 20 + 18 + 1 = 1 + 5 + 3 = 9    ( equation 5 )


For Buddhists :

G A U T A M
=
7 + 1 + 21 + 20 + 1 + 13 = 6 + 3 = 9    ( equation 6 )


For Christians :

E S A    M E S S I A H
=
5 + 19 + 1 + 13 + 5 + 19 + 19 + 9 + 1 + 8 = 9 + 9 = 1 + 8 = 9    ( equation 7 )



The Right Hand Side ( R.H.S ) of all 7 Equations = 9

∴ the Left Hand Sides ( L.H.S ) must also be equal.

⇒ All Gods are equal and hence One !!

Isn’t this a unique way to depict a beautiful message – There’s only One God…One Source…One Supply !

This reminds of some lines ( popularly known as Sant Kabir ke dohe ) written by the famous poet Kabir which capture the same essence :

Kashi kaaba ek hai; ek hai ram rahim
maida ek pakwan bahut, bait kabir jeem.

Meaning….

“There is no difference between Kashi and Mecca, Ram and Rahim. It is like different kinds of meals prepared from the same wheat. Once we realize God, the sense of discrimination between man and man, high and low disappears.”