I can still visualize that scene as if it was happening right now in front of my eyes. At this very moment ten years ago (8.00PM, 16th August 1997), I left my house in Madras for my higher education. While I did have a chance to get back to Madras for my job three years later, I choose not to and opted for a job outside, more out of an interest to see the world around and not to be the proverbial frog in the well.
"A ship is safe in its harbor, but does not serve the purpose for which it is created for". So said one of my professors. That is indeed true. In these ten years, this ship has seen many a places both within and outside India, weathered many a storm and yet, has come out of it all stronger both within and in the exterior.
"Those sweet memories will always be dear to me" So sung Michael Jackson in his song "Dangerous" from the album of the same name. Yes, the memories of my hostel life in NIT-Trichy and some more in this big bad world will always be dear to me. As I said earlier, compared to that life, my hostel life in IISc sucked big time !
The time has come now for the ship to get back to the harbor. And yes, the journey to get back to the harbor has already begun ;-) I will not hide the fact that with each passing day, the calling of my motherland just gets more stronger than ever.
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:12 PM